First look at Reaper Specialist in Black Ops 4 - is it overpowered? - Dexerto
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First look at Reaper Specialist in Black Ops 4 – is it overpowered?

Published: 9/Jul/2019 18:58 Updated: 9/Jul/2019 20:00

by Albert Petrosyan


The release of Operation Apocalypse Z in Call of Duty: Black Ops 4 has introduced the new Reaper Specialist in Multiplayer, and many are calling its weapon and equipment too overpowered. 

The latest major update in Black Ops 4 went live on July 9, marking the launch of the fifth Operation content stream – Apocalypse Z. 


As with the previous Operations, Apocalypse Z brought with it a lot of new content and changes, including the addition of Reaper in Multiplayer, after it had already been a playable character in Blackout battle royale.

The Reaper’s weapon is called the Scythe – a machine gun with an extremely high fire rate and damage potential, which also causes a suppression effect like the Titan LMG’s Operator Mod.


In addition, the Specialist also features the Radar Shroud equipment, which deploys a jamming devices that hides an area on the map from enemy mini-map scanners. 

TreyarchThe Reaper looks to be one of the more powerful and devastating Specialists in Black Ops 4.

While the Reaper has only been in Multiplayer for less than a day, many players have already made note on how powerful its weapon is, perhaps even too powerful.

Not only is the Scythe powerful enough to shred through enemies in just a couple of bullets, it also seems to last a pretty long time, allowing players to go on massive kill-streaks.


The powerful nature of its weapon has also raised questions about how the Reaper will fit into the competitive side of the game, such as in League Play and the CWL, especially with it being so late into the season.

The capabilities of both Scythe and Radar Shroud can be seen in the video below, courtesy of YouTuber Acez Gaming. 

How to unlock Reaper in Black Ops 4 Multiplayer?

The Reaper is currently only available on the PlayStation 4, thanks to Sony’s exclusivity agreement with Activision. It will be released on the Xbox One and PC, along with the rest of Operation Apocalypse Z, on July 16.


Those on the PS4 will find unlocking the new Specialist to be the simplest of tasks, as all you need to do is just reach Tier One in the Contraband stream, which shouldn’t take more than a couple of matches in Multiplayer. 

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How to get free Texas Chainsaw Massacre emblem & calling card in Warzone

Published: 19/Oct/2020 21:18 Updated: 19/Oct/2020 21:22

by Tanner Pierce


Activision has officially unveiled all the details about the Haunting of Verdansk event coming to Call of Duty: Warzone, and it’s going to be packed with spooky content. To celebrate, Lionsgate is offering special Texas Chainsaw Massacre-themed content for the game, and we’ve got the details on how to unlock them.

After being leaked around a week ago, Activision has finally unveiled its Saw and Texas Chainsaw Massacre crossovers in Warzone. Players will soon be able to purchase bundles based on the two horror franchises in the in-game store for around $20, and they both come with the usual suspects: ew Operators skins, weapon blueprints, emotes, etc.


Players will also be able to get their hands on a couple of items themed around the Texas Chainsaw Massacre franchise without having to put down any cash or COD points at all if they follow some simple steps.

How to unlock the Texas Chainsaw Massacre emblem & calling card?

Unlocking these items is simple – you don’t have to do anything within the actual Modern Warfare or Warzone application to earn them. Instead, just get on their computer or mobile device, go to the film franchise’s main website and follow some easy steps in order to get a free emblem and calling card:

  1. Go to
  2. Click the “Proceed” button that pops up near the bottom of the screen.
  3. After the images and text, enter your email where provided.
  4. Click submit.
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If players want to get their hands on Texas Chainsaw Massacre-themed items, they’ll have to follow the steps below.

After that point, Activision will send you a code for the emblem and calling card within two weeks. It is interesting to note, however, that the fine print on the website says it’ll be available in-game after November 9, 2020, which would technically be three weeks from the announcement, so it’s unknown what the case actually is.

We also don’t technically have a peek at either the calling card or emblem, so it’s anyone’s best guess as to what it actually looks like in-game. More than likely, it’ll be similar to the image seen on the site – but that’s pure speculation at this point.

We’ll update this article with more details and images when they become available.