The Perfect PC Setup For Call of Duty: Black Ops 4, As Used at Community Reveal Event - Dexerto
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The Perfect PC Setup For Call of Duty: Black Ops 4, As Used at Community Reveal Event

Published: 31/May/2018 16:58 Updated: 11/Mar/2019 13:02

by Calum Patterson

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The team at Treyarch studios, working in tandem with Beenox will be putting extra emphasis on the PC player base for the upcoming Call of Duty: Black Ops 4 – so, PC gamers, what do you need to get the best possible BO4 experience?

For many, Call of Duty is primarily a console game, and even those with powerful PC setups have chosen to play the console version of past titles, due to the superior optimization.

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The PC community has been vocal about the lack of time and effort which CoD developers have given over to making playing with keyboard and mouse a rewarding experience.

But this year, Treyarch have enlisted the assistance of Beenox and Blizzard’s Battle.net platform, to produce the best Call of Duty release on PC possible.

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So if you are considering making the switch from console Call of Duty to PC, then now is the time. The big question though which many have been asking is what both the minimum and recommended PC specs will be for the game.

With 4K, HDR and uncapped frame rate all confirmed, a solid PC rig should make playing Black Ops 4 a dream.

And while Treyarch are yet to reveal the minimum and recommended specs, due to the on going development, they have now released the full specs of the PC setups used at the recent community reveal event.

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Treyarch provided a high-end PC Setup at the recent community reveal event.

Treyarch posted the full specs and equipment used via Reddit, so to give fans an early idea of the best setup for Black Ops 4.

BO4 Reveal Event: Under the PC hood

Ladies and gents,

We’ve been asked (a lot) about the anticipated Minimum and Recommended PC system specs for Black Ops 4. While those are still some way from being finalized as the game goes through on-going testing to ensure a great experience on as wide a range of rigs as possible, we’ve been asked about the specs of the machines at the Reveal Event.

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That is something we can answer. Note again: This is not a Recommended specs outline, just the facts of what was used at the event. (Also note, all the capture from the Reveal Event was taken from the PS4 build, not the PC.)

  • CPU: Intel® Core™ i7-8700K Processor
  • Memory: 4 x HYPERX 8GB DDR4 DIMM
  • Video Card: 2x NVIDIA® GeForce GTX 1080 8GB PCIe 3.0 (in SLI config)

Astro A40 TR headset and MixAmp

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Asus:

• Monitor: 27” ASUS ROG Swift PG27AQ (4K, 60FPS, G-Sync)

• KeyboardROG STRIX Flare

• MiceROG Gladius II Origin

• Mousepad: ASUS

It is worth noting again that this is not the minimum or recommended setup – details of which should be released closer to the game’s launch.

There is also confirmation that extra-wide monitors will be supported, which may be a preference for some.

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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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