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Major Black Ops 4 weapon changes coming – Snipers, Hardcore, PC and more

Published: 27/Jan/2019 20:54 Updated: 27/Jan/2019 20:56

by Connor Bennett


Call of Duty: Black Ops 4’s gameplay is set to receive some major updates in the coming future, according to a tweet from one of the game’s designers.

The newest Black Ops title has received consistent updates since its release back on October 12 but with any game, some issues remain – especially when it comes to the balancing of guns. 

Yet, Treyarch game designer Tony Flame let a little bit of info loose about some upcoming vital game updates, including gun balancing, when responding to fans on Twitter on January 25.

TreyarchChanges will affect a portion of the game.

Flame tweeted: “Looking at some trends in my notifications – YES there will be a balance pass coming at weapons. This includes looks at unique population slices like Hardcore and PC, each weapon class, Attachments, etc. (some of you may be looking for just one word: Snipers) No date set, WIP.”

However, with Flame labelling the update as ‘WIP’ – a work in progress – and stating that there is no date set yet, fans will just have to wait until the update comes out for the changes to guns and modes like Hardcore.  

Flame also issued an update on the release of League Play in Black Ops 4, adding that Treyarch are working to “deliver the definitive competitive experience” to their players.

The Treyarch designer alluded to the fact that news about League Play is expected to come in the next week but there is still no firm date for its release. 

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Warzone dev reveals fix for missing Trick or Treat rewards bug

Published: 22/Oct/2020 13:55

by Jacob Hale


One of Warzone’s lead developers has responded to the frustrating Trick or Treat rewards bug during the Haunting of Verdansk event, with players not getting the Pumpkin Punisher Grau blueprint after completing all the challenges.

The Haunting of Verdansk is the special Halloween event in Warzone, with lots of new content for players to sink their teeth into.

This includes new Operator packs, including skins from horror films Saw and Texas Chainsaw Massacre, as well as the new Zombie Royale game mode and, of course, the Trick or Treat Rewards.

By searching chests in 16 different locations, players can earn all manner of items from calling cards and emblems to the awesome Cleaver melee blueprint. As a result of unlocking all 16, you’re supposed to get the Grau blueprint weapon, Pumpkin Punisher — but for some people, this isn’t happening.

Warzone Pumpkin Punisher blueprint Grau attachments
The Pumpkin Punisher gives a spooky spin on a previous Warzone favorite weapon, the Grau 5.56.

A number of players have reported that even after completing all 16 Trick or Treat challenges and unlocking all the rewards, the Pumpkin Punisher remains locked and isn’t added to their Armory.

One player reported the issue to Joe Cecot, the Co-Design Director of Multiplayer at developer Infinity Ward, and he suggested that the likely issue is the UI thinks players have everything, but they’re actually missing one of the rewards.

To fix this, Cecot offered a workaround, though it might not be particularly fun: he advises players to hit all the locations again and the gun will likely be unlocked, to make sure the game properly registers the completion of every single challenge. He also says that it’s “most likely the location that is still not registered will give candy out of the box.”

Of course, this will be slightly frustrating for players who have not yet unlocked the Pumpkin Punisher, despite having completed all of the relevant tasks.

Cecot did add that in the long run, they’ll “most likely fix people in this state,” though it’s unclear when that could happen, or even if at all.