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Modern Warfare players explain why Infinity Ward should add Akimbo perk

Published: 6/Jan/2020 17:25 Updated: 6/Jan/2020 17:32

by Andy Williams


Call of Duty: Modern Warfare’s secondary weapons are a far cry from what they used to be, but this throwback MW2 weapon attachment could be exactly what the doctor ordered.

Modern Warfare has reintroduced some of the series’ beloved multiplayer maps as part of Season 1. Aside from introducing the Holger 26 (a reworked G36C), Infinity Ward have done little to bring back iconic weapons from their trademark saga. 

Despite having the .357 and .50 GS (akin to the Desert Eagle) pistols to choose from, Modern Warfare doesn’t offer much in the way of secondary weapons. But this perk could fix all of that while offering a blast from the past to long-standing fans of the Modern Warfare series.

iiAmTheAnimal (Reddit)/ActivisionIs there a more satisfying feeling than landing a ‘one-deag’ on someone in Modern Warfare?

If you’ve followed Infinity Ward’s flagship series for a while, you’ll remember the satisfaction of running around with Akimbo Model 1887s/UMPs in-hand… That is, before jetpacks came along and blew all of that out of the water

While yes (with the correct weapon attachments) dual-wielding weapons were devastating up close, they provided a fun meta which resonates with Call of Duty to this day.

It’s for this reason why one Reddit user has suggested that the Akimbo weapon attachment could make an emphatic comeback into the series.

Being made available exclusively to secondary weapons, an Akimbo perk would facilitate hip firing two guns simultaneously by substituting the ability to aim down sight.

How have we not discussed this to be implemented yet would make a lot of secondaries somewhat decent from modernwarfare

Based on the current Gunsmith weapon customization options in Modern Warfare, Akimbo would likely be best equipped by means of a ‘Weapon Perk.’ 

Of course, a perk of this nature would likely be omitted from the Call of Duty League ruleset, considering how devastating two secondaries would be in close quarters combat. 

Nonetheless, the suggestion was lapped up by the Modern Warfare subreddit, with users taking the opportunity to revel in nostalgia from MW2. 

One user even went to the liberty of commenting: “Double Golden Deagles? Sign me up.” With the demand clearly there, the ball is in Infinity Ward’s court to bolster secondary weapons with this simple perk inclusion.

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Best QBZ-83 loadout in Black Ops Cold War: Attachments, Wildcard, more

Published: 27/Nov/2020 17:03 Updated: 27/Nov/2020 17:07

by James Busby


The QBZ-83 is may not be as strong or as accurate as the AK-47, but its superior mobility and handling make it a great pick. Here all the perks, attachments, and equipment you need to push this assault rifle to its peak. 

Whether you’re looking to level up every gun to grab those ultra-rare camos or just wanting to give the QBZ-83 a go, then you’ll want to use this loadout. This assault rifle is often overlooked by a lot of players and it’s currently one of the least used guns in the assault rifle category. However, if you’re willing to put in the effort into learning the QBZ, you’ll find that it is a pretty well-round rifle. 

This loadout boosts the QBZ-83’s already great speed, but also increases the gun’s accuracy and firepower. If you’re after an AR that can go toe to toe with the game’s SMGs, then look no further. In order to help you get the most out of the QBZ-83, we’ve put together a reliable loadout you can use to get those deadly Scorestreaks.

Best QBZ-83 loadout for Black Ops Cold War

QBZ 83 Black Ops Cold War
Activision / Treyarch
The recent FFAR 1 and M16 nerfs have made the QBZ-83 a more viable option.
  • Muzzle: Infantry Compensator 
  • Barrel: 15.5” Reinforced Heavy
  • Underbarrel:Foregrip
  • Handle: Airborne Elastic Wrap 
  • Stock: Raider Stock


  • 1911


  • Stimshot
  • Semtex
  • Field Mic


  • Perk 1: Flak Jacket + Tactical Mask
  • Perk 2: Assassin + Scavenger 
  • Perk 3: Ninja + Ghost


  • Perk Greed

Due to the QBZ-83 having a very clear default sight, we’ve saved the attachment slot to make a much more comfy build. The Infantry Compensator and Foregrip help control both the gun’s horizontal and vertical recoil. This enables you to remain accurate at medium to long ranges. 

Adding to this is the 15.5” Heavy. Not only does this attachment increase the AR’s bullet velocity by a significant 40%, but it also increases the gun’s damage range by 100%. Whether you’re planning to play on the game’s bigger maps or just wanting to increase your kill potential, then the Reinforced Heavy is a must. 

Rounding things off at the bottom, is the Airborne Elastic Wrap and Raider Stock. These attachments increase ADS and sprint to fire time, allowing you to aggressively rush your foes without having to worry about sluggish performance. 

In terms of equipment, the standard Stimshot, Semtex, and Field Mic have been chosen. These items will keep you on your feet and enable you to get the drop on any potential targets. 

QBZ 83 Black Ops Cold War
Activision / Treyarch
The QBZ-83’s speed and firepower makes for some blisteringly fast kills.

This loadout uses Perk Greed, which allows players to take six perks. The combination of Flak Jacket and Tactical Mask will keep you safe from any explosives and noxious gas. These perks are important for most loadouts, but especially hyper-aggressive ones that prefer the run and gun approach to combat.

Meanwhile, Assassin reveals high priority targets and enables you to get the drop on any enemies who are on killstreaks. Scavenger also replenishes the QBZ-83’s ammo from fallen players, so you’ll never have to hunt for another gun when your ammo is low. 

Lastly, Ghost and Ninja keep your movements hidden from prying eyes and enable you to go for those sneaky flanks. After all, this loadout favors both close to mid-range firefights, so don’t be afraid to get into the very thick of a fight. 

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