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Clayster shares his thoughts on how Control could be improved

Published: 29/Oct/2018 18:45

by Chantal Stewart-Jones

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Eunited’s James ‘Clayster’ Eubanks believes Control would be better if the time it takes to capture a zone was reduced.

Following the announcement of the new CWL rule set on October 26, which introduced Control as a competitive game mode for Black Ops 4, Clayster shared his thoughts on how it could be improved.

Control sees teams swap between attacking and defending two pre-determined objective areas with a collective of 25 lives per round and having spent the weekend practicing, Clayster believes succeeding in the game mode is very dependent on how a team performs at the beginning of the match.

He notes that when a team is attacking the objective and they lose four or five more lives than their opposition, it’s very difficult to make a comeback, meaning defending teams will have the upper hand.

Clayster believes speeding up the capture time of the control points would create a more balanced match for the attackers.

Commentator and former professional Call of Duty player Joseph ‘MerK’ DeLuca agreed with Clayster’s idea, and also suggested that capture progress could be altered so that instead of going up in thirds, it would not go back down below the amount it had been captured. 

For example, if an attacking player captured three quarters of the control point, progress would remain at that level, rather than dropping back down to two thirds as it does currently.

With Black Ops 4’s CWL rule set still new, it is possible that we could see some changes based on player feedback as the season progresses. ACHES and Slasher lobbied to have Hacienda added to the Hardpoint map rotation and the CWL listened.

However, Treyarch may not have enough time to test and implement Clayster’s balance changes before the first major event of Black Ops 4, which takes place in Las Vegas on December 7.

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NICKMERCS creates deadly RAM-7 Warzone loadout for all ranges

Published: 24/Jan/2021 16:28

by Connor Bennett

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Twitch and YouTube star Nick ‘NICKMERCS’ Kolcheff has shown off his pretty interesting Ram-7 loadout for Warzone as players have started experimenting with different weapons. 

Ever since Warzone released, players have constantly fiddled around with their loadouts to try and get something that works for their playstyle but also keeps up with the ever-changing meta. 

With the switch to Black Ops Cold War, the meta has somewhat shifted away from the original weapons in Call of Duty: Modern Warfare, but some players have been going back to them – especially in terms of the assault rifles. 

We’ve seen new classes for the M4, the Kilo 141, as well as Amax CR-56, but now NICKMERCS has been trying out the Ram-7 again, and he’s got a pretty spicy class. 

Warzone RAM-7 Gunsmith screen
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The RAM-7 can be tough to control without the right attachments.

As Nick notes, the Ram-7 was, at one point, the strongest assault rifle in Warzone but updates saw it displaced by others. Yet, it’s still pretty nice in terms of the damage it deals and not being incredibly slow to carry. 

“It’s a very, very strong assault rifle, but it’s kind of hard to control the recoil at distance,” Nick said. “I’ll be honest man, I had never used the Ram-7 ironsight in Warzone… this things slaps.”

With his setup, Nick has boosted the accuracy, range, and control somewhat, but the mobility does take a hit.

  • Muzzle: Monolithic Suppressor
  • Barrel: FSS Ranger
  • Underbarrel: Commando Foregrip
  • Ammo: 50-round mags
  • Rear Grip: Stippled Grip Tape

Now, whether or not the weapon will displace some others and cement its place in the meta is anyone guess. However, it’s still not as quick as weapons like the FFAR and Mac-10, so it might take another round of nerfs and buffs to really get the Ram-7 up there. 

Yet, Nick’s setup is a pretty nice close to mid-range setup, and worth messing around with if you’re looking for something new.