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Best quickscoping loadout for CoD: Cold War Season 2

Quickscoping is one of the most fun ways to play CoD, so here’s everything you need to quickscope in Black Ops Cold War Season 2.

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To master the art of quickscoping in CoD: Black Ops Cold War Season 2, equip our best loadout with attachments and perks.

There’s no better way to flex your skill in a final killcam than hitting a nasty three-piece with a Sniper Rifle. Quickscoping montages are how some of Call of Duty’s biggest brands such as OpTic and FaZe had their start.

Quickscoping has remained viable, difficult, and fun to this day, but you’ll need the best class to do it. Black Ops Cold War Season 2’s has plenty of maps and opportunities for snipers to dominate, so here are the best weapon, attachments, and perks to quickscope in Black Ops Cold War.

Best Pelington 703 quickscoping attachments

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  • Muzzle: Sound Moderator
  • Barrel: 26.5″ Tiger Team
  • Magazine: 7 Rnd Mags
  • Handle: Airborne Elastic Wrap
  • Stock: Raider Pad

When quickscoping in Black Ops Cold War, you want to run the Pelington 703 as it’s currently the fastest Sniper Rifle in the game.

This Pelington 703 is built for speed, while also keeping you off the mini-map. Aim for the chest while quickscoping with this loadout as it’s an easier target to hit, and it will guarantee you a one-shot kill at almost any range.

The element of surprise is a major part of successful quickscoping; you want to be dropping enemies before they even know what’s happening. Having your shots appear on the minimap will draw unwanted attention, so run the Sound Moderator suppressor to keep you stealthy.

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The 26.5″ Tiger Team vastly improves in the Pelington in almost every way. The downside to the Sound Moderator is a reduction in bullet velocity, but the Tiger Team barrel more than makes up for it. You’ll find your Pelington does more damage, fires faster, reloads quicker, and is more accurate.

To hit multiple shots in quick succession, you want to go for a bigger magazine. The 7 Rnd Mag is perfect, as you have more than enough shots to take out the other team in 6v6 game modes without any major downsides.

To further increase the Pelington’s speed, you want to add the Airborne Elastic Wrap and Raider Pad. Together, these attachments will vastly increase your ADS time, sprint-to-fire time, and flinch resistance. And as an extra bonus, you can ADS while going prone, allowing you to be a harder target.

With the Lawbreaker Wildcard equipped, pair this Pelington with our overpowered Season 2 KSP 45 or Milano 821 loadout and you’ll be hard to beat.

Best perks for quickscoping in BOCW

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  • Perk 1: Tactical Mask
  • Perk 2: Scavenger
  • Perk 3: Ninja

The one weapon class that suffers from stun grenades and other equipment with disorientating effects are Sniper Rifles. So the Tactical Mask will help make immune to their effects.

You don’t get that much ammo with a Sniper Rifle, so Scavenger will help you to stock up, whilst Ninja should allow you to at least get one shot away before you’re spotted by the enemy.

How to unlock the Pelington 703 in Cold War Season 2

The Pelington 703 requires little effort to unlock with budding Marksmen able to get their hands on it at Level 4. Play a few games of Cold War and you’ll be quickscoping in no time.

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Best alternatives to the Pelington 703

If you feel the Pelington isn’t working out for you, then you can try some of CoD: Cold War’s best Sniper Rifles instead, such as the new ZRG 20mm, or the very popular LW3 Tundra for extra damage.


If you want to see where the Pelington, and other Sniper Rifles, stacks up against all of the other Cold War weapons, you can check out our ranking and tier of every Cold War weapon.

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CoD: Cold War devs respond to glitch making ping tracker disappear

Players are no longer able to track their ping during a game of CoD: Cold War and Treyarch have responded to this apparent glitch.

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Since online gaming began, ping has been the standard for measuring a player’s internal connection during a game. Black Ops Cold War’s players currently can’t see theirs, and a Treyarch dev has explained why.

Bigger is certainly not better when it comes to ping during Call of Duty’s online multiplayer. A low, steady, consistent ping is the key to a more stable connection to a game, reducing your chances of dying.

There’s nothing more frustrating than thinking you’ve seen and eliminated an enemy long before you’ve seen them, for the opposite to have actually happened.

So it’s always healthy to check out your ping and ensure your internet connection isn’t costing you several deaths per game. CoD: Cold War normally allows players to monitor their ping during games, but this isn’t the case at the moment heading into Season 3.

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Treyarch’s Community Manager Josh “FoxhoundFPS” Torres had to respond to the alleged glitch in Cold War that prevented ping from tracking.

The complaint was posted as a Reddit thread titled “Can’t see your ping anymore,” and the statement was paired with a picture to highlight the issue.

Under Black Ops Cold War’s usual Settings menu, the option to track your ping was missing from the screen, prompting the question.

But Josh noticed the bug query and weighed in with an official response saying, “We’ve temporarily removed these while we investigate some visual issues. This is currently noted in our patch notes, which will be live tomorrow morning Pacific Time, and we do plan on returning the functionality.”

He continued, “PC players should be able to enable/keep their Server Latency and Packet Loss widgets under Account and Network in their settings.”

This ping issue will no doubt be sorted very soon as it’s a vital statistic that players generally need. Just like recent dev action concerning Cold War PS5 controller issues and broken Zombies attachments, the matter will be noted and attended to ASAP.

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Slide canceling receives major nerf in Cold War Season 3 update

Black Ops Cold War has removed one of CoD’s most controversial and powerful movement techniques, slide canceling, in the Season 3 update.

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Call of Duty’s most common movement technique, slide canceling, has received a significant nerf in Black Ops Cold War’s Season 3 update, essentially removing the mechanic.

Although slide canceling arrived with Black Ops 4, it became especially prominent in Modern Warfare and Warzone, and continued into Cold War. As it says on the tin, this is a method of canceling the slide animation before it finishes to speed up gameplay and get the advantage on opponents.

By canceling the slide mid-way through, you could continue moving at full speed afterward, allowing you to move faster than usual. Players have long used this mechanic to maneuver the map quicker, precisely slide behind cover, and offensively push players using erratic and unpredictable movement.

However, Treyarch has essentially removed this mechanic in Cold War’s Season 3 update.

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It has been clear that Treyarch never intended slide canceling to be as powerful as it was, as devs addressed slide mechanics in Cold War’s day one patch notes. “Sliding is intended as an escape mechanic or quick entrance into crouch or cover,” they explained. “It’s not intended to be over-used during engagements, or to be too advantageous in close quarters.”

Although they have made adjustments to sliding in the past, the Season 3 update has essentially eliminated slide canceling altogether. Instead of canceling the slide mid-way through and quickly returning to a standing position, Cold War will now force you to finish the slide, causing a significant delay before you can stand up.

For players who have been using this mechanic, it will be especially difficult to adjust to the new movement system. As it was a somewhat advanced movement technique, it was especially common in League Play and the CDL, so expect a different style of play in the upcoming Stage 3.

Alongside this update comes adjustments to all Shotguns and LMGs, as well as quality of life updates for Zombies. Once Season 3 officially goes live on April 22, new weapons, maps, and Operators will also arrive in the game.

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Cold War devs confirm weapon unlock challenges coming to Zombies

CoD: Cold War fans who love Zombies and dislike multiplayer can rejoice as specific weapon challenges are coming to its Zombies modes.

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For a long time, Call of Duty fans that love Zombies have had to delve into Cold War’s multiplayer to unlock new weapons. But the devs have now confirmed that Zombies-specific challenges will now be available moving forward in Season 3.

Given that Zombies started out as a side attraction in Call of Duty: World at War, the mode has come a long way. Each year it’s grown, getting bigger and better, with improved stories and maps. Its popularity is now so huge that Treyarch went as far as to create an open-world Zombie experience called Outbreak.

That being said, there has been a hint of resentment from fans who believe that they are short-changed when it comes to unlocking new weapons for CoD’s Zombies. Treyarch has confirmed that this gripe will be fixed in Season 3, with new weapon challenges.

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Since Black Ops Cold War launched, Seasons 1, 2, and 3 have offered a lot in the way of new weapons and gear.

Destructive Streetsweeper shotguns, insane LC-10s, and pinpoint R1 Shadowhunter Crossbows have all become a part of CoD: Cold War lobbies. However, their appearance in games of Die Maschine, Firebase Z, and Outbreak are far more infrequent.

Usually, Zombies players would have to hop into the online portion of Cold War and fulfill the standard unlock requirements to use new weapons in Zombies.

Thankfully for Zombies fans, this is no longer the case. An Official Tweet from the Treyarch Twitter account informed fans of the good news.

There’s no word yet just yet on what the various challenges will entail, but the guarantee is that they will all be specific to Zombies.

All should become clear when Season 3 of Black Ops Cold War and Warzone launches on April 22.

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