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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.

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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.

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“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.

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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.

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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.”

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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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NICKMERCS reveals his AUG Warzone loadout to replace the MP5

Published: 13/Oct/2020 17:50 Updated: 13/Oct/2020 18:02

by Jacob Hale

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Nick ‘NICKMERCS’ Kolcheff has revealed what his ideal AUG loadout is in Warzone, offering a viable alternative to the more popular MP5 and MP7 SMGs.

For most people, they’ve got their Warzone loadouts figured out and often run what is typically considered the meta; the Kilo 141, with an MP5 in your back pocket.

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While there is occasionally some variation, with some players maybe opting for the likes of the M4A1, an MP7 or a sniper rifle of some sort, there are some weapons that you’ll almost never see in Verdansk.

Season 6 launched back on September 29, and players have been testing out the new weapons, as well as how balancing might have changed the existing crop of guns — and Nick thinks the AUG could be a sleeper pick for your loadout.

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The new Season 6 SP-R208 Marksman Rifle has been a particularly popular addition to Warzone.

After mentioning how pro Call of Duty players actually banned the AUG in pro scrims and matches earlier in 2020, as one of the weapons they made a “gentleman’s agreement” to not use, Nick explains that he believes the AUG can actually go toe-to-toe with the likes of the MP5 and MP7.

So, if you’re looking for a new submachine gun to run, and want to use something slightly different to the usual and take enemies by surprise, this AUG loadout might be for you. Here’s what Nick stacks on his:

  • Muzzle: Monolithic Suppressor
  • Barrel: 407mm Extended Barrel
  • Laser: 5mW Laser
  • Underbarrel: Commando Foregrip
  • Rear Grip: Stippled Grip Tape

While most of this follows what we would typically expect from an SMG loadout in Warzone, there are some notable differences, but the biggest is the lack of ammunition options. Usually, you would see someone put some kind of magazine extension on their weapon, as is often necessary when finishing your kills in Warzone.

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Instead, Nick’s AUG uses the standard magazine, and he opts for the Stippled Grip Tape underbarrel instead, improving recoil control and aiming stability. With this, you should hopefully hit more shots on your target and not have need for an extended magazine.

You’re not likely to see the AUG used much in Warzone, so with this loadout you might be able to catch your opponents by surprise and pick up some eliminations you wouldn’t have before.