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FaZe Jev explains why CoD’s new Obsidian camo challenge isn’t worth it

Published: 1/May/2020 5:38 Updated: 1/May/2020 5:46

by Brad Norton

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Infinity Ward updated Modern Warfare on April 28 to include a new mastery ‘Obsidian’ weapon camo. However, this new unlock has popular Call of Duty YouTuber Jason ‘FaZe Jev’ Eugene riled up already.

Following in the footsteps of Damascus, Obsidian serves as an elite weapon camouflage. A skin for everyone else to envy as only the best players should be able to acquire the rare unlock.

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After putting in the effort and grinding for his first Obsidian camo, Jev had quite a few words for the developers at Infinity Ward as he slammed the time-consuming challenges needed to unlock the all-black skin.

Obsidian joins the ranks of Damascus as the second Mastery-tier camo in Modern Warfare

The first step in unlocking a single Obsidian camo is to have the golden camo already. Once the initial skin is unlocked, depending on your weapon type of choice, you’ll then need to get a set amount of kills over a large number of games.

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If you’re pushing for an Obsidian sniper, for instance, you’re going to need to tally up 15 kills across 125 unique lobbies. That’s exactly what FaZe Jev accomplished just days into the latest update. Upon completing the lengthy task, he was less than pleased with Infinity Ward, however.

“If you really think that this equates to the amount of effort that we as players put forth…I don’t know,” Jev said, before firing up for a heated rant.

“You went out of your way, to put a challenge in the game that so blatantly is there to just cause player-retention in multiplayer. You can show your investors, oh look, multiplayer is still doing well, it’s not getting hard-carried by Warzone.”

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A look at the new Obsidian camo in-game.

Mastery camos are intended for the most dedicated players, but even Jev appears fed up with the Obsidian grind after smashing out just a single unlock.

To make matters worse, he was also disappointed when checking out the skin-in game for the first time. “Well… here it is. I mean, it doesn’t look awful,” he joked when first loading into a custom game.

Comparing the standard black camo in Modern Warfare to the new Obsidian black, he stressed that “[nobody] is going to be able to notice the difference.”

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Convinced that the latest challenge is purely in place to “keep people in multiplayer for as long as possible,” the Obsidian camo appears to have done more harm than good for FaZe Jev.

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There’s no telling if the developers at Infinity Ward might reduce the time-consuming requirements for each weapon type. For the time being though, it’s unlikely that many players will be able to show off Obsidian unlocks anytime soon.

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NICKMERCS reveals his AUG Warzone loadout to replace the MP5

Published: 13/Oct/2020 17:50 Updated: 13/Oct/2020 18:02

by Jacob Hale

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Nick ‘NICKMERCS’ Kolcheff has revealed what his ideal AUG loadout is in Warzone, offering a viable alternative to the more popular MP5 and MP7 SMGs.

For most people, they’ve got their Warzone loadouts figured out and often run what is typically considered the meta; the Kilo 141, with an MP5 in your back pocket.

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While there is occasionally some variation, with some players maybe opting for the likes of the M4A1, an MP7 or a sniper rifle of some sort, there are some weapons that you’ll almost never see in Verdansk.

Season 6 launched back on September 29, and players have been testing out the new weapons, as well as how balancing might have changed the existing crop of guns — and Nick thinks the AUG could be a sleeper pick for your loadout.

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The new Season 6 SP-R208 Marksman Rifle has been a particularly popular addition to Warzone.

After mentioning how pro Call of Duty players actually banned the AUG in pro scrims and matches earlier in 2020, as one of the weapons they made a “gentleman’s agreement” to not use, Nick explains that he believes the AUG can actually go toe-to-toe with the likes of the MP5 and MP7.

So, if you’re looking for a new submachine gun to run, and want to use something slightly different to the usual and take enemies by surprise, this AUG loadout might be for you. Here’s what Nick stacks on his:

  • Muzzle: Monolithic Suppressor
  • Barrel: 407mm Extended Barrel
  • Laser: 5mW Laser
  • Underbarrel: Commando Foregrip
  • Rear Grip: Stippled Grip Tape

While most of this follows what we would typically expect from an SMG loadout in Warzone, there are some notable differences, but the biggest is the lack of ammunition options. Usually, you would see someone put some kind of magazine extension on their weapon, as is often necessary when finishing your kills in Warzone.

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Instead, Nick’s AUG uses the standard magazine, and he opts for the Stippled Grip Tape underbarrel instead, improving recoil control and aiming stability. With this, you should hopefully hit more shots on your target and not have need for an extended magazine.

You’re not likely to see the AUG used much in Warzone, so with this loadout you might be able to catch your opponents by surprise and pick up some eliminations you wouldn’t have before.