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Warzone players explain why wins should reset for Pacific Caldera release

With Warzone Pacific all set for its new Caldera map, players believe this would be the perfect time to reset the stats for the new era.

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After nearly two years, Warzone is set for a monumental shake-up thanks to the new Caldera map. To help usher in this new era, players feel that a new map and the introduction of the RICOCHET anti-cheat system warrants a clean slate for Warzone Pacific.

Verdansk has provided many incredible moments and memories for Warzone players, with different versions of the map having played host to countless tournaments and matches.

Now, players will say goodbye to Verdansk as the Vanguard and Warzone integration is set to welcome the new Caldera map, courtesy of Warzone Pacific.

To celebrate the new map and RICOCHET anti-cheat system, fans of the game want Raven Software to also reset everyone’s stats ahead of the new map as it should be devoid of cheaters and hackers, and give a truer reflection of everyone’s ability.

Before the announcement of their anti-cheat system, Raven had banned at least 800,000 accounts in an effort to thwart illegal play during the game.

Cheating and hacking have understandably had a huge bearing on stats, and Reddit user ymamai has posed the question: “Should stats reset with the new warzone map and anti-cheat?”

Caldera is the beginning of a new chapter for Warzone, and ymamai suggested: “Since cheaters plague the current Warzone map, it would only be fitting to create a clean slate for everybody to level up their K/D and W/L ratios fairly. [It] would also be a good way to track new cheaters that bypass the anti-cheat [by monitoring] unusually high K/D and W/L [ratios] to determine fairness.”

To add to this suggestion, one user offered up another solution that actually garnered more upvotes than the OP: “If they do all the stats thus far should be compiled under a new tab in the barracks section labeled Map 1: Verdansk. This way we can always look back on how we did for 1.6 years.”

In many ways, this could make the most sense as it would allow players to see be able to look back on their history in Verdansk. There was also a suggestion that there should be seasonal stats too.

There’s been no official confirmation that anything like this will happen, and it remains to be seen if Raven does decide to tinker with stats ahead of Warzone Pacific’s Caldera release.


For more details on Warzone, check out whether or not Rebirth Island will remain with the launch of Warzone Pacific.

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How to open Fortune’s Keep wine bottle Vault with Warzone Easter Egg

Warzone Season 4’s new Fortune’s Keep map is full of Easter Eggs to discover. Here’s how to open the wine bottle Vault.

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Valuable loot is waiting behind Fortune’s Keep secret wine bottle Vault, but you’ll need to complete the Easter Egg to get in. Here’s a guide to opening the Vault on Warzone Season 4’s Fortune’s Keep.

Warzone Season 4 delivered a ton of map-related content with major changes hitting Caldera and the release of Fortune’s Keep. From the Call of Duty community to top players, most seem to be enjoying the new map with an overwhelmingly positive initial reaction.

If you’re still getting to grips with the new territory, you’ll want to keep in mind that there are a ton of secrets to uncover including a Zombie summoning Easter Egg. Much like Caldera and Verdansk before it, Fortune’s Keep also has a hidden Vault to discover.

How to open wine bottle Vault on Warzone Fortune’s Keep

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If you haven’t already discovered this secret Vault on your own, it’ll be worth a shot as the contents hidden in the Vault can set you up for a victory.

There will likely be several players attempting to open the Vault so you should prepare for engagements along the way, but here’s how it’s done:

  1. Find two wine bottles around the Terraces POI
  2. Head to the Keep POI
  3. Place the two bottles on the empty shelf across from the dining table
  4. The secret door will open allowing you to loot the Vault
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Opening the Vault is easy enough as your most difficult task will be to locate the wine bottles. You’ll want to look on tables and shelves within the Terraces POI for the wine bottles as they’ll appear on these surfaces frequently.

There’s no denying that the Keep POI is one of the map’s high-traffic areas, so making it in and out of the Vault safely is no guarantee. The required shelf is located right next to the massive table in the dining area of Keep. Players will likely attempt to ambush you on your way out of the Vault.

Warzone Fortune’s Keep Vault Easter Egg loot

Warzone Fortune's Keep easter egg vault loot

Once you get the Fortune’s Keep Vault open you could be in a hurry to loot up as quickly as possible. Here are the items you can expect to find inside the Vault:

  • $5000 cash
  • Legendary Combat Shield
  • Legendary Skal Crusher
  • Killstreak
  • 3 weapon blueprints

The Killstreak and 3 weapon blueprints will vary from match to match, but it’s safe to say that all the loot in the Vault can propel you to Warzone success, especially in the early game when those weapon blueprints will do some serious damage.

Going through the hard work of finding the wine bottles and getting the Vault open can certainly pay off. However, if you’re not interested in putting in the leg work, you can always wait for unsuspecting players to open the Keep Vault and attempt to steal their loot.


For more Warzone Season 4 content, check out the best controller settings for Warzone Pacific Season 4 or how a broken glitch is letting players get under Fortune’s Keep and shoot through walls.

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How to get free Vanguard & Warzone Season 4 Combat Pack

For Vanguard and Warzone players looking to get some free content during Season 4, here’s how you can claim the Combat Pack.

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Vanguard & Warzone Season 4 features the free Expeditionary Combat Pack for players with the correct requirements, and here’s how you can get your hands on it.

Warzone & Vanguard Season 4 has brought a plethora of brand-new content for players to unlock, including a Battle Pass that can be purchased in order to access cosmetic items and other rewards.

Often, Call of Duty will have special offers and exclusive deals for players to get free content, ranging from Calling Cards to Operator skins. For those interested in free content, here’s how you can get the free Combat Pack in Vanguard and Warzone Season 4.

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How to get the Combat Pack in Vanguard & Warzone

In order to get the free Combat Pack in Warzone and Vanguard Season 4, players must have an active PlayStation Plus membership. Unfortunately for those on PC and Xbox, this Combat Pack is only available as a PlayStation exclusive bundle.

The Expeditionary Combat Pack is available to download for those eligible through the PlayStation Store, or Vanguard and Warzone’s in-game store during the new season. At the time of writing, it’s unclear how long this Combat Pack will remain available to unlock.

What is in the Combat Pack?

This PlayStation exclusive Combat Pack for Warzone and Vanguard contains nine different items that you can get your hands on, including new Operator skins, weapon blueprints, and Calling Cards.

Here’s everything in the Expenditionary Combat Pack:

  • Legendary Operator Skin for Halima Zambardi
  • Legendary Shotgun Weapon Blueprint
  • Legendary LMG Weapon Blueprint
  • Legendary Emblem
  • Legendary Watch
  • Epic Charm
  • Epic Sticker
  • Epic Calling Card
  • Legendary 60-minute Double XP Token
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This is a great bundle as PlayStation Plus users will gain access to a Legendary Operator Skin and two Legendary weapon blueprints, as well as 60 minutes of Double XP. So, be sure to get this free content for yourself!


For more on Warzone and Vanguard, check out our guide on when the next double XP event is set to begin, along with when the Season 4 Reloaded update will go live.

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Best H4 Blixen loadout for Warzone Season 4

The Warzone H4 Blixen is a great option in Season 4, especially with our recommended attachments, equipment, and Perks.

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Best Warzone H4 Blixen loadout

After being introduced last season, the H4 Blixen remains a strong SMG choice in Warzone Season 4. To make the most of this devastating weapon, check out our best H4 Blixen loadout.

Warzone Season 4 is here, and it’s gone through great lengths to shake up the CoD battle royale. Raven have introduced a new Rebirth Island-style map called Fortune’s Keep, and even major Perk changes.

Vanguard weapons have been dominating the new season, and the H4 Blixen is no exception. Despite the new Marco 5 SMG coming in strong, the Blixen definitely still holds its own.

This powerful and accurate SMG could easily challenge the close to mid-range meta, but before you drop straight into the action, check out our best H4 Blixen loadout for Warzone Season 4.

Best Warzone H4 Blixen loadout attachments

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  • Muzzle: Recoil Booster
  • Barrel: Bergstrom 17″ F3
  • Optic: Slate Reflector
  • Stock: Removed Stock
  • Underbarrel: M1941 Hand Stop
  • Magazine: 7.62 Gorenko 54 Round Mags
  • Ammo Type: Lengthened
  • Rear Grip: Polymer Grip
  • Perk 1: Perfectionist
  • Perk 2: Quick

We kick off our best H4 Blixen loadout with the Recoil Booster, as the SMG is relatively slow-firing compared to other guns in its class, so this increases the fire rate and lowers the TTK. Then, we went for the Bergstrom 17″ F3 Barrel, m1941 Hand Stop, and Polymer Grip to increase accuracy in mid-range fights.

Next up we opted for the Removed Stock option for a big boost in movement, ADS, and sprint-to-fire speed, all of which are vital at close range. In terms of Optics, we felt a standard Slate Reflector is a solid choice, but this can be switched for whichever sight you are most comfortable with.

7.62 Gorenko 54 Round Mags are a great choice for the H4 Blixen, as the gun’s laser-like accuracy pairs nicely with the attachment’s boost in headshot damage. Loading up with Lengthened ammo also raises the bullet velocity and lowers the TTK even further.

Finally, we recommend Perfectionist for Perk 1, to offer up one last boost in recoil control, and Quick to make you incredibly mobile in tight-nit situations.

Best Warzone H4 Blixen Perks & Equipment

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  • Perk 1: Double Time
  • Perk 2: Overkill / Tempered
  • Perk 3: Amped
  • Lethal: Semtex
  • Tactical: Stim

Equipping Double Time will increase the duration of Tactical Sprint, allowing you to move across Caldera much faster, making rushing enemy teams a breeze.

The H4 Blixen is an ideal Sniper support weapon, so we recommend running Overkill to bring along a HDR or AX-50. Then, for your second option, run Tempered to help you recover to max health quicker after a gunfight.

Finally, the Amped Perk is a must to let you switch between your two primaries as quickly as possible, so you’re never caught with the wrong weapon for too long.

When it comes to Equipment, Semtex are an easy-to-use lethal that can score quick kills, while Stims offer a useful health boost to get you out of a pinch.

How to unlock H4 Blixen in Warzone

H4 Blixen in Warzone

Warzone players can unlock the H4 Blixen by getting three Slide kills in a single match 15 times.

The easiest way to complete this challenge is by hopping into Vanguard multiplayer and racking up the kills. But if you only play Warzone, a mode like Clash is probably your best bet.

Best alternatives to H4 Blixen in Warzone

If the H4 Blixen isn’t cutting it for you, there are plenty of other meta SMGs that might suit you better.

Both the MP40 and Owen Gun are two of the game’s best Sniper supports, and can both hold their own at mid-range as well.


For more on Warzone Season 4, check out the return of the Fighter Planes and best spots to land at in Fortune’s Keep.

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