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Warzone players furious over removal of popular modes in Season 3

Published: 8/Apr/2020 18:24

by Daniel Cleary


Call of Duty: Warzone players have been voicing their anger after popular the popular Trios playlist was removed from the battle royale game.

Since Warzone was first released on March 10, it has enjoyed a lot of praise, and a rocketing player base too, partly thanks to being totally free-to-play.

But, when the Season 3 update dropped on April 8, some players were left disappointed, even as the much-requested Quads mode was added. Compared to last year’s Blackout, the playlists on offer have been cut with the new four-person mode added.

Infinity Ward
Warzone players are not happy with the removal of popular modes such as Trios.

The original Trios playlist was removed in the April 8 update, which kicked off Season 3, and many players have criticized Infinity Ward’s decision to remove the option designed for parties of three.

Despite the fact that a new Quads playlist has taken its place, many were unhappy with the change, calling for each of the different playlists to remain permanent so that they would not have to use the Squad fill feature.

“Why would you add Quads, but remove Trios?! We want Solos, Duos, Trios, AND Quads, not just 1 or 2 options,” Reddit user u/lWooooool expressed, “I’m not sure why it’s so hard to just leave all of the modes in the game.”

Guys, PLEASE stop removing modes from CODWarzone

Another Reddit user, u/GeneralBrothers, who also received a lot of support for their post, called for Infinity Ward to compromise and maintain at least three playable options for Warzone fans.

“Solos, Duos, and Squads is the right way to do it,” they explained, revealing why they thought Trios playlist isn’t necessary: “you can play a fair game alone or with a friend, and being a squad of 3 in a 4-man squad game is not a big deal.”

Many suggested that it was likely that Infinity Ward had chosen to keep a select few modes available in order to improve the matchmaking experience. If players are split across too many playlists, it can result in longer wait times to find a match, and worse connections when in a game.

As it stands the only modes playable in Warzone are Solos and Quads, and while it is unclear what Infinity Ward has planned for the future, it will be difficult to find the right balance and please everyone.

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Best QBZ-83 loadout in Black Ops Cold War: Attachments, Wildcard, more

Published: 27/Nov/2020 17:03 Updated: 27/Nov/2020 17:07

by James Busby


The QBZ-83 is may not be as strong or as accurate as the AK-47, but its superior mobility and handling make it a great pick. Here all the perks, attachments, and equipment you need to push this assault rifle to its peak. 

Whether you’re looking to level up every gun to grab those ultra-rare camos or just wanting to give the QBZ-83 a go, then you’ll want to use this loadout. This assault rifle is often overlooked by a lot of players and it’s currently one of the least used guns in the assault rifle category. However, if you’re willing to put in the effort into learning the QBZ, you’ll find that it is a pretty well-round rifle. 

This loadout boosts the QBZ-83’s already great speed, but also increases the gun’s accuracy and firepower. If you’re after an AR that can go toe to toe with the game’s SMGs, then look no further. In order to help you get the most out of the QBZ-83, we’ve put together a reliable loadout you can use to get those deadly Scorestreaks.

Best QBZ-83 loadout for Black Ops Cold War

QBZ 83 Black Ops Cold War
Activision / Treyarch
The recent FFAR 1 and M16 nerfs have made the QBZ-83 a more viable option.
  • Muzzle: Infantry Compensator 
  • Barrel: 15.5” Reinforced Heavy
  • Underbarrel:Foregrip
  • Handle: Airborne Elastic Wrap 
  • Stock: Raider Stock


  • 1911


  • Stimshot
  • Semtex
  • Field Mic


  • Perk 1: Flak Jacket + Tactical Mask
  • Perk 2: Assassin + Scavenger 
  • Perk 3: Ninja + Ghost


  • Perk Greed

Due to the QBZ-83 having a very clear default sight, we’ve saved the attachment slot to make a much more comfy build. The Infantry Compensator and Foregrip help control both the gun’s horizontal and vertical recoil. This enables you to remain accurate at medium to long ranges. 

Adding to this is the 15.5” Heavy. Not only does this attachment increase the AR’s bullet velocity by a significant 40%, but it also increases the gun’s damage range by 100%. Whether you’re planning to play on the game’s bigger maps or just wanting to increase your kill potential, then the Reinforced Heavy is a must. 

Rounding things off at the bottom, is the Airborne Elastic Wrap and Raider Stock. These attachments increase ADS and sprint to fire time, allowing you to aggressively rush your foes without having to worry about sluggish performance. 

In terms of equipment, the standard Stimshot, Semtex, and Field Mic have been chosen. These items will keep you on your feet and enable you to get the drop on any potential targets. 

QBZ 83 Black Ops Cold War
Activision / Treyarch
The QBZ-83’s speed and firepower makes for some blisteringly fast kills.

This loadout uses Perk Greed, which allows players to take six perks. The combination of Flak Jacket and Tactical Mask will keep you safe from any explosives and noxious gas. These perks are important for most loadouts, but especially hyper-aggressive ones that prefer the run and gun approach to combat.

Meanwhile, Assassin reveals high priority targets and enables you to get the drop on any enemies who are on killstreaks. Scavenger also replenishes the QBZ-83’s ammo from fallen players, so you’ll never have to hunt for another gun when your ammo is low. 

Lastly, Ghost and Ninja keep your movements hidden from prying eyes and enable you to go for those sneaky flanks. After all, this loadout favors both close to mid-range firefights, so don’t be afraid to get into the very thick of a fight. 

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