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Clever Warzone Heartbeat Sensor nerf idea could destroy Ghost meta

Ghost is one of the most common picks when it comes to Warzone perks, but a Heartbeat Sensor nerf idea could shake up the perk meta.

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Warzone Heartbeat sensor

The Heartbeat Sensor has long been one of Warzone’s most powerful gadgets, forcing players to use the Ghost Perk. However, a clever nerf idea could counter offer much more Perk and equipment variety.

Warzone’s Perk and equipment meta has almost never changed since its March 2020 launch. Although Raven Software added Tempered to the second Perk slot, according to WZ Ranked, Ghost is still used in 60% of loadouts.

And this is all because of the Heartbeat Sensor, which is also used in 60% of loadouts.

Ghost is currently the only counter to Heartbeat Sensors, but a clever nerf idea would limit its effectiveness, perhaps allowing for more Perk variety in Season 6.

Warzone heartbeat sensor

Reddit user XIDan1 suggested that the Heartbeat Sensor should have a battery that depletes with each use. Once dead, it could be charged through an Ammo Crate, or a new Sensor must be picked up.

It’s currently the only piece of Equipment with unlimited uses, so some pointed out that this would bring it in line with Stuns and Smokes.

The OP suggested that the Heartbeat Sensor nerf would counter campers, but many players disagreed. While campers do use the Heartbeat Sensor to spot any approaching enemies, they’re also extremely useful for rooting out players camping in an attic or staircase.

A few said that the nerf is unnecessary because you can use Ghost, but others said that this makes Ghost a “crutch perk.” With UAVs and Heartbeat Sensors readily available, players said you’re “at a massive disadvantage” if you don’t choose Ghost from your first loadout.

If the Heartbeat Sensors were less powerful, there might be a shift in Ghost’s pick rate, and plenty of other Perks could enter the meta. But, there’s no guarantee that a Heartbeat Sensor nerf would ultimately end the Ghost supremacy, as UAVs are still extremely powerful tools.

For more Warzone, you can check out Aydan’s ‘mind-blowing’ CARV.2 loadout, and his clever trick to dominate the Season 6 Gulag.

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How to unlock Sawtooth Melee Weapon in Warzone & Vanguard Season 1

Vanguard and Warzone Season 1 features the Sawtooth Melee Weapon and here’s how you can get your hands on it.

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Vanguard Sawtooth Melee Weapon

Warzone & Vanguard Season 1 will bring a new Melee Weapon known as the Sawtooth, and here’s everything you need to know about unlocking it in both games.

Vanguard Season 1 is almost here, and it features a plethora of new content, like a new Warzone map, the Season 1 Battle Pass, and some cool new weapons for players to try out.

One of these new additions is the Sawtooth Melee Weapon which you will be able to get your hands on in the Vanguard and Warzone integration. In case you’re wondering how to unlock it, this guide has you covered.

Here’s how to get the Sawtooth in Vanguard and Warzone Season 1.

How to unlock the Sawtooth Melee Weapon in Warzone & Vanguard

Sawtooth Melee Weapon in Warzone & Vanguard

You can unlock the Sawtooth Melee Weapon in Vanguard and Warzone by reaching Tier 37 in the Season 1 Battle Pass. This is fairly simple and there are two ways for you to get this done.

The first method is the most straightforward and it involves you playing through multiple matches as you gradually progress through the Battle Pass. You can check out our guide on how to level up fast in Vanguard.

Alternatively, you can pay for a Tier-Skip bundle on day one to immediately progress through the first 20 Tiers of the Battle Pass. This will speed up the process and you’ll be able to get the Sawtooth much quicker.

Vanguard Warzone Season 1 Battle Pass

The Sawtooth is the first Melee Weapon in the Vanguard Season 1 Battle Pass. Sewn with shark’s teeth along the club’s perimeter, the Sawtooth is capable of slicing up foes with great efficiency.

Season 1 will also bring other fun additions like new maps, perks, and Zombies content. You can check out all of these changes in the full Call of Duty: Vanguard Season 1 patch notes.


For more Vanguard, check out our guide on how to unlock the Warzone & Vanguard Season 1 Gorenko Anti-Tank Sniper Rifle.

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How to unlock Cooper Carbine in Warzone & Vanguard Season 1

Vanguard & Warzone Season 1’s Cooper Carbine AR excels in close-quarters combat. Here’s how you can unlock it.

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Player running with Cooper Carbine in Vanguard

Warzone & Vanguard Season 1 has introduced the new Cooper Carbine, an Assault Rifle that excels in close-range combat. Here’s how you can unlock this weapon.

Vanguard & Warzone Season 1 brings a ton of new content for both games, with new weapons, multiplayer maps, operators, and the highly-anticipated Pacific Caldera battle royale map.

Season 1 will introduce five new weapons in total, with two guns and two melee weapons dropping straight away. Alongside the Gorenko Anti-Tank Sniper Rifle, players will also get their hands on the Cooper Carbine Assault Rifle.

While ARs usually work best at long range, the Cooper Carbine excels in close-quarters combat. Here’s how you can unlock the gun in Vanguard & Warzone Season 1.

Player using the Cooper Carbine in Vanguard

How to unlock Cooper Carbine Assault Rifle

Getting your hands on this assault rifle is extremely easy, as all you need to do is reach Tier 15 of the Vanguard & Warzone Season 1 Battle Pass to unlock the Cooper Carbine.

That means you don’t need to complete any specific challenges, and can just play matches in either game to earn XP and level up your Battle Pass.

If you don’t want to wait, you can purchase the Premium Battle Pass and receive 20 Tiers immediately, but you can still choose not to and grab the Cooper Carbine for free.

Vanguard player aiming down sights of Cooper Carbine

As soon as you hit Tier 15 of the Battle Pass, the Cooper Carbine will immediately be added to your inventory. You’ll then be able to create loadouts with it in both Vanguard and Warzone.

The Cooper Carbine is a very interesting weapon. Despite being classed as an Assault Rifle, it functions best at short range, meaning it feels more like an SMG than anything else.


For more Call of Duty, check out everything coming in the game’s major patch with the Vanguard Season 1 patch notes.

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How to unlock Warzone & Vanguard Season 1 Gorenko Anti-Tank Sniper Rifle

Vanguard & Warzone Season 1 introduces the Gorenka Anti-Tank Sniper Rifle. Here’s how you can get one of the most powerful weapons ever.

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Warzone & Vanguard Season 1 introduces the brand-new Gorenko Anti-Tank Sniper Rifle. Here’s how you can unlock this powerful weapon in both games.

The beginning of Vanguard Season 1 brings a host of new content for both it and Warzone, new operators, multiplayer maps, weapons, and the Pacific Caldera map for the series’ popular battle royale.

Season 1 will introduce five new weapons into the mix for Call of Duty fans, with everything from melee weapons to assault rifles. The most interesting addition is the Gorenko Anti-Tank Sniper Rifle, which is set to be the most powerful sniper in the game.

You won’t want to miss out on your chance to get your hands on this weapon, so we’ve got everything you need to unlock the Gorenko Anti-Tank Sniper Rifle in Vanguard & Warzone Season 1.

Vanguard player using the Gorenka Anti-Tank Sniper Rifle

How to unlock Gorenko Anti-Tank Sniper Rifle

The good news is that getting your hands on this powerful weapon is very straightforward, and won’t require you to complete any frustrating challenges.

To unlock the Gorenko Anti-Tank Sniper Rifle, all you need to do is reach Tier 31 in the Vanguard & Warzone Season 1 Battle Pass.

That means you can earn the right to wield the weapon just by playing games. If grinding for the weapon doesn’t sound like your thing, you can choose to purchase premium skips to avoid playing matches and unlock the Gorenko straight away.

Vanguard player running with Gorenko Sniper Rifle

As soon as you hit Tier 31, the sniper rifle will be immediately added to your arsenal, and you’ll be able to add it to any loadout in Warzone or Vanguard.

While the Gorenko does have a slow fire rate and strong recoil, its damage is the highest in its category, which means it could become a replacement for the always-popular Kar98k with the right attachments.

Before jumping into the major update, check out everything that’s coming in Vanguard’s Season 1 patch notes, or take a look at the best Warzone sniper rifles to see where this weapon will fit.

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