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Best perks to use in Call of Duty: Warzone Season 5

Every CoD loadout needs the best Perks to dominate, so here are the best perks to use in Warzone Season 5’s Verdansk and Rebirth Island.

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A CoD loadout is nothing without the right Perks, so here are the best Perks to give you a competitive edge in any Warzone game mode.

Call of Duty: Warzone requires skill to regularly pick up Warzone Victories, but having the best Warzone loadout and accompanying Perks has a huge say in how you perform. Season 5 has welcomed two new Perks and buffed several others.

We’ve picked out the absolute best ones for you to use to assist you in scoring some more big dubs.

Here are the best perks to use in Call of Duty: Warzone Season 5.

Best Warzone Season 5 selections for Perk 1

E.O.D

CoD Warzone EOD perk

E.O.D reduces explosive damage taken, which makes it a vital Perk in Call of Duty: Warzone. If you’re stuck in a room with players outside, especially near the endgame, expect a barrage of Semtex and Frag Grenades coming at you. If you have any hope of surviving, you need to have E.O.D equipped.

Given the level of volatility of explosives in Warzone and how many there are to choose from, it’s almost certain you’ll encounter them in every game. E.O.D is vital for surviving this and saving yourself a trip to the Gulag.

Double Time

double time perk in warzone

Double Time allows you to Tactical Sprint for longer, as well as crouch-walk faster. Mobility is key for pushing enemies and avoiding the closing circle of gas. Not only that, but it could be the difference between life and death when trying to push to the next area of safety.

In Solos, you need to be the first person in the next zone, and Double Time will allow you to quickly move around the map without a vehicle revealing your location. The increased crouch walk speed also gives you high mobility while sneaking up on enemies.

Best Warzone Season 5 selections for Perk 2

Overkill

CoD Warzone Overkill perk

With Verdansk having both long lines of sight and close-quarters combat, most players bring both a long-range and up-close weapon in their loadout. The Warzone meta sees many players opt to snipe in Warzone with a Kar98k, and pair it with something solid like the Krig 6 or C58.

Use Overkill to get both weapons in your first loadout for effectiveness at all ranges, then take either Ghost or Restock from your next loadout crate and you’ll have the best of both worlds.

Ghost

ghost perk in warzone

Ghost is probably the most used perk in Warzone. With UAVs constantly being popped, and almost every player running a heartbeat sensor, keeping yourself off the radar is vital.

You can sneak up on teams and make a quick getaway if you’re in a tight spot. Or, if you’re a building camper (no judgments here), listen to your enemy’s rage in the death chatter as you take them by surprise.

Tempered

One of the newest additions to Raven Software’s battle royale is the Tempered Perk, a thing of beauty when it comes to Armor Plates in Warzone.

Instead of three plates being required to get you to max armor, Tempered reduces the requirement to two. Whilst this may not seem groundbreaking, as JGOD explains, this could give you the edge in a battle. You can plate up 1.5 seconds faster, and that extra second can get you firing at your opponent first to kill them.

Best Warzone Season 5 selections for Perk 3

Amped

As Gaz said in Call of Duty 4, “switching to your pistol is always faster than reloading.” This remains true in Warzone over a decade later, and the Amped perk makes this all the more effective.

There’s nothing worse than running out of ammo and watching helplessly as you’re taken out while either switching weapons or reloading. Amped allows you to almost instantly swap weapons so you can keep shooting with minimal delay.

Tracker

CoD Warzone Tracker perk

This perk is especially effective in solo matches, where you’ll usually only be focusing on a single player at a time. This perk allows you to see the enemy’s footsteps so you know if someone has been nearby recently. With how slow and tactical solo matches can be, you’ll be surprised how many times it will save your skin.

Combat Scout

The second Perk added to Warzone is the Combat Scout Perk and it’s so incredibly powerful that players believe it to be “OP”. Shooting an enemy will ping their location for you and let you know their whereabouts for the next five seconds.

Even if they’re on the other side of a wall, if you’re playing with friends, you can keep people up-to-date with their position and end them quickly. Raven may end up nerfing the Perk in the near future, so take advantage of it whilst you can.

Best perks for Warzone solos

Warzone Solos is almost an entirely different game from Squads, where you must quickly rotate into new zones and know where enemy players are in order to survive. It can also be a lot more cagey too, changing the strategy required to win a game of Warzone.

Here are the best perks to get that Solo victory.

  1. Ghost
  2. Combat Recon
  3. Double Time

Best perks for Warzone Duos, Trios & Quads

In Warzone teams you’ll be fighting multiple enemies at once, so you need to accommodate different Perks to tackle multiple opponents and assist your playing partners.

  1. E.O.D
  2. Overkill then Ghost
  3. Combat Recon

Run these perks along with the meta weapons, and you’ll be putting yourself at a significant advantage in both Verdansk and Rebirth Island.

Also, check out how to unlock the RAAL MG in Warzone & Modern Warfare.

Image Credits: Activision / Raven Software

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Best MAC-10 loadout for CoD: Warzone Season 5

The MAC-10 is one of Warzone’s best SMGs in Season 5, here are its best attachments and Perks to make the best Warzone MAC-10 loadout.

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Even in Warzone Season 5, the MAC-10 is still one of the best SMG loadout choices in the game. See how you can make the best MAC-10 CoD loadout possible with our complete guide.

Call of Duty: Warzone is now well into its fifth season, and after all this time, the MAC-10 continues to reign supreme as an elite killer.

The lack of significant changes has allowed the MAC-10 to remain at the top of the best SMGs in Call of Duty’s primary battle royale game.

We’ve gathered the most useful attachments and Perks you can run to dominate Season 5 with our best Warzone MAC-10 loadout.

Best Warzone MAC-10 loadout

Best Warzone MAC-10 loadout

Best Warzone MAC-10 loadout attachments

  • Muzzle: Agency Suppressor
  • Barrel: 5.9″ Task Force
  • Laser: Tiger Team Spotlight
  • Stock: Raider Stock
  • Ammunition: STANAG 53 Rnd Drum

To keep yourself hidden from the minimap in Warzone while increasing your bullet velocity, aim down sight speed, and sprint to fire speed, there’s no better option than the Agency Suppressor. It will transform the MAC-10 into an entirely new, insanely dominant weapon for close-quarter battles.

A larger MAC-10 magazine allows for a longer burst of fire if needed, and given that the Warzone can throw a whole squad at you, the STANAG 53 Rnd Drum will justify itself in these situations.

operator firing mac-10 in warzone

There are a few barrels that you can go for, but the 5.9″ Task Force is the best option in our eyes. At the minor cost of some recoil control, you can greatly increase the weapon’s range, damage, and mobility.

The Tiger Team Spotlight will help make you even more agile when using the best Warzone MAC-10 loadout, as it provides a big boost to your movement speed and aim walking speed.

These attachments will weigh the MAC-10 down considerably, so you should add the Raider Stock for extra mobility. You’ll have increased sprint-to-fire time and be able to strafe shoot with ease.

Best Perks to use with Warzone MAC-10 class

E.O.D Perk in Call of Duty Warzone
  • Perk 1: E.O.D
  • Perk 2: Overkill / Ghost
  • Perk 3: Combat Scout

The MAC-10 is a weapon you want to use up-close, so the E.O.D Perk is necessary. You’ll be able to tank an onslaught of explosives, keeping you in the fight.

Overkill will allow you to have an Assault Rifle, LMG, or Sniper Rifle as your primary weapon for far distance battles when using the best Warzone MAC-10 loadout.

You can then get the Ghost perk from a second loadout to hide from UAVs and Heartbeat Sensors. And for Perk 3, Combat Scout is a solid choice. Make sure you land even a single shot, and it will light up your opponent with a live ping marker for five seconds – game-changer.

Most recent buffs and nerfs to MAC-10 in Warzone

mac-10 smg in cod warzone

Raven Software has tinkered with the MAC-10 here and there since the gun came into Warzone with the Cold War integration.

The latest update for MAC-10 was back in the Season 4 Reloaded update, and here’s the full extent of those changes:

  • MAC-10 (BOCW)
    • Maximum Damage decreased from 24 to 23
    • Minimum Damage decreased from 20 to 19

How to unlock the MAC-10

BOCW MAC-10 SMG unlock challenge

The MAC-10 was released as part of Warzone and Cold War Season 1’s Battle Pass. If you never unlocked the weapon during Season 1, you can now unlock it through a challenge.

  • Warzone: You must kill 2 or more players rapidly, using SMGs, in 15 different matches.

The quickest and easiest way to unlock the MAC-10 is to play Black Ops Cold War’s multiplayer and queue into small maps like Nuketown ’84. Remember to complete each match, too, as leaving early causes issues with progress tracking.

For Warzone, you can either queue into Plunder with an SMG equipped and aggressively push teams or, if you get an SMG in the battle royale warm-up, quickly take out two players waiting for the round to begin.

Best alternatives

MAC-10's Gallantry blueprint in Warzone Season 4

The best Warzone MAC-10 loadout excels up close, so if you’re looking for another weapon to fill its spot, there are a few options.

If you’re looking for a weapon with a ton of bullets in the magazine and can take out multiple enemies quickly in close quarters, the Bullfrog is a solid alternative to the best Warzone MAC-10 loadout.


If you’re looking for more great weapons, then you can check out some of this season’s best Warzone loadouts below:


C58 | Groza | M4A1 | Milano | AK-47 | SP-R 208

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Warzone players believe “free kill” Stun Grenades need a major nerf

Stun Grenades are too powerful according to Warzone players and need to be nerfed to make 1v1s more competitive.

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Call of Duty: Warzone allows users to hurl Stun Grenades at their opponents to give them a temporary advantage, but players feel they need to be nerfed.

When people talk about meta equipment and loadouts for Warzone, players default to the game’s best guns and Perks. Season 5 has seen the likes of the Krig 6, FARA 83, and MAC-10 ruin opponents regularly, and beasts like the Combat Scout Perk drastically change combat.

Yet, smaller details are continually overlooked, such as thrown equipment. An OP Assault Rifle loadout is one thing, but if you get stunned before you get a chance to use it properly, then it can be game over straightaway.

This is why players feel they need to have their powers lessened as “The effect lasts way too long and the effects are way too brutal.”

warzone stun grenade

The argument was put forward on the Call of Duty: Warzone subreddit by a user called JCglitchmaster, and they argued their case against Stun Grenades.

“When you are stunned in MW or WZ, you’re dead 99/100 times. It doesn’t matter if you are running the perk to counter it, it doesn’t matter if your enemy is miles away. The effect lasts way too long and the effects are way too brutal.”

The user places most of the blame on Infinity Ward, as the problem started with the release of 2019’s Modern Warfare.

But, they’ve now shifted a lot of the responsibility onto Raven’s shoulders saying: “you’ve had nearly 2 years to address this and you just haven’t. What blows my mind even more is this issue was also present in Blackout.”

In the grand scheme of things, we could easily see Raven not prioritizing an issue like this as, generally, most players will opt to run a Heartbeat Sensor in that slot.

Warzone is getting ready to integrate into Call of Duty: Vanguard, so it’s likely that we could see a complete overhaul of the game’s mechanics and systems anyway with the new map.

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How to complete Warzone Season 5 Reloaded Red Door Easter Egg

Here’s how to complete Warzone Season 5 Reloaded’s new Red Door Easter Egg and earn an exclusive Calling Card.

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YouTuber Geeky Pastimes has solved a brand-new Warzone Red Door Easter Egg that was added after Season 5 Reloaded, so here’s how to complete it and earn an exclusive Calling Card.

Warzone has had several Easter Eggs and mysteries to solve over its lifetime, including the mysterious bunkers and Rebirth Island’s Yellow Door. Now, YouTuber and professional video game puzzle solver Geeky Pastimes has discovered a new Warzone Easter Egg that was added after the Season 5 Reloaded update.

This Easter Egg went relatively under the radar until Raven Software was forced to fix errors with the puzzle and its Calling Card reward in the September 15 update. The Easter Egg is straightforward when you know how, so here’s how to complete it in Warzone Season 5.

How to complete Warzone Red Door Easter Egg

Red Doors in Call of Duty Warzone

YouTuber Geeky Pastimes was the first person to solve this Easter Egg after the Red Doors began behaving erratically following the Season 5 Reloaded update.

Geeky Pastimes realized that after the Reloaded update, codes started appearing when you go through Red Doors. He figured out that each number of the code was assigned to the letters of the alphabet, forming words.

Getting the codes from every single Red Door Room and arranging them in the order of the stations created the sentence: “Lay The King To Final Rest Above The Bones Of Six Feet Depth.”

Geeky Pastimes figured out that “The King” was the Cane Blueprint you get from these Red Door Loot Rooms, and “Bones” are buried in the graveyard.

So, they took the Cane to Verdansk Graveyard near Superstore and discovered that you can interact with the ground near one of the queen-shaped headstones with dirt in front of it. This one can be found at the northwest end of the graveyard, in front of a large tree.

Warzone Easter Egg Queen Statue location

Getting the Cane is the most important step, so you can check out our full Red Door guide to get your hands on it.

Your Operator digs in the ground, and the game will tell you “Challenge Completed” and you’ll unlock an exclusive Calling Card.

To summarize how to complete the Season 5 Reloaded Easter Egg:

  1. Travel through a Red Door in Verdansk ’84
  2. Once inside the loot room, open chests until you find the ‘Lost Lion/The King’ Cane
  3. Take the Cane to Verdansk Graveyard near Superstore
  4. Head to the queen-shaped gravestone in front of a big tree, at the northwest end of the Graveyard
  5. Look at the floor until you get a “???” prompt, and press the interact button
  6. After your Operator digs, you’ll get a prompt telling you “Challenge Complete” and you’ll get the exclusive Calling Card

Warzone Season 5 Reloaded Easter Egg reward

Warzone Blessed Excrement Calling Card

For completing this Easter Egg, you’ll get the Blessed Excrement Calling Card. This Rare cosmetic item depicts an Operator shouting “Holy Sh*t!” and you can only get it for doing this challenge, so you can flex your Easter Egg solving skills.

Also, it’s worth noting that the Calling Card isn’t censored in-game.


For more Call of Duty Easter Eggs, check out how to beat the Mauer Der Toten main Easter Egg, and how to get the Zombies Ronald Raygun.

Image Credit: Activision / Geeky Pastimes

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