Call of Duty

Best HDR loadouts for Warzone and Modern Warfare

Published: 1/Jun/2020 14:50 Updated: 5/Feb/2021 15:25

by Joe Craven


Modern Warfare and Warzone are two very different experiences, so you’ll need different weapon attachments depending on which you’re playing. Here, we break down your best options when using the HDR sniper rifle. 

Any Call of Duty player will know that sniping can be a literal game winner in Warzone, provided you have the right equipment at your disposal. It generally comes down to the AX-50 and HDR, with the latter being more powerful albeit slightly slower.

Best HDR loadout for Warzone

First up is our recommended loadout for Warzone. Given the size of the Verdansk map, this class focuses on minimizing recoil and maximizing damage range, at the expense of handling and mobility.

First, you’ll notice the Monolithic Suppressor. This has grown to be one of Warzone’s most important attachments, keeping you off enemy radars while improving your damage range. The HDR’s damage range is further augmented by the 26.9″ HDR Pro Barrel, which also massively reduces recoil.

The FSS Nomad Stock significantly improves walking speed while ADS, meaning you are a far harder target, even when aiming at your enemies. The Tac Laser is one you can swap out if you really want, but it will go some way to improve the gun’s ADS time and help you better centre.

Finally, Sleight of Hand enables you to reload far quicker, and get back into the action as soon as possible. You can go for an extended mag instead but, because the HDR’s reload animation is pretty sluggish, we’ve gone for SOH.

Best HDR Loadout for Modern Warfare

Unlike our Warzone loadout, this Modern Warfare one is more geared to more regular, faster engagements. Because the HDR is naturally fairly slow, there’s only so much use quick-scopers can get out of it in general multiplayer.

First off, you’ll notice that there’s no barrel. Unlike its sniping counterparts, the HDR has no barrel options that reduce ADS time – even the 17.0″ Bull barrel adds to your zoom-in time. The compensator also adds to your ADS time, but in a small enough way to make it useable, while also reducing recoil.

Sleight of Hand and 7-round mags come into the mix to allow you to stay in the action for longer, given engagements tend to be more frequent in multiplayer than in Warzone.

Finally, the FTAC Stalker-Scout comes in for the FSS Nomad Stock, to further reduce ADS time. It’s worth baring in mind that, even with the attachments to speed up your zoom-in speed, the HDR remains fairly slow. If you’re set on quick-scoping, you’d be better off with the AX-50 or Kar98K.

Obviously, you don’t have to stick to these loadouts rigidly, but they should constitute solid starting points if you’re not sure what attachments to run. Be sure to tweet us @DexertoIntel to let us know how you got on.

Looking for more of the best Warzone loadouts? Check out our list of guides below:
Grau 5.56 | Kilo 141 | Krig 6 | CR-56 AMAX | M4A1 | FFAR 1 | Mac 10 | MP5 | Kar98k | HDR

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How to get Yellow Access Cards in Warzone and what they do

Published: 25/Feb/2021 16:46

by Jacob Hale


With the launch of Season 2, Warzone has brand new Yellow Access Cards. They’re extremely rare and offer the chance of some very good loot to put you ahead of the competition.

Season 2 has brought a tonne of new content to Black Ops Cold War and Warzone, including new weapons, skins and maps.

In Verdansk specifically, there are a small group of brand new weapon silos to pick up some impressive loot as well as the new Shipwreck POI.

Shipwreck has brought zombies back to Verdansk, and they’re actually the key to finding the Yellow Access Card. Here’s what you’ve got to do.

Shipwreck POI Warzone Season 2 Yellow Access Card
You’ll have to head to Shipwreck to find this rare Access Card.

How to get Yellow Access Card in Warzone

The first thing to note about the Yellow Access Card is that it’s extremely rare. In fact, there’s only one per lobby.

To get the Yellow Access Card, you have to head to the new Shipwreck POI and start slaying the zombies as part of the Outbreak event.

It doesn’t matter how many you kill, but the very last zombie drops the Yellow Access Card. So, technically, you can join the party late and take out any enemies and the final zombie and claim your prize.

Rewards & how to use it

Using the Yellow Access Card is simple: you simply head to the unique yellow loot crate on the ship, as specified with a popup image on screen.

From there, you can just pop the crate open and take your rewards, with a bunch of cash, armor satchels, weapons and more available.

Of course, this isn’t an easy task to complete. If you’ve already dropped in at Shipwreck, you’ll know it gets seriously busy, and as more and more players discover the secrets of the Yellow Access Card, this will only become more amplified.

So, if you think you’ve got the gunskill to take out half the lobby and a bunch of zombies too, it’s well worth heading down to Shipwreck and seeing what you can do.