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All Caldera map changes in Warzone Season 3

Here’s everything you need to know about the Warzone Pacific Season 3 map changes for Caldera arriving on April 27.

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New Warzone Caldera POI Dig Site

Warzone Pacific’s Season 3 update will bring some exciting map updates and a new POI to Caldera. Here’s every map change arriving in Warzone Pacific Season 3.

After a ton of criticism was aimed at Caldera’s map design, the Warzone Pacific island will continue to undergo changes throughout Season 3. These changes are being made in an effort to improve the overall battle royale gameplay experience for players.

POI distribution has always been a hot topic and it turns out several areas will undergo significant changes in Warzone Pacific Season 3. Here’s every map change that Raven Software have planned for Caldera in Season 3.

Warzone Season 3 Caldera map changes

Peak

At the start of Season 3, players will receive changes to Peak, which is something they’ve been asking for since the introduction of Caldera. Although Peak is considered a hot drop, the awkward positioning of a massive mountain in the middle of the map, makes it hard to rotate.

Luckily, players received Redeploy Balloons to alleviate this issue slightly. In addition, Season 3 changes that see a fortified version of Peak emerge could result in a more rewarding experience for players who venture up the mountain.

As you can see in the image, Peak is no longer under construction. Players will now be able to enter buildings and towers across Peak that are fully built up.

You’ll also be able to get around easier by using “new exterior and interior ascenders to quickly travel between old and new floors of this area, or drop down to the core to see some of the upgrades made to the otherwise natural structure.”

Lagoon

In Season 3, Lagoon will be getting a much-needed update, which sees a “receding tide” revealing a new path to the Lagoon.

This new area uncovered by the low tide is another place for players to find items and loot, as the devs state, “you may have already been down underneath the bridge and waded through the waters, but with this tide shift, it’s worth seeing what washed up and exploring the area for items.”

Players will be able to use this new uncovered path to “check enemies at the Lighthouse, a spot that towers over the Lagoon and the surrounding area.”

Runway

Along with POI updates, you’ll notice that Caldera’s skies are darker than usual. There’s no telling if this will last throughout the entire season but it looks like there will be a menacing atmosphere across the island to suit Operation Monarch.

You can see these dark skies at the Runway POI alongside a new set of barracks and hangars, which offer new “scavenging opportunities,” where players may even find one of the new weapons. You’ll also notice that a ton of jungle foliage has been removed in an attempt to improve visibility on the map.

Runway will also include “a few decommissioned planes that could act as cover, as well as a few guard towers and water towers for getting a better survey of the area.” Although visibility is set to improve, rotating out of Runway may prove difficult with less cover, but luckily the POI tends to have plenty of drivable vehicles to help rotation.

New Dig Site POI

Last but not least. players will receive a new POI called Dig Site. This location perfectly fits the theme of colossal monsters and hidden secrets in Classified Arms. In the images we’ve seen of Dig Site, players can see the skull and bone remains of an ape-like and serpent-like creature.

Of course, this ties in perfectly with the Godzilla vs Kong event that the new season is highlighting. Dig Site can be found between the Mine and Ruins POIs. Once there, you can “rummage through abandoned excavation equipment, tents, and massive skeletons for Supply Boxes and other items.”

Given the interest in both movie monsters, Dig Site is likely to become a hot drop in Season 3 as players attempt to discover hidden mysteries on the island.

New Warzone Pacific Season 3 Gulag – The Hold

The Warzone Pacific Season 3 update doesn’t just bring changes to the island, but it also introduces a new layout for the Gulag. Eliminated players will now have to visit the Hold for Warzone Pacific Season 3’s Gulag for a chance to redeploy.

This new Gulag is a three-lane close-quarters area, “themed for an island in peril.” The Hold is a symmetrical arena, which has both central lanes and perimeter corridors that suit “close-quarters weapon.”


As Caldera transforms from a sunny paradise to a dark place of destruction and calamity, you’ll have plenty of new areas to discover when the update goes live on April 27.

For more Warzone content, check out how to get Vanguard & Warzone Season 3 Kong, Godzilla, and Mechagodzilla Operator bundles.

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JGOD reveals Warzone’s best long-range weapons after Season 4 update

Warzone specialist JGOD has revealed his best long-range weapon picks following the Season 4 update that affected the meta.

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Call of Duty expert and Warzone extraordinaire JGOD has analyzed the many long-range weapon options and revealed the best guns to use following the Season 4 update.

Warzone devs are constantly working on balancing the battle royale’s pool of weapons through updates. Seasonal updates usually provide a ton of buffs and nerfs, which tends to leave the meta in an awkward state as players rush to adapt to the changes.

With Season 3’s dominant STG44 firmly out of the picture, new long-range options have emerged in Season 4. Luckily, Warzone expert JGOD is around to break down which weapons are viable in Season 4 following buffs and nerfs.

In JGOD‘s video highlighting the top long-range Warzone weapons after the Season 4 update, he breaks down the current state of the meta.

The stats expert clearly separates long-range options into three categories: meta, top tier viable, and viable. For the sake of breaking down the best long-range weapons, JGOD sticks to revealing the weapons he believes fit the meta and top tier viable categories.

He uses these categories to explain how the meta has changed since the Season 4 update. Prior to the update, the gap between the top meta weapons and top tier viable weapons was much larger.

Now, players can find a ton of success using top tier viable weapons: “You can use other things besides the absolute meta and not be hardcore penalized.”

According to JGOD, the NZ-41 is still the best long-range weapon in the game despite recent nerfs.

However, the expert predicts that another NZ-41 nerf should arrive soon enough, which will result in the long-range weapon meta becoming incredibly varied: “The nerf will come through again for the NZ and that will push it out and all these weapons that are top tier viable will essentially be the meta.”

Following the NZ-41, JGOD picks the BAR as the next best long-range weapon. Despite its slow fire rate, the BAR is one of the best long-range weapons in Warzone thanks to how easy it is to utilize.

The majority of JGOD’s video is spent highlighting top tier viable weapons that are set to benefit from an upcoming NZ-41 nerf: “You’re going to be able to use almost anything you want as soon as this next NZ nerf comes in.”

Aside from the NZ-41 and BAR, here’s the list of long-range weapons that players should use to maximize Warzone success:

If JGOD’s prediction is correct, it seems like the meta is heading in a very interesting direction throughout Season 4. Warzone players can expect to choose from a ton of viable options thanks to a level playing field.


For more Call of Duty news, check out how this one-shot Crossbow loadout is set to disrupt Warzone’s meta after a Season 4 buff.

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One-shot Crossbow loadout to disrupt Warzone meta after Season 4 buff

After receiving a buff with the Season 4 update, the Crossbow could shake up the Warzone meta with a one-shot kill loadout.

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Warzone’s Crossbow has always been a tricky weapon to master, but a Season 4 buff has made it a dominant force capable of one-shot killing players with ease.

Modern Warfare’s Crossbow Marksman Rifle has been around since the inception of Warzone. The Crossbow is a unique weapon that has a steep learning curve, but even if players mastered the weapon, it never truly dominated Warzone lobbies.

All that is set to change in Season 4 after a major buff has upped the Crossbow’s bullet velocity by a whopping 27.2%. As a result, several Warzone players are now singing the praises of the unconventional weapon and tip it to shake up the meta.

Reddit user theGivvyOfficial posted a clip of their gameplay using the Crossbow to the Warzone subreddit. The montage is proof that with the right Crossbow loadout, the weapon can one-shot kill players from considerable distances.

The comments and discussion reveal that the title of the post is somewhat sarcastic, but there’s no denying that the Crossbow can be devastating in the right hands.

While it won’t necessarily be the number one meta weapon in Season 4, it has the potential to outperform some of the best medium-range options if players are looking to test out a different style of play.

Warzone Crossbow loadout attachments

  • Cable: 28-Strand Cable
  • Bolt: FTAC Fury 20″ Bolts
  • Optic: VLK 3.0x Optic
  • Perk: Sleight of Hand
  • Arms: XRK Thunder 200 Lb

This Crossbow loadout will thrive in the hands of accurate players. Thanks to the FTAC Fury 20″ Bolts that deal damage even after they hit their mark, the Crossbow produces one-shot kills consistently.

Of course, there’s no denying the weapon’s major weakness, and players were quick to point that out in the comments: “Yeah it’s s**** in close quarters combat. It’s decent for medium range engagements like you see in this clip, It also has a steep learning curve.”

If you miss your shot from a short distance, the weapon’s brutally slow reload can put you in an unfavorable position. However, if you learn to master the weapon and hit a high percentage of your shots, the sky is the limit for the Crossbow in Season 4.


For more Call of Duty content, check out how cheaters are infesting Warzone again with players claiming providers are back with free hacks.

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Warzone players keep getting frozen in place by Fortune’s Keep’s broken areas

Certain areas of Warzone’s Fortune’s Keep map are proving deadly as players are getting completely frozen in place.

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Warzone players love Season 4’s Fortune’s Keep map, but certain areas of the map are ruining the experience by completely locking players in place.

Warzone’s smaller Rebirth Island map has always been a hit, and Season 4’s Fortune’s Keep has emulated its success. Players love the bright Mediterranean color scheme, parkour spots, and dynamic gameplay.

However, a few frustrating issues have gotten in the way. Players are finding their way under the map and behind walls for cheap kills, and now players are getting trapped in place by broken spots on the map.

As we can see in the video from Reddit user Gerbytron, they went prone in a corner to hide from an Airstrike but ended up completely stuck in the corner. As they tried everything they could to wriggle free, the final opponent stumbled across them lying face-first into a wooden crate and quickly ended their suffering.

Several players took to the comments to confirm that this wasn’t a one-off, with another user confirming they also got stuck in the Watchtower at Fortune’s Keeps Winery POI.

illmatic_gg claimed that a street curb managed to trap them in place, and Evberkel has been caught in a window a couple of times. “I feel like [Fortune’s Keep] has a lot of spots like this that you just get stuck in,” explained ultra_zagan.

But there do seem to be a couple of ways that you can wrench yourself free from these broken spots. One user explained that using a Stim can release you, but said that it doesn’t always work. Plus, if you have a Self-Revive, you can down yourself with an explosive and then crawl away to self-res.

Raven Software have fixed issues like this, including the dreaded Buy Station freeze glitch, in the past, so hopefully, players won’t be getting trapped in place for much longer.

The next major update is Season 4 Reloaded, scheduled for late July, but there might be a few bug fixes and balance changes ahead of the mid-season update.

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