Warzone Origin 12 loadout makes underrated shotgun "overpowered" - Dexerto
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Warzone Origin 12 loadout makes underrated shotgun “overpowered”

Published: 29/Jul/2020 14:46

by Daniel Cleary

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The Origin-12 shotgun is starting to rise in popularity in Warzone, and Call of Duty YouTuber Jack ‘jackfrags’ Mason revealed a new loadout for the weapon, which can shred through enemies at close range.

Since the launch of Warzone on March 10, shotguns have been completely avoided by most. This is because their overall versatility is poor compared to weapons in other classes, namely SMGs.

However, the Origin 12 shotgun is now making a rise in Warzone. Popular content creator jackfrags has shared a custom loadout build that can compete with some of the top weapons in the game.

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Jackfrags “overpowered” Origin 12 Loadout

Jackfrags’ Origin 12 Warzone loadout

  • Choke
  • FORGE TAC Impaler
  • 5mW Laser
  • No Stock
  • 12 Round Mags

This loadout is designed for quickly dishing out damage in close-range gunfights. The FORGE TAC Impaler barrel and Muzzle Choke will significantly improve damage range, while also tightening the spread of pellets. This allows you to deal massive burst damage up close if you can hit your shots.

Having ‘No Stock’ and a 5mW Laser on the Origin 12 will negate the movement speed nerfs that some of the former attachments come along with. This will allow you to quickly strafe in tight spaces while remaining accurate.

Finally, the 12 Round Mags are a must-have for this semi-auto shotgun and its default high fire rate, as they can help you chain a few kills together without constantly needing to reload.

“I’m not joking but the Origin 12 is my new favorite gun in the game” jackfrags explained in his July 28 video, before revealing his “overpowered” loadout. “This is my build, I think it works great up close.”

The sudden rise of the Origin 12 in recent days even caused some suspicion, with some Warzone players questioning if Infinity Ward had stealth buffed the weapon without them knowing.

However, while this does not seem to be the case, more and more players are starting to equip the shotgun, alongside a long-range weapon, to help clear out areas like Downtown Verdansk.

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Call of Duty streamer fires gun out of window after dying on Warzone

Published: 5/Dec/2020 13:52 Updated: 5/Dec/2020 13:54

by Daniel Cleary

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A bizarre clip of a Call of Duty streamer has emerged, where the player fired a full magazine of a gun out of his window after dying in Warzone, during his Twitch stream.

In an intense online game, particularly battle royales like Warzone, it’s all too easy to get increasingly frustrated when games don’t go your way.

However, one Twitch streamer, who was playing under the “Faze sWiisH” gamer tag, took his post-game rage a bit too far, by taking a break from his Warzone session to empty out a full clip of his gun on-stream.

Warzone character running
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Warzone has become quite competitive since its release on March 10.

During the streamer’s broadcast, his character was killed by an enemy in-game and, while he could still wait for his Duo to buy him back him at the nearest Buy Station, he proceeded to walk towards his window in the background of the stream.

After opening the window, the streamer picked up a semi-automatic pistol, firing a full magazine directly outside and placing the gun on the table before returning to his stream.

He continued to finish out the Duos session on Warzone but the clip stirred up a lot of controversy online in the following hours, with many discussing the streamer’s actions on Reddit.

Shortly after the clip was shared, an image of what was outside the streamer’s window emerged, highlighting that behind his house (the direction he fired) appears to be a large open field area, so hopefully, no person or property was at risk of being hit.

Window looking onto garden
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The view from the window out of which the streamer fired.

Despite the fact that the surrounding area seemed to be clear of people, his actions are still against the livestreaming platform’s community guidelines and can be punished by Twitch’s moderation team.

The clip has since been removed from Twitch but as of now, it is unclear whether this was the result of a ban from the platform or if it was the streamer’s doing.