Within the Season 2 update, the new rifle is available through the battle pass, although is it viable and will it be played in Atlanta?

16:05, 22 Feb 2020

The recent introduction of Modern Warfare Season 2 has brought new life into the game. Not only did fans receive new maps like Rust and Atlas Superstore, but they also were graced with two strong weapons. Available through the Battle Pass, the Grau 5.56 and Striker-45 are versatile guns that many players have been taking advantage of recently. This includes the likes of professional players, who may just pull one of the new weapons out at CDL Atlanta

CDL Atlanta to see the first meta change?

So far in the Call of Duty League, the M4A1 and MP5 have reigned supreme. Unless a player is pulling out a sniper for Search and Destroy, these two weapons are all you’ll see in the kill feed. 

The reasoning behind this is strong, as both guns are dominant in their respective classes. However, there may be a new contender, and it comes from the Season 2 Battle Pass in Modern Warfare. 

Since the debut of Season 2, professional players have been experimenting with the Grau 5.56 assault rifle. While most still equip the M4A1, we have seen sightings of the Grau in online scrimmages. This, of course, doesn’t mean much until Saturday, Feb. 22 when eight teams gather in Atlanta, Georgia. 
 

Grau Call of Duty

Although, the fact that professionals are tinkering with their classes shows that the M4A1 may not be the king of assault rifles anymore. If we do see the Grau at CDL Atlanta, it would be the first time a DLC weapon has made its way into professional matches. Usually, these types of weapons are either locked behind pay-walls, making them restricted, or the guns themselves aren’t too powerful. 

With the Grau, however, it could serve as a suitable replacement for the M4A1. It has great accuracy, range, and damage along with enough versatility to go up against an MP5 at close range. So, as of right now, there’s a very real chance we see the Grau equipped by a pro player at CDL Atlanta this weekend. 

 

Images via Modern Warfare. 
 

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