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Warzone players call for ranked mode like Apex Legends

Warzone players and streamers are calling on Raven Software to add a Ranked Mode like the ones found in Apex Legends and Fortnite.

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Call of Duty: Warzone is arguably the most popular battle royale in the world, but players who regularly drop into Verdansk are calling on Raven Software to steal an idea from rival title Apex Legends.

Lots of multiplayer games will use ranked modes to let players see how they stack up against other players of similar quality. In battle royales though, ranked modes are a little rarer, with high player counts in matches making it difficult to judge player’s skills, and hard to create lobbies of competitors at similar levels.

One battle royale which has successfully achieved this though is Respawn Entertainment’s Apex Legends. The game’s Ranked Leagues give players the opportunity to truly test their mettle, placing them in divisions from Bronze up to Apex Predators, based on final placements and in-game performance.

Now, Warzone players are asking Raven Software to implement something similar, with NRG’s AverageJoeWo leading the calls for a ranked mode in their battle royale.

Apex Legends Ranked divisions

In a tweet from AverageJoeWo, the content creator said: “A ranked mode in Warzone would actually be kind of lit and something to grind for. Looking at Apex Legends with Predators, and the badges you get would be fire if Warzone implemented that with calling cards, emblems, skins, etc.”

The responses to the tweet were extremely positive, with Warzone fans arguing that it wouldn’t be difficult to implement. With CoD games like Warzone using skill-based matchmaking to create lobbies in the background, they already have a system in place to group together players of similar abilities.

Black Ops Cold War and a number of other CoD titles have included League Play in multiplayer, so it’s also a system that they have introduced on a smaller scale, meaning they already have the foundations of Ranked Play, and in theory would only need to adjust them to work for Warzone.

There was some concern from players about how it would work in practice though. It’s no secret that Warzone has had issues with cheating in the past, and many who replied to the tweet argued that without effective anti-cheat, the mode would end up overrun by players using hacks to gain unfair advantages.

While Raven have banned over 500,000 accounts in an attempt to stamp out cheating, the game’s lack of anti-cheat combined with the fact it’s free-to-play means hacking remains a major issue for players, and is something the devs would have to work on if a true ranked mode was introduced.

Whether Raven would ever consider adding a ranked playlist to Warzone remains to be seen, but it’s clear that players would like a chance to earn ranks and cosmetic rewards based on their performances.

Image Credits: Raven Software / Treyarch / Respawn Entertainment

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Warzone Pacific Caldera map introduces fascinating new use for Molotovs

Warzone Pacific’s map Caldera is almost here. The latest promotional video may have even hinted at a new use for Molotov Cocktails.

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A new promotional video for Warzone Pacific Season 1 has revealed an interesting Molotov strategy that gives the equipment a new use.

Warzone and Vanguard’s first season is almost here, with players continuing to participate in the Secrets of the Pacific event on Verdansk.

The new update will be bringing many changes to Warzone. Although some are concerned about the Loadout Drop changes, many are excited for Warzone Pacific. As well as Gas Mask buffs, it seems the Molotov equipment will be getting a new use.

Warzone Molotov Cocktail

There’s been a lot of promotion for Warzone Pacific, with the official launch coming on December 8 for those with early access.

Players are excited to get to grips with the brand new map, Caldera, which is sure to have loads for players to discover.

We’ve had information on all the POIs that players will see, but a new promotion video posted by charlieINTEL on Twitter showed a “postcard from Caldera,” which may have hinted at a new use for the Molotov equipment.

Molotovs on Warzone Pacific Caldera map

Warzone pacific caldera

Molotovs have always been pretty great. Players will often use them to get enemies out of corners or even finish off downed players. They set the floor ablaze which acts as a trap for some time so that players can block paths as well.

Despite all these utilizations, Caldera may be bringing a brand new use for them. In the postcard, some information is detailed about an unknown person arriving on Caldera. They say that they have “discovered a fun trick with Molotovs: throw ’em into water and they become smoke grenades! Highly recommend”

This can’t be confirmed until the map is out, but it would make sense considering the developers have intentionally decided to include it within a promotional video for the new map.

Further, the fact that the unknown character on Caldera is highly recommending that players try this makes it even more likely.

We’re unsure how strong this strategy will be, but it’s interesting that Caldera will be offering new gameplay mechanics like this. Could there be more hidden features for players to find upon release?

For more on Warzone, check out FaZe Swagg’s AN-94 loadout.

Image Credits: Activision / Raven Software / Sledgehammer Games

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FaZe Swagg reveals “2 SHOT” AN-94 Warzone loadout

Here’s Warzone content creator FaZe Swagg’s AN-94 loadout that had his viewers questioning whether the weapon was buffed or not.

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FaZe Swagg tried out a new Warzone Season 6 AN-94 loadout, claiming the weapon has “2 SHOT” potential and had his viewers thinking the weapon was buffed.

Warzone players are officially entering their final hours of Verdansk, with the latest Secrets of the Pacific event teasing the new Caldera map.

The recent Vanguard and Warzone Season 1 patch notes revealed a variety of changes. One of which affects the way in which loadouts will work. With that being said, you may want to drop into Verdansk and use this FaZe Swagg AN-94 loadout before it’s too late.

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The AN-94 has struggled to reach the top of the Warzone meta, but FaZe Swagg decided to give it a shot. The weapon worked so well that he claims viewers in his stream were even asking whether the weapon had been buffed.

For those looking to give this “2 SHOT” Warzone AN-94 loadout a try, here are the attachments Faze Swagg was using for it.

FaZe Swagg Warzone AN-94 loadout

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  • Muzzle: Monolithic Suppressor
  • Barrel: AN-94 Factory X-438mm
  • Optic: VLK 3.0 Optic
  • Underbarrel: Commando Foregrip
  • Magazine: 60 Round Casket Mags

First off, FaZe Swagg has gone with the Monolithic Suppressor. This greatly increases the weapon’s damage range and bullet velocity, while also keeping you off the minimap with suppressed fire.

Next, we have the AN-94 Factory X-438mm barrel. Despite decreasing mobility slightly, this attachment will increase the weapon’s damage range, bullet velocity, and also help with some recoil control.

Arguably one of the most important attachments for this weapon is the 60 Round Casket Mags. This is vital for when you need to take down multiple players at a time, as it will allow you to sustain fire for a long time.

Lastly, both the Commando Foregrip and VLK 3.0x Optic help massively when it comes to staying on target. Both of these attachments will help towards overall recoil control and accuracy.

FaZe Swagg ran this class with the OTs 9 SMG. This gives the loadout a nice balance, as the AN-94 is a great medium to long-range option, while the OTs can finish people very quickly in close combat.


That’s all for FaZe Swagg’s AN-94 loadout. For more loadouts, check out FaZe Swagg’s P-90 loadout.

Image Credits: Activision / Raven Software / FaZe Swagg

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All Warzone Pacific game modes: Vanguard Royale, Resurgence, Rebirth, more

Here are all of the new game modes coming with Warzone Pacific’s new Caldera map, including Vanguard Royale and more.

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Call of Duty: Vanguard will bring the Caldera Pacific map to Warzone when they integrate in December, so here are all of the new game modes coming with the new battle royale experience.

Warzone’s Pacific map has officially been revealed. Caldera, said to be “built on learnings from the community,” will arrive on with Season 1 on December 8 for Vanguard owners and December 9 for everyone else.

Along with all of the new weapons and operators, Warzone Pacific has kept some fan-favorite modes and brought some exciting new ones.

Here’s every new mode coming with Warzone Pacific’s Caldera map.

Warzone Caldera Battle Royale

Warzone Pacific road map

Vanguard’s integration brings Modern Warfare and Cold War weapons and vehicles to the Pacific, and they can all be found in the Caldera Battle Royale playlist.

This is Warzone’s standard mode, where over 150 weapons from across all three games will be available for use. It also brings all of the familiar vehicles such as ATVs, SUVs, Berthas, and Helicopters. So all the skins you’ve purchased and earned in the Battle Passes won’t go to waste.

Warzone Caldera Plunder

Warzone Caldera Pacific map

Regular Plunder also returns with Vanguard Season 1, but specifically on the new Caldera map.

Warzone fans love this mode for leveling up weapons and warming up for Battle Royale, and weren’t very happy when it was removed from playlists in Season 6.

But Plunder will still be there after the integration, including Warzone’s huge arsenal of weapons and vehicles.

Warzone Vanguard Royale

Caldera Pacific map in Call of Duty Warzone

Taking place on Caldera, Vanguard Royale turns Warzone into an authentic WW2 experience, including only Vanguard’s weapons and dogfighting.

Vanguard’s integration brings around 40 WW2 weapons to Warzone, and devs have included the Vanguard Royale playlist to allow players to try them all out in their own mode.

It also includes Dogfighting, where players can jump in fighter planes to battle it out in the skies. The devs said that to think of it like a “Precision Airstrike where you are in the cockpit, ready to rain down fire on a squad or defend yours from an enemy pilot.” Players on the ground can also jump in AA guns to defend themselves.

Warzone Vanguard Plunder

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Similar to the Vanguard Royale mode, Vanguard Plunder gives the fan-favorite mode a WW2 twist.

The mode will likely be very similar, but you’ll only be able to use Vanguard weapons and vehicles. If you’re a Warzone-only player, this will be the best mode to level up all of the new guns.

Vanguard Plunder will arrive later in Season 1.

Warzone Vanguard Resurgence

Warzone Pacific Vanguard Resurgence

Within the first week of Warzone Pacific’s launch, fans will have access to Vanguard Resurgence.

The Resurgence tag corresponds to a game mode with unique respawn mechanics. The respawn mechanic requires at least one player on a squad to stay alive for a specific period of time in order to bring back eliminated team members.

The high respawn rate makes for a fast-paced action-packed Battle Royale experience. Trying to stay alive to bring back your teammates produces some tense moments. Players love the chaos that comes with Resurgence and they’ll get to experience a Caldera version during launch week. 

Although we don’t yet know which section of the map will be accessible in Resurgence, the Pacific version is likely to focus on a small portion of Caldera. 

Warzone Rebirth Island

Warzone Rebirth Island map

Rebirth Island is here to stay! Many prefer Rebirth’s smaller, faster-paced battle royale map, and players were concerned that it would also disappear alongside Verdansk.

Rebirth will still be around, but players will bid goodbye to the map for a short period of time. During Warzone Pacific’s early access period on December 8, players will still be able to access Rebirth. However, the following day, Rebirth will disappear for an unspecific period. This coincides with Warzone Pacific’s full launch on December 9. 

We currently don’t know the exact date Rebirth is set to return, but the devs have promised that it will be making a comeback later in Season 1


And those are all of the new Warzone modes confirmed for Season 1! Expect Sledgehammer and Raven Software to continue to keep cooking up new experiences as the year goes on.

You can also check out all of the changes coming to Warzone, and every new Caldera POI.

Image Credit: Activision

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