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Warzone data reveals “forgotten” Assault Rifle is still meta

Analysis from Call of Duty YouTuber TrueGameData has actually discovered that one gun is still very much meta in Warzone.

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For a while now, the same couple of guns have been recognized as the main meta weapons in Warzone Season 6, but when crunching the numbers, TrueGameData has found that the C58 Assault Rifle is actually still right up there.

Players spent countless hours testing out different guns with varying attachments to see if there are any hidden meta weapons to use in Warzone. With Verdansk coming to the end of its run and set to be replaced by the tropical Caldera map, people are trying to make the most of it whilst they can.

Warzone Season 6 has largely been dominated by the Cold War AK-47, EM2, and OTs 9, with most players opting to use the guns alongside traditional rifles like the Kar98k and Swiss K31. But, TrueGameData thinks that the C58 is also a perfectly viable meta weapon.

Warzone C58, CW AK-47 & EM2 TTK comparison

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TrueGameData is a YouTuber that uses and compares data to fully ascertain how good weapons are in Call of Duty, especially Warzone.

His most recent study went through the CW AK-47, EM2, and C58, and had some very interesting findings.

Slapping on the longest barrel and the ever-popular Agency Suppressor, we were shown the recoil patterns for the three guns based on fairly typical meta-builds, and not only did the C58 hold its own with a smooth firing pattern, but it also bettered the CW AK too.

C58, CW AK, and EM2 recoil patterns

He then went on to compare the three guns using all-around shots across the body to see which gun came on top as the range of target increased.

TrueGameData found that whilst the C58’s TTK definitely suffers a bit more at close-range compared to the CW AK and EM2, it more than holds its own the closer you get to mid-to-long-range, and even surpasses the other two guns.

C58, CW AK, and EM2 TTK stats

He clarifies that based on the data for the EM2, “it’s extremely versatile and no matter where you are, it’s going to be one of the best guns.” However, he offers a counterpoint saying: “I’m not trying to say the C58 is better, but it’s way, way easier to control than the EM2, and out at range, it actually has does have better TTK with a single headshot.”

TrueGameData C58 Warzone loadout

TrueGameData C58 loadout
  • Muzzle: Agency Supressor
  • Barrel: 18.7″ Ranger
  • Optic: Axial Arms 3x
  • Underbarrel: Field Agent Grip
  • Magazine: STANAG 55 Rnd

To round things off, TrueGameData also showed off his ideal C58 Assault Rifle loadout to maximize its TTK potential.

The Agency Suppressor and 18.7″ Ranger barrel are standard go-to attachments for most Assault Rifles in Warzone, as is the Axial Arms 3x scope.

Field Agent Grip is always great for reducing recoil, and the STANAG 55 Rnd is perfect for bashing out a few more extra rounds before you have to reload.


For more Warzone news and guides, check out the Warzone Caldera Pacific map size compared to Verdansk, and how weapons will be balanced in Warzone Pacific Caldera.

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How to open Fortune’s Keep wine bottle Vault with Warzone Easter Egg

Warzone Season 4’s new Fortune’s Keep map is full of Easter Eggs to discover. Here’s how to open the wine bottle Vault.

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Valuable loot is waiting behind Fortune’s Keep secret wine bottle Vault, but you’ll need to complete the Easter Egg to get in. Here’s a guide to opening the Vault on Warzone Season 4’s Fortune’s Keep.

Warzone Season 4 delivered a ton of map-related content with major changes hitting Caldera and the release of Fortune’s Keep. From the Call of Duty community to top players, most seem to be enjoying the new map with an overwhelmingly positive initial reaction.

If you’re still getting to grips with the new territory, you’ll want to keep in mind that there are a ton of secrets to uncover including a Zombie summoning Easter Egg. Much like Caldera and Verdansk before it, Fortune’s Keep also has a hidden Vault to discover.

How to open wine bottle Vault on Warzone Fortune’s Keep

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If you haven’t already discovered this secret Vault on your own, it’ll be worth a shot as the contents hidden in the Vault can set you up for a victory.

There will likely be several players attempting to open the Vault so you should prepare for engagements along the way, but here’s how it’s done:

  1. Find two wine bottles around the Terraces POI
  2. Head to the Keep POI
  3. Place the two bottles on the empty shelf across from the dining table
  4. The secret door will open allowing you to loot the Vault
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Opening the Vault is easy enough as your most difficult task will be to locate the wine bottles. You’ll want to look on tables and shelves within the Terraces POI for the wine bottles as they’ll appear on these surfaces frequently.

There’s no denying that the Keep POI is one of the map’s high-traffic areas, so making it in and out of the Vault safely is no guarantee. The required shelf is located right next to the massive table in the dining area of Keep. Players will likely attempt to ambush you on your way out of the Vault.

Warzone Fortune’s Keep Vault Easter Egg loot

Warzone Fortune's Keep easter egg vault loot

Once you get the Fortune’s Keep Vault open you could be in a hurry to loot up as quickly as possible. Here are the items you can expect to find inside the Vault:

  • $5000 cash
  • Legendary Combat Shield
  • Legendary Skal Crusher
  • Killstreak
  • 3 weapon blueprints

The Killstreak and 3 weapon blueprints will vary from match to match, but it’s safe to say that all the loot in the Vault can propel you to Warzone success, especially in the early game when those weapon blueprints will do some serious damage.

Going through the hard work of finding the wine bottles and getting the Vault open can certainly pay off. However, if you’re not interested in putting in the leg work, you can always wait for unsuspecting players to open the Keep Vault and attempt to steal their loot.


For more Warzone Season 4 content, check out the best controller settings for Warzone Pacific Season 4 or how a broken glitch is letting players get under Fortune’s Keep and shoot through walls.

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How to get free Vanguard & Warzone Season 4 Combat Pack

For Vanguard and Warzone players looking to get some free content during Season 4, here’s how you can claim the Combat Pack.

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Vanguard & Warzone Season 4 features the free Expeditionary Combat Pack for players with the correct requirements, and here’s how you can get your hands on it.

Warzone & Vanguard Season 4 has brought a plethora of brand-new content for players to unlock, including a Battle Pass that can be purchased in order to access cosmetic items and other rewards.

Often, Call of Duty will have special offers and exclusive deals for players to get free content, ranging from Calling Cards to Operator skins. For those interested in free content, here’s how you can get the free Combat Pack in Vanguard and Warzone Season 4.

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How to get the Combat Pack in Vanguard & Warzone

In order to get the free Combat Pack in Warzone and Vanguard Season 4, players must have an active PlayStation Plus membership. Unfortunately for those on PC and Xbox, this Combat Pack is only available as a PlayStation exclusive bundle.

The Expeditionary Combat Pack is available to download for those eligible through the PlayStation Store, or Vanguard and Warzone’s in-game store during the new season. At the time of writing, it’s unclear how long this Combat Pack will remain available to unlock.

What is in the Combat Pack?

This PlayStation exclusive Combat Pack for Warzone and Vanguard contains nine different items that you can get your hands on, including new Operator skins, weapon blueprints, and Calling Cards.

Here’s everything in the Expenditionary Combat Pack:

  • Legendary Operator Skin for Halima Zambardi
  • Legendary Shotgun Weapon Blueprint
  • Legendary LMG Weapon Blueprint
  • Legendary Emblem
  • Legendary Watch
  • Epic Charm
  • Epic Sticker
  • Epic Calling Card
  • Legendary 60-minute Double XP Token
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This is a great bundle as PlayStation Plus users will gain access to a Legendary Operator Skin and two Legendary weapon blueprints, as well as 60 minutes of Double XP. So, be sure to get this free content for yourself!


For more on Warzone and Vanguard, check out our guide on when the next double XP event is set to begin, along with when the Season 4 Reloaded update will go live.

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Best H4 Blixen loadout for Warzone Season 4

The Warzone H4 Blixen is a great option in Season 4, especially with our recommended attachments, equipment, and Perks.

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Best Warzone H4 Blixen loadout

After being introduced last season, the H4 Blixen remains a strong SMG choice in Warzone Season 4. To make the most of this devastating weapon, check out our best H4 Blixen loadout.

Warzone Season 4 is here, and it’s gone through great lengths to shake up the CoD battle royale. Raven have introduced a new Rebirth Island-style map called Fortune’s Keep, and even major Perk changes.

Vanguard weapons have been dominating the new season, and the H4 Blixen is no exception. Despite the new Marco 5 SMG coming in strong, the Blixen definitely still holds its own.

This powerful and accurate SMG could easily challenge the close to mid-range meta, but before you drop straight into the action, check out our best H4 Blixen loadout for Warzone Season 4.

Best Warzone H4 Blixen loadout attachments

Warzone / Vanguard Operator with H4 Blixen
  • Muzzle: Recoil Booster
  • Barrel: Bergstrom 17″ F3
  • Optic: Slate Reflector
  • Stock: Removed Stock
  • Underbarrel: M1941 Hand Stop
  • Magazine: 7.62 Gorenko 54 Round Mags
  • Ammo Type: Lengthened
  • Rear Grip: Polymer Grip
  • Perk 1: Perfectionist
  • Perk 2: Quick

We kick off our best H4 Blixen loadout with the Recoil Booster, as the SMG is relatively slow-firing compared to other guns in its class, so this increases the fire rate and lowers the TTK. Then, we went for the Bergstrom 17″ F3 Barrel, m1941 Hand Stop, and Polymer Grip to increase accuracy in mid-range fights.

Next up we opted for the Removed Stock option for a big boost in movement, ADS, and sprint-to-fire speed, all of which are vital at close range. In terms of Optics, we felt a standard Slate Reflector is a solid choice, but this can be switched for whichever sight you are most comfortable with.

7.62 Gorenko 54 Round Mags are a great choice for the H4 Blixen, as the gun’s laser-like accuracy pairs nicely with the attachment’s boost in headshot damage. Loading up with Lengthened ammo also raises the bullet velocity and lowers the TTK even further.

Finally, we recommend Perfectionist for Perk 1, to offer up one last boost in recoil control, and Quick to make you incredibly mobile in tight-nit situations.

Best Warzone H4 Blixen Perks & Equipment

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  • Perk 1: Double Time
  • Perk 2: Overkill / Tempered
  • Perk 3: Amped
  • Lethal: Semtex
  • Tactical: Stim

Equipping Double Time will increase the duration of Tactical Sprint, allowing you to move across Caldera much faster, making rushing enemy teams a breeze.

The H4 Blixen is an ideal Sniper support weapon, so we recommend running Overkill to bring along a HDR or AX-50. Then, for your second option, run Tempered to help you recover to max health quicker after a gunfight.

Finally, the Amped Perk is a must to let you switch between your two primaries as quickly as possible, so you’re never caught with the wrong weapon for too long.

When it comes to Equipment, Semtex are an easy-to-use lethal that can score quick kills, while Stims offer a useful health boost to get you out of a pinch.

How to unlock H4 Blixen in Warzone

H4 Blixen in Warzone

Warzone players can unlock the H4 Blixen by getting three Slide kills in a single match 15 times.

The easiest way to complete this challenge is by hopping into Vanguard multiplayer and racking up the kills. But if you only play Warzone, a mode like Clash is probably your best bet.

Best alternatives to H4 Blixen in Warzone

If the H4 Blixen isn’t cutting it for you, there are plenty of other meta SMGs that might suit you better.

Both the MP40 and Owen Gun are two of the game’s best Sniper supports, and can both hold their own at mid-range as well.


For more on Warzone Season 4, check out the return of the Fighter Planes and best spots to land at in Fortune’s Keep.

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