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Treyarch respond after Black Ops 4 Twitch streamer accused of cheating

Published: 25/Aug/2019 15:14 Updated: 25/Aug/2019 15:40

by Joe Craven

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Treyarch have responded after a Black Ops 4 streamer was accused of cheating in Blackout, leading to them seemingly being banned from Twitch. 

Black Ops 4 is reaching the end of its life cycle and the majority of the CoD community is gearing up for Modern Warfare, but there is still a lively Blackout player base on console – including a select few who are cheating to gain an unfair advantage. 

There has not been a huge issue with hacking in Blackout, with Treyarch generally being considered as fairly adept at cracking down on hackers. However, one player was clearly frustrated after encountering an apparent cheater in Blackout, and vented their frustrations in the hope of getting a ban implemented. 

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The post on August 24, shows the user spectating ‘TTVchadattak’. ‘TTV’ is often added onto a player’s username in order to advertise their Twitch channel, with ‘TTV’ standing for “Twitch.tv”. 

However, this particular Blackout player appears to have done nothing but advertise their own cheating. The clip, uploaded by Reddit user ‘lizardpeter’, appears to show the streamer hacking, as his aim snaps suspiciously numerous times, even through walls. 

To add to the suspicions, the player already has 17 kills. While a tally this impressive is certainly possible, it seems to have been acquired illicitly. 

TTVchadattak is blatantly hacking in Blackout on PC. Here is video proof. Everyone PLEASE REPORT and help us ban him! from r/Blackops4

The post was entitled: “TTVchadattak is blatantly hacking in Blackout on PC. Here is video proof. Everyone PLEASE REPORT and help us ban him!” In the 18 hours since it was posted, it has amassed nearly 2,000 upvotes as players strive to draw attention to it. 

It seems to have worked, with Treyarch Communications Coordinator Josh Torres replying: “Thank you for the additional tag. We’ll send this in for processing.” 

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While it can’t be confirmed whether the player has been banned from Black Ops 4, their Twitch channel does appear to have been banned. It’s likely this is for the cheating incident being reported and traced back to the Twitch channel, but again, this cannot be confirmed.

The channel page currently displays the familiar Twitch message: “Sorry. Unless you’ve got a time machine, that content is unavailable.”

TwitchThe page players are met with if they try and access ‘twitch.tv/chadattak’.

It certainly sounds like Treyarch will be clamping down on the alleged offender, in the same way it appears Twitch have. 

Black Ops 4’s player count is likely to be down for the weekend of August 23-25, given the release of Modern Warfare’s Gunfight Alpha. Despite the game being nearly a year old, it looks like some are still willing to cheat to win. 

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Best Pellington 703 loadout for Black Ops Cold War: Attachments, Perks, Equipment

Published: 26/Nov/2020 12:31 Updated: 26/Nov/2020 12:48

by Alex Garton

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The Pellington 703 is the perfect weapon for players looking to play aggressively with a sniper rifle in CoD Black Ops Cold War.

Black Ops Cold War has three different snipers and each of them suits a different playstyle. For players who prefer to push others and maneuver around the map, the Pellington 703 should be your weapon of choice.

It’s worth noting that Cold War has the longest ADS time for snipers out of any Call of Duty game. This has led to players struggling to quick scope consistently and writing off snipers as weak. Although there are certainly easier weapons to master in Cold War, nothing will beat landing multiple shots with a sniper in a single streak.

Despite Cold War’s long ADS times, there are a number of attachments that can mitigate this and give you a sniper loadout that’s lethal in online matches.

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Cold War has the longest ADS time for snipers out of any Call of Duty title.

Best Pellington 703 loadout in Black Ops Cold War

Here’s how you need to kit out your Pellington 703 sniper for the most effective multiplayer loadout.

Pellington 703 loadout Attachments

  • Barrell: 26.5 Tiger Team
  • Body: Steady Aim Laser
  • Magazine: 7 RND
  • Handle: Serpent Wrap
  • Stock: Marathon Stock

Perks

  • Perk 1: Tactical Mask
  • Perk 2: Gear Head
  • Perk 3: Ghost

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  • Law Breaker

Equipment

  • Lethal: Frag Grenade
  • Tactical: Stimshot
  • Field Upgrade: Field Mic

This loadout focuses on allowing you to play aggressively. In terms of attachments, the Tiger Team barrel increases the Pellington’s damage output by 20%. This means fewer hit markers and more one-shot kills.

The Steady Aim Laser improves the effectiveness of the weapon at close range using hip-fire. Finally, the Serpent Wrap reduces the Pellington’s ADS time by 10%, making it a perfect attachment for any of the snipers in Cold War.

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The Pellington 703 has the fastest ADS time out of any sniper in Cold War.

Moving onto perks, Tactical Mask is always useful to have when running an aggressive loadout that is seeking gunfights. The combination of Gear Head and the Field Mic is a great pairing for multiplayer and allows you to spam your field upgrade on cooldown. Finally, Ghost gives you the peace of mind that the endless spy planes in the air can’t track your every move when you’re running around the map.

Equipment in this loadout is fairly standard but you should focus on using the Field Mic whenever it’s off cooldown to gain valuable information. The reduced cooldown from the Gear Head perk is incredibly useful and will allow you to track the location of the enemy team.

Now, all there’s to do is make this Pellington 703 loadout and try it out in Multiplayer for yourself.