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Warzone stats reveal surprising SMG that’s even better than MAC-10

Warzone weapon statistician TrueGameData has revealed the surprising SMG loadout that could end the MAC-10 meta.

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Warzone PPSH-41 and MAC-10 gameplay

Warzone YouTuber and stats expert TrueGameData has revealed that the PPSH-41 SMG is statistically better than the much more popular MAC-10, which means it could become a surprise meta weapon.

Although a classic Call of Duty weapon, the PPSH-41 didn’t make much of a splash in Warzone when it arrived in Season 3. With Season 6 on the horizon, the PPSH still isn’t considered meta, but that could change thanks to new data.

TrueGameData has created a comprehensive website that compares almost every aspect of Warzone’s weapons. With the data found on this website, he has revealed that the PPSH-41’s stats slightly edge out the MAC-10’s which could make it the better weapon overall.

Although the MAC-10 has long been one of Warzone’s most popular SMGs and the PPSH-41 only has a 2% pick rate, YouTuber TrueGameData believes that “a lot of people would prefer the PPSH if they just tried it out.”

He explains that the weapons are almost identical in terms of movement, fire rate, and recoil (although the MAC-10 slightly edges it out in the latter two categories). However, the PPSH has a few stats that make it the better choice overall.

For time-to-kill (TTK), the PPSH is slightly better than the MAC-10. They’re roughly the same at close-range, but the PPSH has more range, which gives it the edge.

Another interesting stat, the Damage Per Mag, is where the PPSH truly shines against the MAC-10. It can hold a 71 Rnd Drum Mag, which makes it a great choice for taking on squads, and allows it to “put out dramatically more Damage Per Mag.”

He explains that the PPSH-41 can down and finish two enemies in one mag, but you’ll likely need to run Throwing Knives to finish your kills with the MAC-10.

One factor that could make players prefer the MAC-10 is the recoil. The MAC’s higher fire rate gives it less visual recoil, but TrueGameData believes that the difference isn’t so huge that it gives one a clear edge.

Overall though, he concluded that while the MAC does have some better qualities such as Sprint to Fire Time, he believes the PPSH is better and “way, way underused right now.”

TrueGameData’s best PPSH-41 loadout

  • Muzzle: GRU Suppressor
  • Laser: Tiger Team Spotlight
  • Optic: Microflex LED
  • Underbarrel: Patrol Grip
  • Magazine: Spetsnaz 71 Rnd Drum

This loadout gives the PPSH-41 the edge over the MAC-10, and is highly recommended by Warzone statistician TrueGameData.


For more Warzone, you can check out everything we know about the upcoming 2021 Haunting of Verdansk event.

Image Credit: Activision / TrueGameData

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FaZe Swagg reveals “2 SHOT” AN-94 Warzone loadout

Here’s Warzone content creator FaZe Swagg’s AN-94 loadout that had his viewers questioning whether the weapon was buffed or not.

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FaZe Swagg tried out a new Warzone Season 6 AN-94 loadout, claiming the weapon has “2 SHOT” potential and had his viewers thinking the weapon was buffed.

Warzone players are officially entering their final hours of Verdansk, with the latest Secrets of the Pacific event teasing the new Caldera map.

The recent Vanguard and Warzone Season 1 patch notes revealed a variety of changes. One of which affects the way in which loadouts will work. With that being said, you may want to drop into Verdansk and use this FaZe Swagg AN-94 loadout before it’s too late.

The AN-94 has struggled to reach the top of the Warzone meta, but FaZe Swagg decided to give it a shot. The weapon worked so well that he claims viewers in his stream were even asking whether the weapon had been buffed.

For those looking to give this “2 SHOT” Warzone AN-94 loadout a try, here are the attachments Faze Swagg was using for it.

FaZe Swagg Warzone AN-94 loadout

  • Muzzle: Monolithic Suppressor
  • Barrel: AN-94 Factory X-438mm
  • Optic: VLK 3.0 Optic
  • Underbarrel: Commando Foregrip
  • Magazine: 60 Round Casket Mags

First off, FaZe Swagg has gone with the Monolithic Suppressor. This greatly increases the weapon’s damage range and bullet velocity, while also keeping you off the minimap with suppressed fire.

Next, we have the AN-94 Factory X-438mm barrel. Despite decreasing mobility slightly, this attachment will increase the weapon’s damage range, bullet velocity, and also help with some recoil control.

Arguably one of the most important attachments for this weapon is the 60 Round Casket Mags. This is vital for when you need to take down multiple players at a time, as it will allow you to sustain fire for a long time.

Lastly, both the Commando Foregrip and VLK 3.0x Optic help massively when it comes to staying on target. Both of these attachments will help towards overall recoil control and accuracy.

FaZe Swagg ran this class with the OTs 9 SMG. This gives the loadout a nice balance, as the AN-94 is a great medium to long-range option, while the OTs can finish people very quickly in close combat.


That’s all for FaZe Swagg’s AN-94 loadout. For more loadouts, check out FaZe Swagg’s P-90 loadout.

Image Credits: Activision / Raven Software / FaZe Swagg

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All Warzone Pacific game modes: Vanguard Royale, Resurgence, Rebirth, more

Here are all of the new game modes coming with Warzone Pacific’s new Caldera map, including Vanguard Royale and more.

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Call of Duty: Vanguard will bring the Caldera Pacific map to Warzone when they integrate in December, so here are all of the new game modes coming with the new battle royale experience.

Warzone’s Pacific map has officially been revealed. Caldera, said to be “built on learnings from the community,” will arrive on with Season 1 on December 8 for Vanguard owners and December 9 for everyone else.

Along with all of the new weapons and operators, Warzone Pacific has kept some fan-favorite modes and brought some exciting new ones.

Here’s every new mode coming with Warzone Pacific’s Caldera map.

Warzone Caldera Battle Royale

Vanguard’s integration brings Modern Warfare and Cold War weapons and vehicles to the Pacific, and they can all be found in the Caldera Battle Royale playlist.

This is Warzone’s standard mode, where over 150 weapons from across all three games will be available for use. It also brings all of the familiar vehicles such as ATVs, SUVs, Berthas, and Helicopters. So all the skins you’ve purchased and earned in the Battle Passes won’t go to waste.

Warzone Caldera Plunder

Regular Plunder also returns with Vanguard Season 1, but specifically on the new Caldera map.

Warzone fans love this mode for leveling up weapons and warming up for Battle Royale, and weren’t very happy when it was removed from playlists in Season 6.

But Plunder will still be there after the integration, including Warzone’s huge arsenal of weapons and vehicles.

Warzone Vanguard Royale

Taking place on Caldera, Vanguard Royale turns Warzone into an authentic WW2 experience, including only Vanguard’s weapons and dogfighting.

Vanguard’s integration brings around 40 WW2 weapons to Warzone, and devs have included the Vanguard Royale playlist to allow players to try them all out in their own mode.

It also includes Dogfighting, where players can jump in fighter planes to battle it out in the skies. The devs said that to think of it like a “Precision Airstrike where you are in the cockpit, ready to rain down fire on a squad or defend yours from an enemy pilot.” Players on the ground can also jump in AA guns to defend themselves.

Warzone Vanguard Plunder

Similar to the Vanguard Royale mode, Vanguard Plunder gives the fan-favorite mode a WW2 twist.

The mode will likely be very similar, but you’ll only be able to use Vanguard weapons and vehicles. If you’re a Warzone-only player, this will be the best mode to level up all of the new guns.

Vanguard Plunder will arrive later in Season 1.

Warzone Vanguard Resurgence

Within the first week of Warzone Pacific’s launch, fans will have access to Vanguard Resurgence.

The Resurgence tag corresponds to a game mode with unique respawn mechanics. The respawn mechanic requires at least one player on a squad to stay alive for a specific period of time in order to bring back eliminated team members.

The high respawn rate makes for a fast-paced action-packed Battle Royale experience. Trying to stay alive to bring back your teammates produces some tense moments. Players love the chaos that comes with Resurgence and they’ll get to experience a Caldera version during launch week. 

Although we don’t yet know which section of the map will be accessible in Resurgence, the Pacific version is likely to focus on a small portion of Caldera. 

Warzone Rebirth Island

Rebirth Island is here to stay! Many prefer Rebirth’s smaller, faster-paced battle royale map, and players were concerned that it would also disappear alongside Verdansk.

Rebirth will still be around, but players will bid goodbye to the map for a short period of time. During Warzone Pacific’s early access period on December 8, players will still be able to access Rebirth. However, the following day, Rebirth will disappear for an unspecific period. This coincides with Warzone Pacific’s full launch on December 9. 

We currently don’t know the exact date Rebirth is set to return, but the devs have promised that it will be making a comeback later in Season 1


And those are all of the new Warzone modes confirmed for Season 1! Expect Sledgehammer and Raven Software to continue to keep cooking up new experiences as the year goes on.

You can also check out all of the changes coming to Warzone, and every new Caldera POI.

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Warzone Pacific dev responds to concerns over Caldera loadout drop changes

One of the Warzone Pacific developers has responded to player complaints about the loadout drop changes in Caldera.

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Warzone Pacific’s new Caldera map brought some major changes to player loadout drops which have proved controversial, and now one of the developers has explained how the new system will work.

There is a ton of anticipation for Vanguard Season 1 and Warzone Pacific. The developers have made some major changes to player loadout drops ahead of the new Caldera map’s launch.

Stopping Power Rounds have been completely removed from the game as a Field Upgrade and the Dead Silence Field Upgrade is receiving a considerable nerf. Players are also unable to call in a loadout drop right away.

Now, one of the Warzone Pacific devs has explained these changes.

One of the changes is that Warzone players won’t be able to call in a loadout drop from a Buy Station prior to the loadout drop event falling across the map. This led to criticism from many players including FaZe star Kris ‘Swagg’ Lamberson.

Swagg described the loadout changes as “wack” before elaborating that there’s no point in leveling up guns if you can barely use them. “If it’s like the flashback event then the loadout event didn’t happen until the 3rd circle,” he stated.

This led to a response from Warzone creative designer, Ted Timmins, who is one of the developers behind the Pacific. He explained that players will be able to access loadouts at the end of the first circle.

“Operation: Flashback was just the test bed for the functionality that proved successful – but to your point, it needed to still be early enough in the gameplay loop to allow for improved strategy and planning,” Timmins explained.

The reasoning behind this decision was to encourage players to plan their strategies better during the early stages of a match. Despite this, many players in the replies were still disappointed in these new limitations.

“This was the worst part of operation flashback,” replied one user. “I hope this change gets reverted back quickly once people realize it’s not an innovation, it’s a limitation.”

We don’t know yet if the developers will revert these changes in response to player complaints. At the time of writing, it seems that the loadout drop limitations in Caldera are here to stay.


For more Warzone content, check out the full Warzone Pacific roadmap for all of the new changes that will be coming with the Caldera map.

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