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Call of Duty: Black Ops 4 Blackout update adds Fast Collapse

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An armed soldier from Call of Duty: Black Ops 4 Blackout
Call of Duty: Black Ops 4 Blackout

Call of Duty: Black Ops 4's battle royale mode Blackout received another round of updates, with the latest one adding an event-based playlist dubbed the Fast Collapse as well as a host of tweaks and improvements on just about everything.

Fast Collapse does well to hint at what Treyarch have in store. With the play space constricting nearly twice as fast as in the original game, Blackout's players will be forced to act and react quickly, leaving very little time, and space too, for scavenging.

Call of Duty: Black Ops 4 players will surely be glad to hear that as far as events go, Treyarch is not nearly done. Fast Collapse is actually just one of "3 special events" that the dev's got in store and judging by the general response to the game itself, they're likely to be a blast. 

First things first though, since there's still plenty of work left before Treyarch can call Blackout a finished article. Might I suggest shortening the name first though, because typing Call of Duty: Black Ops 4 and adding whatever mode is getting seriously ridiculous. Stop copying Japanese game naming schemes Treyarch, wink wink!

Blackout's armour has been subject to much debate and while there's still a lot of tweaking left to do, Treyarch are currently looking at level 2 and 3 armour, particularly the latter since it will dictate changes on the former as well. Prior to the earlier update, Level 3 armour was immune to explosive damage, so the dev insists on careful steps towards balancing it.

The Koshka sniper has had its ADS slowed down a bit, so as to prevent the game going full PUBG. There have been reports that the Vapr is overpowered, although Treyarch claim that players are probably mistaking popularity for op-ness.

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It turns out that Blackout's zombies gained some long range capabilities in the meantime, attacking players "from a range [Treyarch] didn't intend." Players, on the other hand, seem to be mostly concerned over audio cues, since hearing your teammate's footsteps from two blocks away gets annoying.

Just a quick reminder to the master race - Call of Duty: Black Ops 4 Blackout open beta for PC kicks off this weekend, so you may want to clear your schedule. Also, Battlefield V is in trouble.

You can find Call of Duty: Black Ops 4 Blackout's full patch notes here.