Black Ops Cold War’s weapons in Warzone have had several issues with attachments not working as intended, but a secret buff to Rear Grips, discovered by YouTuber JGOD, has made Sniper Rifles even stronger.
Warzone players who follow YouTubers such as JGOD and TrueGameData know that the Rear Grip attachments on Black Ops Cold War weapons don’t work as intended. While they’re labeled as giving an improvement to aim down sight speed, they actually have the opposite effect.
The Speed Tape and Serpent Wraps for Cold War’s Snipers now work closer to what they describe and will increase your ADS time, making Snipers much quicker and easier to use.
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JGOD explains how with the right attachments, the LW3 Tundra can actually become as fast as the SP-R 208. If you make sure to have the Serpent Wrap on the Tundra, you’ll feel a large boost to ADS speed and can quickscope enemies around Verdansk with ease.
These grips can also be applied to the FFAR which can counteract the nerfs to the popular FFAR attachments. Attaching the Serpent Wrap will increase the ADS speed, but JGOD explains that this isn’t necessary unless you’re really finding it sluggish – our best FFAR loadout will be ideal.
If you’ve been avoiding Cold War’s snipers because of their slow ADS speed, give the Serpent Wrap a try and you’ll find much more success with your sniping. However, you should avoid the Dropshot Wrap, Jungle Wrap, and Airborne Elastic Wrap, as these will still slow your ADS speed.
JGOD has more testing to do on Cold War weapons, and we’ll be sure to report on any of the major finds.
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Best Swiss K31 loadout for CoD: Cold War Season 3
Black Ops Cold War Season 3’s new Swiss K31 Sniper Rifle is fast and powerful, so here are the best attachments and perks to run with it.
The Swiss K31 is Black Ops Cold War’s new, fast Sniper Rifle. It’s ideal for quickscoping, so here are the best attachments and perks to run with it in Season 3.
As with all new seasons of Call of Duty, there are new weapons for players to level up and use across Black Ops Cold War and Warzone. For Season 3, we’ve been treated to the Ballistic Knife, the classic PPSH-41, and the all-new Swiss K31 Sniper Rifle.
The Swiss K31 is designed to be fast. It has a rapid ADS time, as well as quick bolt time, and plenty of bullets in the mag to boot.
We’ve put together the best attachments and perks to run with the Swiss K31, which will make it perfect for quickscoping.
Best Swiss K31 loadout in Cold War Season 3
- Barrel: 24.9″ Tiger Team
- Body: Tiger Team Spotlight
- Stock: Raider Stock
- Magazine: 8 Rnd Mag
- Handle: Airborne Elastic Wrap
This Swiss K31 is built for quickscoping on Cold War’s smaller maps, but it also packs enough punch to hit some nice longshots.
- Read more: Best PPSH-41 loadout for Cold War Season 3
To start, the 24.9″ Tiger Team barrel completely transforms the Swiss K31. It deals much more damage, so you’ll be able to kill full-health players in only one shot to the chest. To spot enemies at further ranges and in dark corners, the Tiger Team Spotlight will increase your Reveal Distance.
To vastly speed up your sprint to fire time and ADS speed, you should run the Raider Stock and Airborne Elastic Wrap. You’ll be able to scope in before the enemies can react, allowing for rapid quickscope kills.
And to give you a few more shots, you should run the 8 Rnd Mag. However, the Tiger Team barrel will reduce this mag size to six, which is still the perfect amount.
Best perks to run with the Swiss K31 in Cold War Season 3
We recommend running the Perk Greed Wildcard with the Swiss K31, as you’ll get to equip two perks in each slot.
- Perk 1: Flak Jacket & Tactical Mask
- Perk 2: Scavenger & Assassin
- Perk 3: Gung-Ho & Ghost
Lethal and Tactical Equipment will often be the death of you, so Flak Jacket and Tactical Mask will keep you alive no matter what the enemy throws at you.
There’s nothing worse than running out of ammo, so Scavenger will allow you to resupply ammo from dead bodies. And then, you can use the Assassin perk for some extra score when killing enemies on Scorestreaks.
And finally, Gung-Ho will increase your mobility further, letting you reload on the fly, as well as swap weapons faster. To pull off effective flanks, Ghost will keep you hidden from UAVs too.
How to unlock the Swiss K31 in Cold War Season 3
The Swiss K31 is simple to unlock – you simply need to hit Tier 31 in the Season 3 Battle Pass.
It’s also completely free. So play games of either multiplayer, Zombies, or Warzone, and follow our guide on ranking up the pass quickly.
Best alternatives to the Swiss K31 in Cold War
The Swiss K31 excels at quickscoping at close-medium range. If you haven’t unlocked it yet, Cold War provides some other snipers that will be well worth running in Season 3.
If battle royale is more your cup of tea, you can check out the best Swiss K31 loadout for Warzone.
If you’re looking for your next favorite Black Ops Cold War weapon, no matter the class, you can check out our full tier list of every Cold War gun.
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Best PPSH-41 loadout for CoD: Cold War Season 3
CoD’s electrifying new PPSH-41 SMG is here, and we’ve put together a complete loadout to help it excel in Cold War Season 3.
The meta in Black Ops Cold War has changed massively thanks to the introduction of the PPSH-41 SMG. Season 3’s devastating new gun has the potential to be the best gun in Cold War, so let’s make it so with the best attachments and perks.
The base version of the PPSH-41 is already a ferocious entity that can rip through a whole team in seconds. Once you start slapping on some awesome attachments and equipping the right perks, then your performance really will boil down to your skill.
Season 3 has already switched up the meta significantly by nerfing some of the game’s biggest assets such as the Streetsweeper, FFAR, M16, and AUG all being nerfed. This has paved the way for some new heroes.
Unlocking the PPSH-41 is easy enough, but use this loadout to truly master it.
Best PPSH-41 attachments for Cold War Season 3
It goes without saying that to replicate this loadout, you will need the Gunfighter Wildcard equipped to allow for 8 attachments.
- Optic: Microflex LED
- Muzzle: KGB Eliminator
- Barrel: 14.9″ Rifled
- Body: KGB Target Designator
- Underbarrel: Spetznaz Grip
- Mag: Fast Mag
- Handle: Speed Grip
- Stock: Raider Stock
For a clean sight, we want the Microflex LED optic, and we want an even bigger reduction in recoil with the KGB Eliminator.
We get a big range boost from the 14.9″ Rifled barrel at little cost to anything else, and the KGB Target Designator is keeping up the KGB theme because we like its Reveal Distance abilities.
The Spetsnaz Grip aids the transformation of the PPSH into a laser, whereas we’ve applied a Fast Mag because we feel the clip size is already generous.
We’ve gone for the trusty Speed Grip to boost ADS time and the Raider Stock to allow us more freedom to run around and still instantly snap onto an enemy.
Best perks to run with the PPSH-41 in Cold War Season 3
- Perk 1: Tactical Mask
- Perk 2: Assassin
- Perk 3: Gung-Ho
Lots of this class will involve running, so chances are you’re going to run into a pesky Gas Mine (or nine) so the Tactical Mask will make you immune to its irritating effects.
Regardless of your ability, you’re going to be scoring a few kills with this loadout, so Assassin will earn you some valuable points – make sure you have the right Scorestreaks equipped.
Gung-Ho allows for lots of running, reloading on the move, quick weapon switching, and is a necessity.
How to unlock the PPSH-41 in Cold War Season 3
It’s a free Tier, so play a few games and use the fastest ways to complete the Season 3 Battle Pass.
Best alternatives to Cold War’s PPSH-41
If you want an extra weapon to sit alongside the PPSH or if you are in need of a change, then we would recommend either the Krig 6 for more Assault Rifle firepower or the Gallo SA12 for a quick weapon to swap to and finish the enemy off.
That’s the PPSH sorted for Black Ops Cold War’s multiplayer. But it also packs a serious punch in Warzone, so you can always check out our best PPSH-41 Warzone Season 3 loadout too.
See our tier list of every weapon in Black Ops Cold War to see where we rank them all.
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How to unlock the LC10 SMG in Cold War & Warzone Season 3
Getting your hands on the LC10 in Cold War & Warzone Season 3 is easy, with challenges unlocking the weapon in multiplayer and Zombies.
The compact LC10 SMG is a shredding machine in Black Ops Cold War and Warzone, and while it was part of the Season 2 Battle Pass, there are now new challenges to let you get your hands on it in Season 3.
If you didn’t manage to unlock it through the Season 2 Battle Pass, Treyarch has now added some new challenges to give you a second chance to grab it. Here’s everything you need to know to get your hands on the LC10.
Black Ops Cold War Season 3 LC10 challenges
The LC10 is a fully-automatic SMG that certainly packs a punch in the right hands. While it’s not the most powerful gun in its class, its high rate of fire and solid accuracy make it a menace on the map. The gun was so popular, that players were inclined to use it no matter if they were playing multiplayer or League Play.
With the Cold War Season 2 Battle Pass now finished, players will instead need to complete challenges to unlock the weapon. Thankfully, these challenges aren’t too difficult, with tasks for both normal multiplayer and Zombies.
The challenges are:
- Multiplayer / Warzone: Using SMGs, get 3 kills without dying in 15 different matches
- Zombies: Using SMGs, kill 250 enemies that are on fire.
Completing both of these challenges won’t be too difficult, although they may be time-consuming. 15 matches may sound like a lot, but hopping into a small-map playlist like Nuketown should make it fairly easy, with plenty of enemies around in a small space.
You’ll also be able to use any SMG you wish, so you can pick your current favorite and get to work unlocking the LC10. There are similar challenges to unlock the FARA 83 assault rifle, so don’t worry if you haven’t unlocked it yet either.
Once you’ve unlocked the powerful SMG, you can use our LC10 loadout guide to make sure you’ve got the right attachments to cut through opponents.
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