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Modern Warfare battle pass skin gives EBR-14 “pay to win” Warzone buff

Published: 4/Apr/2020 20:22 Updated: 5/Apr/2020 17:13

by Alan Bernal


Evidence suggests that Modern Warfare battle pass skins for the EBR-14 give the sniper rifle a damage buff in Warzone that doesn’t normally appear for the base weapon or free camos.

A comparison by Reddit user ‘ChickenYug’ shows how the gun performs differently depending on which skin is equipped for the EBR – with a couple of blueprints reportedly allowing the rifle to have a one-shot kill potential.

The weapon is a semi-automatic long-range rifle that is a popular choice for players looking to deal consistent pressure from far away. Though the rifle has great damage, it’s not the hardest hitting sniper in the game.

dxn_Demons via Reddit
The buff gives the EBR a golden opportunity to kill Warzone players with one hit to the head.

That conversation changes when equipping the rifle’s ‘Line Breaker’ skin which players can obtain after buying into and leveling up the Season 2 battle pass.

“This is pay to win – plain and simple,” ChickenYug said. “I have been absolutely tearing through games with this gun and have completed all the challenges as it is completely broken.”

Their comparison shows the rifle without the skin landing a point-blank shot to a nearby player’s head. While damaging, the shot left the player standing waiting to heal up for the next demonstration.

Pay to win M14 EBR blueprints – Part 2 with new evidence – see comments from CODWarzone

Going over to a nearby hut to change weapons, the player equips the EBR-14 with the ‘Line Breaker’ skin as well as all the same attachments that the standard variant had.

The ensuing shot was way more potent than the one that came out of the previous attempt, immediately killing the experiment’s test subject.

Though they didn’t test it themselves, the user linked another instance where the EBR’s ‘Flesh Wound’ skin gives a similar buff.

ChickenYug via Reddit
The Line Breaker lets the EBR-14 one-shot other players in Warzone.

Members of the CoD community are convinced this is simply a bug with the battle pass skins, as opposed to a blatant pay-to-win tactic from Activision.

“It’s in fact a bug,” user ‘Lucky_-1y’ argued. “There’s no attachments that increase the headshot damage for the EBR14, but still P2W, since it’s a paid version that gives you a huge advantage”

Regardless, the skins seem to be giving the weapon an unintended advantage in Warzone that the Infinity Ward devs might move quickly to fix.

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Black Ops Cold War PC requirements: Minimum and recommended specs

Published: 29/Oct/2020 22:20

by Tanner Pierce


With Black Ops Cold War just two weeks away from being officially released, Activision and Treyarch have officially unveiled all the PC requirements and recommended specs a fan could dream for, including what you’ll need if you want to run the game on high settings.

Black Ops Cold War is almost here and fans are starting to get hyped for the first-person shooter. With only two weeks left until the game’s official launch, most fans have decided if they are going to be picking it up or if they’re going to be skipping out on this year’s entry.

Up until this point, however, neither Activision or Treyarch given a ton of info about the PC version of the game. That’s now changed as the required and recommended specs have officially been unveiled, as well was the specs you’ll need in order run it on other types of settings.

Black Ops Cold War minimum PC specs

  • OS: Windows 7 64-bit or Windows 10 64-bit or higher
  • CPU: Intel Core I3-4340 or AMD FX-6300
  • RAM: 8GB
  • HDD: 50GB for MP only, 175GB for all game modes
  • Video: Nvidia Geforce GTX 670/Geforce GTX 1650/Radeon HD 7950

Black Ops Cold War recommended PC specs

  • OS: Windows 10 64-bit
  • CPU: Intel Core I5-2500K or AMD Ryzen R5 1600X
  • RAM: 12GB
  • HDD: 175GB
  • Video: Nvidia Geforce GTX 970/GTX 1660 Super or Radeon R9 390/AMD RX 580

Black Ops Cold War recommended PC specs with ray-tracing

  • OS: Windows 10 64-bit
  • CPU: Intel I7-8700K or AMD Ryzen 1800X
  • RAM: 16GB
  • HDD: 175GB
  • Video: Nvidia Geforce RTX 3070
Activision released a handy graphic to explain to PC players what they’ll need.

Black Ops Cold War competitive PC specs

  • OS: Windows 10 64-bit
  • CPU: Intel I7-8700K or AMD Ryzen 1800X
  • RAM: 16GB
  • HDD: 175GB
  • Video: Nvidia Geforce GTX 1080/RTX 3070 or Radeon RX Vega64 graphics

Black Ops Cold War Ultra RTX PC specs

  • OS: Windows 10 64-bit
  • CPU: Intel I9-9900K or AMD Ryzen 3700X
  • RAM: 16GB
  • HDD: 250GB
  • Video: Nvidia Geforce RTX 3080

As expected, if you want to run the game on extremely high settings, you’re going to need the PC to match it. That being said, the required specs are better than what was required in the beta, with the full game only requiring an I3 processor while the pre-release version needed an I5.

This, however, shouldn’t be surprise, as full versions of games are almost always more optimized than their pre-release counterparts. That being said, it’ll be interesting to see how bad the low-settings PC version looks once it’s live. Here’s hoping that it won’t be too bad.