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OpTic Crimsix provides his best Black Ops 4 classes for competitive play

Published: 17/Oct/2018 15:45 Updated: 18/Oct/2018 9:57

by Calum Patterson

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If you plan to play Black Ops 4 competitively, then your class load out is the first thing you need to make sure is on point, and thankfully OpTic’s Ian ‘Crimsix’ Porter has explained exactly what he uses.

The two time world champion is reuniting with his long time teammate Damon ‘Karma’ Barlow on OpTic as the organization looks to get back to winning ways after a tough WWII season.

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Fellow two time world champion Bryan ‘Apathy’ Zhelyazkov and Advanced Warfare world champion Dillon ‘Attach’ Price also showed off their classes recently, but both are primarily faster SMG players, so Crimsix’s load out may differ slightly.

For this season in Black Ops 4, Crimsix will be determined to wash off the disappointment of the top 24 placement at the 2017 World Championship, and so has immediately began competitive practice following the game’s release on October 12, alongside his new teammates.

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Currently, players can really only practice in Search and Destroy tournaments and wager matches, with the official CWL ruleset not released, so it is worth bearing in mind that these classes are for a specific game mode for the time being.

His perks remain the same throughout, with Flak Jacket, Dexterity and Dead Silence on every class except one, with Flack Jacket swapped out for Lightweight on the SAUG (SMG) class.

As gun balance updates and other changes inevitably come in to Black Ops 4 over the course of the next few months, some of these class selections will change.

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These load outs are tailored specifically to Search and Destroy, but the weapon selection is definitely the best that Black Ops 4 has to offer, and line up with both Apathy and Attach’s weapon choices.

When professional teams begin to scrim respawn game modes like hardpoint, there should be more details on what you should be running in these modes too, but for now, while SnD is king, look no further than Crim’s setup.

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NICKMERCS reveals his AUG Warzone loadout to replace the MP5

Published: 13/Oct/2020 17:50 Updated: 13/Oct/2020 17:51

by Jacob Hale

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Nick ‘NICKMERCS’ Kolcheff has revealed what his ideal AUG loadout is in Warzone, offering a viable alternative to the more popular MP5 and MP7 SMGs.

For most people, they’ve got their Warzone loadouts figured out and often run what is typically considered the meta; the Kilo 141, with an MP5 in your back pocket.

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While there is occasionally some variation, with some players maybe opting for the likes of the M4A1, an MP7 or a sniper rifle of some sort, there are some weapons that you’ll almost never see in Verdansk.

Season 6 launched back on September 29, and players have been testing out the new weapons, as well as how balancing might have changed the existing crop of guns — and Nick thinks the AUG could be a sleeper pick for your loadout.

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Warzone Season 6 SP-R208 sniper marksman rifle
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The new Season 6 SP-R208 Marksman Rifle has been a particularly popular addition to Warzone.

After mentioning how pro Call of Duty players actually banned the AUG in pro scrims and matches earlier in 2020, as one of the weapons they made a “gentleman’s agreement” to not use, Nick explains that he believes the AUG can actually go toe-to-toe with the likes of the MP5 and MP7.

So, if you’re looking for a new submachine gun to run, and want to use something slightly different to the usual and take enemies by surprise, this AUG loadout might be for you. Here’s what Nick stacks on his:

  • Muzzle: Monolithic Suppressor
  • Barrel: 407mm Extended Barrel
  • Laser: 5mW Laser
  • Underbarrel: Commando Foregrip
  • Rear Grip: Stippled Grip Tape

While most of this follows what we would typically expect from an SMG loadout in Warzone, there are some notable differences, but the biggest is the lack of ammunition options. Usually, you would see someone put some kind of magazine extension on their weapon, as is often necessary when finishing your kills in Warzone.

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Instead, Nick’s AUG uses the standard magazine, and he opts for the Stippled Grip Tape underbarrel instead, improving recoil control and aiming stability. With this, you should hopefully hit more shots on your target and not have need for an extended magazine.

You’re not likely to see the AUG used much in Warzone, so with this loadout you might be able to catch your opponents by surprise and pick up some eliminations you wouldn’t have before.