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Warzone pro Aydan reveals his biggest problems with Black Ops Cold War

Published: 16/Oct/2020 22:43

by Tanner Pierce

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Now that the Black Ops Cold War Beta is available on PS4, Xbox One, and PC, more and more people are starting to give their opinion on the game so far. Warzone player and streamer Aydan has also chimed in his opinions on it, and needless to say, it’s not all positive.

With the second weekend of the Black Ops Cold War Beta starting on October 15, 2020, almost everyone who wants to play the game has the ability to do so. While it’s technically not open to all Xbox and PC players quite yet, tons of people have jumped in, played a number of different matches and provided feedback – which makes sense, given it’s a pre-release version.

Even since the first weekend, more competitive players like Shroud, Aches, Scump, Drift0r, and others have talked about what they like and dislike about the game and so far, it seems like a fairly mixed bag. Now, another player has joined the fray.

Warzone Twitch streamer and YouTuber Aydan took to Twitter to offer feedback about the Black Ops Cold War Beta, and there are a couple of things he would like to see addressed.

According to him, while the movement in the game is fun overall, he wishes there were a different system in place other than sliding due to the fact that last year’s entry, the highly-debated Modern Warfare (2019), had the same feature.

In addition, he also complained about dropshotting being ineffective in the game, claiming that laying down and standing up is way too slow.

“I don’t necessarily want dropshotting to be effective in all gunfights, but laying down in general is way to slow,” Aydan said in a reply to another user.

It’s not all bad for Aydan, however; In a reply to his original tweet, he said that the gun balancing, wildcard system, and killstreaks in the beta are all fun, but that overall he would give it a 6/10 if he had to rate it now and 7 or 8/10 once the full thing releases.

Treyarch is constantly fine-tuning the game, so it wouldn’t be surprising if the developer makes similar changes before the final version. That being said, it remains to be seen just how much it changes.

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Best League Play loadouts in Black Ops Cold War

Published: 20/Jan/2021 13:46

by Jacob Hale

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League Play is right around the corner in Black Ops Cold War, and with CDL competition preparing to heat up, these loadouts will help you in your attempt to keep pace with the pros.

It feels like competitive players have been waiting forever for a ranked system to arrive in Black Ops Cold War, and it has finally been confirmed that League Play will be coming prior to the end of Season 1, which is due to finish on or around February 24.

While the pros and devs are still working together to make sure the ruleset is perfected by the time the league rolls around, we’ve got a pretty clear idea of the main weapons pros are using to maximize their slaying abilities in competitive play.

With options for every type of player, including the main AR and SMG loadouts, here’s what you should be practicing with to get ahead of the game.

AK74u League Play loadout

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Activision
The AK74u is the best-in-class SMG.
  • Muzzle: Muzzle Brake 5.45
  • Barrel: 9.3” Extended
  • Underbarrel: Spetsnaz Speedgrip
  • Stock: KGB Skeletal Stock
  • Handle: GRU Elastic Wrap

The AK74u is probably already a weapon you’re familiar with if you’ve been grinding Black Ops Cold War, as the leading weapon in the SMG class.

This loadout, straight from OpTic Chicago’s Envoy, will always keep you ready to take on a fight, maximizing speed while refusing to sacrifice accuracy, which is going to be incredibly important when breaking hills and in sudden gunfights.

Krig 6 League Play loadout

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Activision
The Krig 6 has become the main assault rifle in pro play.
  • Optic: Millstop Reflex
  • Barrel: 19.7″ Ranger
  • Underbarrel: Field Agent Grip
  • Handle: Airborne Elastic Wrap
  • Stock: Raider Pad

The Krig 6 is going to become your best friend if you’re a main AR player, able to mow down enemies over longer distances and keep objectives clear for your teammates to push in and win games.

The optic on this is optional, but most will run the Millstop Reflex or Microflex LED, and we would advise finding which of these is your preferred. Otherwise, this loadout is perfectly built to maintain accuracy across long distances and play the AR role perfectly.

XM4 League Play loadout

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Activision
The XM4 is becoming an increasingly popular flex gun.
  • Optic: Microflex LED
  • Muzzle: Infantry Compensator
  • Barrel: 13.7″ Extended
  • Underbarrel: Field Agent Grip
  • Magazine: 40 Rnd
  • Handle: Airborne Elastic Wrap
  • Stock: Raider Pad

The XM4 seems to be finding its way into the pro meta, especially for flex players looking to engage in gunfights across all ranges and support their team as much as possible. As such, using Gunfighter to stick more attachments on it is vital for getting the most out of this weapon.

As the first assault rifle you unlock, you should have a decent amount of experience with this one, so expect to see it pop up a lot, be it in League Play or the Call of Duty League itself.

AK47 League Play loadout

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Activision
Pros have GA’s the AK47, but if it remains in League Play, it will likely become your go-to weapon.
  • Optic: Microflex LED
  • Barrel: 20″ Liberator
  • Underbarrel: Spetsnaz Grip
  • Handle: GRU Elastic Wrap
  • Stock: KGB Skeletal Stock

While the AK47 isn’t being used among pros through a Gentleman’s Agreement not to run one, we don’t expect the same rules will be applied to League Play.

This AK loadout operates similar to the XM4, though offers a little more accuracy at range, perfect for smaller maps that might not need a permanent Krig on the map.

Those are our main suggestions for League Play loadouts in Black Ops Cold War, taken from watching the top pros and seeing what they run.

There have been rumors that pros will be playing on pre-set classes, determined by themselves and the devs, when the CDL kicks off, but we have not yet been able to verify this.

If this is the case, it will be interesting to see whether the same pre-set classes are applied to League Play, or if players are given more freedom and creativity in their choices. Either way, these loadouts are what the pros are running and will likely continue using once the CDL kicks off.