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Best AK74u loadout for Black Ops Cold War alpha

Published: 18/Sep/2020 15:12 Updated: 18/Sep/2020 17:16

by Jacob Hale


The Call of Duty: Black Ops Cold War alpha is officially kicking off for PS4 players worldwide, and all we’ve heard from pros and streamers with early access is that the AK74u submachine gun is deadly. So, here’s the loadout you need to be running on your AK74u.

It became immediately obvious when gameplay for Black Ops Cold War first started to be published that one gun was dominating the meta: the AK74u. We saw just about every top pro and streamer using it, and it can really melt your opponents by the looks of things.

So, how should you build out your AK74u to dominate the competition? Let’s take a look.

Best AK74u loadout in Black Ops Cold War

Black Ops Cold War AK74u
The AK74u looks set to be the most dominant weapon in the game.
  • Primary Weapon
    • Ak74u
  • Attachments
    • Sound Suppressor
    • Foregrip
    • Tactical Stock
    • Fast Mag
    • Quick Draw Handle
    • 9.1″ Cavalry Lancer
  • Secondary Weapon
    • Gallo SA12
  • Tactical Equipment
    • Stun Grenade
  • Lethal Equipment
    • Frag Grenade
  • Perks
    • Perk 1: Flak Jacket
    • Perk 2: Scavenger
    • Perk 3: Ninja
  • Wildcard
    • Gunfighter

Obviously, this ideal loadout is likely to change throughout the course of the alpha and further down the line, but for now it’s able to mow down your opponents.

Of course, with everything unlocked during the alpha test, you will be able to try out any number of weapon and attachment combinations. The addition of Gunfighter lets us have up to eight attachments on our gun, rather than the standard five, offering more functionality and options.

If you prefer to use the Law Breaker wildcard, allowing you to use two primary weapons or alternate your perks, that could come in extremely handy too, especially if you would like to run an SMG/Sniper combo or similar.

If you opted for the Danger Close wildcard instead, you’ll get extra equipment, so you could easily lose one of the above attachments and go with that instead.

Black Ops Cold War XM4 in planeThe AK74u, alongside the likes of the XM4 AR an LW3 – Tundra sniper, will be pretty common throughout the alpha.

There are a few weapons that seem to be most common in the Cold War meta at the moment, including the MP5 submachine gun, the XM4 assault rifle and the sniper, LW3 Tundra.

The AK slips in nicely here, and the fact it packs more than a punch often leaves it somewhere between MP5 and XM4 territory — but with the added bonus of being more functional than both.

So, stop waiting and sort out this AK74u loadout so you can dominate the enemy!

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Best CR-56 AMAX loadouts for Warzone and Modern Warfare

Published: 27/Oct/2020 15:40 Updated: 27/Oct/2020 15:50

by James Busby


The CR-56 AMAX is a great gun choice to utilize in Modern Warfare for those who value mobility. Here, we break down two of the strongest CR-56 loadouts you should be using. 

While the Fennec SMG has proved popular amongst those who favor the run and gun playstyle, the CR-56 AMAX gives players more ranged precision and damage for sacrificing speed. The Galil, now known as the CR-56 AMAX, aims to shake up the current assault rifle meta, giving players another option outside of the incredibly popular Grau 5.56 and M4A1 loadouts

The Galil dominated foes in the multiplayer battlefields of Black Ops 1, allowing players to kill targets in just three shots. As a result, this deadly assault rifle became popular for those that wanted to wrack up high kill counts. While the CR-56 AMAX has lost its original name, it still packs a real punch in both Modern Warfare and Warzone. In order to help you get the most out of the CR-56 AMAX, we’ve put together two loadouts that you can use to gain a competitive edge. 

Best CR-56 AMAX loadout for Warzone

Infinity Ward/DexertoBoost your ranged damage with these CR-56 AMAX attachments.
  • Monolithic Suppressor 
  • XRK Zodiac S440
  • VLK 3.0x Optic
  • Commando Foregrip
  • 45 Round Mags

Unlike Modern Warfare’s standard multiplayer maps, the vast frozen landscapes of Verdansk require players to test their medium to long-range shooting. While the initial dash for loot results in plenty of close-quarters firefights, you’ll also need a weapon that can effectively deliver lethal rounds at a distance should you wish to keep your enemies at bay. 

As a result, this loadout is all about pushing the CR-56 AMAX to its ranged limits, while also keeping your ADS speed to a minimum. First up is the Monolithic Suppressor and XRK Zodiac S440. These two attachments drastically increase your effective damage range, reduce the CR-56 AMAX’s recoil, and speed up its bullet travel time. While these attachments may increase your ADS speed, we think this loss is worth it, especially when you need to land those all-important ranged head and body shots. 

The VLK 3.0x Optic is great for a higher zoom level, giving you a greater edge when attacking from a distance, at a slight sacrifice of ADS speed.

The Commando Foregrip keeps the gun stable when aiming down sights and firing, while the XRK CR-56 Stippled Wrap greatly decreases your overall ADS time and sprint to fire speed. Not only will these attachments help keep your shots on target, they will also give you the ADS speed needed to be competitive in close-quarter fights.  

Lastly, the 45 Round Mags supply players with more than enough bullets to shred through even the most well-armored of foes. Having the extra rounds will also keep you from needing to reload every second, so if you wish to avoid any frustrating deaths, then make sure you equip this attachment. 

Best CR-56 AMAX loadout for Modern Warfare multiplayer

Infinity Ward/DexertoUse this loadout when you want to rival Modern Warfare’s close-quarter SMGs.
  • Monolithic Suppressor 
  • XRK Zodiac S440
  • CR-56 EXO
  • Commando Foregrip
  • 45 Round Mags

Modern Warfare’s standard multiplayer favors close to medium range firefights, so this loadout is all about buffing the CR-56 AMAX’s ADS speed and lowering the gun’s recoil. 

The CR-56 EXO stock drastically lowers the CR-56 AMAX’s ADS speed while increasing your ADS strafe, allowing you to quickly deliver a highly accurate spray of bullets in just a blink of an eye. While this attachment won’t stop you from falling prey to the popular MP5 and Fennec loadouts, it will increase your odds of survival when encountering the SMGs. 

The XRK Zodiac S440, Commando Foregrip, and 45 Round Mags are the three most optimal attachments here, so make sure you build around these for a new loadout.

If you want to try out some different weapons in Warzone or even Multiplayer, check out our full list of best loadouts for every gun.