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NICKMERCS reveals 3 things Warzone needs to change in Season 4

With Warzone Season 3 coming to an end, Twitch streamer NICKMERCS highlighted some of the changes he wants to see in Season 4.

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NICKMERCS wants three big changes in Warzone Season 4

Popular Twitch streamer Nick ‘NICKMERCS’ Kolcheff discussed the issues currently affecting Warzone and revealed some of the major changes that he wants to see implemented in Season 4.

In our Season 3 review, we mentioned that Warzone’s new changes to Verdansk and weapon balance updates were a “step in the right direction.” However, there are still a few problems plaguing the battle royale.

There have been various map-related glitches and other issues with the game. With Season 4 on its way, fans are expecting some major updates, and NICKMERCS has revealed three changes that he wants to see.

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In a new video, NICKMERCS talked about the lighting issues in Warzone Season 3. Various players pointed out that the new lighting and color pallet are causing glaring problems. Nick attributed this to the sun.

“This sun is being a nuisance,” he said. “I don’t know what they did, but they’ve got to turn it down!” Nick also added that he wants to see more anti-cheat changes implemented, along with the return of Specialist.

With the June 3 update the 80s Action Heroes event concluded, and the developers closed the Nakatomi Plaza vault, keeping players from getting the Specialist Bonus. This led to many fans asking the devs to add it back.

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Despite his grievances, Nick also admitted that there are aspects of Season 3 that he greatly enjoyed, like the addition of the Nakatomi Plaza vault. While it’s currently been removed, he hopes to see more of it in the near future.

Since Warzone Season 4 won’t be going live until mid-June, Raven Software just might listen to these suggestions, and make these changes in the coming update.

For more on Warzone, stay tuned to Charlie INTEL for news and guides as Season 4 draws nearer.

Image credits: NICKMERCS

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Warzone Specialist Bonus Token officially added to Iron Trials ’84

The rare Warzone Specialist Bonus Token has been added to Iron Trials ’84, but it can only be acquired in one specific way.

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Players can now acquire and use the power of the Warzone Specialist Bonus Token in the Iron Trials ’84 mode.

The Iron Trials ’84 mode has quickly become a fan-favorite. Not only because it rewards players who win with an exclusive banner but also because of its inherent difficulty.

In Warzone’s Iron Trials mode, players have more health, and there aren’t any free Loadout Drops. As well, players will have a hard time coming across any cash. Good luck scrounging up enough change to repurchase your teammates.

And now, Raven Software has added the fabled Warzone Specialist Bonus Token to the Iron Trials mode. However, it isn’t found like it is in the traditional Battle Royale mode. Instead of stumbling across it while looting, it has to be purchased from a Buy Station.

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What is the Warzone Specialist Bonus Token?

The Warzone Specialist Bonus Token is so rare that you may not even know what it is. It is a token that, in the traditional battle royale mode, gives players every single perk. Yes, it is extremely overpowered, but it is also incredibly rare.

It was initially locked in the Nakatomi Plaza vault, but now it can be found anywhere in Verdansk. It’s located inside standard blue chests, legendary orange chests, and in Red Door rooms. But the drop rate for it is incredibly low so good luck finding the Warzone Specialist Bonus Token in the wild.

How to get Iron Trials Warzone Specialist Bonus Token

It might be even more challenging to get the Specialist Bonus in Iron Trials ’84. Even though players can purchase the Specialist Bonus from any Buy Station, it doesn’t come cheap.

The Specialist Bonus in Iron Trials costs $50,000. If you thought it was hard to buy back your teammate, then you probably won’t have much luck getting enough cash to purchase the bonus. And that’s exactly what the developers intended.

In the patch notes for the September 23 update, Raven Software stated, “We suspect very few people will be able to say they’ve purchased a Specialist Token. However, we do feel there is an opportunity to provide high tier Players with additional impactful outlets for their hard-earned resources.”

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So, while it is possible to become an overpowered super soldier in Iron Trials, it likely won’t happen. You’re going to have to rack up a ton of kills, loot every floor in a skyscraper, and survive long enough to earn $50K and get the Warzone Specialist Bonus Token.

That being said, we’d love to see if you’re able to pull off the impossible. If you are able to cop the Iron Trials Warzone Specialist Bonus Token, share it with us on our Charlie INTEL Facebook Page and Charlie INTEL Twitter Page!

For more Call of Duty: Warzone, check out FaZe Swagg’s aimbot Kilo loadout, and stay tuned for more news and guides.

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Major Warzone Gallo nerf goes live in September 23 update

Since the Gallo was dominating in Warzone Season 5, the developers have decided to nerf it in the latest September 23 update patch notes.

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Warzone Season 5 Reloaded received a new update on September 23, which applied a nerf to the Gallo shotgun, a weapon players had been using a lot this season due to its strength up-close.

Warzone has enjoyed a lot of success recently, primarily due to the new Iron Trials mode, which players have enjoyed thoroughly, especially as the devs have teased its arrival in custom lobbies for the future.

The Season 5 Reloaded update saw the weapon meta shift again, bringing the Kilo back to the top of the ARs while the Gallo remained very strong for close-quarters combat.

Unfortunately for those who had been enjoying the meta dominated by this Black Ops Cold War Shotgun, the latest update has brought a Warzone Gallo nerf.

Warzone Gallo SA12 shotgun

In the latest September 23 update, Raven Software decided to tweak the Iron Trials mode slightly and bring some buffs and nerfs to various weapons.

The weapons affected include the Bullfrog and the Gallo, which have been extremely strong this season. Let’s look at the Warzone Gallo nerf and how they have decided to change the weapon.

Warzone Gallo nerf

  • Maximum Damage Range decreased from 4.5 to 3.5 meters
  • Second Damage Range decreased from 8.1 to 5.5 meters
  • Third Damage Range decreased from 13.2 to 9.9 meters
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In the developer notes for why they decided to push the Warzone Gallo nerf live, they stated that:

“The Shotgun Bravo (BOCW) has been incredibly dominant due to its Effective Damage Range, Magazine Capacity, Mobility, and Rate of Fire. By reducing its Effective Damage Ranges, the Shotgun Bravo (BOCW) will begin to feel more like a Shotgun and less like a Sniper.”

The Warzone Gallo nerf does seem pretty significant and targets the weapons’ damage range like the developer note states. The weapon will likely still be very powerful up-close, but it won’t be as versatile or reliable as an SMG.

We’ll have to see how far the Warzone Gallo nerf reduced the effectiveness of the Cold War Shotgun as players get to try it out now the update has gone live. For more Call of Duty: Warzone, check out how a banned Bullfrog blueprint is breaking the game’s audio.

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Warzone Iron Trials ’84 custom lobby option teased by devs

Iron Trials in Warzone Season 5 Reloaded has taken the community by storm, with the developers now teasing it for custom lobbies.

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Warzone players playing Iron Trials '84 in Verdansk stadium

Warzone Season 5 Reloaded’s Iron Trials ’84 mode has been received exceptionally well by the community, with the developers now teasing a custom lobby option for the future.

Warzone Season 5 Reloaded didn’t just shift the weapon meta with buffs and nerfs. It also introduced arguably Warzone’s most successful limited-time mode, Iron Trials ’84.

Despite replacing Duos, Iron Trials has been received very well by players, with some even asking the developers to make the mode permanent.

As the mode has been enjoyed so much by players, it seems the devs are planning to provide players with an option for it in custom lobbies, as a new tweet suggests.

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Iron Trials ’84 is Warzone Season 5’s new mode that players have loved as of recent. Boasting a higher time to kill, reimagined loot, and a lack of free loadouts, Iron Trials was introduced as Warzone’s toughest mode yet.

Some players have loved the mode so much that they have been asking the developers to keep it in the game permanently and possibly use it as the base of a new ranked mode that players have wanted for so long.

Although there is no confirmation about Iron Trials staying in the game, especially as it is still set to be removed on September 30, the devs have teased the mode coming to custom lobbies.

Warzone Iron Trials ’84 custom lobby option

In a recent tweet, JGOD asked Raven Software, “Any chance Iron Trials can be added to the Customs options in tomorrow’s playlist Update?”

Raven then responded that there were no plans to add it in the upcoming playlist update but didn’t rule out its arrival in the future.

“As for customs… it’s not coming 𝘵𝘰𝘮𝘰𝘳𝘳𝘰𝘸 is all we can say for now.”

At the end of this sentence, the winky face definitely points to future plans to bring this mode to custom lobbies, so the community can enjoy it whenever they want.

Hopefully, players will see more of Iron Trials for Warzone’s future, and perhaps they plan to carry it through to Call of Duty: Vanguard when the game integrates with Warzone.

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