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Expert tips to help you unlock Modern Warfare Damascus camo

Published: 1/Feb/2020 20:02

by Alan Bernal


Modern Warfare demands a substantial grind to collect the coveted Damascus camo for every weapon in the game, and we’ve compiled some handy tips to help you along the process.

It’s no lie to say that a significant amount of work goes into unlocking Damascus, with plenty of guides showing players the fastest ways of adding the camo to their collections.

But Reddit user ‘69throwawayslater’ managed to complete the long journey for the skin, and offered a wealth of knowledge to anybody who might be struggling to continue on the journey.

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Modern Warfare players who grind for Damascas are well rewarded.

As players know, Damascus only gets unlocked by getting Platinum on every weapon class – a feat that can only be achieved after getting all Gold camos in that class by completing every challenge for individual weapons.

To help along the journey, the player advised the CoD community to create three classes for the gun you’re currently working on.

“Create 3 classes for the gun,” they said. “One you thoroughly enjoy with some added range, one for close quarters and kills shortly after reloading, and one without attachments and switch between them as needed.”

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Getting Damascas can quickly turn into a chore, but tips from people who’ve been there will help you along the way.

It’s frustrating to go through the motions of using every weapon in the game, but that could be made much easier if players prepare themselves for whatever scenario a CoD match brings up, while still using the gun they’re trying to complete.

Some of the more frustrating weapons to max out are the launchers, and to that end, players should hit Hardcore to really make a dent in the progress.

“Because HQ is a fairly high kill core game mode, there’s going to be a great amount of kill streaks,” 69throwawayslater continued. “It’s also where I did most of my launcher kills because they will stack on objective.”

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Modern Warfare players also have to complete with launchers to get to the ultimate skin.

Getting kills while being injured can be tricky, since sometimes the game doesn’t register a kill when low health or you die too easily.

For this, they suggest going “into hardcore with a thermite and take 2 tics of damage. Every kill that life will count because your health doesn’t regen in HC.”

Aside from that, some of the best tips are included below – but you should give his full post a look, since there’s a ton of ways that players can change their approach to make the grind to Damascus much easier.

  • “Shipment 24/7 is where you’ll get 99% of shit done even with snipers and marksman rifles. The sheer volume of possible kills is what kept me in that playlist.
  • When going for attacker/defender kills go into hardpoint. When you or the enemy are on the objective it’ll count as both. For the JOKR if you stand on C flag on shipment and put it on the back wall at A it’ll count for both as well.
  • Longshots for the SMGs can be tricky, I did mine in hardcore because the damage drop off is iffy in core.
  • Put [Camos] in your clan tag to avoid s**t.”
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Best way to use zombie abilities in Warzone’s Zombie Royale

Published: 23/Oct/2020 15:51

by James Busby


Surviving as one of  Warzone’s fleshy undead can be a little tricky in the new Zombie Royale mode, but these tips should have you ripping and tearing your way to victory in no time. 

Warzone’s Halloween festivities are well underway and players have been busy unleashing their inner beast when playing the terrifyingly good LTM, Zombie Royale. The frozen fields of Verdansk have been cloaked in darkness and squads will need to work together if they wish to survive the horrors that await them. In this mode, dead operators skip the Gulag and instead come back as nightmarish zombies. While in this new undead form, players drop all their current equipment and perks.

If you wish to ever see your human form again, you’ll need to use your unique abilities to kill any players that dare to walk amongst the undead. While Zombie Royale’s reanimated corpses may have access to some incredibly potent attacks, they can be killed incredibly easily if you’re not careful. In order to help you get to grips with your newfound zombie form, we’ve put together a handy survival guide that should help you secure more kills.

Zombie abilities

Warzone Zombie
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Warzone’s Zombies have access to some incredibly powerful abilities.

Passive abilities

Warzone’s zombies aren’t your standard shambling corpses – in fact, they have incredible agility. Their passive ability gives every undead player faster movement speed and stronger melee attacks, allowing you to quickly chase down your fleeing victims. Once you’ve tracked them down, swipe at them with your deadly strikes to snuff their life out for good. 

Zombies also have superior vision and can easily see nearby operators. Enemy players are highlighted and their footprints can be tracked, giving you plenty of opportunities to pounce on your newfound target. If that wasn’t enough, zombies are also immune to the gas circle and gas grenades. This allows you to set up some frightfully sneaky plays. 

Charged Jump

Arguably the most fun Zombie ability is the Charged Jump. This highly mobile move allows you to effortlessly leap onto rooftops, scale cliffs, evade enemy fire and initiate fights. You can adjust both the distance and height by holding down the Charged Jump button, so be sure to experiment with this before leaping towards your enemy. 

EMP Blast 

This ability works exactly the same as Modern Warefare’s EMP Drone in that it destroys enemy electronics, equipment, vehicles, and disables digital optics. Your enemy’s HUD will also be disabled if they get caught within the blast’s radius. 

Gas Grenade

Gas Grenades are incredibly potent in Warzone since they disorient your enemies and slow down their movements. Combine this with the high mobility from Zombie Royale’s undead and you have a lethal combination. 

Zombie ability tips

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You’ll need to learn how to use these zombie abilities if you wish to increase your survivability.

Before you go chasing the nearest player, it’s often best to scan your surroundings for any enemy players that are alone. Not only will this stop your fleshy body from being riddled with bullets, it will also increase your chances of securing a successful kill. While it can be tempting to rush into the fray with your Charged Jump, it does give away your position thanks to the ability’s glow effect. 

Instead, it’s often best to use the cover of darkness to sneak up on them. Once you’ve successfully got within a few meters, it’s time to unleash your EMP Blast. This will instantly destroy any Proximity Mines and Claymore’s, allowing you to safely enter even the most fortified defenses. To make matters even better, the initial blast also reduces visibility and will cause most players to panic — giving you the moment to strike.

Once you have disabled any equipment and digital optics, it’s time to throw in your Gas Grenade. When the grenade has filled the room with deadly toxins, instantly run in and begin clawing away at your hapless victim. The slowing effect and overall disorientation from both abilities should make any escape futile.

Even if your enemy does manage to make a break for it, simply activate your Charged Jump to catch up to them. Just be aware that doing this will make you highly visible to nearby squads, so only use this ability when you have to. 

If you use these tips, you’ll be able to secure more kills as a zombie in Warzone’s Zombie Royale mode.