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FaZe Swagg shows off his “one shot” Oden Warzone Season 3 loadout

FaZe Swagg has been dominating with the Oden in Warzone Season 3, so here’s his loadout for this powerful Assault Rifle.

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The Oden is an incredibly underrated weapon in Warzone Season 3, and top streamer Kris “FaZe Swagg” Lamberson has created a loadout that could become meta.

Warzone Season 3’s meta is perhaps the most open it has ever been, with a wide range of choices available. SMGs and Assault Rifles have rejoined the meta and almost any option in these categories has been viable. NICKMERCS has been using the Grau 5.56 again, and now FaZe Swagg is showing the devastating power of the Oden.

Although extremely powerful, the Oden is often overlooked for its low fire rate and higher recoil. However, in Season 3, streamer and YouTuber FaZe Swagg has been a champion for this Modern Warfare Assault Rifle.

Warzone Oden

Swagg said that the Oden will be one of his “favorite guns of all time,” because it’s the gun that he got both his first 30 and 40 kill games with.

“With the way the meta is, the way you can use basically any gun and nothing’s really OP, the Oden is a gun that, if you can hit your shots, it kills the quickest out of any AR,” Swagg explained. “Its damage profile is absolutely nuts.”

Using the Oden alongside Modern Warfare’s MP5, he racked up a whopping 34 kills, so here’s his powerful loadout.

FaZe Swagg’s Oden Warzone loadout

  • Muzzle: Colossus Suppressor
  • Barrel: Oden Factory 810mm
  • Laser: Tac Laser
  • Optic: VLK 3.0x Optic
  • Ammunition: 30 Round Mags

Swagg built this Oden to dominate at long distances and kept an MP5 in his pocket for all close-range fights. To vastly improve its damage at range, bullet velocity, and accuracy Swagg added the Colossus Suppressor and the Oden Factory 810mm barrel. To ensure he’s hitting these long-range shots, he added the extremely popular VLK 3.0x Optic.

And to be able to take down multiple targets, he uses the 30 Round Mags. And as all of these attachments slow this heavy AR down, he caps off the loadout with the Tac Laser for increased ADS speed.


Want to see where the Oden stacks up against the rest of Warzone’s guns? Check out our tier list of all primary weapons in Season 3.

Image Credit: Activision / FaZe Swagg

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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 weapons

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.”

Menendez and Al-Asad in Warzone Season 5

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.

Valois Revolver Vanguard Warzone Season 5

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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Warzone Pacific Season 5: Release date, Caldera changes, Heroes vs Villains, new weapons

Here’s everything we know about Warzone Pacific’s Season 5 update including its release date and new content on the way.

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Thanks to the Warzone Pacific Season 5 roadmap we got an in-depth look at what to expect from the final season. Warzone Season 5 will introduce major changes to Caldera, new items, weapons, and modes, as well as the return of classic CoD villains.

Call of Duty: Vanguard and Warzone Pacific are slowly approaching Season 5, which is confirmed to be the final season of content for both games. While fans are already looking forward to Warzone 2 and Modern Warfare 2, the Season 5 roadmap reveals that there’s still a ton of reason for excitement.

Warzone Season 5, titled Last Stand, will see several familiar faces take center stage as the battle royale focuses on the heroes and villains of past Call of Duty titles. Of course, there’s much more to enjoy with Caldera changes, a new Gulag, new weapons, and new items to discover.

Warzone Season 5 villains

Warzone Pacific Season 5 release date

Warzone Pacific Season 5 is set to begin on Wednesday, August 24 at 9 AM PT / 12 PM ET / 5 PM UK, immediately after Season 4 comes to a close.

The date has been confirmed by Raven Software and assuming there are no delays, the season should begin on August 24. Stay tuned, as we’ll update this piece if the release date is changed.

Warzone Pacific Season 5 Caldera changes

Warzone Season 5 Peak changes Caldera

For starters, Caldera will undergo several changes when the Warzone Season 5 update arrives. A volcanic eruption will spread around the map and you’ll be able to witness the lava running down the sides of the Peak POI.

In addition, a new Gulag will be introduced in Season 5: “Fight for redeployment in the new volcanic-themed Gulag. Best your opponent in this new face-off pit inspired by an old favorite and get another shot at securing victory.”

New weather and lighting changes

According to the Season 5 roadmap, Caldera will also deliver some much-needed lighting changes. With the storm finally cleared, Caldera will trade its clouds of gray for warm sunshine.

Event the volcano’s smoke won’t be enough to fully block out the sunlight as it makes a widespread return. In addition, “Rebirth Island sees new lighting changes as well, featuring a warm and lush sunset casting a vibrant hue over the map.”

Warzone Season 5 new items

Four new items will be making their way to Warzone in Season 5 and they’ll all bring something new to the table for players to enjoy. Here’s the devs’ description of each of the new items and how to properly utilize them in Season 5:

Doomsday Station

Discover this seismic device found within Caldera’s primary Battle Royale game mode. Trigger the device and enemy helicopters arrive to surround the station, deploying enemy soldiers to attack your position. Remain close to the Doomsday Station and defend yourself for a chance at earning powerful items and a unique Watch cosmetic for your Operator.

Only one Doomsday Station will appear per match, with multiple possible spawn locations. Pay the required $10,000 to activate it and prepare for a thunderous fight.

Warzone Doomsday station

Supply Box UAV

Activate the new Supply Box UAV Killstreak for assistance in tracking down more items. It will mark nearby unopened Supply Boxes on the player’s Tac Map for around 15 seconds. Find the Supply Box UAV in Supply Boxes or purchase one at a Buy Station.

Personal Supply Box

Track down this extremely rare crate with the assistance of the Supply Box UAV to acquire your favorite Loadout weapons in Warzone. Each squad member gets a huge XP boost as well.

Rage Serum

This Field Upgrade allows you to become violently unstable, resulting in a viciously effective boost to your close-quarters fighting. Test subjects were shown to have superior melee damage, increased lunge distance, and enhanced stun power while fighting with melee weapons or fists.

However, defensive forces have confirmed that while affected by Rage Serum, an Operator becomes louder, and seems to recoil with more confusion while stunned or flashed.

Season 5 Warzone new weapons

Warzone Pacific Season 5 new weapons

Seeing as Vanguard and Warzone Season 5 are the games’ final content drop, it’s no surprise to see that a whopping five weapons will be up for grabs. Two of those weapons will be available via the Season 5 Battle Pass at the start of Season 5.

  • EX1 Energy Rifle (Launch)
  • RA 225 SMG (Launch)
  • Valois Revolver (Launch Window)
  • BP50 Assault Rifle (Midseason)
  • Lienna 57 Assault Rifle (Midseason)

It will be interesting to see how the EX1 Energy Rifle integrates into Warzone’s weapon pool considering how unique the weapon is with its energy rifle designation. Meanwhile, players will attempt to discover if yet another Vanguard SMG could rise to the top of the close-range meta following the RA 255‘s release.

Warzone Pacific Season 5 new modes and events

Heroes vs Villains Warzone Season 5 event

Operation: Last Call (Launch)

Operation: Last Call will be a new Warzone mode available at the launch of Season 5. Last Call is inspired by the classic Search and Destroy multiplayer mode, and players will be tasked with attacking or defending bomb sights around Caldera.

Lava Rock

Lava Rock is ready to up the chaos by adding an active volcano to Warzone gameplay. Players will have a Volcano Meter that displays the volcano’s current activity. As lava rocks crash to the surface you’re going to want to avoid the landing zones if you want to survive.

Heroes vs Villains

Heroes vs Villains will be Warzone Season 5’s major Community Event. Players will be able to choose which side of the battle they’d like to support. Regardless of if you side with the Heroes or Villains, you’ll collect tokens by eliminating players, which can then be used at the Buy Station to purchase Faction Bundles.

Purchasing a Faction Bundle will provide players with a discount on one other item across all Buy Stations.

There will also be some unique rewards up for grabs and one given to all players as the roadmap explains that “the winning team’s unique Weapon Blueprint will be given to everyone following the event.”

Classic CoD villains coming to Warzone Pacific Season 5

Raul Menendez Operator Warzone Season 5

Task Force Tyrants is making its way to Vanguard and Warzone Season 5. Players will be able to “deploy as four of Call of Duty’s most infamous antagonists” with the appropriately named Task Force Tyrants.

The villains set to return in Warzone Season 5 are:

  • Raul Menendez from Black Ops 2 (Launch)
  • Khaled Al Asad from CoD 4 and Modern Warfare 2019 (Launch)
  • Gabriel Rorke from Ghosts (In-season)
  • Seraph from Black Ops 3 and 4 (In-season)

Warzone Season 5 Umbrella Academy crossover

Umbrella Academy crossover Warzone Season 5

This image from the Warzone Season 5 roadmap blog confirms that an Umbrella Academy crossover will be coming to the battle royale. An Umbrella Academy crossover was previously leaked and if the rumors are true there will be a bunch of extra rewards tied into purchasing the bundles.

Fans of the Netflix series will have to wait to find out exactly what’s in store but the image above and the roadmap revealed skins for Hazel and Cha Cha.


If you’re more into the multiplayer side of Call of Duty, be sure to check out everything we know about Vanguard Season 5.

Source: Call of Duty Blog

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