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Sliding mechanics updated for Black Ops Cold War at launch

Community feedback has been addressed.

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In the day one patch coming for Black Ops Cold War, Treyarch adjusted sliding in the game using feedback from the beta.

Movement in any FPS is key when maneuvering combat situations and traversing the map. In the Call of Duty franchise, sliding has been a mechanic players have used to move quickly between places.

However, in the Black Ops Cold War beta, players used sliding as a mechanic to engage enemies and even win gunfights, rather than a mechanic to traverse the map.

In the Alpha, this mechanic was very prominent. You can see an example of slide canceling – done by spamming slide, in the video below by Lunchtime.

To combat this, Treyarch released adjustments to sliding in the beta, and now more aggressive measures have been taken for the final release. Here’s the changes.

Sliding

  • Shortened slide length.
  • Reduced slide speed.
  • Sliding is intended as an escape mechanic or quick entrance into crouch or cover. It’s not intended to be over-used during engagements or to be too advantageous in close quarters. We’ve shortened the slide length and reduced its speed to address these goals.
  • Ending a sprint to fire is now faster than sliding to fire.

“In the Beta, it was faster to fire your weapon from a sprint by sliding than by simply ending your sprint to fire. This has been fixed so that ending a sprint to fire is the faster way to get your gun up, and sliding to fire is no longer faster.” – Treyarch

With these sliding changes implemented, the flow of combat on launch should be more manageable and more based on well timed and calculated movements vs spamming slide.

Source: Treyarch

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Best M60 class in Black Ops Cold War

You’ll turn into a walking sentry gun.

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Here’s the best M60 light machine gun class setup for use in Black Ops Cold War.

The M60 is ironically, the heaviest light machine gun in Black Ops Cold War. Its slow fire rate and heavy weight compensate for its destructive and high power rounds that tear through walls like paper. It has a fair balance to its aim down sight speed for being such a powerful LMG, and works best while you’re crouching or in prone.

We recommend using this weapon in combined arms modes and playing more passive-aggressive.

For the loadout, YouTuber “LoneWolfXP” tells us the best attachments and gives us some tips as well. (Video Below)

The Setup

Note, this is a full 8 attachment setup, which means the gunfighter wildcard is required.

  • Optic: Hawksmoor – Reflex sight with a slight magnification in a rectangle optic. Provides high precision at medium ranges.
  • Muzzle: Agency Suppressor – Immune to radar detection while firing. A must-have when playing with such a heavy and slow weapon.
  • Barrel: 22.8″ Task Force – Huge boost to effective damage range, bullet velocity and damage overall. Reduces max starting ammo and ammo capacity slightly.
  • Underbarrel: Field Agent Grip – More control for horizontal and vertical recoil control to make sure all your shots hit at longer ranges.
  • Magazine: Fast Mag – Faster reloads are necessary on a weapon that’s this slow. Provides a 30% boost on reload speed to the base reload time.
  • Handle: Serpent Wrap – 25% boost to aim down sight time, great for aggressive players.
  • Stock: Raider Stock – Increased sprint to fire time and aim walking movement speed. Gives you a huge boost when you need it.

Tips for the field

  • Walking Sentry Gun – Essentially, when using this gun, you’ll be a mobile sentry gun. You have high power rounds and decent strafe speed. Enemies will fear you.
  • Don’t get caught with your sights down – This beast has a very long aim down sight time. You’ll want to strafe around corners. If your enemy has their sights up before you, you’ve already lost.
  • This is MY window! – Hold a rooftop, window or any height based power position on any map to dominate unsuspecting enemies.
  • 10v10 beast – Since you have plenty of ammo to go around, the M60 is great for the combined arms mode. Sit on a flag in a defensive position and watch the kills come in nice and easy.
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Best Hauer 77 loadout in Black Ops Cold War

One shot, one kill.

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Here’s the best Hauer 77 shotgun loadout in Black Ops Cold War.

The Hauer 77 is Black Ops Cold War’s pump-action shotgun secondary. It’s super powerful and instantly takes down enemies in close range. It’s easily the best secondary in the game and can be used as an “escape” weapon in almost any close-quarters combat scenario.

In the current meta of Black Ops Cold War, some weapons take 3-5 well placed shots to take out an enemy. SMG’s tend to be on the higher end of the necessary shots to kill. In close range engagements with this shotgun, you’ll take out enemies before they even knew you were there.

In the video below YouTuber “Longle” shows us his pick for the best Hauer 77.

The Setup

  • Muzzle: Duckbill Choke – 50% wider pellet spread increase for wider kill ranges.
  • Barrel: 21.6″ Reinforced Heavy – Extra damage range and faster fire rate. Makes this shotgun just a bit more lethal.
  • Body: SWAT 5mw Laser Sight – More hipfire accuracy for when you’re in a hurry. Great for when you quickly need to swap weapons and take down an enemy charging your way.
  • Magazine: STANAG 8 Round Tube – More ammo capacity, 3 extra shells in each mag.
  • Stock: No Stock – 40% sprint to fire time. Become more mobile for fast paced, well aimed shots. Blast any enemies in your way fast.

Tips for the field

  • It’s a secondary… primary? – The shotguns in Black Ops Cold War are very powerful.. perhaps too powerful. Don’t be afraid to run around primarily with the Hauer. It’s destructive, lightweight, and will instantly take down enemies in your path.
  • Hold your corners – If you want to be truly annoying, hold a corner close to an objective. Camping is frowned upon, but at least you’re playing the objective. We promise you’ll be a tough kill.
  • Building dominance – Outside with shotguns, you won’t stand much of a chance. But you’ll be the king of buildings. Watch doorways, staircases, windows, and ladders to catch enemies off guard.

That’s it! Whether you choose to use this information to be more in tune with what players are using or to make other players rage is entirely up to you…

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Best DMR 14 loadout in Black Ops Cold War

Aim for the head.

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Here’s the best DMR 14 loadout for use in Black Ops Cold War.

The DMR 14 is a powerful semi-automatic tactical rifle in Black Ops Cold War that awards players for precision, positioning, and timing. This medium weight, easy to handle rifle is best used in medium to long-distance engagements and is one of the highest skill ceiling weapons in the world. For PC players on mouse and keyboards, it’s a headshot machine.

Read More: Best M16 Loadouts to use in Black Ops Cold War

Here’s the best loadout as provided from YouTuber “PrimitiveAK”. (Video Below)

The Setup

  • Optic: Hawksmoor: Precision sight picture makes for a clear view of enemies in your optic. Great for medium range fights. Can be substituted with a sniper scope if you want to play less aggressively.
  • Barrel: 20.8″ Task Force – Faster bullet travel time, more overall bullet damage and a 100% boost to effective damage range. Adds additional vertical and horizontal recoil. Turns the DMR 14 into a mobile all-purpose sniper.
  • Body: Tiger Team Spotlight – 40% reveal distance boost. Allows you to see enemies at further ranges (their health bars) and also lets you spot enemies through the bushes in Cartel. For medium to long-distance fights, you’ll see enemies much easier and faster. This gives you a huge edge, especially if you get the first shot off.
  • Underbarrel: Field Agent Foregrip – Huge reduction to horizontal recoil and a bit to vertical recoil. Helps you recenter the weapon after each shot much faster.
  • Magazine: 30 Round – More ammo, no cons. If you miss a few shots, you’ll have plenty more remaining.

Tips For The Field

  • Big Brain Required – Think before you run into a fight. You don’t want to be stuck against a submachine gun in CQC. Ideally, you want to shoot an enemy at medium range. Prop up on a solid piece of cover and unleash carnage.
  • BOOM HEADSHOT! – Aim for the head. Seriously. Don’t spray at the torso. Clicking heads has never been more fun. Upper torso shots are also highly lethal.
  • Be the overwatch – Is your team running at an objective? Sit back, call out enemies, and flush down their HP pool with a few well-placed shots. Your team will thank you.

Now get out there and start tapping some heads.

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