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NICKMERCS shows overpowered Krig-6 loadout for Warzone Season 1

Streamer NICKMERCS gives us his overpowered Krig-6 loadout for Call of Duty: Warzone. Will you use this off-meta gun in your games?

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Streamer NICKMERCS showed off his overpowered Krig-6 loadout, here’s the rundown.

In a YouTube video posted by NICKMERCS, he shows off the viability of the Krig-6 Assault Rifle in Warzone. While not the best Assault Rifle, he states, “It’s a bad gun if you’re good. Hit those shots.”

Judging by the gameplay, NICKMERCS isn’t wrong. At medium range, he demolishes targets with expert precision, downing enemies quickly. The Krig-6 also has great strafe speed and manageable recoil, which is extremely helpful for skilled players.

As long as you don’t expect the weapon to be good at long ranges, you won’t be disappointed, and you’ll lock in some easy kills. Here’s the loadout:

NICKMERCS Krig-6 Warzone Loadout

  • Muzzle – Agency Suppressor: Additional damage range, you won’t appear on radar while firing.
  • Barrel – 19.7″ Takedown: Extra damage range at the cost of less sprinting move speed.
  • Underbarrel – Bruiser Grip: Description says “melee quickness” but actually has hidden stats to add recoil control.
  • Ammunition – Salvo 60 Round Fast Mag: Fast reloads with a large magazine.
  • Optic – Axial Arms 3x: Precision sight picture at medium range.

Be sure to secure those medium-range kills as much as possible. You’ll want to depend on your teammates for help for longer range shots, perhaps a teammate with a sniper.

In the video, NICKMERCS pairs up his Krig-6 with a Mac-10 to easily close in the range on enemies.

You can catch his video above, where he secures a 17 kill win with Swagg and TimTheTatMan. Take note of his movement and when he chooses to engage enemies – it’ll be of help.

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Call of Duty Warzone 2: Leaked release date, platforms, map, rumors, more

Warzone 2 arrives alongside Modern Warfare 2, so here’s everything we know about the sequel to CoD’s popular battle royale.

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Activision have confirmed a sequel to Warzone will be coming, and here’s everything we know about Warzone 2, including all leaks, rumors, and the release window.

Call of Duty: Warzone has changed significantly since its March 2020 release, with the game receiving every weapon from Black Ops Cold War as well as Vanguard, Verdansk getting nuked, and the setting now taking place in the Pacific with the Fortune’s Keep map arriving in Season 4.

Now, Activision are looking at moving the battle royale title on further, as they have confirmed that a brand-new Warzone experience, called ‘Warzone 2.0’, will release after Modern Warfare 2.

Here’s everything we know about Call of Duty: Warzone 2.

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What is Call of Duty: Warzone 2?

Call of Duty: Warzone 2 is the sequel to CoD’s hit battle royale, which is set to bring “new technology, new features, and new gameplay that work seamlessly together.”

Warzone 2 will be closely related to Modern Warfare 2, featuring “Modern Warfare II content and systems with brand-new progression and inventories.”

Leaked Warzone 2 release date

Activision have confirmed that Warzone 2 is set to release later in 2022, and now, a leaked internal document claims that the new battle royale will arrive on November 16, three weeks after Modern Warfare 2’s launch.

A November launch would make sense, as it gives the devs more time to fix any glaring issues before the holiday season.

While we do know it arrives this year, we don’t yet have an official release date for Warzone 2, but as more information is released we will be sure to update this piece.

Warzone 2 platforms

Warzone 2 will be released on both current and last-gen consoles, as well as Battle.net and Steam for PC. Following in Modern Warfare 2’s footsteps, Warzone 2 will be available on PlayStation 5, PlayStation 4, Xbox Series X|S, Xbox One, and PC.

Activision confirmed the news on June 8 as they look to provide a wide-reaching experience across both titles.

Warzone 2 gameplay

Captain Price in ghillie suit in Modern Warfare 2

Industry insider Tom Henderson claims that Warzone 2 will be a “clean slate” which means “starting again, scrapping everything like weapons, operators etc.”

He said that “Warzone 2 is basically a new COD title,” and players should “look at it as a sequel.” Activision later confirmed that Warzone inventory including current weapons, Operators, Perks, and Killstreaks will not transfer over to Warzone 2.

Loadout changes & Strongholds

On May 18, players received plenty of new information concerning possible Warzone 2 gameplay. For starters, leakers Tom Henderson and NerosCinema both reported that Warzone 2 will come with loadout drop changes.

A new mechanic called Strongholds is set to alter the way players receive their loadouts. According to leaks, players can approach one of the 20-30 Stronghold areas on the map and complete a set of objectives. Once these objectives are complete they’ll gain access to their loadouts.

Some of the reported objectives involve defusing a bomb or defeating AI enemies. Strongholds will surely add a new layer of strategy to Warzone as each Stronghold can only be captured once per game.

According to the same report, looting will also undergo changes and resemble the system used in Black Ops 4’s Blackout. Supposedly, you won’t spawn in with any armor and you’ll need to find a satchel to equip plates.

Pro Perks & inventory

This isn’t the only feature that could be returning from previous CoD titles as Pro Perks could also appear. These boosted Perks first arrived in 2009’s Modern Warfare and they provide additional features that will benefit players. NerosCinema believes they’ll make their way to Warzone 2.

It seems Warzone 2 could also borrow from competitors by reportedly introducing a bag system for inventory management, similar to Apex Legends or PUBG.

RICOCHET anti-cheat

Furthermore, Call of Duty devs have confirmed that the RICOCHET anti-cheat system will be available in both Modern Warfare 2 and Warzone 2 at launch. This should provide a fresh opportunity for players looking to play a cheater-free battle royale from the start.

Warzone 2 map

At the time of writing, there’s no official confirmation concerning the map that players will be able to drop into when Warzone 2 finally launches. However, we got a sneak peek during Modern Warfare 2’s trailer, and there have been a handful of leaks that might shed some light on possible POIs.

Industry insider Tom Henderson has reported that four classic Modern Warfare 2 maps are set to return as POIs for the Warzone 2 map. Once again, this information has not been confirmed but Henderson believes that High Rise, Quarry, Terminal, and Afghan are the four maps that will feature in Warzone 2.

Quarry map in Warzone 2

Later Henderson would go on to reveal what he believed to be all 18 Warzone 2 POIs. He couldn’t go into specifics about each one, but he did share the names of each one:

  • Oasis
  • Wartorn
  • Quarry (Quarry)
  • Oilfield
  • Modern City (Highrise)
  • Caves (Afghan)
  • Dam
  • Marshes
  • Harbor
  • Sira
  • Observatory
  • Mountain town (possibly Favela)
  • Graveyard
  • Oldtown
  • Shipwreck
  • Fishtown
  • Fort 
  • Airport (Terminal)

Nothing is confirmed here, and there is also every chance that the names of these POIs could change ahead of release. He also stated that there could very well be more than just four MW2 maps that appear, so some of these POIs could hide another classic map from 2009.

Continuing with the leaks, TheMW2Ghost shared a recreation of what they claim to be the Warzone 2 map.

The map lacks detail at this stage, but it shows what appear to be roads passing through the map. In addition, there’s a large river cutting through the middle of the map. While this isn’t official artwork they claim that it is a “remake based off of the actual map image.”

Writing for Try Hard Guides, Tom Henderson also revealed a drawing of the full map, with MW2Ghost’s section squared off in the middle.

Warzone 2 map drawing

As you can see, the map is set to be on the coast similar to Verdansk, and the POIs by the water could make use of the new swimming mechanic that is expected in Warzone 2.

When speaking of the map size, Henderson said “it does seem bigger than that of Verdansk and Caldera, especially considering if the grid reference is accurate.” Henderson also claimed that Warzone 2 would share the same map with Modern Warfare 2’s DMZ game mode.

On July 2, a major Modern Warfare 2 leak revealed now-deleted images of several multiplayer maps including Ground War maps. As previously mentioned by Infinity Ward, Ground War maps will come together to form the new Warzone 2 map.

Hydro was the first Ground War map to leak, and the image showcased a desert landscape with water flowing through the center. Given that Infinity Ward confirmed the Warzone 2 engine will support swimming, don’t be surprised to see many POIs featuring water.

The next map that was a part of the Ground War leak is Fishtown. If we take the name of the map into account this could turn out to be a port city of some sort. The image revealed a beach that trails off right before we see the shore.

The final Ground War map revealed in the leak is called Sira. Sira looks much less rural than the previous two maps, with a modern-looking facility taking center stage. There is still evidence of a tropical environment given the number of palm trees in the image.

Will Warzone still exist after Warzone 2 releases?

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Activision have confirmed that Warzone will continue to exist after Warzone 2 is released: “Warzone will continue as a separate experience that will include a continuation of player progression and inventories within that Warzone experience.”

Having said that, Warzone 2 will be a brand-new game, separate from the original, meaning that player inventories will be reset.

For more details, check out our piece on whether the inventory will carry over to Warzone 2 from Warzone.


For more on 2022’s Call of Duty, be sure to check out all of Modern Warfare 2’s pre-order bonuses, and how to play the campaign early.

Image Credit: Activision / Tom Henderson via Try Hard Guides

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Warzone expert claims overlooked AR kills faster than every meta weapon

Isaac ‘IceManIsaac’ Hamilton has discovered the power of an overlooked AR in Warzone which kills faster than every meta weapon.

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For those looking to utilize a new AR in Warzone Season 4 Reloaded, an expert claims to have found an underused weapon that’s outperforming the meta.

While players gear up for the final season of Warzone and the release of Warzone 2, which actually had its release date leaked, the community is continuing to find new loadouts and weapon builds that challenge the meta in Season 4 Reloaded.

While JGOD provided his picks for the best Warzone Season 4 Reloaded meta loadouts, which included the very strong KG M40, another Warzone expert claims that an overlooked AR is what players should be using.

IceManIsaac is now claiming that the burst meta is coming back to Warzone, and one Assualt Rifle that has really surprised him is the Itra Burst, which he claims “kills faster than the KG, the NZ, the Automaton, the STG” and is actually “really viable to use.”

IceManIsaac Warzone Itra Burst loadout

  • Muzzle: MX Silencer
  • Barrel: Perfetto 140mm Rapida
  • Optic: SVT-40 PU Scope 3-6x
  • Stock: Botti SMI Adjustable
  • Underbarrel: M1930 Strife Angled
  • Magazine: 303 British 36 Round Mags
  • Ammo Type: Lengthened
  • Rear Grip: Stippled Grip
  • Perk: Sleight of Hand
  • Perk 2: On-Hand

One of the most important attachments for this loadout is Stippled Grip, as controlling the initial recoil is vital. The M1930 Strife Angled attachment helps keep the horizontal recoil down so that you can focus on just controlling the vertical movement.

Of course, the MX Silencer is a must, competing with the Monolithic Suppressor, and the Lengthened ammo type will further increase the bullet velocity allowing you to hit your target even faster.

The Itra Burst kills faster than the Cooper Carbine and KG M40, but you must hit your burst shots. IceManIsaac also feels that the weapon is great on smaller maps, but can also perform very well in long-ranged engagements.

However, IceManIsaac does not recommend this loadout for those playing Trios and Quads, but if you enjoy Solos and Duos on the smaller maps such as Rebirth Island and Fortune’s Keep, this loadout is definitely worth a try.


For more on Warzone, check out how the devs will be changing the Titanium Trials squad size.

Image Credits: Activision / IceManIsaac

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Are Warzone servers down? Warzone current server status update

Are the Warzone servers down? That is what many players ask when they can’t connect to the game, so we have the current server status covered for you.

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It is always frustrating when players cannot connect to the servers of Warzone and play when they want to. Here’s how you can check the current server status for the battle royale title.

Warzone has become one of the most popular multiplayer games in the world following its release in 2020, with an extremely large playerbase. However, sometimes fans aren’t able to hop into the game and enjoy its content.

This happens whenever the servers go down, preventing players from connecting to the game. When this happens, you’ll need to check the game’s current server status and see when if they’re currently online or not.

Here’s everything you need to know to see the current server status of Warzone.

Are Warzone servers down?

No, the Warzone servers are currently up and running smoothly. Call of Duty servers were down on August 16 after players reported connection issues across Warzone and Vanguard, but this issue has since been fixed.

Warzone players were facing server issues, with multiple reports coming in of stuttering, freezing, and lag in lobbies. Some players claimed to have been experiencing these issues all week.

At the moment, the Activision online services support page states that Call of Duty: Warzone servers are up and running on all platforms. This website keeps a constant update of the online services for the high-profile first-person shooter series

When the site updates, it alerts community members who visit it whenever there is an issue, such as the Warzone servers being down.

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Another resource to check the current Warzone server status is the official Activision Support Twitter or Raven Software Twitter account. These Twitter accounts will post updates regarding current problems with games like Warzone when they arise, such as server outages.

The Activision Support Twitter posts updates on these issues including when they are resolved. Keeping an eye on this Twitter account can help you know if any problems are currently happening with the title.

We will continue to update this article with the current server status of Warzone whenever issues arise and are resolved.


For more Warzone, check out how to lower input lag in Warzone as well as the best PC Settings for Warzone Pacific Season 4 Reloaded.

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