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Here are the best Black Ops 4 multiplayer classes to use when starting out

Published: 15/Oct/2018 15:26 Updated: 15/Oct/2018 18:32

by Matt Porter

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It’s always difficult to know which guns and perks you should be using when you’re setting out on the latest edition to the Call of Duty franchise, and Black Ops 4 is no different.

As is tradition, Black Ops 4 gives players some base weapons to begin to use in Create-A-Class, which becomes available when you reach Level 5, with guns becoming unlocked thick and fast as you continue levelling up your account.

While it can be a tough choice trying to figure out the best loadouts when you’re new to the game, Call of Duty expert and YouTuber ‘TheXclusiveAce’ has produced four classes that you should be using, with every weapon, perk and item unlocked within the first 15 levels.

Class One

The first class features the ICR-7, equipped with a Reflex sight, FMJ and Quickdraw. The Quickdraw attachment allows players to be a little more aggressive with their AR, as they’ll be able to aim in quicker, while FMJ will cut through enemy armor. A Stim Shot will help keep gamers alive on the battlefield, while the use of Perk One Greed means that players will be able to use Scavenger to stock up on ammo, while Engineer will make sure that you will never get caught out by enemy equipment.

Full Loadout

  • Primary Weapon – ICR-7 (Reflex sight, FMJ, Quickdraw)
  • Secondary Weapon – None
  • Gear – Stim Shot
  • Equipment – Special Issue
  • Perk One – Scavenger, Engineer
  • Perk Two – Mobility
  • Perk Three – Ghost
  • Wildcards – Perk One Greed

Class Two

Class Two is designed for close quarters combat, with the MX9, which is the first SMG available in the game, the weapon of choice. Using the Primary Gunfighter wildcard, equip FMJ to negate armor, a reflex sight, long barrel and Hybrid Mags to allow for quick reloading.

Full Loadout

  • Primary Weapon – MX9 (Reflex sight, FMJ, Long Barrel, Hybrid Mags)
  • Secondary Weapon – None
  • Gear – Stim Shot
  • Equipment – Special Issue
  • Perk One – Scavenger
  • Perk Two – Mobility
  • Perk Three – Ghost
  • Wildcards – Primary Gunfighter

Class Three

A tactical rifle, the Auger DMR is a semi-automatic weapon that can really pack a punch. Adding high calibre to the gun, alongside FMJ for those pesky armor users, can make it devastating. The Hellion Salvo launcher makes an appearance as a secondary to take out UAVs, while Cold Blooded in Perk Two will make sure you’re not spotted while you’re attempting to destroy it.

Full Loadout

  • Primary Weapon – Auger DMR (FMJ, High Calibre)
  • Secondary Weapon – Hellion Salvo
  • Gear – COMSEC Device
  • Equipment – Special Issue
  • Perk One – Scavenger, Engineer
  • Perk Two – Cold Blooded
  • Perk Three – Team Link
  • Wildcards – Perk One Greed

Class Four

The Titan is a behemoth, an LMG with massive amounts of ammo, and a damage rating to match. Add FMJ, Quickdraw and Stock, and players can scythe down enemies with ease. The Hellion Salvo launcher features once again to take down enemy streaks, while Scavenger isn’t necessary thanks to the Titan’s ammo reserves.

Full Loadout

  • Primary Weapon – Titan (Stock, FMJ, Quickdraw)
  • Secondary Weapon – Hellion Salvo
  • Gear – Stim Shot
  • Equipment – Special Issue
  • Perk One – Engineer
  • Perk Two – Mobility
  • Perk Three – Team Link
  • Wildcards – Primary Gunfighter

The full YouTube video from TheXclusiveAce, which includes his explanation for why each class is a good choice, can be found below.


For in-depth guides on everything in Black Ops 4’s Multiplayer and Blackout modes, visit our extensive guide hub here

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2021 CDL Challengers info announced: Scouting & Elite Series

Published: 30/Oct/2020 17:42 Updated: 30/Oct/2020 18:35

by Bill Cooney

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The Call of Duty League has announced all-new details for upcoming 2021 Challengers events, and there will be even more ways for up and coming players to show their stuff.

Call of Duty Challengers is the official “path to pro” circuit for amateur CoD esports players around the world, and there are two brand new events being added to the circuit in 2021 – the Scouting Series and Challengers Elite.

The 2019 season wrapped up in August with the $500k finals crowning the top teams in North America, Europe and Asia. Once again, players looking for their big break are eagerly awaiting the next opportunity.

They won’t have to be patient for very long either, with the first new Challengers event kicking off just a couple of weeks at the time of writing, in early December with the Scouting Series.

This Series will bring together CDL coaches to draft their own squads from one big pool of all the players that secure an invite. These teams will be split up into EU and NA competitions and will play against teams from their region over the course of the four-day tournament.

Elite is the second new event, and will put the top amateur teams from Challengers into an exclusive bracket to battle it out, sometime “over the course of the 2021 Season.”

Challengers Cups were first introduced in 2019 and will be returning in 2021 as well. These will be standalone tournaments  players across North America, Europe, and the Asia Pacific region. Through the Cups and the competitive Ladder, players can earn Challengers points which are used to qualify and seed teams for various events throughout the season.

Call of Duty Challengers players at LAN event
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Challengers brings together the best amateur CoD players from around the world to compete.

Specific dates for the upcoming 2021 season events are still unknown, but we’ll keep you posted on them as information becomes available.

If you’re interested in seeing if you and your team have what it takes, you can get more information on how to sign up and get going right here. There’s no guarantee you’ll be the next player on the Dallas Empire or anything like that, but if you’re confident in your ability to frag out, it can’t hurt to give it a shot.