Call of Duty

Aydan’s “no recoil” Mac 10 Warzone loadout to dominate Verdansk

Published: 31/Dec/2020 12:57

by Jacob Hale


If you’ve played Warzone at all since the launch of Season 1’s Black Ops Cold War integration, you’ll have encountered the Mac-10 SMG plenty of times — but Aydan’s loadout for the gun will help you take out all of your enemies even quicker.

While the Kilo 141 and R9-0 shotgun was the class of choice prior to Season 1 dropping, players have switched in their droves to the DMR tactical rifle with a Mac-10 in their back pocket, helping dominate at all ranges and take down enemies quickly and efficiently.

These guns paired together really do provide the best of both worlds, but the question then becomes how you can optimize them to perform at their very best, and as one of the best players to grace Verdansk, Aydan is definitely someone to look to for inspiration.

He’s always on top of the meta, and the leaderboards, placing highly in tournaments whenever he takes part, so this Mac-10 could be perfect.

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Aydan is the second highest earner in Warzone at the time of writing, so he knows what he’s talking about.

Aydan Mac-10 Warzone loadout

The one major thing to take note of in the following loadout is that it lacks the underbarrel grip most players run with, the Field Agent Grip — but this weapon’s recoil shouldn’t be too hard to control anyway.

Here’s what Aydan’s Mac-10 Warzone loadout looks like:

  • Muzzle: Agency Suppressor
  • Barrel: 5.9” Task Force
  • Stock: No Stock
  • Ammunition: STANAG 53 Rnd Drum
  • Rear Grip: Serpent Wrap

Aydan decided to get rid of the Field Agent Grip due to the minimal recoil reduction it offers, calling it “kind of minor,” opting instead for the No Stock to increase Sprint to Fire time, making it even more responsive when suddenly having to engage an opponent.

While Aydan uses No Stock, he says you can also try out the Raider Stock, but his preference is the former.

So, give this one a go and take it into Warzone — it might not help you play like Aydan, but it’s well worth a try and can certainly help you up your game.

Call of Duty

Why Clayster flipped off CDL on-broadcast during Royal Ravens matchup

Published: 24/Feb/2021 4:13 Updated: 24/Feb/2021 4:14

by Brad Norton


James ‘Clayster’ Eubanks flipped the bird to the Call of Duty League moments before the New York Subliners took on the Royal Ravens. Here’s why the veteran was all too frustrated before his latest matchup.

As players got settled into the lobby for the second week of CDL action in 2021, something clearly ticked off NYSL. There was visible frustration from the players before they kicked off the opening map.

Coming off a difficult 0-3 loss to the Los Angeles Thieves a week prior, the lineup was looking to rebound with a bang. Before they got their boots on the ground, however, a key moment from the previous week was broadcast for the world to see.

The CDL stream revealed Clayster’s heated comms after the disappointing loss. This private matter shouldn’t have been aired at all, according to Clay, let alone moments before their next match.

So, he took out his frustration the only way he could: flipping the bird on-stream.

“I had complained last time about showing my cam when I was super upset with my team,” he explained. “So I was pretty upset with them airing my after-match comms.”

Despite the 0-3 scoreline, NYSL’s series against the LA Thieves was one of the closest all week. The Hardpoint came within nine points, SnD went to a round 11, and Control went the distance as well.

Understandably, Clayster was fairly heated after the extremely close series that very well could have been a 3-0 in their favor.

“That was really bad guys,” he said in the now-public aftermath. “I don’t know what the f*** I watched. That was so stupid. We’re up 5-3 in the Search and we can’t close it out?”

This moment was captured on the broadcast last week but the comms were only just revealed today. Frustrated with the CDL running it without permission, Clayster stuck his middle finger up the next time his camera was on-stream.

“It was basically a nice little screw you before the match,” he said.

“I don’t appreciate that. I’m going to be having a talk with the league. If they’re going to make us sit here, I think it’s a little unprofessional to use the comms in the video. Especially right before we play a match.”

The NYSL vs Royal Ravens series begins at the 1:31:50 mark below.

While the video could have brought the team down, they didn’t let it get to them. NYSL dominated the Royal Ravens to rebound with a lopsided 3-0 win in Week 2.

If the League does try to punish Clayster, it looks like he’ll be alright: the official Subliners account tweeted “we’ll pay his fine” in response to the situation.