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Best ISO loadouts for Warzone and Modern Warfare

Published: 8/Aug/2020 16:48 Updated: 8/Aug/2020 16:52

by Andy Williams

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Optimizing your weapon for both Modern Warfare and Warzone is critical, so let’s delve into the exact attachments you’ll need to get the most out of the ISO SMG.

There has never been a system that offers more weapon customization in a Call of Duty game than the Gunsmith. With a plethora of attachments available for every weapon, the Gunsmith allows you to fine-tune your gun.

Although, when priming your weapon for battle, you’ll often find yourself dabbling with a variety of attachments and debating which is the right fit.

Well we’ve cut out the middleman and sourced the best ISO loadout for you to rock, in both Modern Warfare’s fast-paced multiplayer and Warzone’s tactical battle royale.

Best ISO loadout for Warzone

ISO in Warzone.
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The ISO could rival the MP5 in Verdansk.
  • Muzzle: Monolithic Suppressor.
  • Barrel: FSS Revolution Barrel.
  • Laser: Tac Laser.
  • Underbarrel: Ranger Foregrip.
  • Ammunition: 50 Round Drum.

In Verdansk, you’ll want to be proficient at both short and long-range, so aim stability and consistency is key. Luckily, the ISO without any attachments boasts a relatively consistent recoil. But with the right attachments, this can be mitigated a lot more.

Combining the FSS Revolution Barrel and Tac Laser will reduce any weapon sway while aiming down sight, while the Monolithic Suppressor and Ranger Foregrip will drastically improve both accuracy and control at range. If you’re wanting to be a little more light on your feet, swapping the Underbarrel for the Merc Foregrip wouldn’t affect the class too much.

For Warzone, it’s essential to have the 50-Round Drum magazine equipped. Without it, you’ll find yourself having to reload mid-gunfight, which is often the difference between life and death. But if you don’t want to pay the penalty for the reduced mobility and aim down sight speed, you could always swap this out for Sleight of Hand.

Best ISO loadout for Modern Warfare

ISO in Modern Warfare.
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The ISO will rip through enemies in Modern Warfare. 
  • Barrel: FFS Nightshade.
  • Laser: Tac Laser.
  • Stock: ISO Collapsible.
  • Underbarrel: Commando Foregrip.
  • Ammunition: 50 Round Drums.

Moving over to multiplayer, you’ll want to cater your class more to give you the edge up close. The only essential attachment to make it over from the Warzone class here is the Tac Laser. Everything else has been swapped to provide a little more mobility in exchange for some precision at range.

Applying the FFS Nightshade Barrel simultaneously provides sound suppression as well as improving aim stability, while opening up an additional attachment slot for the ISO Collapsible Stock — making you much more nimble and quicker on your feet.

The 50-Round Drum is recommended for smaller maps, where reload time can often prove to be a nuisance. But swapping this out for the 30-Round mag is also feasible, depending on the game mode in question.


Overall, the ISO offers a modest fire rate for an SMG with a slow time-to-kill relative to other weapons in its class. While it might not be the most lethal weapon on paper, adding the above attachments might just be a game changer.

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.

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Iconic Call of Duty Raid map spotted in Black Ops Cold War files

Published: 2/Dec/2020 2:24

by Brad Norton

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Eight years after its introduction in the Call of Duty franchise, Black Ops 2’s Raid could finally be returning in a mainline entry as files for the iconic map have been uncovered in Black Ops Cold War.

Treyarch’s fan-favorite Black Ops 2 released in 2012. Since then, we’ve seen eight new titles come and go. In that gap, Raid has only made one other appearance in a global title, that title being Call of Duty Mobile.

While other maps have been rereleased countless times, including seven remakes of Nuketown alone, Raid has been left in the past. However, that’s about to change according to the latest leaks.

After an extended period in the shadows, Raid could finally be thrown back into the spotlight soon. Dataminers have uncovered a line of code relating to the map in Black Ops Cold War, suggesting that we’ll see it return in Season 1.

As a huge influx of Season 1 content slipped through the cracks on December 1, one key line stood out from the pack. ‘S1_map_raid_tu_cairo’ was plucked directly from the latest version of Black Ops Cold War.

Obviously, this doesn’t outright confirm Raid is a guarantee for the next Season. This is the first official reference to the map in quite some time, though, so it’s safe to assume Treyarch has been working to bring it back to life.

Black Ops 2 Raid gameplay
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Raid might finally be back in a mainline CoD title for the first time since 2012.

The original map quickly became a favorite for its unique design. There were distinct sections that paved the way for vast combat opportunities. Both close-range and long-range loadouts could feel right at home on Raid. On one side you had a wide-open area with a high ground advantage for one team next to a  

On the other, you had a circular area perfect for flanking opportunities. Meanwhile, in the middle lane, you’d often catch snipers peeking across from either side in a near-symmetrical layout.

One of the more interesting tidbits from this datamine is the final word. Cairo is the capital of Egypt. The original version of Raid was set in Los Angeles. So when we see this new version, it could have a fresh coat of paint to fit the locale. 

Black Ops 2 Raid gameplay
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Expect to see snipers hanging out across the basketball courts if Raid drops with Season One in Cold War.

It was an extremely popular competitive map throughout the year of its initial release. Given it worked quite well with essentially all objective-based game modes. From Hardpoint to Search and Destroy, Raid was often a favored pick.

Season One of Black Ops Cold War kicks off on December 10. There’s no confirmation we’ll see Raid in-game from this point on, so do take this leak with a grain of salt until then.