Pro player Envoy’s AK74u Black Ops Cold War loadout after MP5 nerf
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Envoy’s AK74u Black Ops Cold War loadout after MP5 nerf

Published: 24/Nov/2020 15:53 Updated: 24/Nov/2020 17:58

by Jacob Hale

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OpTic Chicago star player Dylan ‘Envoy’ Hannon has unveiled his go-to AK74u class in Black Ops Cold War, as a potential replacement for the nerfed MP5.

When Cold War first dropped, the MP5 was perhaps the most popular weapon in the game, able to excel across most ranges with minimal recoil and damage drop-off.

That said, a nerf came in for the weapon that increased its recoil and made it less effective than before, leaving players to look for alternatives.

While he and other pros will likely be keeping MP5 loadouts for their close-quarters fights, Envoy has shown off his ideal AK74u loadout that he plans on using in-game when the opportunity arises.

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The AK74u could be the perfect MP5 alternative.

The 74u definitely seems to be second in line in terms of the game’s submachine guns, behind only the MP5, so if you feel like the nerf has thrown you off, you might want to give this loadout some consideration.

Here’s what Envoy stacks on his AK-74u to compete against the top pros:

  • Muzzle: Spetsnaz compensator
  • Barrel: 9.3” VDV Reinforced
  • Underbarrel: Spetsnaz Speedgrip
  • Handle: Speed Tape
  • Stock: No Stock

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Of all his class setups, this is the only one Envoy has named, calling it “Speed” — so you know exactly what you’re getting from this one.

As with his other classes, and as required by his role on OpTic, Envoy carries a 1911 pistol in his back pocket, and for equipment, he takes a Trophy System, Semtex, and a Smoke Grenade, perfect for rushing objectives or holding off potential lanes from enemies.

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If you like playing aggressively with an SMG, this might be what you want to go for, especially if you’re not loving the post-nerf MP5. And, given the past couple of years, Envoy is definitely somebody you want to listen to when it comes to SMG gameplay.