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Best HDR loadouts for Warzone and Modern Warfare

Published: 1/Jun/2020 14:50 Updated: 9/Jul/2020 12:42

by Joe Craven

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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.

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PC requirements for Black Ops Cold War Beta: minimum & recommended specs

Published: 13/Oct/2020 21:04 Updated: 13/Oct/2020 21:14

by Albert Petrosyan

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For Call of Duty players looking to enjoy the Black Ops Cold War Beta on PC, Treyarch and Activision have revealed the minimum and recommended computer system specs in order to run the game without issues.

After the highly-anticipated Black Ops Cold War Beta made its debut exclusively for PS4, Treyarch are opening up the testing period to players on all platforms for the second week.

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This means that those who pre-ordered a digital version of the game on PC will get to try it out starting October 15, before the Beta is opened to all players on October 17.

Unlike consoles, of course, BOCW running on a computer isn’t a guaranteed thing – whether the file will work and/or run smoothly often depends on how good the PC’s specs are, and if they meet the minimum or recommended requirements.

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Black Ops Cold War Beta
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The Black Ops Cold War Beta is coming to PC and Xbox One.

Black Ops Cold War Beta PC minimum specifications

Here are the minimum requirements for your PC to be able to open and play the BOCW:

  • OS: Windows 7 64-Bit (SP1) or Windows 10 64-Bit (1803 or later)
  • CPU: Intel Core i5 2500k or AMD equivalent
  • VIDEO: Nvidia GeForce GTX 670 2GB / GTX 1650 4GB or AMD Radeon HD 7950.
  • RAM: 8GB RAM
  • HDD: 45GB HD space
  • NETWORK: Broadband Internet connection
  • SOUND CARD: DirectX Compatible – Requires DirectX 12 compatible system

Black Ops Cold War Beta PC recommended specifications

Meeting these recommended specs, or at least getting close, will ensure that your PC runs the Beta much more smoothly and with higher FPS:

  • OS: Windows 10 64 Bit (latest Service Pack)
  • CPU: Intel Core i7 4770k or AMD equivalent
  • VIDEO: Nvidia GeForce GTX 670 2GB / GTX 1650 4GB or AMD Radeon HD 7950
  • RAM: 8GB RAM
  • HDD: 45GB HD space
  • NETWORK: Broadband Internet connection
  • SOUND CARD: DirectX Compatible – Requires DirectX 12 compatible system

When is the Black Ops Cold War PC beta?

Beta dates for Black Ops Cold War
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The Black Ops Cold War Beta is now in its second week of action.

Following the PS4-exclusive first week of the Beta, Activision is letting PC and Xbox players into the mix for week two. The early access for all three platforms takes place on October 15-16 before everyone can enjoy it on October 17-19.

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This will be the final planned event before the full game launches on November 13 for PS4, PS5, Xbox One, Xbox Series X, Xbox Series S, and PC.

For more details about what’ll be included, make sure to check out our BOCW Beta guide here.