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Modern Warfare update to fix footsteps, claymores, 725 shotgun, more

Published: 6/Nov/2019 16:35 Updated: 6/Nov/2019 17:00

by Scott Robertson


The senior communications manager for Infinity Ward, Ashton Williams, announced on November 6 that the developers will be rolling out an update for Call of Duty.

Some much-anticipated change is coming to Call of Duty: Modern Warfare. The latest installment of the franchise has been prone to a lot of criticism since its release, and the upcoming update looks like it will address several of the issues that fans and even pro players have brought up again and again.

On November 6, a representative for Infinity Ward, senior communications manager Ashton Williams, announced on her Twitter account that a big update will be rolled out over the next couple of days.

Williams said that the update will fix bugs and improve stability across all platforms, but more importantly, it will address some of the most controversial and talked about issues in the game like claymores and footsteps. 

The biggest of these issues might be the claymores.

Numerous types of players from casual players, hardcore players, streamers and pro players have all been complaining about how excessive claymore usage has ruined the game. 

Footstep audio is something that was already addressed in an earlier update this month, but clearly the developers and the community think that more work needs to be done on that front.

In the replies on Twitter, Williams also revealed that the 725 shotgun will receive changes.

The 725 shotgun has been widely viewed as overpowered and in desperate need of a fix. Fans have also been clamoring for a fix for the Spec Ops mode, and Williams says that’s coming too.

These changes coming over the next few days aren’t the only ones incoming. Infinity Ward’s Co-Design Director Joe Cecot said over the weekend when update 1.06 came out that more changes were coming.

On top of the weapon tuning that’s been confirmed by Williams for this upcoming udpate, Cecot also says that things like improved callout logic and spawn updates are coming too. Whether or not they come in this next update remains to be seen.

Stick with Dexerto for more Call of Duty and Modern Warfare updates as they become available.

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New Black Ops Cold War data reveals true power of game’s best guns

Published: 23/Nov/2020 6:26

by Brad Norton


An in-depth breakdown of Black Ops Cold War has revealed the true damage, time to kill, and plenty more for the game’s most powerful weapons.

The gunsmith in Black Ops Cold War is a step forward in one key way. Toggling over to the advanced statistics on a particular gun reveals more information than any game prior. We have more insight into the exact values of certain categories than ever before.

Though is this information completely accurate? Does it provide all of the most important data? Not entirely. Thankfully, popular Call of Duty YouTuber ‘TheXclusiveAce’ has put the work in and manually reviewed every weapon in the new release.

From the raw damage of each gun to the accurate TTK, we now know the true power of the best loadouts. Here are the biggest takeaways from Xclusive’s Cold War weapon data.

Guns with the quickest TTK in Black Ops Cold War

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Tactical Rifles have quickly become the most utilized weapons in BOCW.

If you’ve been playing since launch, this topic should come as no surprise. While the MP5 led the charge early on, Tactical Rifles have dominated since the SMG nerf. Perhaps unsurprisingly, this is a result of their extraordinary TTK.

While other factors such as bullet velocity and rate of fire aren’t anything noteworthy, the TTK reigns supreme by a large margin. The M16 and the AUG come in with the best TTK of any weapons in the game at 132 and 154 milliseconds respectively. Do bear in mind, however, that these values are noted as an absolute minimum, not the average.

While the two Tac Rifles stand out from the pack, there’s one surprising weapon that also features a shockingly fast TTK. The KSP 45 SMG, an underutilized weapon for the time being, boasts a 166 ms TTK and comes with the best bullet velocity of any gun in the game.

Weapons with the best damage in Black Ops Cold War

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Since the MP5 nerf, the KSP appears to be the most powerful SMG in the game.

While TTK is obviously important, raw damage output is vital as well. Oftentimes enemies will already be tagged, so landing just one or two shots will seal the deal. That’s where the higher damage output will come in handy.

In terms of SMGs, the KSP 45 leads its class with 50 damage per bullet – 8 damage higher than the Milano 821. For Assault Rifles, the AK-47 narrowly leads at 38 damage, though the Krig is right behind at 35 damage per shot.

Fastest weapons in Black Ops Cold War

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The Milano is currently the fastest weapon in BOCW.

If your goal is to be sprinting through the map and moving as fast as possible, there are few factors to keep in mind. ADS speed, Sprint Out time, and of course, your base movement speed are all significant.

For the best ADS speed of any primary weapon in the game, the Milano 821 is the gun for you. Without any attachments, it comes in 25ms faster than any other SMG at just 250ms.

It also leads when it comes to Sprint Out time at 233ms, tied for first with the MP5 and the Bullfrog. Last but not least, all SMGs come with the fastest movement speed in the game, tied with Shotguns and Sidearms.

Those are just some of the highlights from the massive Cold War breakdown. You can check the full list of information from TheXclusiveAce right here.

Keep in mind these are just the base statistics as well. These values will only improve with attachments. To truly get the most out of these standout weapons, here’s a rundown on some of the best loadouts in Black Ops Cold War.