Call of Duty: Black Ops 4 |OT| Late to the party

Oct 25, 2017
8,361
I haven't played a lot in the past few weeks, am playing more right now and I gotta say, the game is a lot worse now than it was at launch. Far more shoot first die first situations than before and in general a laggier experience with more lagspikes and seeing host migrations for the first time. Seen some people aim through walls, a 4-man clan in mercenary, people literally being invisible or coincidentally making me lag right as I am about to kill them from behind, enemy traps invisible even to my engineer perk. Plus there's the whole microtransaction system which is beyond terrible: expensive and grindy, you can't even stack them for fuck's sake. It almost feels like they rented semi-decent servers for the review period and now they changed them. I know it probably isn't true but sure feels like it.
 
Oct 25, 2017
8,252
watching dr disrespect do blackout

they came across an aim botter, after disrespect gets killed, the guy afks behind a tree while staring in the ground. Then the guy starts pretty much fucking around(Probably steam sniping), but they note he has an extremely high sensitivity.

that sucks :l I thought the blizzard app would've been better at blocking hacks like that.
 
Oct 25, 2017
8,685
watching dr disrespect do blackout

they came across an aim botter, after disrespect gets killed, the guy afks behind a tree while staring in the ground. Then the guy starts pretty much fucking around(Probably steam sniping), but they note he has an extremely high sensitivity.

that sucks :l I thought the blizzard app would've been better at blocking hacks like that.
WoW has had bots forever. They do ban waves but they clearly can't block stuff outright.
 
Oct 25, 2017
172
So I hit level 50 on the battle pass (or whatever they call it) and unlocked the 2 Titan skins. Now I can't find them anywhere when putting skins on my gun. How do I access these? They don't really explain it anywhere.
I couldn’t figure this out either - had to watch YouTube. When you’re in Create a class, you want to highlight the Titan and then push up on the D pad. Sandstorm will pop up as a selection above the default Titan slelection. Select that, and then the Black Knight skin will appear in the personalize menu (triangle on PS4). I don’t know how anyone would ever find that...
 
Oct 25, 2017
2,004
Just need to get Diamond for the Tac Rifles, Snipers, and Pistols for Dark Matter. Not looking forward to using the pistols tbh

the daily tier skip in Black Market is extremely effective at making me log in to get a win each day
Same. I was worried I wasn't going to make it to 200 in time before they added this but now I only need to worry about getting two tiers naturally since there's 18 tier skips left.
 
Oct 28, 2017
2,161
Is Blackout matchmaking based on skill or ranking? Or is it just throwing everyone in together?
Battle Royale games tend to have very loose, if any, matchmaking because otherwise searching for matches would take too long. So while I can't say for sure if there's any matchmaking in Blackout specifically, there most likely isn't. Beyond the possibility of regional queues, that is.
 
Oct 27, 2017
433
Just need to get Diamond for the Tac Rifles, Snipers, and Pistols for Dark Matter. Not looking forward to using the pistols tbh



Same. I was worried I wasn't going to make it to 200 in time before they added this but now I only need to worry about getting two tiers naturally since there's 18 tier skips left.
The Strife is one of the best weapons in HC, and the Mozu is amazing once you get the op mod+scope in core. RK7 is the worst gun in the game though, along with the Koshka and Outlar w/o the op mod.


I have the Knife, Cordite, Spitfire, and GKS left.
 
Oct 27, 2017
556
Man I really wish non specialist equipment didn't take up a slot in pick ten. Yeah I know treyarch wants people to use specialist equipment but it really just makes me not want to use the other equipment. I know they prob want to reduce nade spam but come on. When you have a full team just head glitching and corner camping with nvir scoped titans, it really makes me miss standard grenades to help make them fuckin move
 
Oct 30, 2017
880
Battle Royale games tend to have very loose, if any, matchmaking because otherwise searching for matches would take too long. So while I can't say for sure if there's any matchmaking in Blackout specifically, there most likely isn't. Beyond the possibility of regional queues, that is.
Yeah that's what I thought too. I just wonder how new Level 1 Blackout players feel playing a map where higher ranked players are very familiar with everything and if that affects their enjoyment of the game.
 
Oct 28, 2017
2,161
Yeah that's what I thought too. I just wonder how new Level 1 Blackout players feel playing a map where higher ranked players are very familiar with everything and if that affects their enjoyment of the game.
It's the same hump that needs to be overcome in any player vs. player game/mode for players that start playing it later than others. In MP, for example, new players have to deal with the fact that others have better map knowledge, weapon loadouts, spawn points, and streak setups. It can feel daunting to players new to the genre due to having a single life per match but that's a key aspect of the risk vs reward appeal to the game mode.
 
Oct 27, 2017
2,821
God who plays hardcore nuketown. also what's the deal with collateral? I got a double kill with a sniper bullet and didn't get the collateral medal or the credit on the challenge :(
 
Nov 23, 2017
298
I hate those days when the games pushes it's middle finger straight into your face. I think I lost 80% of my matches today. 1-on-1 gunfights end up that I get killed, shots don't register, enemy team gets streak after streak after streak and I'm not sure if all of my teammates had their monitor in sight or if they tried to play blindly.
 
Nov 1, 2017
723
The constant bunny hopping is really getting on my nerves. You should not be that accurate while jumping and shooting. That is ridiculous and I don't care if "it's been always like this".
This weeks playlists are a total bust. I'm just sweating out in TDM and Kill Confirmed until next week
I feel the same. That's what I do too. Also, weekends are extremely sweaty, like holy crap.
Finding a game takes quite a while today on PC... it was fine a few hours ago.
 
Oct 25, 2017
1,238
The constant bunny hopping is really getting on my nerves. You should not be that accurate while jumping and shooting. That is ridiculous and I don't care if "it's been always like this".
I think it's broken. The Dexterity perk says that you aim better while jumping with it but it actually makes no difference. So it seems like we all have Dexterity jumping accuracy even without the perk on.
 
Oct 25, 2017
864
NYC
He wanted to leave but I wasn't done with him yet:


Had a cool moment a few moments ago. Nothing amazing in terms of kills but atmosphere.

I landed in Asylum and someone turned on the jukebox at the Diner. Didn't know you can hear the music from Asylum!

So the music started playing and I picked up the Bowie knife. The music + the knife made everything feel like a movie. Not only that, but you had zombies, too! Felt intense and I felt like a badass, lol. Killed some zombies and got 2 knife kills. Uploaded a 3 min video of it:


Even though I downloaded it from Twitch, the quality doesn't look that clear for some reason so apologies for that.

I think I'm going to run around with the knife in Blackout more often...
 
Oct 25, 2017
2,475
God who plays hardcore nuketown. also what's the deal with collateral? I got a double kill with a sniper bullet and didn't get the collateral medal or the credit on the challenge :(
Its a fantastic way to level guns, and if you are against a lot of snipers just rush their spawn to flip spawns and then you can go backwards and shoot all the snipers in the back. Very easy in nuketown too with side passages.

I'm currently tier 102 in the black market playing a few hours every week and trying to get the daily tier skip done (this is all on PS4), there is zero chance of me hitting tier 200 by the time First Strike ends in 10 days but I'll easily get to tier 105 which has the unicorn gun skin, from 105 to 198 there is just a vast wasteland of garbage items. Overall pretty disappointing, I'm sure all the people who play 3-5 hours a day streaming will hit tier 200 easy but I feel as if I'm playing a little bit too much and will still only be a bit over halfway. On the plus side all the skins are cringe bad so I don't really care about getting anything.

Its been 6 weeks since release now and I kinda feel mostly done, I don't enjoy blackout as much as I used to, multiplayer still tends to be mostly a mess, and the microtransactional feel layered on top of the game feels predatory and icky. If it wasn't for blackout BLOPS4 would be extremely low scoring in my view. Its too bad Activision controls every game, I think WW2 would be more fun and popular if they kept up the monthly events, tuned the challenges, added new weapons/skins, etc.
 
Oct 25, 2017
1,029
Orlando
I don't know what's happening but I cannot get into any games tonight. It's constant disconnects and I got into one zombie game and it immediately gave the Game Over screen.
 
Oct 25, 2017
6,044
Unlocked Dempsey in Blackout. Finally. You'd think getting one grenade kill would be easy but with him it's frustrating cause so many are also trying to do the challenge.
 
Oct 30, 2017
662
I guess I'm just stupid but I had some CP from when I bought the deluxe edition of the game and decided to get that Fall Firearms special order because I wanted the Maddox ar. Does that not immediately unlock once you buy it? I can't equip it in create class. Or do I still have to get to level 49 for it to unlock first (I'm currently at 27)?

And if I do have to wait until I get to 49, what the fuck is the point of spending CP on that to begin with? Isn't the whole point is that you get the gun right away?
 
Aug 21, 2018
15
Any tip for improve my gameplay.

best weapons?

aim improve?

my aim on pc is really really bad, i can encouter one guy from behind and is very difficult to kill him (i star 3 days ago, i usually play this game on consoles but this was a bonus on one order. ).
The game feels more frenetic on pc
 
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Oct 28, 2017
140
I've been out of the COD loop for a while. I got the game without the season pass. when the new maps drop, how does it work for non-season pass owners?
Edit: Thanks Hamster Plugin. Sounds good, as long as I'm not getting kicked from lobbies for not paying an extra $50.
 
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Nov 1, 2017
723
There is something not right with this game. I have slowed down some captures where I am firing at the enemy and he dies but I noticed something felt off. So I watched the capture and you see me shooting and every bullet causes some damage which you can see at the enemy health bar yet you have situations where you you can clearly see bullet fired -> takes damage -> bullet fired -> takes damage -> takes damage -> bullet fired ... where he suddenly takes damage twice without anyone else firing at him and all were body shots.
The weird thing is I have games where this appears to happen FOR ME the whole match and then I have games where I would guess that it happens TO ME the whole match. It feel totally off sometimes.
 
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Oct 25, 2017
5,363
Top 2 in blackout and choked, I should’ve won but the guy just seemed to eat my bullets then I had to push in and he had the cover.

Annoying lol
 
Nov 23, 2017
298
There is something not right with this game. I have slowed down some captures where I am firing at the enemy and he dies but I noticed something felt off. So I watched the capture and you see me shooting and every bullet causes some damage which you can see at the enemy health bar yet you have situations where you you can clearly see bullet fired -> takes damage -> bullet fired -> takes damage -> takes damage -> bullet fired ... where he suddenly takes damage twice without anyone else firing at him and all were body shots.
The weird thing is I have games where this appears to happen FOR ME the whole match and then I have games where I would guess that it happens TO ME the whole match. It feel totally off sometimes.
Yeah, sometimes this game feels kind of broken. I just did a round TDM, we won it, close game... something like 75 - 68 and I had a 4.2 k/d. One match later, same lobby, just 2 people quit the lobby, the rest were the same: I quit at 19 - 52 and a 0.8 k/d. I really don't know whats wrong with me or with this game.
 
Nov 1, 2017
723
Yeah, sometimes this game feels kind of broken. I just did a round TDM, we won it, close game... something like 75 - 68 and I had a 4.2 k/d. One match later, same lobby, just 2 people quit the lobby, the rest were the same: I quit at 19 - 52 and a 0.8 k/d. I really don't know whats wrong with me or with this game.
Same experience for me. Hitmarkers seem to also be hit or miss (lol)... sometimes I am clearly off and shots don't register but I still get hitmarkers. Or maybe that is because the previous hitmarker (from a bullet that did hit) stays too long on screen? Also a shot that is clearly not a head shot gets registered as one. I don't know, you can't really trust what you are seeing in this game. It's really weird.

It's funny how anal BF players are when it comes to hit registration and most CoD players are just "yeah well that is how it is in CoD".
 
Nov 23, 2017
298
Same experience for me. Hitmarkers seem to also be hit or miss (lol)... sometimes I am clearly off and shots don't register but I still get hitmarkers. Or maybe that is because the previous hitmarker (from a bullet that did hit) stays too long on screen? Also a shot that is clearly not a head shot gets registered as one. I don't know, you can't really trust what you are seeing in this game. It's really weird.

It's funny how anal BF players are when it comes to hit registration and most CoD players are just "yeah well that is how it is in CoD".
Yeah, sometimes it feels like I'm pumping a whole mag into the enemy but only like 2 shots register, he also doesn't care, turns around and I am immediately dead. But when I'm in rounds like this I quit and search for a new lobby. Luckily the search for a new lobby is very quick. Most times the game is too much fun to get mad because of some bad lobbies, even if there are some days I want to punch straight into my monitor, lol.
 
Oct 25, 2017
864
NYC
Today I learned the sensor dart can show you where zombies are. Instead of a red dot, it'll be a white dot.

Bowie Knife continues to be fun as hell!

Fyi, you can open a door, climb on it, and use it to get on roofs and whatnot. Depending on the building, it might be a good hiding spot as well. I'll take a gif to show what I mean.

I've also discovered how fun it is to jump out of a helicopter, land right next to people, and kill them. Need to do this more often.
 
Oct 25, 2017
1,238
I've been out of the COD loop for a while. I got the game without the season pass. when the new maps drop, how does it work for non-season pass owners?
In the past, they've had new maps in a separate playlist for a week and then added them to the regular playlists.

When the DLC gets added to regular rotation you will be mostly separated from season pass owners, although if a season pass owner can't match up with enough other season pass owners in an unpopular playlist they may be dropped down to a non-DLC lobby and you get to see them. If you go into a party with a season pass owner, you will be playing in non-DLC lobbies and your friend will not get to play the new maps.
 
Oct 30, 2017
63
Anyone have any idea how these daily tier rewards work? I haven't played much of this game but the last couple of nights I played enough to seemingly unlock some legendary skins. Problem is, I don't know of any way to access them. Help?
 
Oct 30, 2017
880
Today I learned the sensor dart can show you where zombies are. Instead of a red dot, it'll be a white dot.

Bowie Knife continues to be fun as hell!

Fyi, you can open a door, climb on it, and use it to get on roofs and whatnot. Depending on the building, it might be a good hiding spot as well. I'll take a gif to show what I mean.

I've also discovered how fun it is to jump out of a helicopter, land right next to people, and kill them. Need to do this more often.
My quad was up against a 3 stack out near turbine. We were the Last 7 people in the match. One of the dudes in the enemy team jumped in a chopper and flew past us and jumped out letting the chopper crash into the ground. We knew he was in back of us but he was pretty far out so we didn’t bother going after him. Big mistake. This 3 stack essentially triangulated on our position and pushed us at the same time. We all got mowed down.