Black Ops 4: How to dominate Slums Multiplayer map - lines of sight, spawns, and hot zones - Dexerto
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Black Ops 4: How to dominate Slums Multiplayer map – lines of sight, spawns, and hot zones

Published: 27/Jan/2019 22:24 Updated: 27/Jan/2019 22:25

by Albert Petrosyan


Call of Duty: Black Ops 4 Multiplayer has several maps that have been taken from past Black Ops titles and remastered to look as amazing as possible.

Of the 18 total Multiplayer maps, there are five of these remastered throwbacks, one of which is Slums, arguably the most iconic and recognizable map from Black Ops 2.

According to its in-game description, Slums is a “run down section of Panama” that features areas for great close quarters engagements and tough choke points to fight over. 

To help players learn how to better play on Slums, and eventually start dominating, CoD expert YouTuber ‘TheXclusiveAce‘ has published a video breaking down some of the important aspects of the map.

His video includes an in-depth look at the hot zones, powerful lines of sight and power positions, as well as all of the primary and secondary spawn points.

According to the YouTuber, there are five significant hot zones where action can almost always be found as players generally like to position themselves in these areas on the map.

These hot zones include: the small courtyards that face each other across the middle of the map, the two head-glitch areas facing each other across the middle as well, and the small area in between those head-glitches that’s located towards the middle and against the top border.

There are several powerful spots on the map that offer players great lines of sight, two of which we have highlighted below. 

The first can be seen by standing on top of the C-side vehicles located towards the bottom of the map, which opens up a line of sight that extends over the broken wall and into the opposing side’s mid-courtyard. 

Another great power position is on the mid-statue itself, which offers a strong line of sight over the foliage and into the A-side spawn area. If one’s team has mid-control, this spot can be excellent in players coming out of the A spawn area. 

It’s important to note that this does not work when trying to look into the C-side as there is a giant wall that blocks the view from the mid-statue. 

As for spawns, here is a map that shows every single possible point on the map where players from each team can spawn in. 

The green dots represent the primary spawn points and the red ones are secondary, which only activate if the primary ones are being put under too much pressure.

For a more full and in-depth breakdown of Slums, including more lines of sight, power positions, and nade spots that were not detailed in this article, you can watch TheXclusiveAce’s full video below.

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Another Warzone streamer shows hacks live on Twitch stream

Published: 24/Oct/2020 22:27

by Theo Salaun


Like clockwork, another Call of Duty: Warzone streamer has exposed their in-game cheats while playing live on Twitch. And this time, the cheater did not take kindly to chat quickly trashing him.

Hackers have been the biggest issue in Warzone; with cross-play enabled between PC and console players for the first time, the CoD fanbase has been exposed to even greater levels of cheating than ever before.

Going by ‘festation’ on Twitch, yet another streamer has outed themselves as a cheater on the platform by displaying their hacks while broadcasting live. In this case, they were quickly called out on Twitter and in the chat, leading to deleted clips and a switch to Black Ops 4 gameplay.

With Twitch chat flaming him for being bad at Modern Warfare and Warzone even with hacks activated, festation proceeded to let them know that he is elite on Black Ops 4 and challenged them to 1v1 matches. He then switched over to the earlier CoD title, but not before his hacks were clipped and shipped across the internet.

As shown in the clip, downloaded before its inevitable deletion on Twitch, festation is rolling around Verdansk while knowing precisely where every single opponent is on the map. He can see players, color-coded based on their health, with a structural indication of their character model’s movement through walls.

Similarly, he also has indicators for guns, cash, and armor found throughout the map. Unfortunately for him, that sort of unfair game awareness doesn’t equate to the IQ that matters, as he is easily blown up by a Cluster Strike at one point.

This is likely why Twitch chat laid into him even more, as fans typically shame hackers for remaining inferior at the game even when gaining an unfair advantage. 

Part of the reason why he gained a decent amount of viewers on Twitch was likely because of getting exposed on Twitter. Concerned fans of the battle royale went so far as to reply to a random TimTheTatMan tweet to try and bring attention to the blatant hacking.

In response, new viewers could enjoy seeing the cheater switch over to BO4 and continue to struggle while throwing out challenges to his detractors in chat: “Get on Black Ops 4, watch me smack any of you on Hardpoint.”

This is far from the first time a streamer has been exposed for cheating. In the past, one accidentally displayed his hacks while another purposefully tried to show his off. As of yet, neither Infinity Ward nor Twitch appear to have banned festation, but repercussions seem likely following this exposure.