Call of Duty: Black Ops 4 continues to make headlines. After the recent announcement of two revisited maps, the game’s devs are now caving in to fans who are picking a bone with the revive time in the Battle Royale mode for the game. The hourglass needs to be reset it appears, and Treyarch are hurrying up to cater to fans’ requests.
A Complete Blackout – CoD’s Own Efforts at Battle Royale
The main issue with Black Ops 4 prelude to a Battle Royale game has been the revive time, which is an essential source of concern in the mode. Players report of the timers less-than-favorable conditions have alerted Treyarch to the point where the studio has already promised to have a fix ready for when the game finally goes live in a few days with an excellent launch trailer, too!
Presently, Black Ops 4 offers a very quick turnaround which throws troopers back in the battle leaving no chance for gamers who manage to secure a kill to benefit strategically. All of this has been fixed, though, YouTuber tejbz has revealed during one of his gaming sessions.
Tejbz spoke to Black Ops 4 Studio Design Director David Vonderhaar who revealed that the respawn time will be doubled than what it is during the beta. A hot fix has already been prepared, the streamer has revealed.
With the timers streamlined, gamers will be able to benefit from diverse playstyles, including the venerated long-range battles, allowing everyone to choose snipers and long-shot rifles and create a more competitive setting in Black Ops 4.
The Big Launch is Upon Us – Well, Almost
We saw quite a bit change in Black Ops 4. Treyarch have been tasked with some of the most ambitious task to completely re-invent the game. Dropping the single player campaign has been a part of it. The additional layer of a Battle Royale mode has been more than welcome.
Activision have already said that they would seek to emulate the free-to-play models used by successful BR games, albeit Fortnite has been the main inspiration of the statement, perhaps ruling out other popular games in the process.
Be that as it may, Treyarch have undertaken one of the most ambitious transformations in the history of the genre, perhaps since the first Black Ops game was introduced. BO4 is now slated for a future in which it supports its own franchised league model, copying the successful model of the Overwatch League (OWL).
Building an esports future for Black Ops 4 seems like the next logical step for Activision/Blizzard, which have been publishing a number of titles committed to attracting a great crop of the world’s most competitive-minded players.
The addition of a yet another competitive shooter to its family would allow the company to establish itself on the esports world in the segment. Still, with the popularity of Fortnite and PlayerUnknown’s Battlegrounds winning them the lion’s share of gamers, Activision/Blizzard have some catching up to do.
With an imminent release on October 12, Black Ops 4 will be available PC, Xbox One, and PlayStation with the platform reportedly dropping for Nintendo, as the software wasn’t able to keep up.