Call of Duty: Black Ops 4 Blackout Update Rolls Out Again, PC Open Beta Now Live

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While early access players on PC were able to get a taste of Call of Duty’s brand of battle royale in Call of Duty: Black Ops 4 Blackout yesterday, it’s now open to everyone! There’s a new Close Quarters Frenzy playlist for Duos, which combines Fast Collapse and Close Quarters playlist, and all you can use are SMGs, shotguns, handguns and fists.

The 88-player count per match available to PS4, is also now enabled on PC, and Xbox One. In addition to the player count change, there’s a bunch of changes rolled out as well in this Black Ops 4 Blackout update.

We’ve also got something special for Zombies fans – our Black Ops 4 Zombies characters and the Origins cast have been unlocked in the Character menu. Bruno, Diego, Scarlett, and Stanton are dropping in with Dempsey, Nikolai, Takeo, and Richtofen as we speak. See you at the Asylum.

Our maximum player count has also increased to 88 per match on Xbox One and PC, and remains at 88 players per match on PS4. We’ve made new updates to the game as well, including a reduction in the frequency of Level 3 Armor found in each match, various stability fixes, and tweaks to the SG12 shotgun and Equipment capacity. See below for the full list.

We’ve made the following updates across the Beta today (Global):

  • General:
    • PC Open Beta now live
    • Maximum player count raised to up to 88 per match on Xbox One and PC
  • Playlist Update:
    • Changed Featured playlist to Close Quarters Frenzy (Duos only)
      • Faster Collapse with SMGs, shotguns, handguns, and fists only
  • Character Updates:
    • Black Ops 4 Zombies cast unlocked in Character menu (Bruno, Diego, Scarlett, Stanton)
    • Origins cast unlocked in Character menu (Dempsey, Nikolai, Takeo, Richtofen)
  • Miscellaneous:
    • General stability fixes
    • Improved Killcam to only show relevant player names
  • Game Tuning:
    • Item Spawns
      • Reduced the spawn frequency of Level 3 Armor, VAPR-XKG, and Koshka
    • Weapons
      • Increased SG12 semi-auto shotgun damage at medium range
    • Equipment
      • Decreased the maximum number of most types of Equipment a player can carry in an Inventory slot

We’ve also made the following general fixes specific to PC:

  • Miscellaneous:
    • General stability and UI fixes
    • Killcam enabled
    • Fixes for After Action Report stat tracking

Same as in previous days, Treyarch is keeping tabs on a few key issues which are listed below.

  • Aim Assist Tracking: Some players have experienced Aim Assist causing their reticles to slightly track enemies through hard surfaces. We’re aware of the issue and are investigating.
  • Dying During Initial Wingsuit Deployment: Occasionally, some players have been eliminated immediately after deploying from the helicopter. We have to admit this one can be funny to watch… but not so much when it happens to you. We’re on the case.
  • Invite Issues on Xbox One: We’ve seen reports of issues with trying to invite friends to a party on Xbox One. We’re actively tracking this issue. In the meantime, try joining on a friend through the Social menu instead.
  • Crashes/Launch Issues on PC: Yesterday was the first day of the PC Beta, and as such, we’re tracking a handful of reasons for crashes and issues launching the game across various PC setups. For more details on our PC-specific updates to the Beta, follow u/TreyarchPC on Reddit and @TreyarchPC on Twitter.

Check back for MP1st’s official hands-on impression piece of Blackout soon.

Source: Reddit