The Auger is Black Ops 4’s only semi-automatic Tactical Rifle and bears many reminders to the days of FAL from Black Ops 2.
The Auger DMR’s class setup can be fairly straight forward in public matches due to the power of High Caliber and High Caliber II. However, tweaks to perks and equipment can help you maximize the rifle’s potential in combat.
We’ll look four classes in this breakdown. Each class will have an image from which you can copy the class into your loadouts and a short explanation on why the class works.
Standard Double High Caliber Auger
This is the standard Auger DMR class that you may already encountered in your time playing Black Ops 4. The power of the High Caliber II cannot be understated. It turns the Auger into a 2-shot kill machine at almost all ranges. Flak Jacket helps protect you from explosives as the Auger is a bit of stationary weapon when firing. Gung-ho will help you move around the map more easily as the base sprintout speed for the Auger is quite long.
Dual Zoom w/ Double Stun
In this class, we retain the key attachments, but swap out the Red Dot for the Dual Zoom sight. The sight’s lower zoom is almost as at medium ranges fights as the Red Dot and the higher zoom can easily deal with Snipers and ICRs. The double stun grenades will give you some extra utility when breaching objectives and pushing enemies.
NVIR w/ FMJ
The NVIR gives an hefty increase to target acquisition, but it does cut away all of your peripheral vision. This class is best used in SnD to simply to stare down sightlines. You will rarely be beaten in a gunfight due to your High Caliber II, but be sure to have teammates covering your flanks.
As with any gun that has FMJ II as an option, a class for taking out scorestreaks is a must. FMJ II boosts damage to scorestreaks by a large amount and Fast Mags will help you keep shooting to take down Sniper’s Nests and other scorestreaks quickly. While Hellion Salvo are the traditionalist’s choice, FMJ II can actually take down most streaks faster.
We hope these classes help you out online or at least help you better understand how other players are 2-tapping you with the Auger. You can give your favorite Auger classes in the comments below or on Twitter @CharlieIntel.
COD 2020 Teasers: Black Ops 4 Summit map, Treyarch social profile
As we opened our new crates that Activision sent through, Black Ops 4’s Summit map got an update.
The screens in the center of the map in Black Ops 4 turned on which seem to match to what some of our slides show:
There’s also a look at clocks of 4 out of the 5 locations that some of us got as part of the slides to see:
These changes do appear to be new, especially the screens with the targets on them. Analyzing older images of the maps showcase that the screens were not showing the same thing.
In addition, Treyarch has updated their cover photo on social channels.
It’s getting cold out there…
Gameplay from Black Ops 4’s canceled campaign mode revealed
A user on Reddit, r/BlackOps4, has shared what appears to be the very first footage of gameplay from the canceled campaign mode of Call of Duty: Black Ops 4.
Call of Duty: Black Ops 4, which released in October 2018, was the first Call of Duty game to not have a traditional campaign mode, instead opting to have three online-based modes.
Treyarch insisted throughout the year that they really didn’t have plans for a campaign and were focusing on an online connected experience for Black Ops 4, but many reports and sources described the campaign as being too ambitious and canceled because of issues with development.
On Reddit, a user has shared about two minutes of alpha footage of the gameplay of Black Ops 4’s campaign. The campaign, in alpha-state footage (meaning its not complete), had a very similar HUD to the MP experience of Black Ops 4. The user claims that the campaign and MP were supposed to be connected, and that’s why the HUD is so similar.
The gameplay starts by showing a message of “FIND THE AQUILUS CEO.”
Here’s the gameplay footage:
The user who posted this has not said where they got this gameplay footage as of now. He said he only has this footage, alongside an augmented footage of the engine of BO4, which he is not releasing at this time.
Double XP live in Call of Duty: Black Ops 4 through February 6
To celebrate the big game this weekend, Treyarch is activating Double XP Quad Feed in Call of Duty: Black Ops 4 this weekend – starting now.
Live in game now is:
- 2XP in MP
- 2XP in Zombies
- 2XP Party Game Moshpit
All of this is live in Call of Duty: Black Ops 4 on PS4, Xbox One, and PC. This is live through February 6 at 10AM PT.
For those still enjoying Black Ops 4, enjoy a new XP weekend!
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