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Best Black Ops Cold War Weapons for Warzone in Season 1

Here’s the best Black Ops Cold War weapons you should be using right now to win more Warzone games in Season 1.

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Call of Duty Warzone Season 1 introduces 30+ Black Ops Cold War weapons into the game. Here are the best weapons to use.

Season 1 of Black Ops Cold War has shook the meta of Warzone, changing the way players craft their loadouts before landing in Verdansk or Rebirth Island. Many new SMG’s and Tactical Rifles from Black Ops Cold War have seen a surge in use, out damaging Modern Warfare’s weapons.

Here’s our picks for some of the best Black Ops Cold War weapons for Season 1 of Warzone.

FFAR 1

The FFAR is a fast firing and powerful jack-of-all-trades Assault Rifle. The extended Salvo 50 round magazine makes for large ammo counts with fast reloads, and the Raider Stock gives you the ultimate strafe speed while firing. The Bruiser Grip also has hidden stats that improve weapon handling and reduce recoil.

  • Muzzle – Agency Suppressor
  • Barrel – 21.2″ Ranger
  • Underbarrel – Bruiser Grip
  • Ammunition – Salvo 50 Round Fast Mag
  • Stock – Raider Stock

LW3 Tundra

The Tundra sniper is a highly powerful bolt-action rifle with a very fast bullet travel time. It’s also a new Black Ops Cold War sniper, and carries a secret advantage over the other snipers in Warzone, due to it having no glint. That’s right – enemies don’t know when you’re sniping their way. Until a proper patch is released, use this to your advantage.

  • Muzzle – Wrapped Suppressor
  • Barrel – 29.1″ Combat Recon
  • Underbarrel – Infiltrator Grip
  • Ammunition – STANAG 9 Round
  • Stock – CQB Pad

DMR 14

The DMR 14 has seen a fair share of well-deserved nerfs but still packs a punch at range, and takes down enemies with just a few well placed shots. While it cannot be spammed like it used to, it still makes a great medium range weapon to take down entire squads.

  • Muzzle – Agency Silencer
  • Underbarrel – Field Agent Foregrip
  • Ammunition – 30 round magazine
  • Optic – Axial Arms 3x
  • Barrel – 16.3″ Titanium

MAC -10

The MAC-10 is deadly, fast firing, and decently accurate for a weapon of its power. Takedown enemies before they can react with an MP5 or any comparable SMG. The MAC 10 is king for close-range team fights, or just taking on a 1v1.

  • Muzzle: Agency Suppressor
  • Barrel: 5.9″ Ranger
  • Ammunition: Salvo 53 Round Fast Mag
  • Underbarrel: Field Agent Grip
  • Stock: SAS Combat Stock

AUG

The AUG from Black Ops Cold War is insane in Warzone, one bursting enemies up close and two bursting enemies at range. Aim high for maximum damage, and get an instant down.

You can see the weapon in use by going to the 4:45 timestamp of YouTuber Westie’s video above. The loadout is as follows.

  • Barrel – 18.2″ Strike Team Barrel
  • Optic – Axial Arms 3x
  • Underbarrel – Field Agent Foregrip
  • Ammunition – 45 Round Speed Mag
  • Muzzle – Suppressor

M16

Similar to the AUG, the M16 is also a hard hitting burst rifle. It has a bit more reliability at range than the AUG, and also a bit more stability. The choice between the M16 and AUG comes down to individual player tastes. Many marksmen will gravitate to the M16, where aggressive players may prefer the AUG.

You can watch the weapon being used in the video above from KARNAGE Clan. Here’s the loadout breakdown.

  • Ammunition – 45 Round Magazine
  • Underbarrel – Field Agent Fieldgrip
  • Barrel – 20.5″ Match Grade
  • Muzzle – Agency Silencer
  • Optic – Hawksmoor (for CQC, recommended 3x Axial Arms for marksmen)

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Warzone 1.35 update patch notes: Sykov nerf, Sniper fixes, more

Warzone’s 1.35 update includes promised nerfs for Warzone’s Sykov Pistol, Sniper scope glints, and more, ahead of Season 3.

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Raven Software has released the 1.35 update for Call of Duty: Warzone on all platforms on April 19, which delivers on welcome promises the devs had previously made.

After Call of Duty veteran and Warzone streamer CouRage tweeted Raven Software his wishlist of Warzone changes, the developers responded. They confirmed that the community’s feedback is being acknowledged and promised changes to the Roze skin, as well as nerfs to the over-powered Akimbo Sykov Pistols.

On April 19, Raven Software released the 1.35 update for Warzone, which includes the promised nerf for the Sykov Pistols, which were added to Modern Warfare & Warzone in a quiet update on April 15. It also removes the RC-XD from Buy Stations and fixes the bug with certain Modern Warfare snipers scopes not having glint in Warzone.

This new update comes ahead of the planned Season 3 update for Black Ops Cold War & Warzone, which is set for April 22. More information on Season 3 and what’s included will be announced as we get closer.

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Warzone 1.35 update file sizes

Warzone Season 2’s 1.35 update is a full patch update, rather than a game settings update.

Here are the download sizes for the 1.35 update:

  • PlayStation: 2.3GB
  • Xbox: 5GB
  • PC: ~6GB

Warzone 1.35 update patch notes

Raven Software has shared the patch notes for the 1.35 update for Warzone on April 19.

GENERAL

  • The RC-XD has been removed from Buy Stations and is now only available via Containment Monitors.
  • Fixed an issue causing players to be unable to equip Armor Plates after activating certain Killstreaks or Field Upgrades.
  • The Containment Protocol missiles will no longer land in the Play Area.
  • The Containment Protocol missiles have had their sound effects volume reduced.
  • Fixed a bug causing Loadout Drops to block movement and projectiles after the crate collapses.
  • King Slayer Trios – The Gas Circle will no longer move completely outside of the Play Area.

BLUEPRINTS

  • The Swatt Master Blueprint now correctly displays the Electric Dismemberment icon.

ATTACHMENTS

  • Fixed a bug with the Modern Warfare Sniper Scope and Variable Zoom Scope where they were not displaying glint.
  • Fixed a bug with Modern Warfare weapon perks where they were not having their intended effects. 
  • Fixed a bug with the Bullseye Reticle where it would sometimes cause frame rate issues or the disappearance of UI elements.
  • Sorokin 140mm Auto (Sykov)
    • Hip spread increased
  • Akimbo (Sykov)
    • Movement speed reduced by 5%
  • 80 Round Drums (Sykov)
    • Movement speed reduced by 5%
    • ADS movement speed reduced by 7%
  • When equipping the Sykov with the Sorokin 140mm Auto and the 80 Round Drums, damage is reduced by 25%.

Raven further clarified in a tweet that the damage reduction of 25% is when using both the Sorokin 140mm auto & 80 Round Drums together. Using them separately, there is no reduction of damage.

Raven Software also promised changes to the AUG, M16, and FFAR 1, so we can expect these final nerfs to arrive in the Season 3 update.

Stay tuned for more information on what’s coming with Season 3 of Warzone.

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SOURCE: Raven Software

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When is Warzone’s nuke event? Date, time, details, and how to watch

Warzone’s rumored Season 2 nuke event is almost upon us, so here’s how to watch it, as well as the location and time – welcoming Season 3.

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The nuclear destruction of Verdansk is almost here, so here’s everything we know about Warzone Season 2’s nuclear event, including the time, location, and what may happen regarding Season 3 in the battle royale.

Call of Duty: Warzone Season 2 has been gearing towards an explosive finale for some time. Zombies have slowly been taking over Verdansk, and missile silos have appeared, seemingly, with the goal to destroy the undead.

Due to leaks and rumors, many believe that Verdansk will be nuked at the end of Season 2, and a recent teaser has given us a time and date for this devastating event.

Here’s everything we know about the imminent destruction of Verdansk heading into Warzone Season 3.

What is the Warzone Season 2 nuke event?

It’s been long leaked and theorized that a nuke will destroy Verdansk. After a nuclear bomb was discovered inside one of Verdansk’s bunkers, it’s long been expected that Verdansk will end in complete devastation.

Warzone Season 2 nuke event

Then, at the beginning of Season 2, missile silos appeared beneath memorials around Verdansk and Zombies landed on the shore. Warzone streamer NICKMERCS believed this would be the beginning of the nuke event, and that now appears to be correct.

Audio files were then leaked for a ‘Plague’ game mode that is believed to be the season-ending nuke event. From the audio, we can tell that Zombies have overrun Verdansk and it’s the players’ job to clear them out. The mode is set to end with the announcer stating: “Extraction canceled, nuke inbound for Verdansk.”

How to watch Warzone’s nuke event

Similar to Black Ops Cold War’s reveal in-game, players will likely witness the nuke event in-game. As Cold War’s reveal was the only live event we’ve had in Warzone to date, the nuke event will most likely follow this format. Rather than the standard ‘Battle Royale solos,’ ‘Plunder’ etc, you’ll only have the option to queue into the nuke event.

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From the leaked ‘Plague’ game mode, we can assume that players will play an active part in the event, likely fighting the undead until the nuke arrives.

If you’re not able to play the nuke event yourself, Warzone’s top streamers such as NICKMERCS, Aydan, and Dr Disrespect will likely be streaming the event.

When is Warzone’s nuke event?

In a teaser trailer released to their Twitter page, Call of Duty gave us a time and date for the nuke event. They revealed that the event will occur on April 21 at 12 PM PST.

For the rest of the world, here are the times:

  • 12 PM PST
  • 3 PM EST
  • 8 PM BST
  • 6 AM AEDT (April 22)

Make sure you log in to Call of Duty: Warzone ahead of time just in case there are server issues.

What are Warzone’s Nuclear Radiation Zones?

As we draw closer and closer to Verdansk’s nuke event, April 15 appears to have brought the beginning of the end.

Zombies arrived on Verdansk’s shore at the beginning of Season 2 when the Vodianoy cargo ship crash-landed on the coast by Prison. This started a Zombie outbreak, which has now reached the other side of the map.

That’s not all, however. The Zombies’ takeover of Verdansk has reached 100% and new Nuclear Radiation Zones have formed around Shipwreck and Prison. Red circles with a nuclear symbol grow outwards from these locations at the beginning of matches.

These are the first two zones that the Zombies took over, so we expect them to engulf Hospital, Downtown, Superstore, and TV Station as the week progresses.

Going into these zones will slowly kill you, similar to the ring of gas, but with a twist. If you die from the radiation, you will come back as a Zombie. Bear in mind, you will only become one of the undead in squads modes – not solos.

As the season draws to a close and more of the map is covered in Nuclear Radiation, it appears we truly have hit the beginning of the end.

Where in Verdansk is Warzone’s nuke event?

Teasers from Activision have confirmed that the Zombies’ invasion of Verdansk will culminate at Dam. They have been sending influencers teasers ahead of each Zombie location shift, and the latest revealed Dam was the next Zombie location.

The note accompanying a hard hat labeled with Dam said, “Once the hostiles reach here, we levee a guess that Verdansk is all but gone to the damned. April 21st 12PM.”

With Verdansk being “all but gone to the damned,” it’s safe to assume this is the beginning of the nuke event. From this, it’s likely that the nuke event will begin at Verdansk’s Dam.

What happens after Warzone’s nuke event?

The nuke’s devastation remains to be seen. Players may have to take shelter in one of the various bunkers around Verdansk and we’ll emerge to nuclear fallout. Or, Verdansk will be wiped off the face of the earth, forcing the game to head to a different area or time period, perhaps the leaked 1980s Verdansk.

Warzone Prison Bunker

Warzone could also do something similar to Fortnite’s season-ending live events. After the event has concluded, there is often a downtime before the next season begins. With the Warzone map expected to have such a big overhaul, it’s possible that the game will be offline for a while before the next season begins.

Will Warzone move to a new map?

As other battle royale games such as Fortnite, Apex Legends, and PUBG have several maps that evolve over time, it’s long been predicted that Warzone will be receiving another main map.

Cold War's Ural Mountains Alpine map

It was first predicted that Modern Warfare’s fictional setting, Urzikstan, would arrive in Warzone and bring with it classic Middle-East maps such as Crash, Afgan, and Invasion – but it never arrived.

Then, with the release of Black Ops Cold War, it was expected that the Ural Mountains would be the next location for Call of Duty’s Battle Royale. This theory was recently made less likely after a leak revealed the Ural Mountains map was designed for a scrapped “Blackout 2.0.”

Now, we understand that Warzone is set to give Verdansk a 1980s overhaul for Season 3. A celebrity commercial was leaked that showcased Verdansk in the 1980s. Stadium was still under construction and Dam was replaced by a viaduct. A poster for Moscow’s 1980 Olympics was found inside Superstore which has given more authenticity to this leak.

Although new Warzone maps will likely arrive down the line, it’s unlikely that the nuke event will usher in a brand new map. It’s more likely that Verdansk will receive its 1980s overhaul going into Season 3.

When is Warzone Season 3?

It’s expected that Warzone and Black Ops Cold War Season 3 will take place directly after the nuke event. From the Battle Pass’ end date, Season 2 is set to end on April 22. New seasons usually arrive right after the Battle Pass concludes, so we understand that Warzone Season 3 will begin on April 22, the day after the nuke event.

Aside from whatever happens with Warzone next, Black Ops should also be receiving new content such as weapons, maps, and Operators, although nothing has been revealed by Activision or Treyarch.

The Season will need to fix a couple of niggles that are currently causing some trouble in Warzone at the moment too. The controversial Sykov Pistols are a recent addition to Warzone Season 2 and have already been confirmed to be receiving a nerf.

Once its overpowered nature and incredible exploit are fixed, Raven Software will also need to focus on the frustrating glitch that is causing Warzone Victories to not count towards players’ overall total.


That’s everything we know about Verdansk’s nuke event! As more information is teased and released closer to the time, we’ll continue to update this article.

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Warzone devs respond to bug that isn’t counting wins

Raven Software have responded to a frustrating bug that has ignored Warzone Victories, resulting in stats not being updated.

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A worrying bug has prevented recent Warzone wins from counting to players’ official stats. Thanks to prompting from YouTuber JGOD, Raven Software has addressed the matter.

Warzone Season 3 is drawing ever nearer. There’s much excitement within the Call of Duty community as Verdansk, and Warzone in general, could be heading for a big shake-up. With reports of nuclear devastation changing the map, players could have new avenues to explore and enjoy.

However, that enjoyment will feel hollow if the game’s current stat-tracking bug continues to affect Warzone. We reported a few days ago that wins and stats were not tracking, and if it continues, then it makes the idea of winning games of Warzone redundant.

Popular CoD personality JGOD has questioned Raven Software on the matter, and they have provided an update on the problem.

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Another catastrophic Warzone bug was allowing players to become invincible by entering a God Mode state, forcing Raven Software to remove Most Wanted contracts to counteract this.

JGOD saw that this had been amended and decided to follow this up.

The Official Raven Software account replied by saying, “We’re currently looking into this issue. We’ll provide an update whenever possible.”

On one hand, it’s good that the problem is being investigated, but it’s also no consolation to the thousands of players that are grinding away to claim Warzone Victories.

A positive resolution will hopefully ensure that those players will have their win tallies adjusted accordingly to show that their efforts were not in vain.

With Warzone Season 3 just around the corner, it’s vital that Raven Software prioritize this issue. With problematic Sykov Pistols causing many players to be frustrated, especially with the new exploit, this would be one less issue to deal with.

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