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Are suppressors worth using in Black Ops 4 multiplayer?

Published: 15/Oct/2018 20:22 Updated: 15/Oct/2018 21:04

by Wyatt Donigan

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Suppressors are one of the many attachments found in Black Ops 4, but you might be surprised at how they affect the damage dropoff of weapons in multiplayer.

Using a suppressor might seem like a way to keep a low profile in Black Ops 4, but some argue that doing so could reduce the damage falloff range too much and become a hindrance.

YouTuber and Call of Duty expert ‘TheXclusiveAce’ has taken the time to test suppressors on each compatible weapon in order to give players an idea on whether they’re worth using in multiplayer.

Ace makes the disclaimer that all values in his video are hand-tested and not taken from official data, but is nonetheless confident in the accuracy of what he finds. He also stresses that these values only pertain to multiplayer and are not indicative of how suppressors perform in Blackout.

After extensive testing with all 11 weapons that can use suppressors, Ace finds that the attachment surprisingly doesn’t have much of a negative effect on damage ranges. 

Compared to the minimum 30% range reductions seen in previous titles, suppressors only reduce the range on the majority of weapons by 10%.

In the case of the KN-57 assault rifle and GKS submachinegun, suppressors result in a 14% range reduction, but even that number wasn’t very noticeable according to Ace.

When it came to the Outlaw sniper rifle, there was no change to the range since sniper rifles have infinite range, but suppressors did change the one-shot kill potential of the rifle.

Without a suppressor, anything from the chest up will result in a one-shot kill, but once you attach a suppressor, only shots from the neck up result in kills. The Outlaw was the only weapon that Ace found to be severely limited with a suppressor compared to without.

While Ace admitted that using suppressors made him feel as though he was being greatly hindered, the numbers simply don’t back up such a claim. 

With that in mind, players can feel safe sneaking around multiplayer maps with suppressors on their favorite weapons. 

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How to get free Warzone Season 6 Combat Pack cosmetics bundle

Published: 21/Oct/2020 21:20 Updated: 21/Oct/2020 21:29

by Tanner Pierce

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Activision has finally made the Season 6 Combat Pack for Call of Duty: Warzone available to download and it includes a slew of new content for players on PS4. Here’s everything you need to know about the bundle and how you can get your hands on it. 

Generally speaking, every time a new season rolls around for Warzone, Sony releases a pack that includes an exclusive blueprint, weapon skin, and other items that’s only available to PlayStation Plus members. Most players recognize it as a staple of each season at this point.

When Season 6 started, however, some players were puzzled by the fact that another one of these packs wasn’t announced or made available to Plus subcribers. Now, a few weeks later, that pack has finally been released and it includes a few items that might capture your interest.

Warzone Combat Pack 6 contents
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Players have a slew of items they can get their hands on in the new Warzone Combat Pack.

What’s in the Warzone Season 6 Combat Pack?

Like all the other PS Plus packs released in the past, this one features several cosmetic items. According to the store listing, Combat Pack (Season 6) includes an Operator skin, pistol weapon blueprint, exclusive knife, charm, and a variety of other bonus content.

In addition, players will also get access to a 60-minute Double XP token, which can be activated in-game.

  • Epic Operator Skin for Rodion
  • Legendary Handgun Weapon Blueprint
  • Epic Knife
  • Epic Weapon Charm
  • Epic Calling Card
  • Epic Emblem
  • Epic Sticker
  • 60-minute Double XP Token
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One of the main items players get in the new pack is the Jailbird skin for Rodion.

How do I get the Warzone Season 6 Combat Pack?

Like always, downloading the pack itself is quite simple and it can be found on the PlayStation Store on your PS4 or through your computer/mobile device:

  1. Visit the PlayStation Store, either online or on your PS4
  2. In the top search bar, type in “Warzone” (skip this step if doing online)
  3. The item should pop up on the right side of the screen if on console.
  4. Click “Download” (or “Add to Cart” on website)

How long will the pack be available for?

According to the in-game description, the Season 6 Combat Pack will be available until December 1, 2020, so there’s plenty of time to claim it before it leaves the store.