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NICKMERCS shows off his new dominant FFAR class in Warzone

Despite the recent patch nerfing the FFAR in Warzone, NICKMERCS has revealed a new loadout that still dominates, and we have the full setup.

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The overpowered FFAR Assault Rifle was recently nerfed in CoD: Warzone Season 2, increasing its ADS time. But Nick “NICKMERCS” Kolcheff has revealed an updated FFAR loadout that still owns in Call of Duty’s battle royale.

It’s been hard to find a lobby or gameplay video during Warzone Season 2 that didn’t feature either the AUG or the FFAR. In particular, the FFAR has proven to be a very worthwhile weapon to use at any range and has featured as many player’s primary and secondary weapons.

It was, however, subject to a recent nerf that increases how long it takes to look down the sight or scope. This effectively made it riskier to use in a 1v1 if the other player has a quicker gun. But regardless of the update, many players are still sporting an FFAR class, with FaZe’s NICKMERCS showing off his latest loadout.

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Nick prefixes everything by saying that the FFAR “has completely taken over the game” and how it has absolutely dominated the meta during Season 2 of Warzone.

He then discusses the nerf that was supposed to significantly reduce the gun’s viability saying, “But I still don’t really see a big difference as everybody all over the map has an FFAR in their hands, and if you don’t have an FFAR in your hand then I don’t know, it’s kinda hard to move around really.”

It’s not the first time that Nick has allowed people to see his FFAR loadout as he has shown off his dominant FFAR loadout before, pre-patch.

Nick says, “We all have different playstyles and different speeds we play at” but would encourage people to “definitely try my setup.”

NICKMERCS new post-nerf FFAR loadout for Warzone Season 2

  • Muzzle: Agency Suppressor
  • Barrel: 21.2″ Ranger
  • Stock: Raider Stock
  • Underbarrel: Infiltrator Grip
  • Ammunition: STANAG 50 Rnd

Irrespective of the nerf, Nick’s new class doesn’t do anything special to counteract the ADS time for the FFAR. It largely focuses on adding damage and range and making the FFAR an absolutely potent killer.

If NICKMERCS recommends that you use this class, then we think it would be a wise bet to try this out before the FFAR is afflicted by more measures in the future.

Image credits: Activision / NICKMERCS


If you’re looking for more great weapons, then you can check out some of this season’s best Warzone loadouts below:


C58 | Groza | M4A1 | Milano | AK-47 

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How to get Arthur Kingsley Operator in Warzone & Cold War

Call of Duty has released a new Arthur Kingsley Operator for Warzone and Black Ops Cold War to give players a taste of Vanguard before its release.

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Players can now get a brand new operator called Arthur Kingsley for Warzone and Black Ops Cold War, who is straight out of Call of Duty: Vanguard.

Call of Duty: Warzone and Black Ops Cold War are now in Season 5 Reloaded, giving players an abundance of Operators to choose from.

With speculation around the Season 6 Operator floating around after the recent Season 5 outro cinematic, there is an Arthur Kingsley Operator players can get their hands on before that.

Arthur Kingsley Operator in Call of Duty: Vanguard

Call of Duty: Vanguard will be released on November 5. Now that players have finally had a chance to experience some gameplay with the Open Beta that was recently held, excitement is building.

As we edge closer to release, players are starting to question how Vanguard will integrate into Warzone and how it will carry on the seasonal story Black Ops Cold War has created throughout its integration with the battle royale.

The developers have decided to offer players a new Operator from Vanguard to obtain in both Warzone and Black Ops Cold War, giving players a taste for what’s to come.

How to get Arthur Kingsley Operator in Warzone & Cold War

Operator Arthur Kingsley in Warzone and Black Ops Cold War

In order to get Arthur Kingsley in Warzone and Black Ops Cold War, players must have Call of Duty: Vanguard pre-ordered.

The pre-order must be digital, so don’t be surprised if you have already pre-ordered a physical copy but are not eligible for the Operator.

Here are the further details on the Arthur Kingsley Operator from the Call of Duty blog:

“The incredible value of Call of Duty: Vanguard pre-order rewards just got more legendary.

Starting today, those who digitally pre-order any edition of Call of Duty: Vanguard, or who have already pre-ordered the game already, will be able to play as Arthur Kingsley in Black Ops Cold War and Warzone.*

It’s one of two rewards you get immediately for Black Ops Cold War and Warzone from pre-ordering Vanguard before its November 5th release, alongside the “Night Raid” Mastercraft submachine gun.”

So, there you have it, that’s how you can get the new Arthur Kingsley Operator in Black Ops Cold War and Warzone.

For more Call of Duty, check out our article on the upcoming Halloween event for Warzone.

Image Credits: Activision / Sledgehammer Games

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Envy Jack Links Invitational Warzone tournament: Standings, teams, stream, more

Jack Links and Envy are hosting a Warzone Season 5 Tournament, and it will feature some of the biggest names in the competitive scene.

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Following the Season 5 Reloaded update, Jack Links and Envy are hosting a Warzone Tournament that will see some of the most talented players in the world compete for the lion’s share of a $30,000 prize pool.

The competitive scene for Call of Duty: Warzone has grown a great deal following the game’s release in 2020, as many players have cemented themselves as top competitors in the battle royale and have secured plenty of prize money.

Fans of the competitive scene for the Call of Duty battle royale will get their next dose of action when the Jack Links Warzone Tournament takes place ahead of Warzone and Black Ops Cold War Season 6.

With this in mind, we have gathered together everything you need to know about the Envy Jack Links Warzone Tournament, including the bracket, standings, teams, and official stream.

Envy Jack Links Warzone tournament standings

We will update this piece with the latest set of Envy Jack Links Warzone tournament standings throughout the course of the adrenaline-fueled competition.

Stream and Schedule

Viewers will be able to catch all of the excitement from the tournament on the official Team Envy Twitch channel, where a central broadcast hub will rotate between the competitors’ points of view.

We will embed the official stream for the competition below when the event kicks off on September 28, 2021.

Each player will also be streaming their point of view during the event, so viewers who would rather only watch one player can do that with no issue at all.

Envy Jack Links Warzone tournament teams

This event will see 25 Trios compete against each other on a private server in Mini Royale games. These Trios will be led by a pre-selected group of captains that you can find below:

Envy Jack Links Warzone tournament teams

We will update this piece with all of the official teams for the event when they are revealed.

Format and Prize Pool

There is no doubt that the Envy Jack Links Warzone Invitational will deliver plenty of highlight moments for the community to enjoy before Season 6 launches for Warzone and Black Ops Cold War.

For more Call of Duty: Warzone, check out how a console hack development has officially ended, and stay tuned for future news and guides.

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Warzone players passionately call for quitting penalty to be added

Call of Duty: Warzone players are fed up with teammates leaving games and are suggesting the developers introduce a penalty for leaving.

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Call of Duty: Warzone players have called upon the developers to introduce a quitting penalty for duos, trios, and squads as players are fed up with having teammates leave before the game is over.

Although Warzone has had a lot of success since the Season 5 Reloaded update, especially since the Iron Trials ’84 mode was introduced, recently, players have been unhappy with the state of the game.

Since the September 23 update, players have been noticing performance issues that have been running the experience. As well as these issues, players are now calling for developers to fix another, which involves introducing a leavers penalty.

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Warzone players aren’t the first battle royale community to ask the developers to introduce a leavers penalty, as Apex Legends now has a similar system for ranked and Arenas, incentivizing players to stay in games longer.

This is the issue Reddit user Binarycold has been having in Warzone, as they put up a post explaining what it’s like to play “Warzone with strangers.”

In the post, the player seems to be fed with random teammates leaving games before it’s even done, stating that every game mode may as well be called solos or solos pending “since no one can ever stay in a full game.”

The user then states that the developers should “implement some penalty for quitting out, this is ridiculous!” Clearly, this player isn’t the only one who feels this way, as others in the comments also share a similar opinion:

“I’d love to see a deserter stat. Only applies on control initiated drops, not poor connection. I’d like people to be notified if the team they left won it too, or came second and might have won if the awol player would have stayed.

People have no tenacity any more. If they have a rough landing, they bolt. Where’s the grit? Softies”

It’s very frustrating when teammates leave the game when you could potentially recover from a bad landing or win a game despite being disadvantaged by a teammate dying.

We’re sure many teammates have missed out on great games and even victories as they have left way too early and would undoubtedly appreciate the developers introducing a leavers penalty to discourage this from happening.

With Warzone integrating with Vanguard in the future, there is always a possibility for the addition of a quitting penalty to be one of the changes made to the Call of Duty battle royale.

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