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Dashy & Scump reveal their AK-47 class in Black Ops Cold War

Published: 23/Nov/2020 17:51

by Andrew Highton

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After some recent nerfs to some of Black Ops Cold War’s main weapons such as the MP5 and FFAR, the popularity of other weapons is on the rise. With the AK-47 becoming more common, Brandon ‘Dashy’ Otell has given Seth ‘Scump’ Abner have revealed that ideal AK loadout.

Scump is no stranger to single-handedly dominating CoD lobbies on his own, but with the recent nerfs imposed on the FFAR and the MP5, people have been searching for the new meta-breaking weapon. Now, it appears that a likely replacement has been found.

The AK-47 is a regular weapon in the Call of Duty franchise and is generally welcomed due to its high firepower. However, its high DPS is compensated for by a decrease in accuracy and fire rate. But with some minor tinkering, you can make the AK an absolute beast in Treyarch‘s newest release. Dashy revealed to Scump this amazing AK-47 loadout that shows how good it can be in Black Ops Cold War.

AK-47 of dreams

After using some of the best weapons in BOCW, Scump’s attention has been turned to the AK-47. Thanks to Dashy’s recommendation, Scump has been running amuck with the loadout and racking up serious kills.

Here is a full guide to the OpTic Chicago teammates’ AK-47 build:

  • Optic: Millstop Reflex
  • Muzzle: Muzzle Brake 7.62
  • Barrel: 20″ Liberator
  • Body: Steady Aim Laser
  • Underbarrel: Spetnaz Grip
  • Magazine: 40 RND
  • Handle: Speed Tape
  • Stock: KGB Skeletal Stock

For a proper look at the class and it being discussed, check out the twitch clip below.

Scump dominating with it

Until the AK-47 possibly receives the same treatment as the MP5 and FFAR, you can bet that Scump will run wild with it. He even posted showing his satisfaction with the destructiveness of the gun.

His most recent YouTube upload features gameplay footage on Crossroads. He manages to score a huge amount of kills and some insane streaks too. At one point, Scump manages to achieve a swift streak of eight kills in about 10 seconds. Understandably, he’s pretty excited, and the AK makes it all possible.

Timestamp 4:56.

With this knowledge in hand, you can now go forth and replicate this effective AK-47 loadout yourself.

Whether you get the same results as Scump is up to you, but there’s no doubting the potential of this class.

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3 tips to help you survive Black Ops Cold War’s new Zombies Cranked mode

Published: 15/Jan/2021 23:40

by Tanner Pierce

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With the release of Black Ops Cold War’s mid-season update, Treyarch has added Cranked into the game’s Zombies mode – and it’s pretty different from the standard version, requiring some completely separate strategies. 

While Cranked in Call of Duty games is nothing new, having debuted all the way back in 2013’s Ghosts, what is different is a Zombies version of the mode, which was just added to Black Ops Cold War during the game’s midseason update.

The concept is simple: You’re given a timer, and when that timer reaches 0, you explode and die. With each kill, however, your timer resets, giving you more time to keep on grinding. It’s an incredibly fast-paced mode in normal multiplayer, and the Zombies version is even more hectic – but there are some tips you can utilize to help you survive longer.

Pace out your kills

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Pacing out your kills in Cranked is important due to the fact that you only need one kill to reset your timer.

In standard Cranked, players are usually scrambling to get kills. In a 5v5 or 6v6, it makes sense, considering there’s only a limited amount of potential targets, and if you can’t find anyone, you’ll die easily due to the timer running out.

With BOCW Zombies Cranked, the opposite is true. There’s always an abundance of enemies and, while it’s not impossible to run out of targets, generally speaking, they’ll keep on spawning (there’s not even a break in-between rounds).

Because of this, there’s no need to be mowing down Zombies as one does in the normal mode. Instead, if you’re feeling overwhelmed (or if you want to get something done like Pack-A-Punching your weapon), try running away from the enemies for a while to get your bearings.

Remember, all it takes is one kill to reset your timer. If you find it running out, just look behind you at the horde you’ve surely amounted, kill one Zombie, and then move along with your business. Wasting your time mowing down each and every zombie can cost you your game.

With all that being said, don’t think you can run away from the Zombies with no problem; if you get too far away, you’ll find yourself struggling for kills, so it’s best if you stay nearby.

Use fast-reloading weapons and attachments

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You’ll want to use weapons that can be reloaded quickly in Cranked.

In normal Zombies, using a LMG is sort of required during late-game conflicts, as it allows you to mow down Zombies with greater power. In Cranked, speed is king, so it might be better to use something smaller like an SMG.

Reloading fast is essential in Cranked, as you can easily become overrun. Even though it does have a lot of power, you don’t want to waste your time on the horrendously slow reload time found on LMGs. If you want an even faster reload time, you could even throw a fast-mag onto your SMG, and get it done even quicker.

In addition, SMGs have the added benefit of allowing you to run faster, meaning you’ll be able to evade Zombies even better than you would before.

Always go for the Timer Freeze power up

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Remembering these tips can be the difference between surviving or dying early on.

Treyarch has implemented a brand new power-up that’s exclusive to the Cranked game mode: Timer Freeze. With this, players will be able to stop their countdown timer for around 15 seconds or so, giving them a breather.

While this might seem obvious to point out, you’ll want to go for those as much as possible. Getting one at the start of your game is not too important, but it’s especially critical when you get into the late game.

As the mode goes on, your timer will get shorter and shorter, meaning every break you get becomes more and more important. Having that 15 second breather seems like an eternity once you get it, so missing out on one can hurt you a lot – sometimes costing you your life.

While Cranked is incredibly fast-paced, it’s really not that bad if you know what you’re doing. If you remember these tips, you shouldn’t have as much of a problem.