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TimTheTatMan reveals ‘hitscan’ LW3 sniper in Warzone Season 1

Streamer TimTheTatMan tested an LW3 – Tundra sniper build which claims to be ‘hitscan’ in Warzone Season 1 and found it extremely effective.



BOCW’s LW3 – Tundra is an incredibly powerful sniper rifle in Warzone Season 1, and streamer TimTheTatMan revealed his “hitscan” loadout which he took from TikTok, of all places.

As part of streamer TimTheTatMan’s YouTube series where he tests weapon loadouts from TikTok, the streamer tried an LW3 – Tundra loadout which claims to be “hitscan.”

A hitscan weapon is where the bullet isn’t a physical object, so it will immediately hit the target upon pulling the trigger. Even if an enemy is flying through the air at maximum velocity, you don’t have to lead the shot at all.

There was a similar issue with the SPR-08 Marksman Rifle which was added to Modern Warfare in Season 6. This was soon addressed, but now creators are claiming the Tundra is “hitscan.”

The Tundra isn’t really hitscan; it appears to just be hyperbole for its incredible bullet velocity. However, right in the middle of the DMR 14 and Diamatti META, Tim used the LW3 sniper with great success.

TimTheTatMan LW3 Warzone loadout

TimTheTatMan used these attachments for his “hitscan” LW3 – Tundra:

  • Muzzle: Stabilizer .308
  • Barrel: 28.2″ Tiger Team
  • Stock: CQB Pad
  • Ammunition: 7 Rnd
  • Rear Grip: Airborne Elastic Wrap
TimTheTatMan's LW3 Tundra loadout

He wasn’t confident that it would be viable, stating at the beginning of the match, “I feel like this sniper is about to suck and TikTok is about to be wrong, but that’s what these tests are for.”

After quickly wiping a team and getting called a cheater in the death chatter, Tim was impressed with the LW3 – Tundra. Even while being shot at by Tactical Rifles, his shots would almost immediately down the enemy. In his conclusion, Tim said it’s the best Cold War sniper rifle, but you should add the Wrapped Suppressor instead of the Stabilizer .308.

Now that the DMR 14 has finally been nerfed, Tundra is a fun and effective alternative now that you can use some other weapons without being melted by a DMR every time.

TimTheTatMan proved that the LW3 is absolutely viable, even during the most one-sided META Warzone had ever seen.

Image Credits: Activision / TimTheTatMan

Call of Duty: Black Ops Cold War

How to unlock the Swiss K31 in Warzone & Cold War Season 3

Here’s how to unlock Black Ops Cold War and Warzone Season 3’s fast-firing bolt action Sniper Rifle, the Swiss K31.



Swiss K31 in Cold War

Black Ops Cold War and Warzone Season 3 will be introducing a new sniper, the Swiss K31, so here’s how you can get your hands on this new bolt-action rifle.

Season 3 of Black Ops Cold War and Warzone has officially been revealed. On top of new maps and Operators, players can bolster their arsenal with new weapons – the legendary Ballistic Knife, classic PPSH, and the all-new Swiss K31 Sniper Rifle.

The Swiss K31 follows Season 2’s ZRG 20mm Sniper Rifle, but appears to be the polar opposite. While the ZRG is heavy, powerful, and slow, the K31 is described as having “exceptional accuracy, as well as fast rechamber and aiming speeds with a large ammo capacity.”

Here’s how to unlock this new, fast Sniper Rifle in Cold War and Warzone Season 3.

Black Ops Cold War Swiss K31

Swiss K31 unlock requirements in Cold War & Warzone Season 3

Players can get their hands on the Swiss K31 Sniper Rifle by simply reaching Tier 31 in the Season 3 Battle Pass. And if you miss out on it in Season 3, it will be available later through a challenge.

You don’t have to pay anything either. The weapon is included as part of the free version of the Battle Pass, so simply play games, rack up Scorestreaks, score Warzone Victories, and you’ll have your hands on it in no time.

This is the second weapon you’ll unlock in the Battle Pass, as the PPSH will be unlocked at Tier 15. These weapons aren’t all there is though as the Ballistic Knife will also be included when the season begins, likely locked behind a challenge.

BOCW and Warzone Season 3 road map

Following Cold War’s integration with Warzone, the K31 will be available in both battle royale and multiplayer. The devs described how, “Aggressive sharpshooters will be in their element with this new rifle, whether it’s sniping out in the wilds of Warzone or pushing forward on objectives in Black Ops Cold War.”

The Kar98k has long dominated Warzone as the aggressive sniper, but it’s possible the Swiss K31 will take its spot in the sniping meta.

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Best Sykov loadout for CoD: Warzone Season 2

The Sykov Pistol is Warzone’s best secondary weapon. Here are the attachments and perks you should be running with it.



Warzone Sykov Pistol

The Sykov Pistol, or Makarov, has dominated Warzone and Modern Warfare. Here are the meta attachments and perks to win all close-range engagements with this unique sidearm.

In a quiet update on April 15, the long-awaited Sykov Pistol was added to Modern Warfare and Warzone. Along with this powerful Pistol came new Radiation Zones that are spreading across Verdansk and turning players into Zombies.

Metas usually take a few days or even weeks to form, but the Sykov became the go-to weapon overnight. Warzone’s developer responded to its dominance quickly, nerfing their most powerful attributes in April 19’s 1.35 update.

Even with these nerfs, the Sykov Pistol is the best secondary weapon in the game. Here are the best attachments and perks to run with Warzone’s Sykov Pistol in Season 2, going into Warzone Season 3.

Best Warzone Sykov attachments

  • Muzzle: Monolithic Suppressor
  • Barrel: Sorokin 140mm Auto
  • Laser: 5mW Laser
  • Ammunition: 20 Round Mags
  • Rear Grip: VLK Elita

This Sykov is built to be the perfect complement for any Ghost class, even being able to outgun an FFAR 1 at close range.

To start, the Monolithic Suppressor will grant you extra range, meaning you don’t need to be directly in the enemy’s face to get the kill. And the 5mW Laser will give you much more hip-fire accuracy if you’re in a pinch.

Unfortunately, the Akimbo perk for the Sykov has been nerfed, so you’re better off only running one Sykov. To improve its recoil control, you should add the VLK Elita Rear Grip, and the Sorokin 140mm Auto barrel is still perfect for melting players’ armor off.

And following the nerfs in the 1.35 update, the 80 Round Drum mags will significantly lower your mobility, so the 20 Round Mags will be ideal.

Best perks to run with Warzone’s Sykov

Warzone overkill perk
  • Perk 1: E.O.D
  • Perk 2: Ghost
  • Perk 3: Amped

You’ll spend a lot of time in enemies’ faces while using the Sykov, which means you’re in prime range to get taken out by explosives. Running E.O.D will greatly reduce explosive damage, meaning you can run through a bombardment of explosives to secure the kill.

The Sykov Pistol is a secondary weapon, so you don’t need Overkill to combine it with a primary weapon. Ghost will hide you from the minimap and Heartbeat Sensors, which is invaluable in Warzone.

As you’ll only be using this sidearm when fighting up close, you’ll need to run a weapon for medium-long range. Amped will allow you to rapidly change your weapons, getting the right gun out for any situation.

How to unlock the Sykov in Warzone & Modern Warfare

Sykov Pistol in Modern Warfare and Warzone

To unlock the Sykov Pistol in Modern Warfare and Warzone, you have to get 4 kills while using pistols in 5 different matches.

This is best completed in Hardcore mode of Modern Warfare’s multiplayer, but can also easily be completed in Plunder. Check out our full guide for some tips and tricks to complete this easier.

Best alternatives to the Sykov Pistol

The Sykov Pistol excels in close-range combat thanks to its full-auto mode, but there are other weapons that fit the bill. If you’re looking to dominate up close, the AS VAL melts players at close range. Also, if you’re looking for other pistols, the akimbo Diamattis will provide similar firepower.

It’s expected that the Sykov will dominate the close range meta going into Season 3, so this Pistol is well worth unlocking and ranking up.

If you’re looking to overhaul your Call of Duty: Warzone loadouts, you can check out our guides on some of the weapons dominating the meta right now.

AUG | Kar98k | Kilo 141 | Grau | CR-56 AMAX | MP5 | Krig 6 | XM4 | DMR | FFAR

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JGOD explains whether or not Warzone Kilo got secret buff

Warzone expert JGOD has crunched the numbers and explains if the Kilo received a secret buff in the popular Call of Duty battle royale.



The chatter in the Call of Duty: Warzone community regarding a possible secret buff to the Kilo 141 led statistics master JGOD to test and see if the assault rifle did indeed receive some unannounced improvements

There was a lengthy period of time where the Kilo 141 assault rifle was seen as the deadliest weapon for Warzone players when they were battling on Verdansk. However, following the integration of content from Call of Duty: Black Ops Cold War, the Kilo took a backseat to the best weapons from Treyarch’s latest entry in the franchise.

jgod warzone kilo buff

The Kilo still finds itself used in loadouts by players who prefer its low-recoil and damage output, and recent discussion in the Warzone community has focused on the weapon possibly getting a secret buff to its stats.

This talk of a possible improvement for the Kilo was the focus of an April 19, 2021 video from YouTuber JGOD, the master of Call of Duty: Warzone statistics.

In the video, JGOD explains that he did not see any increase in the damage output of the Kilo when it came to Warzone, as it still took 14 shots to take down an enemy through his testing.

Moving on to the damage output at various ranges for the assault rifle, JGOD describes how the damage output for the Kilo in Warzone is the same as it was when it was a top meta choice for players over the past year, with it taking 11 or fewer shots to kill an enemy.

However, the damage output past 86 meters is currently at 14 shots to kill, which was implemented for the assault rifle following the integration of Black Ops Cold War into the battle royale title.

JGOD explains that some players may feel that the Kilo is killing faster than usual due to team shooting where a player’s teammates are also dishing out damage towards an enemy player.

Looking into detailed numbers for kill to death ratios and time to kill for the Kilo over the past few months of Warzone, JGOD found that the data did not support the idea of there having been a secret buff to the weapon, as it is currently ranking behind multiple other weapons for these important areas.

There is no doubt that fans of the Kilo will be hoping for a major buff to the weapon when Season 3 of Warzone kicks off this week. If not, there will still be a variety of new weapons for players to try out.

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