FaZe Clan YouTuber Austin ‘Pamaj’ Pamajewon looks set to move away from Call of Duty, at least temporarily, due to a perceived lack of new content in Black Ops 4 - but just how does it compare to previous CoD titles?
Pamaj has been one of the biggest names in the Call of Duty sniping community for many years, known for his sniping montages and incredible ‘quick-scoping’ talents. As a result of this talent, and his association with OpTic and FaZe, he has amassed over 3 million subscribers on YouTube.
In spite of the criticism Call of Duty has received over the past few installments, Pamaj has always stuck by the series and continued to upload gameplay to his YouTube channel. Now, though, Pamaj believes CoD is “so boring” and that it’s “time to vlog.”
He goes on to say that his fans know how long he has “rocked” with CoD for, but believes the series is not worth playing due to a number of “trash updates” that don’t “even contribute to anything.”
In a second tweet, Pamaj goes on to explain that when other players moved away from CoD he continued to play it as he “genuinely enjoyed” it, but “now they can’t even give us content”.
Lmao COD is so boring. Trash updates that don’t even contribute to anything.— FaZe Pamaj (@Pamaj) April 18, 2019
Picking up this camera. It’s time to vlog.
Y’all know me. How long I’ve rocked with COD even when everyone branched off and did their own thing. That wasn’t me just not wanting to branch out. I was genuinely enjoying it.— FaZe Pamaj (@Pamaj) April 18, 2019
Now they can’t even give us content. I ain’t gonna sit around and wait for them to get it right. ✌️
Black Ops 4 was released on October 12, 2018 and so, at the time of writing, is just over 6 months into its life cycle. In that time, game developers Treyarch have added 5 new guns into the game’s multiplayer modes, and 2 new melee weapons. These are the Swat RFT (AR), Daemon 3XB (SMG), SwitchBlade X9 (SMG), Kap-45 (Machine Pistol) and the Rampage (Shotgun).
In comparison, last year’s CoD game, WWII, had 13 guns and 4 melee weapons added by the same point in the game’s life cycle. These were:
There is a similar story when looking at multiplayer maps. By mid-April of 2018, WWII had seen 10 new maps added. These were:
In contrast, Black Ops 4, operating under the new ‘Black Ops Pass’ method of dispensing DLC content, has only seen 7, not including re-skins of original maps (e.g. Firing Range Night, Arsenal Sandstorm). These are:
As a result, it does appear that Pamaj’s complaints have some weight behind them, as Black Ops 4 has seen less than half the amount of new guns added, as well as 3 less brand new maps.