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You can shoot through some of the rocks on the Blackout map

Published: 18/Oct/2018 18:49 Updated: 18/Oct/2018 18:50

by Albert Petrosyan

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It appears that some of the rocks on the map of Call of Duty: Black Ops 4’s Blackout battle royale mode are soft enough to shoot through.

While nearing the end of a Blackout match, Twitch streamer ‘AFTER_H0URS’ was eliminated by an enemy player, despite having been behind the safety of one of the boulders in the desert terrain.

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Confused, the streamer went to look at the kill-cam to see the elimination from the enemy player’s perspective, and surely enough, he had been shot straight through the rock.

“I need to watch my kill-cam, dude I swear to God I got shot through a rock,” he said. “Wait, no, guys. Somebody clip that. He deadass just shot me through that entire rock.”

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The most amazing thing about the whole sequence was the fact that the streamer had armor equipped, and yet the opponent was able to cleanly eliminated him without hardly missing a shot.

In fact, judging by the amount of bullets it took to eliminate him, it was almost as if the rock had barely been there at all, and it was just a straight up gunfight. 

It’s not clear whether this is just a glitch and a mechanics flaw, or if the developers intentionally made some rocks soft enough to shoot through, although the former seems to be the more plausible explanation.

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Regardless, this is definitely something worth noting, and until Treyarch directly acknowledge and address this issue, players should always try to spam bullets through rocks if they see enemy players hiding behind them. 

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NICKMERCS rates the best Warzone players from to Scump to HusKerrs

Published: 24/Oct/2020 1:06

by Theo Salaun

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Tasked with drafting a team for a Call of Duty: Warzone tournament, NICKMERCS went through some of the game’s biggest names, ranking them while determining who he would most want to duo with.

To start Davis ‘Hitch’ Edwards’ $10,000 “Cracked Creators” Warzone tournament, 16 creators were tasked with drafting their duo from 16 “cracked” streamers.

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As one of the creators allowed to select their tandem, NICKMERCS sifted through 16 of the game’s best to determine who he would prefer to play with.

Ultimately, the FaZe streamer ended up putting his decision to a poll among his fans. But, before doing so, he originally went through all 16 and gave thoughts on how each of them ranks. And the options were varied, but all shared one thing in common: talent.

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With professional Call of Duty League players like Matthew ‘FormaL’ Piper and Seth ‘Scump’ Abner available, as well as Warzone streamers like Aydan and HusKerrs, the candidates were excellent. Still, NICKMERCS sifted through and broke down who he truly believes ranks as the battle royale’s best.

Segment begins at 00:20:45.

NICKMERCS starts by going through the list and just expressing what an absolute struggle it will be to pick from such a talented crop of peers: “Oh, it’s going to be so hard to pick man … No matter what, everybody that I would pick from is cracked.” But, after going through and complimenting practically everybody, he starts the process of elimination.

Since Nick chooses second after DrDisrespect, he immediately eliminates Zlaner as Doc’s likely first pick. Then, he eliminates JoeWo with two simple reasons: “I’ve never played with him and every time I play against him, I beat that little ass.”

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Then, BobbyPoff is gone: “BobbyPoff, I love the guy, but take him off the list.” And the “Scarf Lord” is followed quickly by the Chicago Huntsmen’s FormaL and Scump: “Love ‘em, love ‘em. But I feel like there’s better BR players.” After that, things start getting complicated.

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The list of “cracked” players in Hitch’s Cracked Creators Warzone tournament.

Similar to Zlaner, Nick decides to sacrifice Merk so that he can play with his longtime duo, Maven. Then, recognizing that all of these remaining players are absolute menaces on Verdansk, he goes with two simple metrics to determine his personal preference. He immediately prioritizes controller players and the highest earners in Warzone tournaments.

That eliminates stars like HusKerrs and Symfuhny for their mouse and keyboard usage, while also eliminating Crowder and DougIsRaw for their low earnings. Finally, he eliminates Jukeyz because of his struggles understanding the UK maestro’s accent and decides to put the decision to a poll.

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Ultimately, it’s between Aydan and Tommey, with Cloakzy popping on to let NICKMERCS know that Aydan’s been playing some Fortnite recently. That leaves the FaZe star choosing Tommey, noting that “he’s got great communication, phenomenal player, guaranteed to get some chopper kills off rip.”

Despite going through full rankings for his options and landing upon an excellent duo, the decision-making process proved to be futile. NICKMERCS and Tommey could only end in the Top 12 for the tournament, while the easily dismissed BobbyPoff actually came in first place. 

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