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How to unlock SKS and Renetti in Modern Warfare Season 3 + attachments

Published: 8/Apr/2020 9:07 Updated: 11/Jun/2020 8:03

by Isaac McIntyre

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Two new guns have been added in Modern Warfare as part of the Season Three content drop, and we’ve got everything there is to know about them, from how they work, to images, and of course how to unlock them.

The latest entry in the Call of Duty franchise has certainly delivered, at least on the content front. Fans have already been treated to two mega-sized season updates, and now the third has finally arrived on April 7.

Among the new content ⁠— which includes a new Warzone-cross-multiplayer operator, maps, vehicle cosmetics, and more ⁠— were two new guns: the long-range SKS marksman rifle and the Renetti handgun.

Modern Warfare's new Renetti handgun is designed for close-combat firefights.
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Modern Warfare’s new Renetti handgun is designed for close-combat firefights.

Just as Activision promised at the beginning of the Modern Warfare cycle, and delivered on last season, both these new weapons are available to all players for free simply by leveling up this season’s new Battle Pass.

Players who don’t want to grind can also instantly obtain one or both of these guns by purchasing their way up the Battle Pass to each gun’s specific Tier.

Renetti handgun

There's some interesting attachment options for the new Renetti handgun.
Infinity Ward
There’s some interesting attachment options for the new Renetti handgun.

The Renetti is a “well-rounded semi-auto 9mm pistol” armed with “an alternative three-round burst attachment,” according to the official weapon description. The description goes on to suggest it’s “unassuming, yet deadly.”

The handgun shines in “close-range combat,” and has a host of attachments to boot. Prime among them is a new alternative three-round burst addon.

As for how to unlock it, the plucky handgun is available upon reaching Tier 15 of the Season 2 Battle Pass’ free content stream, meaning you don’t have to purchase the premium pass to unlock this weapon.

SKS marksman rifle

The new SKS marksman rifle foregoes Modern Warfare's usual slow sniping for a fast-paced fire-rate.
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The new SKS marksman rifle foregoes Modern Warfare’s usual slow sniping for a fast-paced fire-rate.

The SKS is described as a “lightweight, semi-auto carbine loaded with 7.62x39mm rounds” in-game. Not only that, but the Soviet-style marksman rifle is also allegedly “hard-hitting” and “agile,” sacrificing accuracy for utility.

While many of Warzone’s long-range snipers are bolt-action, or relatively slow-firing, the SKS delivers blow after blow with speed. That’s the new guns’ main selling point, and it has plenty of attachments to get the job done too:

MUZZLE

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

BARRELS

  • FTAC Landmark
  • 16” FSS Para
  • 22” FSS M59/66

LASER

  • Tac Laser

OPTICS

  • Operator Reflex Sight
  • Corp Combat Holo Sight
  • Aim-Op Reflex Sight
  • Scout Combat Optic
  • APX5 Holographic Sight
  • Integral Hybrid
  • G.I. Mini Reflex
  • VLK 3.0x Optic
  • PBX Holo 7 Sight
  • Solozero NVG Enhanced
  • PU Scope
  • 4.0x Flip Hybrid
  • Viper Reflex Sight
  • Canted Hybrid
  • Monocle Reflex Sight
  • Variable Zoom Scope
  • Cronen C480 Pro Optic
  • Solozero NVG Enhanced

STOCKS

  • SKS Rifle Stock
  • FTAC Hunter-Scout
  • Sawed-off Stock

UNDER BARREL

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

AMMUNITION

  • 30 Round Mags
  • 10 Round Mags

PERKS

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

Most players should be able to unlock this weapon over the course of Season 3, but it may take a little bit of a grind considering the returning SMG is lying in wait all the way at Level 31 of the free portion of the Battle Pass.

Modern Warfare's bumper Season 3 update has brought a stack of new content, including the two new guns.
Infinity Ward
Modern Warfare’s bumper Season 3 update has brought a stack of new content, including the two new guns.

Faster ways of unlocking the two new weapons

While grinding the game and leveling up the Battle Pass is one way of unlocking the new Season 3 guns, there are alternative methods, albeit not free.

One way is to buy the Battle Pass Bundle, which instantly unlocks the first 20 Tiers, and, with it, the Renetti. You can then purchase the remaining 11 Tiers to the second weapon at $1.50 each, and acquire the SKS rifle too.

There is also, of course, the option to just purchase the whole Battle Pass outright, which would cost about $150 USD, but would unlock all of the Tiers and rewards at once, including these two guns.

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Modern Warfare Season 3 launched on April 7, adding new maps, weapons, modes and another fresh Battle Pass.

The Renetti and SKS are, of course, also just small additions in Season 3’s mega-update, which is out now. For full details on everything Infinity Ward has added to Modern Warfare and Warzone, check out our April 7 update patch notes.

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5 best AK-74u loadouts in Black Ops Cold War for all play-styles

Published: 25/Nov/2020 6:06

by Brad Norton

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Whether you prefer to frag while running and gunning, or simply want to rack up time in the objective, we’ve got you covered with the best AK-74u loadouts for every playstyle in Black Ops Cold War.

SMGs can dominate the battlefield in Black Ops Cold War. Regardless of which mode you’re playing, or which map you’re on, there’s a perfect loadout for every situation. To get the most out of the AK-74u, however,  you’ll want to build a class around your playstyle.

If you’re a slayer just looking for high-kill games or you prefer to sit back and focus on the win, there’s a way to customize every element of your loadout to match your preferences. From perks to attachments and everything in between, the choice is all yours.

We’ve got you covered with optimal setups for five key playstyles in Black Ops Cold War. Take your pick from the most powerful AK-74u loadouts below.

Fastest AK-74u loadout for running and gunning

Black Ops Cold War Ak-74u
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The fastest set of attachments in Black Ops Cold War.

Attachments

  • Optic: Microflex LED
  • Muzzle: Spetsnaz Compensator
  • Barrel: 10.3 Task Force
  • Body: Steady Aim Laser
  • Underbarrel: Spetsnaz Speedgrip
  • Magazine: GRU Mag Clamp
  • Handle: Speed Tape
  • Stock: KGB Skeletal Stock

Secondary – Combat Knife

Perks

  • Perk 1: Flak Jacket
  • Perk 2: Scavenger
  • Perk 3: Gung-Ho

Equipment

  • Lethal: Frag Grenade
  • Tactical: Stimshot
  • Field Upgrade: Trophy System

Wildcard – Gunfighter

Up first is perhaps the most common playstyle for the typical SMG player. While Assault Rifles are used from longer ranges to hold down certain angles, SMGs are often the right tool for flankers and aggressive players always on the move. As a result, you want the best attachments and perks to get the most out of your speed.

The KGB Skeletal Stock is arguably the most important here as Sprint to Fire Time is vital. The faster you can pull your weapon out from a full sprint, the faster you’ll be able to fire and take down nearby enemies. This is ideal for running and gunning.

In terms of perks, the first two slots won’t really impact your speed all that much. However, equipping Gung-Ho in the third slot is crucial. Being able to fire while sprinting is a neat bonus, but reloading while fleeing a fight is the biggest factor here.

Last but not least, Stimshot is a must in the Tactical slot. Since you’re always moving, you never want to wait around for manual health-regen.

Best all-rounder AK-74u loadout

Black Ops Cold War Ak-74u
Treyarch
Every attachment you’ll need for a balanced SMG.

Attachments

  • Optic:
  • Muzzle: Spetsnaz Compensator
  • Barrel: 9.3 VDV Reinforced
  • Body: Steady Aim Laser
  • Underbarrel: Spetsnaz Grip
  • Magazine: 40 RND Drum
  • Handle:
  • Stock:

Secondary – 1911

Perks

  • Perk 1: Flak Jacket +Tactical Mask
  • Perk 2: Scavenger + Tracker
  • Perk 3: Gung-Ho + Ghost

Equipment

  • Lethal: Frag Grenade
  • Tactical: Stun Grenade
  • Field Upgrade: Trophy System

Wildcard – Perk Greed

If you’re looking for the best balance, this is the ideal SMG setup for you. From close range gunfights to crucial mid-range kills, you’ll be able to do it all with this loadout. The goal here is to tick as many boxes without limiting yourself too much. Almost every positive comes with a downside, so this loadout looks to balance everything out evenly.

As a result, you don’t want to be picking attachments with major debuffs to the gun. A lot of the base unlocks will help provide smaller buffs without huge tradeoffs.

Selecting the Perk Greed Wildcard keeps your weapon in check with just five attachments but lets you buff your operator with six perks. This will keep you comfortable on the map no matter how things play out.

Need to hold down a hill in Hardpoint? You’ve got Flak Jacket, Tactical Mask, and a Trophy to help out. Need to go on a long flank to break a spawn trap in Domination? You’ve got Ghost and a mid-range weapon to clear out an enemy base. You can do it all with this particular setup.

Best OBJ-focused AK-74u loadout

Black Ops Cold War Ak-74u
Treyarch
The full setup for a pure OBJ class in Black Ops Cold War.

Attachments

  • Optic:
  • Muzzle: Spetsnaz Compensator
  • Barrel: 9.3 VDV Reinforced
  • Body: Steady Aim Laser
  • Underbarrel: Spetsnaz Grip
  • Magazine: Spetsnaz 50 RND Drum
  • Handle:
  • Stock:

Secondary – Gallo SA12

Perks

  • Perk 1: Flak Jacket +Tactical Mask
  • Perk 2: Gearhead + Quartermaster
  • Perk 3: Ghost + Cold Blooded

Equipment

  • Lethal: Frag Grenade
  • Tactical: Smoke Grenade
  • Field Upgrade: Trophy System

Wildcard – Perk Greed

If your aim is to get wins at all costs, you’ll be best off with this OBJ-focused setup. Designed to keep you in the hotspots, hold down sites, and fend off waves of enemies, this is for players who prefer a more methodical approach to their game.

Of note, smoke is essential in the Tactical slot. Rather than stunning enemies or popping a flash, using the smoke grenade can cover a wide area on an objective. This will force enemies to run into you where they can then meet the power of your AK-74u.

In terms of perks, Gearhead and Quartermaster are the main buffs you’ll want for pure OBJ play. You’re not focused on rushing through the map here. These perks will help you keep a site well and truly locked down.

While you’ll have more ammo in a clip than usual, holding down objectives can get dicey for long periods of time. As a last resort, this loadout gives you a beefy secondary in the Gallo SA12 shotgun.

Most accurate AK-74u loadout

Black Ops Cold War Ak-74u
Treyarch
Your AK-74u can be a real laser from afar with this setup.

Attachments

  • Optic: Kobra Red Dot
  • Muzzle: KGB Eliminator
  • Barrel: 9.3 VDV Reinforced
  • Body: GRU 5MW Laser Sight
  • Underbarrel: Spetsnaz Grip
  • Magazine: GRU Mag Clamp
  • Handle: GRU Elastic Wrap
  • Stock: Tactical Stock

Secondary – 1911

Perks

  • Perk 1: Forward Intel
  • Perk 2: Scavenger
  • Perk 3: Ghost

Equipment

  • Lethal: Frag Grenade
  • Tactical: Stimshot
  • Field Upgrade: Proximity Mine

Wildcard – Gunfight

While SMGs aren’t often thought of for their accuracy, there’s no reason you can’t create a ridiculous laser with your AK-74u. The Gunsmith gives you such a huge amount of freedom to limit recoil, and that’s exactly what this loadout is designed for.

All of the attachments are in place to minimize recoil of every kind. Both vertical and horizontal recoil can’t get any better than with this loadout. As a result, you’ll be a bit slower than most standard SMG classes. Though you’ll be able to gun down enemies from much further than usual.

The Forward Intel perk is crucial in the first slot here. It’s a bit of a niche pick, but if your goal is to stand your ground and accurately beam from across the map, this perk will only help in that role. It reveals more of the map than usual so you can see enemy players from afar.

Last but not least, chucking on a Proximity Mine can always come in handy. No one likes a camper, but if you’re setting up in a particular location and want some added peace of mind, placing a Mine behind you can keep you safe.

Best Law Breaker AK-74u loadout

Black Ops Cold War Ak-74u
Treyarch
SMGs and Snipers together will make you a one-man army on the map.

Attachments – Primary

  • Optic:
  • Muzzle: Spetsnaz Compensator
  • Barrel: 9.3 VDV Reinforced
  • Body: Steady Aim Laser
  • Underbarrel: Spetsnaz Grip
  • Magazine: 40 RND Drum
  • Handle:
  • Stock: 

Attachments – Secondary: Pelington 703

  • Optic:
  • Muzzle: Infantry Stabilizer
  • Barrel: 26.5 Tiger Team
  • Body:
  • Underbarrel: Bipod
  • Magazine: 7 RND
  • Handle: Airborne Elastic Wrap
  • Stock:

Perks

  • Perk 1: Flack Jacket
  • Perk 2: Tracker
  • Perk 3: Ghost

Equipment

  • Lethal: Frag Grenade
  • Tactical: Stimshot
  • Field Upgrade: Field Mic

Wildcard – Law Breaker

Last but not least, if you’re looking for the best of both worlds in Black Ops Cold War, this is the ideal loadout for you. If you want the speed and style of SMGs with the precision and patience of a sniper, you can’t do better.

Using the Law Breaker wildcard gives you access to both the AK-74u and the Pelington 703 in the one class. This means you can be fast and tactical all at once. Adapting your playstyle to the situation at hand.

Other than the weapons, the only major difference here is to run with a Field Mic over any other Field Upgrade. You’re likely going to post up in a hotspot, so no reason not to reveal enemies in the area while you whip out the sniper.