How Shooting Mechanics and Bullet Drop Will Work in CoD: Black Op 4 'Blackout' Battle Royale Mode - Dexerto
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How Shooting Mechanics and Bullet Drop Will Work in CoD: Black Op 4 ‘Blackout’ Battle Royale Mode

Published: 7/Sep/2018 19:26 Updated: 7/Sep/2018 20:42

by Albert Petrosyan


Ballistics is one of the topics that has been widely discussed in anticipation of the new ‘Blackout’ battle royale mode in Call of Duty: Black Ops 4.

Many have wondered how the shooting mechanics in Blackout will differ from other, more traditional modes in CoD.

In a preview stream for the mode’s Private Beta on September 7, Co-Studio Head Dan Bunting and Studio Design Director David Vonderhaar discussed how shooting will work in Blackout, and how bullet drop will play a role in longer range gunfights.

The two main factors that affect bullets is the speed at which a particular weapon shoots them, and how far the bullets can go before they start tailing off. 

As for higher caliber weapons, such as Sniper Rifles, Bunting explained that bullet drop won’t be as much of a factor as leading when shooting.

In essence, players will want to focus more on how far ahead of a moving target they have to shoot rather than how high.

Other major aspects of the shooting mechanics in Blackout are the direction indicator and tracer sets. Just as with Multiplayer, players in Blackout will know which direction they are being shot from via an indicator on screen.

Furthermore, each weapon will have its own tracer set, allowing players to analyze and learn their weapons on a deeper level. 

Players can try out the Blackout mode early as the Private Beta goes live on the Playstation 4 on September 10, and on the Xbox One and PC on September 14, with it ending for all platforms on September 17. 

For everything you should know about Blackout, visit our information hub here

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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


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.