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NICKMERCS reveals strongest Warzone Season 1 MAC-10 loadout

NICKMERCS has been dominating Warzone with a new MAC-10 loadout built for max speed and damage, so here’s how to build it yourself.

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Streamer Nick ‘NICKMERCS’ Kolcheff has been dominating Warzone with a new MAC-10 build, so here’s how to build it for yourself.

The MAC-10 has been regarded as one of Warzone’s best weapons since it was added at the beginning of Season 1. With a fast fire rate, manageable recoil and high damage output, it’s the go-to choice as most players’ close-quarters weapon.

NICKMERCS has been using the MAC-10 on his loadout for a while now but has built a new one for maximum speed and damage. When running heavy weapons such as LMGs or Snipers, NICKMERCS said “you’ve got to have that speed gun in your pocket so you can fly around the map.”

Pair this SMG with a Bruen Mk9 or Stoner 63 and you won’t be slowed down by the heavy weapon when running, and you’ll also have something to whip out in close-range situations.

Here’s how NICKMERCS built his most powerful Warzone MAC-10 yet.

NICKMERCS’ new MAC-10 Warzone loadout

nickmercs mac-10 warzone loadout
  • Muzzle: Agency Suppressor
  • Barrel: 5.9″ Task Force
  • Stock: Raider Stock
  • Underbarrel: Patrol Grip
  • Ammunition: STANAG 53 Rnd Drum

NICKMERCS based this MAC-10 on what competitive Warzone players have been running in tournaments but made some adjustments for extra speed.

The meta attachments that Nick kept on the MAC-10 are the Agency Suppressor, Task Force barrel, and 53 Round Drum magazine.

The Agency Suppressor is necessary when running most Black Ops Cold War weapons in Warzone. It keeps you hidden from the minimap allowing for stealthy flanks and hiding you from third parties, while also increasing the gun’s range.

The Task Force barrel further increases the MAC’s power over distance, allowing it to output more damage, hit harder at range and be more accurate with increased bullet velocity. And finally, the 53 Rnd Drum allows you to down and finish multiple enemies before having to reload.

The attachments NICKMERCS added for speed are the Raider Stock and Patrol Grip. The stock increases your sprint-to-fire time and aim walking movement speed. You’ll be able to quickly raise your gun after sprinting and easily strafe-shoot, making yourself hard to hit in a firefight.

The Patrol Grip allows you to sprint faster when carrying the MAC-10, allowing you to quickly push enemies or rotate into the next circle without being encumbered by a heavy primary weapon.

Using this MAC-10 paired with a Stoner 63, NICKMERCS dropped 19 kills with 7,000 damage “while eating and not even locked in.”

Image Credits: NICKMERCS / Activision

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Modern Warfare 2 Multiplayer & Warzone 2.0 reveal date announced

Modern Warfare 2 & Warzone 2.0 are officially on the way, and Call of Duty fans finally have a date for a major gameplay reveal.

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Activision and Infinity Ward have officially confirmed when we will get our first look at Modern Warfare 2 multiplayer and Warzone 2.0, with a gameplay reveal announced during the CDL Championship Weekend 2022.

CDL Championship Weekend 2022 sees eight of the best Call of Duty teams battle it out to become world champions. While this is the final Vanguard event of the year, attention is already starting to turn towards the next game in the series, Modern Warfare 2.

While we’re still a few months away from the game’s October 28 launch, the good news is that we’re finally going to glimpse of multiplayer action and the next evolution of Warzone, with Infinity Ward set to host a reveal for both games on Thursday, September 15, 2022.

The Call of Duty Next event will feature the world reveal of Modern Warfare 2 multiplayer, the reveal of Warzone 2.0, a first look at Warzone mobile, and much more.

  • What the imminent future of Call of Duty will look like, including many more details regarding Modern Warfare II, information on the next Call of Duty®: Warzone™, and more on the mobile version of Call of Duty: Warzone (also known as Project Aurora).
  • A full Modern Warfare II Multiplayer reveal.
  • A multitude of your favorite streamers at the event, playing the games in real time.
  • [[REDACTED]] information and surprises!

Modern Warfare 2 is set to headline one of the biggest years of Call of Duty ever, with the game’s release set to be closely followed by Warzone 2.

If you’re desperate to get your hands on the game early, the good news is that a multiplayer beta is set to arrive before the game’s release, with details also announced during CDL Championship Weekend.

Image Credits: Infinity Ward / Activision Blizzard

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Activision apologize for using artist’s design in now canceled Vanguard & Warzone skin

Activision have scrapped an unreleased Warzone and Vanguard skin after using an artist’s work without permission.

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Vanguard and Warzone Season 4 Reloaded skins

Activision admitted to the major misstep of using an artist’s work without permission. The original art was to feature in an upcoming Vanguard and Warzone skin that has since been axed.

Major content drops like new seasons or midseason updates deliver weapons, maps, and changes to Call of Duty games, but they also tend to bring brand-new skins to enjoy. Vanguard and Warzone have seen some noteworthy skins that certainly got players talking.

After all, who could forget the Armored Titan, or Godzilla and King Kong skins? At the start of Season 4 Reloaded, players also received a new Terminator crossover. However, teasers for Season 4 Reloaded also hinted at a mysterious wolf-like skin.

After the wolf skin was teased in an official Call of Duty blog post, it was later inexplicably removed and replaced from the very same post. It turns out, Activision used content that did not belong to them in order to create the aforementioned skin.

When the wolf skin was first teased, it certainly generated a ton of buzz, or rather raised a ton of eyebrows. The anthropomorphic Operator definitely sticks out in a WWII-era Call of Duty game. Nonetheless, fans were excited at the prospect of running around as a wolf in Warzone.

Unfortunately, that idea won’t come to fruition as Activision have confirmed that they completely removed the skin from their planned content drop for Season 4 Reloaded.

It seems Activision overstepping bounds is the reason behind the skin’s cancelation.

An artist claimed that the wolf skin, also known as Samoyed skin, was stolen without their permission. In a strange turn of events, Activision has issued an apology, seemingly confirming the artist’s claims.

In a statement, Activision admitted that they “regrettably erred in our process and have removed this imagery from the game,” apologizing for the misstep.

While fans may be disappointed to lose their chance at slaying in a furry wolf skin, most would agree that if the artist’s claims are legitimate, the greater injustice was corrected as nobody should have their work stolen without credit.


For more, check out how CoD players are thrilled with the rumored change to Modern Warfare 2’s movement.

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Best Armaguerra 43 loadout for Warzone Season 4 Reloaded

The Armaguerra 43 is an extremely effective SMG, and here’s the best loadout for it in Warzone Pacific Season 4 Reloaded.

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Warzone Armaguerra 43

The Armaguerra 43 is an extremely effective SMG, and with the right attachments, Perks, and Equipment you can make the best loadout for it in Warzone Pacific Season 4 Reloaded.

The Warzone Pacific Season 4 Reloaded update brought some major changes to the game’s meta, and players are trying out different weapons following the buffs and nerfs to existing weapons.

SMGs are ideal weapons for close-range combat in Warzone, and the Armaguerra 43 continues to be a great choice even after the small nerf that it received in the Season 4 Reloaded update.

Here’s the best Armaguerra 43 loadout for Warzone Pacific Season 4 Reloaded.

Best Warzone Armaguerra 43 loadout attachments

Armaguerra 43 in Warzone
  • Muzzle: Recoil Booster
  • Barrel: Botti 315mm CII
  • Optic: Slate Reflector
  • Stock: Imerito SA Folding
  • Underbarrel: Mark VI Skeletal
  • Magazine: 9mm 60 Round Mags
  • Ammunition: Lengthened
  • Rear Grip: Polymer Grip
  • Perk 1: Vital
  • Perk 2: Quick

We’ll start off this Warzone loadout by equipping the Recoil Booster muzzle and Botti 315mm CII barrel to boost the weapon’s bullet velocity and recoil control.

The Polymer Grip will further improve the SMG’s accuracy and you can use the Slate Reflector for its unobtrusive sight. The Imerito SA Folding stock and Mark VI Skeletal underbarrel will improve the weapon’s ADS movement speed.

We picked the 9mm 60 Round Mags along with the Lengenthed ammo to ensure you have plenty of rounds to eliminate multiple enemies. The Vital perk will increase the size of the critical-hit area on targets, and Quick will allow you to sprint faster.

Best Warzone Armaguerra 43 Perks & Equipment

E.O.D Perk in Warzone Pacific
  • Perk 1: E.O.D
  • Perk 2: Overkill
  • Perk 3: Amped
  • Lethal Equipment: Throwing Knife
  • Tactical Equipment: Stim

Enemies will often toss grenades and thermite your way during close-quarters combat, so we recommend equipping the E.O.D Perk to make you more resistant to explosive damage.

You’ll want to pick Overkill so that you can pair this SMG with an option like the Cooper Carbine for long-range combat, and Amped to quickly switch between the two weapons.

This SMG forces you up close and personal with opponents, so a well-placed Throwing Knife is the perfect way to quickly remove an enemy from the equation, and a Stim will grant you a quick health boost.

How to unlock Armaguerra 43 in Warzone

Armaguerra 43 unlock challenge in Warzone

While normally the Armaguerra is unlocked via an in-game challenge that requires you to score 10 hip-fire kills in 15 separate matches, the weapon is available completely free in Season 4 Reloaded.

So you don’t have to worry about completing any challenge throughout the rest of the season, as the weapon will automatically be added to your inventory after logging into Warzone.

Most recent Armaguerra 43 buffs and nerfs in Warzone

The Season 4 Reloaded update brought balancing updates for numerous Warzone Pacific weapons, and the Armaguerra 43 received a slight nerf to one of its barrel attachments.

Here are the Armaguerra changes:

Armaguerra 43 (VG)

  • Botti 570mm Precisione 
    • Headshot Locational Damage Scalar decreased to 1.14, down from 1.2

Best alternatives to the Armaguerra 43 in Warzone

Warzone is brimming with great SMGs, if you’re looking for an alternative to the Armaguerra 43 then the Marco 5 is another viable pick for close-range combat encounters because of its mobility and fast TTK.

The H4 Blixen continues to be a powerful weapon choice even after the nerfs it received in Season 4 Reloaded, so be sure to give that a try as well.


For more Warzone content, take a look this game-breaking ping glitch that’s causing “unplayable” frame drops and why NICKMERCS wants Warzone to copy Apex Legends.

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