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First Look at All Eight Specialists in Call of Duty: Black Ops 4 Multiplayer – Equipment, Abilities, and Much More

Published: 17/May/2018 19:59 Updated: 7/Oct/2020 17:41

by DG Goldstein

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All eight Specialists in Call of Duty: Black Ops 4 multiplayer have been unveiled following the ‘Community Reveal Event’ with a first look at their names, abilities, and more.

After first being introduced by Treyarch for Call of Duty: Black Ops 3 in 2015, ‘Specialists’ will be returning in Black Ops 4 with a mix of new and old characters to choose from.

However, this time around, Black Ops 4 will feature ‘Boots on the Ground’ combat as opposed to ‘Advanced Movement’ mechanics, which may change the way Specialists can be utilized.

Following the Community Reveal Event on May 17th, various personalities had a chance to play the game’s multiplayer for the first time, allowing them to learn more about the upcoming release.

Popular YouTuber NoahJ456 posted a picture on Twitter which featured all eight Specialists, including all of their equipment and abilities which can be viewed below.

Black Ops 4 Specialists – Image: NoahJ456

Battery – ‘Demo Expert’

  • Equipment: Cluster Grenade – A grenade that sticks to surfaces and releases several smaller grenades.
  • Ability: War Machine – Grenade launcher that fires bouncing grenades which detonate after a short time or by hitting an enemy directly.

Crash – ‘Healer’

  • Equipment: Assault Pack – Deploys ammo magazines that provide bonus score for taking down enemies. Available to everyone on the team.
  • Ability: Tak-5 – Heals, boosts max health, and removes wounds for the user and up to four targeted allies. Works through walls.

Ajax – ‘Breacher’

  • Equipment: 9-bang – Tactical grenade that flashes and stuns. Can be cooked to detonate multiple times.
  • Ability: Ballistic Shield – Durable transforming defensive shield with a built-in machine pistol.

Recon – ‘Intel Operator’

  • Equipment: Sensor Dart – Sensor equipment that reveals enemies within its proximity on the minimap. Visible to everyone on the team.
  • Ability: Vision Pulse – Pulse the surrounding area to reveal enemies for a period of time. Visible to everyone on the team.

Torque – ‘Defender’

  • Equipment: Razor Wire – Place razor wire to damage and slow enemies that attempt to cross it.
  • Ability: Barricade – Deploy reinforced cover protection while securing objectives. Built in microwave field slows and damages enemies. Owner can deactivate cover at will.

Ruin – ‘Rusher’ 

  • Equipment: Grapple Gun – Quickly move to elevations and other locations.
  • Ability: Grav Slam – A short, aggressive leap that delivers a lethal blast in radius around the point of impact.

Firebreak – ‘Area Denial’

  • Equipment: Reactor Core – Emits a damaging radiation field that wounds enemies, reducing their maximum health for a period of time.
  • Ability: Purifier – Flamethrower that shoots a steady gout of flame, scorching enemies in close range.

Seraph – ‘Tactician’

  • Equipment: Tac-Deploy – Deployable beacon that allows your teammates to re-deploy to the surrounding area.
  • Ability: Annihilator – Massive high caliber revolver that fires devastating rounds with increased bullet penetration.

A short cinematic titled ‘Power in Numbers’ was also released by Call of Duty, which appears to include a mix of the Specialists throughout Black Ops 4.

As of writing, it is unknown if more Specialist characters will be included at launch, or added as DLC following the launch of BO4.

Source: NoahJ456

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How to watch $200k Warzone Twitch Rivals Season 6 Showdown: stream, date

Published: 21/Oct/2020 18:47

by Daniel Cleary

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Twitch Rivals has announced another Warzone Showdown for Season 6, with plenty of the top content creators and pros ready to battle it out for a share of the $200,000 prize pool. Here’s everything you’ll need to watch.

Warzone fans have had plenty of competitive action to watch since the release of the battle royale title, and many of the biggest stars in gaming have jumped to the new Call of Duty mode to entertain their fans.

With the Haunting of Verdansk event now underway and Black Ops Cold War fast approaching, Twitch Rivals revealed that they would be hosting their biggest Warzone showdown yet to close out the Modern Warfare season. Here’s what you need to know.

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The Haunting of Verdansk event has taken over Warzone.

When does Twitch Rivals’ Warzone showdown start?

The Season 6 Twitch Rivals Showdown event is scheduled to kick off on Friday, October 23. The action is expected to get underway at 9AM PT/ 12PM ET / 5 PM BST / 6PM CEST.

The event itself will be split into two regional tournaments, one for Europe and one for North American players, with $100,000 up for grabs in each region.

How to watch the Warzone Season 6 Showdown

As always, the Warzone Showdown will be streamed with commentary on the official Twitch Rivals channel, which we have embedded down below.

Each of the players competing will also be able to stream the Twitch Rivals Showdown from their point-of-view, giving Call of Duty fans plenty of ways to tune in to the action.

With the recent Haunting of Verdansk in Warzone, players won’t have too long to adapt to all of the Halloween-themed changes in-game and it should make for some entertaining moments.

Official Twitch Rivals stream

Who is playing in the Warzone S6 Showdown

For this Twitch Rivals Warzone Showdown, the format will be Duos and the event is expected to be stacked with 45 duos competing in each region.

While the full list of players has not been announced by Twitch Rivals, they have given some hints as to who will be making their appearance on October 23.

Pros and streamers like NICKMERCS, Scump, Tommey, TimTheTatman, UnRationaL, and more have all been teased, but it is likely that more will be announced closer to the event.