Best Swordfish class setups in Black Ops 4 Multiplayer after Nov 13 buffs - Dexerto
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Best Swordfish class setups in Black Ops 4 Multiplayer after Nov 13 buffs

Published: 15/Nov/2018 21:23 Updated: 15/Nov/2018 21:39

by Wyatt Donigan


While most players gravitate towards assaults rifles and SMGs in Black Ops 4, it might be time to take a look at a lesser known tactical rifle.

Many weapons received nerfs and buffs in the November 13 update to Black Ops 4, but the Swordfish is one, in particular, that saw a buff that could help its viability.

The update reduced the delay between bursts, reduced the idle sway, and made it so that the Penta Burst Operator Mod implements a standard burst delay.

Popular Call of Duty YouTuber ‘TheXclusiveAce’ has done a deep dive on the weapon and discovered the best ways to optimize the weapon to tap into its full potential.

TheXclusiveAce starts out with a general overview of the weapon’s stats, concluding that the Swordfish has a Time to Kill (TTK) of about 400-460 milliseconds without attachments of any kind. He admits that this is quite long for Black Ops 4 since most guns have TTKs between 300 and 400ms.

Once you add in different attachments and the Operator Mod, however, this TTK can become as low as 180ms.

With that in mind, TheXclusiveAce has broken down the best class setups to use that will help you get all that you can out of this weapon.

As far as optics, he says he prefers the normal scope that comes with the gun and doesn’t use any optical attachments. In terms of other attachments, at least one of the Quickdraws and High Caliber are ones he likes to run in almost every class.

With this first class, TheXclusiveAce finds it one of the best for getting headshots and he suggests aiming towards the upper chest to secure those easily. He concludes that this is his all-around Swordfish setup that’s good for every situation.

The second class is centered around the Penta Burst Operator Mod, which takes away the need for trying to prioritize headshots since you get the extra shot with each burst. The extra shot also offsets the range reduction of the Suppressor to allow this class to be stealth-focused.  

TheXclusiveAce does note, however, that without the attachments or the Operator Mod, the weapon is a bit underwhelming.

Despite the grind that it takes to get to those key attachments, though, he says the weapon is very solid and worth the grind that is required.

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Black Ops Cold War Season 1 teaser all but confirms Rebirth Island map

Published: 5/Dec/2020 0:31

by Tanner Pierce


During the announcement that Black Ops Cold War Season 1 and it’s subsequent Warzone integration would be slightly delayed by six days, the developers released a teaser image that all but confirms that the new map will involve Rebirth Island.

Earlier today, the CoD community was taken aback by the fact that the first post-launch content season for Black Ops Cold War had been officially delayed by six days.

While the delay isn’t long by any stretch of the imagination, many fans have been eager for more content, including the integration with Warzone, which so far we didn’t have many official details on.

But during the news, Treyarch dropped a teaser image for the season which at first glance might not show off much but if you look closely pretty much confirms all of the leaks that have come out over the last month or so.

Rebirth Island was originally teased in the Season 1 roadmap for Black Ops Cold War.

At the top of the teaser image, which says that Season 1 is coming on December 16, fans can see that a few phrases in red blurred out in varying degrees. Upping the brightness of the image in Photoshop reveals a few cool, interesting details.

The first is a set of coordinates at the very top of the image. Inputting that latitude and longitude into Google Maps will take you to the real-life Vozrozhdeniya Island in Uzbekistan, otherwise known as Rebirth Island. Beyond that, the phrase “Rebirth Island” can actually be seen in the image as well.

While both of these can be seen normally in the base image, they are way easier to see after it’s been brightened.

Brighting the teaser image in Photoshop reveals coordinates for the real-life Rebirth Island.

This all but confirms the leaks that Rebirth Island will be coming to the game when the integration happens and given the fact that the developers have already confirmed a new map for the season, it’s almost certainly this one.

As with with any other rumor or speculation, take this with a grain of salt, however, fans will likely be getting their first look at Rebirth Island sometime within the next week or two so keep an eye out for that.

Until then, keep it locked to Dexerto for more about Black Ops Cold War and Warzone.