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Infinity Ward reveal 3 changes coming to Modern Warfare multiplayer

Published: 4/Jan/2020 17:28

by Joe Craven

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Infinity Ward’s Co-Design Director of Multiplayer, Joe Cecot, has revealed a number of changes coming to Modern Warfare’s multiplayer, including a sought-after change to player’s custom class slots. 

Fans have been demanding extra loadout slots for a while, after Modern Warfare only gave players five. While other CoDs have launched with five as the default amount, prestiging has previously unlocked an extra loadout slot. 

Modern Warfare has no prestiging system, but Infinity Ward have previously confirmed that more will be coming soon, in accordance with fan demands. 

Infinity WardModern Warfare limits players to 5 custom loadouts.

On January 3, Cecot responded to a Modern Warfare fan asking when Infinity Ward plan to implement the extra loadout slots. 

In response, Cecot confirmed that they should be with players “in January”, but doesn’t have an exact release date yet. 

Regardless, it shouldn’t be a particularly complex addition for Infinity Ward to orchestrate, so we should see extra classes for all Modern Warfare players in the next few weeks. 

Potential Trophy System buff

Similarly, he responded to a fan on the topic of Trophy Systems. While many past CoDs have seen the defensive equipment as a ‘Tactical’ option, they are only available in Modern Warfare as a ‘Field Upgrade’.

On January 3, one fan took issue with the fact that players using the equipment are still damaged by opponent grenades, which Trophy Systems destroy. They argued that players using the Trophy Systems to negate the strength of grenades were still being damaged by them.

In response, Cecot said: “The intent is to make it a softer grenade counter… I’ll look at the damage now and see where it’s at.” He also referenced Modern Warfare 3, the game in which Trophy Systems were introduced. 

Therefore, it seems possible we’ll see adjustments made to Trophy Systems in the near future, depending on the feedback Infinity Ward receive. Modern Warfare gives all players a lethal and tactical grenade, meaning Trophy Systems are very useful in modes such as HQ and Hardpoint. 

Game modes

Finally, Cecot confirmed there will be crossovers of Cranked and other game modes in the near future. One player had asked for a ‘Gun Game X Cranked’ game mode, an idea Cecot said he “likes a lot” and that “I’m sure in the future we’ll do some things like this”.

Cranked has been one of the most positively met modes from Infinity Ward, encouraging fans to play aggressively in return for some in-game perks. 

Fans have already suggested adjustments to Cranked, which Cecot said he would consider. It sounds like we’ll see variations on the popular game mode soon, alongside extra loadout slots and adjustments to Trophy Systems. 

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Best Pellington 703 loadout for Black Ops Cold War: Attachments, Perks, Equipment

Published: 26/Nov/2020 12:31 Updated: 26/Nov/2020 12:48

by Alex Garton

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The Pellington 703 is the perfect weapon for players looking to play aggressively with a sniper rifle in CoD Black Ops Cold War.

Black Ops Cold War has three different snipers and each of them suits a different playstyle. For players who prefer to push others and maneuver around the map, the Pellington 703 should be your weapon of choice.

It’s worth noting that Cold War has the longest ADS time for snipers out of any Call of Duty game. This has led to players struggling to quick scope consistently and writing off snipers as weak. Although there are certainly easier weapons to master in Cold War, nothing will beat landing multiple shots with a sniper in a single streak.

Despite Cold War’s long ADS times, there are a number of attachments that can mitigate this and give you a sniper loadout that’s lethal in online matches.

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Cold War has the longest ADS time for snipers out of any Call of Duty title.

Best Pellington 703 loadout in Black Ops Cold War

Here’s how you need to kit out your Pellington 703 sniper for the most effective multiplayer loadout.

Pellington 703 loadout Attachments

  • Barrell: 26.5 Tiger Team
  • Body: Steady Aim Laser
  • Magazine: 7 RND
  • Handle: Serpent Wrap
  • Stock: Marathon Stock

Perks

  • Perk 1: Tactical Mask
  • Perk 2: Gear Head
  • Perk 3: Ghost

Wild Card

  • Law Breaker

Equipment

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

This loadout focuses on allowing you to play aggressively. In terms of attachments, the Tiger Team barrel increases the Pellington’s damage output by 20%. This means fewer hit markers and more one-shot kills.

The Steady Aim Laser improves the effectiveness of the weapon at close range using hip-fire. Finally, the Serpent Wrap reduces the Pellington’s ADS time by 10%, making it a perfect attachment for any of the snipers in Cold War.

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The Pellington 703 has the fastest ADS time out of any sniper in Cold War.

Moving onto perks, Tactical Mask is always useful to have when running an aggressive loadout that is seeking gunfights. The combination of Gear Head and the Field Mic is a great pairing for multiplayer and allows you to spam your field upgrade on cooldown. Finally, Ghost gives you the peace of mind that the endless spy planes in the air can’t track your every move when you’re running around the map.

Equipment in this loadout is fairly standard but you should focus on using the Field Mic whenever it’s off cooldown to gain valuable information. The reduced cooldown from the Gear Head perk is incredibly useful and will allow you to track the location of the enemy team.

Now, all there’s to do is make this Pellington 703 loadout and try it out in Multiplayer for yourself.