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How to dominate Black Ops 4’s new game mode Safeguard

Published: 29/Nov/2018 1:00 Updated: 29/Nov/2018 1:27

by Alan Bernal


Black Ops 4’s latest game mode, Safeguard, can be quite the mess without knowing the basic concepts of the mode, as it differs from the typical modes fans have come to know and love.

In Safeguard, teams are put onto offense or defense, with one team escorting a bot down the field and the other doing its best to stop it from happening.

While it might be a bit confusing at first, CoD YouTuber ‘TheXclusiveAce’ has put together a primer for newer players going over everything you need to know to dominate in the game mode.

On offense, TheXclusiveAce stresses the importance of staying on the robot, as it’s a team effort that will take much coordination.

He says that the robot will advance at the same pace regardless of how many people stay on it.

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Since the robot will advance at the same pace no matter how many players are on it, though, committing more than one person to stay on the bot isn’t a good idea since it gives up map control and makes your team an easy target.

As such, TheXclusiveAce recommends keeping either a Seraph or a Torque on the robot to create what he calls “buffer zones” to easily guide the robot to its destination.

Having a Torque on your team could be huge in Safeguard.

For defense, he again refers to Torque for his barricades and razor wires that will impede the escorting team to run around the map and create beneficial chokepoints.

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In addition to the chokepoints that Torque can carve out, TheXclusiveAce recommends using the map’s natural chokepoints to stall the robot, while of course remembering to stall the robot further by attacking it. Every stall halts the push for 15 seconds.

Head over to TheXclusiveAce’s video for a full breakdown on damage and key specialists to use on both offense or defense.

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Another Warzone streamer shows hacks live on Twitch stream

Published: 24/Oct/2020 22:27

by Theo Salaun


Like clockwork, another Call of Duty: Warzone streamer has exposed their in-game cheats while playing live on Twitch. And this time, the cheater did not take kindly to chat quickly trashing him.

Hackers have been the biggest issue in Warzone; with cross-play enabled between PC and console players for the first time, the CoD fanbase has been exposed to even greater levels of cheating than ever before.

Going by ‘festation’ on Twitch, yet another streamer has outed themselves as a cheater on the platform by displaying their hacks while broadcasting live. In this case, they were quickly called out on Twitter and in the chat, leading to deleted clips and a switch to Black Ops 4 gameplay.

With Twitch chat flaming him for being bad at Modern Warfare and Warzone even with hacks activated, festation proceeded to let them know that he is elite on Black Ops 4 and challenged them to 1v1 matches. He then switched over to the earlier CoD title, but not before his hacks were clipped and shipped across the internet.

As shown in the clip, downloaded before its inevitable deletion on Twitch, festation is rolling around Verdansk while knowing precisely where every single opponent is on the map. He can see players, color-coded based on their health, with a structural indication of their character model’s movement through walls.

Similarly, he also has indicators for guns, cash, and armor found throughout the map. Unfortunately for him, that sort of unfair game awareness doesn’t equate to the IQ that matters, as he is easily blown up by a Cluster Strike at one point.

This is likely why Twitch chat laid into him even more, as fans typically shame hackers for remaining inferior at the game even when gaining an unfair advantage. 

Part of the reason why he gained a decent amount of viewers on Twitch was likely because of getting exposed on Twitter. Concerned fans of the battle royale went so far as to reply to a random TimTheTatMan tweet to try and bring attention to the blatant hacking.

In response, new viewers could enjoy seeing the cheater switch over to BO4 and continue to struggle while throwing out challenges to his detractors in chat: “Get on Black Ops 4, watch me smack any of you on Hardpoint.”

This is far from the first time a streamer has been exposed for cheating. In the past, one accidentally displayed his hacks while another purposefully tried to show his off. As of yet, neither Infinity Ward nor Twitch appear to have banned festation, but repercussions seem likely following this exposure.