Seth ‘Scump’ Abner, veteran CoD professional for OpTic Chicago, has shared his competitive AK-74u class kit as the powerful submachine gun continues to lead the way in Black Ops Cold War’s meta.
With Treyarch’s latest Call of Duty installment approaching a couple of months old, meta sets itself as the second CDL season approaches.
As such, we see which weapons we can expect the pros to use, and in contrast to last year’s fairly predictable M4A1 and MP5 dominance, there seems to be some early variation in weapons. The MP5 and AK-74u dominate the SMG choices, while the XM4, War-6 and AK-47 are all popular choices among AR gamers.
Scump, as a historic SMG star, has primarily driven the AK-74u in OpTic Chicago̵
With Black Ops Cold War inheriting Modern Warfare’s Gunsmith system, there is an incredible amount of choice when it comes to attachments. Fortunately, pros like Scump give casual gamers an idea of the best attachments to run.
Scumps AK-74u Load for Competitive Black Ops Cold War
- Nose: Spetsnaz compensator
- Barrel: 9.3 ″ Extended
- Underflow: Spetsnaz Speedgrip
- Storage: GRU elastic packaging
- Handle: KGB skeletal warehouse
Spetsnaz Compensator provides 12% improvement in vertical recoil control, but loses 8% control over horizontal recoil. However, the loss of horizontal recoil control from the snout is somewhat denied by the Spetsnaz Speedgrip, which also improves the sprint speed, allowing Scump to move around the map as quickly as possible. In pro battles, it may be possible to reach a certain headache or position of power before an enemy can easily make or destroy a hardpoint.
9.3 ″ extended barrel provides a 40% improvement in bullet speed, which improves the AK-74us’ already impressive bullet speed. Then GRU Elastic Wrap mainly combines the benefits of Dropshot Tape and Spetsnaz Field Grip, and provides flint resistance, a reduction in ADS time and the ability to dropshot. However, reductions in firing speed and and sprint to fire time penalties are payable.
Finally, the KGB Skeletal Stock increases massive sprint to fire time (30%) and aims for speed of walking movement (40%). The only price to pay is a reduction in hipfire accuracy.
As you can see, the Scumps AK-74u massively enhances many aspects of the gun. One weakness is the ammunition capacity of 30 rounds, which has been left alone in the annexes. Given the gun’s fairly fast reload time, there is a moderately small price to pay.
We can expect to see Scump rock this AK-74u class at the moment, and the CDL season when it launches in 2021. That is to rule out serious nerf from Treyarch.