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Best HDR loadout for CoD: Warzone Season 2

Widely considered to be the Sniper Rifle of choice, the HDR can deliver devastating blows. Here’s the best Warzone Season 2 loadout for it.



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The HDR is a hugely underrated weapon as its power is capable of one-shotting. It’s often overlooked in Warzone in favor of more versatile Assault Rifles and Submachine Guns. Here’s our top loadout to best show-off its destructive power.

Whether you’re trying to claim victory in Verdansk or on Rebirth Island, there is always the method of keeping your enemies at a distance. If you have enough leg room between you, an HDR-wielding marksman, against an exposed MAC-10 or FFAR-wielding enemy, then you can permanently puncture them with one Sniper bullet.

Even if you’re not fully content with the HDR in its base form, there’s a myriad of different Attachments and Perks to make the best loadout. Let’s run through it.

Best Warzone HDR attachments

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  • Muzzle: Monolithic Suppressor
  • Barrel: 26.9″ HDR Pro
  • Laser: Tac Laser
  • Optic: Variable Scope Zoom
  • Magazine: Nine Round Mags

Our first selection is the Monolithic Suppressor Muzzle as, quite simply, we don’t want to be found in Warzone. Whether you’re doing Duos, Trios, or Squads, no one wants to be compromised. Next up is a Barrel, and the 26.9″ HDR Pro barrel will increase the weapon’s damage and range. Now, even though the HDR is beast over a longer distance, this will increase your chances of getting a one-shot without a headshot.

We’ve slapped a Laser on the HDR, in particular a Tac Laser. A big reason for this is that some of these Attachments make the ADS suffer quite a bit, and this will help to ease the reductions. For Optic, the Variable Zoom Scope is a no-brainer as it can account for different distances across a substantial Warzone map like Rebirth Island.

Our final selection is a nine Round Magazine, adding an extra four rounds of ammunition to fire before requiring a reload. This will add some weight while sprinting, so we recommend swapping to a secondary while traveling around Verdansk.

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Best Perks for Warzone HDR

Now that we’ve equipped the right attachments to the HDR, we’ll focus on the best perks for this weapon.

  • Perk 1: Flak Jacket
  • Perk 2: Overkill
  • Perk 3: Amped

Looking to avoid all the explosive damage from the barrage of Claymores, Semtex, and C4? Look no further than Flak Jacket. This perk will ensure you’re ready for any resistance.

In a perfect world, you are Bradley Cooper from American Sniper and you can pick off everyone from every position without being confronted. However, this is Warzone. So Overkill will afford you the luxury of an Assault Rifle or SMG for desperate situations.

If disaster strikes and you have to engage in a Close-Quarters Combat situation with an opponent, then you’re going to want to switch to that aforementioned other weapon. The Amped perk will help you do that in an instant.

Flak Jacket in Warzone

How to unlock the HDR in Warzone Season 2

If you want to get your hands on the HDR then simply play until you reach Level 11. At this point, the weapon will become unlocked, and you’ll be able to use it to cause some pain in Verdansk.

With Black Ops Cold War being integrated into Warzone, the gun will be available for you to use in both of these titles.

Best HDR Season 2 alternatives

If you’re looking for an HDR alternative that has an insanely high bullet velocity, as well as fast ADS, then the LW3 Tundra is the ideal choice. You can also try out the Kar98k for its versatility in terms of long-range sniping and close-range quick-scoping.

If you’re looking to overhaul your Call of Duty: Warzone loadouts, you can check out our guides on some of the weapons dominating the meta right now.

AUG | Kar98k | Kilo 141 | Grau | CR-56 AMAX | MP5 | Krig 6 | XM4 | DMR | FFAR

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Call of Duty: Black Ops Cold War

Cold War & Warzone Season 3 artwork reportedly leaked

A first look at Black Ops Cold War & Warzone Season 3 artwork has leaked online.



A first look at artwork for Call of Duty: Black Ops Cold War & Warzone Season 3 has leaked.

The user who shared this artwork on social channels has since deleted his Reddit account & post on it.

This leaked image, which was then re-uploaded to Imgur, showcases a new female Operator with Season 3 having a blue color scheme.

Leaked Artwork

Please note: Activision has issued a DMCA take down of the images.

This artwork also shows in the background what looks to be a destroyed part of Verdansk, which lends more confirmation to the rumors of Verdansk’s major changes coming in Season 3.

It’s not clear which part of the map is shown behind her.

It’s also not confirmed yet as to how the leakers found the images, whether it was through data mining of certain game files or from another source.

For now, Activision has not officially confirmed or commented on these images.

Season 3 for Call of Duty: Black Ops Cold War & Warzone is set to begin on April 22. There has not been much reveals for Season 3 yet from Activision besides some teasers that Treyarch has started to post on their social accounts. More information is set to be announced as we get closer to the start date.

On the Warzone side of things, Raven has already teased some of the changes coming, including weapon balancing, skin adjustments, and more.

Warzone will also see a major event, which will begin on April 21 at 12PM PT.

Stay tuned for the latest news on Call of Duty: Black Ops Cold War & Warzone Season 3.

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Call of Duty: Warzone

Warzone will reportedly get NVIDIA DLSS support with Season 3

NVIDIA DLSS could bring new technology and support for PC players in Warzone.



A new email being sent by NVIDIA to as part of their newsletter claims that DLSS support for Call of Duty: Warzone is coming up.

The email, which is sent to those subscribed to NVIDIA’s newsletter, states that Warzone will receive DLSS support starting on April 22.

April 22 is the expected date for Season 3 patch update for Call of Duty: Warzone.

A picture of the email was shared on Twitter by user @LeonardoLeal.

Only the subject line of the email reveals the details: “Warzone DLSS Launching 4/22.” No where else in the email is Warzone’s support of DLSS mentioned, nor is it on NVIDIA’s website.

DLSS, or NVIDIA DLSS (Deep Learning Super Sampling), is a new feature that NVIDIA launched alongside their recent graphic cards to up the performance of games through AI rendering technology.

The NVIDIA site describes it as a “is groundbreaking AI rendering technology that increases graphics performance using dedicated Tensor Core AI processors on GeForce RTX™ GPUs. DLSS taps into the power of a deep learning neural network to boost frame rates and generate beautiful, sharp images for your games.”

Call of Duty: Black Ops Cold War does support NVIDIA DLSS, and the company mentioned support for Warzone was coming soon.

Here’s a video of DLSS running on Black Ops Cold War and the difference it brings:

Raven Software teased first information on the Season 3 changes in a Twitter thread this week, stating that Warzone will see changes including weapon updates, Roze skin changes, and more to be announced.

As of now, neither NVIDIA or Activision have confirmed DLSS support is set for April 22 beyond this one email. We have reached out for a comment.

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Call of Duty: Warzone

Warzone devs preview Season 3 changes: Roze Skin update, FFAR & Sykov nerf, and more

Big changes previewed for Warzone Season 3 including FFAR & Sykov nerfs.



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Raven Software has dropped a preview of some changes coming to Call of Duty: Warzone with the Season 3 update.

The studio responded to a big Twitter thread by YouTuber CourageJD. Courage dropped a list of major changes he wants to see to bring Warzone back to a better place, especially with a lot of the fan complaints.

Raven Software replied to CourageJD’s thread with a preview of some of the changes the studio is making to Call of Duty: Warzone soon, including many coming with Season 3 update on April 22.

Warzone Season 3 Updates

  • An adjustment to Roze
  • A significant balance pass to weapons such as the Tac Rifle Charlie, M16, FFAR 1, and Sykov
  • Fix for MW weapon perks + sniper glint
  • Change to how you acquire the RC-XD

Many of the changes listed above are some of the big complaints players have had over the last few months in Warzone. Roze skin having almost an invisibility look in the dark has been big for players, and Raven has finally acknowledged that.

The latest weapon addition for Warzone, the Sykov Pistol from the Modern Warfare universe, was added on April 15 and instantly became overpowered. Raven now confirms a nerf is coming for it.

The studio also told Courage that they want to “reassure” fans that all feedback is being read around Warzone.

More Surprises To Come

Raven has promised in another tweet that there are more “surprises” in store for Season 3 that will be announced with the update.

Other changes expected for Season 3 is a revamp of Verdansk map, which will see the map be transported and rebuilt for the 1980s Black Ops Cold War era.

Season 3 of Call of Duty: Warzone is set to being on April 22, with an initial event teased for April 21 starting at 12PM PT. Exact launch times for the new content will be announced soon.

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