Fan concept for Blackout would make picking up the right perks easier - Dexerto
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Fan concept for Blackout would make picking up the right perks easier

Published: 17/Oct/2018 12:20 Updated: 17/Oct/2018 12:44

by Calum Patterson


A creative fan has designed a very simple solution to the problem of identifying perks in Call of Duty’s Blackout mode, which currently can be somewhat tricky.

Perks are extremely useful in Blackout – check out our full guide for details of every one – and are not to be missed in your load out if you want to win consistently.


However, you will sometimes find yourself in a pinch, with little time to casually loot items on the ground, which is why having all perks the same shade of dark green can be cumbersome.

It often requires a moment to read the name of the perk or recognize its logo, before you can decide whether it’s the one you want, or a waste of an inventory slot.


As far back as the Blackout beta, players were suggesting that a color coded system of some kind would be a straight forward solution to this, but Treyarch didn’t acknowledge these suggestions, and when the full release came, all perks were still a dark green/grey.

Reddit user u/Logjamz has done a mock up version of what color coded perks would look like, which would certainly make them a lot more instantly recognizable.

There seemed to be reluctance from Treyarch to introduce this system, perhaps wanting to avoid drawing too close comparisons to rival BR game Fortnite, which color codes all its lootable items.


However, there is no doubt that something could certainly be done to improve the visualization of perks, avoiding putting yourself at risk while you run over to check and read every perk.

A color system would allow players to spot the perks they want or don’t want from a distance, but it is possible that Treyarch wants players to feel pressured when looting.

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Warzone player discovers perfect way to counter Airport tower campers

Published: 19/Oct/2020 14:47

by Jacob Hale


A Warzone player has found the perfect way to counter campers in the Verdansk Airport tower, and it might be the best way to bait those annoying players out and get across the runway.

If you’ve played Warzone even once, you’ll know exactly which tower we mean: the one north of Airport that has only one way up, from which players can easily camp, scout out enemies and lay fire upon those trying to rotate to zone.


Even with the inclusion of external ziplines to many tall buildings in Verdansk, the tower still doesn’t have one, meaning that once players are up there, it’s incredibly difficult to get them down.

Typically, you’ll struggle in a straight gunfight against these players — so what you need to do is bait them out, instead, and capitalize when they’re distracted.

Warzone airport tower helicopter
Tower campers are among some of the most annoying players in Warzone.

As showcased below by NadxCH, a helicopter could be your key to infiltrating the tower — though not how you might think.

While many people will have tried to attack head-on while in a helicopter, the plan instantly falls flat if the tower campers have a rocket launcher or explosives of some sort, that will see you and your team come crashing down instantly.

Instead, you need to assign a teammate to fly past in the helicopter after landing up top, and strike while the iron is hot. While the designated driver flies the heli in one direction, you’ll need to jump off the top and plan your parachute perfectly to land in the control room while the opponents have their back turned and are distracted.


Obviously, this will often be easier said than done. Jumping off the top of the tower and timing everything right to land in the control room is a skill you’ll have to practice over and over again to get right, so you’ll have to be confident you can pull it off first.

Secondly, you’ll have to rely on the enemy team being distracted by the helicopter. They likely will be, and will want to take it down while it’s so close, which is why it’s the perfect opportunity to strike.

Otherwise, you might find yourself trapped while trying to traverse the map — and there are few worse types of players to die to than those in Airport tower.