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Warzone Jan 13 Update: DMR nerfed, infinite stim fix, and more

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Raven Software has announced that a new game settings update for Call of Duty: Warzone on Wednesday, January 13 which features more weapon changes, including to the DMR, is live now.

The studio has shared the patch notes in a TwitLonger on their Twitter page, which showcases updates to Blueprints, DMR, and more weapons as fans continue to complain about the weapon’s performance in game.

Raven has posted the patch notes again, after initially deleting the tweet, in a new tweet.

The update includes changes to the DMR, a fix for the MAC 10 Blueprint having different values, and a fix for the infinite stim glitch in Warzone.

Jan 13 Patch notes:

Blueprints

  • Gallantry mac 10
    • All stats updated to match base Mac-10

Weapons

DMR-14

  • Bullet penetration reduced from sniper to AR
  • Damage falloff ranges decreased
    • 55 damage before / 48 damage after 750 units (down 70% from 2500 units)
  • Recoil increased
    • Increased moderately for second and third bullet
    • Increased slightly for subsequent bullets
  • Locational damage multipliers adjusted
    • Headshot now does less than 100 damage after 750 units
    • Lower torso reduced from 1.1 to 1.01 (~8%)

Type 63

  • Bullet penetration reduced from sniper to AR
  • Damage falloff ranges decreased
    • 60 damage before / 45 damage after 900 units (down 55% from 2000 units)

Burst Pistol

  • Max damage reduced from 45 to 40 (~11%)

Attachments

DMR-14

  • Front Grip
    • Vertical recoil reduction removed
    • Horizontal recoil reduction increased from 20% to 30%
  • Field Agent Foregrip
    • Vertical recoil reduction decreased from 35% to 25%
    • Horizontal recoil reduction increased from 35% to 30%

Type 63

  • Front Grip
    • Vertical recoil reduction removed
    • Horizontal recoil reduction increased from 20% to 30%
  • Spetsnaz Ergonomic Grip
    • Vertical recoil reduction decreased from 45% to 30%
    • Horizontal recoil reduction decreased from 45% to 40%

Burst Pistol

  • Akimbo
    • All location damage multipliers set to 1

Tactical Equipment

  • Player no longer gets infinite tactical equipment (Stim) when dropping their weapons while cooking a grenade

Challenges

  • Seasonal Challenges fixed to appear/track as intended

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Best PKM loadout for CoD Warzone Season 1

The PKM is one of Warzone’s strongest LMGs, and with these attachments and perks, you’ll be wiping squads in seconds.

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Warzone PKM

The PKM is one of the strongest LMGs in Warzone, excelling at range with a high damage potential and large magazine size.

There is no distinct meta in Warzone Season 1 following the DMR’s nerf, and the PKM can keep up with the best Kilo 141 and CR-56 AMAX builds. It’s especially effective against snipers as its ammunition belt allows for heavy suppressive fire.

The PKM is a great addition to any Warzone squad but also holds its own in BR solos. Here are the best builds to maximize its potential across Verdansk and Rebirth Island.

Best Warzone PKM loadout

PKM Warzone loadout
  • Muzzle: Monolithic Suppressor
  • Barrel: 26.9″ Extended Barrel
  • Laser: Tac Laser
  • Optic: VLK 3.0x Optic
  • Underbarrel: Commando Foregrip

This PKM build is much slower than Assault Rifles in the primary category, so make sure you have a strong close-range weapon as your secondary such as the MP5.

Stick to the outdoors or hold down buildings with this loadout and you’ll find squads running for cover as you reign a relentless hundred rounds down on them.

As this PKM is built for range, the Monolithic Suppressor and 26.9″ Extended Barrel are necessary for maximizing its damage potential. The VLK 3.0x Optic also helps with range with its magnification and hidden buff to recoil control. In most circumstances, 100 rounds will be enough but be careful of using the PKM out in the open as it has a slow reload time.

Warzone PKM

To help keep the PKM under control we’re adding a Commando Foregrip. This weapon will still kick somewhat so you’ll need to pull down your analog stick or mouse to control it. Finding a surface to mount on will make this already powerful weapon devastating.

All these attachments which maximize range slow the weapon down. Adding a Tac Laser to the weapon counters these heavy attachments, vastly increasing its ADS time. If you get caught in an ambush or spot a sniper glint, you’ll still have time to react and get shots downrange.

Best perks to use with Warzone PKM

A Warzone loadout is nothing without its perks, so you want to run upgrades that will help you to survive in any situation.

Warzone EOD perk

E.O.D

Explosives are incredibly lethal in Warzone, which is why so many players run semtex as their lethal equipment. If you have any hope of surviving a barrage of explosives, you need to run E.O.D. As long as you have any armor, you’ll be able to tank explosions.

Overkill then Ghost

When carrying an LMG, you’ll need something for CQB in your pocket. An SMG or shotgun will be crucial to winning close-range fights, and Overkill allows you to receive two primary weapons from one loadout drop.

You’ll also want the Ghost perk to keep you hidden from UAVs and Heartbeat Sensors, so have an identical PKM class with Ghost equipped, and from your second loadout, you’ll get everything you need for the game ahead.

Amped

As the PKM is a light machine gun, it’s extremely heavy. Swapping weapons while carrying an LMG is a tedious task, and will probably get you killed while in a pinch. Amped vastly increases your weapon swap speed, meaning you can pull out an SMG almost instantly.

Use this attachments and perks with your PKM in Warzone, and you’ll be able to put an insane amount of damage downrange.

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How to watch Code Red’s $25k Warzone tournament: Stream, bracket, format

The Code Red Warzone tournament begins on January 28, so here’s how to watch, and everything else you need to know.

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Warzone Code Red tournament

On Thursday, January 28, the biggest names in Warzone will be competing in BoomTV’s Code Red 2v2 tournament.


  • Code Red Warzone tournament will take place on January 28 at 12 PM PT / 3 PM ET / 8 PM GMT
  • 2v2 kill-race format
  • Teams include Aydan, HusKerrs, and Tommey
  • $25,000 prize pool up for grabs – winner takes home $15,000

How to watch Code Red Warzone tournament

You can watch the stream through BoomTV’s Twitch channel, which we’ve embedded below.

Alternatively, if you have a favorite to win, you can watch individual competitors play through their Twitch or YouTube channels. Read on for the full list of competitors.

Code Red Warzone tournament bracket

There are 16 teams containing 32 of the biggest names in competitive Warzone, with Aydan, HusKerrs, and Twitch Rivals winner unRationaL will all be competing for their share of $25,000 USD.

BoomTV have released the bracket, which you can check out below.

Aydan & Ratedvs.GalvaniseCOD & Sasquxtch
SuperEvan & ZLanervs.IceManIsaac & exzachtt
Swagg & GD_Booyavs.Jukeys & YKTDeleo
Tommey & AlmxndTVvs.itswarsz & vxpulear
HusKerrs & Destroyvs.Dirty & Metaphor
BobbyPoffGaming & Mayappovs.Bloo & Flxnked
jaredfps & ClutchBelkvs.Newbz & Intechs
TeePee & DougisRawvs.unRationaL & StayFinessen

Winners of these bouts will carry on in the winners bracket, with the losing team dropping down to the losers bracket.

To watch the full bracket as the tournament progresses, head to boom.tv.

Code Red Warzone tournament format

The Code Red Warzone tournament will have two duos dropping into a game of squads together. The teams will race to get the most kills over two games, with the winners continuing to play in the winners bracket.

Those who lose will drop down into the losers bracket, where they need to win “best of one” games to stay in the tournament, and then win a “best of two” in the losers finals.

The winners of each bracket will then compete in the grand final, with the $25,000 prize pool split between the top three teams.

  • 1st: $15,000
  • 2nd: $7,000
  • 3rd: $3,000

Code Red Warzone tournament anti-cheat

In order to combat cheaters, BoomTV has set strict rules players must meet before starting the tournament.

Warzone player dropping in

PC players are required to stream, must have VODS (past broadcasts) enabled, and should begin their stream 10-15 minutes before the tournament starts.

Before launching Warzone, they must scroll through task manager so that Boom TV staff can see what they have running. Then they must launch Warzone with task manager still running, and scroll through it again.

And to stop players from ‘smurfing’ by using a lower skilled account to avoid skill-based matchmaking, competitors must play on their main account.

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Bizarre parachute glitch ruins Warzone players landing

A bizarre glitch has appeared in Call of Duty: Warzone for a player, which results in a hilarious animation while parachuting.

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A bizarre, yet hilarious glitch has appeared in Call of Duty: Warzone and it is extremely disruptive when trying to parachute onto the map.

Call of Duty: Warzone has quite the history of game-breaking glitches, causing varying degrees of issues for players. These glitches include the very disruptive stim glitch, and the frustrating wall breach bugs.

Newest to the show is the introduction of a parachute glitch that leaves players in a state where they descend slowly to the ground, unable to do anything but watch. While annoying, the glitch is also hilarious, putting the character in a warped animation state that resembles the thriller dance.

You can watch footage of the bug below, posted by a Redditor. The bug itself seems to be based on the parachute getting forced in an odd direction, resulting in the character appearing tangled in the strings.

While this bug would be frustrating for any players stuck in it, it is worth noting this is the first we’ve seen of this particular issue. It also doesn’t help that the clip has minimal context, so it very well could be the result of a connection issue with the original poster.

Considering the game doesn’t appear to be lagging at all, it may be safe to assume this is a legitimate bug in Warzone. We think its highly unlikely you’ll run into this yourself, but if you do, don’t hesitate to tweet us some footage @CharlieIntel.

Best case scenario, the laughs end here and Raven Software patches this in the next update. We’ll be sure to report if more players begin to run into this bug.

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