Call Of Duty: Black Ops Cold War — How It’s Changing For The Cross-Play Beta Weekend

The first public beta for Call of Duty: Black Ops Cold War ran this past weekend on PS4, and now developer Treyarch has outlined some of the changes in the pipeline for the next beta. The second beta is a much bigger one, as it’s coming to Xbox One and PC as well, and there will be cross-platform multiplayer support.

Weekend 2 players can expect a series of changes, including the team deathmatch score limit rising from 75 to 100 “for better match pacing,” as well as a change to the Duster Stock attachment that will slow down sliding speed.

The cooldown on the Spy Plane scorestreak has been increased to lessen the experience of having too many of them in the sky at the same time from different players.

There have also been some general changes to improve the experience, such as join-in-progress now preventing players from joining a match when it’s too close to ending.

A series of bugs have been fixed as well. Different scopes like the Snappoint, Diamondback, and Hawksmoor could block the player’s view while aiming down sights, but this has been fixed. The update also fixes an issue that could prevent players’ names from being visible in the pre-match lobby. You can see the full patch notes below.

Weekend 2 will also feature new maps, weapons, modes, playlists, Scorestreaks, Perks, Wildcards, and equipment, and Treyach will provide a rundown of these new additions soon.

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Weekend 2 kicks off on October 15, which is when all PS4 players can get in, as well as Xbox One and PC players who have preordered the game digitally. On October 17, the beta opens to everyone, regardless of preorder status, and it runs until October 19.

The Weekend 2 beta will end at 10 AM PT on Monday,

Cleveland Metroparks outdoor education programming returning this weekend

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Cleveland Metroparks announced that their outdoor education programs will be returning this weekend. Beginning Saturday, October 17, you will be able to take daily hikes guided by park naturalists across the Park District to explore the fall season in the Emerald Necklace.

A number of hikes will be offered for all ages including birding, history, night hikes as well as family-friendly hikes. Visitors will also have the opportunity for “try-it” sessions, where guests can learn a new outdoor recreation skill from specialists. 

Approximately 40 programs per week will be made made available to those looking to stay active and explore the parks.

“Parks have provided an important outlet for our community this past year and we hope these guided hikes can help us stay active and connected with nature through the cooler months,” said Brian M. Zimmerman, Cleveland Metroparks CEO.

Each program will be limited to less than 10 people, per the CDC’s guidelines and advance registration online only is required. Facial covers are also required to be worn by all guests unless under the age of six. Due to high demand and limited group sizes, guests are limited to only one program per week. 

The popular “Ask a Naturalist” digital series on Facebook Live every Friday at 1:00 p.m. will continue to be offered for those unable to participate during in-person programming.

The guided hikes will be free to the public with the exception of Outdoor Recreation events that require a $5 equipment rental such as bicycle or watersport rentals. 

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IT outage affects online voter registration in Pennsylvania through the weekend

HARRISBURG, Pennsylvania (WPVI) — Officials in Pennsylvania said an outage that has affected voter registration and other online services through the weekend has been resolved.

The issue began around 5:30 p.m. Saturday.

Technicians identified the cause as an equipment failure at a data center managed for the commonwealth by Unisys and said technicians immediately began to work on plans for recovery.

“We are working around the clock with our vendors to bring services back online as quickly as possible and will continue to do so until operations are fully restored,” said Secretary of Administration Michael Newsome Sunday evening.

Newsome said that during the outage the affected agencies activated their continuity plans and provided additional information to customers of the impacted services.

Officials said there is no indication at this time of any malicious physical or cyber activity, or that any loss of data has occurred.

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Only Amazon Prime Members Can Get These Face Masks and Shields on Sale This Weekend

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By now, you’ve hopefully gathered a vast collection of face masks. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention recommends all Americans over the age of 2 wear some sort of face covering in public, whether it’s at school, the grocery store, or back to the office, and if you need to stock up on protective gear, you’ll want to head over to Amazon this weekend. 

The retail giant has a massive selection of face masks and shields, but there’s a secret way Prime members can score them for less. Amazon has a section called Just for Prime that’s filled with thousands of discounted disposable and reusable face mask options.  

Disposable Face Masks Deals for Prime Members:

If you’re going the disposable route, the Eventronic filtered masks have over 1,400 five-star reviews from customers who say their snug fit makes them easy to wear with glasses. Prime members can score a pack of 50 for just under $10. For those wanting a more stylish disposable option (read: not your regular blue surgical mask), these sleek all-black face masks might be your best option. They’re made from three layers that are designed to offer comfort and breathability, but that also effectively filter particulate pollutants in the air. 

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Buy It! Eventronic Disposable Filter Masks, $9.87 (orig. $10.97); amazon.com; Eventronic 3-Ply Breathable Face Masks with Comfortable Elastic Ear Loop, $14.39 (orig. $19.99); amazon.com

Reusable Face Mask Deals for Prime Members:

Since wearing a face mask will be our new normal for the foreseeable future, it’s a good idea to invest in some reusable options, too. Anyone can save $2 on this four-pack of pleated face masks by clipping the special coupon, but Prime members can save just a little more on them. For something a little more fun, this pack of eight

Weekend deals: Save on the OnePlus 8, iPad, PlayStation Plus, and more

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Only the best deals on Verge-approved gadgets get the Verge Deals stamp of approval, so if you’re looking for a deal on your next gadget or gift from major retailers like Amazon, Walmart, Best Buy, Target, and more, this is the place to be.

Welcome to the weekend. Amazon Prime Day 2020 kicks off in less than two weeks, starting on Tuesday, October 13th and lasting through the 14th. That’s two days to get some of the best deals that we’ll see all year. We’re prepping behind the scenes for the event to make sure you’re able to get exactly what you’re looking for. But for now, I’m going to highlight a few of this week’s best deals that are still going on.

OnePlus 8

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The OnePlus 8 saw a respectable price drop last week, and that’s still going on at Amazon and through the OnePlus website. For the upgraded model in the vibrant interstellar glow colorway with 12GB of RAM and 256GB of storage, you’ll pay $699 instead of $799.

PlayStation Plus (one-year subscription)

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Whether you plan to grab a PS5 or stick with your PS4, it can’t hurt to grab a discounted PS Plus subscription. Normally $60, it’s down to $32 right now at CDKeys.com. And if you do get a PS5, you’ll get access to the PS Plus Collection of PS4 games.

Apple iPad (2020, gold, 128GB)

Prices taken at time of publishing.

Apple’s new, eighth-generation iPad with 128GB of storage is $34 off at Amazon. Normally $429, the gold color is $395. This model looks exactly like the previous iteration, but it has a much faster A12 Bionic processor.

Amazon Echo (2020)

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