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Why Warzone’s QBZ-83 is Season 4’s most underrated weapon

The QBZ-83 is Warzone’s most underrated weapon, so we’ve broken down why you should consider running it in Season 4.

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Warzone QBZ-83 Assault Rifle

The QBZ-83 is one of the best weapons in Warzone Season 4, but hardly anyone uses it. We’ve got the stats and the best loadout to prove why you should give this weapon a try.

Thanks to significant balance tweaks in Warzone Season 4 and its Reloaded update, weapon balance is in a great spot. Warzone now features plenty of viable Assault Rifles, SMGs, and Sniper Rifles from both Modern Warfare and Black Ops Cold War.

However, there’s one weapon that received a significant buff in Season 4 Reloaded and is now one of the best in its class: the QBZ-83. It was unfortunately so bad before Season 4 that it wasn’t even on players’ radar, but here’s why you should give it another chance.

By looking at the stats on WZ Ranked on July 23, we can see that the QBZ-83 has a 0.6% pick ratio in Warzone Season 4, which puts it as the 32nd most used weapon. This puts it behind guns such as the Kilo 141 and AX-50, which are perhaps some of the least effective weapons in their classes.

The likely reason why nobody picks the QBZ-83 is that it was next to useless before Season 4 Reloaded. However, it received some major buffs which appear to have gone under the radar for the majority of players. Not only did it get a buff, but a ton of other weapons got nerfed, which only improved the QBZ further.

YouTuber JGOD, who’s renowned for breaking down every weapon and its stats in incredible detail, recently discussed the QBZ-83. He compared it to the Krig 6, which is probably its closest rival for a low-recoil Assault Rifle.

He revealed that with the Task Force barrel on the QBZ, the recoil goes up in a straight line. So, controlling it couldn’t be easier – just pull down slightly on your analog stick or mouse. And as a plus, it even has a faster ADS speed than the Krig.

For accurate players, the QBZ’s time to kill is where it really shines. When hitting the head and chest, it actually kills faster than the Krig 6. So if you can line up those accurate shots and control the recoil, you’ll find the QBZ especially effective.

However, the damage drops off significantly at extremely long range and when hitting the stomach and limbs. JGOD suggests using it alongside a Sniper Rifle to take advantage of its damage sweet spot.

Now, the QBZ isn’t the be-all and end-all in Warzone Season 4. You still need to hit your shots, and weapons such as the C58 can outgun it. But, its solid time to kill and low recoil makes it an extremely solid choice, and incredibly underrated.

It’s a shame that the QBZ-83 was so bad before because that’s probably what put players off using it even after it got buffed. Now after the Reloaded update, it deserves to be up there with Season 4’s most popular guns.

If you’re looking to try something different from the FARA 83, Krig, or C58, you should try the QBZ and feel the difference the Reloaded update made.

Best Warzone QBZ-83 loadout

  • Muzzle: Agency Suppressor
  • Barrel: 15.5″ Task Force
  • Optic: Axial Arms 3x
  • Grip: Field Agent Grip
  • Magazine: STANAG 60 Rnd Drum

If you’re looking to give the QBZ-83 a try, these are the attachments you should be running. As JGOD explained, the 15.5″ Task Force barrel eliminates any horizontal recoil, while also boosting its effectiveness over range.

To keep you off the minimap and further improve range and recoil control, there’s no better option than the Agency Suppressor. Then, to make sure you’re hitting the head and upper chest shots at range, the Axial Arms 3x is a solid choice.

Then, we go with the Field Agent Grip and 60 Rnd Mags, which are necessary for almost any Cold War Assault Rifle build.

And that’s it! More players need to try out the QBZ-83 in Warzone Season 4, as it’s one of the best, but most underrated, ARs in the game.

Image Credit: JGOD / Activision

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Warzone players want Raven to switch two POIs on Caldera

A Warzone player has rearranged the POIs on Caldera after the community has expressed their discontent with the map design.

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Warzone’s new map hasn’t exactly been received very well by players and now the community is suggesting that Raven should switch around two of the POI’s.

Warzone‘s new map Caldera hasn’t exactly been getting positive reviews since it was introduced. As well as bugs and glitches on the map, players have also not been happy with the layout, with many missing Verdansk.

With that being said, one player decided to come up with a way to make the map better by rearranging the POIs.

Reddit user ARES_GOD put a post up in the Warzone subreddit of the Caldera map. The post is captioned: “Hey @RavenSoftware just a thought about Caldera think this would feel better… (Changing POI location).”

Upon inspection, players will notice that the map of Caldera in the post is slightly different from the actual layout of the map. In fact, two of the most popular POIs have switched positions with each other, which the player feels would make Caldera “feel better.”

The two POIs in question are Peak and Capital, which have been switched in this version of the Caldera map. Peak is usually right in the center of the map, which many players aren’t too fond of, as one of the comments states: “Yeah i just dont like peak in the middle.”

The massive mountain directly in the middle of Caldera makes it hard to rotate, as traversing up rocky terrain is notoriously difficult in Warzone.

The idea is to switch this massive height with Capital, a more level POI that would likely make it easier for players to rotate through. Players seem to like the idea, as the post has over three hundred upvotes, with comments expressing their fondness of the change: “The way you edited the map like this is incredible…more buildings at the center for strategizing.”

However, one comment has pointed out that the logistics of the change won’t make much sense: “But whos going to go to an island resort NOT on the beach. And the capital needs a water way for trade. Not very feasible. Though I agree, peak dead center, not my favorite.”

This probably won’t be the way in which Raven updates Caldera, however, they have confirmed that changes are coming.


For more on Warzone Pacific, check out JGOD’s favorite “no recoil” XM4 loadout.

Image Credits: Activision / Raven Software

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How to fix Warzone Status Savannah error

The Savannah error message is a regular problem for Warzone Pacific players, and we have some fixes to help get rid of it.

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Follow our quick and easy guide to help you fix the Savannah error message in Call of Duty: Warzone Pacific and get back into the battle royale action.

Every now and again, an annoying Warzone error message will pop up during your Warzone experience and prevent you from playing the game. Warzone Pacific has had multiple run-ins with error messages such as error code 47, error code 48, and dev error 6039.

The “status: SAVANNAH” notice prevents you from joining up with friends and fortunately, we have a few quick fixes with one of them likely to fix your version of Call of Duty: Warzone Pacific.

How to fix Warzone Status Savannah error

You’ll know if this error happens to you as you’ll receive an error message saying “Unable to join game session, the host cannot be joined or gameplay is paused. status: SAVANNAH.”

This frustrating error will leave you unable to play Warzone with friends, and it will require one of several fixes to make it go away.

How to fix Warzone Status Savannah error on PC

For PC players, you have a couple of key fixes that are simple enough to perform and seem to resolve the issue.

Update Warzone

Lots of players either forget to update Warzone or, for whatever reason, have their updates set to manual, meaning their version isn’t current.

So simply:

  1. Load up Battle.net
  2. Select ‘Call of Duty: Warzone’
  3. Hit the cog button beside Warzone, and click on ‘Check for Updates’
  4. Make sure any outstanding updates are installed
  5. Retry the game and try and join up with friends

Delete files

If the solution above didn’t work, then we’d encourage you to dive into Modern Warfare’s data and delete folders that may have become corrupted.

To do this:

  1. Go to Modern Warfare’s game files
  2. Delete the following files:
    • code_post_gfx.psob
    • data0.dcache
    • data1.dcache
    • techsets_captive.psob
    • techsets_common.psob
    • techsets_common_base_mp.psob
    • techsets_common_mp.psob
    • techsets_common_sp.psob
    • techsets_estate.psob
    • techsets_global_stream_mp.psob
    • techsets_lab.psob
    • techsets_mp_frontend.psob
    • techsets_stpetersburg.psob
    • toc0.dcache
    • toc1.dache
  3. Go to Battle.net
  4. Hit the cog button beside Warzone
  5. Choose ‘Scan and Repair’
  6. Launch the game after it’s finished

How to fix Warzone Status Savannah error on PS4 & PS5

PlayStation users on either the PS4 or PS5 have it even easier than PC players for their fix as it only requires a few simple steps.

Here’s how to fix the Savannah error on PlayStation:

  1. Go to your respective console’s home screen
  2. Scroll along the game bar until you get to ‘Call of Duty: Warzone’
  3. Press the ‘Options’ button on your controller
  4. Now select ‘Checking For Updates’
  5. Once your system is fully up-to-date, Warzone should now work properly

How to fix Warzone Status Savannah error on Xbox One / Xbox Series X|S

Similar to the PlayStation fix, we are looking to make sure that Call of Duty: Warzone is as up-to-date as can be.

Xbox users will need to do the following:

  1. Go to ‘Call of Duty: Warzone’
  2. Find the game’s reserve data and uninstall it
  3. The game will now need to update itself
  4. Once this is done, start up Warzone and try to join a friend or two

We hope these solutions will be of use to you, and if you are suffering from the Savannah error, then one of these fixes should hopefully cure that.

Also, check out everything we know about the rumored Warzone 2 that’s reportedly set for a 2023 launch.

Image Credit: Activision / Raven Software

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When is the next Vanguard & Warzone Pacific Double XP event?

We have the dates and times for the next CoD: Vanguard and Warzone Pacific Double XP event to help you rank up weapons and Battle Passes.

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With so many Prestige levels, different weapon levels, and Battle Pass levels in Vanguard and Warzone Pacific, it’s only natural to want more XP. Here’s when the next CoD Double XP event is going to be.

XP has been a vital component of Call of Duty’s multiplayer for many years. It’s the quintessential upgrade mechanic that allows you to increase your in-game level and provide you access to better gear and attachments.

Vanguard and Warzone Pacific carried on from where Cold War and Warzone left off by giving players limited-time windows of opportunity to increase the XP they can earn.

How to get Double XP in CoD: Vanguard & Warzone Pacific

Call of Duty players can get Double XP by taking advantage of the Double XP promotional events that Activision put on.

Thanks to the Raven Software Trello board, we know that there will be a few Double XP events upcoming:

  • PlayStation Exclusive Double XP from Feb 17 – 18
  • Double XP, 2x Weapon XP, and 2x Battle Pass XP from Feb 18 – 21

These regular occurrences will help players to level up their ranks, weapons, and Battle Passes much faster than normal.

What time does CoD: Vanguard & Warzone Pacific Double XP start?

Here’s a full list of the usual Double XP event’s start time & dates in some of the key timezones:

  • PST – 10:00 AM
  • CST – 12:00 PM
  • EST – 1:00 PM
  • GMT – 6:00 PM

These special Double XP events usually occur during a weekend, as it naturally gives players the most time as it’s away from school hours and generally when people are off work.

With Season 2 of Warzone Pacific and Vanguard coming on February 14, this upcoming Double XP event will give players a great opportunity to rank up the new Battle Pass.


Also, check out some of the newest Call of Duty news and guides such as the best Warzone Pacific weapons and the current Warzone server status.

Image Credit: Activision / Sledgehammer Games / Raven Software

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