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Leaks Reveal New Blackout Details, Weapon Variants and More in Call of Duty: Black Ops 4

Published: 25/Aug/2018 13:59 Updated: 25/Aug/2018 14:03

by Calum Patterson


In a set of new leaks about the upcoming Call of Duty title, Black Ops 4, news of weapon and specialist variants as well as new Blackout information has been revealed.

This is of course unconfirmed, but the source previously correctly leaked details of the fourth DLC pack for Call of Duty: WWII, so there is a good chance that some or all of this information is accurate.

Firstly, details of the ‘Specialist Stories’ Black Ops 4 was revealed, which are intended to give some backstory to the multiplayer specialist characters.

But in addition to this, a new mode, weapon and specialist variants, in-game events and features coming to the Blackout battle royale mode have been discovered.

This information was posted to by a Reddit user, but comes originally from a YouTube channel named The Wew Lads.

Note, this information is not confirmed, and could change prior to release.


[Treyarch] have developed two new weapons which weren’t in the beta:

· A small launcher – somewhat similar to the Blackcell in appearance and may be lock-on only.

· An assault rifle with angular lines on its receiver and curved iron sites.

NOTE: This is an artist rendition of the weapon, not an official image.


[Treyarch] have been developing variants of weapons and specialists under the theme of “Day of the Dead” and “Halloween”. This includes a Halloween themed supply drop – although this could change as Activision and Treyarch still make decisions on how to handle microstransactions in this game. Image of themed specialists.

  • Variant of the of the VAPR-XKG (Artist’s rendition)

NOTE: This is an artist rendition of the weapon variant, not an official image.

  • Variant of the MX9 (Artist’s rendition)

NOTE: This is an artist rendition of the weapon variant, not an official image.

New Mode: “Outboarding”

NOTE: This mode may have been cut and replaced by Specialist Stories Mode, leakers are uncertain.

  • A training/tutorial mode.
  • Features Sgt. Frank Woods and Reznov. Woods wakes up from some sort of simulation, perhaps ran by the Specialist Organisation.


  • Cracked and Array from BO1 have been remastered into Blackout areas.
  • There are doors, just like in PUBG and Fortnite, which can be opened and closed.
  • Scavengeables like in Heist mode.
  • While it’s aimed to have zombies present in some areas – such as Verrückt – this may not make it into the Blackout beta.
  • Some people have datamined that there are 100 players in Blackout. These are slots they used for testing but doesn’t necessarily mean the mode supports it.
  • You do, in fact, parachute into the map after gliding in on a wingsuit.

Some of this information lines up with what was seen in the Blackout trailer, for example the wingsuit.

Zombies have also been confirmed to feature in some way in Blackout, but this could simply mean that maps or weapons from Zombies will be used, not necessarily actual Zombies. It is confirmed that characters from Zombies will be playable in Blackout.

Some of this information will be proven true or false when the Blackout beta launches on September 10.

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Best Fennec loadouts for Warzone and Modern Warfare

Published: 27/Oct/2020 16:15 Updated: 27/Oct/2020 16:31

by James Busby


The Fennec has now been out for a few months, but you’ll still need to equip the right attachments if you truly wish to master this lightening fast SMG. Here, we break down two of the strongest Fennec loadouts you can use.

The Vector, now known as the Fennec, has been a popular SMG ever since it first graced our screens back in Modern Warfare 2. Packed with a buttery smooth recoil pattern, excellent hip-fire, lightweight, and insanely fast rate of fire –  the Fennec is an absolute beast of a gun. In fact, this deadly machine gun is so lethal that it can tear through multiple enemies in just a blink of an eye. 

This zippy SMG hasn’t taken the crown away from the MP5, but the Fennec is still a popular choice. For many, this weapon is still a go-to, particularly in close-quarters where hyper-aggressive play is rewarded. In order to help you get the most out of the Fennec, we’ve put together two loadouts that you can use to dominate the competition in both Modern Warfare and Warzone. 

Best Fennec loadout for Warzone

Infinity Ward/DexertoBoost the Fennec’s damage range with this deadly loadout.
  • ZLR18” Deadfall 
  • Merc Foregrip
  • Stippled Grip Tape
  • Sleight of Hand
  • 40 Round Drum Mags

While Warzone’s large scale map may favor long to medium range engagements, you’ll still want to equip a weapon that can give you the edge in those close-quarter firefights. This loadout increases the Fennec’s hip fire, while also giving it a little extra range for when you need that added distance. 

First up is the ZLR18” Deadfall. This attachment not only drastically increases your effective damage range, it also ups your recoil control and bullet velocity, helping with the precision it needs when going for those all-important body shots and headshots. While this attachment increases your ADS speed, we think this loss is worth it, especially when you consider how woeful the Fennec’s mid-range damage is. 

The next two attachments are the Merc Foregrip and Stippled Grip Tape, along with the Sleight of Hand perk. Not only will these additions keep the Fennec stable while aiming and hip firing, they will also increase the ADS & sprint to fire speed, improving your reload speed and giving you even greater control when you need to react quickly.

Taking down fully armored players in Warzone can often prove frustrating, but the 40 Round Drum Mags will give you more than enough bullets to shred through many an armored enemy. This attachment is a must for those that want to secure those game-winning squad wipes.

Best Fennec loadout for Modern Warfare multiplayer

Infinity Ward/DexertoThis loadout absolutely obliterates players in close-quarter firefights.
  • ZLR 18″ Deadfall
  • Tac Laser
  • No Stock
  • Merc Foregrip
  • 40 Round Drum Mags

This build is all about melting your opponents in close-quarters combat. The Tac Laser drastically lowers the Fennec’s ADS speed and increases overall stability, while also allowing you to maintain a steady walk while aiming. 

Being able to quickly take care of enemy threats without needing to ADS is a godsend, particularly on smaller maps like Shipment and Rust, where you’ll constantly find yourself running into enemy players. 

Lastly, the Merc Foregrip will also increase your recoil control and hip-fire accuracy, allowing you to quickly fire off the Fennec’s blisteringly fast rounds with deadly precision. Foregoing the stock for this build will give you a slight boost in movement speed for quicker reaction to get away from players, while The ZLR 18” Deadfall and 40 Round Drum Mags should always be a top priority for any Fennec players looking to increase their kill potential, so always try to build your loadout around these core attachments. 

If you want to try out some different weapons in Warzone or even Multiplayer, check out our full list of best loadouts for every gun.