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FaZe Booya claims Cold War AR outshines Warzone’s NZ-41 on Rebirth Island

Warzone expert FaZe Booya claims that a fan-favorite Cold War AR can rival the dominant NZ-41 on Rebirth Island.

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Despite recent nerfs, the NZ-41 is still one of the best weapons in Warzone Season 4, but Ean ‘FaZe Booya’ Chase has revealed that a fan-favorite Cold War AR is just as much of a menace on Rebirth Island.

Warzone players have a lot to think about when it comes to Season 4’s Assault Rifle meta. Due to Caldera, Rebirth Island, and Fortune’s Keep all being in the rotation of maps, choosing the best weapons to use often comes down to your surroundings.

When it comes to Rebirth Island and Fortune’s Keep, Warzone expert FaZe Booya believes weapons that excel at medium-range could potentially outshine the most dominant long-range weapons in the game.

Best XM4 loadout for Warzone Pacific

A July 7 Warzone update delivered the third NZ-41 nerf in a row after the weapon was deemed overpowered. Unfortunately, it remains one of the best long-range options in the game, but nerfs have allowed other weapons to close the gap slightly.

One of these weapons is Cold War’s classic XM4 Assault Rifle which is well-liked by many. FaZe Booya claims that for medium-range encounters on Rebirth Island, the XM4 can rival the notorious NZ-41.

FaZe Booya’s Warzone XM4 loadout for Rebirth Island

  • Muzzle: Agency Suppressor
  • Barrel: 13.5″ Task Force
  • Optic: Axial Arms 3x
  • Underbarrel: Field Agent Grip
  • Magazine: 45 Rnd

While the NZ-41 is still notably superior on a map like Caldera where its accuracy can shine, Booya explains that this isn’t always the case: “I know they nerfed the XM4 a lot, but it really does do so well on Rebirth and Fortune’s Keep, those medium-range maps.”

Booya’s XM4 attachments are quite standard when it comes to Warzone Assault Rifles, as maximizing accuracy, recoil control, and range is the goal.

Players can opt for the 60 or 45 Rnd magazine, but Booya believes the 45 Rnd is plenty to get the job done on Rebirth Island. The XM4’s high rate of fire and excellent medium damage range allow it to maximize its potential on Rebirth Island in Season 4 of Warzone.


For more Warzone news, check out how a leaked Modern Warfare 2 Field Upgrade could turn out to be utterly OP in Warzone 2.

Image Credit: Activision / FaZe Booya

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Are Warzone servers down? Warzone current server status update

Are the Warzone servers down? That is what many players ask when they can’t connect to the game, so we have the current server status covered for you.

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It is always frustrating when players cannot connect to the servers of Warzone and play when they want to. Here’s how you can check the current server status for the battle royale title.

Warzone has become one of the most popular multiplayer games in the world following its release in 2020, with an extremely large playerbase. However, sometimes fans aren’t able to hop into the game and enjoy its content.

This happens whenever the servers go down, preventing players from connecting to the game. When this happens, you’ll need to check the game’s current server status and see when if they’re currently online or not.

Here’s everything you need to know to see the current server status of Warzone.

Are Warzone servers down?

Yes, Warzone servers are currently down on August 16. This seems to be impacting all Call of Duty titles at the moment including Vanguard.

Warzone players are currently facing server issues, with multiple reports coming in of stuttering, freezing, and lag in lobbies. Some players claim to have been experiencing these issues all week.

Despite this, the Activision online services support page states that Call of Duty: Warzone servers are up and running on all platforms. This website keeps a constant update of the online services for the high-profile first-person shooter series

When the site updates, it alerts community members who visit it whenever there is an issue, such as the Warzone servers being down. So, it’s possible that these issues might be caused by other factors.

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Another resource to check the current Warzone server status is the official Activision Support Twitter or Raven Software Twitter account. These Twitter accounts will post updates regarding current problems with games like Warzone when they arise, such as server outages.

The Activision Support Twitter posts updates on these issues including when they are resolved. Keeping an eye on this Twitter account can help you know if any problems are currently happening with the title.

We will continue to update this article with the current server status of Warzone whenever issues arise and are resolved.


For more Warzone, check out how to lower input lag in Warzone as well as the best PC Settings for Warzone Pacific Season 4 Reloaded.

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Abandoned Cold War rifle is perfect for Rebirth & Fortune’s Keep ahead of Warzone Season 5

Here’s a forgotten Black Ops Cold War Rifle you can use to dominate Rebirth Island and Fortune’s Keep ahead of Warzone Season 5.

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Warzone Pacific Season 5 is almost here, and it might be time to return to an old fan-favorite ahead of the new season. Warzone expert WhosImmortal has revealed the Cold War rifle you should take to Warzone’s smaller maps in Season 4 Reloaded.

After the NZ-41 was forced out of the meta by the Season 4 Reloaded update, Warzone’s meta is finally in a balanced state. Old favorites such as the Kilo 141 and M13 have seen love again, but those aren’t the only weapons worth using once more.

Call of Duty YouTuber and Warzone meta expert WhosImmortal tried out Black Ops Cold War’s M16 Tactical Rifle again following its buffs in Season 4 Reloaded and reported that it’s able to dominate Rebirth Island and Fortune’s Keep.

WhosImmortal said that the M16 was already a decent gun, but has become a much more consistent choice after its damage buffs in the Season 4 Reloaded update.

Despite WhosImmortal clutching up a 21-kill win on Caldera, he explained that “this gun is really going to be the best it can be on Rebirth and Fortune’s Keep.”

“I think it’s more of a mid-range gun than anything just because over long-range … burst weapons are always going to be kind of awkward because of that kick that you constantly have to recenter,” he continued.

However, he said that the weapon is “pristine” at mid-range, making it perfect for the likes of Fortune’s Keep and Rebirth Island.

WhosImmortal buffed M16 Warzone loadout

  • Muzzle: Agency Silencer
  • Barrel: 16.3″ Titanium
  • Optic: Axial Arms 3x
  • Underbarrel: Field Agent Foregrip
  • Magazine: STANAG 60 Rnd

These are all of the classic attachments for the M16, with the 16.3″ Titanium being a huge help thanks to its fire rate increase. He said that you can either use the 45 or 60 Round mag depending on which you prefer, but “you can’t go wrong with either.”


The M16 will be a powerful choice ahead of Season 5 on Wednesday, August 24, which brings new weapons, (reportedly) classic villains, and the final round-based map for Vanguard.

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DEADROP dev responds as fans accuse CoD of stealing skin from Dr Disrespect game

Dr Disrespect fans are convinced Activision copied a Variant his game for their latest Warzone skin, and a DEADROP dev has responded.

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Activision dropped Warzone and Vanguard’s Tracer Pack Malware Ultra Skin but players immediately noticed a striking similarity with Dr Disrespect’s DEADROP, and it looks like it’s even prompted a response from a Midnight Society developer.

Not long after Activision had to apologize for copying artwork from an independent artist, plagiarism accusations are flying once again. This time concerning Vanguard and Warzone’s new Doomslayer skin which Dr Disrespect fans immediately recognized.

Dr Disrespect’s ‘vertical extraction shooter’ DEADROP is currently in development, and there have already been plenty of comparisons with Call of Duty — mostly from Doc himself. He’s previously said that Modern Warfare 2 can’t “match” DEADROP.

Those who have bought a DEADROP Founders Pass have received one of 10,000 “Variants,” which are unique in-game characters. Senior developers have shown off their Variants, and many think they are the inspiration for Call of Duty’s latest bundle.

The Tracer Pack Malware Ultra skin dropped in Warzone and Vanguard on August 15, featuring a hooded sci-fi character with a skull-faced digital visor. Those words could also be used to describe DEADROP founder Robert Bowling’s Variant, and players were quick to make the comparison.

“Damn, they had to scrap the Dog they ripped off then went straight for a DEADROP variant,” replied one Twitter user. “Looks like whoever created this skin TRIED to copy the Variant of one of the leaders of [Midnight Society],” commented another.

While not a direct response, Bowling, who’s an ex-Infinity Ward dev, tweeted: “At least name it after me.”

Not everyone was convinced that the skin was a straight copy though, as some said that it’s a classic sci-fi design that’s been around longer than DEADROP.

We’ll need to wait and see whether Activision respond to the accusations, but Doc fans are convinced. In the meantime, check out how NICKMERCS will be “brutally honest” if he thinks DEADROP is trash.

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