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The 5 most overpowered guns in Call of Duty history

Published: 11/Mar/2019 10:18 Updated: 11/Mar/2019 12:27

by Paul Cot


The iconic Call of Duty franchise has had many guns over its history, but some have been so powerful that you have virtually no choice but to use them. Here are the five most powerful Call of Duty guns in history.

5. SPAS – Cod Modern Warfare 2

Shotguns have been hit and miss in the Call of Duty series but in the case of the SPAS-12 it was almost always hit. Excluding weapons that had been patched, the SPAS-12 was the height of shotgun power.

With the popular perk stopping-power, the SPAS was frequently a one-shot kill. In addition to this it was often referred to as the SPAS sniper, a testament to just how far its shot could reach. In reality, its range was just shorter than that of a close range SMG. They don’t make shotguns like the SPAS anymore and there’s a reason why.

The SPAS “Sniper” is arguably the most powerful shotgun in CoD history…

4. M16 – Cod Modern Warfare

Burst guns aren’t always the weapons of choice in Call of Duty games. However, the first edition of Modern Warfare was ruled by one.

The M16 was consistently a one-shot (or one burst) kill providing all three bullets hit the opponent. Consequently, it wouldn’t be uncommon to see the majority of a lobby using it.

It isn’t used quite as much in Modern Warfare Remastered. Whether this is because it’s less powerful, a preference thing, COD players preferring an automatic weapon, or because new weapons have since been introduced, is uncertain.

The M16 in the first Modern Warfare game…

3. Famas – CoD Black Ops 1

The Famas was the complete all-round weapon in BO1. Its decent rate of fire, supplemented by limited recoil, meant it was the go-to weapon in both casual and competitive play.

It became so clear that it was the best weapon that it was often the only weapon used in MLG competitions. Eventually, it was considered so over-powered that it was actually banned in EU competition. Here is professional Call of Duty player Seth ‘Scump’ Abner showing just how good it can be.

2. MP40 – CoD World at War

Call of Duty WaW was at the stage in the COD series where the developers hadn’t quite figured how to limit the range of sub-machine guns. Consequently, the MP40 with its minimal recoil and blistering power was a nightmare to face.

In the words of MarleyThirteen, “Hitler himself would see gameplay of the MP40 in World at War and he’d think, nah that’s too over-powered, that thing needs patched.

1. UMP – CoD Modern Warfare 2

The most used and effective gun in Call of Duty history appears on perhaps the most popular CoD game ever. To this date, fans are clamoring for a MW2 remaster. Thanks for Xbox One backwards compatibility lobbies are still available for the 2009 classic today.

MW2 provided a host of classic weapons which kept players engaged for years after its release. The go to weapon for most, especially on the competitive scene, was the UMP.

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On hardcore mode, which was far more popular during this time, there was no competition. It’s mobility and one-shot kill from any distance rendered all other guns practically useless.

Furthermore, rapid-fire controllers were also more common. This resulted in the only negative aspect of the UMP, its recoil, being made completely redundant. Coming up against a rapid-fire controlled UMP in core mode was so powerful it was almost unfair.

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Call of Duty 2021 leaks hint at new Modern Warfare follow up

Published: 30/Oct/2020 6:04

by Brad Norton


Before Black Ops Cold War arrives, we may already have our first hint of next year’s Call of Duty setting as a prominent leaker has teased a new Modern Warfare sequel.

While the Call of Duty franchise has 17 mainline entries covering a wide array of timelines, two names stand out as the most iconic. Both the Black Ops series and the Modern Warfare series have seen the most iterations over the years. 

Treyarch has already released four titles in the Black Ops series with Cold War just weeks away. Meanwhile, Infinity Ward has four entries in the Modern Warfare series, the original trilogy along with 2019’s reboot. Now, it seems as though a fifth could also be on the way with Infinity Ward at the helm.

Sledgehammer Games and Raven Software will reportedly be taking a back seat. Instead of the typical three-year development cycle, Infinity Ward has just two-years to work with. We’re still 12 months off from 2021’s mystery release, but we may already have our first details on next year’s title. 

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“It’s looking like CoD for 2021 is another Modern Warfare title of some kind,” prominent leaker Tom Henderson revealed. Not a whole lot is known beyond that key detail, though the setting for the next release appears to be locked in. 

“Understandably not a lot of information as of yet, but it’s a modern-day setting,” he confirmed. Given Modern Warfare’s hard reboot with 2019’s release, could a new sequel be the next step? This would essentially bypass the original Modern Warfare 2 from 2009 if Activision opts for another identical title.

To avoid even more confusion, there’s a good chance the name is a little different, similar to how Black Ops added Cold War to the title for 2020’s drop, despite it being a direct follow up to Black Ops 1. So expect to see Modern Warfare: ‘something something’ as the likely 2021 title.

This could see a direct continuation from where 2019’s game left off. John Price is looking to assemble a team of classic characters to put a stop to Russian terrorist Victor Zakhaev. If Warzone’s ongoing storyline doesn’t beat the single-player campaign to the punch, this could be our objective in 2021’s release.

While this aspect is purely speculation, the leaker also considered the original Modern Warfare 2 being bundled in. No different from how Infinity Warfare launched with Modern Warfare remastered in 2016.

We’re still months away from any official information on the 2021 title, so take this with a grain of salt for now. Black Ops Cold War is the focus for Activision. Anything regarding next year’s game will be kept under wraps for quite some time yet.