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Warzone players in disbelief over removal of battle royale Quads

Published: 20/Jun/2020 11:03

by Joe Craven

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Call of Duty: Warzone players have been left frustrated with developers Infinity Ward, following their decision to temporarily replace battle royale Quads with realism mode. 

Game modes have been fairly limited since Warzone’s release. Players were forced to wait a few months for Duos mode but, since the start of Season 4, there has been a noticeable inclusion of a wider variety of modes, including rumble and realism.

Unfortunately, this means that some fan-favorite modes have seen temporary removals. There was criticism of the decision to remove Plunder and, following changes made on June 19, Infinity Ward have come under renewed criticism.

Warzone players fighting on a train track
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Warzone has seen modes cycled through since release.

The June 19 changes saw Realism Quads replace standard battle royale Quads, in a move that appears seriously unpopular. Realism is more akin to hardcore modes, with no HUD, minimal health and maximum damage. In other words, dying takes a split second.

Among those critical of the changes was Jack ‘CouRage’ Dunlop, CoD caster turned YouTube streamer. “Why remove one of the staple game modes?” he asked. “We now have to kick out our 4th player? Like what… Where is the logic?”

On a similar note, Jordan ‘JKap’ Kaplan, two-time CoD World Champion, commented that he “can’t even act like I’m surprised with you guys anymore”.

Other prominent Call of Duty figures to criticize the changes included Ali-A, Vikkstar, Pamaj and Maven. The latter, who casts in the Call of Duty League, even joked that he’d rather have his “toe nails peeled off than play realism”.

Less than 24 hours after its removal, there have been countless calls to add the standard Quads mode back as a matter of urgency.

Many have been left confused by Infinity Ward’s decision which, while being confirmed as temporary, has seen the removal of one of Warzone’s original – and most popular – battle royale game modes.

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Best .50 GS handout loadout for Call of Duty: Mobile

Published: 29/Nov/2020 16:46

by Connor Bennett

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The Desert Eagle, or the .50 GS as it’s known, is finally available in Call of Duty: Mobile. Once you get your hands on it, there are a few loadouts you might want to consider. 

Typically, with the start of a new Call of Duty: Mobile season, the developers of the popular mobile game add in a new weapon on top of the new characters, skins, perks, and maps. 

With the start of Season 12: Going Dark, the devs added new night mode maps – including Modern Warfare’s Hackney Yard – as well as everything they usually add, but they’ve added new events and challenges, notably, Small Arms. 

Completing the seven Small Arms challenges, in numerical order, will unlock the .50 GS handgun – which is just the Desert Eagle. It’s incredibly powerful, especially with a few different loadouts. 

Desert Eagle pistol, the .50 GS handgun, in CoD Mobile
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The .50 GS is powerful, but can be a lot better.

Best CoD Mobile close range loadout for .50 GS handgun

With it being a pistol, don’t expect to be using the .50 GS at long range. You might get some shots off, but it isn’t going to work as you might like. 

Instead, focus on getting up close and personal – even if that means shooting enemies in the back. For maximum damage at close to mid range, you’ll want an extended mag, a better trigger, and an extended barrel.

For these, take the MIP Extended Light Barrel, Match Grade Trigger, and Extended Mag A. Take a laser and a bit of tape too, for those panicky, unaimed shots. 

  • Barrel: MIP Extended Light Barrel
  • Ammunition: Extended Mag A
  • Rear Grip: Stippled Grip Tape
  • Laser: MIP Laser 5mW
  • Trigger Action: Match Grade Trigger

Best Akimbo .50 GS loadout for CoD Mobile

Alternatively, if you want to feel like you’re playing Modern Warfare 2, you can work in the Akimbo perk as well for a bit of additional damage.

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This loadout comes courtesy of YouTuber TouchKing, who uses a muzzle, barrel, laser, and trigger action as well.

  • Muzzle: MIP Light Flash Guard
  • Barrel: OWC Marksman
  • Laser: RTC Laser 1mW
  • Trigger Action: Match Grade Trigger
  • Perk: Akimbo
Screenshot from Call of Duty Mobile's gunsmith for the 50 GS pistol
YouTube: KingTouch
The .50 GS can be made incredibly powerful with the Akimbo perk.

As for everything else, you can pretty much finish your loadout however you want – including perks, equipment, and whatever else you want to bring into the fight. 

If you think you’ve got a better setup, be sure to let us know what you’re rocking by tweeting us – @codmobileclips.