Warzone Deployable Covers have a lot more hidden uses than you'd think - Dexerto
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Warzone Deployable Covers have a lot more hidden uses than you’d think

Published: 1/Aug/2020 1:54

by Theo Salaun

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Deployable Covers are probably Warzone’s least exciting Field Upgrades, but Call of Duty players are discovering some new uses that might make the item much more intriguing across Verdansk. 

Portable cover is useful, but it’s limited and often doesn’t feel worth it compared to finding normal, static cover. These deployable sheets of metal can be destroyed and make you an easy victim, should you try putting one down midfight. While we already knew that they can be used for movement innovation, recent clips have shown their capacity to help against vehicles and campers. 

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The ladder trick is great and a niche, unexpected way to surprise enemies – but that’s not the only way to get a leg up (pun intended) on your opponents using a Deployable Cover. 

As shown by former professional player and current Call of Duty League on-air talent, Anthony ‘NAMELESS’ Wheeler, a Deployable Cover can also be used to block off a doorway. While his clip is a little weird, as the enemy is able to comfortably shoot through the closed door somehow, blocking the door off suggests intriguing upside.

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NAMELESS’ clip means Deployable Covers have the potential to be used in both aggressive and defensive manners. On the offensive, players can block off potential doorway exits to surprisingly trap campers more effectively.

Meanwhile, on the defensive, deploying those useful sheets of metal could help someone ensure enemies only have limited ways of reaching them, should they decide to camp a room out. Deployable Covers last 10 minutes, so one could theoretically finish three Most Wanted contracts with ease in that time.

The third use for this field upgrade is also quite inventive. As shown by ‘xiMontyx’ on Reddit, a Deployable Cover can completely stop a vehicle in its tracks—halting the zooming pile of dangerous metal and opening up possibilities for your team.

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While the vehicle does seem to break the cover, it only does so after being stopped completely. This means opponents either need to jump out and fight, or risk being gunned down or C4’d by your team as they try to regain speed.

Trophy Systems and Dead Silences will typically be Warzone’s most appealing Field Upgrades, but these crafty usages for Deployable Covers are worth keeping in mind as players look to get a leg up on their competition in Verdansk.

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PC requirements for Black Ops Cold War Beta: minimum & recommended specs

Published: 13/Oct/2020 21:04 Updated: 13/Oct/2020 21:14

by Albert Petrosyan

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For Call of Duty players looking to enjoy the Black Ops Cold War Beta on PC, Treyarch and Activision have revealed the minimum and recommended computer system specs in order to run the game without issues.

After the highly-anticipated Black Ops Cold War Beta made its debut exclusively for PS4, Treyarch are opening up the testing period to players on all platforms for the second week.

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This means that those who pre-ordered a digital version of the game on PC will get to try it out starting October 15, before the Beta is opened to all players on October 17.

Unlike consoles, of course, BOCW running on a computer isn’t a guaranteed thing – whether the file will work and/or run smoothly often depends on how good the PC’s specs are, and if they meet the minimum or recommended requirements.

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Black Ops Cold War Beta
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The Black Ops Cold War Beta is coming to PC and Xbox One.

Black Ops Cold War Beta PC minimum specifications

Here are the minimum requirements for your PC to be able to open and play the BOCW:

  • OS: Windows 7 64-Bit (SP1) or Windows 10 64-Bit (1803 or later)
  • CPU: Intel Core i5 2500k or AMD equivalent
  • VIDEO: Nvidia GeForce GTX 670 2GB / GTX 1650 4GB or AMD Radeon HD 7950.
  • RAM: 8GB RAM
  • HDD: 45GB HD space
  • NETWORK: Broadband Internet connection
  • SOUND CARD: DirectX Compatible – Requires DirectX 12 compatible system

Black Ops Cold War Beta PC recommended specifications

Meeting these recommended specs, or at least getting close, will ensure that your PC runs the Beta much more smoothly and with higher FPS:

  • OS: Windows 10 64 Bit (latest Service Pack)
  • CPU: Intel Core i7 4770k or AMD equivalent
  • VIDEO: Nvidia GeForce GTX 670 2GB / GTX 1650 4GB or AMD Radeon HD 7950
  • RAM: 8GB RAM
  • HDD: 45GB HD space
  • NETWORK: Broadband Internet connection
  • SOUND CARD: DirectX Compatible – Requires DirectX 12 compatible system

When is the Black Ops Cold War PC beta?

Beta dates for Black Ops Cold War
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The Black Ops Cold War Beta is now in its second week of action.

Following the PS4-exclusive first week of the Beta, Activision is letting PC and Xbox players into the mix for week two. The early access for all three platforms takes place on October 15-16 before everyone can enjoy it on October 17-19.

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This will be the final planned event before the full game launches on November 13 for PS4, PS5, Xbox One, Xbox Series X, Xbox Series S, and PC.

For more details about what’ll be included, make sure to check out our BOCW Beta guide here.