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Modern Warfare Season 2 leaked: 2 new guns, Rust map, Battle Pass, more

Published: 8/Feb/2020 0:57 Updated: 8/Feb/2020 2:12

by Albert Petrosyan


Major new details about the upcoming Modern Warfare Season 2 have been leaked after the official Call of Duty website appeared to post information about the new content early.

Hype has surrounded the release of Modern Warfare Season 2, and the anticipation was taken to a whole new level after a massive leak surfaced on February 7.

The leak, which came directly from the official Call of Duty website, contained never-before-seen information about the upcoming season as well as images of new content.

The material that was posted on the site (before being taken down) offered a glimpse at the iconic Ghost character as a new Operator skin, as well as the two new guns being added, the Battle Pass, weapon blueprints, and more.

The website also included a short, seven-second teaser trailer that featured Ghost and upcoming Operators using the new weapons in action.

Two new weapons: GRAU 5.56 & Striker 45

Just as with the RAM-7 and Holger-26 in Season 1, Season 2 will introduce two new guns into multiplayer – the GRAU 5.56 assault rifle and Strike 45 SMG. A leaked image of both weapons describes the GRAU 5.56 as “lightweight, maneuverable and full of potential,” while the Striker 45 is a “hard-hitting and long-range SMG.”

Eagle-eyed Call of Duty fans will recognize the similarities between the Striker 45’s appearance at the iconic UMP45 SMG from Modern Warfare 2, which we incidentally included in our list of 5 classic CoD weapons that Infinity Ward could add in Season 2.

It’s not yet clear exactly how these guns will be made available to players; the most likely option might require them to reach a specific level of the Battle Pass. What we do know, however, is that both will be free for everyone on all three platforms.

Call of DutyThe GRAU 5.56 and UMP45-lookalike Striker 45 SMG will be the two new weapons in Modern Warfare Season 2.

Battle Pass details

A slew of new information about the Battle Pass was also leaked by the Call of Duty website.

It appears that the structure of the Pass will be the same as Season 1; there will be 100 Tiers of content, some of which will be free, but the rest requires players to purchase the Pass for 1,000 CoD Points.

There will also be the option of purchasing it along with 20 Tier skips for 2,400 CoD points. In either case, those who level up all the way to Tier 100 will earn 1,300 CP back along the way.

Call of DutyThe Modern Warfare Season 2 Battle Pass will cost 1,000 CoD Points at base price with an option to purchase at 2,400 CP for 20 Tier skips.

Ghost, Operator skins, weapon blueprints, and more

As for what the Battle Pass contains, there’s going to be a lot of rewards for players to unlock as they progress through Season 2. As had been already confirmed in the first Season 2 teaser, Ghost, the iconic character fro MW2, will be added to Modern Warfare as an Operator.

The leak confirmed that Ghost will be “available instantly by purchasing the Battle Pass,” so it’s unclear whether that means players will have to pay to use him or if there will be another way of unlocking the character for free.

Call of DutyGhost will be returning to Modern Warfare as the newest Operator in Season 2.

The Pass will also feature numerous weapon blueprints and Operator skins, with the prematurely-posted images on the site confirming there will be Rare, Epic, and Legendary versions of these cosmetic items available.

Call of DutyLegendary and Epic Operator Skins will be included in Modern Warfare Season 2’s Battle Pass.
Call of DutyRare, Epic and Legendary weapon blueprints will be included in Modern Warfare Season 2’s Battle Pass.

As for everything else, the leak revealed that over 80 additional items will be available for players to acquire “just by playing,” such as XP Tokens, Watches, and more.

An image was also provided along with this information, and it includes a glimpse of some of what these “additional items” are.

Call of DutyA glimpse at the Modern Warfare Season 2 Battle Pass and the “over 80 additional items” it includes.

New map: Rust

After having been teased in the official teaser, the iconic MW2 map ‘Rust’ will be added to Modern Warfare multiplayer in Season 2.

This news actually doesn’t come from the CoD website leak but was instead announced by charlieINTEL, who revealed that the AR Card they were given back in July for the MW reveal had updated to reveal Rust.

While all of this information is pretty much as solid as leaks go, coming straight from the official CoD website, it still should be taken with a grain of salt, with the exception of the Rust announcement.

Nothing is official until formally announced and revealed by Infinity Ward and Activision, and some of what was shown here could be changed or removed at the developers’ discretion.

Modern Warfare Season 2 is set to kick off on Tuesday, February 11 for PlayStation 4, Xbox One, and PC. While an exact release time hasn’t been announced, these major updates usually roll out around 10 AM PT / 1 PM ET.

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Best Milano 821 loadout for Call of Duty: Black Ops Cold War

Published: 18/Nov/2020 5:58

by Brad Norton


If you’re always pushing the pace and playing aggressively in Call of Duty, SMGs should be your go-to in Black Ops Cold War and we’ve got an overview of the fastest Milano 821 loadout possible.

While Assault Rifles are there to help you in mid to long-range gunfights, SMGs are always about up-close engagements. You should be trying to blitz your way through the map and towards the next kill.

As a result, you’re going to want to fine-tune your weapon of choice to fit that playstyle. Rather than equipping attachments to improve your aim or your reveal distance, for example, speed should be the top priority.

Thankfully, the Milano 821 is an early unlock in the SMG category and it’s one of the fastest guns in the game. Here’s how you can get the most out of it.

Best Milano 821 loadout for Black Ops Cold War

Milano loadout Black Ops Cold War
Reach new speeds with this ridiculous Milano loadout.
  • Optic: Microflex LED
  • Muzzle: Infantry Compensator
  • Barrel: 10.6 Task Force
  • Body: SWAT 5mw Laser Sight
  • Underbarrel: SFOD Speedgrip
  • Magazine: Vandal Speed Loader
  • Handle: Speed Tape
  • Stock: Marathon Stock

We recommend picking the Infantry Compensator Muzzle over the Socom Eliminator. While the latter provides even more vertical recoil control, it comes at the expense of movement speed. Your goal is to be as quick as possible, so hindering speed is a big deal-breaker for this loadout.

The 10.6 Task Force Barrel might be the strongest attachment in Cold War. Not only does it boost your overall weapon damage, but also the range of the SMG along with its bullet velocity. There is no better way to bump the lethality of the gun but obviously, it comes with some steep tradeoffs.

You’re giving up on the notion of fine aim in favor of an outright beastly weapon. This thing will shred with the right Barrel, but it won’t be easy to control. So you’re going to want to play from a closer range and always be pushing the pace.

With the 5mw Laser Sight, there isn’t much of a need to actually aim down sights. Your recoil is going to be tough to handle to begin with, so firing from the hip will often be the easier choice.

Black Ops gameplay
You’ll be zooming through the map in no time with this setup.

No need to reduce flinch with this particular weapon since you’ll rarely be aiming down sights. Instead, opting for the simple Speed Tape Handle is the way to go. This will give a slight buff to your ADS speed without any downsides.

Make sure you’re running Gung-Ho in the third perk slot as well. This is a complete game-changer for SMG classes as you’ll always be on the move, running and gunning with every fight. This will help keep you ahead of the competition with seamless movement.

If you’re trying to mix things up and swap out from the fast-paced SMG action, be sure to check out our other weapon guides to set up the best classes in Cold War.