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What’s coming in the next Modern Warfare patch? 725 nerf, crash fixes

Published: 11/Nov/2019 21:58 Updated: 11/Nov/2019 23:26

by Eli Becht


Infinity Ward’s launch of Call of Duty: Modern Warfare has gone pretty well for the most part, but there have been a couple of nagging issues, and those are being addressed with the next update, namely the 725 shotgun nerf.

There was a lot of hype and anticipation surrounding the October 25 release of Modern Warfare, but for as much praise the game has received, it’s also gotten its fair share of criticism.

Perhaps the most and biggest complaints have been about the power of the 725 shotgun, which many would argue is currently the most overpowered weapon in the game. 

But that’s not all that players have been frustrated about; the 2019 installment of the popular FPS franchise has a lot of annoying bugs and glitches that will need to be fixed for the overall gameplay experience to be improved.

That said, let’s look at everything that’s confirmed to be fixed/changed in the next Modern Warfare update.

Infinity WardThe 725.

Second 725 nerf

The 725 still has a major problem with the distance it can be used from and Infinity Ward already revealed more tweaks are coming.

Modern Warfare dev Joe Cecot confirmed the next change will smooth out the range problem and hopefully make the 725 feel more like a shotgun, and not the medium-range one-shot-kill weapon that it currently is.

Spectating bug fix

Another annoying bug is being addressed in the next update and this one revolves around dead players in modes such as Search and Destroy, Headquarters, and Cyber Attack being able to spectate the area and make callouts to their teammates who are still alive.

Of course, this isn’t really fair to players on the other team, so it’s being addressed.

High-rank crashes

Another issue that is affecting players is crashing when you reach a high rank. Players are reporting problems with completing Ribbon challenges are the Officer rank that cause the game to crash whenever they try to do anything.

This is yet another thing that is being fixed in the next update. Cecot says a fix is in the works and said next update should do it, but there isn’t any timetable.

Anything else?

There are some other issues with the game that haven’t yet been confirmed for a fix. For example, there’s currently a bug that allows players to prone their way through doors.

Outside of bugs, we can expect new content in the form of weapons and maps to arrive with updates, and a leaker is suggesting a Crossbow could be arriving quite soon.

There’s not a definitive release date as of yet for the update so stay tuned for that.

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Best Pellington 703 loadout for Black Ops Cold War: Attachments, Perks, Equipment

Published: 26/Nov/2020 12:31 Updated: 26/Nov/2020 12:48

by Alex Garton


The Pellington 703 is the perfect weapon for players looking to play aggressively with a sniper rifle in CoD Black Ops Cold War.

Black Ops Cold War has three different snipers and each of them suits a different playstyle. For players who prefer to push others and maneuver around the map, the Pellington 703 should be your weapon of choice.

It’s worth noting that Cold War has the longest ADS time for snipers out of any Call of Duty game. This has led to players struggling to quick scope consistently and writing off snipers as weak. Although there are certainly easier weapons to master in Cold War, nothing will beat landing multiple shots with a sniper in a single streak.

Despite Cold War’s long ADS times, there are a number of attachments that can mitigate this and give you a sniper loadout that’s lethal in online matches.

Cold War has the longest ADS time for snipers out of any Call of Duty title.

Best Pellington 703 loadout in Black Ops Cold War

Here’s how you need to kit out your Pellington 703 sniper for the most effective multiplayer loadout.

Pellington 703 loadout Attachments

  • Barrell: 26.5 Tiger Team
  • Body: Steady Aim Laser
  • Magazine: 7 RND
  • Handle: Serpent Wrap
  • Stock: Marathon Stock


  • Perk 1: Tactical Mask
  • Perk 2: Gear Head
  • Perk 3: Ghost

Wild Card

  • Law Breaker


  • Lethal: Frag Grenade
  • Tactical: Stimshot
  • Field Upgrade: Field Mic

This loadout focuses on allowing you to play aggressively. In terms of attachments, the Tiger Team barrel increases the Pellington’s damage output by 20%. This means fewer hit markers and more one-shot kills.

The Steady Aim Laser improves the effectiveness of the weapon at close range using hip-fire. Finally, the Serpent Wrap reduces the Pellington’s ADS time by 10%, making it a perfect attachment for any of the snipers in Cold War.

The Pellington 703 has the fastest ADS time out of any sniper in Cold War.

Moving onto perks, Tactical Mask is always useful to have when running an aggressive loadout that is seeking gunfights. The combination of Gear Head and the Field Mic is a great pairing for multiplayer and allows you to spam your field upgrade on cooldown. Finally, Ghost gives you the peace of mind that the endless spy planes in the air can’t track your every move when you’re running around the map.

Equipment in this loadout is fairly standard but you should focus on using the Field Mic whenever it’s off cooldown to gain valuable information. The reduced cooldown from the Gear Head perk is incredibly useful and will allow you to track the location of the enemy team.

Now, all there’s to do is make this Pellington 703 loadout and try it out in Multiplayer for yourself.