Black Ops Cold War and Warzone Season 3 has hit the ground running with new content and weapon changes, including some improvements for the FARA 83 Assault Rifle. Our quick guide will show you how to unlock it.
The launch of a new season in Black Ops Cold War and Warzone is always an exciting prospect with major changes allowing new weapons to become the dominating meta. Season 3 is no different as the latest update for the franchise introduces some tweaks to the Fara 83 assault rifle to shake things up for those who unlock it or already have it unlocked.
These positive changes include a smoothed-out recoil pattern, a 17% increase to the gun’s maximum damage range, and a minimum damage increase from 25 to 26.
The changes above, combined with the high rate of fire and a nasty punch of the Fara 83, will certainly make it a valuable unlock for players during Season 3.
How to Unlock the FARA 83 in Warzone & Cold War Season 3
Previously, the Fara 83 assault rifle could only be unlocked by reaching tier 15 of last season’s Battle Pass. Unfortunately, this meant players who did not reach tier 15 would not have gotten a chance to add this weapon to their inventory.
Fortunately, players can still unlock this weapon by getting 2 headshot kills in 15 different matches while using assault rifles.
For you to unlock the FARA 83 in Zombies, you’ll need to kill 30 or more enemies consecutively without getting hit 25 times. Once you have accomplished this task, you will be rewarded with this powerful assault rifle that you can use in Warzone, Multiplayer, and Zombies.
Treyarch and Activision have usually tried to avoid pay-to-win situations and always make new weapons available for all players so that none are locked out and creating an unfair advantage.
This includes making older Battle Pass weapons available through challenges for players who did not play during that period of time.
There is no doubt that players will be satisfied with their choice if they take the time to unlock the Fara 83 during Season 3 of Black Ops Cold War and Warzone and use it to take down their enemies.
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Best CARV.2 loadout for CoD: Cold War Season 3
CoD: Black Ops Cold War Season 3 has added the new CARV.2 burst-rifle, so here’s the best loadout for it with great attachments and perks.
The burst rifle meta is back with the CARV.2. The newly-added gun looks to unseat the AUG and M16 as the king of Black Ops Cold War, and here’s the best loadout for it with perks and attachments.
After a sustained period of dominance, burst weapons were recently nerfed and have dented the usability of Tactical Rifles in Call of Duty.
Here’s how to make a powerful, laser-precise CARV.2 class in Black Ops Cold War Season 3.
Best CARV.2 attachments for Cold War Season 3
- Optic: Axial Arms 3x
- Muzzle: Infantry Compensator
- Barrel: 22.5″ Task Force
- Underbarrel: Field Agent Foregrip
- Handle: Airborne Elastic Wrap
We’re gonna swap out Cold War’s CARV’s decent iron sights for our old favorite, the Axial Arms 3x optic for increased magnification. Next up is the Infantry Compensator as the burst nature of the spread sends the gun upwards, so reducing vertical recoil is key.
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Now, we’ve opted for the 22.5″ Task Force barrel as even though it comes at the detriment of accuracy, the nerfing of burst weapons is negated slightly by the power of this barrel.
We’re normally a big advocate of the Field Agent Foregrip, but it’s even more crucial here to restore some of the accuracy sacrificed by the barrel. Finishing off our CARV.2 loadout is the Airborne Elastic Wrap as it’s a must for ADS and flinch resistance, giving you an edge in a 1v1.
Best perks to run with the CARV.2 in Cold War Season 3
We’ve opted for the Perk Greed Wildcard, meaning you get an additional perk for each slot.
- Perk 1: Flak Jacket, Paranoia
- Perk 2: Assassin, Quartermaster
- Perk 3: Ghost, Gung-Ho
Flak Jacket is still the undisputed king of perks as it basically gives you an impenetrable shield. The CARV.2 is less of a run and gun weapon, so we just want to be more aware of our surroundings with Paranoia.
We’re confident that kills will come easy with the CARV.2, so equip Assassin for more points, and use Quartermaster to drop more Gas Mines.
Finally, Ghost is great for keeping you quiet, and Gung-Ho is perfect for quickly switching to another weapon for close-range encounters.
How to unlock the CARV.2 in Cold War Season 3
As with most new weapons, there is a certain challenge requirement that needs to be fulfilled first.
To unlock the CARV.2 you’ll need to either:
- “Using Tactical Rifles, rapidly kill 2 or more players in 10 different completed matches” in Cold War or Warzone’s multiplayer.
- “Using Tactical Rifles, get 250 Longshot kills” in Zombies.
Best alternatives to Cold War’s CARV.2
That’s the Stoner 63 sorted for you in Black Ops Cold War’s multiplayer. Also, see our tier list of every weapon in Black Ops Cold War to see where we ranked them all.
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Ranking the 10 best Call of Duty maps ever
In nearly 20 years of Call of Duty games, which maps do we consider to be the absolute best? Find out as we rank the top 10 CoD maps ever.
After playing Call of Duty games for so many years, it’s often crossed our mind, which is the best CoD map of all time? So we’ve gone through them all, and come up with what we believe to be the 10 best ever, and ranked them.
Between Infinity Ward, Treyarch, Sledgehammer Games, and Raven Software, the franchise’s main developers have created some astonishingly good maps over the years. Some have stood the test of time, with some becoming recurring features in multiple CoD games.
We decided to take the unenviable task of going through every single Call of Duty online multiplayer map and trying to pick the top 10 ever. Some CoD games don’t feature at all, and that doesn’t necessarily mean they were bad games, it’s just that some did it better.
Here is our official ranking of Call of Duty’s 10 best maps ever.
10. The Pines
Black Ops Cold War probably won’t go down in the annals as an all-time great, but it’s had plenty of highspots, including The Pines.
A throwback to a certain, classic 1980s film, The Pines has a great environment to explore with frantic battles in shops, lots of verticality, several perch-type spots, and the middle of the map is very accessible thanks to walls and its fountain.
Also, see where it ranked on our list of the best Black Ops Cold War maps!
Modern Warfare 2 gave birth to the craziness of 360 no-scoping, quickscoping, and various other ridiculous sniping tricks that would become permanently etched in the early days of YouTube.
Lots of players we know now got their start using Highrise to climb to fame, and that’s also because it’s a great map. You can always use either building to become engaged in heated battles and use them for range before inevitably flying down to the rooftop below for even more conflict.
On the other hand, Call of Duty 4: Modern Warfare’s Bloc is probably the finest example of a sniping map in the series’ storied history.
Its predominant feature is the two opposing, war-torn apartment blocs that are quite literally set up for a battle of Sniper Rifles. It’s always great fun moving from window to window and changing floors to vary your attack. If that wasn’t your thing, then Bloc has plenty of avenues to storm both buildings and move around the edges of the map to ambush.
Before “1v1 me in the Gulag“, there was Rust. Taking the idea of a small map from CoD4’s Shipment, Rust still manages to create a small playground but added so many possibilities.
From its stairs-esque shaft to the ladder taking you to the top, there are so many ways you could get the jump on your opponent. Rust also has a myriad of crevices to move around in, making this tiny map feel massive.
Rammaza is not only a bright spot in an otherwise divisive 2019 Modern Warfare reboot, it’s also just a classic Call of Duty map.
With three different levels of fighting possible, a multitude of different ladders and stairs to allow fluid traversal, Rammaza is just big enough and has all its obstacles in the right place. It’s a great map on any game mode and one that we’d definitely like to see return.
There isn’t a wasted space in quite a sizable Strike map. The spawn points are well-hidden and it doesn’t feel bare in any parts.
It has several key spots such as the iconic middle building, the kitchen area, the houses near each spawn, and there are genuinely so many different ways to play it. Search & Destroy was a particular delight to play on Strike, and it’s aged very well.
Raid might be the most scenic and stunning map on this list with this luxurious hollywood home boasting incredible architecture, mega-expensive sports cars, and even its own basketball court.
The map just feels unique and underlines this by allowing you to swim under its pool. It’s well-connected by the middle’s garden area and again, firefights can literally take place anywhere on the map. It was one of Black Ops Cold War’s first classic maps to be added to the game, and that’s because it’s still incredibly popular to do this day.
3. Firing Range
Another smaller map that manages to cram so much into it that it’s hard not to love. The concept is great as we’ve found ourselves on these practice ranges in multiple CoD games, so now actually trying to kill people on it feels apt.
Firing Range is a hotbed for high-scoring games, but unlike a map such as Nuketown, Firing Range feels fair and doesn’t feel like you’ll be spawn-trapped for multiple deaths in a row. It’s definitely the best “small” map in Call of Duty history and we’re sure we’ll be seeing it for multiple games to come.
To many, the top spot is always going to boil down between one of two maps, and our number two spot goes to Terminal. If the action had perhaps been locked down to only the outside or inside, then Terminal wouldn’t fair so well.
But thankfully it doesn’t, and it leads to lots of crazy matches with close-range combat, long-range sniping, and everything in-between. Terminal perfectly manages to capture the balance of gameplay, whilst providing a cool backdrop at the same time.
The best map honor goes to Crash. If the sight of that destroyed helicopter doesn’t make you feel nostalgic then you probably never played Call of Duty 4. Infinity Ward’s take on modern warfare changed first-person shooters forever, and Crash is symbolic of this.
Gone were the days of the arena shooter, Crash represented a new era of detailed, intricate, multi-channeled maps with new ways to play each time. Whether you stayed at the top of the street to snipe down a lane, or headed to the bottom to ascend the three-story building, Crash had everything and more to make a map you wanted to play time and time again.
Which is why we believe it’s the best map in Call of Duty history.
Also, check out our 5 best Call of Duty games ever ranked: Full tier list too.
Image credits: Activision / Infinity Ward / Treyarch / Sledgehammer Games
How to unlock the CARV.2 in Warzone & Cold War Season 3
The CARV.2, or G11, has arrived in Warzone and Black Ops Cold War Season 3, so here’s how you can unlock it, no matter the mode.
Black Ops Cold War and Warzone’s new Tactical Rifle, the CARV.2, commonly referred to as the G11, has finally arrived. Here’s everything you need to do to unlock it across CoD multiplayer, Warzone, and Zombies.
As with all new seasons of Call of Duty, there are new weapons to unlock and level up. Cold War and Warzone Seasons 2 and 3 have been particularly generous, offering players six new weapons in both seasons.
For Season 3, we’ve already received the Swiss K31, PPSH, and Ballistic Knife, but there are three new weapons on the way. Most exciting is a redesign of the original Black Ops’ burst-fire G11, now called the CARV.2, which has finally arrived in Cold War and Warzone.
Here’s how you can unlock the CARV.2 in Warzone and Cold War, as well as some top tips to get your hands on it quickly.
How to unlock the CARV.2 in Warzone and Cold War
The CARV.2 Tactical Rifle has now released in Warzone and Cold War Season 3, where players can either unlock it through in-game challenges or by purchasing a Blueprint through the store.
Here’s how to unlock the CARV.2 Tactical Rifle:
- Multiplayer / Warzone: Using Tactical Rifles, rapidly kill 2 or more players in 10 different completed matches.
- Zombies: Using Tactical Rifles, get 250 Longshot kills.
No matter the mode, completing the challenge to unlock the CARV.2 is simple. For multiplayer, we recommend playing small maps like Nuketown or Season 3’s new Diesel map with a Tactical Rifle of your choice equipped.
For Warzone, we’d recommend completing the challenge in Plunder. You can guarantee you’ll get a Tactical Rifle in your loadout from the off, and players respawning gives you much more opportunities for a double kill.
But for these challenges, make sure you finish the match and don’t back out early, as that will cancel your progress.
And if Zombies is your favorite mode, you should use a Tactical Rifle in Outbreak. The huge maps can make almost every kill you get a Longshot.
How to get the CARV.2 Konsole Blueprint
Along with the challenge, a Blueprint for the CARV.2 is also available in the store. If you purchase the Plastik Porotype Bundle for 1200 CoD Points in either Cold War or Warzone, you’ll get access to the new Tactical Rifle with its Konsole Blueprint.
Along with this new Blueprint, you’ll receive a retro 80s themed Emblem, Charm, and Sticker, as well as a Battle Pass Tier Skip.
Black Ops Cold War’s Optics have recently seen a buff in Warzone, so you can check out which sight you should use on your CARV.2 once you’ve unlocked it.
Image Credit: Activision
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