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Is long barrel any good in Black Ops 4 multiplayer?

Published: 19/Oct/2018 0:02 Updated: 19/Oct/2018 0:15

by Wyatt Donigan

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The long barrel attachment in Black Ops 4 increases your weapon’s effective range, but just how much of a boost does it give?

When it comes to attachments on weapons in Black Ops 4, choosing the right one could mean the difference between racking up scorestreaks and staring at the respawn screen.

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Long barrel is one such attachment that stands to give players a major advantage by increasing the range at which they can secure kills in Black Ops 4 multiplayer.

YouTuber ‘TheXclusiveAce’ has helped eliminate all the guesswork with just how effective long barrels are with an extensive breakdown of their use on each weapon in the game.

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While long barrel does increase the range of all weapons in the game, the range increase is different for each weapon class.

At the low end of the spectrum are pistols and SMGs, receiving the least amount of range increase across the board.

Most importantly for the SMGs is that long barrels don’t change the max kill range, meaning the only increases come at ranges where it’s not reliable to expect to easily secure kills anyway.

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On the other end of the spectrum are assault and tactical rifles, with both weapon classes seeing their ranges doubled with the use of the long barrel.

When it comes to shotguns, the long barrel works a bit different as it doesn’t grant the player longer one-hit kills but merely increases the distance at which any shot will hit at all.

One thing of note when it comes to long barrels is that the ‘Long Barrel 2’ attachment is actually useless and not worth using. While it’s supposed to increase bullet travel time, XclusiveAce finds that it doesn’t change the time it takes for shots to register at all.

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Before ending the video, XclusiveAce addresses the dilemma of using the suppressor and the long barrel at the same time. He concludes, however, that the range increase of the long barrel overpowers any decrease in from the suppressor meaning the two can safely be used together.

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For in-depth guides on everything in Black Ops 4’s Multiplayer and Blackout modes, visit our extensive guide hub here.

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NICKMERCS reveals his AUG Warzone loadout to replace the MP5

Published: 13/Oct/2020 17:50 Updated: 13/Oct/2020 18:02

by Jacob Hale

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Nick ‘NICKMERCS’ Kolcheff has revealed what his ideal AUG loadout is in Warzone, offering a viable alternative to the more popular MP5 and MP7 SMGs.

For most people, they’ve got their Warzone loadouts figured out and often run what is typically considered the meta; the Kilo 141, with an MP5 in your back pocket.

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While there is occasionally some variation, with some players maybe opting for the likes of the M4A1, an MP7 or a sniper rifle of some sort, there are some weapons that you’ll almost never see in Verdansk.

Season 6 launched back on September 29, and players have been testing out the new weapons, as well as how balancing might have changed the existing crop of guns — and Nick thinks the AUG could be a sleeper pick for your loadout.

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Warzone Season 6 SP-R208 sniper marksman rifle
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The new Season 6 SP-R208 Marksman Rifle has been a particularly popular addition to Warzone.

After mentioning how pro Call of Duty players actually banned the AUG in pro scrims and matches earlier in 2020, as one of the weapons they made a “gentleman’s agreement” to not use, Nick explains that he believes the AUG can actually go toe-to-toe with the likes of the MP5 and MP7.

So, if you’re looking for a new submachine gun to run, and want to use something slightly different to the usual and take enemies by surprise, this AUG loadout might be for you. Here’s what Nick stacks on his:

  • Muzzle: Monolithic Suppressor
  • Barrel: 407mm Extended Barrel
  • Laser: 5mW Laser
  • Underbarrel: Commando Foregrip
  • Rear Grip: Stippled Grip Tape

While most of this follows what we would typically expect from an SMG loadout in Warzone, there are some notable differences, but the biggest is the lack of ammunition options. Usually, you would see someone put some kind of magazine extension on their weapon, as is often necessary when finishing your kills in Warzone.

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Instead, Nick’s AUG uses the standard magazine, and he opts for the Stippled Grip Tape underbarrel instead, improving recoil control and aiming stability. With this, you should hopefully hit more shots on your target and not have need for an extended magazine.

You’re not likely to see the AUG used much in Warzone, so with this loadout you might be able to catch your opponents by surprise and pick up some eliminations you wouldn’t have before.