Black Ops 4 brings a host of new Perks for players to use. They’re assigned at the Loadout menu, with multiple tiers available. There’s a lot of them, each applying a different effect to the player. And while all of the Perks are useful in certain situations, there are some that are far better than others. In this Black Ops 4 Perks Guide, we’ll list all of the Perks you can unlock in CoD Black Ops 4. We’ll take a look at what each one does, and also give you our thoughts on what the best Black Ops 4 Perks are.
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Call of Duty Black Ops 4 Perks
Perks are a great way to up your game in Black Ops 4 Multiplayer matches. They grant you a variety of abilities, from being able to hold your breath for longer to tagging enemies through walls. We’ve got details on all of the Black Ops 4 Perks below.
Black Ops 4 Perks List
There are 13 Perks to choose from in Call of Duty Black Ops 4, each with their own effects and stat boosts. You can have three selected at a time, though only a small selection are available in each slot. We’ve listed all of the Black Ops 4 Perks below, alongside a description of each.
|Scavenger||1||Replenish ammo from fallen players|
|Engineer||1||Detect enemy equipment and Scorestreaks through walls. Re-roll and booby trap Care Packages|
|Flak Jacket||1||Take less damage from enemy explosives|
|Tactical Mask||1||Increased resistant to 9-Bang, Concussion, Razor Wire, Reactor Core, Seeker, Tempest, fire, and Counter UAV|
|Lightweight||2||Move faster while sprinting and take no damage when falling|
|Skulker||2||Move faster while crouched and prone|
|Cold Blooded||2||Increased resistance to enemy Ability, Equipment, and Scorestreak targeting systems. Enemy AI will be delayed when targeting you. Player-controlled Scorestreaks will not highlight you with a targeting reticle|
|Gung-Ho||2||Fire your weapon and use equipment while sprinting, recover from sprint faster. Move at full speed when reloading|
|Dexterity||3||Mantle, climb, slide, and swap weapons faster. Increased weapon accuracy while jumping or mantling|
|Ghost||3||Undetectable by enemy UAVs while moving, planting or defusing bombs, or controlling streaks|
|Team Link||3||See friendly teammates through walls and reveal a Fog of War circle around you and your teammates|
|Dead Silence||3||Move quietly and resist detection from acoustic sensor|
|Tracker||3||See digital imprint of enemy footsteps and receive an alert on your HUD when revealed in enemy Fog of War|
Call of Duty Black Ops 4 Best Perks
The best Black Ops 4 Perks definitely depend on play style to a degree. There are a few that stand out above the rest though - great all-rounders that have been shown to offer a noticeable advantage while active. We’ve listed our picks for the best Perks in Black Ops 4 below:
- Tracker - The Tracker Perk allows you to get the jump on enemy players, and alerts you if anyone is flanking you. It’s incredibly useful.
- Ghost - Being undetectable while planting bombs is a real plus in some game modes, and UAVs can’t see you if you’re moving.
- Scavenger - It’s super easy to run out of ammo in Black Ops 4, especially if no-one on your team is throwing out ammo packs at the right times. Being able to scavenge ammo is really useful then, and means you can carry on using your weapon of choice for longer.
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