With Call of Duty: Black Ops 4 now out for quite some time, the honeymoon phase is now (kinda) over, and we’re left with a good multiplayer shooter, though one with a few flaws that need to be ironed out.
Note that the items below don’t touch on any weapon balancing or any of the sort given how Treyarch seems to be tweaking those regularly. Also, some of the stuff mentioned are lumped in to one group or entry, since they’re more or less similar.
In no particular order, here are the top five Black Ops 4 changes and fixes we want to see ASAP!
At this point, I’d like to leave the image above and think that no explanation is necessary but just to be clear, we’re not supposed to win every game we’re in. However, if you’re almost always expected to carry half of your team, and you’re against a stacked of sweaty prestige players, well, then, that’s not fun, right?
Treyarch has not mentioned whether there’s SBMM (skill-based matchmaking) or if it’s lobby balancing, but whatever it is, we need it sorted out fast.
I’m not sure if it’s my dumb luck, but I almost always get the blue crash screen for Black Ops 4 on PS4 every time I play. You see that image above, yep, it shows up randomly. Mid-match, a match just finished, etc. I really hope Treyarch fixes it soon since I’m not sure if my PS4 Pro can take anymore of it, and I don’t want to think that one game can wreck my console.
Game Bugs Ironed Out
Bring out the pesticide! Bugs need to be exterminated from Black Ops 4 and fast. I’ve encountered a bug where my Care Package wouldn’t properly “land” or settle on the ground and hence become unusable. Care Packages outright not being dropped, and there’s even a bug where if you use a Specialist “ultimate” ability while firing a Hellstorm Missile, your screen will get stuck in the “looking at the tablet” screen.
Granted, most of these are slowly being stomped out with patches, but they can’t come soon enough!
Black Market Tier Progression That’s Fair
The Black Market is an odd one. On on hand, it’s just cosmetics that shouldn’t affect gameplay at all. On the other, Treyarch and Activision has blatantly made it so that it’s almost impossible to reach the max tier unless you shell out big bucks. Heck, and even then, you’re not guaranteed anything, even. It’s like Supply Drops, but packaged better.
While Treyarch rolled out a double tier progression rate this weekend, the Black Ops 4 community is already clamoring that this should be the normal earn rate when it comes to tiers.
Some Specialist Abilities and Insanely Ridiculous Stuff Nerfed
A quick tour of the Black Ops 4 subreddit, and you’ll almost always see the same topic each week: nerf Ajax’s 9-bang, take out the strobe light attachment, and a few more. While this is always the case for every Call of Duty game, it’s brought to a whole new level in Black Ops 4.
Firebreak’s Reactor Core, Ajax’s 9-bang, and more, are just some of the stuff that’s just kinda overpowered compared to the rest. On the equipment side, the Acoustic Sensor is way too overpowered to the point that the Dead Silence perk has been a crutch for most (including me!).
While we don’t want Treyarch to tip the balance too much, a proper reassessment of some abilities might be needed since you can see the same players using the same equipment and perks due to how ridiculously overpowered some things are in the game.
There you have it! Is there anything we missed that needs to be fixed in Black Ops 4 ASAP? Let us know your thoughts in the comments below.