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This concept would be a great way to nerf 9-Bangs in Black Ops 4

Published: 9/Nov/2018 21:56 Updated: 9/Nov/2018 23:03

by Wyatt Donigan

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Treyarch has been hard at work trying to perfect 9-Bangs in Black Ops 4 ever since release, but this idea could be the perfect way to tweak the powerful utility item.

The controversial item was completely removed from Blackout with the November 6 update, but it’s still alive and well Black Ops 4’s multiplayer mode and players are getting frustrated with the strength of it.

While most posts are simply more instances of players voicing that frustration, Reddit user ‘Ghost914’ has come up with a detailed description on how to nerf it while allowing to still be a viable item.

Ghost914’s suggestion mainly centers around the 9-Bang’s ability to disarm and stun the victim, essentially making the player a sitting duck.

To make this less OP, it should not stun or disarm an opponent. It should be like flashbangs from previous games. Allowing good players to move around while blinded and shoot their gun with ADS.

Making this more like a traditional flashbang would bring 9-Bangs in line with items seen in previous Call of Duty titles that will hinder opponents, but still allowed them to crouch or shoot and not be dead in the water.

The dreaded 9-Bang is Ajax’s exclusive Specialist ability in Black Ops 4 multiplayer.

The goal of this change would seek to widen the skill gap of the game since Ghost914 points out that a good player who knows map layouts would be able to maneuver and hipfire their weapon while blinded and possibly still secure kills.

“If you’re [9-bang’d] vs a decent team, you’re dead 99% of the time,” Ghost914 concludes, which is not something that he feels specialist equipment should be capable.

Nine bang needs to be nerfed and this is how. from r/CoDCompetitive

Given that the suggestion was almost universally well-received with on the r/CoDCompetitivce subreddit, it looks like Ghost914 could be on to something here.

Treyarch has been quick to update Black Ops 4 on a regular basis since release, so it’s possible that we could see some changes in the near future.

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Cheaters already ruining Black Ops Cold War with SiLLY | CharlieIntel Podcast #6

Published: 26/Oct/2020 9:20 Updated: 26/Oct/2020 9:22

by Shane King

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People have been calling out for Activision to create their own anti-cheat system — in the same vein of Valorant’s Vanguard — in order to deal with the hackers that have plagued both multiplayer and Warzone ever since its release.

Mike and Keshav speak to SiLLY in Episode #6 of the CharlieIntel Podcast. During this week’s episode, we look at what needs to be changed following the Black Ops Cold War Beta. They also touch on whether the game needs a bespoke anti-cheat to ensure the game isn’t ruined by hackers, as well as what the transition to PC means for the CDL.

One of the big topics covered in the group discussion is the differences between the first and second week of how the beta felt in-game and if sliding is where it needs to be at the moment. Keshav also states that he feels they ‘overcompensated’ when nerfing sliding which left it feeling off, and he is hoping they dial it back a bit.