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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


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.


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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Black Ops Cold War CODE Bowl announced: how to watch & participants

Published: 3/Dec/2020 22:37

by Tanner Pierce


Activision has announced the second iteration of the CODE Bowl, which brings together high-profile esports players and members of the US and UK military esports teams to help raise money for the Call of Duty Endowment. Here’s what you need to know.

The Call of Duty Endowment has been raising money for veterans for a while now. The company, which was started in 2009, helps veterans find jobs after their deployment. In 2019, the owner of the company, Activision, held the first Modern Warfare CODE Bowl, which brought together major streamers and members of the US Army esports team.

Fast forward to December 2020 and Activision is continuing this tradition with two major changes: Black Ops Cold War is the name of the game this time around, and members of the UK military will also be participating. Here’s everything you need to know about how to watch the tournament.

Who’s participating?

Like last year’s tournament, the 2020 CODE Bowl will feature teams made up of famous streamers/pro-players, including Courage, LEGIQN, Huskerrs, Swagg, TeeP, Espresso, Vikkstar, Tommey, C9Emz, and Spratt. According to Activision, more will be announced in the near future.

Beyond that, however, those players will be joined by members of the US Air Force, Army, Navy, Marines, and Space Force, as well as members of the UK British Army, Royal Navy, and Royal Air Force.

In addition, each team will be coached by a “Call of Duty League professional” but the exact list of those people has yet to be announced.

Currently, it’s unknown how the teams will be split, but all in all, it should make for a pretty interesting dynamic.

How can I watch the 2020 CODE Bowl?

According to Activision, the 2020 CODE Bowl is set to take place on December 11, 2020, at 6:00 PM GMT. If you’re unsure about what time that is in your area, we’ve broken it down for you below:

  • 1 PM EST
  • 10 AM PST
  • 3 AM JST (Saturday, December 12, 2020)
  • 5 AM AEDT (Saturday, December 12, 2020)

In addition, the event will be streamed entirely on Call of Duty’s YouTube and Twitch channels. It’s currently unknown if the event is going to be streamed on the above players’ respective accounts, but one would imagine they would be. Embeds for each stream will be added once they become available.