CoD pros set to add to BO4 gentleman’s agreement ahead of CWL Finals - Dexerto
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CoD pros set to add to BO4 gentleman’s agreement ahead of CWL Finals

Published: 21/Jun/2019 7:57 Updated: 21/Jun/2019 8:46

by Matt Porter


It appears that another Call of Duty players using a gentleman’s agreement.

Gentleman’s Agreements are created by pro players themselves, as they attempt to balance the game and remove weapons, attachments, and scorestreaks that have proved to be too powerful for use in esports competition without waiting on it to be added to the official CWL ruleset.

While these player-made restrictions are usually made in the early stages of the competitive season, it appears that pro players have decided that the Thermal Scope has become too powerful, and decided to ban it from the game.

TreyarchThermal Scopes have been restricted by pro players.

Twitter account CWLIntel states that players have specifically banned the Thermal Scope from being used on the game’s dominant ICR assault rifle, with it restricted in all three CWL game modes.

Players have also deemed it to be too powerful for use on sniper rifles as well, although it is only unavailable in Search & Destroy – meaning anyone who would like to use it on a sniper in either of the two respawn modes can continue to do so.

Professional players Matthew ‘Skrapz’ Marshall and Brandon ‘Dashy’ Otell were overheard discussing the ban during a pickup game on stream, with FaZe Clan’s Skrapz discussing with OpTic Gaming star about how difficult it was to break “B side” of Gridlock without the Thermal Scope.

“It’s so hard,” said Skrapz, while Dashy seemingly voiced his agreement with the ban by saying: “It was a little too easy though.”

Pro players have yet to officially reveal the extent of the gentleman’s agreement, but with Skrapz and Dashy talking about not using the attachment, it seemingly confirms that the decision has already been made.

With CWL Anaheim now over, pro players will return to action in the CWL Pro League on Monday, June 24, likely with no Thermal Scopes in their arsenal.

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NICKMERCS creates deadly RAM-7 Warzone loadout for all ranges

Published: 24/Jan/2021 16:28

by Connor Bennett


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
Infinity Ward
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.