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Warzone QA testers stage walkout days before Pacific Caldera launch

On December 6 Raven Software QA testers staged a walkout to protest the company’s sudden layoffs that began last week.

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In what is set to be a busy period for Raven Software, QA testers have staged a walkout as a response to layoffs announced by the company on December 3.

On December 3, the gaming industry received the news of significant layoffs taking place at Raven Software. The layoffs mainly involved the Quality Assurance team that works on Warzone content. Just three days later and most of a team of around 40 members are protesting the decision.

With Warzone Pacific’s highly-anticipated launch only two days away, one would imagine that this is a vital time for the company. Those who engaged in the walkout have claimed that they will not return until the layoffs are reversed.

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Raven’s Quality Assurance testers stated that the layoffs began on December 3 as individuals were brought into meetings to receive the news. The layoffs came as a shock to the majority of the QA team seeing as they’d been assured that positive changes to the payment structure were on their way.

The detailed statement from the workers below confirms that these changes are arriving after “five weeks of overtime and, before an anticipated end of year crunch.” Their contracts are set to be terminated on January 28th.

The QA testers hope that the walkout will result in permanent full-time positions for the entire team.

A spokesperson from Raven’s parent company Activision has responded to the protest in a recent statement, “We are converting approximately 500 temporary workers to full-time employees in the coming months. Unfortunately, as part of this change, we also have notified 20 temporary workers across studios that their contracts would not be extended.”

It remains to be seen if Activision’s response will encourage employees to return to work. This is going to be a vital week for Activision between the ongoing protests and the launch of new in-game content across Vanguard and Warzone.

For the latest updates concerning this story and the slatted release of Warzone Pacific: Caldera stay tuned to Charlie INTEL.

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Best Cooper Carbine loadout for Warzone Pacific Caldera

Here are the best attachment, Perks, and Equipment to run with Warzone Pacific Caldera’s Cooper Carbine Assault Rifle.

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Warzone Pacific Season 1’s Cooper Carbine has proved itself to be an extremely effective Assault Rifle, so here are the attachments and Perks that make up the best loadout for Caldera.

Caldera, Warzone’s new Pacific map, arrived as part of the Season 1 update back in December. This also brought the Cooper Carbine – an Assault Rifle that’s proved to be one of Caldera’s most dominant weapons.

We’ve got the perfect attachments, Perks, and Equipment to make the best Cooper Carbine loadout in Warzone Pacific Caldera.

Best Warzone Pacific Cooper Carbine loadout attachments

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  • Muzzle: MX Silencer
  • Barrel: 22″ Cooper Custom
  • Optic: SVT-40 PU Scope 3-6x
  • Stock: Cooper 45RS
  • Underbarrel: M1930 Strife Angled
  • Magazine: 9mm 60 Round Drums
  • Ammunition: Lengthened
  • Rear Grip: Polymer Grip
  • Perk: Tight Grip
  • Perk 2: Fully Loaded

At long last, the Cooper Carbine emerges as an excellent long-range option following nerfs to the Bren. We’ve built this Cooper Carbine to dominate at long-range, boasting a fast fire rate and next to no recoil.

To start, the SVT-40 PU Scope 3-6x, 22″ Cooper Custom barrel, and MX Silencer vastly improve this weapon’s ability to hit distant targets with minimal recoil. Then, we also have the Cooper 45RS stock that contributes to the weapon’s long-range stability.

The M1930 Strife Angled and Polymer Grip further add to the Cooper Carbine’s accuracy and recoil control. With the 9mm 60 Round Drums you’ll be able to take on squads and the magazine attachment also boosts fire rate and ADS speed. We also recommend using Lengthened ammo which will make your bullets hit harder than usual.

The Tight Grip makes this weapon a laser beam thanks to the added accuracy and recoil control during sustained fire. Lastly, Fully Loaded ensures you have full ammo when you grab your loadout.

Best Perks & Equipment to use with Warzone Pacific Cooper Carbine

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  • Perk 1: E.O.D
  • Perk 2: Overkill
  • Perk 3: Amped
  • Lethal: Frag Grenade
  • Tactical: Stun Grenade

Lethal Equipment got a significant buff in the Warzone Pacific Season 1 patch notes, so E.O.D has remained an extremely effective choice to protect yourself from explosives.

As the Cooper Carbine has transformed from a close-range AR to a long-range AR, we recommend using Overkill so you have two primary weapons such as the MP40 or Welgun, and Amped to quickly switch between them.

For lethal equipment, the Frag Grenade is now a powerful choice thanks to Season 1 buffs, and the Stun Grenade Tactical will slow your enemies to a halt, giving you a quick and easy kill.

How to unlock Cooper Carbine in Warzone Pacific Season 1

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The Cooper Carbine can be unlocked for free at Tier 15 in the Vanguard and Warzone Season 1 Battle Pass.

It won’t take long to reach Tier 15, so just keep playing all the modes Warzone Pacific has to offer and you’ll soon unlock the Cooper Carbine.

Best alternatives to Warzone Pacific Cooper Carbine

There are plenty of other powerful long-range weapons in Warzone Pacific, with the Type 11 and STG44 proving to be extremely effective. The classic Kar98k is also well worth your time.


For more Warzone, you can check out how to turn off crossplay in Vanguard & Warzone Pacific.

Image Credit: Activision / Raven Software / Sledgehammer Games

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Warzone Pacific & Vanguard Season 2 officially delayed

Call of Duty: Vanguard and Warzone Pacific Season 2 has officially been delayed after devs share community update.

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It seems the Call of Duty devs have got a lot on their plate at the moment, causing them to delay the release of Warzone Pacific & Vanguard Season 2.

Warzone & Vanguard have had a lot of updates over the past couple of weeks, including the mid-season patch which looked to solve a lot of the game’s performance issues.

Despite improvements and better communication from the devs when it comes to sharing what they’re working on, Season 2 has been officially delayed to give them more time to work on fixes.

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Call of Duty announced over on Twitter that Season 2 of Warzone and Vanguard has officially been delayed from the February 1 released date to February 14.

With all the crazy news coming out recently regarding Microsoft’s plans to purchase Activision, which includes Call of Duty, this probably won’t come as much of a shock to the community, especially given all the current performance issues.

While the devs recognize that they have “deployed a number of updates” recently to fix the issues, including a fix for the freezing Buy Station bug, they also recognize “that more needs to be done.”

The main reason for Season 2 of Warzone and Vanguard being delayed is in order for the devs to continue improving the gameplay experience. Many players will likely be happy that the season is being delayed, as another big update to the game might just cause even more issues and further frustration.


As more information is released regarding Season 2 of Vanguard and Warzone Pacific, we’ll be sure to cover it. For now, check out how much money Warzone makes.

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When is Warzone Pacific Season 2? Season 1 end date

Here’s everything we know about Warzone Pacific’s Season 2 update, including its release date and expected content.

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Call of Duty: Warzone Pacific will soon be receiving another massive content drop with Season 2, so here’s everything we know including its release date and content.

Warzone underwent a major change with the Pacific update, receiving all of Vanguard’s weapons on an entirely new map – Caldera. Now that the Festive Fervor event is over and the mid-season update is live, players are looking forward to what’s next.

Here’s everything we know about the upcoming Warzone Pacific Season 2 update, including its release date, time, and the content we expect to see.

Warzone Pacific Season 1 end date

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We’ve now had the mid-season update for Warzone Pacific Season 1, with the season set to end on February 1, 2022. However, with the start date for Season 2 delayed, the Season 1 Battle Pass may be extended to coincide with the start of the new season.

Once we know exactly when the Vanguard Season 1 Battle Pass expires, we’ll update this section but be sure to unlock as many tiers as you can for the time being.

Warzone Pacific Season 2 release date & time

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An announcement from the Call of Duty Twitter page has revealed that Warzone Pacific Season 2 has been delayed from February 1, 2022, to February 14, 2022.

Large Warzone updates are usually set live at 9 PM PT / 12 AM ET / 5 AM GMT, but Raven Software will confirm it nearer to the time.

What’s included in Warzone Pacific Season 2?

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Neither Activision nor Raven Software has revealed what will be included in Season 2, but previous seasons can give us an educated guess.

Here’s everything we expect to arrive in Warzone Pacific Season 2:

  • New weapons
  • New Operators
  • Minor map changes
  • New game modes
  • Themed-event with challenges & rewards
  • Significant weapon balance updates & bug fixes

Of course, this is currently just speculation, but these are all usually included in a new Warzone season’s content drop.


Stay tuned to Charlie INTEL, as Activision and Raven Software will soon reveal what they have in store for Season 2 and beyond!

Be sure to check out everything we know about CoD 2022 in the meantime, which is expected to be a sequel to 2019’s Modern Warfare.

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