• New Black Ops 4 Updates Will Address Network Performance

    26 days ago - By GameSpot

    Treyarch has been rolling out updates for Call of Duty: Black Ops 4 on a near-daily basis since the shooter launched earlier this month. On top of the title's latest patch, which makes stability improvements to all modes across PS4, Xbox One, and PC, the developer has discussed other aspects of the game it will continue to refine in the coming weeks. In a post on Reddit , Treyarch shared with fans its plans to further optimize Black Ops 4's network performance. "We're constantly working to optimize the game, and particularly network performance, to ensure the highest quality online...
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  • Call of Duty: Black Ops 4 Review: War Games, Now With Battle Royale | Ars Technica

    26 days ago - By N4G

    Call of Duty, like video game war simulations in general, is caught in a paradox. It never changes, and yet, every year, it definitely does change. Approaching a new Call of Duty, especially from the multiplayer side, is a bit of a challenge. How much do the various iterative changes matter, and do they manage to reshape the core of the game in any meaningful way? Call of Duty has long been a game about moving fast and shooting guns; what makes the latest version worth playing over the dozen-plus iterations prior?
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  • Call of Duty: Black Ops 4 Reportedly Running At A Different Server Rate Than Beta

    Call of Duty: Black Ops 4 Reportedly Running At A Different Server Rate Than Beta

    26 days ago - By GameInformer

    Update: Treyarch has responded on the game's subreddit , saying that they will improve the network performance after initially throttling it for launch week.
    "We've also noticed a lot of discussion around network performance over the past couple of days and wanted to take a moment to address this directly. We're constantly working to optimize the game, and particularly network performance, to ensure the highest quality online experience for our players. For a game launch with as massive a population as ours hitting so many global servers at once, we configure our infrastructure to ensure...
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  • Black Ops 4 Blackout Perks Tips Guide: How And When To Use Them

    26 days ago - By GameSpot

    Although Call of Duty's popular multiplayer and Zombies modes return in Black Ops 4 , it's the new battle royale mode, Blackout, that's making waves. At its core, Blackout utilizes the same basic formula as other battle royale games, like PlayerUnknown's Battlegrounds and Fortnite , but Black Ops 4 implements some unique mechanics to differentiate itself from the competition. One of the more notable additions is the inclusion of perks. Perks do have a long-standing history in Call of Duty, but the mechanic hasn't been seen in any of the other major battle royale games yet. In Blackout, you...
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  • Black Ops 4 - Blackout Guide And Tips: Guns, Perks, Map, And More

    Black Ops 4 - Blackout Guide And Tips: Guns, Perks, Map, And More

    26 days ago - By GameSpot

    Battle royale style games took off in popularity last year thanks to PlayerUnknown's Battlegrounds and reached new heights with Fortnite. Now, the Call of Duty franchise has hopped onto the fray with Black Ops 4 's new Blackout mode, which you can read about in our Black Ops 4 review. If you haven't experienced battle royale for yourself, but plan on hopping into Black Ops 4, this is for you. We'll run through some of the basics of the mode and cover the ways in which Call of Duty puts its own spin on it. Battle Royale 101 First off, you can enter matches either as a lone wolf , with a...
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  • How To Unlock Black Ops 4 Characters In Blackout, Zombies, And Multiplayer

    How To Unlock Black Ops 4 Characters In Blackout, Zombies, And Multiplayer

    26 days ago - By GameSpot

    You'll notice that there are a lot of characters to unlock in Call of Duty: Black Ops 4 's Blackout mode. With a total of 29 characters, the battle royale mode features a variety of characters from past Blacks Ops multiplayer, zombies, and story campaigns. If you're vying to get them all, you'll need to do a little legwork. To unlock most of these characters, you'll often need to complete a specific set of challenges associated to them. After finding a special item for the character on the map, you'll activate this special challenge, which often includes getting kills with a specific...
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  • ‘Call of Duty: Black Ops 4' players are upset over server downgrades

    ‘Call of Duty: Black Ops 4' players are upset over server downgrades

    26 days ago - By Digital Trends

    Call of Duty: Black Ops 4 users have noticed some network issues caused by a significant drop in server send rates from the beta to the retail release. In response, Treyarch has said it will improve the performance in the coming weeks.
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  • Call of Duty: Black Ops 4 | Fortress of Solitude Review

    26 days ago - By N4G

    If you are a fan of the Call of Duty multiplayer and zombies modes then the arrival of this release is your Birthday and Christmas all rolled into one.
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  • Call of Duty: Black Ops 4 server update brings Blackout, Zombies and multiplayer fixes

    26 days ago - By N4G

    Call of Duty: Black Ops 4 received an update late yesterday that brought a few stability fixes to all modes.
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  • Heres How the Call of Duty: Black Ops 4 Servers Stack Up Against Fortnite, Battlefield 1 & More

    26 days ago - By N4G

    The Black Ops 4 servers vs Fortnite, Battlefield 1, PUBG comparison is now out and it's a bit shocking to see. Check out the side-by-side comparison in the article!
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  • Fortnite, Black Ops 4, and Destiny 2 - Halloween 2018 Best In-Game Events And Updates

    Fortnite, Black Ops 4, and Destiny 2 - Halloween 2018 Best In-Game Events And Updates

    26 days ago - By GameSpot

    It's October again, and that means time for Halloween festivities throughout a whole host of online games. Many announcements have already begun to outline the upcoming festivities, so we're keeping track of all the spooky specials. Many of these will be time-limited events with special rewards, like the Overwatch Halloween Terror event , so check out the active dates and plan your gaming accordingly. Call of Duty: Black Ops 4 Black Ops 4 is offering Halloween themed cosmetic items as part of its Black Market store front. Regularly rotating Contraband seasons, called Operations, will offer...
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  • Black Ops 4 Will Receive 'Several' Updates to Improve Network Performance

    26 days ago - By IGN

    Since Call of Duty: Black Ops 4 launched last week, some players have experienced issues with network latency that have kept them from fully enjoying its online multiplayer modes. However, developer Treyarch plans on this being a temporary problem, as the studio is currently working on a fix.
    "For a game launch with as massive a population as ours hitting so many global servers at once, we configure our infrastructure to ensure game stability as the highest priority over all other factors," Treyarch said on Reddit. "Now that we're past the initial launch of the game, we are focusing on...
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