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Treyarch respond to “unbreakable” tank concerns in Black Ops Cold War

Published: 12/Sep/2020 13:49 Updated: 12/Sep/2020 14:02

by Joe Craven


Josh Torres, Community Manager at Treyarch, has responded to fan concerns over the strength of tanks in the upcoming Call of Duty: Black Ops Cold War, after Alpha footage caused unrest.

With Modern Warfare’s life cycle winding down, many Call of Duty fans are turning their attention to Black Ops Cold War, the upcoming title from Treyarch.


Recent days have seen fans given their first official look at multiplayer, with some of the world’s most popular content creators and pro players given incredibly early access.

Tanks in Call of Duty: World at War
Tanks played a big part in some World at War multiplayer matches.

Among other things, fans took note of the re-introduction of tanks, vehicles that have flitted in and out of the CoD series. They have featured in Treyarch games before, namely World at War and Black Ops III (albeit re-skinned in a futuristic way).


However, tanks came under scrutiny from certain Reddit users, many of whom expressed concerns about the strength of tanks and how they could offer players invulnerable positions.

Josh Torres, quickly though, responded to ease player concerns, confirming that a number of changes to tanks have already taken place since the Alpha that many content creators played.

“Core concept right here,” he said. “We’re in Alpha and can tune/adjust these types of things.”

Josh Torres' response to Tank concerns
Torres’ response.

He finished by emphasizing how tanks will indeed be easily destructible if players “focus” on it. Similarly, he highlighted how players can now edit classes in the middle of matches, meaning they can create an anti-tank class if they need one, but don’t already have one prepared.

“Tanks go down very quickly when focused,” Torres said. “You can also spec your weapons out to be anti-tank. Everyone should have a good anti-streak class. You can even make them in-game. No more excuses.”

The news was welcomed by a number of Redditors, who seemed more relaxed at the prospect of balanced tanks. We expect to see many more tuning and adjustments made before Black Ops Cold War releases on November 13.

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Best FOV settings for Black Ops Cold War Beta on PS4 & Xbox One

Published: 8/Oct/2020 20:18

by Tanner Pierce


Black Ops Cold War Beta players on consoles can finally change their field of view settings thanks to a welcome addition by Treyarch. Here’s everything you need to know about the new options, including what the best setting is.

Field of view options for consoles is something that fans have been asking for for a long time. Whenever a new CoD game releases, there’s always a section of PlayStation and Xbox players wondering why the option hasn’t been made available for them. It’s equally frustrating considering that the PC version of every iteration has had the options available on day one.


This is all changing with Black Ops Cold War, however, as Treyarch has confirmed that players on consoles will finally be able to adjust their field of view. For people unfamiliar with the options, this might be a bit confusing. Taking advantage of these settings, however, might end up helping your game.

What is field of view?

At its most basic form, field of view is how much of the game you see on your screen. A lower FOV means you’ll see less, while a higher field of view means you’ll see more.


While some people might immediately say that a high field of view is automatically better, it’s important to note that the higher the field of view, the more distorted your screen will look and the smaller objects will look at a distance.

Generally speaking, you’ll want to balance you’re field of view with what your comfortable looking at.

How do I adjust my FOV settings?

In the beta, finding the FOV slider is relatively simple but in case you don’t know, here’s a quick and simple guide to figure it out.

  1. In your Black Ops Cold War Beta application, press the buttons for “Settings”
  2. Tab over to the “Graphics” options
  3. Scroll down until you see “Field of View”
  4. Adjust the slider from left to right to set to your desired setting.
The Field of View can be can be adjusted in the game settings.

What’s the ideal field of view setting?

If you’ve never played with a modified field of view before, it might be best to take things slow. Working your way up will allow you to adjust to the higher FOV so that you’re not thrown into the deep in, so to speak.

In order to have a high FOV, while making sure that you can still see enemies, it’s recommended to keep your adjusted setting at 100. While you can certainly push it all the way up to 120, the former will allow you to experience the changes without it being too difficult to see things at a distance.