Here we are, a few days after one of the biggest reveals in Call of Duty history. Call of Duty Black Ops 4’s multiplayer was finally revealed to the community. One thing Treyarch did announce was that the specialists were returning. Today, we will be diving head first into what we know about the Call of Duty Black Ops 4 specialists. What we know so far: Ruin, Firebreak, Seraph, and Nomad make a return for this year’s Call of Duty.
Call of Duty Black Ops 4 Specialists
The release of Black Ops 4 is a little less than 5 months away, people are getting hyped about the new Call of Duty. During the reveal there were a couple of new specialists that were announced: Crash, Recon. David Vonderhaar, Treyarch’s Game Design Director, gave some insight to the specialists this year by stating:
Specialists are back, both new and some familiar, but totally reimagined. Because each specialists brings special issue equipment that delivers unique capabilities to your team to reinforce the tactical gameplay without slowing down the player.
This specialist makes his appearance again, looking a bit younger, and with a new ability. In this Call of Duty title, he has a grapple gun, that only he can equip and use. Vonderhaar described the Ruin as the specialist with the “ability to close the gap in gun fights”. The ruin still has a different looking gravity spikes, but it’s the grav slam. The grav slam throws out a blast that is lethal to anyone within its radius.
This is one of the new specialists in Black Ops 4. He’s an in-game medic. This specialist will be able to restore and give bonus health for a limited amount of time, this ability is called TAK-5. His Assault Pack resupplies ammo for the entire team, when his pack is down, taking out an enemy grants you a bonus score.
Recon: Intel Operator
This specialist’s ability is a sensor dart. The sensor dart exposes enemy locations in its proximity on the minimap, and is visible to everyone on the team. Vision pulse makes a return as well, and it still is the same ability as the vision pulse we saw in Black Ops 3. The vision pulse reveals the enemy team in a certain area for a limited time, and is available to everyone on the team.
Firebreak: Area Denial
This is one of the specialist we saw in Black Ops 3, and he’s back! The infamous purifier is making a return, and if you played Black Ops 3 you know that it’s the flamethrower that seemed to have an infinite reach (kidding, but it was a nuisance when you were trying to secure an objective). The new ability he has is almost similar to the Heat wave, it’s the Reactor Core. The reactor core throws out a field of heat that causes damage to enemies over time.
The torque specialist is a new one that we’re going to be seeing in Black Ops 4. His ability is the Barricade, which deploys cover protection allowing you to secure the objectives. His equipment is the Razor Wire. This gives Torque the ability to lay down razor wire and hold off enemy forces from rushing an objective.
Battery: Demo Expert
We’ve seen the battery specialist before in Black Ops 3, and this year she’s making another appearance. Her ability is still the war machine, which allows players to fire a grenade launcher for a short period of time. Her equipment is the cluster grenade. This cluster grenade is similar to the semtex or sticky grenade, but upon sticking to a surface, it releases smaller grenades that detonate after a short period of time.
The Seraph also makes her return in Black Ops 4. Along with her return, she’s bringing back the Annihilator ability. That over powered revolver that one shots people for a short time. Her equipment this time around is the Tac-Deploy. This a beacon she deploys that allows your team to re-deploy to surrounding areas.
Ajax is a brand new specialist in Black Ops 4. This specialist is bringing a Ballistic Shield and the 9-Bang with him. His ballistic shield is a defensive shield that has a built-in machine pistol to it. The 9-Bang is a tactical grenade that leaves enemies flashed and stunned. Apparently the grenade can be cooked, so that it detonates multiple times.
Nomad: I Like Nature
Nomad is making a return as well. Along with his return he is bringing a Dog and Tripwire. The tripwire could be compared to the H.I.V.E., but like most tripwires, there will be a laser exposed. When an enemy runs through the laser it will trip the explosive and then it will… explode. The Nomad is also bringing a Dog with him, and all we know from the description is the dog barks.
The description of these specialists and their weapons and abilities comes from Reddit user Xeppeling. As he makes known in his post:
As Black Ops 4 is not ‘finished’ and is always in development and being updated, so will this post.
Of course some people are skeptical about having these abilities make a return. We won’t know the feel of everything until the game releases. Until then, if you preorder, you’ll get access to the private beta. Are you excited for the release of Call of Duty: Black Ops 4? How do you feel about the Call of Duty Black Ops 4 specialists?