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Modern Warfare community slams “ridiculous” overpowered weapon

Published: 3/Nov/2019 14:52 Updated: 3/Nov/2019 15:17

by Joe Craven


A number of Modern Warfare players – including three-time Call of Duty World Champion Damon ‘Karma’ Barlow – have lamented the current state of the 725 shotgun in Infinity Ward’s latest CoD. 

Modern Warfare has undergone a number of patches since its release on October 25, the majority of which have been to iron out small glitches and inconsistencies that have been discovered following its launch to the public. 

The 1.06 patch notes, released on November 2, made a number of adjustments to the game, but no weapon balancing changes. This is contrary to community feedback, which indicates that, in the current build of the game, the M4A1 assault rifle and 725 Shotgun are far too strong. 

Infinity WardThe 725 is by far the best shotgun in Modern Warfare.

One player who definitely agrees with the general consensus is Karma, who recently signed for Seattle Surge alongside Octane, Enable, Slacked and Apathy.

On November 2, Barlow tweeted that the 725 shotgun “is getting ridiculous. It feels like the models all over (again).” 

The Model 1887s have featured in numerous CoD games, but were most notorious in 2009’s Modern Warfare 2. Already the most powerful shotgun in the game, the option to run them akimbo boosted them from overpowered to broken, although they were later nerfed.

Karma feels the 725 is reaching a similar point in terms of its relative strength in Modern Warfare. 

A double-barrel shotgun, the 725’s main criticism has been its incredible range which, paired with its high damage, can result in some ridiculously long-range shotgun kills. 

A clip from Reddit user ‘ToyMachine471’ amassed over 20,000 upvotes, showing the 725 being used almost as a sniper rifle.

Popular Call of Duty YouTuber Tmartn was among those to agree, sharing the clip on Twitter to his 1.7million followers. 

To those who say the 725 isn’t broken from r/modernwarfare

Similarly, FaZe Jev uploaded a video on November 2 entitled ‘The 725 shotgun keeps me up at night’, in which he constantly shows how overpowered the weapon is. 

While the 1.06 patch did not bring any changes to the 725, it seems the community has made up its mind about it requiring a nerf. Joe Cecot, lead multiplayer developer, has confirmed that weapon balancing is coming, but did not specify further.

Infinity Ward are probably ensuring they get the balance right in the context of other weapons in the game, before they make any changes. Hopefully, we see the correct adjustments made soon. 

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Best .50 GS handout loadout for Call of Duty: Mobile

Published: 29/Nov/2020 16:46

by Connor Bennett


The Desert Eagle, or the .50 GS as it’s known, is finally available in Call of Duty: Mobile. Once you get your hands on it, there are a few loadouts you might want to consider. 

Typically, with the start of a new Call of Duty: Mobile season, the developers of the popular mobile game add in a new weapon on top of the new characters, skins, perks, and maps. 

With the start of Season 12: Going Dark, the devs added new night mode maps – including Modern Warfare’s Hackney Yard – as well as everything they usually add, but they’ve added new events and challenges, notably, Small Arms. 

Completing the seven Small Arms challenges, in numerical order, will unlock the .50 GS handgun – which is just the Desert Eagle. It’s incredibly powerful, especially with a few different loadouts. 

Desert Eagle pistol, the .50 GS handgun, in CoD Mobile
The .50 GS is powerful, but can be a lot better.

Best CoD Mobile close range loadout for .50 GS handgun

With it being a pistol, don’t expect to be using the .50 GS at long range. You might get some shots off, but it isn’t going to work as you might like. 

Instead, focus on getting up close and personal – even if that means shooting enemies in the back. For maximum damage at close to mid range, you’ll want an extended mag, a better trigger, and an extended barrel.

For these, take the MIP Extended Light Barrel, Match Grade Trigger, and Extended Mag A. Take a laser and a bit of tape too, for those panicky, unaimed shots. 

  • Barrel: MIP Extended Light Barrel
  • Ammunition: Extended Mag A
  • Rear Grip: Stippled Grip Tape
  • Laser: MIP Laser 5mW
  • Trigger Action: Match Grade Trigger

Best Akimbo .50 GS loadout for CoD Mobile

Alternatively, if you want to feel like you’re playing Modern Warfare 2, you can work in the Akimbo perk as well for a bit of additional damage.

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This loadout comes courtesy of YouTuber TouchKing, who uses a muzzle, barrel, laser, and trigger action as well.

  • Muzzle: MIP Light Flash Guard
  • Barrel: OWC Marksman
  • Laser: RTC Laser 1mW
  • Trigger Action: Match Grade Trigger
  • Perk: Akimbo
Screenshot from Call of Duty Mobile's gunsmith for the 50 GS pistol
YouTube: KingTouch
The .50 GS can be made incredibly powerful with the Akimbo perk.

As for everything else, you can pretty much finish your loadout however you want – including perks, equipment, and whatever else you want to bring into the fight. 

If you think you’ve got a better setup, be sure to let us know what you’re rocking by tweeting us – @codmobileclips.