Is the Dexterity Perk worth using in Black Ops 4 Multiplayer? - Dexerto
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Is the Dexterity Perk worth using in Black Ops 4 Multiplayer?

Published: 7/Nov/2018 23:19 Updated: 7/Nov/2018 23:20

by Albert Petrosyan

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There are numerous Perks available for use in the Call of Duty: Black Ops 4 Multiplayer, one of which is Dexterity.

Dexterity is Tier 2 Perk that allows the user to mantle, climb, and slide faster, while also speeding up weapon swapping and increasing weapon accuracy when mantling or jumping. 

Due to its wide range of boosts to movement and weapon usage, the Perk has become one of the more popular options among the player-base, including most within the competitive scene.

However, popular CoD YouTuber TheXclusiveAce has questioned whether Dexterity is as valuable as many make it out to be and whether it’s actually worth equipping in players’ load-outs. 

In a video he recently published, the YouTuber analyzes some of the immediate effects of the Perk – mantling, climbing, and sliding faster – and confirms that Dexterity does, in fact, offer a noticeable boost in all three categories.

As for weapon swapping, he does reach the conclusion that weapons can be swapped about 30% faster for those who have the Perk equipped as opposed to not.

However, despite all of these initial abilities being true, TheXclusiveAce thinks that the boosts are extremely marginal and may not have as big of an effect as players think.

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“This is true on all of those cases. However, in all of these cases, it’s a very small amount,” he says. “And in my opinion, it would have a very small effect on your gameplay.”

That aside, he then goes into analyzing the most important ability the Perk offers, and what most players equip it for, which is the ability to shoot more accurately when jumping or mantling.

Interestingly enough, unlike the Perk’s previous effects, the YouTuber realizes that Dexterity actually does not offer any advantage in terms of weapon accuracy when jumping or mantling, whether the jumping occurs stationary or at an angle. 

TheXclusiveAce

“So it appears, at least in the game’s current state, the second part of the description for Dexterity is just incorrect,” he states “This Perk appears to have literally no effect whatsoever on your ability to stay accurate while performing a jump shot in this game.”

At the end of the video, TheXclusiveAce comes to the conclusion that, in his opinion, Dexterity just does not offer much of an advantage since its most important effect is essentially a fallacy. 

“It’s not really doing much for you, and it my opinion, this Perk is generally not worth using in its current state. The effects on those areas that it does actually change are very minimal for the most part. And you don’t even get the full benefit of what the Perk description says.”

He goes on to claim that Gung-Ho, another Tier 2 Perk, is a much more effective option than Dexterity for aggressive players who are trying to reap that benefits that Dexterity is supposed to provide.

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FaZe Blaze sets absurd Zombies world record in Black Ops Cold War

Published: 2/Dec/2020 19:58

by Theo Salaun

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Zombies has returned to Call of Duty with Black Ops Cold War’s release and FaZe Clan’s Blaze, in a duo with Ghostzy, has overcome days of crashes to set an insane record of 328 rounds.

Lucas ‘Blaze’ Mosing has a huge footprint on social media, with 3.5 million YouTube subscribers and 1.6 million Twitter followers. Ever since Black Ops Cold War dropped into the public’s hands on November 13, his Twitch numbers have skyrocketed as well.

As Blaze continues to up the ante for Zombies content, the streamer has received over 130,000 new followers on Twitch in the past month. Now, he sits at just above 589,000 Twitch followers, with a large chunk simply intrigued by his efforts to set Zombies world records.

Those record runs have been shut down by game crashes on numerous occasions, but the most recent effort went unimpeded. Grouped with fellow streamer, Ghostzy, the FaZe star managed to surpass the former record attempts and survive well past “Round Zero,” also known as Round 256.

With how many crashes people have been experiencing as they drive their Ray Guns and punch-packed weapons into the later rounds of Zombies matches, hitting 328 rounds is pretty wild. While Blaze explained that they were only a few rounds past the former record holder, the duo was nonetheless ecstatic and their mark will be hard to surpass.

To set this high bar, both players used the “Ring of Fire” Field Upgrade, which creates a small perimeter around the duo, boosting their damage and burning enemies within it. With excellent comms and comfortable management over their Cymbal Monkeys, the two provide an excellent tutorial for new Zombies players.

And, as the record was being reached, Blaze couldn’t help but give in to a wholesome sense of camaraderie. Like best friends in a bath house, the streamer took a moment to cheerfully relax and celebrate the moment with his roommate. 

Blaze and Ghostzy met each other randomly – as described by the latter in a TikTok comment – and an immediate Zombies bond was formed. Weeks later, they have overcome the 326-round world record that two other duos were tied at.

Unfortunately, it appears that a Spanish duo of ‘hydrashitoo’ and ‘juanlokoo’ have taken the Zombies leaderboard by storm at the exact same time.

The duo, playing on PC, have set a shocking record of 365 and, thus far, it doesn’t appear that Blaze or Ghostzy are aware of how much higher the bar has been raised.