Top streamer Nick ‘NICKMERCS’ Kolcheff returned to Warzone after a long hiatus but took issue with Caldera’s Loadout Drop change.
Tired with Warzone, streamer NICKMERCS made the switch to Apex Legends back in August 2021. Even with the massive Warzone Pacific update in December, it wasn’t until January that Nick finally came back to give CoD’s battle royale another try.
All of the Pacific’s updates weren’t enough to bring him back for good though, as he revealed the biggest problem with the new Caldera map.
Raven Software made the controversial decision to delay Loadout Drops, where players can’t buy one until the free one drops at the start of the second circle. Players have been fighting back against the change, and NICKMERCS weighed in on the debate in a recent stream alongside TimTheTatman, Cloakzy, and TeeP.
TimTheTatman said that the Loadout Drop change is still one of his biggest complaints and Nick agreed, saying that “you’re not going to find anybody that disagrees with that.”
Tim argued that ‘bots’ (low-skilled players) are happy about the change, which is why Nick believes Raven Software made the controversial Loadout Drop change.
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“No matter what they do, they’re never going to get saved. They’re going to get eaten. They just need to accept that,” explained Nick. “It’s crazy that they think this change is, like, good.”
Raven have responded to the Loadout Drop complaints, saying on January 11 that “We’re aware of feedback regarding the Loadout adjustment, both for and against the change – so the pacing of this is being reviewed.”
We’re aware of feedback regarding the Loadout adjustment, both for and against the change – so the pacing of this is being reviewed.— Raven Software (@RavenSoftware) January 11, 2022
That said, Player’s are accumulating more Cash than intended over the course of the entire match in both Plunder and Battle Royale modes.
But would reverting the Loadout Drop delay bring NICKMERCS back to Warzone for good? It’s unlikely, as Nick said to a fan: “Not gonna happen chief, but I did have some fun reppin’ with the lads.”
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Best Armaguerra 43 loadout for Warzone Season 3
The Armaguerra 43 is an extremely effective SMG, and here’s the best loadout for it in Warzone Pacific Season 3.
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 3.
Warzone features a plethora of powerful SMGs that are ideal weapons for close-range combat, and while the Armaguerra 43 was nerfed shortly after its arrival in Season 2 Reloaded, it still remains a viable pick.
This weapon is a great choice because of its impressively fast fire rate and low recoil. If you want to make it perform even better then you’ll need to equip the right attachments, Perks, and equipment.
Here’s how you can make the best Armaguerra 43 loadout for Warzone Pacific Season 3.
- Best Armaguerra 43 Warzone attachments
- Best Warzone Armaguerra 43 Perks & Equipment
- How to unlock Armaguerra 43 in Warzone
- Alternatives to the Armaguerra 43 in Warzone
Best Warzone Armaguerra 43 loadout
Best Warzone Armaguerra 43 loadout attachments
- Muzzle: M1929 Silencer
- Barrel: Botti 570mm Precisione
- Optic: M38/Slate 2.5x Custom
- Stock: Botti DA
- Underbarrel: M1930 Strife Angled
- Magazine: 8mm Kurz 72 Round Mags
- Ammunition: Lengthened
- Rear Grip: Stippled Grip
- Perk 1: Hardscope
- Perk 2: Quick
We’ll start off this Warzone loadout by equipping the M1929 Silencer muzzle, Botti 570mm Precisione barrel, and M1930 Strife Angled underbarrel to boost the weapon’s bullet velocity and recoil control while providing sound suppression.
The Stippled Grip will further improve the SMG’s accuracy and you can take advantage of this by equipping the M38/Slate 2.5x Custom optic to pick off enemies during medium-range engagements.
We picked the 8mm Kurz 72 Round Mags along with the Lengenthed ammo to ensure you have plenty of rounds to eliminate multiple enemies. The Hardscope perk will boost your accuracy after aiming down sights and Quick lets you sprint faster.
Best Warzone Armaguerra 43 Perks & equipment
- Perk 1: E.O.D
- Perk 2: Overkill
- Perk 3: Amped
- Lethal Equipment: Throwing Knife
- Tactical Equipment: Stim
You’ll need some protection from enemies throwing grenades and thermite during close-quarters combat, so we recommend equipping the E.O.D Perk to make you more resistant to explosive damage.
In the second slot, you’ll need Overkill so that you can pair the SMG with a Sniper Rifle like the ZRG 20mm for long-range combat. Amped will allow you to quickly switch between the two if an enemy team gets the drop on you.
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
The Armaguerra is unlocked via an in-game challenge, so all you have to do is score 10 hip-fire kills in 15 separate matches to add it to your arsenal.
If you own a copy of Vanguard, this should be a breeze in multiplayer matches, especially on small maps like the Shipment or Das Haus.
However, if you’re someone who only plays Warzone, it might be worth dropping in to Clash or Plunder to rack up some easy kills.
Best alternatives to the Armaguerra 43 in Warzone
The MP40 is another great SMG that you can use to cause some mayhem in Warzone, thanks to its impressive damage and reliability at a variety of ranges.
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Warzone players discover hilarious way to gain XP fast thanks to King Kong’s nuts
Operation Monarch has provided Warzone players with several ways to gain XP, and the latest involving Kong takes big cojones — literally.
If you’re ready to get up close and personal with King Kong, you could snag yourself a ton of free Warzone XP quickly. Be warned though, this hilarious new method involves some monstrous family jewels.
We’ve already revealed that Warzone’s Operation Monarch LTM can be used to level up weapons quickly. However, a new trick discovered by Warzone players seems to provide loads of additional XP despite the questionable method involved.
Operation Monarch and its challenges are set to disappear on May 25, and if you’re brave enough, you’ll only have a few days to test out the method below.
While Operation Monarch received mixed reviews from the Warzone community, it hasn’t failed to provide laughs and downright wacky moments. Most streamers and top players did not care for the LTM, but most players seem to really enjoy interacting with Kong and Godzilla.
The latest example of this interaction appeared on the Warzone subreddit where a player shows off the reward for showing King Kong some admiration.
The player flies a chopper towards Kong’s giant cojones. This area is also known to be quite dangerous, as most of the time Kong will efficiently dispatch players who get too close.
If you’re lucky enough to sneak through his defenses and reach his blind spot, then you could be rewarded for your trouble. As the player describes in the post, it seems you can earn loads of XP that continue to pile on by “tickling Kong’s sack.”
While there’s no way of knowing if this will occur 100% of the time, or if it is the result of some strange glitch, it’s hard to deny that this is one of the most hilarious methods for gaining XP in Warzone we’ve ever seen.
For more Warzone Godzilla vs Kong content, check out how JGOD explains why Warzone’s Operation Monarch event “flopped”.
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Crazy Warzone bug makes Snoop Dogg Operator impossible to headshot
Warzone Pacific players have discovered a bizarre glitch that makes it impossible for them to headshot the Snoop Dogg Operator.
Snoop Dogg’s arrival shook things up in Warzone Pacific, and players have now come across a strange glitch that makes it impossible to headshot the Operator.
Warzone Pacific players have encountered their fair share of bizarre glitches that have a variety of different effects on their gameplay, such as the infamous demon gun glitch that ruins the textures on weapons.
Now, a strange new bug has popped up in Warzone Pacific Season 3, as reports are coming in of Snoop Dogg’s head disappearing, preventing players from scoring headshots on the Operator.
Reddit user ‘ritorhymes’ highlighted this glitch in the Warzone Pacific subreddit, and the clip they posted showed the Snoop Dog Operator’s head disappearing after equipping the Top Break Pistol.
The head vanishes the second the player pulls out the weapon and then returns as soon as they equipped the shield. The bug occurred because the player had the Akimbo attachment equipped on the Top Break pistol.
Many players were amused by the glitch, and one user jokingly stated: “No one can headshot you if you don’t have a head.” Players with the Snoop Dogg Operator skin might take advantage of this to protect themselves from headshots in battle.
Since this glitch can give players an unfair advantage, it’s likely that we’ll see Raven Software patch it up in a future Warzone Pacific update. We’ll be sure to update you as soon as they implement a fix.
Until that happens, Warzone players are finding the situation humorous, as one commenter sarcastically wrote: “Snoop Dogg’s head was actually contracted for a T-Mobile commercial during this time. That’s probably it.”
For more Warzone content, check out JGOD’s explanation for why Warzone’s Operation Monarch “flopped” as well as our guide on how to get the Apex Phase Rifle Owen Gun Blueprint in Warzone.
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