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Over Two-Thirds of Kills in CoD’s come from one weapon

Over Two-Thirds of Kills in CoD’s CDL This Season Come From One Dominant Weapon

The 2024 Call of Duty League (CDL) has started with a bang, showcasing intense competition among teams vying for supremacy. However, amidst this excitement, one weapon has emerged as the clear favorite – the MCW assault rifle. In fact, recent statistics reveal that the MCW AR is responsible for over two-thirds of all kills in the CDL thus far[1].

MCW’s Unmatched Dominance in CDL

The MCW’s dominance can be attributed to its precision and range, making it the next best option after the “gentlemen’s agreement” (GA) banned the more powerful Holger 556 and several battle rifles for season one[^2^]. Consequently, the MCW has become a go-to weapon for players, leading to shocking statistics such as its role in 88% of kills on Terminal and 80% on Invasion[3].

It’s worth noting that the classic MW2 map layouts favor assault rifles, despite the recent rise in popularity of submachine guns (SMGs) in Modern Warfare 3. The medium-range confrontations offered by CDL-approved maps make it difficult for even the best SMGs, like the Striker 9, to compete with the powerful MCW[^4^].

Implications for the Pro Scene and Future Meta

The prevalence of the MCW has initiated discussions among fans about the current meta and whether the concept of the GA should be evaluated. With teams primarily relying on ARs and occasionally one player flexing into an SMG, it raises questions regarding map rotation and weapon balance in the esport half of CoD[^5^].

As the CDL season progresses, there will be ample opportunities to diversify the playing field with new map selections and potential weapon adjustments. This may lead to different weapon archetypes capturing the spotlight later in the year. For now, however, the MCW remains an unrivaled powerhouse, dominating Call of Duty League gameplay and altering the landscape of competitive CoD.

[^1^]: FaZeCoDMuse on Twitter
[^2^]: Season one “gentlemen’s agreement” ban list
[^3^]: Map-by-map kill ratio in CDL
[^4^]: CDL-approved map layout and confrontation range
[^5^]: Discussions and concerns in the pro scene

Best MCW build in MW3

  • Muzzle: T51R Billeted Brake
  • Barrel: 16.5″ MCW Cyclone Long Barrel
  • Optic: Slate Reflector or MK. 23 Reflector
  • Stock: RB Regal Heavy Stock
  • Rear Grip: RB Claw-PSL Grip
  • Underbarrel: 4.0 REK Bruiser Grip
  • Ammunition: 40 Round Mags
  • Perk: Sleight of Hand

As we step into the new year, changes are bound to happen in competitive Call of Duty gameplay. From map rotations to weapon adjustments, the landscape is constantly shifting and evolving. And with the recent release of Season One for Modern Warfare, it’s no surprise that discussions and concerns about potential shifts in meta have surfaced in the pro scene.

One particular weapon that has been making waves in the Call of Duty League (CDL) is the MCW – also known as “the Meta Controller Weapon” or “the Movement Control Weapon.” This highly versatile assault rifle has dominated CDL gameplay since its introduction in the competitive ruleset. However, with new updates and changes coming to the game, players are starting to experiment with different loadouts and attachments.

One notable variation that has been gaining traction is the RB Claw-PSL Grip. This attachment provides a significant boost to aiming stability, allowing for more control over gun recoil and better accuracy at longer ranges. With precise aim being crucial in high-stakes CDL matches, this grip has quickly become a favorite among top players.

But it’s not just about long-range accuracy – close-quarters combat is just as important in Call of Duty. That’s where the 4.0 REK Bruiser Grip comes into play. This underbarrel attachment greatly improves movement speed while aiming down sights, making it perfect for aggressive players who like to rush and overwhelm their opponents.

Of course, these are just a few examples of the many attachments that can be used to customize your loadout in Call of Duty: Modern Warfare. With so many options available, it’s important to experiment and find what works best for your playstyle. And with new updates and additions constantly being made to the game, there’s always something new to try out and master.

At, we strive to provide you with the latest news and tips on all things esports – including Call of Duty: Modern Warfare. Make sure to stay tuned for more content and updates as the competitive scene continues to evolve. Who knows, maybe you’ll discover a new attachment or strategy that will take your gameplay to the next level. Happy gaming!

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