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JGOD explains how “pay-to-win” Cold War Blueprints increase damage in Warzone

YouTube JGOD has explained how certain BOCW blueprints are superior to their base versions, with players calling Warzone “pay-to-win.”

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YouTuber JGOD has discovered that certain BOCW weapon blueprints are significantly better than their base versions thanks to increased damage, leading players to call Warzone “pay to win.”

On January 6, the controversial DMR 14, Type 63, Diamattis, and MAC-10 SMG were finally nerfed. Many players felt the nerf wasn’t strong enough, with Warzone’s META remaining the same. The MAC-10 can still outgun any other SMG at close range but YouTuber JGOD has revealed something much worse than weapon balance.

Blueprints are Call of Duty’s weapon ‘skins.’ You either purchase these blueprints through the store or in the Battle Pass, and they will apply a unique design to your gun. However, JGOD discovered that a certain Black Ops Cold War Blueprint does much more than give the weapon a makeover.

Warzone “Pay-To-Win” MAC-10 Blueprint

In his latest video, JGOD explains how the Gallantry MAC-10 Blueprint is significantly better than its base version.

This Blueprint is unlocked at Tier 95 of Black Ops Cold War Season 1’s Battle Pass. You have to purchase the pass to unlock the weapon skin, so players are calling it “pay-to-win.”

A TikTok user first noticed the difference and tagged JGOD so the popular Warzone stats tester could find out the truth once and for all. He discovered that the Blueprint effects recoil, damage, and hipfire spread.

The latest patch was meant to reduce headshot damage for the MAC-10, and it did, but not for the Gallantry Blueprint. Raven Software reduced the MAC’s close-range headshot damage down from 40 to 30. After testing the Gallantry variant against bots in a Warzone lobby, JGOD discovered that the headshot damage remained at 40.

Warzone's Gallantry MAC-10 Blueprint

Not only does it do more damage, “recoil is 100% different,” he explained. “Whether you have attachments or not, it’s going to be different.” The standard MAC-10’s recoil pattern curves in an ‘S’ shape, while the Gallantry’s recoil simply goes up and to the right. The latter is much easier to control, making the SMG more accurate.

The Blueprint also has a tighter hipfire spread, which allows you to effectively melt enemy players without even having to aim.

If players have purchased the Season 1 Battle Pass and worked up to Tier 95, they can use an even better version of Warzone’s most powerful SMG.

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How to get Apex Phase Rifle Owen Gun Blueprint in Warzone & Vanguard

Here’s how to unlock the Apex Phase Rifle Owen Gun Blueprint in Warzone and Vanguard – the most expensive Blueprint ever.

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Vanguard and Warzone players can unlock the Apex Phase Rifle Owen Gun Blueprint as part of the Godzilla vs King Kong collaboration. It’s set to be the most expensive weapon Blueprint ever, so here’s how to get your hands on it.

Vanguard and Warzone players have been loving the Kong, Godzilla, and Mechagodzilla skins and bundles, but there’s one more Operation Monarch cosmetic for players to unlock — the Apex Phase Rifle Blueprint.

Although announced alongside the Season 3 Battle Pass, the devs didn’t reveal which gun it would be for, nor what it looked like. Now, thanks to an email sent out by Activision, we know that the Apex Phase Rifle Blueprint is for the Owen Gun, which is arguably one of the best SMGs in Warzone.

The Owen Gun Blueprint isn’t a straightforward unlock and you’ll need to put down a hefty amount of CoD Points, so here’s how to get your hands on it in Warzone and Vanguard.

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How to get Apex Phase Rifle Owen Gun Blueprint in Warzone & Vanguard

Unlocking Warzone‘s Apex Phase Rifle Owen Gun Blueprint is unique in that you need to purchase all three of the Kong, Godzilla, and Mechagodzilla bundles.

Even though Operation Monarch ends on May 25, you’ll have until June 16 to purchase all three bundles and claim the Apex Phase Rifle.

Vanguard Godzilla and Kong Operator skins

How much is the Apex Phase Rifle Owen Gun Blueprint?

As players need to purchase all three of the Godzilla vs Kong bundles, the Apex Phase Rifle Owen Gun Blueprint will cost a whopping 7,200 CoD Points or $74.99 / £69.99.

Of course, you’re not just paying for the Blueprint itself, you’ll also get the Kong, Godzilla, and Mechagodzilla bundles with all of their cosmetics. Plus, for buying two out of the three bundles, you’ll get the exclusive “Godzilla vs. Kong” Weapon Sticker and the “Superspecies” Player Title.

King Kong Operator in Vanguard and Warzone

When does Apex Phase Rifle Owen Gun Blueprint unlock?

Don’t worry if the Apex Phase Rifle Owen Gun Blueprint hasn’t appeared in your account yet, as it won’t become available until Vanguard & Warzone Season 3 Reloaded.

Although no official release date has been confirmed, we expect Vanguard & Warzone Season 3 Reloaded to go live on Wednesday, May 25. This update is also set to bring the H4 Blixen SMG and the Serpentine Perk to Warzone, as well as Vanguard’s Sphere map.


For more Vanguard and Warzone, be sure to check out how Sledgehammer have changed matchmaking, as well as the highest K/D weapons in Warzone.

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Warzone’s demon gun glitch is back with a vengeance in Season 3

Warzone’s infamous demon gun glitch has returned to ruin games for players in Season 3, and this time it’s back with a vengeance.

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Warzone’s demon gun glitch is making a return in Season 3, and players will have to contend with one of the worst iterations of the glitch we’ve seen to date.

Longtime Warzone players will be familiar with Warzone’s demon gun glitch as it never fails to pop up from time to time. The glitch occurs randomly and affects players’ visibility by blocking their screens with monstrous textures.

While the demon gun glitch has been dormant for a while, it has now reemerged with a vengeance in Warzone Season 3. Players will be hoping to avoid this iteration of the demon gun glitch as a strange twist makes it different than the traditional version.

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The demon gun glitch has always been one of the most game-breaking glitches that players can encounter. When it occurs, players are helpless and cannot get rid of the visual glitch, and you’re basically stuck with it until you die.

Having the majority of your screen obscured by massive blocks of broken textures means that your match is likely over before it even begins. We’ve seen moments where players blind fire and luckily come out with a kill, but the majority of gamers suffer helpless Warzone deaths.

This time, a video posted to the Warzone subreddit by OowlwoO proves that the demon gun glitch is back and breaking the game in Season 3.

The player is simply attempting to grab a custom loadout, but it all goes wrong as a different version of the demon gun glitch appears. This time the visual glitch doesn’t appear on the player’s weapon.

It seems like the visual glitch is surrounding an enemy player in a “blob” of broken textures. To make matters worse, when the player in the clip is downed, their game crashes and they are booted back to the Warzone menu. If the glitch is kicking players from games, this is quite the troublesome version that players will have to deal with.

Players in the comments explained that this iteration seems to be a version of the demon gun glitch that affects the player model instead of weapons, “He didn’t render correctly, this used to be fairly common its similar to the gun render issue, our squad used to get this same thing, you just gotta shoot the middle of it and hope it dies.”


For more Warzone content, check out how to complete Warzone Operation Monarch challenges or how Warzone Pacific’s BAR is the most underrated AR for Caldera in Season 3.

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Best C58 loadout for CoD: Warzone Pacific Season 3

The C58 Assault Rifle is a solid gun in Warzone Pacific Season 3, and here’s how you can make the best Warzone C58 loadout.

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The C58 is one of Warzone Pacific’s best Assault Rifles and you can make it even deadlier with the right attachments Perks, and equipment for the best Warzone Pacific C58 loadout in Season 3.

The C58 is one of the best Assault Rifles in Warzone Pacific Season 3, thanks to its low fire rate and high damage per shot which allow it to shred through your opponents’ armor and health.

You might face some trouble with the weapon’s recoil, but it can still be extremely lethal in combat after you equip the right selection of attachments, Perks, and equipment.

Here’s the best C58 loadout in Warzone Pacific Season 3.

Best Warzone C58 loadout

Warzone C58 loadout attachments

Best Warzone C58 loadout attachments

  • Muzzle: Agency Suppressor
  • Barrel: 18.5″ Task Force
  • Underbarrel: Field Agent Grip
  • Ammunition: 45 Round Drum
  • Optic: Axial Arms 3x

We’ll start off this Warzone loadout with the Agency Suppressor muzzle and 18.5″ Task Force barrel for the buffs they provide to vertical recoil control, bullet velocity, and effective damage range.

The Field Agent Grip helps further control recoil, and you can take advantage of the C58’s improved accuracy by equipping the Axial Arms 3x optic to pick off enemies from a distance in medium-range combat.

Finally, we’ll cap off this loadout by equipping the 45 Round Drum to ensure that you have enough ammo to take out all of your enemies in battle.

Best Warzone C58 Perks & Equipment

Best Warzone C58 loadout perks
  • Perk 1: E.O.D
  • Perk 2: Overkill
  • Perk 3: Amped
  • Tactical: Stun
  • Lethal: Semtex

In terms of perks, we suggest sticking with E.O.D to deal with explosives that enemies are likely to throw at you, helping you to take less damage. You can pick Overkill to pair the weapon with an SMG like the Welgun.

For our final Perk, we went with Amped so that switching between both weapons becomes instantaneous. Finally, the Semtex and Stun equipment combo will help dish out additional damage to your foes.

How to unlock the C58 in Warzone Pacific

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In order to acquire the C58, players can unlock the C58 for free by completing a challenge:

  • Black Ops Cold War Multiplayer/ Warzone: Using Assault Rifles, get a Long Shot kill in 15 different completed matches.
  • Cold War Zombies: Using Assault Rifles, kill 50 Special enemies that are slowed by your LT53 Kazimir portal

This is easy to do in Warzone Pacific where many fights are decided at range. We recommend the Automaton for this challenge, as its low recoil makes it easy to beam enemies at range.

Best alternatives to Warzone C58

If you’re looking for an alternative to the best C58 loadout, then we recommend using the CR-56 AMAX which boasts an impressive amount of damage and range. The XM4 is the best Assault Rifle in the game following the buff it got in the May 4 update.


For more Warzone, take a look at JGOD’s explanation for why Warzone players should not use Heartbeat Sensors in Season 3 as well as our guide on completing Warzone Operation Monarch challenges.

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