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New Black Ops 4 leaks hints at return of fan-favorite Black Ops 2 weapon

Published: 18/Jan/2019 19:14 Updated: 18/Jan/2019 19:53

by Alan Bernal

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Black Ops 4 fans will be torn to hear about a familiar new weapon making its way onto the battlefield as a January 17 leak revealed a weapon that caused devastating damage in Black Ops 2.

Every Call of Duty game always has that one weapon type or item that reigned supreme and now it looks like a cousin of on such weapon will be coming to Black Ops 4.

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In a post, Reddit user Joshwoocool uploaded a video of the Kap-45, a fully automatic pistol that closely resembles the Kap-40 from Black Ops 2, being used in what seems to be a promotional montage of the reveal for the latest Call of Duty.

New Pistol Found in the Update from r/Blackops4

From what is seen in the video, the gun will be a helpful secondary weapon that can cause just as much pain as a primary.

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YouTuber TheXclusiveAce noted that the Kap-45 was previously seen in Black Ops 4, if only briefly, through a thumbnail image in the Blackjack Shop which featured the gun in a cherry blossom skin.

Black Ops 2’s Kap-40 similarly was a nuisance to deal with, as many Call of Duty vets might remember players infinitely running around while dual-wielding the gun to great effect.

No official details have been released on the gun, so fans should be in eager anticipation to see how much power the pistol will be given at its launch.

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Black Ops 4’s first event, Operation: Zero, brought new guns to the fray, but the event still has a ways to go before wrapping up. If the gun were to make an appearance in the game, it would presumably be at the end of the event, unless Treyarch decide to add it in on the fly.

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Modern Warfare & Warzone update nerfs AS VAL & SP-R: Patch notes

Published: 8/Oct/2020 17:13 Updated: 8/Oct/2020 18:26

by Theo Salaun

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Call of Duty: Modern Warfare and Warzone’s October 8 update has quickly nerfed the overpowered rounds on Season 6’s new AS VAL and SP-R 208 weapons, while fixing a bizarre Warzone bug. Check out the full patch notes below.

In one of CoD’s quicker patches, Infinity Ward have officially fixed the SP-R 208 and AS VAL shenanigans players have experienced since Season 6 deployed on September 28. In this patch, which IW had alluded to in recent days, the developers fixed the AS VAL’s absurd bullet penetration with its SSP 10-R mags and completely overhauled the SP-R’s hitscan dominance.

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The SKS marksman rifle also received a light tweak, but, more importantly for Warzone enthusiasts, the bugged interaction between the subway’s fast travel system and Verdansk’s gas has been fixed.

AS VAL and SP-R nerfs

The AS VAL’s SSP 10-R mags let it shoot through walls upon walls and the SP-R’s .300 Norma mag and .338 Lapua mags let it essentially shoot as a hitscan sniper up to 450 meters. As such, Season 6’s AR was a nightmare in multiplayer and the marksman rifle was some sort of hybrid HDR-meets-Kar98k monstrosity.

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Both of those issues have been abruptly adjusted, following recent confirmations from Infinity Ward that they would be tackling the overpowered weapons sooner than later.

While the AS VAL’s change was a simple one, just removing the ability to shoot through multiple walls, the SP-R has also gone through a number of changes aimed at balancing it more appropriately for Verdansk gameplay.

Warzone Subway bug fix

When Season 6 dropped, it came with a new, subterranean fast-travel system in the form of a subway that moves around the entire map. Unfortunately, players quickly realized that the underground transport could also bring you to an undeserved victory as the system could be abused to ignore the gas while your opponents on the surface coughed to death.

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That issue has now been resolved in the October 8 update, with players within the subway no longer untouched by the battle royale’s toxic gas. This is tremendous news for those who want to play the game without worrying about ‘sewer rats’ exploiting a major bug. In combination with the nerfs to the AS VAL and SP-R, this patch should be a community favorite.

SP-R 208 Warzone loadout
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The SP-R 208 turned Warzone into sniper glint-filled chaos.

Modern Warfare & Warzone October 8 patch notes

General

  • Fixed an issue where players could survive in the gas while staying on the subway fast-travel system

Weapons

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AS VAL

  • Fixed a bug where the SSP 10-R mags could allow bullet penetration through multiple walls

SP-R 208

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  • Increase to flinch
  • Minor reduction to ADS speed
  • Variable zoom scope: moved weapon closer to player while ADSing, small reduction to ADS speed
  • .300 Norma mag and .338 Lapua mags: reduction to bullet velocity, reduction to ADS speed

SKS

  • Small reduction to ADS speed for variable zoom scopes