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Warzone devs promise to buff “struggling” Modern Warfare weapons

Raven Software promised players in the most recent patch notes that it will be taking a look at struggling Modern Warfare weapons.

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Warzone Modern Warfare Weapons Buff

In the most recent set of patch notes for Call of Duty: Warzone, Raven Software explained that they would be taking a look at struggling Modern Warfare weapons in the battle royale with an intention to buff them.

A large portion of Warzone’s life was only filled with weapons from Call of Duty: Modern Warfare, but this changed with the release and integration of Black Ops Cold War into the battle royale game.

This integration saw weapons from Black Ops Cold War dominate the meta and leave the vast majority of Modern Warfare weapons in the dust.

Warzone Modern Warfare Weapons Buff

The most recent patch notes that Warzone developers Raven Software released on May 7, 2021, gave fans of the Modern Warfare weapons hope for the future.

In the May 7th, 2021 patch notes, Raven Software gave a detailed explanation of the latest round of changes that the studio made to Warzone that included a great deal of weapon balancing and changes to floor loot, which had been a major topic of discussion amongst players in Season 3.

One of the most interesting things that caught the community’s eyes in the patch notes for Warzone was near the end when Raven Software addressed concerns that they would only be making changes to Black Ops Cold War weapons and provided a tease of a Warzone Modern Warfare weapons buff.

“Finally, we would like to address concerns that we are only going to be making changes to Cold War weapons. In the future, we fully intend on taking a closer look at some of the Modern Warfare weapons that have been struggling,” said Raven Software.

Warzone Modern Warfare Weapons Buff

The nerf of the CR-56 AMAX in the May 7 patch notes for Warzone is one of the first major changes that have been applied to Modern Warfare weapons since the integration of Black Ops Cold War into the Call of Duty battle royale.

With Call of Duty 2021 and future games planned to integrate into Warzone as the central hub of the franchise from now on, there have been concerns that fan-favorite weapons from past games would be forgotten and never touched by the developers in the future.

Raven Software has now made it clear that they do not intend to do this for the Modern Warfare weapons for at least the rest of the Black Ops Cold War cycle in Warzone.

For more on Call of Duty: Warzone, check out the best CARV.2 loadout for Season 3, and stay tuned on Charlie INTEL for more news and guides.

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Best AK-74u loadout for CoD: Warzone Season 5

The AK-74u is an extremely strong SMG in Warzone Season 5, so here are the attachments and perks needed to make the best loadout for it.

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Best Warzone AK-74u Loadout

The AK-74u is a powerful Black Ops Cold War weapon in Warzone Season 5, so here are the attachments and perks you should use to create the best loadout for this understated SMG.

Season 5 Reloaded of Warzone is well underway, and Raven Software made various weapon balance tweaks at the start of the season. The AK-74u submachine gun can be an extremely viable option in the Call of Duty battle royale and has not been affected greatly by any recent changes.

Taking it into battle will give you a powerful weapon that can vastly improve with the right attachments and perks.

Here are the attachments and perks to bring into Verdansk ’84 and Rebirth Island in Warzone Season 5 if you want to use the best Warzone AK-74u loadout.

Best Warzone AK-74u loadout

Best Warzone AK-74u loadout

Best Warzone AK-74u loadout Attachments

  • Muzzle: GRU Suppressor
  • Barrel: 9.3″ VDV Reinforced
  • Stock: KGB Skeletal Stock
  • Underbarrel: Spetsnaz Grip
  • Ammunition: 40 Rnd Drum

The best Warzone AK-74u loadout is built to dominate up close while also being useful in medium-range situations. You’ll be surprised at how fast this weapon can rip off plates and down enemies. Pair this with a Sniper Rifle, and your loadout will be effective no matter how far away your target is.

First, we’ve added the GRU Suppressor. This works the same as Modern Warfare’s Monolithic Suppressor, boosting the SMG’s damage at range while keeping you off the minimap. You can also try out the new Sound Suppressor muzzle for close-range encounters.

Next, you should equip the 9.3″ VDV Reinforced barrel to increase its damage range, making the weapon more versatile and effective over distance. The Spetsnaz Grip will reduce both vertical and horizontal recoil, granting more accuracy at medium range.

For ammunition, we picked the 40 Rnd Drum. With an SMG, you want to be as mobile as possible, and some of the mags reduce your ADS speed. This will only reduce your reload speed, which is a worthwhile tradeoff.

And finally, we’ll cap off the best Warzone AK-74u loadout with the KGB Skeletal Stock to increase your movement speed while shooting. Since you’ve improved your accuracy at medium-range, moving faster in the middle of an attack will help you secure kills.

Best perks to use with Warzone AK-74u class

best perks warzone ak-74u loadout class
  • Perk 1: E.O.D
  • Perk 2: Overkill/Ghost
  • Perk 3: Amped

Semtex and C4s are a favorite among Warzone players, so we recommend equipping the E.O.D perk to make you more resistant to explosive damage.

The best Warzone AK-74u loadout loses effectiveness over distance, so use Overkill to pair it with a long-range weapon like the HDR Sniper Rifle or Kilo 141. You can then switch to a Ghost class from a second loadout drop later in the match, letting you keep both weapons while ensuring you don’t pop up on enemy’s UAVs or Heartbeat Sensors.

Finally, we recommend going with Amped for your third perk in this loadout. This lets you switch faster between your guns, so you won’t stay vulnerable for too long as your enemies approach you.

Most recent AK-74u buffs and nerfs

Raven Software has not made any major changes to the AK-74u SMG in some time, but we will update this section with any changes made to this Black Ops Cold War SMG if they are announced.

How to unlock the AK-74u

holding an ak-74u

Unlocking the AK-74u is fairly straightforward since you need to hit Level 19 while playing Warzone or Black Ops Cold War. Fortunately, this is easy enough to get done.

Simply play the game for a couple of hours, and you’ll quickly unlock it, especially if you play during a Double XP weekend or use some double XP tokens.

Best alternatives

best warzone ak-74u loadout

If you’re looking for some great alternatives to the best Warzone AK-74u loadout, then you should pick some that are suited to close and medium-range combat. The Bullfrog is an excellent Cold War SMG with an insanely strong headshot multiplier, and the AS VAL has one of the fastest times-to-kill.

Using the best Warzone AK-74u loadout at close to medium range, and you’ll find yourself using an excellent accompaniment to Sniper Rifles in Verdansk ’84 and Rebirth Island.

If you’re looking for more great weapons, then you can check out some of this season’s best Warzone loadouts below:


C58 | Groza | M4A1 | Milano | AK-47 

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Warzone players call for fan-favorite MW2 Sniper to be added

The Sniper-loving Warzone community are asking the developers to add a classic sniper from the classic world of Modern Warfare 2.

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Warzone players are calling developers to add a fan-favorite sniper from MW2, but with the Vanguard integration coming soon, it’s not looking hopeful.

Warzone Season 5 Reloaded has many strong options for Snipers, from the highly reliable Kar98k to the long-distance HDR. Those who love the one-shot one-kill playstyle are truly spoiled.

Although Snipers may not be the best option for Warzone’s Iron Trials mode, players love quick-scoping and getting highlights with these weapons.

However, some fans have taken to Reddit to ask for a fan-favorite sniper to return.

Aiming sniper rifle in Warzone

Reddit user DropTheSoapFB posted a photo on the CODWarzone subreddit with the caption: “I am gonna leave this here.”

The picture is of the classic MW2 sniper, the Intervention, photoshopped into Warzone. There is also a caption above the image that says, “Bring back the quick-scope king.”

Quick-scoping has been a massive part of the community ever since MW2. The Intervention is also the sniper that everyone associates with quick-scoping, primarily due to its consistent one-shot one-kill potential and extremely fast ADS time.

Although there are many great quick-scoping options in Warzone, of course, players want the Intervention back, as it’s essentially the weapon that started it all. One comment even said they’d like to see another classic MW2 weapon to go with it: “I’d buy that bundle, but I want akimbo g18s to go with it.”

Although many fans in the comments agree that they would love to see the Intervention return, many are also stating that players would complain about it not feeling the same as it did “10 years ago.”

Players have been persistent in wanting the Intervention back, especially for Modern Warfare and Warzone.

Players had hope for its return in Modern Warfare as classic weapons from MW2 like the UMP-45 returned as the Striker 45 and the M4A1.

With Call of Duty: Vanguard being released November 5 and the integration with Warzone to happen soon after, it’s unlikely that we will see the Intervention return, but fans can still dream, especially if the reports of the 2022 Call of Duty game being a sequel to Modern Warfare (2019).

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Best MW MP5 loadout for CoD: Warzone Season 5

The MW MP5 is one of the most powerful SMGs in Warzone Season 5, so here’s the best loadout and Perks you can run with it.

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Modern Warfare’s MP5 SMG has long been a popular choice in Call of Duty: Warzone, so here are the attachments and Perks to make the best Warzone MW MP5 loadout to maximize its slaying potential following the Season 5 Reloaded update.

Various secondary weapons have been top dogs in the many metas that have been used by players in the life of Call of Duty: Warzone, with one of the most consistent being the Modern Warfare MP5.

Many extremely popular weapons have been nerfed in Warzone Season 5, such as the Bullfrog, OTs 9, and the Krig 6. These nerfs have actually benefitted the MP5, with YouTuber Rallied discovering that it’s now the fastest-killing SMG in the game.

Here are the attachments and Perks to make the best Warzone MW MP5 loadout for Season 5 and dominate all of your enemies in every game mode.

Best Warzone MW MP5 loadout

Best Warzone MW MP5 loadout

Best Warzone MW MP5 loadout attachments

  • Barrel: Monolithic Integral Suppressor
  • Laser: 5mW Laser
  • Underbarrel: Merc Foregrip
  • Ammunition: 45 Round Mags
  • Stock: FTAC Collapsible

This Warzone MP5 loadout uses the 45 Round Mags, as you’ll struggle to take on multiple targets with only 30 bullets. While slightly less powerful, you won’t be caught out with no bullets in your gun.

The Monolithic Integral Suppressor is the best choice for Modern Warfare’s MP5 as it has all the traits of the standard Monolithic Suppressor but uses both the muzzle and barrel slots. You’ll stay off the radar while firing and also receive additional bullet velocity.

As the MP5 is a ‘pocket’ weapon, you want it to be as mobile as possible. To increase its speed, you should add the 5mW Laser and FTAC Collapsible stock, increasing your ADS speed and making you quick and unpredictable in close-range fights.

The Merc Foregrip is an excellent choice for the best Warzone MW MP5 loadout for extra recoil control and even more hip-fire accuracy. And finally, to make sure you can down and finish several targets in one fight, the 45 Round Mags will be a necessary addition.

Best Perks to use with Modern Warfare MP5 in Warzone

Best perks warzone MW MP5 class
  • Perk 1: E.O.D
  • Perk 2: Overkill then Ghost
  • Perk 3: Combat Scout

When choosing which Perks to run with the best Warzone MW MP5 loadout, you want those which will benefit you in close-range engagements.

When fighting up close, enemies will often chuck a bombardment of explosives your way to get the upper hand. With E.O.D equipped, you’ll be able to tank a plethora of Grenades and Semtex, allowing you to stay in the fight.

As the MP5 is most effective as a secondary, you’ll want to take Overkill from your first Loadout Drop. This will allow you to take two primary weapons, such as an HDR, then you can get Ghost from your following Loadout to be concealed from UAVs and Heartbeat Sensors.

Season 5’s new Combat Scout is an extremely effective choice for the third slot. Players were quick to call it “OP,” as it automatically pings enemies and briefly highlights them through walls.

Most recent MW MP5 buffs and nerfs

MP5 with 10mm Auto Rounds

For a short while, Modern Warfare’s MP5 was incredibly powerful at close range, thanks to the 10mm Auto 30-Round Mags. These underwent a game-changing secret buff that gave the MP5 an incredibly fast TTK. However, Raven nerfed these mags in the Season 5 Reloaded update.

  • Submachine Gun Charlie (MW) with 10mm Auto 30-Round Mags
    • Maximum Damage decreased from 34 to 31

“This Maximum Damage change mirrors the adjustment to the base Submachine Gun Charlie (MW) made earlier this season,” the devs explained.

How to unlock the Modern Warfare MP5

Best Warzone MW MP5 Loadout

Acquiring the Modern Warfare Warzone MP5 isn’t too difficult, and its requirements are easy enough.

All you need to do is reach Level 12, and it will be unlocked for you to use to make the best Warzone MW MP5 loadout.

Best alternatives to MW MP5

Need something to go with the MP5 or fancy something else entirely? We’d recommend the Bullfrog, MAC-10, Cold War MP5, or CX-9 to try instead. Or, you can take a look at the fastest killing weapon in Season 5 to melt the competition.

Try out the best Warzone MW MP5 in Season 5, and you’ll be running one of the fastest-killing SMGs the game has to offer.

If you’re looking for more great weapons, then you can check out some of this season’s best Warzone loadouts below:


C58 | Groza | M4A1 | Milano | AK-47 

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