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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 Zombies leak reveals new Pack-A-Punch, armor, more

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

by Brad Norton

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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

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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

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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.
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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

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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

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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
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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
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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.