It's no secret that a lot of Call of Duty fans are looking forward to the Black Ops 4 private multiplayer beta, which is now live on PlayStation 4. But one in-game component that prospective players have had their eyes on in particular are the Specialists.
Specialists are in-game characters who each have a unique ability and weapon that can be used in multiplayer.
There are 10 Specialists that players can test out in the Black Ops 4 private multiplayer beta at this time. Here are all of the Specialists, as well as their Special Issue Equipment and Special Issue Weaponry.
Special Issue Equipment: 9-Bang
- This tactical grenade flashes and stuns enemies. It can also be cooked for multiple detonations.
Special Issue Weaponry: Ballistic Shield
- The Ballistic Shield is a "durable transforming defensive shield with a built-in machine pistol."
Special Issue Equipment: Cluster Grenade
- This grenade "sticks to surfaces and releases sub-munitions upon detonation."
Special Issue Weaponry: War Machine
- Black Ops III players should definitely recognize this grenade launcher.
Special Issue Equipment: Assault Pack
- This ability provides ammo packs that grant bonus score for taking down enemies.
Special Issue Weaponry: TAK-5
- The TAK-5 "heals and boosts max health for the user and their team."
Special Issue Equipment: Reactor Core
- This sounds a little bit like Heat Wave from Black Ops III. The Reactor Core "emits a damaging radiation field that wounds enemies and reduces their maximum health for a time and prevents healing."
Special Issue Weaponry: Purifier
- This flamethrower is another weapon that's returning from Black Ops III.
Special Issue Equipment: Mesh Mine
- These explosive traps can be connected to create lethal tripwires.
Special Issue Weaponry: K9-Unit
- This "weapon" is an attack dog. It can "be commanded to follow you or patrol a designated location."
Special Issue Equipment: Seeker Shock Mine
- This "deployable tactical" can hunt down your opponents and shock them with "temporary paralysis."
Special Issue Weaponry: Tempest
- The Tempest is another Specialist weapon returning from Black Ops III that can electrocute enemies.
Special Issue Equipment: Sensor Dart
- This piece of equipment "reveals enemies within its proximity."
Special Issue Weaponry: Vision Pulse
- Vision Pulse also returns from Black Ops III. It allows you to "pulse the map to reveal all the enemies for yourself and teammates."
Special Issue Equipment: Grapple Gun
- As the name suggests, this piece of equipment allows you to "quickly grapple and zip" around the map—kinda like Batman.
Special Issue Weaponry: Grav Slam
- Similar to the Gravity Spikes from Black Ops III, the Grav Slam creates a lethal blast at the point of impact.
Special Issue Equipment: Tac-Deploy
- This ability allows you to drop a beacon where your teammates can respawn in the surrounding area—similar to the Tactical Insertion from previous Call of Duty titles.
Special Issue Weaponry: Annihilator
- Black Ops III players will recognize this powerful revolver that can kill enemies in one shot.
Special Issue Equipment: Razor Wire
- As the name suggests, this ability allows you to place razor wire down that can damage and slow enemies.
Special Issue Weaponry: Barricade
- This powerful shield can provide cover while taking objectives. It also has a "built-in microwave field" that slows and hurts opponents.
The Black Ops 4 private multiplayer beta is scheduled to be available on PS4 until 12pm CT on Monday, Aug. 6. A second week will then be held on PS4 and Xbox One from Aug. 10 to 13.