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Call of Duty • Jun 22, 2019

Treyarch finally address Black Ops 4 supply-drop controversy with new update

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Treyarch finally address Black Ops 4 supply-drop controversy with new update
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Treyarch, developers of Call of Duty: Black Ops 4, have announced that they will finally be making it easier for players to access non-duplicate DLC weapons, following controversy surrounding the way they were implemented.

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Since June 4's Days of Summer update, many community members have been critical of how new weapons were implemented into the game, with all but one of the new weapons only accessible through Black Market Reserve Crates.

Particular criticism from the community was centred on the overpowered S6 Stingray, and the fact that the weapon bribe granted to players at Tier 25 of the Battle Pass also includes MKII versions of weapons that are already in the game.

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The S6 Stingray's Operator Mod was considered far too powerful.

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However, Treyarch recently announced the addition of contracts to Black Ops 4, which see players granted greater opportunities to earn DLC weapons. Most notably however, Ultra Weapon Bribes are being added to the game.

The first Ultra Weapon Bribes will give players a “Black Market weapon that you don’t own.” But for the Call of Duty diehards, if they own any variant of all the Black Market weapons, then Ultra Weapon Bribes are going to hand out “a MKII Weapon, Mastercraft, or other variant that you haven’t unlocked yet.”

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Treyarch has said that the harder the contract, the better the rewards will be.

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The contracts are being added on Tuesday, June 25, when Black Ops 4 receives its latest significant update. Players will undoubtedly be pleased with the better opportunities Treyarch are providing to earn DLC weapons.

Treyarch games in the past have received significant criticism for their handling of DLC dispensing, such as Call of Duty: Black Ops III which, by the end of its life cycle, had more supply-drop exclusive weapons than base weapons in the game. 

The community’s vitriol has become so significant that senior members of the Treyarch team, such as David Vonderhaar, have publicly denounced it, as they try to focus on their work.

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