Call of Duty Modern Warfare Season 1 Guide For Beginners

Activision has made a huge comeback with this year’s Call of Duty: Modern Warfare. Not only does has it restored the franchise to its former glory, it has also added a bunch of new things for both old and new fans to enjoy. The game’s Season 1 has been released recently, and with it comes some great new content. But if you’re someone who’s just getting into the game, it can be a little daunting to figure out where to start. That’s why we’ve made this handy guide to help you.

What to do if you’re a beginner

If you’re new to the game and you start off with the multiplayer, unfortunately, you won’t have much unlocked, but that doesn’t mean you can’t enjoy the game. There are actually a few decent default classes in the game that come in very handy at the start, whether you prefer to sneak around the enemies or go in guns blazing. 

Recommended Loadout for Aggressive Players

The best loadout for aggressive players to use is the Demolition Loadout. This has an AK47 with a bunch of great attachments. You wont be unlocking this gun or its attachment early on so this is a great weapon to use at the start. 

For your secondary weapon, you have a PILA Rocket Launcher that you can use to destroy enemy vehicles and also absolutely destroy enemies on the ground that annoy you. Nothing feels better than to just pull out an RPG and shoot at someone who has been wrecking you the whole match.

For your lethal equipment, you get C4 which is not only effective but also really fun to use. Throw them around, bait some enemies in, blow them up and be home in time for dinner.

The perks in this class are also very helpful as you take less explosive damage and get killstreaks faster.

Recommended Loadout for Stealth Players

Now, if you’re more of the sneaky type, you should pick the Ghost class that has a stealthier approach. The AUG is the main weapon that has a high right of fire and a suppressor so you can easily run and gun. Your secondary is the 50GS pistol which is essentially the Desert Eagle. This hard-hitting pistol is a great backup to your AUG.

For your lethal weapon, there is Thermite which sticks to surfaces and can burn enemies to death. If you’re able to strategize and use it effectively, it can be pretty devastating for your enemies.

This class excels in stealthy play as the perks in this hide your death markers which means when you kill someone it won’t show up on the map and you won’t be visible to digital surveillance so you won’t show up on the radar.

What’s New in Season 1

In addition to new weapons, Season 1 adds a Battle Pass to the game which you can buy for 1000 COD points. The Battle Pass provides a boost to the COD points you can earn as you play the game. If you don’t buy the battle pass you can earn up to 300 COD Points, but on the other hand, if you do have the Battle Pass, you can unlock an extra 1000 COD Points which can then be used to buy the Battle Pass for next season.  The 2 new guns added to the game are the Holger-26 LMG and the RAM-7 bullpup assault rifle.

As you progress through the Battle Pass, you’ll keep unlocking rewards. But if you want to unlock the new guns, you will have to play the game quite a bit. The Holger-26 unlocks at tier 15 of the Battle Pass. While the RAM-7 unlocks at tier 31. So you’ll have to spend some time before you can unlock these weapons.

You can also use CoD Points to skip Battle Tiers in case you want to quickly progress through this season’s Battle Pass and want to get the new guns faster. 

Thankfully this time around, new maps and weapons won’t be locked behind a paywall and everyone will be able to access them by just playing the game. And, the game already has a lot of guns so picking the best ones can be hard. But don’t worry, we’ll be putting up guides for those too, so stick around and you’ll see a lot of helpful tips.

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Call of Duty Blackout’s Top Landing Spots

Call of Duty Blackout can be a very hectic and competitive affair and because of that, you need every advantage you can get. Here’s Call of Duty Blackout’s top landing spots to help you start off in the best way possible.

Nuketown Island

Nuketown Island is a very risky place to go to but can yield great rewards. It’s a goldmine for loot with the underground bunker and the ruined houses however you can be ambushed by snipers when you leave so beware of that. Besides that, the signpost in Nuketown displays how many players are in the nearby area so you can prepare yourself for combat based on that.

Lighthouse

A place that is very risky due to its location on the map. Being down south means that it can be difficult to get back into the play zone, however, there’s some great loot in the tower, especially at the top. Not to mention that there’s usually an ATV that spawns here so you can make a quick getaway if it spawns.

Asylum

This place is great, especially if you’re going up against newer players. While most go here for the zombie kills to get that special loot, many people lay in wait to ambush unsuspecting players who are leaving after they get the good loot. The maze here is also a great place to go to if you’re being hunted by enemies and can even be used to turn the tables.

Rivertown

This is a relevantly safer spot and a good choice if you’re trying to play it safe and slow. The central location of this place means that you can head out towards wherever the play zone is and with the abundance of loot here, you can get quite a bit of good stuff to prepare for when you want to head out of here. It’s best to go here when you’re in a group because people tend to camp here and wait for easy picks so if you’re in a squad and traveling together, they’ll think twice before engaging a group.

Construction Site

The Sniper’s Nest. You have the high ground here but be warned, while it does provide great vantage points, you won’t be the only one with a similar idea. The loot here is good as well and there’s even a helicopter that spawns towards the southwest side in the forest. Get a squad team to go pick that up while you and your buddy secure the perimeter to have a huge advantage in terms of visuals and movement in case you need to make a quick escape.

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Black Ops 4 Has The Biggest Launch Day Numbers In Call of Duty History

Call of Duty: Black Ops 4 has been the biggest day one digital release in Activision history, as announced by the company, breaking the previous franchise record set by Call of Duty: WWII in 2017.

In an announcement made by the company, they further stated that Black Ops 4 also set a new PlayStation record for day one digital games on the PSN Store and, became the best-selling Activision Xbox One digital game on day one worldwide. While both consoles faired well, the PC community also loved the game which was evident from the fact that Black Ops 4 sold more than double the launch day sales of CoD: WWII even though this was their first ever release in Blizzard’s Battle.net platform.

Black Ops 4 is an incredible game, and the community’s response to it has been amazing. We have shattered multiple digital day one sales records, and the number of people who connected online on day one to play has grown year on year,” said Rob Kostich, EVP and GM, Call of Duty. “But probably the most important thing is that the community is having so much fun across Multiplayer, Zombies and Blackout. We are so incredibly thankful for the community’s trust and support. This is just the beginning, it’s going to be an incredible journey with Black Ops 4.”

Black Ops 4 was received quite positively during its beta and this holds true even after the launch of the game. This is the first game in the series without a proper single player campaign and is focused more on the other aspects of the game like the multiplayer and the new Battle Royale mode.

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Call of Duty: Black Ops IIII Zombies ‘IX’ Music Video Trailer, Post-Launch Plans Announced

Activision has released a new music video trailer for the “IX” campaign of Call of Duty: Black Ops IIII‘s “Zombies” mode, as well as announced post-launch plans for the game itself.

The music video features the song “Mad Hatter,” written by multi-platinum recording artists Avenged Sevenfold. The song is the fourth consecutive Black Ops collaboration with the band.

In the weeks following the launch of Call of Duty: Black Ops IIII, PlayStation 4 owners will have first access to new content, including new specialists, maps, and seasonal events. Activision and Treyarch are planning an active calendar of events and variety of free content across all three modes, all due out first on PlayStation 4.

Here is a preview of what is planned:

  • Nuketown: This fan-favorite map returns in November in an all-new take.
  • Specialists: The first of several new characters will debut in December.
  • Blackout: Launch day is only the start; Blackout will continue to evolve after launch with regular map updates, expansions and new Blackout modes.
  • Events: Seasonal, weekly, and time-limited events bringing new game modes and content to players.

Call of Duty: Black Ops IIII is due out for PlayStation 4, Xbox One, and PC on October 12.

Watch the trailer below.

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Will Call of Duty: Black Ops 4 – Blackout Kill PUBG?

The Call of Duty: Black Ops 4 Battle Royale mode, Blackout, had its Beta Open a few days back which let players get a feel of this new battle royale mode. With a lot of praise from CoD fans and Battle Royale game fans alike, did this Beta in any way disrupt the king of Battle Royale games, PUBG?

The Blackout Beta wowed many players due to its fast-paced arcade action which has been the signature for Call of Duty games and because of how well it incorporated the various game mechanics into the Battle Royale game mode. While the Beta certainly helped boost pre-order sales and maybe even helped those on the edge about purchasing the game make a decision, there were many who jumped aboard the hype train. Those people who did were quick to state that this game would be the one to bring down PUBG and Fortnite and become one of the most played Battle Royale games on the market.

While this isn’t much to go off of, we have the SteamSpy graph to help us see if the Blackout Beta lowered PUBG’s active player count and it’s usual daily player count. As seen from the graph, there didn’t seem to be any disruption and PUBG’s concurrent peak players crossed 1 million players every day of the Blackout Beta. Another thing to note is that the Blackout will come with Black Ops 4 so to play Blackout you’ll have to shell out $60 or the regional equivalence to play it which could mean a lower player-count than the Open beta which is free for everyone.

This is specific to the PC platform though and chances are that the console versions will fare better since the PS4 doesn’t have PUBG and will go up against Fortnite while the Xbox One version should have more players due to the unstable performance of PUBG on that console.

It is going to be very interesting to see how each Battle Royale faired at the end of the year since Blackout, Firestorm, and Ring of Elysium will have been out by then.

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Call of Duty Black Ops IIII Private Multiplayer Beta Dates Announced

Activision has announced the dates for a private beta of their multiplayer beta as well as their new game mode titled “Blackout” which is their Battle Royale mode. Details regarding the Multiplayer beta can be read below.

PlayStation 4 Exclusive

  • Starts: August 3 at 10:00 a.m. PT / 1:00 p.m. ET
  • Ends: August 6 at 10:00 a.m. PT / 1:00 p.m. ET

PlayStation 4 and Xbox One

  • Starts: August 10 at 10:00 a.m. PT / 1:00 p.m. ET
  • Ends: August 13 at 10:00 a.m. PT / 1:00 p.m. ET

PC Beta Early Access

  • Starts: August 10 at 10:00 a.m. PT / 1:00 p.m. ET

PC Open Beta

  • Starts: August 11 at 10:00 a.m. PT / 1:00 p.m. ET
  • Ends: August 13 at 10:00 a.m. PT / 1:00 p.m. E

Here’s what’s going to be featured in the Beta:

Modes of Play

The Private Multiplayer Beta will feature fan-favorite game modes like Team Deathmatch, Domination, Hardpoint, and Search & Destroy, alongside our brand-new objective-based game mode, Control, which was designed to bring out the best of Black Ops IIII Multiplayer gameplay.

In Control, teams alternate rounds between attacking and defending two static objectives. Each team has a limited number of lives in this first-to-three wins match-up, so strategic strikes and defensive positioning are key, making for some fast and frenetic gunfights.

Six Maps

For the Private Multiplayer Beta, players will begin fighting through six maps – two of which will make their first public appearance. Additionally, fans will play new Specialists and reacquaint themselves with returning Specialists Nomad and Prophet, who will be bringing with them brand-new gameplay mechanics built for Black Ops IIII. Some additional intel…

Gearing Up

We’ve brought the Pick 10 system back to Create-a-Class to give players complete customization over their loadout, and with its return comes a few new changes.

Load out with Special Issue Equipment that’s designed exclusively for each Specialist without costing a point against Pick 10.

Gear is an all new slot designed to up the ante on your style of gameplay. Need cheaper Scorestreaks? COMSEC Device. Heal faster? Stim Shot. Gain an advantage in situational awareness? Acoustic Sensor. Only one piece of Gear can be used per loadout, so choose wisely.

Weapons now have unique sets of attachments, including a new class of powerful attachments called Operator Mods, to really focus each gun on its individual role in combat.

This is just for the multiplayer beta as the Blackout beta will begin sometime in September and will first be available on the PlayStation 4.

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