Treyarch Dev Reveals Bullet Drop and New Ballistics System Will be Tested in Black Ops 4 Multiplayer Beta - Dexerto
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Treyarch Dev Reveals Bullet Drop and New Ballistics System Will be Tested in Black Ops 4 Multiplayer Beta

Published: 2/Aug/2018 16:27 Updated: 2/Aug/2018 16:29

by DG Goldstein

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Call of Duty: Black Ops 4 continues to ‘push the envelope’ with a collection of new features set to be implemented into the title.

On August 2, it was revealed in a vg247 interview with Treyarch Developer Tony Flame that the studio will be implementing ‘mixed ballistics’ in the Call of Duty: Black Ops 4 Beta.

The feature, which will be fully present in the ‘Blackout’ Battle Royale mode, implements ‘bullet drop’ on certain weapons, meaning that players may need to ‘lead’ their targets while aiming. Bullet drop can be found in other titles such as Fortnite: Battle Royale, PUBG, Battlefield, and more.

Flame states that mixed ballistics will be an ‘experiment’ in the Beta as an opportunity to potentially have a better chance to balance weapons down the line.

“With multiplayer, we’re experimenting with that in the beta – we’ve got kind of a mixed system there, what works best for what gun – so we’re going to see how that works […] It really gives us an opportunity to balance some guns that we traditionally had trouble balancing in Call of Duty.”

He later goes on to provide an example of weapon balancing with submachine guns in the past, and how mixed ballistics would give the studio an opportunity to change the meta by making weapons ‘feel good in their role.’

“For example, submachine guns have always been tough to get right because good players can do really well with them, even at a distance – so we’re utilising ballistics in the beta to counteract that and keep SMGs within their role in that close-to-mid-range engagement. At the longer range, ballistics kicks in and they’re a little harder to use. We’re really excited to see how that affects the meta and makes all of the guns feel good in their role.”

PlayStation 4 users will have the first opportunity to play the Black Ops 4 Multiplayer Beta, which is set to kick off on Friday, August 3 at 10 AM PST and will run until Monday, August 6 at the same time.

More information on mixed ballistics and bullet drop can be found in the original vg247 interview with Tony Flame.

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2021 CDL Challengers info announced: Scouting & Elite Series

Published: 30/Oct/2020 17:42 Updated: 30/Oct/2020 18:35

by Bill Cooney

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The Call of Duty League has announced all-new details for upcoming 2021 Challengers events, and there will be even more ways for up and coming players to show their stuff.

Call of Duty Challengers is the official “path to pro” circuit for amateur CoD esports players around the world, and there are two brand new events being added to the circuit in 2021 – the Scouting Series and Challengers Elite.

The 2019 season wrapped up in August with the $500k finals crowning the top teams in North America, Europe and Asia. Once again, players looking for their big break are eagerly awaiting the next opportunity.

They won’t have to be patient for very long either, with the first new Challengers event kicking off just a couple of weeks at the time of writing, in early December with the Scouting Series.

This Series will bring together CDL coaches to draft their own squads from one big pool of all the players that secure an invite. These teams will be split up into EU and NA competitions and will play against teams from their region over the course of the four-day tournament.

Elite is the second new event, and will put the top amateur teams from Challengers into an exclusive bracket to battle it out, sometime “over the course of the 2021 Season.”

Challengers Cups were first introduced in 2019 and will be returning in 2021 as well. These will be standalone tournaments  players across North America, Europe, and the Asia Pacific region. Through the Cups and the competitive Ladder, players can earn Challengers points which are used to qualify and seed teams for various events throughout the season.

Call of Duty Challengers players at LAN event
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Challengers brings together the best amateur CoD players from around the world to compete.

Specific dates for the upcoming 2021 season events are still unknown, but we’ll keep you posted on them as information becomes available.

If you’re interested in seeing if you and your team have what it takes, you can get more information on how to sign up and get going right here. There’s no guarantee you’ll be the next player on the Dallas Empire or anything like that, but if you’re confident in your ability to frag out, it can’t hurt to give it a shot.