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New Black Ops 4 specialist teaser hints at EMP equipment possibly coming soon

Published: 5/Dec/2018 18:26 Updated: 5/Dec/2018 18:32

by Calum Patterson


PlayStation has teased what appears to be a new specialist coming to Black Ops 4, and the teaser could be hinting at some form of EMP ability.

With ten specialists at launch, fans expected new specialists to be added to the game with more abilities, and it looks like the first new character will be coming to multiplayer soon.

Expected to release on December 11, the character is shown in the distorted trailer holding some kind of equipment, but it is the tagline which gives it away.

Along with video, PlayStation writes “The Disruption is coming” – suggesting the disruption of enemy equipment, as is the purpose of the EMP.

The absence of the EMP grenade was conspicuous during Black Ops 4’s launch, as was the absence of smoke grenades – both of which have been gripes within the competitive community particularly.

There are no other details on the specialist character, and the video gives very little footage of the character model itself, so it is impossible to say at this point if it is a returning specialist from Black Ops III, or a new specialist entirely.

The new specialist in multiplayer, as well as a change to the Blackout map, are both expected to drop on December 11, first on PlayStation 4, where new content is exclusive for seven days.

Some fans have been asking for the return of the ‘Spectre’ specialist from Black Ops III, which had the camo ability as well as the ‘Ripper’ weapon, and so this is one possible option for inspiration with the new Black Ops 4 specialist.

Could the new specialist be based on ‘Spectre’ from Black Ops III?

Another possibility could be taking inspiration from ‘Outrider’ – as her Vision Pulse ability now belongs to Recon, could Treyarch be repurposing her as an EMP wielding character?

Other specialists from Black Ops III that didn’t return for number 4 (yet) include ‘Reaper’ (a robot with a machine gun arm) and ‘Blackjack’ (the owner of the Black market store).

Of course, the new specialist may have no basis in a Black Ops III specialist at all, or could be a mix, such as Black Ops 4’s ‘Recon’, who is a new specialist character but has the Vision Pulse ability from ‘Outrider’.

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Best weapons to use in Black Ops Cold War

Published: 5/Dec/2020 15:01 Updated: 5/Dec/2020 15:15

by Joe Craven


Just like every Call of Duty, Black Ops Cold War has a number of guns that prove incredibly popular amongst the competitive and casual community. Find out which ones you should be using. 

With Call of Duty: Black Ops Cold War approaching a month old, there are a number of weapons that have been widely used in the community.

However, early buffs and nerfs have affected which weapons are at the top of the pyramid, with weapons like the MP5 and AUG Tactical Rifle being made significantly weaker than they were on launch.

If you wish to increase your KDA and overall success in Black Ops Cold War multiplayer, then be sure to check out our list of the best weapons below. You might even find a new weapon you’ve yet to try. 


AK-74u in Black Ops Cold War's Gunsmith
The AK-74u is a good bet for strongest SMG in the game.

While the MP5 dominated the early weeks of Black Ops Cold War, significant nerfs to its damage range mean other SMGs have had time to come to the forefront. The AK-74u is now arguably the strongest SMG in the game.

It’s high bullet velocity and damage output allow you to get shots off quickly, while a 40 round mag attachment ensures you can stay in the action for longer. Pair these with only modest recoil, and it’s easy to see why this is one of the best SMGs in the current build of BOCW.

Krig 6

Krig 6 in BOCW's Gunsmith
The Krig is now one of BOCW’s most powerful ARs.

Up next is the Krig 6. Like the AK-74u, this has risen to prominence off the back of nerfs to other ARs and Tactical Rifles. The Krig’s strength is in its damage and fire rate. While its recoil is moderate it is very predictable and vertical, meaning it is far easier than some other guns to overcome and compensate for.

Another weakness of the Krig is its iron sights, which are pretty poor. However, throwing a Microflex or Millstop sight on it should negate most of these issues.

Gallo SA12

Gallo SA12 Black Ops Cold War
Activision / Treyarch
The Gallo SA12 is a bit too Brecci like in BOCW.

The return of shotguns as secondaries has given players the chance to unleash a flurry of buckshot rounds in close-quarters fights. Not only does the Gallo SA12 (SPAS-12) look incredibly cool, it’s also an absolute monster on the game’s more urban maps. While the Gallo SA12 may not have the oneshot potential of the Hauer 77, the gun’s high rate of fire more than makes up for this. 

Tapping the trigger will allow you to constantly pepper your target with high burst rounds, dropping them within seconds. The hipfire of this shotgun is also incredibly accurate, so you don’t even need to waste time aiming down sights. Simply find a nice choke point on a map and begin farming kills whenever any players dare to enter your view.


M16 Black Ops Cold War
Activision / Treyarch
The classic burst rifle is back and it packs a mean punch.

This iconic burst rifle has returned in dominant fashion in Black Ops Cold War, and it’s a great pick for those that want to wrack up the kills. The three-round burst offers reliable damage and accuracy across all engagement ranges, making it extremely versatile. 

It’s often best to keep your distance from close-quarter engagements and instead focus on favorable picks in the mid to long-range. This will enable you to catch any pesky SMG users before they can even get to you. 

While the AUG was nerfed to a point of being unviable at the highest levels, the M16 remains incredibly powerful, despite the slight nerfs it received.

Type 63

Type 63 Black Ops Cold War
Activision / Treyarch
The Type 63 is one of the most satisfying guns to use in Black Ops Cold War.

The Type 63 is a great pick for those that prefer a more methodical approach to combat. This tactical rifle is capable of killing an enemy in just two shots (one body shot and one headshot), allowing you to instantly drop even the best CoD players. 

While its semi-auto firing pattern can leave you high and dry in close-quarters fights, its impeccable accuracy and damage make it devastating on the game’s larger maps and modes.


AK-47 Black Ops Cold War
Activision / Treyarch
The AK-47 continues to prove incredibly popular amongst the CoD community.

Following the nerf to the AUG and the FFAR 1, this reliable old rifle has grown to be one of the strongest in all of BOCW. The slower rate of fire and can make it rather unwieldy when compared to the other assault rifles on the list, but its high damage output can give it an edge.

While past iterations of the AK-47 have been unusable because of significant recoil, this one is incredibly balanced and talented players will be able to control it at even longer ranges. You might be occasionally outgunned by a Tactical Rifle but, for the most part, you’ll be able to compete with just about any opponent.

So there you have it, these are the best guns to use in Black Ops Cold War.  If you want to keep updated with all the latest Call of Duty news and updates, then follow us over on @DexertoIntel.