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Swagg mindblown by Warzone dev’s “toxic” loadout

Published: 8/Oct/2020 10:32 Updated: 8/Oct/2020 11:01

by Jacob Hale


Call of Duty YouTuber and FaZe Clan member Swagg reached out to a Warzone developer to find out what loadout they run with in Verdansk, and absolutely slayed with it — despite calling it “toxic.”

While we get to see what pros and top streamers and YouTubers use on a daily basis, finding the best weapons and attachment combinations to help them break records and constantly improve on their performances, we don’t often get to see how devs play their own game.

And, really, the devs probably know the game better than anyone, having literally built Warzone from the ground up.

So that begs the question, what do the Warzone devs use in game? Surely their classes would give you the best chance of success in game.

Warzone season 6 knife
Warzone Season 6 might have just come out, but this dev says he has been using these weapons since before launch.

Luckily, Swagg was on hand to reach out to who appeared to be David Mickner himself (Swagg didn’t explicitly verify himself, but the image looks like him), a multiplayer designer at Infinity Ward, to find out exactly what they run with, and the only way he could describe the loadout was “toxic.”

Mickner gave Swagg two different classes that he would typically run with: using either an M4A1 assault rifle or PKM LMG as a primary weapon, and keeping an AX-50 sniper or R9 shotgun in his back pocket. It depends, he says, on whether he’s playing regular BR or Plunder.

Though Mickner doesn’t go in-depth on attachments, Swagg takes on the PKM and R9 with a typical Warzone attachment collection. Here’s what he had on the PKM:

  • Muzzle: Monolithic Suppressor
  • Barrel: 26.9” Extended Barrel
  • Underbarrel: Snatch Grip
  • Laser: Tac Laser
  • Optic: VLK 3.0x Optic

There’s no more information provided on what Swagg uses on the R9 shotgun, but there does tend to be some attachments that are almost a given when using it, including the Choke muzzle and, of course, the Fire Breath Rounds.

Swagg jokes at the beginning of the video, saying “that’s why they won’t nerf the R9,” but you can see why: he ends up dropping 30 kills with this loadout, looking absolutely dominant in each firefight, which will definitely have put him in the good books of teammate and Cleveland Browns wide receiver Odell Beckham Jr.

Check out our guides to the best PKM loadout and best R9 loadout for inspiration.

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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


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.