Black Ops Cold War may be selling well, but players have more than a few complaints to make about the 'early access' game.
It's clear enough that Black Ops Cold War was a bit of a rushed product. We've actually known about this for a while now.
After rumors of internal issues at Sledgehammer Games, Activision put Treyarch in charge of its 2020 release. Allegedly, the studio struggled to combine their upcoming Black Ops assets with what Sledgehammer had ready so far, and Black Ops Cold War was born.
We can actually see Black Ops 5 elements inside Cold War, giving further evidence to these claims. And this does help explain why Cold War felt a little barebones, particularly at launch.
But we're now in Black Ops Cold War Season 2 Reloaded, 5 months into the game's year-long lifecycle. And fans are still referring to Cold War as an early access title.
Players Attack Black Ops Cold War With 'Early Access' Label
In a new post on the Black Ops Cold War subreddit, fans discuss what they're most looking forward to when the game "gets out of early access."
Mocking the game's developer by calling Treyarch a 'small indie team', fans jokingly discuss the flaws in Black Ops Cold War. This ranges from everything to Black Ops Cold War's many bugs to missing features.
Users also point out that Black Ops Cold War has the least 6v6 Multiplayer content out of any COD title. This is an unfortunate truth and one that fans want rectifying.
What's more, this highly-requested Cold War feature is still not in the game, despite promises that it's coming soon!
"Obviously netcode and disconnections need to be addressed, same with silly bugs like metallic camos not covering guns enough, and splitscreen isn't finished on console yet. But of course a AAA game will fix all those issues for the commercial release."
Reddit user MustacheEmperor goes on to discuss the recent bug that's banning Cold War Zombies players for reaching high rounds. The user jokes about fixing that issue being more of a "stretch goal" that'll only be fixed if enough cosmetics are purchased during 'early access'.
Other issues brought up include the addition of new Cold War bugs with every update, and the fact that a lot of attachments for weapons feel more like placeholders at the moment.
Unfortunately, given that the game isn't actually in early access, fixing all of Cold War's issues feels like a pipe dream right now. In fact, Activision is likely focussing its efforts on the upcoming COD: WW2 Vanguard which returns to a popular engine.
But new leaks reveal that WW2 Vanguard is already looking like a disaster, which isn't inspiring hope in COD fans.
Instead, gamers are eyeing up the insane new Battlefield leaks and praying that DICE comes out with a serious competitor.