While the AS VAL is an incredibly powerful weapon in Warzone, streamer Nick “NICKMERCS” Kolcheff has explained why it’s not viable in squad matches.
Statistically, the AS VAL is the fastest killing weapon in all of Warzone. Although being an Assault Rifle, in a face on face fight at close-quarters, the VAL will outgun any SMG.
So, if the AS VAL is so strong, why isn’t it the meta?
After Warzone streamer NICKMERCS tested it out, he found that “overall, the gun is insanely strong but there’s just not enough bullets to play quads.”
Although it kills fast, it also shoots fast, so it would need a large magazine to compensate for the high fire-rate. Unfortunately, the largest magazine you can equip on the AS VAL is 30 rounds, so when you’re fighting a full team, you won’t have enough bullets to take out more than one at a time.
Self-revive is also extremely prominent in Warzone Season 1, so you’re going to need to finish all your kills before they can get themselves back up.
However, Nick explained that the AS VAL would be extremely well suited for solos or duos, where you’re only going to be fighting one or two opponents at a time.
“If you’re a duos kind of guy or a solos kind of guy, I don’t know how this isn’t in your every game kit,” NICKMERCS explained. “You’re not going to lose a gunfight.”
NICKMERCS AS VAL Warzone loadout
Here’s the attachments NICKMERCS ran on his close-range AS VAL if you want to try it out for yourself.
- Barrel: Stovl SOF
- Stock: Stovl 6P30 Skelet
- Underbarrel: Merc Foregrip
- Ammunition: 30 Round Mags
- Rear Grip: Stippled Grip Tape
Although the AS VAL is an Assault Rifle, NICKMERCS has built it to be an SMG. Almost all of the attachments increase mobility and ADS time, so you can push enemies with incredible speed.
As Nick explained, only use this AS VAL in close-quarters situations in solos or duos, as 30 bullets will be enough to tear through any enemy unlucky enough to face you.
Remember to pair the AS VAL with a long-range weapon such as the HDR to dominate at any range.
If you’re looking to overhaul your Call of Duty: Warzone loadouts, you can check out our guides on some of the weapons dominating the meta right now.
AUG | Kar98k | Kilo 141 | Grau | CR-56 AMAX | MP5 | Krig 6 | XM4 | DMR | FFAR
Image Credit: NICKMERCS / Activision
Best FARA 83 loadout for CoD: Warzone Season 3
Season 3 of Warzone saw some major changes be made to the Fara 83 that will have players wanting to use its best possible loadout.
The FARA 83 Assault Rifle is one of the weapons that got major changes in Call of Duty: Warzone Season 3, and you can make it a formidable force by using its best loadout.
Players will notice that the Season 3 update for Warzone made some major changes to a variety of weapons, including the powerful FARA 83. This assault rifle is based on the Galil and can deal some serious damage to its targets.
After you’ve unlocked it, you can equip a few select attachments and perks to make the weapon an absolute powerhouse during combat. Here is the best FARA 83 Assault Rifle loadout and class setup for Warzone Season 3.
Best Warzone Season 3 FARA 83 loadout
The FARA 83 has an impressive rate of fire, high damage profile, and incredibly precise accuracy that makes it extremely deadly. Our loadout will boost these strengths while improving upon the recoil, effective damage range, and overall speed.
Best Fara 83 attachments
- Muzzle: Gru Suppressor
- Barrel: 18.1″ Takedown
- Laser: None
- Optic: None
- Stock: KGB Skeletal Stock
- Underbarrel: Foregrip
- Ammunition: Spetsnaz 50 Rnd
We’ll start this loadout with the Gru Suppressor, which will help you avoid enemy detection on their radars, while also drastically increasing the damage range of this assault rifle. This will allow you to dish out heavy amounts of damage at further distances.
The 18.2″ Takedown Barrel will improve both the Assault Rifle’s effective damage range. This helps prime the weapon for mid to long-range combat where you need to pick off enemies from a distance by having the largest damage increase of all of the gun’s available barrels.
You can use the KGB Skeletal Stock to increase your sprint to fire speed, ADS firing move speed, and aim walking movement speed to help you aim and fire with incredible speed which is perfect for close to mid-range combat scenarios.
The foregrip will give you the biggest boost in accuracy when it comes to the underbarrel attachments and will help you land more of your shots than without it.
We’ll complete this loadout by equipping the Spetsnaz 50 Rnd Mag so that you can take advantage of the weapon’s incredible fire rate and have enough ammo to take down multiple enemies before having to reload.
Best perks for Warzone FARA 83 class
You can combine a few useful perks with these attachments so that you’re prepared for anything that match will throw at you. You’ll be able to handle most surprises that you encounter in Warzone by selecting these.
Perk 1 – E.O.D
It doesn’t matter how skilled you are if you’re caught off-guard by foes carrying explosives. Other players will attempt to blow you up while you’re in a good position during battle, so you’ll want to equip E.O.D to survive.
This perk allows you to tank huge amounts of explosive damage while you have your armor equipped. While you’ll mostly be fighting in medium to long-range combat situations, it still helps to be prepared for any surprises.
Perk 2 – Overkill
Warzone matches can have a variety of different tactical requirements, so you can equip this perk which allows you to select two primary weapons from any category. This means that you’ll be able to keep guns that are ideal for different situations.
Perk 3 –Amped
In case an enemy is able to sneak up on you in close quarters, you’ll want to swap to your secondary weapon before they have a chance to eliminate you. This perk makes switching weapons almost instant, which can be the difference between victory and defeat.
That covers our class setup for this powerful AR. We also recommend carrying some Semtex grenades to dish out explosive damage C4 to enemy vehicles. The Heartbeat Sensor can help you detect nearby foes, so you can strategize better.
How to Unlock the Fara 83 in Warzone Season 3
You can unlock this assault rifle by getting 2 headshots kills in 15 different matches while using assault rifles in Cold War Multiplayer or Warzone. Players can also unlock this assault rifle by going into Black Ops Cold War Zombies and killing 30 or more enemies consecutively without getting hit 25 times.
Once you do either of these challenges, you will have the weapon available to use in the popular Call of Duty battle royale.
Alternatives to Best Fara 83 Warzone Season 3 Loadout
The FARA 83 is now one of the most impressive weapons in Warzone following the Season 3 update. However, there are other powerful loadouts that are available for players to use in this new period of content like PPSH, Swiss K31, and Grau that are more than suitable alternatives.
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How to unlock Ballistic Knife in Cold War & Warzone Season 3
Call of Duty: Black Ops Cold War and Warzone players have the opportunity to unlock the fan-favorite Ballistic Knife during Season 3.
Players who want to score some highlight-worthy kills when playing Call of Duty: Black Ops Cold War and Warzone during Season 3 will want to unlock the Ballistic Knife.
The Ballistic Knife is a fan-favorite weapon that was first introduced in Call of Duty: Black Ops and quickly became known for providing the opportunity for players to put together some impressive highlights.
Now, Cold War and Warzone players have the opportunity to unlock this new weapon during Season 3, and we have everything you need to know to do so covered for you.
How to Unlock Ballistic Knife in Cold War & Warzone Season 3
You will find that two different challenges can be completed to add this weapon to your inventory. One of these challenges must be completed when you are either playing Cold War Multiplayer or Warzone.
This challenge tasks players with getting a One Shot, One Kill medal, and a melee kill in the same life in 15 different matches.
The start of Season 3 for Cold War saw this weapon become available for players to earn immediately. However, it will not be available for players to earn in Warzone until mid-season.
It is important to remember that you must complete the match you are playing for progress towards this unlock challenge to count. All progress will get lost if you do not finish the match.
Zombie players can acquire this weapon by killing a total of 300 enemies while using a Special or Melee weapon. However, the Special or Melee weapon must be Epic or Legendary quality.
The community also can get two other new weapons during this new period of content besides the Ballistic Knife when they unlock the PPSH submachine gun and the Swiss K31 sniper rifle. The best loadout for the PPSH and Swiss K31 will pair perfectly with the Ballistic Knife and allow for some impressive performances by players.
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Original Verdansk map will not be playable again following Warzone nuke event
CoD: Warzone’s historic Season 2 nuke event means that the original version of Verdansk will never be playable ever again.
The destruction of Verdansk to rid the map of the Zombie invasion in Season 2 has caused some serious knock-on effects. It’s been confirmed that the original version of Verdansk will never be playable again in Warzone.
For weeks it was rumored that Raven Software was going to make some big changes to Warzone’s classic battle royale map, and that’s proven to be the case. Verdansk has been nuked, and it might sadden players to know that they will not be able to enjoy the first incarnation of Verdansk again.
After a year of players dropping into Verdansk, it did feel like the right time to shake things up and make some substantial changes to the map.
If you missed “The Destruction of Verdansk Part I”, players that took part were thrown into a normal game of Warzone, only, every POI was infected. The likes of Superstore and Train Station would have their respective radiation zones grow at an exponential rate.
If you died, you came back as a Zombie no matter what. Instead of the late-Season addition of temporarily turning into a Zombie, this version kept you infinitely spawning as one.
Whilst all this was going on, the “Level 4 containment protocol” warning was triggering, the containment levels were slowly rising, and the gas was closing in quicker than ever.
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Even with the return of Juggernaut suits, the mode’s goal of exfiling was impossible as no one was meant to escape. It was the end of Verdansk as we knew it.
But it seems like this will be the end of Verdansk, this version anyway, forever as Raven Software has confirmed with us that the setup of Verdansk we’ve grown to love over the last year will never be playable in any form again.
Players will now be playing on Verdansk ’84, which features updated POIs, new locales based on the Black Ops series, and more enhancements for the world.
Image credits: Activision
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