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How to unlock R9-0 Dragon’s Breath rounds: fire shotgun Warzone loadout

Published: 1/Sep/2020 21:44

by Albert Petrosyan

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There’s a new overpowered force in Modern Warfare and Warzone called the R9-0 shotgun with Dragon Breath rounds, and we’ve got everything you need to build your own dominant loadout with it.

It seems like every time Infinity Ward nerf an overpowered weapon or patch a broken gun exploit, players find something else to take its place in the multiplayer and battle royale meta.

Right now, that’s the R9-0 shotgun, which received a considerable buff at the start of Season 5 in the shape of new Dragon’s Breath rounds, a change which wasn’t even mentioned in the official patch notes.

As its name suggests, Dragon’s Breath is an ammo modification that turns the shotgun’s regular rounds into 3000-degree magnesium incendiary shells that set enemy players on fire. Thus, not only does the target lose health from getting hit by the shells themselves, but the burning effect lasts and continues to inflict further damage.

Infinity WardThe R9-0 shotgun had never been part of the MW and Warzone meta until the Dragon’s Breath rounds were added.

Like with most attachments that have been released for guns post-launch, the Dragon’s Breath rounds have to be unlocked by either purchasing a preset R9-0 blueprint from the in-game store or completing its challenge(s).

For the latter option, all you have to do is get 10 kills while sliding, and this can all be done in a single match, so you don’t have to quit out after every slide kill and get into another lobby.

Infinity WardIn order to unlock the R9-0 shotgun’s incendiary rounds, you need to get 10 kills while sliding.

If you own multiplayer, the easiest way to get this done is by loading into the Shoot the Ship playlist and waiting to get Shipment, which is small enough of a map that you should be able to complete the challenge in a single match.

However, if you don’t own MP, you have no choice but to do it in Warzone, which will probably take you a bit longer. Your best bet is to jump into a Plunder playlist and get as many sliding kills as you can. Remember, the challenge only counts kills, not downs, so you have to finish off your eliminations.

Once you do unlock it, here’s one of the more popular Warzone classes for the R9-0 shotgun featuring the Dragon’s Breath rounds, courtesy of prominent CoD YouTuber, TheXclusiveAce.

TheXclusiveAce - YouTubeA popular Warzone loadout featuring the R9-0 with Dragon’s Breath rounds.
  • Muzzle: Choke
  • Barrel: FORGE TAC Sentry
  • Laser: 5mW Laser
  • Underbarrel: Merc Foregrip
  • Ammunition: Dragon’s Breath Rounds

If you’re having second thoughts about whether this ammo mod is worth all that trouble since the shotgun is pretty non-meta without it, many top content creators, streamers, and YouTubers are calling it the next best thing in Warzone.

NICKMERCS, who often gets blamed for putting the spotlight on these sorts of overpowered weapons, attachments, and exploits, has published a video on his R9-0 Dragon’s Breath setup with the hopes that it will lead to the devs nerfing the weapon and/or attachment.

But, for now, the Dragon’s Breath continues to roam free throughout Verdansk, terrorizing players who dare challenge at close-range. So if you want to be part of that fun before it goes away, you better start working on that challenge!

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Black Ops Cold War preorder guide: Editions, bonuses, cross-gen, more

Published: 27/Oct/2020 5:49 Updated: 27/Oct/2020 6:11

by Brad Norton

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Black Ops Cold War is almost upon us and if you’re struggling to keep on top of the many different versions, early in-game bonuses, and even cross-gen features, we’ve got you covered.

Treyarch’s next mainline entry in the Call of Duty series is fast approaching. After a record-shattering Alpha, followed by an equally impressive Beta, it’s clear that we’re in store for one of the biggest releases in franchise history.

More players are eager to drop into the action than ever before, but preordering can be a bit confusing. There are multiple unique versions of the game that span across five platforms. For veterans and newcomers alike, it can be easy to lose track of what’s included with each edition.

If you’re wondering which to preorder, we’ve got you covered. Below is a complete rundown of every version of Black Ops Cold War.

When does Black Ops Cold War release?

Treyarch’s next big release is launching on Friday, November 13, 2020. Black Ops Cold War will be available across more platforms than many previous releases. Current-gen players can hop in on day one across the PlayStation 4 and Xbox One.

Meanwhile, those with next-gen consoles from day one can access the game on the PlayStation 5 and Xbox Series X + S. Of course, PC gamers will also be getting in on the fun as well.

Regardless of where you’re playing or where your friends are playing, everyone can still team up. Treyarch has confirmed that Black Ops Cold War will feature cross-platform and cross-generation play for all multiplayer modes as well as Zombies.

Digital Black Ops Cold War editions

It can be easy to lose track of what content and which features are included with the many different versions of Black Ops Cold War. Some come with weapon Blueprints while others come with the ability to play across multiple platforms.

To keep things simple, it’s worth bearing in mind that there are three main versions of the game. If you’re playing on PC, it couldn’t be simpler. Though if you’re a console gamer, things get a bit muddled due to the new generation of hardware.

Below is a full table of what you need to know. From preorder bonuses to the exact features and content provided with each version, use this as a guide before putting your money down.

PlayStation Digital Preorders

Standard Edition Cross-Gen Bundle Ultimate Edition
PS4 version of the game Included Included Included
PS5 version of the game PS4 version playable through backwards compatibility Included Included
Woods Operator Pack (available now in Warzone and Modern Warfare) Included Included Included
Confrontation Weapons Pack Included Included Included
Land, Sea, and Air Pack Included
Battle Pass Bundle (1 Season Battle Pass + 20 Tier Skips) Included

Xbox Digital Preorders

Standard Edition Cross-Gen Bundle Ultimate Edition
Xbox One version of the game Included Included Included
Xbox Series X + S versions of the game Xbox One version playable through backwards compatibility Included Included
Woods Operator Pack (available now in Warzone and Modern Warfare) Included Included Included
Confrontation Weapons Pack Included Included Included
Land, Sea, and Air Pack Included
Battle Pass Bundle (1 Season Battle Pass + 20 Tier Skips) Included

PC Digital Preorders

Standard Edition Ultimate Edition
PC version of the game Included Included
Woods Operator Pack (available now in Warzone and Modern Warfare) Included Included
Confrontation Weapons Pack Included Included
Land, Sea, and Air Pack Included
Battle Pass Bundle (1 Season Battle Pass + 20 Tier Skips) Included

Physical Black Ops Cold War editions

If you prefer to snag a physical copy of Black Ops Cold War, there are some unique details to keep in mind. With many digital versions of the game, cross-platform functionality is built-in. If you opt for a disc, however, an extra cost is associated with unlocking this cross-gen feature.

For example, if you buy a physical copy for the PS4 but want to play on PS5 in 2021, you’ll have to pay $10. It gets even more complicated if you purchase a physical copy for next-gen and want to revert back for whatever reason.

Below is a complete list of details to be wary of before buying a physical copy of Black Ops Cold War.

  • PS4 Standard Physical edition can upgrade to PS5 for $10.
  • PS5 Standard Physical edition only comes with the PS5 version. 
  • Xbox One Physical Standard edition cannot upgrade to Xbox Series X
  • Xbox Series X Standard Physical edition includes Xbox One copy
Black Ops Cold War gameplay
Activision
Black Ops Cold War has three unique versions across five different platforms.

So there you have it, everything there is to know about the various editions of Black Ops Cold War. Options are almost always a good thing and there’s plenty to choose from to fit your ideal CoD experience.