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Shroud reveals powerful FN Scar 17 loadout he uses to dominate Warzone

Published: 27/Mar/2020 4:18 Updated: 27/Mar/2020 4:19

by Isaac McIntyre

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Michael ‘shroud’ Grzesiek has unveiled what he believes is one of the strongest possible weapon loadouts in Modern Warfare’s new Warzone battle royale ⁠— an attachment-filled FN Scar 17 class that “packs a huge punch.”

What sets Warzone apart from other battle royale competitors is its Loadout Drops. Players can spend $6,000 to gain access to their own custom-built classes, complete with guns and gear, and powerful blinged-out weapons.

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Not every Call of Duty fan has been sold on the divisive feature, but shroud loves it. He even went as far as to dub the custom loadout picks his “favorite part of the game,” mainly due to the fact he’s “a sucker for theory-crafting.”

Shroud has taken a particular interest in the FN Scar 17 as a weapon of choice in Warzone’s 150-player matches. It may not be among the mode’s top-tier guns, but its 350 damage per second makes it “awesome” nonetheless.

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There are a few things you can even add to the assault rifle to take it to the next level again, the Mixer streamer explained as he unveiled his swaps. Before the small tweaks he made, it was “not bad.” Now it’s a killing machine, he said.

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Loadout Drops give players the opportunity to pick their favorite guns. In shroud’s case, that’s the FN Scar 17.

Shroud’s speedy FN Scar 17 setup

The main swap shroud made to his Scar loadout was to dump the extended barrel that many have suggested is a “must-have” on the gun. Instead, you want to focus on giving the assault rifle a bigger distance by other means.

The streaming star revealed he added a Monolithic Suppressor to make for the missing long barrel. On top of that, he added a CQB Comb stock “for speed.”

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“I like this build on the Scar. It packs a punch anyway, so you don’t have to have a barrel. All that’s going to do is slow [it’s rate of fire] down. And it takes up an attachment slot too. So I got rid of the barrel,” shroud explained.

Finally, the Mixer star rounded out his Scar loadout with the added Sleight of Hand perk. He swapped in the “extra mobility” at the expense of the 30-rounder clip he had previously been using ⁠— no need with the fast reload.

Shroud compliments his Scar loadout with an 0.50 GS pistol, semtex, and smoke grenades. Cold Blooded, Ghost, and Amped is his perk lineup. The choices make sense too; these are the three he said you “need” if you want to win.

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Shroud’s custom FN Scar 17 loadout

  • Muzzle: Monolithic Suppressor
  • Optic: G.I. Mini Reflex
  • Rear Grip: FTAC Hunter
  • Stock: CQB Comb Stock
  • Extra Perk: Sleight of Hand

For mobile readers, the related segment begins at 2:53 in the video below.

You may not be a human aimbot like shroud. That’s a given. It is still worth jumping into a few Warzones games though, and testing out his dominant FN Scar 17 loadout. If the retired CSGO pro is finding this much success, you can too.

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Read more: Nadeshot calls for Warzone ranked after SBMM struggles

If you find yourself struggling despite his new build, however, maybe take a peek at Summit’s M4A1 loadout instead. His is honed in to help a stealthy playstyle — complete with the Kar98 rifle ⁠— and might fit you better if shroud’s doesn’t work.

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Black Ops Cold War already set new Call of Duty player record in the Beta

Published: 23/Oct/2020 6:20

by Brad Norton

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The Call of Duty franchise is showing no signs of slowing down anytime soon as Treyarch’s recent Black Ops Cold War Beta went above expectations and shattered records.

Ever since the release of the first CoD title in 2003, the franchise has only continued to grow. Year after year more players hop on board to see what the latest title has in store. Whether fans gravitate towards single-player campaigns, cooperative experiences, or classic multiplayer competition, there’s something for everyone.

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2020 is shaping up to be no different as Treyarch is firing on all cylinders for the Black Ops Cold War release. Everything from Zombies to Warzone will be on offer and it’s already clear that the community is hungry for it all.

After an impressive Alpha test on the PlayStation 4 that became the biggest in franchise history, that record has once again been broken. This time, by the Black Ops Cold War Beta that followed just weeks later.

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Having kicked off exclusively for PS4 users on October 8 before jumping to all platforms on October 15, the Black Ops Cold War Beta was played by a staggering number of people. In fact, it was “the most downloaded [Beta] in Call of Duty history,” the developers revealed on October 23.

No exact figures were revealed for the history Beta. Though it being publicly available across Xbox One, PS4, and PC over the final days was sure to have helped boost the figures.

Not only is this a hugely positive sign before the launch of Black Ops Cold War, but it continues a trend from previous iterations. 2019’s Modern Warfare also broke records with its early access Beta period. 

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Last year’s records also didn’t come with any specific numbers, though Activision assured the Modern Warfare Beta attracted more players than ever before.

Also of note, those players logged more hours played than any Beta in franchise history. It’s now clear that Black Ops Cold War has been yet another step up in terms of early engagement.

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The Black Ops Cold War Beta was live across Xbox One, PlayStation 4, and PC.

It’s obviously too early to tell just how this might indicate sales for the release come November 13. However, to get into the Beta early, a majority of players needed to preorder on their platform of choice. So that’s certainly a good sign just weeks out from launch.

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2019’s Modern Warfare topped over $600 million in sales across its first three days on the market. That instantly made it the highest-selling CoD of the generation. Though Black Ops Cold War could be on track to go even further this year.

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