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Nickmercs reveals ‘broken’ Mac 10 Warzone Loadout

Streamer Nickmercs shares a broken and overpowered Warzone loadout for the brand new Mac 10 SMG.

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Streamer Nickmercs shows us his Mac 10 update for Season 1 of Black Ops Cold War Warzone.

In a video on YouTube, Nickmercs talks about the newest and best SMG in Warzone, the Mac 10.

Previously, high-tier players flocked to the MP5 due to its impressive damage even at medium distances. Still, it seems the Mac 10 kills much faster than the MP5 and even punishes shotgun players up close if they slightly miss their shots.

When talking about the Mac 10, Nickmercs states, “It’s the best gun in the new Season of Warzone, without a doubt. Don’t worry about other opinions, don’t worry about comments, trust me. This thing is broken, it’s overpowered, it’s unbelievable.”

Here’s his weapon setup:

  • Muzzle: Muzzle Break 9 – Additional vertical recoil control for up close engagements.
  • Barrel: 5.3″ Extended – Added bullet velocity for additional range.
  • Stock: Wire Stock – Decreased sprint to fire time so you’re ready for any gunfight in an instant. Especially helpful when fighting other SMG players.
  • Underbarrel: Patrol Grip – Extra sprinting move speed. Juke out and strafe opponents.
  • Ammunition: STANAG 53 Round Drum – 53 round magazine so even if you miss a few shots, you’ll have plenty more. Turns the Mac 10 into a bullet hose.

In some of the clips Nickmercs shows in his YouTube video (below), he takes out up to three enemies with just a single magazine in an instant.

The Mac 10 obliterates opponents and gives them no chance to react. He even beats out an enemy using the R9-0 Dragons Breath Shotgun (nicknamed the “Doof Doof”).

Nickmercs compared the weapon to the Skorpion SMG from Black Ops 2, stating, “It has that old school Black Ops 2 Skorpion-like feel… but the Skorpion was really, really good, if not the best, close-range SMG in Black Ops 2. That’s what this gun feels like.”

He also added that even at a bit of a distance, if you’re a talented player, it doesn’t kick much either.

We’ve tried the weapon in Warzone ourselves and agree with Nickmercs. This is the SMG to trade the MP5 out for.

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JGOD reveals the best gun barrels in Warzone

The latest video by COD YouTuber ‘JGOD’ revealed the best barrels to equip in Warzone to improve bullet velocity.

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JGOD talks about the best Warzone barrels

Call of Duty YouTuber ‘JGOD’ uploaded a video in which he studied how each barrel affects the bullet velocity of most primary Black Ops Cold War weapons in Warzone and revealed the best ones to equip.

Call of Duty: Warzone doesn’t inform you of how much each attachment that you equip will affect your weapon. Unlike Black Ops Cold War; you won’t know the exact stats and percentages, so you’ll have to test your loadout in battle.

After a bit of experimenting, CoD YouTuber JGOD has discovered the effects of certain attachments on his guns. He made a new video, in which he went over how equipping different barrels in Warzone can affect your bullet velocity.

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What are the best gun barrels in Warzone?

You have a much better chance of killing your targets if your bullets travel quickly. Plus, the speed of your bullet will help you determine how much of a lead time you should put in front of a moving target.

That is why it’s worth equipping certain attachments that will improve your bullet velocity before running out into combat. JGOD tried out all his primary Black Ops Cold War weapons in Warzone for the video, with shotguns being the exception.

He tried out every barrel in the game and checked the time taken for each shot to reach its target. He then recorded the results and discovered that barrels shared by different weapons affect each one differently.

This is also true for weapons within the same class since the Calvary barrel can greatly improve the bullet velocity on LMGs while having no real effect when equipping it on Assault Rifles.

His experimentation found that the best improvement to bullet velocity comes from equipping the Ranger barrel on ARs, the Calvary barrel on LMGs, the Titanium barrel on Tac Rifles, and the Reinforced Heavy on SMGs.

That only covers some of the discoveries he made, as his video is highly informative. JGOD put in proper effort to collect this data, and you can take a look at the full breakdown of his results here.

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5 best AR loadouts for Warzone Season 1

Assault Rifles are great all-rounders in CoD Warzone, so here are the top AR’s to bring to Verdansk and Rebirth Island.

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Assault Rifles are a staple in Call of Duty. Capable of dealing damage at almost any range, they’re the go-to for the majority of players. They’re especially prominent in Warzone for their versatility, and through the Gunsmith system, you can build them any way you like.

With every season and update, Warzone’s meta shifts. We’ve seen the Grau 5.56 and the Kilo 141 as the best choice, but that’s no longer the case. Now that the controversial DMR 14 has been nerfed, ARs are retaking their place in most players’ loadouts.

Here are the five best Assault Rifles to use in Verdansk and Rebirth Island in Warzone Season 1.

5. M4A1

Warzone M4A1

While never quite being the meta weapon in Warzone, Modern Warfare’s M4A1 has always been a great choice. With minimal recoil and a solid damage output, the M4 has been a viable choice in any META. It’s best suited for mid-range, so it’s best to pair it with a sniper rifle.

Plus, Modern Warfare’s M4 looks great.

  • Muzzle: Monolithic Suppressor
  • Barrel: Stock M16 Grenadier
  • Optic: Corp Combat Holo Sight
  • Grip: Commando Foregrip
  • Ammunition: 60 Round Mags

4. Krig 6

With decent damage and manageable recoil, the Krig 6 is the best Black Ops Cold War Assault Rifle for medium-long range.

Warzone Krig-6

Players will find similarities with the Kilo 141 when using it, so if you’re looking for a new AR, you can’t go wrong with the Krig.

  • Muzzle: Agency Suppressor
  • Barrel: 19.7″ Ranger
  • Optic: Microflex LED
  • Grip: Field Agent Foregrip
  • Ammunition: STANAG 60 Rnd

3. Kilo 141

The Kilo 141 was the meta weapon in Modern Warfare Season 5 and although it has received a nerf, it remains one of the best weapons in Warzone Season 1.

Although it’s a little bit more bouncy than you may remember, it is still one of the strongest ARs in Warzone.

  • Muzzle: Monolithic Suppressor
  • Barrel: Singuard Arms 19.8″ Prowler
  • Optic: VLK 3.0x Optic
  • Grip: Commando Foregrip
  • Ammunition: 60 Round Mags

2. FFAR

Warzone FFAR

Some Warzone players prefer a fast-firing Assault Rifle to pair with a sniper rifle, and the FFAR is the perfect choice.

With a rapid fire rate, this rifle will melt a player’s armor as fast as any SMG. It has some kick so use it in close-medium range and you’ll be using one of Warzone’s best weapons.

  • Muzzle: Agency Suppressor
  • Barrel: 21.2″ Ranger
  • Grip: Bruiser Grip
  • Ammunition: STANAG 50 Rnd
  • Rear Grip: SASR Jungle Grip

1. CR-56 AMAX

While the Kilo 141 was the meta, the CR-56 AMAX silently dominated. Now both the Kilo and DMR have been taken off their pedestals, the AMAX has climbed to the top.

Modern Warfare AMAX in-game

With an easy to learn recoil pattern and high damage, the AMAX is the best choice for any player in any playstyle. If you can find a surface to mount it on, you’ll be wiping teams in the blink of an eye.

  • Muzzle: Monolithic Suppressor
  • Barrel: XRK Zodiac S440
  • Optic: VLK 3.0x Optic
  • Grip: 45 Round Mags
  • Ammunition: 45 Round Mags

Bring any of these ARs into Verdansk and Rebirth Island in Warzone Season 1, and you’ll find yourself using some of the best weapons in Call of Duty’s Battle Royale.

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Black Ops Cold War players frustrated with Warzone-exclusive Operator challenges

Black Ops Cold War players are growing frustrated with the game’s Operator Challenges, some of which force them to play Warzone.

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Some of Black Ops Cold War’s Operators have challenges that require you to play Warzone to unlock camos and this is frustrating its fanbase.

The crossover between BOCW and Warzone added a whole wealth of new content for Warzone players including a lot of new guns to play with. This greatly bolstered the Battle Royale experience and changed the dynamics of the game’s meta.

On the other side of things, it seems that both games are not being considered as separate games. Operators in Black Ops Cold War have specific challenges that require you to play Warzone in order to complete. Given that some people don’t like Warzone, they feel like they’re being shortchanged.

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Warzone exclusive Operator Challenges for BOCW

Both games are currently active alongside one another. This is clearly evident in the respective game’s home screens as you can seamlessly switch between them.

This is supposed to promote unity and allow greater accessibility between Activision Blizzard‘s Call of Duty titles. However, fans are growing tired of the notion that they are very much linked with each other instead of being treated as individual experiences.

The official Black Ops Cold War subreddit has a popular thread showcasing the dismay of many of the game’s players. Reddit user Snatisfaction posted their dissatisfaction for all to see. People with similar views agreed in droves.

“Ah, getting my full £50 worth that I spent on purchasing the game to receive content that’s actually telling me to play a different game. Nice mentality.”

The reoccurring complaint is that lots of people have paid a lot of money to play Black Ops Cold War. But to gain access to the content they have rightly paid for, they’re being forced to play another game – a free one at that – to get their content.

Some people will argue that these challenges are entirely optional. But others will argue will that this is irrelevant and shouldn’t be a thing in the first place.

It’ll be in the hands of the devs as to whether or not they decide to change this and have separate challenges for each game. But if the negativity continues to rise and spread, then they may be forced to take action.

Image credits: Activision Blizzard, Treyarch

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