From a Hellion Salvo to the Tempest, here are the best ways to take down Scorestreaks in Black Ops 4 Multiplayer.
Since their revolutionary inclusion in Call of Duty 4: Modern Warfare over a decade ago, Killstreaks, now known as Scorestreaks, have always seem to have a leg up on players.
Due to many Scorestreaks intense power, they tend to have the ability to dominate a weaker team rather quickly. Running out of a building just to get sniped from a helicopter in the sky can get a little frustrating, so remember these tips next time you go into battle.
Call of Duty veteran, and prominent YouTuber, ‘TheXclusiveAce’, did the math and figured out what were the most effective methods when it came to taking out Scorestreaks swiftly and smoothly.
He begins with the obvious choice, the Hellion Salvo rocket launcher. Being the singular launcher in this iteration of Black Ops, it holds a good amount of importance when Scorestreaks are on the map.
Using a base Hellion Salvo with no attachments, here are Ace’s findings:
- UAV, Counter UAV, Drone Squad drone, Care Package chopper – one rocket
- Sentry – two rockets
- Sniper’s Nest, Attack Chopper – three rockets
- Mantis – four rockets
- Strike Team deploy chopper, Gunship – five rockets
When tossing on some attachments, Rocket Cache and Fast Loader are good go-to’s as they grant two additional rockets and faster reload speeds. Whereas High Explosives is a dud because it only adds damage to players, not Scorestreaks. Don’t forget Fast Lock either as that significantly reduces the time it takes to lock-on from 600ms to 350ms.
Moving over to the FMJ II attachment that totes “Increased damage to vehicles and equipment. Maximized bullet penetration through walls and objects.” from the in-game description. This attachment is only available on the Strife (pistol), Cordite (SMG), Rampart 17 (AR), AUG DMR (Tactical Rifle), Titan (LMG), and Paladin (Sniper).
Obvious enough, Ace dismisses the viability of all those guns except for the Paladin and Titan. Of the 75 rounds in the Titan’s mag, only 10 of those are needed to take out an UAV compared to the Paladin’s ability to one shot UAV’s.
However, what makes the Titan the better option is it’s versatility when it comes to enemies rushing you while you’re focused on shooting Scorestreaks, opposed to reorienting your sights with a sniper rifle.
For comparisons sake, Ace takes a look at Specialists weapons such as the Tempest and Annihilator. Since taking out Scorestreaks with these weapons consume a good portion of their ammo, he recommends only using these if it’s a close game and it’s your only option.
He ends the video looking at one of the most common Scorestreak, the Attack Chopper. Here are the quickest options – the time being from when you have sights on the chopper until it’s destroyed.
- Hellion Salvo (no attachments) – 11 seconds
- Hellion Salvo (Fast Loader + Fast Lock) – 9 seconds
- Paladin (hitting all five shots in the magazine with FMJ II) – 8 seconds
- Titan (FMJ II) – 7 seconds
- Annihilator – 4.5 seconds
For some video proof of these stats, watch TheXclusiveAce’s video below:
What’s your go-to tactic when it comes to Scorestreaks? Let us know in the comments below!
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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