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CoD Players Hit Insane Grapple Hook Trickshots in Black Ops 4 Beta

Published: 7/Aug/2018 1:11 Updated: 7/Aug/2018 1:35

by Albert Petrosyan


Trickshotting has been a staple throughout the different generations of Call of Duty games, and it looks like it will be back again in Black Ops 4.

It even appears that the classic style of trickshotting will feature a new dynamic in the new title, involving the use of the new Grapple Gun.

The Grapple Gun is the specialist issue equipment available to the Ruin Specialist, allowing the user to “quickly grapple and zip to locations nearby.”

During this past Private Beta weekend, players experimented with several techniques, showcasing the potential of the Grapple Gun trickshotting in Black Ops 4.

A player known as ‘U6_Tinka‘ on Twitter has posted a clip hitting an incredible trickshot using the specialist equipment mid-game. 

‘Rio4TC,’ a live-streamer on Twitch, posted this clip of his Grapple Gun no-scope snipe. 

Although the shot doesn’t have the spinning movement usually found in classic trickshots, it does demonstrate how the equipment can be used to nail some nice snipes.

It looks like the Grapple Gun will be one of the main items of focus for trickshotters in Black Ops 4, as it opens the door to a whole new world of possibilities. 

With the Private Beta set to return for another full weekend of action on August 10, players will have another several days to try out their own tricks and stunts with the Grapple Gun, and any other equipment or in-game item.

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NICKMERCS rates the best Warzone players from to Scump to HusKerrs

Published: 24/Oct/2020 1:06

by Theo Salaun


Tasked with drafting a team for a Call of Duty: Warzone tournament, NICKMERCS went through some of the game’s biggest names, ranking them while determining who he would most want to duo with.

To start Davis ‘Hitch’ Edwards’ $10,000 “Cracked Creators” Warzone tournament, 16 creators were tasked with drafting their duo from 16 “cracked” streamers.

As one of the creators allowed to select their tandem, NICKMERCS sifted through 16 of the game’s best to determine who he would prefer to play with.

Ultimately, the FaZe streamer ended up putting his decision to a poll among his fans. But, before doing so, he originally went through all 16 and gave thoughts on how each of them ranks. And the options were varied, but all shared one thing in common: talent.

With professional Call of Duty League players like Matthew ‘FormaL’ Piper and Seth ‘Scump’ Abner available, as well as Warzone streamers like Aydan and HusKerrs, the candidates were excellent. Still, NICKMERCS sifted through and broke down who he truly believes ranks as the battle royale’s best.

Segment begins at 00:20:45.

NICKMERCS starts by going through the list and just expressing what an absolute struggle it will be to pick from such a talented crop of peers: “Oh, it’s going to be so hard to pick man … No matter what, everybody that I would pick from is cracked.” But, after going through and complimenting practically everybody, he starts the process of elimination.

Since Nick chooses second after DrDisrespect, he immediately eliminates Zlaner as Doc’s likely first pick. Then, he eliminates JoeWo with two simple reasons: “I’ve never played with him and every time I play against him, I beat that little ass.”

Then, BobbyPoff is gone: “BobbyPoff, I love the guy, but take him off the list.” And the “Scarf Lord” is followed quickly by the Chicago Huntsmen’s FormaL and Scump: “Love ‘em, love ‘em. But I feel like there’s better BR players.” After that, things start getting complicated.

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The list of “cracked” players in Hitch’s Cracked Creators Warzone tournament.

Similar to Zlaner, Nick decides to sacrifice Merk so that he can play with his longtime duo, Maven. Then, recognizing that all of these remaining players are absolute menaces on Verdansk, he goes with two simple metrics to determine his personal preference. He immediately prioritizes controller players and the highest earners in Warzone tournaments.

That eliminates stars like HusKerrs and Symfuhny for their mouse and keyboard usage, while also eliminating Crowder and DougIsRaw for their low earnings. Finally, he eliminates Jukeyz because of his struggles understanding the UK maestro’s accent and decides to put the decision to a poll.


Ultimately, it’s between Aydan and Tommey, with Cloakzy popping on to let NICKMERCS know that Aydan’s been playing some Fortnite recently. That leaves the FaZe star choosing Tommey, noting that “he’s got great communication, phenomenal player, guaranteed to get some chopper kills off rip.”

Despite going through full rankings for his options and landing upon an excellent duo, the decision-making process proved to be futile. NICKMERCS and Tommey could only end in the Top 12 for the tournament, while the easily dismissed BobbyPoff actually came in first place.