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JGOD explains why Warzone players need to use “insanely good” Tempered & Combat Scout Perks

Analytical Warzone YouTuber JGOD has broken down why you should use Season 5’s Tempered and “broken” Combat Scout Perks.

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JGOD explains Tempered and Combat Scout perks

Warzone Season 5 introduced the Tempered and Combat Scout Perks, and YouTuber JGOD has broken down these “insanely good” new Perks and explained why you should use them.

Warzone players have been looking for a change to the Perk meta for months, and it seems like it’s arrived with the Season 5 update. The new season brought changes to both the Cold-Blooded and High Alert Perks, but also added Tempered and Combat Scout.

Analytical Warzone YouTuber JGOD has delved into the nitty-gritty of these new Perks and explained why you should use them in Season 5.

JGOD explains Tempered Perk

Warzone Tempered Perk description

JGOD explained that Tempered is a “crazy cool Perk” as it allows you to get fully plated significantly faster. By doing a side-by-side comparison, JGOD discovered that Tempered allows you to fully plate 1.5 seconds faster.

He explained that its effectiveness is dependent on your playstyle. For “most people, the vast majority of cases, it’s not going to be a huge difference.” But, if you’re an aggressive player, managing to heal faster than your opponent is a significant advantage.

The other thing to consider when choosing Tempered is “how much the plates are worth.” Without Tempered, you can carry eight plates of 50 HP in a Satchel, which equals 400 damage. With the three plates equipped, you’re carrying 550 HP worth of damage protection.

But with Tempered, you carry eight plates of 75 HP which, along with the two equipped, equals 750 HP. So you’re carrying an extra 200 points worth of damage resistance.

JGOD concludes that “in addition to having more plates are your disposal, you’re going to be able to plate faster by about a second and a half. And it’s up to you to determine whether that’s worth it for you.”

JGOD explains Combat Scout Perk

Warzone Combat Scout Perk description

JGOD then explained why you should use the new Combat Scout Perk. He initially called this Perk OP, and after testing, has doubled down calling it “broken” in Season 5.

He worked out that as soon as you shoot someone, they will be highlighted through walls for 600ms with bullets, but 666ms if hit by a Semtex. This highlight resets every time they’re hit, so it can last an extremely long time if you keep landing shots.

The other aspect of the Perk is that it live pings the enemy for all your team to see. This ping lasts for 3.5 seconds, but doesn’t reset with each bullet – only the initial shot will trigger the ping.

With FMJ equipped, JGOD believes that Combat Scout can become “broken.” If you throw a Snapshot Grenade into a room and it highlights the enemy, you can continue to wallbang them with Combat Scout’s continuous highlight and live ping.

JGOD tested out Cold Blooded and confirmed that it directly counters Combat Scout. If you have Combat Scout equipped and shoot someone Cold-Blooded, they won’t be highlighted or pinged, and you’ll get “target resistant to marking” pop up on your screen.

He concluded that overall, Combat Scout is “disgusting” and many players will find interesting ways to use and exploit the Perk. JGOD explained that the ping is enough to wallbang someone, but the highlight only makes it easier.


For more Warzone, you can check out all of the buffs and nerfs in Warzone’s August 16 update.

Image Credit: JGOD / Activision

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Warzone players want Raven to switch two POIs on Caldera

A Warzone player has rearranged the POIs on Caldera after the community has expressed their discontent with the map design.

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Warzone’s new map hasn’t exactly been received very well by players and now the community is suggesting that Raven should switch around two of the POI’s.

Warzone‘s new map Caldera hasn’t exactly been getting positive reviews since it was introduced. As well as bugs and glitches on the map, players have also not been happy with the layout, with many missing Verdansk.

With that being said, one player decided to come up with a way to make the map better by rearranging the POIs.

caldera map

Reddit user ARES_GOD put a post up in the Warzone subreddit of the Caldera map. The post is captioned: “Hey @RavenSoftware just a thought about Caldera think this would feel better… (Changing POI location).”

Upon inspection, players will notice that the map of Caldera in the post is slightly different from the actual layout of the map. In fact, two of the most popular POIs have switched positions with each other, which the player feels would make Caldera “feel better.”

The two POIs in question are Peak and Capital, which have been switched in this version of the Caldera map. Peak is usually right in the center of the map, which many players aren’t too fond of, as one of the comments states: “Yeah i just dont like peak in the middle.”

The massive mountain directly in the middle of Caldera makes it hard to rotate, as traversing up rocky terrain is notoriously difficult in Warzone.

The idea is to switch this massive height with Capital, a more level POI that would likely make it easier for players to rotate through. Players seem to like the idea, as the post has over three hundred upvotes, with comments expressing their fondness of the change: “The way you edited the map like this is incredible…more buildings at the center for strategizing.”

Warzone Pacific POI

However, one comment has pointed out that the logistics of the change won’t make much sense: “But whos going to go to an island resort NOT on the beach. And the capital needs a water way for trade. Not very feasible. Though I agree, peak dead center, not my favorite.”

This probably won’t be the way in which Raven updates Caldera, however, they have confirmed that changes are coming.


For more on Warzone Pacific, check out JGOD’s favorite “no recoil” XM4 loadout.

Image Credits: Activision / Raven Software

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How to fix Warzone Status Savannah error

The Savannah error message is a regular problem for Warzone Pacific players, and we have some fixes to help get rid of it.

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Warzone Pacific Status savannah error

Follow our quick and easy guide to help you fix the Savannah error message in Call of Duty: Warzone Pacific and get back into the battle royale action.

Every now and again, an annoying Warzone error message will pop up during your Warzone experience and prevent you from playing the game. Warzone Pacific has had multiple run-ins with error messages such as error code 47, error code 48, and dev error 6039.

The “status: SAVANNAH” notice prevents you from joining up with friends and fortunately, we have a few quick fixes with one of them likely to fix your version of Call of Duty: Warzone Pacific.

How to fix Warzone Status Savannah error

savannah error in warzone

You’ll know if this error happens to you as you’ll receive an error message saying “Unable to join game session, the host cannot be joined or gameplay is paused. status: SAVANNAH.”

This frustrating error will leave you unable to play Warzone with friends, and it will require one of several fixes to make it go away.

How to fix Warzone Status Savannah error on PC

Warzone Pacific Operator firing PPSH

For PC players, you have a couple of key fixes that are simple enough to perform and seem to resolve the issue.

Update Warzone

Lots of players either forget to update Warzone or, for whatever reason, have their updates set to manual, meaning their version isn’t current.

So simply:

  1. Load up Battle.net
  2. Select ‘Call of Duty: Warzone’
  3. Hit the cog button beside Warzone, and click on ‘Check for Updates’
  4. Make sure any outstanding updates are installed
  5. Retry the game and try and join up with friends

Delete files

If the solution above didn’t work, then we’d encourage you to dive into Modern Warfare’s data and delete folders that may have become corrupted.

To do this:

  1. Go to Modern Warfare’s game files
  2. Delete the following files:
    • code_post_gfx.psob
    • data0.dcache
    • data1.dcache
    • techsets_captive.psob
    • techsets_common.psob
    • techsets_common_base_mp.psob
    • techsets_common_mp.psob
    • techsets_common_sp.psob
    • techsets_estate.psob
    • techsets_global_stream_mp.psob
    • techsets_lab.psob
    • techsets_mp_frontend.psob
    • techsets_stpetersburg.psob
    • toc0.dcache
    • toc1.dache
  3. Go to Battle.net
  4. Hit the cog button beside Warzone
  5. Choose ‘Scan and Repair’
  6. Launch the game after it’s finished

How to fix Warzone Status Savannah error on PS4 & PS5

Warzone operator holding a sniper rifle

PlayStation users on either the PS4 or PS5 have it even easier than PC players for their fix as it only requires a few simple steps.

Here’s how to fix the Savannah error on PlayStation:

  1. Go to your respective console’s home screen
  2. Scroll along the game bar until you get to ‘Call of Duty: Warzone’
  3. Press the ‘Options’ button on your controller
  4. Now select ‘Checking For Updates’
  5. Once your system is fully up-to-date, Warzone should now work properly

How to fix Warzone Status Savannah error on Xbox One / Xbox Series X|S

Warzone players in Pacific Caldera

Similar to the PlayStation fix, we are looking to make sure that Call of Duty: Warzone is as up-to-date as can be.

Xbox users will need to do the following:

  1. Go to ‘Call of Duty: Warzone’
  2. Find the game’s reserve data and uninstall it
  3. The game will now need to update itself
  4. Once this is done, start up Warzone and try to join a friend or two

We hope these solutions will be of use to you, and if you are suffering from the Savannah error, then one of these fixes should hopefully cure that.

Also, check out everything we know about the rumored Warzone 2 that’s reportedly set for a 2023 launch.

Image Credit: Activision / Raven Software

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When is the next Vanguard & Warzone Pacific Double XP event?

We have the dates and times for the next CoD: Vanguard and Warzone Pacific Double XP event to help you rank up weapons and Battle Passes.

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With so many Prestige levels, different weapon levels, and Battle Pass levels in Vanguard and Warzone Pacific, it’s only natural to want more XP. Here’s when the next CoD Double XP event is going to be.

XP has been a vital component of Call of Duty’s multiplayer for many years. It’s the quintessential upgrade mechanic that allows you to increase your in-game level and provide you access to better gear and attachments.

Vanguard and Warzone Pacific carried on from where Cold War and Warzone left off by giving players limited-time windows of opportunity to increase the XP they can earn.

How to get Double XP in CoD: Vanguard & Warzone Pacific

players fighting on hotel royal map in cod vanguard

Call of Duty players can get Double XP by taking advantage of the Double XP promotional events that Activision put on.

Thanks to the Raven Software Trello board, we know that there will be a few Double XP events upcoming:

  • PlayStation Exclusive Double XP from Feb 17 – 18
  • Double XP, 2x Weapon XP, and 2x Battle Pass XP from Feb 18 – 21

These regular occurrences will help players to level up their ranks, weapons, and Battle Passes much faster than normal.

What time does CoD: Vanguard & Warzone Pacific Double XP start?

shot of the water in new cod warzone pacific caldera map

Here’s a full list of the usual Double XP event’s start time & dates in some of the key timezones:

  • PST – 10:00 AM
  • CST – 12:00 PM
  • EST – 1:00 PM
  • GMT – 6:00 PM

These special Double XP events usually occur during a weekend, as it naturally gives players the most time as it’s away from school hours and generally when people are off work.

With Season 2 of Warzone Pacific and Vanguard coming on February 14, this upcoming Double XP event will give players a great opportunity to rank up the new Battle Pass.


Also, check out some of the newest Call of Duty news and guides such as the best Warzone Pacific weapons and the current Warzone server status.

Image Credit: Activision / Sledgehammer Games / Raven Software

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