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Odell Beckham Jr reveals bizarre favorite Warzone loadouts

Published: 1/Oct/2020 11:43

by Jacob Hale

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Cleveland Browns wide receiver Odell Beckham Jr might be one of the biggest stars in the NFL — but his choice for Warzone loadouts has left some fans scratching their heads.

In the final days of September, with Season 6 ready to cause a stir in the Warzone meta, OBJ decided to start streaming his gameplay and picked up some gaming superstars to join him.

A day after playing with Dr Disrespect, OBJ hit Verdansk with Chicago Huntsmen’s pro Call of Duty players Seth ‘Scump’ Abner and Matthew ‘FormaL’ Piper and got a couple more victories under his belt, too. But one thing that caught people’s eyes was the loadouts Beckham had constructed for his ventures, which don’t seem like they’d be particularly common.

In his first loadout slot, Odell has his personal favorite class called “DAT JUICE” (not to be confused with another of his loadouts, simply “Dat JUICE”), which is an overkill loadout with two primary weapons: the Bruen Mk9 LMG and a HDR sniper in his back pocket.

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YouTube: Odell Beckham Jr
OBJ’s not interested in short-range engagements.

Two long-range weapons like this isn’t exactly a common strategy, with many players opting instead to have weapons that work best at opposing ranges — for example, most might pair a HDR with an MP5.

That’s not all, though: he also has a loadout called “SNAP,” which once again features a HDR, but he’s tied it with a Kar98 marksman rifle too. Clearly, the man loves sniping.

Impressively, he also has the Obsidian camo, so you can never say that OBJ isn’t a pure grinder in every sense of the word — even when it comes to Call of Duty.

Odell Beckham Jr double sniper overkill loadout Warzone
YouTube: Odell Beckham Jr
Beckham clearly loves a sniper scope.

While other weapons have become more popular, especially with assault rifles such as the Kilo, M13 and M4 dominating the meta, Odell says that he sticks with the Bruen because he worked too hard to unlock it, which is a fair enough reason, to his credit.

Are we likely to take inspiration from OBJ’s off-meta loadouts? Probably not, but he makes it clear that sniping is his forte and, to his credit, he gets the kills to justify it.

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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.