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NICKMERCS reveals the Warzone Perk to use instead of Ghost

Streamer NICKMERCS has revealed the powerful Warzone Perk that you should use instead of Ghost in Season 4.

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NICKMERCS reveals the perk to replace Ghost

Ghost has been the meta Perk since Warzone’s first week, but top streamer Nick ‘NICKMERCS’ Kolcheff has switched to another Perk, believing that it could soon take the top spot in Season 4.

Warzone players have long complained about the Perk meta, where the same few Perks have been used for over a year now. E.O.D, Ghost, and Amped appear in almost every player’s loadout, and you don’t see many variations beyond that – especially in the Perk 2 slot.

However, NICKMERCS, one of the most popular Warzone streamers, believes that another Perk is set to steal Ghost’s thunder as the meta choice.

“A lot of people get Ghost out of their second loadout,” NICKMERCS explained. “You don’t show up on a radar, you don’t show up on a heartbeat, you don’t show up man! It’s a good Perk, it’s a popular Perk.”

But Nick described how stream snipers can just pull up his stream and know his position whether he has Ghost or not. This has led him to start running High Alert as his second Perk instead of Ghost, and he believes that it’s now the better option for skilled players.

“The real reason that we’re using High Alert now is because when people aim at you, you see the direction in which you’re being aimed at,” explained Nick. He then went on to described how High Alert has been buffed to counter Dead Silence, allowing users to hear the footsteps as normal.

Unfortunately, the buff to High Alert hasn’t been released yet. Warzone devs have long been teasing a Perk rebalance to counter Dead Silence, and then they confirmed this change in the Season 4 Reloaded patch notes. However, there’s no ETA on the buff’s arrival.

Even without the buff, NICKMERCS believes that High Alert is a “phenomenal Perk,” and he won’t be getting Ghost from his second loadout anymore, taking High Alert instead.

“Now as a streamer, I’m in a little bit of a different spot,” he said. “But I still think for a lot of you guys that Ghost isn’t that important if you’re able to move at a faster speed. Now if you’re a bot, I love you, but keep getting Ghost. If you’re not a bot, High Alert could work for you.”

With High Alert equipped, check out the best Assault Rifle and SMG loadouts to use in Warzone Season 4.

Image Credit: NICKMERCS / Activision

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Fan-favorite Warzone weapon kills faster than the best Vanguard guns

An iconic MW Assault Rifle has returned for a second stint in the spotlight and it kills faster than the best Vanguard weapons in Warzone.

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Despite there being over 40 new Vanguard weapons in Warzone Pacific, a fan-favorite Modern Warfare Assault Rifle is proving to be superior to its newest competition.

Since Vanguard weapons joined the pool of options in Warzone Pacific many top choices have come and gone. At first, it seemed like Vanguard weapons would dominate the battlefield, but now one forgotten MW weapon is reclaiming its throne as the top Assault Rifle option.

Warzone players who refuse to embark on the grueling journey of leveling up Vanguard weapons will be pleased to hear that this fan-favorite AR is making a significant comeback.

The Kilo 141 is proving that Warzone Pacific players don’t need Vanguard to compete with high-powered meta options. The iconic Assault Rifle from Modern Warfare certainly had a long stint in the spotlight as Warzone’s best AR before gradually fading away.

In a recent video Call of Duty content creator IceManIsaac proves that the fan-favorite AR is statistically superior to the best Vanguard weapons in certain situations.

Best Warzone Pacific Kilo 141 loadout

  • Muzzle: Monolithic Suppressor
  • Barrel: Singuard Arms 19.8″ Prowler Barrel
  • Optic: VLK 3.0x Optic
  • Laser: Tac Laser
  • Ammunition: 60 Round Mags

In the video, IceManIsaac analyzes the TTK of the Kilo 141 in comparison to Vanguard’s two best Warzone weapons in the STG44 and Bren. The stats show that when ADS maneuvering is taken into consideration, the Kilo has a lower TTK than the STG44 and Bren.

The experienced CoD veteran explains that the Kilo’s biggest weakness is damage dropoff that kicks in at extremely long distances of over 50 meters.

Considering Caldera’s terrain and the nature of the majority of gunfights, the Kilo won’t suffer from this weakness often which makes it one of the best ARs in Warzone Pacific.

Many Warzone Pacific players do not own Vanguard which makes leveling up Vanguard weapons in Warzone a troublesome task especially since loadouts arrive later in Warzone Pacific matches.

This meta Kilo option offers players a solution that allows them to maintain a competitive edge.


Fore more Warzone check out how Warzone’s minimap is showing a building that doesn’t exist or these Warzone leaks that reveal another Attack on Titan Operator skin coming soon.

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Best Cold War AK-47 loadout for CoD: Warzone Pacific Season 1

Here are the right Perks and attachments to create the best Black Ops Cold War AK-47 loadout in Warzone Pacific Season 1.

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The Cold War AK-47 is one of the most iconic weapons to arrive in Warzone, and even after Vanguard’s integration, it still remains a great option. Here are the attachments and perks to run to make the best Warzone Cold War AK-47 loadout in Warzone Pacific Season 1.

Assault Rifles are a staple in Call of Duty, and the AK-47 is one of the most iconic weapons in Black Ops Cold War. You can use it to dish out some serious pain to your opponents at close and medium range.

Even with Warzone Pacific Season 1 well underway, with the mid-season update introducing a variety of changes, you can still use this weapon to cause some severe damage to foes.

We’ll go over the attachments and perks you should use to create the best Warzone Cold War AK-47 loadout.

Best Warzone Cold War AK-47 loadout

Best Warzone Cold War AK-47 loadout attachments

  • Muzzle: GRU Suppressor
  • Barrel: 20” Spetsnaz RPK Barrel
  • Optic: Axial Arms 3x
  • Underbarrel: Spetsnaz Grip
  • Ammunition: 45 Rnd

We’ll start the best Warzone Cold War AK-47 loadout off with the GRU Suppressor because of the sound suppression it offers in Warzone Pacific. Aside from keeping you hidden from foes, it will also boost the weapon’s damage range, vertical recoil range, and bullet velocity.

Next, we’ll equip the 20” Spetsnaz RPK Barrel to further improve the damage range and bullet velocity of the best Warzone Cold War AK-47 loadout. Plus, it actually helps with recoil control, so it is arguably the best barrel choice for fighting at range.

Then, the Spetsnaz Grip gives a solid extra boost to your horizontal and vertical recoil control when using the best Warzone Cold War AK-47 loadout. The Axial Arms 3x Optic will go well with the gun’s new precision. But, if you plan on using it at medium-range too, the Microflex LED is a solid choice.

Finally, we’ll cap off the loadout with the 45 Rnd to give the AK-47 plenty of ammo to take down multiple enemies. If you’re playing Quads, you could also use the Bakelite 60 Rnd, at the cost of ADS speed.

Best Perks to use with Warzone AK-47 class

  • Perk 1: E.O.D
  • Perk 2: Overkill / Ghost
  • Perk 3: Amped

Your killstreaks can easily be ruined by enemy players that chuck grenades and other explosives at you. For that reason, we recommend equipping E.O.D to make you more resistant to explosive damage.

For your first loadout drop, you should select Overkill so that you can pair this formidable Assault Rifle with a Sniper Rifle. Then, collect the Ghost perk from your second loadout drop to hide from enemy UAVs and Heartbeat Sensors.

Finally, this AK-47 build is quite heavy so you should use Amped to increase your weapon swap speed and make sure that you have the right gun for each situation.

Most recent Cold War AK-47 buffs and nerfs in Warzone

Cold War’s AK-47 was last tweaked in Warzone Pacific’s December 9 update. However, the small adjustment to its initial recoil has done little to affect its popularity.

  • AK-47 (BOCW)
    • Initial Recoil Deviation increased

How to unlock the Cold War AK-47

To unlock this AK-47 for Warzone use, you’ll need to reach Level 7 in Call of Duty’s battle royale or Black Ops Cold War, which can be done in no time at all.

Just hop into a few games and start grinding out your skillset until you get your hands on this powerful Assault Rifle.

Best alternatives to Cold War’s AK-47

If you’re looking for a great alternative to the AK-47, then we recommend going with the STG44 which is another powerful AR choice. Or, the Bren has also become very popular in the Warzone Pacific meta, standing out as a hard-hitting long-range LMG.

For more great weapon choices, make sure you check out our full ranking of Warzone Pacific’s guns, where we count down the top ten.

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Warzone’s minimap is showing a building that doesn’t exist

Warzone players have noticed that the game’s minimap shows a gigantic building that doesn’t exist on the actual map.

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Call of Duty: Warzone players are confused about a large building that shows up in the game’s minimap but doesn’t seem to exist anywhere on the actual map.

Warzone players have been reporting an abundance of problems ever since the launch of the Caldera map. These performance issues have been ruining fans’ enjoyment of the Call of Duty title.

There are new problems frequently being found within the game. The Warzone minimap helps you navigate around the map, and players are now reporting that it’s showing a building that doesn’t exist.

Reddit user ‘Butterflychunks’ highlighted this in the CoD: Warzone subreddit. The minimap showed a large building marked by a trolley icon, but it was nowhere to be seen when the player visited this location.

Another user also reported this same problem: “Had a final circle over here the other day. I marked this spot on the map as our destination. I was a bit surprised when I got close and realized we needed to find an alternative.”

This led to many of the commenters speculating whether the GPS is broken or if the problem lies within the map itself. Others found this amusing and began to joke about the missing building.

“It only reveals itself to those it finds worthy,” one user sarcastically stated. Another commenter joked that the building is “flying like the rest of the game.”

Other users were less amused by this strange phenomenon and expressed their frustration with Warzone’s issues. One commenter who encountered the same missing building claimed that the game is “broken beyond repair.”

Another user stated that this is due to the limitations of the minimap: “When you ping a location it tells your distance if you were to travel in a straight line, however, it does not account for the change in elevation to get to the point.”

We’ll have to wait and see if the developers address the missing building. They are currently dealing with the various performance issues that have caused the delay of Warzone Pacific Season 2.


For more Warzone content, check out this secret buff that makes Warzone’s planes even more OP and Warzone Pacific’s ten most popular weapons.

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