Treyarch, the development studio behind the upcoming "Call of Duty: Black Ops 3," detailed the several changes made to the game following the beta test conducted on its multiplayer mode.
According to the studio, the changes were done based on the feedback of the PlayStation owners who participated in the event, Gamespot reported.
As most gamers already know, beta tests are developers' way of testing their games with actual players before they are officially released to the public. These studios often say that they will use the comment s and feedback submitted by gamers or testers to work on certain aspects of the games.
This is exactly what Treyarch did with the multiplayer beta for "Call of Duty: Black Ops 3." Then, earlier this week, David Vonderhaar, the studio design director for Treyarch, posted on the PlayStation Blog the improvements made by the developers to the highly anticipated first-person shooter.
One of the major improvements that Treyarch did was tweaking the effectiveness of the Black Hat tool. In the world of the game, the Black Hat is an equipment that players can use to hack or steal the items and even achievements of other players.
During the beta, a lot of players commented that the Black Hat was too powerful and fast, especially when used to hack Scorestreaks, which is a system that rewards gamers based on their performance.
Now, the hacking speed of gamers will depend on how close they are to their target. They will also have to maintain a steady aim and finish the hack within a certain amount of time. In addition, those who are using the Black Hat will appear as red dots on the map. This allows opposing players to easily spot them and take them out before completing the hack.
Treyarch also tweaked the Rejack feature, which some players can use to revive their characters on the spot once they are killed. Originally, gamers were able to use Rejack to continue their Scorestreak progress. Now, the Scorestreak will reset every time a player uses a Rejack and killing other gamers who use this feature will now count.
The final version of the game will also have improved flinching mechanics. Before the tweak, characters flinched a lot when getting shot at, making it harder for gamers to aim accurately. Although this feature was not completely removed, the flinching effect has been minimized.
Other changes made to the game include weapon balancing, more informative kill cams and a better kill marker, which notifies players if they're successfully hitting an enemy.
"Call of Duty: Black Ops 3" is scheduled to come out on November 6 for the Microsoft Windows, PlayStation 3,PlayStation 4, Xbox 360 and Xbox One platforms.