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How to Quickly Use Perks and Equipment in Call of Duty Blackout Battle Royale

Once you get familiar it's a really good menu system.

by William Schwartz


Blackout is a fast-paced Battle Royale game.  It moves at about the speed that normal Call of Duty multiplayer does, so you’ll want to be able to use perks and equipment very quickly.  Thankfully, the developers of the mode made it so that you could very quickly and easily access your perks, equipment, and health items that you find.

At any time you can access these items by pressing the Options Button (PlayStation 4) or Start Button (Xbox One).  But what getting to them even quicker?  You can do that by pressing up on the d-pad.  All of the items you have in your inventory will be available here.  Once in the quick inventory menu, just use the left and right d-pads to scroll through your items.  On the far left are your health items, in the middle are perks, and on the right is equipment and any attachments that you have that will fit the current gun you are using.

Once you’re on the perk or equipment just hold the Square Button (PlayStation 4) or the X Button (Xbox One) to use the item.  Perks last only a limited time, while different equipment will have different lifespans.

Just remember, once you go into the quick menu you’ll have to press down on the d-pad to get out of the menu.  Not closing the quick menu will make it so that you cannot do things like exit vehicles or open doors.

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