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Best Striker 45 loadouts for Call of Duty: Warzone

Published: 5/Jul/2020 12:55

by Joe Craven

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The Striker 45 has struggled to make an impact in Call of Duty: Modern Warfare but, with the right attachments, it can actually be fairly strong in Warzone. Here, we break down your best loadout options when using the Season 2 SMG. 

As far as DLC weapons go in Modern Warfare, none have come close to the Grau 5.56 in terms of impacting the Warzone meta. The AR has dominated Verdansk thanks to its minimal recoil and incredible range.

However, the Striker 45 can be a trusty SMG in Warzone with the right attachments. It also boasts fairly useful iron sights, that can remain viable at nearly all ranges. Because of it’s slower fire rate, you’ll want to focus your Striker 45 usage on close to medium ranges so, in this vein, we’ve put together two classes for your perusal.

Best Striker 45 loadout for medium ranges

  • Monolithic Suppressor
  • 400m Stainless Steel barrel
  • FSS Guardian stock
  • Merc Foregrip 
  • 45 round mags

Striker 45 in MW Gunsmith

The Monolithic Suppressor and 400m Stainless Steel barrel massively boost the Striker’s range, as well as stabilizing shots and keeping you off the radar. While ADS will be slowed slightly, it remains fairly fast as a result of its class as an SMG.

Next up is the Merc Foregrip, which will stabilize shots and keep you in the fight at medium ranges. This will be complemented by the FSS Guardian, which aids aiming stability and speeds up your strafing while ADS.

Finally, the 45 round mags will enable you to rip through multiple enemies without having the need to reload. In Warzone, this is absolutely essential, as having to break off gunfights to reload is a sure-fire way to die.

Best Striker 45 loadout for closer ranges

  • Monolithic Suppressor
  • 300m Poly Barrel
  • XRK Gen III Survivalist Series
  • Commando Foregrip 
  • 45 round mags

Striker 45 in MW Gunsmith

Both the Monolithic Suppressor and 45 round mags remain, for the same reasons as stated above. On nearly every Warzone loadout, you should be looking to include the Monolithic Suppressor and expand your magazine capacity.

However, we’ve swapped out the 400m Stainless Steel barrel for the lighter 300m Poly Barrel. This still boosts range and aids recoil, but doesn’t slow handling nearly as much. A similar change has been made to the Foregrip, as the Commando still aids recoil stabilization, but doesn’t incur the same handling penalties that the Merc does.

Finally, the XRK Gen III Survivalist Series stock speeds up ADS, boosting your ability to snap aim for closer range engagements.

This Striker class is better run with a Grau or M4A1 in your back pocket, while the first can be used alongside a sniper of your choice. Give them both a try, and be sure to tweet us @DexertoIntel with your feedback!

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Black Ops Cold War preorder guide: Editions, bonuses, cross-gen, more

Published: 27/Oct/2020 5:49 Updated: 27/Oct/2020 6:11

by Brad Norton

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Black Ops Cold War is almost upon us and if you’re struggling to keep on top of the many different versions, early in-game bonuses, and even cross-gen features, we’ve got you covered.

Treyarch’s next mainline entry in the Call of Duty series is fast approaching. After a record-shattering Alpha, followed by an equally impressive Beta, it’s clear that we’re in store for one of the biggest releases in franchise history.

More players are eager to drop into the action than ever before, but preordering can be a bit confusing. There are multiple unique versions of the game that span across five platforms. For veterans and newcomers alike, it can be easy to lose track of what’s included with each edition.

If you’re wondering which to preorder, we’ve got you covered. Below is a complete rundown of every version of Black Ops Cold War.

When does Black Ops Cold War release?

Treyarch’s next big release is launching on Friday, November 13, 2020. Black Ops Cold War will be available across more platforms than many previous releases. Current-gen players can hop in on day one across the PlayStation 4 and Xbox One.

Meanwhile, those with next-gen consoles from day one can access the game on the PlayStation 5 and Xbox Series X + S. Of course, PC gamers will also be getting in on the fun as well.

Regardless of where you’re playing or where your friends are playing, everyone can still team up. Treyarch has confirmed that Black Ops Cold War will feature cross-platform and cross-generation play for all multiplayer modes as well as Zombies.

Digital Black Ops Cold War editions

It can be easy to lose track of what content and which features are included with the many different versions of Black Ops Cold War. Some come with weapon Blueprints while others come with the ability to play across multiple platforms.

To keep things simple, it’s worth bearing in mind that there are three main versions of the game. If you’re playing on PC, it couldn’t be simpler. Though if you’re a console gamer, things get a bit muddled due to the new generation of hardware.

Below is a full table of what you need to know. From preorder bonuses to the exact features and content provided with each version, use this as a guide before putting your money down.

PlayStation Digital Preorders

Standard Edition Cross-Gen Bundle Ultimate Edition
PS4 version of the game Included Included Included
PS5 version of the game PS4 version playable through backwards compatibility Included Included
Woods Operator Pack (available now in Warzone and Modern Warfare) Included Included Included
Confrontation Weapons Pack Included Included Included
Land, Sea, and Air Pack Included
Battle Pass Bundle (1 Season Battle Pass + 20 Tier Skips) Included

Xbox Digital Preorders

Standard Edition Cross-Gen Bundle Ultimate Edition
Xbox One version of the game Included Included Included
Xbox Series X + S versions of the game Xbox One version playable through backwards compatibility Included Included
Woods Operator Pack (available now in Warzone and Modern Warfare) Included Included Included
Confrontation Weapons Pack Included Included Included
Land, Sea, and Air Pack Included
Battle Pass Bundle (1 Season Battle Pass + 20 Tier Skips) Included

PC Digital Preorders

Standard Edition Ultimate Edition
PC version of the game Included Included
Woods Operator Pack (available now in Warzone and Modern Warfare) Included Included
Confrontation Weapons Pack Included Included
Land, Sea, and Air Pack Included
Battle Pass Bundle (1 Season Battle Pass + 20 Tier Skips) Included

Physical Black Ops Cold War editions

If you prefer to snag a physical copy of Black Ops Cold War, there are some unique details to keep in mind. With many digital versions of the game, cross-platform functionality is built-in. If you opt for a disc, however, an extra cost is associated with unlocking this cross-gen feature.

For example, if you buy a physical copy for the PS4 but want to play on PS5 in 2021, you’ll have to pay $10. It gets even more complicated if you purchase a physical copy for next-gen and want to revert back for whatever reason.

Below is a complete list of details to be wary of before buying a physical copy of Black Ops Cold War.

  • PS4 Standard Physical edition can upgrade to PS5 for $10.
  • PS5 Standard Physical edition only comes with the PS5 version. 
  • Xbox One Physical Standard edition cannot upgrade to Xbox Series X
  • Xbox Series X Standard Physical edition includes Xbox One copy
Black Ops Cold War gameplay
Activision
Black Ops Cold War has three unique versions across five different platforms.

So there you have it, everything there is to know about the various editions of Black Ops Cold War. Options are almost always a good thing and there’s plenty to choose from to fit your ideal CoD experience.