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Octane reveals deadly Modern Warfare AN-94 loadout for Season 5

Published: 7/Aug/2020 8:29

by Brad Norton

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Season 5 of Modern Warfare just introduced the new AN-94 Assault Rifle and Call of Duty League (CDL) pro Sam ‘Octane’ Larew has got a playoff-ready loadout set for you to use online.

Infinity Ward only just deployed Season 5 of Modern Warfare and Warzone on August 4, releasing new weapons, maps, and plenty more. Just two days later, Seattle Surge’s Octane may have already created the best custom loadout for the powerful AN-94.

The AN-94 is a returning weapon from previous Call of Duty titles and certainly packs a punch this time around as well. It can only be unlocked by reaching Tier 31 in the brand new Battle Pass, however. Buying it outright or grinding for experience is the only way to claim the latest full-auto rifle.

While the M4 and the Grau might still be the most common ARs as we approach the CDL playoffs, the S5 weapon could shake things up in a big way. Here’s how Octane has decided to set up his AN-94 loadout.

Octane’s AN-94 Modern Warfare loadout

The AN-94 assault rifle as it appears in the Modern Wafare armory.
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The AN-94 assault rifle was just released with the Season 5 update.

Right out of the gate, Octane has decided to attach a proper Optic for this weapon. While it can often free up an attachment slot for something more beneficial, the default iron sights are “atrocious,” according to Octane. “The red dot just feels a lot better, it’s not as clunky.”

There is a lot of personal choice in this regard, he admits. The G.I. Mini Reflex can be swapped out in favor of a Stock for instance. Though given the extreme recoil unique to the AN-94’s initial burst, Octane prefers the more precise targeting attachment.

In order to control said recoil, a few other attachments are going to come in handy. “It’s just not a good gun at close range at all,” he explained. “If you’re up close, chances are you’re going to lose a gunfight.” To prevent this, you’ll need to play patiently and try to take your fights from a distance. Relying on the Rear Grip will help you there.

Modern Warfare Season 5 gameplay
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The AN-94 was one of two new weapons added in the Season 5 Battle Pass.

Octane has already racked up some pro-level experience with the new S5 weapon to prove its effectiveness. While the loadout proved effective, “the general consensus of the pro community is that it’s a little bit too close to Champs time for a new gun. I’m hoping pro players kind of give me some leeway so I can use this gun,” he expressed.

Kicking off on August 19, this year’s CDL postseason boasts a whopping $4.6 million prize pool. There’s no telling if Octane will be allowed to fry with his custom AN-94 during the playoffs though. You can find the full list of attachments below.

  • Optic: G.I. Mini Reflex
  • Underbarrel: Commando Foregrip
  • Barrel: VLK AN-94 Sila
  • Rear Grip: Stippled Grip Tape
  • Muzzle: Compensator

One of his “favorite guns in Black Ops 2,” Octane is jazzed to see it return in Modern Warfare. Whether you’re holding down an objective in standard multiplayer or tearing up Verdansk in Warzone, this loadout can help pad your stats in no time.

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Black Ops Cold War PC requirements: Minimum and recommended specs

Published: 29/Oct/2020 22:20

by Tanner Pierce

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With Black Ops Cold War just two weeks away from being officially released, Activision and Treyarch have officially unveiled all the PC requirements and recommended specs a fan could dream for, including what you’ll need if you want to run the game on high settings.

Black Ops Cold War is almost here and fans are starting to get hyped for the first-person shooter. With only two weeks left until the game’s official launch, most fans have decided if they are going to be picking it up or if they’re going to be skipping out on this year’s entry.

Up until this point, however, neither Activision or Treyarch given a ton of info about the PC version of the game. That’s now changed as the required and recommended specs have officially been unveiled, as well was the specs you’ll need in order run it on other types of settings.

Black Ops Cold War minimum PC specs

  • OS: Windows 7 64-bit or Windows 10 64-bit or higher
  • CPU: Intel Core I3-4340 or AMD FX-6300
  • RAM: 8GB
  • HDD: 50GB for MP only, 175GB for all game modes
  • Video: Nvidia Geforce GTX 670/Geforce GTX 1650/Radeon HD 7950

Black Ops Cold War recommended PC specs

  • OS: Windows 10 64-bit
  • CPU: Intel Core I5-2500K or AMD Ryzen R5 1600X
  • RAM: 12GB
  • HDD: 175GB
  • Video: Nvidia Geforce GTX 970/GTX 1660 Super or Radeon R9 390/AMD RX 580

Black Ops Cold War recommended PC specs with ray-tracing

  • OS: Windows 10 64-bit
  • CPU: Intel I7-8700K or AMD Ryzen 1800X
  • RAM: 16GB
  • HDD: 175GB
  • Video: Nvidia Geforce RTX 3070
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Activision released a handy graphic to explain to PC players what they’ll need.

Black Ops Cold War competitive PC specs

  • OS: Windows 10 64-bit
  • CPU: Intel I7-8700K or AMD Ryzen 1800X
  • RAM: 16GB
  • HDD: 175GB
  • Video: Nvidia Geforce GTX 1080/RTX 3070 or Radeon RX Vega64 graphics

Black Ops Cold War Ultra RTX PC specs

  • OS: Windows 10 64-bit
  • CPU: Intel I9-9900K or AMD Ryzen 3700X
  • RAM: 16GB
  • HDD: 250GB
  • Video: Nvidia Geforce RTX 3080

As expected, if you want to run the game on extremely high settings, you’re going to need the PC to match it. That being said, the required specs are better than what was required in the beta, with the full game only requiring an I3 processor while the pre-release version needed an I5.

This, however, shouldn’t be surprise, as full versions of games are almost always more optimized than their pre-release counterparts. That being said, it’ll be interesting to see how bad the low-settings PC version looks once it’s live. Here’s hoping that it won’t be too bad.