Season 6 of Black Ops Cold War is finally here, much to the excitement of the Zombies community that will be getting to grips with the brand-new Forsaken map, the fourth and final chapter of the Dark Aether storyline. As the battle between Requiem and Omega reaches its conclusion, Forsaken will contain a brand-new Easter Egg quest along with the return of a Perk long-time fans will be extremely familiar with.
An iteration of PhD Flopper is making its return in Season 6. Known as PhD Slider, the Perk enables players to slide into undead opposition to deal a bit of additional damage. Heres everything you need to know about PhD Slider, including all five Skill Tiers available to upgrade.
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PhD Slider was released with the Season Six content update for Call of Duty: Black Ops Cold War on October 7th, 2021. It is available in Der Wunderfizz on all maps, and is featured within its own perk machine on Forsaken, which reimagines the original PhD Floppers perk machine.
PhD Slider allows the player to generate an explosive burst of Aetherium energy upon sliding into a zombie. Unlike its Black Ops 4 iteration, it does not require players to charge it up. Instead, the size and damage of the explosion are dependent on the distance the player slid before impacting a target. Additionally, in order to have immunity from self-inflicted explosive damage, the perk must be upgraded to Tier III.
In Call of Duty: Black Ops Cold War, PhD Slider can be permanently upgraded with the use of Aetherium Crystals, yielding a variety of new additional bonus effects alongside its base ability.
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PhD Slider, when purchased, allows players to create an explosion that can kill zombies by sliding into them, as well as reduce explosive damage the player receives. In order to create an explosion, the player must first charge up the perk, which can be achieved by sliding. Once a charge is ready, the perk icon will begin to pulsate and flash. When the perk is initially purchased, the player will already have a full charge ready.
When PhD Slider is set as the “Modifier” perk and the player has all of their other perks, the perk will allow the player to have increased sliding distance, as well as having immunity to trap damage whilst sliding. Players will also gain increased explosive damage on enemies when entering a slide from a greater height.
In Create-A-Class, PhD Slider is unlocked at Level 42 as the last unlockable Perk, and can be applied to the players Perk loadout to appear in any map. It can also be obtained randomly through the use of Secret Sauce if available and through a myriad of other Perk-based rewards and items within the game.
On January 15th, 2019 with Patch 1.11, PhD Slider was buffed, allowing players to take zero self-inflicted explosive damage. However, the damage reduction for enemy explosive attacks has been reduced from 80% to 50%.
Season 6 of Cold War Zombies introduced Forsaken to the community. Along with that, fans were teased with a jingle hinting at the return of a classic perk.
Now that the map is out, we have broken down what the perk does, all five of its tiers and how to upgrade it.
Cold War Zombies has seen its final map, Forsaken, and with it, came the return of a famous perk as PhD Slider. Here are all the tiers and upgrades to make this one of the best in the game.
While it is a twist put on PhD Flopper to fit in with the game’s sliding mechanic, people are extremely hyped to see the perk return to Call of Duty.
How do you do a PhD slide?
PhD Slider allows the player to generate an explosive burst of Aetherium energy upon sliding into a zombie.
Where is PhD slider?
PhD Slider can be found at the very top of the map inside the Observation Tower. It’s worth noting that you will take damage due to Aetherium Crystal radiation so be sure to grab it quickly before it’s too late.
Is PhD Flopper coming to Cold War?