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Best AX-50 loadout for Warzone Pacific Season 3

Here’s the best Warzone Pacific AX-50 loadout you can use for maximum speed and accuracy with this powerful Sniper Rifle during Season 3.

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Here’s the best Warzone AX-50 loadout you should be using for maximum range and mobility to take enemies down from afar in Season 3.

Thanks to recent Sniper Rifle nerfs in the major Season 3 update, the best sniper loadouts for players to choose from have changed drastically. The AX-50 has been around since the start of Warzone, but it hasn’t always been viable.

Luckily, recent nerfs have leveled the playing field and resulted in renewed interest in this Sniper Rifle as it lets you deliver hard-hitting shots from long range that will down enemies without any trouble.

We’ve prepared the best attachments and perks to make the best Warzone AX-50 loadout to help you take down enemies from a distance without any trouble.

Best Warzone AX-50 loadout attachments

AX-50 warzone attachments
  • Muzzle: Monolithic Suppressor
  • Barrel: 32.0″ Factory Barrel
  • Stock: Singuard Arms Assassin
  • Rear Grip: Stippled Grip Tape
  • Laser: Tac Laser

We’ll start the best Warzone AX-50 loadout with the Monolithic Suppressor muzzle to keep you hidden and increase damage range, which is extremely important for Snipers in Season 3.

The 32.0″ Factory Barrel will further boost the weapon’s recoil control while also improving the damage range and bullet velocity of the best Warzone AX-50 loadout. Now, you’ll be more likely to score eliminations with a single shot.

You’ll want to be able to get an enemy in your sights right away after reloading, and that’s where the Singuard Arms Assassin stock comes in. This attachment will improve your Aim Down Sight Speed.

In addition, the Tac Laser and Stippled Grip Tape will further boost ADS speed, which is vital for Sniper Rifle players as they look to get the first shot off in a gunfight.

Best Perks & Equipment to use with Warzone AX-50 class

Double Time perk in Warzone
  • Perk 1: Double Time
  • Perk 2: Overkill/Tempered
  • Perk 3: Amped
  • Lethal Equipment: Throwing Knife
  • Tactical Equipment: Stim

We’ve picked the Double Time perk to increase your Tactical Sprint duration as well as increase your speed while sprinting.

We strongly recommend paring an Assault Rifle or SMG with the AX-50 for close-range encounters. Overkill will allow you to take two primary weapons from your first loadout. Then, you can benefit from reaching full health faster with Tempered.

Amped allows you to switch weapons faster and reload launchers faster. Great for use with a Sniper/LMG loadout. This will be useful when switching back and forth between your primary and secondary weapons.

We’ve gone with the Stim and Throwing Knife combo which is a popular option in Season 3. The Stim provides a boost to speed which could be valuable in close-quarters fights. Along the same lines, the Throwing Knife will help you finish enemies you’ve downed with your SMG.

Most recent AX-50 buffs and nerfs

Raven Software nerfed the popular Kar98k and Swiss in the Season 3 update. Therefore many players are switching to the AX-50 and HDR.

The AX-50 is one of the few Sniper Rifles that can still one-shot kill to the head at any range. In addition, it had its max damage range and headshot multiplier increased.

How to unlock the AX-50

warzone ax-50 in Modern Warfare

Most players will already have the AX-50 unlocked, but if you’re new to the game you just need to reach level 37 in Warzone or Modern Warfare. This should only take a few hours of playing over a weekend and you’ll be adding this sniper to your inventory in no time.

Best Alternatives

As previously, mentioned the HDR is another fantastic option in Season 3 of Warzone Pacific. However, if the heavy Sniper Rifle isn’t right for you, you’ll want to check out the ZRG 20mm. This weapon was also on the right side of recent weapon balancing changes.


For more loadouts check out our list of the 10 most popular weapon loadouts in Warzone Pacific, which is sure to change during Season 3.

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How to play Warzone Operation Last Call mode: Search & Destroy-inspired LTM

Warzone Season 5 will bring a brand-new LTM to the battle royale, so here’s everything you need to know about Operation Last Call.

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Warzone Season 5 Last Call LTM

Players will have a new Warzone LTM to test out in Season 5 that’s inspired by the classic Search & Destroy multiplayer mode. Here’s a guide on how to play the Operation Last Call LTM.

Raven Software decided to pull out all the stops for Warzone Season 5 given that it will be the final season of the iconic battle royale. Alongside new weapons and classic villains returning to Warzone, players will also get to discover some new modes.

One of these new modes is the Operation Last Call LTM, and fans of Call of Duty multiplayer will be pleased to discover that it’s inspired by the fan-favorite Search & Destroy mode.

We’ve compiled everything you need to know about Warzone’s Last Call LTM, including how to play and what to expect.

Warzone Season 5 Peak POI changes

Warzone Operation: Last Call LTM explained

What makes this LTM unique is that players get to decide how to play. With the theme of Season 5 being Heroes vs Villains, the Last Call LTM will have players decide which side they’d like to support.

You’ll have the chance to either defend or sabotage Caldera. Bomb sites will appear across Caldera and in a similar fashion to the Search & Destroy mode you can either defend and defuse bombs or attempt to detonate them.

While there was no specific mention in the Warzone Season 5 blog, it’s expected that respawns will be enabled during this LTM.

Warzone Season 5’s transformed Peak will take center stage and that remains true during Operation Last Call. Not only will lava run down the mountainside, but in Operation Last Call, it will also “shoot out over the island.”

Players will have to be mindful of lava rocks crashing down on them from up above. Neither heroes nor villains are safe from the chaos of the lava rocks. This eruption will act as a public event within the Last Call LTM. A Volcano Meter will appear on your screen indicating the volcano’s current activity.

Players will witness two different outcomes to the match depending on which faction emerges victorious. Of course, this LTM will tie into the Heroes vs. Villains Community Event, so don’t forget to choose your side and earn rewards for participating.


For more, check out everything you need to know about the new Rage Serum Field Upgrade and Supply Box UAV Killstreak in Warzone Season 5.

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How to get Warzone & Vanguard Prime Gaming rewards (August 2022)

There are new Warzone and Vanguard Prime Gaming rewards available for players to claim. Here’s how you can get your hands on them.

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Warzone and Vanguard Operators in Season 4

Prime Gaming is an exciting way for developers to reward players with various in-game items. Here’s how you can claim your Prime Gaming rewards in Warzone and Vanguard.

Both Warzone Pacific and Vanguard feature fun cosmetic items that players can equip to customize their playing experience, and these can be acquired through several different means.

One easy way to get them is through the popular Prime Gaming service, which allows Amazon Prime subscribers to get free in-game rewards for their favorite games.

With this in mind, here is how you can get the Warzone and Vanguard Prime Gaming rewards for August.

How to get Warzone and Vanguard Prime Gaming rewards

Prime Gaming logo

If you’re interested in claiming Warzone and Vanguard Prime Gaming rewards, you’ll need an Amazon Prime subscription. If you don’t already have one, you can sign up for a free 30-day trial to redeem the rewards.

Then you must link your Warzone and Vanguard account to your Amazon Prime account with the membership active.

Here’s how you can link your accounts for free Prime Gaming rewards:

  1. Navigate to the Call of Duty Offer Detail Page
  2. Click ‘Claim Now’ on the active content drop
  3. Log in with your Prime-enabled account or sign up for Prime
  4. Click ‘Continue’ to begin the account-linking process
  5. Click ‘Go to Activision’ to be redirected to Activision’s account-linking page
  6. Log in with your Activision account and authorize Prime Gaming to fulfill content
  7. Click ‘Complete Claim’
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Warzone and Vanguard Prime Gaming Rewards – August 2022

Full Defense Bundle

The August 2022 content drop through Prime Gaming brings a total of five exclusive items for Warzone and Vanguard players to claim, including an Operator skin, a weapon Blueprint, and a Calling Card.

Below is a full list of everything available throughout the month of August:

  • Legendary Desert Pinstripes Skin
  • Epic Counterinsurgency Blueprint
  • Legendary Golden Grenadier Emblem
  • Legendary No Oasis Killcam Theme
  • Epic Heat of Battle Calling Card
Full Defense Bundle in Warzone and Vanguard

That covers everything you need to know about this month’s Prime Gaming rewards for Warzone Pacific and Vanguard.

There are new rewards available each month, so be sure to check back with this guide!


For more Call of Duty, check out how to unlock the RA 225 SMG in Season 5 as well as our guide on the Heroes vs Villains event.

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How to unlock RA 225 SMG in Warzone & Vanguard Season 5

Warzone and Vanguard’s new Season 5 SMG is set to deliver incredible mobility and a fast fire rate, so here’s how to unlock the RA 225.

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RA 255 SMG Warzone Vanguard Season 5

The RA 225 SMG is making its way to Vanguard and Warzone during Season 5, and the weapon’s speed in tight spaces should be a valuable addition to both games.

With Season 5 set to act as the final chapter of Vanguard and Warzone before players move on to Modern Warfare 2 and Warzone 2, the RA 225 will be one of the last weapons to enter the fold.

We’ve seen a ton of post-launch Vanguard SMGs join the pool of weapons over the seasons, and it’s only right that players receive one final SMG before saying goodbye.

The new SMG will rely on a high fire rate and excellent mobility to dominate Season 5 of Warzone and Vanguard, so here’s how to unlock the RA 225.

How to unlock the RA 225 SMG in Warzone & Vanguard

Warzone and Vanguard’s RA 225 SMG will arrive at the start of Season 5 on August 24, and it will be available through the Battle Pass. At the moment, we don’t know the exact tier that the weapon will become available, but it should be either 15 or 31 according to previous seasons.

The RA 225 SMG will be one of two weapons arriving via the Season 5 Battle Pass, with the EX1 being the other. These two weapons should be free unlocks that occupy tiers 15 and 31 of the Battle Pass.

Menendez and Al-Asad in Warzone Season 5

The Call of Duty blog for the Season 5 roadmap explains that “this SMG has a high fire rate and a very mobile compact frame.” The RA 225 is a lightweight SMG, which means it should provide excellent mobility for those looking to finesse opponents in Warzone Season 5.

Although it does come with quick handling, its fast fire rate means that while it will be devastating in close-range gunfights, you will have to manage some upward recoil kick that the RA 225 displays.

Its base form doesn’t boast the highest firepower possible, but with the right attachments, you should be able to increase its damage and recoil control to your liking.


For more, check out our guide to all of the Vanguard & Warzone weapons arriving in Season 5, as well as how to unlock the Valois Revolver.

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