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Warzone Season 6 update patch notes: Verdansk changes, original Gulag, weapon updates

Warzone Season 6 update has arrived with dramatic changes to Verdansk, the original Gulag, and more. Here’s the full patch notes for what’s new.

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Warzone Season 6 update patch notes

Raven Software has released the Season 6 Update, version 1.43, for Call of Duty: Warzone on October 6, which will bring a variety of new content to the Battle Royale, including the two new perks and more updates.

Season 6 of Warzone includes the all new Season 6 Battle Pass, with 100 fresh tiers, map updates that see changes to Stadium & Downtown, the return of the original Gulag, and more updates across the game.

Raven Software has now posted the patch notes for the new update. The new update goes live on October 6 at 9PM PT on all platforms with the Season 6 content available at that time

Black Ops Cold War’s Season 6 update went live October 5 at 9PM PT with patch notes available.

The patch notes and information below are only applicable to Call of Duty: Warzone.

Warzone Season 6 Update Patch Notes

Playlist

Image of Playlist for the month of October

*The Weekend-Exclusive modes will replace their core Battle Royale squad-size equivalent from Friday 10 AM PST until Monday 10 AM PST.

Battle Pass

The Season Six Battle Pass is complete with 100 Tiers that include two free functional Weapons, a new Operator, new Weapon Blueprints, new Operator Skins, and a whole lot more. 

Below are some of the items included in the Season Six Battle Pass:

  • Tier 1
    • “Disintegration” Legendary Sticker
  • Tier 5 
    • “Scrub Brush” Legendary Milano 821 (BOCW) Blueprint
  • Tier 9
    • “Saint Death” Legendary Emblem
  • Tier 15
    • .410 Ironhide (BOCW) Weapon Unlock
  • Tier 21
    • “Final Chapter” Legendary Handgun Charlie (BOCW) Blueprint
  • Tier 27
    • “Cemetery Thorn” Legendary Pelington 703 (BOCW) Blueprint
  • Tier 31
    • Grav (BOCW) Weapon Unlock
  • Tier 34
    • “Carnival Troupe” Legendary Watch
  • Tier 38
    • “Cat Nip” Legendary AK-47 (BOCW) Blueprint
  • Tier 39
    • “Clean Break” Legendary Dirt Bike Skin
  • Tier 44
    • “Electrons” Legendary Emblem
  • Tier 55
    • “Carnival Prize” Legendary Submachine Gun Alpha (BOCW) Blueprint
  • Tier 64
    • “Hulking Monster” Legendary Calling Card
  • Tier 65
    • “Creepy Crawler” Legendary Bullfrog (BOCW) Blueprint
  • Tier 71
    • “Presidential” Legendary 1911 (BOCW) Blueprint
  • Tier 72
    • “Black Ops Mixtape” Legendary War Track
  • Tier 75
    • “Shell Shocked” Legendary Sticker
  • Tier 76
    • “Bonfire” Legendary Groza (BOCW) Blueprint
  • Tier 81
    • “Conjurer” Legendary M16 (BOCW) Blueprint
  • Tier 85
    • “Panda Bite” Legendary AK-74u (BOCW) Blueprint
  • Tier 89
    • “Carnival Game” Legendary Streetsweeper (BOCW) Blueprint
  • Tier 92
    • “Shooting Gallery” Legendary Calling Card
  • Tier 95
    • “Kill Shot” Ultra .410 Ironhide (BOCW) Blueprint
  • Tier 97
    • “Snippet Van” Legendary Charm
  • Tier 99
    • “Magic Lantern” Legendary Emblem
  • Tier 100
    • “Aurora Borealis” Ultra Mason Skin
    • “Art Deco” Legendary Grav (BOCW) Blueprint
    • “Dazzle Wagon” Epic SUV Skin
    • “Season Six” Legendary Emblem
       
Tier 100 Art Deco Legendary Grav skin

“Art Deco” Legendary Grav (BOCW) Blueprint

Tier 100 Aurora Borealis Mason Skin

“Aurora Borealis” Ultra Mason Skin

Events

Banner of the new Haunting event coming later this month

The Haunting

Return to the Call of Duty blog on October 18 for more intel about the upcoming Halloween celebration across Warzone and Black Ops Cold War.

Modes

Scopes and Scatterguns mode icon

Scopes and Scatterguns, The Rebirth Of…!

Get up close and personal… deal death from afar… spend a lifetime reloading between bolts… the choice is yours! Scopes and Scatterguns returns to Warzone – with a new twist. 

Here’s what you can look forward to:

  • Rebirth Resurgence
    • This mode builds upon a map and ruleset combination that we already all know and love – Rebirth Resurgence!
  • Limited Loot
    • The loot table will only include Shotguns, Sniper Rifles, and Crossbows. Aim true, Operator.
  • No Loadouts
    • No free Loadouts Drops and no purchasable Loadout in the Buy Station either! Players will have to up their scavenging game and win with what they find!
  • New Starting Weapon
    • The 1911 (BOCW) isn’t exactly a Shotgun… so Players will spawn in with the thematic Marshal (BOCW) instead.

This returning mode will go live during the second week of Season Six on October 14th. Keep an eye on our Twitter for weekly Playlist updates!

Maps

Seismic event rips hole through downtown Verdansk

New Points of Interest

  • Fissures
    • Explosive charges have triggered a devastating seismic event in Verdansk, forming massive cracks right through Stadium and Downtown.
  • Bunkers
    • Make your way through this system of passageways and armament rooms, find high value loot, and ascend back to the surface before anyone else does.
New Gulag inspired by the Original

New Gulag, inspired by the Original

  • Look familiar? We thought so. Same rules. Slightly different arena.

Gameplay

A couple of shootie boys in a fissure.
  • Loot across Verdansk has been adjusted as follows…
    • The .410 Ironhide (BOCW) and Grav (BOCW) have been added
    • New Gulag loadouts
    • New ground and Supply Box loot
  • Plunder respawn behavior has been updated to provide Players with more dynamic infiltrations.
  • The RC-XD Killstreak has been removed from all modes until further notice.

Bug Fixes

  • Fixed a UI issue causing the Tempered Perk to display incorrectly during Plunder matches.
  • Fixed a visual issue causing the C58 (BOCW) ejection port to not open during the firing animation.
  • Fixed additional collision issues with various elements across Verdansk allowing Players to exploit/peek/shoot through them.
  • Fixed an issue causing a conflict between the audio of Red Doors and Supply Boxes.
  • Fixed an issue causing Operator Bios and the “Set as Favorite” UI option to not appear when using a gamepad.
  • Fixed an issue causing Seasonal Challenges to remain grayed-out while scrolling through the menu.
  • Fixed an issue with the Krig 6 (BOCW) that would cause noticeable camera tilt while firing.
  • Fixed an issue causing the Pelington 703 (BOCW) default reticle to appear misaligned.
  • Fixed an issue causing the QBZ-83 (BOCW) to hitch when firing.
  • Fixed an issue causing the Sniper Rifle Charlie (BOCW) default reticle to appear misaligned.
  • Fixed an issue causing the TEC-9 (BOCW) hipfire reticle to not match the appropriate firing mode.
  • Fixed an issue causing unintended bullet collision on the rear end of Payload Cargo Trucks.
  • Fixed an issue with the firing audio on the “Turbo Powered” Bullfrog (BOCW) Blueprint.
  • Fixed several issues related to the reload animations for both the Sniper Rifle Charlie (BOCW) and OTs 9 (BOCW).
  • Fixed various issues that would result in Players experiencing either Dev Error 5476 or Dev Error 5573.
  • Fixed various issues with Stitch’s subtitles while near Red Doors.

UI, UX, & More

  • Regiments
    • Regiments are now frozen to ensure a smooth transition over to the new Clan-based system, coming later this year. 
      • Players will now only be able to view their Regiment Roster and inspect other Players. 
      • Players will no longer be able to create, manage, switch or invite others, use Regiment Tags, or receive Happy Hour rewards.
         
  • Loot Cards
    • The visual style of all loot cards has been updated! 
    • In addition to this change, we’ve added information about the fire type of a Weapon to each loot card. 
      • This will allow Players to observe if a Weapon is automatic, semi-automatic, or burst before committing to it, without having to fire test shots or lose their next engagement.

Accessibility

Screenshot of the new Killfeed Time on Screen option
  • Killfeed (Time On Screen)
    • Added an option under the Accessibility menu to customize the amount of time that messages in the Killfeed stay on screen. This option is intended to support Hard of Vision, Hard of Hearing, and Cognitive Overload accessibility. 
    • The setting has 5 options:
      • Off: Never show updates
      • Default: Updates show for 10 seconds
      • Medium: Updates show for 20 seconds
      • Long: Updates show for 30 seconds
      • Extended: Updates show for 60 seconds
      • Note: This will not affect the duration of disconnect notifications.
  • Mono Audio
    • Added an option under the Audio menu to adjust the degree to which the Mono Audio is applied when enabled.
    • The setting is adjusted via a slider:
      • A higher value merges sounds and sends them through left and right speakers in similar proportions.
      • A lower value reduces the applied effect and preserves directional sound.

Weapons

The new Assault Rifle called Grav

New Weapons (BOCW)

  • .410 Ironhide: Shotgun (Launch)
    • Lever-action shotgun. High damage at close range with an improved fire rate. Reliable 2-shot kill with a short 1-shot kill range.
    • Obtain the Rattler Shotgun for free and ready to use in Black Ops Cold War and Warzone at Tier 15 of the Season Six Battle Pass.
  • Grav: Assault Rifle (Launch)
    • Full-auto assault rifle. Fast firing rifle with improved range. Fastest bullet velocity in class with modest damage and moderate recoil.
    • Obtain the Grav Assault Rifle for free and ready to use in Black Ops Cold War and Warzone at Tier 31 of the Season Six Battle Pass.
  • Battle Axe: Melee (Launch)
    • Two-handed melee Weapon. Double bit axe with a straight wooden handle for powerful swings. Fell your foes and use them as kindling.
    • Obtain the Battle Axe for free and ready to use in Black Ops Cold War and Warzone via in-game challenge or Store Bundle.
  • LAPA: Submachine Gun (In-Season)
    • Full-auto submachine gun. Lightweight prototype with reliable damage and good firing control. Improved handling and range with a slower fire rate..
    • Obtain via reward during The Haunting Event or via Blueprint in the Store.
  • Hammer & Sickle (In-Season)
    • Dual wield melee. A powerful union between industrial and agricultural tools. Demonstrate the strength of labor with deadly melee attacks at close-range.
    • Obtain via unlock Challenge or via Blueprint in the Store.

New Unlock Challenge Missions (BOCW)

  • EM2: Assault Rifle
    • Using Assault Rifles, rapidly kill 2 or more players in 15 different completed matches.
  • TEC-9: Submachine Gun
    • Using SMGs, get 2 Headshot kills in 15 different completed matches.

Weapon Changes

We are pleased with the level of Weapon variety we are seeing across Verdansk. However, we still feel there are some persistent outliers that could stand to be addressed. Outlined below are a few deceptively impactful changes to assist in further widening the pool of viable Weapons.
 

Image of the guns that were balanced this patch

» Assault Rifles «

  • C58 (BOCW)
    • Recoil increased
  • EM2 (BOCW)
    • Recoil increased

» Light Machine Guns «

  • MG 82 (BOCW)
    • Gun Kick increased
    • Recoil increased
    • Reload interrupt time increased
    • Raise interrupt time increased
  • Light Machine Gun Alpha (BOCW)
    • Gun Kick increased
    • Recoil increased

Attachments

Image of the new Shotgun called .410 Ironhide

Attachment Changes

» Lasers «

  • Tiger Team Spotlight
    • Movement Speed multiplier decreased from 3.2% to 3%
    • ADS Movement Speed multiplier decreased from 3.2% to 3%

» Magazines «

  • OTs 9 (BOCW)
    • Spetsnaz 40 Rnd
      • ADS Speed multiplier decreased from .85 to .835
      • Reload Time decreased from 2.6 to 2.7 seconds
      • Reload Empty Time decreased from 3 to 3.1 seconds
    • VDV 40 Rnd Fast Mag
      • ADS Speed multiplier decreased from .8 to .78
      • Reload Time decreased from 1.93 to 2.11 seconds
      • Reload Empty Time decreased from 2.23 to 2.32 seconds

Operators

New Operators

Image of new Operator Mason

» Alex Mason: NATO (Launch) «

  • Get access to Mason for use in Black Ops Cold War and Warzone at Tier 0 in the Season Six Battle Pass and unlock an additional Ultra-Rarity Operator Skin at Tier 100. 
Image of new Operator Fuze.

» Fuze: Warsaw Pact (In-Season) «

  • Get access to Fuze as part of upcoming Season Six Store Bundle offerings, to be detailed at a later date. 
Image of Vanguard preorder Operator Kingsley

» Sgt. Arthur Kingsley (Available Now) «

  • Digitally pre-order any edition of Call of Duty: Vanguard before its launch date on November 5th to receive Arthur Kingsley of the British Army’s 9th Parachute Battalion for immediate use in Call of Duty: Black Ops Cold War and Warzone.

Prestige

Image of the new Prestige Icons - a bunch of spooky heads

Season Six offers four additional Prestiges to achieve across the first 200 levels, as well as a new Weapon Blueprint:

  • Level 50
    • New Prestige, Emblem, Prestige Key, Weapon Blueprint, and Battle Pass Tier Skip
  • Level 100
    • New Prestige, Emblem, Prestige Key, and Battle Pass Tier Skip
  • Level 150
    • New Prestige, Emblem, Prestige Key, and Battle Pass Tier Skip
  • Level 190
    • All Season Challenges Available
  • Level 200
    • New Prestige, Emblem, Prestige Key, Battle Pass Tier Skip, Master Prestige Calling Card
  • Levels 250–1,000
    • New Prestige Key every 50 levels

Store

New Bundles

The Berserker Bundle

» The Berserker Bundle «

This Bundle includes the first Weapon Blueprint for the new Battle Axe (BOCW) Melee Weapon — the menacing “Barbarian’s Axe.” This Bundle also comes with a devastating “Executioner” Finishing Move, three cosmetic items for your profile and Weaponry, and a Tier Skip for the Battle Pass.

The bundle for the new Operator named Fuze - he's missing a leg, possibly two

» Tracer Pack: Fuze Operator Bundle «

New Operator “Fuze” will also find his way to the Store during Season Six’s launch week, arriving less than a week out from The Haunting.

This includes two Skins, two Weapon Blueprints, an Animated Calling Card and Emblem, and the “Can Opener” Weapon Charm.

The bundle for the new Zombie Zapper skin

» Tracker Pack: Zombie Zapper Mastercraft Bundle «

Pick this one up in the Store, and see how this retro-looking Shotgun Weapon Blueprint electrifies the undead masses to kingdom come.

The new bundle that includes both the Tagger and Big Joke skins

» The Tagger vs Big Joke Ultimate Pack «

This includes two Legendary Operator Outfits: the clown-faced “Sad Face” for Garcia and the graffiti-inspired “Sign Painter” for Wolf. Five Weapon Blueprints are included – four of which are ranged Legendary Weapons – as well as a variety of cosmetic items. To top it all off, you’ll also get 5,000 COD Points, which can be spent on a Bundle, Battle Pass, or in-game gifts to friends.

Season 6 Download Size

The Season Six update will have a download size of approximately 31 GB for those who own the free-to-play console version of Warzone and are currently on the latest updates.

Warzone Update Sizes

  • PlayStation 5:
    • 30.6 GB
  • PlayStation 4:
    • 30.6 GB 
  • Xbox One Series X / S:
    • 30.1 GB
  • Xbox One:
    • 30.1 GB
  • PC:
    • 39.3 GB (Warzone Only)
    • 40.5 GB (Warzone and Modern Warfare®)

Reminders

  • PC users will also need 10 GB of additional space on their hard drive for the patch copying process; this is only temporary space that is reclaimed upon completion of the patch installation and is not an additional download.
  • Remember, the Black Ops Cold War download is not necessary if you are only playing Warzone, and vice versa.
  • Furthermore, for a smaller overall file size, Players can choose to uninstall/remove other data packs if they are no longer needed.

Source: Raven Software

For more information on Warzone & Black Ops Cold War Season 6, checkout our dedicated Warzone and Cold War pages. Stay tuned to our Twitter for the latest updates.

Image Credits: Activision / Raven Software

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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

Warzone / Vanguard Operator with H4 Blixen
  • 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

Warzone Opertaor aiming H4 Blixen
  • 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.

Image Credits: Activision

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FaZe Swagg claims Warzone MAC-10 is meta in Season 4 with new loadout

FaZe Swagg believes the MAC-10 is now meta in Warzone Season 4 after receiving buffs, showing off a brand-new loadout.

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With all the changes in Warzone Season 4, the meta has shifted yet again, and Kris ‘FaZe Swagg’ Lamberson believes this new MAC-10 loadout is now meta.

Warzone Season 4 brought a variety of changes to the game, including a shift in the weapon meta which saw Vanguard weapons become favored over others.

Having said that, the Vanguard SMGs have taken a slight decline after the June 25 hotfix which saw the speed attachments nerfed. With that being said this has opened up the close-range meta for the MAC-10, which FaZe Swagg believes is now meta.

Mac-10 in Warzone Rebirth Reinforced

The MAC-10 was one of the best SMGs in Warzone when it first arrived with Black Ops Cold War, but after being deemed overpowered, it was nerfed.

Now, in Warzone Season 4, the MAC-10 received a surprise buff in the patch notes, increasing its minimum damage, headshot damage multiplier, and maximum damage range.

FaZe Swagg feels these buffs and the Vanguard SMG nerfs have opened up the meta for the MAC-10 to shine. Here is the loadout recommended by the Warzone pro.

FaZe Swagg Warzone MAC-10 loadout

  • Muzzle: Agency Suppressor
  • Barrel: 5.9″ Task Force
  • Stock: Raider Stock
  • Rear Grip: Serpent Wrap
  • Magazine: STANAG 53 Rnd Drum

It’s important to note that FaZe Swagg was running this MAC-10 loadout on the new Fortune’s Keep map, which is designed for close-quarters fights. It is wise to run the MAC-10 with a long-range weapon like the UGM, just so you have all distances covered.

The Agency Suppressor and 5.9″ Task Force gives the MAC-10 some added range and bullet velocity, while the Raider Stock increases the sprint to fire time, aim walking movement speed, and ADS firing move speed.

In order to get your shots off first, the Serpent Wrap increases your aim down sight speed. Lastly, the STANAG 53 Rnd Drum means that you can take out multiple enemies at a time without the need to reload.


Make sure you give this loadout a try as FaZe Swagg believes it is now meta in Warzone Season 4. If you’re interested in TTK, check out our guide on the fastest killing weapons in Warzone.

Image Credits: Activision / FaZe Swagg

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Best controller settings for Warzone Pacific Season 4

To improve your accuracy and movement in Warzone, here are the best controller settings after the Season 4 update.

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Warzone Pacific Season 4 controller settings

Call of Duty: Warzone offers players many controller settings to fine-tune, such as Aim Assist and movement. We’ve put together a guide to help you find the best settings to use in Warzone Pacific’s Caldera, Rebirth Island, and Fortune’s Keep.

Warzone Pacific Season 4 has been one of the most game-changing updates Warzone has ever received, with Raven Software introducing the brand new Fortune’s Keep map, major weapon buffs and nerfs, and giving Caldera one of the biggest updates it’s ever had.

Despite the update, aim and movement remain the most important mechanics to master, so you’ll need the best settings in order to dominate. Whether you play with a controller on PC or consoles, here are the best Warzone controller settings to improve your accuracy and movement in Caldera, Rebirth Island, and Fortune’s Keep.

Best Warzone controller settings

Warzone Season 4 Mercenaries of Fortune key art

General

  • BR Button Layout: Tactical flipped
  • Stick Layout Preset: Default
  • Invert Vertical Look: Disabled
  • Deadzone: 0 (then increase as required)
  • Horizontal Stick Sensitivity: 7
  • Vertical Stick Sensitivity: 7
  • ADS Sensitivity Multiplier (Low Zoom): 0.75
  • ADS Sensitivity Multiplier (High Zoom): 0.85
  • Aim Response Curve Type: Standard/Dynamic
  • Controller Vibration: Disabled

For your button layout, Tactical is the best choice. When playing Warzone, you’ll constantly be crouching, slide canceling, and going prone. Tactical maps your crouch/slide button to the thumbstick, so you don’t need to move your thumb and can be as quick as possible when using the best Warzone controller settings.

You also want Deadzone to be as low as possible for maximum response time while aiming. Start with your Deadzone set to 0 and keep increasing it until you no longer have any stick drift. This depends entirely on how old your controller is.

Warzone player sprinting in Caldera

Weapons

  • Aim Assist: Precision
  • Scale Aim Assist with FOV: Enabled
  • Weapon Mount Activation: ADS + Melee
  • Weapon Mount Movement Exit: Enabled
  • Aim Down Sight Behavior: Hold
  • Equipment Behavior: Hold
  • Use/Reload Behavior: Tap to use
  • Depleted Ammo Weapon Switch: Enabled
  • Armor Plate Behavior: Apply One

Tap to use is a godsend. Your game will prioritize whether you reload or interact based on your situation. You’ll be able to instantly open crates and reload, making it a vital setting to enable.

Warzone Pacific Caldera Gulag

Movement

  • Slide Behavior: Hold
  • Auto Move Forward: Disabled
  • Automatic Sprint: Auto Tactical Sprint
  • Vehicle Camera Recenter: Enabled
  • Parachute Auto-Deploy: Disabled

When using Parachute Auto-Deploy, you want to get comfortable with having it Disabled. You’ll be able to pull your chute lower to the ground, meaning you can reach the ground as fast as possible. It can be daunting knowing there’s no safeguard, but pulling your chute close to the ground is extremely worthwhile.

Best Warzone Aim Response Curve

Winery POI in Warzone Fortune's Keep map

Warzone has separate Aim Response Curves, so you can fine-tune your aim to something you’re comfortable with. Their titles can be confusing, so we’ll break down exactly what they mean and what’s best for you.

  • Standard: Standard curve from aim stick to aim rate. When you initially aim, there will be a slight delay in speed when the stick is pressed all the way in a specific direction.
  • Linear: Removes initial speed delay when the stick is pressed all the way in a direction. More for aggressive, fast movements at the cost of precision.
  • Dynamic: Hybrid system between linear and standard. Your aim will speed up slightly when initially moving the stick.

The majority of players use Standard. Whether you’re new to Call of Duty or a returning player, this will feel the most natural to you.

If you’re confident in your aim and can transition between targets quickly, we’d recommend using Dynamic. Many of the top players use this response curve because of the fine aim rate control it provides.

Best Warzone Aim Assist Type

Warzone player fighting in Season 4 Caldera

Warzone offers four Aim Assist types, so you can find what comes most naturally to you. We would never recommend turning Aim Assist off, but here’s a breakdown of the options available to controller players when it comes to the best Warzone controller settings.

  • Disabled: You will have no Aim Assist.
  • Standard: Traditional aim slowdown near the target. A wider area where your aim will slow around an opponent. Best for regular Call of Duty players who want some extra time to lock on the target.
  • Precision: Strong aim assist slowdown that only kicks in when close to an enemy player. Only use this option if you’re a skilled and accurate player. The slowdown area is minimal and casual players will not like this.
  • Focusing: Strong aim slowdown that kicks in when narrowly missing targets. If you’re new to Call of Duty, this is your best bet to improve on a controller.

The majority of players should use Standard Aim assist. It provides the perfect aim slowdown near targets while still allowing for precise adjustments if you need to make them.

If you’re new to FPS games and aren’t used to aiming with a controller yet, you should use Focusing until you feel the Aim Assist is stronger than you need, then use Standard.

Best Aim Assist for Sniping in Warzone

Warzone player with sniper rifle

Some of the Warzone community believe that to be an accurate sniper. You need to play on a mouse and keyboard. This isn’t true, as with the right settings, you can down players from miles away and quickscoping with precision up-close.

For your Aim Response Curve, you should use Dynamic. You’ll be able to have finer control over how fast your crosshair is moving, allowing for easier flick shots and tracking far-off players.

For your Aim Assist Type, it’s the same situation as any other weapon. If you’re a confident player and need to make micro-adjustments to hit sniper headshots, you should use Precision. And if you’re comfortable with your aim and don’t have an issue sniping with Aim Assist, Standard will be the perfect choice.

You should also check out our ranked list of the best snipers to use in Warzone.

Does FOV affect Aim Assist?

Warzone PC players have the option to adjust the game’s field of view. Console players still don’t have this option as the devs announced it won’t be coming to console.

Best Warzone Controller Settings

Increasing your FOV allows you to see much more of what’s in front of you. Console’s FOV is set to around 80 by default, while PC players can crank that value all the way up to 120. This gives PC players a major advantage in seeing more players off to the side of their screen.

Using such as high FOV will stretch and shrink everything in front of you, which can throw off your Aim Assist.

Activision has added a setting to combat this, which is well worth using if you play Warzone with a high FOV on a controller. It would be best if you had Scale Aim Assist with FOV set to Enabled, as this will keep your Aim Assist consistent, no matter your field of view.

How to find the best Warzone controller settings

Although we’ve provided the best Warzone controller settings you should try, there’s no setting that works perfectly for everyone. It’s tempting to find your favorite pro player or content creator and copy their settings, but they might not be the best for you.

Shoot House map in Modern Warfare's multiplayer

We’d recommend jumping into a Custom Game of Modern Warfare and testing out some different controller settings to find the best Warzone controller settings for you, as they both use the same engine. If you don’t own MW, then Plunder, or any other respawn game mode will work well.

To maximize your time while testing out the settings, here’s what we’d recommend:

  • Map: Shoot House
  • Mode: Free-for-All
  • Rules:
    • Time limit: Unlimited
    • Score limit: Unlimited
  • Bots and players:
    • Number of bots: 6
    • Bot difficulty: Recruit

With these custom game settings, you’ll be able to practice shooting for as long as you like. Shoothouse is small enough that you’ll be able to fight constantly, and the Recruit level bots will hardly shoot back at you.

While you’re in this private mode, you should also try getting your Minimum Input Thresholds as low as they’ll go. Start at 0, and move it up one until you no longer receive stick drift.


For more in-depth Warzone guides, check out the best PC settings and FOV settings for Pacific Season 4.

Image Credit: Activision / Raven Software / Sledgehammer Games

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