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How to unlock Fennec & CR-56 Amax in Modern Warfare Season 4

Published: 11/Jun/2020 8:12

by Isaac McIntyre


Two new weapons have been added in Modern Warfare Season 4, the Fennec and the CR-56 Amax, and we’ve got everything there is to know about them, from how they work, to images, and of course how to unlock them.

The latest entry in the Call of Duty franchise has certainly delivered, at least on the content front. Fans have already been treated to three huge season updates, and now the fourth has finally arrived, after a short delay, on June 10.

Among the new Season 4 content ⁠— which includes new Warzone in-game events, the return of Scrapyard, and more ⁠— were two new guns: a remastered Vector SMG from Ghosts, called the Fennec, and the CR-56 Amax assault 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.

Infinity Ward is looking to change the game for Modern Warfare and Warzone again in Season 4.
Infinity Ward
Infinity Ward is looking to change the game for Modern Warfare and Warzone again in Season 4.


As mentioned earlier, the Fennec is a like-for-like rework of the popular Vector SMG from Call of Duty: Ghosts. In Modern Warfare, it’s described as an “aggressive full-auto submachine gun,” designed for “strategic room clearing.”

The short-ranged weapon is billed as having “buttery smooth recoil” and a “blazing fast rate of fire”. That means the Fennec could be the go-to SMG for players looking to storm rooms and strongholds in Modern Warfare Season 4.

As for how to unlock the brand-new submachine gun, it should be fairly easy. Players simply have to grind to Tier 15 of the Season 4 battle pass to unlock this remastered weapon. It is also on the free track, meaning you don’t have to purchase the premium pass.

Modern Warfare's new Season 4 gun the Fennec is a remake of Ghosts' Vector SMG.
Infinity Ward
Modern Warfare’s new Season 4 gun the Fennec is a remake of Ghosts’ Vector SMG.

CR-56 Amax

The new CR-56 Amax assault rifle is the other Season 4 weapon players can get their hands on in Modern Warfare now. The Amax will be a more long-ranged option than the Fennec. It will likely pack a bigger punch at medium distances too.

Infinity Ward’s official description for the gun describes it as a “lightweight 7×62 x 39mm full-auto assault rifle”. It is allegedly both “compact” and “powerful”. According to the devs, it will be “deadly” at medium-range combat, and relatively versatile to boot.

The CR-56 assault rifle will take a bit more grinding to unlock than the Fennec too, which is fitting considering its power: you’ll have to level the Season 4 battle pass up to Tier 31 before you can get your hands on this deadly gun.

Infinity Ward’s official description for the gun describes it as a “lightweight 7x62 x 39mm full auto assault rifle,” which is both “compact” and “powerful.”
Screenshot via Infinity Ward
Infinity Ward’s official description for the gun describes it as a “lightweight 7×62 x 39mm full-auto assault rifle.”

Faster ways of unlocking the new Season 4 guns

While grinding the game and leveling up the Battle Pass is one way of unlocking the new Season 4 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 Fennec SMG. You can then purchase the next 16 Tiers to the second Season 4 gun at $1.50 each. That will unlock you the CR-56 Amax assault 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 Fennec and CR-56 Amax are, of course, just small additions in Season 4’s mega-update, which is out now. For full details on everything Infinity Ward has added to Modern Warfare & Warzone, check out our June 10 update patch notes.


NICKMERCS claims Warzone is “not looking good” compared to Fortnite

Published: 27/Nov/2020 1:24

by Theo Salaun


From Fortnite to Call of Duty: Warzone and back, NICKMERCS is as experienced in both battle royales as anyone. After jumping back into Epic Games’ iteration, he claims the third-person shooter has a serious edge over Warzone right now.

In a long overdue Fortnite return stream with SypherPK, another battle royale maestro, FaZe Clan and MFAM’s Nick ‘NICKMERCS’ Kolcheff got back into the groove and decided it was time to compare his favorite BR titles. Of course, with so many followers, the MFAM audience deserves an explanation for the change in content.

While the popular streamer built his following in Epic Games’ unique title, his Twitch following grew to a whopping 4.6 million followers with thanks to months spent popping off on Verdansk. Having hosted, participated, and won Warzone tournaments in that span, he’s flown into the world’s top 15 most-followed Twitch streamers.

But, with Call of Duty’s sights set on the Black Ops Cold War release, Warzone has lost some lustre and NICKMERCS has returned to the consistently-updated Fortnite. Fittingly, he proceeded to explain that those updates give Fortnite an edge over Warzone.

It took Nick some time to get used to Fortnite’s mechanics, as he and SypherPK delved into the differences between the two games’ aim assists and how exponential and linears differ between the two. Ultimately, despite the discomfort upon switching over, the BR aficionado found himself loving it.

To explain his intentions in trying Fortnite again, NICKMERCS minced no words: “Listen, the current state over on the Call of Duty side of things is not looking good. There was supposed to be a big update coming in December, we haven’t heard anything about that. Really not good.”

And then, to contrast why Fortnite feels like the superior BR right now, he couldn’t help but give props to Epic Games’ consistent content delivery: “On the other hand, for Fortnite, there’s big-time updates and map changes right around the corner before Christmas.”

Fortnite Item Shop
Epic Games
Fortnite’s shop gets consistent action, while Warzone’s is very quiet right now.

Fortnite and Apex Legends follow a similar format as titles, where the game is free and updated seasonally. Warzone was Call of Duty’s successful effort to do the same, but things became complicated by BOCW’s release.

Now, Warzone’s seasonal content schedule has been disrupted by Activision’s focus on selling BOCW. The company is trying to get the best of both worlds: a free battle royale’s player base with the money of an annual title like FIFA, Madden, and NBA 2K franchises.

By putting their money into BOCW tournaments and content, CoD seems to have pushed NICKMERCS to return to a game that, distraction-free, is regularly putting out content.