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What are the howling noises in Warzone? Players suggest crazy theories

Published: 14/May/2020 13:54 Updated: 18/May/2020 12:46

by Joe Craven


An increasing number of Call of Duty: Warzone players are reporting hearing wolf-like howling around the northern areas of the map, as questions about the future of Verdansk grow. 

While Warzone has been widely acclaimed since its March release, a key factor to any battle royale’s longevity is the ability of developers to keep the game fresh with regular updates and content drops.

Infinity Ward have already stated that they are going to implement ‘Fortnite-like’ events into their battle royale, in efforts to update the map and keep players engaged. One of the earliest hints at map changes was that the map’s Dam POI appears to be unfreezing, and another has now surfaced.

Dam location in Warzone
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Verdansk’s Dam is currently frozen over, but appears to melting.

Wolves in Warzone?

While reports of players hearing wolves at the map’s Dam go way back to March, it seems the frequency with which they’re being heard is rapidly increasing. Many users are now reporting the sound of bizarre animal-like howling at the Dam, but also at other POIs like Prison and Quarry.

What do the noises in Warzone mean?

But, what do the noises actually mean? It certainly sounds like a wolf or dog of some kind. Modern Warfare’s campaign sees Omar Sulaman as one of the main antagonists. During the campaign, his alias was ‘The Wolf’, so it could potentially be hinting at his involvement in a Warzone narrative.

Furthermore, the locations of the affected POIs are pretty spread out, suggesting any impending wolves are nearing all areas of the map.

The howling joins numerous other unexplained features. Players have already come across mysterious access cards on the Warzone map, and obscure bases that cannot be entered. Maybe wolves are a kill-streak that are set free when a player uses an access card to open a bunker? Who knows.

It certainly looks like Infinity Ward are taking a leaf out of Epic Games’ book – with Fortnite’s battle royale known for foreshadowing in-game changes with easter eggs and teasers.

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Best Hauer 77 loadout for Black Ops Cold War: Attachments, Perks, Equipment

Published: 25/Nov/2020 14:33

by Alex Garton


If you’re looking to one-shot enemies in Call of Duty: Black Ops Cold War with a shotgun, there’s an incredible Hauer 77 loadout that will help you dominate your Multiplayer matches in no time. 

Shotguns are back in the secondary slot in Treyarch‘s Black Ops Cold War and players are loving the one-shot potential of the weapons. Currently, there are only two shotguns in-gamem with those being the Gallo SA12 and Hauer 77.

When comparing the weapons, the Hauer 77 comes out on top for base firepower but the Gallo SA12 has a significantly faster rate of fire. Both have their place in Multiplayer, but when making your choice consider your playstyle and which weapon suits you best.

The Hauer 77 is the shotty players unlock first at level 7 and is the weapon we’ll be covering today. Here’s one of the best loadouts for the Hauer 77.

There are multiple great attachment options for the Hauer 77.

Best Hauer 77 loadout in Black Ops Cold War

Here’s how you need to kit out your Hauer 77 shotgun for the most effective multiplayer loadout.

Hauer 77 loadout Attachments

  • Muzzle: Duckbill Choke
  • Barrel: 25.2 Task Force
  • Body: SWAT 5mW Laser Sight
  • Stock: Shotgun Stock
  • Handle: Serpent Wrap

Primary Weapon

  • M16


  • Perk 1: Tactical Mask + Flak Jacket
  • Perk 2: Scavenger + Tracker
  • Perk 3: Ninja + Gung-Ho

Wild Card

  • Perk Greed


  • Lethal: Frag Grenade
  • Tactical: Stimshot
  • Field Upgrade: Trophy System

This loadout strictly focuses on dominating opponents at close range with the shotgun. The Task Force Barrell increases the Hauer’s damage output at close quarters by 45%. Alongside the SWAT 5mW Laser Sight, the weapon has unbelievably effective hip-fire. The addition of the Shotgun Stock increases sprint to fire time by 15%. This allows players to run around the map and pull out their gun with ease when it’s needed.

In terms of choosing a primary weapon, the M16 provides this loadout with a medium to long-range option for players. However, the M16 is replaceable with any other assault rifle you prefer.

The M16 provides players with a long to medium range option.

In terms of perks, the six slots provided by Perk Greed allows this class to shine at close range while remaining undetected by enemies. On top of this, the Hauer struggles with its ammo usage so running Scavenger eliminates this issue. The addition of Flak Jacket and Tactical Mask makes this combination heavily resistant to enemy equipment and capable of clearing areas quickly.

Finally, the equipment choices are fairly standard but running Stimshot in the tactical slot is a must. After rushing into a room and taking multiple close-quarter gunfights, the Stimshot is ideal in preparing for your next encounter with an enemy.

Now, all there’s to do is make this Hauer 77 loadout and try it out in Multiplayer for yourself.