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Black Ops 4: How to use markings on weapon scopes to have near-perfect aim in Blackout

Published: 30/Jan/2019 20:30 Updated: 30/Jan/2019 20:38

by Albert Petrosyan


The nature of how the ballistics work in Call of Duty: Black Ops 4’s Blackout battle royale mode can make shooting targets hard when they’re at a distance.

Unlike the traditional hitscan mechanics of Multiplayer, Blackout uses a ballistics mode called projectile, which means bullets take actual time to travel to their target so players have to compensate for that by leading their shots.

This can make shooting moving targets a lot more difficult the farther they are since bullet drop then comes into play as well, meaning absolutely perfect calculations are needed to hit shots from great distances.

However, one thing that many players are not aware of is that the markings that appear on so many of the ranged weapon scopes in the game can be used to making long-range shooting a lot easier.

The longer range scopes, such as the 2x, 3x, 4x, or Sniper Scopes, offer different ways to measure the distance of targets, such as the horizontal bars which can greatly help determine where to aim to hit targets at different distances. 

Instead of spending time thinking “how far is the target” or trying to calculate the effect of the elevation difference, players can simply line up the small hash marks on these scopes with the shoulder width of the target and that then should aim the weapon perfectly for that distance. 

The way this works is that these hash marks appear smaller and smaller on the scope the farther down they go, and the farther the target, the smaller the hash mark that fits the shoulder width.

This means that finding the perfectly sized hash mark for that target aligns the weapon in such a way that already calculates the bullet drop at that distance and also centers the reticle to aim where it should to perfectly hit that target. 

The amazing thing about these mechanics is that they’ve all been calibrated to fit certain types of ammo, since different types have different sizes and weights that can affect travel time and drop.

More information about how ballistics and bullet drops works in Blackout can be seen in the latest episode of Treyarch’s DECLASSIFIED series down below.

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How to watch HusKerrs Howl $300K Warzone event: streams & schedule

Published: 30/Oct/2020 3:39 Updated: 30/Oct/2020 3:45

by Brad Norton


Another massive Warzone event is heating up as popular content creator and battle royale champion Jordan ‘HusKerrs’ Thomas is hosting his very own tournament with $300,000 on the line.

Following close behind Vikkstar’s original Warzone competition, HusKerrs is next in line for his own huge Call of Duty event. HusKerrs Howl aims to crown the best partners in the world as this unique event focuses on Duos action.

After making history as the first player to pass six figures in Warzone winnings, it’s only fitting that HusKerrs’ event comes with the biggest prize pool yet. A whopping $300,000 is up for grabs over the course of two weeks.

From the teams that will be dropping in to when each round of action is taking place, we’ve got you covered. Here’s everything you need to know about the HusKerrs Howl Warzone event.

What is the HusKerrs Howl Warzone event?

The HusKerrs Howl event is one of the biggest Warzone tournaments to date. Not just in terms of prizing, but in how long it’s set to last and how many teams will be getting involved.

Duos will be dropping into Verdansk across multiple weeks in order to qualify for the Finals. Additionally, there’s also a special one-off Zombie Trios section to get things going before the Duos competition really begins.

A brand new Twitch channel has been created just for this event with HusKerrs set to host. We’ve embedded this below for your convenience. Expect almost every competitor to be sharing their own perspective throughout the tournament as well.  

HusKerrs Howl Warzone event schedule

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HusKerrs Howl will be starting with a Zombie Royale showdown.

First up is the special Zombie Day event on Friday, October 30 at 1 PM PT / 4 PM ET. This is a unique Trios competition in the Zombie Royale playlists. Only one team can take out the prize for what is essentially a warm-up run before the real show starts up.

The following day on October 31, Duos will be dropping in for the first round of qualifying action. This will be followed up by the second and third rounds on November 5 and November 6 respectively.

Last but not least, the best Duos from the qualifiers will advance through to the Finals. This takes place on November 7 to determine the overall winner of the HusKerrs Howl event.

HusKerrs Howl Warzone event format

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This particular competition is for Duos only.

This particular Warzone competition is for Duos only and will feature a double-elimination bracket. 16 teams will be dropping in for the first day of action. They will go head to head until the very end with only the Top 3 qualifying for the Finals.

For the final two days of the qualifiers, only eight duos will be playing. From here, the Top 2 make it into the Finals. This makes seven Duos so HusKerrs will be taking the eighth and final spot.

As teams are going head to head, the Duo with the highest point total in each matchup will advance. No different from most Warzone events, teams will be awarded one point per elimination. There’s currently no telling how many points will be awarded for higher placements in each match.

Stay tuned over the coming days for full recaps and results as the action gets underway. Big names such as Symfuhny, Aydan, and TeePee are all expected for the event. So it’s sure to be an intense tournament.