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Best AMP63 loadout for CoD: Cold War Season 3

The AMP63 pistol on Black Ops Cold War can be deadly with the right attachments and perks, so let’s get into the best loadout for it.

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Call of Duty: Black Ops Cold War’s latest season has added loads of new content to the game, with the latest update introducing a new secondary weapon, the AMP63. Here are the attachments and perks to make the best Cold War AMP63 loadout.

Black Ops Cold War Season 3 has been a pretty busy season, with new multiplayer maps, modes, and even a scorestreak for players to enjoy.

As well as the PPSH-41, Swiss K31, Ballistic Knife, and Carv.2, Treyarch has now introduced another new secondary weapon, the AMP63. Although it isn’t a primary weapon, the AMP63 can be pretty viable and fun to use with the right setup.

Best Black Ops Cold War AMP63 Loadout

Best AMP63 loadout attachments

Best AMP63 attachments for Cold War Season 3

  • Body: Swat 5MW Laser Sight
  • Barrel: 6.4″ Task Force
  • Muzzle: Sound Suppressor
  • Magazine: Salvo 22RND Fast Mag
  • Stock: Dual Wield

The Sound Suppressor is obviously great for staying hidden and not making too much commotion while you are moving around the map. The 6.4″ Task Force barrel will counter some of the range reduction from the suppressor and help boost the firepower.

Furthermore, the Swat 5MW Laser Sight will help your hip-fire accuracy as you will be using the Dual Wield stock for this loadout, which makes the weapon a beast from up close.

Lastly, the Salvo 22RND Fast Mag will allow you to maintain fire for a little bit longer and make missing shots not as devastating, especially as without it the base magazine size is a measly 15.

Best perks with the AMP3 in Cold War Season 3

Best AMP63 loadout perks

First off, you will definitely want to run Perk Greed with the best Cold War AMP63 loadout to get the most out of this Pistol, as this will allow you to run 6 perks instead of 3.

  • Perk 1: Flak Jacket, Tactical Mask
  • Perk 2: Scavenger, Assasin
  • Perk 3: Ghost, Gung-ho

As this weapon will force you to run and gun, especially with the Dual Wield attachment, Flak Jacket, Tactical Mask, and Gung-ho will allow you to stay mobile while on the move, preventing any lethals or tacticals from ruining your day.

Both Scavenger and Assassin are great choices for your second perk, as Scavenger allows you to stay kitted with bullets while you’re on the move, while Assassin gains you some extra points which is always an added bonus.

Lastly, you can never go wrong with Ghost in the best Cold War AMP63 loadout, as this perk will prevent enemies from tracking you down while you’re running about, keeping you hidden on the mini-map.

How to unlock the AMP63 in Cold War Season 3

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The AMP63 is Warzone and Cold War’s brand new secondary weapon, which players can unlock for free by completing a challenge.

The challenge is fairly straight forward, as players must get 5 pistol kills in 20 different matches, which is fairly easy, but can be quite time consuming depending on the game mode you’re playing.

Keep in mind that on Cold War, players will need to finish the game completely for the 5 kills to count, so it may be easier to complete on Warzone’s Plunder game mode, where after 5 kills you can back out and maintain your progress.

Best alternatives

The best alternatives to the AMP63 are some of Cold War’s other strong secondary pistols, like the Diamatti or any of the best guns currently in Cold War.

Use these weapons when getting your 5 kills in 20 matches to unlock the AMP63, as they will have you taking down enemies in no time.


Well, there you have it, our best loadout for the new AMP63 secondary pistol in Black Ops Cold War. For more on Call of Duty, stay tuned on Charlie INTEL and check out our article on the new Cold War Season 4 Zombies leaks.

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CARV.2 & Ballistic Knife disappear after Cold War Season 4 update

Cold War players have reported that DLC weapons such as the CARV.2 and Ballistic Knife have vanished from the game since the Season 4 update.

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Black Ops Cold War players have reported that several weapons including the CARV.2 Tactical Rifle and Ballistic Knife have disappeared after the Season 4 update.

While the latest season of Cold War and Warzone is yet to officially launch, players can already download the Season 4 update. This includes significant changes to the game’s Assault Rifles, changes to League Play, and the powerful new Hand Cannon Scorestreak.

However, players have reported that previous seasons’ DLC weapons, including the CARV.2 and the Ballistic Knife, are missing from the loadout selection screen.

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Over the course of the previous seasons, several weapons have been added mid-season through challenges, such as the Baseball Bat, R1 Shadowhunter, and the Ballistic Knife.

Since the Season 4 update to Cold War, players are reporting that some these weapons are missing from the weapon selection screen. The Cold War Reddit has been filled with players asking where their favorite weapons have gone since the update.

So far, Cold War players have reported that the CARV.2, Ballistic Knife, and ZRG 20mm are missing, but there could be more. User Youtube_Man_100 showed that the Ballistic Knife is missing from their menu. Although there is no date on the image, it features a comparison to the Baseball Bat, which arrived after the projectile knife.

In the comments to this post, another user said that the ZRG and the CARV.2 are also missing, and other Reddit posts back up this report.

This bug doesn’t seem to be affecting all players though, with some reporting that the Ballistic Knife is still there for them.

Treyarch are yet to acknowledge this frustrating bug, but Senior Treyarch Community Manager Josh “FoxhoundFPS” Torres regularly trawls through the Cold War subreddit, so may provide an update soon.

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Warzone & Cold War Season 4 Ground Fall event: Release date, challenges, rewards

Here’s everything you need to know about Warzone and Cold War Season 4’s Ground Fall event, allowing players to earn various unique rewards.

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With the satellites crash-landing in Verdansk in Season 4, Warzone and Cold War will include the Ground Fall event, offering players various unique cosmetic rewards.

As teased in the Season 4 reveal trailer, satellites have crash-landed in Verdansk ’84. Similar to Adler’s capture kicking off Season 3’s Hunt for Adler event, these satellites’ arrival will kickstart the ‘Ground Fall’ event.

As with all Cold War and Warzone limited time events, there will be a series of challenges to complete, allowing you to earn cosmetic items such as weapon Blueprints, Operator skins, calling cards, and more.

Here’s everything we know about Warzone and Cold War Season 4’s Ground Fall event.

Warzone & Cold War Ground Fall event release date

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Activision have confirmed that the Ground Fall event will kick-off Season 4, so will begin on June 17.

Devs also confirmed that when the new season begins, the Ground Fall event tab will appear on the menus so you can begin completing the challenges and immediately start earning the rewards.

This event is limited time, so you’ll need to complete all of the Black Ops Cold War and Warzone challenges before 10 AM PT on June 24 to earn every reward.

Warzone & Cold War Ground Fall challenges

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Similar to the 80s Action Heroes and Hunt For Adler events, there will be separate challenges for Warzone and Black Ops Cold War.

While the full list of challenges hasn’t been revealed yet, devs have given us a taste of what they’ll entail. They said that Cold War’s will be relating to Season 4’s “new modes, maps, and weaponry,” Warzone’s will pertain to the new POIs, such as finding and securing SAT-Links.

Once the Ground Fall event officially goes live at the start of Season 4, we’ll update this article with every challenge for Warzone and Cold War.

Warzone & Cold War Ground Fall rewards

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As with previous events, there will be a variety of cosmetic items to earn in the Ground Fall event. As you complete both Cold War and Warzone’s challenges, you’ll earn Ground Fall-themed cosmetics, and for completing every challenge, you’ll get an “out of this world” Epic Secondary Weapon Blueprint.

Here’s every Ground Fall reward confirmed so far:

  • Emblems
  • Calling Cards
  • Satellite Weapon Charm
  • XP
  • Epic Secondary Weapon Blueprint

Stay tuned to Charlie INTEL for all of the Season 4 content still to be revealed, such as the Ground Fall event rewards and Warzone patch notes.

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Cold War Season 4 weapon buffs & nerfs: AK-47, XM4, Krig 6

Black Ops Cold War Season 4 sees Treyarch make sweeping balancing changes to a number of Assault Rifles, including the XM4 and AK-47.

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Black Ops Cold War’s Season 4 update is here, and as always, Treyarch have been tinkering with the game’s weapon balance, with buffs and nerfs for a number of guns.

Weapon balancing is a huge part of keeping any game fresh, giving developers the opportunity to tweak the meta to make overpowered weapons more manageable, or to give guns that aren’t being used often a much-needed boost.

The launch of the Season 4 patch gives Treyarch the perfect opportunity to buff and nerf a number of weapons in an attempt to shake things up, and the developers have focused on a single class of guns this time around.

Season 3: Reloaded saw Treyarch work on SMGs, Sniper Rifles, and a number of attachments, but with Season 4, the focus is clearly on Assault Rifles. Here’s a breakdown of the big changes coming with the new patch.

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Assault Rifle changes in Cold War Season 4

Assault Rifles are going to feel very different in Season 4. All seven guns in the class have been adjusted in some manner, mostly focusing on the attachments that players use with them.

Suppressors will definitely become more widespread thanks to Treyarch‘s decision to reduce the range penalties on most ARs, although it has been slightly increased by 2% on the ultra-powerful AK-47. The QBZ-83 and Groza have also had their penalties increased slightly to bring them in line with the class average.

The biggest change comes for the XM4 though, which sees a huge 11% drop in range penalty, making the already strong gun even more useful.

Black Ops Cold War AK-47 loadout

While other weapon classes haven’t been changed in this patch, there is a good chance they will be addressed in future patches, with Treyarch always working on balancing. You can view the full list of changes below.

  • Assault Rifles
    • XM4
      • Reduced range penalty on Suppressor muzzle attachment from 15% to 11%.
      • Reduced range penalty on Agency Suppressor muzzle attachment from 33% to 22%.
    • AK-47
      • Reduced range penalty on Suppressor muzzle attachment from 15% to 13%.
      • Increased range penalty on GRU Suppressor muzzle attachment from 25% to 27%.
    • QBZ-83
      • Increased range penalty on Suppressor muzzle attachment from 15% to 17%.
    • FFAR 1
      • Reduced range penalty on Suppressor muzzle attachment from 15% to 10%.
      • Reduced range penalty on Agency Suppressor muzzle attachment from 33% to 20%.
    • Krig 6
      • Reduced range penalty on Agency Suppressor muzzle attachment from 30% to 25%.
    • Groza
      • Increased range penalty on Suppressor muzzle attachment from 15% to 17%.
    • FARA 83
      • Reduced range penalty on GRU Suppressor muzzle attachment from 33% to 32%.
      • Increased range penalty on Suppressor muzzle attachment from 15% to 20%.

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