Just yesterday, we posted a report that reveals that the Call of Duty: Black Ops 4 servers were downgraded from being 60hz in the Black Ops 4 beta, to now at its current rate of 20hz. Needless to say, the Call of Duty community isn’t happy about it, and have pestered Treyarch to explain the reasoning behind the Black Ops 4 server downgrade.
Thankfully, the studio didn’t wait long to release a statement. As part of today’s Black Ops 4 server-side hotfix, Treyarch also explained why it downgraded the Black Ops 4 servers, and also mentions that they will roll out updates that will improve the experience for users.
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 game stability as the highest priority over all other factors.
Now that we’re past the initial launch of the game, we are focusing on fine-tuning network performance around the globe, using the real-world data that we have collected. Over the course of the next two weeks, we will roll out several updates to our network setup that will continue to improve upon the experience of our players since launch. As we have always said, launch is just the beginning, and we’re committed to making Black Ops 4 the best-supported game we’ve ever delivered. This is a journey that will involve constant adjustments, improvements, and additions. We appreciate your continued support and patience – thank you!
Granted, Treyarch didn’t specifically mention that they’ll be upgrading the servers to 60hz like in the beta, but this is good news, right? If you want a more detailed analysis of Black Ops 4 server tick rates, and how it stacks up against the servers of Fortnite, Battlefield 1 and more, click here.