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Tips on how to best use Firebreak in Black Ops 4 Multiplayer

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Firebreak is a formidable close-range combatant with area of effect abilities capable of clearing any objective with ease.

Firebreak is close-range Specialist and you should keep that and other small tips in mind when using him. In this short guide, we’ll look over Firebreak’s Purifier ability and his Reactor Core equipment.

Specialist Ability: Purifier

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The Purifier is a powerful area-of-effect damage tool with a short range and fast damage ticks. It can be a serious threat in objective game types where players are huddled together…when it works.

As we all know, the Purifier in Black Ops 4 sometimes has some problems with its hit detection. You must keep this in mind when using the ability.

To maximize your chances of hitting targets, aim for center mass. This’ll give you the widest possible range and help find any misshapen hitboxes. You should also use more fuel than you might think necessary to ensure that targets actually die from your Purifier.

Once you’ve got the weapon working (hopefully), you can move to using it effectively. Do not pull out the Purifier in long range sightlines as you will have no way of shooting back with the flamethrower in hand. Instead, wait for close range opportunities. Preferably, you should use the Purifier to clear objectives as enemies will be more grouped up.

Don’t get too frustrated with yourself if you don’t hit targets, it’s probably the weapon rather than you in the Purifier’s case.

Special Issue Equipment: Reactor Core

The Reactor Core is a simple, yet effective area denial device. The equipment emits dangerous radiation to a wide zone in a bubble around Firebreak. Anyone caught in this bubble is damaged per second by the radiation. So, how do we best put this equipment to use?

The same way the Purifier is best used, in breaking objective holds. While the Reactor Core can be used to simply kill lone wolf players, the most efficient use comes from burning targets trapped inside their own objectives.

When the enemy holds a Hardpoint, for example, situate yourself near a wall outside of the hardpoint. Activate the ability right before your team pushes to the retake the objective and you will be sure to pick up a few EKIAs. The area of effect is very large, so be sure to experiment with differing angles on each objective.

Be wary of Tactical Mask users as the perk counters the Reactor Core. These players will receive significantly less damage from your core. You will have to rely on teammates to help finish off these targets as the core will rarely kill Tac Mask players.

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COD 2020 Teasers: Black Ops 4 Summit map, Treyarch social profile

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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…

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Gameplay from Black Ops 4’s canceled campaign mode revealed

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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.

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Double XP live in Call of Duty: Black Ops 4 through February 6

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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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