The Blackout Mode in Call of Duty Black Ops 4 is good, but there’s one thing that Treyarch seems to have missed heading into launch that’s allowing smart players to abuse the emote system to get an unfair advantage.
If you want to use this trick to get a little extra help in the game, you can do so before it’s patched away. The trick is being called Emote Peeking by the Call of Duty community because the tactic allows players to get a look at enemies while hidden behind cover.
To use emote peeking, you simply need to use the emote wheel while behind cover to get an unfair advantage.
Since Blackout is a first person mode, using the emote allows you to zoom out into third person. During the emote you can also control the camera, so you can pan around and see enemies around a tree, rock, or other structure while they can’t see you.
To perform the emote peek, you’ll press right on the d-pad to select an emote. Then you can control the camera to look around anything that may be obstructing your view. You can then interrupt the emote to pull back into first person view and get the jump on your opponent.
Using this when around cover will certainly give you an unfair advantage, that is, until Treyarch patches it.