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Just realized there´s a calling card for winning a Blackout game with 0 kills. What´s the strat here? Throw 9-bangs at the last guy until the zone eats him? This sounds like it could be a riot.
Me and my buddy won two duos games last night in back to back rounds and i got the only kills on our squad so when i got the last three enemies he got the challenge that way.
 
So max 6v6 in groundwar modes? I find that a little disappointing. I feel like 9v9 is a nice middle point between too few opponents and so many that it becomes chaotic.

I do wonder how many people on PS4 are using the Xim4, though. I last played CoD in the early days of IW, but I've never seen people as accurate as they seem to be here. Watching a killcam and seeing your opponent get two pinpoint accurate headshots on moving targets one after the other is rather suspicious. Then there are the more obvious ones, where you can see their camera movement isn't smooth and uninterrupted like with an analog stick.

Jumped into my first Blackout match the other night and my team won without me ever seeing an enemy or firing a bullet. That was kinda lol.
 
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So max 6v6 in groundwar modes? I find that a little disappointing. I feel like 9v9 is a nice middle point between too few opponents and so many that it becomes chaotic.

I do wonder how many people on PS4 are using the Xim4, though. I last played CoD in the early days of IW, but I've never seen people as accurate as they seem to be here. Watching a killcam and seeing your opponent get two pinpoint accurate headshots on moving targets one after the other is rather suspicious. Then there are the more obvious ones, where you can see their camera movement isn't smooth and uninterrupted like with an analog stick.

Jumped into my first Blackout match the other night and my team won without me ever seeing an enemy or firing a bullet. That was kinda lol.
Considering the huge player base, the chances of xim4 would be extremely low
 
Loving the game, but there are a couple of things that annoy me that they need to change:

1. The chok-chok sound that sniper rifles make when you get shot by one is entirely too loud. The other guns “after kill sound effect” aren’t nearly as loud. I’m not even sure why that audio effect is in the game. It does nothing of value.

2. The strobe light operator mod on the shotgun has got to go. Holy shit does it hurt my eyes. Who thought this was a good idea?
 
I'm so addicted to this dumb game. And, I don't mean Blackout - I don't think that's dumb at all. It's the regular modes (well, mostly TDM and KC). They're so dumb and spammy and I can't stop playing.

The first 4 or 5 days I felt like I could never compete and I was just always getting destroyed. Now, I'm pissed when I die more than 5 times lol. The gameplay just feels so much better than WWII even with all the raging I do from all the stupidity injected into the game.
 
I'm so addicted to this dumb game. And, I don't mean Blackout - I don't think that's dumb at all. It's the regular modes (well, mostly TDM and KC). They're so dumb and spammy and I can't stop playing.

The first 4 or 5 days I felt like I could never compete and I was just always getting destroyed. Now, I'm pissed when I die more than 5 times lol. The gameplay just feels so much better than WWII even with all the raging I do from all the stupidity injected into the game.
I know! I feel the same way. It truly is the McDonalds of gaming. Everyone knows it’s bad... except it’s soooo good.

Best MP since BLOPS 2. Still not quite at the skill level I’m comfortable with. I just am not the god I was with BLOPS 2.
 
I havent been this giddy about making and testing weapons since either blops2 or aw.

Easily my favorite cod mp this gen
 
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I feel like they really nerfed the shit out of my favorite gun, the VKM. The damage reduction really hurts. It's still good, but it felt so much better before the patch.

In good news, I got my 10th Blackout win earlier in Duos.
 
I do have to ask though: What’s the advantage of prestiging? I don’t get it. In past CODs you would prestige because it was the only way to unlock all weapons and perks and stuff. But it looks like it gives it all to you in one go in this game. So is it worth it to prestige?
 
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I do have to ask though: What’s the advantage of prestiging? I don’t get it. In past CODs you would prestige because it was the only way to unlock all weapons and perks and stuff. But it looks like it gives it all to you in one go in this game. So is it worth it to prestige?
There are a few aspects that not everyone considers. By doing so you...

Unlock an extra create a class slot.

Get to select a weapon to keep permanently unlocked.

Unlock new prestige challenges, which makes leveling go a bit faster.

The get benefit of seeing an indication of how much time you've spent playing the game.

Don't get the sense of being hopelessly outmatched in six months time, because your opponents are on their 5th and 6th prestige, never mind the fact that you've unknowingly played the game long enough to be on your 7th.

Get to see the XP bar go up again, and get that dopamine high from the level up sound.

 
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thanks for posting this. I'm not too happy about the changes. I get that the SMGs needed a buff (on consoles) but I hope this doesn't turn the game too much into a hectic run and gun game like BO2/3. I really liked the more strategic play with the AR. I also don't get why they nerfed the ABR and the Swordfish, I've not seen too many people using it and when I use them myself they are quite effective, but only when I used them right.

But I like that they buffed torch and prophet, my favourite specialists. I like to be quite sadistic with prohet. I shoot the people down with his tempest gun and then walk around them, giving them teabags while they are desperately trying to escape. I always kill them *just* before the effect vanishes. Giving them maximum torture :messenger_relieved:
 
The changes feel good overall for me, but then again, I roll with Battery & VAPR.

- Spawns seem to work better now
- Might be placebo but hits seem to connect much better now
- It’s nice to have a chance against shields finally
- Again might be placebo but I can actually hear some directional audio in MP
 
Alright so feel free to call me a conspiracy nut but I think this bug is intentional. I just won a game of blackout with the Prophet operator item in my inventory which requires you to use 3 activated items at once and win the match (kind of an outrageous condition considering how lucky you need to be to even find the item to begin with). Well, by some miracle I ended up having the game of my life and won... except I didn´t. After I dropped the last guy the text popped up 1st place: DRAW. umm...wat? The match didn´t count as a win toward any of my achievements and I didn´t unlock the operator either.

Again, feel free to call me a moron and maybe I´m just too salty to think straight right now but I just think this feels too perfect to not be intentional. Black market progression is slower than molasses and Activision obviously wants to push people to spend real money on cod points. Seems like a hell of a coincidence that the one time I manage to unlock something through gameplay they just take it away from me.

What a buzzkill man. Feels like I just scored the game winning pick-six in the superbowl only for some mobbed up ref to reverse the play on a phantom holding call. Feelsbadman.

Same basic idea in this video. Seems pretty widespread if you look around.
 
The character unlocks are ridiculous! I finally found the item you need for Prophet, and it requires that you win the entire match. So imagine the odds of finding the item, then imagine what your personal odds are of winning the whole match. The odds aren't good.

Then, I found the item for Nomad, which requires you to kill 3 specialist skin using people. I got 7 kills, zero specialists.
 
I had a guy message me to go kill myself after I sniped him in 17th place. He had the poker chips in his inventory which require you to make top 15 to unlock Crash. :D Gotta say it felt pretty vindicating especially after getting screwed out of my Prophet unlock with the draw bug.

I don´t think its that big of a deal though, I think I´ve found the damn poker chips like six times by now and I probably make top 15 like 50% of the time anyway. Some of the unlocks are considerably easier than others. Nomad will probably be an easy unlock down the line when everyone already has an operator.
 
The newest update removed the flashbangs from Blackout. This is such a nice change. Those were ridiculously overpowered and they would flash you even from the other side of a wall sometimes.

And when you used them, they would "flash" inanimate objects like cars and baricades so you'd get the screen prompt making you think you flashed a person. Very glad to see them gone from the game.
 

Tesseract

Crushed by Thanos
anybody on pc having an issue where environmental audio in normal multiplayer is kinda cutting in and out really fast?

kinda annoying ...
 
Man, we got completely screwed earlier. We both found the Racing Goggles (the item that unlocks the zombies character, Scarlett). We each found our own ATV. We each successfully ran someone over and then kept playing.

We had 4 kills apiece and were in the top 10 and had a chance at winning. Suddenly...connection error. Kicked out of the server. No character unlock, no merits.
 
Getting shot in the back in this game is fucking annoying and happens constantly. Small maps and unlimited sprint isn't a good combo. And what's with the pistols? I'm getting melted at range in gunfights against them, even using assault rifles. It's absurd.
 
so for a while i thought the audio cutting out when too many sounds are going on at once was a pc thing, specific to my onboard audio, but it seems to be an issue on ps4 and xbox one too

so it must be an engine failure, i hope treyarch fixes this shit
 
Unfortunately they still haven't fixed the item render bug when you first land on Blackout which means that if many people drop on the same spot the lucky one that has a weapon rendered for him can destroy all others. After dying two times in a row today because of that i'm calling it quits.

It was fun while it lasted.
 
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Just won my first round in blackout. Hooray.

The mode grows on me tbh. It was a wise decision from trey to ditch the SP. I've already invested more time in blackout then I did with the whole BO3 campaign.

Now I'm working on my gun camos. Getting longshot medals with some of these guns is really a chore.
 
This game seemed great at first, but I'm moving on. Gonna trade it in and pickup battlefield v. I can't help but feel like I was sold an unifinished beta at full price. Blackout is fun, but multiplayer is a mess. Gun balance is bad, spawns are the worst I've ever experienced. Some characters are extremely OP while others are useless. In my opinion, WW2 is a much better game
 
I'm definitely done with the regular multiplayer. The gun camo grind just doesn't hold my interest anymore. Once you do that for one of these games, I don't know how you can get into it on another. It's just such a pointless grind that makes everyone play the objective modes like farming simulators. And longshots are a cancer.

Blackout is still awesome as ever. They keep making good changes.
 
The semi-auto shotgun in blackout is the worst gun ever. I´m confident that I could ram the barrel up the other guys ass and pull the trigger three times and I´ll still lose the duel if he´s packing literally any 9mm or 45.cal smg. The pump-action seems comparatively halfway decent but the smgs are so damn buff I can´t imagine why you would ever go for shotty over smg.

If I get a cordite with extended mags I just start hunting motherfuckers. That gun is wild.
 
The semi-auto shotgun in blackout is the worst gun ever. I´m confident that I could ram the barrel up the other guys ass and pull the trigger three times and I´ll still lose the duel if he´s packing literally any 9mm or 45.cal smg. The pump-action seems comparatively halfway decent but the smgs are so damn buff I can´t imagine why you would ever go for shotty over smg.

If I get a cordite with extended mags I just start hunting motherfuckers. That gun is wild.
Cordite really that OP in BO? It kinda sucks in MP.