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Hidden Blackout setting makes it easier to get down ladders

Published: 1/Nov/2018 11:34

by Calum Patterson


If you keep falling and taking damage every time you try to climb down a ladder in Blackout, this new game setting is exactly what you need.

What are the most dangerous things to do in Blackout? Flying a helicopter for the first time? Jumping from a high building and hoping your wingsuit works? 

Many players have actually found the most precarious task of all should be a rather simply one – climbing a ladder.

A problem originally discovered in the beta, ladders in Blackout can be cumbersome obstacles. In most games, you would simply approach the ladder and would be given some sort of prompt, before automatically swivelling 180 and being placed on the decline.

But, Blackout requires you to walk backwards, very cautiously, until you hit the sweet spot, at which point you will then latch on. However, if you move just a smidge too fast, you will miss the ‘latching on’ bit, and simply fall off, possibly to your death if high enough.

Thankfully, Treyarch has realized that their more realistic approach to ladder usage may be simply too awkward for some players, and so have added a new option in settings called ‘Ladder Mounting Orientation’.

Simply head to the Blackout specific settings tab, and under the mini-map and item pick up settings you will see this new option.

Changing the setting to ‘Forward’ will allow you to simply approach ladders head on, and then get the latching on mechanic automatically.

Be careful however, as if you move too fast or sprint of the edge, the game will recognize that your are moving to fast and you will simply fall (unless of course it is a great enough height to use your wingsuit.


Dr Disrespect rants to himself for 10 mins after accidentally muting mic

Published: 31/Oct/2020 19:07

by Bill Cooney


Streaming superstar Dr Disrespect accidentally muted his microphone just as he began a legendary-looking rant about Call of Duty: Warzone, and may inadvertently have created a new trend in streaming at the same time.

Doc is undoubtedly one of the biggest personalities out there on the internet, but like anyone else, he can still fall victim to the treacherous mindset of getting tilted. 

Like all professionals, he usually does a good job of keeping the speed, violence, and momentum directed at opponents. But during a recent stream, he experienced one Warzone death due to flashbangs too many and took it out on his desk instead.

With a slam that would make fellow streaming star, xQc, proud, the Two-Time let his desk have it just as he was entering into what seemed like quite the heated exposition on the role of flashes grenades in Warzone.

The only problem was that his smack muted the microphone and he didn’t realize it, leading to what may have been the best mime impression on Twitch for the next 10-plus minutes.

It genuinely seems like the 2019 Streamer of the Year had no idea he was basically just talking to himself, as you can even see him going into bits and continuing to rant before he unmutes. It seemed to work out fine though, as he made a pretty penny in donations from viewers telling him they couldn’t hear.

Dr Disrespect mic muted slam
Dr Disrespect
Was it really a mistake, or a bold new strategy in streaming?

“Well, that’s what happens when you slam sh*t around, you know?” Doc reflected. “I think I got like, $100 bucks from people telling me I’m muted. Hey Alex, next time mute me for like two hours, yeah.”

If Dr Disrespect hasn’t chosen a Halloween costume for this year, maybe going trick-or-treating as a mime might be his best option at this point.

Speaking of Halloween, the good doctor’s annual Doctober costume contest is nearing its conclusion as hundreds of fans have submitted their best cosplays, hoping for a chance to be selected among the best. The winners are due to be announced in the upcoming few days, but you can check out some of the best costume submissions so far here.