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Black Ops 4: How to stop enemies from hearing you move on Blackout

Published: 4/Feb/2019 16:06 Updated: 4/Feb/2019 16:16

by Matt Porter


Call of Duty’s Blackout is a gamemode designed to test your all of your skills, and one of the most important tools in a winner’s arsenal is the ability to remain undetected.

Call of Duty has ventured into the world of battle royales, but the genre is already one of the most popular in the world, with other battle royale titles like Fortnite and PUBG dominating the gaming industry.

While the key to victory is eliminating your opponents, arguably even more important is not getting eliminated yourself, and making sure that enemy players can’t hear you coming is the perfect way to avoid detection.

The Dead Silence perk is the easiest way to remain silent in Blackout. This can be found around the map, and when activated makes your footsteps completely silent for a two minute period.

Unfortunately, Dead Silence can be hard to find, so YouTuber and Call of Duty expert TheXclusiveAce has taken an in-depth look at how footsteps can be heard in Blackout, and players will be surprised to hear that the Armor you’re wearing can make a significant difference to how loud you are.

While enemies wearing armor can’t be heard from greater distances, the higher the level of the armor is, the louder the player sounds as they get close, so a player wearing Level 3 Armor will sound louder at shorter distances than one wearing Level 1.

Armor can significantly alter the sounds of footsteps in Blackout.

Of course, players who are using Dead Silence will be exempt from these issues, but using Awareness can give players a better chance of hearing players who are using Dead Silence, and will let you hear those not using it much easier.

You can watch TheXclusiveAce’s full breakdown in the video below.

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Sources: 100 Thieves acquire OpTic’s CDL spot, represented as LA Thieves

Published: 26/Oct/2020 17:23 Updated: 26/Oct/2020 18:45

by Albert Petrosyan


Sources have told Dexerto that 100 Thieves are entering the Call of Duty League by purchasing the spot previously held by OpTic Gaming Los Angeles.

After initially declining to invest in a slot for the Call of Duty League’s inaugural 2020 season, 100 Thieves are re-entering CoD esports after all for the 2021 campaign and beyond.

The spot that had been OpTic Gaming Los Angeles’ has now transferred ownership to the prominent esports organization, and sources have reported that 100T will rebrand the team to LA Thieves.

Immortals Gaming Club, which had purchased OpTic Gaming and one of two Los Angeles CDL franchise spots, recently sold the Green Wall back to Hector ‘H3CZ’ Rodriguez, who will remain in control of the brand.

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The OpTic Gaming Los Angeles franchise will end after just one season of competing in the CDL.

At this time, it’s not yet clear whether the league will allow H3CZ to rebrand his Chicago Huntsmen franchise to OpTic. Since he’s already the CEO of Huntsmen, his reacquisition of the OpTic brand meant that control of one of the two teams would eventually have to change hands once again.

According to recent reports from Esports Talk, the CDL was taking the stance that franchises should remain tied to the cities they were initially founded in. Thus, if H3CZ and NRG wanted their team to take on the OpTic Gaming insignia, they would have to sell the Huntsmen spot and move their Call of Duty operations to Los Angeles.

However, in those same reports, it was indicated that despite their initial unwillingness to enter the CDL, 100 Thieves and CEO Matt ‘Nadeshot’ Haag acquiring a spot was not totally out of the question, and now it’s come to fruition.

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While brief, 100 Thieves’ first stint in competitive Call of Duty was a highly successful one.

While brief, 100 Thieves’ first stint in Call of Duty esports was a very successful one; the team captured two major trophies in the then-called CoD World League and finished second in the CWL World Championship.

100T’s team became a fan-favorite, and when Nadeshot announced that they’d be leaving the esport due to the transition to franchising, many were left disappointed, especially considering Haag’s extensive CoD background.

The only question that remains now is concerning their roster – whether or not Nadeshot or his org will want to make any personnel changes remains to be seen, but if not, many will still expect the team to be a contender, considering that three of the four players are top-tier with championship experience.


  • Austin ‘SlasheR’ Liddicoat
  • Kenny ‘Kuavo’ Williams
  • Thomas ‘TJHaLy’ Haly
  • Zack ‘Drazah’ Jordan
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CoD stars SlasheR and Kenny are returning to 100 Thieves as members of LA Thieves.

For SlasheR and Kenny, this will be their second stint with 100T after previously featuring for the org in its lone season of competition. Similarly, General Manager Eric ‘Muddawg’ Sanders is also returning to the red and black after leaving them for OpTic when the org parted ways from CoD esports.

As always, we will continue to update this story and bring you the latest as more information becomes available.