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New Black Ops 4 Blackout game mode leaked – UPDATE: Treyarch confirm

Published: 18/Jan/2019 21:36 Updated: 19/Jan/2019 13:09

by Bill Cooney

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A new game mode for Black Ops 4 Blackout seems to have been revealed a little early by the official Call of Duty companion app.

Update: Treyarch have now confirmed that Ambush will be the next limited time mode coming to Blackout.

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Blackout is Black Ops 4’s new battle royale mode, and it’s proved to be pretty popular since the release of the game.

Now, another mode called “Ambush” is coming to Blackout, after details were posted on the official Call of Duty app.

The new Limited Time Mode (LTM) will be similar to Blackout, but will only offer players melee weapons or sniper rifles to use in combat.

In addition to limited weapons, the circle around the safe zone doesn’t stop collapsing once it starts.

The image also mentions that the Skulker, Dead Silence and Outlander perks will be particularly helpful in the new mode as well.

Blackout has been pretty popular with Call of Duty fans since its open beta before Black Ops 4 even came out, and the variety provided by Ambush should be a welcome addition to the mode.

Blackout has become one of the most popular battle royales behind Fortnite since the release of Black Ops 4.

Treyarch just introduced another new LTM mode called “Down But Not Out” in their latest update for Black Ops 4, and said they would be bringing more new limited time modes to the game in the future.

There’s no word yet on when exactly Ambush will be available to play, but Down But Not Out is available until January 30, so it’s a safe bet to say Ambush will be available sometime after that.

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Warzone Zombies ‘black screen’ glitch makes it impossible to see

Published: 21/Oct/2020 12:03

by Jacob Hale

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The Zombie Royale mode in Warzone was barely a few hours old before frustrating glitches and bugs started popping up — and one of them is just giving players a black screen, making it impossible to see or play properly.

Whenever a new update or patch arrives in Warzone, or any game for that matter, there are likely to be some issues, whether it be balancing, servers or something similar.

That said, it’s usually something you can gloss over and not worry too much about until the next patch — but this doesn’t quite come under that category.

While the map for the new Zombie Royale mode is set at night time, some players are getting a little more darkness than they bargained for.

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Zombie Royale sees players fighting off — and even becoming — zombies, in Modern Warfare’s Halloween event.

It wasn’t long before players realized that occasionally they would drop into the mode and be plunged into total darkness, with what people are referring to as the “black screen” glitch.

As shown in the video below — and from accounts by other players — the screen goes completely black except for the HUD, which doesn’t provide massive help when traversing Verdansk and engaging in gunfights.

It essentially gives the players affected no chance of winning their fights, barring some sort of miracle or some incredible callouts from teammates, making it almost impossible to win games.

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As you can see in the above video, there are a couple of ways to get rid of the black screen, but they’re not exactly helpful.

One method is to look through the Spotter Scope, which gives you your vision back and can at least be used to see where you are, and you also lose the black screen bug when you become a zombie, which kind of nullifies the point of the game mode in the first place.

It’s unclear what exactly is causing this bug, but expect Infinity Ward to be looking for a fix imminently — with any luck, this problem shouldn’t affect players for too much longer.