CoD YouTuber Drift0r Provides Six Tips For Players New or Struggling in the Black Ops 4 Beta - Dexerto
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CoD YouTuber Drift0r Provides Six Tips For Players New or Struggling in the Black Ops 4 Beta

Published: 4/Aug/2018 1:12 Updated: 4/Aug/2018 1:29

by Albert Petrosyan

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The Call of Duty community is knees deep into the new Black Ops 4 Private Beta, which globally launched on the PS4 on August 3.

After trying it for himself, YouTuber ‘Drift0r’ has compiled a list of tips and advice for all those who are new or struggling in the Black Ops 4 Beta.

The popular CoD content creator tweeted out six tips for those who have yet to try out the Beta. 

Tip #1

The MX9 SMG is your friend.

The MX9 is the default level SMG that is the first to be unlocked once a player reaches Level 5 and can create their own class.

It is a fast firing weapon with a moderate recoil, and has quickly become one of the more dominant weapons in the game.

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Tip #2

AP rounds ruin body armor losers.

Armor Piercing (AP) Rounds is one of the attachments that is available for some weapons, and its purpose is to inflict increased damage to armor and enemy scorestreaks.

This attachment has turned out to be quite crucial against players who run Body Armor, which has quickly become one of the most overpowered items in the game.

Tip #3

Aim chest up, no legs.

While this may seem to be an obvious piece of advice, the increased health and added armor in Black Ops 4 has noticeably increased the Time-To-Kill (TTK). This makes aiming for headshots a much higher priority.

Tip #4

Hip fire is not your friend.

This tip pretty much explains itself, as the bullet registration when hip firing is poor and makes it much more worthwhile to aim down sights as much as possible.

Tip #5

Stim or Equipment Charge are best.

Drift0r contends that the Stim Shot, which gives you faster health regeneration and it itself reloads faster, and the Equipment Charge, which charges Specialist weapons and equipment faster, are the best Gear to use.

This tip may depend on the type of player, since Body Armor is also available in that category.

Tip #6

Tac mask stops a lot of annoying abilities.

According to the YouTuber, Tac Mask is the best perk to use from its category since it serves as a counter to several things in-game, one of which is the 9-Bang, a cluster of flash-bangs that can stun multiple enemies at once.

Next time you load into the battlefields of the Black Ops 4 Private Beta, keep Drift0rs tips in mind, as they can help you win gunfights you may not have been winning before.

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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.