Modern Warfare and Warzone give players masses of choice when it comes to attachments and weaponry, but what are your best options in regards to the fantastic AX-50 sniper rifle?
While the Kar98K (technically a marksman rifle) is generally agreed as the fastest sniper in Modern Warfare, the AX-50 is probably the best when it comes to combining speed and power.
Not as powerful as the HDR and not as quick as the Kar98K, it has grown to be the sniper of choice for a vast number of Warzone and Modern Warfare players.
Best AX-50 Warzone Loadout
First up is the loadout for Warzone. Because of the size and scope of the Verdansk map, this loadout is more geared towards damage range and picking enemies off from long distances.
Use this loadout to destroy your enemies in Warzone.
Singuard Arms Pro Barrel
Singuard Arms Assassin Stock
Stippled Grip Tape
The Singuard Arms Pro barrel and Monolithic Suppressor greatly reduces recoil and boosts damage range, also granting sound suppression for those important shots. This will be aided even more by the Stippled Grip Tape, which will steady your shots and enable you to maintain accuracy without having to zoom out and reset, providing a handy boost in sprint to fire speed to help in close-encounter conditions.
Finally, the Singuard Arms Assassin Stock and Tac Laser massively increase your movement speed while ADS strafing. This is seriously important in Warzone, making you a harder target when sniping at opponents.
Best AX-50 loadout for Modern Warfare multiplayer
Use this loadout to maximise the AX-50 in Multiplayer
This loadout for multiplayer use in Modern Warfare is, unlike the earlier Warzone class, far more geared to quicker ADS and giving you the best chance against closer enemies who are most likely using SMGs or ARs.
17.0″ Factory Barrel
Singuard Arms Assassin Stock
Stippled Grip Tape
The main changes here are the additions of the barrel and perk. The 17.0″ Factory Barrel, minimizes ADS time at an expense of range. While range is reduced, one-shot kills are still going to be fairly easy to come by, thanks to the gun’s impressive starting range.
The Focus Perk increases your flinch resistance, meaning you are able to focus on hitting a great shot while being attacked by another player. The Singuard Arms Assassin Stock once again decreases ADS.
The Tac Laser and Stippled Grip Tape helps you line up shots before aiming down sights. This will slightly reduce the time it takes to get your scope up.
Finally, 7 round mags allow you to stay in the action for longer. Public matches will generally be faster-paced than Warzone matches, meaning the extra couple of shots could get you out of a sticky patch without the need to hide and reload.
The Call of Duty League has combined Weeks 2 and 3 of Stage 1 into one massive Super Week of matches, and everything you need to watch and follow the event live can be found below.
Empire take on struggling Royal Ravens looking to get back into win column.
Surge hoping to play spoiler to Thieves’ dreams of perfect 3-0 start.
OpTic face stiff test in Ultra – both teams searching for second win of 2021.
Due to the inclement weather in Texas and other parts of the United States causing power outages for a lot of pro players, the CDL opted to combine the Week 2 and 3 matches into Super Week.
Seven straight days of matches will see all 12 teams in action at least three times, and with the Stage 1 Major looming around the corner, this will be the final opportunity for teams to improve their seeding for the $500,000 tournament.
CDL Super Week: Stream
The CDL streams all of its matches exclusively on YouTube, which is where you can also find replays of matches that have already been completed.
Mutineers get first win of 2021, FaZe stay unbeaten
After losing their season-opener at CDL Opening Weekend, Florida Mutineers’ new-look lineup got their first win of 2021 with a 3-1 victory over LA Guerrillas, who now sit at 1-2. LAG won the first map in dominant fashion before the Mutineers ripped off three straight maps to secure the series.
The second match of the day was a battle of the unbeatens as Atlanta FaZe took on Toronto Ultra. The series started back-and-forth, and if it wasn’t for a clutch break at the end of the Raid Hardpoint, Atlanta may have found themselves down 0-2 early.
But things settled down after the second map as FaZe took games three and four quite comfortably to secure the 3-1 victory. The win now gives the boys in red a league-leading three wins, against just zero losses, while Ultra drop to 1-1.
Legion & Subliners sweep their way to first wins, ROKKR stay hot vs Surge
After going 0-2 in the Opening Weekend, Paris Legion finally got their first win of 2021 at Super Week, and what a win it was. Despite being underdogs to the Mutineers, Legion pulled off a shocking sweep that featured a rare Hardpoint ending on time.
Following Paris’ script, the New York Subliners also notched their first one in the win column after sweeping London Royal Ravens in perhaps the most dominant performance we’ve seen so far in 2021.
None of the three maps were close, especially the Control, which saw NYSL shred their opponents from start to finish and not give them even a chance at making any sort of comeback. With the loss, Royal Ravens now sit at 0-2 early on in the season.
Rounding off a trio of Day 2 sweeps was Minnesota ROKKR grabbing their second win in a row after taking apart Seattle Surge 3-0. The series was closer than the final scoreline would suggest as Surge did make solid comebacks in both the S&D and Control, only to fall just short in both.
Matches are best-of-five (HP, S&D, Control, HP, S&D)
CDL Super Week: Teams & Rosters
CDL roster spotlight: Minnesota ROKKR’s new-look lineup delivered an upset victory over Dallas Empire at Opening Weekend.
All 12 teams are participating in the Week 2 event, split into the two groups that were drawn at the start of Stage 1. All teams within the same group play each other once during the Stage, for a total of five matches.
Crimsix, Shotzzy, Huke, iLLeY
London Royal Ravens
Alexx, Dylan, Seany, Zer0
Los Angeles Thieves
Kenny, SlasheR, TJHaLy, Temp
Accuracy, Attach, Priestahh, MajorManiak
New York Subliners
Clayster, Asim, Diamondcon, Mack
Octane, Gunless, Prestinni, Loony
Simp, Cellium, aBeZy, Arcitys
Skyz, Owakening, Slacked, Neptune
Los Angeles Guerrillas
SiLLY, Assault, Apathy, Vivid
Scump, FormaL, Envoy, Dashy
AquA, Classic, Fire, Skrapz
Methodz, Bance, Cammy, CleanX
Make sure to check out our CDL 2021 Season hub for the latest standings, full schedule of all events, a breakdown of the season format, and more.