Warzone players have long wanted changes to the powerful Stopping Power Rounds Field Upgrade, so Raven Software reduced its spawn rate in the Season 3 Reloaded update and explained why they made the change.
Introduced in Modern Warfare (2019), Field Upgrades are powerful devices that you can use to gain the upper hand in battle. Examples of these are Dead Silence which silences your footsteps, Munitions Box to resupply your ammo, and Stopping Power Rounds which make your weapon do a ton more damage.
Some of these Field Upgrades made their way to Warzone where they can be found on the ground, in Supply Crates, or bought from a Buy Station. Players have long complained about the power of Stopping Power and Dead Silence in the battle royale, so Raven Software reduced Stopping Power’s spawn rate in Warzone.
As part of the Season 3 Reloaded update, in which they buffed Cold War Snipers and teased the removal of Berthas from Solos, Raven also confirmed they’ve reduced the amount of Stopping Power that can be found in Verdansk ’84.
In the official patch notes, Warzone devs stated that “Stopping Power Field Upgrade spawn rates have been reduced substantially across all modes.” They then went into detail about why this change was made.
“Given Stopping Power’s efficacy and lack of counter play options, we felt its power level was at odds with its availability,” they explained. “We want to create more scenarios where a measured choice about how and when to utilize Field Upgrades is not just rewarded but encouraged.”
They continued to say that they felt “There was hardly an incorrect way to apply Stopping Power.” As soon as you found it, you could load it into your weapon straight away and carry on, likely finding it again soon.
“Our hope by drastically reducing its presence within Warzone is that we introduce a small strategy-based control,” they concluded. “Those who loot efficiently increase their odds of finding it.”
Members of the community such as Tyler “TeeP” Polchow and Jack “CouRage” Dunlop have welcomed the change, although TeeP said, “Let’s hit deady (Dead Silence) next.”
It’s clear that Warzone’s developers are listening to the community’s feedback, so it’s highly likely that Raven are keeping an eye on Dead Silence, as well as the “broken” Streamer Mode that caused issues in a recent $100k Warzone tournament.
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How to make Black Ops 1’s Galil in Warzone
An iconic Black Ops 1 weapon has been discovered in Warzone and here’s how to recreate the legendary Galil Assault Rifle in the battle royale.
The Galil was one of the most used Assault Rifles in BO1, and many players have fond memories of the dominating AR. Now, one player has recreated the weapon for players to use in Call of Duty: Warzone.
The first of the “Black Ops” series is fondly remembered for the innovation it brought to Call of Duty. Today, Black Ops titles are highly regarded amongst the Call of Duty community. Luckily for Warzone players, enjoying a blast from the past is as easy as making their very own Galil loadout.
Players will need the Grav Art Deco blueprint to replicate the loadout. Although the weapon is an AR, it is best utilized as a medium to short-range weapon due to its lack of an optic. The attachments used also favor close-quarters gunfights.
Galil Warzone loadout attachments
- Muzzle: Agency Suppressor
- Barrel: 21.3” Task Force
- Stock: Raider Stock
- Underbarrel: Bruiser Grip
- Magazine: 40 Rnd Speed Mag
The key combination of attachments for this Galil loadout is the Bruiser Grip and Raider Stock. Both of these attachments provide a huge boost to your movement speed. These two attachments effectively turn the Galil into a high-powered Submachine Gun.
The Task Force Barrel adds a boost to range and damage ensuring that the weapon is still viable at medium distances. Meanwhile, the Agency Suppressor increases vertical recoil control. The weapon does kick upward when firing, making this an excellent choice for hitting targets that aren’t necessarily up close.
Then we have the 40 Rnd Speed Mag which provides enough ammo to wipe players as a secondary weapon. Interestingly enough, when equipped on this Galil, the 40 Rnd Mag does not reduce aim down sight speed as it does with other Assault Rifles.
It is important to note that this Galil loadout works best in tandem with a long-range Assault Rifle. Attach an optic to your main Assault Rifle and use the Galil for close-quarters combat. The unique iron sights on this weapon may not appeal to all players.
There you have it, Treyarch’s Black Ops 1 Galil is ready to go. Transforming Warzone’s Grav into the Galil we know and love is a must-try for long-time fans of the franchise. Take to the streets of Verdansk and reminisce about the Black Ops 1 days.
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JGOD reveals Vanguard weapons you need to rank up before Warzone Pacific Caldera
Call of Duty expert JGOD has revealed the 10 weapons he think will make up Warzone’s meta when Pacific Caldera releases.
Warzone’s new Pacific Caldera map will release in a matter of days, and players are already thinking about a possible weapon meta. Call of Duty expert JGOD has been doing the same thing and picked out 10 weapons players should rank up before December 8.
Vanguard has now been out for almost a month, and players have been unlocking and ranking up weapons ever since. We already know that Vanguard’s weapons will be added to Warzone, meaning players can use them on the new Pacific Caldera map.
Warzone’s meta regularly changes, and we expect Vanguard Season 1 to bring an enormous change. Now, CoD expert JGOD has picked out 10 guns he thinks players should rank up before the update.
The YouTuber has used a few key characteristics to come up with this list: fire rate, ease of use, recoil, and magazine capacity to determine damage-per-mag. While some weapons may have a great time-to-kill, they may fall short in one of the sections above.
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JGOD mostly picked out SMGs as weapons to level up, as their fast rate of fire makes them extremely viable. Of course, some assault rifles also made the list, while he also picked out some LMGs to use too.
JGOD’s 10 Vanguard weapons to level up for Warzone
The 10 Vanguard weapons you need to level up are:
- M1928 Tommy
- Type 100
- Type 11
- Machine Pistol
In terms of weapons that JGOD would prioritize, the Automaton seems like a good shout to become a meta weapon, as it has a high rate of fire, low recoil, and the biggest magazine size in its class.
Of course, we’ve seen in the past that guns that do well in multiplayer don’t necessarily perform in Warzone, so be prepared to see a shock weapon dominate the meta.
In the meantime, check out our best Vanguard guns ranked list to make sure you’re using the most powerful weapons in the game.
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How to make Modern Warfare 2’s M4A1 in Warzone
A timeless Modern Warfare 2 weapon has been remade in Warzone and here’s how to recreate the iconic M4A1 Assault Rifle in the battle royale.
The M4A1 was a very popular Assault Rifle in MW2, and many players will recall just how devastating the AR could be in the right hands. Now, one player has recreated the weapon for players to use in Call of Duty: Warzone.
Modern Warfare 2 is often recalled as one of the best Call of Duty games of all time. Players love to reminisce about the glory days of MW2’s incredible Multiplayer. Its legacy lives on in modern Call of Duty games as we’ve seen the return of the elevator glitch in Vanguard.
You can now join in on the nostalgia by making your very own M4A1 loadout. Although it isn’t necessarily the most powerful weapon in Warzone, enjoying this blast from the past is a worthwhile experience.
The M4A1 loadout has been recreated by Call of Duty YouTuber TheKoreanSavage AKA K3. This is the one and only M4A1 class you should have your eye on.
The M4A1 excels as a medium-range Assault Rifle. Don’t expect to be too accurate at long distances with its unique iron sight. Aiming down sight with this loadout is surely going to bring back memories.
M4A1 Warzone loadout attachments
- Muzzle: Monolithic Suppressor
- Barrel: Corvus Custom Marksman
- Laser: Tac Laser
- Underbarrel: Commando Foregrip
- Magazine: 50 Round Mags
Interestingly enough, Modern Warfare’s M4A1 shares the same name as the MW2 weapon K3 replicates in Warzone. The one vital aspect to remember is that you must own and select the OG blueprint of Modern Warfare’s M4A1.
For starters, the Monolithic Suppressor is a must-have on most Assault Rifles in Verdansk. The Suppressor will give this weapon an added boost when firing at long distances.
The Tac Laser is yet another standard Warzone attachment in that it improves ADS speed and firing stability. The 50 Round Mags will ensure you can down and wipe targets with ease.
The Corvus Custom Marksman Barrel will diminish your movement speed a little but this is a fair tradeoff for added range, recoil control, and bullet velocity. These traits are customary for Assault Rifle loadouts.
Along the same lines, the Commando Foregrip Underbarrel will add further stability when firing. Recoil stabilization and aiming stability will ensure this weapon shoots as straight as possible.
There you have it, Modern Warfare’s M4A1 has been transformed into the MW2 version. Revisiting weapons from past Call of Duty games is always a blast. Running this loadout in Verdansk is sure to bring back some fond memories.
For another throwback loadout, check out TheKoreanSavage’s MW2 UMP45 loadout for Warzone.
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