Rebirth Island changing Warzone forever? Cold War S1 preview | CharlieIntel Podcast #13 - Dexerto
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Rebirth Island changing Warzone forever? Cold War S1 preview | CharlieIntel Podcast #13

Published: 11/Dec/2020 11:03 Updated: 16/Dec/2020 13:59

by Ava Thompson-Powell


Black Ops Cold War’s Season 1 is fast approaching. With Warzone set to receive a new map and an overhauled Gulag system, the battle royale could be changed forever.

Mike & Keshav welcome Bobby Poff to Episode #13 of the CharlieIntel podcast. In this week’s episode, we discuss the upcoming release of Black Ops Cold War Season 1, the launch of Warzone’s Rebirth Island and the new Gulag system, how cheating is still a major issue in Call of Duty, and whether bringing back old maps from previous CoD titles is the right decision.

December 15 and 16 sees huge changes arriving for CoD fans. The 15th sees Black Ops Cold War’s first update, bringing a slew of new features to the game for fans to enjoy. Operators, maps, new modes, and Zombies content means everybody has something that suits their taste.

The 16th sees the arrival of Rebirth Island, Warzone’s new map. It’s a smaller, more challenging map – while there are fewer combatants, the smaller size means players have to constantly be on their guard while navigating the terrain. This is taken one step further with the Gulag overhaul, making it that much harder for players to return to the action.

Bobby Poff joins Mike to discuss his huge success on Warzone, what changes he would make to the mode, and the massive sacrifices he made to pursue his dream of content creation. He also covers how Keemstar and his Warzone Wednesday tournament helped launch his rise to fame, his thoughts on Black Ops Cold War, and the sacrifices he had to make to become a streamer.

This podcast is also available to listen to on Spotify and Apple Podcasts.

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OpTic Envoy’s AK74u Black Ops Cold War loadout ahead of CDL launch

Published: 18/Jan/2021 16:53

by Jacob Hale


The competitive Call of Duty season is almost upon us, with the CDL launching on January 23, and Envoy’s AK74u could prove one of the most important in getting OpTic Chicago some all-important championship wins.

The AK74u is the go-to SMG for all competitive Black Ops Cold War players. While the MP5 was the main one when the game first dropped, a subsequent nerf saw the 74u take top spot and maintain it ever since.

While Envoy’s original loadout back in November was impressive, this one is a complete change-up, and seems to be the meta build for most top pros who run it.

Taking to Nuketown ‘84 for a 1v1 against teammate FormaL, both were using the AK74u — and it absolutely shreds.

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The AK74u is the best-in-class SMG.

As mentioned, this looks to be the meta build for most pros, but Envoy is by far one of the most impressive SMG players in the Call of Duty League, so it definitely looks great in his hands.

Here’s the attachments Envoy uses on the gun:

  • Muzzle: Muzzle Brake 5.45
  • Barrel: 9.3” Extended
  • Underbarrel: Spetsnaz Speedgrip
  • Stock: KGB Skeletal Stock
  • Handle: GRU Elastic Wrap

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If you’re looking to maximize your abilities with an SMG in hand, Envoy is one of the best people to look at, and with the launch of League Play in BOCW seemingly imminent, now’s the perfect time to get used to this build.

This may look slightly different from what you see in public matches, with certain attachments banned or not viable in a competitive space, so it’s well worth familiarizing yourself with.

Whether or not this remains the meta throughout the year isn’t yet known; we expect a number of weapon balancing changes throughout the year, but how this affects the 74u isn’t clear.