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How to unlock the Sykov pistol in Warzone and Modern Warfare

How to unlock the Sykov pistol in Warzone and Modern Warfare

Want to unlock the Sykov pistol in Warzone and Modern Warfare? We’ve known about the new Sykov pistol for some time now as it was leaked back in February, but only now has it been made available in both games. The Sykov pistol is a lightweight weapon that packs enough power to become a serious contender as the best Warzone pistol. With the right attachments, this weapon is a force to be reckoned with.

As with most pistols, the Sykov’s extremely high mobility makes it an obvious choice for players who want to carry around a long range weapon. If you’re looking for a weapon to run alongside the Sykov, the best M16 loadout is the go-to choice for most players, as it can easily take down enemies from great distances. Unlike a lot of the brand new weapons released for Warzone, this pistol isn’t available to use in Black Ops Cold War.

Be sure to incorporate the Sykov into your best Warzone loadout drops while the weapon is in desperate need of balancing to rack up easy kills. Once you’ve unlocked the weapon, be sure to check out our best Sykov loadout to create a lethal build. Here’s what you’ll need to do to unlock the Sykov pistol.

Call of Duty: Warzone’s new Sykov pistol is the real beans

Call of Duty: Warzone’s new Sykov pistol is the real beans

There’s a new Call of Duty: Warzone pistol in town, gang, and it looks like it’s quite good indeed. The Sykov pistol joined the game as part of an update this week, and players have been swift to try it out to devastating effect.

Clips of players using the new Warzone pistol have begun to flood Reddit, and, boy, it’s staggering how quickly people are getting owned. One clip (below) in particular sees a player storm a house with his team and win three consecutive one-on-one duels while dual-wielding the pistol. That must have been nice for his comrades.

If this weapon sounds familiar at all, it’s because we briefly saw it before. One player managed to access a blueprint of the then-unreleased pistol by using weapon drops in Warzone’s Plunder mode. It was previously only useable in Modern Warfare’s Survival mode, though it’s now been fully unleashed. By the looks of things, it’s not so much the weapon itself that’s powerful, but what you can do with it through perks. You can modify the pistol to have 80 rounds and make it fully automatic. The most effective perk, however, is Akimbo, which allows you to dual wield the pistol.

Call of Duty: Warzone has yanked Most Wanted Contracts, again

Call of Duty: Warzone has yanked Most Wanted Contracts, again

The Most Wanted Contract in Call of Duty: Warzone’s Verdansk BR playlist has been removed. It seems that activating the contract was making players invincible – which in general is not how a contract that places a bounty on your head is supposed to work in a battle royale game.

Developer Raven Software says it’s updated Warzone, and that the contract should no longer appear when you’re playing in the Verdansk battle royale playlist. On the official Warzone Trello board, there’s a new card tracking the bug. It reads, “‘God Mode’ Bug: The Most Wanted contract seems to be allowing players to enter an invincible state. The Playlist has been updated to no longer include this contract in Verdansk BR modes.”

It’s not the first time the contract has been pulled from the multiplayer game. Back in the early days of Warzone (about a year ago), the Most Wanted contract was yanked just a day after it was introduced – but back then, most people were just upset that Most Wanted was replacing Bounties rather than just popping in alongside them.

How to become a zombie in Warzone

How to become a zombie in Warzone

Wondering how to transform into a zombie in Warzone? Ahead of the Warzone Season 3 update, players have noticed an alarming increase in zombie activity on the map. After the Outbreak event, zombies have slowly made their way from the shipwreck across to the prison, and it looks like the infestation is reaching its peak.

The Call of Duty blog has been releasing ‘containment protocol alerts’, steadily updating the Verdansk ‘contamination levels’ – and they’ve now reached 100%. We imagine the entire map will shortly be completely overrun, with nothing left to do but nuke the whole thing – which we expect to coincide with the new Warzone map release date.

As a result of all this chemical contamination, players have found themselves transforming into zombies themselves after they die in the battle royale game. It looks like the zombies are on the verge of taking over completely, so if you can’t beat them, why not join them, and have some fun shambling around before the new season starts. Here’s how to become a zombie in Warzone.

Diablo 2: Resurrected takes inspiration from the mod scene

Diablo 2: Resurrected takes inspiration from the mod scene

Resurrecting Diablo 2 in 2021 isn’t as simple as a slapping a new set of high-resolution textures over an old game. While Blizzard says it’s making every effort to make sure Resurrected feels like Diablo 2 did, it’s making some updates to bring some elements in line with modern gamers’ expectations – and to do that, it’s taken a long look at the Diablo 2 mod scene.

Diablo 2: Resurrected design lead Rob Gallerani says that in many cases, the mods that hardcore Diablo 2 players are using now have served as signposts for which elements of the RPG game to update and modernise for the Resurrected version. “When we approached quality of life in this game, we definitely wanted to take the route of making the game more accessible, but not easier,” he tells us. “It is a nice kind of litmus test to know, ‘oh, this audience – the hardcore audience – they like these types of things.'”

One example players who tried the Diablo 2: Resurrected closed alpha may have noticed is the 10×10 square area for the stash – it’s a larger space than players had in the original game, and players have for years been expanding the original version using a mod called PlugY, the Survival Kit.

DDR5 RAM will hit more than 10000MHz if Netac has its way

DDR5 RAM will hit more than 10000MHz if Netac has its way

Netac might have only cracked 3600MHz with its DDR4 RAM, but it plans to go big with DDR5, aiming to be one of the first to hit quintuple digit frequencies. IT Home reports that Netac received its first batch of DDR5 DRAM from Micron today, and plans to research and develop modules that are capable of hitting more than a whopping 10000MHz (effective).

DDR5 has a base speed of 4800MHz, which already makes it faster than most DDR4 modules currently in circulation. With SK Hynix already pushing the upcoming standard as high as 8400MHz, it’s entirely possible that DDR5 can hit these mind blowing speeds in a controlled environment, but it remains to be seen whether the controllers and heatsinks will support it in a gaming rig.

It’s also a question of whether we’ll actually see a noticeable difference in gaming, as capacity affects the performance of games far more than speeds. This will be entirely dependent on the timings, which are anyone’s guess at this point, but don’t be surprised if Netac use looser – and, therefore, less preferable – timings just to wear the crown.

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Rainbow Six Siege’s defuser timing is off, confusing esports casters

Rainbow Six Siege’s defuser timing is off, confusing esports casters

Two mechanical quirks of Rainbow Six Siege wound up making the difference during a match between G2 Esports and Team Empire last weekend. An Ubisoft game designer has helped explain what happened, and it has to do with how the bomb defuser process begins, and with how bodies are handled between the multiplayer game’s server and game client.

With seven seconds remaining on the clock, G2 player Virtue began counter defusing – a process which, on paper, takes seven seconds. While this was happening, Team Empire’s Joystick began firing at him from the floor below. From the broadcast booth, it seemed that Virtue should have had time to counter defuse, except that he would have been shot by Joystick. But in the game, neither of those things happened. Virtue ran out of time, and none of Joystick’s rounds ever touched him.

Rainbow Six Siege game designer Emilien Lomet took to Twitter to explain the discrepancy. It’s true that the defuse time is seven seconds, he said – but there’s a 0.6 second animation to start the defuse process, which makes the whole thing take 7.6 seconds.

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Stellaris cheats – a guide to console commands

Stellaris cheats – a guide to console commands

So, you want to know about Stellaris cheats and console commands? Much like you wanted to know about Victoria 2 cheats, EU4 cheats, and even Hearts of Iron 4 cheats, I imagine? It’s ok, you’re among friends here – we won’t judge.

With the recent release of the Nemesis expansion, Stellaris is in a pretty good place right now. Not perfect, but there’s plenty of meaningful content across most phases of that game. But like all grand strategy games, the desire to have that perfect run is strong. Some of the best stories come from rolling with the punches, but when you’re the hero of your own tale you sometimes want things… just so.

That’s where cheats come in. Stellaris has a console command feature that’s common with many strategy games where you can input commands to achieve instant results. Sometimes this can be literal cheating, like giving yourself more resources or just hand-waving away a pesky rival, but there are plenty of debug commands and options to create nice visuals, like by removing the UI. We’ve compiled a guide to the essential commands to give you a smooth game.

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This Skyrim mod gives you a bow that turns enemies into wheels of cheese

This Skyrim mod gives you a bow that turns enemies into wheels of cheese

As a Skyrim fan that, without fail, opts for an archer Dragonborn every single time I tackle Tamriel, I can vouch for the RPG game’s satisfying bow-based combat. There are plenty of excellent bows to pick from, from magic-infused weapons with neat effects to the simply badass Dragonbone longbow, and landing a well-placed shot has a meatily rewarding feel to it. But, there’s always room for new spins on archery – and a, er, ‘cheesy’ new Skyrim mod does this in the most hilarious way.

Sheogorath’s Bow of Cheese mod by creator Lawcet “adds a bow that instantly kills enemies by turning them into cheese wheels”. Yep, cheese wheels – those giant, lurid yellow cogs of coagulated dairy that positively litter Skyrim’s many inns and abodes. Technically, it’s a pre-existing mod for Skyrim’s base game version that’s now been ported to Skyrim Special Edition by modder FireOogle, but that makes it a whole new option for a swathe of players to get their hands on for the first time.

As you can glean from the mod’s attached images, the result is very funny, with the much-disliked Whiterun resident Nazeem getting blasted into a series of cheesy wheels tumbling down the city’s stone steps.

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Call of Duty Cold War and Warzone Season 3 – everything we know

Call of Duty Cold War and Warzone Season 3 – everything we know

Are you ready for Call of Duty: Black Ops Cold War and Warzone Season 3? It feels like we’ve known about the biggest change to the battle royale game for some time now. The leaks have all but confirmed there will be a new Warzone map, but there’s plenty of other things to look forward to.

Every season new weapons and maps are introduced to Cold War, and most of those weapons end up making their way to Warzone at some point in time. One of the biggest changes to both games in Season 2 came in the form of new weapons: the FARA 83, LC-10, and ZRG 20mm. These guns didn’t make a huge splash in Warzone, but they’ve been used a lot in Cold War’s multiplayer modes.

Zombies is also set to receive new content this season, most likely in the form of a new Outbreak map which could take the zombie fight over to Berlin. It’s important to remember that all of the leaked content for Season 3 is unlikely to launch at the same time. The devs usually like to space out their content drops over the course of a season. Here’s everything we know about Cold War and Warzone Season 3.

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