Is Nuketown Zombies coming to Black Ops 4? Treyarch release teasers for third DLC map - Dexerto
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Is Nuketown Zombies coming to Black Ops 4? Treyarch release teasers for third DLC map

Published: 27/Jun/2019 19:15

by Albert Petrosyan

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A new DLC map for Zombies is coming soon to Call of Duty: Black Ops 4, and Treyarch have already started to put out teasers for it.

The new DLC Zombies map will be the third in Black Ops 4, following the Dead of the Night and Ancient Evil that were released in December and March respectively.

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Not much confirmed information is known about the third DLC, other than it will be releasing on July 9 and will follow the Aether Storyline, putting the newly introduced Chaos story on hold.

On June 27, Treyarch gave players further clues about the nature of the upcoming map, dropping two brand new teaser images on Twitter.

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The first was an image of a female character floating in a mysterious blue light, along with the caption “I know what must be done, and who must do it,” leading some to believe it could be a sequel to the popular Moon map from the first Black Ops. 

However, it was the second teaser that sent the Zombies community into a frenzy. Posted just a couple of hours after the first, the second image contained the words Alpha Omega, along with the Greek letters edited to fit the map’s theme.

The image also came with a caption of its own, which read “The end begins.”

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What instantly caught everyone’s attention was the small icon of a rocket in the first symbol, which many have interpreted to be a nuke, theorizing that Nuketown could be a part of the new DLC. 

Further supporting this theory is an unreleased loading screen that was found in the game files by user Joshwoocool and leaked on June 27, showing what is clearly a classic Nuketown Zombies map.

Joshwoocool - TwitterA leaked loading screen in Black Ops 4 hints at the return of Nuketown Zombies!

Nuketown Zombies was first introduced in Call of Duty as a DLC map in Black Ops 2, but has not been released in any of the titles since.

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Thus, the possibility of the once fan-favorite map finally making its return has a lot of devoted fans very excited, including several top Zombies YouTubers. 

If a return of Nuketown Zombies is indeed on the cards, there still remains the question of how it will fit in to the storyline, and how prevalent it will be in the third DLC as a whole. 

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Players will just have to wait until July 7, when the map will be released on the PlayStation 4, followed by the Xbox One and PC seven days later. 

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Black Ops Cold War adds anti-reverse boost feature to protect SBMM

Published: 8/Oct/2020 22:46

by Tanner Pierce

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The Call of Duty: Black Ops Cold War Beta is finally live on PlayStation 4 for those who pre-ordered digitally, and some people have been noticing that Treyarch sneakily implemented a feature meant to counter reverse boosting that wasn’t in the Alpha.

According to Twitter user and CoD insider @_TomHenderson_ and verified by Dexerto, Treyarch has made players invulnerable to all damage for a few seconds when they spawn in. While the feature has yet to be given an official explanation, or even acknowledged by the devs, this was almost certainly done to combat reverse-boosting.

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For those that don’t know, Call of Duty games have skill-based matchmaking, which means that players of similar skill-levels are matched together in order to make a more balanced game. Unfortunately, many don’t like this option because it can make the game a bit tedious and annoying.

Because of this, players “reverse boost”, which basically means they’ll “kill themselves” intentionally immediately when they spawn so that they can trick the game into thinking they are lower-skilled, which then puts them in a lower-skilled lobbies.

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Now, fans will have to wait a few seconds in order to “kill themselves” after they respawn. While this won’t completely fix reverse boosting, it will make a bit more annoying for those who do it.

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Players who immediately try and kill themselves when they spawn will find that they won’t be able to.

If they are only carrying one piece of lethal equipment and they immediately attempt to kill themselves, they will have wasted it and will have to go into battle without one until they die and respawn.

Simply waiting a few seconds will, of course, allow you to continue to reverse boost to your heart’s content. That being said, if Treyarch sees that reverse boosting is still rampant by the time the full game comes out, it wouldn’t be surprising if they end up implementing even more counter-measures in order to stop those players.

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