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Syndicate ridicules the Warzone anti-cheat

Tom “Syndicate” Cassel ran into a cheater on stream recently and began to openly mock the anti-cheat of Call of Duty: Warzone.

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YouTuber and streamer Tom “Syndicate” Cassel ran into a cheater on stream and began to openly mock the anti-cheat in Activision’s Call of Duty: Warzone.

Season 1 of Call of Duty’s: Warzone has been interesting, to say the least. The game was recently integrated with Black Ops Cold War’s weapon arsenal, which resulted in countless game-breaking bugs, multiple iterations of the stim glitch, and an insanely overpowered DMR, which dominated the game for weeks.

New in the fight to improve Warzone is a double-down on Raven’s effort on anti-cheat, touting over 60,000 bans in the last ban wave alone. Unfortunately, even with the recent effort, it has proven to not be enough in the eyes of Syndicate.

During one of his recent live streams on Twitch, he managed to run into a cheater in a solo game of Warzone. Shocked at what he was witnessing, he mentions “Didn’t (Activision) just put out like another tweet, being like.. we’re so proud that we’ve banned another wave (of cheaters), and we’ve stepped up our anti-cheat”.

Still stunned, he is left to do nothing but watch the cheater snipe enemies across the map with ease, hitting headshot after headshot.

Shortly after, the cheater managed to actually win the game by sniping an enemy through a wall.

Hopefully, in the future, things go smoother for Syndicate and the rest of the community. Following the most recent Warzone ban wave, players have seen a decrease in hackers overall. As with every ban wave, though, things start to ramp-up again in the following weeks.

Perhaps, we will see more anti-cheat measures added when Black Ops Cold War & Warzone season 2 drops on November 25, 2021. Until then, we can only hope.

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Best MAC-10 loadout for CoD: Warzone Season 5

The MAC-10 is one of Warzone’s best SMGs in Season 5, here are its best attachments and Perks to make the best Warzone MAC-10 loadout.

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Even in Warzone Season 5, the MAC-10 is still one of the best SMG loadout choices in the game. See how you can make the best MAC-10 CoD loadout possible with our complete guide.

Call of Duty: Warzone is now well into its fifth season, and after all this time, the MAC-10 continues to reign supreme as an elite killer.

The lack of significant changes has allowed the MAC-10 to remain at the top of the best SMGs in Call of Duty’s primary battle royale game.

We’ve gathered the most useful attachments and Perks you can run to dominate Season 5 with our best Warzone MAC-10 loadout.

Best Warzone MAC-10 loadout

Best Warzone MAC-10 loadout

Best Warzone MAC-10 loadout attachments

  • Muzzle: Agency Suppressor
  • Barrel: 5.9″ Task Force
  • Laser: Tiger Team Spotlight
  • Stock: Raider Stock
  • Ammunition: STANAG 53 Rnd Drum

To keep yourself hidden from the minimap in Warzone while increasing your bullet velocity, aim down sight speed, and sprint to fire speed, there’s no better option than the Agency Suppressor. It will transform the MAC-10 into an entirely new, insanely dominant weapon for close-quarter battles.

A larger MAC-10 magazine allows for a longer burst of fire if needed, and given that the Warzone can throw a whole squad at you, the STANAG 53 Rnd Drum will justify itself in these situations.

operator firing mac-10 in warzone

There are a few barrels that you can go for, but the 5.9″ Task Force is the best option in our eyes. At the minor cost of some recoil control, you can greatly increase the weapon’s range, damage, and mobility.

The Tiger Team Spotlight will help make you even more agile when using the best Warzone MAC-10 loadout, as it provides a big boost to your movement speed and aim walking speed.

These attachments will weigh the MAC-10 down considerably, so you should add the Raider Stock for extra mobility. You’ll have increased sprint-to-fire time and be able to strafe shoot with ease.

Best Perks to use with Warzone MAC-10 class

E.O.D Perk in Call of Duty Warzone
  • Perk 1: E.O.D
  • Perk 2: Overkill / Ghost
  • Perk 3: Combat Scout

The MAC-10 is a weapon you want to use up-close, so the E.O.D Perk is necessary. You’ll be able to tank an onslaught of explosives, keeping you in the fight.

Overkill will allow you to have an Assault Rifle, LMG, or Sniper Rifle as your primary weapon for far distance battles when using the best Warzone MAC-10 loadout.

You can then get the Ghost perk from a second loadout to hide from UAVs and Heartbeat Sensors. And for Perk 3, Combat Scout is a solid choice. Make sure you land even a single shot, and it will light up your opponent with a live ping marker for five seconds – game-changer.

Most recent buffs and nerfs to MAC-10 in Warzone

mac-10 smg in cod warzone

Raven Software has tinkered with the MAC-10 here and there since the gun came into Warzone with the Cold War integration.

The latest update for MAC-10 was back in the Season 4 Reloaded update, and here’s the full extent of those changes:

  • MAC-10 (BOCW)
    • Maximum Damage decreased from 24 to 23
    • Minimum Damage decreased from 20 to 19

How to unlock the MAC-10

BOCW MAC-10 SMG unlock challenge

The MAC-10 was released as part of Warzone and Cold War Season 1’s Battle Pass. If you never unlocked the weapon during Season 1, you can now unlock it through a challenge.

  • Warzone: You must kill 2 or more players rapidly, using SMGs, in 15 different matches.

The quickest and easiest way to unlock the MAC-10 is to play Black Ops Cold War’s multiplayer and queue into small maps like Nuketown ’84. Remember to complete each match, too, as leaving early causes issues with progress tracking.

For Warzone, you can either queue into Plunder with an SMG equipped and aggressively push teams or, if you get an SMG in the battle royale warm-up, quickly take out two players waiting for the round to begin.

Best alternatives

MAC-10's Gallantry blueprint in Warzone Season 4

The best Warzone MAC-10 loadout excels up close, so if you’re looking for another weapon to fill its spot, there are a few options.

If you’re looking for a weapon with a ton of bullets in the magazine and can take out multiple enemies quickly in close quarters, the Bullfrog is a solid alternative to the best Warzone MAC-10 loadout.


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 | SP-R 208

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Warzone players believe “free kill” Stun Grenades need a major nerf

Stun Grenades are too powerful according to Warzone players and need to be nerfed to make 1v1s more competitive.

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Call of Duty: Warzone allows users to hurl Stun Grenades at their opponents to give them a temporary advantage, but players feel they need to be nerfed.

When people talk about meta equipment and loadouts for Warzone, players default to the game’s best guns and Perks. Season 5 has seen the likes of the Krig 6, FARA 83, and MAC-10 ruin opponents regularly, and beasts like the Combat Scout Perk drastically change combat.

Yet, smaller details are continually overlooked, such as thrown equipment. An OP Assault Rifle loadout is one thing, but if you get stunned before you get a chance to use it properly, then it can be game over straightaway.

This is why players feel they need to have their powers lessened as “The effect lasts way too long and the effects are way too brutal.”

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The argument was put forward on the Call of Duty: Warzone subreddit by a user called JCglitchmaster, and they argued their case against Stun Grenades.

“When you are stunned in MW or WZ, you’re dead 99/100 times. It doesn’t matter if you are running the perk to counter it, it doesn’t matter if your enemy is miles away. The effect lasts way too long and the effects are way too brutal.”

The user places most of the blame on Infinity Ward, as the problem started with the release of 2019’s Modern Warfare.

But, they’ve now shifted a lot of the responsibility onto Raven’s shoulders saying: “you’ve had nearly 2 years to address this and you just haven’t. What blows my mind even more is this issue was also present in Blackout.”

In the grand scheme of things, we could easily see Raven not prioritizing an issue like this as, generally, most players will opt to run a Heartbeat Sensor in that slot.

Warzone is getting ready to integrate into Call of Duty: Vanguard, so it’s likely that we could see a complete overhaul of the game’s mechanics and systems anyway with the new map.

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How to complete Warzone Season 5 Reloaded Red Door Easter Egg

Here’s how to complete Warzone Season 5 Reloaded’s new Red Door Easter Egg and earn an exclusive Calling Card.

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YouTuber Geeky Pastimes has solved a brand-new Warzone Red Door Easter Egg that was added after Season 5 Reloaded, so here’s how to complete it and earn an exclusive Calling Card.

Warzone has had several Easter Eggs and mysteries to solve over its lifetime, including the mysterious bunkers and Rebirth Island’s Yellow Door. Now, YouTuber and professional video game puzzle solver Geeky Pastimes has discovered a new Warzone Easter Egg that was added after the Season 5 Reloaded update.

This Easter Egg went relatively under the radar until Raven Software was forced to fix errors with the puzzle and its Calling Card reward in the September 15 update. The Easter Egg is straightforward when you know how, so here’s how to complete it in Warzone Season 5.

How to complete Warzone Red Door Easter Egg

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YouTuber Geeky Pastimes was the first person to solve this Easter Egg after the Red Doors began behaving erratically following the Season 5 Reloaded update.

Geeky Pastimes realized that after the Reloaded update, codes started appearing when you go through Red Doors. He figured out that each number of the code was assigned to the letters of the alphabet, forming words.

Getting the codes from every single Red Door Room and arranging them in the order of the stations created the sentence: “Lay The King To Final Rest Above The Bones Of Six Feet Depth.”

Geeky Pastimes figured out that “The King” was the Cane Blueprint you get from these Red Door Loot Rooms, and “Bones” are buried in the graveyard.

So, they took the Cane to Verdansk Graveyard near Superstore and discovered that you can interact with the ground near one of the queen-shaped headstones with dirt in front of it. This one can be found at the northwest end of the graveyard, in front of a large tree.

Warzone Easter Egg Queen Statue location

Getting the Cane is the most important step, so you can check out our full Red Door guide to get your hands on it.

Your Operator digs in the ground, and the game will tell you “Challenge Completed” and you’ll unlock an exclusive Calling Card.

To summarize how to complete the Season 5 Reloaded Easter Egg:

  1. Travel through a Red Door in Verdansk ’84
  2. Once inside the loot room, open chests until you find the ‘Lost Lion/The King’ Cane
  3. Take the Cane to Verdansk Graveyard near Superstore
  4. Head to the queen-shaped gravestone in front of a big tree, at the northwest end of the Graveyard
  5. Look at the floor until you get a “???” prompt, and press the interact button
  6. After your Operator digs, you’ll get a prompt telling you “Challenge Complete” and you’ll get the exclusive Calling Card

Warzone Season 5 Reloaded Easter Egg reward

Warzone Blessed Excrement Calling Card

For completing this Easter Egg, you’ll get the Blessed Excrement Calling Card. This Rare cosmetic item depicts an Operator shouting “Holy Sh*t!” and you can only get it for doing this challenge, so you can flex your Easter Egg solving skills.

Also, it’s worth noting that the Calling Card isn’t censored in-game.


For more Call of Duty Easter Eggs, check out how to beat the Mauer Der Toten main Easter Egg, and how to get the Zombies Ronald Raygun.

Image Credit: Activision / Geeky Pastimes

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