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Treyarch Says Black Ops 4 Will See Plenty of Polish Before Launch

Developer using beta feedback in getting Black Ops 4 ready for launch.

by Jordan Peters


The multiplayer beta for Black Ops 4 is in the books after the conclusion of beta weekend #2 earlier this week.  While that means that we will not get a chance to play anymore Black Ops 4 multiplayer until October as players, it does mean that Treyarch can get back to finishing up the game and getting it ready for launch.

As to be expected from a game as popular as Call of Duty, there was plenty of feedback given in the Black Ops 4 beta.  From things like Scorestreaks not being powerful enough, to things like Body Armor being too powerful, Treyarch has plenty of things to look at and tune before the October release of the game.

We took a conservative approach to changes in the beta

Though beta is often thrown around loosely when it comes to games, it looks like Treyarch has a bunch of thing on their to-do list before the launch of the game.  Over on Reddit, they addressed some of these issues and say that they will be taking the feedback from the beta into the weeks ahead while they polish the game.

“There is a meta to the game that will unfold over time, so we took a slightly conservative approach to changes in the Beta until all the gameplay data had been reviewed and digested. Now, we have a wealth of information and are excited to get to work polishing the game for launch,” says Treyarch.

There’s a pretty lengthy list of things that could be seeing changes between the beta and the full release.  This includes changes to how Body Armor works, Fog of War and Mini-Map changes, Spawning, and the information displayed in Kill-Cams.

Unfortunately we won’t be able to see this stuff in action before the October 12th release date.  What we will get a chance to look at is the Blackout Beta.  Those who had access to the Multiplayer Beta will get access to the Blackout beta when it goes live on September 10th.

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