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Octane reveals pro M4A1 Modern Warfare class used in Call of Duty League

Published: 21/Jul/2020 4:55

by Brad Norton


Competitive veteran Sam ‘Octane’ Larew has showcased his all-new M4A1 setup in Modern Warfare, letting you run with the same class as pro players in the Call of Duty League.

Since the major Grau and MP5 nerfs in Modern Warfare, players have been experimenting nonstop to find the next best thing. While many still opt to run the Grau in Warzone, the M4A1 has stood out among pro players as the best Assault Rifle for competitive matches.

It boasts a great balance of fire rate, accuracy, and damage from afar. Making it ideal for a more tactical playstyle compared to the faster pace of an SMG class.

If you’re looking to get the most out of your AR class, there’s no better tool for the job than the M4. But if you want to take things a step further, Octane has given the rundown on a new pro setup; one that the world’s best players have been using.

Octane’s M4A1 Modern Warfare loadout

Modern Warfare 2019 M4A1
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The M4A1 has jumped to the top of the pack when it comes to Assault Rifles in Modern Warfare

This custom M4 setup is all about trying to minimize recoil from a distance. When running an AR, you want to be competitive in close range engagements. However, the main priority should be taking fights from a longer range than SMGs. This gives you the upper hand if both players start firing at the same time.

Octane’s first recommendation is to apply the Forge Tac CQS stock. Recoil will drop significantly and you should instantly feel “how much better it is,” he said. “The majority of AR players have already swapped to this in the CDL.”

Most other attachments aim to improve your accuracy and range. While minimal recoil is great, connecting a high amount of damage from afar is still essential. Obviously, this comes with a tradeoff as most attachments do in Modern Warfare.

Your movement speed will be reduced slightly with this setup. But if you’re sticking to AR tendencies and working with your team, this shouldn’t be an issue. Below is Octane’s full M4A1 loadout that he uses in the CDL.

  • Underbarrel: Commando Foregrip
  • Stock: Forge Tac CQS
  • Barrel: Corvus Custom Marksman
  • Rear Grip: Stippled Grip Tape
  • Muzzle: Compensator

Not only can this class help dominate in competitive Modern Warfare, but it can also destroy opposing squads in Warzone. It can go toe to toe with the Grau and ultimately just comes down to your personal preference. 

With a few games of practice using this loadout, you can be frying just like the world’s best players in the CDL.

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How to watch $200k Warzone Twitch Rivals Season 6 Showdown: stream, date

Published: 23/Oct/2020 15:36 Updated: 23/Oct/2020 15:37

by Daniel Cleary


Twitch Rivals has announced another Warzone Showdown for Season 6, with plenty of the top content creators and pros ready to battle it out for a share of the massive $200,000 prize pool. Here’s everything you’ll need to watch the action live.

Warzone fans have had plenty of competitive action to watch since the release of the battle royale title, and many of the biggest stars in gaming have jumped to the new Call of Duty mode to entertain their fans.

With the Haunting of Verdansk event now underway and Black Ops Cold War fast approaching, Twitch Rivals revealed that they would be hosting one of their biggest Warzone showdowns yet in the Modern Warfare season. Here’s what you need to know.

the haunting of verdansk teaser
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The Haunting of Verdansk event has taken over Warzone.

When does Twitch Rivals’ Warzone showdown start?

The Season 6 Twitch Rivals Showdown event is scheduled to kick off on Friday, October 23, with the action getting underway at 9AM PT/ 12PM ET / 5 PM BST / 6PM CEST.

The event itself will be split into two regional tournaments, one for Europe and one for North American players, with $100,000 up for grabs in each region.

How to watch the Warzone Season 6 Showdown

As always, the Warzone Showdown will be streamed with commentary on the official Twitch Rivals channel, which we have embedded down below.

Each of the players competing will also be able to stream the Twitch Rivals Showdown from their point-of-view, giving Call of Duty fans plenty of ways to tune in to the action.

With the Haunting of Verdansk event now live in Warzone, players won’t have too long to adapt to all of the Halloween-themed changes in-game and it should make for some entertaining moments.

Official Twitch Rivals stream

Who is playing in the Warzone S6 Showdown

For this Twitch Rivals Warzone Showdown, the format will be Duos and the event is also expected to be stacked with 45 duos competing in each region.

While the full list of players has not been announced by Twitch Rivals, they have given some hints as to who will be making their appearance on October 23.

Pros and streamers like NICKMERCS, Scump, Tommey, TimTheTatman, UnRationaL, and more have all been teased, but it is likely that the full list of competitors will be shared before the event starts.