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How the New ‘Recon Car’ Special Item Will Work in CoD: Black Ops 4 ‘Blackout’ Battle Royale Mode

Published: 8/Sep/2018 18:37 Updated: 8/Sep/2018 18:38

by Albert Petrosyan


There will be several Special Items in Call of Duty: Black Ops 4’s highly anticipated ‘Blackout’ battle royale mode, including the brand new ‘Recon Car.’

In terms of its appearance, the Recon Car looks very similar to the classic RC-XD from past Call of Duty Multiplayers. It is essentially a four-wheeled device that can be remotely controlled from a certain distance.

However, in contrast to the RC-XD, this device cannot be detonated. In fact, the Recon Car’s sole and main purpose will be to act as “portable intelligence,” allowing players to scope out locations of enemies.

The Recon Car item in Blackout will resemble the RC-XD score-streak from past CoD Multiplayers.

In their newest trailer for the Blackout Private Beta, Treyarch gave fans a glimpse of the Recon Car in action.

According to the ‘Blackout Field Manual‘ provided by Treyarch, all of the characters will be able to use the Recon Car, but it must first be found on the map. This can end up proving difficult depending on how rare the developers have chosen to make this item.

Once found and activated, it can “travel a limited distance while maintaining visibility,” although the specifics of how far and for how long it can be used remains to be seen. 

Treyarch have confirmed that the Recon Car will be available for use in the Blackout Private Beta, along with several other Special Items, including the Grapple Gun, Sensor Dart, Mesh Mines, and more.

It will be worth keeping an eye to see how effective the Recon Car will be in-game, as it would likely be a lot more useful indoors and in tighter quarters rather than out in the open world. 

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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Dr Disrespect explodes after stream snipers ruin charity Warzone event

Published: 22/Oct/2020 5:04

by Brad Norton


Dr Disrespect was all set and ready to go in Davis ‘Hitch’ Edwards’ $10,000 ‘Cracked Creators’ Warzone event, though his run was cut short due to pesky stream snipers that ruined his day.

The latest Warzone event threw elite players and content creators into Verdansk with a unique twist. Rather than forming their own teams, streamers had to pick their Duo from a list of “cracked” players.

From Seth ‘Scump’ Abner to Mason ‘Symfuhny’ Lanier, all of the biggest names were lined up to compete for a good cause. For most of them, the event went smoothly as they squared off with others in Warzone. For Dr Disrespect and his chosen partner ZLaner, things didn’t get off to a good start.

“It’s phony desperation everywhere,” Doc said in his very first round of action.

The pair ran into alleged stream snipers in the very first round, and after the Two-Time was executed out of nowhere he declared, “I’m never playing in another Warzone tournament without a delay, ever.”

Unfortunately for them, things didn’t improve over the next few rounds. Doc and ZLaner were unable to close out a single map win throughout their run in the event. They dropped two maps against Joseph ‘Merk’  DeLuca & Clint ‘Maven’ Evans before falling out of the lower bracket to Trevor May and Matthew ‘FormaL’ Piper.

“That is it for me today stream,” Doc said the moment their final tournament map came to an end. “I am literally losing brain cells.”

Opposing players had tracked down their location in every map just to be the ones to steal the moment. For the next event, Dr Disrespect assured that the duo will “throw the delay on” to prevent any more stream sniping shenanigans.

“After the first game I checked out,” he admitted.

“The tournament completely took me out of it. Lesson learned. I didn’t think it was gonna be that big of an issue… but it’s a horrifically large issue.”

It didn’t take long before Doc took aim at stream snipers on social media as well. He followed up with a hilariously scathing tweet to put them in their place, listing off insult after insult as only he could.

“Nothin like being stream sniped by a bunch of blonde banged, chubby-cheeked, inward kneed, desperation for attention, purple brace face, unathletic, D- grades, Cheeto bags constantly emptied wannabe gamers… during a charity tournament,” he posted during the Oct. 21 event’s run-time.

Dr Disrespect and ZLaner weren’t the only ones impacted by the problem during the event. Jack ‘CouRage’ Dunlop also vented his frustrations, after losing every map he played in the Warzone competition as well.

“I’m officially retiring from Warzone tournaments,” he declared on Twitter.

Some Duos were able to have far more luck throughout the day, however. You can catch up on all of the final event results from Hitch’s “Cracked Creators” Warzone tournament in our official coverage hub here.