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Will Modern Warfare ever have a battle royale?

Published: 25/Oct/2019 14:46 Updated: 25/Oct/2019 15:14

by Paul Cot

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Arguably the most anticipated PUBG and Fortnite in 2017. Following its unprecedented success, Call of Duty, and more specifically Treyarch, tried their hand in the form of Blackout in Black Ops 4.

This was a big change to the traditional CoD multiplayer game mode and naturally invoked contrasting opinions. Many praised the mode for its fast pace action style of gameplay, while others weren’t pleased the franchise would dare focus on something beyond multiplayer.

TreyarchBlackout was Call of Duty’s first furore into battle royale…

The latter of those fans will be pleased to know that it looks Modern Warfare is paying most attention to multiplayer — at least for now. The game will release in classic CoD style with a campaign, multiplayer and specs ops mode.

However, there have been strong rumors that a battle royale mode is waiting in the shadows. During the MW Beta, leakers inevitably took the opportunity to examine the code. By doing so several containing “BR” were found which of course alludes to battle royale. Again, this doesn’t confirm its coming but it certainly adds credence to the rumors.

Even popular streamers such as shroud have said Modern Warfare needs a battle royale mode. With that said let’s take a look at what we know so far.

When will Modern Warfare get a battle royale mode?

So, if battle royale is looking increasingly likely for Modern Warfare, then this leaves the question when will the last man standing mode be available?

With the release upon us, we know at the very least it won’t be anytime soon. An early 2020 launch for Modern Warfare battle royale has been rumored, with the game’s Battle Pass revolving exclusively around it.

This will likely depend on development though, and therefore could be subject to a later release date. Infinity Ward could opt to release later as part of its content strategy, too, if they feel the multiplayer mode is remaining popular.

There’s another rumor that the Modern Warfare battle royale could release as a free to play standalone game. How this would work with in-game purchases would remain to be seen, however.

What will the battle royale map look like?

There seems to be enough evidence to warrant getting excited about the last man standing mode. This had led to fans speculating as to what the map may include.

Our only taste of Call of Duty battle royale so far came in Blackout, where several classic Black Ops locations were re-imagined to create the now-iconic map. This included the likes of Array, Asylum and Nuketown.

It would make a lot of sense for Infinity Ward to follow in Treyarch’s footsteps and do the same with classic Modern Warfare locations. To add to the rumors further, a list of leaked locations the map will be based on arose all the way back in July.

More recently on the release day itself, October 25, it was claimed that the Spec Ops “open world sandbox” is probably a sneak of the battle royale map. Not a lot could be gleaned from the image but it does share similarities with MW2’s Scrapyard map.

Reddit: Ghosthand373Could this be part of the Modern Warfare battle royale map?

Infinity Ward have remained tight-lipped on battle royale, at least in any official capacity, but it looks more likely than not a Blackout type map will be coming to Call of Duty’s newest title.

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Best Stoner 63 loadout in Call of Duty: Black Ops Cold War

Published: 27/Nov/2020 9:47

by James Busby

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LMGs aren’t exactly known for their mobility, but the Stoner 63 is one gun you’ll want to try giving a go. With the right attachments, it can be a real winner for you in Black Ops Cold War. 

The Stoner 63 has been a fan-favorite gun amongst LMG enthusiasts since it tore its way through the virtual battlefields of the original Black Ops. While it may no longer be as potent as it once was, this LMG still packs a punch. Whether you’re looking to grab the DM Ultra camo or aiming to get those all-important multi-kills, the Stoner 63 will enable you to do just that. 

It might not be as fast as the game’s SMG and assault rifle classes, but the Stoner 63 is arguably the most viable LMG in the game. Unlike the M60 and RPD, this LMG actually has decent accuracy by default. When you combine this with its high-damage rounds, you have a recipe for success.

Best Stoner 63 loadout

Stoner 63 Black Ops Cold War
Activision / Treyarch
The Stoner 63 is the most viable LMG in Black Ops Cold War.

Here’s the best attachments you can use on your Stoner 63 in Black Ops Cold War:

Attachments

  • Optic: Millstop Reflex
  • Muzzle: Muzzle Brake 5.56
  • Barrel: 20.7 Match Grade
  • Body: SOF Target Designator
  • Underbarrel: Field Agent Grip
  • Magazine: 100 RND
  • Handle: Airborne Elastic Wrap 
  • Stock: Raider Pad

While the Stoner 63 has a fairly decent standard sight, the Millstop Reflex remains a staple pick for most guns in Black Ops Cold War. It instantly gets rid of any annoying obstructions and provides a clear picture of your surroundings. 

Next up is the Muzzle Brake 5.56 and Field Agent Grip. Both of these attachments make the Stoner 63’s vertical recoil a lot more manageable, especially when firing for longer periods of time. The gun will still creep up the screen during prolonged engagements, but you’ll usually kill your target before needing to make any major adjustments. 

The 20.7 Match Grade increases the LMG’s damage by a whopping 100% enabling you to sit back and beam anyone that dares stray into your sights. When this is combined with the added reveal distance from the SOF Target Designator, you have a truly lethal combination. 

Stoner 63 Black Ops Cold War
Activision / Treyarch
Don’t expect to be light on your feet when you’re wielding this LMG.

While this loadout is not tailored around close-quarter fights, it can still give you a fighting chance against the game’s ever-popular SMG and AR classes. This is thanks to the Airborne Elastic Wrap and Raid Pad stock, which minimizes the gun’s ADS time and sprint to fire penalty. 

No LMG loadout would be complete without featuring a large magazine, so the 100 RND mag has been utilized. This enables you to effortlessly take down multiple foes or greatly damage any pesky Scorestreaks that are flying around. Just make sure you find somewhere safe to reload, as the lengthy animation can prove frustrating. 


So there you have it, a Stoner 63 loadout that will enable you to barrage your enemies with deadly precision. If you want to keep updated with all the latest Call of Duty news and updates, then follow us over on @DexertoIntel