Ahead of it’s upcoming October 12th release date, the latest Call of Duty game has dropped a new trailer. At this stage most of the game is a known quantity, especially after the multiplayer and blackout mode beta. All the Black Ops staples are present and accounted for, including plenty of gadgets, a big multiplayer emphasis and a zombie mode.
The Good and the Bad
Hype around the Blackout PUBG clone battle royal mode is very high, especially from the PC gamer crowd with many online stating it’s the only reason they’ll be getting the game. It’s not all roses though, there is some controversy around the server performance, especially in the early game when there is potentially up to 88 players on the map. The server tick rate (the rate at which the server sends and receives updates) starts at just 10Hz before jumping to 20Hz once a few players have died and there is less action to track.
To compare this against a faster paced competitive shooter, CS:GO has a variable tick rate with the pro’s playing between 64 and 128hz. (that means 64-128 server updates per second)
So lets cross our fingers and toes that the launch goes smoothly and there is plenty of servers on day one to keep up with what will undoubtedly be a tremendous amount of players trying to get in to a blackout match.
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Upcoming Game Releases
Call of Duty isn’t your cup of tea? There is plenty of other big releases right around the corner. We’re sure any gamer can find something in the list below to get excited for.
- Assassins Creed Odyssey (October 4th)
- World War 3 (October 20th)
- Call of Cthulhu (October 30th)
- ARK: Extinction (November 6th)
- Hitman 2 (November 13th)
- Fallout 76 (November 14th)
- Warhammer 40,000 Mechanicus (November 15th)
- Battlefield V (November 20th)
- Darksiders 3 (November 27th)
- Just Cause 4 (December 4th)