Although new mechanics such as sprays and emotes have only just been added to Activision's latest blockbuster Call of Duty: Black Ops 4, it hasn't taken long for wily players to figure out a way to exploit them for nefarious needs.
Across all platforms, the number of players who connected Black Ops 4 online on the first day increased from Call of Duty: WWII, though Activision did not provide any details on how dramatic the increase was.
The multiplayer first-person shooter game set the launch day record for digital releases in Activision history, breaking the record set previous year by Call of Duty: WWII, the company said Sunday.
In addition to the usual bucketload of game modes, maps and Zombies, Black Ops 4 borrows one or two tricks from rival shooters.
Assuming that update is released soon, that quick response is a good sign for the responsiveness and support Black Ops 4 might receive going forward.
"Black Ops 4 is an incredible game, and the community's response to it has been wonderful".
Activision also noted that the game set a new PlayStation record for day one digital full game sales on PlayStation Store across the globe, though, again, no exact numbers were given. If Black Ops 4 had set a day one record for online players for the franchise then the publisher would have said so. Largest Activision Xbox One digital game sales in Activision's history based on Activision sales data. It's a pretty big deal in the game's tactical Blackout battle royale mode, but the developers have already stated that they're aware of the problem and a fix is on its way.
Gunplay is lightning-quick and responsive as hell, but with a greater focus on Specialists and specific abilities, you'll need to know who to pick (and who to avoid).
Black Ops 4 is also available on PC via Battle.net-and it was a success there as well.