When is the Grau nerf in Warzone? MW mid-Season 4 update details - Dexerto
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When is the Grau nerf in Warzone? MW mid-Season 4 update details

Published: 24/Jun/2020 22:51

by Albert Petrosyan


 The highly anticipated Modern Warfare mid-Season 4 update will soon be upon us, set to introduce more new content as well as a major weapon balancing patch for both multiplayer and Warzone battle royale.

When it comes to the individual seasons in Modern Warfare, there are two big waves of new content and changes – once at the launch and another halfway through. In the case of S4, that’ll be no different, as developers Infinity Ward will be rolling out a major update sometime soon.

When is the Modern Warfare mid-season update?

Season 4 kicked off on June 10 after a week’s delay and is set to last until August 4, which means that the likeliest date for this patch is Tuesday, July 7.

This makes more sense considering that almost every significant update from Infinity Ward has been released on a Tuesday, so July 7 is one that you’ll want to keep an eye on.

Infinity WardThe mid-Season 4 update in Modern Warfare and Warzone is expected to be a juicy one.

Weapon balancing: Grau nerf and more

Probably the most anticipated part of this update will be the gun balancing patch that comes with it, as revealed by Joe Cecot, Co-Design Director of Multiplayer at Infinity Ward.

Cecot recently tweeted that they have “a batch of weapon tuning in the works for the mid-season update,” which came in response to a fan asking whether or not the powerful Grau 5.56 is ever going to get nerfed.

The overpowered nature of the Grau has been well-documented, so this is as good as a confirmation that the assault rifle will be tweaked in the upcoming patch. Furthermore, based on the tweet, it appears that there will be several more guns set to either be buffed or nerfed soon, so it’ll definitely be worth keeping tabs on that.

What else to expect in mid-Season 4 update

As mentioned above, in addition to the weapon tuning, there will be plenty of new content introduced via this update as well.

According to the official Season 4 roadmap, Infinity Ward will be releasing a multiplayer map called Cheshire Park, the new Rytec AMR sniper rifle (gameplay of which has already been leaked), and Juggernaut Royale – a new mode within Warzone that’ll feature the powerful Juggernaut kill-streak from multiplayer.

That won’t be the end of it either; the roadmap image shows “and more” in the bottom right corner over a Warzone background, suggesting that more battle royale content could be coming as well.

As always, make sure to follow us on Twitter @DexertoINTEL as we will be providing information about this upcoming major update as more details get revealed.

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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.