Since receiving a nerf on January 7, Warzone players are still getting wiped off the map by the notorious Double Barrel Shotguns. The destructive weapons are infuriating players as they demand a second nerf.
Vanguard’s Akimbo Double Barrel Shotguns have been the most controversial weapon in Warzone over the past month or so. Not only do they down and kill players in seconds but players have been abusing their incredible damage range.
Raven Software nerfed the Shotguns on January 7 by decreasing movement speed and making changes to the Damage Multiplier, Range Multiplier, and Hip Spread but players have yet to notice a difference in how dominant this weapon is across Warzone Pacific.
This is far from the first time an overpowered weapon has failed to reach a balanced state with just one patch as players will recall the DMR staved off a couple of nerfs to maintain its viability. Several Reddit posts have addressed the need to hit the Double Barrel Shotgun with another nerf.
One video showcases that Raven’s supposed nerf to damage range that was expected to cripple the weapon hasn’t hampered it as much as players were led to believe.
As you can see, the player has no trouble with an instantaneous team wipe. These Shotguns were meant to maintain their killing power at close range but the quick kills occur at a considerable distance which leads to the tongue-in-cheek title of the post, “I think the double barrels may need another “incremental” adjustment”.
Of course, players were quick to point out that Shotguns are always going to do well on Rebirth Island and that the nerf has had more of an impact in Caldera where it’s difficult to take Shotguns into wide-open areas, “They useless in caldera”.
Vanguard’s Double Barell Akimbo Shotguns simply pack too much group eliminating potential at medium-range. As you can see in the video, groups of three are completely powerless against the Shotguns, dying before they can get a single shot off.
The Double Barrel Shotgun may very well join the small list of overpowered weapons that required more than one nerf to ease the minds of Warzone players.
For more Warzone check out why Warzone players are slamming Raven for “reducing skill gap” with time-to-kill increase plans.
Image Credits: Raven Software / Sledgehammer Games / IceManIsaac
How to win Titanium Trials in Warzone: Best weapons & top tips
Wondering how to win Titanium Trials in Warzone? Here are the best weapons, as well as some top tips to help you secure victory.
Warzone’s Titanium Trials Endurance event is live, offering the best players unique rewards such as Terminator-themed weapon camos. You’ll need to win as many as 20 games to unlock all of the rewards, so here’s how to win Titanium Trials including the best weapons and some handy tips.
Despite Warzone being around since March 2020, it’s the only major battle royale game not to include some form of ranked mode. The developers confirmed they’re working on it, but instead, they include hardcore modes such as Iron Trials and the new Titanium Trials.
Titanium Trials went live on August 11 as part of the Season 4 Reloaded update, bringing Terminator-themed gameplay to Caldera. This mode is unique in that it rewards players for their skill rather than tedious challenges.
Best weapons to use in Warzone Titanium Trials
To win Titanium Trials in Warzone, you should prioritize weapons that are easy to use and have a high damage-per-mag, and the UGM-8 and Armaguerra 43 are perfect options.
Titanium Trials UGM-8 loadout
- Muzzle: MX Silencer
- Barrel: Bernard XL214 736mm
- Optic: SVT-40 PU Scope 3-6x
- Stock: Mercier WT Ancre
- Underbarrel: M1941 Hand Stop
- Magazine: 7.62x5mmR 100 Round Extended
- Ammo Type: Lengthened
- Rear Grip: Hatched Grip
- Perk: Tight Grip
- Perk 2: Fully Loaded
Titanium Trials Aramguerra 43 loadout
- Muzzle: Recoil Booster
- Barrel: Botti 315mm CII
- Optic: Slate Reflector
- Stock: Mercier WT Ancre
- Underbarrel: Mark VI Skeletal
- Magazine: 9mm 60 Round Mags
- Ammo Type: Subsonic
- Rear Grip: Taped Grip
- Perk: Steady
- Perk 2: Quick
Tips & tricks to win Titanium Trials in Warzone
Get loadout as early as possible
Titanium Trials is unique in that there are no free loadout drops, so you’ll need to rack up as much cash as possible in the early game and buy your loadout as soon as possible. The ground loot weapons pale in comparison to the weapons listed above, so you’ll be giving yourself a huge advantage by buying the loadout early.
We recommend landing somewhere far away from the plane’s line where you’ll be uncontested and can get a loadout before playing out the rest of the match.
But, the loadout drop price will keep falling as the match progresses so don’t worry if you can’t grab one straight away.
Watch for Self-Revives
Self-Revive Kits are everywhere in Warzone’s Titanium Trials, as every player will spawn with one — even after coming back from the Gulag.
When fighting, just keep in mind that the player you have knocked most likely has a Self-Revive, so don’t count them out of the fight. Finish them off with your gun or a Throwing Knife if possible, but if you can’t, keep an eye on where you knocked them in case they re-peek the angle.
Keep plating up during fights
With Titanium Trials being a Terminator-themed mode, armor plates count for much more of your total health. Your base health is only 100 HP and armor makes up a further 300 HP. With how important armor is, just putting on a single plate during a fight will offer a huge advantage.
If you’re fighting at range, take any second you can to re-fill your armor plates. This is especially useful if you find the Tempered Perk on the ground, as each plate gives 150 HP. Players won’t expect your health to be so full, and you may catch them out in the open as they push up.
Play with friends
Warzone’s Titanium Trials is Quads only, and playing with randoms is always a gamble. If possible, playing with friends will significantly raise your chances of winning.
Random players will often leave immediately after dying, or just want to do their own thing. Playing as a close-knit team is a sure-fire way of securing the victories needed to unlock all of the Ultra Camos.
Image Credit: Activision
How to complete Warzone Titanium Trials Endurance event challenges: All Terminator-themed rewards
Warzone Titanium Trials Endurance gives players plenty of Terminator-themed rewards to unlock, here’s how to earn them in Season 4 Reloaded.
Warzone players can take part in the Terminator-themed Titanium Trials Endurance, a new mode that puts all of your skills to the test. There are free rewards such as Terminator-themed camos to earn, so here are all of the challenges and rewards.
Warzone Season 4 Reloaded wraps up soon, with Season 5 set to go live on August 24. On top of the Vargo-S Assault Rifle and weapon balancing changes, it brought a brand-new Terminator crossover to CoD’s battle royale.
Not only can players get their hands on T-800 and T-1000 skins from Terminator 2, but the brand-new Titanium Trials Endurance mode went live on August 11. This playlist dials up the difficulty with a higher TTK and health regeneration, making it a high-skill mode not for the fainthearted.
What makes the challenge worthwhile, however, is the boatload of free rewards that can be unlocked just by playing. Here are all of the challenges and rewards in Warzone Titanium Trials.
Warzone Titanium Trials Endurance challenges & rewards
Check out all of the rewards in Titanium Trials Endurance, and how to earn them, below:
|Titanium Trials Endurance Challenge||Titanium Trials Endurance Rewards|
|Complete 1 execution in Titanium Trials||Battle Pass 2XP Token|
|Revive 10 Players in Titanium Trials||Weapon 2XP Token|
|Win a Gulag 5 times in Titanium Trials||Epic “Titanium Chrome” Vanguard Weapon Camo|
|Achieve a Top 10 finish in Titanium Trials||Uncommon “I’ll Be Back” Progression Calling Card #1|
|Win 1 time in Titanium Trials||Epic “I Sense Injuries” Progression Calling Card #2|
|Win 2 times in Titanium Trials||Epic “I Sense Injuries” Progression Calling Card #3|
|Win 3 times in Titanium Trials||Epic “I Sense Injuries” Progression Calling Card #4|
|Win 4 times in Titanium Trials||Battle Pass Tier Skip|
|Complete all Titanium Trials challenges||Ultra “Liquid Metal” Vanguard Weapon Camo (Animated)|
|Win 5 times in Titanium Trials||Legendary “I’ll Be Back” Player Title.|
|Win 10 times in Titanium Trials.||Legendary “Hasta La Vista, Baby” Player Title.|
|Win 15 times in Titanium Trials.||Ultra “The Terminator” Progression Calling Card #5 (Animated)|
|Win 20 times in Titanium Trials.||Ultra “Skynet” Vanguard Weapon Camo|
Warzone Titanium Trials Endurance T-800 and T-1000 challenges & rewards
In addition to the rewards listed above, players who have purchased either the T-800 or T-1000 Operator skins can earn bonus rewards by keeping them equipped when playing the mode.
Check out these extra rewards and challenges below:
|Titanium Trials Endurance Challenge||Titanium Trials Endurance Rewards|
|Win a Titanium Trials victory while dressed as the T-800 Operator.||Legendary “Thumbs Up” Animated Calling Card.|
|Win a Titanium Trials victory while dressed as the T-1000 Operator.||Legendary “Cyberdyne Systems” Calling Card.|
|Killing a Terminator Operator, while dressed as a Terminator Operator.||Legendary “Terminated” Calling Card.|
Image credits: Activision
JGOD believes there’s no reason to use KBM instead of controller in Warzone
Warzone YouTuber JGOD has explained why there’s no reason to use mouse and keyboard instead of a controller.
With Call of Duty: Warzone using crossplay, the community is split between controller and mouse and keyboard. While a mouse typically offers more precision, YouTuber JGOD explained why he thinks controller is the better option.
Like almost any triple-A shooter on the market, Warzone pits both controller and mouse and keyboard players against each other. There’s long been a debate about which input is better, with each having its unique pros and cons.
Mouse and keyboard offers much more precision and fine-aim control, but a controller’s aim assist does a ton of the work for you, allowing you to snap on and track players with ease — especially at close-range.
In an August 10 stream, YouTuber JGOD explained why he feels controller players will always have the edge, and why there’s no reason to use a keyboard and mouse.
“I think it’s easy for any controller player to kill any keyboard and mouse player,” explained JGOD. “It’s literally what aim assist is for.”
“I don’t understand why people play on keyboard and mouse on CoD, it’s just asking for frustrations with the game,” he continued. “I would say even if you’re really good on keyboard and mouse, you probably feel really good, but you watch your killcam and you always feel cheated.”
JGOD is so confident in controller and aim assist’s power that he believes that if he put 100 controller and 100 keyboard and mouse players against each other at random, “the controller players would dominate the keyboard and mouse players on average.”
He did say that this probably wouldn’t be the case in Apex Legends, but in Warzone, “the controller players would dominate them.”
Whether aim assist will be tweaked in Modern Warfare 2 and Warzone 2 remains to be seen, but JGOD believes that nerfing aim assist wouldn’t work because the high-skilled players would continue to dominate and lower-skilled players would struggle even more.
Image Credit: JGOD
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