Treyarch responds to backlash over Black Ops 4 timed special events on PS4 - Dexerto
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Treyarch responds to backlash over Black Ops 4 timed special events on PS4

Published: 19/Oct/2018 23:02 Updated: 19/Oct/2018 23:33

by Wyatt Donigan

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Fans weren’t too happy with Treyarch when it was announced that PS4 players would gain access to a Halloween-themed Special Event before PC and Xbox players did.

On October 19, Treyarch announced that in addition to the return of the Black Market, they would be rolling out Special Events periodically that bring new items for players to unlock.

While all players would eventually be able to participate in the events, they would be coming to PS4 players seven days before the other platforms get them.

The outcry from the community on both Twitter and Reddit was swift and furious as many Xbox and PC players were unhappy with the idea of getting to experience the event for less time than PS4 players.

One of the most upvoted threads on the r/BlackOps4 subreddit summed up the feelings of community members as ‘wolfflame21’ expressed his displeasure with the extent that platform exclusivity had grown.

I’m sorry but the Halloween event being available exclusive to PS4 for 7 days is ridiculous from r/Blackops4

As the outrage grew, however, Treyarch finally cleared the air to let PC and Xbox players know that they would actually have the same amount of time to experience the event as those on PS4.

It turns out that PS4 players will simply gain access to these events seven days before PC and Xbox players, but the time they have during the events will remain the same across all platforms.

While players were certainly justified in their outrage at possibility having less time with these Special Events, everyone can surely breath easy now that the air has been cleared.

Black Ops 4’s Black Market went live with the 1.03 update on October 19 and has introduced a host of new items to chase through the “Operation” First Strike” promo event.

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Black Ops Cold War weapons & perks changes revealed for Zombies

Published: 31/Oct/2020 0:23

by Tanner Pierce

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After revealing Black Ops Cold War’s Zombies mode back in September, Treyarch has now done a deep dive into all the changes coming to the mode. It seems like, in some regards, it’s going to be a completely different experience this time around.

If you’re excited about Black Ops Cold War’s iteration of Zombies but are hungry for more details, then you’ll be happy to know that Treyarch just delivered.

Thanks to a new blog post, the developer has given fans a deep dive into all the new changes coming to the game. While the developer ended up confirming a number of different features that previously leaked a few days back, they also revealed some wholly new information.

New perks for Zombies

While the developer officially confirmed the six perks that will be available at launch, including the exact statistics they will change, more will be announced when new maps get added to the game, in true Treyarch fashion.

The ones currently implemented, however, are sure to please longtime fans.

  • Jugger-Nog: 50% increase in health
  • Quick Revive: 50% increase in health regen speed
  • Speed Cola: 15% increase in reload speed
  • Stamin-Up: Increase in sprinting speed (percentage unclear)
  • Deadshot Daquri: ADS automatically moves sights to enemy weak spot (aim-assist)
  • Elemental Pop: Every bullet has a chance to apply random Ammo Mod effect

Black Ops Cold War Zombies weapons and scorestreaks

While weapon rarities isn’t new information for Black Ops Cold War Zombies, as it was previously announced by Treyarch during the initial reveal, the developer has finally gone into more detail about what it all means.

Like Warzone, each weapon that you pull from the wall or Mystery Box will be a certain weapon: Common, Uncommon, Rare, Epic, and Legendary. As expected, the higher the weapon rarity, the higher damage it deals and the more attachments it’ll have.

In addition, the mystery box will now contain scorestreaks on top of that, which was easily one of the coolest part of the original reveal trailer.

  • Combat Bow
  • Sentry Turret
  • War Machine
  • Chopper Gunner
  • Self-Revive

Right now, it’s unclear if the only way that players will be able to get their hands on these valuable items will be through the Mystery Box, although previous leaks have indicated that Zombies will also be able to drop them.

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All weapons in Black Ops Cold War, including the ones pulled from Mystery Boxes, have rarities.

New Exfil feature

The final feature that Treyarch revealed new details about was the new Exfil feature, which allows players to end their match before they die. According to the devs, you’ll only be able to do this from Round 10 onwards.

That being said, if you’re able to reach the extraction point within the time allotted, you’ll receive extra XP, as well as some Raw Aetherium Crystals, which can be used to upgrade your weapons.

All of this, combined with all the leaks we know including the armor changes, the upgrade system, and the salvage system, which have now all been confirmed by Treyarch, makes it seem like this year’s iteration is going to be wild.