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How to unlock AS VAL & SP-R208 in Modern Warfare Season 6 + attachments

Published: 29/Sep/2020 7:15 Updated: 29/Sep/2020 8:41

by Isaac McIntyre

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Two new weapons have been added in Modern Warfare Season 6, the SP-R208 marksman rifle and the AS VAL. We’ve put together everything there is to know about them, including how they work and of course how to unlock them.

Season 6 is here, and it’s a bit of a doozy; subways are finally open across Verdansk, the notorious Origin 12 has finally been nerfed, and multiplayer got a hefty four new maps.

Among all the exciting new Season 6 content ⁠— which also includes new operators Farah and Nikolai, and a new-look Armory Royale LTM ⁠— were two new weapons; the silent AS VAL assault rifle, and the long-ranged SP-R208 marksman rifle.

Just as Activision promised at the beginning of the Modern Warfare cycle, and delivered on in the last few seasons, both these new weapons are available to all players for free simply by leveling up this season’s new Battle Pass.

Players who don’t want to grind can also instantly obtain one or both of these guns by purchasing their way up the Battle Pass to each gun’s specific Tier.

The release of the AS VAL in Season 6 marks the thirteenth assault rifle added to Modern Warfare.
Infinity Ward
The release of the AS VAL in Season 6 marks the thirteenth assault rifle added to Modern Warfare.

SP-R208 Marksman Rifle

The SP-R208 has been branded by Infinity Ward as the “one of the most accurate weapons in its class”. That makes it a must-unlock right off the bat after the Season 6 update.

The marksman rifle boasts “alternate ammo choices,” as well as “bolt assembly changes”. The devs wrote in their Sep. 27 update, “No matter how this weapon is configured, it’s a powerful yet mobile tool for a marksman on the go.”

The SP-R208 is the first major gun you will unlock in the Season 6 battle pass. Call of Duty players will simply need to grind to Tier 15 of this season’s rewards to unlock the rifle. It’s on the free track too; all you’ll need is experience.

Attachments

Muzzle
  • Flash Guard
  • Tactical Suppressor
  • Breacher Device
  • Muzzle Brake
  • Compensator
  • Lightweight Suppressor
  • Monolithic Suppressor
Barrel
  • ZLR VeraTwist 9.6
  • ZLR Asp
  • SP-R 26″
  • XRK 208 Dragoon
Laser
  • Tac Laser
Optic
  • Operator Reflex Sight
  • Corp Combat Holo Sight
  • Aim-Op Reflex Sight
  • Scout Combat Optic
  • APX5 Holographic Sight
  • G.I. Mini Reflex
  • VLK 3.0x Optic
  • PBX Holo 7 Sight
  • Solozero NVG Enhanced
  • Solozero SP-R 28mm
  • Integral Hybrid
  • Viper Reflex Sight
  • Monocle Reflex Sight
  • Variable Zoom Scope
  • Cronen C480 Pro Optic
  • Merc Thermal Optic
Stock
  • XRK SP-TAC 208 Ultimate
  • FSS Virtuoso Pro
  • XRK SP-LITE 208 Blitz
  • ZLR SP-R Overseer
Underbarrel
  • Commando Foregrip
  • Tactical Foregrip
  • Bipod
  • Merc Foregrip
  • Ranger Foregrip
  • Operator Foregrip
Ammunition
  • 10 Round Mags
  • .300 Norma Mag 5-R Mags
  • .338 Lapua Mag 5-R Mags
Bolt Assembly
  • Sloan KR-800 DeadEye
  • Sloan Kr-600 Feather
Perk
  • Heavy Hitter
  • FMJ
  • Fast Melee
  • Sleight of Hand
  • Frangible – Wounding
  • Fully Loaded
  • Mo’ Money
  • Presence of Mind
  • Recon
  • Focus
  • Frangible – Disabling
The SP-R 208 marksman rifle as it appears in the Modern Warfare armory.
Infinity Ward
The SP-R 208 marksman rifle as it appears in the Modern Warfare armory.

AS VAL Assault Rifle

The AS VAL’s release marks the thirteenth assault rifle added to Modern Warfare.

Season 6’s assault rifle may be the best yet too, considering it comes packing a suppressor. The gun is renowned for its “stealth, accuracy, and high penetration,” all of which is paired with one of Modern Warfare’s highest rates of fire.

Modern Warfare players wanting to get their hands on the AS VAL in Season 6 will need to level up the battle pass to Tier 31. Once you do that, you’ll be able to add this deadly gun to your arsenal, ready to dominate throughout Season 6.

Attachments

Barrel
  • VLK 105mm Sova
  • StovI SOF
  • VLK 200mm 0sa
Laser
  • 1mW Laser
  • Tac Laser
  • 5mW Laser
Optic
  • Operator Reflex Sight
  • APX5 Holographic Sight
  • Scout Combat Optic
  • Cronen LP945 Mini Reflex
  • 4.0x Flip Hybrid
  • Viper Reflex Sight
  • Dragunov Scope
  • G.I. Mini Reflex
  • Corp Combat Holo Sight
  • VLK 3.0x Optic
  • Solozero Optics Mini Reflex
  • Aim-Op Reflex Sight
  • Integral Hybrid
  • Solozero NVG Enhanced
  • Monocle Reflex Sight
  • Cronen C480 Pro Optic
  • Merc Thermal Optic
  • Canted Hybrid
  • PBX Holo 7 Sight
  • Thermal Hybrid
  • Variable Zoom Scope
Stock
  • VLK Vintazh
  • FSS Intl. Gen 4 GRU
  • Stovl 6P30 Skelet
  • VLK Strelok
Underbarrel
  • Merc Foregrip
  • Bipod
  • Ranger Foregrip
  • Commando Foregrip
  • Operator Foregrip
  • Cronen Shark II
Ammunition
  • 30 Round Mags
  • SPP 10-R Mags
Rear Grip
  • Granulated Grip Tape
  • Stippled Grip Tape
  • Rubberized Grip Tape
Perk
  • Heavy Hitter
  • FMJ
  • Fully Loaded
  • Sleight of Hand
  • Mo’ Money
  • Fast Melee
  • Recon
  • Frangible – Disabling
  • Frangible – Wounding
  • Presence of Mind
The AS VAL assault rifle as it appears in the Modern Warfare armory.
Infinity Ward
The AS VAL assault rifle as it appears in the Modern Warfare armory.

Faster ways of unlocking new Season 6 guns

While grinding the game and leveling up the Battle Pass is one way of unlocking the new Season 6 guns, there are alternative methods, albeit not free.

One way is to buy the Battle Pass Bundle. That would instantly unlock the first 20 tiers, and, with it, the SP-R208 marksman rifle. You can then buy the next 11 tiers to the next Season 6 gun, at $1.50 each. That will unlock you the AS VAL rifle too.

There is also, of course, the option to just purchase the whole Battle Pass outright. That would cost around $150 USD, but would unlock all of the tiers and rewards at once. Both of the new guns would be included in that package.

The AS VAL and SP-R208 are, of course, just small additions in Season 6’s mega-update, which is out now. For full details on everything Infinity Ward has added to Modern Warfare & Warzone, check out our September 28 update patch notes.

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Best CR-56 AMAX loadouts for Warzone and Modern Warfare

Published: 27/Oct/2020 15:40 Updated: 27/Oct/2020 15:50

by James Busby

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The CR-56 AMAX is a great gun choice to utilize in Modern Warfare for those who value mobility. Here, we break down two of the strongest CR-56 loadouts you should be using. 

While the Fennec SMG has proved popular amongst those who favor the run and gun playstyle, the CR-56 AMAX gives players more ranged precision and damage for sacrificing speed. The Galil, now known as the CR-56 AMAX, aims to shake up the current assault rifle meta, giving players another option outside of the incredibly popular Grau 5.56 and M4A1 loadouts

The Galil dominated foes in the multiplayer battlefields of Black Ops 1, allowing players to kill targets in just three shots. As a result, this deadly assault rifle became popular for those that wanted to wrack up high kill counts. While the CR-56 AMAX has lost its original name, it still packs a real punch in both Modern Warfare and Warzone. In order to help you get the most out of the CR-56 AMAX, we’ve put together two loadouts that you can use to gain a competitive edge. 

Best CR-56 AMAX loadout for Warzone

Infinity Ward/DexertoBoost your ranged damage with these CR-56 AMAX attachments.
  • Monolithic Suppressor 
  • XRK Zodiac S440
  • VLK 3.0x Optic
  • Commando Foregrip
  • 45 Round Mags

Unlike Modern Warfare’s standard multiplayer maps, the vast frozen landscapes of Verdansk require players to test their medium to long-range shooting. While the initial dash for loot results in plenty of close-quarters firefights, you’ll also need a weapon that can effectively deliver lethal rounds at a distance should you wish to keep your enemies at bay. 

As a result, this loadout is all about pushing the CR-56 AMAX to its ranged limits, while also keeping your ADS speed to a minimum. First up is the Monolithic Suppressor and XRK Zodiac S440. These two attachments drastically increase your effective damage range, reduce the CR-56 AMAX’s recoil, and speed up its bullet travel time. While these attachments may increase your ADS speed, we think this loss is worth it, especially when you need to land those all-important ranged head and body shots. 

The VLK 3.0x Optic is great for a higher zoom level, giving you a greater edge when attacking from a distance, at a slight sacrifice of ADS speed.

The Commando Foregrip keeps the gun stable when aiming down sights and firing, while the XRK CR-56 Stippled Wrap greatly decreases your overall ADS time and sprint to fire speed. Not only will these attachments help keep your shots on target, they will also give you the ADS speed needed to be competitive in close-quarter fights.  

Lastly, the 45 Round Mags supply players with more than enough bullets to shred through even the most well-armored of foes. Having the extra rounds will also keep you from needing to reload every second, so if you wish to avoid any frustrating deaths, then make sure you equip this attachment. 

Best CR-56 AMAX loadout for Modern Warfare multiplayer

Infinity Ward/DexertoUse this loadout when you want to rival Modern Warfare’s close-quarter SMGs.
  • Monolithic Suppressor 
  • XRK Zodiac S440
  • CR-56 EXO
  • Commando Foregrip
  • 45 Round Mags

Modern Warfare’s standard multiplayer favors close to medium range firefights, so this loadout is all about buffing the CR-56 AMAX’s ADS speed and lowering the gun’s recoil. 

The CR-56 EXO stock drastically lowers the CR-56 AMAX’s ADS speed while increasing your ADS strafe, allowing you to quickly deliver a highly accurate spray of bullets in just a blink of an eye. While this attachment won’t stop you from falling prey to the popular MP5 and Fennec loadouts, it will increase your odds of survival when encountering the SMGs. 

The XRK Zodiac S440, Commando Foregrip, and 45 Round Mags are the three most optimal attachments here, so make sure you build around these for a new loadout.


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.