Call of Duty: Black Ops Cold War is in the starting blocks and expectations are high. After all, the predecessor was a huge success, but with many rough edges. What we hope for from the new Call of Duty.
With Call of Duty: Modern Warfare, Activsion made a whopping 600 million Euros in sales in the first three days – a huge success for the publisher. In spite of all the hype, however, criticism hailed again and again because of various construction sites.
Hackers, hackers and even more hackers
Everyone who played Call of Duty: Modern Warfare online for a little longer has been hacked before. Especially in Warzone this was a big problem last year. Since the Battle Royale was free, hackers didn’t care much about the account, you could simply create a new one.
Big streamers like Nadeshot or shroud criticized the hacker culture in CoD. Large ban waves and the attempt of the improvement of Activision were the result, but without lasting success. Modern Warfare never got rid of the hacker problem.
For the new Call of Duty, we naturally wish for better handling of hackers, better anticheat software and a tougher crackdown on the developers. Maybe a verified account would be conceivable for Warzone.
That way people who have clearly identified themselves would be sent together to a lobby. This would reduce the likelihood of hackers, see CS:GO with the prime mode.
Bugs, bugs and more bugs
Just as annoying as the hackers are the bugs and exploits in CoD. Unfair victories in Warzone through constant revives, subway stations that protect you from the gas or the demon bug make the game unplayable again and again.
The bugs are fixed quite fast, but then new ones appear again. There is hardly a big patch where we don’t have to report about new bugs.
The list could go on forever. Therefore we wish the new Call of Duty would have less bugs in the patches. Maybe implementing test servers would be an alternative to eradicate bugs before the latest patch goes live.
Gigabyte, Gigabyte and even more Gigybyte
Call of Duty is big. Call of Duty is very big! Since the latest patch Call of Duty: Modern Warfare is 261 gigabytes large. This not only takes up a lot of disk space, but also takes forever to download.
But that is not all. If you come home after a hard day at work or school and just want to play a round of Warzone and suddenly a 40 gigabyte patch is waiting for you, you’ll want to throw your PC or console out the window.
That’s why we at Activision would like people who don’t have a dedicated line at home and take a little longer to download large patches to get them to work. Either there must be significantly fewer patches or they must simply be smaller.
Call of Duty: Black Ops Cold War will be released on November 13th for PlayStation 4, Xbox One and PC and will cost around €60.