Shroud explains why Black Ops Cold War looks "significantly better" than MW - Dexerto
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Shroud explains why Black Ops Cold War looks “significantly better” than MW

Published: 23/Sep/2020 19:36

by Albert Petrosyan

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After getting a chance to watch some alpha gameplay of Call of Duty: Black Ops Cold War, renowned FPS guru Michael ‘shroud’ Grzesiek contends that it looks a lot better than the series’ 2019 entry – Modern Warfare.

It’s well documented that Call of Duty is one of the few major gaming franchises that release a new title every year but with a different developer – featuring a rotation of devs that include Treyarch, Infinity Ward, and Sledgehammer Games.

Inevitably, this leads to each year’s game being looking and functioning differently from the previous one. Case in point, the upcoming Black Ops Cold War was developed by Treyarch and it’s a completely different game than 2019’s Modern Warfare, which was from Infinity Ward.

In fact, shroud believes that it looks “significantly better.” The star Twitch streamer explained his opinion after watching some gameplay from the recent PS4-exclusive alpha period.

TreyarchSo far, shroud’s liking what he’s seeing from Call of Duty: Black Ops Cold War.

“Cool, it actually looks good, Cold War looks good!” he said. “Looks simple. That looks significantly better than Modern Warfare, in my opinion. Just because there’s less bulls**t and more ‘arcade-y’ kind of fun. The colors are nice and vibrant, no one’s blending in, no dark corners, from what I’ve seen.”

Shroud especially took a liking to several of the game’s mechanics, such as sniping, reloading, and sliding, and was also very fond of how simple everything looks.

“Sniping looks cool, this looks good, I like this! This looks so simple man, I like it, very simple. Reloads are so simple. Holy s**t you can slide! He was side-sliding, that’s cool – he was sliding in one direction while looking at another. The sliding is f***ing sick! The sliding is good! I like that.”

Obviously shroud’s opinions so far are based on what he’s seen; since the game won’t be available on PC until the Open Beta on October 15, we’ll have to wait to get his official verdict once he gets to try it out.

When Modern Warfare first released in 2019, shroud played it a good amount over the first few weeks, dropping nukes left and right and dominating yet another FPS – but what else is new?

Hopefully fans could see him do that same on Black Ops Cold War when it hits shelves on November 13, especially since it’s expected to also introduce major changes to the Warzone battle royale.

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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.