Warzone Pacific Season 3 is here, bringing an overhauled Caldera, plenty of quality of life updates, and of course, new weapons. The M1916 Marksman Rifle is powerful in the hands of accurate players, so here are the attachments and Perks you need to make the best M1916 Warzone loadout.
Warzone Pacific’s Season 3 update has made major changes to the meta, nerfing some of the best Sniper Rifles and overhauling Vanguard Assault Rifles. A new season also means that there are new weapons to level up and master.
The M1916 is Vanguard’s first new Marksman Rifle since launch, allowing accurate Warzone players to quickly down targets thanks to its semi-automatic nature. You won’t be picking off enemies from extremely long-range, but take the best M1916 loadout into Rebirth Island and you can dominate medium-range battles.
- Best Warzone M1916 loadout attachments
- Best Warzone M1916 Perks & Equipment
- How to unlock M1916 in Warzone
- Best alternatives to Warzone’s M1916
Best Warzone M1916 loadout attachments
- Muzzle: Mercury Silencer
- Barrel: ZP 762mm Precision
- Optic: G16 2.5x
- Stock: ZP M502 Custom
- Underbarrel: m1941 Hand Stop
- Magazine: 6.5mm Sakura 20 Round Mags
- Ammunition: Lengthened
- Rear Grip: Stippled Grip
- Perk: Quickscope
- Perk 2: Fully Loaded
To start this Warzone M1916 loadout, we’ve opted for the Mercury Silencer. This will give the M1916 much more accuracy and range, but also hide your shots from the minimap. We’re then increasing its accuracy and range even further with the ZP 762mm Precision barrel.
The Optic is up to you, but the G16 2.5x offers a ton of versatility, allowing you to accurately hit enemies at any range. Then, combining the m1941 Hand Stop, ZP M502 Custom stock, Stippled Grip, and Quickscope Perk will make your M1916 much more accurate, which is vital for a Marksman Rifle.
You’ll need more bullets in the mag, and the 6.5mm Sakura 20 Round Mags are a solid choice, using Lengthened ammo for more bullet velocity.
The M1916 uses Sniper Rifle ammo which can be tough to come across, so we recommend you use Fully Loaded to ensure you have all the bullets you need after equipping it.
Best Warzone M1916 Perks & Equipment
- Perk 1: E.O.D
- Perk 2: Ghost
- Perk 3: Combat Scout
- Lethal Equipment: Throwing Knife
- Tactical Equipment: Stim
For this Warzone M1916 loadout, we’re choosing Perks that you can’t find in Season 3 ground loot. E.O.D will offer a ton of protection from enemy explosives, and Ghost will keep you hidden from UAVs as long as you’re moving. Finally, Combat Scout will allow you to keep track of the targets you’re shooting.
Then for Equipment, we recommend the Throwing Knife to quickly finish off a downed enemy, and the Stim to immediately regenerate your health and give you a major speed boost.
How to unlock M1916 in Warzone
Warzone players can unlock the M1916 Marksman Rifle just by hitting Tier 15 in the Season 3 Battle Pass.
The M1916 is a completely free weapon, so you don’t need to worry about purchasing the premium Battle Pass. You can take advantage of Double XP weekends to reach Tier 15 quickly and then the M1916 will be yours.
Best alternatives to Warzone’s M1916
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Warzone players call for major LMG buffs as Assault Rifles dominate meta
Warzone players are sick of Assault Rifles dominating the meta so are calling for LMGs to receive major buffs.
Although supposed to be long-range powerhouses, with a few exceptions, LMGs have never broken into Warzone’s meta for long. Claiming that LMGs have no identity, players are calling for major buffs.
Although weapons come and go from Warzone’s meta, how the guns behave has almost always stayed the same. Players always stick with a long-range weapon with low recoil and a large mag size, and a lightweight SMG with a fast TTK.
The long-range weapon has almost always been an Assault Rifle or an LMG that’s been built to act like an Assault Rifle, and players are growing tired of it. With a couple more Warzone Pacific seasons left and Warzone 2 on the horizon, players are calling for major LMG buffs so they’ll have their own identity.
Reddit user IonlyPlayAOE3 explained why LMGS have a “sh*t identity” in Warzone, laying much of the blame on Vanguard weapons’ ten attachments. They explained that an Assault Rifle can do everything that an LMG can, especially by holding at least 60 rounds.
Many players agreed, wanting an Assault Rifle to become a middle ground between LMGs and SMGs. “They should lose to LMGs at range, and lose to SMGs up close, but be a decent middle ground,” explained Shielo34.
However, some worried that buffing LMGs would just make them replace Assault Rifles in the meta. Instead of giving LMGs straight buffs, some suggested lowering Assault Rifles’ magazine size.
Warzone players were starting to catch on to Season 4’s UGM-8 LMG and its burst-fire barrel, but the devs were quick to nip that in the bud with the June 30 update. With the NZ-41 now nerfed as well, we’ll need to wait and see how the post-nerf UGM fits into the Season 4 meta.
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Warzone’s best attachments received major nerfs in June 30 update
Warzone’s most popular weapon attachments received notable nerfs in the Season 4 June 30 update patch, and could shake up the meta.
Warzone Pacific Season 4 received a plethora of balancing adjustments in the June 30 patch, with some of the best attachments in the game getting significant nerfs.
The June 30 Warzone Pacific patch brought a ton of weapon balancing changes in Season 4, including a nerf to the popular NZ-41, which the developers felt had become too overpowered over the last season.
Warzone Pacific Season 4’s June 30 update patch included nerfs to the Lengthened ammo type, MX Silencer muzzle, and M1941 Handstop underbarrel. These attachments are popular choices on Assault Rifle loadouts.
The MX Silencer and Lengthened ammo type boost your weapon’s accuracy and bullet velocity respectively. The June 30 update gave both of these attachments received a 3% reduction in muzzle velocity.
Meanwhile, the M1941 Handstop underbarrel’s recoil control has been changed to 3.5% down from 4%. While this seems like a minor change, it can actually greatly affect your loadout’s effectiveness in combat.
Since the MX Silencer, M1941 Handstop, and Lengthened are all popular choices for multiple weapons, it’s extremely likely that these attachment nerfs are going to greatly impact Warzone players’ loadout builds.
While the update brought various nerfs to different weapons and attachments, it also featured buffs to Vanguard’s Warzone weapons, as the 3-Line, Kar98k, and Type 99 all received an increase in bullet velocity.
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Warzone expert reveals genius trick to instantly get Loadout Drop
Getting a Loadout Drop early is key to surviving Warzone’s early game but there’s a way to get your loadout in a matter of seconds.
Getting your loadout as soon as possible is vital to winning in Call of Duty: Warzone and pro player IceManIsaac has revealed a genius trick to getting your loadout in seconds.
Loadouts are what sets Warzone apart from all of the other battle royale games. Getting your own custom weapon gives a massive advantage over those with ground loot, so getting a Loadout Drop as soon as possible is key to winning.
It can be tough to get your Loadout Drop in the chaos of the early game, but a clever strategy from streamer IceManIsaac can get your team a Loadout Drop and free UAV in seconds.
To instantly get a Loadout Drop in Warzone, all players need to do is land on a Top Secret Contract in Fortune’s Keep. This will starts a random Contract such as Supply Run, Scavenger, or a Bounty, and you’ll get a whopping $8,000 as well as a UAV.
IceManIsaac explained that the Supply Run won’t task you with traveling across the map like in Caldera, it’ll actually be pretty near, so you’ll be able to land on it in a matter of seconds. A loadout only costs $7500 dollars so you can buy the loadout straight away and have a free UAV to see any approaching enemies.
While doable in Solos, this strategy works best in squads. If one player picks up the Contract and the rest float in the air to complete the task, the process will be even quicker. Even if it’s a Bounty, all of the players can land on top of the target and it won’t matter if they die in the process because of the Resurgence mechanic.
Fortune’s Keep is pure chaos in the early game, so securing yourself a loadout before anyone else will be sure to set you up for success.
For more Warzone, be sure to check out how players have abandoned Rebirth Island in favor of Fortune’s Keep.
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