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OpTic's Dashy shares tips on how to be the best Black Ops 4 sniper

Published: 13/Jun/2019 19:10

by Meg Bethany Koepp


OpTic Gaming‘s Brandon ‘Dashy‘ Otell shared some valuable insight into how he learned to be a sniper pro in Call of Duty: Black Ops 4 – and detailed how you can be too.

Black Ops 4 quickly became a favorite among pro players after its release in October of last year, with its updated multiplayer and new battle royale modes.


OpTic Gaming’s Dashy is well-known for his amazing Call of Duty sniper skills, and recently participated in an interview with the Activision Games Blog, where he schooled players on how to perfect their sniping game.

Treyarch / ActivisionDashy shares his top sniping tips.

How to become a better sniper

“Back when I used to snipe, I practiced a lot on my centering. Centering is where you place your crosshairs, so whenever I snap with a Maddox or whatever gun I’m using, it’s natural because it was what I was doing with a sniper rifle all the time.” Dashy explained, before going on to talk about sensitivity options.


The OpTic star admitted he plays with the sensitivity on default, but added, “To be an elite sniper – like, really really good – I’d say a medium to higher sensitivity is the way to go. Just because that makes you more versatile on the map as a sniper.”

He then went into detail about his sniping play style, and while he takes a more aggressive method than some might be comfortable with, he’s very confident in his approach. “It is a little more risky, but I’m confident in hitting my shots; I guess you can say it’s cocky, but I’ve put in a lot of hours and know what I can get away with.”

Treyarch / ActivisionBlack Ops 4 is really popular in the pro scene.

The most important tip of all

Sniping practice might prove frustrating at first, especially if you’re finding it hard to land a headshot, but the key is to keep at it – you don’t have to be excellent at it straight away.


“It’s definitely good to start out; you have to get a feel for it,” Dashy said. “Whatever works for you; you just have to get some momentum.”

The most important sniping tip at all is a simple, yet possibly surprising one: “Just enjoy sniping. That’s the main thing with all snipers: they just enjoy doing it. Do whatever works for you and enjoy it.”

It makes sense that having fun would be important, but a lot of people focus on the pressure and being tense during a scenario, forgetting that the main objective should be to have fun. After all, nobody plays games to be stressed out.

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Modern Warfare streamer goes on sniping killstreak with piano as controller

Published: 16/Oct/2020 1:38

by Tanner Pierce


DeanoBeano, who went viral on Twitch a couple months back for using a drum kit to snipe in Modern Warfare, is back and this time he brought along with him a piano to get his kills.

Back in August 2020, Twitch streamer DeanoBeano made headlines when he was able to get a sniping kill in Modern Warfare using a drum kit. While it was only a single kill, to say that it was impressive would be an understatement considering how much precision it took.


A couple weeks later he was back at it again, this time going on a five killstreak on Vacant, even getting a split quad-feed and a collateral kill in the process. Now, DeanoBeano has once again done what some might considered the impossible and gone on another killstreak using an instrument but this time it wasn’t a drum kit.

Twitch streamer DeanoBeano played Modern Warfare for over five hours using a piano.

During a recent Twitch stream, DeanoBeano used a piano keyboard to get a four killstreak on Atlas Superstore, once again impressing the CoD community.


In the clip, which currently has over 16,000 upvotes on Reddit, Deano takes out three enemies in quick succession near the side of the map using the AX-50 sniper rifle, before running and taking out one more person with the 725 shotgun.

While that wouldn’t be impressive in the slightest with a normal controller, the fact that he was using a piano makes it an amazing feat to be sure.

I just snapped with a piano LMAO from r/modernwarfare

As one can see in the clip itself, movement and aiming with the piano is a bit similar to the drums in that one key press moves the character just a little bit in a certain direction. This means that Deano constantly taps on the keys in order to adjust where he’s looking.


While he’s drumming kills were impressive as they were, this piano streak is even more absurd. Considering you can hear the piano keys he’s hitting, it makes for a very comical clip.

Here’s hoping he makes more hilarious videos with other instruments.