Black Ops 4: Huge changes made to Armor (Levels 1-3), Concussions, and Cluster Grenades in Blackout - Dexerto
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Black Ops 4: Huge changes made to Armor (Levels 1-3), Concussions, and Cluster Grenades in Blackout

Published: 29/Jan/2019 21:40 Updated: 29/Jan/2019 22:42

by Albert Petrosyan


The January 29 release of the v1.12 update in Call of Duty: Black Ops 4 has brought major changes to some of the more controversial items in the Blackout battle royale mode.

The combined total of 14 changes have specifically targeted all three levels of Armor, Concussions, and Cluster Grenades, aimed at reducing all three equipments’ effectiveness in-game.

For Armor, all three levels have seen the amount of damage protection they provide reduced by 15%, with Level 1 going from 30% to 15%, Level 2 from 40% to 25%, and Level 3 from 50% to 35%.

Level 3 Armor has been specifically targeted in this update as it now offers no explosive damage resistance or melee weapon damage reduction.

Furthermore, it will not take double the Armor Plates to repair Level 3 Armor as the amount of Plates required to repair a single durability pip has been increased from one to two, while the other levels of Armor remain as is. 

Level 3 Armor was one of the major focuses of attention in this v1.12 patch update.

Similarly, Concussion Grenades have also been heavily nerfed after being widely considered to be too overpowered by the majority of the player-base. 

The status effect duration, area of effect radius, throw distance, and opacity of the white flash when initially concussed have all been reduced.

Additionally, players will now be able to use Equipment, continue holding Equipment, perform melee attacks, and switch weapons while concusses, and the hip-fire spread of firing when stunned has also been reduced. 

The final item that has been nerfed is the Cluster Grenade, as it will now take longer to detonate after initial impact and the damage of the mini-Cluster Grenade explosions has been reduced. 

To view everything that has been added, changed, adjusted, or removed in Blackout, Multiplayer, and Zombies, check out the full Patch Notes for the v1.12 Black Ops 4 Update

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How to find Warzone Leatherface house easter egg on Verdansk map

Published: 24/Oct/2020 15:53

by Joe Craven


With Call of Duty: Warzone celebrating its first Halloween, there’s some unique changes to the map: here’s everything you need to know to find and enter Leatherface’s house on the Verdansk map.

Warzone’s Halloween celebrations are well underway, with a ton of new content for players to dive into. This includes a number of ghostly easter eggs, one of which takes the shape of a creepy Leatherface shack located on the Verdansk map.

Leatherface is infamous for his role as the antagonist in The Texas Chainsaw film series. First debuting in 1974, the cannibalistic murderer has been reincarnated multiple times. You can even unlock Leatherface content in Modern Warfare and Warzone to strike fear into the heart of your opponents.

Warzone Zombie in Verdansk
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Warzone’s Halloween event has given the map a major spooky makeover.

Leatherface’s house location in Warzone

In order to find his house, you need to head to the very east side of the map, towards Krovnik Farmland. Once there, you’ll find a small hut towards the top of the south east areas of huts.

Once you’re nearby it should be pretty easy to locate – there are plenty of signs that it’s the house of a serial killer. A demonic Leatherface figure will greet you at one of the windows, while body parts are littered around the downstairs. Chainsaw noises will also play from upstairs, before two Leatherface figures ambush you on your trip up the stairs.

Leatherface's house circled on Verdansk map
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The location of Krovnik Farmland on the Verdansk map, then of Leatherface’s house within Farmland.

There’s no in-game reward for visiting the house of Leatherface, but it’s an awesome feature for fans of The Texas Chainsaw series to enjoy nonetheless. It’s fair to assume you could terrify unsuspecting players by waiting among the scattered body parts and incarnations of the mass murderer.

At the time of writing Halloween is still has over a week left, so Infinity Ward could well have some more tricks (or treats) up their sleeves for the Haunting of Verdansk event.