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All Warzone Season 5 teasers and what they mean

Published: 26/Jul/2020 15:12 Updated: 26/Jul/2020 16:25

by Daniel Cleary


Warzone content creators Nick ‘NICKMERCS’ Kolcheff, Tyler ‘Teep’ Polchow, and Jack ‘jackfrags’ Mason have received teasers from Activision about Season 5 of the battle royale – but what do they all mean?

The hype has been building for Season 5 of Warzone after it was revealed that Activision has been sending some of the game’s top streamers packages, which contains a USB drive with a brief video clip to share with their fans.

The three Warzone teasers that have been revealed so far, by NICKMERCS, Teep, and jackfrags, have hinted at details of an upcoming event in Verdansk, with all of the clips pointing to one date, August 5.

Downtown POI in warzone
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A major in-game event is expected to take place in Warzone ahead of Season 5.

With Season 4 ending on August 5, it is safe to assume that Season 5 will be starting on the same day but Activision and Infinity Ward clearly have some big plans for their first major in-game event.

There has already been plenty of speculation surrounding this date, however, these teasers have now provided some major clues for Season 5, so let’s take a look at each of them and what they could all mean.

NICKMERCS’ Warzone Season 5 teaser

Popular Twitch streamer NICKMERCS was the first to receive one of these mysterious packages, on July 20, and he revealed that he had been given a ‘Black Rook’ chess piece, which stored a USB drive inside. Kolcheff opened it up during his stream and uncovered a video file on the USB, later sharing it for his fans to see.

The clip itself was a recording from one of the trains, near Verdansk’s Train Station, and displayed a helicopter flying overhead. However, many viewers took notice of the train’s horn which also went off during the teaser, suggesting that someone was occupying the train and signaling its departure.

The time and date of the event were also revealed during the brief video, as it is now expected to occur around 10:46 AM on August 5, although it is unclear how this will affect different time zones.

With the train expected to leave the station on August 5, this left many Warzone fans wondering just where it could be headed but the next two teasers seem to provide some more clues.

Teep’s Warzone Season 5 teaser

Call of Duty world champion Teep was another star to reveal a teaser for Season 5, however, he received a letter along with his chess piece, from Marcus Ortega of the Shadow Company.

The Shadow Company was previously featured in Modern Warfare 2’s campaign mode, as an elite unit under the command of General Shepherd, and it appears as if they are ready to make their return to the franchise in Warzone’s Season 5.

The letter shared some details about the private military unit and their mission, before issuing Teep a vague invite to “Find us on landing.” You can check out the full letter below.

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The letter Teep received from the Shadow Company ahead of Warzone Season 5.

The clip that Teep shared took place twenty minutes after NICKMERCS’ teaser and was filmed inside a room that has not been seen before in Verdansk.

Towards the end of the footage, a massive explosion seemingly takes place nearby, which could mark some major map changes coming in Season 5.

Jackfrags’ Warzone Season 5 teaser

The footage in Jackfrags’ teaser happens just moments after the explosion in Teep’s video and reveals that at least some of the area has remained intact following the blast.

While it is hard to much out from the CCTV’s cracked lens, fans of the battle royale figured out that the clips that jackfrags and Teep received are both set to take place inside the stadium.

The codes on the top left of these teasers signify different areas around the map where these events will take place. With the first two characters referring to the location within Verdansk’s Grid, as seen below.

  • 6DTC7 = 6D Train Cart #7
  • 5GCONCRSEA3 = 5G concourse level A section #3
  • 5GTUNL2 = 5G Tunnel #2

With the explosion seemingly happening in 5G section of the map, players are now expecting the inside of the Stadium to finally become accessible.

Grid of verdansk map in warzone
Infinity Ward
Warzone’s Season 5 event is expected to happen in the 5G grid.

While it is unclear just what kind of role the train will play in the explosion or the event, fans should be able to witness it in-game for themselves when Season 5 rolls around on August 5.

Leakers also claimed that fans would be getting a reveal for the next Call of Duty 2020 title in a Warzone event, however, Activision or Infinity Ward has yet to reveal any clues suggesting this to be true.

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Best Black Ops Cold War weapons to use in Warzone

Published: 26/Nov/2020 14:42

by James Busby


While Warzone currently shares its loadouts with Modern Warfare, it won’t be long until Black Ops Cold War’s guns are integrated into the game. Here are seven guns that you should be leveling up ahead of the cross-progression update. 

Black Ops Cold War features plenty of deadly weapons that will drastically shake up the Warzone meta, giving players even more choice when it comes to crafting the perfect loadout. Warzone will also share weapon progression with both Black Ops Cold War and Modern Warfare, so you’ll be able to level up your guns in either game. This integration will likely have a huge impact on Warzone’s current meta, especially when Treyarch adds new weapons to Black Ops Cold War.

While Modern Warfare’s ever-popular Kilo 141 and MP5 loadouts will still likely remain popular picks among players, there are a number of new and returning guns that could dethrone the current kings. As a result, we’ve put together a list of the seven best Black Ops Cold War guns you’ll want to use in Warzone. 


AK-47 Black Ops Cold War
Activision / Treyarch
Black Ops Cold War’s AK-47 will be a force to be reckoned with when it drops into Verdansk.

Best AK-47 loadout

While this Russian rifle struggled to compete in Modern Warfare’s, it has come back with a vengeance in Treyarch’s latest title. In fact, the AK-47 is the best gun in the entire game thanks to its high-damage and incredible versatility. Whether you prefer to run and gun your way to victory, or methodically pick off targets from afar, there is a loadout that caters to every kind of playstyle. 

This reliable rifle has proven so lethal that it has dominated the pro and casual CoD scene since launch. One of the most potent AK-47 builds literally has no recoil, so this could rival the new Kilo 141 when it drops. The difference between both Modern Warfare’s AK-47 and the current Black Ops Variant is night and day.

Krig 6

Krig 6
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The Krig 6 is one of the most accurate AR’s in the game.

Best Krig 6 loadout

The Krig 6 has been making a name for itself thanks to its low recoil and methodical fire rate. While it doesn’t deal as much damage as the AK-47, it makes up for this with its fantastic precision. Warzone is dominated by assault rifles like the Kilo 141, Grau 5.56, and M13 as these weapons enable the user to beam opponents without the need to wrestle with any finicky recoil patterns.

After all, being able to effortlessly hit players from across all ranges is a huge bonus to any Warzone player looking to increase their kill count. The Krig 6 also boasts excellent weapon control and quick reloads, making it a great pick for those that prefer to seek out those all-important headshots. 


M16 Black Ops Cold War
Activision / Treyarch
Only time will tell whether this classic assault rifle has what it takes to wreak havoc across Verdansk.

Best M16 loadout

Modern Warfare’s FAMAS demonstrated just how bad burst rifles could be in Warzone, but the M16 could change this notion completely. Unlike the FAMAS, Black Ops Cold War’s M16 can dish out highly accurate rounds in a matter of seconds. In fact, the iconic burst rifle was recently nerfed as it was overperforming.

Despite Treyarch toning down its damage range and slightly increasing its delay between bursts, this AR still absolutely melts opponents. Any gun that can accurately drop an enemy in a couple of bursts is always going to pique the interest of Warzone players. As proven by gameplay in Fireteam: Dirty Bomb, the M16 can quickly down even the most well-armored of enemies. 


MP5 Black Ops Cold War
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The MP5 still continues to dominate the SMG competition.

Best MP5 loadout

A lot of Call of Duty fans were left disappointed when they found that the MP5 still remained at the top of the SMG rankings. Multiplayer lobbies were dominated by this lightning-fast SMG during Black Ops Cold War’s launch week, and it’s not hard to see why. Despite the recent nerf, the MP5 still boasts high rates of fire, great mobility, and decent close-quarters damage.

Whether this variant will prove as lethal as the Warzone’s current MP5 remains to be seen, but we expect the new attachments will certainly allow it to rival its predecessor. 

Type 63

Type 63 Black Ops Cold War
Activision / Treyarch
The Type 63 is one Tactical Rifle that is worth adding to your arsenal.

Best Type 63 loadout

While the Type 63 shares a few similarities to Modern Warfare’s EBR-14, it is better in every single way. Not only does it have a significantly lower recoil pattern, it can also unleash some incredibly fast two shot kills. Equipping the 18.3” Strike Team barrel will not only speed up this semi-auto rifle’s fire rate, but it will also increase its damage. 

While most semi-auto rifles are often plagued by sluggish fire rates, high recoil, and lackluster magazine sizes, the Type 63 doesn’t fall victim to these negatives. Just like Warzone’s Marksman Rifles, the Type 63 offers sniper-like precision and damage with the added bonus of mobility. 


AUG Black Ops Cold War
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The AUG’s highly accurate burst fire makes it lethal across all ranges.

Best AUG loadout

Unlike Modern Warfare’s full-auto AUG SMG, Black Ops Cold War’s variant offers greater accuracy and range. This burst-fire tactical rifle is capable of dealing even more damage than the M16, especially when it’s equipped with the 19.6” Match Grade Barrel. This increases its effective damage range by 100%, making it hit even harder across mid to long-range distances. 

Burst fire weapons have obviously been lacking in Warzone, but Black Ops’ AUG could quickly change that. 

Stoner 63

Stoner 63 Black Ops Cold War
Activision / Treyarch
The Stoner 63 could rival the popular Bruen and PKM loadouts.

LMGs have been somewhat lacking in Black Ops Cold War due to their overall bulk and slower ADS times. However, this isn’t the case in Warzone. After all, the Bruen, PKM, and the FiNN are prime examples of how LMGs can dominate the competition. 

The Stoner 63 is arguably the best suited LMG for Warzone. This is partly down to a combination of speed and accuracy. While both the RPD and M60 offer better damage, their poor accuracy makes them difficult to recommend. Simply attach the SALVO 125 RND Fast Mag and the Airborne Elastic Wrap to begin getting those game-winning squad wipes. 

So there you have it, seven of the best Black Ops Cold War guns you should be using in Warzone. If you want to keep updated with all the latest Call of Duty news and updates, then follow us over on @DexertoIntel.