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Scump unveils best XM4 class for Black Ops Cold War

Published: 11/Oct/2020 13:42

by Joe Craven


Call of Duty veteran and Chicago Huntsmen pro player Seth ‘Scump’ Abner has shared his favorite XM4 loadout, as the AR proves very popular in the ongoing Black Ops Cold War Beta. 

The Black Ops Cold War Beta dropped on October 8, giving players who have pre-ordered another opportunity to dive into Treyarch’ next CoD title. The Beta was then opened up to all PS4 players on October 10, to maximize feedback from players.


As was to be expected, a general consensus has emerged on a number of features. Complaints have focused on SBMM, movement mechanics and connection, while praise has been given to the game’s Gunsmith, maps and gun play.

XM4 in the Black Ops Cold War Beta
The XM4 is the best AR in the current build of Black Ops Cold War.

A consensus too has emerged over the best weapons in the Beta, with the SMG class currently being ruled by the Milano 821. ARs, on the other hand, are all struggling to keep up with the XM4.


Now, Scump has shared his favored attachments to use on the XM4, revealing them in an October 10 live stream. First up is the Quickdot LED optic, joined by the Muzzle Brake 5.56.

Next up, Scump recommends the 13.7″ Extended Barrel, Foregrip and Quickdraw. The Steady Aim Laser was also being used by the X Games gold medallist, before he swapped it out for the Quickdraw attachment.

  • Optic: Quickdot LED
  • Muzzle: Muzzle Brake 5.56
  • Barrel: 13.7″ Extended
  • Underbarrel: Foregrip
  • Handle: Quickdraw


This XM4 build focuses on balance, maximizing its range and accuracy, while also trying to improve its handling and make it viable for gunfights that require snap-aiming. The full loadout is detailed below:

The XM4’s versatility is also one of its strongest features in the game’s current build, with fast fire rate and impressive damage meaning it can be viable at nearly all ranges.

XM4 loadout in BOCW from Scump

Whether its strength continues into the full game (or even the second Beta weekend) remains to be seen, but for now hop in and try the King’s loadout while it’s as powerful as it is.

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Weird Warzone glitch forces players into hearing never-ending rock music

Published: 13/Oct/2020 12:35

by James Busby


Warzone players have been rocking out to the game’s new vehicle music as they drive through the frozen fields of Verdansk. However, for some, these catchy tunes never end.

There’s no denying that Warzone Season 6 has had its fair share of problems. Aside from the train station teething problems and return of the ‘demon gun’ texture glitch, there have been some new additions to the seemingly ever-growing bugfix list.


So far, Activision has had to fix an overpowered bug that allowed the AS VAL to shoot through unlimited walls, a game-breaking unlimited Stim glitch, and now Modern Warfare fans are reporting a rock and roll related problem. 

While Warzone’s new music tracks certainly liven up your drive time commutes across Verdansk, they can also pose a risk to your game-winning plays. This is particularly true when the music in question doesn’t actually stop. The continuous blare of heavy rock certainly gets us pumped in games like DOOM, but it really doesn’t help in FPS titles like Warzone where you need to hear enemy footsteps. 


What is the Warzone music glitch? 

The addition of playable vehicle music certainly isn’t a new feature in Warzone – in fact, players have been able to equip certain CoD related tracks since Season 5. However, music fans can now listen to their favorite tracks from the likes of DMX, Skrillex, Jack Harlow, and iconic themes from across the Call of Duty series. 

Unfortunately, these tunes have caused a rather interesting and mildly infuriating glitch. The bug seems to happen when you or any of your squadmates have any of the game’s War Tracks equipped and enter a vehicle. While this bug may not be that bad when listening to the game’s quieter tracks, things can get incredibly frustrating when the heavy metal Juggernaut theme plays on a loop.

You may be tempted to blow up your vehicle or drive it off the nearest cliff edge, but even this won’t stop the never-ending audio. Some players have reported that they still hear vehicle music, even when they have the audio option turned off in the game’s settings. “The rock music won’t stop, even after getting out of the vehicle. To top it off, my teammate and I had already turned the audio off before the game,” says one frustrated player


“After it just wouldn’t stop and we couldn’t hear A THING, we even destroyed the vehicle in hopes it would quiet down. Ultimately, we just disconnected when we couldn’t take it anymore.” Some Warzone players have even reported that they managed to get to the final ring with the same heavy rock track blaring down their earphones. 

How to fix the Warzone vehicle music glitch

Modern Warfare Juggernaut
Activision / Infinity Ward
It seems the Juggernaut War Track is the most common offender.

Fortunately, some crafty players have discovered that you can fix this pesky audio issue by selecting the Black Ops music pack from the War Tracks menu. Meanwhile, if you encounter the problem mid-game, simply enter another vehicle in the hopes that it fixes the never-ending audio loop. 

There have even been reports that constantly getting in and out of the offending vehicle will eventually fix the issue. Of course, your experience may vary and some of these fixes may not work. Warzone Season 6 certainly seems to be off to a rocky start and it looks like we’ll just have to wait until Activision officially fixes this audio issue in a future patch. 


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