Call of Duty: Black Ops 4 Beta Final Update and Takeaway Tips Arrive

The Call of Duty: Black Ops 4 Black Beta ends on September 17, 2018. In its time, Treyarch made it clear that the developer want players to have good experiences, from slowly rolling out extras to responding to fan feedback. Now, there is one last update.

The last round of updates brings a spook factor to the Graveyard. “The Blightfather has been temporarily transported from the upcoming Zombies experience, IX, to the proving grounds of Blackout.” There was also a reminder that Call of Duty‘s take on the battle royale mode remains locked at 88 players per match, up from its original 80.

In total, here are the most recent updates made to the beta, which were shared on Reddit:

  • General:

    • Blightfather event added (all playlists)

    • Removed Close Quarters Frenzy from available playlists

  • Miscellaneous:

    • General stability fixes

We’ve also made the following general updates to PC:

  • Miscellaneous:

    • General stability and UI fixes

    • Fixed various controller issues

    • Fixed Inventory issues when disconnecting from the server

Meanwhile, Treyarch is continuing to keep its eye on a few recurring Call of Duty: Black Ops 4 issues, especially with the beta open on all platforms before its end. Below are the topics the team has been tracking:

  • Crashes/Performance Issues on PC: With so many variables at play on the PC platform, we’re always tracking and investigating new reports of crashes and other issues on PC. As we mentioned yesterday, your new best friend is u/TreyarchPC on Reddit and @TreyarchPC on Twitter for all PC-specific updates. Please keep an eye out for those here on r/BlackOps4.

  • Xbox Button: We’ve gotten reports that some Xbox One users may lose controller input after pressing the Xbox Button while playing the Blackout Beta. We’re aware of this issue and will have it fixed for launch.

  • Mystery Box: Some players have asked about the precise interaction between the blue column of light on the map and the Mystery Box. In the Beta, the light denotes that Zombies have spawned at that location. Players must kill the last zombie in an area for the next box to spawn. At launch, the Mystery Box will initially spawn at Zombies-themed locations and will appear to be locked. Once the last zombie is killed that area, the box will unlock and can be looted. Write that one down for October 12th.

  • Redeploy: It’s been suggested that we allow players to Redeploy when the game is over for their team without needing to go back to the lobby. We like this idea too, and have added it to the To Do list for evaluation.

While the Beta ends at 10 am PT on September 17, 2018, here are some tips you can use when the game launches on October 12, 2018 for the PlayStation 4, Xbox One, and PC.

  • Locked On: When an enemy fires a locked-on missile at your vehicle, you will hear an alert that increases in speed as the missile closes in on your vehicle. Use this alert to know when it’s time to bail.

  • Base Jump: Redeploy your Wingsuit by sprinting and jumping off a ledge while holding the jump button for a short period of time. Make sure you’ve got enough room. You won’t deploy the Wingsuit if you aren’t up high enough. Great locations to base jump from include the road atop the Hydro Dam, the open floors in the skyscraper at Construction Site, and the main Fracking Tower. It’s a skill well worth developing.

  • Extended Barrel: The Extended Barrel Attachment increases the muzzle velocity of the weapon that it’s attached to. This means you’ll see less bullet drop and longer effective ranges.

  • Zombie Power: Zombies become stronger with each stage of the Collapse. This means they’ll soak up more damage as the match progresses. You’ve been warned.

  • Wingsuit Like A Pro: During initial deployment, the Altimeter shown on the right of the screen will display three arrows once you’ve reached maximum possible speed (about 71 m/s). If you wish to travel the maximum distance possible, point straight down at the ground and hit maximum speed for a brief amount of time. Then, pull up to be nearly horizontal with the ground below to cover the most distance. Continue to hold forward on the left stick, or you’ll stall and fall short of your intended Destination.

  • Underwater: When underwater, you will gasp for air a few seconds before you start taking damage due to lack of oxygen. Dive to the surface when you hear the gasps to prevent taking damage.

  • Re-Armor Up: The Armor icon on your HUD will show its current status through damage states. If your Armor looks heavily damaged, it’s probably best to replace it with the next fresh Armor you come across. As we mentioned in an earlier update, players will see an Armor Health Bar that appears above their own Health Bar in the HUD in the launch version of the game.

[Source: Reddit]