It’s Christmas! So developers across the land are adding virtual seasonal gubbins to their games as a service. Treyarch is no different. It’s kicked off a Christmas event in Call of Duty: Black Ops 4, and as part of that snowballs are in Blackout, the game’s battle royale mode.
Snowballs in most games are just for messing about, but in Blackout they pack a punch. In fact, players are already using them to kill players.
Piles of snowballs are now dotted around the Blackout map. They occupy the same slot as a grenade would, so using them puts you at something of a disadvantage because you’re not using, for example, a smoke grenade. But it’s Christmas. Snowball fights are on – and they do something like 20 points of damage! Oh, and you can break glass with them!