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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

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

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.

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Best AS44 loadout for Warzone Pacific Season 4

Here are the attachments, Perks, and Equipment you need to make the best AS44 loadout for Warzone Pacific Season 4.

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The AS44 Assault Rifle is an excellent option for long-range combat, so here are the attachments, Perks, and Equipment that you need to assemble the best AS44 loadout in Warzone Pacific Season 4. 

Warzone Pacific features a wide selection of Assault Rifles that you can use for either medium or long-range combat situations, including the AS44 which received a significant buff in the Season 4 update.

You can use this Assault Rifle to cause some serious pain to your opponents, and we’ve got the right attachments, Perks, and Equipment that you’ll need to make the best AS44 loadout in Warzone Pacific Season 4.

Best Warzone AS44 loadout attachments

  • Muzzle: MX Silencer
  • Barrel: Kovalevskaya 615mm
  • Optic: SVT-40 PU Scope 3-6x
  • Stock: Kovalevskaya Custom
  • Underbarrel: Carver Foregrip
  • Magazine: 7.62 Gorenko 50 Round Mags
  • Ammo Type: Lengthened
  • Rear Grip: Hatched Grip 
  • Perk: Disable
  • Perk 2: Fully Loaded

We’ll start off this Warzone Pacific loadout by equipping the MX Silencer and Kovalevskaya 615mm to bring the weapon’s recoil under control while boosting its accuracy and effective damage range.

The Hatched Grip and the Kovalevskaya Custom will boost the weapon’s flinch resistance and recoil control, allowing you to beam enemies with the AS44. You can take advantage of the improved accuracy by equipping the SVT-40 PU Scope 3-6x optic to pick off distant foes.

We picked the 7.62 Gorenko 50 Round Mags to ensure that the AS44 has enough ammo to bring down multiple targets as well as increase recoil control and accuracy further. The Lengthened ammo type will provide the AR’s bullet velocity with a boost.

Coming to our choice of perks, we went with Disable to make enemies less capable of escaping after your bullets slow their movement speed, and with Fully Loaded, you’ll start off with the maximum amount of ammo.

Best AS44 Perks and Equipment 

  • Perk 1: E.O.D
  • Perk 2: Overkill
  • Perk 3: Amped
  • Lethal: Throwing Knife
  • Tactical: Stun

We recommend equipping the E.O.D Perk to make you more resistant to explosive damage from grenades and thermites that enemies throw at you. Overkill will allow you to pair the AS44 with a close-range weapon like the H4 Blixen.

You should select Amped as your final Perk so that you can instantly switch between your two weapons. The Throwing Knife will let you easily finish downed enemies that you’ve rushed, while the Stun will make that rush down a simpler task.

How to unlock the AS44 in Vanguard and Warzone Pacific

You can unlock the AS44 after reaching Rank 33, and using a Warzone Double XP event is a great opportunity to level up in the game much quicker.

Most of the attachments used to create this loadout are unlocked at later levels. Without some key attachments, you’ll certainly notice this weapon’s obnoxious recoil. Rest assured, with the right attachments the AS44 is a menace. 

Warzone Pacific alternatives to the AS44

If you want a great alternative to the AS44 then we recommend trying out the KG M40 which is also garnering attention in Season 4 as a fantastic long-range Assault Rifle. Of course, even after the June 30 nerf, the NZ-41 is still a devastating option in Season 4.


For more on Warzone, check out how this surprise Warzone AR is Season 4’s easiest weapon to use as well as everything we know about Warzone Pacific Season 4 Reloaded.

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Surprise Warzone AR is Season 4’s easiest weapon to use

A surprising Warzone AR is set to challenge the NZ-41 as the top long-range Warzone weapon in Season 4 thanks to its extremely low recoil.

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After the NZ-41 received a significant nerf in Season 4, Warzone experts are in agreement that an easy-to-use Vanguard AR could take over as a dominant long-range weapon in Warzone.

Warzone’s long-range meta is constantly shifting as weapons receive buffs and nerfs with each new update. Previously, the STG44 was a dominant force before the NZ-41 took its spot as the top option. However, since the June 30 update nerfed the NZ-41, a new weapon could take over.

It seems several Warzone experts are suggesting that the same Vanguard Assault Rifle is destined to rise to the top in Season 4. The weapon is a surprising pick, but thanks to its friendly recoil pattern, it’s becoming difficult to ignore.

The KG M40 made its way to Warzone Pacific during Season 2 as a free Battle Pass weapon. Unfortunately, it immediately failed to make an impression given how competitive the Assault Rifle meta was at the time.

However, it seems like the underrated AR could finally get its time to shine in Season 4 as Warzone expert Isaac ‘IceManIsaac‘ Hamilton claims that recent buffs have made the weapon a top-tier option.

IceManIsaac claims that this weapon will not fly under the radar for much longer as it rivals the NZ-41, “The key thing about this build when compared to the NZ is less recoil, better bullet velocity, and a comparable time to kill.”

IceManIsaac Warzone KG M40 loadout

  • Muzzle: MX Silencer
  • Barrel: Reisdorf 720mm Shrouded
  • Optic: SVT-40 PU Scope 3-6x
  • Stock: VDD 22G Padded
  • Underbarrel: M1930 Strife Angled
  • Magazine: 8mm Klauser 60 Round Drums
  • Ammo Type: Lengthened
  • Rear Grip: Grooved Grip
  • Perk: Tight Grip
  • Perk 2: Fully Loaded

The KG M40 also caught the eye of JGOD as the stats specialist agrees with IceManIsaac’s assessment that the weapon’s recoil makes it one of the easiest to use for long-range gunfights.

In Season 4, the KG M40 had its minimum damage increased from 24 to 26, its recoil intensity adjusted to account for less reliance on Tight Grip, and many of its attachments got buffed.

Given the type of engagements you’ll be taking with the KG M40, attachments like Tight Grip, M1930 Strife Angled, and VDD 22G Padded focus on boosting control and accuracy.

IceManIsaac explains that the ability to equip a precision scope like the SVT-40 PU Scope 3-6x makes it superior to stable Modern Warfare ARs like the M13 that “doesn’t have a long-reaching optic where you can zoom across the map.”


For more Warzone news, check out the best SMGs in Warzone with a ranking of every Season 4 Submachine Gun.

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Best M13 loadout for Warzone Pacific Season 4

Here are the attachments, Perks, and equipment that you can use to create the best M13 Assault rifle in Warzone Pacific Season 4.

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The M13 is a fast-firing Assault Rifle that excels at medium-to-long range in Call of Duty: Warzone, so here is the best loadout class for it in Season 4.

Warzone Pacific Season 4 brought significant buffs and nerfs to many existing weapons, and this has had a major impact on the game’s meta, causing players to search for the best weapon to use.

The M13 Assault Rifle is an extremely effective gun that’s able to challenge popular weapons like the NZ-41, and you can make it into a powerhouse with the right attachments, Perks, and equipment.

Here is the best Warzone Pacific Season 4 M13 loadout.

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Best Warzone M13 loadout attachments

  • Muzzle: Monolithic Suppressor
  • Barrel: Tempus Marksman
  • Optic: VLK 3.0x Optic
  • Underbarrel: Commando Foregrip
  • Ammunition: 60 Round Mags

We’ll start off this Warzone M13 loadout by improving the weapon’s effective damage range and bullet velocity with the help of the Monolithic Suppressor muzzle and Tempus Marksman barrel.

Next, we’ll equip the Commando Foregrip to remove almost all horizontal and vertical recoil. You can then use the  VLK 3.0x Optic as this is an unobtrusive scope that will allow you to pick off foes from a distance.

With the M13 having a high rate of fire for an Assault Rifle, you’ll need the 60 Round Mags to constantly reduce the need to reload. It will still burn through this magazine fast, so make sure cover is never far away to give yourself a safe place to reload.

Best Perks & Equipment to use with Warzone M13 class

  • Perk 1: E.O.D
  • Perk 2: Overkill
  • Perk 3: Amped
  • Lethal Equipment: Semtex
  • Tactical Equipment: Stim

Players often use lethal equipment to get the upper hand in Warzone, and the E.O.D Perk will drastically reduce incoming explosive damage. You can use Overkill to pair the weapon up with a close-range SMG like the Marco 5.

The Amped Perk lets to instantly swap between your weapons. For our choice of Equipment, we went with the Semtex to dish out additional damage to multiple foes, and the Stim will grant you a health boost.

How to Unlock the M13

Players who would like to use the best Warzone M13 loadout will first need to unlock the Assault Rifle, which can be achieved by reaching Level 39 in either Call of Duty: Warzone or Modern Warfare.

Best M13 alternatives in Warzone

If you’re looking for a great alternative to this weapon loadout, then we recommend trying out the M4A1 which has become meta in Season 4. The XM4 is also an extremely popular pick in Warzone that you can use to dish out some serious pain.


For more Warzone, check out JGOD’s buffed AUG loadout as well as our ranking of the best SMGs in Season 4.

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