Two notable problems have surfaced in Call of Duty: Black Ops 4, one involving Gestures and the other Razor Wire, but developer Treyarch has announced plans to tackle both.
First up is the problem with multiplayer Gestures, also known as emotes. While the emotes themselves are working fine, players have discovered an exploit that allows them to use emotes to recon an area without putting themselves in danger. This is the result of emotes temporarily switching players to a third-person perspective, which can give them a view around obstacles while their body remains completely covered.
The next issue, involving the Razor Wire of Specialist Torque, is getting players unfairly kicked from matches for false team kills. In hardcore matches with friendly fire turned on, teammates can get damaged and eventually killed by friendly Razor Wire. This means that, whether intentionally or through stupidity, players can get friendly Torques booted by repeatedly running through their Razor Wire.
In a recent post on Reddit, Treyarch detailed a minor patch that was dropping for the game, which was followed by the announcement that the two issues above are getting addressed. According to the post, the developer is working on turning off the “team kill” detection for Razor Wire, but its solution to the Gesture problem is a little more elaborate. Treyarch’s description of their Gesture solution can be read below.
We’re aware that players have been able to use Gestures (often referred to by the community as “Emotes”) to peek around corners in modes where that can create an unfair advantage. We’re currently working on an update that creates two systems for Gestures – the default system that is in the game now, and a competitive version that disables free look and applies different camera settings to prevent using it to see around corners. The default system will be used in parts of the game where corner peeking won’t affect gameplay balance (like the staging area of Blackout), and the competitive version will be used in modes where a more restrictive camera system is needed. We want players to always have fun with Gestures as intended, but never at the expense of fair gameplay!
Spawning issues in the Domination game mode are also getting addressed, according to the same post.
Call of Duty: Black Ops 4 is out now on PlayStation 4, Xbox One, and PC. The game saw record-breaking digital launch day sales, but Black Ops 4‘s physical sales were the lowest they’ve been in a while.
Source: Reddit r/Blackops4