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How to get the new Spotter Scope in Call of Duty: Warzone

Published: 6/Jul/2020 11:16

by Jacob Hale

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In Season 4, Warzone has had a fresh lick of paint with weapon balancing updates, new weapons and new items. But what is the Spotter Scope and, more importantly, how do you get one?

The Spotter Scope is, essentially, the non-lethal substitute for a sniper rifle. It’s basically a pair of binoculars that you can use to see over long distances and plan your next move accordingly.

This is helpful if you don’t want to create an Overkill loadout with a sniper rifle, but still want the added benefits of being able to scout out enemy locations that you would usually get from your sniper.

Warzone spotter scope on floor
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The Spotter Scope is a more passive alternative to a sniper rifle.

Unfortunately, the Spotter Scope isn’t just something you can add to your loadout in the main lobby, and similar to Field Upgrades, they can only be found and picked up in-game.

That said, it’s not as easy as simply heading to the right location and grabbing one – you need to know where, and what to look for.

How to find the Spotter Scope in Warzone

To find the Spotter Scope in Warzone, you have two options: Find it in a loot cache or complete a Recon contract.

Obviously, finding one out of a loot cache would seem easier but you have to rely on one actually dropping, so we would advise aiming for Recon contracts so as to also get ahead of where the next circle is.

The Spotter Scope occupies the Tactical gear slot, meaning it will replace any Heartbeat Sensor or Tactical Grenade you have, so you may have to make some tough decisions.

Warzone Spotter Scope zoomed in
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The Spotter Scope has variable zoom options and a thermal toggle.

The Spotter Scope is especially helpful early to late game, where you can plan out your rotations slightly better and get an eye on any nearby pesky rooftop campers before they have the chance to catch you by surprise.

That said, as the match reaches its final moments, you may want to consider whether you really need that Spotter Scope, as a Heartbeat Sensor or tactical grenade may be more helpful to give you the upper hand in gunfights.

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Black Ops Cold War already set new Call of Duty player record in the Beta

Published: 23/Oct/2020 6:20

by Brad Norton

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The Call of Duty franchise is showing no signs of slowing down anytime soon as Treyarch’s recent Black Ops Cold War Beta went above expectations and shattered records.

Ever since the release of the first CoD title in 2003, the franchise has only continued to grow. Year after year more players hop on board to see what the latest title has in store. Whether fans gravitate towards single-player campaigns, cooperative experiences, or classic multiplayer competition, there’s something for everyone.

2020 is shaping up to be no different as Treyarch is firing on all cylinders for the Black Ops Cold War release. Everything from Zombies to Warzone will be on offer and it’s already clear that the community is hungry for it all.

After an impressive Alpha test on the PlayStation 4 that became the biggest in franchise history, that record has once again been broken. This time, by the Black Ops Cold War Beta that followed just weeks later.

Having kicked off exclusively for PS4 users on October 8 before jumping to all platforms on October 15, the Black Ops Cold War Beta was played by a staggering number of people. In fact, it was “the most downloaded [Beta] in Call of Duty history,” the developers revealed on October 23.

No exact figures were revealed for the history Beta. Though it being publicly available across Xbox One, PS4, and PC over the final days was sure to have helped boost the figures.

Not only is this a hugely positive sign before the launch of Black Ops Cold War, but it continues a trend from previous iterations. 2019’s Modern Warfare also broke records with its early access Beta period. 

Last year’s records also didn’t come with any specific numbers, though Activision assured the Modern Warfare Beta attracted more players than ever before.

Also of note, those players logged more hours played than any Beta in franchise history. It’s now clear that Black Ops Cold War has been yet another step up in terms of early engagement.

Black Ops Cold War gameplay
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The Black Ops Cold War Beta was live across Xbox One, PlayStation 4, and PC.

It’s obviously too early to tell just how this might indicate sales for the release come November 13. However, to get into the Beta early, a majority of players needed to preorder on their platform of choice. So that’s certainly a good sign just weeks out from launch.

2019’s Modern Warfare topped over $600 million in sales across its first three days on the market. That instantly made it the highest-selling CoD of the generation. Though Black Ops Cold War could be on track to go even further this year.