Call of Duty

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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FaZe Blaze sets absurd Zombies world record in Black Ops Cold War

Published: 2/Dec/2020 19:58

by Theo Salaun


Zombies has returned to Call of Duty with Black Ops Cold War’s release and FaZe Clan’s Blaze, in a duo with Ghostzy, has overcome days of crashes to set an insane record of 328 rounds.

Lucas ‘Blaze’ Mosing has a huge footprint on social media, with 3.5 million YouTube subscribers and 1.6 million Twitter followers. Ever since Black Ops Cold War dropped into the public’s hands on November 13, his Twitch numbers have skyrocketed as well.

As Blaze continues to up the ante for Zombies content, the streamer has received over 130,000 new followers on Twitch in the past month. Now, he sits at just above 589,000 Twitch followers, with a large chunk simply intrigued by his efforts to set Zombies world records.

Those record runs have been shut down by game crashes on numerous occasions, but the most recent effort went unimpeded. Grouped with fellow streamer, Ghostzy, the FaZe star managed to surpass the former record attempts and survive well past “Round Zero,” also known as Round 256.

With how many crashes people have been experiencing as they drive their Ray Guns and punch-packed weapons into the later rounds of Zombies matches, hitting 328 rounds is pretty wild. While Blaze explained that they were only a few rounds past the former record holder, the duo was nonetheless ecstatic and their mark will be hard to surpass.

To set this high bar, both players used the “Ring of Fire” Field Upgrade, which creates a small perimeter around the duo, boosting their damage and burning enemies within it. With excellent comms and comfortable management over their Cymbal Monkeys, the two provide an excellent tutorial for new Zombies players.

And, as the record was being reached, Blaze couldn’t help but give in to a wholesome sense of camaraderie. Like best friends in a bath house, the streamer took a moment to cheerfully relax and celebrate the moment with his roommate. 

Blaze and Ghostzy met each other randomly – as described by the latter in a TikTok comment – and an immediate Zombies bond was formed. Weeks later, they have overcome the 326-round world record that two other duos were tied at.

Unfortunately, it appears that a Spanish duo of ‘hydrashitoo’ and ‘juanlokoo’ have taken the Zombies leaderboard by storm at the exact same time.

The duo, playing on PC, have set a shocking record of 365 and, thus far, it doesn’t appear that Blaze or Ghostzy are aware of how much higher the bar has been raised.