This viral Black Ops 4 rant may have provided the perfect solution to Ajax's shield in Black Ops 4 [Video] - Dexerto
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This viral Black Ops 4 rant may have provided the perfect solution to Ajax’s shield in Black Ops 4 [Video]

Published: 26/Oct/2018 15:41 Updated: 26/Oct/2018 15:43

by Ross Deason


A Twitter video from SoaR Gilli about 9-Bangs and the Ajax Specialist in Black Ops 4 has gone viral, and he may have thought of the perfect way to balance them while in the middle of his rant.

Ajax is widely regarded as the most overpowered Specialist in the game at the moment thanks to the combination of his seemingly impenetrable Ballistic Shield and his incredibly powerful 9-Bang grenades that leave people blind and unable to move.

“Whoever invented the fucking specialist with the 9-Bang and a riot shield you can’t fucking shoot through,” Gilli said at the start of his hilarious video rant. “I don’t know who pissed you off in the last couple of years since Black Ops 3 where you decided that you now need to make this specialist, BUT IT NEEDS TO BE GONE!”

“I’ve had enough of dying like this!” the streamer continued, putting his hand in front of his face to mimic the effects of being stunned. “You can’t tell me I can’t move my hand if I can’t see! My eyes are closed, I CAN STILL DEFEND MYSELF! Allow me to!”

However, in the midst of the shouting, the SoaR man also made a suggestion that just might make Ajax’s shield slightly less overpowered: “Allow me to shoot through the little fucking window. That’s all I’m asking!”

Being able to shoot through the small gap in Ajax’s Ballistic Shield wouldn’t make him easy to counter, but would reward players that are skillful enough to hit the shot.

Gilli did make it clear that he’s a fan of the game on the whole, stating: “There’s a lot of good about Black Ops 4, not going to deny that.”

However, his annoyance with Ajax and the 9-Bang seems to be mirrored by the community at large.

With so many players suggesting fixes or changes to the Specialist, don’t be surprised to see some of them implemented in the next major Black Ops 4 patch.

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Modern Warfare glitch reveals unreleased Makarov pistol

Published: 28/Oct/2020 1:35 Updated: 28/Oct/2020 1:58

by Brad Norton


Infinity Ward adds weapons to Modern Warfare with each new season, though it appears even more have been in the works behind the scenes as a secret pistol was accidentally handed out due to a confusing glitch.

Problematic bugs have been on the rise once again throughout Modern Warfare’s sixth and final season. Warzone players have had their runs ended by broken Loadout Drops while others have literally been left in the dark as a result of a game-breaking issue. Despite these problems, every now and then, glitches can actually be a pleasant surprise.

This was the case on October 27 as a player shockingly stumbled upon a new weapon. While playing offline, they noticed something suspicious. One of the AI-controlled enemies was wielding a unique pistol.

After taking them down and picking up the gun, the Makarov was revealed in all its glory. Fit with custom animations, an unfinished model, but all the firepower you’d expect from the classic secondary.

The Makarov pistol first appeared in 2010’s Black Ops and soon featured in the game’s sequel before disappearing. It was usable across the campaign and multiplayer in the first game, though only appeared in the story for the follow-up.

Evidently, it’s an extremely rare weapon compared to some iconic guns in the Call of Duty franchise. Having only appeared in Treyarch releases, it’s a surprise to see the pistol up and running in Modern Warfare.

It appeared as a Renetti on the ground and the icon matched up as well. Though it’s very clear a good amount of work has been put into the gun. From unique reload and inspect animations to its own balancing, it may have been in the plans for a previous seasonal update.

Given the unfinished model of the weapon, however, there’s a good chance we don’t see it properly anytime soon. Infinity Ward could have been testing it months ago before scrapping the gun. Perhaps it’s simply in the game’s files as a placeholder. There’s really no telling at this point in time.

Black Ops 2 Makarov gameplay
The Makarov pistol has only been usable in Black Ops 1 and 2.

It popped up during an offline session against bots, so don’t expect to see this random bug in an online match either. It would be surprising to see the weapon appear in an Infinity Ward title for the first time after such a long gap, though anything is possible.

With Treyarch taking over Warzone with the transition to Black Ops Cold War, however, it would make more sense to see the Makarov in 2021.