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Summit1g slams Infinity Ward over balancing issues in Warzone

Published: 2/Apr/2020 11:49 Updated: 2/Apr/2020 11:51

by Joe Craven

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Popular Twitch streamer Jaryd ‘summit1g’ Lazar has pleaded with Warzone’s developers to nerf the game’s rocket launchers, following a number of frustrating deaths experienced on stream. 

Summit1g is one of Twitch’s most experienced streamers, regularly bringing a high level of gameplay to all titles he plays. He has recently turned his attention to Call of Duty: Warzone, the acclaimed battle royale that released on March 10. 

Summit has previously pleaded with Infinity Ward to raise the game’s footstep volume and, during his April 1 participation in KEEMSTAR’s Warzone Wednesday, he grew frustrated with the relative power of rocket launchers in the current build of Warzone. 

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While moving through Fire Station, summit encountered an enemy on top of the building. Despite responding with some pretty accurate shots and downing the opponent, he was killed by the enemy’s RPG projectile a second later. 

This sent the 26-year-old on something of a rant in which he implored Infinity Ward to make meaningful adjustments to the strength of rockets in Warzone. 

“No way!” screamed summit. “This game kills my insides, like come on man. You’re gonna reward that guy, for being an a**wipe on top of f**king Fire Station with a rocket launcher? CoD, help us out!”

In a second clip, the veteran streamer continued his rant, explaining that the strength of rockets encourages negative playstyles, as well as rewarding lower-skilled players who do not deserve the kills they get. 

“I can understand high-*ss buildings, stupid f**king circles, not punishing dipsh*ts who wanna sit on top of buildings you can’t get on top of without helicopters but f**k!” he raged. “Do we have to give them all the tools to make it that much easier? F**king claymores, bouncing betties, rocket launchers filled all over the motherf**king map, come on!”

“Dude re-peeks like an idiot after getting completely cracked, knowing he’s gonna get his face knocked off his f**king shoulders,” he finished. “But, as long as he gets his f**king rocket off first, right?!”

Summit’s point is one echoed by other community members, who argue that the current build of Warzone makes it too easy for players to play this way, and punishes players who are using more common weapons, like ARs or SMGs. 

Infinity Ward have not said a lot regarding the power of explosives in Warzone but it’s clear that some players, summit included, want to see changes.

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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.