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NICKMERCS shows off his “fastest killing” LC10 loadout

The vastly underrated LC10 is under the spotlight in NICKMERCS’ newest CoD: Warzone Season 3 video, saying it’s “The FASTEST KILLING SMG!”

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Call of Duty’s rapid LC10 SMG has been back in the fold in recent months as a legit killer, now, NICKMERCS has shown off his devastating Warzone Season 3 loadout for it.

After an initial wave of hype upon its debut, the LC10 quietly disappeared and got lost amongst Season 2’s predictable meta of the AUG, M16, and the FFAR. Season 3 has proven to be unbelievably more balanced and well-rounded, with multiple guns now usable.

Faze’s Nicholas “NICKMERCS” Kolcheff has been recommended by his viewers to give the LC10 another go, and he did just that in a recent Warzone video saying that it’s been “making a pretty big name for itself.”

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With a slight reduction in the Bullfrog’s stats thanks to the May 7 update, the SMG meta is now wide open in Warzone Season 3, leading many people to gravitate towards the LC10.

NICKMERCS said, “the power is there, the TTK (time-to-kill) is there, the speed when you’re running is there…there’s just something missing and I don’t know what it is.”

It has fierce competition in Warzone from the Modern Warfare MP5, which has begun to feature in a lot more loadouts. Nick may have to go with the MP5 as he doesn’t care too much for the LC10: “I just don’t feel great with it, I don’t know.”

Even when weighing up the pros and cons of the gun, Nick says it comes down to feel. He says that, “I’m not gonna go with the LC10, I think I’d have to say the MW (Modern Warfare) MP5 right now.”

Nick does go on to drop a hefty amount of kills in his gameplay, but lots of that will boil down to his natural ability to dominate the game, not necessarily the LC10 itself.

NICKMERCS LC10 loadout in Warzone Season 3

  • Muzzle: Agency Suppressor
  • Barrel: 13.9″ Task Force
  • Stock: No Stock
  • Ammunition: STANAG 55 Rnd
  • Rear Grip: Serpent Wrap

Agency Suppressor makes Nick’s LC10 a quiet killer and extends its range, whereas the 13.9″ Task Force sees a drop off in accuracy in exchange for greater damage and speed.

Eliminating the stock to have No Stock entirely greatly increases your character’s mobility, allowing for faster moving sprinting, and the ability to get into a 1v1 after sliding etc.

The STANAG 55 Rnd extends the clip to offer extra rounds in reserve, whilst the Serpent Wrap is a classic grip that gives ADS a big boost.

Image Credit: Activision / Raven Software / NICKMERCS

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Best Ghost loadout for CoD: Warzone Season 3

Having a strong Ghost class can help you perform much better in Warzone, so here is how to make the best Warzone Ghost loadout.

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Best Warzone Ghost Loadout Class

Ghost is one of the most powerful perks in Call of Duty: Warzone, with players putting themselves at a disadvantage when they do not use it, so here is the best Warzone Ghost loadout you can use in the battle royale game.

Perks are some of the most powerful items in the world of Call of Duty: Warzone, as they give players beneficial bonuses that can be the difference between winning or losing a fight.

The Ghost perk has become one of the top perks players use in their loadouts in the Call of Duty battle royale thanks to its ability to keep players hidden from enemy UAVs and heartbeat sensors, which is very useful in a game like Warzone where knowing the location of your enemies can help win a fight.

With this in mind, we have gathered together the weapons and additional perks you should use to make the best Warzone Ghost loadout.

Best Warzone Ghost loadout

Best Warzone Ghost loadout

Best Warzone Ghost loadout weapons

Using Ghost means that you can not take advantage of Overkill and have two main weapons for your loadout drop.

This is why we suggest using the CR-56 AMAX Assault Rifle from Call of Duty: Modern Warfare and the Diamatti Pistol from Call of Duty: Black Ops Cold War.

The CR-56 AMAX is still arguably the best Assault Rifle in Warzone, even after a couple of nerfs, and with its great damage output, it is a solid choice to have as your main weapon in the best Warzone Ghost loadout.

You can find the attachments for the AMAX you should use below:

  • Muzzle: Monolithic Suppressor
  • Barrel: XRK Zodiac S440
  • Optic: VLK 3.0x Optic
  • Underbarrel: Commando Foregrip
  • Ammunition: 45 Round Mags

Without Overkill, you will need a powerful secondary weapon for close-quarter battles. The Diamatti Pistol is a monster up close, and its burst fire can take down enemy players with just a couple pulls of the trigger, making it a perfect choice for your secondary weapon in a Ghost class.

You can find the attachments for the AMAX you should use below:

  • Muzzle: Sound Suppressor
  • Barrel: 7.2″ Reinforced Heavy
  • Laser: SOF Target Designator
  • Ammunition: STANAG 30 Rnd
  • Rear Grip: Serpent Wrap

Best perks for Warzone Ghost class

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While your second perk in this class is already selected as Ghost, you will need to make sure that your other two perks complement this class.

This is why you will be wise to have E.O.D. as your first perk, as it will reduce the amount of damage you take from enemy explosives, which can be the difference between winning or getting eliminated.

Now, most of the best loadouts will have Amped as the third perk, as it increases your weapon swap speed, which is essential in Warzone, where it can take some time for your character to switch weapons sometimes.

However, since you will be using the Diamatti Pistol in this class, you will not need Amped, as the switching speed to Pistols is plenty quick enough on its own.

This is why Battle Hardened is an excellent choice for your third perk, as it will reduce the effectiveness of enemy flash and stun grenades, which can easily save you from being eliminated by an enemy who has stunned or flashed you before a fight begins.

How to unlock Ghost

Players who would like to use this powerful perk will need to reach level 24, as this is the rank where Ghost will be unlocked and become available for you to use in your loadouts.

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Best Alternatives

If you’re looking to refresh your loadouts for Warzone Season 3, you can check out our guides on some of the weapons dominating the meta so far.

Fara 83 | PPSH-41 | Cold War AK-47 | Krig 6 | CR-56 AMAX | Kar98k

Image Credits: Activision/Infinity Ward/ Raven Software

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Warzone hacker openly uses cheats while streaming on Twitch

Warzone unfortunately has hackers, but it’s not everyday that one of them is showcasing it on Twitch, which recently caught the community’s attention.

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A Warzone hacker was found cheating online while streaming to an audience on Twitch, seemingly not caring about the damage they are doing to the developers’ work and the community.

Raven Software is constantly combatting the hackers their game holds, even attempting “hardware bans” to those who cheat.

With the hackers becoming more abundant, even making their own operator skins, one has been caught streaming on Twitch, openly discussing his cheating with the chat.

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Warzone hacker found streaming on Twitch

The hacker found cheating on Twitch was “AGuyNamedCody,” who was streaming himself, eliminating enemies, and winning games with ease.

The hacker’s reason for cheating is extremely counterproductive, as he says, “I got tired of playing against cheaters, so I was like, oh I’ll make my own.”

The Reddit post by CorySellsDaHouse has received a lot of attention, with many in the comments directing hate towards the hacker. Warzone players are fed up with the game being abused by cheaters, especially on PC, so it seems players are taking out their anger on this hacker.

In the video, the hacker responds to a comment in the Twitch chat who asked: “So you ruin it for the folks who just wanna play and maybe have an hour a day?”

The hacker responded by saying: “Yeah, go find another game.”

This attitude towards ruining player experience shows how hackers like this have no shame in what they’re doing. They have nothing to lose, and as he says in the video if he gets banned, it takes him “two minutes to make a new account.”

Hopefully, something will be implemented for the Call of Duty battle royale that will make major progress in stopping hackers from populating servers, as cheating by players has been one of the main topics for Warzone since it was released.

Stay tuned via Charlie INTEL for more on Warzone, and check out our recent article on when the next Cold War & Warzone Double XP event is.

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5 things we want to see in Call of Duty: Warzone Season 4

Verdansk ’84 has seen a big change for Warzone in Season 3. But despite new weapons and POIs, here are 5 things we’d like to see in Season 4.

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Warzone Season 4 is almost here, so we’re counting down the top five things we’d most like to see in the next major update for Call of Duty’s battle royale.

Warzone Season 3 is one of the most successful in the game’s short history. Whereas Season 2 rested on its laurels and became associated with its burst and FFAR meta, Season 3 majorly shook things up.

After the Nuke Event, Warzone took Verdansk back to 1984, added lots of new POIs for players to rotate around, and transformed the game’s meta into arguably the most stable and balanced. All the best Assault Rifle loadouts feature a multitude of weapons from the AMAX to the Kilo 141 to the AS Val to the Cold War AK-47.

But to continue Warzone’s success, here are the top 5 things we want to see in Warzone Season 4 and beyond.

5. Make rocks easier to traverse

Mara vaulting in Warzone

Despite being in 1984 and the rocks being slightly younger, better maintained, and haven’t fallen apart yet, they are still troublesome.

Getting caught next to rocks with the zone on your heels or enemies above you can leave you with little option other than running around until you can find an area you can actually climb.

We don’t necessarily want every single rock to be climbable, but in a big cliffside area, we feel there should be one or two footholds to climb. To compensate for this, a climbing animation could be put in place to penalize players ascending, in the same way, that rappeling leaves players vulnerable for a few seconds.

4. More Killstreak options

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Warzone’s offering of Killstreaks is so awkward. Again, you either go all-in, or you need to leave Killstreaks out altogether. The current offerings are mainly Precision and Cluster Strikes, neither of which are particularly effective and are practically signposted anyway.

UAVs are useful and not too overpowered as they can easily be counteracted, and drones aren’t used by anyone. There’s no excitement in finding one, which begs the question as to why they’re in the game in the first place.

At the very least, Raven Software should experiment with Sentry Turrets and perhaps Care Packages to give the player a random goodie e.g a loadout, UAV, etc. It’s an area of Warzone that could do with a shake-up.

3. Reduce Dead Silence and Stopping Power

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Stopping Power and Dead Silence abuse needs to stop, most importantly the latter. When it’s possible to find between five and ten different Dead Silence pickups per match, it’s time to put your foot down.

Once someone triggers Dead Silence, then it’s just over for anyone that gets in that person’s way as they literally make no sound. It’s completely unfair. The attacking player gains a ridiculous advantage, and they can do this multiple times per match if they search enough.

Stopping Power isn’t as bad, but when you get into a 1v1 with someone and you’re landing consistent headshots and still get downed because your opponent’s bullets were artificially stronger, then it’s frustrating.

2. More events like the 80s Action Hero Event

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The 80s Action Hero Event was a breath of fresh air for many reasons. The addition of Rambo and John McClane as Operators for Cold War and Warzone was fabulous and a really solid scoop for Activision.

But not only did players get special skins to acquire and equip, but Warzone as a whole got an incredible new POI in the process – the legendary Nakatomi Plaza from Die Hard.

It was incredibly exciting and many players would drop there regularly to try and be the first to acquire the building’s sacred treasure tucked away in the Vault. It added a whole other dimension to the game, and even after the Vault was closed, the location still remains popular.

Extra locations and POIs don’t need to all be included at once, drip-feeding them through limited events is another way to keep players invested.

1. Maintain Warzone’s meta and keep on top of it

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Season 1 of Warzone eventually succumbed to the Black Ops Cold War DMR after the integration. Every man and his dog was using the DMR, leading to the term “DMRzone” being thrown around.

Then, Season 2 nerfed the DMR, but this led to players moving onto pastures new, and discovering burst weapons and the FFAR in the process. As a result, most loadouts contained either an AUG, M16, or FFAR. Once again, after many complaints, Raven nerfed all burst weapons and the FFAR.

Apart from a bit of the light being cast on the AMAX Assault Rifle, Season 3 of Warzone has been a joy for most players as there isn’t really one or two guns that tower above the rest. It’s meant a greater variety of loadouts, weapon choices, and long may it continue as Warzone enters Season 4.


With these five changes, Warzone Season 4 could be the game’s best season yet, plus we know some ways to make any future live event the best too!

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