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Warzone devs ‘fast-tracking’ fix for weapon glitch

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Infinity Ward has posted a tweet confirming the studio is fast tracking a fix for the weapon glitch occurring in Call of Duty: Warzone, especially on PC.

The glitch blows the weapon’s polygon out of proportion when rendering causing it to block the entire screen.

This issue started to happen with the Season 5 update last week and is continuing to cause issues for many PC players. Many of the largest PC creators have voiced their frustration over the issue.

In a tweet, the studio confirms they are working to get out a fix ASAP.

A release time frame for this fix is not confirmed at the time of this writing, so stay tuned for updates.

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CoD: Warzone players frustrated with “broken” Sykov pistol

Call of Duty: Warzone has finally added the new Sykov Pistol to the game, but the weapon is already annoying many fans.

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Call of Duty: Warzone had added the Sykov Pistol, also known as the Makarov, from Modern Warfare to its ever-growing collection of guns. But the Pistol is proving to be extremely strong in the game, and fans are unhappy and now worried about Season 3.

Whether deliberate or unintentional, Warzone rarely has a balanced set of weapons with between one to three individuals towering above the rest. It’s happened before with the Kilo 141, it happened with the DMR, and most recently it was the AUG and FFAR combination.

With Warzone Season 3 on the horizon, players are wishing for a greater distribution of power, meaning everyone doesn’t need to gravitate towards the same one or two weapons. The Sykov is Warzone’s newest addition, and needless to say, the Pistol seems to be nigh-on unstoppable.

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Warzone’s Official subreddit is currently littered with numerous posts bemoaning the unprecedented power of the Sykov.

The fully automatic weapon on its own is fearsome enough, boasting an insane 80-round mag, but it can also be wielded Akimbo-style to fire off 160 shots in no time at all.

As the video showed, the drop-off in the Sykov’s accuracy is irrelevant as its capability to unleash relentless barrages at close range make it extremely difficult to combat.

Another Reddit post went one step further with their complaints opting to uninstall and avoid Warzone for the foreseeable future.

The user said, “I have no problem with fast time-to-kill in Multiplayer, that’s expected. But in Warzone, I’m so tired of looting for 10 minutes only to get deleted in under half a second with no time to react. The DMR/Diamatti meta lasted way too long, the FFAR meta has lasted way too long, the AUG/M16 meta has lasted way too long, and now the Sykov has been released, which is arguably even more broken than the Diamatti.”

Furthermore, STr355 believes that players should not support the game by ignoring any Sykov bundles for CoD gamers to buy.

“If you care about the health of this game and don’t want to encourage these shitty devs to keep releasing absolutely game-breaking weapons, don’t spend money on them.”

There are more Reddit posts in addition to these with the general consensus being that the Sykov Pistol could potentially influence the entirety of Warzone Season 3. It will be interesting to see if Raven Software responds to the weapon’s reaction.

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What’s the best secondary in Warzone Season 2? Every weapon ranked & tier list

These are the best secondary weapons you can use to complement your primary weapons in Call of Duty: Warzone Season 2.

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Players shouldn’t overlook the importance of a useful secondary weapon in CoD: Warzone. For Ghost users in the battle royale, here are the best secondary weapons in Warzone Season 2.

Anyone playing Warzone will generally run one of two different Perk 2 options – Ghost or Overkill. The latter is perfect if you want two strong guns to help you in different situations, but many prefer the comfort of Ghost and being kept invisible on the map.

If you prefer to run Ghost at all times, you need a secondary weapon that will be of use. Most pistols and melee weapons are pretty useless in Warzone, as most weapons will easily outgun them. However, some standout choices, such as the new Sykov, might even be better than carrying two primaries.

Here are the best secondary weapon options going into Warzone Season 3.

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CoD: Warzone Season 2: secondary tier list

We’re going to take a moment to assign each of Warzone’s secondary weapons a specific tier to judge their quality.

Here is our official tier list of all of Warzone’s secondary weapons:

  • S-Tier: Sykov, Strela-P, Diamatti, Kali Sticks
  • A-Tier: JOKR, M19, X16, Knife, RPG-7 (MW), RPG-7 (CW), Renetti
  • B-Tier: 1911 (CW), .357, Cigma 2, Dual Kodachis, M79, Wakizashi, X16
  • C-Tier: 1911 (MW), .50 GS, Magnum, PILA, Sledgehammer, E-Tool

Just to explain the system, our S-Tier weapons are the top-of-the-line powerhouses, the A-Tier are great, the B-Tier weapons are just missing something, and C-Tier ones are not worth your time.

5. JOKR

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The JOKR makes it into the top five not just because of its effectiveness, but because it’s fun to use.

It’s perfectly serviceable for taking out vehicles, although players will usually spot the warning and bail before impact. What it’s really good for is taking out rooftop campers. These pesky players who sit on rooftops are a nightmare to get past, but the JOKR can lock on to their position without them ever knowing.

Expect to hear screams of confusion in the death chatter when you drop a JOKR missile onto a campers head.

4. Kali Sticks – Best Melee in Warzone Season 2

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Many players don’t realize how powerful the Kali sticks can be. If you manage to get in an opponent’s face with these sticks, they’ll be helpless as you down and finish them in only a few swings.

What sets the Kali Sticks above the knife in Warzone is their swing speed and lunge distance. You’ll be able to batter your opponent into submission much faster than you would with the knife, and the lunge will stick to enemies as they try to run away.

3. Strela-P – Best Launcher in Warzone Season 2

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While its rockets don’t have much splash damage when hitting infantry, there’s no better choice for destroying vehicles.

What makes the Strela-P the best launcher in Warzone is the rocket’s velocity. Whether you’re hitting moving vehicles or taking helicopters out of the air, the rocket will almost instantly hit, meaning you don’t have to lead your shots at all.

2. Diamatti

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Even with its various nerfs the Diamatti is still head and shoulders above the rest. Although its Akimbo power was nerfed, a single Diamatti is still an incredibly strong and accurate weapon.

Its burst fire rate will melt enemies’ armor in only a couple of shots, and dual wield is still very viable. Until the Sykov’s arrival, the Diamatti had the top spot.

1. Sykov – Best Pistol in Warzone

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There’s no other choice for the top spot than the disgustingly overpowered Sykov pistol. The Sykov is even better than most primary weapons in the game.

This new pistol was added to Warzone and Modern Warfare in the final week of Season 2 and became the meta overnight. With the best attachments equipped, the Sykov is wielded akimbo, fired fully automatic, and has 80 rounds in its magazine. If you run these pistols, nothing can stop you at close range.

Check out our guide on how to unlock the Sykov, meta-changing sidearm, as well as how to dual wield this meta-changing sidearm.


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

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

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The nuclear destruction of Verdansk is almost here, so here’s everything we know about Warzone’s nuclear event, including the time, location, and what may happen next.

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 the season, 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.

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.

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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.

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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.

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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.


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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