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Best Cold War weapons to use in CoD Warzone

Here are the best Black Ops Cold War weapons you should be using for Call of Duty: Warzone Season 2 and beyond.

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Here are the best Black Ops Cold War weapons you should be using right now in Call of Duty: Warzone.

Warzone is filled with all weapons from both Black Ops Cold War and Modern Warfare. If you’ve just purchased a copy of this year’s newest CoD installment from Treyarch, we’re willing to bet you want to give the Black Ops Cold War weapons a try. Here are the most powerful ones for you to use in the Warzone.

All of the selected weapons are hand-picked from the current meta and based on the most popular weapons professional Warzone players are using. This list will be updated regularly with each new Season.

#1 – FFAR

FFAR Assault Rifle - Black Ops Cold War Warzone

Trusty, powerful, and deadly up-close, the FFAR is the weapon to use if you want great strafe speed and amazing time to kill at medium and close range. The FFAR has a tremendous kick, so the huge learning curve will be controlling this beast at range while also maintaining your movement.

  • Muzzle – Agency Suppressor
  • Barrel – 21.2″ Ranger
  • Underbarrel – Field Agent Foregrip
  • Ammunition – Salvo 50 Round Fast Mag
  • Stock – Raider Stock

#2 – MAC-10

MAC-10 SMG: CoD Warzone

Meet your new favorite sidekick in the Warzone. Meet the “Bullet Hose”… erm, the MAC-10. This weapon is absolute insanity, capable of wiping enemies in an instant up close and even from afar. We don’t want to use the word “overpowered,” but if any gun is close to that, it’s this.

  • Muzzle – Agency Suppressor
  • Barrel – 5.9″ Task Force
  • Underbarrel – Field Agent Grip
  • Ammunition – STANAG 53 Round Drum
  • Stock – SAS Combat Stock

#3 – DMR 14

DMR-14: CoD Warzone

Even after many nerfs, the DMR is still an amazing weapon to use in Warzone. Aim high, spray meticulously, and you’ll surely be taking down enemies in a breeze. If you’re on a mouse & keyboard, this might be your best fit.

  • Muzzle – Agency Suppressor
  • Barrel – 16.3″ Titanium
  • Optic – Visiontech 2x
  • Underbarrel – Field Agent Foregrip
  • Ammunition – Salvo 40 Round Fast Mag

#4 – M16

M16 - Black Ops Cold War Warzone

Burst-fire destruction is the highlight of the M16. With solid accuracy, you can down enemies in just two bursts, leading to crazy moments of wiping players quickly. Aim for the head, as headshots do significantly more damage than body shots.

  • Muzzle – Agency Suppressor
  • Barrel – 15.9″ Strike Team
  • Underbarrel – Field Agent Foregrip
  • Optic – Axial Arms 3x
  • Ammunition – Salvo 50 Round Fast Mag

#5 – Diamatti

Looking for a pistol to run as a trusty side-arm in a Ghost class or just to have for close encounters? Look no further than the Diamatti.

Many players opt to use them dual-wield, but we find that it’s less accurate when going for those headshots. Just one Diamatti is plenty. You can consistently down enemies in three bursts.

  • Muzzle – Agency Suppressor
  • Barrel – 7.2″ Task Force
  • Laser – Steady Aim Laser
  • Ammunition – Salvo 30 Round Fast Mag
  • Rear Grip – Dropshot Wrap

#6 – AUG

Like its M16 counterpart, the AUG is a burst fire beast. Pair this up with an FFAR for CQC or a MAC-10 if you don’t want to deal with sharing an ammo pool between weapons. Be sure to aim for the head, as you may be able to take down enemies with just 2 bursts.

  • Muzzle – Agency Silencer
  • Barrel – 18.2″ Strike Team
  • Underbarrel – Field Agent Foregrip
  • Ammunition – 45 Round Drum
  • Optic – Axial Arms 3x

#7 – LW3 – Tundra

The LW3 Tundra (or Tundra for short), is a high powered sniper capable of stable shots at long range, crippling any opponent you come in contact with. Stay alert and stay at range, as you’ll be able to soften up enemies before a close-range engagement can even begin.

  • Muzzle – Wrapped Suppressor
  • Barrel – 29.1″ Combat Recon
  • Underbarrel – Bruiser Grip
  • Ammunition – Salvo 9 Round Fast Mag
  • Stock – Raider Pad

Best Perks for COD Warzone

In order to optimize your perks, we’re going to recommend the two loadout strategy for any game. On the first loadout, your perk 2 should be overkill to get you your two preferred weapons.

On the second loadout, pick up a loadout with Ghost or Restock for lethals and tacticals, depending on your preferences. Here’s the perk rundown:

  • Perk 1: E.O.D.
  • Perk 2: Overkill/Ghost/Restock
  • Perk 3: Amped

There you have it! Our current favorite picks for Black Ops Cold War weapons in Warzone. Be sure to tweet us @CharlieIntel if you enjoyed any of these loadouts, or if they helped you score a win or high-kill game.

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World Series of Warzone EU Trios: Draft, teams, standings & stream

The World Series of Warzone is kicking competitive Warzone up a notch, and we have the teams, draft, standings and stream covered for you.

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The second World Series of Warzone tournament will see Trios from Europe competing for the lion’s share of a $300,000 prize pool, and we have the draft, teams, standings & stream for the highly-anticipated competition covered for you.

Competitive Warzone has become one of the most popular esports scenes globally since the release of the Call of Duty battle royale in 2020.

While various tournament organizers and players have helped to propel the popularity of the game’s competitive scene, the World Series of Warzone is kicking it up a great deal, with a total of $1,200,000 being awarded over the course of four different tournaments.

The first event saw NA Trios compete against each other, with Team Aydan securing the victory, and now the second competition in the World Series of Warzone will see Trios from Europe take the spotlight.

To help you not miss a single second of the action from the upcoming EU Trios competition on August 3 and 4, we have the World Series of Warzone draft, teams, standings, and stream covered for you.

World Series of Warzone Standings

Draft

The EU trios event will see five pre-selected captains form their own team and then draft an additional nine teams to form their own captain squad.

These five captain teams of 10 trios will then compete to secure the most collective points from placements and kills to earn a $100,000 prize pool and the Captain’s Cup championship.

You can find the five captains below:

  • Recrent
  • Emzy
  • Moonryde
  • Imangelikka
  • Gotaga
World Series of Warzone Draft

The draft will be conducted live on August 3, 2021, at 9 AM PST/ 11 AM CST/ 12 PM EST. We will update this piece with the latest results from the draft.

World Series of Warzone Teams

There will be a total of 50 teams competing in the EU Trios competition.

Some of these teams will be competing together to help their Captain be at the top of the Captain’s Cup World Series of Warzone standings.

They will also be competing individually at the same time to secure the lion’s share of the remaining $200,000 in prize money by claiming the top spot in the final World Series of Warzone standings.

World Series of Warzone Teams

We will update this piece with all of the World Series of Warzone teams for the EU Trios tournament when they are officially made available.

Format

The format for the event will be the same as it was for the NA Trios tournament, which you can find in the image below:

WSOW format

Twitch Rivals Stream

All of the action from the EU Trios World Series of Warzone event will be broadcasted on the official Twitch Rivals stream, so viewers looking to catch the draft and tournament will want to tune into the stream below on August 3 and 4.

World Series of Warzone Standings

We will update this piece with the latest set of World Series of Warzone standings throughout the course of the EU Trios tournament on August 4, 2021.

There is no doubt that the World Series of Warzone EU Trios event will deliver just as many exciting moments and memories as the NA Trios competition did beforehand.

For more Call of Duty: Warzone, check out the best Scar loadout for Season 4, and stay tuned for future news and guides.

Image Credits: Activision

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How to fix Call of Duty: Warzone dev error 5573

If you’ve been hit by Warzone dev error 5573 bug, here are some easy to follow steps to fix the problem in Season 4. and get back into the fight.

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Warzone PC players are being plagued by “dev error 5573,” but luckily, we have some quick and simple fixes for the issue.

Although cheaters are tearing through Warzone matches again, there’s nothing worse than booting up the game and being faced with a dev error. Several of these errors have plagued both Warzone and Cold War, but luckily the issue can usually be fixed by following some simple steps.

Here’s how to fix the dev error 5573 that has been preventing PC players from accessing Call of Duty: Warzone Season 4.

How to fix Warzone dev error 5573

Warzone dev error 5573

1. Check Windows is up-to-date

If you’re hit with Warzone dev error 5573, the first thing you should do is make sure that Windows is up-to-date. Here’s how:

  1. Press Win+I together to open up Windows Settings
  2. Click on ‘Update & Security’
  3. Press ‘Check for updates’
  4. Follow the steps until it says ‘You’re up to date’

2. Check your graphics drivers are up-to-date

Warzone dev error 5573

The majority of reports say that Warzone’s dev error 5573 is graphics-related, which means the fix is simple – you just need to update your graphics drivers. You should keep these up to date anyway to ensure you’re getting the best PC performance and to fix low FPS issues.

There’s software such as Driver Easy that will keep your drivers up-to-date for you or update them yourself. Here’s how:

How to update NVIDIA graphics driver

If you have an NVIDIA graphics card, the GeForce experience app will handle this for you.

  1. Download GeForce experience through NVIDIA.com
  2. Open GeForce experience
  3. Select the ‘Drivers’ tab
  4. Click ‘check for updates’ in the upper right corner
  5. If an update is available, follow the steps

How to update AMD graphics driver

If you have an AMD GPU, you can use the Radeon Settings to update your drivers.

  1. Right-click on your desktop
  2. Select AMD Radeon Settings
  3. Click on the Home icon
  4. Click ‘New Updates’ on the bottom left
  5. Select ‘check for update’
  6. If an update is available, follow the steps

3. Scan and Repair Warzone

Warzone dev error 5573

If none of these fixes work, you should try running a Scan and Repair on Warzone. Here’s how to do this:

  1. Open Battle.net
  2. Click on ‘Call of Duty: Warzone’
  3. Hit ‘Options’ beside the ‘Play’ button
  4. Select ‘Scan and Repair’
  5. When done, launch Warzone

Hopefully, one of these fixes will get rid of the frustrating Warzone dev error 5573. If you have no luck, you should contact Activision Support for further help.

Image Credit: Activision / Battle.net

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Warzone players are once again seeing hackers using their own custom skins

Hackers are continuing to make their presence in Warzone known by using custom skins to make themselves identifiable.

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Verdansk is still being populated by hackers in Call of Duty: Warzone Season 4, with another recent example showing someone blatantly using their own custom skins in-game.

Despite Activision’s best attempts to curtail the threat of hackers by banning accounts, hackers remain a constant presence in Warzone lobbies. Whether they are exploiting a God glitch or giving themselves unlimited UAV, hackers are manipulating games of Warzone, souring the experience for others in the process.

But now some of them are not only being caught on Twitch openly hacking, but they are making themself deliberately visible by using their own hacked skins.

call of duty warzone's jackal

We reported not too long ago that hackers were making their own Operator skins, and now a few weeks later the trend doesn’t seem to be showing any signs of stopping.

The player to fall foul of another Warzone hacker is Reddit user Mhartzzzy who, in their own words, said: “As soon as I saw the skin I knew I was doomed. First game from a weeks break of Warzone. Think I’ll take a month or 2 away this time lmao.”

Their resignation was because of a video they posted showing themself running around the walkway above the Gulag.

At first, everything looked normal. Then, a few seconds into the video, you realize that one of the other players was not dressed normally and looked noticeably different. They were wearing a hacked Operator skin that resembled a red and white checkered picnic cloth.

Our player’s Gulag match began and they were promptly dispatched by the cheating Gulag opponent. At the end of the clip, you saw the player report the hacker for cheating.

Again, we’ve seen examples of this already, and without a proper anti-cheat system in place, it’s likely we’ll see more of these hacked skins going forward in Warzone.

Image Credit: Activision / Raven Software

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