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JGOD reveals 10 best Warzone loadouts after Vanguard weapon nerfs

CoD YouTuber JGOD has revealed the 10 best loadouts you can try in Warzone Pacific Caldera following the Vanguard weapon nerfs.

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The Vanguard weapons in Warzone Season 1 received various nerfs, and CoD YouTuber JGOD has broken down the 10 best loadouts to take with you into the new Caldera map.

Warzone Pacific Season 1 brought a ton of new content for players to enjoy, including the new Caldera map and 40 Vanguard weapons. However, many of these guns received different nerfs.

These balancing updates bring a significant shift in the game’s meta, and Call of Duty YouTuber JGOD has examined these changes to determine which weapons are the best.

Now, he has put together the 10 best weapon loadouts you can use in Warzone.

JGOD’s top 10 Warzone loadouts after Vanguard weapon nerfs

Warzone Pacific Caldera Mines POI

JGOD discussed the weapon balance changes in a new video on his channel. After examining the nerfs in Warzone Season 1, he has gathered enough data to decide which loadouts are worth using.

Choosing the right weapon loadout after all these balancing changes can be tricky, so here are the 10 best ones in Warzone Pacific Caldera according to JGOD.

10. M1912 & Grau

M1912

Warzone M1912
  • Muzzle: Mercury Silencer
  • Barrel: CGC 12” Cooling
  • Optic: Slate Reflector
  • Stock: CGC S Adjustable
  • Underbarrel: M1930 Strife Angled
  • Ammunition: Incendiary
  • Rear Grip: Polymer Grip
  • Perk: Frenzy
  • Perk 2: Quick

Grau

Grau Warzone
  • Muzzle: Monolithic Suppressor
  • Barrel: Tempus 26.4” Archangel
  • Laser: Tac Laser
  • Underbarrel: Commando Foregrip
  • Magazine: 60 Round Mags

9. STG44 & AMP (Ghost perk)

STG 44

STG 44 Warzone loadout
  • Muzzle: Mercury Silencer
  • Barrel: VDD 760mm 05B
  • Optic: G16 2.5x
  • Stock: VDD 27 Precision
  • Underbarrel: Carver Foregrip
  • Magazine: 8mm Kurz 60 Round Drum
  • Ammunition: Lengthened
  • Rear Grip: Polymer Grip
  • Perk: Vital
  • Perk 2: Fully Loaded

AMP

  • Muzzle: Agency Suppressor
  • Barrel: 6.4” Task Force
  • Laser: Ember Sighting Point
  • Magazine: Salvo 30 Rnd Fast Mag
  • Rear Grip: Serpent Wrap

8. STG44 & AMP (Tempered perk)

Warzone-Tempered-Perk
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The Tempered perk in Warzone only requires two armor plates to be fully kitted.

STG 44

  • Muzzle: Mercury Silencer
  • Barrel: VDD 760mm 05B
  • Optic: G16 2.5x
  • Stock: VDD 27 Precision
  • Underbarrel: Carver Foregrip
  • Magazine: 8mm Kurz 60 Round Drum
  • Ammunition: Lengthened
  • Rear Grip: Polymer Grip
  • Perk: Vital
  • Perk 2: Fully Loaded

AMP

  • Muzzle: Agency Suppressor
  • Barrel: 6.4” Task Force
  • Laser: Ember Sighting Point
  • Magazine: Salvo 30 Rnd Fast Mag
  • Rear Grip: Serpent Wrap

The main difference in this loadout is that JGOD goes for the Tempered perk instead of Ghost as he thinks that armor plates are valuable and it can be good to only need two for full armor.

7. Volk & Swiss K31

Volk

Vanguard Volk loadout

The Volk can be viable as a sniper-support in Warzone.

  • Muzzle: Recoil Boosted
  • Barrel: Krausnick 428MM 05V
  • Optic: Slate Reflector
  • Stock: SA Converted
  • Underbarrel: M1941 Hand Stop
  • Magazine: 7.62 Russian Gorenko 40 Round Mags
  • Ammo Type: Lengthened
  • Rear Grip: Fabrice Grip
  • Proficiency: Fleet
  • Kit: On-Hand

Swiss K31

Swiss K31 Warzone loadout

The Swiss K31 is one of the most popular snipers in Warzone, behind the Kar98k.

  • Muzzle: Gru Suppressor
  • Barrel: 24.9” Combat Recon
  • Laser: SWAT 5mw Laser Sight
  • Underbarrel: Bruiser Grip
  • Rear Grip: Serpent Wrap

6. PPSh-41 (Vanguard) & BAR

PPSh-41

An image of the PPSH-41 with the Warzone logo in the corner
  • Muzzle: Recoil Booster
  • Barrel: ZAC 300mm
  • Optic: Slate Reflector
  • Stock: Removed Stock
  • Underbarrel: M1941 Hand Stop
  • Magazine: 7.62mm Gorenko 71 Round Mags
  • Ammo Type: Hollow Point
  • Rear Grip: Fabric Grip
  • Perk 1: Fleet
  • Perk 2: Quick

BAR

BAR in Warzone Caldera
  • Muzzle: MX Silencer
  • Barrel: CGC 30” XL
  • Optic: 1229/Slate 3.25x Custom
  • Stock: Pistol Grip Custom
  • Underbarrel: M1941 Hand Stop
  • Magazine: .50 BMG 30 Round Mag
  • Ammo Type: Lengthened
  • Rear Grip: Polymer Grip
  • Proficiency: Hard Scope
  • Kit: On-Hand

5. Type 100 & Ak47 (Cold War)

Type 100

Type 100 View Warzone
  • Muzzle: M1929 Silencer
  • Barrel: Sakura 196mm Light
  • Optic: Slate Reflector
  • Stock: Sakura Type 2
  • Underbarrel: Mark VI Skeletal
  • Magazine: 8mm Kurz 48 Round Drum
  • Ammo Type: Hollow Point
  • Rear Grip: Fabric Grip
  • Proficiency: Fleet
  • Kit: Quick

AK47 (Cold War)

AK-47 Cold War Warzone
  • Muzzle: Gru Suppressor
  • Barrel: 20” Spetsnaz RPK Barrel
  • Optic: Axial Arms 3x
  • Underbarrel: Spetsnaz Grip
  • Magazine: Bakelite 60 Rnd

4. AK47 (Cold War) & Kar98k (Modern Warfare) 

AK47 (Cold War)

Warzone Plunder Ghost AK47 Money Fire Final
  • Muzzle: Gru Suppressor
  • Optic: Microflex LED
  • Underbarrel: Spetsnaz Grip
  • Rear Grip: Serpent Wrap
  • Magazine: 45 Rnd

Kar98k (Modern Warfare) 

Kar98k
  • Muzzle: Monolithic Suppressor
  • Barrel: Singuard Custom 27.6”
  • Laser: Tac Laser
  • Optic: Sniper Scope
  • Perk: Focus

3. OTs 9 & C58

OTs 9 

OTs 9 Warzone loadout
  • Muzzle: GRU Suppressor
  • Barrel: 8.1” Task Force
  • Laser: KGB Target Designator
  • Ammunition: VDV 40 Rnd Fast Mag
  • Rear Grip: Serpent Wrap

C58 

C58 Warzone loadout
  • Muzzle: Agency Suppressor
  • Barrel: 18.5” Task Force
  • Optic: Axial Arms 3x
  • Underbarrel: Field Agent Foregrip
  • Magazine: 45 Rnd Drum

2. Cooper Carbine & STG44 

Cooper Carbine

Cooper Carbine Warzone preview screen
  • Muzzle: Recoil Booster
  • Barrel: 14” Gracey Rapid
  • Optic: Slate Reflector
  • Stock: Removed Stock
  • Underbarrel: M1941 Hand Stop
  • Magazine: 9mm 60 Rnd Drums
  • Ammunition: Compressed Rounds
  • Rear Grip: Polymer Grip
  • Perk: Vital
  • Perk 2: Fully Loaded

STG44

STG 44 Warzone loadout
  • Muzzle: Mercury Silencer
  • Barrel: VDD 760mm 05B
  • Optic: 1229/Slate 3.25x Custom
  • Stock: VDD 27 Precision
  • Underbarrel: Carver Foregrip
  • Magazine: 8mm Kurz 60 Round Drum
  • Ammunition: Lengthened
  • Rear Grip: Polymer Grip
  • Perk: Vital
  • Perk 2: On-Hand

The Cooper Carbine quickly became one of the most popular weapons in Warzone with its release. While it has been nerfed, the gun still reigns supreme as one of the best there is. Team it up with the STG44 and it will allow you to play at nearly any pace.

1. MP-40 & Bren

MP-40 

MP40 Warzone preview screen

The MP40 paired with the Bren is JGOD’s best Warzone loadout of Season 1.

  • Muzzle: Recoil Booster
  • Barrel: Krausnick 317mm 04B
  • Optic: Slate Reflector
  • Stock: Removed Stock
  • Underbarrel: Mark VI Skeletal
  • Magazine: 7.62 Gorenko 45 Round Mag
  • Ammo Type: Hollow Point
  • Rear Grip: Polymer Grip
  • Perk: Momentum
  • Perk 2: Quick

Bren

Bren-vanguard
  • Muzzle: Mercury Silencer
  • Barrel: Queen’s 705mm Royal
  • Optic: M38/Slate 2.5x Custom
  • Stock: Oak & Shield Padded
  • Underbarrel: M1941 HandStop
  • Magazine: 6.5 Sakura 40 Round Mags
  • Ammunition: Lengthened
  • Rear Grip: Polymer Grip
  • Perk: Tight Grip
  • Perk2: On-Hand

That covers all the best loadouts in Warzone Pacific Caldera, according to JGOD. You can take these with you after jumping into the new map and use them to cause some serious pain to your opponents.

However, it’s worth keeping in mind that the final decision ultimately comes down to personal preference, so be sure to experiment with each of these weapons until you find the one that suits you best.


For more Warzone Pacific content, check out FaZe Swagg’s “broken” Warzone hip fire class with “100% accuracy and Warzone pro JoeWo’s Shotgun loadout that turns into Snake Shot Pistols.

Image Credits: Raven Software / Sledgehammer GamesJGOD

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Vanguard players furious with “broken” Attack on Titan bundle

The highly-anticipated Attack on Titan bundle is leaving Vanguard players feeling frustrated with the unfinished product they purchased.

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Just one day after the release of the highly-anticipated crossover and Vanguard players are already frustrated with the “broken” Attack on Titan bundle.

There’s a ton of overlap between fans of both franchises therefore a crossover between brands checked a lot of conceptual boxes. However, early feedback from Vanguard players has been incredibly disappointing as they’ve highlighted major flaws with the cosmetics.

The Attack on Titan bundle already received its fair share of negative feedback prior to release due to the poor design of the Survey Corps Operator skin but some new flaws are leading players to claim the bundle as “broken”.

Attack on Titan bundle CoD

It didn’t take long for things to go sour with the Vanguard Attack on Titan bundle and given the fact that the bundle costs around $20 it’s easy to understand why players feel shortchanged. Paying customers expect a finished product and the bundle is clearly failing to deliver on this promise.

The bundle consists of one Operator skin, three weapon blueprints, three in-game animations, one emblem, one sticker, and one charm. Players have already called out the skin for its poor design and now it seems like two of the weapon blueprints and some animations are not working as advertised.

As you can see in the clip posted to the Vanguard subreddit, the weapon blueprints that advertise Orange Tracers actually boast lackluster “cartoonish muzzle flash.” Without the Tracers working as intended the weapon blueprints look and feel like half-finished products.

A separate post detailing issues with the bundle’s animations is additional proof that the bundle is broken “Dunno if it’s just me but the MVP highlight is broken, just shows every character beating someone with an invisible gun.”

Once again, the most significant selling point fails to work as intended. Without the iconic AoT blades, the MVP highlight animation is meaningless.

Ideally, the bundle would work as intended from the getgo instead of presenting an unfinished product to paying customers.

As this bundle isn’t cheap, costing players $20, hopefully Sledgehammer Games will look into these issues and ensure that they work as intended moving forward.


For more Vanguard news check out our guide to the best Assault Rifles in Vanguard as well as a ranked list of the best SMGs in Vanguard.

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Vanguard graphics glitch makes CoD Zombies “unplayable”

A new Vanguard graphics glitch appeared after the January 20 update, and it’s making CoD: Zombies “unplayable.”

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CoD: Vanguard’s January 20 update brought a new graphics glitch to the game, and players are frustrated as it has made the game’s Zombies mode “unplayable.”

Sledgehammer Games released a major Vanguard update on January 20 to address the game’s problems. This patch finally nerfed the Double Barrel Shotgun and fixed some frustrating glitches.

However, this update also brought some frustrating new issues for players to deal with. A new visual glitch has been ruining the graphics in Vanguard’s Zombies mode and making the game unplayable.

Vanguard Operator holding flamethrower in Zombies mode

Reddit user ‘SecretlyHiddenSelf’ showcased this glitch in the CoD: Vanguard subreddit. The image they posted showed missing textures in the game’s Zombies mode, with large polygons taking up most of the screen.

This isn’t the first time that Vanguard players have had to deal with frustrating graphics issues. The Redditor called these new graphical glitches “insane,” claiming that they’re making Zombies “unplayable.”

The commenters were equally frustrated with these texture issues and some of them came to the conclusion that this glitch is a result of the NVIDIA Drivers update on PC. So, they began looking for ways to fix it.

How to fix Vanguard Zombies graphics glitch

A few of the commenters in this thread stated that reverting the NVIDIA Drivers update on your PC will fix this graphics glitch. “If you’re on PC roll your NVIDIA Driver back to 497.29,” suggested one user.

You can get this done by going on NVIDIA’s website and manually choosing a specific driver version to download and install. If you already have the latest driver installed then you can simply uninstall it.

Ultimately, this is a game-breaking glitch that the developers will need to address soon. At the time of writing, it’s unclear whether or not they’re aware of the issue, but we’ll be sure to update you if they announce a fix.


For more Vanguard content, check out this Ranked mode that’s been confirmed for Vanguard Season 2 as well as the best SMGs to use in Vanguard’s multiplayer.

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Vanguard Ranked mode confirmed for February’s Season 2

The latest Vanguard patch notes have teased players about a highly anticipated Ranked Mode, suggesting it could be coming soon.

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Vanguard player on Radar map

Vanguard players have been calling for a Ranked mode for some time now, and those prayers have finally been answered with confirmation that it is on the way.

Vanguard’s January 20 update delivered bug fixes after the delay of Season 2, which is great for the community who have recently been highlighting the abundance of issues in both Vanguard and Warzone.

As well as this, players were also given an update regarding Ranked Play, with an update from the Call of Duty League confirming its arrival isn’t too far away.

Vanguard Operator aiming sniper rifle

In a blog post on the official CDL website, General Manager Daniel Tsay confirmed that the mode will release in the near future, marking down February as its likely date.

“Ranked Play is planned to roll out alongside new Call of Duty: Vanguard game content in February,” he wrote. “We’re all very excited about the future of Ranked Play here and can’t wait to share more details as we get closer to its release.”

While Tsay didn’t go as far as giving an exact date, it’s likely that it will drop with Vanguard Season 2, which has been delayed to February 14.

Screenshot confirming Ranked Play from CDL website

In the January 20 patch notes, fans were given a teaser about the mode, with one bullet point mentioning killstreaks in Ranked matches.

  • All Killstreaks, except Artillery Strike and Cruise Missile, are restricted and not able to be used while in Ranked matches

We know that players have been calling for a Ranked mode to be added for some time now. A new competitive mode would be great for the players wanting more from the game, as some may feel as if the casual playlist is not enough.


As more information is released regarding a Ranked mode, we’ll be sure to keep you updated. For now, check out the best SMG’s to use in Vanguard’s multiplayer.

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