How is the Call Of Duty Black Ops 4 Blackout Beta going? What’re the big takeaways?
Call Of Duty Black Ops 4 has opened up its beta to the Battle Royale mode called Blackout, and gamers have been playing it like crazy. Of course, the point of this mode is to get feedback on how to make it better. As such, Treyarch posted on Reddit what they have been hearing about the mode:
“Of course, this is a Beta, and we’ll be fine-tuning the game based on a full week of input from you, our players, to make Blackout the best possible experience at launch on October 12. Here’s the initial list of feedback items that we’re seeing from the community:
- Item Pickups: We’ve seen several comments suggesting that the item pickup time is slower than expected. We’ll be updating the game to make pickup speeds as fast as possible without interfering with reloading, and make it easier to pick up items without looking directly at them. PC players will also be able to map keys to instantly pick up items when the Blackout Beta goes live on PC later this week.
- Quick Equip Menu: Some players have had trouble performing certain actions while the Quick Equip menu is open. We have two fixes set to go live around 10AM PT tomorrow (Tuesday)that will help with this: Quick Equip will auto-close if you don’t do anything in it for 5 seconds, and auto-close and prevent from opening when using the Recon Car. For future reference, the Quick Equip menu can be closed by pressing down on the d-pad.
- Armor: Much like the early days of the MP Beta, we’ve seen some online discussion about the utility of Armor in Blackout. We’re keeping a close eye on Armor’s performance during the Beta.
- Friendly Fire: We’re aware that friendly fire allows your teammates to take you out – by mistake, or in some unfortunate circumstances, on purpose. While we always recommend choosing your Duo and Quad partners wisely, we’ll keep an eye on teamkilling throughout the Beta and consider other options. We’re also collecting stats on players who damage their teammates with friendly fire and have a security team monitoring those players for offenses that are outside the bounds of the occasional accident. Play nice out there.”
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