Warzone Pacific Season 1 is set to bring some significant changes to the table. Here are some of the most important updates and additions players can expect on December 8.
It’s safe to say that players will be diving into a completely different Warzone experience than what they are used to. With many changes to dissect here are some of the highlights that you won’t want to miss.
Warzone Pacific Season 1 changes
Post-Gulag weapons & equipment
Caldera will deliver a more forgiving Gulag experience. Previously, winning your Gulag gunfight meant dropping back into Verdansk with a pistol in hand. Warzone Pacific is making it so players drop back in with the loadout used to win their Gulag. In other words, players will have access to at least one weapon, if not two, and possibly any equipment that remains after the duel.
Players familiar with the Iron Trials ’84 Warzone game mode will already be accustomed to this new gameplay mechanic.
Equipment balancing & Loadout Drop purchase
Several elements are being tuned prior to Caldera’s launch. Most of these elements correspond to player loadouts. For starters Stopping Power Rounds have been completely removed from the game as a Field Upgrade. In addition, the Dead Silence Field Upgrade is receiving a considerable nerf.
Raven Software has also promised to reduce the effectiveness of Stun Grenades, Heartbeat Sensors, and dual-wield melee weapons. These components were all widely used at one point in the Warzone cycle. It makes sense to pinpoint overpowered elements for players to start Caldera on even footing.
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Another massively important change to note is the inability to call in a Loadout Drop from a Buy Station prior to the Loadout Drop event falling across the map. This will have a huge impact on strategy as many high-level players aim to purchase their Loadout Drop as quickly as possible in order to get a head start on the competition. That will no longer be possible. Also, when playing the Vanguard Royale playlist, Loadouts can only contain Vanguard weapons.
Alongside the nerf to some overpowered equipment, players can expect a buff to equipment that has gotten less love over the years. For starters, most equipment will deal more damage. Secondly, the Snapshot Grenade is receiving an increase in effective range. Stim equipment will now provide a momentary boost to movement speed and the Decoy Grenade will pack rubber bullets that deal a small amount of damage to enemies.
Gas Mask buff
One of Warzone’s most prominent complaints is finally getting a fix. It seems as though Gas Masks will no longer interrupt the majority of your actions in Caldera.
In the past, the animation of removing or applying a mask has left players vulnerable when engaged in a gunfight. This change will also make plating within gas a more fluid experience.
Walk through water
Players will be able to take to the water in Caldera. Although Operators still cannot swim in deep waters, shallow areas such as the Lagoon will inhibit players to swim through water. Players walking in water will be harder to track even when the Tracker Perk is equipped.
Furthermore, crouching in water will give you the effects of Cold Blooded. Lastly, when fire-based equipment makes contact with water, layers of smoke will appear. Each of these elements adds a new layer of strategy when traversing the map.
These are the major changes expected on December 8. Warzone players sure have a lot to get used to. This transition period will be an exciting one, stay tuned for more Vanguard Season 1 and Warzone Pacific: Caldera news before its release.
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Best Automaton loadout for Warzone Pacific Caldera
Here are the attachments and perks you need to equip to make the best Automaton loadout for Warzone Pacific Caldera.
The Automaton is one of the most popular Assault Rifle choices in Vanguard Multiplayer. Luckily, its stellar qualities can also shine in Warzone Pacific if you craft the best Automaton loadout possible.
While the Automaton was regarded as the best AR when the integration first landed, a nerf to its recoil saw it bomb out of the meta. Having said that, the recent January 12 update gave the weapon a buff, and players are starting to realize how strong the weapon is once again.
Here’s the best Automaton loadout you can use for Warzone Pacific success.
- Best Automaton attachments for Warzone Pacific
- Best Automaton Perks and equipment
- How to unlock the Automaton in Vanguard and Warzone Pacific
- Warzone Pacific alternatives to Automaton
Best Automaton attachments for Warzone Pacific
- Muzzle: MX Silencer
- Barrel: Empress 620mm Precision
- Optic: G16 2.5x
- Stock: ZAC Skeletal
- Underbarrel: m1941 Hand Stop
- Magazine: 6.5mm Sakura 75 Round Drum
- Ammunition: Lengthened
- Rear Grip: Polymer Grip
- Perk: Tight Grip
- Perk 2: Fully Loaded
Although the Automaton doesn’t boast the fastest TTK amongst Assault Rifles, it is certainly one of the easiest to control. The Empress 620mm Precision, ZAC Skeletal stock, m1941 Hand Stop, Tight Grip Perk, and Polymer Grip all work toward improving accuracy by steadying the weapon.
As with most Warzone loadouts, increased magazine size is highly-recommended. The 6.5mm Sakura 75 Round Drum will allow you to knock and wipe several players. Fully Loaded will put you in the best position to win by starting you with maximum ammo. Lengthened will increase bullet velocity, making the Automaton a lethal choice.
Lastly, although Optics are generally down to preference, we love the G16 2.5x, as it provides the weapon with a clean reticle and zoom.
Best Automaton Perks and equipment
- Perk 1: E.O.D.
- Perk 2: Ghost
- Perk 3: Amped
- Secondary: Top Break
- Lethal: Semtex
- Tactical: Stun
Although big changes have made their way to Warzone, some things have maintained the status quo. E.O.D, Ghost, and Amped should remain an extremely popular trio of Perks.
Along the same lines, the Semtex Lethal equipment, and Stun Tactical equipment will continue to be useful options. Of course, many of these choices will not be available in the Vanguard Royale mode.
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The Top Break has made waves as a powerful Secondary weapon option. Seeing as the Automaton specializes in long-range gunfights, the Top Break handgun will have your back in close quarters.
How to unlock the Automaton in Vanguard and Warzone Pacific
In order to unlock the Automaton in Warzone, players must reach Rank 8, making it very easy to obtain.
Many players have already sufficiently leveled up the weapon through Vanguard Multiplayer, making it the ideal choice for early Warzone success.
Warzone Pacific alternatives to Automaton
Long-range Assault Rifles are a popular choice across Caldera. With a ton of open space on the map, these weapons will certainly excel. If the Automaton isn’t your first choice then you may want to consider the STG44. It offers less mobility but more firepower.
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Best Diamatti loadout for CoD: Warzone Pacific Season 1
Here are the attachments and perks you can equip to make the best Warzone Pacific Diamatti loadout in Season 1 for close-quarter battles.
The Diamatti is a reliable handgun ideal for close combat and it remains a viable option during Warzone Pacific Season 1. Here’s the best Warzone Diamatti loadout that will allow you to mow down enemies in close-quarters combat.
The close-range meta for Call of Duty: Warzone Pacific has a good deal of variety right now in Season 1, with the Diamatti Pistol from Black Ops Cold War being an excellent choice for players when it comes to their secondary weapon, especially if you are running a Ghost class.
If you’re looking to make this handgun your trusty side-arm during close encounters, then you will want to make sure you have the best Warzone Pacific Diamatti loadout built for your class.
Here are the attachments and perks you will need to use to have the best Warzone Pacific Diamatti loadout ready for battle.
- Best Warzone Diamatti loadout attachments
- Best perks to use with Warzone Diamatti class
- Most recent Diamatti buffs and nerfs
- How to unlock the Diamatti
- Best alternatives
Best Warzone Pacific Diamatti loadout attachments
- Muzzle: Agency Supressor
- Barrel: 7.2″ Task Force
- Laser: SWAT 5mw Laser Sight
- Ammunition: STANAG 30 Rnd
- Rear Grip: Serpent Wrap
The Diamatti was once considered overpowered when it first dropped in Warzone, but it has since received a few buffs and nerfs in recent seasons. Although it isn’t considered OP anymore, it still absolutely shreds on Rebirth Island. Players who prefer the Rebirth Island map should give this Diamatti loadout a try.
We’ll start with the Agency Suppressor Muzzle attachment, which will give you a big boost in vertical recoil control all while keeping your shots off of the minimap.
Next, we’ll use the 7.2″ Task Force Barrel to improve the Diamatti’s damage range and bullet velocity significantly. This will make the weapon ideal for close-quarters and medium-range encounters so that you don’t get overwhelmed by foes.
While the handgun has precise accuracy, you’ll be firing from the hip in certain close-range combat situations, so we recommend equipping the SWAT 5mw Laser Sight to increase hip-fire accuracy.
Finally, we’ll cap off the best Warzone Diamatti loadout with the STANAG 30 Round Mag to make sure you do not run out of bullets in the middle of a fight and the Serpent Wrap Rear Grip attachment to boost your aim down sight speed.
Best Perks to use with Warzone Diamatti class
- Perk 1: E.O.D
- Perk 2: Ghost
- Perk 3: Battle Hardened
Many battles on Caldera or Rebirth Island will have enemies throwing explosives at you. Using E.O.D. will allow you to take less damage from enemy explosives and help you stay in the fight longer.
Using the Best Warzone Diamatti loadout means you do not have to worry about using Overkill and can focus on utilizing the power of Ghost, which will keep you from appearing on enemy UAVs and Heartbeat Sensors.
Another bonus of using this Black Ops Cold War pistol as your main secondary weapon is that you do not need to use Amped to increase your weapon swap speed, as it is already fast enough for Pistols.
This will allow you to use Battle Hardened to reduce the effectiveness of enemy stun and flash grenades, which can be the difference between winning and losing a fight.
Most recent Diamatti buffs and nerfs
Raven Software haven’t made any major changes to the Diamatti Pistol in some time, but we will update this section with any new buffs or nerfs if they are applied in the future.
How to unlock the Diamatti in Warzone Pacific
Players will first need to unlock this Pistol if they want to create the best Warzone Diamatti loadout. Interested individuals can unlock this weapon by reaching Level 49 in either Warzone or Black Ops Cold War.
Consider using a Double XP token and this Rebirth Island strategy to fully level weapons up in 30 minutes.
Best Diamatti alternatives for Warzone Pacific
There are very few weapons in the Pistol category that are dominating Warzone Pacific at the moment. If you want to stick to a Pistol and still be able to use Ghost with your first loadout then Vanguard’s 1911 Pistol and Top Break Pistol are fine candidates.
For more on Warzone Pacific Season 1, check out all the tiers and rewards up for grabs in this season’s Battle Pass.
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Warzone’s most overpowered Assault Rifle is back after January 12 update buff
Warzone’s weapon meta is shifting once again after a previously nerfed weapon makes its return back into the meta after receiving a buff.
After the January 12th update, one of the Warzone Pacific ARs that was previously overpowered and nerfed has been buffed, currently making it one of the best options, especially with this “specific” build.
Despite the new SMG, the Welgun, stealing the show and becoming one of the best weapons to use, a previously overpowered AR has taken its place in the meta once again after receiving a buff in the patch.
Back when Warzone Pacific first launched, players were getting to grips with all the new Vanguard weapons, figuring out which ones would top the meta.
Players quickly realized how strong the Automaton was, mostly because of its lack of recoil and consistent damage at range.
The Automaton became the number one AR option for players until it was subsequently nerfed. The nerf saw its recoil adjusted, which made it much less overpowered. Having said that, the devs have decided to buff the weapon in the mid-season update, and players are slowly realizing its potential once again.
Warzone Pacific January 12 Automaton buff
In the Warzone January 12 patch notes, the Automaton received the following buff:
- Assault Rifle Hotel (VG)Recoil decreased
- Recoil Deviation decreased
This buff has greatly increased the viability of this weapon, especially since the previous nerf made the weapon’s recoil much harder to control and predict.
After this buff, even FaZe Swagg believes that the weapon is “back,” claiming in his latest video that it is now his “main AR.”
Make sure you check out our best Automaton loadout for Warzone Pacific after this buff, as it does require certain attachments to make it feel just as great as it once felt.
For more, check out why Season 2 of Warzone and Vanguard has been delayed.
Image Credits: Activision / Raven Software
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