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“Beautiful” C4 Drone squad wipe gets Warzone dev’s seal of approval

Published: 23/Apr/2020 2:50

by Alan Bernal

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An incredible team wipe in Call of Duty: Warzone showed how dangerous a ‘C4 drone’ can be, and the execution was enough to impress an Infinity Ward dev.

By combining the hovering hitbox of a Recon Drone and an explosive charge of a C4, players can create a makeshift C4 Drone that lets them fly around with a bomb strapped to the device. The strat takes a steady hand to not only sneak up on a team, but get close enough to do damage.

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If the outplay wasn’t enough to impress the fans, user ‘arhayden’ gave the clip a bit of flair by putting it to the tune of Céline Dion’s My Heart Will Go On, a timeless classic for both fans of pop and perfectly timed memes.

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The drone play provided a tense Warzone moment.

In the early phase of a Warzone match, the four-member team found themselves at the Airport near other teams. That’s when they hatched a plan to send the flying drone with an explosive ordinance at a squad up ahead.

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That’s when the ‘Fran Cam’ revealed all four players of the other team getting into a jeep – a perfect opportunity to send the whole team to the Gulag.

But the chance was slowly slipping away from the player’s hand as the vehicle started to move away, starting one of the most one-dimensional chases seen in the game so far.

Decided to give the C4 Drone strike a go, worked out beautifully! from CODWarzone

There were a few times when the player got close just for the jeep to skirt away with the drone’s handler being heard anxiously saying: “I’m so close! Oh my God!”

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That is until the opponent made the costly mistake of hitting the breaks for a moment, giving Fran the greenlight to send erratic calls for Aaron, the player with the C4 switch, to ignite the drone and jeep.

The sequence got the attention of Infinity Ward Studio Art Director Joel ‘ArtPeasant’ Emslie who complimented the “beautiful squad wipe” which left an unsuspecting team entirely decimated.

For players thinking they can replicate the strat, all it takes is some communication and good timing with the C4 Drone to ruin a Warzone team’s day.

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PC requirements for Black Ops Cold War Beta: minimum & recommended specs

Published: 13/Oct/2020 21:04 Updated: 13/Oct/2020 21:14

by Albert Petrosyan

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For Call of Duty players looking to enjoy the Black Ops Cold War Beta on PC, Treyarch and Activision have revealed the minimum and recommended computer system specs in order to run the game without issues.

After the highly-anticipated Black Ops Cold War Beta made its debut exclusively for PS4, Treyarch are opening up the testing period to players on all platforms for the second week.

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This means that those who pre-ordered a digital version of the game on PC will get to try it out starting October 15, before the Beta is opened to all players on October 17.

Unlike consoles, of course, BOCW running on a computer isn’t a guaranteed thing – whether the file will work and/or run smoothly often depends on how good the PC’s specs are, and if they meet the minimum or recommended requirements.

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Black Ops Cold War Beta
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The Black Ops Cold War Beta is coming to PC and Xbox One.

Black Ops Cold War Beta PC minimum specifications

Here are the minimum requirements for your PC to be able to open and play the BOCW:

  • OS: Windows 7 64-Bit (SP1) or Windows 10 64-Bit (1803 or later)
  • CPU: Intel Core i5 2500k or AMD equivalent
  • VIDEO: Nvidia GeForce GTX 670 2GB / GTX 1650 4GB or AMD Radeon HD 7950.
  • RAM: 8GB RAM
  • HDD: 45GB HD space
  • NETWORK: Broadband Internet connection
  • SOUND CARD: DirectX Compatible – Requires DirectX 12 compatible system

Black Ops Cold War Beta PC recommended specifications

Meeting these recommended specs, or at least getting close, will ensure that your PC runs the Beta much more smoothly and with higher FPS:

  • OS: Windows 10 64 Bit (latest Service Pack)
  • CPU: Intel Core i7 4770k or AMD equivalent
  • VIDEO: Nvidia GeForce GTX 670 2GB / GTX 1650 4GB or AMD Radeon HD 7950
  • RAM: 8GB RAM
  • HDD: 45GB HD space
  • NETWORK: Broadband Internet connection
  • SOUND CARD: DirectX Compatible – Requires DirectX 12 compatible system

When is the Black Ops Cold War PC beta?

Beta dates for Black Ops Cold War
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The Black Ops Cold War Beta is now in its second week of action.

Following the PS4-exclusive first week of the Beta, Activision is letting PC and Xbox players into the mix for week two. The early access for all three platforms takes place on October 15-16 before everyone can enjoy it on October 17-19.

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This will be the final planned event before the full game launches on November 13 for PS4, PS5, Xbox One, Xbox Series X, Xbox Series S, and PC.

For more details about what’ll be included, make sure to check out our BOCW Beta guide here.