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Treyarch ‘Testing’ Split Screen Capability for Blackout in Black Ops 4

Published: 5/Sep/2018 14:54

by Calum Patterson

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Split screen could be coming to Call of Duty’s much anticipated battle royale mode, Blackout, according to design lead David Vonderhaar.

Blackout will be Call of Duty’s first foray into battle royale, advancing on the popularity of games like PUBG and Fortnite, but it will be crucial that CoD stands out from the increasingly saturated genre.

Split screen is becoming more and more of a legacy feature, as online multiplayer has taken over and playing with friends physically in the same room has somewhat become a thing of the past.

CoD’s standard multiplayer hasn’t featured split screen capability on next gen consoles, but Vonderhaar has confirmed they are ‘testing it now’, for Blackout specifically.

Speaking to Game Informer, Vonderhaar said it is “very feasible” to have split screen in Blackout, however when asked to clarify further, he was reluctant, simply affirming that it is being tested.

“Very feasible, I don’t know yet, testing it now.”

In a lengthy interview answering hundreds of quick fire questions, lots of new details were revealed about Blackout, but it is clear that it is still a mode very much in the development stage.

GameInformerOne of the teaser images released by Treyarch for Blackout

There was a lot of information to take in during the interview that this point on split screen may have been lost amongst the conversation, but it is a notable consideration from Treyarch.

Split screen has been used in Treyarch’s Zombie modes extensively, and if it makes an appearance in Blackout, it may also be possible in standard multiplayer too.


Check out other Blackout info from the interview:

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Dashy & Scump reveal their AK-47 class in Black Ops Cold War

Published: 23/Nov/2020 17:51

by Andrew Highton

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After some recent nerfs to some of Black Ops Cold War’s main weapons such as the MP5 and FFAR, the popularity of other weapons is on the rise. With the AK-47 becoming more common, Brandon ‘Dashy’ Otell has given Seth ‘Scump’ Abner have revealed that ideal AK loadout.

Scump is no stranger to single-handedly dominating CoD lobbies on his own, but with the recent nerfs imposed on the FFAR and the MP5, people have been searching for the new meta-breaking weapon. Now, it appears that a likely replacement has been found.

The AK-47 is a regular weapon in the Call of Duty franchise and is generally welcomed due to its high firepower. However, its high DPS is compensated for by a decrease in accuracy and fire rate. But with some minor tinkering, you can make the AK an absolute beast in Treyarch‘s newest release. Dashy revealed to Scump this amazing AK-47 loadout that shows how good it can be in Black Ops Cold War.

AK-47 of dreams

After using some of the best weapons in BOCW, Scump’s attention has been turned to the AK-47. Thanks to Dashy’s recommendation, Scump has been running amuck with the loadout and racking up serious kills.

Here is a full guide to the OpTic Chicago teammates’ AK-47 build:

  • Optic: Millstop Reflex
  • Muzzle: Muzzle Brake 7.62
  • Barrel: 20″ Liberator
  • Body: Steady Aim Laser
  • Underbarrel: Spetnaz Grip
  • Magazine: 40 RND
  • Handle: Speed Tape
  • Stock: KGB Skeletal Stock

For a proper look at the class and it being discussed, check out the twitch clip below.

Scump dominating with it

Until the AK-47 possibly receives the same treatment as the MP5 and FFAR, you can bet that Scump will run wild with it. He even posted showing his satisfaction with the destructiveness of the gun.

His most recent YouTube upload features gameplay footage on Crossroads. He manages to score a huge amount of kills and some insane streaks too. At one point, Scump manages to achieve a swift streak of eight kills in about 10 seconds. Understandably, he’s pretty excited, and the AK makes it all possible.

Timestamp 4:56.

With this knowledge in hand, you can now go forth and replicate this effective AK-47 loadout yourself.

Whether you get the same results as Scump is up to you, but there’s no doubting the potential of this class.