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CoD Mobile Gunsmith: All changes for Battle Royale & Multiplayer

Published: 9/Aug/2020 12:19

by Andy Williams


Call of Duty: Mobile is taking a leaf out of Modern Warfare’s book, as TiMi Studios look to introduce the revolutionary Gunsmith as part of Season 9. 

Modern Warfare offers a seemingly endless amount of possible ways to optimize your weapons for battle. Gunsmith gives players a detailed view of the impact every attachment can have on their weapon, so they can tweak it to suit their playstyle.

Now, as seen within the previous public test builds, CoD Mobile is set to receive the same weapon customization options as part of its ninth season.

As with Modern Warfare, the CoD Mobile Gunsmith will provide players with the ability to tailor their loadout to create the ultimate weapon when heading into battle. Here’s a breakdown of how it will work in-game.

CoD Mobile Gunsmith: How it works

Detailed as part of their Reddit post, the CoD Mobile Community Lead explained that players will be able to unlock all base weapons by grinding their way through Gunsmith missions, player level rewards, the battle pass, or by acquiring a weapon variant/blueprint.

As part of the update, players will be able to customize every aspect of their weapons — from reticle to gun charms, the possibilities will be endless. Players who have common/rare variants will now receive a weapon camo and all epic/legendary variants will be transformed into a blueprint.

Just like in Modern Warfare, the Gunsmith system will be dependent on players acquiring weapon XP to level up their gun. So, more levels equal more attachments.

CoD Mobile Q&A for the Gunsmith update.
Here’s some of the adjustments coming as part of the Gunsmith update.

CoD Mobile Gunsmith: Battle Royale

The Battle Royale aspect of the game will have a few specific changes unique to the game mode. For example, players will now find weapons of different rarities dotted around the map (that come pre-installed with attachments) and will no longer find individual attachments as part of the floor loot.

Gun mods will now replace the weapon attachments in-game, which essentially equips a perk to your weapon for a unique boost.

Players looking to equip their own modified weapon via the Gunsmith will do so via Airdrops, where they’ll be able to select from one of five loadout slots in the dedicated menu.

CoD Mobile Gunsmith in Battle Royale.
A summary of what the Gunsmith changes spell for players in Battle Royale.

CoD Mobile Gunsmith: Multiplayer

Players will have more control and options to customize their classes in multiplayer, as the update will provide up to 10 loadout slots to unlock.

Be warned before going into battle, though, as all loadouts have been reset. So be sure to get to grips with the Gunsmith system before jumping straight into a match.

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Best way to use zombie abilities in Warzone’s Zombie Royale

Published: 23/Oct/2020 15:51

by James Busby


Surviving as one of  Warzone’s fleshy undead can be a little tricky in the new Zombie Royale mode, but these tips should have you ripping and tearing your way to victory in no time. 

Warzone’s Halloween festivities are well underway and players have been busy unleashing their inner beast when playing the terrifyingly good LTM, Zombie Royale. The frozen fields of Verdansk have been cloaked in darkness and squads will need to work together if they wish to survive the horrors that await them. In this mode, dead operators skip the Gulag and instead come back as nightmarish zombies. While in this new undead form, players drop all their current equipment and perks.

If you wish to ever see your human form again, you’ll need to use your unique abilities to kill any players that dare to walk amongst the undead. While Zombie Royale’s reanimated corpses may have access to some incredibly potent attacks, they can be killed incredibly easily if you’re not careful. In order to help you get to grips with your newfound zombie form, we’ve put together a handy survival guide that should help you secure more kills.

Zombie abilities

Warzone Zombie
Activision / Infinity Ward
Warzone’s Zombies have access to some incredibly powerful abilities.

Passive abilities

Warzone’s zombies aren’t your standard shambling corpses – in fact, they have incredible agility. Their passive ability gives every undead player faster movement speed and stronger melee attacks, allowing you to quickly chase down your fleeing victims. Once you’ve tracked them down, swipe at them with your deadly strikes to snuff their life out for good. 

Zombies also have superior vision and can easily see nearby operators. Enemy players are highlighted and their footprints can be tracked, giving you plenty of opportunities to pounce on your newfound target. If that wasn’t enough, zombies are also immune to the gas circle and gas grenades. This allows you to set up some frightfully sneaky plays. 

Charged Jump

Arguably the most fun Zombie ability is the Charged Jump. This highly mobile move allows you to effortlessly leap onto rooftops, scale cliffs, evade enemy fire and initiate fights. You can adjust both the distance and height by holding down the Charged Jump button, so be sure to experiment with this before leaping towards your enemy. 

EMP Blast 

This ability works exactly the same as Modern Warefare’s EMP Drone in that it destroys enemy electronics, equipment, vehicles, and disables digital optics. Your enemy’s HUD will also be disabled if they get caught within the blast’s radius. 

Gas Grenade

Gas Grenades are incredibly potent in Warzone since they disorient your enemies and slow down their movements. Combine this with the high mobility from Zombie Royale’s undead and you have a lethal combination. 

Zombie ability tips

Warzone zombie fight
Activision / Infinity Ward
You’ll need to learn how to use these zombie abilities if you wish to increase your survivability.

Before you go chasing the nearest player, it’s often best to scan your surroundings for any enemy players that are alone. Not only will this stop your fleshy body from being riddled with bullets, it will also increase your chances of securing a successful kill. While it can be tempting to rush into the fray with your Charged Jump, it does give away your position thanks to the ability’s glow effect. 

Instead, it’s often best to use the cover of darkness to sneak up on them. Once you’ve successfully got within a few meters, it’s time to unleash your EMP Blast. This will instantly destroy any Proximity Mines and Claymore’s, allowing you to safely enter even the most fortified defenses. To make matters even better, the initial blast also reduces visibility and will cause most players to panic — giving you the moment to strike.

Once you have disabled any equipment and digital optics, it’s time to throw in your Gas Grenade. When the grenade has filled the room with deadly toxins, instantly run in and begin clawing away at your hapless victim. The slowing effect and overall disorientation from both abilities should make any escape futile.

Even if your enemy does manage to make a break for it, simply activate your Charged Jump to catch up to them. Just be aware that doing this will make you highly visible to nearby squads, so only use this ability when you have to. 

If you use these tips, you’ll be able to secure more kills as a zombie in Warzone’s Zombie Royale mode.