Bizarre Scarlet Nexus Shadow Glitch Gets Fixed


Kotaku 09 July, 2021 - 02:00pm 47 views

When does Mauer der Toten come out?

Mauer Der Toten will be released on July 15 as part of Call of Duty: Black Ops Cold War's midseason update, which should include more changes and additions on top of the new Zombies map. polygon.comCall of Duty: Black Ops Cold War Zombies map Mauer Der Toten trailer revealed

While the patch notes don’t go into specifics about which languages were affected, Scarlet Nexus players have been discussing the issue on the game’s Steam forums since it launched on June 25. Knowledgeable players eventually provided a workaround that got shadows working in French, Italian, and German by adding a simple text string to Scarlet Nexus’ launch options.

Kotaku contacted Bandai Namco for more information but didn’t hear back before publication.

Funnily enough, shadows are definitely intact in the footage Scarlet Nexus uses for in-game tutorial pop-ups, only to return to shadow-less gameplay moments later. It’s one of those things that might not have been immediately noticeable alongside the RPG’s slick, fast-paced combat but now sticks out like a sore thumb.

This graphical oddity also gained traction on Twitter following the update’s July 7 release thanks to French-speaker yaoilowell (great name, by the way), who joked that the bug was accurate since people in France don’t actually cast shadows in real life. The jury’s still out on that one, but at least the problem has been rectified in Scarlet Nexus. No more pretending everyone in the game is a vampire if you’re not playing in English.

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Here's our first look at Black Ops Cold War's new Zombies map, Mauer Der Toten - VG247

VG247 09 July, 2021 - 03:44am

The next Zombies map is a week away.

Treyarch has concluded a week of teasers with the first trailer for Mauer Der Toten, the next Zombies map in Call of Duty: Black Ops Cold War. The map joins the two existing round-based Zombies maps, and will be available July 15 with the mid-season update.

As you might have guessed from the recent teasers, Mauer Der Toten takes place in Berlin in February, 1985. The events follow on from Outbreak’s Operation Excision, the most recent chapter in the Zombies story. Requiem agents are captured and threatened by Kravchenko, and must work for him to stay alive.

Mauer Der Toten has one of the most unique settings for a Zombies map. Taking place in metropolitan downtown Berlin, fighting will take place on city streets, narrow hallways of apartment buildings, and even rooftops. You’ll spot ziplines that get you from one rooftop to another, and there’s an underground section with what looks to be running trains.

Mauer Der Toten also introduces a new Wonder Weapon – the CRBR-S – which can be modified into four different variants. There’s the return of the Mule Kick perk, which lets you equip a third weapon, and new enemy types to fight.

All of this arrives alongside some big balance tweaks to zombie health, which you can read in full on the Treyarch blog.

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Cold War Season 4 Reloaded Zombies changes: Zombie health nerf, Dynamic Wall Buys & pack-a-punch buffs 08 July, 2021 - 03:42pm

Season 4 Reloaded will bring various major gameplay changes to Black Ops Cold War Zombies in addition to the new Mauer der Toten map.

A great deal of excitement is currently brewing in the Zombies community for Black Ops Cold War with the confirmation that the new Mauer der Toten map will be arriving on July 15 and will be bringing plenty of exciting things, such as the return of the fan-favorite Mule Kick perk and a plethora of action which players got a glimpse of in the gameplay trailer.

Some of the most impactful changes coming to the Zombies world with the Season 4 Reloaded update for Black Ops Cold War will be major gameplay adjustments that Treyarch has been working on in response to community feedback.

The development studio gave players a first look at what these changes will be in the studio’s latest blog post, and we have all of these major Cold War Season 4 Reloaded Zombies changes covered for you.

You can find all of the major changes that will be applied to Zombies in Black Ops Cold War when the Season 4 Reloaded update launches below:

In addition to these major changes, Treyarch also revealed the new Dynamic Wall Buys feature. This Dynamic Wall Buys feature consists of weapons on the wall having the chance to increase in rarity at the end of every fifth round.

This increase in rarity has the potential to go all of the way up to Legendary, which means that players will be able to use wall weapons much more effectively at higher rounds than before.

There is no doubt that the Black Ops Cold War Zombies community will be very excited to try out all of these major gameplay changes that the Season 4 Reloaded update will be bringing to the Call of Duty game.

For more Call of Duty: Black Ops Cold War, check out everything you need to know about the new OTs 9 SMG that will be arriving soon, and stay tuned for future news and guides.

The C58 is an awesome throwback to the original Black Ops, so here are the best loadout and perks to run with it in Cold War Season 4.

Cold War received no new Assault Rifle during the entirety of Season 3, but that Treyarch has changed that with Season 4’s C58. This fully automatic Assault Rifle closely resembles the Galil from the original Black Ops.

While this weapon has a slow fire rate, its damage, bullet velocity, and recoil control make it best suited for taking long-range fights in Cold War’s multiplayer. The main areas that need improving are its recoil control and damage range.

Here are the best attachments and perks for the C58 in Season 4.

Black Ops Cold War players have been asking for a buff to the C58, stating that the main issues are its lack of hit marker if the enemy is right in front of you, as well as the low damage to enemies within 20m of you.

This loadout will focus on priming the weapon for medium to long-range combat by improving recoil control and damage range. First off, we’re starting off with the Microflex LED optic for a cleaner picture when aiming down sights.

Next, we’ll focus on improving the weapon’s effective damage range. The 18.7″ Reinforced Heavy barrel will help you avoid rushing objectives and engaging in close-quarters encounters with the C58.

Then we’re using the Infantry Compensator and Field Agent Grip for maximum recoil control. Combined, these attachments reduce both the horizontal and vertical recoil, making controlling the weapon easy.

The C58 only comes with a 20 Round Mag by default, so you’ll want to use the Salvo 30 Rnd Fast Mag as soon as you unlock it. 30 rounds isn’t a ton, so the increased reload speed offered by the mag is vital.

We recommend using the Perk Greed Wildcard with the C58, as this allows you to carry two perks from each category.

In Cold War’s multiplayer, players will often throw a grenade in front of them to stop your push, but with the Flak Jacket equipped, you can run endure the explosions, while Tactical Mask will keep you stun-free.

As Assault Rifle users play a support role, it’s extremely useful to get Field Mics or Trophy Systems down, and Gearhead allows you to carry two Field Upgrades at a time and recharges them faster. Then, to make sure you can hold on to your C58 for your whole killstreak, Scavenger is a great choice.

And finally, to constantly get the drop on your opponents, Ghost and Ninja will conceal your footsteps and hide you from Spy Planes.

Unlocking the C58 Assault Rifle is simple in Black Ops Cold War Season 4 as it’s included as part of the free Battle Pass. Play either Cold War or Warzone until you hit Tier 31, and you’ll have access to this powerful Assault Rifle.

You’ll have until August 9, when Season 4 is expected to conclude, to earn it in the Battle Pass, and then it’ll be unlocked through a unique challenge.

If you’re looking for a great alternative to the C58, then you should try out the Krig 6. This has long been a fan-favorite Assault Rifle for its accuracy and high damage, and the XM4 received a buff going into Season 4, making it even stronger than it already was.

Also, see where the C58 stacks up against the rest of Cold War’s weapons and check out Charlie INTEL’s best C58 loadout for Call of Duty: Warzone Season 4 too!

There will be a Cold War Season 4 mid-season Reloaded update, here’s its possible start date and info on Mauer der Toten Zombies.

Instead of slowly drip-feeding new content throughout each season, Treyarch instead prefers to drop a huge bundle of new things to do and use in one go. Players have been unlocking the new C58, MG 82, and Nail Gun in Season 4. They’ve also been wielding the devastating new Hand Cannon and enjoying the return of Hijacked too.

The roadmap for Call of Duty: Black Ops Cold War Season 4 suggests that there is still plenty of content to come, including the new Mauer der Toten map.

As the title of the update suggests, the mid-season slew of content is usually delivered halfway through a season of Call of Duty.

We now have word on when we can expect the mid-season Reloaded update to drop in Cold War. This highly anticipated update will be arriving on July 14 / 15, 2021, so players do not have too much longer before they are able to dive into everything it will offer.

Undoubtedly the biggest talking point about Season 4 Reloaded is the next installment of the Zombies story.

Black Ops Cold War Zombies players have been fortunate to receive a hefty amount of Zombies content including Die Maschine, Firebase Z, and Outbreak. The focus during Season 3 and 4 has mainly been to keep adding to Outbreak such as new Easter Eggs, secrets, and maps.

Now, we’re getting the next full classic, round-based Zombies map – Mauer der Toten – and Treyarch has released a bunch of patch notes regarding the upcoming update.

Here’s everything they’ve said so far here:

“July is here, which means Season Four’s mid-point is fast approaching… and our next round-based Zombies map, “Mauer der Toten,” will be coming with it. The wait is almost over.

From last month’s official logo reveal and gameplay teaser video to early information on the map in our Season Four blog and Treyarch Special Broadcast, we’ve been dropping a steady stream of intel for fans to sink their teeth into.

If you’ve been keeping up with our social channels, you’ve also seen the state of Berlin after the recent undead invasion, Omega Group’s plans to keep the truth hidden from the public, and Colonel Kravchenko’s true motivation behind capturing the Requiem strike team for his own ends. We even sat down with the voice behind Samantha Maxis to catch up on the Dark Aether story in our extended interview with Julie Nathanson. But there’s still more to come.

The latest tidbit to be hinted at by Treyarch concerns the presence of a new Wonder Weapon set to land in the Zombies universe.

A Tweet from Treyarch said: “Get ready for some new toys.” It had the hashtag “Mauer der Toten,” and an interesting picture showing off a new Wonder Weapon.

Get ready for some new toys.#MauerDerToten

It shows a new “fully automatic handgun,” and it indicates that a part can be attached to it that can turn it into one of three different Wonder Weapons.

Also, check out our guide on how to unlock every Wonder Weapon in Cold War’s Outbreak Zombies mode.

July 8 saw Treyarch officially release the gameplay trailer for the Cold War Mauer der Toten Zombies map, and it showed off plenty of adrenaline-fueled action that players will be able to experience.

The gameplay trailer also showed off the new CRBR-S Wonder Weapon in action and also what players can expect from Klaus, a robot that appears to be something players can use to combat the undead.

You can find the Mauer der Toten gameplay trailer below:

Treyarch also revealed some additional information in a new blog post on July 8 that detailed various gameplay changes to Black Ops Cold War Zombies that will no doubt make a major impact on the popular mode.

Two other major additions that will be coming with the arrival of the Mauer der Toten map will be the craftable LT53 Kazimir weapon that can teleport enemies into the Dark Aether or you to new areas and the debut of the fan-favorite Mule Kick perk to Cold War.

Here are lots of Zombies changes coming with Season 4, midway update:

Furthermore, wall weapons are set for a boost too with Treyarch confirming that every five rounds the rarity of a wall weapon has the chance to increase. They can go as high as Legendary, and it should make the respawning transition easier for those trying to rebuild their arsenal of goodies after dying.

It was confirmed on July 8, 2021, that the release date for the new Mauer der Toten map will indeed be July 14/15 with the rest of the Season 4 Reloaded update. The Easter Egg quest for the new Zombies map will kick off at 10 AM PST on July 15.

The Reloaded update is not quite as substantial as a full season drop, but it still contains more than enough new content to get players excited.

Still to come in Cold War Season 4 are the following:

There’s going to be plenty for CoD fans to look forward to, and Season will continue to add more exciting maps, competitive weapons, and intense game modes.

We’ve gone through CoD: Black Ops Cold War’s best Sniper Rifles, placed them in tiers, and ranked them from worst to best in Season 4.

Sniper Rifles have a long history with Call of Duty and have been a popular mainstay since the series debuted. Their defining period came during the Modern Warfare 2 days when the rise of social media turned methodical marksmen into 360, no-scoping, human-highlight reels.

Fast-forward to 2021, and Black Ops Cold War continues to buck the trend with some powerful guns for players to master. Despite offering a more limited serving of Sniper Rifles compared to other primary classes, the game’s snipers can still offer as much accuracy and firepower as any gun that Cold War or Warzone has to offer.

Also check Black Ops Cold War Season 4’s best Assault Rifles, best SMGs, best Pistols, best LMGs, best Tactical Rifles, and best Shotguns ranked too!

We’re going to take a moment to assign each of Cold War’s Sniper Rifles an official tier before we place them in order.

Just to explain our tier system first:

Here is our official tier list of all of Black Ops Cold War’s Sniper Rifles:

The only semi-auto Sniper Rifle in the game at present, and it comes with the usual ups and downs that these varieties of Sniper Rifle usually have.

If you’re someone who struggles with accuracy, then the M82 will not help with that too much. Its erratic recoil from repeated, consecutive shots in a short span of time makes it hard to control. It certainly has the firepower to make it an effective gun, but its element of unpredictability ranks it unfavorably compared to everything else.

It’s snappy, has great range, quick ADS, and solid damage, so what’s wrong with it?

For one thing, it’s not always a one-shotter like you hope it would be. It favors hit-markers instead of boosting your kill stats. Given that Assault Rifles like the Krig 6 can just keep peppering a target with shots if the first few haven’t gotten the job done, a bolt-action Sniper Rifle quickly becomes impractical if it needs a second shot to eliminate someone.

Also, its desirable ADS attribute has now been superseded by a later entry on our list.

At the end of the day, if you’re using a Sniper Rifle, you want something punchy and satisfying to use, the Tundra LW3 meets these criteria with ease.

Whereas the Pelington is less likely to one-shot an opponent, especially below the midriff, the LW3 is a far more consistent K/D raiser. It gives you more confidence and belief that if you land your shot then the enemy will crumble instantly. Speed isn’t the friend of the LW3 though, and this is obviously a crucial aspect in fights, hence its lower standing.

When it turned up on the scene, it was instantly the most powerful Sniper Rifle in Black Ops Cold War, bar none.

Getting hit by this thing will put an end to anyone that has the gaul to face off against it. It’s the kind of gun that everyone wants to use, and no one wants to face. If we had to be critical, it’s that its reload speed and time between shots is a tiny bit too slow.

Also, check out how to unlock the ZRG 20mm Sniper Rifle in Black Ops Cold War.

Whereas the Swiss K31 has no problems of which to speak. Any faults with the previous Sniper Rifles on this list are all solved by one single gun.

This gun absolutely smashes the opposition to bits, but unlike any other brutes on this ranked list, the K31 is quick. Very quick. Not only can you use this from any distance, but it can even be used up close as its speed allows for supreme quickscoping potential too.

Check out how to unlock the Swiss K31 in Warzone & Cold War.

That completes our list. These are the best Sniper Rifles ranked in Call of Duty: Black Ops Cold War. Be sure to check out the best guns in Cold War and the best guns in Warzone too!

Do you disagree with any of our selections? Be sure to let us know on our CharlieINTEL Facebook Page and CharlieINTEL Twitter Page!

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