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CoD: Modern Warfare 3's Latest Weapon Counters Those Pesky Riot Shields

Finally, there's a better way to fight back against riot shield opponents.


The Season 2 Reloaded update is live in Modern Warfare 3 and Warzone, and this midseason update added more maps, a Dune crossover event, and a DLC weapon that's powerful enough to counter Call of Duty's frustrating riot shield.

Season 2 Reloaded added the SOA Subverter battle rifle and the Soulrender melee weapon to Modern Warfare 3's weapon pool, but it's the melee weapon you'll want to unlock fast if you're looking to fight back against riot shields.

As seen demonstrated in the clip above, the Soulrender is a sword that lets players eliminate riot shield opponents, even when facing them head-on. Sledgehammer Games has confirmed this is not a glitch, and that the sword works as intended, with the Soulrender's unique heavy attack being an intentional counter for riot shields.

This melee weapon is unlocked for free by completing challenges, and here's our full guide for all the different ways you can unlock the Soulrender. If you still need to get your hands on the SOA Subverter, here's the full guide for unlocking this new battle rifle.

In other Call of Duty news, Activision has revealed the details for Call of Duty Mobile's Season 3 content, which includes a new battle pass, another map, and several new events.

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