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Shroud explains why sniping isn’t fun in Modern Warfare

Published: 15/Nov/2019 11:16

by Jacob Hale


Michael ‘shroud’ Grzesiek was never typically known as a Call of Duty player, siding more with PC-based shooters such as Counter-Strike and PUBG. That said, he’s been playing a lot of Modern Warfare since its release, but has taken issue with sniping in the game.

Not only has he been predominantly a player of games such as CSGO, he’s also made a name for himself as one of the most mechanically skilled FPS players in the world, picking up any shooter with ease and instantly looking like a god at it.

That’s why it’s a surprise to see him complaining about something; simply because he’s so good that it’s difficult to believe he could possibly have anything to be upset about.

Nonetheless, he shared in a livestream on November 14 that sniping in Modern Warfare just isn’t fun, going on to explain why.


Running about with a sniper in Ground War, Modern Warfare’s new 32v32, big-battle style arena, shroud addressed why he thinks “sniping just ain’t that sick.”

“The weird part about sniping in this game is it’s really easy, but it’s not at the same time,” a clearly confused shroud said.

“You get into a spot and own it for a couple of kills but then everybody knows where you are, so you die and then have to get to a new spot.”

(Timestamp 7:12 for mobile users)

Naturally, he then went on an insane killing spree, picking off people across the map and barely missing a shot, making it look even easier than you would think before the match ended and he could speak a bit more.

“I pretty much cut my kills in half when I snipe,” he said before once more hitting shots that seem impossible to any other player.

He then goes on to edit has loadout, putting a new stock on his HDR sniper rifle and removing the suppressor and barrel, explaining that he wants a quicker ADS speed, but acknowledging that he may lose power in long-range gunfights.

While shroud expresses that he thinks there are issues with sniping in Modern Warfare, you would guess he adores it just from watching his gameplay.

His shot is so crisp that you could easily believe he had been doing it his entire life, and he’s a perfect representative for the beauty that could be PC Call of Duty after so many years of console dominance.

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Best QBZ-83 loadout in Black Ops Cold War: Attachments, Wildcard, more

Published: 27/Nov/2020 17:03 Updated: 27/Nov/2020 17:07

by James Busby


The QBZ-83 is may not be as strong or as accurate as the AK-47, but its superior mobility and handling make it a great pick. Here all the perks, attachments, and equipment you need to push this assault rifle to its peak. 

Whether you’re looking to level up every gun to grab those ultra-rare camos or just wanting to give the QBZ-83 a go, then you’ll want to use this loadout. This assault rifle is often overlooked by a lot of players and it’s currently one of the least used guns in the assault rifle category. However, if you’re willing to put in the effort into learning the QBZ, you’ll find that it is a pretty well-round rifle. 

This loadout boosts the QBZ-83’s already great speed, but also increases the gun’s accuracy and firepower. If you’re after an AR that can go toe to toe with the game’s SMGs, then look no further. In order to help you get the most out of the QBZ-83, we’ve put together a reliable loadout you can use to get those deadly Scorestreaks.

Best QBZ-83 loadout for Black Ops Cold War

QBZ 83 Black Ops Cold War
Activision / Treyarch
The recent FFAR 1 and M16 nerfs have made the QBZ-83 a more viable option.
  • Muzzle: Infantry Compensator 
  • Barrel: 15.5” Reinforced Heavy
  • Underbarrel:Foregrip
  • Handle: Airborne Elastic Wrap 
  • Stock: Raider Stock


  • 1911


  • Stimshot
  • Semtex
  • Field Mic


  • Perk 1: Flak Jacket + Tactical Mask
  • Perk 2: Assassin + Scavenger 
  • Perk 3: Ninja + Ghost


  • Perk Greed

Due to the QBZ-83 having a very clear default sight, we’ve saved the attachment slot to make a much more comfy build. The Infantry Compensator and Foregrip help control both the gun’s horizontal and vertical recoil. This enables you to remain accurate at medium to long ranges. 

Adding to this is the 15.5” Heavy. Not only does this attachment increase the AR’s bullet velocity by a significant 40%, but it also increases the gun’s damage range by 100%. Whether you’re planning to play on the game’s bigger maps or just wanting to increase your kill potential, then the Reinforced Heavy is a must. 

Rounding things off at the bottom, is the Airborne Elastic Wrap and Raider Stock. These attachments increase ADS and sprint to fire time, allowing you to aggressively rush your foes without having to worry about sluggish performance. 

In terms of equipment, the standard Stimshot, Semtex, and Field Mic have been chosen. These items will keep you on your feet and enable you to get the drop on any potential targets. 

QBZ 83 Black Ops Cold War
Activision / Treyarch
The QBZ-83’s speed and firepower makes for some blisteringly fast kills.

This loadout uses Perk Greed, which allows players to take six perks. The combination of Flak Jacket and Tactical Mask will keep you safe from any explosives and noxious gas. These perks are important for most loadouts, but especially hyper-aggressive ones that prefer the run and gun approach to combat.

Meanwhile, Assassin reveals high priority targets and enables you to get the drop on any enemies who are on killstreaks. Scavenger also replenishes the QBZ-83’s ammo from fallen players, so you’ll never have to hunt for another gun when your ammo is low. 

Lastly, Ghost and Ninja keep your movements hidden from prying eyes and enable you to go for those sneaky flanks. After all, this loadout favors both close to mid-range firefights, so don’t be afraid to get into the very thick of a fight. 

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