After the first day of the Call of Duty: Black Ops 4 Blackout beta, Treyarch has released a list of adjustments that have been compiled based on feedback. The developer plans to implement the tweaks today.
Treyarch has compiled a list of fixes for the Black Ops 4 Blackout beta, which is yet to go live today. The beta test went live yesterday for players who pre-ordered the PS4 version, others will have to wait until they can get loose in Treyarch’s take on Battle Royale.
On Friday, Xbox One and PS4 players will get access to the Black Ops 4 Blackout beta without pre-order. PC owners with Early Access can therefore get started. Don’t have Early Access on PC? Then you will only be able to pop on Saturday. The PS4 players already going wild in the beta have given their feedback to Treyarch and the developer has responded.
The biggest criticism at the moment is the speed at which you pick up items. You literally have to stand on top of an item at this point to be able to pick it up, which takes the momentum out of gameplay. Treyarch has confirmed that this is underway, but details are still missing.
Another criticism is Friendly Fire, which also received many reports. Treyarch is also working on this, probably a penalty system will be introduced that will punish players based on the number of team kills.
The Quick Equip Menu also causes the necessary frustration; some players experience some difficulties in performing certain operations in this menu. Treyarch has two fixes for this issue that should be in place at the time of writing. The menu should now automatically close if you don’t perform any operations for 5 seconds and if you’re using the Recon Car, the menu shouldn’t open at all. In the future, the Quick Equip Menu can be closed with the bottom D-pad button. Wimpie wanted to test it himself, but unfortunately he was shot every time during his test attempts.
Finally, Treyarch is working on improvements in the field of Armor. Since the multiplayer beta there has been discussion about the usefulness of armor, Treyarch has been keeping an eye on the performance of armor in Blackout. Concrete measures have not yet been announced.
We are of course curious about your experiences in the beta, you are undoubtedly doing better than Wimpie. Call of Duty: Black Ops 4 will be released on October 12 for PS4, Xbox One and PC. Find out what else will change in Black Ops 4’s multiplayer here, and check out the popular maps from previous installments returning in Black Ops 4 here.