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Best PKM loadout for CoD: Warzone Season 3

The PKM is one of Warzone’s strongest LMGs, and with these attachments and perks, you’ll be wiping squads in seconds.

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Warzone PKM

The PKM is one of the strongest LMGs in Warzone Season 3, excelling at range with a high damage potential and large magazine size.

Warzone Season 3 has no set meta, and players can take advantage of a range of weapons and loadouts, and still be effective. If you’re looking for something new to try, look no further than the PKM LMG, which can keep up with the best Krig 6 and CR-56 AMAX builds. It’s especially effective against snipers as its ammunition belt allows for heavy suppressive fire.

The PKM is a great addition to any Warzone squad but also holds its own in BR solos and duos. Here are the best attachments and perks to maximize its potential across Verdansk ’84 and Rebirth Island.

Best Warzone PKM loadout for Season 3

Warzone PKM loadout
  • Muzzle: Monolithic Suppressor
  • Barrel: 26.9″ Extended Barrel
  • Laser: Tac Laser
  • Optic: VLK 3.0x Optic
  • Underbarrel: Snatch Grip

This PKM build is much slower than Assault Rifles in the primary category, so make sure you have a strong close-range weapon as your secondary such as the MAC-10 or MP5.

Stick to the outdoors or hold down buildings with this loadout and you’ll find squads running for cover as you relentlessly rain down rounds on them.

As this PKM is built for range, the Monolithic Suppressor and 26.9″ Extended Barrel are necessary for maximizing its damage potential. The VLK 3.0x Optic also helps with range with its solid magnification and hidden buff to recoil control. In most circumstances, 100 rounds will be enough but be careful of using the PKM out in the open as it has a slow reload time.

Warzone PKM

All these attachments which maximize range slow the weapon down. Adding a Tac Laser and the Snatch Grip counters these heavy attachments, vastly increasing its ADS time and recoil control. If you get caught in an ambush or spot a sniper glint, you’ll still have time to react and get accurate shots downrange.

Best perks to use with Warzone PKM

A Warzone loadout is nothing without its perks, so you want to run upgrades that will help you to survive in any situation.

Warzone EOD perk
  • Perk 1: E.O.D
  • Perk 2: Overkill then Ghost
  • Perk 3: Amped

Explosives are incredibly lethal in Warzone, which is why so many players run semtex as their lethal equipment. If you have any hope of surviving a barrage of explosives, you need to run E.O.D. As long as you have any armor, you’ll be able to tank explosions.

When carrying an LMG, you’ll need something for CQB in your pocket. An SMG or shotgun will be crucial to winning close-range fights, and Overkill allows you to receive two primary weapons from one loadout drop. You’ll also want Ghost from your next loadout to keep you hidden from UAVs and Heartbeat Sensors.

As the PKM is a light machine gun, it’s extremely heavy. Swapping weapons while carrying an LMG is a tedious task, and will probably get you killed while in a pinch. Amped vastly increases your weapon swap speed, meaning you can pull out a sidearm like the MP5 or FFAR almost instantly.

How to unlock the PKM in Warzone Season 3

Warzone PKM

The PKM is an easy weapon to unlock in Modern Warfare and Warzone, considering it is unlocked by default. You won’t have to do anything to obtain this weapon for your arsenal.

Best alternatives to Warzone’s PKM

If you’re not feeling the PKM after some gameplay, you should try out some other LMG’s, like the Bruen Mk9 and the Stoner 63. Or, if you want a long-range Assault Rifle, the Kilo 141 remains a solid choice.


Try out the PKM in Warzone Season 3, and as top streamer NICKMERCS explains, you might be running the future meta weapon.

If you’re looking to see all the buffs and nerfs for weapons in Warzone Season 4, you can check out our guide on the weapon patch notes.

XM4 | C58 | Groza | M4A1 | Milano | Swis K31

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World Series of Warzone: Teams, Draft, Standings, & Stream

The World Series of Warzone is kicking competitive Warzone up a notch, and we have the teams, draft, standings and stream covered for you.

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World Series of Warzone Teams Draft Standings

The World Series of Warzone will be the biggest competitive event in the history of the Call of Duty battle royale, and we have the teams, draft, standings, and stream for the event covered for you.

The competitive scene for Call of Duty: Warzone has become extremely popular following the release of the battle royale game in 2020, and it will be reaching new heights when the first of four World Series of Warzone competitions takes place in June.

With this in mind, we have gathered together everything you need to know about the first World Series of Warzone tournament on June 22 and 23, including the teams, draft, standings, and stream so that you do not miss any of the adrenaline-fueled action.

World Series of Warzone Draft

The format for the June 23 tournament will see five captains select a total of 10 trios each from North America to represent them in the Captain’s Cup.

They will battle to get their collective teams the most points when the dust settles on verdansk ’84 on June 23 and the $100,000 prize pool for the Captain’s Cup.

The draft for the first World Series of Warzone event will take place on June 22 and will be broadcasted on the Twitch Rivals Twitch channel.

You can find the entire draft pool for the first World Series of Warzone tournament below:

World Series of Warzone Draft

We will update this piece with the June 22 World Series of Warzone draft results when officially revealed to the community.

World Series of Warzone Teams

The June 23 tournament will see a total of 50 teams of three players to get the most combined points for their respective squads (five teams of 30 players) under the leadership of one of the five captains, who will each have their own trios teams for the Captain’s Cup.

The five captains that will be leading all of the teams for the tournament can be found below:

  • Swagg
  • Nadeshot
  • DanDangler
  • Aydan
  • TimTheTatMan
World Series of Warzone Teams

The 50 trios will also be competing individually across six matches to see who can collect the most points from kills and overall placements to secure a share of a $200,000 prize pool during the June 23 event.

We will update this piece with all of the individual teams competing in the June 23 World Series of Warzone tournament when they are officially revealed.

World Series of Warzone Standings

We will update this piece with the latest World Series of Warzone standings throughout the course of each tournament.

World Series of Warzone Standings

Twitch Rivals Stream

The 2021 World Series of Warzone will be broadcasted exclusively on Twitch in a partnership with Twitch Rivals, so fans will be able to watch all of the action from each event unfold on the Twitch Rivals channel, which we will embed below when the broadcast for each event begins.

There is no doubt that a great deal of excitement will arise out of each event from the 2021 World Series of Warzone as teams compete to be at the top of the final standings and claim their title as the best Call of Duty: Warzone players in the world.

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Warzone devs announce MG 82 nerf is officially coming

The MG 82 LMG has already proven it is overpowered, as the Warzone developers have announced that a nerf is coming for the Season 4 weapon.

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Warzone MG 82 Nerf

Season 4 brought the MG 82 LMG to Call of Duty: Warzone, and it has proven to be a dominating force which has prompted Raven Software to announce that a nerf is indeed coming to the LMG.

Each new season of Warzone has brought new weapons for players to use in their battles, and Season 4 was no different with the addition of the MG 82 LMG, C58 Assault Rifle, and Nail Gun.

However, the MG 82 LMG quickly proved that it is taking over the meta, as the fast-firing and hard-hitting machine gun showed itself as easily one of the best guns that have ever been in the Call of Duty battle royale, with players having already called for it be nerfed.

After one whole day of this new LMG destroying players on Verdansk ’84 and Rebirth Island, Raven Software answered these calls and announced that a Warzone MG 82 nerf is indeed coming in the future.

Warzone MG 82 nerf

Warzone MG 82 nerf

The development studio took to its official Twitter account to reveal to the community that the new Season 4 LMG was a tad too powerful and that they would be taking a look and making adjustments to it. You can find Raven’s official announcement below:

“The MG 82 (BOCW) made one too many trips to the Pack-a-Punch machine before deploying to Verdansk. Element 115 is off limits in #Warzone, so we will be making an adjustment to this Weapon soon.”

Some players were sad to see the weapon already have a nerf planned for it after only one full day of it being in the game.

Others were happy to see that Raven Software was already working on a Warzone MG 82 nerf to make the LMG fairer than what it currently is in the first-person shooter.

The developer did not give an exact date for when players can expect to see the Warzone MG 82 nerf occur, so it remains to be seen how long the community will have to experience the new LMG in its current form.

For more on Call of Duty: Warzone, check out the June 18 update patch notes, and stay tuned for future news and guides.

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Warzone June 18 update patch notes: New weapon unlock challenges & bug fixes

The Warzone June 18 update patch notes have brought various bug fixes for the Call of Duty battle royale following the launch of Season 4.

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Raven Software has released the first update following the launch of Warzone Season 4, and the patch notes detail new weapon unlock challenges and a host of bug fixes.

Season 4 is officially underway in the world of Call of Duty: Warzone, and it has brought a great deal of new content for players to experience.

From the new MG 82 LMG and C58 Assault Rifle weapons to everything the new Ground Fall event has brought, such as the Satellite Crash locations, the community has plenty to enjoy at the moment.

However, this has not stopped Raven Software from working to fix various issues that have arisen while adding new weapon unlock challenges for two Season 3 Battle Pass weapons.

You can find all of these changes that were applied in the Warzone June 18 update patch notes below:

Warzone June 18 update patch notes

WEAPONS

  • Two New Weapon Unlock Challenges
    • PPSh-41 (BOCW)
      • Using SMGs, get 3 kills immediately after sprinting in 15 different completed matches. 
    • Swiss K31 (BOCW)
      • Using Sniper Rifles, get 2 Headshot kills in 15 different completed matches.

BUG FIXES

  • Fixed an issue that was causing Players in the Warzone client to see a placeholder image when receiving a gift from a Player in Black Ops Cold War.
  • Fixed an issue causing Zeyna’s third Operator Mission – “Accumulate 10 total seconds of airtime while riding a Dirt Bike” – to not track.
  • Fixed an issue causing the “Soldier of Fortune” Challenge to grant a different Calling Card than the one displayed in the Seasonal Progression Menu.
  • Fixed an issue where hovering over the “Power Surge” Reactive Bundle would force the player back to the Main Menu.
  • Fixed an issue where Players could only access the Options Menu while queued for a match.
  • Fixed an issue where receiving the Battle Pass Bundle as a gift would cause a crash when entering the Title Selection Menu.

Source: Raven Software

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