Spanish Game Retailer Appears to Leak New Scheduling Info About Upcoming 'Blackout' Private Beta - Dexerto
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Spanish Game Retailer Appears to Leak New Scheduling Info About Upcoming ‘Blackout’ Private Beta

Published: 30/Aug/2018 2:36

by Albert Petrosyan


A video game retailed in Spain called ‘GAME’ has apparently leaked new scheduling information about the upcoming Private Beta for Call of Duty: Black Ops 4’s ‘Blackout’ battle royale mode.

According to a tweet posted by the Spanish retailer, the beta will be live until September 17 for all platforms, despite the fact that the start dates will be different. 

Here is the tweet, with a rough English translate provided above it.

We are now testing # CODBlackOps4 in # GAMEscom2018 and take the opportunity to remind you that the BETA dates of # BlackOut are already known : September 10: PS4. -14 September: Xbox One. -14 September: PC. They will last until September 17.

GAME Spain is the first credible source to report a set date when the Blackout Private Beta will end.

Although the start dates for the various platforms had been previously announced, the end date was never officially revealed or confirmed by Activision.

The Blackout Beta will go live on September 10 for Playstation 4 and on September 14 for Xbox One and PC. 

If the information above proves to indeed be true, PS4 players will get a whole seven days to play the Beta, while players on the other platforms will only get four. 

As mentioned above, the Beta will be private, meaning that players will need a special code that can be obtained by pre-ordering any version of the game. 

However, the PC version will only be private on the 14th and will turn into an open beta starting the 15th.

Those who were able to play the Black Ops 4 Private Beta earlier in August will not need to get or do anything additional, as the file will automatically turn into the Blackout Beta on the day of launch.

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Warzone FOV setting on PC can reduce visual recoil on weapons

Published: 25/Oct/2020 16:01

by Daniel Cleary


Call of Duty players have uncovered an unusual field-of-view setting in Warzone, claiming that weapons such as the CR-AMAX seem to have less visual recoil when it is toggled.

The weapon meta is continuing to shift in Warzone as more changes are released in Season 6, giving players plenty of unique weapons and playstyle to try in the battle royale.

Popular YouTuber Swagg was one of the latest to reveal a Season 6 loadout for Warzone but claimed there was also a “secret” setting that was helping him to rack up more kills in-game.

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CoD players like Swagg have claimed that Warzone’s FOV settings can affect recoil in-game.

While the CR-56 AMAX, which was featured as the Galil in past CoD titles, has been a solid weapon since its release, there are, apparently, some field-of-view settings that Warzone players can change to make the gun easier to use.

In his October 24 upload, Swagg revealed that having the “Affected FOV” setting enabled makes it seem as if the AMAX has little to no recoil. This is opposed to the default Independent FOV setting.

“Affected FOV on PC makes guns feel like they don’t have recoil,” Swagg revealed, in his Warzone gameplay, “[it’s the] reason why I use Amax now.”

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The AMAX does not usually stand out above other Assault Rifles in its class, but it still has one of the highest base stats when it comes to damage per second (DPS), meaning that less recoil would make this quite a strong choice in the current meta.

While the weapon, with these affected FOV settings, appears to move less compared to CR-56 AMAX gameplay for console players, it is unclear whether or not it actually has a major effect on the gun.

However, it seemed to be working quite well for Swagg, as he highlighted just how strong it could be, managing to pick up plenty of kills in his Warzone match with fellow content creator booya.

Another CoD YouTuber Webzy has previously highlighted the difference in recoil between the Affected and Independent settings, echoing the sentiment of the FaZe member and claiming it was actually easier to hit shots with it enabled.

Infinity Ward is regularly coming out with fixes for any bugs found in-game but it appears as if this FOV setting was intended to be a feature, making it unclear whether or not this will be patched.