The alpha test of Call of Duty: Black Ops Cold War took place this weekend on the PlayStation 4, and if you were one of the many, many people who took part, you may have noticed that sniper rifles feel too powerful.
This was intentional, according to Treyarch lead designer Tony Flame. He said on Twitter that snipers were fired during the alpha and you can expect a nerve for the upcoming beta in October based on players’ data from the alpha weekend.
Okay, let̵7;s talk about Cold War sniping.
Crossplay is coming, but we knew it wouldn’t be in Alpha. We made snipers to evaluate in particular their performance in this alpha. Sniper Rifles will have balance changes for the upcoming beta based on our analytics this weekend.
– Tony Flame (@Tony_Flame) September 18, 2020
Flame also pointed out that the alpha version of Black Ops Cold War, which you may have played this weekend, is an outdated look at where the game is today. The studio has already made a number of improvements, including weapons and movement, as well as “new gameplay and system features.”
The Black Ops Cold War beta began on October 8 for the PS4, before coming to Xbox One and PC later. You can check out the Black Ops beta guide to the GameSpot Cold War to find out everything you need to know.
This passed quickly. Thank you for playing with us on Cold War Alpha!
Since we made Alpha, we’ve been doing a huge job, from major improvements to weapons and motion to new gameplay and system features. Beta is still in stock, see you there on October 8.
– Tony Flame (@Tony_Flame) September 20, 2020
Black Ops Cold War, which is a direct sequel to the original Black Ops, launches on November 13 for PS4, Xbox One and PC. This day also comes on the PS5 and Xbox Series X / S.
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