Call of Duty

Best quickscoping classes in Modern Warfare

Published: 28/Oct/2019 15:38 Updated: 6/Nov/2019 15:32

by Connor Bennett


Call of Duty fans across the world got their hands on Modern Warfare on October 25, as the game marked the first title in the franchise’s popular sub-series in nearly a full ten years. 

The multiplayer side of things may look and feel a little different to the classic Call of Duty titles, a wide range of things have stayed the same. That includes sniping – and more specifically, quick scoping. The art of gunning down enemies without aiming all that much is helped by having a top set-up. So, with that in mind, here are a few you may want to consider running. 

Infinity WardSniping is always a major part of any Call of Duty title.


The AX-50 is a sniper you’ll see plenty of players running in matches because of its high-power and base stats that already help with being an aggressive player. Take it into the gunsmith, though, and you’ll be able to tweak the deadly weapon to your heart’s content. 

For quick scoping, however, you want to adjust the barrel, optic, grip, and the magazine you’re running. Some of the best suggestions include the 17.0 barrel, the Scout Combat Optic, rear tape grip, and seven-round mag.

Of course, you’ll want sleight of hand as your weapon perk because you never want to get caught in the open with a slow reload. As for actual perks, pick up Quick Fix, Ghost, and Tracker.

The AX-50 is CoD Modern Warfare’s most popular sniper.


Moving over to the Dragunov, the classic CoD weapon is also a top choice for quick scoping but it won’t lend itself to being as easy as the AX-50. 

You should run the same perk set up, and pick up your favorite choice of equipment, but there are a few slight changes in the weapon loadout. Muzzle Break is a good choice for a muzzle attachment in partnership with the Combat Barrel. Add in the  Scout Combat Optic and Sleight of Hand as a perk and you’ll be good to go.

ActivisionThe classic Dragunov sniper returns in Modern Warfare.

As for the HDR, it’s not a great quick scoping weapon as it is, and playing around in Gunsmith likely won’t help all that much. 

Focus on the AX-50 and Dragunov classes with a Desert Eagle sidearm and you should be raining down terror on your foes like it’s Modern Warfare 2 all over again.

Call of Duty

First look at leaked Black Ops Cold War Season 1 maps & Operators

Published: 1/Dec/2020 23:56 Updated: 2/Dec/2020 0:13

by Brad Norton


Everything from new maps to incoming Operators and plenty more has all spilled out early, with new Black Ops Cold War leaks revealing a bunch of content coming with the Season 1 update.

We’re still a few days out from the arrival of Season 1, though new Black Ops Cold War leaks are coming through almost every day. From classic modes making a return, to unique in-game events on the horizon, we’ve already got a decent idea of what to expect.

However, things haven’t stopped there. The latest set of datamined content has uncovered our first-look at Season 1 maps, Operators, and more. While the names of incoming maps may have been revealed a while back, we now have a proper look at all four additions coming soon.

Additionally, there’s also a unique Season 1 Starter pack that comes boasting some exclusive rewards. Here’s a rundown on everything we now know thanks to the latest leaks.

First look at Black Ops Cold War Season 1 maps

Up first, we’ve got a quick look at four new locations coming in Season 1. They’re bite-sized pictures that simply reveal the theme of each new map. The first appears to be some kind of game show set as camera equipment and bright signs can be spotted throughout.

Next up looks to be a darker map, perhaps something underground or even a subway system given the briefcases nearby. It may have been an evacuation site. Only time will tell for this one.

The third map pictured seems to be a wide-open locale with some kind of rocket in the center. Maybe a testing facility or a fully-fledged launch site somewhere in the United States.

Last but not least, we have a simple map that looks to feature some amount of office space, shelving, and a patriotic statue of sorts. If earlier intel holds up, one of these new locations will be a fresh Zombies experience. The first appears to be confirmed for Gunfight only, meaning a close-quarters design for 2v2 combat. While the remaining two maps are for core multiplayer game modes.

It’s worth noting that not all of these are confirmed to be launching on day one. While the major update is set to introduce a ton of this new content, some of these maps could be drip-fed throughout the season to keep players coming back. 

First look at Black Ops Cold War Season 1 Operator Skins

What would a new Season in Call of Duty be without some fresh cosmetics? A few of your favorite Operators appear to be getting some new outfits in Season 1. First up is Woods with a new winter look, rocking some snow goggles, thick gloves, a beanie, and a coat.

Next is Sims who has a more casual look this time around. Rather than dressing the part for a mission, he’s wearing a simple top with some cool shades and a hat.

Last but not least is some love for the Warsaw Pact. Portnova has a new skin this Season with a vibrant red top and a matching beret.

Also part of the leaks is an entirely new skin that could be the level 100 unlock in the Season 1 Battle Pass.

This Operator comes equipped for battle with multiple grenades and ammunition pouches on his upper body. Not to mention an imposing mask to cover his presumably scarred face.

Another new Operator wears a gas mask, only has one eye, and could not be more intimidating in an all-black outfit. 

These come alongside a previously leaked Operator skin for Adler. There’s no way of telling how to unlock these items; some might be tied to the Battle Pass, while others could be acquired through challenges like their current variants.