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Final Black Ops 4 Version Will Fix a Highly Annoying Beta Issue, David Vonderhaar Confirms

Black Ops 4 beta is currently underway on PS4 and as expected, feedback from the community is pointing out some issues. One annoying problem that everyone’s facing is how you need to look directly at an item to pick it up. It doesn’t matter if you are close to it, until you look directly at the item you can not pick it up.

But we have some good for those who find this annoying, according to David Vonderhaar, the final version of Black Ops 4 has already made improvements to this. Developers have made sure that being close to an item is enough to pick it up, no need to look directly at it. The fix will also be implemented in beta.

In addition to item pickups, there are other changes that will be coming to the beta as well as for the final game.

Quick Equip Menu: Some players have had trouble performing certain actions while the Quick Equip menu is open. We have two fixes set to go live around 10AM PT tomorrow (Tuesday) that will help with this: Quick Equip will auto-close if you don’t do anything in it for 5 seconds, and auto-close and prevent from opening when using the Recon Car. For future reference, the Quick Equip menu can be closed by pressing down on the d-pad.

Armor: Much like the early days of the MP Beta, we’ve seen some online discussion about the utility of Armor in Blackout. We’re keeping a close eye on Armor’s performance during the Beta.

Friendly Fire: We’re aware that friendly fire allows your teammates to take you out – by mistake, or in some unfortunate circumstances, on purpose. While we always recommend choosing your Duo and Quad partners wisely, we’ll keep an eye on teamkilling throughout the Beta and consider other options. We’re also collecting stats on players who damage their teammates with friendly fire and have a security team monitoring those players for offenses that are outside the bounds of the occasional accident. Play nice out there.

Black Ops 4 is releasing on October 12 for PS4, Xbox One, and PC. The game is available to pre-order on Blizzard.net, PlayStation Store, and Xbox Marketplace.

Black Ops 4 beta will arrive on Xbox One and PC on September 15. Beta system requirements are already confirmed by Treyarch. Thankfully, it doesn’t take much to run the game.