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Activision reveal plan for Call of Duty releases with new franchised league

Published: 8/Aug/2019 21:22 Updated: 8/Aug/2019 22:10

by Alan Bernal


Call of Duty titles throughout the years, even as their pro scene is branching into a franchised system.

It’s an exciting time for Call of Duty esports as the parent company is looking to give it the big-budget investment into a centralized league just like they do with Blizzard’s popular team-shooter with the Overwatch League.

Overwatch released in 2016, but even still, frequent hero releases and constant balance changes have kept the game feeling fresh and is a great title to build a whole league around.

TreyarchBlack Ops 4 hasn’t kept up with its initial praise, but this season of CoD esports still revolves around the game.

Activision Blizzard aren’t transitioning this model over to the planned franchised league which will be launching next year, however.

The company said in their Q2 investor call that new titles “continue to drive the most engagement to the Call of Duty franchise every year” for the parent company and this will carry through to the franchised era of esports in the title, rather than existing as a live service game in the vein of Overwatch. 

Players can still expect new experiences even with a set league for Call of Duty.

This means that players and teams will have to adapt to new games every fall (or however often the new release pattern) as has been tradition in the Call of Duty esports space.

Of course, the Rostermania that occurs may be a little dialed back with franchised teams looking to build brands around their players instead.

Modern Warfare is going to be the next installment of the legendary franchise.

Millions of players for the series have grown accustomed to playing new titles in the franchise yearly, and it doesn’t seem likely that Activision Blizzard are going to be altering course on that any time soon, judging from their comments today.

Modern Warfare is going to be the next tent-pole to come out, and so far every reveal and gameplay clip of the upcoming title has been ramping up the anticipation for its release among fans.

The annual excitement for a new CoD is to be expected at this point, but Activision Blizzard have a unique opportunity with their upcoming franchised league.

New titles have the opportunity to provide the upcoming franchised league with consistent hype, while audiences will be intrigued by franchised league to watch the best Call of Duty players compete in those yearly releases.

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Best KSP 45 loadout Black Ops Cold War: Attachments, Wildcard, more

Published: 27/Nov/2020 11:59

by James Busby


Black Ops Cold War is certainly no stranger to burst fire weapons, particularly those of the assault rifle kind. However, there is also one SMG that shares this firing pattern. Here are all the attachments you should be using to unleash the KSP 45’s full potential.

The KSP 45 may not be your go-to SMG in Black Ops Cold War, especially when the likes of the MP5 and Milano dominate the category. However, despite being a three-round burst weapon, the KSP 45 offers great damage and decent range. Only one burst is needed to drop an enemy in close-quarters engagements, while two are needed at mid-range. 

This deadly gun blends both AR and SMG playstyle together, making it a great choice for those that want to remain competitive across all distances. In order to help you get the most out of the KSP 45 in Treyarch’s latest title, we’ve created a loadout that will help you secure more frags in no time. 

Best KSP 45 loadout in Black Ops Cold War

KSP 45
Activision / Treyarch
This loadout balances the KSP 45’s range and close-quarter effectiveness.

Here’s how you need to kit out your KS5 45 SMG to dish out the most damage across all ranges. 


  • Barrel: 10.5 Reinforced Heavy 
  • Body: SWAT 5MW Laser Sight
  • Underbarrel: Front Grip
  • Magazine: 42 RND
  • Stock: Tactical Stock


  • 1911


  • Stimshot
  • Semtex
  • Field Mic


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


  • Perk Greed

Whether you prefer to seek out close-quarter firefights or take down foes in mid-range engagements with deadly precision, then this KSP 45 loadout will enable you to do just that. The 10.5 Reinforced Heavy increases the SMG’s effectiveness at range and bolsters its bullet velocity. 

Combine this with the horizontal recoil control from the Front Grip and you have an extremely accurate SMG. While the KSP 45 will still struggle to outgun the game’s meta assault rifles, you’ll at least have a fighting chance. After all, being able to take down mid-range targets in just two bursts is hardly anything to scoff at. 

Meanwhile, the SWAT 5MW Laser Sight improves the gun’s hip-fire accuracy. Mobility and ADS speed remains a big part of Black Ops Cold War, especially when you’re playing on maps like Nuketwon ‘84. As a result, being able to accurately kill any targets without ever looking down your gun’s sights is great.

The 42 RND Mags ensure you have plenty of ammo when it comes to snagging those game-winning multi-kills. Lastly, the Tactical Stock increases aim walking movement speed, enabling you to keep on your toes and quickly sweep those corners. 

KSP 45 Black Ops Cold War
Activision / Treyarch
The KSP 45 may not be as dominant as the MP5, but it still packs a punch.

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.

Assassin enables you to shut down any enemies that are currently on killstreaks, while Scavenger keeps your ammunition reserves healthy. Lastly, Ghost and Ninja keep you hidden from pesky enemy spy planes and silences your footsteps. 

In terms of equipment, we’ve chosen the standard Stimshot, Semtex, and Field Mic items. Having the healing from Stimshot will keep you fighting, while the Field Mic allows you to pick up on any enemy movements. 

So there you have it, an extremely deadly and versatile KSP 45 loadout. If you want to keep updated with all the latest Call of Duty news and updates, then follow us over on @DexertoIntel