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How to use smoke grenades to win games in Modern Warfare

Published: 26/Nov/2019 10:22

by Connor Bennett


There are some really simple ways to use smoke grenades in Modern Warfare, especially if you’re looking to dominate public or competitive matches.

Utilizing your equipment in Call of Duty: Modern Warfare can be vital to success. Nobody can counter-play a well-placed stun grenade or really avoid a sneakily placed claymore. 

Learning grenade spots has been a key part of the popular multiplayer franchise for many years, and with Modern Warfare throwing a dose of ‘realism’ into the mix, smoke grenades are back on the agenda, and can be used to your advantage on both offense and defense.

ActivisionSmoke grenades have played a major role in CoD’s multiplayer through the years.

With everyone trying to get better, the Dallas Empire and James ‘Clayster’ Eubanks threw out some free tips for using these highly powerful grenades to your advantage. 

The two-time Call of Duty World Champion noted that smokes can be best used on defense to cut off doorways to objectives. Specifically, in Hardpoint, throwing smokes on a hill with multiple angles is the best way to slow down the enemy team or force them into a major mistake.

On the flip side, when it comes to offense, cutting off a wide-open lane with a smoke grenade is going to provide the safe passage you need on rotations. For example, on Arklov Peak, Clayster demonstrates a perfect cut-off smoke on the silo hill – throwing it across the huge road in-front, blurring vision from the church. 

The Dallas Empire pro also offered up a big “don’t” when it comes to smoke grenades. While players may think that hiding inside a bloomed cloud is perfect, it sometimes doesn’t help.

For example, throwing the grenade against something that forces the cloud to engulf that as well can add a randomness factor so you may end up with poor coverage. With that, enemies can very well push through a smoke to secure easy kills and flip an objective – especially if you’re all alone and reinforcements aren’t that close.

Of course, you may get matched up with players who rush through the smoke without a care in the world, but having a few tactical positions locked down should force them to respect the grenade and wait it out. 

Either way, taking Clayster’s tips into a public game should give you a leg up on the competition, especially for those who are still getting used to the new title.

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Best Type 63 loadout for Call of Duty: Black Ops Cold War

Published: 25/Nov/2020 11:09

by James Busby


The Type 63 is capable of dishing out some incredible damage thanks to its methodical firing pattern and excellent precision. Here are all the attachments you should be using when running and gunning with the Type 63. 

If you’re a fan of Black Ops Cold War’s Tactical Rifle class or a player that prefers a more methodical approach to combat, then the Type 63 is one weapon you’ll want to focus on leveling up. While burst fire weapons like the M16 and AUG continue to dominate the game, there have been a number of players picking up this reliable rifle. 

Despite its slower rate of fire, this tactical rifle is capable of killing an enemy in just two shots (one body shot and one headshot). The Type 63 is a great option for those that want the damage of a sniper, but wish to be more active in their playstyle. If you have a good trigger finger and decent aim, you’ll definitely want to add the Type 63 to your collection. 

In order to help you get the most kills with the Type 63, we’ve put together a loadout that you can use to crush the competition.

Best Type 63 loadout

Type 63
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The Type 63 is one of the most lethal weapons in the entire game.

Here are the best attachments you can use on your Type 63 in Black Ops Cold War, filling every slot thanks to the Gunfighter wildcard:

  • Millstop Reflex 
  • Spetsnaz Compensator 
  • 18.3” Strike Team
  • KGB Target Designator 
  • Spetsnaz Ergonomic Grip
  • 30 RND
  • Gru Elastic Wrap
  • KGB Pad

While you can still make a decent Type 63 loadout without the extra three attachment slots given by the Gunfighter wildcard, the extra kit makes this build extremely comfy. First up is the Millstop Reflex. This is one of the only optics available that doesn’t clutter the screen or provide a great deal of magnification. 

While the 2.0x and 4.0x optics may give you greater precision on the game’s larger maps and modes, the vast majority favor close-quarter engagements. This is also why the 18.3” Strike Team barrel has been chosen. This handy attachment increases your fire rate by 11%, allowing you to get out more shots onto the target. 

It also increases your damage by 9%. While this may seem like an incremental increase, it does make a noticeable difference when combined with a higher rate of fire. To alleviate the Type 63’s horizontal/vertical recoil, we’ve attached both the Spetsnaz Compensator and Spetsnaz Ergonomic Grip.

Type 63 stats
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The Type 63 may not be the most popular gun, but its high DPS makes it a worthy pick.

These attachments make the Type 63 incredibly accurate across all ranges, allowing you to beam opponents with laser-like precision. The bullets will always form in a tight circle around your target, so there’s no need to wrestle with any recoil. Simply point and shoot. 

As you may know by now, visibility in Black Ops Cold War can be rather poor. Even if you follow our visibility guide, there will still be times where you get caught out by pesky head glitches. Fortunately, the KGB Target Designator adds 60% Reveal Distance when aiming down sights. 

The Gru Elastic Wrap is one of the most important attachments as it increases ADS time (30%), Flinch Resistance (90%), and enables aiming while going prone. Combine this with the Sprint to Fire and additional Aim Walking Movement Speed of the KGB Pad, and you have an incredibly mobile rifle that is capable of blistering fast kill times. 

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