The launch version of Blackout includes several enhancements and new features not found in the beta. One of these is the ability to use emotes, spray art on walls, and shout some basic voice commands.
They’re mostly pretty nice, harmless additions, until players discovered this exploit. The premise is simple: because triggering an emote pulls the camera out to third-person, it allows you to look behind cover and survey your surrounding.
Blackout is, of course, a first-person mode exclusively, so having this third-person advantage is massive. There is one in particular, a sitting emote, that players used behind cover to stay out of harm’s way while being able to track their opponents.
The animation is short enough and doesn’t feature a lot of movement, making it even harder to detect. It also doesn’t repeat or switch back to a neutral stance when it ends. So, as you can see in Reddit user Sleeper‘s videos below, it’s broken.
If you’re going to be playing this weekend, be wary that some unscrupulous players may be using it against you. For our recommended, fair starting tips for Blackout, hit the link.