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Treyarch announce that fixes are coming to emote peeking in Black Ops 4 Multiplayer and Blackout

Published: 12/Oct/2018 22:00 Updated: 12/Oct/2018 23:20

by Wyatt Donigan

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In response to player feedback, Treyarch has spoken out on changes coming to emote peeking in both multiplayer and Blackout.

While the inclusion of an emote and spray system was not surprising in the least bit, fans quickly became concerned when it was discovered that the Gestures had unintended uses.

In both multiplayer and Blackout, Gestures can be used to go into third-person mode and peek around corners that otherwise would have been blocked while in first-person.

Using the Gestures in this manner creates a clear competitive advantage that could be the difference between living and dying in either mode.

As such, fans have taken to both Twitter and Reddit over the last few days to express the need for changes to the emote system.

Along with announcing details of an update for the newly-released game, Treyarch also announced that changes to the emote system will be coming in future updates.

Rather than removing Gestures altogether, the update will simply change how players can use the items.

If used in an area where competitive balance isn’t an issue, such as the staging area in Blackout, the emotes will be used as normal. In other areas, though, a “competitive version” of the emotes will be used in order to maintain proper competitive balance.

Full details from Treyarch’s Reddit post can be viewed below:

We’re aware that players have been able to use Gestures (often referred to by the community as “Emotes”) to peek around corners in modes where that can create an unfair advantage. We’re currently working on an update that creates two systems for Gestures – the default system that is in the game now, and a competitive version that disables free look and applies different camera settings to prevent using it to see around corners. The default system will be used in parts of the game where corner peeking won’t affect gameplay balance (like the staging area of Blackout), and the competitive version will be used in modes where a more restrictive camera system is needed. We want players to always have fun with Gestures as intended, but never at the expense of fair gameplay!

Source – Reddit

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Black Ops Cold War already set new Call of Duty player record in the Beta

Published: 23/Oct/2020 6:20

by Brad Norton

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The Call of Duty franchise is showing no signs of slowing down anytime soon as Treyarch’s recent Black Ops Cold War Beta went above expectations and shattered records.

Ever since the release of the first CoD title in 2003, the franchise has only continued to grow. Year after year more players hop on board to see what the latest title has in store. Whether fans gravitate towards single-player campaigns, cooperative experiences, or classic multiplayer competition, there’s something for everyone.

2020 is shaping up to be no different as Treyarch is firing on all cylinders for the Black Ops Cold War release. Everything from Zombies to Warzone will be on offer and it’s already clear that the community is hungry for it all.

After an impressive Alpha test on the PlayStation 4 that became the biggest in franchise history, that record has once again been broken. This time, by the Black Ops Cold War Beta that followed just weeks later.

Having kicked off exclusively for PS4 users on October 8 before jumping to all platforms on October 15, the Black Ops Cold War Beta was played by a staggering number of people. In fact, it was “the most downloaded [Beta] in Call of Duty history,” the developers revealed on October 23.

No exact figures were revealed for the history Beta. Though it being publicly available across Xbox One, PS4, and PC over the final days was sure to have helped boost the figures.

Not only is this a hugely positive sign before the launch of Black Ops Cold War, but it continues a trend from previous iterations. 2019’s Modern Warfare also broke records with its early access Beta period. 

Last year’s records also didn’t come with any specific numbers, though Activision assured the Modern Warfare Beta attracted more players than ever before.

Also of note, those players logged more hours played than any Beta in franchise history. It’s now clear that Black Ops Cold War has been yet another step up in terms of early engagement.

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The Black Ops Cold War Beta was live across Xbox One, PlayStation 4, and PC.

It’s obviously too early to tell just how this might indicate sales for the release come November 13. However, to get into the Beta early, a majority of players needed to preorder on their platform of choice. So that’s certainly a good sign just weeks out from launch.

2019’s Modern Warfare topped over $600 million in sales across its first three days on the market. That instantly made it the highest-selling CoD of the generation. Though Black Ops Cold War could be on track to go even further this year.