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Best FFAR 1 loadout for Call of Duty: Black Ops Cold War

Published: 15/Feb/2021 17:10 Updated: 15/Feb/2021 17:15

by Brad Norton


The final Assault Rifle you unlock in Black Ops Cold War is one of the strongest in the game. Here’s the best loadout to get the most out of the FFAR 1.

Black Ops Cold War launched with five Assault Rifles for you to pick from. Some boast incredible damage while others will give you a more precise shot from a longer distance. While most try to strike a good balance overall, the FFAR 1 hones in on fire rate.

It comes in with a whopping 909 RPM. That’s almost 200 rounds quicker than the second fastest AR in the game, the XM4 at 722 RPM. Therefore, you’ll be shredding enemies in the blink of an eye. 

Accuracy is the tradeoff here, however. With such a fast rate of fire, you’ll need the right attachments to control your recoil. Moreover, you’ll be running out of ammo faster than any other AR. Fear not though, we’ve got you sorted with an ideal loadout to get the most out of the FFAR 1.

Best FFAR 1 loadout for Black Ops Cold War

Black Ops Cold War FFAR 1
The FFAR 1 is unlocked at level 40 in Black Ops Cold War.


  • Optic: Microflex LED
  • Muzzle: SOCOM Eliminator
  • Barrel: 19.5 Reinforced Heavy
  • Body: Steady Aim Laser
  • Underbarrel: Field Agent Grip
  • Magazine: 34 Rnd
  • Handle: Airborne Elastic Wrap
  • Stock: Raider Stock


  1. Flak Jacket
  2. Scavenger
  3. Ninja


  • Lethal: Stimshot
  • Tactical: Semtex
  • Field Upgrade: Field Mic

As with most optimal loadouts, running with the Gunfighter Wildcard is essential. Eight attachments will bring a new level of power to your weapon compared to the standard five.

Starting out, you can’t go wrong with your own pick from three Barrels. The 20.3 Takedown, 21.2 Ranger, and 19.5 Reinforced Heavy, all come with a solid mix of range and velocity. Arguably the two most important stats for ARs, we recommend the Reinforced Heavy simply to get the best of both worlds, rather than leaning too heavily for one or the other.

For the Body, sticking with earlier unlocks is key. While the later attachments provide bigger bonuses, the tradeoffs simply aren’t worthwhile. The base Steady Aim Laser will give a decent buff to hip-fire accuracy without ruining your ADS speed or sprint to fire time.

Similar can be said for the Magazine. The FFAR 1 already has a relatively slow ADS time, so you don’t want to be hindering yourself even further. Sticking with the 34 RND Mag will give you a nice boost to each magazine while keeping your 1v1 reaction times intact.

Black Ops Cold War FFAR 1
Activision / Treyarch
You’ll be gunning down foes in the blink of an eye with this FFAR 1 loadout.

With these attachments all good to go, your FFAR 1 will be in top form. The base weapon itself can absolutely fry enemies at close to mid-ranges, but this loadout will give you more control than ever.

If you’ve maxed out the FFAR 1 and you’re looking for your next challenge, be sure to brush up on our other Black Ops Cold War loadout guides.

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Female CoD Mobile pro SOL reportedly murdered in Brazil

Published: 23/Feb/2021 22:31 Updated: 23/Feb/2021 22:46

by Bill Cooney


A female CoD Mobile pro from Brazil named Ingrid “SOL” Oliveira Bueno da Silva has reportedly been murdered by another player in the esports scene.

SOL, who was only 19 years old at the time of her death, was just beginning her career in esports and was playing with org FBI (Fantastic Brazil Impact) E-sports CoD Mobile team.

On February 23, multiple sources including ESPN Brazil, reported that SOL had been found stabbed to death in the home of another CoD Mobile player known as Guilherme “Flashlight” Alves Costa in Pirituba, São Paulo, Brazil.

According to reports, he met SOL online, and after being arrested he confessed to the murder, telling investigators he had planned it out beforehand.

In a video posted of the suspect being arrested, he can be heard saying, according to translations, “My sanity is completely fit,” and “I wanted to do this,” while being handcuffed by police.

Alves Costa also reportedly uploaded a video of the crime to various groups he used to interact with, including gamerselite.codm on Instagram.

A statement posted by the group and translated by Dexerto states that just after committing the crime, the suspected murderer posted video of it into their group WhatsApp, while also making nods to terrorism and including hate speech against Christians, which was quickly turned over to police.


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SOL was killed on Monday, February 22, but news of the tragic incident began to spread on social media the next day after Brazilian CoD organization Jaguares Gaming posted a tribute to her on Twitter.

“It is with deep sadness that Jaguares Esports wishes strength to SOL’s family and the FBI Esports team,” they wrote. “We are all in mourning. Rest in peace and justice be done.”

As the news broke, tributes poured in for SOL (Portuguese for “sun”) from around the Brazilian esports scene, including from her own team, FBI Esports.

“She was an extraordinary person whom we will remember every day that the sun rises,” Krony, a member of FBI Esports wrote on Instagram. “Every day that the Sun touches us, every time we look at the Sun, we will remember her.”


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It is currently unknown as to what sentence Alves Costa is facing or will receive for the crime, but Dexerto will keep you updated as news continues to come out about this tragic story.