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Here’s how split screen works in Call of Duty Black Ops 4’s Blackout

Published: 12/Oct/2018 16:39 Updated: 18/Oct/2018 10:00

by Bill Cooney


Even though it used to be fairly common, split screen multiplayer is a rare sight in games today, which is why people are excited it’s featured in the new Call of Duty: Black Ops 4 Blackout battle royale mode.

Split screen is the ability to play with a friend using the same game, system and screen, hence the name, and before online gaming was mainstream it was how pretty much everyone played video games with their friends.

Both players still need to have either a Playstation Network or Xbox Live subscription on their accounts if they want to play split screen together and have to join the same lobby in order to play split screen.

A Reddit post on the addition of split screen has more than 2,500 upvotes and rising on the official Black Ops 4 subreddit, which shows people are obviously glad to see it.

Blackout is the first battle royale game to include split screen, too, just another thing that shows it intends to compete with games like Fortnite and wasn’t just a gimmick or thrown in without a lot of developer support.

The feature is returning to Call of Duty’s Zombie mode too, the game had split screen for Zombies before on the PS4 and Xbox One, but it wasn’t available on PS3 or Xbox 360.


Split Screen isn’t available on PC yet, but to have it included on day one for console has already impressed a lot of people.

Since its private beta, blackout has been one of the big things building the hype for the newest Call of Duty game, and it doesn’t show any signs of slowing down even after launch.

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Dr Disrespect explodes after stream snipers ruin charity Warzone event

Published: 22/Oct/2020 5:04

by Brad Norton


Dr Disrespect was all set and ready to go in Davis ‘Hitch’ Edwards’ $10,000 ‘Cracked Creators’ Warzone event, though his run was cut short due to pesky stream snipers that ruined his day.

The latest Warzone event threw elite players and content creators into Verdansk with a unique twist. Rather than forming their own teams, streamers had to pick their Duo from a list of “cracked” players.

From Seth ‘Scump’ Abner to Mason ‘Symfuhny’ Lanier, all of the biggest names were lined up to compete for a good cause. For most of them, the event went smoothly as they squared off with others in Warzone. For Dr Disrespect and his chosen partner ZLaner, things didn’t get off to a good start.

“It’s phony desperation everywhere,” Doc said in his very first round of action.

The pair ran into alleged stream snipers in the very first round, and after the Two-Time was executed out of nowhere he declared, “I’m never playing in another Warzone tournament without a delay, ever.”

Unfortunately for them, things didn’t improve over the next few rounds. Doc and ZLaner were unable to close out a single map win throughout their run in the event. They dropped two maps against Joseph ‘Merk’  DeLuca & Clint ‘Maven’ Evans before falling out of the lower bracket to Trevor May and Matthew ‘FormaL’ Piper.

“That is it for me today stream,” Doc said the moment their final tournament map came to an end. “I am literally losing brain cells.”

Opposing players had tracked down their location in every map just to be the ones to steal the moment. For the next event, Dr Disrespect assured that the duo will “throw the delay on” to prevent any more stream sniping shenanigans.

“After the first game I checked out,” he admitted.

“The tournament completely took me out of it. Lesson learned. I didn’t think it was gonna be that big of an issue… but it’s a horrifically large issue.”

It didn’t take long before Doc took aim at stream snipers on social media as well. He followed up with a hilariously scathing tweet to put them in their place, listing off insult after insult as only he could.

“Nothin like being stream sniped by a bunch of blonde banged, chubby-cheeked, inward kneed, desperation for attention, purple brace face, unathletic, D- grades, Cheeto bags constantly emptied wannabe gamers… during a charity tournament,” he posted during the Oct. 21 event’s run-time.

Dr Disrespect and ZLaner weren’t the only ones impacted by the problem during the event. Jack ‘CouRage’ Dunlop also vented his frustrations, after losing every map he played in the Warzone competition as well.

“I’m officially retiring from Warzone tournaments,” he declared on Twitter.

Some Duos were able to have far more luck throughout the day, however. You can catch up on all of the final event results from Hitch’s “Cracked Creators” Warzone tournament in our official coverage hub here.