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Best RAAL LMG loadout for CoD: Warzone Season 5

The RAAL LMG is a great option in Warzone Season 5 Reloaded, especially with its best loadout that will have you dominating enemies.

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Best Warzone RAAL LMG Loadout

The RAAL LMG can be a strong option for those who favor a long-range, fully automatic weapon in Warzone and Modern Warfare. Here is the best RAAL LMG loadout players can use in both Modern Warfare and Warzone Season 5 Reloaded.

While Black Ops Cold War and Warzone have been the focus of the Call of Duty franchise for the past year, 2019’s Modern Warfare has still received some content updates that have added new weapons for players to use in the Infinity Ward game and the Call of Duty battle royale.

Two significant pieces of this new Modern Warfare content have been the Sykov Pistol and CX-9 SMG. August 24, 2021, the RAAL LMG finally debuted as one of the previously leaked long-awaited Modern Warfare weapons available for players.

With this in mind, here is how you can make the best Warzone RAAL LMG loadout to dominate all of your opponents in Season 5 Reloaded.

Best Warzone RAAL loadout

Best Warzone RAAL MG loadout

Best Warzone RAAL loadout attachments

  • Muzzle: RAAL Monocore
  • Barrel: 32.0″ RAAL Line Breaker
  • Laser: Tac Laser
  • Optic: VLK 3.0x Optic
  • Underbarrel: FFS Oblique

We will start the best Warzone RAAl LMG loadout with the RAAL Monocore silencer, which will provide you a boost in damage range and keep you from showing up on your enemies’ minimaps when you fire.

The best Warzone RAAL LMG Loadout is then improved upon with the 32.0″ Line Breaker barrel thanks to this attachment providing you with a boost in damage range, bullet velocity, and recoil control.

This new LMG is a very heavy weapon, so players will want to have the Tac Laser equipped to help improve their aim down sight speed while also improving their aiming stability. Players will then find that the VLK 3.0x Optic provides an excellent line of sight that will allow them to land plenty of accurate shots no matter the distance.

Finally, the best Warzone RAAL LMG loadout set of attachments is completed with the FFS Oblique underbarrel, thanks to it increasing your aim down sight speed and recoil control.

Best perks to use with RAAL LMG class

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  • Perk 1: Double Time
  • Perk 2: Ghost/Overkill
  • Perk 3: Battle Hardened

As we mentioned before, this new LMG is very heavy, so having Double Time will increase the amount of time you can use your Tactical Sprint and help keep you moving faster with this LMG.

Modern Warfare players will not need to worry about Overkill, as you do not usually need a second primary in Multiplayer.

However, Warzone players will be wise to use Overkill in their first loadout to get a secondary weapon for close-quarter battles and then grab Ghost from their second loadout drop to stay off of enemy UAVs and Heartbeat Sensors.

Finally, Battle-Hardened will allow you to take reduced explosive damage from enemies, which can be the difference between winning and losing a gunfight in Warzone and Modern Warfare.

Most recent RAAL LMG buffs and nerfs

Raven Software has not made any significant changes to the RAAL LMG since it was added into the Call of Duty battle royale, but we will update this section with any buffs or nerfs if they are applied in the future.

How to unlock the RAAL LMG

Players will need to unlock this LMG before making the best Warzone RAAL LMG loadout or its Modern Warfare counterpart.

The unlock challenge for this weapon asks players to get 5 kills using an LMG with a Scout Optic attached in 7 different matches.

Luckily, you can leave the match as soon as you get the five kills, so it goes by somewhat quickly, especially if you play the Shoot the Ship playlist.

Best Alternatives

If you are not feeling the best Warzone RAAL LMG loadout or its Modern Warfare counterpart, the Bruen, Stoner 63, and PKM are all excellent alternatives for LMGs that pack a nasty punch.


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Warzone players call for devs to remove Shotguns after Season 3 Reloaded damage nerfs

Many now feel that Warzone’s Shotguns are pointless after the damage nerfs that came with the Season 3 Reloaded update.

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Warzone Pacific players are pretty disappointed with the Shotgun nerfs in the Season 3 Reloaded update, with some even claiming the weapon category should be removed entirely.

While some of the changes introduced in the Warzone Pacific Season 3 Reloaded update are being praised, some are not too happy with the weapon buffs and nerfs, especially when it comes to the Shotgun category.

Shotguns aren’t the most meta weapons to use in Warzone, but they have previously held their own in close-range battles. With the recent health pool change, the devs decided to nerf the damage of a variety of Shotguns, causing some discontent in the community.

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SMGs have dominated the close-range battles in Warzone Pacific, leaving hardly any room for Shotguns to excel.

Things have now seemingly gotten worse for Shotguns in the Warzone Pacific Season 3 Reloaded update, as the Streetsweeper, Gallo, JAK-1, Origin 12, R-90, and Gracey Auto all had their damages reduced by 20%.

Reddit user Gtaher0 highlighted these changes with the caption “Holy Jesus,” indicating a sense of shock.

Users in the comments have chipped in, also shocked about the changes and slightly disappointed, with one player even feeling as if Shotguns should be removed from the loot pool: “Remove shotgun ground loot.”

This is mainly because, as another user states, “some shotguns don’t even have enough rounds needed to down some players.”

On the other hand, some aren’t that bothered, feeling as if most of the Shotguns that were nerfed are rarely used anyway: “Jak12 and Streetsweeper were pretty nutty. Other ones I never saw used in-game over the last 3 months.”


For more on Warzone Pacific Season 3 Reloaded, check out our guide on the new Serpentine Perk.

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Warzone players satisfied with “amazing” new Squad HUD feature

Warzone Pacific Season 3 Reloaded brought some new content to the game, including a Squad HUD feature which players are loving.

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Warzone Pacific players have been enjoying the new Squad HUD feature which came with the Season 3 Reloaded update, with some calling it “amazing.”

Warzone Pacific Season 3 Reloaded is finally here, and while players are getting to grips with the new Underground Transit System on Caldera, some are also very satisfied with the new Squad HUD feature.

This new feature gives players a clear view of the team’s resources, including the Killstreaks they are holding, the amount of money, the number of Armor Plates they are carrying, and also if they have a Gas Mask.

Although it seems like a small feature, the community is loving it, with some even describing it as “amazing.”

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Reddit user Mobile750APKStore put a post up in the Warzone subreddit highlighting the new expandable Squad HUD in Warzone Pacific Season 3 Reloaded.

The feature is a nice quality of life change that gives players a better view of their teammates’ resources. This will improve the communication and flow of the game, as players will easily be able to see what their squad needs, without even having to ask or wait for a response.

The community has been reacting to this new feature in the comments of this Reddit post, with one user stating that the Squad HUD is “amazing.” In the same breath, the user hilariously also claims that it is a hindrance when it comes to lying about the number of plates you have:

“This is amazing…But now I can’t lie to my teammates about having no plates :(.”

Of course, this is actually great when it comes to teamwork, as players who lie about the number of plates they have can now be caught out and will be encouraged to share with the team.

Aside from the comedic comment, others also seem very happy with the new feature, especially as it has been asked for by the community in the past. One comment said, “I remember seeing that post and loving it. Thrilled to see that it’s become a reality.”


Hopefully Raven can continue to bring features like this to the game and make players happy. For more, check out how the brand new Champion of Caldera LTM works.

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Call of Duty players are terrified that last-gen consoles will ruin Warzone 2

Fans of the battle royale are concerned that Warzone 2’s potential compatibility with last-gen consoles could ruin the game.

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Players are hoping that the highly anticipated sequel does not include past-gen compatibility, as they fear this could completely ruin the Warzone 2 experience for current-gen users.

The next Call of Duty era is right around the corner, and excitement for Warzone 2 and Modern Warfare 2 has begun to mount ahead of June 2022. Leaks have revealed several details of the battle royale sequel including a new interrogation system and a sneak peek at what the map could look like.

Despite the overwhelmingly positive reaction at this early stage, there are players who are wary of yet to be confirmed aspects of Warzone 2. One of these unknowns is the result of the game’s compatibility with past-gen consoles.

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As it stands, there has not been confirmation concerning Warzone 2’s compatibility with past-gen consoles. While we know for sure that the game will be available on PC, PlayStation 5, and Xbox Series X|S, past-gen compatibility has not been confirmed.

However, thanks to Vanguard in-game files, data miners discovered that Modern Warfare 2 will be available on PlayStation 5, PlayStation 4, Xbox Series X|S, Xbox One, and PC. This reveal did not sit well with players who took to the Warzone subreddit to discuss the repercussions of a similar experience for Warzone 2.

The player who wrote the original post believes that the overall performance and quality of Warzone 2 could suffer if it has to cater to past-gen hardware. This player is worried that the same limitations holding the current iteration of Warzone back could also plague the sequel.

The comments proved that players were completely split on the issue. Some point to the shortage of current-gen consoles as a valid reason for making Warzone 2 accessible to all, “isolating people cause they don’t have new consoles is stupid and not enough people are on new gen consoles anyway.”

While others had less sympathy, stating that at a certain point developers need to move the overall experience to the next level, “once the new s*** comes out, you need the new console for the new experience and the better graphics etc.”

Early reports from renowned leaker Tom Henderson initially revealed that Warzone 2 would only release on current-gen consoles and PC, but he did not rule out the possibility of a separate version for past-gen players. This solution is similar to what the original post details, but we’ll have to wait for official confirmation from the devs to find out if this is even possible.


For more Warzone 2 news, check out how a CoD leaker showed off Warzone 2’s map & swimming mechanic.

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