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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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JGOD reveals “very fast TTK” EM2 Warzone loadout

Warzone content creator JGOD has unveiled his fast-killing TTK EM2 Assault Rifle loadout class for Call of Duty: Warzone Season 6.

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The Warzone EM2 Assault Rifle is a powerful weapon that first appeared in Season 5, and Call of Duty YouTuber JGOD has unveiled his fastest killing loadout for the weapon in Season 6.

When Warzone Season 5 arrived, it brought the powerful EM2 Assault Rifle which boasts reliable damage at range, and impressive accuracy. This weapon has proven to be a popular choice in mid-range combat.

Now, popular Warzone content creator JGOD has revealed his loadout class for the weapon, and this will greatly benefit any Warzone player looking to secure faster kills with the EM2 in Season 6.

JGOD’s EM2 Warzone Loadout

JGOD’s EM2 in Warzone

In a new video, JGOD called the EM2 one of the “highest K/D” weapons in the game along with the OTs 9. He then revealed his EM2 loadout class which focuses on boosting the gun’s overall damage so that it has a faster TTK (Time-To-Kill).

Here is JGOD’s EM2 Warzone loadout:

  • Muzzle: Agency Suppressor
  • Barrel: 27.4″ Ranger
  • Underbarrel: Field Agent Grip
  • Magazine: 40 Rnd
  • Optic: Axial Arms 3x
Warzone EM2

The Agency Suppressor and 27.4″ Ranger barrel will improve the gun’s range, bullet velocity, and recoil control. The muzzle also provides sound suppression that lets you stay hidden from foes.

The Field Agent Grip provides further recoil control, and the Axial Arms 3x optic will help you maintain accuracy over medium to longer ranges. Finally, the 40 Rnd Magazine ensures you have enough ammo to cause some mayhem.

JGOD was sufficiently impressed with the EM2’s capabilities, and stated that “this thing is going to hit like a truck.”

Overall, this loadout will ensure that you score kills quickly as you run from one spot to the next in medium-range combat situations. We expect many of JGOD’s followers to try it out for themselves.

The EM2 has also proven to be popular with other notable Warzone players. Top player ZLaner considers it to be the best Assault Rifle in the game, and many pro players have used the weapon as their main AR.


For more Warzone, check out the current Warzone meta for Season 6, and stay tuned to Charlie INTEL.

Image credits: JGOD / Activision

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Where to answer phones for Warzone’s The Haunting event challenges

Ghostface is calling you, so here’s how to answer Verdansk’s phones to complete Warzone’s The Haunting challenges.

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Warzone’s The Haunting event is here, with its challenges offering players some Halloween-themed treats. Ghostface is calling, so you need to answer three phone calls across Verdansk, and here are the Warzone phone locations.

In order to unlock the LAPA SMG and all of the other Halloween-themed cosmetics, Warzone players must complete nine The Haunting challenges. These include filling and reducing your Fear Meter, becoming a Ghost, and answering calls from Ghostface.

To complete this Haunting challenge, you’ll need to answer three ringing phones across Verdansk when playing in the Ghosts of Verdansk playlist.

Here are all of the phones we’ve found so far.

Warzone Ghosts of Verdansk phone locations

Phone ringing in Warzone Airport

Phones can be found all over Verdansk, particularly in buildings that you would expect to have phones – such as the Hospital and Airport. You’ll be able to hear the phones ring from a while away, so you shouldn’t have too much trouble when you’re in the right location.

Here’s every phone location we’ve found so far in Warzone’s The Haunting event:

  • Hospital: At the reception desk
  • TV Station: In the office cubicles
  • Downtown: In the Verdansk Parliamant Building
  • Airport: In a portacabin outside and by the departure gate

Warzone Hospital phone location

Phone ringing in Warzone hospital

Warzone’s Hospital telephone can be found in the main reception area. If you head through the main doors at the Promenade side, keep going and you’ll find it beside a desk on the right-hand side.

Warzone TV Station phone location

Warzone tv station phone location

Another phone can be found inside the TV Station. Head to the main newsroom area with all of the desks, and one of the phones will start ringing.

Warzone Downtown Phone location

Phone ringing in warzone downtown

To answer the phone in Downtown, you need to head to the Verdansk Parliament Building – this is the one across the road from Nakatomi Plaza. Look for the desk on the north side and the phone will be on a table.

Warzone Airport phone locations

Warzone airport phone ringing

The first Airport phone can be found by the departure gate. This is the area that protrudes from the main building, right beside the plane on the runway.

The second phone can be found in a portacabin on the east side of Airport, where the buildings form an L shape. Look in the cabin in the corner of the L, and you’ll see the phone on a table.

How to answer the phone for Warzone The Haunting challenges

Call of Duty Warzone ghosts of verdansk event

Answering the phone is simple, you just need to wait for it to ring and then press the interact button to answer it. Ghostface will be on the other end taunting you, and then you can carry on with your game.

You can also just wait by the phone for it to ring again, so you should only have to visit one location. But be careful, staying still will cause your Fear Meter to rise and lead to hallucinations. Plus, Ghosts will be even more deadly in the confines of indoor areas.

Warzone answer phone challenge reward

Prophecy sticker on Warzone Bullfrog

For answering the three phones, you’ll earn the Prophecy Sticker, 2500 XP, and be one step closer to unlocking the new LAPA SMG.


And that’s everything you need to know about answering the phone for Warzone’s The Haunting challenges.

For more Warzone, you can check out the current meta weapons for Season 6.

Image Credit: Activision

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Warzone Ghosts of Verdansk Fear Meter: What it does, how to reduce it & challenges

Warzone’s new Ghosts of Verdansk mode has a new Fear Meter mechanic, find out what it is, what fills it up, and challenge and rewards info.

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As part of the new Ghosts of Verdansk LTM, players have to combat the new Fear Meter mechanic. Our easy guide will run you through it, instructing you on what it is, what contributes to the meter, challenges linked to it, and possible rewards.

Warzone’s Fear Meter is an innovative gameplay element for the franchise that drastically changes the way players need to approach combat. As your Fear Meter rises, hallucinations become a distinct possibility, and they can be damaging in a 1v1.

To ensure that you are adequately prepared and informed about the Fear Meter, our detailed Warzone guide will walk you through The Haunting event’s scary, new addition.

What does Warzone’s Fear Meter do?

ghosts of verdansk fear meter

Quite simply, the more you allow the Fear Meter gauge to fill up, the chances of encountering one of the game mode’s hallucinations drastically increase.

You should be able to see the meter in the bottom left-hand corner next to where information about your Armor Plates would be. It’s a skull surrounded by a bar that separates into three different colors.

Several actions will make the counter slowly tick up and reaching different marks will trigger a hallucination in Ghosts of Verdansk.

What makes Warzone’s Fear Meter fill up?

warzone fear meter filled up

Your actions will have a positive or negative effect on the Fear Meter, which will determine how quickly or slowly it will increase and decrease.

Here are all the different ways to increase the Fear Meter in Warzone:

  • Being shot at, being hit by enemy Equipment, or having their Killstreaks in the area
  • Camping (AKA cowardice)
  • Seeing dead bodies or Ghosts
  • Having squadmates downed or eliminated

How to reduce Warzone Fear Meter

This is how you can decrease the Fear Meter:

  • Eliminating a player or Ghost
  • Reviving a squadmate
  • Completing a Contract
  • Remaining within Sacred Ground… so long as it stays intact

How to complete Warzone Fear Meter hallucination challenges

the haunting challenges

The Haunting event has some specific challenges tied directly to the Fear Meter, and they contribute to the nine overall challenges in the event.

Here is how to complete the two Fear Meter challenges.

Use 3 Sacred Ground locations to reduce your Fear Meter in The Ghosts of Verdansk playlist

Scattered around Verdansk are blue diamonds with shield symbols in the middle of them. Simply find these, step inside three different ones for a few seconds and you should complete this challenge.

Experience 3 Hallucinations while you have a full Fear Meter in The Ghosts of Verdansk playlist

This one is a lot easier and will probably come naturally if you play a few games of Ghosts of Verdansk. Simply perform all the actions that cause your Fear Meter to increase and sit back as jumpscares overcome your screen three times.

Warzone Fear Meter hallucination challenge rewards

lapa gun in warzone

If you’re going to subject yourself to some difficult positions that require you to go out of your way and risk your position in a match, then you should be duly rewarded.

For completing the Sacred Ground challenge, you’ll earn an “Underworld calling card” and if you do the 3 Hallucinations, then this will get you a “Tentacle weapon charm.”

These are two of nine challenges, and if you can do all 9 for Cold War or Warzone, then you’ll get the LAPA SMG.


We have now covered all the major aspects of Warzone’s new Fear Meter mechanic, and it’s up to you to try and avoid nasty jumpscares – unless you want them of course.

Also, check out how to get the Donnie Darko and Scream Ghostface skin.

Image Credit: Activision / Raven Software

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