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British Call of Duty Players Warned by US Customs After Traveling to US for CoD Champs

Published: 13/Aug/2018 19:50 Updated: 13/Aug/2018 20:13

by Vincent Genova


The way British Call of Duty players enter the United States for competitions may be changing after members of Red Reserve and BRASH received warnings from U.S. Customs.

Going forward, international Call of Duty players might need a new form of visa to attend competitions in the United States.

Red Reserve star Rhys ‘Rated’ Price was almost denied entry to the US when travelling for the Call of Duty Championships.

Rated was warned he would need a P1 visa going forward, or it is possible he could be denied entry.

Another British CoD player, DREAL of Brash Esports, was also warned of his visa status.

Normally, international Call of Duty pros entered the United States on tourist visas.

According to the United States Citizenship and Immigration Services, the P1 visa is reserved for “internationally recognized athletes.”

You must be coming to the United States to participate in team events and must have achieved significant international recognition in the sport. The event in which your team is participating must be distinguished and require the participation of athletic teams of international recognition.

UK team Splyce already has P1 visa status, though they still faced issues with Jurd traveling to the CWL Pro League.

Rated reached out to Dexerto to say that Red Reserve are working on acquiring P1 visas and the issue will be resolved for next season.

The need for P1 visas could be a sign of the growing popularity of Call of Duty esports, or a result of increasingly tougher US immigration laws.

The Italian team iDomina could not get visas for their players in time after winning the Italian National Circuit, causing them to miss out on the Last Chance Qualifier for CoD Champs.

The new visa requirements could be a major issue for international teams if the Black Ops 4 season features as many American tournaments as CoD:WWII did.

The CWL would like to see more region mixed teams next year, but the American government may not be in agreement.

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Best Fennec loadouts for Warzone and Modern Warfare

Published: 27/Oct/2020 16:15 Updated: 27/Oct/2020 16:31

by James Busby


The Fennec has now been out for a few months, but you’ll still need to equip the right attachments if you truly wish to master this lightening fast SMG. Here, we break down two of the strongest Fennec loadouts you can use.

The Vector, now known as the Fennec, has been a popular SMG ever since it first graced our screens back in Modern Warfare 2. Packed with a buttery smooth recoil pattern, excellent hip-fire, lightweight, and insanely fast rate of fire –  the Fennec is an absolute beast of a gun. In fact, this deadly machine gun is so lethal that it can tear through multiple enemies in just a blink of an eye. 

This zippy SMG hasn’t taken the crown away from the MP5, but the Fennec is still a popular choice. For many, this weapon is still a go-to, particularly in close-quarters where hyper-aggressive play is rewarded. In order to help you get the most out of the Fennec, we’ve put together two loadouts that you can use to dominate the competition in both Modern Warfare and Warzone. 

Best Fennec loadout for Warzone

Infinity Ward/DexertoBoost the Fennec’s damage range with this deadly loadout.
  • ZLR18” Deadfall 
  • Merc Foregrip
  • Stippled Grip Tape
  • Sleight of Hand
  • 40 Round Drum Mags

While Warzone’s large scale map may favor long to medium range engagements, you’ll still want to equip a weapon that can give you the edge in those close-quarter firefights. This loadout increases the Fennec’s hip fire, while also giving it a little extra range for when you need that added distance. 

First up is the ZLR18” Deadfall. This attachment not only drastically increases your effective damage range, it also ups your recoil control and bullet velocity, helping with the precision it needs when going for those all-important body shots and headshots. While this attachment increases your ADS speed, we think this loss is worth it, especially when you consider how woeful the Fennec’s mid-range damage is. 

The next two attachments are the Merc Foregrip and Stippled Grip Tape, along with the Sleight of Hand perk. Not only will these additions keep the Fennec stable while aiming and hip firing, they will also increase the ADS & sprint to fire speed, improving your reload speed and giving you even greater control when you need to react quickly.

Taking down fully armored players in Warzone can often prove frustrating, but the 40 Round Drum Mags will give you more than enough bullets to shred through many an armored enemy. This attachment is a must for those that want to secure those game-winning squad wipes.

Best Fennec loadout for Modern Warfare multiplayer

Infinity Ward/DexertoThis loadout absolutely obliterates players in close-quarter firefights.
  • ZLR 18″ Deadfall
  • Tac Laser
  • No Stock
  • Merc Foregrip
  • 40 Round Drum Mags

This build is all about melting your opponents in close-quarters combat. The Tac Laser drastically lowers the Fennec’s ADS speed and increases overall stability, while also allowing you to maintain a steady walk while aiming. 

Being able to quickly take care of enemy threats without needing to ADS is a godsend, particularly on smaller maps like Shipment and Rust, where you’ll constantly find yourself running into enemy players. 

Lastly, the Merc Foregrip will also increase your recoil control and hip-fire accuracy, allowing you to quickly fire off the Fennec’s blisteringly fast rounds with deadly precision. Foregoing the stock for this build will give you a slight boost in movement speed for quicker reaction to get away from players, while The ZLR 18” Deadfall and 40 Round Drum Mags should always be a top priority for any Fennec players looking to increase their kill potential, so always try to build your loadout around these core attachments. 

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.