Just yesterday, we posted a short clip that featured how Call of Duty: Black Ops 4 had emotes (or gestures if you want to be different) that can be activate in-game. While these look funny and add a layer of personality to the match, it seems it also allows inadvertent cheating in Black Ops 4’s Blackout battle royale.
In case you’re curious, here’s how you can “cheat” via Black Ops 4 Blackout emote peeking (via sw3ar).
As you can see, the player can see around the tree to make sure the coast is clear before looting. It’s definitely exploitable, and chances are, people are already doing it.
Thankfully, Treyarch knows about it and has said that the studio is working on an update that creates two systems for Black Ops 4’s emotes/gestures. The new one will a competitive version that disables free look, and applies different camera settings to prevent this little exploit.
We’re aware that players have been able to use Gestures (often referred to by the community as “Emotes”) to peek around corners in modes where that can create an unfair advantage. We’re currently working on an update that creates two systems for Gestures – the default system that is in the game now, and a competitive version that disables free look and applies different camera settings to prevent using it to see around corners. The default system will be used in parts of the game where corner peeking won’t affect gameplay balance (like the staging area of Blackout), and the competitive version will be used in modes where a more restrictive camera system is needed. We want players to always have fun with Gestures as intended, but never at the expense of fair gameplay!
At least a fix is incoming, right? Once it’s out, we’ll be sure to let our readers know.
Have you tried doing this Black Ops 4 Blackout emote peeking move? Go on, there’s no shame in admitting that you want every advantage to win.