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Black Ops 4: How to unlock Specialists in Blackout

Published: 13/Oct/2018 19:55 Updated: 31/Oct/2018 15:24

by Vincent Genova

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This guide will show you how to unlock Specialists in Black Ops 4’s Blackout.

Your favorite multiplayer characters are available as skins in Blackout, however you will need to unlock them by completing secret missions first.

Only a few missions are available at a time, so not every Specialist can be earned at once, but Dexerto’s guide will update as more Specialist missions are discovered.

You can see what Specialists are available for unlock by going to the Character select screen and hovering over the Specialists, text that indicates their mission is live will appear under the character’s thumbnail.

Read on to learn how to unlock Black Ops 4’s multiplayer Specialists in Blackout.

Ajax

You can unlock Ajax in Blackout by defeating enemies who are wearing armor pieces. This specialist mission will start when you find the “Broken Armor Plating” item, which can be found on eliminated players.

Once you have the item, you will need to knockout more players who are wearing armor, putting the broken armor in your inventory after the kill.

Ajax will be unlocked in Blackout if you finish the match with three broken armor pieces in your inventory.

Torque

The mission to unlock Torque in Blackout will activate when you find the “Note from Torque” item in a Supply Drop.

Once you find the Note from Torque, you will have to deploy two Razor Wires, use a Barricade and then finish in the top 7.

Razor Wires and Barricades can be found as items on the ground. It is not necessary to wait to use the items until you find the note, however the note will have to be in your inventory at the end of the match to unlock Torque in Blackout.

Recon

Good news for Recon fans, he has one of the easier missions in Black Ops 4. To unlock Recon in Blackout, you will need to find an item called Ching Coins.

Ching Coins can be found in Supply Drops and crates, you will need to finish the match with Ching Coins in your inventory.

In addition to the coins, you will have to finish in the top 7 and avoid taking circle damage for the entire match.

Crash

To unlock Crash in Blackout you will have to find the Poker Chips item, equip 15 healing items and finish a match in the top 3.

It is important that you finish the match with the 15 healing items in your inventory, ones you use will not count.

Battery

Battery’s Specialist Weapon, the War Machine, is the key to unlocking Battery in Blackout.

You will have to find the War Machine and eliminate players with it, then finish in the top 15 of a match.

Firebreak

You can unlock Firebreak in Blackout by finding the “Burned Doll” item in Supply Drops and crates.

Killing enemies with fire damage is the next step, which can be with a Molotov item or Firebreak’s Specialist Weapon. If you got a fire kill and you end a match with the Burned Doll item in your inventory, Firebreak will be available in Blackout.

Seraph

The secret to unlocking the Seraph is either landing at or going to the Firing Range location and finding a Mozu.

There are six targets behind the structure with the green tarp that the player will need to shoot at with the Mozu, after which the Seraph’s Annihilator appears in a nearby box.

Players will then need to complete a set of challenges with the Annihilator, after which the Seraph will be unlocked as a playable character.

Prophet

The trick to unlocking Prophet is perks. First, players need to find the “Ocular Prosthetic” item from a Supply Drop.

Players must then activate three perks, and win the match with the prosthetic in their inventory.

Ruin

To get your hands on Ruin in Blackout, you must first get your hands on the “Punching Mitts”, which are located randomly around the map. 

You will then need to kill an enemy in close-quarters combat, then simply keep the Punching Mitts in their inventory until the end of the game. 

Nomad

To unlock Nomad in Blackout, you will need to search through Supply Caches to find “Jeneau’s Tags”, and add them to their inventory. 

Players then need to kill three enemy specialists, finishing the game with the tags still in their inventory.

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Best way to use zombie abilities in Warzone’s Zombie Royale

Published: 23/Oct/2020 15:51

by James Busby

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Surviving as one of  Warzone’s fleshy undead can be a little tricky in the new Zombie Royale mode, but these tips should have you ripping and tearing your way to victory in no time. 

Warzone’s Halloween festivities are well underway and players have been busy unleashing their inner beast when playing the terrifyingly good LTM, Zombie Royale. The frozen fields of Verdansk have been cloaked in darkness and squads will need to work together if they wish to survive the horrors that await them. In this mode, dead operators skip the Gulag and instead come back as nightmarish zombies. While in this new undead form, players drop all their current equipment and perks.

If you wish to ever see your human form again, you’ll need to use your unique abilities to kill any players that dare to walk amongst the undead. While Zombie Royale’s reanimated corpses may have access to some incredibly potent attacks, they can be killed incredibly easily if you’re not careful. In order to help you get to grips with your newfound zombie form, we’ve put together a handy survival guide that should help you secure more kills.

Zombie abilities

Warzone Zombie
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Warzone’s Zombies have access to some incredibly powerful abilities.

Passive abilities

Warzone’s zombies aren’t your standard shambling corpses – in fact, they have incredible agility. Their passive ability gives every undead player faster movement speed and stronger melee attacks, allowing you to quickly chase down your fleeing victims. Once you’ve tracked them down, swipe at them with your deadly strikes to snuff their life out for good. 

Zombies also have superior vision and can easily see nearby operators. Enemy players are highlighted and their footprints can be tracked, giving you plenty of opportunities to pounce on your newfound target. If that wasn’t enough, zombies are also immune to the gas circle and gas grenades. This allows you to set up some frightfully sneaky plays. 

Charged Jump

Arguably the most fun Zombie ability is the Charged Jump. This highly mobile move allows you to effortlessly leap onto rooftops, scale cliffs, evade enemy fire and initiate fights. You can adjust both the distance and height by holding down the Charged Jump button, so be sure to experiment with this before leaping towards your enemy. 

EMP Blast 

This ability works exactly the same as Modern Warefare’s EMP Drone in that it destroys enemy electronics, equipment, vehicles, and disables digital optics. Your enemy’s HUD will also be disabled if they get caught within the blast’s radius. 

Gas Grenade

Gas Grenades are incredibly potent in Warzone since they disorient your enemies and slow down their movements. Combine this with the high mobility from Zombie Royale’s undead and you have a lethal combination. 

Zombie ability tips

Warzone zombie fight
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You’ll need to learn how to use these zombie abilities if you wish to increase your survivability.

Before you go chasing the nearest player, it’s often best to scan your surroundings for any enemy players that are alone. Not only will this stop your fleshy body from being riddled with bullets, it will also increase your chances of securing a successful kill. While it can be tempting to rush into the fray with your Charged Jump, it does give away your position thanks to the ability’s glow effect. 

Instead, it’s often best to use the cover of darkness to sneak up on them. Once you’ve successfully got within a few meters, it’s time to unleash your EMP Blast. This will instantly destroy any Proximity Mines and Claymore’s, allowing you to safely enter even the most fortified defenses. To make matters even better, the initial blast also reduces visibility and will cause most players to panic — giving you the moment to strike.

Once you have disabled any equipment and digital optics, it’s time to throw in your Gas Grenade. When the grenade has filled the room with deadly toxins, instantly run in and begin clawing away at your hapless victim. The slowing effect and overall disorientation from both abilities should make any escape futile.

Even if your enemy does manage to make a break for it, simply activate your Charged Jump to catch up to them. Just be aware that doing this will make you highly visible to nearby squads, so only use this ability when you have to. 

If you use these tips, you’ll be able to secure more kills as a zombie in Warzone’s Zombie Royale mode.