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Warzone players call for devs to nerf pistol melee damage and snapping

Recent discussion in the Warzone community has focused on the damage players can dish out with the pistol when they melee and how it snaps onto enemies.

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Members of the Warzone community have begun to call for the Call of Duty battle royale developers to make changes to the damage that can be dealt out by the melee attack of the starting pistol and how this pistol melee snaps onto enemies.

One of the features that set Call of Duty: Warzone apart from other battle royales is that players drop into a match with a pistol compared to other games where a player lands with nothing at all. This feature allows players to immediately get into a fight with more than just their fists and help them if an enemy gets a gun before them.

However, the incredible damage that players can dish out with the melee attack of this starting pistol where they can down an enemy with two plates with just a couple of hits and how the game snaps these pistol melee attacks onto enemies has lead to plenty of frustration for players.

The recent discussion surrounding a desire for Raven Software to make changes, such as the call for a vehicle exit animation to be added, to the pistol melee damage popped up over on the official Warzone subreddit, where one member of the community posted an image stating that pistol whips should do the same amount of damage as the melee attack with a character’s fists.

Many other players agreed with this sentiment, while others claimed that a pistol whip should do more damage than fists but should not do more damage than bullets being fired from an enemy gun.

While the discussion began focusing on the damage that the Warzone pistol melee dishes out, other members of the community began to state they believe the damage is not the issue.

They stated that the game would have the melee snap onto targets from even decent distances, which the developers need to address.

While the ability to land with a pistol has brought an exciting element to Warzone, there is no doubt that a portion of the community wants to see some major changes be applied to the Warzone pistol melee damage and snapping effect sooner than later.

For more on Warzone, check out how to throw C4 twice as far in Season 3, and stay tuned for future news and guides.

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Best Warzone SMG loadouts for Season 5 Reloaded: Ranked list

An SMG is a vital tool in any Warzone loadout, so we’ve put together the top five and their best attachments in Season 5 Reloaded.

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Submachine Guns are powerful tools in any Call of Duty: Warzone player’s arsenal, so we’ve ranked every SMG and put together the top five and their best attachments for Season 5 Reloaded’s best close-range loadouts.

Since Warzone’s launch in March 2020, the consistent meta is to run a long-range weapon like an Assault Rifle alongside something for up-close. SMGs are an excellent choice for these engagements as they’re much more versatile than Shotguns, being effective at medium range with the right attachments.

Cold War’s SMGs burst on the scene in Season 1, but as the seasons have gone on, many Modern Warfare submachine guns have remained viable.

We’ve ranked every SMG from Modern Warfare and Black Ops Cold War and counted down the top five SMG loadouts you should be running in Warzone Season 5.

Best Warzone SMGs ranked list

Ghost using Striker SMG in Call of Duty Warzone

Raven Software has spent a lot of time balancing SMGs in the last few updates, but now a clear meta has emerged.

Before we take a look at each of the game’s best SMG loadouts, we’re first going to rank every sub in Warzone Season 5 so you can see how each weapon compares to the rest.

Here’s our official ranked list for the SMGs in Warzone Season 5:

  1. MAC-10
  2. Bullfrog
  3. OTs 9
  4. MP7
  5. PPSH-41
  6. TEC-9
  7. Modern Warfare MP5
  8. Milano
  9. Cold War MP5
  10. Fennec
  11. CX-9
  12. AK-74u
  13. Nail Gun
  14. Bizon
  15. P90
  16. AUG (MW)
  17. ISO
  18. Uzi
  19. Striker
  20. LC10
  21. KSP 45

Best Warzone SMG loadouts for Season 5 meta

Here are the top five SMGs you should be running in Verdansk ’84 and Rebirth Island in Warzone Season 5.

SMGs are extremely balanced in Season 5, and the five on this list cover various playstyles and engagement ranges.

5. Best PPSH-41 Warzone loadout

PPSH SMG in Cod Warzone

The PPSH-41 appears to have come and gone from players’ favor, but other SMGs receiving nerfs over the course of Season 5 have placed it in a great spot.

It has great mobility and a large drum mag, which are excellent for finessing and taking on full squads at once. Its range is also commendable, so you could pair it with a Sniper Rifle if you’re looking for an aggressive sniper loadout.

  • Muzzle: GRU Suppressor
  • Barrel: 15.7″ Task Force
  • Laser: Tiger Team Spotlight
  • Stock: Raider Stock
  • Ammunition: 55 Rnd Drum

4. Best MP7 Warzone loadout

MP7 SMG in Call of Duty Warzone

Before Black Ops Cold War’s integration in December 2020, the MP7 and Modern Warfare MP5 fought it out for the top spot. Now that some of Cold War’s SMGs have been nerfed, the MP7 has returned to the meta.

Our favorite features of the MP7 are the easy-to-control recoil pattern and 60 Round Mag. These elevate it above many of the close-range options, allowing you to strike a great middle-ground between SMGs and Assault Rifles, adding more versatility to your loadout.

  • Muzzle: Monolithic Suppressor
  • Barrel: FFS Recon
  • Laser: Tac Laser
  • Underbarrel: Commando Foregrip
  • Ammunition: 60 Round Mag

3. Best OTs 9 Warzone loadout

OTs 9 SMG in Warzone Season 5

The Season 4 Reloaded update added a new SMG to the world of Warzone in the form of the OTs 9. This new SMG quickly made a name for itself as one of the best close-quarters weapons players can use in their battles. YouTuber JGOD even said it was up there with Shotguns for close-range.

The agile mobility and powerful punch the OTs 9 provides made it a favorite amongst the best players in the world. It did receive a small nerf in the September 15 update which has slightly knocked its effectiveness, but it’s still extremely powerful up-close.

  • Muzzle: GRU Suppressor
  • Barrel: 8.1″ Task Force
  • Laser: Tiger Team Spotlight
  • Ammunition: Spetsnaz 40 Rnd
  • Stock: KGB Skeletal Stock

2. Best Bullfrog Warzone loadout

Warzone Bullfrog SMG

The Bullfrog has long been a powerful choice in Warzone, but it’s climbed to popularity in Season 5. Its large magazine size, decent range, and impressive headshot multiplier make it an SMG worthy of any loadout.

The best Bullfrog build increases the weapon’s mobility, making sure that you can aggressively push opponents without any hindrance to your speed. Luckily, its magazine size is already large enough that you can add extra mobility attachments.

This large magazine is also very useful for the new, and very well-received, Iron Trials mode. With this mode’s much higher TTK, the extra bullets at your disposal are extremely important when building a loadout.

  • Muzzle: GRU Suppressor
  • Barrel: 7.4″ Task Force
  • Laser: Tiger Team Spotlight
  • Stock: Spetsnaz PKM Stock
  • Underbarrel: Bruiser Grip

1. Best MAC-10 Warzone loadout

Warzone MAC-10 loadout

Since it arrived in Warzone, the MAC-10 has been the undisputed go-to SMG. With a fast-fire rate, minimal recoil, and extremely fast time-to-kill, it’s almost impossible to go wrong with the MAC-10. Whether using it alongside a Sniper Rifle or a long-range Assault Rifle, it’s the perfect accompaniment.

The MAC-10 somehow survived the latest round of balance updates, allowing it to remain the best of the bunch. If you don’t have the MAC-10 in your loadout already, we seriously recommend giving it a try.

  • Muzzle: Monolithic Suppressor
  • Barrel: 5.9″ Task Force
  • Laser: Tiger Team Spotlight
  • Stock: Raider Stock
  • Ammunition: STANAG 53 Rnd Drum

Although these SMGs are the top five loadouts you should run, the meta is extremely open in Season 5 and you’ll likely find success with almost any weapon.

If you’re looking for more great weapons, then you can check out some of this season’s best Warzone loadouts below:


C58 | Groza | M4A1 | Milano | AK-47 | SP-R 208

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Warzone players roast “embarrassingly low effort” The Numbers event

Warzone players have slammed Season 5 Reloaded’s The Numbers event, calling the challenges and changes “lazy” and “terrible.”

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Warzone Season 5 Reloaded’s The Numbers event is here, but players have been less than impressed with the “low effort” and “lazy” challenges and changes.

Each Season, there’s usually a Warzone event to give players some new challenges to complete and rewards to earn. These have included fan-favorites such as The Haunting of Verdansk and the 80s Action Heroes, but players are calling Season 5’s The Numbers event a disappointment.

For this event, the Mobile Broadcast Stations have been activated and players must visit each one to complete the challenges and unlock the Sai melee weapon. With how quick and easy this is to complete, players have slammed the “extremely underwhelming” event.

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As with every event, players must complete a series of challenges to unlock Charms, Calling Cards, and an exclusive weapon Blueprint. The Numbers follows a similar format, but all players need to do is visit each Broadcast Station and they don’t feel the event is challenging or unique enough.

In a post slamming the latest Warzone event, Reddit user TheDudeofDudez said that The Numbers is “embarrassingly low effort” and “terrible.” They complained of the challenges lack of variety, where all you have to do is “Walk up to a van and press a button, hear some numbers, and that’s it.”

Another Redditor, JustThatOneGuy, elaborated on the issue. They explained that they completed all but two of the challenges in one game, and that was because the gas came in. “There’s no sense of speed or urgency as they’re active all match once activated,” they described. “No skill required to win gunfights as there’s no limit on how many are available per game.”

Popular Warzone YouTuber JGOD had the same experience, saying that it took him seven minutes to complete the challenge and unlock the Sai.

The event is now live, so it’s very likely it will stay this way until it concludes on October 5. While many feel it’s disappointing, some said they are just glad that the free Sai weapon is easy to unlock.


For more Warzone, you can check out the best Assault Rifle loadouts you can use after the significant September 15 update.

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Warzone Mobile Broadcast Stations: Locations & everything we know

One of the most interesting additions to Warzone Season 5 is Mobile Broadcast Stations. Here’s their locations and everything else we know.

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Warzone Mobile Broadcast Stations

Warzone Season 5 is finally upon us, and it’s come with a whole host of tweaks and changes. One thing players will have noticed is Warzone Mobile Broadcast Stations popping up around Verdansk. But what are they, and where can you find them?

As is the case with every update, players are eager to dive back into Warzone Season 5 and check out the latest batch of changes. From new weapons such as The Cane to stylish skins to chase after, such as Kyube Kitsune, there’s plenty to play for and unlock this time around.

One of the changes, however, is causing a mysterious broadcast to be played around Verdansk. The patch notes for Warzone Season 5 noted that Mobile Broadcast Stations would be coming to the game as a new point of interest for players to fight over. Here’s everything we know about the Mobile Broadcast Stations that are now ready for players to activate.

What are Mobile Broadcast Stations in Warzone Season 5?

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These mysterious little POIs had begun spawning around the map since the launch of Season 5 and have been dormant until September 21, 2021, when Raven Software activated them. Players can now travel to these vehicles to complete challenges and earn various rewards.

Raven Software has kept their use relatively vague up until now, urging players to “keep their head” when they approach one and “tune out” the broadcast each one emits.

How to activate and use Mobile Broadcasts Station in Warzone Season 5?

To look at, they are essentially large trucks with telegraph poles sticking out the top of them. If you stumble across an active one, you will be greeted by an alarm sound and see that the antenna is raised further into the air.

Here’s how to activate one of them:

  1. Walk up to a Mobile Broadcast Station
  2. Approach the back-left corner of the station
  3. Stand in front of a big, red button and press your “Activate” button
  4. You’ll receive some cash, and a broadcast will be played, so make sure you’re stood close enough to hear it

Warzone Mobile Broadcast Stations locations

You can find all of the Warzone Mobile Broadcast Stations locations on the map below:

Warzone Mobile Broadcast Stations locations
  • Northwest of the Military Base
  • South of the Port
  • North of the Airport
  • West of the Train Station
  • Between the Boneyard and Superstore
  • East of the Salt Mine
  • At the Farmland
  • At the Hills
  • Southwest of the TV Station

That’s all we know about the Warzone Mobile Broadcast Stations right now. We’ll keep you updated as The Warzone and Cold War The Numbers event continues.

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