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There’s a lot going on in Call of Duty games nowadays. Between the Specialist abilities, scorestreaks, and other distractions, it can be easy to lose sight of our roots, which is why Black Ops 4 is hearkening back to the early days of pure shooting with the upcoming introduction of a Barebones playlist.

A recent Black Ops 4 developer diary was posted to Treyarch’s official Twitter account, in which the developer announced that the Barebones playlist is coming back with “no Specialists, and classic gameplay rules”, arriving “later in the Operation.” This will presumably include the axing of scorestreaks, but whatever other content is getting cut remains to be seen. The remainder of the update is spent discussing the balancing and content changes that hit the game in its recent Operation Grand Heist update.

According to studio design director David Vonderhaar, these developer updates will be a regular thing. This attempt at increased transparency is possibly a response to the recent backlash Treyarch received for its implementation of loot boxes, and the content the studio locked behind them. Thankfully, some of the system’s worst features were reverted.

Black Ops 4‘s Operation Grand Heist update is now live for all platforms.

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Source: Eurogamer


About Nick Plessas

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Nick didn’t start gaming until mid-2006. Once his parents finally allowed a console into the house, it was all uphill from there. Starting out with a PS2, he grew an affinity for Sony consoles and moved on to the PS3, and now the PS4. He keeps his gaming palette wide, but, gun to his head, he’d have to say shooters are his genre of choice. Find him on Twitter @idole808

Call of Duty: Black Ops 4 finally getting Barebones playlist

Black Ops 4 will take a trip back to a simpler time with the return of the a playlist that removes Specialists.

By Nick Plessas | 02/28/2019 01:00 PM PT

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There’s a lot going on in Call of Duty games nowadays. Between the Specialist abilities, scorestreaks, and other distractions, it can be easy to lose sight of our roots, which is why Black Ops 4 is hearkening back to the early days of pure shooting with the upcoming introduction of a Barebones playlist.

A recent Black Ops 4 developer diary was posted to Treyarch’s official Twitter account, in which the developer announced that the Barebones playlist is coming back with “no Specialists, and classic gameplay rules”, arriving “later in the Operation.” This will presumably include the axing of scorestreaks, but whatever other content is getting cut remains to be seen. The remainder of the update is spent discussing the balancing and content changes that hit the game in its recent Operation Grand Heist update.

According to studio design director David Vonderhaar, these developer updates will be a regular thing. This attempt at increased transparency is possibly a response to the recent backlash Treyarch received for its implementation of loot boxes, and the content the studio locked behind them. Thankfully, some of the system’s worst features were reverted.

Black Ops 4‘s Operation Grand Heist update is now live for all platforms.

Read More

Source: Eurogamer



About Nick Plessas

view all posts

Nick didn’t start gaming until mid-2006. Once his parents finally allowed a console into the house, it was all uphill from there. Starting out with a PS2, he grew an affinity for Sony consoles and moved on to the PS3, and now the PS4. He keeps his gaming palette wide, but, gun to his head, he’d have to say shooters are his genre of choice. Find him on Twitter @idole808