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JGOD explains how Warzone XM4 buff puts AR in long-range Season 4 meta

The XM4 got a surprise buff in the June 30 Warzone update, and JGOD believes the Assault Rifle now belongs in the Season 4 long-range meta.

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The June 30 update for Warzone was changed when it re-rolled back into the live version of the Call of Duty battle royale to include a major XM4 buff that intends to have this Assault Rifle move into the longe-range meta for Season 4.

The June 30 update for Warzone brought plenty of changes to the game, including nerfs to the Fara 83 and Nail Gun. However, due to issues the patch was causing when it went live, Raven Software rolled the June 30 update back before releasing it once again on July 2, 2021.

This second version of the update was also changed to include an XM4 buff that had not been in the first version of the June 30 update. This XM4 buff now looks to make this Assault Rifle a contender in the long-range meta for Season 4, according to Warzone stats wizard JGOD.

Warzone XM4 Buff

Before the latest XM4 buff, this AR had primarily been used as Sniper Support and an SMG thanks to its ability to dominate fights from short to medium distances.

The dominance of this Black Ops Cold War AR in these situations meant that it was not the greatest at far distances, but the new buff for the XM4 looked to solve this issue by smoothing out the recoil pattern for the XM4.

Popular Call of Duty content creator JGOD took to Verdansk ’84 to test out exactly what this smoothing of the XM4’s recoil pattern did to the Assault Rifle and found that it definitely allows players to be much better at controlling the recoil than compared to how it was before.

You can find an example of the difference below:

Warzone XM4 recoil before and after buff

JGOD explains how this recoil smoothing change will allow players to have a much easier time hitting their targets at farther distances with the XM4 before this specific buff was applied.

The YouTuber states that he believes this change was made to help the XM4 compete more with the Fara 83 and Krig 6 which have become the go-to Assault Rifles for far ranges thanks to their minimal recoil.

There is no doubt that plenty of players will likely be choosing to run this Assault Rifle from now on, as it is now a threat in an area where it had not been a top contender before.

For more Warzone, check out how a group of players banded together to congratulate a player for stopping a hacker from winning a game and stay tuned for future news and guides.

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Warzone Underground Transit System explained: All mine cart locations

The Underground Transit System has made its way to Warzone Season 3 Reloaded, and here’s where you can find all 14 mine cart locations.

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Here’s where to find all of the mine cart locations attached to the Underground Transit System following the Warzone Season 3 Reloaded update.

Warzone players will discover a new way to travel across Caldera in Warzone Pacific Season 3 Reloaded. The midseason update will grant players access to the underground mine carts beneath Caldera’s surface.

With access to the mine carts following the Classified Arms Reloaded update, players will be able to travel from one POI to another incredibly quickly. This new method of instant transportation is called the Underground Transit System, and here is where you can find all of the mine carts.

Warzone Underground Transit System explained

Warzone underground transit System

In a Season 3 teaser, players got their first glimpse at the underground mine cart system beneath Caldera. Following the Season 3 Reloaded update, this system will finally come into play. This new tool is an instant way to get around the map for quick rotations or outmaneuvering your opponents.

Once you access one of the 14 Underground Transit locations, you must simply enter a hatch and interact with the mine cart to travel to your new destination. Once you are close to the cart, “the destination name will appear on your screen – After a few seconds of travel time, you’ll instantly appear at your destination.”

Interestingly enough, players can use the light and audio clues to discern if there’s an ambush waiting for them at their next destination. A green light indicates that the coast is clear, while any other colored light hints at danger. Evidently, if the indicator is off with no information to deliver, you cannot travel to that destination.

All Warzone Underground Transit System mine cart locations

Underground Transit System locations Warzone

As you can see from the image above, there are a total of 14 access points across the map. If you’re wondering what access points look like, you’ve likely seen one before. It turns out the Nebula 5 bunkers you’ve seen around the map for months now are the key to accessing seven of the points on the map.

Meanwhile, “the other seven access points are small hatches into the mine-cart hub area. Here, you can find a map of the system, with each hub location corresponding to a letter and number on your Tac Map.”

The Underground Transit System‘s access points will be viewable through your in-game map. They will be indicated on the Tac Map and minimap by a silver “vault door” symbol. Here are all of the mine cart locations across Caldera:

  • Arsenal
  • Docks
  • Runway
  • Ruins
  • Mines
  • Peak
  • Beachhead
  • Lagoon
  • Airfield
  • Fields
  • Sub Pen
  • Power Plant
  • Capital 
  • Resort

Almost every major POI across Caldera will have a mine cart access point. However, it is important to note that not all locations offer several destinations. Of the 14 access points, only Docks, Peak, Fields, Mines, Sub Pen, and Airfield offer multiple options when it comes to the destination.


For more Warzone content, check out how JGOD revealed the easiest loadout to dominate Warzone Season 3 with.

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Warzone Champion of Caldera LTM explained

Champion of Caldera is a brand-new LTM being introduced in Warzone Pacific Season 3 Reloaded. Here’s how it works.

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Warzone Pacific Season 3 Reloaded is bringing a brand-new LTM for players to enjoy called Champion of Caldera. Here’s everything you need to know about the mode.

Warzone Pacific Season 3 Reloaded is set to make a big impact when the update arrives. As well as a brand-new SMG, players will also be getting an Underground Transit System on Caldera, and a new LTM.

This new LTM is called Champion of Caldera, and for players who love to play aggressively and stay on the move, this may be the perfect mode for you.

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What is Warzone’s Champion of Caldera?

Champion of Caldera is a brand-new Warzone Pacific limited-time mode being introduced with the Season 3 Reloaded update.

The game mode will go live on May 25 when the update is released and will be available for all players as a great alternative to Resurgence Solos and Caldera Clash when it comes to leveling weapons and high-intensity matches.

Champion of Caldera ruleset

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Warzone Pacific Season 3 Reloaded’s new LTM is a Solos mode that features 150 players on Caldera with a “Battle Royale-style fight for survival.” While the means of securing a victory are the same as a standard Battle Royale match, there are some huge twists that will make for some great gameplay opportunities.

For starters, there’s one zone and it’s constantly closing. This makes for some fast-paced gameplay, especially when it gets to the end of the game.

Players also drop into the map with their Custom Loadout, a Gas Mask, and a single Redeploy Extraction Token. This speeds the match up even more, as players don’t need to spend time looting and getting geared up to fight.

The loot pool is also different for this game mode, as players will find equipment that isn’t usually found in Loadouts and also more high rarity weapons. The Buy Station is also upgraded, giving players the chance to purchase powerful Killstreaks like the Advanced UAV, and even the Specialist Bonus for a hefty price.


There you have it, that’s everything you need to know about the new Warzone Pacific Season 3 Reloaded LTM Champion of Caldera. For more, check out the three best Shotguns in Warzone Pacific Season 3.

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How to unlock H4 Blixen SMG in Vanguard & Warzone Season 3 Reloaded

Vanguard and Warzone Pacific Season 3 Reloaded brings the new H4 Blixen SMG, so here’s how you’ll be able to unlock it when it arrives.

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The H4 Blixen SMG is one of the brand-new weapons arriving during Vanguard and Warzone Pacific Season 3 Reloaded, so here’s when it’s set to arrive and how you’ll be able to unlock it.

Call of Duty: Vanguard and Warzone Pacific Season 3 Reloaded is almost here, bringing a new map, Operator, and of course, a new weapon. The M1916 Marksman Rifle and the Nikita AVT Assault Rifle arrived as part of the Battle Pass, but a new SMG is set to arrive with the midseason update.

‘Classified Arms’ is Season 3’s theme, and the devs really kept info concerning the H4 Blixen SMG classified. However, we do know when it will arrive, so here’s how you’ll be able to unlock it in both Warzone and Vanguard Season 3 Reloaded.

How to unlock H4 Blixen in Warzone & Vanguard

vanguard players fighting in Season 3

You will be able to unlock the H4 Blixen by getting three slide kills in a single match 15 times. This SMG-based challenge is great for players who love to get around the map with the slide movement mechanic.

Later in Season 3, players could also purchase a Store Bundle that features a Blixen Weapon Blueprint. The H4 Blixen won’t be available until Vanguard and Warzone Season 3 Reloaded content goes live on May 25.

Each Vanguard season has brought a new SMG in the Reloaded update, such as the Welgun in Season 1 and the Armaguerra in Season 2 Reloaded. These two weapons quickly became powerhouses, so we expect the H4 Blixen to be the same.

In a May 23 blog post, the devs claimed that the H4 Blixen can rival the dominant Owen Gun, “the H4 Blixen delivers a reliable three-shot kill at a farther range than the Owen Gun, albeit with a slower rate of fire. It also has three more bullets per standard magazine and slightly better Vertical Recoil Control, Aim Down Sight (ADS) speed, and reload quickness.”


For more on Warzone and Vanguard Season 3, you can check out devs confirmed that 120Hz will return to Xbox Series consoles soon or how to get the Apex Phase Rifle Owen Gun Blueprint.

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