Even though Warzone is receiving a steady stream of Vanguard content, players were treated to another Black Ops Cold War gun — the Vargo 52. It’s already proving itself to be a meta weapon, boasting the highest K/D in Warzone Pacific Season 2.
There are many things to consider when choosing which weapon to run in Call of Duty: Warzone. Its accuracy, range, time-to-kill, and damage-per-mag are all extremely important factors. But thanks to the website WZRanked, we can actually see which weapons players have the most success with.
After sorting the weapons by their kill to death ratio, you can see that it’s actually Black Ops Cold War’s new Vargo 52 that has the highest K/D in Warzone Pacific Season 2.
According to WZRanked’s data, the Vargo 52 has scored an average K/D of 1.42, which makes it the highest K/D weapon in the game.
Looking at the other high K/D weapons, it’s no surprise that the Vargo has taken the top spot. The Welgun SMG comes in second place with a more-than-respectable 1.37 K/D, but then two more Cold War Assault Rifles, the EM2 (1.31) and C58 (1.29), come right after.
The Vargo is much easier to control than these two weapons, so it makes perfect sense that players are finding great success with the Vargo. It has a respectable time-to-kill and minimal recoil, so players who were fans of the XM4 and FARA 83 will feel right at home.
Since the Vargo 52 is still new, and you need to complete a specific challenge to unlock it, it only has a 1.07% pick ratio, which puts it as the 29th most popular weapon.
However, it has been climbing through the ranks, so we wouldn’t be surprised to see it make its way into the top ten over the next couple of weeks.
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JGOD reveals Warzone’s best long-range weapons after Season 4 update
Warzone specialist JGOD has revealed his best long-range weapon picks following the Season 4 update that affected the meta.
Call of Duty expert and Warzone extraordinaire JGOD has analyzed the many long-range weapon options and revealed the best guns to use following the Season 4 update.
Warzone devs are constantly working on balancing the battle royale’s pool of weapons through updates. Seasonal updates usually provide a ton of buffs and nerfs, which tends to leave the meta in an awkward state as players rush to adapt to the changes.
With Season 3’s dominant STG44 firmly out of the picture, new long-range options have emerged in Season 4. Luckily, Warzone expert JGOD is around to break down which weapons are viable in Season 4 following buffs and nerfs.
In JGOD‘s video highlighting the top long-range Warzone weapons after the Season 4 update, he breaks down the current state of the meta.
The stats expert clearly separates long-range options into three categories: meta, top tier viable, and viable. For the sake of breaking down the best long-range weapons, JGOD sticks to revealing the weapons he believes fit the meta and top tier viable categories.
He uses these categories to explain how the meta has changed since the Season 4 update. Prior to the update, the gap between the top meta weapons and top tier viable weapons was much larger.
Now, players can find a ton of success using top tier viable weapons: “You can use other things besides the absolute meta and not be hardcore penalized.”
However, the expert predicts that another NZ-41 nerf should arrive soon enough, which will result in the long-range weapon meta becoming incredibly varied: “The nerf will come through again for the NZ and that will push it out and all these weapons that are top tier viable will essentially be the meta.”
Following the NZ-41, JGOD picks the BAR as the next best long-range weapon. Despite its slow fire rate, the BAR is one of the best long-range weapons in Warzone thanks to how easy it is to utilize.
The majority of JGOD’s video is spent highlighting top tier viable weapons that are set to benefit from an upcoming NZ-41 nerf: “You’re going to be able to use almost anything you want as soon as this next NZ nerf comes in.”
Aside from the NZ-41 and BAR, here’s the list of long-range weapons that players should use to maximize Warzone success:
If JGOD’s prediction is correct, it seems like the meta is heading in a very interesting direction throughout Season 4. Warzone players can expect to choose from a ton of viable options thanks to a level playing field.
For more Call of Duty news, check out how this one-shot Crossbow loadout is set to disrupt Warzone’s meta after a Season 4 buff.
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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.
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.
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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JGOD reveals Warzone’s best long-range weapons after Season 4 update
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