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NICKMERCS unveils his “one shot” Oden loadout for Warzone

Published: 7/Sep/2020 10:53

by Andy Williams

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Twitch star Nick ‘NICKMERCS’ Kolcheff has delved into his “one shot” Warzone loadout for the Oden — and his rig will have players dropping like flies.

Warzone’s meta seems to undergo a significant change every time a new weapon is introduced. For example, right now, the R9-0 Dragon’s Breath is all the rage, with players quite literally lighting up the battlefield.

And while later additions like the Grau 5.56 and the Mk9 Bruen have also become a staple part of most people’s loadouts, there are very few weapons that have stood the test of time since Warzone was first released.

The semi-automatic rifle certainly packs a punch, sitting as the most lethal weapon in its class by a longshot. As a trade-off, the weapon has the slowest aim down sight (ADS) speed. With that said, NICKMERCS has fine-tuned his Oden to run riot on the streets of Verdansk. Let’s see how the FaZe star gets the most out of the sturdy assault rifle.

Warzone player shooting in Verdansk.
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The Oden can be one of the most lethal weapons in Verdansk… if used correctly.

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NICKMERCS claims that his Oden loadout will kill enemies in “one shot,” providing you manage to find Stopping Power rounds on your travels.

To get the semi-auto AR primed for this, Kolcheff is all about topping out on both Accuracy and Range.

So by equipping the Colossus Suppressor and 5mW Laser, Nick gets very minimal kickback. To reduce sway, he adds the Oden Factory 810mm and Commando Foregrip — although the latter could just as easily be swapped out for the Merc Foregrip.

  • Muzzle: Colossus Suppressor.
  • Barrel: Oden Factory 810mm.
  • Laser: 5mW Laser.
  • Optic: Corp Combat Holo Sight.
  • Underbarrel: Commando Foregrip.

To showcase the rifle in all its glory, Nick clocked out with a 24-kill gameplay in Duos. As highlighted with the gameplay, you’ll get the most out of this weapon in both medium and long-range gunfights.

So to ensure you’re ready across all the ranges, we’d recommend taking a leaf out of NICKMERCS’ book and pairing the AR with an SMG, like the MP5.

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Black Ops Cold War already set new Call of Duty player record in the Beta

Published: 23/Oct/2020 6:20

by Brad Norton

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The Call of Duty franchise is showing no signs of slowing down anytime soon as Treyarch’s recent Black Ops Cold War Beta went above expectations and shattered records.

Ever since the release of the first CoD title in 2003, the franchise has only continued to grow. Year after year more players hop on board to see what the latest title has in store. Whether fans gravitate towards single-player campaigns, cooperative experiences, or classic multiplayer competition, there’s something for everyone.

2020 is shaping up to be no different as Treyarch is firing on all cylinders for the Black Ops Cold War release. Everything from Zombies to Warzone will be on offer and it’s already clear that the community is hungry for it all.

After an impressive Alpha test on the PlayStation 4 that became the biggest in franchise history, that record has once again been broken. This time, by the Black Ops Cold War Beta that followed just weeks later.

Having kicked off exclusively for PS4 users on October 8 before jumping to all platforms on October 15, the Black Ops Cold War Beta was played by a staggering number of people. In fact, it was “the most downloaded [Beta] in Call of Duty history,” the developers revealed on October 23.

No exact figures were revealed for the history Beta. Though it being publicly available across Xbox One, PS4, and PC over the final days was sure to have helped boost the figures.

Not only is this a hugely positive sign before the launch of Black Ops Cold War, but it continues a trend from previous iterations. 2019’s Modern Warfare also broke records with its early access Beta period. 

Last year’s records also didn’t come with any specific numbers, though Activision assured the Modern Warfare Beta attracted more players than ever before.

Also of note, those players logged more hours played than any Beta in franchise history. It’s now clear that Black Ops Cold War has been yet another step up in terms of early engagement.

Black Ops Cold War gameplay
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The Black Ops Cold War Beta was live across Xbox One, PlayStation 4, and PC.

It’s obviously too early to tell just how this might indicate sales for the release come November 13. However, to get into the Beta early, a majority of players needed to preorder on their platform of choice. So that’s certainly a good sign just weeks out from launch.

2019’s Modern Warfare topped over $600 million in sales across its first three days on the market. That instantly made it the highest-selling CoD of the generation. Though Black Ops Cold War could be on track to go even further this year.