Call of Duty

Why you shouldn’t put Stopping Power on every Warzone weapon

Published: 31/Jul/2020 13:23

by Jacob Hale


Stopping Power rounds can be an absolute game-changer in Warzone thanks to the increased damage they provide — but you might want to think twice next time you use the Modern Warfare Field Upgrade.

In Warzone, Field Upgrades you pick up can make or break your game. A trophy system could save your car from being blown up as you make way to zone, while a well-timed use of Dead Silence can help you wipe that squad of roof campers that have been bugging you.

Stopping Power rounds, though, might just take the cake. Offering bolstered damage on each bullet you fire, Stopping Power lets you absolutely annihilate people much quicker than you usually would.

But the upgrade might not always be as helpful as you think, and next time you pick it up you may want to think twice about applying it straight away.

Warzone Stadium players shooting helicopter
Stopping Power might actually be detrimental in certain situations.

As YouTuber JGOD explains in his July 30 upload, there are times when Stopping Power might actually be detrimental to your gameplay.

In the video, he explains that Stopping Power actually makes guns recoil considerably more, showing side-by-side comparisons with the likes of the Bruen MK9 and the P90, and it is almost absurd to see how much it can make your weapon kick.

That’s why, he explains, you probably don’t want to use it in ranged gunfights, so it would be worth avoiding using on your favored Bruen or Grau, simply because you won’t be getting all the benefits of Stopping Power unless you’re fighting close-quarters — where these weapons don’t typically excel, anyway.

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So, by the looks of it, there are clear advantages and disadvantages to using Stopping Power on certain weapons. Shotguns, such as this “overpowered” Origin 12 loadout, will benefit from Stopping Power much more than your standard Bruen or Kilo thanks to the range differences.

For that reason, you might be better off putting Stopping Power on your close-range weapons, especially if you like to carry an SMG like the MP7 or Striker 45, which already has good recoil control.

Obviously, Stopping Power will be beneficial more often than not, that’s no secret. But if you’re really looking to maximise your use of it, you might want to watch JGOD’s video and figure out how you can better incorporate Stopping Power into your Warzone gameplay.

Call of Duty

Black Ops Cold War players demand change to controversial camo challenge

Published: 1/Dec/2020 22:08

by Michael Gwilliam


Call of Duty players are calling on Treyarch to revamp one of the camo challenges in Black Ops Cold War, Policia, because it relies too heavily on their opponents’ actions.

Anyone who plays Call of Duty should be familiar with camo challenges – weapon skins that are unlocked as players complete certain tasks. These normally range from scoring a certain amount of headshots, picking up double kills, or just simply fragging out.

However, while the community generally loves completing these challenges, there is one in Black Ops Cold War that players are demanding get changed: the science category.

These skins require players to get kills on enemies who are “taking cover from you in multiplayer”; the final unlock in the category, Policia, requires fifty of these kills.

Black Ops Cold War Checkmate
Shooting enemies behind cover is a major drag for some players.

Given the fact that you need your opponents to behave in the exact way you need them to and get behind cover as you kill them, completing this challenge can be a massive chore. So much so that players are calling for Treyarch to change it.

“I know it has literally never happened, at least to my knowledge, but can you PLEASE make this a different camo challenge?” Redditor Dementor8919 asked. “I hate camos where you quite literally have to depend on other people to do said thing. Please man I’m begging you.”

I know it has literally never happened, at least to my knowledge, but can you PLEASE make this a different camo challenge? I hate camos where you quite literally have to depend on other people to do said thing. Please man I’m begging you. from blackopscoldwar

Others agreed and remarked how previous Black Ops games had better challenges.

“Remember the good old days where you had to get hip fire kills?” one user reminisced. “At least there ain’t a camo challenge where you have to get 100 kills whilst being prone, just imagine the camping.”

“Yes please change this! Whoever decided to make this challenge should actually try doing this…it is a pain. Why would they make a challenge where you have no control over it?” another chimed in.

Taking cover in Black Ops Cold War
Will Treyarch change up the camo requirements?

The original post itself ended up getting a lot of traction with over 4,000 up-votes on the site and even earned Reddit awards from users who would also like the camo’s requirements to be tweaked.

So far Treyarch has yet to respond to the post or make any mention of plans to change it, but hopefully, they end up figuring out a method of making the camos more appealing for BOCW players to try and unlock.

Also, if you need help completing any of the gun skin challenges, make sure to check out our Black Ops Cold War weapon camo guide, which also includes all the steps needed for gold, diamond, and Dark Matter Ultra.