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Major Warzone Gallo nerf goes live in September 23 update

Since the Gallo was dominating in Warzone Season 5, the developers have decided to nerf it in the latest September 23 update patch notes.

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Warzone Season 5 Reloaded received a new update on September 23, which applied a nerf to the Gallo shotgun, a weapon players had been using a lot this season due to its strength up-close.

Warzone has enjoyed a lot of success recently, primarily due to the new Iron Trials mode, which players have enjoyed thoroughly, especially as the devs have teased its arrival in custom lobbies for the future.

The Season 5 Reloaded update saw the weapon meta shift again, bringing the Kilo back to the top of the ARs while the Gallo remained very strong for close-quarters combat.

Unfortunately for those who had been enjoying the meta dominated by this Black Ops Cold War Shotgun, the latest update has brought a Warzone Gallo nerf.

Warzone Gallo SA12 shotgun

In the latest September 23 update, Raven Software decided to tweak the Iron Trials mode slightly and bring some buffs and nerfs to various weapons.

The weapons affected include the Bullfrog and the Gallo, which have been extremely strong this season. Let’s look at the Warzone Gallo nerf and how they have decided to change the weapon.

Warzone Gallo nerf

  • Maximum Damage Range decreased from 4.5 to 3.5 meters
  • Second Damage Range decreased from 8.1 to 5.5 meters
  • Third Damage Range decreased from 13.2 to 9.9 meters
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In the developer notes for why they decided to push the Warzone Gallo nerf live, they stated that:

“The Shotgun Bravo (BOCW) has been incredibly dominant due to its Effective Damage Range, Magazine Capacity, Mobility, and Rate of Fire. By reducing its Effective Damage Ranges, the Shotgun Bravo (BOCW) will begin to feel more like a Shotgun and less like a Sniper.”

The Warzone Gallo nerf does seem pretty significant and targets the weapons’ damage range like the developer note states. The weapon will likely still be very powerful up-close, but it won’t be as versatile or reliable as an SMG.

We’ll have to see how far the Warzone Gallo nerf reduced the effectiveness of the Cold War Shotgun as players get to try it out now the update has gone live. For more Call of Duty: Warzone, check out how a banned Bullfrog blueprint is breaking the game’s audio.

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What are High Value Loot Zones in Warzone Season 3?

Warzone Season 3 Reloaded introduces High Value Loot Zones, special areas that include powerful loot, rare items, and plenty of cash.

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Warzone Season 3 Reloaded is set to be one of the most game-changing updates in recent memory, and the introduction of High Value Loot Zones may prove to be one of the biggest additions in the update. 

When you land in Warzone, the aim of the early game is to loot up. That means hunting for valuable ground loot, or opening supply boxes in the hopes of pulling out a high-rarity item. 

Because the early game is so crucial, many players like to drop in the same location every time. While the loot available in these POIs is never the exact same, it’s useful to find an area where a decent amount of loot spawns and head to that spot. 

With that in mind, Warzone developers Raven Software are trying to pry players away from landing in the same place repeatedly, and the arrival of High Value Loot Zones may just be the perfect way to do that.

Warzone Operators holding weapons in Season 3

What are Warzone’s High Value Loot Zones?

High Value Loot Zones are areas across Caldera that offer rare items and a ton of cash to players who decide to land there. These are designed as high-risk, high-reward areas as they’re likely to be contested by several players.

If you emerge victorious from the early engagements, the high-quality loot should set you up for success until the endgame. Players looking to utilize their Custom Loadouts as soon as possible will want to explore High Value Loot Zones.

Speaking with CharlieIntel, Senior Creative Director Ted Timmins explained that the team noticed a “real tendency to just keep dropping in the same location,” and these new High Value Loot Zones will encourage players to drop into new areas they may not have visited. 

“Now that we’ve got Redeploy Ballons, maybe you’ll rotate to one mid-game because you know there’s going to be more loot there, refreshing over time,” Timmins stated. “Equally, one of the things we hear a lot is players coming back from the Gulag feel like there’s not many places they can land and re-equip themselves.”

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Where to find High Value Loot Zones in Warzone?

When players are launching into a match and look at their map, they will see that certain POIs have a dollar sign beside them, indicating that they are a High Value Loot Zone. 

These areas will have high-tier loot and plenty of cash for competitors to use to buy Loadouts or Streaks. 

During the wide-ranging interview with Timmins, the Senior Creative Director confirmed that the High Value Loot Zones would appear first as part of Operation Monarch and perhaps later on in Season 3. We now know that they’ll be making their way to Battle Royale playlists following the Season 3 Reloaded update.


High Value Loot Zones are just one of the major additions taking place in Warzone Season 3. You can also check out how to get Redeploy Extraction Tokens in Warzone or an explanation of the new Underground Transit System.

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How to get Redeploy Extraction Tokens in Warzone: Instant redeploy item

Warzone Pacific Season 3 Reloaded brings Redeploy Extraction Tokens, so here’s how this powerful new item works and how to get it.

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Warzone Pacific Season 3 Reloaded brings one of the most game-changing updates CoD’s battle royale has ever seen. One of the powerful new additions is the Redeploy Extraction Token so here’s how it works and how to get it.

With Warzone’s Operation Monarch event and its challenges wrapping up, Raven Software are bringing the Season 3 Reloaded update on May 25. This has already been considered one of the biggest updates Warzone’s ever seen, with it bringing the Underground Transit System to Caldera, the Serpentine Perk, new modes, and more.

Long-time Warzone players will recognize one of the new additions — the Redeploy Extraction Token. Here’s everything you need to know about this powerful new item, including what it does and how to get it.

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What are Redeploy Extraction Tokens in Warzone?

Redeploy Extraction Tokens arrive in Caldera with Warzone Season 3 Reloaded, and grant players an “automatic redeploy without any need to visit the Gulag or to be bought back at a Buy Station.”

If a player dies with the Repeploy Extraction Token in their inventory, they’ll be immediately thrust back into the fight without their teammates needing to find a Buy Station to redeploy them.

The Token will deactivate once the Gulag closes in the endgame, but Raven confirmed that players who are still holding onto one will receive a cash prize as compensation.

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How to get Redeploy Extraction Tokens in Warzone

Warzone’s Redeploy Extraction Tokens are an extremely rare find, being even rarer than the Legendary Gulag Entry Token.

Although rare, the Redeploy Extraction Tokens will be part of the standard loot pool so there’s all the more reason to keep looting chests once you’ve got your loadout.


For more on Warzone Pacific Season 3 Reloaded, be sure to check out all of the changes coming to Rebirth Island with the update.

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All Rebirth Island updates in Warzone Pacific Season 3 Reloaded

Here are all the changes to the Rebirth Island map included in the Warzone Pacific Season 3 Reloaded update patch.

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There is a plethora of brand-new content in Warzone Pacific Season 3 Reloaded, and here are all the major changes to Rebirth Island after the arrival of this update.

The Warzone Pacific Season 3 Reloaded update features plenty of new content for the Call of Duty battle royale title, including the H4 Blixen SMG as well as an Underground Transit System.

You’ll also notice some major changes when dropping into the Rebirth Island, such as the addition of a brand-new mechanic. We’ll go over all the Rebirth Island updates in Warzone Pacific Season 3 Reloaded.

Warzone Rebirth Island Occupation Scan in-game event

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The Call of Duty blog detailed all the new changes to Rebirth Island, and one of these is the new Occupation Scan in-game event that reveals your position to enemies in Warzone Pacific Season 3 Reloaded — unless you’re prone.

The radar towers on Rebirth Island can scan for players across the map. When you hop into Rebirth Resurgence, you’ll be alerted of Occupation Scan taking place at some point during the match.

When this happens, you’ll need to go prone in order to keep your position hidden from enemy minimaps. This effect has a short duration and so you just need to wait for it to pass before standing up again.

Warzone Pacific Season 3 Reloaded Rebirth Island mystery event

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The Season 3 Reloaded blog post also hinted at the arrival of a Rebirth Island event that’s currently shrouded in mystery. It mentions that the radar towers have been hacked by hostile forces, and mercenary forces are currently stationed somewhere on the map.

It’s believed that these mercenaries are planning to attack the Alliance on Rebirth Island, so Operators will have to strike at the enemy base first. The blog post concludes with the promise of more details on extraction protocols and new assignments.

At the time of writing, it remains to be seen exactly when this event will take place. We might see it occur throughout the rest of Season 3, or it may arrive as part of the Warzone Pacific Season 4 update.


For more Warzone content, check out everything that you need to know about Warzone’s Champion of Caldera LTM and JGOD’s easiest loadout to dominate Warzone Season 3.

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