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JGOD reveals the best Warzone short-range meta gun for Caldera & Rebirth Island

Warzone expert JGOD has revealed the best close-range weapon on Caldera and Rebirth Island in Season 2 Reloaded.



JGOD in front of Caldera and Rebirth Island

After March 30 Warzone update, players might be stuck on which close-range weapons to run in matches. Luckily, CoD expert JGOD has broken down the short-range meta, revealing the number one gun in the game right now.

Warzone Season 2 Reloaded shook up the meta in a big way, bringing buffs and nerfs to many of the game’s weapons, and throwing the brand-new Armaguerra 43 SMG into the mix. Smaller updates since have ushered in even more changes, so players might be confused as to which guns are most viable.

The short-range meta is one of the most fiercely contested in all of Warzone, as players desperately hunt for the perfect pairing to their Sniper Rifle or Assault Rifle.

Don’t worry though, CoD YouTuber JGOD has revealed the best weapon for short-range encounters on both Caldera and Rebirth Island.

Warzone Operator using Armaguerra 43

In his April 3 video, JGOD pitted all of the weapons that are suitable in tight spaces against one another, comparing everything from the damager-per-mag to the time-to-kill (TTK).

He revealed that the JAK-12 is currently the strongest Warzone weapon at short-range, thanks to its “broken” TTK in both modes. The Modern Warfare Shotgun has a TTK of 500 and 400 on Caldera and Rebirth respectively, which is way under the average of 667 and 568.

Before you jump straight in and use the JAK-12, JGOD warned that players need to be accurate. “You can’t aim down sight so, if you’re on controller, the aim assist is going to feel a little weaker,” he explained. “You’ve gotta be pretty precise with your shots in hipfire.”

Check out JGOD’s best setup to make the JAK 12 an absolute beast up to 10 meters away:

  • Muzzle: FORGE Tac Marauder
  • Barrel: ZLR J-3600 Torrent
  • Laser: 5MW Laser
  • Magazine: 20-round drum mag
  • Rear Grip: Stippled Grip Tape

If the JAK-12 isn’t right for you, JGOD also outlined some SMGs that are solid options for those in need of something fully automatic. In fact, the MP40, Type 100, Armaguerra 43, and Owen Gun were all tied in the rankings.

The Vanguard MP40 remains one of the easiest weapons to use that Warzone has to offer, while the Type 100 is harder to keep under control but “melts” thanks to its impressive TTK and damage-per-mag.

With the Armaguerra 43, JGOD felt its lightning-fast reload speeds made it ideal for solos. Finally, the Owen Gun has some tricky recoil to deal with, but its devastating damage-per-mag made it well worth the risk.

There are some fantastic loadout options across all the metas for players in Warzone Season 2 Reloaded, make sure you’re using the very best with our rankings of every weapon.

Image credits: Raven Software / JGOD

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Warzone players call for devs to remove Shotguns after Season 3 Reloaded damage nerfs

Many now feel that Warzone’s Shotguns are pointless after the damage nerfs that came with the Season 3 Reloaded update.



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Warzone Pacific players are pretty disappointed with the Shotgun nerfs in the Season 3 Reloaded update, with some even claiming the weapon category should be removed entirely.

While some of the changes introduced in the Warzone Pacific Season 3 Reloaded update are being praised, some are not too happy with the weapon buffs and nerfs, especially when it comes to the Shotgun category.

Shotguns aren’t the most meta weapons to use in Warzone, but they have previously held their own in close-range battles. With the recent health pool change, the devs decided to nerf the damage of a variety of Shotguns, causing some discontent in the community.

warzone streetsweeper

SMGs have dominated the close-range battles in Warzone Pacific, leaving hardly any room for Shotguns to excel.

Things have now seemingly gotten worse for Shotguns in the Warzone Pacific Season 3 Reloaded update, as the Streetsweeper, Gallo, JAK-1, Origin 12, R-90, and Gracey Auto all had their damages reduced by 20%.

Reddit user Gtaher0 highlighted these changes with the caption “Holy Jesus,” indicating a sense of shock.

Users in the comments have chipped in, also shocked about the changes and slightly disappointed, with one player even feeling as if Shotguns should be removed from the loot pool: “Remove shotgun ground loot.”

This is mainly because, as another user states, “some shotguns don’t even have enough rounds needed to down some players.”

On the other hand, some aren’t that bothered, feeling as if most of the Shotguns that were nerfed are rarely used anyway: “Jak12 and Streetsweeper were pretty nutty. Other ones I never saw used in-game over the last 3 months.”

For more on Warzone Pacific Season 3 Reloaded, check out our guide on the new Serpentine Perk.

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Warzone players satisfied with “amazing” new Squad HUD feature

Warzone Pacific Season 3 Reloaded brought some new content to the game, including a Squad HUD feature which players are loving.



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Warzone Pacific players have been enjoying the new Squad HUD feature which came with the Season 3 Reloaded update, with some calling it “amazing.”

Warzone Pacific Season 3 Reloaded is finally here, and while players are getting to grips with the new Underground Transit System on Caldera, some are also very satisfied with the new Squad HUD feature.

This new feature gives players a clear view of the team’s resources, including the Killstreaks they are holding, the amount of money, the number of Armor Plates they are carrying, and also if they have a Gas Mask.

Although it seems like a small feature, the community is loving it, with some even describing it as “amazing.”

Warzone players fighting in Rebirth Island

Reddit user Mobile750APKStore put a post up in the Warzone subreddit highlighting the new expandable Squad HUD in Warzone Pacific Season 3 Reloaded.

The feature is a nice quality of life change that gives players a better view of their teammates’ resources. This will improve the communication and flow of the game, as players will easily be able to see what their squad needs, without even having to ask or wait for a response.

The community has been reacting to this new feature in the comments of this Reddit post, with one user stating that the Squad HUD is “amazing.” In the same breath, the user hilariously also claims that it is a hindrance when it comes to lying about the number of plates you have:

“This is amazing…But now I can’t lie to my teammates about having no plates :(.”

Of course, this is actually great when it comes to teamwork, as players who lie about the number of plates they have can now be caught out and will be encouraged to share with the team.

Aside from the comedic comment, others also seem very happy with the new feature, especially as it has been asked for by the community in the past. One comment said, “I remember seeing that post and loving it. Thrilled to see that it’s become a reality.”

Hopefully Raven can continue to bring features like this to the game and make players happy. For more, check out how the brand new Champion of Caldera LTM works.

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Call of Duty players are terrified that last-gen consoles will ruin Warzone 2

Fans of the battle royale are concerned that Warzone 2’s potential compatibility with last-gen consoles could ruin the game.



Warzone 2 PS4 Xbox One

Players are hoping that the highly anticipated sequel does not include past-gen compatibility, as they fear this could completely ruin the Warzone 2 experience for current-gen users.

The next Call of Duty era is right around the corner, and excitement for Warzone 2 and Modern Warfare 2 has begun to mount ahead of June 2022. Leaks have revealed several details of the battle royale sequel including a new interrogation system and a sneak peek at what the map could look like.

Despite the overwhelmingly positive reaction at this early stage, there are players who are wary of yet to be confirmed aspects of Warzone 2. One of these unknowns is the result of the game’s compatibility with past-gen consoles.

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As it stands, there has not been confirmation concerning Warzone 2’s compatibility with past-gen consoles. While we know for sure that the game will be available on PC, PlayStation 5, and Xbox Series X|S, past-gen compatibility has not been confirmed.

However, thanks to Vanguard in-game files, data miners discovered that Modern Warfare 2 will be available on PlayStation 5, PlayStation 4, Xbox Series X|S, Xbox One, and PC. This reveal did not sit well with players who took to the Warzone subreddit to discuss the repercussions of a similar experience for Warzone 2.

The player who wrote the original post believes that the overall performance and quality of Warzone 2 could suffer if it has to cater to past-gen hardware. This player is worried that the same limitations holding the current iteration of Warzone back could also plague the sequel.

The comments proved that players were completely split on the issue. Some point to the shortage of current-gen consoles as a valid reason for making Warzone 2 accessible to all, “isolating people cause they don’t have new consoles is stupid and not enough people are on new gen consoles anyway.”

While others had less sympathy, stating that at a certain point developers need to move the overall experience to the next level, “once the new s*** comes out, you need the new console for the new experience and the better graphics etc.”

Early reports from renowned leaker Tom Henderson initially revealed that Warzone 2 would only release on current-gen consoles and PC, but he did not rule out the possibility of a separate version for past-gen players. This solution is similar to what the original post details, but we’ll have to wait for official confirmation from the devs to find out if this is even possible.

For more Warzone 2 news, check out how a CoD leaker showed off Warzone 2’s map & swimming mechanic.

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