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The best ways to counter Nomad’s Attack Dog in Black Ops 4

Published: 30/Oct/2018 10:29 Updated: 30/Oct/2018 10:30

by Ross Deason


One of more difficult Specialists to counter in Black Ops 4 is Nomad – more specifically, Nomad’s Specialist Ability: the Attack Dog.

Players using the Nomad Specialist will periodically get the opportunity to “Send out a hound to patrol an area, or call it in to follow you around as a guard dog,” and it’s pretty damn good at killing things.

The Attack Dog can be difficult to hit and has a great deal of health, making it difficult to take down. However, there are a number ways of killing it if you know what you’re doing, as popular YouTuber ‘TheXclusiveAce’ recently explained.

First, you can use a launcher as your secondary weapon and kill the Attack Dog in one shot, but only if you hit it directly. Miss one shot, and you’re probably going to die!

Another effective counter can be the SG12 shotgun’s operator mod, which is a strobe light. The light can stun the dog for a few seconds on one occasion, but it only works once and there’s a good chance you won’t have the weapon in your loadout.


Other ways of eliminating the K-9 unit quicker include the Mozu pistol’s operator mod, the high caliber attachment on various items and stunning the dog (or using Ajax’s 9-Bang) for long enough to take it down.

Other Specialist abilities and equipment, like the War Machine, Ajax’s Ballistic Shield, Trip Mines, Razor Wire and more are strong against the dog, but require you to have them available when the canine is running towards you.

In fact, if you or your team have any Razor Wire on the map, you can simply stand inside it and the dog won’t attack you at all, making it one of the easiest counters.

TheXclusiveAce does demonstrate a way of avoiding the dog without any special weapons or attachments though – simply jumping to the side as it attacks and shooting it in the back as it recovers!

You can check out the full video below. The ‘dancing around the dog’ technique is shown at the 10:35 mark.

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NICKMERCS rates the best Warzone players from to Scump to HusKerrs

Published: 24/Oct/2020 1:06

by Theo Salaun


Tasked with drafting a team for a Call of Duty: Warzone tournament, NICKMERCS went through some of the game’s biggest names, ranking them while determining who he would most want to duo with.

To start Davis ‘Hitch’ Edwards’ $10,000 “Cracked Creators” Warzone tournament, 16 creators were tasked with drafting their duo from 16 “cracked” streamers.

As one of the creators allowed to select their tandem, NICKMERCS sifted through 16 of the game’s best to determine who he would prefer to play with.

Ultimately, the FaZe streamer ended up putting his decision to a poll among his fans. But, before doing so, he originally went through all 16 and gave thoughts on how each of them ranks. And the options were varied, but all shared one thing in common: talent.

With professional Call of Duty League players like Matthew ‘FormaL’ Piper and Seth ‘Scump’ Abner available, as well as Warzone streamers like Aydan and HusKerrs, the candidates were excellent. Still, NICKMERCS sifted through and broke down who he truly believes ranks as the battle royale’s best.

Segment begins at 00:20:45.

NICKMERCS starts by going through the list and just expressing what an absolute struggle it will be to pick from such a talented crop of peers: “Oh, it’s going to be so hard to pick man … No matter what, everybody that I would pick from is cracked.” But, after going through and complimenting practically everybody, he starts the process of elimination.

Since Nick chooses second after DrDisrespect, he immediately eliminates Zlaner as Doc’s likely first pick. Then, he eliminates JoeWo with two simple reasons: “I’ve never played with him and every time I play against him, I beat that little ass.”

Then, BobbyPoff is gone: “BobbyPoff, I love the guy, but take him off the list.” And the “Scarf Lord” is followed quickly by the Chicago Huntsmen’s FormaL and Scump: “Love ‘em, love ‘em. But I feel like there’s better BR players.” After that, things start getting complicated.

Cracked Creators Warzone
The list of “cracked” players in Hitch’s Cracked Creators Warzone tournament.

Similar to Zlaner, Nick decides to sacrifice Merk so that he can play with his longtime duo, Maven. Then, recognizing that all of these remaining players are absolute menaces on Verdansk, he goes with two simple metrics to determine his personal preference. He immediately prioritizes controller players and the highest earners in Warzone tournaments.

That eliminates stars like HusKerrs and Symfuhny for their mouse and keyboard usage, while also eliminating Crowder and DougIsRaw for their low earnings. Finally, he eliminates Jukeyz because of his struggles understanding the UK maestro’s accent and decides to put the decision to a poll.


Ultimately, it’s between Aydan and Tommey, with Cloakzy popping on to let NICKMERCS know that Aydan’s been playing some Fortnite recently. That leaves the FaZe star choosing Tommey, noting that “he’s got great communication, phenomenal player, guaranteed to get some chopper kills off rip.”

Despite going through full rankings for his options and landing upon an excellent duo, the decision-making process proved to be futile. NICKMERCS and Tommey could only end in the Top 12 for the tournament, while the easily dismissed BobbyPoff actually came in first place.