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Warzone Season 1 of Black Ops Cold War has been delayed

Published: 4/Dec/2020 16:05 Updated: 4/Dec/2020 16:09

by Alex Garton

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Warzone’s much anticipated Black Ops Cold War update has been delayed to the disappointment of Call of Duty fans across the globe.

It’s fair to say there’s a lot of excitement for Warzone’s integration into Cold War. The update is expected to bring a set of significant features to the free-to-play title including map changes, new weapons, and new modes.

As Warzone will be transitioning into a new Call of Duty title, the game will be receiving a soft reset and returning to Season 1.

In November, Activision revealed that Season 1 would arrive on December 10. Unfortunately, an announcement has revealed that the update has been delayed.

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Warzone’s Season 1 update was originally set to release on December 10.

Warzone’s Cold War Season 1 has been delayed

A live blog post from Activision has revealed Warzone’s Cold War Season 1 has been delayed. This is extremely disappointing news for fans of the free-to-play title.

It was originally set for a December 10 release, but now we know it will instead be December 16.

In an official statement, devs said: “It’s an unprecedented amount of free content and the teams are currently prepping… we’re taking a few more days to finalize everything before unleashing this massive drop of new, free content to the community.”

Warzone has received consistent updates since its release, but none have been as huge as the integration into Cold War. Although this isn’t news fans wanted to hear, it’s better to have a polished version of the game released.

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The Warzone map has barely changed since the release of the game.

The main feature fans were excited about are the map changes expected to come with the update. Warzone’s map has barely changed since the release of the game in March.

However, it looks like we’re going to have to wait a bit longer before we get these changes. Hopefully, this delay will give the developers time to polish the experience for fans of the game.

We’ll keep you updated with all the latest news on the delay.

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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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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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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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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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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.