The Automaton is one of the most popular Assault Rifle choices in Vanguard Multiplayer. Luckily, its stellar qualities can also shine in Warzone Pacific if you craft the best Automaton loadout possible.
Warzone players will have to get used to a number of changes coming to Call of Duty’s Battle Royale. Understandably, the arrival of a new map has been the primary focus. However, one key element involving weapon loadouts has slipped under the radar.
Thanks to Vanguard’s integration into Warzone, players will now be able to equip their Vanguard weapons with ten different attachments. Past iterations of Warzone only let players equip a limited amount of attachments.
With that being said, here are the ten attachments you’ll need to make the Automaton an unstoppable force.
- Best Automaton attachments for Warzone Pacific
- Best Automaton Perks and equipment
- How to unlock the Automaton in Vanguard and Warzone Pacific
- Warzone Pacific alternatives to Automaton
Best Automaton attachments for Warzone Pacific
- Muzzle: Mercury Silencer
- Barrel: ZAC 600mm BFA
- Optic: G16 2.5x
- Stock: Anastasia Padded
- Underbarrel: Carver Foregrip
- Magazine: 6.5mm Sakura 75 Round Drum
- Ammunition: Lengthened
- Rear Grip: Pine Tar Grip
- Perk: Frenzy
- Perk 2: Fully Loaded
Although the Automaton doesn’t boast the fastest TTK amongst Assault Rifles, it is certainly one of the easiest to control. The ZAC 600mm BFA barrel, Anastasia Padded stock, Carver Foregrip, and Pine Tar Grip all work toward improving accuracy by steadying the weapon.
As with most Warzone loadouts, increased magazine size is highly-recommended. The 6.5mm Sakura 75 Round Drum will allow you to knock and wipe several players. Fully Loaded will put you in the best position to win by starting you with maximum ammo. Lengthened will increase bullet velocity, making the Automaton a lethal choice.
With Frenzy, players can move from gunfight to gunfight with confidence as the Perk will boost health regeneration following a kill. Lastly, the Mercury Silencer will suppress your fire on the map and improve accuracy at the cost of slightly reducing damage range.
Best Automaton Perks and equipment
- Perk 1: E.O.D.
- Perk 2: Ghost
- Perk 3: Amped
- Secondary: Top Break
- Lethal: Semtex
- Tactical: Stun
Although big changes have made their way to Warzone, some things have maintained the status quo. E.O.D, Ghost, and Amped should remain an extremely popular trio of Perks.
Along the same lines, the Semtex Lethal equipment, and Stun Tactical equipment will continue to be useful options. Of course, many of these choices will not be available in the Vanguard Royale mode.
The Top Break is currently making waves as a powerful Secondary weapon option. Seeing as the Automaton specializes in long-range gunfights, the Top Break handgun will have your back in close quarters.
How to unlock the Automaton in Vanguard and Warzone Pacific
It remains to be seen if Warzone exclusive players will have to unlock the Automaton or if they will receive it at the start of their Warzone Pacific journey.
In Vanguard, the Automaton is a very accessible weapon and it becomes available at Rank 8. Many players have already sufficiently leveled up the weapon through Vanguard Multiplayer, making it the ideal choice for early Warzone success.
Warzone Pacific alternatives to Automaton
Long-range Assault Rifles are going to be a popular choice across Caldera. With a ton of open space on the map, these weapons will certainly excel. If the Automaton isn’t your first choice then you may want to consider the BAR. It offers less mobility but more firepower.
If you prefer to use the Sniper Rifle and Submachine Gun combo then the Kar98k and PPSH-41 are the perfect pair.
Image Credits: Raven Software/ Sledgehammer Games/ Activision
Best Warzone Pacific guns: Every weapon ranked
Call of Duty: Warzone Pacific has over 100 weapons to choose from, so we’ve ranked every primary gun and counted down the top ten.
Using the best Call of Duty: Warzone weapons is key to picking up victories in the popular battle royale, and we’ve put together a list of the most powerful guns in Warzone Pacific and ranked the weapons from best to worst.
In Call of Duty: Warzone Pacific Season 1, there are well over 100 weapons to choose from. Guns, knives, and explosives from Modern Warfare, Black Ops Cold War, and Vanguard are available to take into Caldera and Rebirth Island.
The Pacific update brought across all of the weapons from Vanguard, creating an entirely new meta.
While you want to optimize your graphics settings and controller settings in Warzone, everyone wants to know the best weapon to use. We’ve ranked all 119 primary weapons in the game and counted down the top 10.
Best guns in Call of Duty: Warzone Pacific ranked list
Before we count down the top 10 weapons in Warzone, we’re ranking every single primary weapon available in the game. Some weapons clearly shine above the rest and some should be avoided at all costs.
Here’s every primary weapon in Warzone Pacific Season 1 ranked from best to worst.
- Kar98k (Modern Warfare)
- Swiss K31
- AK-47 (Cold War)
- Cooper Carbine
- OTs 9
- PPSh-41 (Cold War)
- Grau 5.56
- Type 100
- M1928 Thompson
- MP5 (MW)
- FARA 83
- Kar98k (Vanguard)
- 3-Line Rifle
- Double Barrel
- MG 82
- MP5 (Cold War)
- ITRA Burst
- Owen Gun
- AS VAL
- Stoner 63
- AUG (MW)
- Gallo SA12
- FiNN LMG
- Bruen Mk9
- Krig 6
- CR-56 AMAX
- Milano 821
- Type 11
- ZRG 20mm
- FFAR 1
- Kilo 141
- Type 99
- RAAL MG
- M1 Garand
- Nail Gun
- DMR 14
- LW3 – Tundra
- Einhorn Revolving
- Combat Shotgun
- Gracey Auto
- Pelington 703
- Origin 12
- Riot Shield
- FN SCAR 17
- AUG (Cold War)
- Combat Shield
- PP19 Bizon
- VLK Rogue
- Hauer 77
- Striker 45
- 410 Ironhide
- Type 63
- FR 5.56
- Rytec AMR
- KSP 45
- MK2 Carbine
- R1 Shadowhunter
- AK-47 (MW)
- Model 680
Best guns in Warzone Pacific Season 1
10. OTs 9
Warzone players love a low TTK SMG, and the OTs 9 fits that category perfectly. It has minimal recoil and can kill extremely quickly, which makes it a powerful choice whether you’re pairing it with an Assault Rifle or Sniper Rifle.
You’ll likely still see a ton of OTs 9s in Caldera thanks to its accuracy and power.
The BAR isn’t the easiest weapon to use in Warzone Pacific, but there are very few Assault Rifles that can outgun it.
Although its slow fire rate makes tracking moving targets quite tough, each bullet hits like a truck. Once you get used to that slow fire rate, you’ll likely have great success with the BAR, especially when fighting players face-to-face.
It’s not the best at close-range though, so make sure you stick to the outdoors.
Similar to the STG, the MP40 is incredibly effective because it’s so easy to use and will tear through enemies extremely quickly.
Although it’s the first SMG you unlock, the MP40 has almost no recoil and great mobility. If you’re unsure which SMG to level up and use in Caldera, we can’t recommend the MP40 enough. Plus, there are plenty of great versions of it as ground loot, too.
The STG44 is an extremely popular choice because it’s the first Assault Rifle you unlock in Vanguard and is extremely easy to use.
It’s almost the M4A1 of WW2, being a great jack of all trades. It’s neither the most powerful nor the most accurate, but players of all skill levels can take advantage of it. Plus, the Gunsmith system allows the STG to be built for almost any situation, but we recommend using it at medium to long-range.
6. Welgun – Best SMG in Warzone Pacific
The Welgun arrived in Warzone Pacific Season 1’s mid-season update and quickly became the go-to SMG for many players.
Boasting a faster TTK than the MP40 and minimal recoil, the Welgun has been labeled “overpowered” by many content creators and is the obvious choice alongside your favorite Assault Rifle or LMG.
The only problem with the Welgun is that a glitch is stopping players from unlocking it in Warzone, but Raven Software are aware of the issue.
5. Cooper Carbine
The Cooper Carbine was new to both Warzone and Vanguard with the launch of Season 1, and quickly became one of the best weapons in the game.
It was originally best suited for close-range but even after Raven Software nerfed it, it’s still remained top of the pack. Its fast fire rate and extremely low recoil make it incredibly easy to use at range, even if the TTK isn’t the best on this list.
4. Cold War AK-47 – Best Assault Rifle in Warzone Pacific
It took some time for Cold War’s AK-47 to join Warzone’s meta but once it did, it secured its place.
With extremely fast TTK, Cold War’s AK-47 is the perfect choice for either a long-range or sniper support build. You may have some trouble getting used to the high recoil, but there are few guns capable of taking it down.
No matter your playstyle, the AK-47 is a great choice across both Caldera and Rebirth Island.
3. Swiss K31
The Swiss K31 wasn’t a particularly strong Sniper Rifle when it was first released, but some powerful buffs to Cold War snipers have made it a very strong option for those who favor picking off enemies from a distance.
This Sniper Rifle has one of the best ADS times in its class, making it a perfect option for quickscopers who like to get into their opponents’ faces.
We’ve ranked it below the Kar98k simply because it has less aim assist, but if you’re a mouse and keyboard player, the Swiss K31 could be the weapon for you.
2. Bren – Best LMG in Warzone Pacific
Although quite slow, the Bren has remained an incredibly powerful weapon even after nerfs. You won’t be able to dart around finessing your opponents, but it has almost zero recoil allowing you to beam any opponent that crosses your path.
The Bren has extremely low recoil for an LMG, which makes it a fantastic choice whether you’ve built your own loadout or are using it as ground loot. We expect it to get nerfed again ahead of Season 2.
1. Kar98k – Best Sniper/Marksman Rifle in Warzone Pacific
If you want a Sniper Rifle that’s both quick and accurate, Modern Warfare’s Kar98k is the strongest choice available. Although being a Marksman Rifle, equipping the Kar with a Sniper Scope will make it the most aggressive sniper build in Warzone.
Being only slightly slower than the Swiss, it’s fast enough that you’ll be able to quickscope enemies up close. Starting a fight with a couple of easy headshots will put your team at a distinct advantage. And with its one-shot headshot and minimal bullet drop, you can effectively snipe at long-range too.
Sniper Rifles still dominate after the Warzone Pacific update, so you’ll want to make sure that someone in your squad is running one – and we fully recommend the Kar98k.
Those are the top 10 weapons you should be using in Warzone Pacific Caldera. Expect this list to keep on changing as weapons are buffed and nerfed.
And if classic multiplayer is more your cup of tea, you can check out the top 10 Vanguard weapons.
Image Credits: Activision / Raven Software / Sledgehammer Games
FaZe Swagg shares Warzone “AIMBOT” STG44 loadout
FaZe Swagg has shared the perfect attachments to make an “aimbot” STG44 AR loadout in Warzone Pacific Season 1.
The STG44 has been a reliable option in Warzone Pacific since Vanguard’s integration and FaZe Swagg has just revealed his aimbot STG44 loadout that will have you shooting beams.
Warzone Pacific’s mid-Season 1 update introduced players to the Welgun but it also brought along buffs and nerfs to several established Vanguard weapons. The STG44 was an early favorite when Warzone Pacific launched but was quickly taken over by the Bren.
Not only did the STG44 receive a buff but the widely popular Bren received a much-needed nerf which allowed players to explore other long-range options.
It didn’t take long for players to revisit an old favorite but this time FaZe Swagg uses different attachments to make the weapon shoot as straight as possible.
FaZe Swagg paired this aimbot STG44 loadout with an MP40 to cover close-range gunfights and racked up 33 kills on his way to a commanding Duos victory.
Swagg explains the STG’s potential, “They buffed the STG a lot making it have no visual recoil and then you got on some of the attachments that I have it makes it an overall top AR meta”.
FaZe Swagg “AIMBOT” STG44 loadout
- Muzzle: Recoil Booster
- Barrel: VDD 760mm 05B
- Optic: G16 2.5x
- Stock: VDD 34S Weighted
- Underbarrel: m1941 Hand Stop
- Magazine: 7.62 Gorenko 50 Round Mags
- Ammo Type: Lengthened
- Rear Grip: Polymer Grip
- Perk 1: Focus
- Perk 2: Fully Loaded
Swagg makes this weapon as steady as can be from long-range with the VDD 760mm 05B, VDD 34S Weighted, and m1941 Hand Stop. Thanks to the recent buff Swagg can afford to swap the F8 Stabilizer for the Recoil Booster which increases the fire rate significantly.
The G16 2.5x optic is standard for Warzone Pacific as are the 7.62 Gorenko 50 Round Mags. Finally, Swagg makes an interesting choice to forgo the popular Vital Perk and instead opt for Focus which reduces the amount of flinch given while shot whilst aiming.
This means when enemy players are trying to take Swagg down, he can still get clean shots off and escape with his life.
Image Credit: Activision / Raven Software / Sledgehammer Games / FaZe Swagg
How to fix Warzone “friends list not showing” glitch
We have a couple of easy and effective methods to fix Warzone’s glitch that makes it so that your friends list doesn’t show anyone online.
Warzone and Modern Warfare’s long-standing “friends list not showing” glitch that prevents players from showing up on your friends list is still a constant menace after the Pacific update. Here are some solutions to hopefully fix this glitch for you in both Call of Duty games.
It’s undoubtedly frustrating when the only thing you want to do is play a game online, and certain factors are preventing you from doing so. Aside from obvious internet connectivity worries, there is also Warzone’s infamous “Checking for update” bug and Xbox players not even being able to launch the game.
Another issue that continues to haunt players in Warzone Pacific is a glitched friends list that doesn’t allow you to see anyone else online even though they are, and leaves you unable to invite them. As always, we have some ways that might be able to aid you and resolve the problem.
How to make your friends list visible in Warzone and Modern Warfare
You’ll know if the problem is affecting you because when you select Warzone’s social tab and try to inspect your friends, you’ll be hit with “friends list not showing.”
Just to double-check that your friends are indeed online, just quickly open up your general friends list for the console or platform you’re playing on first to check. If they are showing as online, then use our methods to hopefully make them show online on Call of Duty too.
Here are the most efficient ways to get around the glitch.
#1 – Restart Warzone or Modern Warfare
The classic “have you tried turning it off and on again?” Not only is it a way to fix a computer, but it could also cure your temperamental version of Warzone Pacific.
Here’s how you can try this out:
- Simply close Warzone or Modern Warfare
- Restart your respective platform
- Boot up Warzone or Modern Warfare
- Check to see if it now appears
#2 – Link Warzone with Discord
Many players have reported great success by using the official Discord service to link up with their friends and enter games together.
To do link up with Discord:
- All players must have their Discord activity status set to ‘On’
- Make sure you have connected your ‘Battle.net‘ account to Discord
- Have everyone launch Warzone or Modern Warfare
- Then all players should join from the same Discord
Plus, Discord is expected to arrive on PlayStation this year, so it will be even easier to link up with friends cross-platform.
#3 – Create a Group
Another possible workaround is for one person to create a Group, customize it, and invite everyone to join.
This is how to create a Group in Warzone:
- Go to the ‘Social’ tab
- Head to the ‘Groups’ tab
- Press to ‘Create a Group’
- Create a ‘Group Name’ and ‘Group Tag’
- Wait to see if it’s approved
- With a successful Group, invite friends via the Group option
#4 – Turn off Crossplay
We’ve already covered extensively how you can turn off crossplay in Warzone and why you should consider doing it. On top of this, it’s also been doing the trick for some people with Warzone and Modern Warfare game invites.
To do this, simply:
- Make your way into Warzone’s or Modern Warfare’s ‘Options’ setting
- Select your Account
- Switch the ‘Crossplay’ function from enabled to disabled
- Restart the game
- See if it’s worked and whether it has or hasn’t, turn Crossplay back on, and see if the result changes with it
#5 – Simply wait
The easiest and most straightforward idea to try, leave it and hope it fixes itself. Believe it or not, waiting 30-60 seconds could actually fix it and could save you a lot of time than the above fixes.
It won’t work for everyone, but it’s another solution to try and help with this persisting, long-term problem in Warzone and 2019’s Modern Warfare.
Also, check out how to fix the freezing and crashing issues that have been plaguing Xbox players since the Pacific update.
Image Credit: Activision / Raven Software / Discord
When will Call of Duty games be added to Xbox Game Pass?
After Microsoft's $70 billion purchase of Activision Blizzard, CoD fans are wondering when the franchise will be added to Xbox...
Best Warzone Pacific guns: Every weapon ranked
Call of Duty: Warzone Pacific has over 100 weapons to choose from, so we've ranked every primary gun and counted...
Apex Legends dev teases Season 12 map changes
Apex Legends players are speculating after one of the Respawn Entertainment devs hints at map changes coming for Season 12.