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Warzone devs respond to broken insta-kill Famas shotgun loadout

Published: 18/Aug/2020 5:29 Updated: 18/Aug/2020 10:04

by Brad Norton

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Warzone Season 5 may have introduced the most powerful gun in the battle royale’s short history as players have begun to realize the true potential of a ridiculous new FR 5.56 loadout.

Burst weapons have rarely had their time in the spotlight throughout Call of Duty history. Warzone has proven no different as players often go for fast-firing SMGs or devastating LMGs instead. However, there’s a new tactic that’s quickly changing that tune.

The FR 5.56 Assault Rifle has been available for quite some time but never truly found its footing. With the likes of the Grau and the M4A1 dominating the meta, there was no reason to swap off for something new. However, a devastating loadout for the burst rifle could be your go-to class until a new patch is deployed.

While the standard use of the weapon is decent, it won’t help you secure a victory. It’s the underbarrel attachment that appears broken in the Season 5 update. Here’s how players are using the gun for instant-kills in Warzone.

Underbarrel shotguns can be attached to most ARs in Modern Warfare. They provide an alternate means of fire when enemies get a little too close for comfort. Typically, it’ll take a few shots to blast an enemy from close range with the underbarrel. But, on the FR 5.56, this damage is seemingly amplified a ridiculous amount.

Opponents with full health and three armor plates in Warzone can be killed in a single shot with this combination. It’s as powerful as a perfect sniper headshot or a rocket with pinpoint accuracy, yet you can continue firing multiple times without needing to reload.

From up to 15 meters, this attachment can insta-kill anyone in Warzone, according to tests from popular YouTuber ‘TheXclusiveAce.’

“I don’t think there’s any way this was intentional,” he said after reviewing the weapon. His assumption is that Season 5 improved the range for the base FR 5.56, and that buff has carried over to the underbarrel as well.

Players have already been rushing to use the weapon in its broken state. From prominent streamers to competitive veterans, the loadout is already leaving its mark across Verdansk. It even featured heavily in FaZe Swagg’s Summer Invitational event. HusKerrs was able to close out five rapid kills with only five shots to secure an early lead in the competition.

Infinity Ward respond to Famas glitch

Infinity Ward has addressed the issue but not yet provided a clear indication of when it will be fixed. The range on the underbarrel should be decreased back to its former state and the FR 5.56 will likely fall back down the rankings once again.

For now though, be on the lookout for enemies trying to get a little closer than usual with an AR equipped. Your entire run might come to an end in a matter of seconds.

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Black Ops Cold War preorder guide: Editions, bonuses, cross-gen, more

Published: 27/Oct/2020 5:49 Updated: 27/Oct/2020 6:11

by Brad Norton

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Black Ops Cold War is almost upon us and if you’re struggling to keep on top of the many different versions, early in-game bonuses, and even cross-gen features, we’ve got you covered.

Treyarch’s next mainline entry in the Call of Duty series is fast approaching. After a record-shattering Alpha, followed by an equally impressive Beta, it’s clear that we’re in store for one of the biggest releases in franchise history.

More players are eager to drop into the action than ever before, but preordering can be a bit confusing. There are multiple unique versions of the game that span across five platforms. For veterans and newcomers alike, it can be easy to lose track of what’s included with each edition.

If you’re wondering which to preorder, we’ve got you covered. Below is a complete rundown of every version of Black Ops Cold War.

When does Black Ops Cold War release?

Treyarch’s next big release is launching on Friday, November 13, 2020. Black Ops Cold War will be available across more platforms than many previous releases. Current-gen players can hop in on day one across the PlayStation 4 and Xbox One.

Meanwhile, those with next-gen consoles from day one can access the game on the PlayStation 5 and Xbox Series X + S. Of course, PC gamers will also be getting in on the fun as well.

Regardless of where you’re playing or where your friends are playing, everyone can still team up. Treyarch has confirmed that Black Ops Cold War will feature cross-platform and cross-generation play for all multiplayer modes as well as Zombies.

Digital Black Ops Cold War editions

It can be easy to lose track of what content and which features are included with the many different versions of Black Ops Cold War. Some come with weapon Blueprints while others come with the ability to play across multiple platforms.

To keep things simple, it’s worth bearing in mind that there are three main versions of the game. If you’re playing on PC, it couldn’t be simpler. Though if you’re a console gamer, things get a bit muddled due to the new generation of hardware.

Below is a full table of what you need to know. From preorder bonuses to the exact features and content provided with each version, use this as a guide before putting your money down.

PlayStation Digital Preorders

Standard Edition Cross-Gen Bundle Ultimate Edition
PS4 version of the game Included Included Included
PS5 version of the game PS4 version playable through backwards compatibility Included Included
Woods Operator Pack (available now in Warzone and Modern Warfare) Included Included Included
Confrontation Weapons Pack Included Included Included
Land, Sea, and Air Pack Included
Battle Pass Bundle (1 Season Battle Pass + 20 Tier Skips) Included

Xbox Digital Preorders

Standard Edition Cross-Gen Bundle Ultimate Edition
Xbox One version of the game Included Included Included
Xbox Series X + S versions of the game Xbox One version playable through backwards compatibility Included Included
Woods Operator Pack (available now in Warzone and Modern Warfare) Included Included Included
Confrontation Weapons Pack Included Included Included
Land, Sea, and Air Pack Included
Battle Pass Bundle (1 Season Battle Pass + 20 Tier Skips) Included

PC Digital Preorders

Standard Edition Ultimate Edition
PC version of the game Included Included
Woods Operator Pack (available now in Warzone and Modern Warfare) Included Included
Confrontation Weapons Pack Included Included
Land, Sea, and Air Pack Included
Battle Pass Bundle (1 Season Battle Pass + 20 Tier Skips) Included

Physical Black Ops Cold War editions

If you prefer to snag a physical copy of Black Ops Cold War, there are some unique details to keep in mind. With many digital versions of the game, cross-platform functionality is built-in. If you opt for a disc, however, an extra cost is associated with unlocking this cross-gen feature.

For example, if you buy a physical copy for the PS4 but want to play on PS5 in 2021, you’ll have to pay $10. It gets even more complicated if you purchase a physical copy for next-gen and want to revert back for whatever reason.

Below is a complete list of details to be wary of before buying a physical copy of Black Ops Cold War.

  • PS4 Standard Physical edition can upgrade to PS5 for $10.
  • PS5 Standard Physical edition only comes with the PS5 version. 
  • Xbox One Physical Standard edition cannot upgrade to Xbox Series X
  • Xbox Series X Standard Physical edition includes Xbox One copy
Black Ops Cold War gameplay
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Black Ops Cold War has three unique versions across five different platforms.

So there you have it, everything there is to know about the various editions of Black Ops Cold War. Options are almost always a good thing and there’s plenty to choose from to fit your ideal CoD experience.