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NICKMERCS showcases the best CR56 Amax Warzone loadout

Published: 16/Jul/2020 10:28 Updated: 16/Jul/2020 10:30

by Jacob Hale


Nick ‘NICKMERCS’ Kolcheff has revealed his best CR-56 Amax loadout for Call of Duty battle royale Warzone — but he does have some concerns about using the weapon.

NICKMERCS’ Warzone ability is evident, regularly placing well in tournaments and helping push the meta forward, such as when he revealed his Bruen Mk9 class that is now so popular.

After the CR-56 Amax was released in the Season Four battle pass, it became a popular weapon for players, with its inspiration from the ever-popular Galil assault rifle from previous Call of Duty iterations.

Modern Warfare CR-56 Amax Galil
The CR-56 Amax, or Galil, arrived in the Season Four battle pass.

Now, Nick has brought it to Verdansk to try it out in the battle royale setting and, while he doesn’t think it’s likely to be his go-to weapon – especially when the Bruen and Grau are still so good – it clearly still packs a punch.

Some of the attachments follow a similar theme to most of Nick’s loadouts, and what you can commonly expect to see in Warzone, but with a couple of twists.

This is how NICKMERCS builds his CR-56 Amax (or Galil) in Warzone:

  • Muzzle: Monolithic Suppressor
  • Optic: G.I. Mini Reflex
  • Underbarrel: Commando Foregrip
  • Ammunition: 45 Round Mags
  • Rear Grip: CR-56 Rubberized Wrap

There are a couple of differences in this loadout to what you might typically expect. First of all, and the most obvious, is the choice of optic. While you’re likely to have several long-range gunfights in Warzone, the G.I. Mini Reflex doesn’t really lend itself to this, so you could change this to a more advanced optic if you would prefer that.

For the Rear Grip, too, most players typically choose Stippled grips, but Nick has opted for a Rubberized grip to help him control recoil slightly better.

Overall, this is one that seems well-geared towards mid-range gunfights and could be particularly effective as the game reaches its climax, but Nick does say he’s not sure if it’s “what [I’m] going to be using on game day,” so it’s worth seeing what works best for you.

If you’re looking for more inspiration, make sure you check out our complete CR-56 Amax guide with suggestions for both Warzone and Modern Warfare multiplayer class loadouts.

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Black Ops Cold War Nov 25 patch notes: Hardcore Nuketown & more fixes

Published: 25/Nov/2020 18:05

by Tanner Pierce


Another day, another Black Ops Cold War game settings update. This time, we have the much anticipated inclusion of a Hardcore Nuketown ’84 playlist, alongside another wave of bug fixes, which actually address some of the crashing problems. Here’s what you need to know.

If you thought you were going to get by without another Black Ops Cold War game settings update, you’re sorely mistaken. Treyarch has revealed that yet another has gone live on November 25.

In short, this update is pretty small but it does add one major feature: a hardcore playlist for Nuketown ’84. The much-requested feature was surprisingly absent from the Nov 24 patch, so it’s nice to see it’s inclusion here.

In addition, a number of different bugs were also fixed, mostly relating crashes.

Treyarch’s official patch notes to follow:



  • Added Hardcore Nuketown 24/7 to Hardcore tab in Quick Play.


  • Fixed a rare crash that could occur when playing Hardpoint.
  • Fixed a rare crash that could occur while pinging locations.
  • Fixed a rare crash that could occur loading into a Multiplayer match.



  • Addressed an issue that allowed players to earn more weapon XP than intended in Zombies during 2WXP events. This fix includes new general weapon XP tuning, which will result in faster overall weapon leveling in Zombies.

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