COD Mobile: Best Primary Weapons To Use

COD Mobile gives players over 45 weapons to choose from but not all weapons were made equal. Some guns perform better than the others and may give players a tactical advantage based on what kind of weapon they use.

The majority of players prefer either assault rifles, SMGs, or LMGs. In this article, we will discuss the current meta of the game and tell you what weapon is best for your playstyle.


DR-H

The DR-H is one of the best assault rifles in Season 10 of the Call of Duty: Mobile. This gun deals very high damage with a good fire rate, recoil, and optimal range. Players can use the DR-H in varied situations. This gun is really good to use in close range and is really powerful with OTM Mag attachment.


MAN-O-WAR 

The Man-O-War is the second-best option for an assault rifle on this list. While the rifle can deal a good amount of damage along with great fire range, the recoil control is very much required. The optimal range for the Man-O-War is close to medium range. 


ASM10

The ASM10 combines high damage with long-range accuracy, making it the ultimate sniper alternative for everyone with an itchy trigger finger. It is also highly viable at short range, taking only 3 shots to kill an enemy.


QQ9

The QQ9 is probably the best submachine gun in the game. It is a monster at close range with fast ads speed, high damage combined with an extremely fast fire rate it kills enemies before they can even react.


Razorback

The Razorback is the second best option in terms of SMGs. It has high damage, good fire rate, and recoil control which makes it viable at close to medium range as compared to QQ9.


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How to download PUBG Mobile 1.0 international version

We all are aware that PUBG Mobile has been banned from India following border tensions with China. It was banned along with a slew of other apps, the complete list of which, can be found here.

The version of PUBG Mobile which we had in India was published by Tencent which is a Chinese company whereas the developers of PUBG Mobile are originally Korean. This means that the international version of the game is, in-fact, published by Bluehole with no Chinese stakeholders whatsoever. 

In this article, we’ll give you step by step instructions on how to go about downloading the international version of the game and keep enjoying those chicken dinners without having to worry about the PUBG Ban India. 

HOW TO DOWNLOAD AND INSTALL PUBG MOBILE 1.0 GUIDE

  • Download APK from here.
  • Download OBB file from here.
  • Enable ‘Install from Unknown Sources’ in Android. To do this go to Settings>Safety and Privacy>Allow Installation From Unknown Sources.
  • Install the APK but don’t open it.
  • Copy the downloaded OBB file to Android/OBB/com.tencent.ig. Create the folder if it isn’t there.
  • Launch the game. 

Disclaimer: Indian players please download the global version at your risk as it might lead to bans.

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Warzone: Coming On Mobile?

Activision’s premier Battle Royale game, Call of Duty: Warzone, has amassed a huge dedicated following and quickly rose up the ranks to become one of the most played battle-royale games out there. It seems that Activision wants mobile phone users to have the same experience because a now removed job listing on Activision’s website stated that they were looking for an executive producer to work on “WZM” which seems like an acronym for Warzone Mobile. The job listing also mentioned, “new AAA mobile FPS in the Call of Duty franchise.” A screenshot of the same can be seen below.

It seems that the mobile port will be a diminished version of the console and PC version but nonetheless it will be exciting to see how soon mobile players will be able to jump into Verdansk if the rumors prove true. Though COD Mobile already has a BR mode it will be interesting to see how the Warzone experience ties in with that or whether the progression will be simultaneous on both games. 

Source: TechRadar

With Call of Duty Black Ops Cold War around the corner, it seems that Warzone will get expanded with new abilities and gameplay elements, including maps that should alter the experience significantly. If and when Warzone Mobile comes out, it’ll be sure to have those gameplay elements incorporated into it. 

Call Of Duty Mobile: Sniping Guide

The sniping mechanics have always been an integral part of the Call Of Duty franchise and it’s no different for COD Mobile. Being a good sniper can win you many games and also make for some really cool montages(all of us have seen those). But there are some things you need to keep in mind to become a good sniper. Be it positioning, selecting the best sniper, or quick scoping, a good sniper needs to practice in order to reach their true potential. In this article, we’ll tell you how to become a good sniper and the various nifty tricks to enhance your COD Mobile sniping skills.

Selecting a sniper – There are a total of six sniper rifles available in COD Mobile and each one of them has its own pros and cons but most people swear by the DL-Q33 or the Arctic.50. A complete list is given below:-

Source: ZillionGamer

Positioning – In order to be a really good sniper and actually win games and gain an advantage in gunfights, you need to position yourself correctly and this comes by learning the map and getting to higher ground to have a clear shot on your enemies. Now contrary to what you might hear, going prone and sniping is not really a good idea because the mobility trade-off is not worth it. Do it only when you’re sure there’s no one around. Narrow alleys are your best friends because it’s easier to quick scope enemies in them. 

Source: Mobile Gaming Unlimited

Settings – Your game settings are also key in order to have a better time sniping and a good overall experience. Try to keep your graphics settings balanced so that you don’t have to deal with low FPS. Your sensitivity also matters, a lower sensitivity is preferred because it provides better precision but if that doesn’t suit you, you should go for whatever floats your boat. 

Source: PC Quest

Set up your loadout – It’s imperative that you have a good loadout to go with your sniper as all of your engagements are not going to be long-range. Try to keep trophy systems or trip mines so that you’re protected from people who may try to push you. Don’t lag too far behind your teammates as things may get messy if someone gets the jump on you or them. Select the right attachments for your sniper and spend time trying different ones to see which ones suit your play style the best. 

Source: BlueStacks

Shooting – There are some snipers that are one-hit kills if you shoot people in the upper chest or the head. Try to almost always aim for the head if enemies are stationary and unaware of your presence. If they are moving go for the chest as it provides a larger surface area for your shots to land. 

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Among Us: Impostor Guide

Unless you have been living under a rock, you have heard about Among Us as it is all the rage in the gaming community right now. This tacky multiplayer game is one of the best mobile games available currently. If you have been playing it, then well, we have a guide for you on how to play as the impostor in this fun game.

Source: Among Us Wiki

Try not to stand out – If you’re the impostor, the worst thing you could be doing is stalking other players in order to kill them early on. Instead, just try to act as if you’re part of the team by completing tasks and always being near a console or computer to blend in. Another good tip is to be active in the discussion when a dead body is found. 

Source: Malavida

Don’t be seen – As an impostor, this should be of utmost priority and you should be using stealth to your advantage. Take note of the security cameras as most impostors are caught on one while they do the killing so be vigilant at all times. Avoid using the vent system as it is an impostor only ability and if you’re seen using it early game then it may spell trouble. Use them when you need to leave the murder scene quickly. 

Source: AIR Entertainment

Use the environment to your advantage – While looking like the most innocent lad on the server is all well and good, impostors need to kill off the other crewmates too, and doing this is not as easy as it seems. In order to do this, you need to sabotage whenever possible and keep shutting doors to one out your enemies and kill them. 

Source: APK Pure

Know the crewmates – You should try and take out the more seasoned players first as they will realize who is the impostor if allowed to stay in the game for a longer time. Note how one navigates the map, if they’re sure of what they need to do and are moving around very quickly and efficiently it means that they are probably old players who know how the game works. Try and kill them first. 

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Call Of Duty: Black Ops Cold War Beta- All you need to know

Following the reveal of the multiplayer which received a mixed reaction, Activision has announced the format of the Call of Duty: Black Ops Cold War Beta program. The Beta program will be opened first to PS4 players. There are different variables including your platform or whether you have pre-ordered the game which will determine when you get to play the beta. 

In the end, it doesn’t matter whether you pre-ordered the game or not, you will be able to take the game for a spin. 

All you need to know about the Call of Duty: Black Ops Cold War beta-

Activision announced that there are gonna be two weekends, over the course of which the beta will take place. Though the weekends constitute 5 days each(wish that happened in real life).

The first test will be exclusive to the PS4 and only the people who have pre-ordered the game will be able to access it.  It will later open to all PS4 users.

The second run of the beta will include XBOX One, PS4, and PC with the support of cross-play.

This beta run, like the previous one, will first open to users who have pre-ordered the game before opening up to everyone. XBOX Live Gold will be required to play the game on XBOX. 

Beta weekend 1 dates (PS4 only)

  • October 8-12
    • Early access (PS4/PS5 pre-orders): October 8-9
    • Open access: October 10-12

Beta weekend 2 dates (PS4, Xbox One, PC — cross-play enabled)

  • October 15-19
    • Early access (Xbox One/Series X/PC pre-orders, all PS4 owners): October 15-16
    • Open access: October 17-19

Best Gaming Phones Under 20000

If there’s one thing that I absolutely love about mobile gaming, it is that you don’t need to have a top of the line phone to have a good gaming experience. The sub 20k budget is the sweet spot for many mobile gamers in India. In this article, we’ll be going through the best mobile phones under 20000 in India. 

Source: ET

RealMe X2 – Sporting a 6.4 inch super AMOLED FHD+ display, this phone looks beautiful. The camera is also something to write home about with a 32 MP selfie shooter to accompany the quad-camera located at the back. 

Screen Size:6.4″ (1080 x 2340)
Camera:64 + 8 + 2 + 2 | 32 MP
RAM:6 GB
Battery:4000 mAh
Operating system:Android
Soc:Qualcomm SDM730 Snapdragon 730G (8 nm)
Processor:Octa
Source: GSMArena

POCO X2 – This one is a powerhouse. The POCO X2 packs a Qualcomm 730G Chipset which has been fine-tuned for gaming. The large screen size also makes the experience much more immersive. Another highlight is the 120HZ display. 

Screen Size:6.67″ (1080×2400)
Camera:64 + 2 + 8 + 2 | 20 + 2 MP
RAM:6 GB
Battery:4500 mAh
Operating system:Android
Soc:Qualcomm Snapdragon 730G
Processor:Octa-core
Source: ET

REDMI NOTE 9 PRO MAX – One of the best performance phones in the market right now, this device from Xiamoi is the best bang for the buck phone. It sports a quad-camera along with a 32 MP selfie camera. It also features 33W fast charging.

SPECIFICATIONS
Screen Size:6.67″ (1080×2400)
Camera:64 + 8 + 5 + 2 | 32 MP
RAM:6 GB
Battery:5020 mAh
Operating system:Android
Soc:Qualcomm Snapdragon 730G
Processor:Octa-core
Source: Amazon

REALME 6 PRO – This phone packs a lot of punch which is made clear via its 120HZ display and the Snapdragon 730G chipset. The camera is also good and supports RAW image capture.

Screen Size:6.6″ (1080 x 2400)
Camera:64 + 12 + 8 + 2 | 16 + 8 MP
RAM:8 GB
Battery:4300 mAh
Operating system:Android
Soc:Qualcomm SM7125 Snapdragon 720G
Processor:Octa-core
Source: Times of India

REDMI NOTE 8 PRO – One of the best phones under 17k the Note 8 is cheap, all thanks to its MediaTek SoC. The performance is also good with features built in to improve gaming performance. 

Screen Size:6.53″ (1080 X 2340)
Camera:64 + 8 + 2 + 2 | 20 MP
RAM:6 GB
Battery:4500 mAh
Operating system:Android
Soc:Mediatek Helio G90T (12nm)
Processor:octa

GamingMonk Weekly Recap: September 11

Last week was an exciting time for us at GamingMonk as we had a slew of tournaments including some brand tournaments. Here’s a quick recap of what happened and the prizes won last week. 

BRAND TOURNAMENTS

  • Logitech G PUBG PC Week 3 Finale Rounds
  • ASUS ROG VALORANT Tournament where Team Tamilas won $300 steam codes against 1TAP
  • Microgravity Qualifiers – Semi Finals happened today and now we have Top 48 participants who will have to play League (BO10) matches for the next 10 days (1 match/day)

GAMINGMONK TOURNAMENTS

Ubisoft Forward: All you need to know

The latest iteration of Ubisoft Forward was held recently where the Quebec based gargantuan game studio showcased a preview of a slew of new video games they had lined up for fall. The titles revealed include the likes of Scott Pilgrim Vs The World and wait for it….. A Prince of Persia Sands of Time remake helmed by none other than Ubisoft Pune.

The most significant announcement that was made was in fact not related to gaming but about accusations that were made against Ubisoft for being noninclusive of marginalized groups as well as rampant sexism and sexual misconduct. 

The video which was not part of the actual even but posted as a VOD is below:-

ANNOUNCEMENTS 

Immortals Fenyx Rising

Ubisoft showcased more details about their surreal Greek mythology-inspired game including a gameplay video.

Release date: December 3(XBOX One, PS4, Switch, PC and Stadia)

Prince of Persia: Sands Of Time Remake

Ubisoft’s classic title, the original Prince of Persia released in 2003 is getting a complete makeover. The game has been built from the ground up using the Anvil engine and is stipulated to be released in 2021 for XBOX One, PS4 and PC.

Release date: January 21

Riders Republic

The extreme sports bike racing game is being taken to new heights with a plethora of activities set in real locations. Release date: February 25(PlayStation 4, PlayStation 5, Xbox One, Xbox Series X / S, Google Stadia, and PC)

Scott Pilgrim Vs The World: The Game

Fans have been waiting for over a decade and it seems our prayers have been answered as the adaptation of the iconic comic book series is making a return.

Release date: Holiday season(XBOX One, PS4, PC and Stadia)

Rainbow Six: Siege coming to next-gen consoles

Ubisoft’s tactical shooter is making its way to the next-gen consoles with 4K and 120 fps support along with details revealed about Sam Fisher, the newest agent in the game. Existing owners will get a free upgrade to next-gen consoles.

Watch Dogs: Legion Stormzy and Aidan Pearce Missions

Ubisoft also revealed that their upcoming open world title will contain exclusive Stormzy and Aidan Pearce(the protagonist from the first game) missions.

Hyper Scape getting a limited time “Turbo Mode”

Inspired by Fortnite’s Solid Gold mode, this game mode will be fast-paced and will only contain rare weapons. 

Release date: September 15.

Free Fire Map Guide: Kalahari

Kalahari was the latest map to be added in Free Fire and it’s an arid region with a variety of buildings and terrain including rolling hills and extensive plains. The varied terrain makes for short and long-distance engagements. But before you even begin playing you need an overview of the best drop locations on the map. We will cover this in our article today:- 

Source: GuruGamer
Source: SportsKeeda

Refinery – One of the more extensive areas in Kalahari, Refinery has lots of tight corners along with big complexes. There are lots of valuable items strewn around the map including sniper rifles and fully kitted weapons. The zone is also highly contested right from the beginning of the game so be wary of lurkers who are trying to get free kills.

Source: Sportskeeda

Command Post – Popular for its early game firefights, Command Post has good loot but is also not very large which makes looting that much easier. A lot of people usually try to land here so you gotta fight your way but trust me it is worth it in the end.

Source: Sportskeeda

The Sub – Popular for its armor kits, The Sub is a good place to land if you know how to navigate tricky areas. It’s very easy to spot enemies and take them out so try landing here as early as possible and loot quickly. Be careful when you run on the submarine though and don’t fall off. 

Source: Sportskeeda

Stone Ridge – Known for its amazing loot as well as serene atmosphere, Stone ridge will soon become your favourite place after you begin landing on it regularly. There’s basic as well as high tier loot which makes the place really balanced and you can be ready to fight in a jiffy.

Source: Sportskeeda

Santa Catarina – Known for its scenic view as well as the availability of loot, Santa Catarina contains good armour as well as fully kitted weapons. Snipers are commonplace here. A lot of people land here so be ready to get aggressive right off the bat.