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NICKMERCS explains why Warzone’s Bullfrog is overrated

NICKMERCS has explained why although the Bullfrog is Warzone’s best SMG on paper, it’s not as good as the MAC-10.

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Although the Bullfrog is the fastest killing SMG in Warzone, streamer Nick “NICKMERCS” Kolcheff explains why it doesn’t match the MAC-10.

The Bullfrog is essentially the Cold War variant of Modern Warfare’s PP19 Bizon but outperforms it in almost every way. Warzone content creators have been singing its praises so NICKMERCS gave it a try, but disagrees with claims it’s Warzone’s “best SMG.”

The Bullfrog is getting so much love recently because of its raw stats. By looking at the data, the Bullfrog is the fastest killing SMG in all of Warzone. However, as content creator IceManIsaac explains, the fast TTK is reliant on headshots.

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NICKMERCS pours dozens of hours into Warzone every week, so he has a very strong understanding of how weapons feel and perform, and he found the Bullfrog to be overrated.

“Best SMG? It has a lot of bullets in that magazine which can deal with a lot of problems, but it doesn’t have that power.”

The MAC-10 and Cold War MP5 can tear armor off players no matter where you’re hitting them, but the Bullfrog’s TTK is much lower when hitting body shots. Unless you have laser-like aim and can consistently hit headshots, you’re much better running the MAC-10.

This shows that raw data isn’t everything for weapons in Warzone and there are several factors that go into it. NICKMERCS explained recently that although the AS VAL is the fastest killing weapon in all of Warzone, the small magazine renders it almost useless in squad matches.

Although it’s unlikely that the Bullfrog will enter the meta in Warzone’s current state, NICKMERCS admits that “if you’re looking to switch it up and get away from that MAC-10 and have a bit of fun, it could definitely be for you.”

Image Credit: NICKMERCS / Activision

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Warzone devs confirm Umbrella Academy crossover with Season 5 roadmap

The Warzone Pacific Season 5 roadmap image has confirmed the arrival of an Umbrella Academy crossover in the game.

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Cha Cha and Hazel from Umbrella Academy

There have been rumors of an Umbrella Academy crossover in Warzone Pacific, and now the developers have finally confirmed this in the Season 5 roadmap.

The Warzone Pacific developers have brought a fair share of crossovers to the game, with King Kong and Godzilla arriving in Season 3 and the Terminator being added during Season 4 Reloaded.

Warzone Pacific Season 5 is almost here, and the new seasonal update is set to bring a ton of content for players to check out, including a new crossover with the popular superhero series, Umbrella Academy.

This crossover was first leaked when data miners found code in the Season 4 Reloaded game files, suggesting that the devs were planning to bring Umbrella Academy cosmetics to the game.

Now, this has been confirmed to be the case as an image in the Warzone Pacific Season 5 roadmap showed skins for the characters, Hazel and Cha Cha. These two are hitmen working for the Temps Commission in the popular Netflix series.

These in-game skins are based on the comic book versions of the characters, as their blue and pink bunny masks resemble those in the source material. The official blog post confirms that the Hazel and Cha Cha bundles will be available in both Warzone and Vanguard.

Umbrella Academy crossover Warzone Season 5

At the time of writing, the developers haven’t revealed any more information about this crossover. However, if the rumors are to be believed, then you might be able to unlock extra rewards by purchasing the bundles.

According to leaks, players who get both bundles before September 30 will be rewarded with an exclusive Legendary KG M40 Blueprint, a Legendary Weapon Charm, and a Legendary Calling Card.

However, those are just leaks, so take them with a grain of salt until the developers release more information about this crossover. With Season 5 just around the corner, we’ll know for sure what other surprises are included soon.


For more Warzone content, check out everything you need to know about the Rage Serum Field Upgrade in Season 5 as well as all the new weapons that will be arriving in the update.

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Warzone Season 5 Rage Serum Field Upgrade explained

Warzone Season 5 will introduce a brand-new Field Upgrade to players known as Rage Serum, which has some pretty astounding effects.

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The fifth and final season of Warzone will introduce a variety of content, one of which is a brand-new Field Upgrade called Rage Serum.

Activision officially announced the details concerning the final season of Warzone and Vanguard titled Last Stand. The Warzone Season 5 update is looking to pass the torch to Modern Warfare 2 and Warzone 2 with a bang.

As well as dramatic map changes in which Peak has erupted, the devs have also decided to introduce some new weapons, Operators, and a Field Upgrade to spice things up.

This new Field Upgrade is called Rage Serum, and it has the potential to become a fan favorite, and possibly impact the meta.

According to the Season 5 Call of Duty blog, Warzone’s Rage Serum Field Upgrade will allow Operators to “become violently unstable, resulting in a viciously effective boost to your close-quarters fighting.”

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Players will gain “superior melee damage, increased lunge distance, and enhanced stun power while fighting with melee weapons or fists.”

However, there are negatives to this Field Upgrade, as it will make your Operator noisier and give players extra recoil while stunned.

For those familiar with the Black Ops 2 campaign, this Rage Serum sounds very familiar to the “Time and Fate” mission, which saw players take control of Menendez as he goes on a rage-induced rampage after his sister dies.

For those unaware, Menendez will be an Operator in Warzone Season 5, so this would make sense to see in-game. We’ll have to wait and see, but it sounds like Rage Serum will allow players to go on a similar rampage to Menendez’s.


For more on Warzone Season 5, check out the classic Modern Warfare and Advanced Warfare weapons coming to the game.

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All Vanguard & Warzone weapons arriving in Season 5

Here are all of the weapons coming to both Call of Duty: Vanguard & Warzone Pacific in the Season 5 update.

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Vanguard and Warzone Season 5 Last Stand will bring five new weapons to both games as players get set to experience the end of a Call of Duty era.

Anticipation for Vanguard and Warzone Season 5 is on the rise after Activision confirmed that it would be the final season for both games. A new season’s roadmap always reveals the exciting new content that will be available to players once the update goes live and Season 5 is no different.

Thanks to the Season 5 roadmap we know that Last Stand will see the return of classic Call of Duty villains as well as new weapons to unlock. Here’s a look at the new weapons that will be making their way to Warzone and Vanguard Season 5.

Every new weapon in Warzone and Vanguard Season 5

Vanguard and Warzone Season 5 will see the devs stick to a similar formula while also trying out some unique concepts. Players won’t be surprised to discover that a brand-new post-launch SMG will enter the fold during Season 5.

Warzone Vanguard Season 5 EX1 and RA 225

Despite this expected discovery, the devs have decided to break the mold by delivering the EX1 Energy Rifle. There currently isn’t a weapon in either game quite like it, so it will be interesting to see how it fits in.

The EX1 and RA 255 will be available at the start of Season 5 on August 24, while the Valois Revolver is expected shortly after. Meanwhile, the BP50 and Lienna 57 will arrive with the midseason update.

EX1 Energy Rifle

This new Season 5 weapon is unique in that it leaves ballistics behind in favor of a battery system that powers its energy beams. The EX1 is a prototype weapon that shoots red beams and it is said to be effective at long-range.

While you’ll never run out of ammo, the weapon does exhibit a cooling-off period after a charge is depleted. This cool-down essentially acts as the EX1’s reload mechanism.

It’s going to be interesting to see the weapon’s attachments and how they improve the EX1’s attributes. According to the devs, “its Gunsmith potential is impressive, with options for every scenario.”

Menendez and Al-Asad in Warzone Season 5

RA 225 SMG

If the RA 225 is anything like the Vanguard SMGs that came before it, then it is destined to rise to the top of Warzone’s close-range meta. The Welgun, Armaguerra 43, H4 Blixen, and Marco 5, all had their time in the Warzone spotlight.

While little is known about the weapon, the devs have emphasized its lightweight design, mobility, and fast fire rate. Usually, when an SMG is lightning quick, it doesn’t pack the hardest punch, but we’ll have to wait and see if this is the case for the RA 225.

It does have some upward kick that players are going to have to get used to, but with the right attachments, this shouldn’t be an issue.

Valois Revolver Vanguard Warzone Season 5

Valois Revolver

The Valois Revolver is yet another unique addition in Season 5 thanks to its ability to act as a melee weapon and a pistol. This hybrid weapon is sure to take many enemies by surprise.

The six bullets it could hold and low damage output should prevent it from dominating either game but the ability to eliminate players with a one-shot melee attack will be a clever tactic to exploit.

BP50 & Lienna 57 Assault Rifles

While Season 5 is the final major content release for Warzone and Vanguard, players can still expect a midseason update to arrive. Warzone and Vanguard Season 5 Reloaded are set to deliver two new weapons to the games.

The weapons arriving with the midseason update are the BP50 and Lienna 57. Interestingly enough, it seems the BP50 is modeled after Modern Warfare 2’s F2000. Both weapons are Assault Rifles, which means Warzone’s long-range meta could be in for some drastic changes.

There you have it, those are the five new weapons coming to Vanguard and Warzone Season 5 Last Stand.


For more, check out how Warzone players were shocked to discover a game-changing Redeploy Balloon trick or our guide to turning off crossplay in Vanguard and Warzone.

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