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Summit1g claims controller players have the advantage on Modern Warfare

Published: 26/Nov/2019 11:50

by Joe Craven


Popular Twitch streamer Jaryd ‘summit1g’ Lazar has explained why PC players are at a disadvantage on Call of Duty: Modern Warfare, and how controller players disproportionately benefit from aim assist. 

The console vs PC argument has been raging for a number of years, and is showing no signs of slowing down. Games like Fortnite and Modern Warfare have recently incorporated crossplay, seeing PC players and console finally facing off against one another. 

The main mitigating factor console players receive to even the playing field is aim assist, meaning there is a small amount of magnetization when aiming close to an enemy. PC players do not receive this benefit, being left to their more precise mouse movements. 

Infinity Ward Infinity Ward are the first CoD devs to implement crossplay.

Modern Warfare is the first Call of Duty game to incorporate crossplay, with the main pre-match lobby indicating what platform players are competing on. 

Despite the widely-praised implementation, summit1g has criticized the move as unfairly benefitting console players, explaining that the boost provided by aim assist is often too powerful. 

“I know you need aim assist for controller, I know you do. I get that,” the streamer said. “But f*ck! It’s not viable PC – mouse and keyboard and controller competing against each other. It’s just f*cking not.” 

“Those guys shoot their ARs it’s like a f*cking laserbeam,” he continued. “Are you kidding me? I have to pull down to compensate. They just have to put their crosshair in the right spot.” 

He goes on to explain that, even when PC players lock on to an enemy at the start of a gunfight, the lack of aim assist paired with recoil makes it seriously difficult to ensure all shots are accurate. 

This contrasts to console, where aim assist makes it disproportionately easy to ensure players hit five or six consecutive shots. “My wrist could flinch as I click, who f*cking knows,” he finished. “I don’t have the magnetization to help me.”

While summit clearly feels the current situation is unfair on PC players, many have been quick to compliment Infinity Ward and Activision for the implementation of crossplay in Modern Warfare. 

It is the first time in Activision’s incredibly popular FPS series that Xbox, PS and PC players can go against one another in the same lobby. Despite its implementation, professional Modern Warfare will still be played exclusively on PS4. While this is partly down to Sony paying Activision for exclusivity rights, it also suggests a knowledge that the ‘level playing field’ is not quite level. 

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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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