NICKMERCS unveils his “no recoil” Kilo class for Warzone - Dexerto
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NICKMERCS unveils his “no recoil” Kilo class for Warzone

Published: 20/Jul/2020 16:46

by Andy Williams


Nick ‘NICKMERCS’ Kolcheff is undoubtedly one of the best Warzone players in the game, and while the Twitch streamer is vocal about the Bruen MK9, the Kilo 141 might just be his secret weapon.

Ever since Infinity Ward nerfed the Grau and MP5, players have been turning to see what weapon would replace the Grau as the top dog in its class.


While the M4A1 and the Grau are still most player’s go-to weapon of choice, plenty have been turning their hand to the Bruen LMG as a viable replacement, given Infinity Ward’s eagerness to continually tweak the Assault Rifles.

But what if players prefer a more nimble alternative to the Bruen? Well a simple glance at the weapon’s baseline stats, and it’s obvious that the Kilo has the potential to be a suitable alternative to staple ARs. But what attachments do you need to get the most out of it? Kolcheff has the answers.

Kilo 141 in Warzone.
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The Kilo 141 is an incredibly viable AR in Warzone.

Best Kilo 141 Warzone loadout

NICKMERCS’ Kilo class is all about having razor-sharp precision, both up close and at range. That’s why Nick opts for the Singuard Barrel, which is perfectly complemented by the Monolithic Suppressor for ultimate stability across all ranges.

Since the Kilo’s iron sight isn’t the most well-suited to Warzone, Nick adds the VLK Optic to give him a sure-shot at range. Add the Commando Foregrip into the mix and Kolcheff’s Kilo has next to no recoil. Below is NICKMERCS’ loadout for Warzone.

  • Muzzle: Monolithic Suppressor.
  • Barrel: Singuard Arms 19.8” Prowler.
  • Optic: VLK 3.0x Optic.
  • Underbarrel: Commando Foregrip.
  • Ammunition: 60 Round Mags.

As with the FaZe streamer’s Bruen class, the Kilo is most definitely better suited to an optic. Whether you decide to opt for the long-range VLK 3.0x, however, is entirely up to preference.


Although, this worked wonders for Nick, as the vast majority of his eliminations from his 18-kill gameplay came from engagements where he landed the first few bullets at range.

While having the perfect Kilo setup is great, you’ll struggle to truly get the most out of the class if you don’t gear-up with the best perks — our guide highlights the most well-suited perks for the job, which will ensure you’ll be tearing up Warzone lobbies in no time.

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How to preload Black Ops Cold War Beta on PS4, Xbox One, PC

Published: 13/Oct/2020 18:15 Updated: 13/Oct/2020 18:18

by Albert Petrosyan


The Call of Duty: Black Ops Cold War Beta is finally upon us, and we’ve got everything you need to know about how to pre-load and download it ahead of time on PS4, Xbox One, and PC.

Ahead of Black Ops Cold War’s highly-anticipated November 13 release, Call of Duty players are getting the chance to try out the game’s multiplayer in a massive Beta period during October.


While the Beta is going to be open to everyone on all platforms, those who pre-order the game get early access on PS4, Xbox One, and PC. Furthermore, thanks to Sony’s exclusivity agreement with Activision, PlayStation 4 players got their hands on it before anyone else.

The details for how to pre-load the game on your console or PC can be found below, as well as the full schedule for all three platforms.

Black Ops Cold War Beta
The Black Ops Cold War Beta will take place over the course of a two week period.

How to pre-download Black Ops Cold War Beta on PS4

The early access period on PS4 started on Thursday, October 8 before the Beta was opened to all PlayStation users on Saturday, October 10. If you pre-ordered the game digitally, you could actually download the Beta early by simply searching ‘Black Ops Cold War Beta’ in the PlayStation Store.

There will be an option to download and pre-load the file before you can actually play, and you will not need a code. Just simply click on it and, as long as you’ve pre-ordered digitally, the system will allow you to start downloading.

It’s also worth noting that the same file will be used for both weekends, so you don’t need to delete and redownload it between the first and second sessions. However, this is a different program than the Alpha, so that can be deleted as it’s no longer needed.

Black Ops Cold War Beta pre-load
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PS4 players who pre-ordered Black Ops Cold War digitally can start pre-loading the Beta file now.

How to pre-load Beta on Xbox One & PC

As mentioned above, the first week of the Beta was reserved exclusively for PS4 before also including Xbox One and PC this week. As with PlayStation, there will be an early access period on these other platforms as well, between October 15-16, after which the Beta becomes open to everyone on October 17.

The pre-loading period for Xbox One and PC started on Tuesday, October 13 at 8 AM PT / 11 AM ET. The process is pretty much the same: Xbox players who have pre-ordered a digital version of the game on Xbox One, Xbox Series S, or Xbox Series X can find the Beta in the console store, while the PC version will be listed under “Partner Games” in the Blizzard launcher.

Keep in mind that, unlike with PS4, those on Xbox must have an active Xbox Live Gold membership, and PC players will need to have a account.

Black Ops Cold War Beta
Xbox One and PC users won’t be able to play the first weekend of the Black Ops Cold War Beta.

Additional info

For changes between the Alpha and the Beta, Treyarch released a massive set of patch notes on October 7 detailing all of the adjustments and improvements they’ve made since the game’s previous build.

Here are a few details you should know before the Beta periods kicks off:

  • Early access is only available for digital pre-orders. If you’ve pre-purchased a physical copy, you will not get early access.
  • If you’ve received a Beta code through Activision, Xfinity, or other promotions, you will receive an email with a download code
  • Digital pre-orders will not need a code to download the Beta, simply search your console store or Blizzard launcher for the game once the pre-load periods begin

When is the Black Ops Cold War Beta? Dates & schedule

Here’s a reminder of the full Beta schedule for BOCW; all periods begin and end at 10 AM PT / 1 PM ET on their respective dates.

Black Ops Cold War Beta dates
The full schedule for the Black Ops Cold War Beta.
  • Weekend 1
    • October 8-9: PS4 early access
    • October 10-12: PS4 Open Beta
  • Weekend 2
    • October 15-16: PS4, Xbox One, PC early access
    • October 17-19: Open Beta for all platforms

For more information about what’s included in-game, make sure to check out our Black Ops Cold War Beta guide. Also, follow us on Twitter @DexertoINTEL for all the latest news, updates, leaks, guides, and more.