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NICKMERCS explains why his Stoner 63 loadout is better than the PKM

Streamer NICKMERCS gave us a close look at his preferred loadout for the Stoner 63 in Call of Duty: Warzone in a new video.

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Call of Duty content creator Nick ‘NICKMERCS’ Kolcheff showed off his loadout for the Stoner 63 which improves upon the weapon’s accuracy and damage range, while explaining why he prefers it over the PKM.

LMGs can be powerful tools to have your at your disposal when competing against other players in Warzone. Although the battle royale is often dominated by SMGs and Assault Rifles, you’ll still find these to be a viable choice.

Call of Duty content creator NICKMERCS shares this sentiment, so he released a new video in which he claimed that the Stoner 63 is even better than the PKM. He also talked about his preferred loadout for the LMG.

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NICKMERCS’ Stoner 63 Warzone loadout

Black Ops Cold War weapons have faced a hard time competing with Modern Warfare’s loadouts, but the Stoner 63 is capable of packing a massive punch with great accuracy, and equipping a few select attachments can further improve this gun.

NICKMERCS equipped the following attachments to his Stoner 63 LMG:

  • Muzzle: Agency Suppressor
  • Barrel: 17.8” Cavalry Lancer
  • Optic: Axial Arms 3x
  • Underbarrel: Field Agent Grip
  • Ammunition: 120 Rnd

This loadout is meant to give a massive boost to the gun’s accuracy and damage, while also improving the range. The Agency Suppressor will help with damage range, and give the Stoner 63 sound suppression. 

You’ll need to continuously fire at your enemies, so recoil control is vital to the weapon. This is where the Field Agent Foregrip comes in, and improves the vertical recoil of the LMG.

The 17.8” Cavalry Lancer kills two birds with one stone by improving both the vehicle damage and bullet velocity of the weapon. This will greatly complement your improved range, and allow you to kill mid to long-range targets much more quickly.

NICKMERCS then ended the list with the Axial Arms 3x and 120 Rnd mags. The Axial Arms 3x will help you aim better from any range, while the 120 Rnd magazine gives you a boost to your ammo capacity so that you have to reload less often.

The streamer was able to secure 24 kills in a single game with this loadout equipped, so it’s definitely worth trying out. Be sure to equip these attachments on the Stoner 63 the next time you drop into Warzone, so that you can see why LMGs are still popular.

Image Credits: Activision / NICKMERCS (YouTube)

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Warzone players claim new RICOCHET anti-cheat measure nerfs damage

Warzone hackers are convinced that a new RICHOCHET anti-cheat measure completely nerfs damage for players with inhuman accuracy.

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Warzone players are convinced that a new RICOCHET anti-cheat measure is actively nerfing damage for players with extremely high accuracy.

Warzone’s RICOCHET anti-cheat has had hackers begging for a second chance, but some have still been slipping through the cracks. It appears that alongside targeting cheat providers directly, Activision has included a new system to make hackers far less of a nuisance.

A screenshot reportedly from a cheat provider’s Discord shows that hackers are convinced that a backend anti-cheat change is causing cheaters’ damage to be “reduced by a lot.”

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Usually, a Warzone account suspected of cheating receives a shadowban before the hammer is dropped. After receiving a ton of reports in a short space of time, these accounts are placed in their own matchmaking system where it’s nearly impossible to find a game.

Now, it appears RICOCHET’s anti-cheat system is looking directly at cheater’s stats and imposing a harsh punishment. According to an update from a cheat provider, they believe RICOCHET directly nerfs damage for players with high accuracy, making it “very hard to kill people.”

Rather than getting banned, these cheaters would have to run around the map tickling players with low-damage bullets, allowing the honest players to have the upper hand for once.

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And it seems the punishment lasts a while, as the cheat provider said “The flag persists even when you aren’t using cheats.” They said it could even be permanent, but aren’t sure yet.

They also believe this affects “all aimbot cheats” including “internal cheats, external cheats, even controller scripts and Cronus.” They clarified that “if your accuracy is too good to be human then you will be flagged.”

While players were delighted to see hackers get their comeuppance, some were worried that this would target legit players too. One player called it “scary” that Activision can implement a system that can actively change players’ damage, and wondered if it “only applies to real cheaters.”

Warzone pros have claimed that low K/D players receive better accuracy in the past, so there could be a link between the two claims. But, it’s likely that RICOCHET’s developers will play their cards close to their chest to keep cheat providers guessing.

For more Warzone, you can check out the developer’s response to the major issues in Warzone, Vanguard, and Modern Warfare.

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Best Type 11 loadout for Warzone Pacific Season 1

Here are all of the attachments and Perks you need to build the best Type 11 loadout in Warzone Pacific Season 1.

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The Bren received a nerf in a recent Warzone update and players are now turning to the Type 11 as a potential long-range alternative. Here are all of the attachments and Perks you need to create the best Type 11 loadout in Warzone Pacific Season 1.

Warzone Pacific Season 1’s mid-season update is live, bringing a ton of meta-changing buffs and nerfs to balance Warzone weapons.

The Bren was the undisputed number one long-range weapon in Warzone Pacific as of late but a recent nerf may change that. Although the Bren is still a powerful option, players have been quick to explore other weapons including the Type 11.

Here are all of the attachments and Perks you’ll need to get the most out of this mighty LMG.

Best Warzone Type 11 loadout attachments

Type 11 Vanguard LMG
  • Muzzle: Mercury Silencer
  • Barrel: Sakura 487mm Shrouded
  • Optic: G16 2.5x
  • Stock: Warubachi Type 33
  • Underbarrel: m1941 Hand Stop
  • Magazine: 5.6mm 45 Round Mags
  • Ammo Type: Lengthened
  • Rear Grip: Grooved Grip
  • Perk: Brace
  • Perk: Fully Loaded

The Bren deals more damage than the Type 11, but the Type 11 has the Bren beat when it comes to ADS speed, movement speed, and strafe ability in 1 vs 1 gunfights.

Recoil control and aiming stability are vital for long-range weapons and the Warabuchi Type 33, Grooved Grip, and the Sakura 487mm Shrouded barrel make this weapon a laser beam. Distant targets will go down with ease thanks to the G16 2.5x optic.

The Brace proficiency will also increase accuracy and recoil control while Fully Loaded will set you up with enough ammo to tackle large squads. Rest assured, the 5.6mm 45 Round Mags will not leave you short on ammo and it is preferred over the 90 Round Mags due to the added recoil control.

The Mercury Silencer will further boost recoil control while Lengthened will increase bullet velocity which is a must for players who venture into Caldera. Finally, the m1941 Hand Stop is yet another attachment that will make this massive LMG easier to control in long-range battles.

Best Warzone Type 11 Perks & Equipment

Warzone perks
  • Perk 1: Cold-Blooded
  • Perk 2: Overkill
  • Perk 3: Amped
  • Lethal: Throwing Knife
  • Tactical: Stim

Before you switch to Ghost, you’ll want to opt for Overkill on your first loadout to pair this long-range killing machine with a close-range option. The PPSH and MP40 are two viable options in that category.

Cold-Blooded will keep you safe from the abundance of enemies who use Combat Scout, while Amped will have you switching between your heavy LMG and close-range SMG with ease.

The Throwing Knife and Stim equipment combination is currently the most popular set in Warzome thanks to the new Stim buff.

How to unlock Type 11 in Warzone Pacific

Shigenori Ota with Type 11 Vanguard

If you haven’t played Vanguard, unlocking the Type 11 in Warzone will require some considerable time unless you’re a frequent player. You will need to reach Level 37 before the LMG is accessible.

You may want to take advantage of the upcoming Double XP event across Warzone and Vanguard to unlock the required Type 11 attachments.

Best alternatives to Warzone Type 11

Of course, the Bren is an obvious choice for Warzone players even after a recent nerf but you might also want to explore the Automaton. After dominating Warzone Pacific’s early days, many players believe it’ll make a return following the mid-season update.

You can also turn to the MG42 if you’re looking to stay within the LMG category.


Also, be sure to check out our ranking of every weapon in Warzone, as well as when Warzone Pacific Season 2 is set to start.

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Pay-to-lose Warzone skin makes it impossible to aim

It appears a pay-to-lose Warzone skin is completely ruining players’ optics, making the crosshair so misaligned you can’t aim.

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Warzone players are at wits’ end with invisible skins ruining the game, but another glitch has popped up where wearing a ‘pay-to-lose’ skin completely misaligns your crosshair, making it impossible to aim.

Warzone has been plagued by a series of bugs and glitches causing players to be invisible, everything in front of them to disappear, and dying even though they’ve won their Gulag.

Raven Software are working hard to get back on track, but there appears to be an issue with a Store Bundle that’s causing the skin to completely misalign players’ optics.

Warzone Shadow Outcast skin ruins players’ aim

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Reddit user Arbeast21 showed off the glitch, demonstrating that their crosshair was off center and the shots were going in a completely different direction to where the crosshair was placed.

This would make it virtually impossible to win a firefight at long range, as you’d need to aim in a completely different place to where your shots are actually going.

When asked if it was due to the weapon or optic, they explained that it happened no matter what they were using.

However, a couple of other users pointed out that the skin they were wearing caused the issue, with one player explaining, “Change your operator skin. Mine was doing the same and that’s how I fixed it.”

Arbeast21 confirmed it occurred after they equipped the Shadow Outcast Shigenori skin from the Curse of the Ancients bundle, but hasn’t reported if this fixed the issue at the time of writing.

It appears that this glitch has been silently causing issues for some time, with a player showing off the Shadow Outcast skin ruining their aim on December 23. The optic looks the exact way it does for Arbeast21, so it’s highly likely that this is the same issue.

The Curse of the Ancients bundle costs 2400 CoD points, so players who have bought it will be desperate for it to be fixed.

Call of Duty’s developers recently confirmed they’re looking at the major issues affecting Warzone, Vanguard, and Modern Warfare, so hopefully, this pay-to-lose Shigenori Outcast skin will be fixed alongside the invisible skins plaguing the game.

You can also check out how a Warzone Perk was secretly changed and nobody noticed.

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