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Warzone players furious as September 23 update makes battle royale “unplayable”

Multiple Warzone players are reporting various performance issues following the September 23 update patch.

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Every time a new Warzone update drops, there are bound to be a few bugs and glitches. Now, a new update is frustrating players as they’re claiming the glitches have made the game “unplayable.” 

Warzone players aren’t strangers to strange bugs and glitches. Some can be game-breaking like the one that allows players to win games while an enemy is still alive, while others are just strange, such as players seeing inside their own skulls.

Raven Software introduced a new update patch on September 23, and Warzone players are reporting various stability problems that have arrived in the game shortly after it went live.

Warzone players battling in Verdansk stadium

The new Warzone patch was designed to introduce balancing updates and tweaks to various weapons. However, this is reportedly causing performance issues for multiple players.

Redditor u/LOTHMT pointed out that the menu’s interface wasn’t working properly. “The game seems less optimized in the menus now again, what did I miss in a week of not playing?” asked the user.

“They messed up something with the last mini-update, the menus are unresponsive,” replied one player. A few others pointed out that the servers jumped to 170ms+ or 200ms.

According to a few players, these performance issues are much more noticeable during gameplay than they are on the main menu. As a result, many fans are demanding that the devs fix these issues.

At the time of writing, Raven Software have yet to address these issues or promise a hotfix. Hopefully, the problems will come to their attention, and they will implement a fix in a future patch.

if you’re facing FPS issues, then you can check out our guide on how to fix them. For more Warzone, stay tuned to Charlie INTEL, and check out all the Warzone Specialist Bonus perks in Season 5.

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Best Cold War AK-47 loadout for Warzone Pacific Season 4

Here are the Perks, attachments, and Equipment to create the best Black Ops Cold War AK-47 loadout in Warzone Pacific Season 4.

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Warzone Pacific Cold War AK-47 loadout

The Cold War AK-47 is one of Warzone’s most reliable Assault Rifles, and here are the right attachments, Perks, and Equipment for the best Cold War AK-47 loadout in Warzone Pacific Season 4.

Assault Rifles are a staple of the Call of Duty series, and while the Warzone Pacific Season 3 meta was dominated by weapons like STG44, the Season 4 update has brought other long-range weapons into the spotlight.

One of these is the Cold War AK-47 which Call of Duty expert JGOD believes is one of the best Assault Rifles that you can use. You can make it even deadlier with the right attachments, Perks, and Equipment.

Here’s the best Cold War AK-47 loadout in Warzone Pacific Season 4.

Best Warzone Cold War AK-47 loadout attachments

Best Cold War Ak-47 loadout attachments
  • Muzzle: GRU Suppressor
  • Barrel: 20” Spetsnaz RPK Barrel
  • Optic: Axial Arms 3x
  • Underbarrel: Spetsnaz Grip
  • Ammunition: 45 Rnd

Our Cold War AK-47 loadout for Warzone Pacific starts off by improving the weapon’s damage range, vertical recoil control, and bullet velocity with the GRU Suppressor and 20” Spetsnaz RPK Barrel.

The Spetsnaz Grip will give a further boost to the Assault Rifle’s recoil control, and you can then take advantage of the improved accuracy by picking off distant enemies with the help of the Axial Arms 3x optic.

Finally, we’ll cap off the loadout with the 45 Rnd magazine to ensure that we have plenty of ammo to take down multiple enemies. With these attachments, the Cold War AK-47 will be a powerhouse weapon.

Best Perks and Equipment to use with Warzone Cold War AK-47 class

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

We recommend equipping E.O.D as your first Perk to make you more resistant to explosive damage from grenades and thermites. You can select Overkill to pair the weapon with a close-range option like the Marco 5 SMG.

The Amped Perk will allow you to swap between your two weapons instantly. In terms of Equipment, the Semtex is a great choice for your lethal as you can use it to dish out additional damage while the Stim will give you a health and speed boost.

How to unlock the Cold War AK-47 in Warzone

Warzone Cold War AK-47 being reloaded

To unlock this AK-47 for Warzone use, you’ll need to reach Level 7 in either Warzone or Black Ops Cold War, which can be done in no time at all.

Just hop into a few games and start grinding out your skillset until you get your hands on this powerful Assault Rifle.

Best alternatives to Cold War’s AK-47 in Warzone

If you’re looking for a great alternative to the Cold War AK-47, then you should try out the best Cooper Carbine Warzone loadout which is extremely easy to handle during medium and long-range gunfights.

Weapons like the KG M40 and AS44 have also risen in the meta following the NZ-41 nerfs, so be sure to try those out during medium-range combat situations as well.


For more Warzone, you can also take a look at our piece on the one-shot Crossbow loadout that could dominate Season 4 as well as why players are begging Raven Software to change the best part of the game.

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JGOD reveals Warzone’s best long-range weapons after Season 4 update

Warzone specialist JGOD has revealed his best long-range weapon picks following the Season 4 update that affected the meta.

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Call of Duty expert and Warzone extraordinaire JGOD has analyzed the many long-range weapon options and revealed the best guns to use following the Season 4 update.

Warzone devs are constantly working on balancing the battle royale’s pool of weapons through updates. Seasonal updates usually provide a ton of buffs and nerfs, which tends to leave the meta in an awkward state as players rush to adapt to the changes.

With Season 3’s dominant STG44 firmly out of the picture, new long-range options have emerged in Season 4. Luckily, Warzone expert JGOD is around to break down which weapons are viable in Season 4 following buffs and nerfs.

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In JGOD‘s video highlighting the top long-range Warzone weapons after the Season 4 update, he breaks down the current state of the meta.

The stats expert clearly separates long-range options into three categories: meta, top tier viable, and viable. For the sake of breaking down the best long-range weapons, JGOD sticks to revealing the weapons he believes fit the meta and top tier viable categories.

He uses these categories to explain how the meta has changed since the Season 4 update. Prior to the update, the gap between the top meta weapons and top tier viable weapons was much larger.

Now, players can find a ton of success using top tier viable weapons: “You can use other things besides the absolute meta and not be hardcore penalized.”

According to JGOD, the NZ-41 is still the best long-range weapon in the game despite recent nerfs.

However, the expert predicts that another NZ-41 nerf should arrive soon enough, which will result in the long-range weapon meta becoming incredibly varied: “The nerf will come through again for the NZ and that will push it out and all these weapons that are top tier viable will essentially be the meta.”

Following the NZ-41, JGOD picks the BAR as the next best long-range weapon. Despite its slow fire rate, the BAR is one of the best long-range weapons in Warzone thanks to how easy it is to utilize.

Warzone Pacific Cold War AK-47 loadout

The majority of JGOD’s video is spent highlighting top tier viable weapons that are set to benefit from an upcoming NZ-41 nerf: “You’re going to be able to use almost anything you want as soon as this next NZ nerf comes in.”

Aside from the NZ-41 and BAR, here’s the list of long-range weapons that players should use to maximize Warzone success:

If JGOD’s prediction is correct, it seems like the meta is heading in a very interesting direction throughout Season 4. Warzone players can expect to choose from a ton of viable options thanks to a level playing field.


For more Call of Duty news, check out how this one-shot Crossbow loadout is set to disrupt Warzone’s meta after a Season 4 buff.

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One-shot Crossbow loadout to disrupt Warzone meta after Season 4 buff

After receiving a buff with the Season 4 update, the Crossbow could shake up the Warzone meta with a one-shot kill loadout.

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Warzone’s Crossbow has always been a tricky weapon to master, but a Season 4 buff has made it a dominant force capable of one-shot killing players with ease.

Modern Warfare’s Crossbow Marksman Rifle has been around since the inception of Warzone. The Crossbow is a unique weapon that has a steep learning curve, but even if players mastered the weapon, it never truly dominated Warzone lobbies.

All that is set to change in Season 4 after a major buff has upped the Crossbow’s bullet velocity by a whopping 27.2%. As a result, several Warzone players are now singing the praises of the unconventional weapon and tip it to shake up the meta.

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Reddit user theGivvyOfficial posted a clip of their gameplay using the Crossbow to the Warzone subreddit. The montage is proof that with the right Crossbow loadout, the weapon can one-shot kill players from considerable distances.

The comments and discussion reveal that the title of the post is somewhat sarcastic, but there’s no denying that the Crossbow can be devastating in the right hands.

While it won’t necessarily be the number one meta weapon in Season 4, it has the potential to outperform some of the best medium-range options if players are looking to test out a different style of play.

Warzone Crossbow loadout attachments

  • Cable: 28-Strand Cable
  • Bolt: FTAC Fury 20″ Bolts
  • Optic: VLK 3.0x Optic
  • Perk: Sleight of Hand
  • Arms: XRK Thunder 200 Lb

This Crossbow loadout will thrive in the hands of accurate players. Thanks to the FTAC Fury 20″ Bolts that deal damage even after they hit their mark, the Crossbow produces one-shot kills consistently.

Of course, there’s no denying the weapon’s major weakness, and players were quick to point that out in the comments: “Yeah it’s s**** in close quarters combat. It’s decent for medium range engagements like you see in this clip, It also has a steep learning curve.”

If you miss your shot from a short distance, the weapon’s brutally slow reload can put you in an unfavorable position. However, if you learn to master the weapon and hit a high percentage of your shots, the sky is the limit for the Crossbow in Season 4.


For more Call of Duty content, check out how cheaters are infesting Warzone again with players claiming providers are back with free hacks.

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