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Nadeshot calls for armor nerfs in the Call of Duty: Blackout private beta

by Virginia Glaze
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100 Thieves CEO and founder Matthew 'Nadeshot' Haag has complained about the strength of the armor in the Call of Duty: Blackout private beta. 

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Nadeshot had a bit of an emotional moment after suffering a loss in Blackout, rising from his chair and kicking out at something, cursing as he did so.

While his chat found the incident hilarious, Nadeshot had a legitimate reason for his outburst – the strength of the armor in the current version of the game.

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He stated that Blackout’s armor is too strong, and that he had dealt a reasonable amount of damage to his opponent.

“That armor is nuts, man! They’ve gotta nerf armor. How many times do I gotta shoot that guy? Bro, I just lit that guy up.”

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Nadeshot isn’t the only player who has issues with the armor – other users on Twitter have voiced similar opinions, calling for a nerf to the gear.

Jason Wilhem, gaming director at Studio71, has said that that armor is Blackout's biggest problem:

"Armor seems to be the biggest complaint I see from the Blackout Beta. I think this would solve the issue. Maybe even keep tier 2 armor but take out tier 3 for sure."

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While the Blackout battle royale mode is currently in beta, the game has already received an update, with Treyarch’s David Vonderhaar detailing the changes via his Twitter account. Though still rife with glitches, analysts have reported that Blackout is already set to compete with Fortnite.


The Blackout Private Beta is currently live on Playstation 4, and will go live on both Xbox One and PC starting on September 14. The beta will end for all platforms on September 17, although PC players will be able to enjoy an open beta from September 15-17.