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Crimsix shows off “best AR class” in Modern Warfare beta

Published: 21/Sep/2019 10:17 Updated: 21/Sep/2019 11:08

by Andy Williams

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Professional Call of Duty player, Ian ‘Crimsix’ Porter, has revealed what he thinks is the “best AR class” in the Modern Warfare beta, showcasing it with a dominant gameplay.

The Modern Warfare beta is in full-swing, with players all around the world testing out the latest iteration to the franchise. 

Following its release to Xbox and PC platforms on September 19, players have now been coalesced for the first time in Call of Duty history, through the brand new ‘cross-play’ feature — and with a mosh pit of competition from all platforms, players are looking to get one over their enemies by any means. 

Infinity Ward (Activision)Cross-play ups the ante by bringing all Call of Duty players together.

One way which players can give themselves an edge is through optimizing their class setup, in a bid to refine the resources at hand to suit their style of play — which is exactly what Crimsix has done by sharing his savvy grasp of class manipulation to the masses on his YouTube channel.

Given that Crimsix is the winningest Call of Duty player of all time, it’s safe to assume that he is a dab hand at the first-person shooter, but more than aim and map awareness, knowing how to put together the perfect class is another skill required to be a pro.

In his September 20 YouTube video, Porter flaunted his talents alongside showing his optimized Assault Rifle (AR) class.

Playing Headquarters on Hackney Yard, the CoD veteran chalked up an impressive 3.94 K/D ratio with a score of 7165, as he utilized his most favored AR class — which makes full use of Modern Warfare’s micro-level class creation system. 

If you’re wondering the setup needed for this, we have filled in the blanks and given you Crimsix’s “best AR class” below. 

Crimsix (Twitch)Crimsix favors the M4A1 over any AR in the game.

Full breakdown of Crimsix’s “best AR class”:

Weapons

  • Primary: M4A1 w/ Reflex, Muzzle Brake, Lightweight Stock, Vertical Foregrip and Pistol Grip
  • Secondary: .50 GS w/ Holo and Muzzle Brake

Perks

  • Perk 1: E.O.D — “Take reduced damage from non-killstreak explosives and fire. Hack enemy Claymores, Proximity Mines and C4.”
  • Perk 2: Ghost — “Undetectable by UAVs, Radar Drones, Heartbeat Sensors and High Alert. Hide the death markers of enemies you kill.”
  • Perk 3: Battle Hardened — “Reduce strength of enemy flash, stun and EMP effects.”

Equipment

  • Lethal: Frag Grenade — “Cookable fragmentation grenade.”
  • Tactical: Stim — “Military stimulant that cauterizes combat wounds.”

Field upgrade

  • Munitions box — “Deploy a box of ammo, grenades, and weapons for you and your teammates. Shoot at your own risk.”

Killstreaks

  • UAV (achievable at 4 kills) — “UAV recon ship that enables the mini map for all allies and reveals enemy locations.”
  • VTOL Jet (achievable at 8 kills) — “Releases an initial missile barrage before guarding a location of the player’s choice.”
  • Support HELO (achievable at 11 kills) — “Call in a heavy assault help with twin turrets to patrol the map.”

Although this class is effective for the likes of Crimsix, it must be noted that using a carbon copy of the class will not immediately make you one of the most successful Call of Duty players in history. 

Use this class as a guide and change variables accordingly to suit your style of play, and you will hopefully be tearing up the lobbies in no time.

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How to get free Black Ops Cold War & Warzone pre-Season 1 bundles

Published: 4/Dec/2020 17:56

by Tanner Pierce

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With the announcement that Season 1 of Black Ops Cold War has been delayed, Activision and Treyarch also confirmed that players will be able to get their hands on two free bundles ahead of the first content drop. Here’s everything you need to know about what it includes and how to get it.

While Season 1 of Black Ops Cold War, which was set to bring brand new maps and integrate the game with Warzone, was originally set to come out on December 10, the developers have now announced a slew of new details about the first post-content season, including the fact that it will now launch on December 16.

During this deep dive, Treyarch also confirmed that Black Ops Cold War players will be able to get their hands on some new free bundles for the game before the season launches, presumably in order to help tide people over until the new content drop. Here’s how you can get your hands on both bundles.

Field Research and Certified Bundles

According to Activision, both bundles are set to include a number of different items to use in-game. For the Field Research bundle, players will be able to grab an Epic exclusive skin for Park, an Epic SMG weapon blueprint, an Epic Reticle, and Epic Calling Card and a Rare Weapon Charm.

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The news of the bundles was announced when Activision confirmed that Season 1 of Black Ops Cold War had been delayed.

For the Certified bundle, players will get a similar lineup, except the skin will be for Garcia, the blueprint will be for a Rare Assault Rifle, and the Weapon Charm will be Epic. No Calling Card is included with this bundle.

Unfortunately, we don’t know much else about the bundle and we have no idea what they will look like exactly, as Activision didn’t end up releasing any images of them. Once they become available, we’ll update this article with them.

How to get both bundles for free

Luckily, players won’t have to do much of anything to get their hands on it. That being said, they won’t be given to everyone and you do have to do a simple task to get it. According to Activision, both bundles will be given to players who log-in to the game between December 8 at 10AM PST (1PM EST, 6PM GMT) and December 15 at 11PM PST (2AM EST, 7AM GMT on December 16).

To be clear, logging in simply means that you just have to open the game and get to the main menu. Playing a match isn’t required, although the chance of players opening the game without playing it is slim, to say the least.

That being said, it’s great that Treyarch is giving it away for free. Here’s hoping it’s good enough to hold people over until the new season.