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Will Call of Duty Warzone kill Blackout?

Published: 6/Mar/2020 21:02

by Paul Cot

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With Call of Duty Warzone supposedly just around the corner, it begs the question whether CoD’s latest battle royale game will kill off its current one, Black Ops 4’s Blackout.

While it hasn’t been officially confirmed, Warzone is expected to release on Tuesday, March 10. It has been a strange build up to the battle royale mode which has been rumored ever since Modern Warfare came out.

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As it stands however, Blackout, the battle royale mode for Black Ops 4, is Call of Duty’s only offering of the popular genre. The introduction of Warzone will undoubtedly take some of the remaining players.

Warzone Kill Blackout
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Will Warzone see the end of Blackout? Only time will tell…

The question isn’t so much will Warzone have a negative effect on the Blackout player count, but will it do so to the extent that it will essentially kill the mode off. That is hard to tell right now.

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The end of Blackout on PC?

On PC things are a little clearer as the player count is already dwindling to levels where lobbies can’t fill up. PC players will have grown accustomed to 10 to 15-minute waits only to have the game start with 30 or so players.

That isn’t sustainable and these numbers will almost certainly see the mode quintessentially die when Warzone does arrive. Perhaps the only resolution is for Treyarch to limit the available modes to just standard duos and quads.

PS4 and Xbox looking healthier

In comparison to the PC, the console versions of Blackout are looking a lot stronger. Waiting times have increased but generally lobbies do fill up.

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Blackout’s other mode, Alcatraz, is also looking good. It may only have a maximum of 40 players but lobbies are frequent and rarely fall short of the maximum player count.

Warzone to become CoD’s battle royale mainstay

There are rumors that Call of Duty Warzone is here to stay. It will apparently release as a standalone game which will be expanded upon even through the next Call of Duty games.

When and if this does happen, then Blackout may be on borrowed time. Blackout dying on the PC only seems a matter of time but console could be saved with a free-to-play version or cross-platform being added between PS4 and Xbox One.

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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

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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.

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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.

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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.

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  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.
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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.