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Best Competitive Class Setups for Public Matches in Call of Duty: Black Ops 4

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Each Call of Duty comes with a wide array of weapons, gadgets, and perks. Choosing the right ones can make all the difference, so let’s see what the pros use.

Professional players in Call of Duty generally play under a different, more finely tuned ruleset than public players. With this said, the majority of professional class setups work perfectly well in public multiplayer.

This is especially true of Black Ops 4 due to the ruleset being very close to public matches in terms of class setups.

We will focus down on the main classes used by the majority of pro players as well as a few details on why the classes are so useful. The four class setups we will look over today are: Respawn Maddox, SnD Slayer Maddox, Trophy System ICR, and Quick Peek Saug 9mm.

Respawn Maddox

The class focuses primarily on the efficiency of the Maddox’s kill rates. The double Quickdraws allow for nearly SMG levels of ADS speed and the stock allow for quick strafing.

Due to Black Ops 4’s ADS mechanic retaining hipfire speeds for a split-second after you ADS, competitive players use Stock along with Left-Trigger spam to move at hipfire speeds while ADS’ing. This makes you a hard target to hit and allows you to cover more areas safely.

The class uses Tactical Mask to mitigate the effect of Concussion grenades and equips Dexterity for quick slide cancels.

The third perk is left empty in favor of a Concussion grenade of your own. The best of both worlds.

Lastly, the mandatory Stim Shot is thrown on as its effect benefits outweigh all other gear options.

Quick Peek Saug 9mm

This popular Saug 9mm class prioritizes speed over all other factors. The class will let you get to your objective quicker and stay alive longer.

It does this in several important ways. Let’s start with the double Stock. The stocks allow for very fast strafing speeds while ADS’d. This allows players using the class to safely “quick-peek” or “shoulder” around corners for less than a split-second.

This tactic can give you and your team vital intel on enemy postions around the corner without putting yourself in much danger. Due to the high time-to-kill in Black Ops 4, most players will be unable to kill you before you duck back into cover.

To double down on this strength, the class also features Lightweight. The perk will allow you to get to the objectives faster than the enemy, allowing you to get ready to quick-peek around the corners closest to their entry-point into the objective.

Additionally, Tactical Mask prevents serious harm from crowd control and the Grip stamps down on the kick of the 9mm. Dexterity rounds out the class to allow for quick slide cancels.

SnD Slayer Maddox

As this class is mostly the same as the first Maddox, we will skip over the similarities and focus on the difference.

In Search and Destroy, the gameplay moves slower and the map is naturally quieter due to more cautious gameplay. This means most players with a headset will be listening for those telltale footsteps to pinpoint your location.

The Concussion from the first class is thrown away in lieu of Dead Silence. This is the most important perk in Search and Destroy. If you ever find yourself playing SnD, make sure you equip it. It eliminates most sound made by footsteps. It is a staple perk used by nearly every professional player in SnD.

Double Trophy System ICR-7

Alright, let’s get started on the oddest class in the list.

The ICR-7 is a long range rifle with limited speed due to no Stock option. So what do the pros do in respawn game modes to ensure they bring the most to the table while using this weapon?

They add utility often times through the usage of Trophy Systems. This class rocks two of the anti-projectile boxes and foregoes both perk 1 and perk 3.

The class provides quick cover from incoming Concussions, 9-Bangs, Cluster Grenades, and more without the need for Tactical Mask or Flak Jacket. Better yet, the systems protect a wide area of effect which means teammates benefit from the effect as well.

Dexterity is kept on to allow for the quick slides and mantles. Quickdraw along with Primary Gunfighter 1 ensures that if the player is forced into a fight during rotations, they can fight without too much trouble.

Some competitive players may only take one Trophy System in order to allow for a perk 1 Flak Jacket, but these are interchangeable and dependent on the current course of the game.

These classes will help get you more wins in gunfights than ever before. Each is regularly used by professional players in high level matches and will work even better against the average player in Black Ops 4.

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Video shows off drastic evolution of Call of Duty Zombies from World at War to Cold War

This one is for the dedicated Zombies fans who have been around since Nacht der Untoten, as this video celebrates the evolution of Call of Duty Zombies.

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For those Zombies fans who have been there from the start, here’s a great way to reminisce and relive the Call of Duty Zombies experience we all hold so dearly.

Call of Duty Zombies is still around in today’s Call of Duty, surviving ever since the 2008 classic World at War that started that fan-favorite game mode.

Although a lot has changed since then, players still love the mode, and what better way to bring back good old memories than this video showing the evolution of Zombies.

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The video is by Evolution List on YouTube, a channel dedicated to showing the evolution of various games that have stood the test of time.

In the video, fans are given a walkthrough of Zombies from 2008 all the way to 2021, with Call of Duty: Black Ops Cold War being the latest entry in the high-profile Call of Duty franchise to feature a Zombies game mode that recently saw its newest map, Mauer der Toten, added in the Season 4 Reloaded update.

Although the video is fairly short, spanning only 5 minutes, viewers are given one classic Zombies map from each Call of Duty game that possessed Zombies.

Evolution of Zombies video

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Although the mode was mostly in Treyarch-developed Call of Duty games, there have been many variations of the mode, with the video also including WWII’s Zombies, Advanced Warfare’s Exo Zombies, CoD Mobile’s Zombies, and Infinite Warfare’s Zombies.

Some of the classic maps showcased include:

  • World at War’s Nacht der Untoten
  • Black Ops’ Five
  • Black Ops 3’s Shadows of Evil
  • Black Ops 4’s IX

Of course, there are many other maps shown in the video, but we don’t want to spoil it all!

If you’re a fan of Zombies, this is a great watch so make sure to check out the video below.

For more on Zombies, especially the latest Black Ops Cold War map, Mauer der Toten, be sure to stay tuned on Charlie INTEL.

Image Credits: Treyarch / Activision / Evolution List

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Call of Duty players want a Battlefield Portal inspired mode in the future

After FPS fans were blown away by Battlefield Portal’s reveal, Call of Duty fans want to see a similar mode in the future.

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Battlefield 2042’s REDACTED mode was finally announced at EA Play: Battlefield Portal. This is a hub for content from previous Battlefield games, and Call of Duty players want to see a similar mode in the future.

Like Battlefield, Call of Duty has depicted various theatres of war over the years, both real and fictional. Although Battlefield 2042 is set in the near future, as a throwback for long-time fans of the franchise, they’ve included Battlefield Portal.

This brings weapons, maps, vehicles, and more from Battlefield 1942, Bad Company 2, and Battlefield 3 into one, ultimate sandbox experience. Impressed with the new mode, Call of Duty fans have been asking for a similar experience.

Battlefield Portal vehicles

Call of Duty fans have been desperate for remasters of their favorite games from the franchise, with Modern Warfare 2’s multiplayer being the most prominent. Black Ops Cold War is chock-full of maps from Black Ops 2, but players still want to see more content from the games they grew up with.

Battlefield 2042 found the solution to this with their new Portal mode. With access to a ton of content from previous Battlefield games, players can create almost any custom game mode they can dream up.

“And that’s how you incorporate remastered content into your game,” said renowned industry insider Tom Henderson after seeing the reveal. He followed this by theorizing that Call of Duty will create something similar in the “next 5 years.”

His theory was met with resounding excitement, with many Call of Duty players wanting to see their favorite multiplayer and Zombies experiences return in the same way.

Battlefield Portal “truly could be the next BIG THING for creators,” said popular YouTuber Chaosxsilencer. “Imagine a Call of Duty Portal with BO2, BO3, WaW, MW2, MW3 assets all usable and customizable.”

“The custom game options available with #BATTLEFIELD2042 and the Battlefield Portal are amazing. So many options and ways to be creative and have fun,” said Call of Duty news account ModernWarzone. “@RavenSoftware we need things like this in Warzone, especially with Battlefield announcing this today.”

With how extensive of a backlog Call of Duty has, it’s very likely that Activision will take inspiration from Battlefield’s exciting new mode – and the demand for it is certainly there.

If you can’t wait to play Battlefield 2042, you can check out how to get access to the Open Beta in September.

Image Credit: Activision / EA

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Zombies World Record beaten after nearly 300 hours of Call of Duty: Black Ops 3

It took one Twitch streamer nearly 300 hours of gameplay to beat the World Record for Black Ops 3’s Nacht Der Untoten Zombies.

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One player has done the unthinkable and beaten the Call of Duty: Black Ops 3 Nacht Der Untoten Zombies World Record by reaching round 255.

Zombies has a storied history dating all the way back to 2008 when Call of Duty: World at War came bundled with a bonus mini-game called ‘Nacht der Untoten.’ The legendary Nazi Zombies mode would go on to reach ridiculous levels of popularity to the point that Treyarch had to make extra Zombies maps.

Since then, virtually every single CoD title has included new versions and variations of the Zombies formula. Black Ops Cold War is currently enjoying the launch of Mauer Der Toten, the freshest Zombies experience.

However, one Twitch streamer has overlooked modern Zombies in favor of a previous game – Black Ops 3. After 20 days of playing the same game of Nacht Der Untoten on and off, a new World Record was set.

The feat was accomplished by CoD Zombies Twitch streamer TomPhantasy as he smashed the previous record by a staggering 40 rounds to reach Round 255.

Beginning his run on July 2, he spent the next 20 days clocking up nearly 300 hours of game time to obliterate the previous Nacht Der Untoten record.

Remarkably, he was only downed twice, and they both came once he’d surpassed the record figure anyway.

The final seconds of the footage are of the streamer clearing up the last few dregs of Zombies until the round icon in the bottom-left changes to 255.

This absolutely smashes the previous record of 216 rounds set by user Chihiro-516, and may never be beaten.

Dexerto was even able to secure an exclusive word with the streamer to get more reaction to his feat: “The Zombies community has been supporting me for months when I have been attempting this record through the highs and lows,” he said.

He continued: “I knew I had to keep going, because after 24.8 days the game freezes, This meant I had to play 13+ hours per day for those 25 days.”

Massive congratulations need to go to the player who was able to gut his way through an arduous three weeks of Zombies. With Mauer Der Toten very much the new Zombies craze, we wonder if he will one day attempt to set the record for it.

Also, for some more incredible accomplishments, check out the Cold War player who reached 10th Prestige without killing a single player.

Image Credit: Activision / TomPhantasy

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