Call of Duty

Crimsix reveals best settings for Modern Warfare

Published: 16/Nov/2019 11:26 Updated: 16/Nov/2019 12:06

by Andy Williams


Call of Duty pro Ian ‘Crimsix’ Porter has revealed his settings in Modern Warfare, in a bid to help you refine your configuration. From sensitivity to audio, the Dallas Empire player has covered all the bases.

Getting to grips with a new Call of Duty title is an arduous task that faces all pros year in, year out. Although some players adapt quicker than others, there are steps that can be taken to help make the process much smoother.

Crimsix and co. have been flying the Dallas Empire banner high in the opening weeks of Modern Warfare, after taking top honors in a number of online tournaments.

The Call of Duty veteran has been looking as sharp as ever after getting off to a hot start. Crimsix has shared some valuable pearls of wisdom by showing his best settings in Modern Warfare.

Dallas Empire (Team Envy)Dallas Empire look like the team to beat in Modern Warfare.

Being the winningest player of all time, it’s probably worth nabbing some helpful hints from the 33-time Call of Duty champion.

Porter covered all elements of the in-game settings on his native platform, PS4. From his controller settings to audio adjustments, Crimsix has honed in his settings and refined his game to suit his needs. 

Here’s what the CoD veteran has tweaked to optimize his settings in-game leading into the first season of the Call of Duty League. Changes to the default configuration are highlighted in bold.

Controller settings

  • Button Layout Preset: Tactical Flipped
  • Stick Layout Preset: Default
  • Invert Vertical Look: Disabled
  • Horizontal Stick Sensitivity: 5
  • Vertical Stick Sensitivity: 5
  • ADS Sensitivity Multiplier (Low Zoom): 1.00
  • ADS Sensitivity Multiplier (High Zoom): 1.00
  • Aim Response Curve Type: Dynamic
  • Controller Vibration: Enabled

Screen settings

  • Brightness: 50.00
  • Safe Area: Smallest possible (both horizontal and vertical)
  • Film Grain: 0.00
  • Tooltips: Disabled

Accessibility settings

  • Subtitles: Disabled
  • Language Selection: English
  • Colorblind Type: Tritanopia
  • Colorblind Target: Both
  • World Motion Blur: Disabled
  • Weapon Motion Blur: Disabled

Audio settings


  • Audio Mix: Boost High
  • Master Volume: 100.00
  • Music Volume: 0.00
  • Dialogue Volume: 100.00
  • Effects Volume: 70.00
  • Juggernaut Music: Enabled
  • Hit Marker Sound Effects: Classic

Voice Chat:

  • Open Mic Recording Threshold: 3.16
  • Voice Chat Volume: 40.00
  • Microphone Volume: 100.00
  • Mute Strategy: Unmute All

Although Crimsix provides a detailed explanation of the minor adjustments made in Modern Warfare, it is recommended that you alter your game’s settings through trial and error. 

Nonetheless, if you’re stuck for what settings to tweak, it might be worth using the above as a reference point which you can tweak accordingly to suit your needs.

Call of Duty

Best League Play loadouts in Black Ops Cold War

Published: 20/Jan/2021 13:46

by Jacob Hale


League Play is right around the corner in Black Ops Cold War, and with CDL competition preparing to heat up, these loadouts will help you in your attempt to keep pace with the pros.

It feels like competitive players have been waiting forever for a ranked system to arrive in Black Ops Cold War, and it has finally been confirmed that League Play will be coming prior to the end of Season 1, which is due to finish on or around February 24.

While the pros and devs are still working together to make sure the ruleset is perfected by the time the league rolls around, we’ve got a pretty clear idea of the main weapons pros are using to maximize their slaying abilities in competitive play.

With options for every type of player, including the main AR and SMG loadouts, here’s what you should be practicing with to get ahead of the game.

AK74u League Play loadout

ak74u on wall black ops cold war
The AK74u is the best-in-class SMG.
  • Muzzle: Muzzle Brake 5.45
  • Barrel: 9.3” Extended
  • Underbarrel: Spetsnaz Speedgrip
  • Stock: KGB Skeletal Stock
  • Handle: GRU Elastic Wrap

The AK74u is probably already a weapon you’re familiar with if you’ve been grinding Black Ops Cold War, as the leading weapon in the SMG class.

This loadout, straight from OpTic Chicago’s Envoy, will always keep you ready to take on a fight, maximizing speed while refusing to sacrifice accuracy, which is going to be incredibly important when breaking hills and in sudden gunfights.

Krig 6 League Play loadout

bocw krig 6
The Krig 6 has become the main assault rifle in pro play.
  • Optic: Millstop Reflex
  • Barrel: 19.7″ Ranger
  • Underbarrel: Field Agent Grip
  • Handle: Airborne Elastic Wrap
  • Stock: Raider Pad

The Krig 6 is going to become your best friend if you’re a main AR player, able to mow down enemies over longer distances and keep objectives clear for your teammates to push in and win games.

The optic on this is optional, but most will run the Millstop Reflex or Microflex LED, and we would advise finding which of these is your preferred. Otherwise, this loadout is perfectly built to maintain accuracy across long distances and play the AR role perfectly.

XM4 League Play loadout

Xm4 black ops cold war
The XM4 is becoming an increasingly popular flex gun.
  • Optic: Microflex LED
  • Muzzle: Infantry Compensator
  • Barrel: 13.7″ Extended
  • Underbarrel: Field Agent Grip
  • Magazine: 40 Rnd
  • Handle: Airborne Elastic Wrap
  • Stock: Raider Pad

The XM4 seems to be finding its way into the pro meta, especially for flex players looking to engage in gunfights across all ranges and support their team as much as possible. As such, using Gunfighter to stick more attachments on it is vital for getting the most out of this weapon.

As the first assault rifle you unlock, you should have a decent amount of experience with this one, so expect to see it pop up a lot, be it in League Play or the Call of Duty League itself.

AK47 League Play loadout

ak47 black ops cold war
Pros have GA’s the AK47, but if it remains in League Play, it will likely become your go-to weapon.
  • Optic: Microflex LED
  • Barrel: 20″ Liberator
  • Underbarrel: Spetsnaz Grip
  • Handle: GRU Elastic Wrap
  • Stock: KGB Skeletal Stock

While the AK47 isn’t being used among pros through a Gentleman’s Agreement not to run one, we don’t expect the same rules will be applied to League Play.

This AK loadout operates similar to the XM4, though offers a little more accuracy at range, perfect for smaller maps that might not need a permanent Krig on the map.

Those are our main suggestions for League Play loadouts in Black Ops Cold War, taken from watching the top pros and seeing what they run.

There have been rumors that pros will be playing on pre-set classes, determined by themselves and the devs, when the CDL kicks off, but we have not yet been able to verify this.

If this is the case, it will be interesting to see whether the same pre-set classes are applied to League Play, or if players are given more freedom and creativity in their choices. Either way, these loadouts are what the pros are running and will likely continue using once the CDL kicks off.