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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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NICKMERCS creates powerful FFAR Warzone loadout after Cold War nerfs

Published: 17/Jan/2021 14:29

by Connor Bennett


Twitch star Nick ‘NICKMERCS’ Kolcheff has got an interesting FFAR loadout for Call of Duty Warzone following the recent nerfs to the DMR and other weapons. 

The meta in Warzone is constantly evolving as Call of Duty fans try and get a leg up on their opposition in any way shape or form. 

Since the launch of Black Ops Cold War, it’s been all about the DMR, Diamatti’s, and MAC-10, but recent nerfs have got players searching for different choices. Some have gone back to the Modern Warfare weapons – the M4, AMAX, and Kilo-141, for example – while others have tried to find answers in Cold War.

The FFAR, which resembles the FAMAS from years past, has been the answer for some. It’s even got NICKMERCS trying it out and dropping a pretty nice loadout.

Black Ops Cold War FFAR 1
Activision / Treyarch
The FFAR has become of the best guns in Warzone.

The FaZe Clan member unveiled the loadout he’s been using in his January 16 video, noting that, even though its an assault rifle, it might make some of the SMGs obsolete. 

“However, I do think this FFAR could replace a lot of the SMGs,” Nick said. “I think the overall kit is a pretty good kit, and if you want to have some fun, this is a great class to do that.”

The accuracy does take a slight knock in Nick’s setup, however, the FFAR does get a nice little boost to both the range and mobility. It’s not exactly going to be a sniper or a KAR, but for what it is, it’s certainly nice and up there with some of the best weapons around right now. 

  • Muzzle: Agency Suppressor
  • Barrel: 21.2” Ranger
  • Underbarrel: Bruiser Grip
  • Ammo: Salvo 50 round fast mag
  • Stock: Raider Stock

The YouTuber does note, though, that it’s probably not going to be a class you see streamers running in tournaments. But, for a bit of fun and racking up kills, it’s certainly a nice change of pace. 

Plus, when the time comes and Raven rolls out a few more nerfs, everyone will be searching for the next best thing, and the FFAR should be up there. So, you may as well get used to it, if you’re not already.