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Ali-A reveals “awesome” Black Ops Cold War MP5 loadout

Published: 16/Nov/2020 11:22

by Jacob Hale


With the release of Call of Duty: Black Ops Cold War still fresh, one of the most powerful weapons in the game is the MP5 submachine gun — and YouTuber Alastair ‘Ali-A’ Aiken has revealed what his perfect loadout is to get the most out of the weapon.

With a new batch of guns ready to be tested in Black Ops Cold War, players have been getting to grips and finding their favorites, and there’s a small group of guns that are undoubtedly dominant in public matches. The MP5, AK-47 and M16 have all been super popular at the start of the game’s lifecycle.

Continuing its dominance from Warzone and Modern Warfare, though, the MP5 smg really does seem to be the weapon of choice in most games.

But how can you make sure your loadout is the best it can possibly be?

Black Ops Cold War MP5
The MP5 is arguably the most dominant gun in the game.

Ali-A’s MP5 loadout

While Ali-A might not be on the same level as the likes of Scump or Simp, he’s played long enough to know what he’s talking about and has definitely cottoned on to what works pretty quickly.

So, if you’re looking for the best MP5 loadout to pubstomp and get your K/D up, here’s what Ali-A uses:

  • Optic: Quickdot LED
  • Muzzle: Sound Suppressor
  • Body: Steady Aim Laser
  • Underbarrel: Foregrip
  • Magazine: 40 Rnd Drum

Loadout discussed at 8:40 in the video below.

Ali-A also carries a 1911 handgun as a secondary, though we would maybe recommend the Diamatti or a launcher of some sort, due to the fact that scorestreaks are used so much more in Cold War than recent iterations of Call of Duty.

He also uses Paranoia, Assassin and Gung-Ho in his three perk slots, the stim shot tactical equipment, Frag x2 and the Field Mic, with Danger Close for his wildcard.

If you’re looking for an alternative to Ali-A’s class, feel free to check out our MP5 loadout recommendations.


NICKMERCS claims Warzone is “not looking good” compared to Fortnite

Published: 27/Nov/2020 1:24

by Theo Salaun


From Fortnite to Call of Duty: Warzone and back, NICKMERCS is as experienced in both battle royales as anyone. After jumping back into Epic Games’ iteration, he claims the third-person shooter has a serious edge over Warzone right now.

In a long overdue Fortnite return stream with SypherPK, another battle royale maestro, FaZe Clan and MFAM’s Nick ‘NICKMERCS’ Kolcheff got back into the groove and decided it was time to compare his favorite BR titles. Of course, with so many followers, the MFAM audience deserves an explanation for the change in content.

While the popular streamer built his following in Epic Games’ unique title, his Twitch following grew to a whopping 4.6 million followers with thanks to months spent popping off on Verdansk. Having hosted, participated, and won Warzone tournaments in that span, he’s flown into the world’s top 15 most-followed Twitch streamers.

But, with Call of Duty’s sights set on the Black Ops Cold War release, Warzone has lost some lustre and NICKMERCS has returned to the consistently-updated Fortnite. Fittingly, he proceeded to explain that those updates give Fortnite an edge over Warzone.

It took Nick some time to get used to Fortnite’s mechanics, as he and SypherPK delved into the differences between the two games’ aim assists and how exponential and linears differ between the two. Ultimately, despite the discomfort upon switching over, the BR aficionado found himself loving it.

To explain his intentions in trying Fortnite again, NICKMERCS minced no words: “Listen, the current state over on the Call of Duty side of things is not looking good. There was supposed to be a big update coming in December, we haven’t heard anything about that. Really not good.”

And then, to contrast why Fortnite feels like the superior BR right now, he couldn’t help but give props to Epic Games’ consistent content delivery: “On the other hand, for Fortnite, there’s big-time updates and map changes right around the corner before Christmas.”

Fortnite Item Shop
Epic Games
Fortnite’s shop gets consistent action, while Warzone’s is very quiet right now.

Fortnite and Apex Legends follow a similar format as titles, where the game is free and updated seasonally. Warzone was Call of Duty’s successful effort to do the same, but things became complicated by BOCW’s release.

Now, Warzone’s seasonal content schedule has been disrupted by Activision’s focus on selling BOCW. The company is trying to get the best of both worlds: a free battle royale’s player base with the money of an annual title like FIFA, Madden, and NBA 2K franchises.

By putting their money into BOCW tournaments and content, CoD seems to have pushed NICKMERCS to return to a game that, distraction-free, is regularly putting out content.