Infinity Ward is bringing the 4th of July celebrations directly to the Warzone lobby!
The Warzone lobby, following this week’s newest update, now has fireworks and planes flying by in celebration of the upcoming 4th of July holiday in the US.
The lobby features a plane they flies by and deploys some fireworks, as seen in this video from CODTracker:
Happy 4th of July!
JGOD explains whether or not Warzone Kilo got secret buff
Warzone expert JGOD has crunched the numbers and explains if the Kilo received a secret buff in the popular Call of Duty battle royale.
The chatter in the Call of Duty: Warzone community regarding a possible secret buff to the Kilo 141 led statistics master JGOD to test and see if the assault rifle did indeed receive some unannounced improvements
There was a lengthy period of time where the Kilo 141 assault rifle was seen as the deadliest weapon for Warzone players when they were battling on Verdansk. However, following the integration of content from Call of Duty: Black Ops Cold War, the Kilo took a backseat to the best weapons from Treyarch’s latest entry in the franchise.
The Kilo still finds itself used in loadouts by players who prefer its low-recoil and damage output, and recent discussion in the Warzone community has focused on the weapon possibly getting a secret buff to its stats.
This talk of a possible improvement for the Kilo was the focus of an April 19, 2021 video from YouTuber JGOD, the master of Call of Duty: Warzone statistics.
In the video, JGOD explains that he did not see any increase in the damage output of the Kilo when it came to Warzone, as it still took 14 shots to take down an enemy through his testing.
Moving on to the damage output at various ranges for the assault rifle, JGOD describes how the damage output for the Kilo in Warzone is the same as it was when it was a top meta choice for players over the past year, with it taking 11 or fewer shots to kill an enemy.
However, the damage output past 86 meters is currently at 14 shots to kill, which was implemented for the assault rifle following the integration of Black Ops Cold War into the battle royale title.
JGOD explains that some players may feel that the Kilo is killing faster than usual due to team shooting where a player’s teammates are also dishing out damage towards an enemy player.
Looking into detailed numbers for kill to death ratios and time to kill for the Kilo over the past few months of Warzone, JGOD found that the data did not support the idea of there having been a secret buff to the weapon, as it is currently ranking behind multiple other weapons for these important areas.
There is no doubt that fans of the Kilo will be hoping for a major buff to the weapon when Season 3 of Warzone kicks off this week. If not, there will still be a variety of new weapons for players to try out.
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When is Warzone’s nuke event? Date, time, details, and how to watch
Warzone’s rumored Season 2 nuke event is almost upon us, so here’s how to watch it, as well as the location and time – welcoming Season 3.
The nuclear destruction of Verdansk is almost here, so here’s everything we know about Warzone Season 2’s nuclear event, including the time, location, and what may happen regarding Season 3 in the battle royale.
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 Season 2, 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 heading into Warzone Season 3.
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.
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 experience the event in-game. As Cold War’s reveal was the only live event we’ve had in Warzone to date, the nuke event will follow this format.
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.
The Warzone Nuke event will be a multi-part event, starting at the above times and ending over 24 hours later on April 22 at 12PM Pacific.
Here’s a graphic showcasing the different times for each step, with more information on what each step is to be revealed as we get closer.
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.
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.
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.
The Season will need to fix a couple of niggles that are currently causing some trouble in Warzone at the moment too. The controversial Sykov Pistols are a recent addition to Warzone Season 2 and have already been confirmed to be receiving a nerf.
Once its overpowered nature and incredible exploit are fixed, Raven Software will also need to focus on the frustrating glitch that is causing Warzone Victories to not count towards players’ overall total.
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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Dr Disrespect explains why Treyarch are the only way to save Warzone
Dr Disrespect has explained why he thinks Raven Software should stop managing Warzone, and hand the reigns to Treyarch instead.
Dr Disrespect has not been shy voicing his frustrations on Call of Duty: Warzone and recently explained why he believes Treyarch should take over.
Call of Duty: Warzone has been one of the most popular games in the world following its release in 2020 and is one of the heavyweights when it comes to battle royale games. Plenty of popular streamers have jumped into Verdansk over the past year including Dr Disrespect who has never hidden his true feelings towards the game.
A variety of bugs like the latest invisibility glitch and overpowered weapons such as the Akimbo Sykov pistols have caused major headaches for the community. Issues like these have been one of the major problems in the eyes of the Call of Duty community following the integration of Black Ops Cold War into Warzone.
During an April 18, 2021 stream, Dr Disrespect ran into a variety of issues that left the streamer less than satisfied with the first-person shooter and how developer Raven Software was handling the management of the game.
This led the streamer to state that Black Ops Cold War developer Treyarch should take over the management and development of the battle royale game.
“Raven at this point — They’ve always been sorta a support studio within Activision. But, I think they are just supporting on this transition between Warzone and what the Cold War version is gonna be,” said the Two-Time. “I’m hoping that once we get on Cold War we get Raven the hell off of this game. Please, get off of it, and let’s let Treyarch maybe sorta manage it for the next year. That’ll be fun.”
Clip starts at 23:00 for mobile users.
Infinity Ward had been the lead development studio for Warzone following its release in the life cycle of its latest game, Call of Duty: Modern Warfare. Raven Software took over the main development and managing duties of the battle royale during the release and integration of Black Ops Cold War.
Members of the community have been very critical of Raven’s handling of the game so far and there are likely plenty of other players who would agree with Dr Disrespect when it comes to having Treyarch take over Warzone for the foreseeable future that is set to change drastically with the arrival of Season 3.
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