NICKMERCS showcases new RAM-7 loadout as 'strongest' AR class in Warzone - Dexerto
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NICKMERCS showcases new RAM-7 loadout as ‘strongest’ AR class in Warzone

Published: 24/Aug/2020 8:34

by Brad Norton

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As Warzone Season 5 continues to evolve, Nick ‘NICKMERCS’ Kolcheff believes he’s found the “strongest” Assault Rifle class in the game thanks to a new RAM-7 loadout.

We’re just a few weeks into the current season and we’ve already seen a wide array of weapons claim the top spot. The meta is constantly in rotation as plenty of guns are viable in plenty of situations. From the MP5 SMG to the MG34 LMG, NICKMERCS has a few favorites in rotation.

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None quite lead the pack like his new favorite Assault Rifle loadout, however. While he first led viewers to believe the CR-56 AMAX was the best in the game following an August 11 patch, there’s a new contender that’s “actually the strongest.”

The RAM-7 AR has long been more of a niche pick across Modern Warfare and multiplayer. Though it might have the most untapped potential in its class, according to the popular content creator.

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Warzone RAM-7 Gunsmith screen
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The RAM-7 can be tough to control without the right attachments.

“A week ago we uploaded a video about the hardest-hitting Assault Rifle,” he addressed. “But that was in quotations and that was quoting a [viewer] in chat. This gun, the RAM-7,  is actually the strongest and hardest-hitting AR in Warzone. Just need to be clear.”

No different from most ARs in the game, this weapon will help you win gunfights from most distances. It’s best at a close to mid-range though, due to its exceptionally fast fire rate. There are a number of unique variations for the weapon but here’s what NICKMERCS believes is the strongest loadout.

NICKMERCS’ Warzone Season 5 RAM-7 loadout

  • Muzzle: Monolith Suppressor
  • Barrel: FSS Ranger
  • Optic: Corp Combat Holo Sight
  • Underbarrel: Commando Foregrip
  • Ammunition: 50 Round Mags

The ‘Snap Dragon’ as the weapon blueprint is labeled, gives the AR far more accuracy and far more range. With the combination of attachments above, you can essentially beam down foes in the blink of an eye. With the FSS Ranger and Commando Foregrip, the RAM-7 becomes a viable tool from greater distances than usual.

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Moreover, the 50 Round Mag allows you to continue firing for a good while. In the right situations, a single clip could be more than enough to wipe out an entire enemy squad. You’ll be moving slightly slower than usual, but “if you position right, the RAM-7 can definitely work,” NICKMERCS assured.

Warzone gameplay with the RAM-7
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The RAM-7 could help win your next match if you get used to the fast fire rate.

In one of his first games with the loadout, he dropped a 20-bomb and couldn’t believe how effective it really was. “It just downs them so fast,” he joked during a recent Twitch stream.

Another balance update could always see the popular content creator change his mind. But for now, the RAM-7 appears to be the go-to for NICKMERCS in Warzone.

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Weird Warzone glitch forces players into hearing never-ending rock music

Published: 13/Oct/2020 12:35

by James Busby

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Warzone players have been rocking out to the game’s new vehicle music as they drive through the frozen fields of Verdansk. However, for some, these catchy tunes never end.

There’s no denying that Warzone Season 6 has had its fair share of problems. Aside from the train station teething problems and return of the ‘demon gun’ texture glitch, there have been some new additions to the seemingly ever-growing bugfix list.

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So far, Activision has had to fix an overpowered bug that allowed the AS VAL to shoot through unlimited walls, a game-breaking unlimited Stim glitch, and now Modern Warfare fans are reporting a rock and roll related problem. 

While Warzone’s new music tracks certainly liven up your drive time commutes across Verdansk, they can also pose a risk to your game-winning plays. This is particularly true when the music in question doesn’t actually stop. The continuous blare of heavy rock certainly gets us pumped in games like DOOM, but it really doesn’t help in FPS titles like Warzone where you need to hear enemy footsteps. 

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What is the Warzone music glitch? 

The addition of playable vehicle music certainly isn’t a new feature in Warzone – in fact, players have been able to equip certain CoD related tracks since Season 5. However, music fans can now listen to their favorite tracks from the likes of DMX, Skrillex, Jack Harlow, and iconic themes from across the Call of Duty series. 

Unfortunately, these tunes have caused a rather interesting and mildly infuriating glitch. The bug seems to happen when you or any of your squadmates have any of the game’s War Tracks equipped and enter a vehicle. While this bug may not be that bad when listening to the game’s quieter tracks, things can get incredibly frustrating when the heavy metal Juggernaut theme plays on a loop.

You may be tempted to blow up your vehicle or drive it off the nearest cliff edge, but even this won’t stop the never-ending audio. Some players have reported that they still hear vehicle music, even when they have the audio option turned off in the game’s settings. “The rock music won’t stop, even after getting out of the vehicle. To top it off, my teammate and I had already turned the audio off before the game,” says one frustrated player

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“After it just wouldn’t stop and we couldn’t hear A THING, we even destroyed the vehicle in hopes it would quiet down. Ultimately, we just disconnected when we couldn’t take it anymore.” Some Warzone players have even reported that they managed to get to the final ring with the same heavy rock track blaring down their earphones. 

How to fix the Warzone vehicle music glitch

Modern Warfare Juggernaut
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It seems the Juggernaut War Track is the most common offender.

Fortunately, some crafty players have discovered that you can fix this pesky audio issue by selecting the Black Ops music pack from the War Tracks menu. Meanwhile, if you encounter the problem mid-game, simply enter another vehicle in the hopes that it fixes the never-ending audio loop. 

There have even been reports that constantly getting in and out of the offending vehicle will eventually fix the issue. Of course, your experience may vary and some of these fixes may not work. Warzone Season 6 certainly seems to be off to a rocky start and it looks like we’ll just have to wait until Activision officially fixes this audio issue in a future patch. 

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