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NICKMERCS reveals Warzone’s best SP-R208 sniper loadout

Published: 2/Oct/2020 11:20

by James Busby


Nick ‘NICKMERCS’ Kolcheff has revealed his best SP-R208 (R700) loadout for Call of Duty: Warzone, demonstrating how powerful this new marksman rifle can truly be. 

The SP-R208 is one of the latest weapons to join Warzone’s deadly arsenal in Season 6, so it was only a matter of time before it featured its very own NICKMERCS makeover. While it may have lost its original  Modern Warfare name (R700), it still packs an almighty punch when kitted out with the right attachments. In fact, this marksman rifle is one of the very best sniper classes in the entire game. 

Offering both incredible range, high precision, fast rechambering, and huge damage potential – the SP-R208 is one gun you’ll want to add to your collection. This particular loadout is all about maximizing the SP-R208’s range and accuracy, giving players the ability to deliver devastating one-shots that send opponents reeling to the gulag.

If you’re after a hitscan sniper that is both incredibly easy to use and extremely potent, then this loadout will give you all the tools needed to grab a dominant Warzone win. 

Best SP-R208 loadout for Warzone

SP-R208 loadout
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The SP-R208 is the best sniper rifle in Warzone
  • Muzzle: Monolithic Suppressor 
  • Barrel: SP-R 26”
  • Laser: Tac Laser
  • Optic: Solozero SP-R 28mm
  • Ammunition: .338 Lupua Mag 5-R Mags

Nick’s loadout is very similar to our own SP-R208 build, but his one sacrifices a little speed and converts it into higher accuracy. However, the loss in speed is negligible when you can simply click on heads and down targets across any range. However, the 7x magnification on the Solozero SP-R 28mm can make it a little difficult to use on closer targets, so you’ll want to use an AR to cover this weakness. 

Both the Monolithic Suppressor, SP-R 26” barrel, and .338 Lapua Mag 5-R Mags effectively max out the SP-R208’s damage range, allowing you to kill enemies in long-distance engagements with deadly precision. If that wasn’t enough, the barrel and ammunition also serve to increase the SP-R208’s bullet velocity. 

“This thing is no joke. I’m telling you, this is the best sniper in Warzone by far,” the Twitch star said. “It’s just like the Kar98k as it shoots fast and it’s got a crazy ADS, but the crazy thing about this sniper is that it’s hitscan.” 

This means you won’t have to lead your shots at range, effectively eliminating any frustrations that come with long-distance sniping. Being able to just focus on your target and not having to compensate for bullet drop/travel time is huge, particularly when you want to rack up those high kill count games.  

The Solozero SP-R 28mm optic’s superior magnification enables you to aim for those montage-worthy headshots no matter how far the target. After all, there’s nothing more satisfying than taking out an entire squad before they can even react. 

Nick uses this SP-R208 loadout to go on a 24-kill rampage across Verdansk, securing a dominant Warzone win in the process. It’s certainly not hard to see why this marksman rifle is currently the go-to pick for those looking to deliver lethal cross-map headshots. 

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Chipotle Challenger Series 2020: Results, teams, format, more

Published: 2/Oct/2020 7:00 Updated: 2/Oct/2020 11:05

by Calum Patterson


The Chipotle Challenger Series returned on Octrober 1, this time featuring Fortnite Battle Royale action as players and a star-studded list of influencers and streamers went head-to-head.

Both of the previous events in the 2020 Chipotle Challenger Series were won by surprise teams, as unexpected players made it all the way through the qualifiers to take home the winner’s prize and a year’s worth of free burritos in the finale. 


Chipotle Fortnite Challenge Results – October 1

This time, though, the winners were a little less shocking as Furious, Ronaldo, and illest took home the grand prize – $50,000 and a year’s worth of free Chipotle burritos!

The Trio blitzed through to first place with three extremely high scoring games out of their five in the grand finals. 77 points pushed them just ahead of the second-best team on the day by a total of three points.


Full results & tournament recap.

Chipotle Challenger Series event
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A look at the top three Trios at the end of the Chipotle Challenger Series event.

Who else was playing?

As well as the qualified teams, there was another stacked lineup of celebrities, streamers, and YouTubers taking part in the tournament. Here are some of the biggest names:

  • CourageJD
  • Bugha
  • Myth
  • Aydan
  • Ewok
  • NickEh30
  • Mongraal
  • Stable Ronaldo
  • MrSavage
  • Arkhram
  • Rehx
  • Ceice
  • Falconer
  • EmadGG


  • Soccer phenom Christian Pulisic
  • Hoopster Josh Hart
  • Top hoops draft picks Cole Anthony, Obi Toppin, and Tre  Jones
  • DJ Deacon Phillippe



In the Chipotle Challenger Series Fortnite event, there were four qualifiers for teams of three to try to get through. Teams scored one point for each elimination they earned.

There was a total of four qualifiers for the tournament. Each qualifier:

  • Allowed up to 1000 trio teams
  • Had private lobbies for a 3-hour play window
  • Had a Ladder system that allowed registrants to play for the totality of the 3-hour window


Qualifying teams then have the chance to go head to head in a private lobby of 33 trio teams with streaming superstars, celebrities and athletes. Again, it was played in a private lobby, which included:

  • The top four teams from each qualifying round
  • 17 teams of invited talent
  • A 5-game series

Chipotle Challenger Series Prize Pool

A total of $50,000 in prize money was presented to winners of the Fortnite event. But, that’s not all – as with previous events, the winners also secured themselves free burritos for a year!

  • 1st: $30,000
  • 2nd: $15,000
  • 3rd: $5,000

Previous Chipotle Challenger Series results

Here’s a look back at how previous events in the Chipotle Challenger series have finished.


Chipotle Warzone Challenge #1 – April 30

Here are the top-10 placing teams for the first Chipotle Challenger Series event. The winners, a surprise team, actually had to go through the qualifier stages to make it to the main event.

Full results & tournament recap

Chipotle Warzone Challenge #2 – July 16

As with the first Challengers Series tournament, the second event on July 16 also featured a relatively unknown pair of Warzone players top the star-studded list of participants, taking home $25,000 and a year’s worth of burritos.

Full results, highlights & recap

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What is the Chipotle Challenger Series?

The Chipotle Challenger Series first launched last year at DreamHack in Dallas, TX and is now virtual for 2020 with an online tournament that gives every fan across the U.S. and Canada the opportunity to join the competition and prove their skills in some of the world’s most popular games.

A live-broadcasted Finale is held, featuring the top-performing teams from the Qualifiers up against the streamers and celebrities.

These teams have the opportunity to go head-to-head against fan-favorites in esports as well as Chipotle-fan gamers in sports, music, and entertainment.

Some of the big names that took part in the first tournament of the 2020 Chipotle Challenger Series included award-winning DJ Steve Aoki, actors Finn Wolfhard, Jerry Ferrara, Colton Underwood, and Cameron Fuller, esports players Tommey, Rallied, Shane ‘ShAnE’ McKerral, and Crowder, streamers ItzWarsz, Symfuhny, Di3seL, TSM Diego, and HusKerrs, YouTuber FaZe Swagg, baseball players Joc Pederson, Cody Bellinger, and Joey Gallo, DJ-Gamer CRAY, USA Hockey’s Hilary Knight, elite basketball prospects James Wiseman, R.J. Hampton, and Tre Jones, U.S. Soccer’s Allie Long, and athlete Demi Bagby.

Chipotle and esports

This is far from Chipotle’s first foray into the world of esports. In 2017 the company made headlines as one of OpTic Gaming’s main sponsors and the Chipotle logo was on proud display when the organization’s Call of Duty roster took home the trophy at the 2017 Call of Duty World League Championship.

The Challenger Series first kicked off at DreamHack Dallas, where players duked it out on PUBG, before moving to Fortnite for the second event at DreamHack Atlanta.

In 2018 Chipotle became a title sponsor of Team SoloMid’s competitive Fortnite roster, specifically the TSM Fortnite house in California. This has led to various collaborations, including one of the world’s most recognized streamers, Ali ‘Myth’ Kabbani, creating his own burrito inside a Chipotle store.


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