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NICKMERCS claims there’s a new best AR in Warzone Season 5

Published: 16/Aug/2020 13:32 Updated: 16/Aug/2020 13:34

by Andy Williams


Nick ‘NICKMERCS’ Kolcheff has unveiled his assault rifle of choice in Warzone Season 5 as the CR-56 AMAX, and he’s fine-tuned the perfect loadout to get the most out of the heavy-hitting weapon.

Following the August 11 patch, Warzone’s weapon meta was shaken substantially. For the majority of Season 4, the Bruen and FAL dominated. But after the Bruen’s damage at range was reduced, plenty have been looking for the new hot weapon to use.

While both the M4A1 and Grau 5.56 are still staple weapons in most players’ loadouts, they’re not as heavy-hitting as the likes of the RAM-7 — which, according to Kolcheff, boasts the highest time-to-kill of all weapons in the game.

But in terms of statistics, Season 4’s CR-56 AMAX is one of the only weapons that can pack just as heavy of a punch. So naturally, NICKMERCS has devised the perfect class to help you get the most out of the assault rifle affectionately referred to as the Galil.

CR-56 AMAX in Modern Warfare.
The CR-56 Amax, or Galil, arrived in the Season 4 battle pass.

NICKMERC’s CR-56 AMAX loadout for Warzone

As with most assault rifle loadouts, Nick pairs an extended magazine with a more magnified optic to ensure that he can ping from enemy to enemy at distance without needing to reload.

To improve his accuracy at range, the Warzone aficionado opts for the Monolithic Suppressor and Merc Foregrip to tame the weapon’s relatively high kick.

Nick then adds the Merc Foregrip —as opposed to the less nimble Ranger Foregrip— to reduce weapon sway while aiming down sight.

  • Muzzle: Monolithic Suppressor.
  • Barrel: XRK Zodiac S440.
  • Optic: VLK 3.0x Optic.
  • Underbarrel: Merc Foregrip.
  • Ammunition: 45 Round Mags.

As soon as Kolcheff and co. manage to snag a loadout, he wreaks havoc on enemies, with the AMAX shredding in both long and medium-range gunfights.

To back up the lethal rifle, Nick has an MP5 in his pocket to ensure that he can be versatile when an engagement is up close and personal.

If you’re looking for the best perks to complement NICKMERCS’ loadout, then check out our extensive perk guide for Warzone to help you get the edge in Verdansk.

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Best Fennec loadouts for Warzone and Modern Warfare

Published: 27/Oct/2020 16:15 Updated: 27/Oct/2020 16:31

by James Busby


The Fennec has now been out for a few months, but you’ll still need to equip the right attachments if you truly wish to master this lightening fast SMG. Here, we break down two of the strongest Fennec loadouts you can use.

The Vector, now known as the Fennec, has been a popular SMG ever since it first graced our screens back in Modern Warfare 2. Packed with a buttery smooth recoil pattern, excellent hip-fire, lightweight, and insanely fast rate of fire –  the Fennec is an absolute beast of a gun. In fact, this deadly machine gun is so lethal that it can tear through multiple enemies in just a blink of an eye. 

This zippy SMG hasn’t taken the crown away from the MP5, but the Fennec is still a popular choice. For many, this weapon is still a go-to, particularly in close-quarters where hyper-aggressive play is rewarded. In order to help you get the most out of the Fennec, we’ve put together two loadouts that you can use to dominate the competition in both Modern Warfare and Warzone. 

Best Fennec loadout for Warzone

Infinity Ward/DexertoBoost the Fennec’s damage range with this deadly loadout.
  • ZLR18” Deadfall 
  • Merc Foregrip
  • Stippled Grip Tape
  • Sleight of Hand
  • 40 Round Drum Mags

While Warzone’s large scale map may favor long to medium range engagements, you’ll still want to equip a weapon that can give you the edge in those close-quarter firefights. This loadout increases the Fennec’s hip fire, while also giving it a little extra range for when you need that added distance. 

First up is the ZLR18” Deadfall. This attachment not only drastically increases your effective damage range, it also ups your recoil control and bullet velocity, helping with the precision it needs when going for those all-important body shots and headshots. While this attachment increases your ADS speed, we think this loss is worth it, especially when you consider how woeful the Fennec’s mid-range damage is. 

The next two attachments are the Merc Foregrip and Stippled Grip Tape, along with the Sleight of Hand perk. Not only will these additions keep the Fennec stable while aiming and hip firing, they will also increase the ADS & sprint to fire speed, improving your reload speed and giving you even greater control when you need to react quickly.

Taking down fully armored players in Warzone can often prove frustrating, but the 40 Round Drum Mags will give you more than enough bullets to shred through many an armored enemy. This attachment is a must for those that want to secure those game-winning squad wipes.

Best Fennec loadout for Modern Warfare multiplayer

Infinity Ward/DexertoThis loadout absolutely obliterates players in close-quarter firefights.
  • ZLR 18″ Deadfall
  • Tac Laser
  • No Stock
  • Merc Foregrip
  • 40 Round Drum Mags

This build is all about melting your opponents in close-quarters combat. The Tac Laser drastically lowers the Fennec’s ADS speed and increases overall stability, while also allowing you to maintain a steady walk while aiming. 

Being able to quickly take care of enemy threats without needing to ADS is a godsend, particularly on smaller maps like Shipment and Rust, where you’ll constantly find yourself running into enemy players. 

Lastly, the Merc Foregrip will also increase your recoil control and hip-fire accuracy, allowing you to quickly fire off the Fennec’s blisteringly fast rounds with deadly precision. Foregoing the stock for this build will give you a slight boost in movement speed for quicker reaction to get away from players, while The ZLR 18” Deadfall and 40 Round Drum Mags should always be a top priority for any Fennec players looking to increase their kill potential, so always try to build your loadout around these core attachments. 

If you want to try out some different weapons in Warzone or even Multiplayer, check out our full list of best loadouts for every gun.