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CoD legend Karma unleashes Tactical Nuke in first Modern Warfare game

Published: 12/Sep/2019 20:12 Updated: 14/Sep/2019 10:42

by Alan Bernal


Call of Duty legend Damon ‘Karma’ Barlow popped off in his first Modern Warfare Beta in an explosive way by launching a Tactical Nuke.

Infinity Ward released the early access for the Modern Warfare Beta on September 12, and players have been diving in to see what the next iteration of the epic franchise has in store for them.

But those who pre-ordered the game probably weren’t expecting to see a Tactical Nuke launched in the first hours of the beta being opened. But most games don’t have three-time World Champion Karma loaded up in the server.

Karma TwitchThe pro breezed to his first Modern Warfare Tactical Nuke.

During his stream, Karma was still tinkering with options and the map’s layout to get a good handle on the brand new game.

After a few quick deaths to start up the Headquarters on Azhir Cave, the longtime pro started getting into the groove of the game.

(Timestamp at 8:49 for mobile viewers. Warning: Loud hype volume)

Karma was slowly starting to ramp up his killstreaks, earning a UAV, a Cruise Missile and a Chopper Gunner. Though some of the rewards like the Cruise Missile confused the seasoned player.

Holed up in the caves on the map, the enemy team kept funneling into the caverns making them easy prey for the veteran pro. Karma quickly racked up 15 kills for his strong defense to the waves of incoming attackers.

With the help of eight kills coming from his Chopper, Karma was well on his way to the 30-kill reward.

Karma TwitchKarma destroyed his competition in his first game.

Most players start to feel the pressure of mounting kill streaks around here, but Karma navigated the map and won multiple 1v1’s that threatened his chance to get the coveted Tac Nuke.

After a few more simple engages back inside the caves on the map, he finally got the notification that all players strive to read: “Tactical Nuke – Ready for activation.”

He instantly popped off his chair after ending the blowout Headquarters match with a blaze. He ended the game with a 160-17 lead and had a 7.8 K/D Ratio with 55 kills and seven deaths.

Karma has been a beast on previous Call of Duty games, and it looks like he’s going to continue that trend when Modern Warfare officially releases on October 25.

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Best weapons to use in Black Ops Cold War

Published: 5/Dec/2020 15:01 Updated: 5/Dec/2020 15:15

by Joe Craven


Just like every Call of Duty, Black Ops Cold War has a number of guns that prove incredibly popular amongst the competitive and casual community. Find out which ones you should be using. 

With Call of Duty: Black Ops Cold War approaching a month old, there are a number of weapons that have been widely used in the community.

However, early buffs and nerfs have affected which weapons are at the top of the pyramid, with weapons like the MP5 and AUG Tactical Rifle being made significantly weaker than they were on launch.

If you wish to increase your KDA and overall success in Black Ops Cold War multiplayer, then be sure to check out our list of the best weapons below. You might even find a new weapon you’ve yet to try. 


AK-74u in Black Ops Cold War's Gunsmith
The AK-74u is a good bet for strongest SMG in the game.

While the MP5 dominated the early weeks of Black Ops Cold War, significant nerfs to its damage range mean other SMGs have had time to come to the forefront. The AK-74u is now arguably the strongest SMG in the game.

It’s high bullet velocity and damage output allow you to get shots off quickly, while a 40 round mag attachment ensures you can stay in the action for longer. Pair these with only modest recoil, and it’s easy to see why this is one of the best SMGs in the current build of BOCW.

Krig 6

Krig 6 in BOCW's Gunsmith
The Krig is now one of BOCW’s most powerful ARs.

Up next is the Krig 6. Like the AK-74u, this has risen to prominence off the back of nerfs to other ARs and Tactical Rifles. The Krig’s strength is in its damage and fire rate. While its recoil is moderate it is very predictable and vertical, meaning it is far easier than some other guns to overcome and compensate for.

Another weakness of the Krig is its iron sights, which are pretty poor. However, throwing a Microflex or Millstop sight on it should negate most of these issues.

Gallo SA12

Gallo SA12 Black Ops Cold War
Activision / Treyarch
The Gallo SA12 is a bit too Brecci like in BOCW.

The return of shotguns as secondaries has given players the chance to unleash a flurry of buckshot rounds in close-quarters fights. Not only does the Gallo SA12 (SPAS-12) look incredibly cool, it’s also an absolute monster on the game’s more urban maps. While the Gallo SA12 may not have the oneshot potential of the Hauer 77, the gun’s high rate of fire more than makes up for this. 

Tapping the trigger will allow you to constantly pepper your target with high burst rounds, dropping them within seconds. The hipfire of this shotgun is also incredibly accurate, so you don’t even need to waste time aiming down sights. Simply find a nice choke point on a map and begin farming kills whenever any players dare to enter your view.


M16 Black Ops Cold War
Activision / Treyarch
The classic burst rifle is back and it packs a mean punch.

This iconic burst rifle has returned in dominant fashion in Black Ops Cold War, and it’s a great pick for those that want to wrack up the kills. The three-round burst offers reliable damage and accuracy across all engagement ranges, making it extremely versatile. 

It’s often best to keep your distance from close-quarter engagements and instead focus on favorable picks in the mid to long-range. This will enable you to catch any pesky SMG users before they can even get to you. 

While the AUG was nerfed to a point of being unviable at the highest levels, the M16 remains incredibly powerful, despite the slight nerfs it received.

Type 63

Type 63 Black Ops Cold War
Activision / Treyarch
The Type 63 is one of the most satisfying guns to use in Black Ops Cold War.

The Type 63 is a great pick for those that prefer a more methodical approach to combat. This tactical rifle is capable of killing an enemy in just two shots (one body shot and one headshot), allowing you to instantly drop even the best CoD players. 

While its semi-auto firing pattern can leave you high and dry in close-quarters fights, its impeccable accuracy and damage make it devastating on the game’s larger maps and modes.


AK-47 Black Ops Cold War
Activision / Treyarch
The AK-47 continues to prove incredibly popular amongst the CoD community.

Following the nerf to the AUG and the FFAR 1, this reliable old rifle has grown to be one of the strongest in all of BOCW. The slower rate of fire and can make it rather unwieldy when compared to the other assault rifles on the list, but its high damage output can give it an edge.

While past iterations of the AK-47 have been unusable because of significant recoil, this one is incredibly balanced and talented players will be able to control it at even longer ranges. You might be occasionally outgunned by a Tactical Rifle but, for the most part, you’ll be able to compete with just about any opponent.

So there you have it, these are the best guns to use in Black Ops Cold War.  If you want to keep updated with all the latest Call of Duty news and updates, then follow us over on @DexertoIntel.