Call of Duty: Black Ops 4 Game Settings Update Today Adds League Play, More Tweaks

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Following the other day’s big patch, and the Maddox recoil tuning update, Treyarch has released a Call of Duty: Black Ops 4 game settings update today.

PS4 gamers will finally get League Play, and there’s a bunch of tweaks as well.

League Play is Here! (PS4)

Your home for competitive Multiplayer in Black Ops 4 arrives today on PS4 with the debut of the World League Hubon PS4! World League is now the new fourth pillar of the game, which you’ll see between Multiplayer and Blackout on the main menu. Now that you’ve had time to test out your competitive loadouts in the Pro Series Playlist in pubs, it’s time for the real deal.

Jump into our inaugural League Play Event to start playing for rank all week long. You’ll be competing against opponents matched at your skill level to earn Ladder Points and take top position in your Division Ladder. Win matches to earn Ladder Points – lose matches, and your Ladder Points go down. Finish as high as possible in your Division Ladder by the end of the event to advance through 20 ranks on your way to Diamond.

League Play is governed by the same CWL ruleset that the pros play by, and it’s the only mode in Multiplayer that utilizes skill-based matchmaking. Be sure to read our upcoming World League Rank System blog for the full details on our new ranking system, League Play Divisions, Ladder Points, Daily Bonuses, rank rewards, and more!

PC 1.13 Update + New Blackout Inventory System

Our 1.13 update is live on PC today, including the console updates detailed on Tuesday under the “PS4 and Xbox One” section, as well as several PC-exclusive updates and improvements. These include PC-specific MP weapon tuning updates across nearly every weapon class, such as faster rechamber speeds for bolt-action sniper rifles and improved ADS handling for assault rifles.

Also new to Blackout on PC: our updated inventory system now shows both weapons simultaneously, making it possible to view and manage attachments on both weapons in your inventory at once. Give it a shot in-game and let us know what you think!

Additional Weapon Support in Zombies (PS4)

The Zombies arsenal gets even bigger today on PS4 with added support for some of our newest weapons in the Zombies Armory, including the Switchblade X9 folding SMG and Rampage full-auto shotgun.

A New Secret Has Been Buried…

Speaking of which, we’ve heard reports of some experimental weaponry in the underground caverns of Ghost Town waiting for those who look closely enough…

Hot Pursuit Arrives Tomorrow on PS4

Get ready to start your engines… our all-new Hot Pursuit limited-time mode arrives tomorrow in Blackout on PS4, introducing three new vehicles into the mix with the SUV, PBR, and Muscle Car! Each vehicle has its own strategic advantage, so choose wisely.

Multiplayer

  • Scorestreaks
    • Reduced Drone Squad damage to match previous stats prior to this week’s update.
  • Miscellaneous
    • Addressed an issue where weapons would appear to be missing icons within the Create-a-Class menu.
    • Addressed an occasional issue where the player’s auto-drafted Specialist was inconsistent when viewing the Specialist menu in-game.
    • Various stability fixes.

Blackout

  • Gameplay
    • Addressed an issue where some players were unable to repair Armor from the Quick Equip menu.
  • Armory
    • SWAT RFT and Daemon 3XB now appear in the Armory for customization for players who did not unlock them in the previous Operation.
  • Miscellaneous
    • Various stability and streaming performance improvements.

The following updates are live today on PS4, with other platforms to follow:

Multiplayer

  • World League Hub / League Play
    • Competitive Multiplayer launches today on PS4 with the World League Hub, kicking off with the first League Play Event.
      • Play for rank throughout the week during League Play Events.
      • Compete against opponents in your skill range based on World League Hub’s unique skill-based matchmaking system.
      • Earn Ladder Points as you play. Points go up with wins and down with losses.
      • Finish as high as possible in your Division Ladder at the end of events to advance through 20 competitive ranks.
  • One in the Chamber
    • Players are now unable to change Specialists while alive while playing One in the Chamber.

Zombies

  • Additional Weapon Support
    • Armory support added for new Operation Grand Heist weapons, including the Switchblade X9 SMG and Rampage shotgun.

Blackout

  • Ghost Town
    • Experimental new weaponry has appeared underground for the first person to find it…

The following updates are live today in PC with our 1.13 update:

Multiplayer

Weapons

  • Assault Rifles
    • ICR-7
      • [PC only] Improved ADS sway.
      • [PC only] Improved hip-fire accuracy.
    • Rampart 17
      • [PC only] Improved ADS sway.
      • [PC only] Improved hip-fire accuracy.
      • Increased max damage range from 37.6 yards to 41.6 yards.
    • KN-57
      • [PC only] Improved ADS sway.
      • [PC only] Improved hip-fire accuracy.
      • Increased max damage range from 15.2 yards to 17.3.
    • VAPR-XKG
      • Increased 5-hit kill range from 34.7 yards to 50 yards.
      • Increased ADS idle to sway less.
    • Maddox RFB
      • [PC only] Improved ADS sway.
      • [PC only] Improved hip-fire accuracy.
      • Adjusted recoil stability in first 5 shots in bullet pattern.
      • Echo Fire Operator Mod: Improved recoil stability.
      • Quickdraw: Reduced ADS-in speed.
      • Quickdraw II: Reduced ADS-in speed.
      • Stock: Reduced ADS move speed.
      • ELO: Reduced recoil stability.
  • Submachine Guns
    • MX9
      • [PC only] Improved damage by adding 5-hit kill range out to 7.6 yards.
      • Increased 5-hit kill range from 5.5 yards to 7.6 yards.
      • Improved ADS-in speed.
    • GKS
      • [PC only] Improved damage by adding 5-hit kill range out to 5.5 yards.
    • Spitfire
      • [PC only] Reduced hip-fire accuracy.
      • Reduced max damage Range from 9.7 yards to 7.6 yards.
      • Stock: Reduced ADS move speed.
      • Extended Mags: Reduced magazine size.
      • Fast Mags: Reduced reload speed enhancement.
    • Cordite
      • [PC only] Reduced hip-fire accuracy.
      • Belt-Fed Operator Mod: Reduced overheat cooldown speed.
      • Grip: Reduced recoil stability.
    • Saug 9mm
      • [PC only] Reduced hip-fire accuracy.
      • Reduced sprint-out speed (now the same as most other SMGs).
      • Reduced base move speed (now the same as other SMGs).
      • Stock: Reduced ADS move speed.
      • Stock II: Reduced ADS move speed.
      • Grip: Reduced recoil stability.
    • Daemon 3XB
      • [PC only] Improved hip-fire accuracy.
      • Increased max damage range from 6.9 yards to 9 yards.
  • Tactical Rifles
    • Auger DMR
      • Improved ADS move speed.
      • Increased firing speed.
      • Double Tap Operator Mod: Improved firing time between shots.
    • ABR 223
      • Improved ADS move speed.
      • Improved sprint-out speed.
    • Swordfish
      • [PC only] Improved burst delay, allowing for faster sustained fire rate.
      • Improved ADS move speed.
      • Quickdraw II: Improved ADS-in speed.
  • Light Machine Guns
    • Titan
      • Reduced flinch resistance when being hit.
      • Reduced max damage from 46 to 38.
      • Stock: Reduced ADS move speed.
    • Hades
      • [PC only] Cross Bar Operator Mod: Reduced hip-fire spread accuracy.
  • Sniper Rifles
    • Paladin HB50
      • [PC only] Improved rechamber speed (same as console).
    • Outlaw
      • [PC only] Quickdraw: Improved ADS-in speed.
      • [PC only] Bolt Cylinder Operator Mod: Reduced fire rate.
      • [PC only] Fixed a bug that allowed extra damage to the neck when using the Recon Optic.
    • Koshka
      • [PC only] Improved rechamber speed (same as console).
      • Improved ADS sway.
  • Pistols
    • RK 7 Garrison
      • Improved all damage ranges.
  • Shotguns
    • MOG 12
      • Dragon’s Breath Operator Mod: Now does 1 quick blast of fire damage instead of damage-over time. This increases its one-hit-kill potential at certain close ranges, and is especially effective when paired with Choke Barrel.
      • Increased max damage range from 3.75 yards to 4.1 yards.
      • Quickdraw: Improved ADS-in speed.
    • SG12
      • Strobe Light Operator Mod: Reduced luminosity on visual light effect.

Specialists

  • Seraph
    • [PC only] Improved responsiveness in the respawn menu when Tac-Deploy is available.
  • Prophet
    • Seeker
      • Greatly reduced Seeker’s hitpoints, it can now be destroyed with 1 bullet.
      • Reduced detection range against enemies with Cold Blooded.
  • Ajax
    • 9-Bang
      • Reduced visual opacity of screen flash when hit by 9-Bang.
      • Players will no longer raise their hand when flashed if they have Tactical Mask.
      • Players can now change stances while flashed.
  • General
    • Active Specialist Weapons now lose all cooldown on round change (as opposed to partial loss previously).

Equipment

  • Frag Grenade
    • Increased damage.
  • Concussion Grenade
    • Players can now stun themselves with their own Concussion Grenade.
    • Players will no longer raise their hands when affected by a Concussion grenade if they have Tactical Mask.

Gear

  • Acoustic Sensor
    • Reduced the ranges at which Acoustic Sensor can detect enemies.
    • Reduced the ranges at which enemies with Dead Silence are detected.

Perks

  • Tactical Mask
    • Player now recovers faster after being hit by Tempest.
    • Players will no longer raise their hand when flashed by the 9-Bang.
    • No longer provides fire or radiation resistance.
  • Flak Jacket
    • Fire and radiation resistance moved from Tactical Mask to Flak Jacket.
    • Improved Flak Jacket resistance to radiation and burn.
  • Cold Blooded
    • Reduced the range at which an enemy Seeker can detect the player with this Perk.

Scorestreaks

  • Dart
    • Improved mobility when using the Dart’s boost.
  • Lightning Strike
    • Reduced the delay between targeting locations and the jets arriving.
  • Sentry
    • Increased damage.
    • Increased the time that the Sentry will remember a target after losing line of sight.
    • Increased the range at which the Sentry will detect an enemy within a 360-degree radius.
  • Drone Squad
    • Increased damage.
  • Sniper’s Nest
    • Increased number of rockets required to destroy the Sniper’s Nest by 1.
  • Mantis
    • Increased explosive damage radius.
  • Thresher
    • Increased chain gun explosive radius and damage.
    • Increased health of vehicle to balance damage dealt from an enemy with FMJ II.
  • Strike Team
    • Increased awareness radius.
    • Increased health regeneration rate of Strike Team members.
  • General
    • Scorestreak teamkills will no longer count towards the teamkill kick limit in modes with friendly fire enabled.

Miscellaneous

  • General
    • Players can now change stances when flashed or concussed.
    • Addressed an issue that would restart a rechamber on some weapons when using a piece of Equipment.
    • Addressed an issue where first-person screen effects would not stop after the player died.
    • Addressed an issue that would let player names show through the Ice Pick when active.
    • Addressed an issue where hacked Equipment would sometimes not show the hacked effect.
    • Addressed an issue where Create-a-Class slots unlocked through Prestiging would have non-functional Equipment slots.
    • Closed an exploit allowing players to throw multiple Seekers when interacting with a Care Package.
  • Weapon Customization
    • Addressed an issue where Reactive Camos could unwrap to a stage other than the starting stage.
    • Addressed an issue where the Clan Tag and Kill Counter could reset when restarting the game.
    • Addressed an issue with displaying Reactive Camos and Mastercrafts on secondary weapons during the Specialist Draft.
  • Game Modes
    • Heist
      • Addressed an issue where buying max ammo for the Hellion Salvo launcher would not fill the player’s ammo.
  • Custom Games
    • Addressed an issue where players were able to enter a match with another player’s Specialist Weapon and Equipment if Specialist Draft was disabled.

Blackout

Inventory Management Update

  • Inventory system now shows both weapons simultaneously.
  • Players can now view and manage attachments on both weapons in the inventory at once for faster and more convenient weapon management on the fly.

Merit System Update

  • Merit scoring has increased x10 from the previous model (for example, kills now award 100 Merits instead of 10), with progression also scaling x10 to match.
  • Merits are now awarded for a wider range of situations and final match placements, particularly in Solo and Duo matches.
  • This means that while players won’t necessarily rank up faster than before, there are now more opportunities to earn Merits without placing in the top 15 in Solos or top 10 in Duos.

Armor Tuning

  • Increased Level 1 Armor damage mitigation to 25%.
  • Increased Level 2 Armor damage mitigation to 35%.
  • Increased Level 3 Armor melee damage mitigation to 50%.
  • Reduced number of Armor Plates to fully repair Level 3 Armor from 10 to 5.

Gameplay

  • Swap and Attach
    • Players can now swap weapons and attach all compatible weapon attachments on pickup with the “Swap and Attach” option.
  • Inventory
    • Added the ability to immediately equip health/Equipment upon pickup.
    • Added the ability to swap health items and Equipment from the ground if the player’s inventory is full.
    • Added empty Armor Plate and Paint Can item representations to the player’s inventory to function more similarly to ammo.
    • Ammo will show up as grayed out in Stashes if the player has max ammo.
  • Quick Equip Menu
    • Duplicate items no longer show up in the Quick Equip menu. Instead, the total number of identical items is now displayed. Updated HUD to show total number of items equipped in that slot.
  • Armory
    • Armory’s Blackout tab now correctly shows when a player has the maximum number of Paint Cans.
  • Miscellaneous
    • Reworked killed/downed UI elements.
    • Bleed-out countdown now properly stops when a player is being revived.
    • 9mm ammo item amount increased to 50 on pickup.
    • 45 cal. ammo item amount increased to 50 on pickup.

Weapon Tuning

  • Assault Rifles
    • Maddox RFB
      • Reduced idle sway.
    • VAPR-XKG
      • Reduced 1st and 2nd shot recoil.
      • Reduced idle sway.
    • SWAT RFT
      • Increased idle sway.
      • Reduced damage.
      • Increased 1st and 2nd shot recoil.
  • Submachine Guns
    • Spitfire
      • Reduced 6-hit kill range.
    • Saug 9mm
      • Reduced re-center speed.
      • Increased sprint-out time.
      • Reduced move speed (now the same as other SMGs).
    • Daemon 3XB
      • Increased idle sway.
      • Reduced 2-burst kill range.
    • Cordite
      • Reduced hip spread.
    • GKS
      • Reduced idle sway.
    • MX9
      • Reduced ADS in time.
  • Tactical Rifles
    • Auger DMR
      • Increased re-center speed.
      • Reduced 1st shot recoil.
      • Slightly increased ADS move speed.
    • ABR 223
      • Increased time between bursts.
      • Reduced re-center speed.
      • Slightly Increased ADS move speed.
    • Swordfish
      • Reduced recoil of 2nd, 3rd, and 4th shots.
      • Slightly Increased ADS move speed.
    • Essex
      • Increased rate of fire.
      • Increased re-center speed.
  • Sniper Rifles
    • Koshka
      • Reduced idle sway.
    • SDM
      • Increased re-center speed.
      • Reduced re-center radius.
    • Outlaw
      • Increased idle sway.
      • Reduced ADS in and out times.
  • Light Machine Guns
    • General
      • All LMGs now deal increased damage against vehicles and Equipment.
    • Titan
      • Increased re-center speed.
      • Reduced re-center radius.
      • Increased flinch when being hit.
    • Hades
      • Reduced idle sway.
      • Reduced hip spread.
      • Increased re-center speed.
      • Reduced re-center radius.
    • VKM 750
      • Reduced re-center radius.
    • Zweihander
      • Reduced hip spread.
      • Reduced re-center radius.

Equipment

  • Frag Grenade
    • Increased damage.

Miscellaneous

  • Scoreboard
    • Added new keybinds to allow quickly opening the Scoreboard while keeping control of your character.
      • Bound to Backspace by default; can be changed at any time.
  • Inventory
    • Addressed an issue where a player’s health and Equipment would not be updated when splitting items within inventory slots.
    • Addressed an issue where quickly equipping attachments could place attachments in the player’s inventory.
    • Addressed an issue that would prevent a player from being able to pick up an item from a Stash that they selected.
  • Weapon Customization
    • Addressed an issue where the final stage of a Reactive Camo would be shown on the weapon on the ground, regardless of the stage it was actually on.
    • Addressed an issue where weapons with unwrapped Reactive Camos would show as wrapped on the ground.
    • Addressed an issue where Mastercrafts would always display the first visual stage, regardless of what stage it was on.
    • Addressed an issue where picking up a weapon with an unwrapped Reactive Camo out of a Death Stash would wrap the weapon again.
  • Mantling
    • Addressed issues with multiple locations where mantling functionality was not working properly.
  • Looting
    • Addressed an issue where the prompt to open a Stash could disappear when the player manually closed it.

Zombies

  • Additional Tier Skip
    • Additional Tier Skip added as new reward for completing Daily Callings.
    • Players can now earn up to two Tier Skips per day in Zombies.
  • Signature Weapon Support
    • Signature Weapons now available for customization in the Zombies Armory.
  • Stability
    • Global
      • Addressed several high-round stability issues that could occur when playing with bots.
      • Fixed a crash that could occur when fast-forwarding a clip in Theater mode.
      • Fixed a crash that could occur when a player picked up a Nuke while having an active Special Weapon.
      • Addressed several stability issues that could occur when a player was spectating.
      • Fixed a UI error that could occur when sending an invitation from the social menu while in a match.
    • Gauntlets
      • Addressed an issue in “Veni, Vidi, Zombie!” that would cause framerate hitching during Round 10.
      • Addressed an error that could occur when a player viewed a Gauntlet in Theater mode.
      • Addressed an error that could occur when a player accepted an invite out of a Gauntlet match.
  • Miscellaneous
    • Global – Addressed issues where:
      • Players were not able to see Elixir animations after using a level 3 Special Weapon.
      • The XP amount would be missing from the pause menu when a player reached max rank.
      • A Catalyst Zombie’s FX would trail to their new spawn location upon de-spawning.
      • The Blightfather’s weak points did not properly show their destroyed state when hit with a melee attack.
      • The Dying Wish cooldown meter would not be visible if the player acquired the Perk again with Perk Up or Secret Sauce.
      • The MX9 and VAPR-XKG would still play normal firing SFX after Pack-a-Punching the weapon.
      • The default weapon reticle would show instead of the one the player had selected.
      • Reactive Camos in Custom Mutations would still appear in their unwrapped state even after the unwrapping challenge was completed.
      • Attaching the Compact Scope on the Daemon 3XB would change the player’s ammo count.
      • Certain Special Weapon kills could award more points than intended.
      • The screen would flash and stay white for the entirety of the match for all players after collecting a Nuke in 4-player splitscreen Rush.
    • Gauntlets (General)
      • Addressed an issue in Gauntlets where the player would be unable to reload or swap weapons during rounds that restricted usage of bullet weapons.
      • Addressed an issue in Gauntlets where the player could lose all weapons and points if they acquired Mule Kick from the Perk Up Elixir.
    • Gauntlets: “Veni, Vidi, Zombie!”
      • Addressed an issue where players that were respawned by the Join the Party Elixir during the “…In The Room” round were not transported back to the Boss Arena.
      • Addressed an issue that could occur where the player would lose weapon functionality when using the Brazen Bull Firestorm as Round 7 transitioned.
      • Addressed an issue where players were able to hold Equipment between Rounds 2 and 3.
      • Addressed an issue where very few Tigers would spawn during “Easy, Tiger”, which was inconsistent with similar special enemy rounds.
      • Addressed an issue where the player was able to use Electric Burst on Round 8 without crouching.
      • Addressed a rare issue where players spawned on top of each other at the beginning of the match.
      • Closed an exploit where players could complete the “Perk-O-Late” round without all four base Perks active if the player was using Perk Up.
    • IX
      • Addressed an issue where the Stiletto & Bayonet attachments did not count toward knife kills for the banner challenges.
    • Blood of the Dead
      • Addressed a performance issue where the framerate would drop when players took the fast travel connecting the Warden’s House with the Showers.
    • Classified
      • Addressed an issue where the player could see their hand or gun while traveling through the teleporter.
      • Closed an exploit where players could use the Ragnarok DG-5 to jump up onto the table in the Panic Room.
    • Dead of the Night
      • Addressed an issue where subtitles were shown multiple times during the ending cinematic.
      • Addressed some streaming issues when creating the Prima Materia in the Greenhouse Laboratory.
      • Addressed an issue in Theater mode where a black screen could appear when attempting to spectate other players as they gazed into the crystal.

General

  • Menus
    • All menu shortcuts that were previously bound to F11 and F12 are now bound to the F and G keys by default respectively.
      • Players can now customize these “Contextual Menu Action” shortcuts in the Keybinds settings.
    • Usability improvements made to the Create-a-Class and Armory menus.

In other Black Ops 4 news, the community is not happy with the introduction of loot boxes in Operation Grand Heist.

Source: Reddit

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