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Shroud gives his verdict on new Holger-26 LMG in Modern Warfare Season 1

Published: 6/Dec/2019 1:08

by Isaac McIntyre


Michael ‘shroud’ Grzesiek has revealed his thoughts on Modern Warfare’s new Season 1 light machine gun, the Holger-26, and explained how he thinks players could get the most out of the “satisfying” new weapon.

Modern Warfare’s first seasonal release marked the biggest post-release content drop ever seen in Call of Duty, and with it came the first two guns to be added to the game: the RAM-7 assault rifle and Holger-26 light machine gun.

These weapons, which are available to all players for free once they level up their seasonal Battle Pass, have already taken over a handful of multiplayer playlists as players, including Mixer star shroud, try to get their eye in with the new additions.

After playing on the newly added return to fan-favorite map Crash, and diving into a series of huge battles in Ground War, the former CSGO professional has delivered his thoughts on the new LMG, and they’re not exactly positive.

“It’s got a lot of recoil, but it shreds… it looks so fucking cool, I love the AK-style look,” shroud said, and added that he loved the clip size. “This gun has a lot of bullets, this is a Ground War type of gun. It has so many bullets!”

Infinity WardShroud says he isn’t sure how to feel about Season 1’s Holger-26.

Like all weapons in the Call of Duty franchise, however, the Holger-26 seems to suffer when not fully decked-out with the dozens of attachments available in Modern Warfare, and shroud noticed a definite drop in quality on the ‘naked’ LMG.

“Oh my god, this gun is kind of ass [without attachments],” the Mixer star said after failing to claim a double-kill despite getting the drop on his opponents. “I’m really hoping his gun has some good attachments, because it’s pretty bad without them.”

The other four LMGs currently in Modern Warfare all see a significant power-spike once dialed up with optics, stocks, and extended mags, so shroud made sure to check back in with the Holger once he’d grabbed a few of the unlocks.

Infinity WardModern Warfare Season One, which includes the Holger, brought with it one of the biggest content drops in franchise history.

Unfortunately, he still seemed to struggle with the weapon, and suggested that he might have to wait until he had some of the “better” choices to load the LMG up with before he truly damned the “kind of ass” gun to gather dust in the vault.

“This is pretty good… wait, it’s kind of ass, to be honest,” the streamer flip-flopped as he battled through looming tanks, and high-stakes helicopter escapes in a player-loaded Ground War playlist armed with the light machine gun.

“This gun could be good, I think, if you get the level 49 laser, which I’d say is a really good laser. The sights are kind of meh, but you could add the viper to it, and I think that would be really good. The irons are poo-poo.”

“This gun might be fun once I kit it, it looks kind of fun already. Just hold and bounce dude, I was spraying people down, that’s funny. Even the noise is really satisfying.”

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While Mixer’s human aimbot may not be completely sold on the Holger, that’s not to say that other players might not enjoy the bullet-loaded machine gun, so make sure you jump into a game with it once you unlock it at Tier 15 on the Battle Pass.

There’s also plenty of other new things to unlock in the game’s first season, including watches, experience tokens, player cards, emblems, knife skins, and more, so players better get cracking if they want to earn all of Season 1’s new goodies.

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Best Type 63 loadout for Call of Duty: Black Ops Cold War

Published: 25/Nov/2020 11:09

by James Busby


The Type 63 is capable of dishing out some incredible damage thanks to its methodical firing pattern and excellent precision. Here are all the attachments you should be using when running and gunning with the Type 63. 

If you’re a fan of Black Ops Cold War’s Tactical Rifle class or a player that prefers a more methodical approach to combat, then the Type 63 is one weapon you’ll want to focus on leveling up. While burst fire weapons like the M16 and AUG continue to dominate the game, there have been a number of players picking up this reliable rifle. 

Despite its slower rate of fire, this tactical rifle is capable of killing an enemy in just two shots (one body shot and one headshot). The Type 63 is a great option for those that want the damage of a sniper, but wish to be more active in their playstyle. If you have a good trigger finger and decent aim, you’ll definitely want to add the Type 63 to your collection. 

In order to help you get the most kills with the Type 63, we’ve put together a loadout that you can use to crush the competition.

Best Type 63 loadout

Type 63
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The Type 63 is one of the most lethal weapons in the entire game.

Here are the best attachments you can use on your Type 63 in Black Ops Cold War, filling every slot thanks to the Gunfighter wildcard:

  • Millstop Reflex 
  • Spetsnaz Compensator 
  • 18.3” Strike Team
  • KGB Target Designator 
  • Spetsnaz Ergonomic Grip
  • 30 RND
  • Gru Elastic Wrap
  • KGB Pad

While you can still make a decent Type 63 loadout without the extra three attachment slots given by the Gunfighter wildcard, the extra kit makes this build extremely comfy. First up is the Millstop Reflex. This is one of the only optics available that doesn’t clutter the screen or provide a great deal of magnification. 

While the 2.0x and 4.0x optics may give you greater precision on the game’s larger maps and modes, the vast majority favor close-quarter engagements. This is also why the 18.3” Strike Team barrel has been chosen. This handy attachment increases your fire rate by 11%, allowing you to get out more shots onto the target. 

It also increases your damage by 9%. While this may seem like an incremental increase, it does make a noticeable difference when combined with a higher rate of fire. To alleviate the Type 63’s horizontal/vertical recoil, we’ve attached both the Spetsnaz Compensator and Spetsnaz Ergonomic Grip.

Type 63 stats
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The Type 63 may not be the most popular gun, but its high DPS makes it a worthy pick.

These attachments make the Type 63 incredibly accurate across all ranges, allowing you to beam opponents with laser-like precision. The bullets will always form in a tight circle around your target, so there’s no need to wrestle with any recoil. Simply point and shoot. 

As you may know by now, visibility in Black Ops Cold War can be rather poor. Even if you follow our visibility guide, there will still be times where you get caught out by pesky head glitches. Fortunately, the KGB Target Designator adds 60% Reveal Distance when aiming down sights. 

The Gru Elastic Wrap is one of the most important attachments as it increases ADS time (30%), Flinch Resistance (90%), and enables aiming while going prone. Combine this with the Sprint to Fire and additional Aim Walking Movement Speed of the KGB Pad, and you have an incredibly mobile rifle that is capable of blistering fast kill times. 

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