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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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Genius Warzone trick completely counters getting stuck by Thermites

Getting stuck with a Thermite in Warzone usually means certain death, but a genius trick is allowing players to survive a fiery demise.

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Warzone Caldera thermite trick Season 3 Reloaded

Getting stuck with a Thermite has traditionally meant a swift death, but if you react quickly, this genius Warzone trick will allow you to survive the tricky situation.

While most Warzone players will be trying to figure out how the meta has changed following the Season 3 Reloaded update, one player has made a discovery that could be useful to players with quick reflexes.

Warzone’s Lethal Equipment options can prove difficult to handle in enemy hands. Perhaps none are as frightening as the Thermite, a piece of Lethal Equipment that can down you in seconds. However, a genius Warzone trick has revealed the ultimate counter for enemy Thermites.

Trophy System in Warzone Pacific

Thermite is designed to stick to any surface on impact and burn whatever it touches for a short period of time. When stuck to a Warzone Operator, Thermite usually burns through armor and knocks the player down, setting up an easy kill.

Up until Season 3 Reloaded, getting stuck with a Thermite meant certain death, but a clip posted to the Warzone subreddit demonstrates a genius trick for escaping death by Thermite.

The clip shows how a player stuck with a Thermite is saved from its clutches by throwing a Trophy System. The key factor here is that the Trophy System was thrown after the player got stuck with the Thermite, which proves that Trophy Systems can destroy Thermites after they stick to players.

As the player who posted the clip explains, “You can clearly see the hitmarker the trophy gives off when it detonates a lethal, point here being I didn’t know it can save a guy from certain death like this dude here.”

Several players in the comments claimed that they had no idea this was possible and that they’d look to add the trick to their repertoire, “gonna have to remember now to throw a trophy if I have it on me and get stuck lol.”

It seems keeping a Trophy System by your side could get you out of a tricky situation if used correctly.


For more Warzone content, check out how a Warzone expert predicts a buffed AR will make a comeback in Season 3 Reloaded.

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Incredible Warzone 2 art uses leaks to reveal what new map could look like

With the help of leaks, one Call of Duty fan has developed an image of what believe the Warzone 2 map could look like.

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warzone 2 verdansk map

After various leaks and even the reveal of Modern Warfare 2, one creative fan in the community has developed fan art of what the Warzone 2 map could look like.

Call of Duty fans have received a lot of new information on both Modern Warfare 2 and Warzone 2 over the last month. As well as leaks surrounding Modern Warfare 2, we also got new details on the Warzone 2 map, including leaks surrounding the potential POIs.

One CoD fan took these leaks and created some incredible art for what the Warzone 2 map could look like if the leaks are accurate.

call of duty blackout map

Reddit user EMADALDEN221 made their own Warzone 2 map based on the POI leaks that suggested some classic MW2 maps such as Quarry and Highrise could be included.

The recreated map images we’ve seen so far haven’t been as detailed as this one, and although this is just a creation by someone in the community, it’s based on leaks from reliable sources.

The design created by the Reddit user shares similarities to Verdansk, and those who aren’t fans of Caldera may be happy about this. For starters, the map is not an island, but rather a part of a much bigger bit of land.

The fan-made map definitely has more of a Blackout vibe, with bright colors and a focus on greenery, which wasn’t seen too much on Verdansk.

We’ll have to wait and see how accurate this depiction is when Warzone 2’s map is officially revealed.


For more on Call of Duty, check out the full cast list so far for Modern Warfare 2.

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JGOD explains why his H4 Blixen loadout is meta in Warzone Season 3 Reloaded

Top Warzone YouTuber JGOD explained how the new H4 Blixen fits right in the SMG meta and gave his recommended loadout.

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JGOD and H4 Blixen SMG in Warzone

The H4 Blixen SMG is brand-new to Warzone Pacific Season 3 Reloaded, and it’s already set to shake up the meta. Top Warzone YouTuber JGOD has explained why his loadout is a meta pick.

On top of all Warzone Season 3 Reloaded‘s major weapon balance changes, new squad HUD, and Underground Transit System, it introduced the H4 Blixen SMG, also referred to as the Carl Gustaf M/45.

Although the H4 Blixen currently has a frustrating glitch where it has a fire delay after sprinting, reloading, using equipment, and plating, the devs have confirmed a fix is in the works. YouTuber JGOD believes that after it’s fixed, the Blixen has the time to kill stats to join the SMG meta.

Warzone player using H4 Blixen SMG

JGOD revealed how the Blixen has the TTK stats to compete with all of the meta SMGs such as the Armaguerra, Owen Gun, Welgun, and the Type 100. Describing it as a “high damage weapon,” he compared its TTK to these meta builds and discovered that it fits right in.

JGOD explained how it’s right in the middle of the SMG meta, where there are some weapons that kill faster but are harder to control, and others that are easier to control but don’t kill quite as fast.

If you’re bored of the other Vanguard SMGs or can’t quite find one that suits your playstyle, unlocking the H4 Blixen will be worth your time.

JGOD meta H4 Blixen loadout

  • Muzzle: Recoil Booster
  • Barrel: Jonsson 9″ RMK
  • Optic: Slate Reflector
  • Stock: Removed Stock
  • Underbarrel: Mark VI Skeletal
  • Magazine: 7.62 Gorenko 54 Round Mags
  • Ammo Type: Lengthened
  • Rear Grip: Polymer Grip
  • Perk 1: Fleet
  • Perk 2: Quick

For the most part, JGOD’s H4 Blixen loadout is the standard build for Vanguard SMGs. Combining the Recoil Booster with the Jonsson 9″ RMK damage barrel vastly increases its time-to-kill, and the other attachments are for recoil control and mobility.

You do have a couple of options, though. He explained that you might be better off with the 7.62 Gorenko 36 Round Mags when playing Solos and Duos, as you’ll only be taking on one or two players at a time.

Ammunition choice is also flexible, where Lengthened, Hollow Point, or Subsonic are all viable options. These ammo types will make the Blixen’s range either a little bit better or a little bit worse, and Subsonic will hide your shots from the minimap.


For more on Warzone, be sure to check out why players are desperate for Raven to nerf the game’s most popular weapon — the STG44.

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