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Four best MAC-10 & Diamatti alternatives for Warzone Season 1

Bored of using the akimbo Diamattis and MAC-10 in Warzone Season 1? Here are some other secondary weapons you can use.

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The MAC-10 and akimbo Diamattis are used by almost every player in Warzone Season 1, but if you fancy using something different, here are the best alternatives.

Although the MAC-10 and akimbo Diamattis were nerfed on January 6, many players felt the changes weren’t enough. The weapons are still used in almost every loadout, so the loot pool has remained stale.

If you’re looking to try something else in Warzone, we’ve done a guide on the best alternatives to the DMR 14, but you might be looking to swap out your secondaries too.

So here are the best secondary weapons you can use instead of the MAC-10 or akimbo Diamattis in Warzone Season 1.

Cold War AK-74u

You can get your CoD 4 nostalgia on by using the fan-favorite AK-74u. Although you could convert an AK-47 into a ’74u in the Gunsmith, it wasn’t the real deal.

Black Ops Cold War AK-74u

Now, you can bring this fan-favorite weapon into Warzone. It’s one of the best weapons in Black Ops Cold War’s multiplayer and it’s also a highly effective secondary in Verdansk and Rebirth Island.

It was the range potential to outgun either the MAC-10 or Diamattis so try to stay away from CQB situations and you’ll have a great time using the AK-74u. Check out our guide for the best attachments here.

Cold War MP5

Before the R9-0 became the Warzone meta, Modern Warfare’s MP5 was one of the most used secondary weapons in the game. With incredible accuracy and decent range potential, the MP5 was the go-to weapon for players of all skill levels. Black Ops Cold War has its own version of the MP5 which was added to Warzone with the integration in December.

The new MP5 has a faster TTK compared to its MW counterpart, so it’s well worth using. Either MP5 is viable, but we’ve been using Modern Warfare’s MP5 for over a year now, so why not try something different? Use attachments that buff the MP5s mobility and recoil control, and you’ll be onto a winner.

Modern Warfare R9-0

In a meta-changing patch, the MAC-10 and akimbo Diamattis were added to Warzone, and the R9-0 was removed from its throne. It received a small nerf which lowered its damage at range and made it so you have to land more pellets to get the kill.

If you’re in extremely close quarters and you hit your shots, the R9-0 is still an incredibly powerful shotgun. The one-shot kill range was only lowered by about a meter, so as long as you’re accurate, you’ll find the R9-0 dominant in CQB. Check out the meta R9-0 loadout here.

Modern Warfare R9-0

Modern Warfare AS-VAL

Although the AS-VAL is an Assault Rifle, it has one of the highest time-to-kills in Warzone. With the Diamattis receiving a nerf on January 6, the VAL has become even better.

Pair it with a long-range weapon like a sniper or a Tactical Rifle, and you’ll have an excellent close-range weapon.

modern warfare AS-VAL

You can follow our guide on the best AS-VAL build for Warzone here.

So if you’re tired of Warzone Season 1’s meta, here are the weapons you should try out and you might just find your new favorite.

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How to make Custom Blueprints with Cold War & Warzone’s Gunsmith Customs

With Gunsmith Customs, Cold War and Warzone lets you mix and match Blueprint attachments, so here’s how to make your own custom Blueprint.

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Black Ops Cold War and Warzone Custom weapon blueprint

The Gunsmith Customs system is available in both Black Ops Cold War and Warzone, so here’s how to create your own custom Blueprints with this fan-favorite feature.

Gunsmith Customs and custom Blueprints were added to Modern Warfare and Warzone in April 2020, much to fans’ appreciation. You can also do it in Cold War, and with Cold War’s weapons in Warzone. With this feature, you can mix and match all of the Blueprint attachments for a weapon type, creating a brand new weapon Blueprint that’s unique to you.

For example, if you want to build a custom Krig 6, you can combine the barrel from the Confrontation Blueprint with the magazine from the Samurai’s Creed and the stock from the Go Getter. You can then save it as a custom Blueprint, name it, and then you can find it amongst all of your other purchased Blueprints.

How to use Custom Blueprint Mods in Black Ops Cold War

Arriving in Cold War’s mid-Season 2 update, players can now create and save several of their own custom Blueprints. This not only allows you to quickly access your crazy Blueprint combinations but also makes it easier to access your favorite loadouts without having to build them every time.

Making and saving these custom Blueprints is quite simple, so here’s how to do it:

  1. Launch Black Ops Cold War
  2. Select the ‘Weapons’ tab
  3. Choose your weapon
  4. Hover over the attachment you wish to equip
  5. Select the Gunsmith icon beside the attachment
  6. Choose the attachment style from your owned Blueprints
  7. Save and rename your custom Blueprint

Now, when creating a weapon class, you’ll be able to equip your custom Blueprint like you would any other. When you go to select your weapon, the custom Blueprint will be there alongside all of the other Blueprints you own.

If you wish to keep the weapon’s tracer fire or Mastercraft effects, you’ll need to equip that Blueprint as the base before customizing. By doing this, you can keep the blue tracer fire, but use the attachment styles from a completely different weapon, making a gun that’s entirely personalized to your style.

How to use Custom Blueprint Mods in Cold War Zombies

Black Ops Cold War Zombies Mauer Der Toten map

This also works in Black Ops Cold War Zombies. By building and saving a custom Blueprint, you can access it in rounds of Outbreak or regular Zombies such as Season 4’s Mauer Der Toten, so you can always have the attachments and look you desire.

For example, you spawn in with the M1911 for that classic Zombies experience. Then after you purchase a Gallo SA12 from the wall, you can apply either a regular Blueprint or Custom Mod to the weapon that applies all of your pre-selected attachments.

Here’s how to do it:

  1. Load into a game of Cold War Zombies
  2. Either purchase your favorite weapon from the wall or get it from a Mystery Box
  3. Pause the game
  4. Select ‘Apply Blueprint’
  5. Navigate over to ‘Custom Mods’
  6. Choose the Custom Blueprint you wish to apply

This will give you not only the attachments of your choice but also the Mastery Camos you’ve grinded for.

How to use Custom Blueprint Mods in Warzone

Warzone save Custom Blueprint

Battle royale fans were disappointed that you couldn’t create Custom Blueprints for Cold War weapons in Warzone when the game first integrated. Raven Software has now added that function, so you can now have several Custom Blueprints at the ready when building your favorite loadouts.

Here’s how to build and use Custom Blueprint Mods in Warzone:

  1. Launch Call of Duty: Warzone
  2. Go to the ‘Weapons’ tab and press ‘Edit Loadout’
  3. Build your ideal weapon loadout
  4. Click ‘Save a Custom Mod’ at the bottom of the screen
  5. Rename and save your Custom Blueprint!

And to then access that Custom Blueprint:

  1. Click ‘Edit Loadout’
  2. Hover over the weapon you wish to use
  3. Select ‘Armory’ beside the weapon
  4. Choose either a regular Blueprint or your own Custom Blueprint

With Black Ops Cold War and Warzone Season 5 arriving soon, there will be a ton more weapon Blueprints arriving in both the store and the new Battle Pass. So, you’ll get more and more weapon customization options as the seasons progress.

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Warzone cheat provider CrazyAim taken down by Activision

Activision has taken aim at a cheater provider for Warzone as their site and discord have been shut down.

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Warzone August 2 update patch notes

A popular Warzone cheat provider website has been taken down by Activision on August 4. The site was providing aim bot and other hacks for Warzone as a paid service.


The site, called CrazyAim.io, was providing a variety of cheats for Call of Duty players, with focus on Warzone hacks.

Their site now no longer exists, as it appears Activision has taken it down. Visiting their site sends a site error.

In addition, we’ve confirmed the site’s Discord server, where the users and owners would discuss the cheats and hacks, has also been shut down.

This is a small, but good step from Activision in the fight against the dramatic increase in hackers and cheaters in Warzone.

Some big content creators have been upset over the hacks and switched to Apex Legends instead.

It’s still not clear if Activision plans to launch a proper anti-cheat for Warzone.

The company’s executives have said in the past that they have “invested” a lot into fixing the hacking problem.

The last update from Raven on ban waves was in mid July, where they said 50,000 accounts were banned.

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Team Jukeyz win World Series of Warzone EU Trios: Final standings & results

The World Series of Warzone is kicking competitive Warzone up a notch, and we have the teams, draft, standings and stream covered for you.

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World Series of Warzone Teams Draft Standings

The second World Series of Warzone tournament saw Trios from Europe compete for the lion’s share of a $300,000 prize pool, and Team Jukeyz was able to put together a truly impressive performance to snag the top spot in the final standings.

Competitive Warzone has become one of the most popular esports scenes globally since the release of the Call of Duty battle royale in 2020.

While various tournament organizers and players have helped to propel the popularity of the game’s competitive scene, the World Series of Warzone is kicking it up a great deal, with a total of $1,200,000 being awarded over the course of four different tournaments.

World Series of Warzone Standings leaderboard

The first event saw NA Trios compete against each other, with Team Aydan securing the victory, and the second competition in the World Series of Warzone had Trios from Europe take the spotlight and have their chance to prove their skills on August 4, 2021.

It was a truly exciting day of competitive Call of Duty action, but once the dust had settled on Verdansk, Team Jukeyz was able to secure the top spot in the final standings and take home the $50,000 grand prize.

World Series of Warzone Standings Leaderboard

The EU Trios tournament was filled with a treasure trove of talented players, but the trio of Jukeyz, WarsZ, and Fifakill was able to put together multiple strong performances to take home the EU Trios World Series of Warzone championship.

It was not an easy feat at the end for Team Jukeyz, as a Jailbreak in-game event during the last match of the tournament saw every eliminated player come back and make the deciding match an adrenaline-fueled spectacle.

World Series of Warzone Standings Leaderboard

In addition to the individual squads competing, the five Captain squads were also competing to secure the Captain’s Cup championship for the team they were drafted to on August 3.

Recrent was able to draft the strongest collection of EU Trios, as Team Recrent was able to secure the EU Trios Captain’s Cup championship for the World Series of Warzone.

World Series of Warzone Standings Leaderboard

Twitch Rivals Stream

The EU Trios World Series of Warzone took place on August 4, at 9 AM PT / 12 PM ET / 5 PM BST / 6 PM CEST.

All of the action from the event was broadcasted on the official Twitch Rivals stream.

Alternatively, every competitor also streamed their individual point of view so viewers could watch the action from their favorite player’s POV.

World Series of Warzone Draft

The EU trios event saw five pre-selected captains form their own team and then draft an additional nine teams to form their own captain squad.

These five captain teams of 10 trios will then compete to secure the most collective points from placements and kills to earn a $100,000 prize pool and the Captain’s Cup championship.

The draft was conducted live on the Twitch Rivals channel on August 3, 2021, at 9 AM PT / 12 PM ET / 5 PM BST / 6 PM CEST.

You can find the five captains and all of their drafted teams below:

World Series of Warzone Teams

A total of 50 teams competed in the EU Trios competition.

These teams competed to help their Captain be at the top of the Captain’s Cup World Series of Warzone standings.

The teams also competed individually at the same time to secure the lion’s share of the remaining $200,000 in prize money by claiming the top spot in the final World Series of Warzone standings.

You can find all of the teams that competed in the EU Trios tournament below:

World Series of Warzone Teams

EU Format & Prizing

WSOW format

The format for the event was the same as it was for the NA Trios tournament. The competitors duked it out in six custom lobbies, with placement awarding kill multipliers.

With each kill giving one World Series of Warzone Point, here’s the rundown of the scoring format:

PlacementKill Multiplier
1st2.0x
2nd-15th1.5x
16th-50th1.0x

The Captains and their teams competed for a share of the $300,000 Prize Pool. The teams’ prize pool was $200k, with another $100k on the line for the Captain’s Cup.

Here’s the prize pool rundown.

Team PlacementPrize
1st$50,000
2nd$30,000
3rd$12,000
4th$15,000
5th$10,000
6th$9,000
7th$7,000
8th$6,000
9th$5,500
10th$5,000
11th-20th$3,000
21st-25th$25,000

Here’s the Captain’s Placement prize pool.

Captain’s PlacementIndividual Prize
1st Place Team$1,000
1st Place Captain$20,000
2nd Place Captain$15,000
3rd Place Captain$13,000
4th Place Captain$12,000
5th Place Captain$10,000

There is no doubt that the World Series of Warzone EU Trios event delivered just as many exciting moments and memories as the NA Trios competition did beforehand.

For more Call of Duty: Warzone, check out Season 4’s best weapons, and stay tuned for future news and guides.

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