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Launch date announced for major update and first Double XP event in Black Ops 4

Published: 18/Oct/2018 23:34 Updated: 18/Oct/2018 23:37

by Albert Petrosyan

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Call of Duty developers Treyarch have revealed that a major update is coming to their newly released Black Ops 4 title, along with the game’s first Double XP promo event.

In a tweet put out on October 18, it was announced that a “substantial” update to Black Ops 4 will go live on October 19, and will affect all three modes of the game – Multiplayer, Blackout, and Zombies.

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“Tomorrow, we’re releasing a substantial update to Black Ops 4 with a host of improvements, fixes, and additions across all modes, including new stability for Zombies.”

The full patch notes for the game update are not expected to be released until it goes live, and the exact launch time for the patch has not yet been announced by Treyarch.

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However, in a Reddit post on October 17, Treyarch did detail some aspects of the game’s three modes they have been monitoring ahead of this update, which could give a major clue for what players can expect.

In addition to the major update, October 19 will also see the start of the first ever Double XP weekend in Black Ops 4. The 2XP will be active in Multiplayer and a 2XP Nebelium Plasma event will also be taking place in Zombies.

The Double XP event is expected to be live until Monday, October 23, although the exact start and end times have also not yet been announced.

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Treyarch noted that more details would be announced soon, so stay tuned to our Twitter page @DexertoINTEL as well as our Call of Duty page.

We will provide more information, including start and end times, full patch notes, and any other relevant details as Treyarch announce them. 

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Shroud explains why killstreaks “ruin gameplay” in Black Ops Cold War

Published: 16/Oct/2020 11:10

by Jacob Hale

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After playing the Call of Duty: Black Ops Cold War PC beta on October 15, Twitch streamer Michael ‘shroud’ Grzesiek has revealed one of his main gripes with the game — and long-term Call of Duty fans might not be impressed.

After weekends for PS4 players to play both the alpha and beta builds of Cold War, Activision have opened the floor to fans on all platforms to give the game ago ahead of its November 13 release.

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As such, we saw many pros and top streamers piling into the servers to try out the next installment in the CoD franchise, including Twitch and FPS extraordinaire shroud.

That said, it didn’t take long for shroud to find something really frustrating him about the game, and Call of Duty in general: killstreaks.

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Streaks have been a staple of the Call of Duty franchise for well over a decade.

After the enemy team called in multiple Spy Planes, a Sentry Turret, and an Attack Helicopter, he finally had enough, and made a bold call, saying that “killstreaks have got to go.”

After getting a few kills of his own, shroud said: “Nobody gives a f**k about these killstreaks anymore. They only ruin the gameplay experience. There’s quite literally no positive besides a fake feeling of more content, progression”

That wasn’t all, though. He continued, completely condemning killstreaks as a whole: “That’s all it is. A waste of space. Waste of everything. Nobody cares.”

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Killstreaks have been a point of contention for a while in the Call of Duty community. The switching between a traditional killstreak system, scorestreaks, and the new Cold War system that seems to be a combination of both, has left fans arguing over their favorite systems and what works best.

It goes without saying, though, that shroud falls into a slightly different category of players that believe killstreaks have no place in Call of Duty at all anymore — and it would be interesting to see how the game plays out without them.