The timed PS4-exclusive Call of Duty Black Ops Cold War beta went live over the weekend, since then players have been dealing with quite a few technical issues including network, movement, and input issues. One of which is genuinely worthy of the term “game-breaking.”
Recently, players of the Call of Duty Black Ops Cold War beta for PS4 have come across a variety of bugs. Typically this is what a beta is for and should be expected as this is not supposed to be reflective of the final product of the game which is set to be released on November 13, 2020. One of these bugs involves player input while using a controller, as PS4 users generally use the DualShock 4 controller as their primary input device, this has been affecting most players. What happens is regardless of input connection or controller power level, the device will just turn off at a moment’s notice. When players encounter this bug, it can be detrimental to their gameplay experience. In response to a Reddit post, Treyarch has commented stating “Our team is investigating issues like these,” this doesn’t give players much to go on, but…it’s something. As of now, some players are boycotting the game until the issue is resolved.
Game Design Director, David Vonderhaar has taken to Twitter to address player issues concerning certain network issues that have plagued the beta since launch as he states “I’ve seen a lot of tweets about the connection. That’s not good. I don’t have any information, but I am going to chase that one down hardcore. Of all the messages I’ve read, that one needs a lot of attention right away.” Unlike the generic response given by Treyarch regarding the controller issue, Vonderhaar seems to take issues that he sees very seriously. I believe fans can expect network issues to be (mostly) resolved at least for the open beta next weekend.
Previously players that had equipped the “Duster Handle” attachment would experience a bug that allowed players to slide faster than intended. The purpose of the attachment is to “improve aiming stability and speed in adverse shooting conditions.” This issue has since been resolved as of earlier today, October 11, so players should not experience anymore movement issues (at least regarding the Duster Handle attachment..hopefully).
Call of Duty Black Ops Cold War launches on November 13, 2020 and will hopefully fix the bugs that have been introduced with the beta.