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How to unlock new VLK Rogue shotgun in Modern Warfare + attachments list

Published: 10/Mar/2020 20:01 Updated: 12/Mar/2020 8:10

by Albert Petrosyan


The March 10 1.17 update in Call of Duty: Modern Warfare Season 2 added a brand new shotgun called VLK Rogue, and we’ve got all the details about the weapon below.

As Season 2 continues to roll on in Modern Warfare, so does the influx of new content, as Infinity Ward released much more in their March 10 patch.

While the biggest addition was obviously Warzone battle royale, the developers also added a brand new weapon to multiplayer – the VLK Rogue shotgun.

YouTube - HazharddThe new VLK Rogue shotgun in Modern Warfare.

The VLK Rogue is described in-game as “an agile 12-gauge mag fed shotgun from VLK with extensive options to modify range, stability, and maneuverability.”

It’s the third new gun added in Season 2, following the Grau 5.56 assault rifle and Striker 45 SMG, but it’s the first shotgun Infinity Ward have introduced since the game dropped last October.

Everything you need to know about this weapon can be found below, including how to unlock it, the types of attachments, and more.

How to unlock VLK Rogue shotgun

Infinity WardThe VLK Rogue shotgun is now available in Modern Warfare multiplayer.

Unlike the Grau 5.56 and Striker 45, which could only be unlocked after reaching certain tiers in the Season 2 Battle Pass, getting the VLK Rogue requires players to complete an in-game challenge.

It’s pretty straightforward, albeit time-consuming; all you have to do is get seven kills using a gun with five attachments in 15 different matches.

It’s not clear whether or not the matches have to actually be completed for the progress to count. A good idea might be to try quitting after getting the seven kills and see if you received credit for doing it once. If yes, then it’ll be a lot faster to just keep quitting each time. If no, then you’ll have to complete each match to get credit.

VLK Rogue shotgun attachments

Infinity WardThe different categories of attachments for the new VLK Rogue shotgun in Modern Warfare.

As with every weapon in Modern Warfare, the VLK Rogue shotgun features a plethora of attachments that it can be equipped with in the Gunsmith.

There are nine different categories of attachments: Muzzle, Barrel, Laser, Optic, Stock, Pump Grip, Ammunition, Rear Grip, and Perk.


  • Breacher Device
  • Flash Guard
  • Tactical Suppressor
  • Muzzle Brake
  • Compensator
  • Choke
  • FORGE TAC Marauder
  • Monolithic Suppressor


  • VLK Czar
  • 6″ Revolt
  • 16″ Warlord


  • 1 mW Laser
  • 5 mW Laser
  • Tac Laser


  • Solozero Optics Mini Reflex
  • Corp Combat Holo Sight
  • Aim-Op Reflex Sight
  • Cronen LP945 Mini Reflex
  • Operator Reflex Sight
  • Scout Combat Optic
  • PBX Holo 7 Sight
  • VLK 3.0x Optic
  • Viper Reflex Sight
  • APX5 Holographic Sight
  • G.I. Mini Reflex
  • Cronen C480 Pro Optic
  • Monocle Reflex Sight
  • Solozero NVG Enhanced


  • FTAC Hunter
  • FORGE TAC Ultralight
  • No Stock
  • FSS Close Quarters Stock


  • XRK Race Grip
  • VLK Prime Pump Grip
  • XRK ReliaGrip


  • 12 Round Mags
  • 8 Round Slug Mags
  • 4 Round Mags


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


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

Here’s a video showcasing how each of these attachments affects the weapon, courtesy of YouTuber ‘TheGibblesTribute.’

The addition of the VLK Rogue shotgun was only one part of this latest patch. For full details, make sure to check out our Modern Warfare March 10 1.17 update patch notes.

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Black Ops Cold War Zombies leak reveals new Pack-A-Punch, armor, more

Published: 29/Oct/2020 2:20 Updated: 29/Oct/2020 2:23

by Brad Norton


A huge collection of Black Ops Cold War Zombies leaks has seemingly revealed a ton of key details for the upcoming mode, including new weapons, Perks, armor, and plenty of additional features. 

Zombies in Call of Duty has been around since World at War released in 2008. The round-based mode has been a staple in Treyarch games ever since and the upcoming Black Ops Cold War is no different.

The iconic mode is returning in a big way. Not only will new features be on display on a new map, but players will be able to join up with friends across all platforms for the first time ever. There’s a ton to look forward to, but before the November 13 launch, a wide array of details have already leaked out online.

From brand-new features in the latest iteration, to the surprise inclusion of armor, and even a new spin on Pack-A-Punch, there’s plenty to digest. Here’s an overview of all the key information from the new leaks.

Armor coming to Zombies in Black Ops Cold War

Warzone armor
Warzone’s armor system appears to be making its way to Zombies in Black Ops Cold War

In a first for the series, armor is reportedly making its way to the Zombies experience. Similar to how it functions in Warzone, players will be able to equip three armor plates at once. Additionally, this armor can then be upgraded at brand new ‘armor stations’ around the map. 

This means that teams will be able to boost their health greater than ever before.

In previous iterations, Juggernog was the main source of health buffs. However, with full armor and Juggernog in Black Ops Cold War, players can allegedly survive “10 hits from a Zombie.”

Perks in Black Ops Cold War Zombies

Black Ops Cold War Zombies gameplay
Many of the fan-favorites are back, but a new Perk is also on the way in Black Ops Cold War.

While previous leaks outlined which perks to expect in the newly revamped Zombies mode, a few new details have slipped through the cracks. There is one new Perk-a-cola in the game and it’s referred to as ‘Elemental Pop.’

This unique perk will activate an Ammo Mod at random. You may be wondering what an Ammo Mod even is, that’s because these are entirely new with Black Ops Cold War as well. There are four Ammo Mods in total and chugging this new perk will randomly give out one at a time.

Below is a list of all four and how they function:

  • Cyrofreeze – Frost damage and slows enemies.
  • Dead Wire – Electric damage and stuns enemies.
  • Napalm Blast – Fire damage and burns Zombies.
  • Brain Rot – Turns a Zombie to an ally.
Black Ops Cold War Zombies gameplay
Elemental Pop is set to change your weapons in exciting new ways.

One of these effects will be applied to your equipped weapon, changing how the map will play out moving forward. Also of note, Pack-A-Punch has been changed to fit these new Ammo Mods as well.

Whenever you’re Pack-A-Punching a gun in Black Ops Cold War, you’ll reportedly be able to choose from this list. No longer will the upgrade be down to luck; players will have input in the effects their weapons will come with.

Field Upgrades in Black Ops Cold War Zombies

Black Ops Cold War Zombies gameplay
Eight powerful Field Upgrades are supposedly in the works for Black Ops Cold War.

Rather than working with Specialists in the upcoming Zombies mode, Field Upgrades are in focus. There are seemingly eight in total, though only five may be included at launch, according to the leaker.

Some of these help wipe out waves of enemies while others will set your team up to defend a location. They all have unique functions so you’ll have to pick wisely and spread them out among your team. Below is a list of each Field Upgrade seemingly confirmed for launch.

  • Aether Shroud – Masks your presence, making you near-invisible to Zombies. Lasts 5 seconds.
  • Ring of Fire – “Ring shows up that boosts damage inside for everyone.” Also burns enemies that step inside.
  • Healing Aura – Heal yourself and teammates to full health within a small radius.
  • Frost Blast – Wind blast of frost damage. Also slows Zombies.
  • Energy Mine – Proximity mine.

Additionally, three more Field Upgrades appear to be joining the list in future seasons. Lightning Links, Toxic Growth, and Frenzy Guard could all change your strategies as Black Ops Cold War evolves.

New Rune upgrade system in Black Ops Cold War Zombies

Black Ops Cold War Zombies gameplay
It looks like there will be more to grind for than any previous Zombies experience.

While plenty of other details may seem like obvious iterations, Runes are supposedly the “biggest innovation” in Black Ops Cold War. These serve the role of a fully-fledged upgrade system. Everything from Perks to weapons can all be upgraded through the use of Runes.

With every aspect of the game having three distinct tiers, that leads to a total of 72 permanent upgrades to unlock. These are all purchasable with a new in-game currency known as ‘Aetherium,’ according to the leaks.

Aetherium comes in both Raw and Flawless variants. There’s no telling just how long the grind will be to tally up your Aetherium, though playing the game is seemingly the only way to earn this new currency. 

One example of the Rune system at work focused on the Stamin-Up perk. With the level one upgrade, movement impairing effects from stuns and Zombie strikes are reduced by 50%. At the next tier, all fall damage is removed. Finally, at level three, players are able to sprint while aiming.

Other new details for Zombies in Black Ops Cold War

Black Ops Cold War zombie gameplay
You can spot a blueish grenade dropping off of this Zombie in the official trailer. This could be part of the new loot system.

Right off the bat, you’ll notice that Zombies have health bars and display damage numbers when being hit. Additionally, there will be a compass and minimap no different from Warzone. 

Zombies will supposedly also have a chance to drop random loot at any time. Similar to power-up drops in the classic Zombies experience, foes can drop armor, grenades, and even killstreaks, according to the leaker.

Last but not least, there is a new Salvage system in the game.

As you progress through the rounds and fend off waves, you’ll collect Salvage which can then be used to build various tools. From explosives to support equipment and even Monkey Bombs, crafting will be a key feature in Zombies.

Black Ops Cold War Zombies gameplay
This is a look at Salvage in the Zombies trailer, according to the leaker.

As always with early leaks, do take this information with a grain of salt until Black Ops Cold War is released. Some of these details could come from an early build that has since been changed or outright scrapped.

Only time will tell how much of this holds true. If even half of this info is accurate, however, Zombies fans could be in for the most elaborate year thus far.