Modern Warfare’s MP5 has undergone a secret buff in Warzone Season 5, with it now boasting one of the lowest TTKs in the game.
Before Cold War’s integration with Warzone, Modern Warfare’s MP5 was king. Boasting a solid time to kill (TTK), good mobility, and low recoil, it was the go-to choice for close-range encounters. After a brief return to the meta in Season 4, Raven Software drastically nerfed it in Season 5.
Now, YouTuber TrueGameData has discovered that Modern Warfare’s MP5 has also received a significant stealth buff since the Season 5 update. The 10mm Auto 30-Round Mags now give it an incredibly fast TTK, making it one of the best close-range options in Warzone.
After one of his subscribers said that Modern Warfare’s MP5 had received a stealth buff, analytical Warzone YouTuber TrueGameData investigated. He discovered that this was true, and the 10mm Auto 30-Round Mags now make Modern Warfare’s MP5 the fastest-killing SMG in the game when hitting chest shots.
TrueGameData explained that the only thing holding the MW MP5 back was the 30 round mag. 30 rounds aren’t enough to take on a full squad of Trios or Quads, but he said that with the 10mm rounds, Modern Warfare’s MP5 is “probably the best SMG for Solos and Duos now.”
According to data from WZRanked.com, the 10mm Auto 30-Round Mags are so underused that they’re not even included in the top 25 most popular MP5 loadouts. So, it’s no surprise that this powerful change went under the radar.
Fastest killing Warzone MP5 loadout
- Barrel: Monolithic Integral Suppressor
- Stock: FTAC Collapsible
- Underbarrel: Operator Foregrip
- Ammunition: 30mm Auto 30-Round Mags
- Perk: Sleight of Hand
TrueGameData provided the best loadout to run with the 10mm Auto 30-Round Mags. He built it around mobility, making sure you can quickly get in enemy’s faces to take full advantage of this MP5’s fast TTK.
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The 30mm Auto 30-Round Mags lower your mobility slightly, so the rest of these attachments are there to increase your speed. And as an extra bonus, the Sleight of Hand Perk makes up for the small magazine size.
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Shotgun fans annoyed with Warzone’s close-range meta dominated by “broken” SMGs
Warzone’s close-range meta has been dominated by SMGs for several seasons, much to the dismay of Shotgun fans.
Warzone players have voiced their frustration with the longstanding close-range meta dominated by SMGs, leaving no room for Shotgun viability.
Warzone’s Season 4 Reloaded update brought several buffs and nerfs to the battle royale, but while it altered the long-range meta dominated by the NZ-41, it did very little to impact the close-range meta.
For some time now, Vanguard SMGs have completely commanded the close-range meta with other viable options few and far between. Not only does this limit the opportunity to use Modern Warfare and Cold War SMGs, but it also limits the viability of Shotguns in Warzone.
Even Warzone expert JGOD’s recent video highlighting Warzone Season 4 Reloaded close-range meta is almost exclusively dominated by Vanguard SMGs.
Players have picked up on this trend and voiced their frustration with Warzone’s close-range meta. The question many players seem to be asking is: why has there not been a consistent Shotgun in Warzone’s close-range meta for months on end?
As this Reddit post explains, the entire shotgun class seems to continuously get neglected in favor of increasingly broken Vanguard SMGs.
The comments showcase a healthy debate between players discussing the state of Shotguns in Warzone. The most convincing of the bunch summarizes a possible reason behind the notable absence: “Shotguns are always either totally broken or useless they are a plague to balance.”
They weren’t the only player to share a similar opinion: “Shotguns are impossible to balance well since they’re only useful if they can basically one-shot at close range, otherwise an SMG is pretty much always better.”
Players seem to believe that the degree of difficulty involved in balancing Shotguns is what’s holding the weapon class back. It would be tough to justify a one-shot kill weapon capable of downing a player with a maximum health of 300.
Alternatively, one player gives the ideal example of what a balanced Shotgun felt like: “I would normally agree but the VLK pre-buff is a great example of a shotgun that was actually kinda decent but not OP.”
While it seems like some players believe a middle ground is achievable, the majority of players are wary of repeating past mistakes: “Dude, you must’ve not been here during the whole doof-doof crisis, plus the JAK-12 and the Streetsweeper.”
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Warzone Pacific August 8 update patch notes: Dev Error fix & H4 Blixen nerf
Here are the full patch notes for Warzone Pacific Season 4 Reloaded’s August 8 update which has nerfed the H4 Blixen and fixed a Dev Error.
Warzone devs Raven Software released a patch on August 8 that fixes a common Dev Error as well as provides a movement speed nerf for the H4 Blixen in Season 4 Reloaded.
Season 4 Reloaded has been a breath of fresh air for players as Warzone’s meta is the most varied and balanced it’s been in a long time. While minor nerfs to some Modern Warfare weapons on August 3 slightly dampened the excitement, most would agree that the meta is still in an excellent state when it comes to variety.
Unfortunately, since the start of Season 4 Reloaded, several players were encountering a Dev Error that would prevent them from enjoying the new meta. Now, Raven Software have taken the appropriate steps to fix the Dev Error issue plaguing the Warzone experience.
Dev Error 5476 fix & H4 Blixen nerf
Dev Error 5476 was preventing players from joining matches after the Season 4 Reloaded update. While there were a few DIY fixes for the Dev Error, this should no longer impact players trying to enjoy Warzone as the devs have fixed the issue with the August 8 update.
Furthermore, the devs have reverted an unwanted change from the August 3 update that was supposed to nerf the H4 Blixen‘s 7.62 Gorenko 54 Round Mag attachment.
When the update went live on August 3 it accidentally buffed the attachment. This unwanted change has been corrected with the August 8 update and the attachment’s movement speed has been decreased by 2%. In addition, the popular SMG also had its max damage reduced to 38 from 39.
Warzone August 8 update patch notes
- Fixed an issue causing Players to encounter Dev Error 5476 which caused the game client to crash.
- Fixed an issue causing the H4 Blixen’s (VG) 7.62 Gorenko 54 Round Mag to increase movement speed by 2% rather than decrease it as intended.
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H4 Blixen (VG)
- Max Damage reduced to 38, down from 39
For more, check out our ranking of the best guns in Warzone Season 4 Reloaded.
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Best guns in Warzone: Every Season 4 Reloaded weapon ranked
Call of Duty: Warzone Pacific has over 150 weapons to choose from, so we’ve ranked every primary gun and counted down the top ten.
Using the best Call of Duty: Warzone weapons is key to picking up victories in the popular battle royale. We’ve put together a list of the most powerful guns in Warzone Pacific Season 4 Reloaded and ranked the weapons from best to worst.
In Call of Duty: Warzone Pacific Season 4 Reloaded, there are well over 150 weapons to choose from. Guns, knives, and explosives from Modern Warfare, Black Ops Cold War, and Vanguard are available to take into Caldera, Rebirth Island, and Fortune’s Keep, offering a ton of choice.
While you want to optimize your graphics settings and controller settings in Warzone, everyone wants to know the best weapon to use. We’ve ranked all 130 primary weapons in the game and counted down the top 10.
Best guns in Call of Duty: Warzone Pacific ranked list
Before we count down the top 10 weapons in Warzone, we’re ranking every single primary weapon available in the game. Some weapons clearly shine above the rest and some should be avoided at all costs.
Here’s every primary weapon in Warzone Pacific Season 4 Reloaded ranked from best to worst.
- KG M40
- Armaguerra 43
- H4 Blixen
- Marco 5
- 3-Line Rifle
- Cooper Carbine
- Type 100
- Vargo 52
- Owen Gun
- ITRA Burst
- MG 82
- FARA 83
- Nikita AVT
- ZRG 20mm
- Kilo 141
- AK-47 (Cold War)
- Grau 5.56
- VLK Rogue
- Bruen Mk9
- Milano 821
- Pelington 703
- PPSh-41 (Cold War)
- OTs 9
- PP19 Bizon
- Kar98k (Modern Warfare)
- Swiss K31
- Krig 6
- MP5 (MW)
- MP5 (Cold War)
- CR-56 AMAX
- PPSh-41 (Vanguard)
- AUG (MW)
- M1928 Thompson
- Kar98k (Vanguard)
- FFAR 1
- AS VAL
- Stoner 63
- Riot Shield
- Gallo SA12
- Type 11
- Type 99
- RAAL MG
- Nail Gun
- DMR 14
- LW3 – Tundra
- Einhorn Revolving
- Combat Shotgun
- Gracey Auto
- Origin 12
- M1 Garand
- FN SCAR 17
- AUG (Cold War)
- FiNN LMG
- Combat Shield
- Double Barrel
- Hauer 77
- Striker 45
- 410 Ironhide
- Type 63
- FR 5.56
- Rytec AMR
- KSP 45
- Gorenko Anti-Tank Rifle
- MK2 Carbine
- R1 Shadowhunter
- AK-47 (MW)
- Model 680
Best guns in Warzone Pacific Season 4 Reloaded
The Volk is technically an Assault Rifle but it is best utilized as a close-range weapon in Warzone. Thanks to buffs it received in the Season 4 Reloaded update, the Volk’s bullet velocity is truly impressive.
It’s this blistering bullet velocity and lightweight maneuverability that makes this Assault Rifle a menace in close quarters. Of course, it still performs incredibly at medium-range, which makes it the ultimate Sniper support weapon.
Much like the Volk, the Whitley was on the receiving end of some pretty hefty buffs in Season 4 Reloaded. It was always a powerful option, but with buffs increasing its recoil control, the Whitley has become a great long-range LMG.
In addition, the weapon was also buffed in an August 3 update which further boosted its damage range. With excellent range, damage, and control, it has become the ideal weapon of choice for players who enjoy Caldera.
8. Cooper Carbine
The Cooper Carbine is an Assault Rifle known for its versatility since it entered the battle royale all the way back in Season 1. Players build it for various engagements including medium-range on Fortune’s Keep or long-range on Caldera.
This Assault Rifle doesn’t always pack the hardest punch, but it is supremely easy to control as a low-recoil weapon. If you’re looking to land your shots and improve your aim, then the Cooper Carbine is the way to go.
7. 3-Line Rifle – Best Sniper Rifle in Warzone
The Warzone Season 3 update drastically changed how Snipers perform in the battle royale. Only a select few Snipers could still one-shot kill with a headshot at any distance. Luckily, the 3-Line Rifle not only maintained its one-shot kill potential, but it also received a buff to ADS speed.
Some Warzone players have expressed their displeasure with the Sniper changes, but it does not look as though they will get reverted. If you’re looking to come to terms with Sniping in Warzone, the 3-Line Rifle is your best bet.
The once dominant NZ-41 was on the receiving end of several significant nerfs, which have led to its slight downfall. It may not be the laser beam it once was, but it is still accurate and strong enough to claim the sixth spot on this list.
It took some time but it seems the NZ-41 has finally achieved a balanced state after truly being in a league of its own for months on end. While it should be off Raven’s radar, one more nerf would likely see it drop out of the top ten.
5. Marco 5
The Marco 5 maintains its spot on the top ten list since joining the weapon pool in Season 4. Although its unique Akimbo Perk allows for players to dual wield the weapon, it’s best to use one at a time and take advantage of the quick ADS speed.
The relatively new SMG makes for an excellent Sniper support SMG as well thanks to its fantastic damage range. The Marco 5 doesn’t have what it takes to challenge the top SMGs just yet, but it’s a close step behind.
4. UGM-8 – Best Warzone LMG
With the KG M40 and NZ-41 receiving nerfs throughout Season 4 Reloaded, the UGM-8 is patiently waiting to claim the title of best long-range weapon in Warzone. The UGM-8 is unique in that its burst fire loadout is just as viable as its fully automatic loadout, so it’s up to the player to decide which version they prefer.
Due to the fact that LMGs are less popular than ARs, the UGM-8 produces a great discrepancy between its popularity and K/D. If more players come to understand how powerful the LMG is, this could change quickly.
3. H4 Blixen
The H4 Blixen was Season 3 Reloaded’s new weapon, and it didn’t take long to have an impact on the Warzone meta. In half a season the H4 Blixen established itself as the best SMG in Warzone, but it got knocked down slightly following a recent nerf.
As of August 8, the H4 Blixen still maintains the best overall K/D in Warzone at 1.39. However, once an accidental buff is reverted, a nerf to movement speed could see it fall off slightly. Nonetheless, we expect it to remain in the top ten.
2. Armaguerra 43 – Best Warzone SMG
Despite the abundance of top SMG options, it’s hard to go wrong with the Armaguerra 43 in Warzone Season 4 Reloaded. JGOD has proclaimed it the best close-range weapon in Warzone at the moment and we agree.
The weapon is one of the easiest SMGs to master thanks to its lack of recoil. While it has the speed to finesse enemies up close, it’s also great at medium-range making the weapon incredibly versatile.
1. KG M40 – Best Warzone gun right now
At the start of Season 4, the KG M40 seemingly came out of nowhere to mark its place on this list. However, due to an incredibly balanced and varied meta, the KG M40 is powerful enough to claim the top spot in Season 4 Reloaded.
Despite recent nerfs, the KG M40 is still a laser beam in Warzone and it continues to be the best long-range weapon in the game. It’s currently the most popular weapon in Warzone and the weapon with the best win ratio at 4.44. If it could avoid consecutive nerfs, it should maintain the top spot heading into Season 5.
Those are the top 10 weapons you should be using in Warzone Pacific. Expect this list to keep on changing as weapons are buffed and nerfed. If classic multiplayer is more your cup of tea, you can check out the top 10 Vanguard weapons.
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