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Leaked gameplay of MW2 shotgun coming to Warzone & Modern Warfare

Published: 2/Sep/2020 22:52

by Tanner Pierce

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Gameplay footage of the AA-12 shotgun in Modern Warfare has leaked online, offering players a first look at the vintage shotgun that could be coming in Season 6, courtesy of prominent leaker BKTOOR.

Modern Warfare 2 was well-known for its selection of shotguns. Between the Model 1887’s insane pre-patch range and the Spas-12’s legendary one-hit-kill potential, the shotguns in the game are some of the most iconic within the franchise’s history.

One such weapon was the AA-12. While the damage wasn’t anything to write home about, it was the only fully-automatic shotgun in the game, meaning you could just hold down the trigger and destroy someone in a mere matter of seconds.

Now, it appears that the AA-12 is set to make a triumphant return to the series, as known CoD leaker BKTOOR has released footage of an unfinished build of it within Modern Warfare.

The footage itself is relatively short and simple. Like most unfinished guns in Modern Warfare that get leaked early, there’s a lot of details missing from it.

For starters, it doesn’t appear to have a reload sound attached to it currently. In addition, the weapon doesn’t properly fit into the players hand and seems to be clipping through it in the footage provided, meaning this could be a very early version of the weapon.

Regardless, players are able to see how it handles when it fires and, unlike the original MW2 version, it seems to have an insane amount of recoil. Of course, this could all change when the weapon is actually released, but right now, it seems to kick like a mule.

Infinity WardThe AA-12 shotgun as it appeared in the Modern Warfare 2 campaign.

The sudden appearance of this leaked gameplay does raise some questions as to when Infinity Ward plan on releasing AA-12 in Modern Warfare and Warzone.

There’s only one season of MW left, Season 6, and it will most likely feature two new weapons released at the start, but the fact that this shotgun still looks so early in its development makes it hard to imagine it’ll roll out so soon.

That said, this footage could be outdated and old, which could mean that the devs have already finished developing the gun and it’s ready to go out.

Infinity WardThe R700 sniper rifle was also leaked in Modern Warfare and Warzone ahead of Season 6.

As for what it could be paired with at the start of S6, BKTOOR previously also leaked gameplay of the R700 sniper rifle from CoD4, the original Modern Warfare. As things stand, those two weapons could be what IW drop at the start of next season.

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“Broken” reticles you should avoid using in Black Ops Cold War

Published: 5/Dec/2020 17:50

by Julian Young

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Since the release of Call of Duty: Black Ops Cold War, players have been grinding to unlock their favorite weapons, skins, and customization options. Unlocking the best reticles for each gun is important, and a video by YouTuber ‘JGOD’ has exposed some huge issues with the game’s current reticle choices.

Since the game’s release on November 13, Black Ops Cold War players have been furiously grinding to unlock additional weapons and customization options in both Multiplayer and Zombies.

Some of the most important items for players to unlock are the various gun reticles across the two main game modes. Players want to make sure they are using the best reticle to help them stay on-target during the action.

In a video posted to his YouTube channel, content creator ‘JGOD’ has criticized the current offering of reticles in Cold War, along with confirming which are the best options with what’s available.

Call of Duty Black Ops Cold War Loadout Screen
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Reticles are just one of the many customization options available to players in Cold War.

Broken reticles in Cold War

In the video, JGOD takes a deep dive into the issues with the reticles available in Multiplayer and Zombies. He breaks down exactly what is wrong with each of the reticles for the 1.25x and 1.37x scopes, which are some of the most popular options in Cold War.

JGOD starts off on Cartel with some basic red dot/triangle options for each scope, showing how they can be seen easily when looking at textures like walls. However, as soon as he moves his reticle up into the air, the red crosshairs completely disappear.

“Where did that red reticle go?” he asks while looking around. The YouTuber continues by showing how some reticles – even yellow and green options – are invisible when looking at other textures around the map. He seems shocked, saying: “I’ve never, ever, ever, ever had this issue in any other Call of Duty.”

The video continues with a breakdown of each reticle’s in-game appearance compared to their image in Cold War’s loadout menu. JGOD shows that almost every red, yellow, or green reticle is affected by different visual issues, and players should avoid those options until the problems are addressed.

Best reticle options for Black Ops Cold War

With all the issues JGOD pointed out in his video, players might be wondering what reticles are still worth using. Luckily, there are still a few good options available.

Similar to Modern Warfare, the blue reticle options appear to be the best choice for Cold War players at the moment. JGOD confirms that, saying: “When it comes to the reticles . . . you wanna pretty much go with the blue ones.” He winds down his video by saying he is “just bringing awareness to this type of issue, so that if the devs were unaware of how broken this is, they can get on it.”

While Treyarch has confirmed they are working on other reticles issues – like certain reticles appearing upside down – they have not addressed the concerns surrounding reticle visibility at the time of writing.