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Viral Warzone TikTok reveals Cold War loadout to rival MP40

A Cold War SMG may rival the MP40 in Warzone Pacific Season 1 as a viral TikTok reveals a powerful loadout for the MP5.

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Warzone may have a new SMG loadout to top the current MP40 meta, as a new viral TikTok shares a powerful Cold War loadout.

With Warzone about to get its Season 2 update, introducing new weapons and content to the game like the Whitley LMG and Rebirth Iron Trials, players are still looking to find unsuspecting meta weapons.

The latest meta loadout comes from a viral TikTok that claims this Cold War MP5 class can rival the MP40.

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Thanks to TikTok user yyaakkeettv, players may actually have an alternative to the Vanguard MP40 in Warzone Pacific.

The MP40 has been absolutely shredding for the duration of Warzone Pacific Season 1, but as the new update comes in, the patch could see some big changes that will knock it off its pedestal in Caldera.

For those looking to utilize another great SMG that possesses similar power to the MP40, look no further than this CW MP5 class.

Viral TikTok Cold War MP5 loadout

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  • Muzzle: Agency Suppressor
  • Barrel: Task Force Barrel
  • Magazine: 50 Round Drum
  • Handle: Serpent Wrap
  • Stock: SAS Combat Stock

This MP5 loadout is built for speed and close-ranged combat, as the Task Force Barrel increases strafe speed and also damage while increasing the recoil. The increase in recoil isn’t a big deal, as you’ll mostly be using this weapon up-close, and the Agency Suppressor balances the loss of recoil control.

Further, the 50 Round Drum is essential for keeping up the pace, as it means you can continue mowing enemies down without wasting time reloading. The Serpent Wrap means you’ll be able to ADS faster, meaning you can get the first shot off with accuracy.

Lastly, we have the SAS Combat Stock which is great for overall mobility while aiming down sights and shooting while moving.

The user claims that this MP5 loadout says “bye bye” to the MP40 meta, as the video demonstrates how quickly this loadout can put enemies down in close quarters.

The TTK on the Cold War MP5 has always been great, and as you can tell by the video, it may be a great option for Rebirth Island due to the close-quarters combat. It may also be the best SMG choice for the upcoming Rebirth Iron Trials mode which sees players only using Cold War weapons.

Having said that the MP40 has got some range to it, which the MP5 definitely lacks. Perhaps the new Armaguerra SMG coming during Season 2 will knock both of these weapons out of the water similar to when the Welgun was introduced.


We’ll have to wait and see, but for now, check out the Warzone Season 2 trailer that reveals major gameplay additions.

Image Credits: Raven Software / Activision / TikTok

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Warzone players call for devs to remove Shotguns after Season 3 Reloaded damage nerfs

Many now feel that Warzone’s Shotguns are pointless after the damage nerfs that came with the Season 3 Reloaded update.

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Warzone Pacific players are pretty disappointed with the Shotgun nerfs in the Season 3 Reloaded update, with some even claiming the weapon category should be removed entirely.

While some of the changes introduced in the Warzone Pacific Season 3 Reloaded update are being praised, some are not too happy with the weapon buffs and nerfs, especially when it comes to the Shotgun category.

Shotguns aren’t the most meta weapons to use in Warzone, but they have previously held their own in close-range battles. With the recent health pool change, the devs decided to nerf the damage of a variety of Shotguns, causing some discontent in the community.

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SMGs have dominated the close-range battles in Warzone Pacific, leaving hardly any room for Shotguns to excel.

Things have now seemingly gotten worse for Shotguns in the Warzone Pacific Season 3 Reloaded update, as the Streetsweeper, Gallo, JAK-1, Origin 12, R-90, and Gracey Auto all had their damages reduced by 20%.

Reddit user Gtaher0 highlighted these changes with the caption “Holy Jesus,” indicating a sense of shock.

Users in the comments have chipped in, also shocked about the changes and slightly disappointed, with one player even feeling as if Shotguns should be removed from the loot pool: “Remove shotgun ground loot.”

This is mainly because, as another user states, “some shotguns don’t even have enough rounds needed to down some players.”

On the other hand, some aren’t that bothered, feeling as if most of the Shotguns that were nerfed are rarely used anyway: “Jak12 and Streetsweeper were pretty nutty. Other ones I never saw used in-game over the last 3 months.”


For more on Warzone Pacific Season 3 Reloaded, check out our guide on the new Serpentine Perk.

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Warzone players satisfied with “amazing” new Squad HUD feature

Warzone Pacific Season 3 Reloaded brought some new content to the game, including a Squad HUD feature which players are loving.

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Warzone Pacific players have been enjoying the new Squad HUD feature which came with the Season 3 Reloaded update, with some calling it “amazing.”

Warzone Pacific Season 3 Reloaded is finally here, and while players are getting to grips with the new Underground Transit System on Caldera, some are also very satisfied with the new Squad HUD feature.

This new feature gives players a clear view of the team’s resources, including the Killstreaks they are holding, the amount of money, the number of Armor Plates they are carrying, and also if they have a Gas Mask.

Although it seems like a small feature, the community is loving it, with some even describing it as “amazing.”

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Reddit user Mobile750APKStore put a post up in the Warzone subreddit highlighting the new expandable Squad HUD in Warzone Pacific Season 3 Reloaded.

The feature is a nice quality of life change that gives players a better view of their teammates’ resources. This will improve the communication and flow of the game, as players will easily be able to see what their squad needs, without even having to ask or wait for a response.

The community has been reacting to this new feature in the comments of this Reddit post, with one user stating that the Squad HUD is “amazing.” In the same breath, the user hilariously also claims that it is a hindrance when it comes to lying about the number of plates you have:

“This is amazing…But now I can’t lie to my teammates about having no plates :(.”

Of course, this is actually great when it comes to teamwork, as players who lie about the number of plates they have can now be caught out and will be encouraged to share with the team.

Aside from the comedic comment, others also seem very happy with the new feature, especially as it has been asked for by the community in the past. One comment said, “I remember seeing that post and loving it. Thrilled to see that it’s become a reality.”


Hopefully Raven can continue to bring features like this to the game and make players happy. For more, check out how the brand new Champion of Caldera LTM works.

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Call of Duty players are terrified that last-gen consoles will ruin Warzone 2

Fans of the battle royale are concerned that Warzone 2’s potential compatibility with last-gen consoles could ruin the game.

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Players are hoping that the highly anticipated sequel does not include past-gen compatibility, as they fear this could completely ruin the Warzone 2 experience for current-gen users.

The next Call of Duty era is right around the corner, and excitement for Warzone 2 and Modern Warfare 2 has begun to mount ahead of June 2022. Leaks have revealed several details of the battle royale sequel including a new interrogation system and a sneak peek at what the map could look like.

Despite the overwhelmingly positive reaction at this early stage, there are players who are wary of yet to be confirmed aspects of Warzone 2. One of these unknowns is the result of the game’s compatibility with past-gen consoles.

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As it stands, there has not been confirmation concerning Warzone 2’s compatibility with past-gen consoles. While we know for sure that the game will be available on PC, PlayStation 5, and Xbox Series X|S, past-gen compatibility has not been confirmed.

However, thanks to Vanguard in-game files, data miners discovered that Modern Warfare 2 will be available on PlayStation 5, PlayStation 4, Xbox Series X|S, Xbox One, and PC. This reveal did not sit well with players who took to the Warzone subreddit to discuss the repercussions of a similar experience for Warzone 2.

The player who wrote the original post believes that the overall performance and quality of Warzone 2 could suffer if it has to cater to past-gen hardware. This player is worried that the same limitations holding the current iteration of Warzone back could also plague the sequel.

The comments proved that players were completely split on the issue. Some point to the shortage of current-gen consoles as a valid reason for making Warzone 2 accessible to all, “isolating people cause they don’t have new consoles is stupid and not enough people are on new gen consoles anyway.”

While others had less sympathy, stating that at a certain point developers need to move the overall experience to the next level, “once the new s*** comes out, you need the new console for the new experience and the better graphics etc.”

Early reports from renowned leaker Tom Henderson initially revealed that Warzone 2 would only release on current-gen consoles and PC, but he did not rule out the possibility of a separate version for past-gen players. This solution is similar to what the original post details, but we’ll have to wait for official confirmation from the devs to find out if this is even possible.


For more Warzone 2 news, check out how a CoD leaker showed off Warzone 2’s map & swimming mechanic.

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