In all Royal battles, the basic rules are the same: the last surviving participant of the match (or a group of comrades, if it is a question of deuces or squads) is declared the winner. It does not matter, you took the second place, the thirtieth or hundredth, — all this defeat. In this regard, the “Eclipse” in Call of Duty: Black Ops 4 is no different from similar modes in other games. Therefore, not every player will be able to win on a regular basis, and someone will get to the first line for the first time only after weeks or months. But there are a few rules and tips that will help you win sooner or later, and I will try to tell you about them in detail.
Where to land?
The map in “Eclipse” is not as big as in Playerunknown’s Battlegrounds, but still at first glance at her eyes run up. 14 locations with their own names and a lot of houses, sheds and other smaller objects outside. One trick is connected with landing: jumping out of the plane, you need to immediately tilt the camera and fly perpendicular to the ground until your speed is 69 or 70 m/s, and then return the camera to its previous position. After that, you can fly literally to any point on the map — the speed will decrease very slowly.
In this regard, in Black Ops 4 there are no popular zones in the manner of “Abandoned towers” in Fortnite. Sometimes a lot of players can be found on the “shooting Range”, but often you will land there alone. “Island Nuketown” is also not always bypassed, but there are matches in which there is found some loner. If you just want to explore the possibilities in a quiet environment, gadgets, weapons and body kits, you can go to the territory to the South of the “Windmills” — there are not so many trophies, but in most cases the place is very quiet.
To learn how to react quickly to danger, I recommend starting landing in named locations as soon as possible, memorizing the buildings with the most junk inside (and their layout) and trying to find weapons as soon as possible. Of course, nothing prevents each time to fall away from everyone and hide, but at some point this tactic will not work and have to fight. And without understanding how to behave in such situations, it will not be possible to achieve success. It is better to start with some “Rivertown” or “Cargo port”, kill a couple of competitors, warm up and then be careful.
In search of prey
Before landing, it is advisable to look around and find out if there is someone near you, or you are all alone. In any case, the first thing you need to find three things: normal weapons, armor and a couple of first-aid kits. With something problems are sure to arise-there may be situations when two neighboring buildings have no weapons, but the enemy for half a minute and found the armor, and the machine. Omnipotent random, what to do, treat this philosophically.
What can be called a “normal” weapon? It’s all subjective, but loved by most minions in the game. Among the automatic rifles the best is the “Maddox,” she has little recoil, a large clip and good damage. Due to its good accuracy and ICR-7, but at long range it will be as worthless as “Swordfish” and ABR 233, which are difficult to praise, even in melee. For any shootings suitable VAPR-XKG, and the most apt players can carry a “Rampart-17” (just do not miss, slow rate of fire for it will punish). A little easier to cope with the KN-57, which is also rarely fails.
By the middle of the match is highly recommended to find a good machine, without it will be more difficult to play. Submachine guns and conventional machine guns are good at short and medium distances, and shotguns and do fit only close, but it is likely that most of the enemies you after ten minutes will not face nose to nose. These weapons can be taken in the second slot, the main thing — do not carry a rocket launcher when playing alone. They are appropriate only in the units, after all, there are people are much more likely to use helicopters and trucks.
In the Eclipse, it’s hard to find a better machine gun than the Titan, and a more reliable submachine gun than the GKS with its high rate of fire, minimum recoil, and enough damage. There are only two shotguns in the game, and they’re both so-so, but the SG12 is still better than the MOG 12. Guns should not be considered at all — they are not very good even in the first minute of the match, to say nothing about the rest of the time. Remain sniper rifles, and among them favorites found during the beta test – “Cat” and “paladin” will be your best friends in the middle and end of the match, if you learn how to use them.
Subtleties and details
Good weapons can be made even better with the help of body kits. Pick up and equip everything you see, paying special attention to the increased clips. Perhaps you hurt your opponent badly, and then he will hide and begin to be treated. It will take a couple of precious seconds to recharge, which the owner of the increased store can use for the decisive assault. Or, on the contrary, the stock of your health will drop to a critical point, and you will need a split second and first aid kit to use and recharge. With increased clips reasons for concern will be less – “Maddox”, for example, with an external store in the cage will be as much as 60 rounds instead of 40.
But the sights should be studied independently, choosing the most suitable and convenient for yourself. But do not put 2X and 4X on both weapons at once — it will be uncomfortable to shoot near. It is better to have guns in your inventory for all occasions, and do not forget to switch between them during the study area. In the open field, it is desirable to take a weapon with a sniper scope (or his likeness), and go into the house with this to anything.
An interesting feature of the “Eclipse” is that it has not only live players, but also zombies. They can appear in five places (look for the vertical rays directed to the sky), but at the same time get out of the “graves” only in two. Often they leave behind valuable trophies like first-aid kits or even unique weapons. Only with them, for example, will be able to “knock out” a ray gun, one shot destroying the enemy. But it’s extremely rare. But after killing all the zombies in the area (they are usually less than a dozen) will open a chest with prizes, and there are often valuable things. Among them-the armor of the third level, the only one protecting from getting into the head, so it is clearly worth fighting for it. You can immediately land next to the chest, if you like to take risks, and you can fall nearby, collect weapons and other equipment and be ready to meet both zombies and other players.
Almost all useful
Only one weapon is not limited to — “Eclipse” is full of other items, whose value initially is difficult to determine. Among them-all sorts of grenades and other disposable items for an additional slot. Molotov cocktails are not bad, but to escape from them is too easy, the same applies to conventional grenades. But cluster and blinding should be taken necessarily – if you throw a gift for a stone, where the enemy sits, it will make him completely defenseless for a few seconds.
Smoke screen can also be useful when you need to quickly retire, but at first it is better to confine more useful items. Hatchet can instantly kill your opponent, portable fence and barbed wire will protect the house where you hid, but in most cases to carry it all with you is not necessary. Situationally useful can be called a touch dart: it is especially useful in the final, when you can find out in a second, where exactly is the last opponent and how he moves.
Perks save lives (and take too)
Now about perks-green boxes that come across on every corner. Time to sit and read their descriptions, usually not, so it is better to remember the names of the most useful bonuses.
* “Dead quiet” – reduces the volume of your steps, allowing you to quietly get close to the enemy. Especially useful in the middle and end of the match.
* “Weasel” – when moving on his haunches and crawling speed will be almost the same as in normal running, and the volume of steps will decrease. A good thing for a discreet reduction of the distance or a sudden change of position.
* “Awareness” – the enemy’s steps become louder. If you are worried that there may be people around, the perk will be irreplaceable, but it is active only for two minutes.
* “Strong skin” – a great perk for the final laps, when it is likely that in your direction will throw a deafening or cluster grenade. This perk increases resistance to such explosions.
* “Paranoia” – makes a terrible sound when the enemy is aiming at you. Handy if you ride a transport or know near a sniper.
These five perks are the most useful in the middle and at the end of the game. There are many other suitcases, but it is better not to hammer their place in the inventory. “Iron lungs” will be useful only to snipers and increase the duration of breath holding when aiming, “Engineer” will quickly find equipment and show enemy equipment (including touch Darts), but it is not so often. Without the “Collector”, showing the location of all the nearby caches and trophies, too, can do.
Rule of conduct
If we talk about the” rules of conduct “during the match, the” Eclipse ” work the same laws as in other shooters and Royal battles. Always try to take a high position, whether it is a hill, rock or roof of the building. Black Ops 4-not Fortnite, here to build a ladder in five seconds is impossible, so the enemy will have to look for workarounds. Also, do not run on open fields, always move from shelter to shelter — it can give a few precious moments when you open fire. In the middle and at the end of the match it is difficult to deny yourself to open the falling from the sky supply box and get an item to unlock a new character — in most cases it is not worth it, because the load certainly moved a couple of players. The same can be said about the desire to collect trophies with the just-slain enemy — do not relax, your shootout with him, probably was heard by others, and now they will come to see what’s making that noise. Run to the sounds of shots, by the way, is also not necessary if you are not confident in their abilities. When you have a high position, and the opponent is clearly badly injured, you can try to hit him a couple of times, but usually to climb on the rampage is not recommended.
If the shooting still began, try to aim at the head. Armor of the 1st and 2nd level, which is the majority of members not to close this important part of the body. So you are not only likely to kill your opponent, but also “do not spoil the skin”, which then will be able to wear themselves. Vehicles are a great way to get to the right point, but they are too noisy and can attract the attention of brave (and well-aimed) shooters. It is better to stop near your destination and then walk. Just don’t jump out at full speed.
Here, in principle, and all the basic tips. In the end, you will become the main teacher yourself, if you practice as often as possible and try your hand at different situations. You can sit in the toilet the whole game, and you can constantly attract attention and finish the match with 15 murders. Although in the latter case, you definitely do not need this material…
Whatever it was, to win the “Eclipse” is not so difficult — practice, master the map and do not get hung up on one tactic, and then the cherished first line you submit. Good luck