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Warzone May 27 update patch notes: Truck Solos spawn rate, AMAX nerfed, weapon updates

The new Warzone game settings update includes changes to the FARA, AMAX, Trucks, and more.

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Raven Software has released a new game settings update for Call of Duty: Warzone on all platforms on May 27 which brings some highly requested updates for Solo players along with more weapon balancing updates.

The new Game Settings Update for Warzone will bring a highly requested change for the Solos mode in Warzone. The Bertha, the cargo truck in Warzone, has had its spawn rate drastically reduced in Solos.

This update also brings some weapon changes and updates.

The update brings an additional nerf for the CR-56 AMAX, as Raven says they believe the weapon is still over performing in its category.

Also included are some changes to the FARA, Tactical Rifle Charlie, the optics of the Tundra, and updates to certain Cold War attachments in Call of Duty: Warzone.

Raven shared the full patch notes for the update, as seen below.

May 27 Patch Notes

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GAMEPLAY 

  • Cargo Truck spawn rates for Verdansk Solo BR mode have been reduced to 5 (static) from a range of 16 to 20. 
    • This change will take effect when our Playlist update goes live later today.
    • Cargo Trucks are incredibly durable and provide ample cover from enemy fire—which makes them the optimal choice for map rotation. In Solos, players are not keen to unload a considerable amount of their resources into the removal of Cargo Trucks, which would often result in a significant number of them in final circles. The ensuing gameplay allowed players to skirt traditional engagements and created a crutch that put less of an emphasis on end game positioning and gunplay. A substantial reduction in the number of Cargo Trucks in Solos will make whittling them down over the course of the game a feasible and attractive option given their considerably reduced map presence. 

BUG FIXES 

  • Fixed additional map locations in Verdansk that allowed players to reach out-of-bounds areas.
  • Fixed additional collision issues with various elements across Verdansk allowing players to exploit/peek/shoot through them. 
  • Fixed a bug where vehicles could down or kill squad mates. 
  • Fixed an issue in Nakatomi Plaza where the vault access denied audio could be heard throughout the entire building.
    • Because we can’t trust you to realize that once access has been denied, you should walk away from the button and not try again… and over again… and over again
  • Fixed a bug preventing the Ballistic Knife Camouflage skins from unlocking upon completing their respective requirements. 
  • Fixed a bug where the Swat 5mw Laser Sight for Sniper Rifles was not displaying Aiming Stability as a pro. 
  • Fixed the incorrect labeling of Sniper Rifle Echo as Sniper Rifle Delta. 

WEAPONS 

  • Assault Rifles 
    • CR-56 AMAX 
      • Headshot multiplier decreased from 1.62 to 1.5
      • The CR-56 AMAX has continued to display disproportionate levels of dominance over the long-range Assault Rifle space. As we continue our efforts to slowly raise the Time to Kill, we feel the best course of action here is to reduce the power level of outliers rather than increase others to meet it. We believe it will take some time to adjust to a landscape where the CR-56 AMAX is not the undisputed king of long-range automatic weapons, but we feel this will be a net positive given how many more weapons we expect to be introduced into viability with this update. Our hope is that this change will present players with an opportunity to showcase and expand their mastery over a multitude of weapons that had been outclassed by the CR-56 AM. 
         
    • FARA 83 
      • Recoil pattern adjusted 
      • Hip Spread increased 
      • We have not yet settled on the identity of the FARA 83. We would like to see it as a long-range viable Assault Rifle and in that light, we have smoothed out its recoil to be easier to control at range. We are also increasing its Hip Spread so it is slightly less effective in close quarters. This functional overlap is something we want to avoid and will continue to address where we identify it. 
         
  • Tactical Rifles
     
    • Tactical Rifle Charlie 
      • Recoil magnitude decreased 
      • Tactical Rifle Charlie has fallen victim to a bit of an overreduction in efficacy. While we still maintain that Tactical Rifles ride a very thin line between underwhelming and oppressive, we feel that the Tactical Rifle Charlie could be closer to that line. 
         
  • Sniper Rifles
     
    • LW3 – Tundra 
      • Base optic adjusted 
      • We have made some adjustments to reduce the fisheye lens effect. 

ATTACHMENTS 

  • Optics
     
    • Axial Arms 3x 
      • Optic reworked 
         
    • Royal & Kross 4x 
      • Optic reworked 
         
    • SUSAT Multizoom 
      • Optic reworked 
         
    • We feel the impact that these changes will have cannot be understated. We believe optics have been holding back the long-range viability of BOCW Weapons and we expect that these optics adjustments will drastically change that. When optics are too close to the camera, they can cause distracting motions and visual obfuscation and in long-range engagements especially, visual clarity is crucial. We believe with these changes, that an expanded assortment of long-range viable weapons will become available. 
       
  • Muzzles
     
    • Suppressor (LMG) 
      • ADS Speed increased from 2% to 3.5% 
      • Sprint to Fire Speed increased from 4% to 5% 
      • We have seen some reports that the Suppressor appears to be affecting Light Machine Guns negatively, or not at all. We can assure you that is not the case. Considering the test environment frame rate and such small increments, it can be difficult to accurately measure the impact an attachment may have. Notwithstanding, we felt that the values on the LMG Suppressor could use an increase to give them more of a fighting chance in a sea of Assault Rifles.

SOURCE: Raven Software

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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.

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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.

UGM-8 LMG in Warzone Pacific

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.

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MP40 Warzone Pacific loadout

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.

Warzone Pacific features a variety of powerful SMGs that you can use in close-range battles, and the MP40 remains a viable pick in Warzone because of its minimal recoil and decent damage.

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 Warzone MP40 loadout attachments

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 Foldingm1941 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 

E.O.D Perk in Warzone Pacific
  • 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

MP40 in Call of Duty Vanguard

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.

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Warzone Caldera Operator

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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