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Warzone players claim health increase & Serpentine Perk are making Warzone too difficult

Warzone players are frustrated with the Season 3 Reloaded health changes and Serpentine Perk as they’ve made the game too difficult.

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Warzone Operator and Serpentine Perk

Warzone Season 3 Reloaded introduced major health increases and the new Serpentine Perk, but players claim these changes have made it too difficult to kill enemies.

Warzone received notable changes with the arrival of the Season 3 Reloaded update, including the arrival of the Serpentine Perk and a major health buff on Rebirth Island.

These changes have had a major impact on the gameplay experience of players, with many in the Warzone community claiming that the Serpentine Perk and health have made things too difficult.

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The Serpentine Perk allows players to tank incoming damage from bullets, explosives, and fire while they’re sprinting around the map. Combe this with the health buffs on Rebirth Island, and eliminating opponents has never been more difficult.

Reddit user ‘light-warrior’ shared their frustration with this in the Warzone subreddit, claiming that the difficulty has become “a bit too much.” They then suggested a few adjustments to make the game feel more balanced.

The Redditor stated: “Now, don’t get me wrong, change was needed but I think something should be toned down here. Either reduce health a bit, nerf the Serpentine Perk, or buff some guns so that most of them don’t feel like pea shooters.”

The Redditor made it clear that Rebirth Resurgence did not need changes this extreme, and the developers have made things too challenging. Many of the commenters in the thread agreed with this sentiment.

One user wrote: “Yeah, they went too far. The health increase was enough, but Serpentine makes engagements frustrating and drawn out. Needs a rework for sure.”

A few users singled out Serpentine for being the main reason why the game is so difficult now, claiming that it would be easy to adjust to the health changes if not for the addition of the new Perk.

One player stated: “With Serpentine, you can have no idea how many bullets you can take to drop someone. TTK was too low, but this was a major L as a way of fixing it, in my opinion. I do agree that all the changes to core mechanics make the game feel alien.

Despite the numerous complaints about the health changes and Serpentine Perk, the thread also featured a few players who are enjoying Warzone following the adjustments made in the Season 3 Reloaded update.

One of the commenters wrote: “Personally, I really enjoy the higher TTK as it gives me a chance to move and reposition and try and win a fight that previously would end too fast for me to react.”

At the time of writing, it remains to be seen whether or not Raven Software will respond to these criticisms by adjusting either the Serpentine Perk or the health changes on Rebirth Island. We’ll have to wait for a future update in order to find out.


For more Warzone content, take a look at JGOD’s best Warzone NZ-41 loadout in Season 3 Reloaded and IceManIsaac’s no recoil BAR loadout to beat the meta STG44.

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Best AS44 loadout for Warzone Pacific Season 4

Here are the attachments, Perks, and Equipment you need to make the best AS44 loadout for Warzone Pacific Season 4.

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AS44 in Warzone

The AS44 Assault Rifle is an excellent option for long-range combat, so here are the attachments, Perks, and Equipment that you need to assemble the best AS44 loadout in Warzone Pacific Season 4. 

Warzone Pacific features a wide selection of Assault Rifles that you can use for either medium or long-range combat situations, including the AS44 which received a significant buff in the Season 4 update.

You can use this Assault Rifle to cause some serious pain to your opponents, and we’ve got the right attachments, Perks, and Equipment that you’ll need to make the best AS44 loadout in Warzone Pacific Season 4.

Best Warzone AS44 loadout attachments

AS44 assault rifle warzone pacific
  • Muzzle: MX Silencer
  • Barrel: Kovalevskaya 615mm
  • Optic: SVT-40 PU Scope 3-6x
  • Stock: Kovalevskaya Custom
  • Underbarrel: Carver Foregrip
  • Magazine: 7.62 Gorenko 50 Round Mags
  • Ammo Type: Lengthened
  • Rear Grip: Hatched Grip 
  • Perk: Disable
  • Perk 2: Fully Loaded

We’ll start off this Warzone Pacific loadout by equipping the MX Silencer and Kovalevskaya 615mm to bring the weapon’s recoil under control while boosting its accuracy and effective damage range.

The Hatched Grip and the Kovalevskaya Custom will boost the weapon’s flinch resistance and recoil control, allowing you to beam enemies with the AS44. You can take advantage of the improved accuracy by equipping the SVT-40 PU Scope 3-6x optic to pick off distant foes.

We picked the 7.62 Gorenko 50 Round Mags to ensure that the AS44 has enough ammo to bring down multiple targets as well as increase recoil control and accuracy further. The Lengthened ammo type will provide the AR’s bullet velocity with a boost.

Coming to our choice of perks, we went with Disable to make enemies less capable of escaping after your bullets slow their movement speed, and with Fully Loaded, you’ll start off with the maximum amount of ammo.

Best AS44 Perks and Equipment 

Warzone E.O.D, Ghost, and Amped Perks
  • Perk 1: E.O.D
  • Perk 2: Overkill
  • Perk 3: Amped
  • Lethal: Throwing Knife
  • Tactical: Stun

We recommend equipping the E.O.D Perk to make you more resistant to explosive damage from grenades and thermites that enemies throw at you. Overkill will allow you to pair the AS44 with a close-range weapon like the H4 Blixen.

You should select Amped as your final Perk so that you can instantly switch between your two weapons. The Throwing Knife will let you easily finish downed enemies that you’ve rushed, while the Stun will make that rush down a simpler task.

How to unlock the AS44 in Vanguard and Warzone Pacific

AS44 in Warzone

You can unlock the AS44 after reaching Rank 33, and using a Warzone Double XP event is a great opportunity to level up in the game much quicker.

Most of the attachments used to create this loadout are unlocked at later levels. Without some key attachments, you’ll certainly notice this weapon’s obnoxious recoil. Rest assured, with the right attachments the AS44 is a menace. 

Warzone Pacific alternatives to the AS44

If you want a great alternative to the AS44 then we recommend trying out the KG M40 which is also garnering attention in Season 4 as a fantastic long-range Assault Rifle. Of course, even after the June 30 nerf, the NZ-41 is still a devastating option in Season 4.


For more on Warzone, check out how this surprise Warzone AR is Season 4’s easiest weapon to use as well as everything we know about Warzone Pacific Season 4 Reloaded.

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Surprise Warzone AR is Season 4’s easiest weapon to use

A surprising Warzone AR is set to challenge the NZ-41 as the top long-range Warzone weapon in Season 4 thanks to its extremely low recoil.

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Warzone KG M40 Assault Rifle

After the NZ-41 received a significant nerf in Season 4, Warzone experts are in agreement that an easy-to-use Vanguard AR could take over as a dominant long-range weapon in Warzone.

Warzone’s long-range meta is constantly shifting as weapons receive buffs and nerfs with each new update. Previously, the STG44 was a dominant force before the NZ-41 took its spot as the top option. However, since the June 30 update nerfed the NZ-41, a new weapon could take over.

It seems several Warzone experts are suggesting that the same Vanguard Assault Rifle is destined to rise to the top in Season 4. The weapon is a surprising pick, but thanks to its friendly recoil pattern, it’s becoming difficult to ignore.

KG M40 Warzone Assault Rifle

The KG M40 made its way to Warzone Pacific during Season 2 as a free Battle Pass weapon. Unfortunately, it immediately failed to make an impression given how competitive the Assault Rifle meta was at the time.

However, it seems like the underrated AR could finally get its time to shine in Season 4 as Warzone expert Isaac ‘IceManIsaac‘ Hamilton claims that recent buffs have made the weapon a top-tier option.

IceManIsaac claims that this weapon will not fly under the radar for much longer as it rivals the NZ-41, “The key thing about this build when compared to the NZ is less recoil, better bullet velocity, and a comparable time to kill.”

IceManIsaac Warzone KG M40 loadout

  • Muzzle: MX Silencer
  • Barrel: Reisdorf 720mm Shrouded
  • Optic: SVT-40 PU Scope 3-6x
  • Stock: VDD 22G Padded
  • Underbarrel: M1930 Strife Angled
  • Magazine: 8mm Klauser 60 Round Drums
  • Ammo Type: Lengthened
  • Rear Grip: Grooved Grip
  • Perk: Tight Grip
  • Perk 2: Fully Loaded

The KG M40 also caught the eye of JGOD as the stats specialist agrees with IceManIsaac’s assessment that the weapon’s recoil makes it one of the easiest to use for long-range gunfights.

In Season 4, the KG M40 had its minimum damage increased from 24 to 26, its recoil intensity adjusted to account for less reliance on Tight Grip, and many of its attachments got buffed.

Given the type of engagements you’ll be taking with the KG M40, attachments like Tight Grip, M1930 Strife Angled, and VDD 22G Padded focus on boosting control and accuracy.

IceManIsaac explains that the ability to equip a precision scope like the SVT-40 PU Scope 3-6x makes it superior to stable Modern Warfare ARs like the M13 that “doesn’t have a long-reaching optic where you can zoom across the map.”


For more Warzone news, check out the best SMGs in Warzone with a ranking of every Season 4 Submachine Gun.

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Best M13 loadout for Warzone Pacific Season 4

Here are the attachments, Perks, and equipment that you can use to create the best M13 Assault rifle in Warzone Pacific Season 4.

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M13 in Warzone

The M13 is a fast-firing Assault Rifle that excels at medium-to-long range in Call of Duty: Warzone, so here is the best loadout class for it in Season 4.

Warzone Pacific Season 4 brought significant buffs and nerfs to many existing weapons, and this has had a major impact on the game’s meta, causing players to search for the best weapon to use.

The M13 Assault Rifle is an extremely effective gun that’s able to challenge popular weapons like the NZ-41, and you can make it into a powerhouse with the right attachments, Perks, and equipment.

Here is the best Warzone Pacific Season 4 M13 loadout.

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Best Warzone M13 loadout attachments

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  • Muzzle: Monolithic Suppressor
  • Barrel: Tempus Marksman
  • Optic: VLK 3.0x Optic
  • Underbarrel: Commando Foregrip
  • Ammunition: 60 Round Mags

We’ll start off this Warzone M13 loadout by improving the weapon’s effective damage range and bullet velocity with the help of the Monolithic Suppressor muzzle and Tempus Marksman barrel.

Next, we’ll equip the Commando Foregrip to remove almost all horizontal and vertical recoil. You can then use the  VLK 3.0x Optic as this is an unobtrusive scope that will allow you to pick off foes from a distance.

With the M13 having a high rate of fire for an Assault Rifle, you’ll need the 60 Round Mags to constantly reduce the need to reload. It will still burn through this magazine fast, so make sure cover is never far away to give yourself a safe place to reload.

Best Perks & Equipment to use with Warzone M13 class

Overkill in Warzone
  • Perk 1: E.O.D
  • Perk 2: Overkill
  • Perk 3: Amped
  • Lethal Equipment: Semtex
  • Tactical Equipment: Stim

Players often use lethal equipment to get the upper hand in Warzone, and the E.O.D Perk will drastically reduce incoming explosive damage. You can use Overkill to pair the weapon up with a close-range SMG like the Marco 5.

The Amped Perk lets to instantly swap between your weapons. For our choice of Equipment, we went with the Semtex to dish out additional damage to multiple foes, and the Stim will grant you a health boost.

How to Unlock the M13

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Players who would like to use the best Warzone M13 loadout will first need to unlock the Assault Rifle, which can be achieved by reaching Level 39 in either Call of Duty: Warzone or Modern Warfare.

Best M13 alternatives in Warzone

If you’re looking for a great alternative to this weapon loadout, then we recommend trying out the M4A1 which has become meta in Season 4. The XM4 is also an extremely popular pick in Warzone that you can use to dish out some serious pain.


For more Warzone, check out JGOD’s buffed AUG loadout as well as our ranking of the best SMGs in Season 4.

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