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Best FAL loadouts for Warzone and Modern Warfare

Published: 2/Jul/2020 17:51

by James Busby


The FAL received a fairly decent buff in the latest Modern Warfare patch, but you’ll need to kit it out with the best attachments if you truly wish to make the most of its one-hit kill potential. Here, we break down two of the strongest FAL loadouts that you should be using in both Warzone and Modern Warfare.

Now that the Grau and MP5 have taken a significant hit to both their damage range, a lot of players have been searching for a worthy successor. Of course, only time will tell whether the FAL has what it takes to claim the top-tier crown. 

However, the new one-shot potential this semi-automatic rifle has could give it the break it needs to finally shine in Modern Warfare’s wider meta. Whether you’re after a highly accurate rifle that can dish out decent damage or just wish to experiment with Infinity Ward’s latest FAL buff, then you’ll want to add these loadouts to your arsenal. 

Best FAL loadout for Warzone

FAL Warzone loadout
Activision / Infinity Ward
The FAL absolutely shreds through armored units in Warzone.
  • Monolithic Suppressor 
  • XRK Marksman 
  • G.I. Mini Reflex 
  • Commando Foregrip 
  • 30 Round Mags 

The FAL already had decent range thanks to its semi-automatic fire rate, but these attachments boost this rifle’s long-distance kill potential even further. First up is the Monolithic Suppressor and XRK Marksman barrel. Not only do these attachments enhance your range damage, they also reduce recoil and increase bullet velocity. 

These two attachments are arguably the most important features in this loadout as you’ll want to try to capitalize on that all-important one-hit headshot buff. Aiming for those cranium kills isn’t always easy though, so we’ve equipped the G.I. Mini Reflex sight to avoid any frustration that come with using the FAL’s unwieldy iron sights. 

The Commando Foregrip will also help keep the FAL accurate during prolonged firing, while the 30 Round Mags enable you to shred through multiple armored units without the need to constantly reload – after all, there’s nothing worse than getting caught a little short in end-game firefights. 

Best FAL loadout for Modern Warfare multiplayer

FAL multiplayer loadout
Activision / Infinity Ward
A quick trigger finger is all you need to utilize this deadly loadout.
  • XRK Marksman 
  • Tac Laser
  • G.I. Mini Reflex 
  • Commando Foregrip 
  • 24 Round Mags 

We’ve stripped away both the Monolithic Suppressor and 30 Round Mags to help reduce the time it takes to ADS. While the extra range damage and bullet velocity may be useful in Warzone’s gigantic Verdansk map, these enhancements really aren’t needed in Modern Warfare’s standard multiplayer, particularly when so many maps are geared towards close-quarters fights. 

As a result, we’ve added a Tac Laser to help with those moments where you need to reliably hip fire and equipped the 24 Round Mags. This magazine size only lowers your mobility and overall control by a tiny amount, so it’s well worth the four extra bullets you get. 

The fast ADS speed of this loadout also allows you to keep the G.I. Mini Reflex, but you could switch this out for another attachment if the normal iron sights don’t bother you. While the Burst perk may seem like a decent idea, we found that a quick trigger finger is more than enough to take down a target in a matter of seconds. Make sure you use this loadout to truly strike fear into your opponents. 

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Scump & FormaL claim this amateur squad would beat CDL pro teams

Published: 21/Jan/2021 11:00

by Jacob Hale


Seth ‘Scump’ Abner and Matthew ‘FormaL’ Piper are arguably two of the biggest names in Call of Duty history, and they’ve now explained why they think the WestR Challengers team could seriously compete in the CDL.

WestR — formerly of Atlanta FaZe Academy — consists of Thomas ‘GRVTY’ Malin, Paul ‘PaulEhx’ Avila, Carlos ‘Venom’ Hernandez and Alex ‘Zaptius’ Bonilla.

After being a dominant force during the 2020 Challengers season, they’ve carried their momentum into 2021 and have won the first four Challenger cups of the season, making short work of much of the competition.

While you might expect most teams’ good fortunes to eventually run out, but Scump and FormaL actually think differently, saying they believe WestR will dominate all season — and could go much further.

Atlanta FaZe academy squad CDL 2020
Twitter: ATLFaZe
The former Atlanta FaZe Academy side, currently dominating Challengers as WestR, would likely love the chance to prove themselves on the biggest stage.

During the January 20 episode of the OpTic Podcast, the group was discussing how New York Subliners can prepare for their season without ZooMaa following his injury-provoked retirement, when the topic of top amateurs came up.

While they agreed that WestR are a really good team, FormaL said that how Challengers teams work is bound to keep WestR on top. He said: “The other teams that aren’t winning the cup, they’re just swapping players. Every week they’re just beating up on new rosters over and over again.”

Scump agreed with FormaL’s sentiment, but did also reiterate that they’re a very good team, while reminding everyone that there are only very few players who come up from Challengers each year and make a big impact.

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The gas didn’t stop there, though, as they went on to explain that they think they would be pretty successful in the Call of Duty League, too.

FormaL said: “If WestR came up together and got put in the pro league, they’d be a good team.” Scump agreed, adding that he would expect them to be a “top 6 to top 8” team.

While this is a big co-sign from some legends of the game, the team certainly look set up for success, and some even argue that they should have been signed by Paris Legion in the CDL. Needless to say, when they do make it into the league, they’re going to want to make an impact.