Another week, another update for Call of Duty: Black Ops 4; my favourite COD game in years just keeps getting better. This update brings a lot of balancing changes and, of course, the Nuketown map to the PC and Xbox One.
The key changes are as follows:
TDM 100 playlist: TDM 100 is the featured playlist for the week. If you haven’t played this game mode on previous COD titles before then it’s the same team deathmatch we all know and love, but the target score has been pushed to 100.
Stability improvements in multiplayer: Treyarch has fixed a lot of crashes in this update. The most important fix, for me, is the crashing when piloting the Hellstorm; it’s happened 3 times now…
Care Packages: The biggest change to care packages is that they will no longer drop high-end Scorestreaks rewards as often, this should mean that you see less Attack Helicopters and Snipers Nests in games – praise the lord.
Scorestreak points: Many of the Scorestreak costs have been increased or decreased, all of which make a lot of sense. For example, the Attack Helicopter has been increased from 1200 to 1300. You will also gain fewer points from Scorestreak kills, which have been reduced from +25 down to just +10; this should mean there are fewer Scorestreaks overall.
Zombies: There’s a lot of crash and stability fixes for Zombies in this update. I actually stopped playing Zombies solo because of the crashes, so it’s good to see many of these issues getting addressed. They’ve also patched a few exploits and fixed a few minor bugs.
Blackout: There’s only a couple of changes for Blackout this time around. These include fixing screen jittering when changing attachments while moving and adding the Bowie Knife as a random drop from killing Zombies.
Weapon changes (PC only): The Spitfire, Cordite, MX9 and GKS have all had their damaged reduced on the PC when targets are within a certain range.
There have also been some other minor tweaks and fixes to the PC version of the game, including allowing users to use the Tilde key (~) when mapping keys, updating the NVIDIA driver and fixing some issues with the Gesture Wheel.
As always, you can check out the full changelog on Reddit, but the key changes have been highlighted above.