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New Warzone data reveals the most powerful weapons in the game

Published: 20/Mar/2020 18:40

by Albert Petrosyan


Popular Call of Duty YouTuber ‘TheXclusiveAce’ has gathered some data from Warzone that reveals which weapons are the most viable to use in the battle royale game.

Choosing which weapons to use in Warzone can often be the difference between winning and losing, so everyone playing the BR should know which guns give them the best chance at victory.

Weapons are a bit different in Warzone than other battle royales, mainly because most teams will quickly gain access to Loadout Drops and be able to use their own custom classes, making ones that are found in floor loot obsolete.

Infinity WardKnowing which weapons are best to use in Warzone can help you win matches.

So, what are your best options when trying to decide how to build your loadouts? In his search for the answer, prominent CoD YouTuber TheXclusiveAce did an in-depth analytical study of the gunplay for each gun’s in-game stats.

The chart that he published in a recent video breaks down every single weapon in the game for their max damage, rate of fire, damage per second, and both the shots to kill and time to kill against base health, one, two, and three plates of armor.

Not only did he isolate the guns themselves, he also included certain attachments that boost those stats, like different types of ammo that have larger/smaller rounds.

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While they may not always tell 100% of the story, the most important stats to look at are damage per second (DPS) and time to kill (TTK) because, combined, they usually will give a fairly good indication of a weapon’s viability.

For example, the Oden does among the highest damage of the assault rifles, but its DPS and TTK are low because of the extremely low rate of fire compared to some of the other options.

Staying in the AR category, one very interesting tidbit  this chart reveals is that the RAM-7 is actually a better option than the super-popular M4A1, having better killing stats across the board. That said, if you equip the .458 rounds on the M4, you can significantly increase its power – however, that ammo only comes with 10 rounds.

Infinity WardMaybe to the surprise of many, the RAM-7 has better DPS and TTK than the M4 in Warzone.

The SMG stats are also quite revealing. While its true that they justify how popular the MP5 is in Warzone, especially with the 10mm rounds, the real hidden gem of this category is the AUG.

When equipped with the 5.56 NATO rounds, the AUG actually ends up having the highest DPS out of all the assault rifles and SMGs except for the M4 with .458 rounds, which only offers a limited amount of ammo, anyway.

Thus, the AUG not only gives you the handling of an SMG, it actually packs a punch that tops almost every single AR in the game, making it the ultimate weapon for Warzone.

Infinity WardThe AUG is a top-tier weapon to use in Warzone.

One final comparison to touch on is the one between the two most-used sniper rifles in the BR – the HDR and AX-50. The player-base is pretty much split between the two, but these stats suggest that the latter might be the better option.

They both do the same damage, but the AX-50 has a higher rate of fire, and thus a higher DPS and TTK. So, as long as you consistently hit your shots, it’s the one to go with.

That said, however, the HDR does have better range and accuracy, which means it’s more forgiving, so if your sniper shot is a bit shaky, you might be better off with this one.

Now that you’ve got this information in hard, go back into the battle royale and see how the guns in your custom classes stack up. Also, make sure to visit our 6 best loadouts to use in Warzone guide, which offers an in-depth look at the attachments, perks, and equipment you should be running.

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Black Ops Cold War Zombies leak reveals new Pack-A-Punch, armor, more

Published: 29/Oct/2020 2:20 Updated: 29/Oct/2020 2:23

by Brad Norton


A huge collection of Black Ops Cold War Zombies leaks has seemingly revealed a ton of key details for the upcoming mode, including new weapons, Perks, armor, and plenty of additional features. 

Zombies in Call of Duty has been around since World at War released in 2008. The round-based mode has been a staple in Treyarch games ever since and the upcoming Black Ops Cold War is no different.

The iconic mode is returning in a big way. Not only will new features be on display on a new map, but players will be able to join up with friends across all platforms for the first time ever. There’s a ton to look forward to, but before the November 13 launch, a wide array of details have already leaked out online.

From brand-new features in the latest iteration, to the surprise inclusion of armor, and even a new spin on Pack-A-Punch, there’s plenty to digest. Here’s an overview of all the key information from the new leaks.

Armor coming to Zombies in Black Ops Cold War

Warzone armor
Warzone’s armor system appears to be making its way to Zombies in Black Ops Cold War

In a first for the series, armor is reportedly making its way to the Zombies experience. Similar to how it functions in Warzone, players will be able to equip three armor plates at once. Additionally, this armor can then be upgraded at brand new ‘armor stations’ around the map. 

This means that teams will be able to boost their health greater than ever before.

In previous iterations, Juggernog was the main source of health buffs. However, with full armor and Juggernog in Black Ops Cold War, players can allegedly survive “10 hits from a Zombie.”

Perks in Black Ops Cold War Zombies

Black Ops Cold War Zombies gameplay
Many of the fan-favorites are back, but a new Perk is also on the way in Black Ops Cold War.

While previous leaks outlined which perks to expect in the newly revamped Zombies mode, a few new details have slipped through the cracks. There is one new Perk-a-cola in the game and it’s referred to as ‘Elemental Pop.’

This unique perk will activate an Ammo Mod at random. You may be wondering what an Ammo Mod even is, that’s because these are entirely new with Black Ops Cold War as well. There are four Ammo Mods in total and chugging this new perk will randomly give out one at a time.

Below is a list of all four and how they function:

  • Cyrofreeze – Frost damage and slows enemies.
  • Dead Wire – Electric damage and stuns enemies.
  • Napalm Blast – Fire damage and burns Zombies.
  • Brain Rot – Turns a Zombie to an ally.
Black Ops Cold War Zombies gameplay
Elemental Pop is set to change your weapons in exciting new ways.

One of these effects will be applied to your equipped weapon, changing how the map will play out moving forward. Also of note, Pack-A-Punch has been changed to fit these new Ammo Mods as well.

Whenever you’re Pack-A-Punching a gun in Black Ops Cold War, you’ll reportedly be able to choose from this list. No longer will the upgrade be down to luck; players will have input in the effects their weapons will come with.

Field Upgrades in Black Ops Cold War Zombies

Black Ops Cold War Zombies gameplay
Eight powerful Field Upgrades are supposedly in the works for Black Ops Cold War.

Rather than working with Specialists in the upcoming Zombies mode, Field Upgrades are in focus. There are seemingly eight in total, though only five may be included at launch, according to the leaker.

Some of these help wipe out waves of enemies while others will set your team up to defend a location. They all have unique functions so you’ll have to pick wisely and spread them out among your team. Below is a list of each Field Upgrade seemingly confirmed for launch.

  • Aether Shroud – Masks your presence, making you near-invisible to Zombies. Lasts 5 seconds.
  • Ring of Fire – “Ring shows up that boosts damage inside for everyone.” Also burns enemies that step inside.
  • Healing Aura – Heal yourself and teammates to full health within a small radius.
  • Frost Blast – Wind blast of frost damage. Also slows Zombies.
  • Energy Mine – Proximity mine.

Additionally, three more Field Upgrades appear to be joining the list in future seasons. Lightning Links, Toxic Growth, and Frenzy Guard could all change your strategies as Black Ops Cold War evolves.

New Rune upgrade system in Black Ops Cold War Zombies

Black Ops Cold War Zombies gameplay
It looks like there will be more to grind for than any previous Zombies experience.

While plenty of other details may seem like obvious iterations, Runes are supposedly the “biggest innovation” in Black Ops Cold War. These serve the role of a fully-fledged upgrade system. Everything from Perks to weapons can all be upgraded through the use of Runes.

With every aspect of the game having three distinct tiers, that leads to a total of 72 permanent upgrades to unlock. These are all purchasable with a new in-game currency known as ‘Aetherium,’ according to the leaks.

Aetherium comes in both Raw and Flawless variants. There’s no telling just how long the grind will be to tally up your Aetherium, though playing the game is seemingly the only way to earn this new currency. 

One example of the Rune system at work focused on the Stamin-Up perk. With the level one upgrade, movement impairing effects from stuns and Zombie strikes are reduced by 50%. At the next tier, all fall damage is removed. Finally, at level three, players are able to sprint while aiming.

Other new details for Zombies in Black Ops Cold War

Black Ops Cold War zombie gameplay
You can spot a blueish grenade dropping off of this Zombie in the official trailer. This could be part of the new loot system.

Right off the bat, you’ll notice that Zombies have health bars and display damage numbers when being hit. Additionally, there will be a compass and minimap no different from Warzone. 

Zombies will supposedly also have a chance to drop random loot at any time. Similar to power-up drops in the classic Zombies experience, foes can drop armor, grenades, and even killstreaks, according to the leaker.

Last but not least, there is a new Salvage system in the game.

As you progress through the rounds and fend off waves, you’ll collect Salvage which can then be used to build various tools. From explosives to support equipment and even Monkey Bombs, crafting will be a key feature in Zombies.

Black Ops Cold War Zombies gameplay
This is a look at Salvage in the Zombies trailer, according to the leaker.

As always with early leaks, do take this information with a grain of salt until Black Ops Cold War is released. Some of these details could come from an early build that has since been changed or outright scrapped.

Only time will tell how much of this holds true. If even half of this info is accurate, however, Zombies fans could be in for the most elaborate year thus far.