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Warzone players split over Gulag’s most “annoying” feature

Published: 24/Mar/2020 12:41 Updated: 25/Mar/2020 15:45

by Andy Williams

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Call of Duty: Warzone players are divided by one of the Gulag’s most irritating features – stun grenades – and whether Infinity Ward should look at removing them entirely.

Infinity Ward’s venture into the battle royale genre has garnered over 30 million players within its first 10 days. 150 player lobbies, an innovative in-game economy system and a fresh take on respawning — the developers certainly pulled out all of the stops.

However, it is the latter (more specifically the Gulag) which has players vexed. Warzone’s first ditch attempt at respawning, where players go head-to-head in an intense gunfight to the death, has sparked debate about a basic feature.

Gunfight in Warzone's Gulag.
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Gunfights in the Gulag are some of the most intense you’ll come across in Call of Duty.

The issue that has got Warzone’s players arguing, is whether stun grenades should be permitted in the Gulag whatsoever.

Players spawn with a random loadout, typically designed for close-quarters combat. And in such a small area, players are becoming increasingly frustrated that stuns are included within the Gulag meta.

A simple search on the Warzone subreddit shows that plenty of players are against the inclusion of the feature. One Reddit user even claimed that it is a “death sentence as soon as it hits you” in their post.

Gulag should be GUN SKILL ONLY. Grenades, especially stuns, cheapen the feature. from CODWarzone

Another player claimed that their use in the Gulag requires “no skill” by protesting that throwing stun grenades revolves entirely around luck.

Although Tigermanner raised a valid point, some within the community were quick to defend the use of stun grenades, such as one Redditor who commented on the post stating: “See I’m okay with grenades and claymores, since a grenade is easily dodgeable.”

While in another post on the subreddit, plenty were quick to throw stun grenades under the proverbial bus, with one player commenting: “My main gripe is just stuns; if I get stunned there’s nothing I can do. I literally can’t look around or anything for like five seconds. Remove stuns and Gulag is a million times better.”

GuyOw aptly summarized their thoughts on their typical Gulag interaction, while also expressing their frustrations with the meta. “I understand having a grenade to flush out camping, but [right now] it feels like the first person to throw their stun wins.”

On the same side of the fence, another player insisted that stuns were “too strong” in the Gulag, which seemed to reiterate the general consensus (after receiving 92% upvotes), with a fellow Redditor agreeing and labeling their use as “annoying.”

It appears that the use of stun in the Gulag has the vast majority of the Warzone community divided — with some advocating their use, while others are calling for Infinity Ward to take action.

The votes are in: Stuns out!

Call of Duty players have spoken… Stuns should be removed from Warzone’s Gulag. A whopping 9,070 votes saw a landslide 70% of the Battle Royale’s players voting against stuns — which echoes the thoughts of plenty in the Warzone subreddit.

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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.