Scump, Dashy, & other CoD pros react to Black Ops Cold War reveal - Dexerto
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Scump, Dashy, & other CoD pros react to Black Ops Cold War reveal

Published: 27/Aug/2020 0:37 Updated: 27/Aug/2020 0:40

by Tanner Pierce

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After months of anticipation, Treyarch and Raven Software officially unveiled the next entry in the Call of Duty franchise, Black Ops Cold War, and the reveal was mostly met with praise from professional CDL players.

After remaining completely silent for months on end, publisher Activision and developers Treyarch finally pulled back the curtains on Call of Duty: Black Ops Cold War during the first-ever live event within Warzone.

Black Ops Cold War’s trailer received a mostly positive reception, with many in the community praising the game for its impressive visuals and interesting setting, as well as the return of classic characters like Woods, Mason, and Hudson.

Beyond the casual fanbase, however, the professional community was also watching as well, and many Call of Duty League professional players posted their reactions about the series’ next installment.

Needless to say, while pro players do enjoy many of the casual aspects of Call of Duty games, their main focus and priority is on the competitive side.

While nothing about the multiplayer was announced in this August 26 reveal, it still gave the chance for CDL stars to get a feel of what to expect when Black Ops Cold War drops on November 13.

Here are the reactions from some of the pro scene’s biggest stars, including the likes of the Huntsmen’s Scump, FaZe’s aBeZy, OpTic Gaming’s Dashy, and more.

Of course, as mentioned above, these reactions were only to the first trailer of the game. With the full multiplayer reveal set to take place on September 9, that’s when a lot of these pro players will get a good look at what they’re going to competing with when the second season of the Call of Duty League kicks off.

There are a lot of announcements still to be made, especially when it comes to the competitive side of Black Ops Cold War, and despite all these positive initial thoughts, these players have their own wishlists for what they want in the 2020 title.

For example, the aforementioned Scump layed out what he thinks will make BOCW the “perfect” CoD, one of which is a return to 4v4, which a lot of his league-mates have also expressed. Competitive Call of Duty officially transitioned to a 5v5 format in 2018 when Black Ops 4 was announced, but that decision has since been met with mixed reviews, at best.

NRGScump wants Black Ops Cold War to have a 4v4 competitive format, which has been echoed by other players as well.

All in all, given the early positive reactions to their game, it seems like Treyarch might have another hit on their hands. With Modern Warfare not being thought of highly by the competitive player-base, especially at the professional level, it may not take much to get the support of the pros this time around.

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Best Fennec loadouts for Warzone and Modern Warfare

Published: 27/Oct/2020 16:15 Updated: 27/Oct/2020 16:31

by James Busby

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The Fennec has now been out for a few months, but you’ll still need to equip the right attachments if you truly wish to master this lightening fast SMG. Here, we break down two of the strongest Fennec loadouts you can use.

The Vector, now known as the Fennec, has been a popular SMG ever since it first graced our screens back in Modern Warfare 2. Packed with a buttery smooth recoil pattern, excellent hip-fire, lightweight, and insanely fast rate of fire –  the Fennec is an absolute beast of a gun. In fact, this deadly machine gun is so lethal that it can tear through multiple enemies in just a blink of an eye. 

This zippy SMG hasn’t taken the crown away from the MP5, but the Fennec is still a popular choice. For many, this weapon is still a go-to, particularly in close-quarters where hyper-aggressive play is rewarded. In order to help you get the most out of the Fennec, we’ve put together two loadouts that you can use to dominate the competition in both Modern Warfare and Warzone. 

Best Fennec loadout for Warzone

Infinity Ward/DexertoBoost the Fennec’s damage range with this deadly loadout.
  • ZLR18” Deadfall 
  • Merc Foregrip
  • Stippled Grip Tape
  • Sleight of Hand
  • 40 Round Drum Mags

While Warzone’s large scale map may favor long to medium range engagements, you’ll still want to equip a weapon that can give you the edge in those close-quarter firefights. This loadout increases the Fennec’s hip fire, while also giving it a little extra range for when you need that added distance. 

First up is the ZLR18” Deadfall. This attachment not only drastically increases your effective damage range, it also ups your recoil control and bullet velocity, helping with the precision it needs when going for those all-important body shots and headshots. While this attachment increases your ADS speed, we think this loss is worth it, especially when you consider how woeful the Fennec’s mid-range damage is. 

The next two attachments are the Merc Foregrip and Stippled Grip Tape, along with the Sleight of Hand perk. Not only will these additions keep the Fennec stable while aiming and hip firing, they will also increase the ADS & sprint to fire speed, improving your reload speed and giving you even greater control when you need to react quickly.

Taking down fully armored players in Warzone can often prove frustrating, but the 40 Round Drum Mags will give you more than enough bullets to shred through many an armored enemy. This attachment is a must for those that want to secure those game-winning squad wipes.

Best Fennec loadout for Modern Warfare multiplayer

Infinity Ward/DexertoThis loadout absolutely obliterates players in close-quarter firefights.
  • ZLR 18″ Deadfall
  • Tac Laser
  • No Stock
  • Merc Foregrip
  • 40 Round Drum Mags

This build is all about melting your opponents in close-quarters combat. The Tac Laser drastically lowers the Fennec’s ADS speed and increases overall stability, while also allowing you to maintain a steady walk while aiming. 

Being able to quickly take care of enemy threats without needing to ADS is a godsend, particularly on smaller maps like Shipment and Rust, where you’ll constantly find yourself running into enemy players. 

Lastly, the Merc Foregrip will also increase your recoil control and hip-fire accuracy, allowing you to quickly fire off the Fennec’s blisteringly fast rounds with deadly precision. Foregoing the stock for this build will give you a slight boost in movement speed for quicker reaction to get away from players, while The ZLR 18” Deadfall and 40 Round Drum Mags should always be a top priority for any Fennec players looking to increase their kill potential, so always try to build your loadout around these core attachments. 


If you want to try out some different weapons in Warzone or even Multiplayer, check out our full list of best loadouts for every gun.