Call of Duty

NICKMERCS reveals best MP5 loadout for Warzone Season 5

Published: 22/Aug/2020 10:55 Updated: 22/Aug/2020 16:23

by Joe Craven


Despite the MP5’s popularity declining following a series of weapon tuning updates, streamer Nick ‘NICKMERCS’ Kolcheff has shared an MP5 class to get it back in favor; ideal for the ongoing Warzone Season 5.

The MP5 has come to dominate nearly all forms of Modern Warfare, remaining the pro players’ SMG of choice since the game’s launch back in November. However, while it dominated the early months of Warzone, it has seen its popularity fall to some extent as players try other weapons.

NICKMERCS, though, has remained faithful to the classic SMG and has now shared his favorite loadout for Season 5. It won’t surprise anyone that it’s best used alongside a longer-range weapon, with Kolcheff describing it as the perfect “pocket” weapon.

NICKMERCS’ Warzone Season 5 MP5 loadout

  • Monolithic Suppressor
  • FTAC Collapsible
  • Merc Foregrip
  • 45 Round Mags
  • Stippled Grip Tape

MIlkweed MP5 in Modern Warfare

First up is the Monolithic Suppressor. Surprisingly, this is fairly optional on the MP5 given the number of silenced barrels players can equip. However, Kolcheff has gone for the suppressor itself, which will buff damage range and keep you off enemy radars.

The FTAC Collapsible stock and Stippled Grip Tape will massively reduce ADS time, and boost strafing speed. The 45 round mags will keep you in the action for longer, while the Merc Foregrip will help to stabilize shots.

There is no need for an optic, as the MP5’s iron sights are perfectly adequate for the ranges it’s viable at.

Given this loadout’s suitability for close-range engagements, it’s best run with a longer-range weapon in your other slot. We’d recommend an AR like the Kilo 141, or a sniper rifle like the AX-50 or HDR. The call, however, is ultimately yours.

As NICKMERCS says, this is the perfect weapon to have in your pocket for close-range engagements.  We’ll see how the meta changes as more weapons are added but for now, this old-favorite remains as strong as ever.

Call of Duty

First look at leaked Black Ops Cold War Season 1 maps & Operators

Published: 1/Dec/2020 23:56 Updated: 2/Dec/2020 0:13

by Brad Norton


Everything from new maps to incoming Operators and plenty more has all spilled out early, with new Black Ops Cold War leaks revealing a bunch of content coming with the Season 1 update.

We’re still a few days out from the arrival of Season 1, though new Black Ops Cold War leaks are coming through almost every day. From classic modes making a return, to unique in-game events on the horizon, we’ve already got a decent idea of what to expect.

However, things haven’t stopped there. The latest set of datamined content has uncovered our first-look at Season 1 maps, Operators, and more. While the names of incoming maps may have been revealed a while back, we now have a proper look at all four additions coming soon.

Additionally, there’s also a unique Season 1 Starter pack that comes boasting some exclusive rewards. Here’s a rundown on everything we now know thanks to the latest leaks.

First look at Black Ops Cold War Season 1 maps

Up first, we’ve got a quick look at four new locations coming in Season 1. They’re bite-sized pictures that simply reveal the theme of each new map. The first appears to be some kind of game show set as camera equipment and bright signs can be spotted throughout.

Next up looks to be a darker map, perhaps something underground or even a subway system given the briefcases nearby. It may have been an evacuation site. Only time will tell for this one.

The third map pictured seems to be a wide-open locale with some kind of rocket in the center. Maybe a testing facility or a fully-fledged launch site somewhere in the United States.

Last but not least, we have a simple map that looks to feature some amount of office space, shelving, and a patriotic statue of sorts. If earlier intel holds up, one of these new locations will be a fresh Zombies experience. The first appears to be confirmed for Gunfight only, meaning a close-quarters design for 2v2 combat. While the remaining two maps are for core multiplayer game modes.

It’s worth noting that not all of these are confirmed to be launching on day one. While the major update is set to introduce a ton of this new content, some of these maps could be drip-fed throughout the season to keep players coming back. 

First look at Black Ops Cold War Season 1 Operator Skins

What would a new Season in Call of Duty be without some fresh cosmetics? A few of your favorite Operators appear to be getting some new outfits in Season 1. First up is Woods with a new winter look, rocking some snow goggles, thick gloves, a beanie, and a coat.

Next is Sims who has a more casual look this time around. Rather than dressing the part for a mission, he’s wearing a simple top with some cool shades and a hat.

Last but not least is some love for the Warsaw Pact. Portnova has a new skin this Season with a vibrant red top and a matching beret.

Also part of the leaks is an entirely new skin that could be the level 100 unlock in the Season 1 Battle Pass.

This Operator comes equipped for battle with multiple grenades and ammunition pouches on his upper body. Not to mention an imposing mask to cover his presumably scarred face.

Another new Operator wears a gas mask, only has one eye, and could not be more intimidating in an all-black outfit. 

These come alongside a previously leaked Operator skin for Adler. There’s no way of telling how to unlock these items; some might be tied to the Battle Pass, while others could be acquired through challenges like their current variants.