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Best FOV settings for CoD: Warzone Season 5

Warzone PC players can take advantage of much higher field of views, so we’re taking a look at the best FOV settings for Season 5.

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For Warzone PC players, Field of View is an extremely important setting – it allows you to see much more of what’s around you, but having the wrong settings can completely throw your game off. Here are the best FOV settings for Warzone Season 5.

Field of View, or FOV, is a setting available in most competitive FPS games. This allows you to adjust how much of your surroundings you can see. YouTuber JGOD has demonstrated the incredible difference that having an FOV slider has in your game.

For the most part, the higher the FOV you have, the better. Having a high FOV will majorly improve your spatial awareness, allowing you to see enemies that would usually be off to the side of your screen. However, having your FOV cranked to the max can make targets appear small, and also give a massive hit to your performance.

We’re taking a look at the best FOV settings for Warzone Season 5.

How to change FOV in Warzone Season 5

Warzone FOV slider

Unfortunately, console Warzone players haven’t received a FOV slider yet. If you’re on PC, however, you can adjust your FOV by going into your settings.

  1. Launch Call of Duty: Warzone
  2. Open up settings
  3. Select the ‘General’ tab
  4. Look under the ‘Screen’ section for FOV settings
  5. Click on ‘Advanced’ for more options

Best FOV for Warzone controller players

If you’re playing Warzone on PC with a controller, you need to have a FOV that complements your gameplay. Once you have the best settings, you need to find the FOV that’s right for you.

Warzone defaults to 80 FOV, and this is also what console players are locked to. However, PC players get the option of raising their FOV all the way up to 120, and a high FOV has its pros and cons.

example of Warzone with 100 FOV

For a controller player, anywhere between 95 and 105 is an ideal FOV. You’ll get all the spatial awareness of a high FOV, but your targets won’t be so shrunk that they’re difficult to see and hit. As most controller players can’t make the micro-adjustments that a mouse offers, you don’t want your FOV to be too high.

Having a high FOV shrinks targets at long range to fit more into your screen, and this makes them difficult to hit – especially when accounting for Aim Assist. Too low, however, and too much of your screen will be cut. You won’t see enemies off to the side, and you may get motion sickness.

Controller players playing on high FOV should take advantage of the Scale Aim Assist with FOV option, and set it to Enabled. This scales the aim assist bubbles with your FOV, meaning your aim will feel consistent no matter your field of view.

Best FOV for Warzone mouse and keyboard players

Luckily for Warzone mouse and keyboard players, they don’t need to worry about Aim Assist. No matter how small their targets are from a high FOV, they can make those fine adjustments without the Aim Assist bubble getting in the way.

Example of Warzone with 110 FOV

Making these fine adjustments are especially important when playing at a high FOV, as objects and targets will be much smaller as the game fits more into your screen.

We recommend Warzone mouse and keyboard players set their FOV from anywhere between 105 and 115. You won’t have the ‘fisheye’ effect that a 120 FOV offers, but you can take advantage of a mouse’s fine aim control to hit those slightly smaller targets.

Does FOV affect PC performance?

Unfortunately, if you’re running a slightly dated graphics card such as the NVIDIA 10 series, having a high FOV will severely affect your PC’s performance.

Captain Price flying over Verdansk 84 Stadium

As the game tries to display more information on-screen, this will be a lot more taxing on your system. You need to experiment with the FOV slider and find the setting that’s right for your system. If it’s struggling, consider taking the FOV down to under 100 and see if that helps.

If you really want the highest FOV possible and maintain a stable performance, you can follow our guide on the best PC settings for Warzone Season 5.

What is Affected FOV in Warzone?

Warzone offers players the option to set their aim down sight FOV as Independent or Affected. Both of these settings have their pros and cons, so we’re breaking down each to help you decide which you should use.

Independent FOV

Example of Warzone Independent FOV

The game defaults your FOV to 80. This is what console versions of the game run at, and is the standard for Call of Duty games. When set to Independent, when you ADS with low-zoom optics and iron sights, your game will go to around 80 FOV.

Even if you’re playing at a FOV of 120, your game will zoom in when you ADS, making far-off targets easier to track and hit – especially when you’re using a controller. However, while aiming, you’ll lose a ton of the spatial awareness that a high FOV offers.

We recommend most players use Independent FOV as targets will be much easier to see and hit, especially at the long ranges of Verdansk ’84. Having Independent is the best of both worlds – you get your huge FOV when moving, and then get a tight and accurate view when shooting.

Affected FOV

Example of Warzone affected FOV

Setting your FOV to affected means that your field of view remains constant, even when you’re aiming. Some players prefer this as there’s jarring zoom when aiming at a target, there’s less visual recoil, and you keep your spatial awareness.

The targets will continue to appear small and far away, making them harder to hit, which is why some players avoid this setting. It will also cause aim assist bubbles to feel slightly inconsistent, so it’s a setting more suited to mouse and keyboard players.

PC players with large, high-resolution monitors can take advantage of affected FOV. They’ll still be able to see the enemies they’re aiming at clearly, allowing them to keep the advantage of a high FOV.

Will a Warzone FOV slider come to consoles?

Warzone xbox and ps5 controller

Warzone console players have long been requesting a FOV slider. A high FOV offers a distinct advantage to PC players, and with crossplay enabled by default, many find this advantage unfair.

With how taxing a high FOV is on hardware, Activision was concerned that including the slider on the Xbox One and PS4 would affect performance too much. Fans’ disappointment was amplified when Black Ops Cold War released with a FOV slider on all platforms.

However, with the Xbox Series X|S and PlayStation 5 now being out, players have been looking for a console next-gen version with an included FOV slider. Activision confirmed that they are aware of FOV slider requests, but said they “cannot share” a timeline at this point.

Call of Duty: Vanguard will bring a brand-new map and anti-cheat, so it’s possible that a next-gen console FOV slider will arrive then, but there’s no official confirmation.


Like almost all settings in Warzone, it’s all down to preference. You should test different FOVs with Affected and Independent ADS options, and see what works best for you.

Once you’ve got your FOV down, you can check out the top 10 weapon loadouts for Warzone Season 5.

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Warzone Pacific’s 10 most popular weapon loadouts

The most popular weapon loadouts in Warzone Pacific have been revealed, so here’s the top 10, and their most popular attachments.

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Call of Duty: Warzone Pacific’s most popular weapons and their attachments have been revealed, so we’re counting down the top ten loadouts as of January 21, 2022.

As is standard for Warzone, the meta is constantly changing. The Warzone Pacific update brought in almost 40 new weapons from Call of Duty: Vanguard, and also made some changes to weapons from Modern Warfare and Cold War.

This has caused a major change in certain weapon’s popularity, and thanks to WZRanked.com, we can see Warzone Pacific Season 1’s most popular weapons. So, we’re counting down the top ten, along with the most popular attachments.

Most popular guns & loadouts in Warzone

10. M13 – 2.07%

best warzone m13 loadout season 3

It’s surprising to see the M13 back in Warzone’s 10 most popular weapons, but it’s beaten out some of the best guns in the game such as Cold War’s AK-47 and the M4A1.

What makes the M13 such a popular pick is its extremely low recoil, where it takes no effort at all to keep it firing straight. Low-recoil builds are always a popular choice, and the M13 certainly fills that role.

Most popular M13 Warzone loadout

  • Muzzle: Monolithic Suppressor
  • Barrel: Tempus Marksman
  • Optic: VLK 3.0x Optic
  • Underbarrel: Commando Foregrip
  • Ammunition: 60 Round Mags

9. Grau 5.56 – 2.16%

Warzone Grau 5.56

When Warzone was first released in March 2020, the Grau 5.56 was king. With almost no recoil and the cleanest Iron Sight the game had to offer, almost every player ran the Grau. Now in Warzone Pacific Season 1, it has avoided the nerfs that have hit other ARs and remained a popular choice.

Many Grau users use it as their ‘Fully Loaded’ weapon, which they can take to get full ammo when grabbing a loadout after returning from the Gulag. However, all Vanguard guns have this capability, so the VLK 3.0x Optic is back in demand.

Most popular Grau 5.56 Warzone loadout

  • Muzzle: Monolithic Suppressor
  • Barrel: Tempus 26.4″ Archangel
  • Optic: VLK 3.0x Optic
  • Underbarrel: Commando Foregrip
  • Ammunition: 60 Round Mags

8. Kilo 141 – 2.35%

best warzone kilo loadout

Very similar to the M13, the Kilo 141 is an excellent weapon for players looking for a low-recoil gun to beam enemies at range.

The Kilo isn’t the most powerful Assault Rifle in the game, but it kills slightly faster than the M13 – even with a slower fire rate. You won’t burn through your ammo immediately, making it a great choice to carry around both Caldera and Rebirth Island.

Most popular Kilo 141 Warzone loadout

  • Muzzle: Monolithic Suppressor
  • Barrel: Singuard Arms 19.8″ Prowler
  • Optic: VLK 3.0x Optic
  • Underbarrel: Commando Foregrip
  • Ammunition: 60 Round Mags

7. Vanguard PPSH-41 – 2.43%

warzone pacific caldera ppsh

Vanguard weapons have dominated the meta since their arrival, and the PPSH-41 is the perfect SMG.

With incredible hip-fire accuracy and surprisingly effective range for an SMG, it’s hard to go wrong with the PPSH-41 – especially in the Vanguard Royale. We expect its popularity to keep rising if it doesn’t get nerfed in a future update.

Most popular Vanguard PPSH-41 loadout:

  • Muzzle: Recoil Booster
  • Barrel: Kovalevskaya 230mm B03P
  • Optic: Slate Reflector
  • Stock: Removed Stock
  • Underbarrel: Carver Foregrip
  • Magazine: 8mm Nambu 71 Round Mags
  • Ammunition: Incendiary 
  • Rear Grip: Pine Tar Grip
  • Perk 1: Tight Grip
  • Perk 2: Quick

6. Swiss K31 – 6.20%

Best Warzone Swiss K31 loadout

Raven Software has been hard at work fine-tuning Cold War’s Sniper Rifles in Warzone and now, they seem to have got the Swiss K31 into a great spot. Raven did decrease its flinch resistance on December 9 but then buffed it again on December 15.

Its direct counterpart is Modern Warfare’s Kar98k as they’re both quick and highly versatile snipers. Not much sets the two apart now, and some even prefer the Swiss. Its high bullet velocity means that you hardly need to lead shots, and its magazine gives it a solid reload time compared to the Kar98k.

Most popular Swiss K31 Warzone loadout

  • Muzzle: GRU Suppressor
  • Barrel: 24.9″ Combat Recon
  • Laser: SWAT 5mw Laser Sight
  • Underbarrel: Bruiser Grip
  • Rear Grip: Serpent Grip

5. STG44 – 7.09%

STG44 Assault Rifle in Warzone

The STG44 acts similarly to Modern Warfare’s M4A1, being an excellent all-rounder for Caldera.

With the bloom mechanic being removed now, the STG is even more powerful. It might not be the most powerful Assault Rifle in the game but is extremely easy to control, making it effective for players of all skill levels.

Its popularity has dropped slightly since the start of the season, but it’s likely to remain a powerful choice as we go into Season 2.

Most popular STG44 Warzone loadout

  • Muzzle: MX Silencer
  • Barrel: CDD 760mm 05B
  • Optic: G16 2.5x
  • Stock: VDD 34S Weighted
  • Underbarrel: m1941 Hand Stop
  • Magazine: 8mm Kurz 60 Round Drums
  • Ammunition: Lengthened 
  • Rear Grip: Stippled Grip
  • Perk 1: Vital
  • Perk 2: Fully Loaded

4. Modern Warfare Kar98k – 7.29%

Warzone Kar98k loadout

If you’re looking for a fast Sniper Rifle that’s easy to use, Modern Warfare’s Kar98k is the weapon for you. Although technically a Marksman Rifle, this bolt-action WW2 rifle is arguably Warzone’s best sniper.

The Kar98k has a solid ADS speed, and with its high bullet velocity, you’ll find it much easier to use than most other Sniper Rifles. You can effectively quickscope in close-range situations, and by leading your targets, hit some nasty longshots.

The Kar98k is the better choice for controller players, as YouTuber TrueGameData discovered that it has more aim assist than the Swiss. It’s no longer the most popular weapon but is still one of the best there is.

Most popular Kar98k Warzone loadout

  • Muzzle: Monolithic Suppressor
  • Barrel: Singuard Custom 27.6″ Barrel
  • Laser: Tac Laser
  • Optic: Sniper Scope
  • Stock: FTAC Sport Comb

3. Cooper Carbine – 7.71%

Best Warzone Pacific cooper carbine loadout

Some low-recoil builds have made their way onto this list, but the Cooper Carbine beats them out in the damage department.

The Cooper Carbine arrived at the start of Warzone Pacific Season 1 and quickly became many players’ go-to. Again, it’s not the most powerful weapon in the game but its almost non-existent recoil and decent damage have made it the third most popular choice.

Most popular Cooper Carbine Warzone loadout

  • Muzzle: MX Silencer
  • Barrel: ZAC 760mm 05B
  • Optic: G16 2.5x
  • Stock: VDD 34S Weighted
  • Underbarrel: m1941 Hand Stop
  • Magazine: 7.62 Gorenko 50 Round Mags
  • Ammunition: Lengthened 
  • Rear Grip: Polymer Grip
  • Perk 1: Vital
  • Perk 2: Fully Loaded

2. Bren – 11.35%

Bren LMG in Warzone Pacific

The Bren dominated the game over the holidays, and even though it saw nerfs, it’s held onto its spot as the second most popular gun in the game.

We’ve mentioned several low-recoil builds in this list, but the Bren had zero recoil over the holidays. This allowed it to beam enemies across the map with players not even needing to move the thumbstick to keep it shooting straight.

The weapon was nerfed in the January 7 update, but it’s still the best long-range option in Warzone Pacific.

The most popular Bren Warzone loadout

  • Muzzle: Mercury Silencer
  • Barrel: Queen’s 705mm Royal
  • Optic: SVT-40 PU Scope 3-6x
  • Stock: Queen’s Model 11HB
  • Underbarrel: m1941 Hand Stop
  • Magazine: 6.5 Sakura 40 Round Mags
  • Ammunition: Lengthened 
  • Rear Grip: Polymer Grip
  • Perk 1: Tight Grip
  • Perk 2: Fully Loaded

1. MP40 – 15.19%

MP40 Warzone Pacific loadout

If you’re looking for a Vanguard SMG to use in either regular battle royale or Vanguard Royale, the MP40 is an excellent choice.

An incredibly popular Vanguard weapon, the MP40 has already been making waves in Warzone. Its minimal recoil and solid damage make it a standout choice for close-range fights, so you won’t ever feel at a disadvantage while using it.

It’s no wonder that the MP40 is the most popular weapon in the game, as it complements any possible loadout.

Most popular MP40 Warzone loadout

  • Muzzle: Recoil Booster
  • Barrel: Krausnick 317mm 04B
  • Optic: Slate Reflector
  • Stock: Krausnick 33M Folding
  • Underbarrel: Carver Foregrip
  • Magazine: 7.62 Gorenko 45 Round Mags
  • Ammunition: Incendiary
  • Rear Grip: Polymer Grip
  • Perk 1: Brace
  • Perk 2: Quick

If you’re yet to use any of these weapons in Caldera and Rebirth Island, give them a try with these attachment combinations.

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Best Automaton loadout for Warzone Pacific Caldera

Here are the attachments and perks you need to equip to make the best Automaton loadout for Warzone Pacific Caldera.

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The Automaton is one of the most popular Assault Rifle choices in Vanguard Multiplayer. Luckily, its stellar qualities can also shine in Warzone Pacific if you craft the best Automaton loadout possible. 

Warzone players will have to get used to a number of changes while playing Call of Duty’s Battle Royale. The meta is constantly shifting as new updates bring buffs and nerfs to weapons.

While the Automaton was regarded as the best AR when the integration first landed, a nerf to its recoil saw it bomb out of the meta. Having said that, the recent January 12 update gave the weapon a buff, and players are starting to realize how strong the weapon is once again.

Here’s the best Automaton loadout you can use for Warzone Pacific success.

Best Automaton attachments for Warzone Pacific

automaton preview in cod vanguard
  • Muzzle: MX Silencer
  • Barrel: Empress 620mm Precision
  • Optic: G16 2.5x
  • Stock: ZAC Skeletal
  • Underbarrel: m1941 Hand Stop
  • Magazine: 6.5mm Sakura 75 Round Drum
  • Ammunition: Lengthened
  • Rear Grip: Polymer Grip
  • Perk: Tight Grip
  • Perk 2: Fully Loaded

Although the Automaton doesn’t boast the fastest TTK amongst Assault Rifles, it is certainly one of the easiest to control. The Empress 620mm Precision, ZAC Skeletal stock, m1941 Hand Stop, Tight Grip Perk, and Polymer Grip all work toward improving accuracy by steadying the weapon. 

As with most Warzone loadouts, increased magazine size is highly-recommended. The 6.5mm Sakura 75 Round Drum will allow you to knock and wipe several players. Fully Loaded will put you in the best position to win by starting you with maximum ammo. Lengthened will increase bullet velocity, making the Automaton a lethal choice. 

Lastly, although Optics are generally down to preference, we love the G16 2.5x, as it provides the weapon with a clean reticle and zoom.

Best Automaton Perks and equipment

Warzone Pacific perks automaton
  • Perk 1: E.O.D.
  • Perk 2: Ghost
  • Perk 3: Amped
  • Secondary: Top Break
  • Lethal: Semtex
  • Tactical: Stun

Although big changes have made their way to Warzone, some things have maintained the status quo. E.O.D, Ghost, and Amped should remain an extremely popular trio of Perks.

Along the same lines, the Semtex Lethal equipment, and Stun Tactical equipment will continue to be useful options. Of course, many of these choices will not be available in the Vanguard Royale mode.

The Top Break has made waves as a powerful Secondary weapon option. Seeing as the Automaton specializes in long-range gunfights, the Top Break handgun will have your back in close quarters.

How to unlock the Automaton in Vanguard and Warzone Pacific

Automaton Warzone Pacific

In order to unlock the Automaton in Warzone, players must reach Rank 8, making it very easy to obtain.

Many players have already sufficiently leveled up the weapon through Vanguard Multiplayer, making it the ideal choice for early Warzone success. 

Warzone Pacific alternatives to Automaton

Long-range Assault Rifles are a popular choice across Caldera. With a ton of open space on the map, these weapons will certainly excel. If the Automaton isn’t your first choice then you may want to consider the STG44. It offers less mobility but more firepower. 

If you prefer to use the Sniper Rifle and Submachine Gun combo then the Kar98k and PPSH-41 are the perfect pair.


With Warzone Pacific Season 1 coming to an end, you may be wondering when Warzone Season 2 will be underway with the recent news of the delay.

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Best Diamatti loadout for CoD: Warzone Pacific Season 1

Here are the attachments and perks you can equip to make the best Warzone Pacific Diamatti loadout in Season 1 for close-quarter battles.

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The Diamatti is a reliable handgun ideal for close combat and it remains a viable option during Warzone Pacific Season 1. Here’s the best Warzone Diamatti loadout that will allow you to mow down enemies in close-quarters combat.

The close-range meta for Call of Duty: Warzone Pacific has a good deal of variety right now in Season 1, with the Diamatti Pistol from Black Ops Cold War being an excellent choice for players when it comes to their secondary weapon, especially if you are running a Ghost class.

If you’re looking to make this handgun your trusty side-arm during close encounters, then you will want to make sure you have the best Warzone Pacific Diamatti loadout built for your class.

Here are the attachments and perks you will need to use to have the best Warzone Pacific Diamatti loadout ready for battle.

Best Warzone Pacific Diamatti loadout attachments

Diamatti loadout Warzone Pacific
  • Muzzle: Agency Supressor
  • Barrel: 7.2″ Task Force
  • Laser: SWAT 5mw Laser Sight
  • Ammunition: STANAG 30 Rnd
  • Rear Grip: Serpent Wrap

The Diamatti was once considered overpowered when it first dropped in Warzone, but it has since received a few buffs and nerfs in recent seasons. Although it isn’t considered OP anymore, it still absolutely shreds on Rebirth Island. Players who prefer the Rebirth Island map should give this Diamatti loadout a try.

We’ll start with the Agency Suppressor Muzzle attachment, which will give you a big boost in vertical recoil control all while keeping your shots off of the minimap.

Next, we’ll use the 7.2″ Task Force Barrel to improve the Diamatti’s damage range and bullet velocity significantly. This will make the weapon ideal for close-quarters and medium-range encounters so that you don’t get overwhelmed by foes.

While the handgun has precise accuracy, you’ll be firing from the hip in certain close-range combat situations, so we recommend equipping the SWAT 5mw Laser Sight to increase hip-fire accuracy.

Finally, we’ll cap off the best Warzone Diamatti loadout with the STANAG 30 Round Mag to make sure you do not run out of bullets in the middle of a fight and the Serpent Wrap Rear Grip attachment to boost your aim down sight speed.

Best Perks to use with Warzone Diamatti class

best warzone diamatti perks
  • Perk 1: E.O.D
  • Perk 2: Ghost
  • Perk 3: Battle Hardened

Many battles on Caldera or Rebirth Island will have enemies throwing explosives at you. Using E.O.D. will allow you to take less damage from enemy explosives and help you stay in the fight longer.

Using the Best Warzone Diamatti loadout means you do not have to worry about using Overkill and can focus on utilizing the power of Ghost, which will keep you from appearing on enemy UAVs and Heartbeat Sensors.

Another bonus of using this Black Ops Cold War pistol as your main secondary weapon is that you do not need to use Amped to increase your weapon swap speed, as it is already fast enough for Pistols.

This will allow you to use Battle Hardened to reduce the effectiveness of enemy stun and flash grenades, which can be the difference between winning and losing a fight.

Most recent Diamatti buffs and nerfs

Raven Software haven’t made any major changes to the Diamatti Pistol in some time, but we will update this section with any new buffs or nerfs if they are applied in the future.

How to unlock the Diamatti in Warzone Pacific

Diamatti Pistol on display in Warzone Gunsmith

Players will first need to unlock this Pistol if they want to create the best Warzone Diamatti loadout. Interested individuals can unlock this weapon by reaching Level 49 in either Warzone or Black Ops Cold War.

Consider using a Double XP token and this Rebirth Island strategy to fully level weapons up in 30 minutes.

Best Diamatti alternatives for Warzone Pacific

There are very few weapons in the Pistol category that are dominating Warzone Pacific at the moment. If you want to stick to a Pistol and still be able to use Ghost with your first loadout then Vanguard’s 1911 Pistol and Top Break Pistol are fine candidates.


For more on Warzone Pacific Season 1, check out all the tiers and rewards up for grabs in this season’s Battle Pass.

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