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What are the fastest ways to counter Firebreak’s Reactor Core in Black Ops 4?

Published: 26/Nov/2018 17:50 Updated: 26/Nov/2018 17:58

by Matt Porter


One of the strongest Specialist abilities in all of Black Ops 4 is Krystof ‘Firebreak’ Hejek’s Reactor Core.

The Reactor Core allows Firebreak users to deal damage to enemy players in their vicinity, including players who are hidden behind cover or even those on the other side of a wall from the player.

Firebreak also receives a defensive buff when the Reactor Core is active, meaning that they take less damage from enemy bullets and equipment that they would normally, although Firebreak will die if players use the ability for too long.

Thankfully, Call of Duty expert and popular YouTuber Brad ‘Drift0r’ Overbey has examined the Reactor Core, and has found the best ways to kill the Firebreak before he takes you down.

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Drift0r states that due to the Firebreak’s defensive buff, it’s extremely difficult to kill him as a solo player, but if you are close to enemies who are also firing at him you can take him down fairly easily.

If you are on your own, Drift0r states that a good way to take down the Firebreak is to disable to the Reactor Core itself. By throwing a concussion grenade or a 9-Bang, the Firebreak character will immediately stop using the Core and instead cover its face, meaning you can kill it as normal without the threat of the Reactor Core.

Reactor Core is Firebreak’s Specialist Ability.

Specialist Weapons that kill in one hit also work well against the Reactor Core, so items like the Annihilator, War Machine and Purifier will kill in one hit, while the Tempest will down him, allowing you to clean up the kill.

However, the absolute best method to kill a Firebreak that is using Reactor Core is to simply melee it. Firebreak will die within two melee hits every time, meaning that if you are close to the player you can simply react quickly and hit him to save yourself and take him down.

You can watch Drift0r’s full video, which includes statistical breakdowns on Firebreaks health and other ways to kill him below.

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Best way to use zombie abilities in Warzone’s Zombie Royale

Published: 23/Oct/2020 15:51

by James Busby


Surviving as one of  Warzone’s fleshy undead can be a little tricky in the new Zombie Royale mode, but these tips should have you ripping and tearing your way to victory in no time. 

Warzone’s Halloween festivities are well underway and players have been busy unleashing their inner beast when playing the terrifyingly good LTM, Zombie Royale. The frozen fields of Verdansk have been cloaked in darkness and squads will need to work together if they wish to survive the horrors that await them. In this mode, dead operators skip the Gulag and instead come back as nightmarish zombies. While in this new undead form, players drop all their current equipment and perks.

If you wish to ever see your human form again, you’ll need to use your unique abilities to kill any players that dare to walk amongst the undead. While Zombie Royale’s reanimated corpses may have access to some incredibly potent attacks, they can be killed incredibly easily if you’re not careful. In order to help you get to grips with your newfound zombie form, we’ve put together a handy survival guide that should help you secure more kills.

Zombie abilities

Warzone Zombie
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Warzone’s Zombies have access to some incredibly powerful abilities.

Passive abilities

Warzone’s zombies aren’t your standard shambling corpses – in fact, they have incredible agility. Their passive ability gives every undead player faster movement speed and stronger melee attacks, allowing you to quickly chase down your fleeing victims. Once you’ve tracked them down, swipe at them with your deadly strikes to snuff their life out for good. 

Zombies also have superior vision and can easily see nearby operators. Enemy players are highlighted and their footprints can be tracked, giving you plenty of opportunities to pounce on your newfound target. If that wasn’t enough, zombies are also immune to the gas circle and gas grenades. This allows you to set up some frightfully sneaky plays. 

Charged Jump

Arguably the most fun Zombie ability is the Charged Jump. This highly mobile move allows you to effortlessly leap onto rooftops, scale cliffs, evade enemy fire and initiate fights. You can adjust both the distance and height by holding down the Charged Jump button, so be sure to experiment with this before leaping towards your enemy. 

EMP Blast 

This ability works exactly the same as Modern Warefare’s EMP Drone in that it destroys enemy electronics, equipment, vehicles, and disables digital optics. Your enemy’s HUD will also be disabled if they get caught within the blast’s radius. 

Gas Grenade

Gas Grenades are incredibly potent in Warzone since they disorient your enemies and slow down their movements. Combine this with the high mobility from Zombie Royale’s undead and you have a lethal combination. 

Zombie ability tips

Warzone zombie fight
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You’ll need to learn how to use these zombie abilities if you wish to increase your survivability.

Before you go chasing the nearest player, it’s often best to scan your surroundings for any enemy players that are alone. Not only will this stop your fleshy body from being riddled with bullets, it will also increase your chances of securing a successful kill. While it can be tempting to rush into the fray with your Charged Jump, it does give away your position thanks to the ability’s glow effect. 

Instead, it’s often best to use the cover of darkness to sneak up on them. Once you’ve successfully got within a few meters, it’s time to unleash your EMP Blast. This will instantly destroy any Proximity Mines and Claymore’s, allowing you to safely enter even the most fortified defenses. To make matters even better, the initial blast also reduces visibility and will cause most players to panic — giving you the moment to strike.

Once you have disabled any equipment and digital optics, it’s time to throw in your Gas Grenade. When the grenade has filled the room with deadly toxins, instantly run in and begin clawing away at your hapless victim. The slowing effect and overall disorientation from both abilities should make any escape futile.

Even if your enemy does manage to make a break for it, simply activate your Charged Jump to catch up to them. Just be aware that doing this will make you highly visible to nearby squads, so only use this ability when you have to. 

If you use these tips, you’ll be able to secure more kills as a zombie in Warzone’s Zombie Royale mode.