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Best JAK-12 loadout for Warzone Pacific Season 2 Reloaded

The JAK-12 is one of the fastest-killing weapons in Warzone, so here are the best loadout attachments and Perks to maximize its potential.



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Modern Warfare’s JAK-12 Shotgun has always been a powerful choice in Call of Duty: Warzone, especially after Season 2 Reloaded”s TTK changes. Here’s the best JAK-12 loadout you can run in both Caldera and Rebirth Island.

Warzone Pacific Season 2 Reloaded made significant changes to TTK in Caldera, giving players an extra 50 HP. This has allowed the already powerful JAK-12 Shotgun to shine, where it’s become the fastest-killing close-range weapon in the game.

You’ll need to equip the right attachments, Perks, and Equipment to run the best JAK-12 loadout, so here’s everything you need to dominate with this fully-automatic Shotgun.

Best Warzone JAK-12 loadout attachments

  • Muzzle: FORGE TAC Marauder
  • Barrel: ZLR J-3600 Torrent
  • Laser: 5mW Laser
  • Magazine: 20 Round Drum Mags
  • Rear Grip: Stippled Grip Tape

There are plenty of viable attachments for the JAK-12, but we’ve used this combination to give it the quickest TTK possible, increasing its mobility and giving a much tighter bullet spread.

First, we’re combining the FORGE TAC Marauder muzzle and ZLR J-3600 Torrent barrel, which, together, tighten the bullet spread and increase both its damage and range. This will ensure every pellet lands, allowing the JAK to deal maximum damage.

Next, we’ve added both the 5mW Laser and Stippled Grip Tape. Combined, the JAK-12 will have an incredibly fast sprint-to-fire speed, and fantastic hip-fire accuracy. Finally, the 20 Round Drum Mags will put plenty of shells at your disposal and give a reasonable reload speed.

Best Perks & Equipment to use with Warzone JAK-12

  • Perk 1: E.O.D
  • Perk 2: Overkill
  • Perk 3: Amped
  • Lethal Equipment: Semtex
  • Tactical Equipment: Stim

The JAK-12 is an excellent close-range weapon, so you’ll need the right Perks and Equipment to complement it.

E.O.D will protect you from a manner of explosives, allowing you to continue to push in even when Semtex and C4s are being chucked your way.

The JAK-12 loses its power beyond extreme close range, so you’ll want to use Overkill and bring along something like the XM4 or Automaton in your primary slot. Finally, you’ll want Amped to quickly switch between these weapons.

For Lethal Equipment, we recommend the Semtex. It’s a great way to clear a room and force an injured enemy out of cover. For Tactical, the Stim remains one of the best options thanks to the speed boost and quick health regeneration.

How to unlock JAK-12 in Warzone

All you need to do to unlock the JAK-12 is get 3 Hipfire Kills using Shotguns in 7 different matches. And because the JAK-12 is a Modern Warfare weapon, you can back out as soon as you get the three kills.

Modern Warfare is the quickest place to unlock the JAK, but Plunder or Clash are the best places to go if you only have Warzone. Just get your three hip-fire kills, then either play out the game or back out, it’s up to you!

Best alternatives to the JAK-12 in Warzone

There are plenty of solid alternatives to the JAK-12 in Warzone Pacific Season 2 Reloaded, including the Owen Gun and MP40. Both of these weapons are highly accurate and fast-killing SMGs and will suit you well in both Caldera and Rebirth Island.

Also, be sure to check out our ranking of every primary weapon in Warzone, as well as the most popular guns.

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JGOD reveals Warzone’s best long-range weapons after Season 4 update

Warzone specialist JGOD has revealed his best long-range weapon picks following the Season 4 update that affected the meta.



Call of Duty expert and Warzone extraordinaire JGOD has analyzed the many long-range weapon options and revealed the best guns to use following the Season 4 update.

Warzone devs are constantly working on balancing the battle royale’s pool of weapons through updates. Seasonal updates usually provide a ton of buffs and nerfs, which tends to leave the meta in an awkward state as players rush to adapt to the changes.

With Season 3’s dominant STG44 firmly out of the picture, new long-range options have emerged in Season 4. Luckily, Warzone expert JGOD is around to break down which weapons are viable in Season 4 following buffs and nerfs.

In JGOD‘s video highlighting the top long-range Warzone weapons after the Season 4 update, he breaks down the current state of the meta.

The stats expert clearly separates long-range options into three categories: meta, top tier viable, and viable. For the sake of breaking down the best long-range weapons, JGOD sticks to revealing the weapons he believes fit the meta and top tier viable categories.

He uses these categories to explain how the meta has changed since the Season 4 update. Prior to the update, the gap between the top meta weapons and top tier viable weapons was much larger.

Now, players can find a ton of success using top tier viable weapons: “You can use other things besides the absolute meta and not be hardcore penalized.”

According to JGOD, the NZ-41 is still the best long-range weapon in the game despite recent nerfs.

However, the expert predicts that another NZ-41 nerf should arrive soon enough, which will result in the long-range weapon meta becoming incredibly varied: “The nerf will come through again for the NZ and that will push it out and all these weapons that are top tier viable will essentially be the meta.”

Following the NZ-41, JGOD picks the BAR as the next best long-range weapon. Despite its slow fire rate, the BAR is one of the best long-range weapons in Warzone thanks to how easy it is to utilize.

The majority of JGOD’s video is spent highlighting top tier viable weapons that are set to benefit from an upcoming NZ-41 nerf: “You’re going to be able to use almost anything you want as soon as this next NZ nerf comes in.”

Aside from the NZ-41 and BAR, here’s the list of long-range weapons that players should use to maximize Warzone success:

If JGOD’s prediction is correct, it seems like the meta is heading in a very interesting direction throughout Season 4. Warzone players can expect to choose from a ton of viable options thanks to a level playing field.

For more Call of Duty news, check out how this one-shot Crossbow loadout is set to disrupt Warzone’s meta after a Season 4 buff.

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One-shot Crossbow loadout to disrupt Warzone meta after Season 4 buff

After receiving a buff with the Season 4 update, the Crossbow could shake up the Warzone meta with a one-shot kill loadout.



Warzone’s Crossbow has always been a tricky weapon to master, but a Season 4 buff has made it a dominant force capable of one-shot killing players with ease.

Modern Warfare’s Crossbow Marksman Rifle has been around since the inception of Warzone. The Crossbow is a unique weapon that has a steep learning curve, but even if players mastered the weapon, it never truly dominated Warzone lobbies.

All that is set to change in Season 4 after a major buff has upped the Crossbow’s bullet velocity by a whopping 27.2%. As a result, several Warzone players are now singing the praises of the unconventional weapon and tip it to shake up the meta.

Reddit user theGivvyOfficial posted a clip of their gameplay using the Crossbow to the Warzone subreddit. The montage is proof that with the right Crossbow loadout, the weapon can one-shot kill players from considerable distances.

The comments and discussion reveal that the title of the post is somewhat sarcastic, but there’s no denying that the Crossbow can be devastating in the right hands.

While it won’t necessarily be the number one meta weapon in Season 4, it has the potential to outperform some of the best medium-range options if players are looking to test out a different style of play.

Warzone Crossbow loadout attachments

  • Cable: 28-Strand Cable
  • Bolt: FTAC Fury 20″ Bolts
  • Optic: VLK 3.0x Optic
  • Perk: Sleight of Hand
  • Arms: XRK Thunder 200 Lb

This Crossbow loadout will thrive in the hands of accurate players. Thanks to the FTAC Fury 20″ Bolts that deal damage even after they hit their mark, the Crossbow produces one-shot kills consistently.

Of course, there’s no denying the weapon’s major weakness, and players were quick to point that out in the comments: “Yeah it’s s**** in close quarters combat. It’s decent for medium range engagements like you see in this clip, It also has a steep learning curve.”

If you miss your shot from a short distance, the weapon’s brutally slow reload can put you in an unfavorable position. However, if you learn to master the weapon and hit a high percentage of your shots, the sky is the limit for the Crossbow in Season 4.

For more Call of Duty content, check out how cheaters are infesting Warzone again with players claiming providers are back with free hacks.

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Warzone players keep getting frozen in place by Fortune’s Keep’s broken areas

Certain areas of Warzone’s Fortune’s Keep map are proving deadly as players are getting completely frozen in place.



Warzone players love Season 4’s Fortune’s Keep map, but certain areas of the map are ruining the experience by completely locking players in place.

Warzone’s smaller Rebirth Island map has always been a hit, and Season 4’s Fortune’s Keep has emulated its success. Players love the bright Mediterranean color scheme, parkour spots, and dynamic gameplay.

However, a few frustrating issues have gotten in the way. Players are finding their way under the map and behind walls for cheap kills, and now players are getting trapped in place by broken spots on the map.

As we can see in the video from Reddit user Gerbytron, they went prone in a corner to hide from an Airstrike but ended up completely stuck in the corner. As they tried everything they could to wriggle free, the final opponent stumbled across them lying face-first into a wooden crate and quickly ended their suffering.

Several players took to the comments to confirm that this wasn’t a one-off, with another user confirming they also got stuck in the Watchtower at Fortune’s Keeps Winery POI.

illmatic_gg claimed that a street curb managed to trap them in place, and Evberkel has been caught in a window a couple of times. “I feel like [Fortune’s Keep] has a lot of spots like this that you just get stuck in,” explained ultra_zagan.

But there do seem to be a couple of ways that you can wrench yourself free from these broken spots. One user explained that using a Stim can release you, but said that it doesn’t always work. Plus, if you have a Self-Revive, you can down yourself with an explosive and then crawl away to self-res.

Raven Software have fixed issues like this, including the dreaded Buy Station freeze glitch, in the past, so hopefully, players won’t be getting trapped in place for much longer.

The next major update is Season 4 Reloaded, scheduled for late July, but there might be a few bug fixes and balance changes ahead of the mid-season update.

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