While its battle royale mode might be stealing a lot of the limelight with Blackout, Call of Duty Black Ops 4 still has a relatively popular multiplayer. Maps within the mode might be receiving an overhaul in the near future, introducing rain and night time variants.
Dataminers are digging deep into Treyarch’s latest take, uncovering rain in Seaside completed by the backdrop of a sunset. I can’t say the Mediterranean coastline is particularly known for its rain in what looks like summer, but it will make for a beautiful display that adds new factors in the gunfight.
Firing Range, returning from the three previous Black Ops games, is also seen getting a makeover. This will see players do battle in the dark of night, which could certainly make enemies that much more difficult to spot.
Both maps are now confirmed to be in the game, complete with images and gameplay seen on YouTube channel Nero’s Cinema. It’s unclear as to when Treyarch might be planning to roll these maps out, whether they will be a paid or free addition, or if it will be linked to a limited-time community event. It’s also uncertain whether or not any of the remaining 12 multiplayer maps will be getting the same kind of variations.
Taking into account Treyarch’s previous updates to the game’s predecessors, Seaside Sunset and Firing Range Night are likely to drop as free seasonal updates. That being said, Activision has been placing emphasis on microtransactions in recent years, meaning that the praised older model could be thrown out of the window.
KitGuru Says: While games like Rainbow Six Siege concern themselves over the balance of inside the building versus out, weather effects still keep all players on equal footing in Call of Duty Black Ops 4. If anything, it could prove to be interesting in changing up how the game is played, if not just for a refreshing sight. Would you like to see weather and night effects make their way into the game? What other maps do you think should receive the same treatment?