The newest patch for Call of Duty: Black Ops Four comprises loads of tuning for the game’s battle royale mode Blackout, and one explicit change will both make gamers very joyful or very unhappy – the 9-bang, the highly effective flash grenade that first appeared in Modern Warfare 3, has been faraway from the game.
According to the patch notes, the 9-bang has been eliminated whereas developer Treyarch “evaluates its place in the gameplay loop.” Players had been complaining that the 9-bang was far too efficient at blinding opponents, and for much too lengthy – particularly in such a irritating, intensive game like Blackout.
The 9-bang is so ridiculous it’s already been immortalized in meme form, the gist of which is that the flash is so highly effective it sends you into another game like Fallout, and even The Walking Dead. The grenade was already massively nerfed in the last patch, however clearly that wasn’t sufficient to cease the complaints – so now it’s out altogether, and who is aware of when it’ll be again in.
The same patch for Black Ops 4 additionally provides a variety of additional tweaks to Blackout mode. Other than the 9-bang removing, the inclusion of the Blightfather from Black Ops 4’s Zombies mode might be the spotlight. To discover him in Blackout merely comply with the purple pillar of sunshine to his location, and if you happen to handle to kill him and survive you’ll obtain some hefty rewards.
100-player Quad matches have been added to the playlist, and each Solo and Duo playlists have been capped at 88 gamers – which ought to make issues really feel rather less intense. A variety of weapons have been buffed, and talking of grenades – Concussion grenades have had their thrown distance lengthened and stack measurement elevated to 2.
While the removing of the 9-bang flash grenades may put a cease to the complaints, no less than within the quick time period, solely time will inform if it places an finish to the meme. It’s harder to kill a meme than a Blightfather, in spite of everything.