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NICKMERCS shows off “fastest killing” Fennec Warzone loadout for Season 3

NICKMERCS recently showed off his latest Warzone Fennec loadout and explains how it is is a very viable weapon for players to use in the battle royale.

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NICKMERCS highlights the Fennec in his latest Warzone Season 3 loadout guide, claiming it is the fastest killing SMG in the game.

Warzone’s Season 3 Reloaded update has finally dropped, introducing a new POI, Rambo and John McCane operators, and some weapon buffs/nerfs. These changes have opened up the meta wide open for players to experiment with different weapons instead of using the same one or two every game.

This is the case for NICKMERCS who recently showed off what he thinks is the “fastest killing SMG” in the Fennec from Call of Duty: Modern Warfare.

The YouTuber combined this weapon with a PKM, which covers the longer distance engagements, while the Fennec deals with close combat very effectively on Verdansk ’84.

NICKMERCS Fennec Warzone loadout

NICKMERCS Fennec Warzone loadout
  • Muzzle: None
  • Barrel: ZLR 18″ Deadfall
  • Laser: None
  • Optic: None
  • Stock: FTAC C6 Carbine PRO
  • Underbarrel: Merc Foregrip
  • Ammunition: 40 Round Drum Mags
  • Rear Grip: Stippled Grip Tape

NICKMERCS says the Fennec is the “fastest killing sub,” and although it is an old weapon from Modern Warfare, Nick believes it’s “still pretty viable.”

As the weapon has a fast fire rate, the 40 Round Drum Mags are very important for maintaining fire and securing a kill, while the Merc Foregrip and Stippled Grip Tape will steady your aim and provide some mobility.

The popular content creator put together multiple strong performances using this setup for the Modern Warfare SMG, proving that it can be a very powerful weapon when used correctly.

That’s all for NICKMERCS Fennec loadout in Warzone Season 3 Reloaded. For more on Warzone, check out our recent article on Warzone players calling for the Rebirth Island lighting update to be applied to Verdansk ’84.

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Activision confirm Warzone & Vanguard Season 5 is final season ahead of Modern Warfare 2

Warzone and Vanguard Season 5 is almost here, and Activision have officially announced that it will be the final season for both games.

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Activision have officially unveiled Warzone and Vanguard Season 5, declaring that it will be the final season of the games ahead of Modern Warfare 2.

There’s a lot of hype surrounding Modern Warfare 2 and Warzone 2, especially as the release date for the latter was recently leaked.

New details are coming out every day, but players are forgetting that there’s still another season of Warzone and Vanguard to go.

Activision have now officially unveiled Season 5 of Warzone and Vanguard as the final season for the two games, giving way to Modern Warfare 2 and Warzone 2’s respective releases.

On August 18, Activision officially unveiled the fifth and final season of Warzone and Vanguard, revealing the return of some classic CoD characters and the potential end of Peak.

Warzone and Vanguard Season 5 is officially called “Last Stand,” and it will release on August 24.

As the name suggests, Warzone and Vanguard Season 5 will be the final seasonal update for the game, bringing many memorable weapons and characters to the games such as Menendez and Seraph from Black Ops.

As this will be the last season, make sure you get your reps in and enjoy it as much as you can. Soon, Warzone 2 and Modern Warfare 2 will bring a new battle royale map and multiplayer maps for players to enjoy.

For those who are looking to get their hands on Modern Warfare 2 as early as possible, make sure you check out our guides on how to play the beta and how to gain early access to the MW2 campaign.

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Warzone Pacific Season 5: Release date, Caldera changes, Heroes vs Villains, new weapons

Here’s everything we know about Warzone Pacific’s Season 5 update including its release date and new content on the way.

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Thanks to the Warzone Pacific Season 5 roadmap we got an in-depth look at what to expect from the final season. Warzone Season 5 will introduce major changes to Caldera, new items, weapons, and modes, as well as the return of classic CoD villains.

Call of Duty: Vanguard and Warzone Pacific are slowly approaching Season 5, which is confirmed to be the final season of content for both games. While fans are already looking forward to Warzone 2 and Modern Warfare 2, the Season 5 roadmap reveals that there’s still a ton of reason for excitement.

Warzone Season 5, titled Last Stand, will see several familiar faces take center stage as the battle royale focuses on the heroes and villains of past Call of Duty titles. Of course, there’s much more to enjoy with Caldera changes, a new Gulag, new weapons, and new items to discover.

Warzone Season 5 villains

Warzone Pacific Season 5 release date

Warzone Pacific Season 5 is set to begin on Wednesday, August 24 at 9 AM PT / 12 PM ET / 5 PM UK, immediately after Season 4 comes to a close.

The date has been confirmed by Raven Software and assuming there are no delays, the season should begin on August 24. Stay tuned, as we’ll update this piece if the release date is changed.

Warzone Pacific Season 5 Caldera changes

Warzone Season 5 Peak changes Caldera

For starters, Caldera will undergo several changes when the Warzone Season 5 update arrives. A volcanic eruption will spread around the map and you’ll be able to witness the lava running down the sides of the Peak POI.

In addition, a new Gulag will be introduced in Season 5: “Fight for redeployment in the new volcanic-themed Gulag. Best your opponent in this new face-off pit inspired by an old favorite and get another shot at securing victory.”

New weather and lighting changes

According to the Season 5 roadmap, Caldera will also deliver some much-needed lighting changes. With the storm finally cleared, Caldera will trade its clouds of gray for warm sunshine.

Event the volcano’s smoke won’t be enough to fully block out the sunlight as it makes a widespread return. In addition, “Rebirth Island sees new lighting changes as well, featuring a warm and lush sunset casting a vibrant hue over the map.”

Warzone Season 5 new items

Four new items will be making their way to Warzone in Season 5 and they’ll all bring something new to the table for players to enjoy. Here’s the devs’ description of each of the new items and how to properly utilize them in Season 5:

Doomsday Station

Discover this seismic device found within Caldera’s primary Battle Royale game mode. Trigger the device and enemy helicopters arrive to surround the station, deploying enemy soldiers to attack your position. Remain close to the Doomsday Station and defend yourself for a chance at earning powerful items and a unique Watch cosmetic for your Operator.

Only one Doomsday Station will appear per match, with multiple possible spawn locations. Pay the required $10,000 to activate it and prepare for a thunderous fight.

Warzone Doomsday station

Supply Box UAV

Activate the new Supply Box UAV Killstreak for assistance in tracking down more items. It will mark nearby unopened Supply Boxes on the player’s Tac Map for around 15 seconds. Find the Supply Box UAV in Supply Boxes or purchase one at a Buy Station.

Personal Supply Box

Track down this extremely rare crate with the assistance of the Supply Box UAV to acquire your favorite Loadout weapons in Warzone. Each squad member gets a huge XP boost as well.

Rage Serum

This Field Upgrade allows you to become violently unstable, resulting in a viciously effective boost to your close-quarters fighting. Test subjects were shown to have superior melee damage, increased lunge distance, and enhanced stun power while fighting with melee weapons or fists.

However, defensive forces have confirmed that while affected by Rage Serum, an Operator becomes louder, and seems to recoil with more confusion while stunned or flashed.

Season 5 Warzone new weapons

Warzone Pacific Season 5 new weapons

Seeing as Vanguard and Warzone Season 5 are the games’ final content drop, it’s no surprise to see that a whopping five weapons will be up for grabs. Two of those weapons will be available via the Season 5 Battle Pass at the start of Season 5.

  • EX1 Energy Rifle (Launch)
  • RA 225 SMG (Launch)
  • Valois Revolver (Launch Window)
  • BP50 Assault Rifle (Midseason)
  • Lienna 57 Assault Rifle (Midseason)

It will be interesting to see how the EX1 Energy Rifle integrates into Warzone’s weapon pool considering how unique the weapon is with its energy rifle designation. Meanwhile, players will attempt to discover if yet another Vanguard SMG could rise to the top of the close-range meta following the RA 255‘s release.

Warzone Pacific Season 5 new modes and events

Heroes vs Villains Warzone Season 5 event

Operation: Last Call (Launch)

Operation: Last Call will be a new Warzone mode available at the launch of Season 5. Last Call is inspired by the classic Search and Destroy multiplayer mode, and players will be tasked with attacking or defending bomb sights around Caldera.

Lava Rock

Lava Rock is ready to up the chaos by adding an active volcano to Warzone gameplay. Players will have a Volcano Meter that displays the volcano’s current activity. As lava rocks crash to the surface you’re going to want to avoid the landing zones if you want to survive.

Heroes vs Villains

Heroes vs Villains will be Warzone Season 5’s major Community Event. Players will be able to choose which side of the battle they’d like to support. Regardless of if you side with the Heroes or Villains, you’ll collect tokens by eliminating players, which can then be used at the Buy Station to purchase Faction Bundles.

Purchasing a Faction Bundle will provide players with a discount on one other item across all Buy Stations.

There will also be some unique rewards up for grabs and one given to all players as the roadmap explains that “the winning team’s unique Weapon Blueprint will be given to everyone following the event.”

Classic CoD villains coming to Warzone Pacific Season 5

Raul Menendez Operator Warzone Season 5

Task Force Tyrants is making its way to Vanguard and Warzone Season 5. Players will be able to “deploy as four of Call of Duty’s most infamous antagonists” with the appropriately named Task Force Tyrants.

The villains set to return in Warzone Season 5 are:

  • Raul Menendez from Black Ops 2 (Launch)
  • Khaled Al Asad from CoD 4 and Modern Warfare 2019 (Launch)
  • Gabriel Rorke from Ghosts (In-season)
  • Seraph from Black Ops 3 and 4 (In-season)

Warzone Season 5 Umbrella Academy crossover

Umbrella Academy crossover Warzone Season 5

This image from the Warzone Season 5 roadmap blog confirms that an Umbrella Academy crossover will be coming to the battle royale. An Umbrella Academy crossover was previously leaked and if the rumors are true there will be a bunch of extra rewards tied into purchasing the bundles.

Fans of the Netflix series will have to wait to find out exactly what’s in store but the image above and the roadmap revealed skins for Hazel and Cha Cha.


If you’re more into the multiplayer side of Call of Duty, be sure to check out everything we know about Vanguard Season 5.

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Warzone & Vanguard Season 5 bring classic MW2 and Advanced Warfare weapons

Warzone and Vanguard Season 5 bring classic weapons from both Advanced Warfare and the original Modern Warfare 2.

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Warzone Pacific Season 5 is almost here, bringing back fan-favorite Call of Duty villains and teasing a fiery end for Caldera. That’s not all though, as both a Modern Warfare 2 and Advanced Warfare weapon arrive in both Vanguard and Warzone.

Warzone Pacific Season 5 will be a send-off to this generation of Call of Duty, with it being the final Vanguard season ahead of Modern Warfare 2 and Warzone 2’s launch. With the storyline wrapping up, the developers are going all-out and throwing classic characters and weapons into the mix.

Al-Asad, Menendez, Rorke, and Seraph feature in the Season 5, which will also see Caldera’s volcano erupting. Eagle-eyed players also spotted some classic Call of Duty weapons that will be appearing in both Warzone and Vanguard Season 5, and they’ve now been confirmed.

EX1 – Advanced Warfare’s EM1

Menendez with EX1 Energy Rifle in Vanguard and Warzone Season 5

Players spotted that Menendez was carrying Advanced Warfare’s EM1, and has been confirmed to hit Vanguard and Warzone as the EX1.

This was a powerful weapon in Advanced Warfare, being unique in that it fired a continuous beam of energy and overheated instead of needing to be reloaded.

It will act the same in Warzone and Vanguard, where players can “Equip the Heat Muzzle for extra charge capacity, insert a new Battery, and transform the EX1’s capabilities with the Burst Barrel or Charge Sniper Barrel.”

The EX1 will be available at Season 5’s August 24 launch as part of the new Battle Pass.

BP50 – Modern Warfare 2’s F2000

Seraph can be seen with a weapon that looks exactly like the F2000 from the original Modern Warfare 2, and the weapon will be called the BP50 in Vanguard and Warzone. It has the same general shape and has the distinctive curved piece behind the rear sight.

The F2000 wasn’t the most popular weapon in Modern Warfare 2 thanks to its high recoil, but its damage made it somewhat of a skill cannon. Vanguard’s 10 attachments might bring the weapon under control and make it a powerful choice in Warzone.

The BP50 will arrive later in Vanguard and Warzone Season 5, likely in the mid-season Reloaded update.


On top of these classic weapons, the devs are also introducing the RA 225 SMG in the Battle Pass, the Valois Revolver soon after the season’s launch, and the Lienna 57 Assault Rifle later in Season 5.

You can also check out how to play in Modern Warfare 2’s Open Beta, which goes live during Season 5.

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