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How to unlock new MK9 Bruen LMG in Modern Warfare + attachments list

Published: 29/Apr/2020 21:12

by Theo Salaun

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The April 28 update in Call of Duty: Modern Warfare’s third season has brought a new LMG into the fold, the MK9 Bruen—which bears striking similarities to the classic M249 SAW from earlier titles.

As Season 3 continues to roll on in Modern Warfare, so does the influx of new content, the latest one being the MK9 Bruen Light Machine Gun, added via the massive April 28 update.

Like most LMGs, this addition has to principal strengths: “high accuracy and reliable damage.” But, with some interesting choices for attachments and a unique blueprint named “the Glitch,” the hefty machine gun has some room for versatility.

 

Most notably, while most LMGs are lumbering beasts, the Bruen has the flexibility to become a juggernaut of an assault rifle. This is accomplished by running its 60-round mags as your ammunition attachment, which are also featured in the Glitch blueprint and make the gun much more mobile in-combat—as seen above, with YouTuber ‘Simp’ running the Glitch all the way to a Nuke killstreak. 

Here’s everything you need to know about the newest weapon in MW, including how you unlock it and the variety of its attachments.

How to unlock MK9 Bruen LMG

There are two ways to unlock the Bruen: either by completing an in-game challenge or by simply purchasing it from the Modern Warfare store.

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The MK9 Bruen’s blueprint, “The Glitch,” proves how adaptable the gun becomes with its 60-round mags.

 

For those wanting to jump into it, you can just buy the Encryption bundle—which grants you the Glitch blueprint of the Bruen to play around with in multiplayer and Warzone.

For those that are more economically prudent or eager for a new challenge, you can complete the Bruen’s in-game challenge: get three kills when an enemy is near smoke with an LMG across 15 different matches.

This is a particularly unique challenge, especially when compared with the VLK Rogue Shotgun, the weapon Infinity Ward added in Season 2 (seven kills using a gun with five attachments across 15 matches). But players should be able to simply equip a smoke grenade, thermal scope LMG loadout, and jump into multiplayer until they’ve hit their tally.

MK9 Bruen LMG attachments 

 

As aforementioned, the Bruen is a versatile LMG with a wide assortment of attachments. They are split across nine categories, and each is demonstrated by YouTuber ‘TheGibblesTribute’ in the video above.

MUZZLE:

  • Flash Guard
  • Breacher Device
  • Muzzle Brake
  • Lightweight Suppressor
  • Tactical Suppressor
  • Compensator
  • Monolithic Suppressor

BARREL:

  • XRK Horizon 23.0”
  • XRK Summit 26.8”
  • Bruen 18.0” Para

LASER:

  • 1mW Laser
  • 5mW Laser
  • Tac Laser

OPTIC:

  • G.I. Mini Reflex
  • Corp Combat Holo Sight
  • Aim-Op Reflex Sight
  • Viper Reflex Sight
  • VLK 3.0x Optic
  • APX5 Holographic Sight
  • Operator Reflex Sight
  • Solozero NVG Enhanced
  • Integral Hybrid
  • Scout Combat Optic
  • Solozero Optics Mini Reflex
  • Sniper Scope
  • 4.0x Flip Hybrid
  • Merc Thermal Optic
  • Cronen LP945 Mini Reflex
  • PBX Holo 7 Sight
  • Canted Hybrid
  • Monocle Reflex Sight

STOCK:

  • FORGE TAC Stalker
  • FORGE TAC Ultralight
  • FSS Close Quarters Stock
  • No Stock
  • Skeleton Stock

PERK:

  • Heavy Hitter
  • Recon
  • FMJ
  • Sleight of Hand
  • Frangible – Wounding
  • Fast Melee
  • Mo’ Money
  • Fully Loaded
  • Frangible – Disabling

REAR GRIP:

  • Granulated Grip Tape
  • Stippled Grip Tape
  • Rubberized Grip Tape

AMMUNITION:

  • 200 Round Belt
  • 60 Round Mags

UNDERBARREL:

  • Commando Foregrip
  • Merc Foregrip
  • Bipod
  • Tactical Foregrip
  • Ranger Foregrip
  • Operator Foregrip

It remains to be seen just how meta this gun will become, but it’s a heavy hitter with interesting adaptability. 


For full details about everything else that came via this patch, make sure to check out the Modern Warfare & Warzone April 28 patch notes.

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Best Warzone kills against cheaters exploiting the Stim glitch

Published: 18/Jan/2021 5:12

by Theo Salaun

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Taking matters into their own hands, some of Call of Duty: Warzone’s bravest players have, quite literally, gone out of their way to punish cheating exploiters who abuse the notorious Stim glitch.

As most Warzone fans have become familiar with by now, there is an unlimited Stim Shot glitch that pops into existence, gets patched out, and then returns every once in a while. The bug allows you to use an infinite amount of Stim Shots, enabling players to remain in the gas indefinitely and secure easy wins while those who play fairly die to the final circles.

Unfortunately, as time passes, more and more exploiters have become aware of the glitch and prone to abusing it. Fortunately, more and more players with competitive integrity have become aware of those exploiters and prone to exacting justice by punishing them.

While few things are more satisfying than a high-kill Warzone victory, one such thing is the cathartic sensation of a cheater being killed and therefore robbed of their illegitimate win. Highlighted by one of Warzone’s very best, Liam ‘Jukeyz’ James, here are the best kills against Stim glitch exploiters.

Unwilling to be denied their 100-kill victory, Jukeyz and his team got set up with self-revives, gas masks, and a UAV to go seek out and eliminate the exploiter in their lobby. Driving directly into the toxic gas, Jukeyz is able to hop out (as his driver is downed by the green cloud) and delete the prone cheater.

And Jukeyz isn’t alone in obliterating these exploiters. Reddit’s ‘thebigeasy31’ decimated the hubris of one such exploiter, who brashly thought they could start Stim glitching earlier in the game with a Most Wanted contact on his head. Instead, bigeasy gave him a bullet to the head.

And last, but certainly not least, Reddit’s ‘Millertime166’ took it upon themself to pull off a one-man vigilante act by seeking out a Stim glitcher on Rebirth Island. Heading into the gas, copping a Gas Mask, and getting into a vehicle, Millertime used their last remaining HP to kill off a silly cheater who was hidden behind a wall.

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While the Stim glitch was supposed to have been removed during the January 13 patch, some believe it persists, albeit in a more limited fashion. Nevertheless, most expect it could possibly make a return at some point.

If it does come back, these players prove that the game’s developers are not the only ones who can counteract cheaters. Like those who killed off exploiters who were abusing the Promenade truck glitch, Verdansk’s finest have begun carrying out their own brand of justice.