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CoD Mobile Season 8 The Forge update: Juggernaut mode, Highrise, more

Published: 10/Jul/2020 7:47

by Brad Norton

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The Call of Duty: Mobile experience continues to evolve as Season 8 adopts a new post-apocalyptic theme with brand new modes, maps, characters, and plenty more up for grabs.

The handheld shooter started with a bang in October 2019 and since has grown into one of the most popular CoD releases in recent years. It combines content from a wide array of titles and the Season 8 update looks to add even more to the mix.

From limited-time events, to map releases, fresh modes, and a whole Battle Pass full of unlocks, a July 9 Community Update outlined what’s in store for the new season. There’s a ton of content available today as The Forge update is now live. However, there’s also plenty for fans to look forward to throughout the season.

While certain elements were already teased before release, there are plenty of surprises in the content drop. Let’s take a deep dive into the big announcement and unpack all of the biggest features in CoD: Mobile Season 8.

CoD Mobile’s all-new Juggernaut Mode

Call of Duty: Mobile Juggernaut gameplay
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Juggernaut’s will be tough to handle alone. Team up with everyone else in the lobby to takeover the fight.

Another classic Call of Duty mode has made its return in Season 8 as Juggernaut now has its own playlist. The popular mode drops players into a free for all lobby with a huge twist.

One competitor will be the Juggernaut, a hulking figure with a huge health pool and a Death Machine minigun. Killing this overpowered foe will turn you into the Juggernaut next and the cycle repeats.

It’s a six-player mode so five players will have to form temporary alliances to take out the bigger threat. No Loadouts or Operator Skills will be allowed, though Armament Boxes can be found across the map.

They contain extremely powerful weapons to help you fight the Juggernaut. The first player to reach 20 points will be crowned the winner.

Highrise makes a return in CoD Mobile Season 8

Modern Warfare 2’s iconic map is finally back in a Call of Duty game for the first time since its original release in 2009. Veteran players will feel right at home on the old stomping grounds as the layout is completely unchanged. 

Teams will spawn in offices at either side of the map and lower-level flanking routes are just as prevalent as before. It also looks as though you’ll be able to reach the cranes for some montage-worthy snipes as well.

The returning map will be playable in an assortment of playlists including the aforementioned Juggernaut mode.

CoD Mobile Season 8 Events

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Season 8 will be turning up the heat with a Summer-themed event.

As with every season in CoD Mobile, new events are on the way. While some events will be brief with limited time playlists popping up, others will be much longer with new challenges for players to tackle. The month of July has been mapped out in full though the developers also teased more season 8 events coming later on.

All CoD Mobile Season 8 events in July

  • 7/10 – 7/16: One Shot One Kill
  • 7/10 – 7/16: Gun Game Team Fight
  • 7/10 – 7/16: Highrise Brawl
  • 7/10 – 7/16: Juggernaut Mania
  • 7/17 – 7/30: Solstice Awakened
  • 7/10: New Seasonal Challenges
  • 7/10: Credit Store Update
  • All Month Long: Juggernaut Mode
  • All Month Long: Training Mode
  • All Month Long: Kill Confirmed

Among the July rundown is the Solstice Awakened Event. This two-week takeover will have new rewards up for grabs. All you have to do is play specific maps in the right playlists. Kills will automatically provide a variety of resources to unlock unique weapons and items.

While no specific date was given, the Days of Summer Event was also highlighted. Described as a “wet and wild event,” this limited-time celebration will focus on Summer themed rewards.

Players will be able to unlock “new and unique items that have never been released before. One of which is the very first skin for an Operator Skill.

Call of Duty: Mobile Season 8 The Forge Roadmap
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The CoD Mobile Season 8 roadmap highlights all-new modes, maps, challenges, and more.

On top of all the new additions, a handful of weapons will also be available in Season 8. The DR-H is a brand new Assault Rifle and the HBRa3 is returning from Advanced Warfare. Both of these are available in-game right now, though more will be introduced as the season progresses.

There are plenty of challenges for the mobile community to grind throughout Season 8 as well. Making it one of the most stacked content drops thus far.

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Best Fennec loadouts for Warzone and Modern Warfare

Published: 27/Oct/2020 16:15 Updated: 27/Oct/2020 16:31

by James Busby

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The Fennec has now been out for a few months, but you’ll still need to equip the right attachments if you truly wish to master this lightening fast SMG. Here, we break down two of the strongest Fennec loadouts you can use.

The Vector, now known as the Fennec, has been a popular SMG ever since it first graced our screens back in Modern Warfare 2. Packed with a buttery smooth recoil pattern, excellent hip-fire, lightweight, and insanely fast rate of fire –  the Fennec is an absolute beast of a gun. In fact, this deadly machine gun is so lethal that it can tear through multiple enemies in just a blink of an eye. 

This zippy SMG hasn’t taken the crown away from the MP5, but the Fennec is still a popular choice. For many, this weapon is still a go-to, particularly in close-quarters where hyper-aggressive play is rewarded. In order to help you get the most out of the Fennec, we’ve put together two loadouts that you can use to dominate the competition in both Modern Warfare and Warzone. 

Best Fennec loadout for Warzone

Infinity Ward/DexertoBoost the Fennec’s damage range with this deadly loadout.
  • ZLR18” Deadfall 
  • Merc Foregrip
  • Stippled Grip Tape
  • Sleight of Hand
  • 40 Round Drum Mags

While Warzone’s large scale map may favor long to medium range engagements, you’ll still want to equip a weapon that can give you the edge in those close-quarter firefights. This loadout increases the Fennec’s hip fire, while also giving it a little extra range for when you need that added distance. 

First up is the ZLR18” Deadfall. This attachment not only drastically increases your effective damage range, it also ups your recoil control and bullet velocity, helping with the precision it needs when going for those all-important body shots and headshots. While this attachment increases your ADS speed, we think this loss is worth it, especially when you consider how woeful the Fennec’s mid-range damage is. 

The next two attachments are the Merc Foregrip and Stippled Grip Tape, along with the Sleight of Hand perk. Not only will these additions keep the Fennec stable while aiming and hip firing, they will also increase the ADS & sprint to fire speed, improving your reload speed and giving you even greater control when you need to react quickly.

Taking down fully armored players in Warzone can often prove frustrating, but the 40 Round Drum Mags will give you more than enough bullets to shred through many an armored enemy. This attachment is a must for those that want to secure those game-winning squad wipes.

Best Fennec loadout for Modern Warfare multiplayer

Infinity Ward/DexertoThis loadout absolutely obliterates players in close-quarter firefights.
  • ZLR 18″ Deadfall
  • Tac Laser
  • No Stock
  • Merc Foregrip
  • 40 Round Drum Mags

This build is all about melting your opponents in close-quarters combat. The Tac Laser drastically lowers the Fennec’s ADS speed and increases overall stability, while also allowing you to maintain a steady walk while aiming. 

Being able to quickly take care of enemy threats without needing to ADS is a godsend, particularly on smaller maps like Shipment and Rust, where you’ll constantly find yourself running into enemy players. 

Lastly, the Merc Foregrip will also increase your recoil control and hip-fire accuracy, allowing you to quickly fire off the Fennec’s blisteringly fast rounds with deadly precision. Foregoing the stock for this build will give you a slight boost in movement speed for quicker reaction to get away from players, while The ZLR 18” Deadfall and 40 Round Drum Mags should always be a top priority for any Fennec players looking to increase their kill potential, so always try to build your loadout around these core attachments. 


If you want to try out some different weapons in Warzone or even Multiplayer, check out our full list of best loadouts for every gun.