GTA

Eager players confused as GTA 6 is trending again

Published: 17/Dec/2020 20:47

by Alan Bernal

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It happened again: Rockstar’s highly anticipated sequel to their legendary franchise, Grand Theft Auto, is trending online once more, but fans are disappointed that there’s still no sign of GTA 6.

The hype around the next GTA game has been steadily building for the better part of the 2010s, and people are getting antsy for any news that would signal the arrival for the sixth mainline title in the beloved series.

Heading into the new year, Rockstar faithfuls are convinced that the studio could be planning to finally announce GTA 6 sometime soon. While there’s been little hints of the game here and there, it hasn’t stopped social media from making the hype trend on occasion.

Twitter has been the main culprit for this false hype, as fans around the world can’t help but join the tag when they see people talking about Grand Theft Auto.

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Rockstar Games
The last meaningful teaser launched weeks prior to yet another GTA6 trend on Twitter.

Since December 15, tweets have been flooding in about the upcoming title, ramping up the cycle of anticipation, excitement, then (ultimately) disappointment after finding out that there hasn’t been any real advancements.

“When #GTA6 is trending but it’s not even out yet,” one disappointed fan said after realizing that Rockstar had yet to reveal anything worthwhile on the GTA front.

The closest thing that Rockstar has said about a new single-player story experience was on December 15, when GQ sat down with Rockstar Director of Design Production Tarek Hamad and Design Director Scott Butchard.

Hamad simply reaffirmed the studio’s intent on building more single-player stories, despite the massive success of GTA Online throughout the years.

In fact, the first real sign of any GTA 6 acknowledgement from Rockstar came in a cryptic nod to the roman numeral ‘IV’ in their teaser trailer for the Cayo Perico heist.

But ever since, there hasn’t been meaningful reveals that the GTA community can cling onto, throwing people for a loop when the title started climbing the ranks of Twitter’s trends.

As anticipation builds for the next game, keep it locked to Dexerto and our @GTA_Intel feed for the latest on any official news for Grand Theft Auto 6.

Call of Duty

NICKMERCS reveals big change to make Mac 10 Warzone loadout even more OP

Published: 18/Jan/2021 14:32

by Jacob Hale

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Nick ‘NICKMERCS’ Kolcheff is one of the biggest names in Warzone right now, and his Mac 10 loadout is imitated across Verdansk — but he’s made a pretty big change to it.

Since Warzone and Black Ops Cold War integrated with one another in December, the Mac 10 has quickly become a go-to weapon in Warzone, an easy-to-control SMG that really packs a punch.

Pair it with a top ranged weapon such as the DMR, CR-56 AMAX, or Kar98k and you’ve got a loadout that is perfectly suited to battle royale.

NICKMERCS’ Mac 10 loadout has become the standard for the weapon, but he’s now made a big change to it, and you can bet this will catch on sooner rather than later.

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Activision
The Mac 10 is a formidable force in Verdansk.

NICKMERCS new Mac 10 loadout

NICKMERCS has kept his Mac 10 almost exactly the same as what it was before, barring one major change: the Ammunition used.

“I swapped out the Drum Mag for the Fast Mag,” he revealed in his January 17 YouTube upload. “You know, to add a little extra speed.”

The Salvo 53 Rnd Fast Mag offers the same increased clip size but with an even faster reload speed than the STANAG 53 Rnd Drum. It does reduce the ADS time further than the STANAG, but as Nick says, it lets him play even faster than usual. This will be especially helpful when taking on multiple enemies in a short time span, making sure the likelihood of dying while reloading is minimal.

Elsewhere, all of the other attachments are exactly the same. Here’s a rundown of what he uses:

  • Muzzle: Muzzle Brake 9
  • Barrel: 5.3” Extended
  • Stock: Wire Stock
  • Underbarrel: Patrol Grip
  • Ammunition: Salvo 53 Rnd Fast Mag

Most players would probably also opt for the Agency Suppressor rather than the Muzzle Brake on the Mac 10, but it’s clearly working out for Nick.

We would recommend trying out the Fast Mag Nick uses, especially in team games rather than just solos, but whether this impacts the meta at all remains to be seen.