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Clayster’s best AK-47 loadout on Black Ops Cold War is a must-try

Published: 18/Nov/2020 18:06 Updated: 18/Nov/2020 18:13

by Alex Garton


James ‘Clayster’ Eubanks is one of the most recognized professional Call of Duty players in the franchise’s competitive scene, and reigning world champion. If you want to replicate top pros setups in Black Ops Cold War, here’s what attachments Clayster uses on his AK-47 to give it an extra level of accuracy.

The AK-47 is already a contender for one of the best assault rifles in BOCW. As with any AR, it’s perfect for taking out enemies at medium to long-range. On top of this, the AK packs a serious amount of power, topping the list for AR’s in terms of base damage per second.

It’s no wonder so many professional Call of Duty players have picked up the weapon in Cold War. One of which is Clayster, who revealed his personal AK loadout and attachments for the weapon on stream.

If you learn to control the AK’s recoil, it can be a deadly weapon at range.

Clayster’s AK-47 loadout for Black Ops Cold War

Whilst streaming Cold War, Clayster came up clutch in a 1v1 at the end of a round using the AK on Moscow. Of course, after seeing the potential of the weapon, Clayster’s chat began to ask what AK loadout he uses for Cold War.

He took the time on stream to tell us exactly what attachments he uses for the weapon so we can all give it a try.

  • Optic: Microflex LED
  • Muzzle: Muzzle Brake 7.62
  • Barrel: 18.2 Takedown
  • Body: Steady Aim Laser
  • Underbarrel: Spetsnaz Grip
  • Magazine: 40 RND
  • Handle: Spetsnaz Field Grip
  • Stock: KGB Skeletal Stock

Clayster’s AK loadout is attempting to alleviate the gun’s recoil, making it consistent in medium to long-range gunfights. On top of this, the addition of the steady-aim laser improves the gun’s hip-fire by 15%, allowing it to perform at close range if necessary.

Finally, the upgraded magazine size is great for the AK as the weapon doesn’t require many bullets to kill an opponent. Therefore, this allows Clayster to take out multiple enemies with a single magazine, instead of having to constantly reload.

It’s worth noting that Clayster mentions he uses these attachments for the majority of his AR loadouts. So don’t be afraid to kit out your XM4 or Krig 6 in a similar way.

Clayster’s AK loadout definitely won’t turn you into a pro overnight, but it’ll certainly give you a great loadout to dominate your multiplayer matches.

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Weird Gunship bug makes Black Ops Cold War permanently thermal

Published: 25/Nov/2020 10:30

by Jacob Hale


A strange bug with the Gunship killstreak in Black Ops Cold War is giving players a secret advantage for the rest of the match, making it easier to spot and gun down enemies.

The Gunship is one of the highest scoring streaks in Black Ops Cold War, with players needing to accrue a whopping 10,000 points to earn it in a match.

Obviously, it’s worth the reward if you’re able to earn one, with the ability to absolutely mow down enemies from above as they spawn in, and can easily rack up double-digit kills with it on the right map.

But some players are experiencing a bug with it that makes the rest of the match even easier, and it’s unclear why.

Black Ops Cold War Gunship
The Gunship is the top killstreak in Black Ops Cold War.

As you can see in the clip below, Prussian-Monarch was kicked out of their Gunship while playing Moscow Hardpoint, and they seem very confused by it — but not as confused as what happens next.

After being kicked out, Monarch is stuck in some kind of permanent thermal vision, with everything looking black and grey, besides enemies who are lit up white like when using a thermal scope.

This perk becomes immediately clear when he starts noticing enemies with the bright white glow on them, and we can only imagine that it helped close out the game much quicker and easier with Monarch’s ability to see enemies at any distance or hidden in the tightest nooks and crannies on the map.

There doesn’t seem to be any suggestion as to how or why this happened, and Prussian-Monarch seems just as confused as we are, having been unceremoniously and prematurely kicked out of his Gunship.

It must be frustrating to not be able to wield the streak after playing so well to earn it, but this strange bug would definitely make you forget about that very quickly.