JGOD reveals ‘broken’ Black Ops Cold War scopes have no glint in Warzone

Call of Duty YouTuber JGOD has discovered that BOCW weapons’ high-zoom optics have no glint in Warzone but surprisingly, some lower magnification scopes do reveal your location.

To balance sniper rifles, most FPS games add a ‘glint’ to sniper scopes so that players can see where they are being shot from. In Modern Warfare, all scopes above around a 4x magnification have this scope glint.

With Cold War weapons, there doesn’t appear to be a logical reason as to why some scopes have a glint and why some don’t. Popular Warzone YouTuber JGOD, who is known for testing the nitty-gritty aspects of the game, has tested all of the BOCW weapons’ sniper scopes for glint and found surprising results.

BOCW guns broken sniper glint

In JGOD’s most recent video, titled ‘It’s insane which Cold War optics hide glint in Warzone,’ he shows every BOCW weapon scope, revealing whether they have a glint or not.

As you would expect, the lower magnification scopes such as 2x, 3x, and 4x don’t have glint. However, the SUSAT Multizoom 2x-4x variable zoom scope does show glint. This renders this scope obsolete, so you’re better off using any of these other scopes instead.

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Where it continues to get surprising is the high-zoom sniper scopes don’t show glint. 6x zoom is around standard for a sniper rifle, so you’d assume it would show a glint, but it doesn’t. And further, the 1x-20x optic which is also available for Tactical Rifles doesn’t reveal your location – so the DMR 14 has just got even better at range.

LW3 Tundra sniper being used in Warzone

Most surprisingly, and perhaps the most broken, the Ultrazoom Custom 2x-20x scope does not have a glint. Go prone in the hills or in some foliage and the enemies will never know where they’re being sniped from. Pair this scope with the Tundra and you’ll be able to take out full squads at range without them ever knowing where you are.

The default scopes that come attached to snipers show glint, so if you’re building your own, you’re better off adding a custom high-zoom scope to your loadout sniper.

As JGOD says, it’s likely that his discovery will lead to a META shift. Beginning a squad fight with a well-placed sniper shot is sure to give your team the upper hand in a fight, and this has now become a whole lot easier.

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