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NICKMERCS’s AUG Warzone loadout to dominate in Season 4

Published: 8/Jul/2020 3:16

by Andy Williams

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FaZe Clan’s superstar Call of Duty Twitch streamer,  Nick ‘NICKMERCS’ Kolcheff, has given us an insight into his go-to AUG loadout for Warzone, which fits perfectly into Season 4’s new meta.

Assault Rifles are a staple of anyone’s class setup in Warzone. If you find yourself being beamed from medium to long-range, you’re likely on the receiving end of an M4A1/Grau.

With that said, SMGs are the ideal weapon to have in-hand during close quarter engagements — with the MP5 and MP7 generally dominating the meta since launch.

Although, after the MP5’s recent nerf, plenty of players have turned to the AUG as a replacement. Having previously featured in a plethora of Call of Duty titles as an AR (and even an LMG in MW2), the SMG iteration of the weapon provides the ideal hybrid for Warzone.

Captain Price smokes a cigar while overlooking battlefield in Call of Duty: Modern Warfare
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The AUG has rapidly climbed through the ranks in Modern Warfare and Warzone.

Best AUG loadout for Warzone

NICKMERCS’ AUG class really hones in on bolstering the weapon’s precision at range, while making it much more lethal across the board.

For what Nick’s AUG sacrifices in both Fire Rate and Mobility, it more than makes up for with Accuracy, Control and Range. Sprinkle a Tac Laser and 60-round magazine in the mix, and the Call of Duty veteran has created the perfect Warzone hybrid to shred enemies both up close and from afar.

  • Muzzle: Monolithic Suppressor.
  • Barrel: 407mm Extended Barrel.
  • Laser: Tac Laser.
  • Underbarrel: Commando Foregrip.
  • Ammunition: 5.56 NATO 60-Round Drums.

Combining the AUG with the Grau, Kolcheff picked up yet another Warzone victory in impressive fashion. After being left as the last man standing on his squad, he clutched up with the AUG to bag himself a 24-kill game against all odds.

Perhaps the most appealing aspect of the AUG is that the iron sight is easy on the eye when aiming at targets both up close and at range — something which the MP5 most definitely lacks.

Given just how well this weapon can work across the board, you won’t be forced into using Overkill if you’re looking to be proficient across the ranges. This means that you can equip Ghost as your second perk, to fly under the enemies’ radar in the latter portions of the match.

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NICKMERCS rates the best Warzone players from to Scump to HusKerrs

Published: 24/Oct/2020 1:06

by Theo Salaun

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Tasked with drafting a team for a Call of Duty: Warzone tournament, NICKMERCS went through some of the game’s biggest names, ranking them while determining who he would most want to duo with.

To start Davis ‘Hitch’ Edwards’ $10,000 “Cracked Creators” Warzone tournament, 16 creators were tasked with drafting their duo from 16 “cracked” streamers.

As one of the creators allowed to select their tandem, NICKMERCS sifted through 16 of the game’s best to determine who he would prefer to play with.

Ultimately, the FaZe streamer ended up putting his decision to a poll among his fans. But, before doing so, he originally went through all 16 and gave thoughts on how each of them ranks. And the options were varied, but all shared one thing in common: talent.

With professional Call of Duty League players like Matthew ‘FormaL’ Piper and Seth ‘Scump’ Abner available, as well as Warzone streamers like Aydan and HusKerrs, the candidates were excellent. Still, NICKMERCS sifted through and broke down who he truly believes ranks as the battle royale’s best.

Segment begins at 00:20:45.

NICKMERCS starts by going through the list and just expressing what an absolute struggle it will be to pick from such a talented crop of peers: “Oh, it’s going to be so hard to pick man … No matter what, everybody that I would pick from is cracked.” But, after going through and complimenting practically everybody, he starts the process of elimination.

Since Nick chooses second after DrDisrespect, he immediately eliminates Zlaner as Doc’s likely first pick. Then, he eliminates JoeWo with two simple reasons: “I’ve never played with him and every time I play against him, I beat that little ass.”

Then, BobbyPoff is gone: “BobbyPoff, I love the guy, but take him off the list.” And the “Scarf Lord” is followed quickly by the Chicago Huntsmen’s FormaL and Scump: “Love ‘em, love ‘em. But I feel like there’s better BR players.” After that, things start getting complicated.

Cracked Creators Warzone
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The list of “cracked” players in Hitch’s Cracked Creators Warzone tournament.

Similar to Zlaner, Nick decides to sacrifice Merk so that he can play with his longtime duo, Maven. Then, recognizing that all of these remaining players are absolute menaces on Verdansk, he goes with two simple metrics to determine his personal preference. He immediately prioritizes controller players and the highest earners in Warzone tournaments.

That eliminates stars like HusKerrs and Symfuhny for their mouse and keyboard usage, while also eliminating Crowder and DougIsRaw for their low earnings. Finally, he eliminates Jukeyz because of his struggles understanding the UK maestro’s accent and decides to put the decision to a poll.

 

Ultimately, it’s between Aydan and Tommey, with Cloakzy popping on to let NICKMERCS know that Aydan’s been playing some Fortnite recently. That leaves the FaZe star choosing Tommey, noting that “he’s got great communication, phenomenal player, guaranteed to get some chopper kills off rip.”

Despite going through full rankings for his options and landing upon an excellent duo, the decision-making process proved to be futile. NICKMERCS and Tommey could only end in the Top 12 for the tournament, while the easily dismissed BobbyPoff actually came in first place.