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Exclusive Interview: How Treyarch Built Call Of Duty's Battle Royale



In this exclusive video interview, Treyarch’s design director David Vonderhaar and co-studio head Dan Bunting talk about the origins of Call of Duty’s Blackout mode and how it came from earlier prototypes within the Black Ops series combined with…

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  1. This gamemode is reviving my love and excitement for CoD that the past couple games haven't been able to do.
    Blackout to me is a great mesh between the fast paced casual gameplay of Fortnite and the hardcore slow tactical style of Pubg.
    I have been wanting a BR gametype in CoD for years, ever since the Hunger Games movies came out and people were making maps and mods for Minecraft. I remember trying to come up with a custom gametype in Ghost that replicated the feel of a Survival Games mode.
    I'm very excited and happy for this mode.

  2. He's right about the timing of blackout, I think older people don't want to play fortnite and pubg has been having a rocky time and hasn't changed much so it's perfect to get players into call of duty and to create a competitive battle royale.

  3. 😂, Just admit it… It began when PUBG and Fortnite were becoming more popular than COD! They are makin out to be like are geniuses who created BR! foh. All in all, i’m glad they finally did it.

  4. love how they just ripped all PUBG concept and they try to explain how they came out with the original idea , lol!

  5. They need to FIX THE FLASHBANG ISSUE.. AND A SIMPLE FIX IS THEY NEED TO GIVE US OPTION BUTTON TO (CLOSE EYES)…WHERE IF YOU SEE A GRENADE OR FLASHBANG COMING IN YOU HAVE THE OPTION TO TURN AWAY WHERE THE FLASH IS LESS EFFECTIVE AND IF YOU HIT CLOSE EYES BUTTON IT HAS BARELY ANY EFFECT…LIKE REAL LIFE IF YOU TURN AWAY AND CLOSE YOUR EYES A FLASHBANG IS NOT GOING TO EFFECT YOU…ALSO THEY NEED TO GET RID OF THE STUPID SHIT THAT SHOWS WHETHER OR NOT YOUR FLASHBANG WAS EFFECTIVE OR NOT…CUS THATS BULLSHIT…IF YOU THROW A FLASHBANG IT DOESNT ALLERT YOU THE DUDE IS FLASHED.. THEY NEED TO FIX THIS SHIT…CLOSE EYES BUTTON AND TURN AWAY FOR IT TO BE LESS EFFECTIVE IS THE FIX…BECAUSE FLASHBANGS DO HAVE A SPOT IN THE GAME…

  6. Watching this a year later I realise how much they were lying and don't have any passion. They are very good on putting on passionate Dev mask but with all the complete and utter bullshit they have added is attrocious. They somehow managed to make battle royal free to play but only giving season pass owners DLC weapons in blackout. So fuck you to the moon treyarch with your fucking bullshit and I hope your happy with your unfinished bullshit game that WILL AND IS GOING DOWN AS THE MOST INCOMPLETE AND LEADT REPLAYABLE GAME OF ALL OF COD.

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