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How long does it take to earn Specialist abilities in Black Ops 4?

Published: 23/Jan/2019 3:58 Updated: 23/Jan/2019 5:56

by Albert Petrosyan


Specialists play a huge role in the Multiplayer modes of Call of Duty: Black Ops 4 as each one has one Equipment and Ability that can both be game-changing.

At the beginning of every Multiplayer match, players choose one of the 11 Specialist they want to use and then can unlock them during the game by accumulating score and time. 

However, the amount of score and/or time needed to unlock them not only varies for each Specialist, but they are not explicitly listed in-game for players to look up.

That considered, we have put together a graphic for you that shows how long it takes to earn each Specialist with and without the Equipment Charge gear equipped.

Equipment Charge reduces the time it takes to earn both a Specialist’s Equipment and Ability by 33%, however it does take up a spot that players normally save for Stim Shots or Acoustic Sensors. 

Before presenting the full breakdown, it’s important to note that score also has a major effect on how long it takes to unlock each Specialist. However, this only applies to the Ability and not Equipment, which is based only on time and can only be sped up via the Equipment Charge device. 

In terms of the score’s effect, each 100 points earned will usually net around 30 seconds of time off from the Ability cooldown, but this does not directly translate to a set EKIA number since different game modes grant different amounts of points per elimination. 

Keep in mind that the values below are based solely on time played in a match and not accumulated score.

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Drift0r explains why Warzone “isn’t worth” playing anymore

Published: 26/Jan/2021 22:07

by Tanner Pierce


Popular Call of Duty YouTuber Drift0r has released a new video explaining why he thinks Warzone isn’t worth playing anymore due to the number of cheaters in the game, confirming that he is on the brink of “jumping ship” with the battle royale title.

If you’ve been wondering if/when larger content creators and streamers would abandon Warzone due to the lack of an anti-cheat software then wonder no more.

Today, Drift0r – one of the more prominent content creators in the CoD scene – has made a video slamming Warzone for its inability to deal with all the rampant cheating and it seems like the issue has brought him to a breaking point with the game.

“It’s difficult enough with skill-based matchmaking as it is, having to play the sweatiest top 1% players, that’s a challenge in-and-0f-itself that I don’t particularly like for battle royale, but adding in blatant aim-botters on top of that makes the game painfully unfun,” Drift0r said.

According to Drift0r, the cheating in Warzone has become such a problem that he’s considering leaving the game behind.

In the 10-minute long video, the YouTuber says the cheating problem is making him not want to play the game anymore, claiming that he runs into at least “two to three cheaters a night.”

Because of this, and the fact that interest in the game is waning, he contends that he doesn’t feel like the game is worth playing because of the cheating problem.

“I really like Warzone, you can look at my videos, it’s my number 1 most favorite CoD thing to play, but I’m planning to jump ship,” he said. “I got up this morning and I made the decision: I’m going to go ahead and keep making videos but I’ve gotten to the point where I don’t think it’s worth playing anymore.”

Cheating is a major problem for the CoD community right now. The PC version of Warzone is riddled with cheaters and hackers, whether they use external software or manipulate the skill-based matchmaking system to get lower-tier lobbies, to the point where major tournaments have been ruined and lost integrity.

All indications are that Drift0r is not alone in sharing this sentiment; the content creators he’s talked to feel a similar way, claiming they are all ready to “jump ship” as well once a viable game comes along that protects them from cheaters.

Because of this, it seems like the future of Warzone is going to be a turbulent one if Activision doesn’t do anything about the state of the game soon, especially when it comes to the cheating problem.