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Call of Duty: Black Ops 4 Mega Thread

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#61

Yea I ordered from the online store to avoid the hassle of waiting for/entering codes.


#62

i personally liked the beta and i like the direction of this game i really liked black ops 3 but didnt care for the wall running so this is really good for me but you mileage may vary


#63

looking to group and play with anyone this weekend on the beta


#64

Make sure to get @beers_and_leafs @mnvikesfan and @FetalInjury on your friends list as they will be playing. Just hop into their parties. I’m hoping to find a beta key so I can try it out.


#65

I DL’d the Beta and will be on as much as I can this weekend, but going out after work so I may be on around 9 or just after. @codplayers


#66

I will be on here and there throughout the weekend if any @PS4Players are participating in the BETA shoot me a message or invite and we will party up.


#67

Would love to try the beta, but I’m no longer pre ordering these cod games, been burned by the last 2


#68

You didn’t like WW2? I thought that was the best CoD in the last few years.


#69

WW2 is the best one in awhile…you didn’t like it?


#70

I still haven’t got my beta codes WTF


#72

Did you pre-order digitally?

If you did, then you should have a message from XBox live and you DL it from there


#73

I loved WW2. I will check the beta out on this one before making a determination for sure.


#74

It was ok, didn’t like map design, hit detection was awful, snipers were OP and campers in the corners.


#75

You just described every CoD, ever.


#76

Yeah, Quick scoping in core is a shit mechanic. Most GRG plays HC so it’s not really there.


#77

Black Ops 4 Beta Level Cap And Rewards

Take A Look What You Get Per Level

Here you can see what the current max level is for the Call of Duty: Black Ops 4 Private Beta and what rewards you get per level.

Levels 1-4 – Six Default Classes

Get a taste of what’s to come with six built-in Default Classes, each with their own combat characteristics. Use the Breach class to run ‘n gun; Mercenary to get your feet wet; Support to take down Scorestreaks; Sentinel for lane control; Marksman, for the snipers among us; and Hunter, where Secondary Weapons and the Combat Axe come into play.

Scorestreaks available: UAV. Hellstorm. Attack Chopper.

Level 5 – Three Custom Class Slots & Much More

You’ve dabbled in the Default Classes, now make your own. Here’s what you get to pick from:

Primary Weapons: ICR-7. MX-9. Titan.
Secondary Weapons: Strife. Hellion Salvo.
Gear: Equipment Charge. Stim Shot. COMSEC Device
Perk 1: Engineer. Cold Blooded.
Perk 2: Scavenger. Lightweight.
Perk 3: Team Link. Ghost.
Wildcard: Primary Gunfighter 1. Secondary Gunfighter 1. Primary Operator Mod. Secondary Operator Mod.

Level 6-8 – Three More Custom Classes, Gear & Weapons

By Level 8, you’ll have a sampling of a weapon from each class.

Primary Weapons: Auger DMR. Paladin HB50
Secondary Weapons: MOG 12 Shotgu
Gear: Armor. Acoustic Senso

Level 10 – An Everyman Assault Rifle & An Excuse To Get Greedy

The ICR-7 not dealing the damage you want? You’re in luck. The reliable KN-57 offers extra power, while trading in a dash of accuracy. You also get the Perk 1 Greed Wildcard. Don’t want

to decide between Engineer and Cold Blooded? No problem. Equip them both and you don’t have to.

Scorestreaks: RC-XD

Level 13 – An SMG With A Side of Perk Greed

The GKS gives you all the fire rate of an SMG but with range that’ll let you compete at distances typically suited for Assault Rifles. Plus, double up your Perk 2 slot with the Perk 2 Greed Wildcard. Maybe equip the recently unlocked Trophy System in your Equipment slot. Keep those explosions off you.

Level 16 – Sniper Variety, More Greed & A Hipfire Boost

The Koshka Sniper Rifle handles remarkably well for such a large, bolt-action weapon. Packing two levels of Quickdraw & Laser Sight attachments makes this one a favorite for a marksman who likes to stay on the move. Consider pairing it with the new Perk 2 Gung-Ho, or double up on Perk 3 by using your Perk 3 Greed Wildcard.

Scorestreak: Care Package

Level 22 – Two Kinds of Rifles, Weapon Wildcards & An Axe

Your custom loadout slots should begin to take shape now. You’ve got enough weapon variety to find what you like and more than a few Perks to play with. Here’s what you unlocked since Level 16:

Primary Weapon: ABR 223. Rampart 17.
Equipment: Combat Axe
Perk 1: Flak Jacket
Perk 3: Tracker
Wildcards: Overkill (take two Primary Weapons). Underkill (take two Secondary Weapons)
Scorestreaks: Strike Team.

Level 25 – Two Weapons & You’re Capped!

Congratulations! You’re at the Day 1 Level Cap. On the way, you’ve got the fastest-firing SMG around and a beast of a revolver Pistol.

Primary Weapon: Spitfire
Secondary Weapon: Mozu
Perk 3: Dexterity
Scorestreak: Sentry Gun

Level 31 – An Assault Rifle, an SMG and Mantis Walk into a Bar…

From here, the rewards keep getting better. The Vapr-XKG packs superior mobility and reliable range, and the Cordite’s 60-round magazine requires fewer reloads between owns. Here’s what else you’ll have by now:

Equipment: Frag Grenade
Perk 3: Dead Silence
Wildcards: Primary Gunfighter 2. Perk 1 Gluttony. Perk 2 Gluttony.
Scorestreaks: Lightning Strike. Mantis.

Level 34 – Semi-Auto Shotty, A Long-Range Burst & Another Level Cap

You’re capped again! Great work. Along the way, you’ve got your paws on your first semi-auto Shotgun for quicker follow-up blasts. Plus, you’ve got access to the deadly accurate, 4-round burst firing Swordfish. Here’s a roundup of your other latest unlocks:

Equipment: Molotov
Wildcard: Perk 3 Gluttony
Scorestreak: CUAV


#78

As we all get pumped up and ready for the start of Week 2 of the Beta, there are a number of updates that we wanted to communicate. For as much as we talk about the value of a beta and the feedback that it provides, we thought you’d be interested to know what sort of changes that feedback has yielded to date and how it will impact a better gameplay experience one week after getting it.

General Fixes

Stability & Performance

  • Matchmaking optimization pass.
  • Fixes to reduce a number of network disconnects.
  • Resolved several hitches that were occurring during gameplay.
  • Resolved a number of UI errors that were occurring in the Front End menus.
  • Fixed numerous crashes/freezes.
  • Fix for scoreboard scores and faction icons sometimes getting flipped during killcams.

Maps

  • Performance optimization pass across all maps.

  • Addressed several collision bugs across all maps.

  • Addressed many gameplay-impacting issues (like bad lines of sight) across all maps.

Features

Lobby Timer

  • Reduced “Match Start Timer” to 70 seconds.

    • This timer is longer than usual right now to accommodate map pre-loading in the lobby, which has been added to allow players to spend more time on Create-a-Class customization, Scorestreak selection, and more, rather than spend that time on a static loading screen. We’re aware that there are still cases where this isn’t working as consistently as it should, and we’re working on it.
  • Addressed an issue with the lobby timer restarting to the full time if too many players leave.

    • Now, when the lobby timer is below 10 seconds and players leave/join, the timer will only reset to 10 seconds.

Player Feedback

  • Reduced the amount of flash on screen at the moment of taking damage.

    • We’ve reduced the darkness and duration of the “damage flash” when players take damage. We are working to find the right balance between making sure players understand every time they take damage and keeping the screen clear for gameplay. This is a continued work in progress.

Movement

  • Reduced default jump height.

  • Added tuning that scale down jump height on subsequent jumps to prevent bunny hopping.

  • Reduced default slide speed.

  • Reduced default slide distance.

Spawns

  • Adjusted Domination spawn logic to ensure that players spawn more frequently near objective points owned by their team.

Gear

  • Body Amor:

    • Fixed a bug where explosive damage was not damaging Body Armor or the player wearing it.

    • Addressed an issue where players wearing Body Armor had no flinch when taking damage.

    • Player wearing Body Armor is now dealt a percentage of damage rather than the Armor blocking full damage.

    • Killing a player with Body Armor now awards an additional +25 score per EKIA.

  • COMSEC Device:

    • Further reduced cost to earn Scorestreaks with COMSEC Device for the following:

      • RC-XD

      • UAV

      • Care Package

      • Counter UAV

      • Attack Chopper

      • Strafe Run

      • Strike Team

      • Gunship

  • Stim Shot (and standard Heal):

    • For both standard heal and Stim Shot heal, time to full health has been sped up with an increase to the heal cooldown time.
  • Equipment Charge:

    • All Equipment will charge faster with this Gear.

Perks

  • Dead Silence

    • Increased Dead Silence’s effectiveness versus Acoustic Sensor by reducing the ranges at which Acoustic Sensor can detect a player with Dead Silence.
  • Flak Jacket

    • Reduced explosive damage protection.
  • Cold Blooded

    • Reduced the delay that AI will take before recognizing a Cold Blooded player by a little over 50% - you’ll need to take cover a bit more quickly when enemy AI are roaming.
  • Dexterity

    • Increased weapon hip spread while mantling.

    • Reduced slide duration.

  • Ghost

    • Decreased time that you are protected by Ghost after you stop moving.
  • Tactical Mask

    • Reduced the amount of resistance to 9-Bang, Concussion, Reactor Core, and Fire.
  • Tracker

    • Increased the duration that footsteps remain in the world.

Equipment

We’d like to see the balance of gunplay vs Equipment tilt a little further to the gunplay side, so we are increasing Equipment cooldown rates across the board. This will make each Equipment use more impactful, while also leading to less “Equipment Spam.”

  • Combat Axe: Lowered cooldown.

  • All other Equipment cooldowns are longer across the board.

  • Frag Grenade: Increased inner and outer damage to match Cluster Grenade damage.

  • 9-Bang:

    • Increased stun radius.

    • Decreased fire delay.

  • Tac Deploy:

    • Reduced the positive influence on the Tac Deploy. This will allow players spawning on the Tac Deploy to have a better chance at spawning in safer conditions when possible.

    • Reduced the time that a Tac Deploy is active to 25 seconds.

    • The Tac Deploy will now have a maximum cap of 10 spawns. Once 10 players have used the Tac Deploy, it will self-destruct.

  • Reactor Core: Increased damage distance.

Specialists

  • Ajax – Despite his potentially game-changing Ballistic Shield, Ajax has been underperforming in gameplay. To help him out, we further increased his movement speed while using Ballistic Shield, in both standard and Fortify (ADS) modes. This should provide an overall smoother experience and relieve some frustrations of feeling too sluggish.

  • Ruin – Players are flocking to Ruin thanks to his extreme mobility and Best-Play worthy Grav Slams. We’ve bumped up his Grav Slam cooldown to help focus usage and make sure everyone has a nice day.

  • Firebreak – Reactor Core can be very hit or miss Equipment, causing big plays or sometimes ending in a fruitless death. We’re bumping up its damage to provide more consistency and help Firebreak hold his ground. His Purifier also has a bit more fuel to keep those heartwarming flames firing longer.

  • Torque – Torque can definitely be a thorn in his enemy’s side. However, he’s still not up to snuff with the other Specialists. To make him the true master of his domain, we increased the duration of his Barricade and improved damage on its microwave field. This should make Torque more effective at blocking routes, providing cover, and getting kills.

  • Prophet – Prophet’s Tempest needed a bit more oomph to bring it up to the level of our other Specialist Weapons. To start with, we’re decreasing its cooldown so players can earn it faster. In addition, we’ve made its ADS move speed slightly faster to help players line up those shots.

  • Nomad – One man’s best friend is another’s worst enemy, and it turns out that Nomad’s dog, Juneau, is a force to be reckoned with. We’ve slowed down her sprint speed, and she’ll now play with boots… paws on the ground like the rest of us. These changes should also prevent her from launching into an aerial assault when running up a sloped surface. We’ll miss the memes.

Scorestreaks

  • Scorestreak progress is no longer resetting between Domination rounds.

  • Lightning Strike:

    • Explosive damage and radius increased.

    • Tablet will now sweep for enemy positions in the Fog of War when first used.

  • Hellstorm:

    • Cluster bomb lock-on radius increased.
  • Sentry:

    • Health increased.

    • Can be placed while sprinting.

  • Strafe Run:

    • Pathing

    • Cost reduced.

  • Strike Team:

    • Default cost increased.

    • Weapon accuracy increased.

    • Behavior updates to seek out enemies more quickly.

    • Increased health per squad member.

  • Gunship: cost reduced.

  • Mantis:

    • Health increased.

    • Damage increased.

    • Move speed increased.

    • Behavioral changes to seek out enemies more quickly.

  • Attack Helicopter: behavioral changes to seek out enemies more quickly.

Weapons

  • SMG: GKS

    • ADS recoil reduced for increased ADS accuracy.

    • Hip-fire spread reduced for increased Hip-fire accuracy.

    • Improved high damage range.

    • Improved Ammo Pool.

  • SMG: Cordite

    • Increased weapon recoil.

    • Extended Mags: Improved bullets gained.

  • SMG: Spitfire

    • Increased weapon recoil.

    • Reduced Ammo pool.

    • Fast Mags: Improved and standardized reload speeds.

    • Extended Mags: Improved Bullet gained.

  • SMG: MX9

    • Increased weapon recoil.

    • AR: ICR-7

    • Improved ADS IN speed.

    • Improved movement speed while ADS.

    • Improved movement speed while firing in ADS.

  • AR: Rampart 17

    • Improved ADS IN speed

    • Improved movement speed while ADS

    • Improved movement speed while firing in ADS

  • AR: MADDOX RFB

    • Improved ADS IN speed.

    • Improved movement speed while ADS.

    • Improved movement speed while firing in ADS.

    • Stock Attachment: Improved movement speed while ADS.

  • AR: KN-47

    • Improved ADS IN speed.

    • Increased high damage range.

    • Improved movement speed while ADS.

    • Improved movement speed while firing in ADS.

    • Stock Attachment: Improved movement speed while ADS.

  • AR: VAPR-XKG

    • Improved ADS IN speed.

    • Added a higher damage short range.

    • Improved movement speed while ADS.

    • Improved movement speed while firing in ADS.

    • Stock Attachment: Improved movement speed while ADS.

    • Bayonet: Slightly reduced range

  • LMG: Titan

    • Improved hip-fire accuracy

    • Improved movement speed while ADS

    • Improved movement speed while firing in ADS

    • Stock Attachment: Improved movement speed while firing in ADS

  • Shotgun: Mog 12

    • Slightly increased 1 hit kill range.
  • Shotgun: SG12

    • Extended Mags: Improved bullets gained.
  • Launcher: Hellion Salvo

    • Improved ADS IN speed.

    • Improved Raise Time.

    • Improved Drop Time.

  • TR: ABR 223

    • Extended Mags: Improved bullets gained.
  • Sniper: Koshka.

    • Quickdraw: Slowed ADS IN time.

    • Quickdraw2: Slowed ADS In time.

    • Speed Center: Increased Precision Aim Crosshairs size.

  • Sniper: Paladin HB50

    • Fix for left arm taking less damage than the right arm.

Thank you for all of your feedback – please keep it coming!

Treyarch


#79

That is pretty awesome… you Xbox/PC guys are welcome lol

But in all seriousness this is really good to see they are making these changes right away. I’m excited to hop on this weekend and see these first hand in comparison to last weekend.


#80

I’ll be on tonight


#81

What is your first impression of Blops 4 beta ? For me, there is a new learning curve but the game very fast pace which I like in a COD game. Once you learn the newness of the game mechanics , the game is fun but there were a few lost lobbies, some lag , other bugs but still is better theh WW 2 which was was boring as hell to me . This is one COD game you MUST play as team !!! Time to kill is very quick , probably faster than any COD game before which is weird because you have more health in the game . More thoughts later.