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Warzone Blueprint Blitz Event: How to complete, Weapon Blueprint rewards & end date

Raven Software are giving Warzone players the chance to earn past Weapon Blueprints, so here’s how to complete the Blueprint Blitz event.



Warzone blueprint blitz event

The Blueprint Blitz event is now live in Call of Duty: Warzone, allowing players to earn 11 Weapon Blueprints from previous seasons. Here’s everything you need to know, including how to complete it, the rewards, and when it’s due to expire.

Call of Duty: Warzone is now in its second year, with Black Ops Cold War Season 5 being its 10th season overall. Over these seasons, a ton of cosmetic items have been offered to players, such as Charms, Calling Cards, and Weapon Blueprints.

If you’ve missed out on this content, don’t worry, as Raven Software has introduced a new Blueprint Blitz event where you have the opportunity to get your hands on previously released Weapon Blueprints.

Here’s when Warzone’s first Blueprint Blitz event begins, and how to get your hands on these previously-released cosmetics.

Warzone Blueprint Blitz event start & end date

Alongside the announcement that the highly-anticipated Iron Trials ’84 mode has arrived, Raven Software confirmed on September 16 that the Blueprint Blitz event is now live.

The Blueprint Blitz will take place over the weekend, scheduled to end on September 20 at 10 AM ET /1 PM ET / 6 PM BST.

Blueprint Blitz previously went live in August 2021, but Raven Software had to disable it due to an issue.

What is Warzone’s Blueprint Blitz event?

Warzone Season 5 Blueprint Blitz

The Blueprint Blitz takes place inside Battle Royale or Plunder: Blood Money, with the Contraband Contract being much more frequent.

Contraband Contracts are rare objectives that pop up in matches of Warzone. You must deliver a package to a helicopter, and if it successfully extracts, you’ll earn a ton of cash and a Weapon Blueprint to keep.

With the Blueprint Blitz event, you’ll have many more opportunities to do these Contraband Contracts. And for completing them during the Blueprint Blitz, you can earn 11 Blueprints from previous seasons.

How to complete Blueprint Blitz event challenge

Warzone scavenger contract

With the Blueprint Blitz event live in Warzone, the Contraband contract will now spawn after you complete two in-game contracts such as Bounties, Scavengers, or Recons.

Once you’ve completed two contracts in a match of Battle Royale or Blood Money, a Contraband Contract will spawn – appearing as a blue briefcase.

Pick up the Contraband package, and you’ll be instructed to bring it to a helicopter drop zone somewhere else in Verdansk. Bring it to the DZ, press interact, and a helicopter will come and take it away.

Be careful, though, other players can see the plume of smoke and the helicopter fly in. If they kill you before the helicopter extracts the package, they’ll claim the contract for themselves, and you won’t get the Blueprint. This goes both ways though, as you can steal Contraband contracts off enemies.

Warzone pumpkin punisher blueprint

Once the helicopter successfully has the package, you’ll earn one of the 11 Blueprint Blitz weapon skins. Repeat this ten more times, and you’ll have completed the Blueprint Blitz event.

To recap how to complete a Contraband Contract:

  1. Deploy into a game of either Warzone or Plunder
  2. Complete two regular contracts (Bounty, Scavenger, Recon, Supply Run, Most Wanted)
  3. Pick up the Contraband contract
  4. Take the package to the marked drop zone
  5. Deliver and defend the package while waiting for the helicopter to take it away
  6. Repeat this 10 times to complete the Blueprint Blitz event


Warzone Fluid Dynamics Kar98k Blueprint

Thanks to the website CoD Tracker, we’ve got all of the Weapon Blueprints available in the Blueprint Blitz. These include Blueprints from Free Bundles, Contraband Contracts, and Events.

Here are all Blueprints from previous Warzone Events:

  • Fluid Dynamics (Kar98k)
  • Noxious (RPD)
  • Teal Drop (1911)
  • Hazardous (Krig 6)
  • Aggressor (Type 63)
  • Mud Drauber (MP7)
  • Frozen Chosen (M82)
  • Pumpkin Punisher (Grau 5.56)
  • Gray Matter (LW3 – Tundra)
  • Military Green (M16)
  • Renegade Ranger (M16)

There is no confirmation on what players who have already earned every past Blueprint will receive, but it’s likely they’ll only receive the in-match loot such as cash and XP.

Also, check out how to play in the Call of Duty: Vanguard Open Beta and Warzone Season 5’s 10 most popular weapon loadouts.

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Warzone players insist devs need to revert Sniper changes in Season 4

Sniping in Warzone was completely altered with the Season 3 update, and players are demanding to revert the change in Season 4.



Warzone Caldera Storage Town Sniper Rifle

Warzone Season 3’s major Sniper overhaul is leaving players frustrated as demands to revert the changes in an upcoming Season 4 update increase.

The Warzone Season 3 update delivered nerfs to several Snipers in the game that essentially removed their ability to one-shot kill players from long-range positions. In Season 4, only a few weapons like the HDR, ZRG, and AX-50 can still one-shot kill players with a headshot from any distance.

Although players seem to be enjoying the new Fortune’s Keep map, some are frustrated with the performance of the previously nerfed Sniper Rifles.

warzone pacific vanguard sniper operator

A post to the Warzone subreddit titled “There is no fun in sniping anymore” showcases how punishing it could be to use a Sniper in Warzone Season 4.

The player in the video hits two great shots with the Vanguard Kar98k but is left with nothing to show for it since headshots with the weapon do not consistently kill enemies following the Season 3 update.

One player cannot understand why the challenging feat of landing a headshot doesn’t result in a kill: “I truly believe they need to revert the headshot multiplier for marksman rifles. Change the bullet velocity and decrease body/limb damage, but landing headshots is hard enough from a distance, why do I need 2 now?”

The player is frustrated that the devs decided to adjust certain Snipers by limiting their potential to kill with a shot to the head. Instead, they believe that different adjustments could have been implemented to balance Snipers.

For many, Sniping was the most entertaining aspect of Warzone, but it seems that the Season 3 changes axed the fun out of the playstyle. One player explains how, “It sucks they made it so much less viable, definitely made the game less fun for me.”

According to players, the devs’ attempts to balance Sniper Rifles were too one-sided, leaving certain Snipers in an unusable state. Limiting the number of viable weapons was never going to satisfy players, but others point out that you simply need to use Warzone Snipers that were not affected by the changes, “Use the 3 line. Problem solved.”

For more Warzone Season 4 news, check out a Warzone expert reveals the best SMG loadout with an “absurd TTK” in Season 4.

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Best HDR loadout for Warzone Pacific Season 4

The HDR is the top Sniper Rifle of choice for many, and here’s the best HDR loadout in Warzone Pacific Season 4.



warzone pacific HDR

The HDR Sniper Rifle is a great choice in Warzone, and you can use the right attachments, Perks, and equipment to make the best HDR loadout for Warzone Pacific Season 4.

If you’re looking for a great Sniper Rifle to pick off your enemies from a distance in Warzone then the HDR is an extremely viable choice, thanks to its solid ADS speed and ability to one-shot headshot enemies.

While the Warzone Pacific Season 4 update has shifted the meta by bringing a ton of weapon buffs and nerfs, the HDR continues to remain a great long-range option. You can make it even deadlier with the right attachments, Perks, and equipment.

Here’s the best HDR loadout in Warzone Pacific Season 4.

Best Warzone HDR loadout attachments

HDR loadout attachments in cod warzone
  • Muzzle: Monolithic Suppressor
  • Barrel: 26.9″ HDR Pro
  • Laser: Tac Laser
  • Optic: Variable Zoom Scope
  • Stock: FTAC Stalker-Scout

We’ll start off this Warzone Pacific HDR loadout by equipping the Monolithic Suppressor muzzle and 26.9″ HDR Pro barrel to buff the Sniper Rifle’s effective damage range and bullet velocity.

You’ll now be able to score one-shot kills from a distance, and we recommend taking advantage of the Variable Zoom Scope optic’s magnification to pick off enemies in long-range combat.

These attachments come with a cost to your ADS speed, so we’ll make up for that with the help of the Tac Laser and FTAC Stalker-Scout stock.

Best Perks & Equipment to use with Warzone HDR class

best perks for warzone hdr class
  • Perk 1: E.O.D
  • Perk 2: Overkill
  • Perk 3: Amped
  • Lethal equipment: Throwing Knife
  • Tactical equipment: Stim

When you camp at one spot with a Sniper Rifle, you’ll need to keep an eye out for enemies throwing Grenades and Semtex at you. For that reason, we recommend equipping the E.O.D to protect you from explosive damage.

You’ll want to use Overkill to pair this weapon with a medium-range Assault Rifle like the XM4 or a close-range SMG like the Marco 5. Finally, Amped will let you swap between both weapons quickly.

For the equipment, we’ve opted for the Throwing Knife to help you eliminate downed enemies, and the Stim regenerates your health after taking damage.

How to unlock the HDR in Warzone

HDR sniper rifle in Warzone gunsmith preview

If you want to get your hands on this Sniper Rifle to make the best Warzone HDR loadout, play until you reach Level 11.

At this point, the weapon will become unlocked, and you’ll be able to use it to cause some pain in Caldera and Rebirth Island.

Best HDR alternatives in Warzone

If you’re looking for an alternative then be sure to try out our ZRG 20mm loadout as this weapon has a faster ADS speed and higher bullet velocity than the HDR. The Pelington is another great choice for its high bullet velocity and ability to one-shot headshot foes.

For more Warzone content, check out the best H4 Blixen loadout for Warzone Season 4 as well as our guide on how to open the Fortune’s Keep wine bottle Vault Easter Egg.

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Warzone expert reveals best SMG loadout with “absurd TTK” in Season 4

Warzone expert WhosImmortal has revealed the best SMG loadout with “absurd” TTK in Warzone Pacific Season 4.



Warzone operators firing SMGs

Call of Duty expert WhosImmortal has revealed the best SMG loadout with an “absurd TTK” that you can use following the meta changes in Warzone Pacific Season 4.

The Warzone Pacific Season 4 update had a significant impact on the game’s meta after introducing numerous buffs and nerfs to the game’s existing weapons as well as adding the new Marco 5 SMG.

As a result, players are wondering which SMG is the most effective choice, and Warzone expert WhosImmortal has shared his loadout for the best Season 4 SMG with an insanely fast TTK.

Vanguard Type 100 SMG in Warzone

WhosImmortal went over the best SMG loadouts that players can use in Warzone Pacific Season 4, including the Owen Gun, MP40, and MAC-10. While these are all effective choices, the top spot on this list went to the Type 100.

After going over the stats for the SMG, the Warzone expert praised its “absurd” TTK which allows it to eliminate enemies extremely fast. He then shared his best loadout for the Type 100.

WhosImmortal’s Type 100 Warzone loadout

  • Muzzle: Recoil Booster
  • Barrel: Sakura 196mm Light
  • Optic: Slate Reflector
  • Stock: Warubachi Grip Folding 
  • Underbarrel: M1941 Hand Stop
  • Magazine: 9mm Kurz 48 Rounds Drum
  • Ammo Type: Subsonic
  • Rear Grip: Taped Grip 
  • Perk: Gung-Ho
  • Perk 2: Quick

He starts off this loadout with the Recoil Booster muzzle and M1941 Hand Stop underbarrel to bring the weapon’s recoil under control. This will allow greater precision, and the Slate Reflector is a reliable optic choice.

The Sakura 196mm light barrel, Taped Grip, and Warubachi Grip Folding stock will boost the weapon’s ADS speed, Aim Walking movement speed, and Sprint to Fire speed. This will ensure that you move around the map faster.

He went with the 9mm Kurz 48 Rounds Drum to give the weapon plenty of ammo, and the Subsonic rounds will ensure that there is no minimap ping when you fire your weapon. Gung-Ho will allow you to fire while sprinting and Quick will improve your sprint speed.

This Warzone Pacific Season 4 loadout will grant you high mobility and low recoil so that you can properly take advantage of the Type 100’s TTK. So, be sure to try it out after you hop into the game.

For more Warzone, take a look a this bizarre Warzone glitch letting players get under Fortune’s Keep as well as our guide on how to get the free Warzone Final Judgement bundle with Modern Warfare 2.

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