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Black Ops 3 specialist weapon randomly appears in Black Ops 4

Published: 18/Aug/2019 12:27 Updated: 18/Aug/2019 12:51

by Joe Craven


A Call of Duty: Black Ops III specialist weapon has made a bizarre appearance in Black Ops 4 after a player was knocked in a game of Heist, leaving them in utter disbelief. 

Call of Duty: Black Ops 4 is the second Treyarch game in a row to feature specialist characters, despite a mixed reception on their first inclusion in Black Ops III. 

While a host of new specialists were added for Black Ops 4, such as Leni ‘Zero’ Vogel and Kerk ‘Ajax’ Roussow, many remain from Black Ops III, like David ‘Prophet’ Wilkes. However, Prophet’s weapon, the Tempest, had a reskin for Black Ops 4. 

TreyarchBlack Ops III’s Tempest will be familiar to those that played Treyarch’s previous CoD instalment.

It also saw some of its abilities changed. Black Ops 4’s Tempest is now a two-hit kill on players, with the first shot rendering them incapacitated, and easy targets for a fatal second shot. 

However, players noticed a peculiar glitch in Black Ops 4 after a player was knocked in Heist mode. Heist was a brand new mode for Black Ops 4 in which players try to steal a bag of cash and return it to the extraction point, and features a CS:GO inspired economy system.

The player was downed by enemies, and then hilariously, and unexpectedly, their character pulled out an exact replica of Black Ops III’s Tempest while in a down-but-not-out state. 

I found the BO3 Tempest in Heist from r/Blackops4

The player was unable to fire the weapon, but the bizarre moments suggests an issue with the game files. As one Reddit user put it “they (Treyarch) must’ve put the model in there for reference and forgot to take it out”. 

According to one Reddit user, in Black Ops 4’s Alpha stage, the Tempest model used was that of the Black Ops III weapon, but changes were made prior to the release of the beta. 

Black Ops 4’s version of the Tempest may have been reduced to a two-hit kill, but does not have the charge time that was used as a balancing factor in Black Ops III. Similarly, it can still ‘chain’ between enemies and down multiple at a time. 

It is one of the most popular specialists in use at the ongoing CWL Championships, and is formidable when in the right hands. 

The reasons behind the appearance of the Black Ops III version are undoubtedly unintentional, but it provided a strange, nostalgic moment for the players involved. 

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Best KSP 45 loadout Black Ops Cold War: Attachments, Wildcard, more

Published: 27/Nov/2020 11:59

by James Busby


Black Ops Cold War is certainly no stranger to burst fire weapons, particularly those of the assault rifle kind. However, there is also one SMG that shares this firing pattern. Here are all the attachments you should be using to unleash the KSP 45’s full potential.

The KSP 45 may not be your go-to SMG in Black Ops Cold War, especially when the likes of the MP5 and Milano dominate the category. However, despite being a three-round burst weapon, the KSP 45 offers great damage and decent range. Only one burst is needed to drop an enemy in close-quarters engagements, while two are needed at mid-range. 

This deadly gun blends both AR and SMG playstyle together, making it a great choice for those that want to remain competitive across all distances. In order to help you get the most out of the KSP 45 in Treyarch’s latest title, we’ve created a loadout that will help you secure more frags in no time. 

Best KSP 45 loadout in Black Ops Cold War

KSP 45
Activision / Treyarch
This loadout balances the KSP 45’s range and close-quarter effectiveness.

Here’s how you need to kit out your KS5 45 SMG to dish out the most damage across all ranges. 


  • Barrel: 10.5 Reinforced Heavy 
  • Body: SWAT 5MW Laser Sight
  • Underbarrel: Front Grip
  • Magazine: 42 RND
  • Stock: Tactical Stock


  • 1911


  • Stimshot
  • Semtex
  • Field Mic


  • Perk 1: Flak Jacket + Tactical Mask
  • Perk 2: Assassin + Scavenger 
  • Perk 3: Ninja + Ghost


  • Perk Greed

Whether you prefer to seek out close-quarter firefights or take down foes in mid-range engagements with deadly precision, then this KSP 45 loadout will enable you to do just that. The 10.5 Reinforced Heavy increases the SMG’s effectiveness at range and bolsters its bullet velocity. 

Combine this with the horizontal recoil control from the Front Grip and you have an extremely accurate SMG. While the KSP 45 will still struggle to outgun the game’s meta assault rifles, you’ll at least have a fighting chance. After all, being able to take down mid-range targets in just two bursts is hardly anything to scoff at. 

Meanwhile, the SWAT 5MW Laser Sight improves the gun’s hip-fire accuracy. Mobility and ADS speed remains a big part of Black Ops Cold War, especially when you’re playing on maps like Nuketwon ‘84. As a result, being able to accurately kill any targets without ever looking down your gun’s sights is great.

The 42 RND Mags ensure you have plenty of ammo when it comes to snagging those game-winning multi-kills. Lastly, the Tactical Stock increases aim walking movement speed, enabling you to keep on your toes and quickly sweep those corners. 

KSP 45 Black Ops Cold War
Activision / Treyarch
The KSP 45 may not be as dominant as the MP5, but it still packs a punch.

This loadout uses Perk Greed, which allows players to take six perks. The combination of Flak Jacket and Tactical Mask will keep you safe from any explosives and noxious gas. These perks are important for most loadouts, but especially hyper-aggressive ones that prefer the run and gun approach to combat.

Assassin enables you to shut down any enemies that are currently on killstreaks, while Scavenger keeps your ammunition reserves healthy. Lastly, Ghost and Ninja keep you hidden from pesky enemy spy planes and silences your footsteps. 

In terms of equipment, we’ve chosen the standard Stimshot, Semtex, and Field Mic items. Having the healing from Stimshot will keep you fighting, while the Field Mic allows you to pick up on any enemy movements. 

So there you have it, an extremely deadly and versatile KSP 45 loadout. If you want to keep updated with all the latest Call of Duty news and updates, then follow us over on @DexertoIntel