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Togetic is finally the Research Breakthrough Pokemon Go trainers deserve

Published: 30/Oct/2020 12:31 Updated: 31/Oct/2020 20:23

by Paul Cot

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The Pokemon Go November Research Breakthrough is finally one trainers can be excited about. Togetic is one reward that shouldn’t be missed!

The Happiness Pokemon will feature from Sunday, November 1, 1pm PDT until Tuesday, December 1, 1pm PDT. As usual, you’ll need to get seven Field Research stamps in order to earn an encounter with it.

Togetic is undoubtedly a huge upgrade on recent Pokemon that have featured. Some of those have included Shedinja, Scraggy, and Trapinch which, with respect to them, pales in comparison to the use that the Togetic line has in Pokemon Go.

Togetic Pokemon Go
Bulbapedia
Togetic is the Research Breakthrough reward, but trainers will be after the ultra-powerful Togekiss…

Togekiss – a must-have Pokemon

While Togetic is a popular Pokemon, it is Togekiss that trainers will be striving for. The Jubilee Pokemon is one of the most effective ‘mons in the mobile game.

It even made our top 5 list for most overpowered species in Pokemon Go! That is evidence in itself it is well worth getting.

The dual fairy and flying-type is a nightmare for bug, dragon, fighting, and ground-type Pokemon. It is a frequent pick in GO Battle League for this reason as there are a lot of strong dragon-type Pokemon that are also used.

In addition to being considered the best fairy-type ‘mon in Pokemon Go, it is also one of the very best choices to have in the GBL Master League category. Outside of Dialga and Giratina, it is one of the most important species to have in the entire game.

Not a Legendary but not far off it

Niantic made a very noticeable change to Research Breakthrough rewards in 2020 – they would no longer be Legendary Pokemon. We are now approaching our 11th Research Breakthrough encounter of 2020 and on the whole, they have been disappointing.

The removal of Legendary ‘mons was mostly met with displeasure. It was always going to take trainers a while to accept the big change.

Over time, however, the change has seemingly been accepted, with the majority of trainers understanding why it was needed. We have discussed at length why removing legends from the Research Breakthrough pool was the right decision.

That doesn’t mean what they were replaced with was right, though. Players went from getting those research stamps without fail to totally ignoring them. Going from the likes of Groudon to Woobat was always going to have this effect.

So, we were left with featured Pokemon that frankly few cared about. This resolved the issue of Legendary Pokemon becoming too common, but also made Research Breakthrough encounters essentially meaningless.

This, of course, isn’t something Niantic wanted. Their long-term strategy with the feature is unknown, but we have discussed various ways in which they could make Research Breakthrough rewards exciting again.

Togetic comes as a welcome surprise for November. It’s such a good Pokemon that next month will struggle to live up to it. We suggest trying to have seven stamps ready to go when November hits so you’re able to get five of them!

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5 best MP5 loadouts in Black Ops Cold War for all playstyles

Published: 25/Nov/2020 16:52

by Jacob Hale

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Even after being nerfed, the MP5 is still the most popular submachine gun in Call of Duty: Black Ops Cold War, and no mater your playstyle there’s a great loadout just waiting to be used. 

It goes without saying that we all have different playstyles when it comes to Call of Duty, but that doesn’t necessarily mean we have to use different weapons. For example, you could be great with an SMG and never touch the objective, while your teammate will carry the same gun and sit in the hill soaking up time.

We’re lucky that players aren’t limited by their role or style in the game, and the MP5 definitely suits most needs on any team.

So, whether you’re an objective machine or a slaying fiend, here’s our top 5 MP5 loadouts in Black Ops Cold War.

Fastest MP5 loadout for running and gunning

Black Ops Cold War rushing MP5 class
Activision
This is the best MP5 loadout for players who love rushing and getting in the enemy’s face.

Attachments

  • Muzzle: Infantry Compensator
  • Barrel: 9.5” Extended
  • Body: Steady Aim Laser
  • Underbarrel: Patrol Grip
  • Magazine: SAS Mag Clamp
  • Handle: Dropshot Wrap
  • Stock: Raider Stock

Secondary — Diamatti

Perks

  • Perk 1: Engineer
  • Perk 2: Quartermaster
  • Perk 3: Gung-Ho

Equipment

  • Lethal: Semtex
  • Tactical: Stim Shot
  • Field Upgrade: Assault Pack

Wildcard — Gunfighter

This loadout is all about increasing speed, be it movement, ADS or otherwise. If you’re running this, you’ll want to be getting up in your opponents’ faces at all times and laying the pressure on heavily.

The Gunfighter wildcard lets you maximize your abilities with the MP5 by negating its weaknesses while accentuating its strength, and is something we advise on most loadouts.

Best MP5 loadout for playing the objective

Best mp5 objective loadout black ops cold war
Activision
This MP5 loadout is perfect for objective players.

Attachments

  • Muzzle: Sound Suppressor
  • Barrel: 9.5” Ranger
  • Underbarrel: Foregrip
  • Magazine: Jungle-Style Mag
  • Handle: SASR Jungle Grip

Secondary — Knife

Perks

  • Perk 1: Flak Jacket OR Tactical Mask
  • Perk 2: Gearhead
  • Perk 3: Ninja

Equipment

  • Lethal: Semtex
  • Tactical: Smoke Grenade
  • Field Upgrade: Trophy System

Wildcard — Danger Close

This loadout is heavily focused on keeping you protected, with Smoke Grenades clearing a path to the objective for you while the Trophy System, as well as Flak Jacket (or Tactical Mask, if you prefer), will keep you very well-prepared against enemy explosives. You also might consider the Tracker perk over Gearhead, so you can keep tabs on nearby enemies running near you.

Including the Danger Close wildcard, this loadout is built for you to stay stealthy and protected, as well as lethal when attacking the objective — and should more than fit the bill.

Shotzzy’s best MP5 loadout for CDL and competitive play

Shotzzy MP5 Dallas Empire Black Ops Cold War
Activision/Dallas Empire
Shotzzy’s MP5 will be your best bet in competitive play.

Attachments

  • Muzzle: Muzzle Brake 9
  • Barrel: 9.5″ Task Force
  • Underbarrel: Field Agent Grip
  • Grip: Speed Tape
  • Stock: Raider Stock

Secondary — 1911

Perks

  • Perk 1: Tactical Mask
  • Perk 2: Gung-Ho
  • Perk 3: Ninja

Equipment

  • Lethal: Semtex
  • Tactical: Flashbang
  • Field Upgrade: Trophy System

Wildcard — Law Breaker

To find the best competitive loadout for the MP5, we look no further than Call of Duty League MVP Anthony ‘Shotzzy’ Cuevas-Castro, who is arguably the best SMG player in the world right now, following a standout season on the Dallas Empire roster.

Shotzzy’s loadout is all about minimizing recoil while also maximizing the MP5’s damage and ADS time, which is crucial in those split-second gunfights that can be won or lost with just one bullet.

Though Shotzzy’s perks, wildcard and equipment weren’t exactly made clear, we’ve used the general competitive builds that he more than likely uses, as well as the other top SMG players.

Most accurate MP5 loadout

MP5 accuracy loadout black ops cold war
Activision
This MP5 loadout is all about accuracy, but sacrifices speed and mobility.

Attachments

  • Optic: Microflex LED
  • Muzzle: Muzzle Brake 9
  • Barrel: 9.1” Rifled
  • Body: Ember Sighting Point
  • Underbarrel: Field Agent Grip
  • Magazine: 40 Rnd Drum
  • Handle: Field Tape
  • Stock: Tactical Stock

Secondary — Cigma 2

Perks

  • Perk 1: Tactical Mask
  • Perk 2: Quartermaster
  • Perk 3: Cold Blooded

Equipment

  • Lethal: Frag Grenade
  • Tactical: Stun Grenade
  • Field Upgrade: Proximity Mine

Wildcard — Gunfighter

This MP5 loadout is all about increasing accuracy. It takes little bits of our other loadouts, but we’ve made a couple of small alterations to improve your chances of hitting every shot, though it does detract from the MP5’s natural strengths, forgoing movement speed for stealth and accuracy.

The optic is important here, especially as something we wouldn’t typically recommend on a submachine gun, but it works in this instance if you’re more likely to take medium-range gunfights and sit away from the heat of the action.

Our favorite MP5 loadout

mp5 black ops cold war
Activision
Our MP5 loadout is a great all-round weapon for any player.

Attachments

  • Muzzle: Sound Suppressor
  • Barrel: 10.1” Cavalry Lancer
  • Body: Steady Aim Laser
  • Underbarrel: Foregrip
  • Magazine: 40 RND Drum
  • Handle: Speed Tape
  • Stock: Collapsed Stock

Secondary — Gallo SA12

Perks

  • Perk 1: Flak Jacket
  • Perk 2: Quartermaster
  • Perk 3: Ghost

Equipment

  • Lethal: Semtex
  • Tactical: Stim Shot
  • Field Upgrade: Assault Pack

Wildcard — Gunfighter

The Gunfighter wildcard is one of the most versatile in the game and allows players to truly stack their weapons, which is why we recommend it so highly.

On this loadout, the suppressor will keep you off enemy minimaps while dashing through the lobby laying fire into anyone and everyone, especially thanks to the 40 Rnd Drum, while the barrel and foregrip attachments should keep your shot crisp.


So, they’re our five best MP5 loadouts in Black Ops Cold War. Be sure to check out all of our BOCW weapon guides — you might just find an underrated weapon you love.