Black Ops 4 players discover creative new way to avoid Nomad's Attack Dog - Dexerto
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Black Ops 4 players discover creative new way to avoid Nomad’s Attack Dog

Published: 1/Feb/2019 17:42 Updated: 1/Feb/2019 18:01

by Connor Bennett

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Call Of Duty: Black Ops 4 players have found a new, creative way to avoid taking damage from Nomad’s Attack Dog.

The specialist is one of the more annoying abilities in the game due to its powerful nature, especially on smaller maps. Once Nomad sends his Attack Dog on its merry way, there’s little to stop enemies from falling into its jaws and needing a respawn.

However, there have been a few glitches that have helped players. Back in December, Reddit users discovered a glitch that showed how the dog could not deal damage to players who were performing an emote. 

Now, they may have found another way to escape the dog’s deadly clutches.

TreyarchThe newest Black Ops title has been a massive hit for Treyarch.

In a post to the Black Ops 4 subreddit, user Valyntine_ showed off the interesting new method for players – which may or may not be a glitch in the game.

Playing on Firing Range, the player simply went prone to the ground as the Attack Dog was ready to pounce. 

However, with the enemy being on the floor, the specialist ability was unable to claim its regular kill – instead, locked in the animation of attacking but not doing anything. The dog eventually gave in and stopped trying to attack Valyntine_.

PSA: Nomad’s Dog can’t hurt you while prone from r/Blackops4

This issue may not appear as game-breaking as others in the past, but it does have a negative impact on the use of Nomad’s ability – once again.

The Attack Dog had been criticized for being one of the most overpowered abilities in Black Ops 4 due to the way it had been able to jump to crazy heights to claim kills in games.

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Another Warzone streamer shows hacks live on Twitch stream

Published: 24/Oct/2020 22:27

by Theo Salaun

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Like clockwork, another Call of Duty: Warzone streamer has exposed their in-game cheats while playing live on Twitch. And this time, the cheater did not take kindly to chat quickly trashing him.

Hackers have been the biggest issue in Warzone; with cross-play enabled between PC and console players for the first time, the CoD fanbase has been exposed to even greater levels of cheating than ever before.

Going by ‘festation’ on Twitch, yet another streamer has outed themselves as a cheater on the platform by displaying their hacks while broadcasting live. In this case, they were quickly called out on Twitter and in the chat, leading to deleted clips and a switch to Black Ops 4 gameplay.

With Twitch chat flaming him for being bad at Modern Warfare and Warzone even with hacks activated, festation proceeded to let them know that he is elite on Black Ops 4 and challenged them to 1v1 matches. He then switched over to the earlier CoD title, but not before his hacks were clipped and shipped across the internet.

As shown in the clip, downloaded before its inevitable deletion on Twitch, festation is rolling around Verdansk while knowing precisely where every single opponent is on the map. He can see players, color-coded based on their health, with a structural indication of their character model’s movement through walls.

Similarly, he also has indicators for guns, cash, and armor found throughout the map. Unfortunately for him, that sort of unfair game awareness doesn’t equate to the IQ that matters, as he is easily blown up by a Cluster Strike at one point.

This is likely why Twitch chat laid into him even more, as fans typically shame hackers for remaining inferior at the game even when gaining an unfair advantage. 

Part of the reason why he gained a decent amount of viewers on Twitch was likely because of getting exposed on Twitter. Concerned fans of the battle royale went so far as to reply to a random TimTheTatMan tweet to try and bring attention to the blatant hacking.

In response, new viewers could enjoy seeing the cheater switch over to BO4 and continue to struggle while throwing out challenges to his detractors in chat: “Get on Black Ops 4, watch me smack any of you on Hardpoint.”

This is far from the first time a streamer has been exposed for cheating. In the past, one accidentally displayed his hacks while another purposefully tried to show his off. As of yet, neither Infinity Ward nor Twitch appear to have banned festation, but repercussions seem likely following this exposure.