Some of the best Warzone players battled it out in the latest Twitch Rivals tournament, and we have the final standings covered for you, with Teams Swagg and LouiCM taking home the victories.
Competitive Warzone is in no way slowing down following the Season 4 Reloaded update, with the Twitch Rivals Showdown being the latest tournament to pit the top streamers and professional players against each other in custom lobbies.
With Warzone’s best duking it out for a share in the $75,000 prize pool on July 20, the competition was incredibly fierce.
Once the dust had settled on Verdansk, championship teams were crowned for North America and Europe, and we have the final results covered for you.
Twitch Rivals Warzone final standings
The North American competition delivered plenty of highlights for viewers, as Team Swagg was able to edge out Team TeePee by only a couple of points.
Both teams were neck and neck during the entire tournament, with the final game coming down between FaZe Booya of Team Swagg and TeePee as the final two players.
Booya was able to take down TeePee in the final gunfight of the tournament and secure his team the NA Showdown championship. You can find the final standings for the NA event below:
Twitch Rivals Warzone Standings – NA
The European region had plenty of adrenaline-fueled action as well earlier in the day on July 20. Team GaGod, Jukeyz, and LouiCM were all within a few points of each other during each of the matches. Still, ultimately, Team LouiCM finished the tournament with 74.1 points and secured the championship victory.
You can find the final standings for the EU event below:
Twitch Rivals Warzone Standings – EU
Stream & schedule
The Main Event of Warzone’s Twitch Rivals Showdown started on Tuesday, July 20 at 2 PM PT / 5 PM ET / 10 PM BST. With the streamers playing in five matches, the event lasted roughly five hours.
The tournament was broadcasted on Twitch Rival’s official Twitch channel, which we’ve embedded above. This served as a hub, giving an overview of the tournament as a whole. Also, if you had a favorite to win, you could have tuned into their stream directly.
Format & prizing
Rather than your typical 2v2 tournament or hour-long kill race, Twitch Rivals had all 49 Trios in the same custom lobby, fighting to be the last team standing. Similar to the World Series of Warzone, the Trios played in five matches, with the team boasting the most points at the end crowned the winner.
To incentivize the high-pace action Warzone is known for, there was a kill multiplier in effect. For making it into the late game, the points per kill will be multiplied. For example, if a team gets 10 kills and makes it to 2nd place, their kills will be multiplied by 1.5, giving 15 points.
Here’s the rundown of the Twitch Rivals scoring structure.
Rather than the top team’s bringing home all of the whopping $75,000 prize pool, all 49 Trios will be in the money. You can what each team is set to earn in the full breakdown below.
The NA and EU tournaments for the Twitch Rivals Warzone Showdown was an exhilarating show for all of the community and will no doubt not be the latest competition to get the adrenaline fueling for competitive fans.
The next major event will be the World Series of Warzone EU Trios tournament on August 4th, and the official captains for the competition have been revealed, and the group consists of some big-name talents.
For more Warzone, check out how the development team for the Call of Duty battle royale has grown by almost 50%, and stay tuned for future news and guides.
Image Credit: Twitch Rivals / Activision
Best Streetsweeper Shotgun Loadout for CoD: Warzone Season 4
The streetsweeper is an insanely powerful shotgun in Warzone Season 4 Reloaded, so here is the best loadout for this close-quarters monster.
Having a strong close-quarters weapon can be the difference between losing and winning a 1v1 in Call of Duty: Warzone, which is why you need the best loadout for the Streetsweeper Shotgun in Season 4 Reloaded.
After becoming ground loot in Warzone Season 3, players began to realize the absolute ruining potential of the Streetsweeper Shotgun. For an automatic Shotgun that can unleash one hammer blast after another, it has next-to-no recoil and is simply devastating. While it is no longer ground loot, it is still an extremely powerful close-quarters weapon.
With enough trigger discipline, you can take out entire squads with just one magazine. Be careful when firing, though, as the reload time for the Streetsweeper is one of the longest in any Call of Duty game, ever. With enough time and patience, it’s a crucial weapon that can lead to plenty of Warzone Victories.
Here is the best loadout for the Streetsweeper Shotgun for Warzone Season 4 Reloaded.
Best Warzone Streetsweeper loadout
Best Warzone Streetsweeper loadout attachments
- Muzzle – Agency Choke
- Barrel – 13″ Reinforced Heavy
- Laser – Ember Sighting Point
- Ammunition – STANAG 18 Round
- Stock – Marathon Stock
The Agency Choke provides this loadout with a great deal of damage range, which will make sure that the damage falloff for this Shotgun does not lead to your demise in medium-range fights.
Combined with the 13″ Reinforced Heavy barrel, this setup will give you the best damage range possible and will allow you to take down enemies even if they are not straight in front of you.
Hip-firing is one of the most important aspects of using a Shotgun, and the Ember Sighting Point will give you an insane boost to hip-firing accuracy allowing you not even to have to aim down the sights to hit accurate shots on targets.
Having the STANAG 18 Round magazine will give you all of the ammo you need to wipe out an entire enemy team without having to worry about reloading.
Finally, the Marathon Stock will provide you with a beneficial boost in mobility, which will allow you to move quickly around the map and get in close to destroy enemies.
Best perks to use with Warzone Streetsweeper class
- Perk 1: E.O.D.
- Perk 2: Overkill/Ghost
- Perk 3: Amped
You will find that many gunfights in Warzone start with enemy players throwing different kinds of explosives at you to break armor before they rush. Using E.O.D. will reduce the amount of damage you take from enemy explosives and make sure you are not as weak if you get hit.
While the best Streetsweeper Shotgun Warzone loadout will be a vital asset in close-quarters fights, you will want to use Overkill to makes sure you have a longer-range weapon as well.
A second loadout can then be used to attain Ghost and make yourself undetectable by UAVs and Heartbeat Sensors.
Getting caught switching between weapons can result in you getting eliminated, which is why using Amped will help greatly by increasing your weapon swap speed and make sure you have the right weapon for the job as fast as possible.
How to unlock the Streetsweeper
Players who would like to add this shotgun to their inventory will have to get 3 kills without dying using shotguns in 15 different matches.
You can complete this unlock challenge in either Black Ops Cold War or Warzone, but we recommend Black Ops Cold War, as it will be much easier in multiplayer matches than battle royale games.
If you are looking for something else besides the best Warzone Streetsweeper loadout, be sure to check out the top 10 loadouts that are dominating Call of Duty: Warzone in Season 4 or the best loadouts for the Cold War MP5, FARA 83, or Bullfrog.
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Warzone players call for Payload game mode to get major changes
Warzone’s latest game mode, Payload, introduces a fun new way to play. However, it seems players have some issues with how it operates.
Warzone’s latest game mode, Payload, has officially launched as the battle royale’s first team-based objective mode, but there are some things that players aren’t too happy with.
As well as this, Season 4 Reloaded has also seen a new team-based game mode called Payload, which some players have already found some issues with.
Introduced on July 22 as a new way to play Warzone, the new mode features a similar format to the Payload objective in Overwatch.
For those who are not familiar, the mode requires two teams, one attacking and one defending. In Warzone’s case, there is a total of 40 players in the match, 20 per team.
Warzone Payload mode
The attacking team must escourt a vehicle towards a final location, while the defending team will try their best to stop them through constructing obstacles and taking out enemies.
Although this sounds great to some, there are glaring issues with the mode players would like addressed, especially as the mode is a great break from battle royale and a good mode for leveling up your weapons, especially as players can respawn on death.
Reddit user surazalazarus brought the issue upon a post entitled “the new Payload game mode is terrible,” a fairly radical opinion, so what’s the issue?
Essentially, the issue is that players are unable to mute squad members. With teams of 20, that can be quite frustrating as you can end up being distracting and bombarded with players communicating.
Further, the more glaring issue is that there is no in-match joining, which means one team could be left at a severe disadvantage if players start leaving the game.
This is an issue that Raven Software will most likely try and fix soon, as the new mode does offer a fun new way to play the game, with even surazalazarus saying it’s an “interesting idea” regardless of the previous comment calling it “terrible.”
Clearly, there is something here for Payload in Warzone, so hopefully, the developers can tune these issues and make the quality of life better for this specific mode so that players can enjoy it while it is in the game.
Check out our guide on the new Payload mode so you and your team can get the win.
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Best Kar98k loadout for CoD: Warzone Season 4
The Kar98k is considered to be one of the best loadout choices in Warzone Season 4 Reloaded, so use this class to maximize your sniping talents.
The Kar98k is arguably the best Marksman Rifle in Warzone, and this loadout class will allow you to be competent when it comes to long-range sniping and close-range quick-scoping in Season 4.
Warzone has separated Sniper Rifles and Marksman Rifles into different categories. Sniper Rifles, such as the AX-50 and LW3 Tundra, are heavier and designed for range in Warzone. The Marksman Rifles are lighter and more versatile but don’t pack as much punch.
The Kar98k Marksman Rifle comes with high bullet velocity, one-shot headshots, and excellent mobility. It’s so powerful that players have asked for it to be nerfed. It’s a great pick for long-range encounters.
Here are the attachments and perks to run to make the best Warzone Kar98k loadout class during Season 4 Reloaded.
Best Warzone Kar98k loadout
Best Warzone Kar98k loadout attachments
- Muzzle: Monolithic Suppressor
- Barrel: Singuard Custom 27.6″ Barrel
- Optic: Sniper Scope (Crossthread Reticle)
- Stock: FTAC Sport Comb
- Perk: Focus
This Kar98k improves upon the weapon’s range and bullet velocity potential while maintaining speed. As a result, you’ll be capable of taking down targets with a single headshot from any range and will get to quick-scope easily.
We’ll start with the best Warzone Kar98k loadout Monolithic Suppressor and the Singuard Custom 27.6″ to increase its effective damage range along with bullet velocity. You won’t have to worry about lead or bullet drop, so aim for the head.
However, these attachments will slow the weapon down. The FTAC Sport Comb stock will compensate for this by speeding up ADS time and mobility. This way, you won’t be left vulnerable to enemy snipers for too long.
The 7x magnification of the Sniper Scope suits almost any range in Verdansk. The Sniper Scope comes with an arrow-shaped reticle as default, but after getting 200 kills using the Sniper Scope on any weapon, you will unlock the Crossthread reticle.
- Read more: Warzone Payload guide: tips & tricks on how to win
Finally, we’ll cap off the best Warzone Kar98k loadout with the Focus perk that reduces the flinch when you get shot, allowing you to hit accurate shots even when an enemy is firing at you.
Best perks to use with Warzone Kar98k class
- Perk 1: Double Time
- Perk 2: Overkill / Ghost
- Perk 3: Tracker
Double Time will increase your Tactical Sprint duration as well as increasing your speed while sprinting. While sniping, repositioning between shots is vital. Sprint around and keep your enemy guessing where you’ll appear from, and you’ll find sniper fights much easier.
We strongly recommend paring an Assault Rifle or SMG with the Kar98k for close-range encounters. Overkill will allow you to take two primary weapons from your first loadout. Then you can hide from the radar with Ghost from your next loadout.
Finally, you should pick Amped as it allows you to change to your secondary weapon almost instantly, further increasing your speed on the map.
How to Unlock the Kar98k
Players who have not yet added this rifle to their inventory can do so by reaching level 33 in either Call of Duty: Modern Warfare or Warzone.
Once you have reached level 33, you will have the ability to equip this marksman rifle and begin to level it up to make the best Warzone Kar98k loadout.
If you’re looking for a great alternative to the Kar98k Marksman Rifle, then you should definitely try out the new Swiss K31 Sniper Rifle. It’s got great bullet velocity, incredibly fast ADS, and a decent scope.
Image Credit: Activision
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