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How good are shotguns in Black Ops 4? Drift0r provides the best tips for shotgun users

Published: 25/Oct/2018 11:32

by Calum Patterson


For the first time since Modern Warfare 2, shotguns are secondary weapons again in CoD, but are they a viable option over a pistol in Black Ops 4? YouTuber Drift0r breaks down the numbers.

In MW2, the Spas-12 shotgun was so good that players would often use it as their primary weapon, despite it being a secondary (and we can’t forget the Akimbo Model 1887’s, pre-nerf), so CoD decided to move shotguns to the primary slot.

But, with Black Ops 4 they are secondaries once again, which means that Treyarch have had to make them somewhat less powerful, so as to make them really just a last resort, similar to a pistol.

As there are only two shotguns, the MOG-12 and the SG-12, Drift0r condensed them into one single ‘In-Depth’ episode, his popular series where he takes a deep dive into weapons, attachments, perks and more in Call of Duty.

His findings for shotguns are fairly simple, as they operate the same as they did in Black Ops 3, with a base damage, then additional damage points for every pellet which connects.

This allows the MOG-12 to be a one hit kill at very close ranges, but this range is massively extended with the ‘Choke’ attachment, as it doubles the pellet damage, giving a much longer one hit kill range.

As for the other shotgun, the SG-12, it’s semi-automatic fast fire rate is balanced out by a much lower base damage and pellet damage than its counterpart, but with the right attachments, becomes much more viable.

With the extended (drum) magazine, plus the powerful tac light – which essentially blinds nearby opponents – Drift0r explains that the SG-12 suddenly becomes much more useful.

Without these attachments though, you will find the SG-12 to be too weak to stand out, never managing a one hit kill no matter what range you are at or attachments you are using.

Whether you should be running a shotgun over a pistol is likely a matter of preference, but judging by Drift0r’s tests, these shotguns are well placed a secondaries, best used for cleaning up already weak enemies.

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How to get free Warzone Season 6 Combat Pack cosmetics bundle

Published: 21/Oct/2020 21:20 Updated: 21/Oct/2020 21:29

by Tanner Pierce


Activision has finally made the Season 6 Combat Pack for Call of Duty: Warzone available to download and it includes a slew of new content for players on PS4. Here’s everything you need to know about the bundle and how you can get your hands on it. 

Generally speaking, every time a new season rolls around for Warzone, Sony releases a pack that includes an exclusive blueprint, weapon skin, and other items that’s only available to PlayStation Plus members. Most players recognize it as a staple of each season at this point.

When Season 6 started, however, some players were puzzled by the fact that another one of these packs wasn’t announced or made available to Plus subcribers. Now, a few weeks later, that pack has finally been released and it includes a few items that might capture your interest.

Warzone Combat Pack 6 contents
Players have a slew of items they can get their hands on in the new Warzone Combat Pack.

What’s in the Warzone Season 6 Combat Pack?

Like all the other PS Plus packs released in the past, this one features several cosmetic items. According to the store listing, Combat Pack (Season 6) includes an Operator skin, pistol weapon blueprint, exclusive knife, charm, and a variety of other bonus content.

In addition, players will also get access to a 60-minute Double XP token, which can be activated in-game.

  • Epic Operator Skin for Rodion
  • Legendary Handgun Weapon Blueprint
  • Epic Knife
  • Epic Weapon Charm
  • Epic Calling Card
  • Epic Emblem
  • Epic Sticker
  • 60-minute Double XP Token
One of the main items players get in the new pack is the Jailbird skin for Rodion.

How do I get the Warzone Season 6 Combat Pack?

Like always, downloading the pack itself is quite simple and it can be found on the PlayStation Store on your PS4 or through your computer/mobile device:

  1. Visit the PlayStation Store, either online or on your PS4
  2. In the top search bar, type in “Warzone” (skip this step if doing online)
  3. The item should pop up on the right side of the screen if on console.
  4. Click “Download” (or “Add to Cart” on website)

How long will the pack be available for?

According to the in-game description, the Season 6 Combat Pack will be available until December 1, 2020, so there’s plenty of time to claim it before it leaves the store.