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Is Cold Blooded broken in Black Ops 4 Multiplayer?

Published: 10/Nov/2018 2:06 Updated: 10/Nov/2018 2:40

by Wyatt Donigan

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Many of the perks in Black Ops 4 Multiplayer give players huge advantages that make them essential to high performance, but things may not be that straightforward in the case of Cold Blooded.

Cold Blooded goes in the second perk slot in Black Ops 4 and gives players an increased resistance to many of the game’s Scorestreaks.

With players always looking for a leg up on the competition, Cold Blooded seemingly is a good choice to protect you from the pesky game-changing Scorestreaks. But how well does the perk actually perform?

Call of Duty expert and popular YouTuber ‘TheXclusiveAce’ has decided to take a deep dive into the perk to give everyone an idea of just how effective Cold Blooded truly is.

“In the past, most of the time with Cold Blooded or Blind Eye – the types of perks that protect you from streaks – they will completely protect you from streaks,” says TheXclusiveAce about how the perk used to perform.

He clarifies that with Cold Blooded in Black Ops 4, you only gain “increased resistance” against streaks rather than actually receiving immunity, which is where the problems begin to come in.

For the vast majority of the streaks, the resistance given by Cold Blooded is almost negligible.

In the case of the RC-XD, Lightning Strike, Drone Squad, Mantis, Thresher, and Gunship, the streaks act exactly the same while using Cold Blooded.

Players are still easily targeted by the RC-XD even when using the Cold Blooded perk.

The RC-XD was perhaps the most egregious offender of any Scorestreak, as the same red diamond shows up even if you are using Cold Blooded, making the perk virtually useless. 

There were some streaks that did give players a slight advantage, however. For the Sentry Gun, Sniper’s Nest, and Attack Helicopter, players using Cold Blooded are given an extra couple seconds before being targeting, which allows just enough time for a quick evasive maneuver or the ability to get a rocket off.

At the end of the day, though, Cold Blooded doesn’t give players enough of an advantage for TheXclusiveAce to find much use in the perk.

No one is safe from the Gunship, even players using the Cold Blooded perk.

“Is Cold Blooded broken? Technically not, but it’s not quite as powerful as people would like it to be and I would agree with that,” he says in conclusion. “I do think Cold Blooded could use a slight buff.”

TheXclusiveAce goes on to speculate that Cold Blooded was actually nerfed between the beta and release since the perk made players completely immune to streaks in the beta, causing many to complain about having their streaks neutralized.

Given that Treyarch has been actively looking into various issues throughout all modes of Black Ops 4, it wouldn’t be a surprise to see this get a slight buff sometime soon.

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Black Ops Cold War Season 1 teaser all but confirms Rebirth Island map

Published: 5/Dec/2020 0:31

by Tanner Pierce

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During the announcement that Black Ops Cold War Season 1 and it’s subsequent Warzone integration would be slightly delayed by six days, the developers released a teaser image that all but confirms that the new map will involve Rebirth Island.

Earlier today, the CoD community was taken aback by the fact that the first post-launch content season for Black Ops Cold War had been officially delayed by six days.

While the delay isn’t long by any stretch of the imagination, many fans have been eager for more content, including the integration with Warzone, which so far we didn’t have many official details on.

But during the news, Treyarch dropped a teaser image for the season which at first glance might not show off much but if you look closely pretty much confirms all of the leaks that have come out over the last month or so.

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Rebirth Island was originally teased in the Season 1 roadmap for Black Ops Cold War.

At the top of the teaser image, which says that Season 1 is coming on December 16, fans can see that a few phrases in red blurred out in varying degrees. Upping the brightness of the image in Photoshop reveals a few cool, interesting details.

The first is a set of coordinates at the very top of the image. Inputting that latitude and longitude into Google Maps will take you to the real-life Vozrozhdeniya Island in Uzbekistan, otherwise known as Rebirth Island. Beyond that, the phrase “Rebirth Island” can actually be seen in the image as well.

While both of these can be seen normally in the base image, they are way easier to see after it’s been brightened.

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Brighting the teaser image in Photoshop reveals coordinates for the real-life Rebirth Island.

This all but confirms the leaks that Rebirth Island will be coming to the game when the integration happens and given the fact that the developers have already confirmed a new map for the season, it’s almost certainly this one.

As with with any other rumor or speculation, take this with a grain of salt, however, fans will likely be getting their first look at Rebirth Island sometime within the next week or two so keep an eye out for that.

Until then, keep it locked to Dexerto for more about Black Ops Cold War and Warzone.