Warzone Season 4 is a big one for the CoD battle royale with a brand-new map called Fortune’s Keep making its way to the game. Here’s what you need to know about Fortune’s Keep including the POIs, Easter Egss, and new features.
Warzone Season 3 Reloaded was a big hit among the community, but attention has now turned to what lies ahead. Season 4 has arrived in Warzone, and players can discover everything Raven has to offer.
New weapons and meta adjustments are given in each new season, but new maps don’t come around very often. Fans haven’t been treated to a new playground since the game moved over to Caldera in December 2021, but that has changed with Season 4.
The developers have created Fortune’s Keep, Warzone Season 4’s new battleground.
- Warzone Fortune’s Keep release date
- All Warzone Fortune’s Keep POIs
- Fortune’s Keep features Warzone Season 4
- Warzone Fortune’s Keep Easter Eggs
- Is Fortune’s Keep replacing Rebirth Island?
Warzone Fortune’s Keep release date
Fortune’s Keep made its way to Warzone on June 22 with the Season 4 Mercenaries of Fortune update. The update went live at 9 AM PT / 12 PM ET / 5 PM BST, and players can now enjoy the Fortune’s Keep map.
The key art reveals a massive amount of gold bricks in what seems to be a vaulted area. Season 4 revolves around mercenaries and the heisting of cash and gold.
All Warzone Fortune’s Keep POIs
On June 13, the Call of Duty Twitter account tweeted out an area of Fortune Keep’s Tac Map, revealing that there will be twelve pieces that need to be uncovered.
These new Warzone areas were then pieced together by the Call of Duty community in an attempt to “Complete the map and claim your fortune.”
Here’s the Fortune’s Keep Tac Map which highlights twelve different POIs. Portions of the map were revealed to Warzone content creators, and slowly but surely the full Tac Map came together with the following POIs:
- Smuggler’s Cove
Fortune’s Keep is a small map akin to Rebirth Island, but we now know that Fortune’s Keep is slightly bigger than the Alcatraz-inspired Warzone map.
Players will have a brand-new map to discover in Season 4 with exciting POIs like Keep, Smuggler’s Cove, and Town.
If you’re dropping into your first game on Fortune’s Keep you may want to visit the Keep POI which is expected to be a highly contested area of the map.
Fortune’s Keep features Warzone Season 4
According to the devs, “at launch, Fortunes Keep will have the same Player count as Rebirth Resurgence to allow Players to familiarize themselves with the new map.”
You can find the player count below, but keep in mind that this is subject to change as the devs acquire data throughout the season.
- Solos: 46
- Duos: 46
- Trios: 45
- Quads: 40
Fortune’s Keep comes with its exclusive features that players will only get to experience on the new Season 4 map. The Mercenary Cash Extraction will give players a chance to accumulate a ton of cash by taking on A.I. units.
Along the same lines, the Black Market Supply Run is a new way for players to increase their chances of success by acquiring rare items. “Players will have access to unique items such as the Sequencer Grenade, the Nebula V Minigun, Foresight, a Specialist Bonus, or one of several classified Weapons.”
Then, we have the new Tactical Equipment Sequencer Grenade, which is only available via the Black Market Buy Station. This Tactical Equipment will disorient enemies by distorting their audio and visual senses.
Warzone Fortune’s Keep Easter Eggs
It hasn’t taken long for Warzone players to discover some neat tricks on Fortune’s Keep. One of the Easter Eggs consists of using the Fountain to swap cash for loot. Simply drop cash into the Fountain and it will provide loot.
The more cash you drop into the Fountain the better the incoming loot will be.
- Read more: Warzone Mercenaries of Fortune Event
Another Fortune’s Keep Easter Egg involves spawning Zombies on the new Warzone map. In order to complete this task, you’ll have to light 3 candles that could be found around the map. Once we know exactly where to find these we’ll update this section.
After the candles are lit you’ll have to head to the Graveyard POI where you’ll receive a command to “pay respects.” One Zombie will spawn and this cannot be repeated. If you kill the Zombie you will receive a Self Revive as a reward.
Is Fortune’s Keep replacing Rebirth Island?
Fortune’s Keep will not be replacing Rebirth Island on a permanent basis in Warzone Season 4. The devs confirmed that Caldera, Rebirth Island, and Fortune’s Keep will be available during Season 4.
The maps are expected to rotate on a weekly basis as Warzone’s playlists change. Rebirth Island will disappear during the first week of the update as of June 22, but it is set to reappear on June 30.
For more on the future of Warzone, check out the first glimpse of the Warzone 2 map during the Modern Warfare 2 reveal.
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Warzone expert claims overlooked LMG’s TTK outshines best weapons in Season 4 Reloaded
According to a Warzone expert an underrated LGM can surpass the KG M40 as the best long-range weapon in Season 4 Reloaded.
It’s been some time since an LMG has dominated the long-range Warzone meta, but an expert believes that this could be the case in Season 4 Reloaded.
Thanks to balanced buffs and nerfs in the Season 4 Reloaded update, Warzone’s long-range meta is quite varied at the moment. Despite the diversity, the KG M40 is marginally considered the best weapon in Warzone.
Popular weapons tend to hog the spotlight in Warzone and the KG M40 is currently the most popular weapon in Warzone. However, a Warzone expert believes that an LMG with an incredible TTK can outshine every long-range option in Season 4 Reloaded, including the KG M40.
The UGM-8 made its way to Warzone at the start of Season 4 and had an immediate impact thanks to a powerful burst loadout. Now, Warzone expert WhosImmortal believes that a fully automatic loadout for the UGM-8 has what it takes to rise to the top of the long-range meta.
Players have been calling for LMG buffs so the class can compete with overpowered Assault Rifles. Thanks to an incredible TTK over range, the UGM-8 can outshine the NZ-41, Vargo 52, and KG M40. As WhosImmortal puts it: “we’re outgunning everything with this thing.”
WhosImmortal backs up his claim with stats and it’s clear to see just how much the UGM-8 dominates when it comes to TTK. Of course, the KG M40 is the more accurate of the two, but if you’re confident in your aim, then utilizing the LMG’s absurd TTK is your best bet.
WhosImmortal’s Warzone UGM-8 loadout
- Muzzle: MX Silencer
- Barrel: Bernard XL214 736mm
- Optic: SVT-40 PU Scope 3-6x
- Stock: Mercier WT Ancre
- Underbarrel: M1930 Strife Angled
- Magazine: 6.5mm Sakura 125 Round Box
- Ammo Type: Lengthened
- Rear Grip: Hatched Grip
- Perk: Tight Grip
- Perk 2: Fully Loaded
For starters, the Bernard XL214 736mm is one of the weapon’s fully automatic barrels and it will help with recoil control while also increasing bullet velocity.
The most important attachment is without a doubt the 6.5mm Sakura 125 Round Box as it is vital in maximizing the UGM-8’s TTK. If you want to use the LMG as a medium-range aggressive weapon then you can opt for a smaller magazine size.
Most of the remaining attachments like Tight Grip, Hatched Grip, M1930 Strife Angled, and Mercier WT Ancre contribute to the weapon’s aiming stability and recoil control. While the LMG boasts a fantastic TTK, making your shots count and taming the weapon is the key to this loadout’s success.
For more, check out our guide to the highest K/D weapons in Warzone Pacific Season 4 Reloaded.
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Best MP40 loadout for Warzone Pacific Season 4 Reloaded
Here are the attachments, Perks, and Equipment to make the best MP40 loadout for Warzone Pacific Season 4 Reloaded.
The MP40 SMG is a great choice for close-range combat, and here are the right attachments, Perks, and Equipment that you can use for the best MP40 loadout in Warzone Pacific Season 4 Reloaded.
Even after the meta changes following the arrival of the Season 4 Reloaded weapon buffs and nerfs, you can still use the MP40 to cause some serious pain. We’ll go over the ideal attachments, Perks, and Equipment you need to do that.
Here’s the best MP40 loadout for Warzone Pacific Season 4 Reloaded.
- Best MP40 attachments for Warzone Pacific
- Best MP40 Perks and equipment
- How to unlock the MP40 in Vanguard and Warzone Pacific
- Warzone Pacific alternatives to MP40
Best Warzone MP40 loadout attachments
- Muzzle: Recoil Booster
- Barrel: VDD 189mm Short
- Optic: Slate Reflector
- Stock: Krausnick 33M Folding
- Underbarrel: m1941 Hand Stop
- Magazine: 7.62 Gorenko 45 Round Mags
- Ammunition: Lengthened
- Rear Grip: Stippled Grip
- Perk: Steady
- Perk 2: Quick
This Warzone MP40 loadout will start by equipping the Recoil Booster muzzle and VDD 189mm Short barrel to boost the weapon’s damage range while lowering its TTK.
The Krausnick 33M Folding, m1941 Hand Stop, and Stippled Grip will help bring the weapon’s recoil under control. You can then use the Slate Reflector optic to eliminate enemies from a distance.
We went with the 7.62 Gorenko 45 Round Mags as our magazine choice to ensure that the weapon has plenty of ammo, and the Lengthened ammo type will provide a boost to bullet velocity.
For our perks, we went with Steady to boost movement speed while aiming down sights, and Quick to improve movement speed so that we can get around the map quickly.
Best Warzone MP40 Perks and Equipment
- Perk 1: E.O.D
- Perk 2: Overkill
- Perk 3: Amped
- Lethal Equipment: Semtex
- Tactical Equipment: Stim
E.O.D will protect you from explosive damage from Grenades, and Overkill will allow you to pair the MP40 with an Assault Rifle like the Cooper Carbine. For our final Perk, we went with Amped to quickly swap between the two weapons.
Coming to our choice of equipment the Semtex will allow you to deal damage to multiple foes and a Stim will give you a quick health boost.
How to unlock the MP40 in Warzone Pacific
If you want to get your hands on the MP40 in Warzone and Vanguard, then you’ll need to reach Rank 16. You can do this after hopping into a few matches and playing well until you level up.
Once you reach Rank 16, this weapon will automatically be added to your inventory, so you don’t need to worry about completing some long and difficult unlock challenge first.
Best Warzone Pacific alternatives to MP40
If you’re looking for a great alternative to the Warzone MP40 then the Macro 5 is a great SMG choice that’s ideal for close-range combat. The H4 Blixen is another great option that boasts an impressive K/D ratio.
For more Warzone content, you can check out how players are begging the devs to make Champion of Caldera LTM permanent and the frustrating reason why the devs can’t buff Modern Warfare weapon attachments.
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Warzone players beg devs to make Champion of Caldera LTM permanent
Warzone’s Champion of Caldera has been a massive hit amongst players and they’re desperate to see the LTM become a permanent mode.
The Champion of Caldera LTM is one of Warzone’s most popular playlist additions and players are begging the devs to make it a permanent mode in Season 4 Reloaded.
The Warzone playlist changes every week with new modes replacing old ones in a constant cycle. This rotation helps keep the game feeling fresh as players are never stuck with the same modes for too long.
Warzone LTMs are usually a big success amongst players as they offer an escape from the gameplay formula they’re used to. Previously, Operation Monarch, Caldera Clash, and Golden Plunder have all been LTMs that players seemed to enjoy.
However, the nature of a limited time mode is self-explanatory, in that it is meant to only be around for a short amount of time. In this short period, players have grown to love the Champion of Caldera mode, so much so that they’re now demanding that the devs make it permanent.
Champion of Caldera has been around since Season 3 Reloaded and the mode allows you to spawn in with your choice of loadout. With no need to loot for top-tier weapons, your goal is to survive amidst a constantly-closing circle that forces a ton of engagements.
Reddit user chopbustre produces an explanation in favor of the mode staying, in which they claim that the constant action has actually made them a better Warzone player: “My game sense and skill has improved dramatically over the last week. I am a 1 KD player who has upped to 1.6 since I started playing this mode.”
It seems there are benefits to playing Champion of Caldera beyond the fact that it is a fun Warzone experience. With over 200 upvotes at the time of writing, it’s no surprise that several players shared the OP’s sentiment:
“Fully agree. The constant circling and no camping truly is the best. In regular caldera people get loadout in sit in the same place all game. This definitely minimizes that and makes this mode more enjoyable.”
It’s rare to see such a large group of players all in agreement over the fact that the “mode needs to stay.” In fact, most players unanimously agreed when it came to the mode’s one issue: “they need to take out the ability to shoot/kill people in the air off the plane drop.”
Since players drop in fully equipped with their top loadouts, the ability to shoot players out of the air can ruin the fun from the get-go. Nonetheless, Champion of Caldera has been a resounding success for the Warzone community and it’s clear to see why they want it to stay.
For more, check out when to expect Warzone Pacific Season 5 as well as the content you could expect for the major update.
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