Call of Duty Black Ops Cold War Beta Afterthought
Since the Call of Duty Black Ops Cold War Beta officially ended on Monday. It’s time for Kuma, that’s me for those that do not know to deep dive into what transpired. Special shoutout to Lady Arsenic for joining in on the fun.
The ’80s make a return in the Cold War:
That’s right, Call of Duty Black Ops: Cold War takes place during the ’80s which was an important or rather an interesting transition. However, when playing in the multiplayer you hardly can tell it is the 80’s or not. Even hitting the streets of Maimi or battling it out on the Armada area. It all feels semi-modern, except when using the weaponry which is not as High Tech as Modern Warfare or Black Ops 3. Which is fine. It is that middle ground that makes the game comfortable.
Being that Black Ops has gone the route of an arcade-style shooter giving players more of a fun experience more than a simulator shooter. In my opinion that is a great way to make a game that caters to you being revived, respawning, and having an action pack good time. Pretty much Call of Duty Black Ops: Cold War feels like an action blockbuster with a competitive mode.
Let’s get Technical!
This weekend Black Ops Cold War featured the new mode of VIP Escort for us gamers to try out. In this mode, a random person will be picked to be the VIP and of course, our task is to escort them to either A or B extractions. It is a quick mode which is fine by me having to watch all areas just in case your enemy tries to flank.
If you are on the offense that should be self-explanatory as you have to kill the VIP and everyone protecting them. However, the game ends when the VIP is taken out. Now if you are on a bigger map there is a disadvantage where a sniper can take out the VIP easily. A sniper could end this game so quickly. So far we were on The Cartel Map and Uzbekistan which is a bigger map with tanks and snowmobiles. The strategy here is to take them away from the opening and yes have a sniper camping somewhere to survey the area.
It does look like Treyarch Studios is taking some inspiration to the maps of Battlefield with MW and now with Black Ops Cold War. This is fine because you want your gamers to have a detailed map to run around and play with.
When it came to the Gunplay from the Alpha to the Beta there were some improvements that felt the developers were listening. In the Alpha, there were some issues where guns felt like it was a peashooter vs. now where it actually has a proper kick. I mostly use LMG’s and when you begin you are stuck with a premade load out until you reach a certain level to customize load-outs.
Now there are a few favorites that are still there like Hardpoint, Kill Confirmed, and of course TDM. Personally, the objective campaigns are a favorite since it is all about teamwork and worrying about the objective alone vs. being Rambo as a one-person army. As a whole, the Call of Duty games is getting better making it more team-based where you have to look out for your teammates and work together to help with killstreaks which I experience with some friends. For example, someone is almost getting an attack helicopter then we all do our best to help them get that unlocked.
“It feels like older Blackops to me, I enjoy it, the gunplay is a classic arcade-style which I missed compared to MW. Interested to see what the rest of the month offers.” – Lady Arsenic
Well, luckily enough we have a video for you to check out from Beastgamerkuma himself showing off gameplay and further quick thoughts. That being said, what do you say about the latest beta. How do you feel about your experience? Let’s discuss this. – Beast Out –