Treyarch has confirmed plans to bring the Final Killcams back in the Black Ops Cold War, though only for the Search & Destroy playlists, after several months with Call of Duty fans requesting to have the game ends added to the 2020 title.
Call of Duty has always seemed to evolve with its annual titles, often throwing features – both popular and unpopular – in an effort to keep the juggernaut FPS series feeling “fresh”.
In Black Ops 4, Treyarch called to remove the ever-popular Final Killcam. Instead, they introduced a new “Best Play”
The Search & Destroy community believes Final Killcams is “perfect“For their preferred game mode, and we tend to agree; ‘SND’ is about one-on-one duels and flashy endgame. It makes sense to show them something else.
Fortunately, it seems that Treyarch has finally decided to make a change.
Treyarch is “ready” to add Final Killcams again
From the beginning of 2021, all Search & Destroy lobbies in Black Ops Cold War will implement a “hybrid system” that selects which game ending is displayed. This includes both “Best Plays” and the iconic Final Killcams.
“We have a design ready for a ‘hybrid system’ that will play Best Play or Final Killcam, depending on what ends the round,” confirmed Treyarch’s lead game designer Matt Scronce at Twitter Thursday, December 31st.
Scronce added that there is “no ETA” when it will be sent to live servers. It will not be implemented “until we return from our break,” he said.
Given that Scronce confirmed that the system is “ready”, Search & Destroy fans probably won’t wait long. Treyarch is expected back in early January; that means a new Black Ops Cold War update should not be far behind.
Dexerto expects that this new “hybrid system” will be included in that update.
While Treyarch depends on how the gameplay works in Search & Destroy, no other Black Ops Cold War playlists have been mentioned. This probably means that the title’s other modes stick to “Best Play” playbacks, for now.
We will make sure to update you if these plans change at any time in the future.