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Best AX-50 loadouts for Warzone and Modern Warfare

Published: 22/May/2020 16:12 Updated: 9/Jul/2020 12:41

by Joe Craven


Modern Warfare and Warzone give players masses of choice when it comes to attachments and weaponry, but what are your best options when it comes to the AX-50 sniper rifle? 

Modern Warfare’s sniping mechanics are very different from 2018’s Black Ops 4, with scope-in times and handling all slowed considerably from past Call of Duty titles. 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, the AX-50 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 our recommended 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.

Arguably most important to this class is the thermal scope. Unless an enemy has got Cold-Blooded through a loadout drop, this will highlight them at almost any distance, allowing you to stay one step ahead.

The Singuard Arms Pro barrel and Compensator will both reduce recoil and boost damage range, without hindering mobility to the extent of the 32.0″ extended barrel. This will be aided even more by the Rubberized Grip Tape, which will steady your shots and enable you to maintain accuracy without having to zoom out and reset your shots.

Finally, the Singuard Arms Evader stock massively increases your movement speed while ADS. This is seriously important in Warzone, allowing you to strafe and make yourself a harder target when sniping at opponents.

Best AX-50 Modern Warfare Loadout

This loadout for general 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.

The only attachment that remains is the Singuard Arms Evader stock, thanks to its viability and usefulness in a host of situations. It allows you to ADS and strafe, giving you the best chance of killing enemies who know you’re coming.

The barrel has been replaced by the 17.0″ Factory Barrel, minimizing ADS time at the expense of range. While range is reduced, one-shot kills will still be fairly easy to come by thanks to the gun’s impressive starting range.

The Tac Laser and Stippled Grip Tape will help you line up shots before aiming down sights, as well as slightly reducing 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.

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.

That rounds off our list of the best AX-50 loadouts for Warzone and Modern Warfare! Do you agree? Tweet us your lists @DexertoIntel to let us know what attachments you’d change.

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NICKMERCS rates the best Warzone players from to Scump to HusKerrs

Published: 24/Oct/2020 1:06

by Theo Salaun


Tasked with drafting a team for a Call of Duty: Warzone tournament, NICKMERCS went through some of the game’s biggest names, ranking them while determining who he would most want to duo with.

To start Davis ‘Hitch’ Edwards’ $10,000 “Cracked Creators” Warzone tournament, 16 creators were tasked with drafting their duo from 16 “cracked” streamers.

As one of the creators allowed to select their tandem, NICKMERCS sifted through 16 of the game’s best to determine who he would prefer to play with.

Ultimately, the FaZe streamer ended up putting his decision to a poll among his fans. But, before doing so, he originally went through all 16 and gave thoughts on how each of them ranks. And the options were varied, but all shared one thing in common: talent.

With professional Call of Duty League players like Matthew ‘FormaL’ Piper and Seth ‘Scump’ Abner available, as well as Warzone streamers like Aydan and HusKerrs, the candidates were excellent. Still, NICKMERCS sifted through and broke down who he truly believes ranks as the battle royale’s best.

Segment begins at 00:20:45.

NICKMERCS starts by going through the list and just expressing what an absolute struggle it will be to pick from such a talented crop of peers: “Oh, it’s going to be so hard to pick man … No matter what, everybody that I would pick from is cracked.” But, after going through and complimenting practically everybody, he starts the process of elimination.

Since Nick chooses second after DrDisrespect, he immediately eliminates Zlaner as Doc’s likely first pick. Then, he eliminates JoeWo with two simple reasons: “I’ve never played with him and every time I play against him, I beat that little ass.”

Then, BobbyPoff is gone: “BobbyPoff, I love the guy, but take him off the list.” And the “Scarf Lord” is followed quickly by the Chicago Huntsmen’s FormaL and Scump: “Love ‘em, love ‘em. But I feel like there’s better BR players.” After that, things start getting complicated.

Cracked Creators Warzone
The list of “cracked” players in Hitch’s Cracked Creators Warzone tournament.

Similar to Zlaner, Nick decides to sacrifice Merk so that he can play with his longtime duo, Maven. Then, recognizing that all of these remaining players are absolute menaces on Verdansk, he goes with two simple metrics to determine his personal preference. He immediately prioritizes controller players and the highest earners in Warzone tournaments.

That eliminates stars like HusKerrs and Symfuhny for their mouse and keyboard usage, while also eliminating Crowder and DougIsRaw for their low earnings. Finally, he eliminates Jukeyz because of his struggles understanding the UK maestro’s accent and decides to put the decision to a poll.


Ultimately, it’s between Aydan and Tommey, with Cloakzy popping on to let NICKMERCS know that Aydan’s been playing some Fortnite recently. That leaves the FaZe star choosing Tommey, noting that “he’s got great communication, phenomenal player, guaranteed to get some chopper kills off rip.”

Despite going through full rankings for his options and landing upon an excellent duo, the decision-making process proved to be futile. NICKMERCS and Tommey could only end in the Top 12 for the tournament, while the easily dismissed BobbyPoff actually came in first place.