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NICKMERCS showcases “aimbot” M13 Warzone loadout

Published: 17/Sep/2020 11:45

by Daniel Cleary

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Twitch streamer Nick ‘NICKMERCS’ Kolcheff has revealed his new M13 loadout that he has been using to dominate in Warzone.

The M13 has been known for its precision compared to other ARs, but it has not been the most common pick in recent months, with many Warzone players still opting for the likes of the Kilo, Grau, and the LMGs instead.

However, in his latest upload, NICKMERCS explained that the weapon was getting overlooked and claimed that his new Warzone loadout for Season 5 can be so accurate it is “like aimbot.”

Warzone characters pointing weapons
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There are a lot of assault rifles in the current Warzone meta.

While weapons such as the Kilo have been seen as a popular pick for accurate assault rifle loadouts, NICKMERCS claimed his M13 class was a much better fit for him in Warzone.

“I’m probably going to get a lot of bulls*** for this, I don’t care. I think it’s the better version of the Kilo,” he admitted, revealing that he has had more success with the M13.

He added that his class has not changed too much from Season 4, adding a Ranger Foregrip and blue dot sight to his original loadout for even more accuracy in-game.

Standard attachments like the Monolithic Suppressor, Tempus Marksman barrel, and the 60 round mags have also remained, giving him all the tools to outplay his opponents with this loadout.

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Here’s how his M13 setup looks, if you weren’t able to catch it:

  • Muzzle: Monolithic Suppressor
  • Barrel: Tempus Marksman
  • Optic: Corp Combat Holo Sight
  • Underbarrel: Ranger Foregrip
  • Ammunition: 60 Round Mags

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This M13 loadout can really shine in medium to long-range gunfights, however, if you plan on getting up close and personal, it might be best to have a shotgun or SMG to pair with it.

During his latest Warzone games, NICKMERCS has been using his impressive Origin-12 loadout alongside the M13, which can make for a devastating combo.

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Iconic Call of Duty Raid map spotted in Black Ops Cold War files

Published: 2/Dec/2020 2:24

by Brad Norton

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Eight years after its introduction in the Call of Duty franchise, Black Ops 2’s Raid could finally be returning in a mainline entry as files for the iconic map have been uncovered in Black Ops Cold War.

Treyarch’s fan-favorite Black Ops 2 released in 2012. Since then, we’ve seen eight new titles come and go. In that gap, Raid has only made one other appearance in a global title, that title being Call of Duty Mobile.

While other maps have been rereleased countless times, including seven remakes of Nuketown alone, Raid has been left in the past. However, that’s about to change according to the latest leaks.

After an extended period in the shadows, Raid could finally be thrown back into the spotlight soon. Dataminers have uncovered a line of code relating to the map in Black Ops Cold War, suggesting that we’ll see it return in Season 1.

As a huge influx of Season 1 content slipped through the cracks on December 1, one key line stood out from the pack. ‘S1_map_raid_tu_cairo’ was plucked directly from the latest version of Black Ops Cold War.

Obviously, this doesn’t outright confirm Raid is a guarantee for the next Season. This is the first official reference to the map in quite some time, though, so it’s safe to assume Treyarch has been working to bring it back to life.

Black Ops 2 Raid gameplay
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Raid might finally be back in a mainline CoD title for the first time since 2012.

The original map quickly became a favorite for its unique design. There were distinct sections that paved the way for vast combat opportunities. Both close-range and long-range loadouts could feel right at home on Raid. On one side you had a wide-open area with a high ground advantage for one team next to a  

On the other, you had a circular area perfect for flanking opportunities. Meanwhile, in the middle lane, you’d often catch snipers peeking across from either side in a near-symmetrical layout.

One of the more interesting tidbits from this datamine is the final word. Cairo is the capital of Egypt. The original version of Raid was set in Los Angeles. So when we see this new version, it could have a fresh coat of paint to fit the locale. 

Black Ops 2 Raid gameplay
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Expect to see snipers hanging out across the basketball courts if Raid drops with Season One in Cold War.

It was an extremely popular competitive map throughout the year of its initial release. Given it worked quite well with essentially all objective-based game modes. From Hardpoint to Search and Destroy, Raid was often a favored pick.

Season One of Black Ops Cold War kicks off on December 10. There’s no confirmation we’ll see Raid in-game from this point on, so do take this leak with a grain of salt until then.