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

Published: 22/Jun/2019 17:28 Updated: 22/Jun/2019 17:43

by Joe Craven

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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.

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.

TreyarchThe S6 Stingray’s Operator Mod was considered far too powerful.

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.”

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

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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Black Ops Cold War leak reveals new Christmas-themed Nuketown

Published: 2/Dec/2020 6:35

by Brad Norton

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The holidays are right around the corner and it appears as though Black Ops Cold War will be getting into the festive spirit as new leaks have revealed a limited-time version of Nuketown ‘84 on the way.

Nuketown has seen a number of complete makeovers throughout the years. What started as a simple, close-quarters map in Black Ops 1, has been revamped in many unique ways. From a futuristic remake to the latest 80’s themed design and plenty more.

The fan-favorite map isn’t stopping there, however. New leaks and even a quirky bug have all pointed towards a festive takeover coming into effect very soon. There might even be multiple versions of the battlefield all in-game at the one time.

Christmas is coming to Black Ops Cold War in a big way. Not only will Nuketown be covered with festive decorations, but there also appears to be a night-time variant coming as well.

From a leaked preview image of the Nuketown ‘84 map, we’re given our first look at the map from an all-new perspective. Rather than the beaming hot sun lighting things up, Nuketown looks a little different here. A dark sky keeps things mellow while Christmas lights aim to get you in the holiday spirit.

A few Christmas reefs are scattered around while tinsel is layered across almost every surface. From the one angle, however, there doesn’t seem to be any kind of snow or other major difference. Purely just decorations on an otherwise standard Nuketown ‘84.

While the leaked image comes from a reliable source that’s revealed a wide array of content in the past, there’s more to it than just that. Oddly enough, a bizarre glitch from November 25 actually let players see the Christmas decorations in-game for a split moment.

The yet unannounced version of the map randomly came into effect mid-game for one lucky player. They were caught off guard by the interior of a house but the decorations remained in place, even after death.

That should clear up any caution as to whether the Christmas-themed variant is real or not. While there’s no date locked in for this holiday takeover, we can obviously expect to see it in a matter of weeks as December draws to an end.

Nuketown seems to be the only map getting a festive makeover for now. Though there could always be some visual changes on the way for Warzone as well. We’ll have to wait and see.