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Summit1g reveals powerful M4A1 loadout he uses to win Warzone matches

Published: 23/Mar/2020 10:55

by Jacob Hale

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With Warzone being such a huge hit following its launch, Call of Duty players are trying to find the perfect loadouts to use in the battle royale game – and Jaryd ‘Summit1g’ Lazar might have found it.

One of the main features of Activision’s newest entry into the battle royale genre is the Loadout Drop, which costs $6000 and allows players to pick up any loadout from their public match classes and use them in the mode.

Though a divisive feature, this, of course, means people have had to experiment with some of their class loadouts to be usable in Warzone, and Summit’s might just be the best we’ve seen, combining stealth and range to help him maintain an incredible record.

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Loadout Drops give players the opportunity to pick up their favored weapons.

If you’ve played the game much at all, you’ll know an Overkill class – featuring two primary weapons – is a near-necessity in Warzone, and can greatly alter your chances when you drop in on Verdansk. This usually features an M4A1 assault rifle and some kind of sniper rifle.

So what does Summit use on his M4 Overkill class? Let’s take a look.

Primary Weapon: M4A1 Assault Rifle

  • Muzzle: Monolithic Suppressor
  • Barrel: Stock M16 Grenadier
  • Optic: Corp Combat Holo Sight
  • Rear Grip: Stippled Grip Tape
  • Ammunition: 60 Round Mags

Secondary Weapon: Kar98 Marksman Rifle

  • Muzzle: Monolithic Suppressor
  • Barrel: Singuard Custom 27.6”
  • Optic: Sniper scope
  • Stock: STVOL Precision Comb
  • Rear Grip: Stippled Grip Tape

The most notable addition to each gun is the Monolithic Suppressor, which is great for keeping Summit concealed on the minimap when shooting, making enemies second guess where they’re being shot from at any given time.

Outside of his two primary weapons, Summit’s perks are Cold-Blooded, Overkill, and Amped: the former keeping him hidden from the ever-present thermal sniper scopes, and the latter allowing him to swap weapons faster in case he finds himself in a bit of a predicament.

Finally, a Semtex and a Smoke Grenade occupy the Lethal and Tactical grenade slots, with the smoke being especially helpful if he ever needs to make a sneaky getaway, which could be the difference between a win and a loss in battle royale games.

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Verdansk is one of the largest maps in battle royale.

Although everyone may not be quite as skilled as Summit, we can see why he runs this class: it’s perfectly built to pick up wins and offers itself to a more stealthy playstyle, which is particularly helpful to a map as vast as Verdansk where you want to keep your position as secret as possible.

Start using this loadout, and you might see your Warzone win record start picking up on another level.

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Warzone players outraged as stats change protects hackers & SBMM abuse

Published: 16/Jan/2021 14:41 Updated: 16/Jan/2021 14:47

by Connor Bennett

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Call of Duty: Warzone players have aired their concerns with the recent changes making profile stats private following the companion app drama, with some players pointing out that the change helps cheaters hide from punishment. 

Like many other multiplayer games, Warzone has had its issues with both hackers and skill-based matchmaking ruining the experience for some players.

While they’ve both always been an annoyance, players recently discovered that some were using an app from the CoDTracker site, and another called ‘SBMMWarzone’, that helped them pick and choose their lobbies. These apps were, initially, meant to be used to root out cheaters, but it backfired and SBMM abuse became the primary use. 

Changes were made to the app to help quell the abuse, and Activision even made every Warzone account private so that the data couldn’t reach similar apps. However, that has caused annoyance as well.

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SBMM in Black Ops Cold War & Warzone has been an issue for a while.

CoD YouTuber Drift0r pointed out that, given how annoying the new opt-in process is to share Warzone stats – and that it isn’t mandatory, either – players will simply choose to stay hidden. 

“Some of them (pro players and record holders) might not want to opt-in, or like me, might not be able too or it might take a while, which means that if anybody is cheating at a high level, either to get YouTube content or to stream tournaments, they can just opt out of all this and keep the cheating private,” he said.

The YouTuber noted that, while Activision might have the data on their end and could root out cheaters, it makes it harder for the community to assist them in that fight. 

Other players backed up Drift0r’s concerns about the cheating and SBMM abuse, with some offering up ideas for future changes. 

“They’ll literally do everything except just tone down SBMM, which would mitigate all these other issues,” said one player. “There’s an elephant in the room and its name is cheating. Activision just reopened the highway for cheating. Shameful,” added another.

Others, though, took a different slant, saying: “This officially ruined the game for me. I liked having public stats. It gave me something to work towards in improving… now what’s the point since no one can see them and I have nothing to compare mine to.”

As Drift0r notes, it could become a case where the opt-in process is made mandatory in the future, as it seems to a situation that is majorly in flux – given that there have been two changes in quick succession.

It could also be the case that Activision decides to not do anything else, and this is their final move. Though, given the outrage from the community, that seems unlikely.