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Top 5 tips to dominate Express in Black Ops Cold War

You can blow off some steam on Black Ops Cold War by training yourself to be a better player on the Express map remake with our top 5 tips.

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Another classic map has made its grand return in Black Ops Cold War. Express is a well-balanced map with narrow openings and long-range spots. We have our top five tips to help you not miss a trick or train.

Express has always been one of THOSE iconic maps in Call of Duty’s sacred lineage. Maps in the series usually do well when they take a simple concept such as an airport or a train station and mold it into something memorable.

So it’s great to welcome back an old friend, and let’s celebrate their return by offering 5 free tips on what to look out for in Express.

Best tips to dominate Express in BOCW

1. Watch out for the train!

This may seem like common sense, but it’s far too easy in Express, or any CoD map for that matter, to become distracted.

If you’re near the tracks, then watch out for the large barriers coming down. If you’re still on the track when the big speedy, metal demon is heading straight for you, then you can probably chalk up one more for the death column. Additionally, if you’re quick enough, you can use the lack of barrier to your advantage and make vital ground on the map as a shortcut.

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2. Walkways are dangerous

The two walkways do offer a superb vantage point of multiple entry and exit spots in Express, but the problem is that your spot also has its own set of openings for enemies to jump you.

Between each end of the walkways and the two adjacent windows, there are four possible opportunities for enemies to come out of nowhere and send you packing. Be vigilant and mindful of how long you spend on one of these.

3. The Middle Office is great

This is most likely the quintessential spot on the map. Its coverage is truly excellent as you can see lots of the two corridors leading to spawn areas, and there’s always an easy kill or two waiting to be had.

Again, as long as you don’t get greedy and have the wherewithal to dart back and forth between the two windows, then you have a chance to earn many points. Do not forget about the ladder that leads up to the room either as a well-placed Proximity Mine will deter any intruders. You should also be on the listen out for a Grenade or Semtex waiting to ruin your killstreak.

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4. Stay mobile

Express is a weird one in terms of its size and scope. It’s basically a medium-sized map, but the claustrophobic surroundings, at times, give off a vibe akin to Rust. So the key to success is mainly to keep mobile and never stop.

It’s easy for the spawns to swap on Express and it has plenty of nooks and crannies for you to work your way through. The stationary train carriages are ideal for negotiating from one side of the map to the other and, on occasion, hopping on top of a carriage for a brief aerial barrage.

5. Waiting Area

The most spacious area in Express is undoubtedly the classic waiting room packed with time boards and seating. But it also has a couple of nifty little tricks for you to make the most of. The stairs leading down from the ticket booth have a little platform in the middle that you can hop into, and this can take players off guard.

There’s the lift on the far side of the room with a Resupply Crate in which is always a great hiding spot to get the jump on someone. Finally, always try and take dead aim at one of the curved entry points, on each side, as the frenetic nature of the map means someone is always coming down one after spawning.

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These were our best tips to conquer and dominate Black Ops Cold War’s faithful recreation of the original Black Ops 2 map.

May they serve you well and punch your ticket to success.

For tips and tricks to dominate your enemy on every Black Ops Cold War multiplayer map, you can check out our guides below.

Nuketown ’84 | Crossroads | Raid | The Pines | Moscow | Miami | Cartel | Satellite | Checkmate

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Best FARA 83 loadout for CoD: Warzone Season 3

Season 3 of Warzone saw some major changes be made to the Fara 83 that will have players wanting to use its best possible loadout.

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Best Fara 83 Warzone Loadout Season 3

The FARA 83 Assault Rifle is one of the weapons that got major changes in Call of Duty: Warzone Season 3, and you can make it a formidable force by using its best loadout.

Players will notice that the Season 3 update for Warzone made some major changes to a variety of weapons, including the powerful FARA 83. This assault rifle is based on the Galil and can deal some serious damage to its targets.

After you’ve unlocked it, you can equip a few select attachments and perks to make the weapon an absolute powerhouse during combat. Here is the best FARA 83 Assault Rifle loadout and class setup for Warzone Season 3.

Best Fara 83 Loadout Warzone Season 3

Best Warzone Season 3 FARA 83 loadout

The FARA 83 has an impressive rate of fire, high damage profile, and incredibly precise accuracy that makes it extremely deadly. Our loadout will boost these strengths while improving upon the recoil, effective damage range, and overall speed.

Best Fara 83 attachments

  • Muzzle: Gru Suppressor
  • Barrel: 18.1″ Takedown
  • Laser: None
  • Optic: None
  • Stock: KGB Skeletal Stock
  • Underbarrel: Foregrip
  • Ammunition: Spetsnaz 50 Rnd

We’ll start this loadout with the Gru Suppressor, which will help you avoid enemy detection on their radars, while also drastically increasing the damage range of this assault rifle. This will allow you to dish out heavy amounts of damage at further distances.

Best Fara 83 Loadout Warzone Season 3

The 18.2″ Takedown Barrel will improve both the Assault Rifle’s effective damage range. This helps prime the weapon for mid to long-range combat where you need to pick off enemies from a distance by having the largest damage increase of all of the gun’s available barrels.

You can use the KGB Skeletal Stock to increase your sprint to fire speed, ADS firing move speed, and aim walking movement speed to help you aim and fire with incredible speed which is perfect for close to mid-range combat scenarios.

The foregrip will give you the biggest boost in accuracy when it comes to the underbarrel attachments and will help you land more of your shots than without it.

We’ll complete this loadout by equipping the Spetsnaz 50 Rnd Mag so that you can take advantage of the weapon’s incredible fire rate and have enough ammo to take down multiple enemies before having to reload.

Best perks for Warzone FARA 83 class

You can combine a few useful perks with these attachments so that you’re prepared for anything that match will throw at you. You’ll be able to handle most surprises that you encounter in Warzone by selecting these.

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Perk 1 – E.O.D

It doesn’t matter how skilled you are if you’re caught off-guard by foes carrying explosives. Other players will attempt to blow you up while you’re in a good position during battle, so you’ll want to equip E.O.D to survive.

This perk allows you to tank huge amounts of explosive damage while you have your armor equipped. While you’ll mostly be fighting in medium to long-range combat situations, it still helps to be prepared for any surprises.

Perk 2 – Overkill

Warzone matches can have a variety of different tactical requirements, so you can equip this perk which allows you to select two primary weapons from any category. This means that you’ll be able to keep guns that are ideal for different situations.

Perk 3 –Amped

In case an enemy is able to sneak up on you in close quarters, you’ll want to swap to your secondary weapon before they have a chance to eliminate you. This perk makes switching weapons almost instant, which can be the difference between victory and defeat.

That covers our class setup for this powerful AR. We also recommend carrying some Semtex grenades to dish out explosive damage C4 to enemy vehicles. The Heartbeat Sensor can help you detect nearby foes, so you can strategize better.

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How to Unlock the Fara 83 in Warzone Season 3

You can unlock this assault rifle by getting 2 headshots kills in 15 different matches while using assault rifles in Cold War Multiplayer or Warzone. Players can also unlock this assault rifle by going into Black Ops Cold War Zombies and killing 30 or more enemies consecutively without getting hit 25 times.

Once you do either of these challenges, you will have the weapon available to use in the popular Call of Duty battle royale.

Alternatives to Best Fara 83 Warzone Season 3 Loadout

The FARA 83 is now one of the most impressive weapons in Warzone following the Season 3 update. However, there are other powerful loadouts that are available for players to use in this new period of content like PPSH, Swiss K31, and Grau that are more than suitable alternatives.

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How to unlock Ballistic Knife in Cold War & Warzone Season 3

Call of Duty: Black Ops Cold War and Warzone players have the opportunity to unlock the fan-favorite Ballistic Knife during Season 3.

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Unlock Ballistic Knife Cold War Warzone Season 3

Players who want to score some highlight-worthy kills when playing Call of Duty: Black Ops Cold War and Warzone during Season 3 will want to unlock the Ballistic Knife.

The Ballistic Knife is a fan-favorite weapon that was first introduced in Call of Duty: Black Ops and quickly became known for providing the opportunity for players to put together some impressive highlights.

Now, Cold War and Warzone players have the opportunity to unlock this new weapon during Season 3, and we have everything you need to know to do so covered for you.

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How to Unlock Ballistic Knife in Cold War & Warzone Season 3

You will find that two different challenges can be completed to add this weapon to your inventory. One of these challenges must be completed when you are either playing Cold War Multiplayer or Warzone.

This challenge tasks players with getting a One Shot, One Kill medal, and a melee kill in the same life in 15 different matches.

The start of Season 3 for Cold War saw this weapon become available for players to earn immediately. However, it will not be available for players to earn in Warzone until mid-season.

Unlock Ballistic Knife Black Ops Cold War Warzone Season 3

It is important to remember that you must complete the match you are playing for progress towards this unlock challenge to count. All progress will get lost if you do not finish the match.

Zombie players can acquire this weapon by killing a total of 300 enemies while using a Special or Melee weapon. However, the Special or Melee weapon must be Epic or Legendary quality.

The community also can get two other new weapons during this new period of content besides the Ballistic Knife when they unlock the PPSH submachine gun and the Swiss K31 sniper rifle. The best loadout for the PPSH and Swiss K31 will pair perfectly with the Ballistic Knife and allow for some impressive performances by players.

For more on Call of Duty, check out the fastest way to level up this season’s Battle Pass and stay tuned to Charlie Intel for future news and guides.

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Cold War’s Dark Aether camos & Gunsmith Customs coming soon to Warzone

Players looking to use their Dark Aether camos in Warzone are in luck, as support is coming.

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Dark Aether in Black Ops Cold War

Raven Software has confirmed that Black Ops Cold War’s Dark Aether camos and Gunsmith Customs will be making their way to Call of Duty: Warzone. 

For Black Ops Cold War Zombies players, the Dark Aether camo is a true mark of skill and perseverance, with players tasked with unlocking every skin for every weapon, in every class. 

After going through all that effort, it’s no surprise that players wanted to be able to rock their Dark Aether camos in Warzone, something that so far has been impossible. 

However, the studio’s creative director Amos Hodge has confirmed that the team is hard at work on bringing support for Dark Aether camos to Call of Duty: Warzone. 

Treyarch first promised that support for these camos would arrive back in their Season 1 announcement blog post, but information on introduction has been minimal every since.

Raven has finally confirmed they plan to bring official support for Dark Aether camos to Warzone, but admitted that the studio would need more time to make it happen. 

Hodge explained that there is “a lot of work” still to be done in bringing Cold War’s Zombies camos to Warzone weapons because of the differences in how some weapons look and feel once those camos are applied. 

Raven also has confirmed they want to bring support to create and use Black Ops Cold War Gunsmith Customs weapons into Call of Duty: Warzone. Currently, Warzone only supports the feature with Modern Warfare weapons. 

Hodge stated that the team “will get there” with these features but more time is needed to ensure they’re brought to life. 

Unfortunately, Hodge didn’t provide a release date or a timeline for these features, but we’ll be sure to keep you updated as the information becomes available. 

Stay tuned for the latest updates on Call of Duty: Warzone

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