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Warzone’s DMR 14, Dual Pistols, MAC-10 & more finally nerfed

Controversial Black Ops Cold War weapons such as the DMR 14, MAC-10, and akimbo Diamattis have finally been nerfed in Warzone Season 1.

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Raven Software confirmed on January 6 that the controversial BOCW DMR 14, Type 63, akimbo Diamattis, and MAC-10 have finally received a nerf in Warzone Season 1.

Since the integration between Black Ops Cold War and Warzone on December 16, a few weapons have clearly shone above the rest.

The semi-automatic Tactical Rifles, MAC-10 SMG, and dual Diamatti pistols have been game-breakingly powerful. Although dozens of new weapons were added to the game, the loot pool only became smaller.

Not only were these weapons the most viable choices, they actually changed how the pace of the game. The time-to-kill on these weapons was so high that firefights were over in an instant and every small mistake would be punished.

Now, fans can rejoice in the fact that Raven Software have nerfed the over-powered weapons.

DMR and more finally nerfed in Warzone

“The time has come,” they announced on January 6, confirming a Warzone update is going live.

The following changes have been applied to the over-powered weapons.

  • DMR 14 – Reduced headshot damage, increased recoil
  • Type 63 – Reduced headshot damage, increased recoil
  • MAC-10 – Decreased headshot multiplier
  • Akimbo Diamattis – Increased hip-fire spread, decreased damage range

Previously, if you landed a headshot with the DMR 14 or Type 63, the enemies would only require another shot anywhere on the body to drop them. Body shots were still insanely powerful so fans are unconvinced this change will be enough.

The MAC-10 was extremely overpowered but not outright broken, so a decreased headshot multiplier should make other SMGs viable again.

The Diamattis, however, were arguably broken. It only took one burst from these pistols to down an enemy and because they were fired from the hip, there was very little skill involved in aiming them. With an increased hip-fire spread and decreased damage, you might just have a chance if you meet them in Warzone.

We are yet to see how much of an impact these changes will have on the game, but fans will be delighted to see that devs have been listening to their requests.

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Apex Legends

Warzone players call for popular Apex Legends feature to be added

Some Warzone players are calling for the developers to implement a feature from Apex Legends, which involves player K/D ratios.

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With both Warzone and Apex Legends being extremely popular battle royales, of course, people are going to compare them, with some calling for a feature from Respawn’s game to be added in Warzone.

With the recent news surrounding Apex Legends’ upcoming season, some Warzone players may have been intrigued to check the game out and give it a shot, especially as CouRageJD recently stated that Apex was the best battle royale currently available.

In doing so, players may have noticed differences, not just in gameplay, but also in the stats and recordings of player progression, which some players want for Warzone.

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Reddit user and Warzone player Excellent_Pass3746 posted his opinion online of which specific Apex Legends feature they would like to see in Warzone.

The post is entitled “KD should reset every season (Or at least show your KD for each season)”

This is a feature that is currently in Apex Legends, however, it doesn’t reset, it simply shows you your K/D for each season, while also showing your overall K/D from every season combined.

This would be great for Warzone, as then players can look back and see how much they have progressed, while also seeing how much of an effect each season’s K/D has on the overall number.

The argument presented is that players would like to see this progression and improvement, and not be defined by their K/D that got off to a bad start when they were learning the game.

Experienced Call of Duty players may have taken to Warzone much faster then those who are new to the franchise, thus this change would be a nice quality-of-life update for players.

Fans in the comments also agree, as although there are alternatives out there for checking your K/D monthly on Warzone, it “would be nice to have it on the game.”


For more on Warzone, stay tuned via Charlie INTEL and check out our recent article on when a FOV slider is coming to Warzone on console.

Image Credits: Respawn Entertainment / Activision / Raven Software

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Best ZRG 20mm loadout for CoD: Warzone Season 4

You can equip a few select attachments and perks to the ZRG 20mm Sniper Rifle to make the best Warzone ZRG loadout for Season 4 of the battle royale.

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Best Warzone ZRG Loadout

The ZRG 20mm is an extremely powerful Sniper Rifle, and we’ll go over the best Warzone ZRG loadout to enhance its capabilities for Season 4 of the Call of Duty battle royale.

It always helps to keep your enemies at a distance when battling it out on either Verdansk ’84 or Rebirth Island. Call of Duty: Warzone has a wide collection of Sniper Rifles to choose from, and the ZRG 20mm definitely worth your consideration.

This weapon arrived in Black Ops Cold War on April 7. It boasts an extremely high bullet velocity and is capable of dishing out large amounts of damage. Here are the best attachments and perks to make the best Warzone ZRG loadout for Season 4 Reloaded.

Best Warzone ZRG loadout

Best Warzone ZRG loadout

Best Warzone ZRG loadout attachments

  • Muzzle: Task Force Shroud
  • Barrel: 43.9″ Combat Recon
  • Ammo: 5 RND magazine
  • Handle: Serpent Wrap
  • Optic: Variable Zoom Scope

The ZRG 20mm’s bullet velocity and damage make it capable of one-shot killing opponents during long-range encounters. However, it has the slowest rate of fire in the game. So, this loadout will focus on maximizing its effective damage range.

We’ll start with the Task Force Shroud muzzle to further improve the bullet velocity while decreasing your ADS speed. This will ultimately improve the effective damage range of the gun, making it a powerhouse in long-range combat.

Next, we’ll go with the Serpent Wrap handle to get back some of the weapon’s ADS speed at the cost of some Sprint to Fire time. However, you won’t have to worry about that too much when using a sniper rifle.

The 5 RND magazine will add a couple of extra rounds to the weapon’s default magazine. This way you won’t have to worry about reloading as often in the midst of combat, which means you’ll be less vulnerable.

Finally, we’ll cap off the best Warzone ZRG loadout with the Variable Zoom Scope, as it’s going to prove useful across different distances when playing on a large map like Rebirth Island. Despite this, you can pick whichever scope you want.

Best Perks to use with Warzone ZRG 20mm class

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  • Perk 1 – E.O.D.
  • Perk 2 – Overkill/Ghost
  • Perk 3 – Amped

Having extra protection against explosives is never a bad thing, so using E.O.D. will allow you to not suffer as much lost health when getting by the likes of a Semtex or C4 in what could be the difference between living or being eliminated.

The ZRG is an extremely deadly weapon at long distances, but you will need a suitable secondary weapon to use in close-quarters and medium-distance engagements. Using Overkill will allow you to have an Assault Rifle or SMG with you in addition to this sniper.

You can then pick up Ghost from a second loadout drop to stop showing up on enemy mini-maps when they use UAVs or appearing on their Heartbeat Sensors.

Players using this sniper rifle will notice that it is extremely heavy and can cause your character to take some time to switch between it and your secondary. Amped will speed up your weapon swap speed and help you avoid getting eliminated because you could not switch weapons in time.

Best Warzone ZRG Loadout

How to unlock the ZRG 20mm

To get this weapon for the best Warzone ZRG loadout, you’ll need to complete a challenge that requires you to “Earn 2 Longshot medals in 10 different matches using Sniper Rifles.” The gun is available in Black Ops Cold War as well.

You’ll need to be careful about leaving the match too early after earning 2 Longshot Medals, as it might not count. For a more detailed walkthrough, you can check out our guide on unlocking the ZRG 20MM.

Best alternatives

The LW3 Tundra is another great Sniper Rifle that comes with impressive bullet velocity, making it ideal for picking off enemies from a distance. You can also try out the M82 as a viable alternative to the best Warzone ZRG loadout.

If you’re looking to overhaul your Call of Duty: Warzone loadouts, you can check out our guides on some of the weapons dominating the meta right now.

AUG | Kar98k | Kilo 141 | Grau | CR-56 AMAX | MP5 | Krig 6 | XM4 | DMR | FFAR

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CouRageJD reveals the one thing that makes Apex Legends better than Warzone

Jack ‘CouRage’ Dunlop went on Twitter to explain what one key Apex Legends feature makes it more fun than Warzone.

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100 Thieves co-owner Jack ‘CouRage’ Dunlop is boldly claiming that Respawn Entertainment’s Apex Legends has one key feature that makes it “way better” than Warzone.

Warzone Season 4 is now well underway, and there were a plethora of changes after the Reloaded update arrived. Its battle royale competitor Apex Legends is also about to launch Season 10 soon.

Now, the 100 Thieves co-owner CouRageJD has made his stance in this rivalry abundantly clear. He boldly stated that Apex Legends is leagues ahead of Warzone due to one major reason.

CourageJD in Black Ops Cold War League Play Ranked

Jack ‘CouRage’ Dunlop had spent many months away from Apex Legends, but recently returned to battle in the game’s Ranked Leagues. This mode is so popular that Warzone players are asking for one too.

CouRageJD has described himself as “the greatest Wraith player in the history of Apex Legends,” and mentioned how much more fun that game is than Warzone because of the Ranked lobbies.

“New Apex Legends season about to drop, Ranked mode is so fun,” he tweeted. “Ranked arenas about to release, new legend coming, and huge balance patch about to happen.”

The 100 Thieves star then called Apex Legends the “best battle royale available.” Aside from the Ranked mode, he also complimented the clear love for the game that the Apex community has.

“Warzone has had its ups and downs, and I love Apex Legends,” said CouRageJD. “I’ve always had a soft spot for it. I was at the venue when it launched! There’s such a dedicated community, it’s crazy.”

Perhaps, this will encourage the Warzone developers to take inspiration from Apex’s Ranked Leagues. Respawn will implement the cable car feature from Warzone in Apex Legends Season 10.

Image credits: Activision / Respawn / YouTube: CouRageJD

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