Like many of you reading this I have spent a great deal of time with the Blackout beta for Call Of Duty Black Ops IIII. I think that it is fantastic and that Activision and Treyarch really do have a winner on their hands here.
However, there are some things that I think need to be “fixed” before it is released next month, but hey that is what the beta is for. Let me start by saying that these are very minor complaints and for the most part the mode is tremendous and I have had a blast.
The main thing that I have had an issue with and this may just be me, but sometimes it feels like it takes an age to come across an actual weapon. I can sometimes come across about five scopes before I find a single gun. I know that this is not something everyone has encountered, but it is something that I have come across in many matches.
One other thing that took me by surprise is the size of the map. I do not have an issue with this, I love how large and open the map is. Plus a lot of that empty space I am sure is going to be filled in with stuff over the next year. However, I have had a couple of friends say that it takes too long to get from one part of the map to another and sometimes you can go a long time without seeing another player. I personally think this is a nitpick and you can always jump on a quad or a 4X4 if it bothers you that much.
The only other thing that I have an issue with is the vehicles. They handle kind of weird it reminds me of the way you drive the Warthog in Halo. It is not terrible, but still, after a ton of games, I have had a hard time getting used to it.
Let me state I love Blackout mode in Call Of Duty Black Ops IIII and have a feeling it is going to be one of my go to games when I only have a spare 30 minutes or so to game. However, I am very interested to see what little fixes and changes Treyarch make as a result of this beta.