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Infinity Ward confirms Modern Warfare won’t have loot boxes after all

Published: 13/Oct/2019 23:08 Updated: 13/Oct/2019 23:38

by Brad Norton

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The latest iteration in the renowned Call of Duty franchise is supposedly being released without a loot box system in place.

Set to launch on October 25, Modern Warfare is shaping up to be a huge release in the series. Boasting a full campaign, cross-play functionality for multiplayer, and the return of fan-favorite Spec Ops mode.

Despite this, the community has been largely kept in the dark in regards to the state of microtransactions in the game and whether or not loot boxes will be featured.

In an October 13 post on Reddit, Infinity Ward Art Director Joel Emslie provided an update and revealed that Modern Warfare will not release with a loot box system in place.

“There continues to be misinformed and incorrect info being pushed about Modern Warfare,” he expressed. “What I can say right now is that we are definitely NOT working on any kind of supply drop or loot box system.”

Activison - Call of Duty: WWIIAn example of a recent loot box system featured in Call of Duty: WWII

Recent leaks suggested that not only would the title release with loot box functionality, but that weapons would be accessible via microtransactions. A rumor that enraged the Call of Duty community

The most recent update from Infinity Ward however, clearly denies the earlier leaks, as Emslie has ensured that “functional stuff is unlocked through GAMEPLAY.”

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While loot boxes have been featured prominently throughout many Call of Duty titles, functionality has almost entirely revolved around cosmetic unlocks in past entries. 

With no supply drop or loot box system in the works however, it seems as though these items will be unlocked in other ways. “We’re planning to release info this week,” Emslie assured. 

Activision - Call of Duty: Modern WarfareA look at the Gunsmith in Modern Warfare. Free from micro-transactions throughout the recent beta.

If recent leaks are to be trusted, there’s a very real chance that we see a Battle Royale mode announced for Modern Warfare in the near future. Perhaps loot boxes will have a presence throughout this large-scale mode down the line.

Modern Warfare could also be seeing the removal of the prestige system, with rumors suggesting that seasonal ranks will now be of the utmost importance instead.

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Best QBZ-83 loadout in Black Ops Cold War: Attachments, Wildcard, more

Published: 27/Nov/2020 17:03 Updated: 27/Nov/2020 17:07

by James Busby

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The QBZ-83 is may not be as strong or as accurate as the AK-47, but its superior mobility and handling make it a great pick. Here all the perks, attachments, and equipment you need to push this assault rifle to its peak. 

Whether you’re looking to level up every gun to grab those ultra-rare camos or just wanting to give the QBZ-83 a go, then you’ll want to use this loadout. This assault rifle is often overlooked by a lot of players and it’s currently one of the least used guns in the assault rifle category. However, if you’re willing to put in the effort into learning the QBZ, you’ll find that it is a pretty well-round rifle. 

This loadout boosts the QBZ-83’s already great speed, but also increases the gun’s accuracy and firepower. If you’re after an AR that can go toe to toe with the game’s SMGs, then look no further. In order to help you get the most out of the QBZ-83, we’ve put together a reliable loadout you can use to get those deadly Scorestreaks.

Best QBZ-83 loadout for Black Ops Cold War

QBZ 83 Black Ops Cold War
Activision / Treyarch
The recent FFAR 1 and M16 nerfs have made the QBZ-83 a more viable option.
  • Muzzle: Infantry Compensator 
  • Barrel: 15.5” Reinforced Heavy
  • Underbarrel:Foregrip
  • Handle: Airborne Elastic Wrap 
  • Stock: Raider Stock

Secondary

  • 1911

Throwables

  • Stimshot
  • Semtex
  • Field Mic

Perks

  • Perk 1: Flak Jacket + Tactical Mask
  • Perk 2: Assassin + Scavenger 
  • Perk 3: Ninja + Ghost

Wildcard

  • Perk Greed

Due to the QBZ-83 having a very clear default sight, we’ve saved the attachment slot to make a much more comfy build. The Infantry Compensator and Foregrip help control both the gun’s horizontal and vertical recoil. This enables you to remain accurate at medium to long ranges. 

Adding to this is the 15.5” Heavy. Not only does this attachment increase the AR’s bullet velocity by a significant 40%, but it also increases the gun’s damage range by 100%. Whether you’re planning to play on the game’s bigger maps or just wanting to increase your kill potential, then the Reinforced Heavy is a must. 

Rounding things off at the bottom, is the Airborne Elastic Wrap and Raider Stock. These attachments increase ADS and sprint to fire time, allowing you to aggressively rush your foes without having to worry about sluggish performance. 

In terms of equipment, the standard Stimshot, Semtex, and Field Mic have been chosen. These items will keep you on your feet and enable you to get the drop on any potential targets. 

QBZ 83 Black Ops Cold War
Activision / Treyarch
The QBZ-83’s speed and firepower makes for some blisteringly fast kills.

This loadout uses Perk Greed, which allows players to take six perks. The combination of Flak Jacket and Tactical Mask will keep you safe from any explosives and noxious gas. These perks are important for most loadouts, but especially hyper-aggressive ones that prefer the run and gun approach to combat.

Meanwhile, Assassin reveals high priority targets and enables you to get the drop on any enemies who are on killstreaks. Scavenger also replenishes the QBZ-83’s ammo from fallen players, so you’ll never have to hunt for another gun when your ammo is low. 

Lastly, Ghost and Ninja keep your movements hidden from prying eyes and enable you to go for those sneaky flanks. After all, this loadout favors both close to mid-range firefights, so don’t be afraid to get into the very thick of a fight. 


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