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NICKMERCS explains why FFAR won’t dominate Warzone Season 2

Warzone streamer NICKMERCS has explained why he believes the FFAR won’t be top of the pack going into Season 2.

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Streamer Nick “NICKMERCS” Kolcheff has explained why he believes Call of Duty: Warzone’s FFAR won’t be top of the pack in Season 2.

Ahead of Black Ops Cold War x Warzone Season 1, the Kilo 141 dominated casual and competitive play. Streamer NICKMERCS predicted that the Kilo would be nerfed going into Season 1 to make way for a new meta, and he was right. While the Kilo is still viable, it did receive a small nerf and Black Ops Cold War’s weapons became the new meta.

Warzone Season 2 will launch on February 25, and NICKMERCS believes this will mark the end of the FFAR’s dominance.

Warzone FFAR

Since the overpowered DMR 14 and MAC-10 combo was nerfed out of the meta, the FFAR has been most players’ top pick. With the right attachments, the FFAR is the best choice for close-medium engagements, but NICKMERCS believes this won’t last long.

“With the new season coming out real soon and all the big updates on the way, you know they’re going to be tuning all these weapons, right?” NICKMERCS explained, believing that the Season 2 update will nerf the FFAR.

Another reason why the FFAR has seen so much popularity in Season 1 is that it’s the strongest ground loot weapon. After landing, the FFAR is arguably the weapon you want to find, as it hits extremely hard and has manageable recoil in close-medium range engagements.

Warzone’s floor loot is usually changed going into new Seasons, and Nick “can almost guarantee” ground FFARs will be “off the floor real soon.”

A strong ground loot weapon has been somewhat of a treat for Warzone players, and NICKMERCS hopes that the ground loot for Season 2 will be viable, as sometimes “there ain’t nothing to use on that ground.”

Next season’s meta is anyone’s guess, but with developers adding at least six new weapons over the course of Season 2, expect some of these guns to dominate Warzone.

Image Credit: NICKMERCS / Activision

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Warzone & Vanguard Season 1 Battle Pass: All rewards & Tiers

There’s a new Battle Pass in Vanguard and Warzone Season 1, and here’s everything you need to know, including the price and rewards.

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Vanguard Season 1 Battle Pass

There is a brand-new Battle Pass to progress through in Warzone & Vanguard Season 1 Battle Pass, and here’s everything it features, including new Operator Skins, Weapon Blueprints, and tier rewards.

Vanguard and Warzone Season 1 is will bring a ton of fun new content for fans to enjoy, including a new Warzone map. We also have a brand-new Battle Pass that you can progress through.

It features 100 fresh Tiers including the Task Force Trident Operator, two new MP maps, three new weapons, and new Zombies content. We’ll go over everything you can unlock in the Season 1 Battle Pass.

Vanguard & Warzone Season 1 Battle Pass price

There are two main ways for you to progress through the Vanguard and Warzone Season 1 Battle Pass. The first involves playing in matches until you reach new Tiers and unlock rewards.

While that’s the most straightforward method, you can also spend some CoD points to speed up the process. The standard version of the Battle Pass costs 1,000 CoD Points and this will unlock all 100 Tiers along with 120 items.

Alternatively, you could spring for the Battle Pass Bundle for 2,400 CoD Points to instantly skip the first 20 Tiers while unlocking every item in them. This will also grant you the bonus ‘Battle Prepped’ Legendary Skin for Polina.

Warzone & Vanguard Season 1 Battle Pass: New Operator Skins

Halima ‘Desert Cover’ Skin in Vanguard

The Season 1 Battle Pass contains some cool new Operator skins that you can unlock. The 12 launch Operators will receive some brand-new cosmetic appearances that are available at different Tiers.

Here are some of the most notable Operator skins:

  • Tier 10: Halima ‘Desert Cover’ Skin
  • Tier 20: Shigenori ‘Konara’ Skin
  • Tier 90: Polina ‘Rising Legend’ Skin

New Weapons in Warzone & Vanguard Season 1 Battle Pass

Player running with Cooper Carbine in Vanguard

Three new weapons are in the Season 1 Battle Pass. You can unlock the Cooper Carbine Assault Rifle at Tier 15, and this weapon comes with “SMG-like properties,” making it extremely fast in battle.

The Gorenko Anti-Tank Sniper Rifle becomes available at Tier 31 and is capable of dishing out extremely high amounts of damage to your targets. This will come in handy during long-range combat situations.

Lastly, the Sawtooth Melee Weapon can be unlocked at Tier 37. Sewn with shark’s teeth along the club’s perimeter, this weapon is capable of slicing up foes quickly and efficiently.

New multiplayer Perks & Lethal Grenade in Vanguard Season 1 Battle Pass

CoD Vanguard grenade

The Vanguard and Warzone Season 1 Battle Pass has two multiplayer Perks for you to unlock. Serpentine is unlocked at Tier 21 and reduces incoming damage while Tactical Sprinting

You can get the Intuition Perk at Tier 44 and this lets you detect nearby enemies through walls. So if an opponent is close by, you’ll be alerted of their presence and can react accordingly.

We also have a brand-new piece of Lethal Equipment known as the Special Incendiary Grenade and you can unlock this at Tier 39. It dishes out damage over time to enemies while blocking off their sightlines with white fog.

Warzone & Vanguard Season 1 Battle Pass Tier 100 Rewards

Sawtooth Melee Weapon in Warzone & Vanguard

Players who reach the final Tiers can claim the rarest Legendary items in the Season 1 Battle Pass. These include new Operator cosmetics, weapon Blueprints, and additional CoD points.

Here are the final rewards in the Warzone & Vanguard Season 1 Battle Pass:

  • Tier 95: ‘Hold the Line’ Sniper Rifle Blueprint
  • Tier 98: 100 CoD Points
  • Tier 100: ‘Awoken’ Legendary Francis Skin
  • Tier 100: ‘Harvester’ Legendary Assault Rifle Blueprint
  • Tier 100: Title, Emblem, and Charm.’
Vanguard player using the Gorenka Anti-Tank Sniper Rifle

That covers everything that has been revealed in the Season 1 Battle Pass of Vanguard and Warzone Season 1. We’ll be sure to update this article once every Tier and reward has been revealed.


For more Vanguard content, check out our best Vanguard weapons ranked list and how to level up fast in CoD: Vanguard.

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How to unlock Sawtooth Melee Weapon in Warzone & Vanguard Season 1

Vanguard and Warzone Season 1 features the Sawtooth Melee Weapon and here’s how you can get your hands on it.

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Vanguard Sawtooth Melee Weapon

Warzone & Vanguard Season 1 will bring a new Melee Weapon known as the Sawtooth, and here’s everything you need to know about unlocking it in both games.

Vanguard Season 1 is almost here, and it features a plethora of new content, like a new Warzone map, the Season 1 Battle Pass, and some cool new weapons for players to try out.

One of these new additions is the Sawtooth Melee Weapon which you will be able to get your hands on in the Vanguard and Warzone integration. In case you’re wondering how to unlock it, this guide has you covered.

Here’s how to get the Sawtooth in Vanguard and Warzone Season 1.

How to unlock the Sawtooth Melee Weapon in Warzone & Vanguard

Sawtooth Melee Weapon in Warzone & Vanguard

You can unlock the Sawtooth Melee Weapon in Vanguard and Warzone by reaching Tier 37 in the Season 1 Battle Pass. This is fairly simple and there are two ways for you to get this done.

The first method is the most straightforward and it involves you playing through multiple matches as you gradually progress through the Battle Pass. You can check out our guide on how to level up fast in Vanguard.

Alternatively, you can pay for a Tier-Skip bundle on day one to immediately progress through the first 20 Tiers of the Battle Pass. This will speed up the process and you’ll be able to get the Sawtooth much quicker.

Vanguard Warzone Season 1 Battle Pass

The Sawtooth is the first Melee Weapon in the Vanguard Season 1 Battle Pass. Sewn with shark’s teeth along the club’s perimeter, the Sawtooth is capable of slicing up foes with great efficiency.

Season 1 will also bring other fun additions like new maps, perks, and Zombies content. You can check out all of these changes in the full Call of Duty: Vanguard Season 1 patch notes.


For more Vanguard, check out our guide on how to unlock the Warzone & Vanguard Season 1 Gorenko Anti-Tank Sniper Rifle.

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How to unlock Cooper Carbine in Warzone & Vanguard Season 1

Vanguard & Warzone Season 1’s Cooper Carbine AR excels in close-quarters combat. Here’s how you can unlock it.

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Player running with Cooper Carbine in Vanguard

Warzone & Vanguard Season 1 has introduced the new Cooper Carbine, an Assault Rifle that excels in close-range combat. Here’s how you can unlock this weapon.

Vanguard & Warzone Season 1 brings a ton of new content for both games, with new weapons, multiplayer maps, operators, and the highly-anticipated Pacific Caldera battle royale map.

Season 1 will introduce five new weapons in total, with two guns and two melee weapons dropping straight away. Alongside the Gorenko Anti-Tank Sniper Rifle, players will also get their hands on the Cooper Carbine Assault Rifle.

While ARs usually work best at long range, the Cooper Carbine excels in close-quarters combat. Here’s how you can unlock the gun in Vanguard & Warzone Season 1.

Player using the Cooper Carbine in Vanguard

How to unlock Cooper Carbine Assault Rifle

Getting your hands on this assault rifle is extremely easy, as all you need to do is reach Tier 15 of the Vanguard & Warzone Season 1 Battle Pass to unlock the Cooper Carbine.

That means you don’t need to complete any specific challenges, and can just play matches in either game to earn XP and level up your Battle Pass.

If you don’t want to wait, you can purchase the Premium Battle Pass and receive 20 Tiers immediately, but you can still choose not to and grab the Cooper Carbine for free.

Vanguard player aiming down sights of Cooper Carbine

As soon as you hit Tier 15 of the Battle Pass, the Cooper Carbine will immediately be added to your inventory. You’ll then be able to create loadouts with it in both Vanguard and Warzone.

The Cooper Carbine is a very interesting weapon. Despite being classed as an Assault Rifle, it functions best at short range, meaning it feels more like an SMG than anything else.


For more Call of Duty, check out everything coming in the game’s major patch with the Vanguard Season 1 patch notes.

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