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How to unlock Rytec AMR sniper in Modern Warfare & Warzone fast

Published: 30/Jun/2020 16:37

by Jacob Hale


On June 30, Modern Warfare and Warzone received a hefty patch that nerfed the MP5 and the Grau, as well as bringing a brand new sniper rifle to the fold.

The Rytec AMR sniper brings something very unique to Modern Warfare and Warzone, with both Explosive and Thermite rounds making it even more deadly than it already is.

It’s got a decent rate of fire, perhaps not quite as powerful as the likes of the HDR, but with attachments like Explosive Rounds, that is easily rectified.

modern warfare season four reloaded
The Modern Warfare Season 4 Reloaded update brings the Rytec AMR sniper rifle, new Warzone changes and a host of balancing changes.

Obviously, as with all weapons added to the game, it’s not as simple as logging in and seeing the gun available to use – you’ve got to actually earn it.

Luckily, the challenge you have to complete to unlock the Rytec AMR is actually relatively easy, as you only have to get three quickscope kills in 15 separate matches.

Follow the steps below for the easiest way to unlock the new Rytec AMR sniper rifle.

  1. Create a new sniper or marksman rifle class to get quickscopes – we would recommend a weapon like the Kar98, with attachments to improve ADS speed and reload time.
  2. Start playing the Shoot the Ship playlist (feel free to skip lobbies so as to only get Shipment).
  3. Pick your new quickscoping class and find a good spot where you can easily pick off enemies.
  4. Back out of the lobby and find a new game.
  5. Repeat until you’ve got your three quickscope kills in 15 matches – you will be notified when the gun is unlocked.
rytec amr sniper rifle in modern warfare and warzone
The Rytec AMR is a completely new kind of sniper in Modern Warfare and Warzone.

There you have it: you’ll be using the Rytec AMR in no time if you follow these steps.

Even if you’re not a particularly potent sniper, attaching a reflex sight to a Kar98 makes you feel like you’re wielding a very powerful assault rifle, so this might just do the trick.

Unfortunately, this isn’t that simple if you don’t have Modern Warfare downloaded and only play Warzone, and you best start dropping in to Verdansk at a fast pace if you want to use the Rytec before anyone else.

If you’re looking to find out what else is new, be sure to check out the patch notes, because you might need to have a better look at some of your classes going forward.

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Iconic Call of Duty Raid map spotted in Black Ops Cold War files

Published: 2/Dec/2020 2:24

by Brad Norton


Eight years after its introduction in the Call of Duty franchise, Black Ops 2’s Raid could finally be returning in a mainline entry as files for the iconic map have been uncovered in Black Ops Cold War.

Treyarch’s fan-favorite Black Ops 2 released in 2012. Since then, we’ve seen eight new titles come and go. In that gap, Raid has only made one other appearance in a global title, that title being Call of Duty Mobile.

While other maps have been rereleased countless times, including seven remakes of Nuketown alone, Raid has been left in the past. However, that’s about to change according to the latest leaks.

After an extended period in the shadows, Raid could finally be thrown back into the spotlight soon. Dataminers have uncovered a line of code relating to the map in Black Ops Cold War, suggesting that we’ll see it return in Season 1.

As a huge influx of Season 1 content slipped through the cracks on December 1, one key line stood out from the pack. ‘S1_map_raid_tu_cairo’ was plucked directly from the latest version of Black Ops Cold War.

Obviously, this doesn’t outright confirm Raid is a guarantee for the next Season. This is the first official reference to the map in quite some time, though, so it’s safe to assume Treyarch has been working to bring it back to life.

Black Ops 2 Raid gameplay
Raid might finally be back in a mainline CoD title for the first time since 2012.

The original map quickly became a favorite for its unique design. There were distinct sections that paved the way for vast combat opportunities. Both close-range and long-range loadouts could feel right at home on Raid. On one side you had a wide-open area with a high ground advantage for one team next to a  

On the other, you had a circular area perfect for flanking opportunities. Meanwhile, in the middle lane, you’d often catch snipers peeking across from either side in a near-symmetrical layout.

One of the more interesting tidbits from this datamine is the final word. Cairo is the capital of Egypt. The original version of Raid was set in Los Angeles. So when we see this new version, it could have a fresh coat of paint to fit the locale. 

Black Ops 2 Raid gameplay
Expect to see snipers hanging out across the basketball courts if Raid drops with Season One in Cold War.

It was an extremely popular competitive map throughout the year of its initial release. Given it worked quite well with essentially all objective-based game modes. From Hardpoint to Search and Destroy, Raid was often a favored pick.

Season One of Black Ops Cold War kicks off on December 10. There’s no confirmation we’ll see Raid in-game from this point on, so do take this leak with a grain of salt until then.