OpTic's Crimsix explains why Level 3 Armor in Blackout needs a major change - Dexerto
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OpTic’s Crimsix explains why Level 3 Armor in Blackout needs a major change

Published: 17/Sep/2018 20:01 Updated: 17/Sep/2018 20:13

by Albert Petrosyan


OpTic Gaming pro Call of Duty player Ian ‘Crimsix’ Porter has had enough of the Level 3 Armor in the beta of the Blackout battle royale mode.

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Crimsix was streaming some Blackout Duos matches with his OpTic teammate Seth ‘Scump’ Abner, when the topic of Armor was once again raised by someone in the chat.

The pair, who many would consider two of the best players in CoD history, had both just been eliminated by a single player thanks to his all-powerful Level 3 Armor.

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“Level 3 just basically 1v2’d two CoD pros,” he said after reading the chat. “Terrible but like, we had to push him, but still. He made us look like fucking clowns.”


It’s clear that both Crimsix and Scump believe that Level 3 Armor is so powerful, that it allowed a random player to take on and eliminated two CoD pro players single-handed.

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This reflects the popular opinion that the best version of Armor in Blackout is too over-powered and should be either heavily adjusted or completely removed, a notion that Crim seemingly would agree with.

Despite the fact that Treyarch addressed the strength of Armor in a hotfix update during last week, the item has remained a popular mention in many players’ feedback.

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It is almost a guarantee that Armor will be one of the major aspects of Blackout that is heavily addressed prior to the game’s full launch on October 12.


With the Blackout beta having now ended, Treyarch will have a little over three weeks to do all they can to balance out the in-game items, in order to ensure that the gaming experience is both fresh and fun come its release date.