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Warzone stats reveal surprise pick for best SMG in Season 2

Stats have revealed the best SMG in Warzone Pacific Season 2, and it’s not the weapon that many might have expected.

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Warzone Pacific Caldera with Owen Gun

Warzone’s close-range meta has been constantly changing and evolving since the move to Caldera, and the stats have revealed the best SMG to run currently in Season 2.

Warzone is consistently being updated with new patches, each of which brings a host of nerfs and buffs to Caldera’s growing roster of weapons. This means that keeping on top of which guns are dominating the meta can be extremely tricky.

The close-range meta is one of the most hotly contested areas in Warzone Season 2, especially after the popular MP40 got hit with a nerf back in February. If you’re looking for a new SMG to run, stats have revealed that the Owen Gun is now the best of the bunch.

In a video posted by IceManIsaac, the Warzone YouTuber revealed that the Owen Gun is currently Warzone Season 2’s top SMG. After comparing its numbers to other weapons in its class, it was found that the Owen Gun can drop enemy players in under a third of a second.

This impressive time-to-kill is down to the gun’s “incredible” damage per mag, which Isaac claims dwarfs that of the Welgun or MP40. After the increase in player health by 50 HP in Vanguard Royale, this TTK has seen the Owen Gun take Caldera by storm.

We’ve also listed IceManIsaac’s Owen Gun loadout below so you can really get the most out of your setup.

IceManIsaac’s Warzone Season 2 Owen Gun loadout

  • Muzzle: Recoil Booster
  • Barrel: Hockenson 142mm Rapid
  • Optic: Saturn 1.35x Lens
  • Stock: Removed Stock
  • Underbarrel: Mark VI Skeletal
  • Magazine: 7.62 Gorenko Round Drums
  • Ammo Type: Hollow Point
  • Rear Grip: Polymer Grip
  • Perk: Acrobatic
  • Perk 2: Quick

This build focuses on mobility and making the Owen Gun a monster in close-range fights. The Recoil Booster Muzzle and Hockenson 142mm Rapid Barrel are key here, as they both boost the fire rate, which is vital on SMGs.

You’ll want to be darting around the map as quickly as possible, so Acrobatic and Quick buff your overall speed. Meanwhile, the Removed Stock and Mark VI Skeletal boost the ADS speed, allowing players to get those crucial early shots in.

Sights often come down to personal preference, but Isaac opted for the Saturn 1.35x Lens due to its extra accuracy. Both the Slate Reflector or M38/Slate 2.5x custom would also be solid options.

However, the main downside to the Owen Gun is that it can often feel “unwieldy,” so the Polymer Grip and 7.62 Gorenko Round Drums will help keep some of the recoil in check. Loading them up with Hollow Point ammo will also offer an extra dose of stopping power in short-range gunfights.

So, there you have it, the Owen Gun is currently the top SMG in Warzone Season 2, and with this loadout, you’ll be dominating matches in no time. For more on Warzone, JGOD’s list of the best weapons in Vanguard Royale.

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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.

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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Warzone players keep getting frozen in place by Fortune’s Keep’s broken areas

Certain areas of Warzone’s Fortune’s Keep map are proving deadly as players are getting completely frozen in place.

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Warzone players love Season 4’s Fortune’s Keep map, but certain areas of the map are ruining the experience by completely locking players in place.

Warzone’s smaller Rebirth Island map has always been a hit, and Season 4’s Fortune’s Keep has emulated its success. Players love the bright Mediterranean color scheme, parkour spots, and dynamic gameplay.

However, a few frustrating issues have gotten in the way. Players are finding their way under the map and behind walls for cheap kills, and now players are getting trapped in place by broken spots on the map.

As we can see in the video from Reddit user Gerbytron, they went prone in a corner to hide from an Airstrike but ended up completely stuck in the corner. As they tried everything they could to wriggle free, the final opponent stumbled across them lying face-first into a wooden crate and quickly ended their suffering.

Several players took to the comments to confirm that this wasn’t a one-off, with another user confirming they also got stuck in the Watchtower at Fortune’s Keeps Winery POI.

illmatic_gg claimed that a street curb managed to trap them in place, and Evberkel has been caught in a window a couple of times. “I feel like [Fortune’s Keep] has a lot of spots like this that you just get stuck in,” explained ultra_zagan.

But there do seem to be a couple of ways that you can wrench yourself free from these broken spots. One user explained that using a Stim can release you, but said that it doesn’t always work. Plus, if you have a Self-Revive, you can down yourself with an explosive and then crawl away to self-res.

Raven Software have fixed issues like this, including the dreaded Buy Station freeze glitch, in the past, so hopefully, players won’t be getting trapped in place for much longer.

The next major update is Season 4 Reloaded, scheduled for late July, but there might be a few bug fixes and balance changes ahead of the mid-season update.

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Best KG M40 loadout for Warzone Pacific Season 4

Here are the attachments, Perks, and Equipment you need for the best loadout for the KG M40 Assault Rifle in Warzone Pacific Season 4.

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The KG M40 Assault Rifle has become a viable pick in Warzone Pacific Season 4, and here are the right attachments, Perks, and Equipment needed to build the best KG M40 loadout.

The KG M40 first arrived in Warzone Pacific Season 2 and was recognized for its extremely low recoil, but it didn’t gain much popularity due to the competitive Assault Rifle meta that was present at the time.

However, numerous Warzone experts feel that this is the easiest weapon to use in Season 4 and could be the new meta following its recent buffs. We’ll go over the right attachments, Perks, and Equipment for the best KG M40 loadout in Warzone Pacific Season 4.

Best Warzone KG M40 loadout attachments

  • Muzzle: MX Silencer
  • Barrel: Reisdorf 720mm Shrouded
  • Optic: SVT-40 PU Scope 3-6x
  • Stock: Krausnick 12V
  • Underbarrel: M1941 Hand Stop
  • Magazine: 8mm Klauser 60 Round Drums
  • Ammo Type: Lengthened
  • Rear Grip: Polymer Grip
  • Proficiency: Tight Grip
  • Kit: Fully Loaded

We’ll kick off this Warzone Pacific KG M40 loadout by improving the bullet velocity, damage range, and recoil control with the help of the MX Silencer muzzle and Reisdorf 720mm Shrouded barrel.

You can control the recoil even more manageable by equipping the Krausnick 12V Stock and M1941 Hand Stop. The 8mm Klauser 60 Round Drums and Lengthened ammo give you more bullets and improve the weapon’s range even further.

Combining the Polymer Grip and Tight Grip Perk allow your KG M40 to get more accurate the longer you fire. Then, Fully Loaded will give ensure that you start off the match with max ammo.

Finally, we picked the SVT-40 PU Scope 3-6x as our choice of optic so that you can use its magnification to pick off enemies from a distance.

Best Perks & Equipment to use with Warzone KG M40

  • Perk 1: E.O.D
  • Perk 2: Overkill
  • Perk 3: Amped
  • Lethal Equipment: Throwing Knife
  • Tactical Equipment: Stim

Explosives can cause serious problems, so you’ll need to equip E.O.D in order to survive any grenades, rockets, or Semtex that enemies will throw your way. Overkill will let you pair the KG M40 with a close-range option like the Marco 5.

Amped will make swapping between the two weapons instantaneous. Coming to Equipment, the Throwing Knife is handy for quickly killing downed enemies, and the Stim will replenish your health and allow you to move much faster.

How to unlock KG M40 in Warzone

Warzone Pacific’s KG M40 Assault Rifle can be obtained by completing an unlock challenge that requires you to earn 3 double kill medals with an Assault Rifle in a single match 15 times.

Best alternatives to the KG M40 in Warzone

If you’re looking for a great alternative to the KG M40 in Warzone then the XM4 is a top-tier choice for quickly eliminating enemies in long-range combat.

The AS44 has become a great choice in Season 4 and you can use it to dish out a ton of pain to your opponents.


For more Warzone, check out FaZe Swagg’s loadout for Advanced Warfare’s OP ASM1 Speakeasy as well as everything we know about Warzone 2.

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