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Best MAC-10 loadout for CoD: Cold War Season 5

The MAC-10 is one of the most powerful SMGs in Cold War, and these attachments and Perks will make it awesome in Season 5.

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Best Cold War Mac-10 Loadout Class

The MAC-10 was introduced to Warzone and Black Ops Cold War back in Season 1 and instantly established itself as one of the fastest-killing weapons in the game. With the right attachments, loadout, and Perks, this SMG can still be a contender in Season 5.

When the MAC-10 was introduced to the game in early December 2020, it instantly became a must-have for any player. In fact, the weapon was so good that it became a staple of every Warzone loadout, such was its power at close range, and it still is in Warzone Season 5.

With the right class setup, the MAC-10 can still be one of the best guns in Black Ops Cold War, and we’ve got everything you need to build the ultimate loadout.

Best Cold War MAC-10 loadout

Best Cold War MAC-10 loadout

Best Cold War MAC-10 loadout attachments

  • Muzzle: Muzzle Brake 9
  • Barrel: 6.5″ Rifled
  • Underbarrel: Bruiser Grip
  • Handle: Speed Tape
  • Stock: Tactical Stock

The MAC-10 is already lethal at close range, but these attachments will help you take down enemies at longer distances, with the 6.5″ Rifled barrel increasing your damage range by 25%, while the Muzzle Brake 9 will help with accuracy.

Bruiser Grip will help with recoil, while the Speed Tape and Tactical Stock will make sure you move as quickly as possible while you’re aiming down sights. The MAC-10 is already a mobile weapon, but these attachments will make you lightning quick.

Best Perks to use with Cold War MAC-10 class

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  • Perk 1: Tactical Mask / Flak Jacket
  • Perk 2: Scavenger / Assassin
  • Perk 3: Ghost / Ninja

If you’re using the MAC-10, odds are that you’ll find yourself running at enemies pretty regularly, and Tactical Mask is the perfect perk to use to stop opponents from slowing you down with flashbangs or stuns. Also, Flak Jacket will make you immune to those deadly Frags and Semtex.

With a high rate of fire, Scavenger will keep your ammo topped up, and you can then use this extra reserve to go and hunt Assassin targets for more points.

Ghost will let you hit some nasty flanks by keeping you off enemy radars when they call in a Spy Plane, and Ninja will assist you down those flanks with near-silence.

Most recent MAC-10 buffs and nerfs

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It’s been a while since the MAC-10 has received a proper update, and the most recent update is borderline a nerf as it has more of a recoil pattern to learn, but also lowering its vertical recoil.

Here is the extent of the MAC-10 changes:

  • Modified bullet pattern to add slightly more horizontal trajectories

How to unlock the MAC-10

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Originally, the MAC-10 was available as a free reward as part of the Season 1 Battle Pass, with players just needing to reach Tier 15 to get their hands on it.

Fortunately, challenges allow players to still unlock this weapon in Season 5:

  • Black Ops Cold War multiplayer: Kill 2 or more players rapidly, using SMGs, in 15 different matches
  • Black Ops Cold War Zombies: Using SMGs, Eliminate 1000 enemies while you have 5 or more Perks active

Best alternatives

If you feel like the MAC-10 just isn’t working for you, you can use some other great SMG options. The MP5 is a classic in Call of Duty and remains effective this year, while the AK-74u and LC10 are also extremely viable.

If you’re looking for something that can deal a little more damage long-range, the FFAR 1 Assault Rifle is a perfect mix of fire rate and distance.

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When does Cold War & Warzone Season 6 end? Vanguard Season 1 start date

Black Ops Cold War and Warzone Season 6 is set to make way for Vanguard Season 1, here’s everything we know about when it will happen.

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Black Ops Cold War and Warzone Season 6 is beginning to wind down, with Call of Duty: Vanguard on the horizon. We break down when the final BOCW and Warzone season ends, and the first Vanguard chapter starts.

Black Ops Cold War and Warzone Season 6 is going out with a bang thanks to its Halloween-themed event.

The patch notes for The Haunting have confirmed that there will be no Season 6 Reloaded, which have been commonplace over in recent months.

Now that we know that Verdansk’s final season won’t be Reloaded, when will Season 6 end and Vanguard Season 1 start?

Cold War & Warzone Season 6 end date

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The sixth season of Black Ops Cold War and Warzone is due to end on Thursday, December 2, 2021.

Season 5 ended on October 7, the first Thursday of the month, and it appears that Season 6 will follow the same while sticking roughly to the two-month structure that Raven and Treyarch used previously.

As mentioned earlier, there will be no Reloaded update this time around in order to make way for the long-awaited arrival of Vanguard integration into Warzone.

This isn’t to say that Black Ops Cold War will be forgotten, as Modern Warfare has still received content updates in the last year.

Vanguard Season 1 start date

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We’re expecting Season 1 of Vanguard, both in the standalone game and Warzone, to kick off in early December.

Cold War Season 6 ends on December 2, 2021, but there could be some transition time between the two like there was between Modern Warfare Season 6 and BOCW Season 1.

Vanguard will have been out nearly by this point, making it the ideal time to bring in the new Warzone map and WW2 weapons set to drop with the first season, as well as the long-awaited introduction of anti-cheat.

We’re still awaiting official confirmation on when Vanguard Season 1 will begin, so be sure to check back here for future updates.

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That was everything we know so far about the transition from Black Ops Cold War into Vanguard later this year.

For more on Call of Duty Vanguard, check out the Zombies reveal trailer, as well as the latest anti-cheat information.

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When is the next Cold War & Warzone Double XP event?

We have the dates and times for the next CoD: Cold War and Warzone Season 6 Double XP event to help you rank up weapons and Battle Passes.

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With so many Prestige levels, different weapon levels, and Battle Pass levels in Cold War and Warzone in Season 6, it’s only natural to want more XP. Here’s when the next CoD Double XP event is going to be.

XP has been a vital component of Call of Duty’s multiplayer for many years. It’s the quintessential upgrade mechanic that allows you to increase your in-game level and provide you access to better gear and attachments.

Black Ops Cold War and Warzone Season 6 has already offered Double XP since it started, allowing players to level up the various aspects of the game faster.

It’s now time for another one where players will be able to level up all of the new content at a much faster pace.

How to get Double XP in CoD: Cold War & Warzone Season 6

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It’s been announced that Call of Duty’s next Double XP promotional event will be for Warzone and Black Ops Cold War and will officially start on October 22 and end on October 15 with a second Double XP Weekend taking place between October 29 and November 1.

This event will help players earn plenty of extra XP to level up during Warzone Season 6 and Black Ops Cold War Season 6.

What time does CoD: Cold War & Warzone Double XP start?

Here’s a full list of the Double XP event’s start time & dates in some of the key timezones:

  • EST – 1:00 PM
  • CST – 12:00 PM
  • PST – 10:00 AM
  • GMT – 5:00 PM

These special Double XP Events usually occur during a weekend, as it naturally gives players the most free time as it’s away from school hours and generally when people are off work.

This will be a great way to level up the new Season 6 Battle Pass to earn the new Grav Assault Rifle and .410 Ironhide Shotgun weapons and get them ready to use in all of your future Cold War and Warzone battles.

Also, check out all the details on Call of Duty: Vanguard, including its release date, gameplay, and more.

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Best LAPA loadout for CoD: Cold War Season 6

The LAPA is the final SMG to arrive in Black Ops Cold War and the here’s how to make the best Season 6 loadout with attachments and Perks.

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The LAPA SMG has been added in Cold War Season 6 and looks to send Treyarch’s shooter off in style. So to celebrate it, here’s the best LAPA loadout you can put together, attachments, and Perks, and all.

Alongside the LAPA SMG, the .410 Ironside, Grav, and Battle Axe help to make up the final batch of weapons for Black Ops Cold War in Season 6.

To make the LAPA SMG a beast to match up with the likes of the TEC-9 and LC10, we’ve got the perfect attachments and Perks you should be running in Cold War Season 6.

Best Cold War LAPA loadout attachments

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  • Optic: Microflex LED
  • Muzzle: Agency Suppressor
  • Barrel: 10.2″ Ranger
  • Underbarrel: Field Agent Grip
  • Magazine: Vandal Speed Loader

To make a great LAPA SMG loadout, we begin with a simple Microflex LED optic to improve its visual cleanliness.

The Agency Suppressor is a tried and trusted attachment that emphasizes vertical recoil reduction and aids concealment. Whereas the 10.2″ Ranger barrel provides some very welcome range and bullet velocity.

To round this loadout off, we’ve opted for the ever-popular Field Agent Grip for a massive recoil boost and the Vandal Speed Loader sacrifices a tiny bit of ADS speed for more starting ammo and greatly reduced reload speeds.

Best Perks to run with the LAPA in Cold War Season 6

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  • Perk 1: Flak Jacket / Tactical Mask
  • Perk 2: Scavenger / Assassin
  • Perk 3: Ghost / Ninja

You only need five attachments for the LAPA SMG in Cold War, meaning Perk Greed can be selected to allow an extra Perk in each slot.

Flak Jacket is immensely useful for overcoming the large number of explosives and Scorestreaks you’ll face in each match of Cold War. Whereas the Tactical Mask is vital to surviving the large number of Gas Mines that will also be placed.

With the LAPA being an SMG, there’s always the chance you’ll munch your way through clips of ammo, so Scavenger will keep your ammo count healthy. Assassin is a nice way of earning bonus points during games and will help you to earn some of the game’s higher Scorestreaks.

Our last two Perks are Ghost, which will hide you from Spy Planes, and Ninja will allow you to run more quietly, freeing you up in a way.

How to unlock the LAPA in Cold War Season 6

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The LAPA is available to players that successfully complete all 9 challenges for The Haunting event, on either Black Ops Cold War or Warzone.

Follow our guide on how to complete The Haunting challenges to unlock LAPA SMG to add this powerful weapon to your inventory.

Best alternatives to the LAPA in Cold War Season 6

If you’re not interested in the LAPA then don’t worry, maybe try out a punishing Assault Rifle like the Krig 6 or XM4 to make light work of your opponents.

And that’s everything you need to build the best LAPA loadout in Black Ops Cold War Season 6! You can also check out our weapons tier list for the best gun overall.

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