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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.

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

Published: 2/Dec/2020 2:24

by Brad Norton

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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
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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
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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.