How to quickscope in Black Ops 4 is a lesson worth learning by every player. Even if you don’t plan to use a sniper rifle very often, having the knowledge at your disposal can really help when you’re in a pinch. For example, in multiplayer you might run out of ammo and be forced to pick up the nearest gun, which could well be a sniper. In Blackout, you’re even more likely to want to master how to quickscope, as the most devastating guns in that mode are mostly sniper rifles. With each new Call of Duty comes a new way to quickscope. Here’s everything you need to know to conquer quickscoping in Call of Duty Black Ops 4, including information about the Strelok Operator Mod!
How to Quickscope in Black Ops 4 – Best Sniper Rifle for Quickscoping
While every Black Ops 4 sniper rifle is technically capable of being used for quickscoping, the Koshka stands high above the others with its special Operator Mod. The “Strelok” mod is made for quickscoping, as it immediately focuses the aim on the center of the screen whenever the zoom button is pushed. For example, on PS4, as soon as you hit the L2 button you will have perfectly central aim, allowing for quick and accurate shots.
While this may seem too good to be true, since Treyarch is usually pretty strict when it comes to shutting down quickscopers, it genuinely is in the game. The downside is that the Strelok Operator Mod takes quite a bit of grinding to unlock. What’s more, when you do ultimately kill enough enemies to unlock it, you’ll soon discover that it takes up a lot of your Pick 10 slots to equip. Is it worth it? Well, that’s for you to decide!
We recommend trying out each sniper for a few rounds. This will let you get a feel for the zoom speeds and how much damage they can dish out.
How to Quickscope in Black Ops 4 – Quickscoping Tips
Quickscoping in Black Ops 4, as with all other Call of Duty games, is about making that first shot count. You really want to land that bullet at a critical zone to guarantee a one-hit kill.
In a perfect world, you would always land that first shot and get an immediate +1 to your kill counter. Unfortunately, this is not a perfect world, and you’ll often witness an enemy sponge a bullet, requiring additional damage to down. Sometimes a helpful teammate can assist you, but ideally you’ll want to be your own backup. Grab a pistol as your secondary weapon and prepare to quickly switch to it. The Dexterity perk can come in extremely handy here, as it speeds up weapon switch time. It just might give you the boost in speed you need to come out on top and survive.
It’s also important to be confident when attempting to quickscope. You’re going up against players who have more consistent weaponry than you do and you only really get one shot to take them down. It’s important to be fully committed to landing that shot. With practise, you’ll learn the feel of each sniper rifle.
How to Quickscope in Black Ops 4 – How to Quickscope in Multiplayer
Mastering quickscoping in multiplayer is as simple as picking a mode that has respawns enabled, and then practicing, practicing, and practicing some more. Keep on using your favorite sniper rifle (or the Koshka with Strelok as recommended above!) and you’ll soon get the hang of it. I personally like to play Free-for-All and Team Deathmatch, as it takes away the intensity of an objective and allows you to learn at your own pace. However, Domination is also useful when getting your snipe on, as it’s usually pretty obvious where the enemy is coming from.
Another great idea for mastering quickscoping is getting friends to help you. Private matches are fantastic for creating custom classes that all friends have access to. Set up a quickscoping class, have all of your friends pick it, and then battle it out for first place. This enables you to learn to quickscope against fellow sniper rifle users, removing the frustration that often comes with fighting those wielding more capable weaponry.
How to Quickscope in Black Ops 4 – How to Quickscope in Blackout
Learning how to quickscope in Black Ops 4 Blackout alone isn’t going to be the smartest idea, as one failed shot will usually give your target time to either run away, or just enough opportunity to fight back and throw you out of the game. But for those hardcore quickscope fans, it’s absolutely a viable skill to have in Black Ops 4 Blackout. A single shot kill from a distance is typically the way to go in a mode all about picking your battles and getting the drop on your target, but turning a weapon usually only viable at long-range into a short-range killing machine eliminates a key weakness when opting to suit up as a marksman.
Some guns are far more suited to quickscoping than others. Quickscoping in Black Ops 4 Blackout means just the same as quickscoping in Black Ops 4 multiplayer. It’s all about aiming down sights fast, locking onto your target, and firing; all in a split second. There’s no time to hold your breath and perfectly calculate your shot, so picking a gun with fast ADS speed and fire rate will make for a much easier time taking down a foe.
The Paladin is going to be your best friend when looking to quickscope in Black Ops 4 Blackout. It may take longer to fire between shots, but it’s the only weapon in the game that can deliver a reliable 1-hit kill from the upper body. Every other sniper rifle in the game will either require two hits or a headshot, and that kind of gamble isn’t something you can take when quickscoping.
If you’re lucky enough to find a Paladin in your Black Ops 4 Blackout round, try not to die before using it, as you’ll be left sad and disappointed. Don’t worry too much about swapping out the default optics, as part of quickscoping is being able to adjust to long and short-range kills.