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Call of Duty: Warzone’s ping mechanic seems to have been nerfed in Season 3

Warzone’s ping mechanic that lets players tag other enemies seems to have been negatively impacted in Season 3 of the battle royale.

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An essential aspect of CoD: Warzone is the ability to ping the exact location of an enemy to your teammates with a distinctive marker. But players believe that its powers have been nerfed during Season 3, and the issue continues to be overlooked.

Communication and cohesion are important ingredients in any game of duos, trios, or quads. Unless you’re one of the world’s elite Warzone players like NICKMERCS, Aydan, or Swagg, then sticking together and constant chatter is a massive key to victory in Warzone.

One of the ways in which players can do this is by pressing the correct action button to ping the location of weapons, special items, and enemy locations. But its powers appear to have been diminished for quite some time now.

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Usually, if you see an enemy in Warzone, you press the relevant button for your chosen platform, and a red diamond will appear above the enemy’s head.

This is exactly what Reddit user aur0n did a few weeks ago, and the marker behaved irrationally, or perhaps normally if this is a deliberate decision choice by Raven Software.

Once the player marked the enemy, the opponent sought cover behind a rock, and instead of the marker sticking around for a few seconds, it disappeared almost immediately.

aur0n even posted a follow-up post to their original post saying, “Happened multiple times now, at first I thought I accidentally cleared pings, but now it’s happening very frequently and always when enemies take cover or run away. Not complaining, I think they were super OP, I just think is weird nobody noticed and Raven didn’t mention this change at all in their recent patch notes…”

It wasn’t just aur0n who’s noticed the sudden change in the gameplay element with another user also commenting on its potential alteration, insinuating that it may actually be a bug: “I think this is a bug because this has been happening to me a lot as well. When a live ping drops off it is supposed to become a general “area” ping, but instead it is completely vanishing. Also, it no longer plays the alert sound for you or your teammates.”

After these initial complaints, it seems like the issue is still lingering in Warzone Season 3. A new Reddit post has asked, “Raven, please fix live pings.”

The poster has said, “I am so tired of live pinging someone and it disappearing instantly. It’s so frustrating because it’s not like it leaves a regular ping in its place so my teammates will have no idea where to look.

This isn’t a bug that’s been in the game long it’s a brand new bug to a ping system they don’t even touch so how does it even happen?”

We’ll have to wait on confirmation from Raven Software to ascertain whether this is a deliberate move or if it is indeed a bug in the system.

If not addressed, then the ping marker problem will probably continue into Warzone Season 4.

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Warzone Season 5 Rage Serum Field Upgrade explained

Warzone Season 5 will introduce a brand-new Field Upgrade to players known as Rage Serum, which has some pretty astounding effects.

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The fifth and final season of Warzone will introduce a variety of content, one of which is a brand-new Field Upgrade called Rage Serum.

Activision officially announced the details concerning the final season of Warzone and Vanguard titled Last Stand. The Warzone Season 5 update is looking to pass the torch to Modern Warfare 2 and Warzone 2 with a bang.

As well as dramatic map changes in which Peak has erupted, the devs have also decided to introduce some new weapons, Operators, and a Field Upgrade to spice things up.

This new Field Upgrade is called Rage Serum, and it has the potential to become a fan favorite, and possibly impact the meta.

According to the Season 5 Call of Duty blog, Warzone’s Rage Serum Field Upgrade will allow Operators to “become violently unstable, resulting in a viciously effective boost to your close-quarters fighting.”

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Players will gain “superior melee damage, increased lunge distance, and enhanced stun power while fighting with melee weapons or fists.”

However, there are negatives to this Field Upgrade, as it will make your Operator noisier and give players extra recoil while stunned.

For those familiar with the Black Ops 2 campaign, this Rage Serum sounds very familiar to the “Time and Fate” mission, which saw players take control of Menendez as he goes on a rage-induced rampage after his sister dies.

For those unaware, Menendez will be an Operator in Warzone Season 5, so this would make sense to see in-game. We’ll have to wait and see, but it sounds like Rage Serum will allow players to go on a similar rampage to Menendez’s.


For more on Warzone Season 5, check out the classic Modern Warfare and Advanced Warfare weapons coming to the game.

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All Vanguard & Warzone weapons arriving in Season 5

Here are all of the weapons coming to both Call of Duty: Vanguard & Warzone Pacific in the Season 5 update.

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Vanguard and Warzone Season 5 Last Stand will bring five new weapons to both games as players get set to experience the end of a Call of Duty era.

Anticipation for Vanguard and Warzone Season 5 is on the rise after Activision confirmed that it would be the final season for both games. A new season’s roadmap always reveals the exciting new content that will be available to players once the update goes live and Season 5 is no different.

Thanks to the Season 5 roadmap we know that Last Stand will see the return of classic Call of Duty villains as well as new weapons to unlock. Here’s a look at the new weapons that will be making their way to Warzone and Vanguard Season 5.

Every new weapon in Warzone and Vanguard Season 5

Vanguard and Warzone Season 5 will see the devs stick to a similar formula while also trying out some unique concepts. Players won’t be surprised to discover that a brand-new post-launch SMG will enter the fold during Season 5.

Warzone Vanguard Season 5 EX1 and RA 225

Despite this expected discovery, the devs have decided to break the mold by delivering the EX1 Energy Rifle. There currently isn’t a weapon in either game quite like it, so it will be interesting to see how it fits in.

The EX1 and RA 255 will be available at the start of Season 5 on August 24, while the Valois Revolver is expected shortly after. Meanwhile, the BP50 and Lienna 57 will arrive with the midseason update.

EX1 Energy Rifle

This new Season 5 weapon is unique in that it leaves ballistics behind in favor of a battery system that powers its energy beams. The EX1 is a prototype weapon that shoots red beams and it is said to be effective at long-range.

While you’ll never run out of ammo, the weapon does exhibit a cooling-off period after a charge is depleted. This cool-down essentially acts as the EX1’s reload mechanism.

It’s going to be interesting to see the weapon’s attachments and how they improve the EX1’s attributes. According to the devs, “its Gunsmith potential is impressive, with options for every scenario.”

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RA 225 SMG

If the RA 225 is anything like the Vanguard SMGs that came before it, then it is destined to rise to the top of Warzone’s close-range meta. The Welgun, Armaguerra 43, H4 Blixen, and Marco 5, all had their time in the Warzone spotlight.

While little is known about the weapon, the devs have emphasized its lightweight design, mobility, and fast fire rate. Usually, when an SMG is lightning quick, it doesn’t pack the hardest punch, but we’ll have to wait and see if this is the case for the RA 225.

It does have some upward kick that players are going to have to get used to, but with the right attachments, this shouldn’t be an issue.

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Valois Revolver

The Valois Revolver is yet another unique addition in Season 5 thanks to its ability to act as a melee weapon and a pistol. This hybrid weapon is sure to take many enemies by surprise.

The six bullets it could hold and low damage output should prevent it from dominating either game but the ability to eliminate players with a one-shot melee attack will be a clever tactic to exploit.

BP50 & Lienna 57 Assault Rifles

While Season 5 is the final major content release for Warzone and Vanguard, players can still expect a midseason update to arrive. Warzone and Vanguard Season 5 Reloaded are set to deliver two new weapons to the games.

The weapons arriving with the midseason update are the BP50 and Lienna 57. Interestingly enough, it seems the BP50 is modeled after Modern Warfare 2’s F2000. Both weapons are Assault Rifles, which means Warzone’s long-range meta could be in for some drastic changes.

There you have it, those are the five new weapons coming to Vanguard and Warzone Season 5 Last Stand.


For more, check out how Warzone players were shocked to discover a game-changing Redeploy Balloon trick or our guide to turning off crossplay in Vanguard and Warzone.

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Activision confirm Warzone & Vanguard Season 5 is final season ahead of Modern Warfare 2

Warzone and Vanguard Season 5 is almost here, and Activision have officially announced that it will be the final season for both games.

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Activision have officially unveiled Warzone and Vanguard Season 5, declaring that it will be the final season of the games ahead of Modern Warfare 2.

There’s a lot of hype surrounding Modern Warfare 2 and Warzone 2, especially as the release date for the latter was recently leaked.

New details are coming out every day, but players are forgetting that there’s still another season of Warzone and Vanguard to go.

Activision have now officially unveiled Season 5 of Warzone and Vanguard as the final season for the two games, giving way to Modern Warfare 2 and Warzone 2’s respective releases.

On August 18, Activision officially unveiled the fifth and final season of Warzone and Vanguard, revealing the return of some classic CoD characters and the potential end of Peak.

Warzone and Vanguard Season 5 is officially called “Last Stand,” and it will release on August 24.

As the name suggests, Warzone and Vanguard Season 5 will be the final seasonal update for the game, bringing many memorable weapons and characters to the games such as Menendez and Seraph from Black Ops.

As this will be the last season, make sure you get your reps in and enjoy it as much as you can. Soon, Warzone 2 and Modern Warfare 2 will bring a new battle royale map and multiplayer maps for players to enjoy.

For those who are looking to get their hands on Modern Warfare 2 as early as possible, make sure you check out our guides on how to play the beta and how to gain early access to the MW2 campaign.

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