Black Ops 4 Blackout players on consoles have been stuck with a pretty limited UI when looting dead player stashes since the beta.
In the near future, this is going to change. Treyarch design director David Vonderhaar has been teasing an update to the dead player stash UI on consoles for a while now, but only recently managed to give more concrete details about the studio’s plans.
The current system only allows access to one item at a time, and players have to scroll through several times to get to what they need. With how big stashes can be, this takes a while, certainly much longer than it currently does on PC.
The new system replaces the scrolling loop with 2×5 grid, similar to the one you find in the pick 10 system menu in multiplayer. The studio is considering increasing it further, to show three rows instead of just two.
The grid will be shown at the bottom of the screen, above the quick equip bar. This should free up a decent portion of the screen, which is helpful if you ever have to quickly stop looting to engage an opponent.
Regardless, the upgraded UI is already being tested by Treyarch’s QA, so it’s nearing its final form. Here’s the screenshot Vonderhaar shared:
Vonderhaar’s screenshot is of the PS4 version, and the stash UI issue has certainly mostly been a problem on consoles. Though the design director didn’t say whether PC players can expect a similar change, it’s more than likely targeted at console players – at least in this first iteration.
The stash UI on PC is infinitely more usable, but it could use some tweaking so it doesn’t block the entire screen. Though Vonderhaar didn’t give a time frame for when players can expect to see the updated UI, it’s possible it’ll be part of Black Ops 4’s first update this year.