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Everything you need to know about Call of Duty: Warzone Plunder Mode

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Battle Royale is not the only mode available in Call of Duty: Warzone. There’s a second mode called Plunder, which Infinity Ward wants to be the fun side experience for those who want a more casual experience compared to the intensities of Battle Royale games.

Plunder is all about the team who secures the most Cash in game.

Here’s how the mode works:

The objective of Plunder is to go around the map and find as much cash as possible to accumulate a total of $1 million in cash.

In this mode, the amount of cash you can find is dramatically increased compared to Battle Royale.

Plunder has a 30 minute timer for players to reach $1 million in cash. When a team reaches $1 million in Cash secured, an overtime phase is triggered in the mode. The team that deposited the $1 million in Cash has their $1 million secured. During this overtime phase, the amount of Cash you find is doubled. The team with the most cash when the time ends wins the match.

If no one reaches $1 million in Cash by the 30 minute mark, the team with the most money secures the win.

A very important aspect for this mode is that respawn is fully enabled. If you die, there’s a 15 second timer, and once that’s up, you can sent back to redeploy onto the map to get back into the action. There is no Gulag in this mode.

In addition, players have their own create a class loadouts to use in Plunder mode in Call of Duty: Warzone. You spawn back in with your create a class loadout in this mode.

Players also will drop their Cash when they die. There’s a certain amount of Cash you will drop when you die, so if you have too much on you, it’s a risk to stay in the open. But, players can secure their Cash and deposit them in one of two ways:

The first is through specially marked Helicopter pads that are located around the map. At these pads, you have to run up to them, press a button to activate the pad, and wait for a chopper to arrive. When the chopper arrives, you can then deposit the cash you have on you — that cash is then secured and cannot be taken away. But, there’s a huge risk with these helicopter deposits — there’s no cover around them at all, and you can be shot while attempting to deposit.

The second way is through Deposit Balloons that can be found at certain Buy Stations throughout the map that you have to use the Cash to buy. But there’s a catch with these portable deposit: it can only take a deposit of up to $150,000. The chopper deposits does not have the limit.

We will have more information to share on Plunder on March 10. For now, catch up on everything Warzone related, including full details on the Battle Royale mode, here.

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Best Warzone Kar98k loadout: Attachments & perks

The Kar98k is the fastest sniper in Warzone Season 1, so use these attachments and perks to maximize your sniping mobility.

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The Kar98k is the most versatile Marksman Rifle in Warzone, capable of both long-range sniping and close-range quick-scoping.

Warzone has separated Sniper Rifles and Marksman Rifles into different categories. Sniper Rifles, such as the AX-50 and LW3 Tundra are heavier and designed for range in Warzone. The Marksman Rifles are lighter and more versatile but don’t pack as much punch.

However, the Kar98k is perhaps the best rifle out of either of these weapon classes. With high bullet velocity, one shot headshots, and excellent mobility, the Kar98k is favored by many Warzone pros and content creators for sniping.

Here are the best attachments and perks to maximize the Kar’s potential across Verdansk and Rebirth Island.

Best Warzone Kar98k loadout

  • Muzzle: Monolithic Suppressor
  • Barrel: Singuard Custom 27.6″ Barrel
  • Laser: Tac Laser
  • Optic: Sniper Scope (Crossthread Reticle)
  • Stock: FTAC Sport Comb

This Kar98k build maximizes its range and bullet velocity potential while maintaining speed. This weapon will be capable of dropping targets in a single headshot from any range as well as being able to quick-scope reasonably well in a pinch.

As is the staple with all long-range builds, the Monolithic Suppressor and the Singuard Custom 27.6″, the longest barrel, are necessary. These attachments both increase its damage at range as well as vastly increase its bullet velocity. You’ll find yourself hardly having to compensate for lead or bullet drop, so simply aim for the head.

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These attachments do slow the weapon down. In order to counter this, the TAC laser and FTAC Sport Comb stock speed up ADS time and mobility. Starting a firefight with a quick headshot with this weapon will put your team at a massive advantage. The speed of this weapon will also net you an advantage in sniper fights as you can stay mobile while quickly firing accurate shots.

The 7x magnification of the Sniper Scope is enough for almost any range in Verdansk. The Sniper Scope comes with an arrow-shaped reticle as default, but after getting 200 kills using the Sniper Scope on any weapon, you will unlock the Crossthread reticle. This reticle has a more classic cross shape that doesn’t obstruct your view of the target so it’s worth unlocking and using.

Best perks to use with Warzone Kar98k

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Perk 1 – Double Time

Double Time will increase your Tactical Sprint duration as well as increasing your speed while sprinting. While sniping, repositioning between shots is vital. Sprint around and keep your enemy guessing where you’ll appear from and you’ll find sniper fights much easier.

E.O.D is one of Warzone’s most common perks, but when you’re picking off targets at long range, explosive damage isn’t something to worry about. You’ll get a much greater benefit from faster movement speed.

Perk 2 – Overkill then Ghost

The ground loot weapons in Warzone Season 1 aren’t great, so you’ll want to run your own Assault Rifle, such as the RAM-7, or SMG along with the Kar98k. Overkill will allow you to take two primary weapons from your first loadout, then you can hide yourself from the radar with Ghost from your next loadout.

Perk 3 – Amped

While sniping, you need the ability to quickly change weapons. Whether following up on a body shot with automatic fire, or needing to deal with a player in close range, you don’t want to have to wait while swapping weapons. Amped allows you to change to your secondary almost instantly, further increasing your speed on the map.

If you want to be the fastest sniper in Verdansk and Rebirth Island, you can’t go wrong with the classic Kar98k and these perks.

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Warzone devs respond to incorrect Cold War weapon attachment descriptions

Developers have confirmed a fix for Black Ops Cold War weapon attachment descriptions being incorrect in Warzone.

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Several attachments for Black Ops Cold War weapons ported to Warzone don’t match their in-game descriptions. Warzone devs have confirmed that a fix is in the works.

Call of Duty content creators such as JGOD have done extensive testing on all of Warzone’s weapons. They discovered that the MAC-10’s Gallantry blueprint performed vastly better than its regular counterpart and that Black Ops Cold War sniper scopes have no glint.

The broken MAC-10 has now been patched, but there have been serious inconsistencies with the BOCW attachment descriptions. Some have no effect on the weapon, and others do the opposite of what they’re supposed to.

Raven Software has confirmed that they are working on a fix for incorrect attachment descriptions, as well as certain attachments not unlocking.

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Warzone devs to fix incorrect attachment descriptions

On Activision’s official Trello Board, a card reading CW weapon attachments: Certain attachments are not unlocking or working as intended’ was added with the tag ‘under investigation’ on January 21.

The card was added by Alexis Barth, the Communications and Community Manager at Raven Software, confirming they will be handling the patch.

With Warzone featuring a detailed Gunsmith system, you can choose up to five unique attachments that vastly change your weapon’s performance. Each attachment has a different description and stats to match. Meaning you can build your weapon any way you want.

However, many of the attachments for the Black Ops Cold War weapons in Warzone do the opposite of what they’re meant to, with some even having no effect.

For example, the Stoner 63 can be vastly improved by a barrel that supposedly gives extra ‘vehicle damage’ but actually increases bullet velocity. The Striker Grip for the SMGs also grants recoil control when it’s meant to increase melee damage speed.

Most players wouldn’t even think about attachments not performing as they’re meant to, so they could be wasting their valuable slots.

Raven also addressed they are working for a fix on weapon attachments not unlocking.

It may take Warzone devs a while to fix this issue as they have to test every Cold War weapon, so keep an eye on Charlie Intel for the best weapon loadouts, such as our guide for the best AK-74u.

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How to fix Warzone’s ‘connecting to online services’ bug

If you’re stuck on the ‘connecting to online services’ screen when launching Warzone, follow this simple guide to fix the issue.

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A frustrating bug that has Warzone players stuck on the ‘connecting to online services’ screen will prevent players from playing the game altogether. Not to worry though, follow this simple guide to fix the issue and drop back into Verdansk.

Warzone Season 1 hasn’t been free of problems; we’ve had overpowered guns, invisibility exploits, and the return of the stim glitch. These have now been fixed, but bugs and glitches still plague Call of Duty’s battle royale.

When booting up Warzone, you will be met with a ‘connecting to online services’ screen. This should only last for a couple of seconds as the game connects, but some players get stuck on this screen indefinitely.

If you’re stuck on ‘connecting to online services,’ first, you should try restarting your system and router, but if that doesn’t work, you need to change your system’s DNS settings.

It might sound daunting but follow these simple steps for your console or PC and you’ll get back to playing Warzone in no time.

How to connect to online services on PlayStation

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If you’re stuck on the ‘connecting to online services’ screen on PlayStation consoles, you can change your DNS settings to get back to playing Warzone.

There are quite a few steps you must complete, so we’ve compiled all the steps into an easy-to-follow list.

  1. Open Settings from the PlayStation home screen
  2. Select ‘Network’ and then ‘View Connection Status’
  3. Make a note of your IP Address, Subnet Mask, and Default Gateway
  4. Go back to ‘Network’ and begin setting up a new internet connection
  5. Select either Wi-Fi or LAN, then choose ‘Custom Setup’
  6. Go to ‘IP Address Settings’, select ‘Manual’, and enter the information you noted in step 3
  7. Set the Primary DNS Server to 8.8.8.8
  8. Set the Secondary DNS Server to 8.8.4.4
  9. Proceed with ‘Next’ and set the MTU settings as Automatic
  10. Launch Warzone and finally connect to online services

These DNS settings are Google’s own, and are perfect for gaming.

How to connect to online services on Xbox

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To bypass the ‘connecting to online services’ bug on Xbox, you must also change your console’s DNS settings.

To get back to playing Warzone on Xbox consoles:

  1. Open ‘System’ then select ‘Settings’
  2. Go to ‘Network’ and ‘Network Settings’
  3. In ‘Advanced Settings’ select ‘Advanced Settings’
  4. Select ‘DNS Settings’ and then ‘Manual’
  5. Set the Primary DNS Server to 8.8.8.8
  6. Set the Secondary DNS Server to 8.8.4.4
  7. Test your internet connection, then get back to playing Warzone again!

How to connect to online services on PC

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A PC doesn’t have the same Network Settings tabs as consoles, but fixing the ‘connecting to online services’ bug is quite simple.

Follow these simple steps to play Warzone on PC:

  1. Search for ‘View Network Connections’ in the search bar
  2. Open the connection you’re using and hit ‘Properties’
  3. Double-click on ‘Internet Protocol Version 4 (TCP/IPv4)’
  4. Check ‘Use the following DNS server addresses’
  5. Type 8.8.8.8 into the ‘Preferred DNS server’ box
  6. Click ‘OK’
  7. Launch Warzone through Battle.net and instantly connect to the online services

After following these steps you’ll be able to play Warzone again. Also, if you’re getting the ‘Warzone Dev Error 6034,’ you can follow our guide on how to fix that too.

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