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Call of Duty Black Ops dominates best selling games of the decade list

Published: 18/Jan/2020 23:06 Updated: 19/Jan/2020 10:26

by Scott Robertson


The Black Ops series developed by Treyarch was a resounding success for the Call of Duty franchise in the 2010s, with each installment appearing in The NPD Group’s list of the top ten best games of the decade.

Hail to the true king of Call of Duty, the Black Ops saga. The Treyarch-developed series lasted almost the entire length of the decade after debuting in 2010, with four total installments releasing over the next ten years. 

The series left an imprint on the state of Call of Duty and first-person shooters in general, and the proof of that is in its undeniable dominance of the all-decade best selling games list, which also showcased the entire franchise’s impact on the 2010’s.

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Black Ops became an adored series by Call of Duty fans.

Black Ops 1, 2, and 3 dominated the top five of the “Top Selling Games of the Decade in the US list” provided by The NPD Group, a market research company, and shared by games outlet IGN on Twitter. The first, second, and third Black Ops games came in 2nd, 4th, and 5th, respectively.

All four games of the Black Ops series made the top ten list, as well as three other Call of Duty titles from the past ten years, in Modern Warfare III (#4), Ghosts (#6), and WWII (#8).

That means that of the ten main Call of Duty games that released this decade (excluding Mobile and the MW remaster), seven of them finished in the top ten of the 2010’s.

Best selling games of the decade

  1. Grand Theft Auto V
  2. Call of Duty: Black Ops
  3. Call of Duty: Black Ops 2
  4. Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 3
  5. Call of Duty: Black Ops 3
  6. Call of Duty: Ghosts
  7. Red Dead Redemption 2
  8. Call of Duty: WWII
  9. Call of Duty: Black Ops 4
  10. Minecraft

That leaves Advanced Warfare, Infinite Warfare, and the newest Modern Warfare outside the top ten, but Modern Warfare did have the best current-generation launch, with over $600 million in sales during opening weekend.

Treyarch’s lead developer, David Vonderhaar, wasted little time in flexing on Call of Duty’s decade of dominance, pointing out that only three titles on the list aren’t from the iconic shooter series in Grand Theft Auto V, Red Dead Redemption 2, and Minecraft.

For Treyarch, this gives the developer bragging rights when it comes to deciding who the best Call of Duty developer is, as they went 4/4 on games they primarily developed making the top ten in sales list. This momentum should carry them into 2020, but rumors suggest that development of the next Black Ops is already in danger.

Despite its strong sales numbers, fans were somewhat disappointed with the end result of Black Ops 4, and don’t want to see the fifth installment rushed out after just one year of Modern Warfare. 

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Best Type 63 loadout for Call of Duty: Black Ops Cold War

Published: 25/Nov/2020 11:09

by James Busby


The Type 63 is capable of dishing out some incredible damage thanks to its methodical firing pattern and excellent precision. Here are all the attachments you should be using when running and gunning with the Type 63. 

If you’re a fan of Black Ops Cold War’s Tactical Rifle class or a player that prefers a more methodical approach to combat, then the Type 63 is one weapon you’ll want to focus on leveling up. While burst fire weapons like the M16 and AUG continue to dominate the game, there have been a number of players picking up this reliable rifle. 

Despite its slower rate of fire, this tactical rifle is capable of killing an enemy in just two shots (one body shot and one headshot). The Type 63 is a great option for those that want the damage of a sniper, but wish to be more active in their playstyle. If you have a good trigger finger and decent aim, you’ll definitely want to add the Type 63 to your collection. 

In order to help you get the most kills with the Type 63, we’ve put together a loadout that you can use to crush the competition.

Best Type 63 loadout

Type 63
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The Type 63 is one of the most lethal weapons in the entire game.

Here are the best attachments you can use on your Type 63 in Black Ops Cold War, filling every slot thanks to the Gunfighter wildcard:

  • Millstop Reflex 
  • Spetsnaz Compensator 
  • 18.3” Strike Team
  • KGB Target Designator 
  • Spetsnaz Ergonomic Grip
  • 30 RND
  • Gru Elastic Wrap
  • KGB Pad

While you can still make a decent Type 63 loadout without the extra three attachment slots given by the Gunfighter wildcard, the extra kit makes this build extremely comfy. First up is the Millstop Reflex. This is one of the only optics available that doesn’t clutter the screen or provide a great deal of magnification. 

While the 2.0x and 4.0x optics may give you greater precision on the game’s larger maps and modes, the vast majority favor close-quarter engagements. This is also why the 18.3” Strike Team barrel has been chosen. This handy attachment increases your fire rate by 11%, allowing you to get out more shots onto the target. 

It also increases your damage by 9%. While this may seem like an incremental increase, it does make a noticeable difference when combined with a higher rate of fire. To alleviate the Type 63’s horizontal/vertical recoil, we’ve attached both the Spetsnaz Compensator and Spetsnaz Ergonomic Grip.

Type 63 stats
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The Type 63 may not be the most popular gun, but its high DPS makes it a worthy pick.

These attachments make the Type 63 incredibly accurate across all ranges, allowing you to beam opponents with laser-like precision. The bullets will always form in a tight circle around your target, so there’s no need to wrestle with any recoil. Simply point and shoot. 

As you may know by now, visibility in Black Ops Cold War can be rather poor. Even if you follow our visibility guide, there will still be times where you get caught out by pesky head glitches. Fortunately, the KGB Target Designator adds 60% Reveal Distance when aiming down sights. 

The Gru Elastic Wrap is one of the most important attachments as it increases ADS time (30%), Flinch Resistance (90%), and enables aiming while going prone. Combine this with the Sprint to Fire and additional Aim Walking Movement Speed of the KGB Pad, and you have an incredibly mobile rifle that is capable of blistering fast kill times. 

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