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NICKMERCS explains why he’s not excited for Warzone Season 2’s Outbreak mode

FaZe Clan member NICKMERCS has explained why Outbreak, Warzone’s large-scale mode featuring zombies, doesn’t interest him.

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While many Warzone fans are very excited for the battle royale’s upcoming Outbreak mode, FaZe Clan’s Nick ‘NICKMERCS’ Kolcheff has explained why has some concerns about its introduction.

Time has flown by since the beginning of the Season 1 launch, and we are now on the cusp of Black Ops Cold War and Warzone Season 2. One of the biggest additions will be in the form of the new Outbreak mode which puts a twist on traditional zombies.

The mode features a far more open-world type experience with players having to clear out large areas, use vehicles, and more. However, there are rumors that zombies will also make the crossover into Warzone, and not just as a separate playlist.

While the idea of zombies running wild across Verdansk excites many, NICKMERCS is concerned it could ruin Warzone if every playlist suddenly becomes infested with hordes of the undead.”

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In his latest YouTube upload, it doesn’t take long for the FaZe Clan star to admit that he wouldn’t be “the biggest fan” of zombies in every Warzone playlist.” On the one hand, he’s happy that Warzone is finally getting some new content as he feels the game is in need of change, but he’s worried that Treyarch may go down the Fortnite route.

NICKMERCS explains: “I’m cool with the new game mode but I saw Fortnite do it a long time ago where they added zombies in every one of their modes on Fortnite. That’s the only thing I don’t want man.”

He also took the time to apologize for any negative remarks he’s made towards the Zombies community in the past as well.

Essentially he gets the idea of Zombies, he hopes people enjoy the new mode, but also says about zombies: “Just don’t take over Warzone, please.”

The mystery surrounding the potential presence of zombies in Warzone is certainly an intriguing one. It’s possible that a permanent inclusion of the undead across all modes would risk alienating regular Warzone players who prefer a normal, humans-only experience.

Only time will tell what Activision has in store for its loyal battle royale community. Season 2 is set to launch on February 25 and includes a free access week with Double XP for all.

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CoD fans reveal necessary change that could save Warzone 2

As players look forward to Warzone 2, they have revealed one of the issues with the current Warzone that needs to change.

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With Warzone 2.0 on the horizon, Call of Duty fans have revealed one of the most important changes that are needed for it to succeed.

Warzone is coming to the end of its lifespan, and while the upcoming Season 5 update is looking to give the incredibly successful BR a great send-off, players are hungry for Modern Warfare 2 and Warzone 2.

While not a lot is actually known about Warzone 2, players, of course, have their recommendations and suggestions for the game. Most of these Warzone 2 wants are based on the player’s experiences with the first installment.

Lag and performance issues have been a dominant topic of player frustrations when it comes to problems with Warzone. Just recently, players had found a glitch with the ping system, which was causing very poor performance.

Now, Reddit user juicemtl has highlighted the latency issue in Warzone, saying that it “needs to stop if WZ2 wants to be successful.”

The user expands on his opinion in the comments, saying “I don’t care how good of a game WZ2 will be, if they can’t figure out a way to have the game run smoothly and if packet burst and bad servers are going to be the norm, the game will fail.”

Players in the comments of the Reddit post share similar experiences when it comes to lag and this error symbol in Warzone, with one Redditor saying “everytime that s*** pops up I lag lmao.”

While many seem to have experienced the problem, some feel that Warzone 2 will be successful regardless of server issues, as Warzone has done well even with them: “You’re joking right? If that was the case WZ would’ve failed a long time ago.”

We’ll have to wait and see how people receive Warzone 2 when it officially launches. With Modern Warfare 2 on the way and the Call of Duty Next event soon to come, it may not be long until we get our first look at the sequel to Warzone.

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Warzone players call for major buff to forgotten equipment

Warzone players suggest that a buff to a forgotten Tactical Grenade would make the equipment viable again in the battle royale.

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With one simple but vital buff, Warzone players believe that a forgotten Tactical Grenade would diversify the options of viable equipment at their disposal.

While weapon buffs and nerfs arrive frequently with each Warzone update, it’s rare to see the battle royale’s equipment undergo significant changes. Over the years, Warzone equipment has been nerfed only when something is deemed overpowered like the Stim Super Slide of the past.

However, some players believe that buffs and nerfs to equipment could help diversify the stale meta that has developed. This is especially true when it comes to Tactical equipment with two choices (Heartbeat Sensor, Stim) receiving 70% of the category’s pick rate.

Variety and a diverse set of options are what devs strive for when nerfing and buffing weapons, which is why one player has detailed the one change that would allow Smoke Grenades to join the list of viable options.

As the title of this Reddit post suggests, the player claims that if Smoke Grenades hid hit markers, they would go from underused to useful in Warzone. This simple yet effective change would help balance the equipment’s current weaknesses of being susceptible to Combat Scout, not lasting long, and drawing unwanted attention.

The comments were full of players who agreed with this proposed change to Smoke Grenades in Warzone: “This is actually smart. There are quite a few things that are useless in game. They should be buffed to add variety to the game, especially in lethals/tacticals and perks.”

As the previous comment put it, this hypothetical buff would allow something useless to become viable in certain scenarios, without crossing over into broken territory. The options at players’ disposal would also increase, which is always great for the state of Warzone.


For more, check out JGOD’s picks for Warzone Season 4 Reloaded’s best meta loadouts.

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Best STG44 loadout for Warzone Pacific Season 4 Reloaded

Here are the attachments, Perks, and equipment you need to create the best STG44 loadout for Warzone Pacific Season 4 Reloaded.

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The STG44 is an extremely effective Assault Rifle, and here are the ideal attachments, Perks, and equipment to make the best STG44 loadout in Warzone Pacific Season 4 Reloaded.

Warzone’s meta underwent significant changes with the arrival of the Season 4 Reloaded update, with its buffs and nerfs finally dethroning the NZ-41, bringing the KG M40 to the meta, and seeing the STG44’s return.

The STG44 Assault Rifle is a great choice in Season 4 Reloaded because of its solid TTK and effective damage range. You can make this weapon even better with the right attachments, Perks, and equipment.

Here’s the best STG44 loadout in Warzone Pacific Season 4 Reloaded.

Best Warzone STG44 loadout attachments

Warzone STG44 loadout attachments
  • Muzzle: MX Silencer
  • Barrel: VDD 760mm 05B
  • Optic: SVT-40 PU Scope 3-6x
  • Stock: VDD 34S Weighted
  • Underbarrel: M1941 Hand Stop 
  • Magazine: 7.62 Gorenko 50 Round Mags
  • Ammo Type: Lengthened
  • Rear Grip: Hatched Grip 
  • Perk 1: Nerves of Steel
  • Perk 2: Fully Loaded

We’ll start off this Warzone STG44 loadout by boosting the weapon’s accuracy and effective damage range with the help of the MX Silencer muzzle and the VDD 760mm 05B barrel.

Next, we’ll focus on bringing the recoil under control, and this can be done by equipping the VDD 34S WeightedM1941 Hand Stop, and Hatched Grip. The SVT-40 PU Scope 3-6x is perfect for Warzone as it offers incredibly high zoom.

The 7.62 Gorenko 50 Round Mags ensure that you have enough ammo to kill multiple foes, and the Lengthened ammo type buffs the weapon’s bullet velocity so that you can take out your opponents insanely fast.

The Vital Perk ensures that you stay accurate while getting shot, while Fully Loaded makes sure you have full ammo when picking up your loadout.

Best Warzone STG44 Perks and Equipment

E.O.D Perk in Call of Duty Warzone
  • Perk 1: Serpentine
  • Perk 2: Overkill
  • Perk 3: Amped
  • Lethal: Throwing Knife
  • Tactical: Stim

For your first Perk, you should select Serpentine to increase your chances of survival. Overkill will allow you to pair the weapon with a close-range SMG like the Marco 5. Finally, Amped will let you swap between the two weapons instantly.

The Throwing Knife allows you to quickly kill downed enemies, and a Stim will give you a much-needed health and speed boost.

How to unlock the STG44 in Warzone

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The good news is that the STG44 is unlocked automatically in Warzone, and Vanguard players can access it early by reaching Rank 4 in the game’s create-a-class.

If you haven’t played Vanguard, earning the proper attachments may be a grind but at least the weapon is available from the start, so you don’t need to worry about completing a difficult unlock challenge.

Best alternatives to Warzone STG44

If you’re looking for a great alternative to the STG44 in Warzone, then the Kilo 141 is a viable option again. This weapon’s recoil is extremely easy to control so you can use it to pick off enemies with great precision.


For more Warzone, check out why players are slamming the World Series of Warzone, as well as how to win Titanium Trials.

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