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Best AK-47 loadouts for Warzone and Modern Warfare

Published: 30/Jun/2020 12:55

by James Busby

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The AK-47 is one of the most instantly recognizable guns in the Call of Duty series and it continues to be as reliable as ever. While it may not be as dominant as its past predecessors, this incredibly reliable rifle still packs a mean punch. Here, are two of the strongest AK-47 loadouts that you can use in both Warzone and Modern Warfare.

Unlocking the AK-47 and its best attachments can take a while, especially since you have to get to rank 55 before you can finally add this deadly rifle to your arsenal. However, this time investment is well worth it. The AK-47 and AK-74u have always been popular picks in the Modern Warfare series, thanks to their methodical fire rate, great accuracy, and high damage output. 

While this Russian made rifle may no longer be top dog, it still shines in both Modern Warfare’s standard multiplayer and Warzone modes. Here are two of the best AK-47 loadouts that you can use to gain a competitive edge.

Best AK-47 loadout for Warzone

AK-47 loadout for Warzone
Activision / Infinity Ward
The added damage range and bullet velocity make this loadout shine.
  • Monolithic Suppressor
  • 23.0 RPK Barrel
  • Tac Laser
  • Commando Foregrip
  • Stippled Grip Tape

Just like the majority of our Warzone rifle loadouts, the AK-47 greatly benefits from the added damage range and noise reduction offered from the Monolithic Suppressor. Being able to fire lethal rounds without giving away your position is always going to be hugely beneficial, particularly when you wish to keep a low profile. 

The 23.0 RPK Barrel also increase your effective damage range even further, while also speeding up your bullet travel time and mitigating some of the AK-47’s punchy recoil. Landing ranged shots with slower firing weapons can be rather tricky in Warzone, but this handy barrel helps decrease their travel time, ensuring your shots are both as accurate as they are deadly. 

While the Tac Laser can be spotted by eagle-eyed Warzone players, we think the decrease in ADS time, added aiming stability, and increase in walking steadiness more than makeup for this. After all, the MP5 and Fennec are incredibly popular SMGs in Warzone, so it’s important to try and cover up any lengthy ADS times. 

Lastly, the Commando Foregrip and Stippled Grip Tape keep the AK-47’s highly damaging rounds accurate, further reducing the ADS time and sprint to fire speed. Not only do these attachments enhance your close-quarters kill potential, they also allow you to be competitive in those run and gun moments Call of Duty is known for. 

Best AK-47 loadout for Modern Warfare multiplayer

AK-47 multiplayer loadout
Activision / Infinity Ward
Not much has changed in this loadout, but it’s perfect for the smaller multiplayer maps.
  • 23.0 RPK Barrel 
  • Tac Laser
  • FSS Close Quarters Stock
  • Commando Foregrip 
  • Stippled Grip Tape 

The AK-47 build for Modern Warfare’s multiplayer is pretty much the same as the one used in Warzone – in fact, the only real difference is the omission of the Monolithic Suppressor. The added range that this chunky barrel gives is no longer needed due to the intimate nature of Infinity Ward’s multiplayer maps. 

We’ve kept the 23.0 RPK Barell, Tac Laser, Commando Foregrip, and Stippled Grip Tape as they help to alleviate the AK-47’s recoil, while also drastically reducing the time it takes to ADS. Those of you who have played a lot of Modern Warfare multiplayer will know just how important it is to aim down sights quickly, especially when you wish to get those all-important headshot challenges. 

As the name suggests, the FSS Close Quarters Stock is tailored around close combat and allows you to compete with those that run the ever-popular MP5 and Fennec loadouts. While the AK-47’s slow rate of fire can often prove troublesome, this build will help alleviate some of the more unwieldy elements of this iconic rifle. 

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Black Ops Cold War already set new Call of Duty player record in the Beta

Published: 23/Oct/2020 6:20

by Brad Norton

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The Call of Duty franchise is showing no signs of slowing down anytime soon as Treyarch’s recent Black Ops Cold War Beta went above expectations and shattered records.

Ever since the release of the first CoD title in 2003, the franchise has only continued to grow. Year after year more players hop on board to see what the latest title has in store. Whether fans gravitate towards single-player campaigns, cooperative experiences, or classic multiplayer competition, there’s something for everyone.

2020 is shaping up to be no different as Treyarch is firing on all cylinders for the Black Ops Cold War release. Everything from Zombies to Warzone will be on offer and it’s already clear that the community is hungry for it all.

After an impressive Alpha test on the PlayStation 4 that became the biggest in franchise history, that record has once again been broken. This time, by the Black Ops Cold War Beta that followed just weeks later.

Having kicked off exclusively for PS4 users on October 8 before jumping to all platforms on October 15, the Black Ops Cold War Beta was played by a staggering number of people. In fact, it was “the most downloaded [Beta] in Call of Duty history,” the developers revealed on October 23.

No exact figures were revealed for the history Beta. Though it being publicly available across Xbox One, PS4, and PC over the final days was sure to have helped boost the figures.

Not only is this a hugely positive sign before the launch of Black Ops Cold War, but it continues a trend from previous iterations. 2019’s Modern Warfare also broke records with its early access Beta period. 

Last year’s records also didn’t come with any specific numbers, though Activision assured the Modern Warfare Beta attracted more players than ever before.

Also of note, those players logged more hours played than any Beta in franchise history. It’s now clear that Black Ops Cold War has been yet another step up in terms of early engagement.

Black Ops Cold War gameplay
Activision
The Black Ops Cold War Beta was live across Xbox One, PlayStation 4, and PC.

It’s obviously too early to tell just how this might indicate sales for the release come November 13. However, to get into the Beta early, a majority of players needed to preorder on their platform of choice. So that’s certainly a good sign just weeks out from launch.

2019’s Modern Warfare topped over $600 million in sales across its first three days on the market. That instantly made it the highest-selling CoD of the generation. Though Black Ops Cold War could be on track to go even further this year.