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First Black Ops 4 Competitive Event Announced Plus Season Reveal Livestream at Treyarch

Published: 19/Aug/2018 21:09 Updated: 19/Aug/2018 23:24

by Calum Patterson


The first CWL event of the Call of Duty: Black Ops 4 season has been announced, set for Las Vegas on December 7-9, as well as the reveal livestream for what the competitive season has in store for 2019.

Black Ops 4 is set for release on October 12, giving players and teams almost two months to gear up for the first event – a month longer than is typical – but details on how the game will play in competitive are still sparse.

The ruleset, team sizes (possibly 5v5), map sets, and any major changes to the competitive scene will be revealed on September 19, live from Treyarch Studios.

The announcement was made just before the grand final of the 2018 CWL Championship, where Evil Geniuses and Team Kaliber faced off in the final event of WWII.

Watch the announcement from CWL commentator Clint “Maven”Evans below.

The reveal will be live streamed on Twitch, and fans, community figures and players will be braced for some potentially major changes to competitive Call of Duty.

CWL Las Vegas is the first return to Sin City since the first event of the Infinite Warfare season in late 2016.

The community has been speculating that a possible change to five man rosters may come into effect, as public matches in Black Ops 4 have been made 5v5, as opposed to the traditional 6v6.

Treyarch’s co-studio head Dan Bunting earlier hinted at the potential for 5v5 competitive play, saying he thinks that “5v5 will appeal to competitive players”.

But it would be a very drastic change, that could possibly have a negative effect on gameplay, and of course roster decisions.

September 19 should answer all the questions, and given Treyarch’s track record of being very involved with the esports side of Call of Duty, fans will be optimistic for a good season.

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Best Fennec loadouts for Warzone and Modern Warfare

Published: 27/Oct/2020 16:15 Updated: 27/Oct/2020 16:31

by James Busby


The Fennec has now been out for a few months, but you’ll still need to equip the right attachments if you truly wish to master this lightening fast SMG. Here, we break down two of the strongest Fennec loadouts you can use.

The Vector, now known as the Fennec, has been a popular SMG ever since it first graced our screens back in Modern Warfare 2. Packed with a buttery smooth recoil pattern, excellent hip-fire, lightweight, and insanely fast rate of fire –  the Fennec is an absolute beast of a gun. In fact, this deadly machine gun is so lethal that it can tear through multiple enemies in just a blink of an eye. 

This zippy SMG hasn’t taken the crown away from the MP5, but the Fennec is still a popular choice. For many, this weapon is still a go-to, particularly in close-quarters where hyper-aggressive play is rewarded. In order to help you get the most out of the Fennec, we’ve put together two loadouts that you can use to dominate the competition in both Modern Warfare and Warzone. 

Best Fennec loadout for Warzone

Infinity Ward/DexertoBoost the Fennec’s damage range with this deadly loadout.
  • ZLR18” Deadfall 
  • Merc Foregrip
  • Stippled Grip Tape
  • Sleight of Hand
  • 40 Round Drum Mags

While Warzone’s large scale map may favor long to medium range engagements, you’ll still want to equip a weapon that can give you the edge in those close-quarter firefights. This loadout increases the Fennec’s hip fire, while also giving it a little extra range for when you need that added distance. 

First up is the ZLR18” Deadfall. This attachment not only drastically increases your effective damage range, it also ups your recoil control and bullet velocity, helping with the precision it needs when going for those all-important body shots and headshots. While this attachment increases your ADS speed, we think this loss is worth it, especially when you consider how woeful the Fennec’s mid-range damage is. 

The next two attachments are the Merc Foregrip and Stippled Grip Tape, along with the Sleight of Hand perk. Not only will these additions keep the Fennec stable while aiming and hip firing, they will also increase the ADS & sprint to fire speed, improving your reload speed and giving you even greater control when you need to react quickly.

Taking down fully armored players in Warzone can often prove frustrating, but the 40 Round Drum Mags will give you more than enough bullets to shred through many an armored enemy. This attachment is a must for those that want to secure those game-winning squad wipes.

Best Fennec loadout for Modern Warfare multiplayer

Infinity Ward/DexertoThis loadout absolutely obliterates players in close-quarter firefights.
  • ZLR 18″ Deadfall
  • Tac Laser
  • No Stock
  • Merc Foregrip
  • 40 Round Drum Mags

This build is all about melting your opponents in close-quarters combat. The Tac Laser drastically lowers the Fennec’s ADS speed and increases overall stability, while also allowing you to maintain a steady walk while aiming. 

Being able to quickly take care of enemy threats without needing to ADS is a godsend, particularly on smaller maps like Shipment and Rust, where you’ll constantly find yourself running into enemy players. 

Lastly, the Merc Foregrip will also increase your recoil control and hip-fire accuracy, allowing you to quickly fire off the Fennec’s blisteringly fast rounds with deadly precision. Foregoing the stock for this build will give you a slight boost in movement speed for quicker reaction to get away from players, while The ZLR 18” Deadfall and 40 Round Drum Mags should always be a top priority for any Fennec players looking to increase their kill potential, so always try to build your loadout around these core attachments. 

If you want to try out some different weapons in Warzone or even Multiplayer, check out our full list of best loadouts for every gun.