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Best equipment in Warzone: Stats reveal most popular lethal & tactical

Published: 29/Aug/2020 13:05

by Connor Bennett

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New stats have revealed the most popular and least popular equipment to use in Warzone, and the results might not be too surprising to anyone who grinds out matches in Verdansk. 

As the Call of Duty: Modern Warfare seasons have unfolded, the meta in Warzone has been shaken up a little bit. To kick things off, thermal scopes were all the rage, before players starting switching weapons and using LMGs. 

Since the Season 5 Reloaded update, the FiNN LMG has become the new toast of Verdansk, but you can’t end up the victor without having a stellar loadout. That means you’ve got to perfectly pick your equipment too. 

While most players will conform to the meta, others will stick with what they feel comfortable with. But what are the most popular pieces of equipment in Warzone up to now?

A smoke grenade in Warzone's loadout menus
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The smoke grenade, while perfect for flanks, isn’t too popular in Warzone.

Well, new stats from LootShare have revealed that perhaps unsurprisingly, C4 is by far and away the most popular piece of equipment in Warzone.

According to the website’s data, it’s used by almost 80% of Warzone players. The heartbeat sensor, which can play a vital role in the late game, follows close behind with over 71% usage, making it the most popular tactical piece of equipment. 

Though it sits in third, the Stun Grenade lags way behind the top two with only 18% usage, while the fourth-placed Semtex is in the single digits at 5.4%.

Ranking of Warzone's most popular pieces of equipment
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Warzone players have decided on what equipment works and what doesn’t.

As for the least popular, that’s a closely fought battle between the Decoy Grenade and the Molotov Cocktail. While the latter can be deadly in the early, early part of a game, it only has a usage rate of 1.4%. The Decoy, on the other hand, doesn’t even reach 1.0%, clocking in at 0.6%.

It might be surprising to some players that the Stim shot isn’t last, given that you auto regen health in Warzone, but it can be somewhat useful if you’re in a late-game firefight.

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How to watch $200k Warzone Twitch Rivals Season 6 Showdown: stream, date

Published: 21/Oct/2020 18:47

by Daniel Cleary

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Twitch Rivals has announced another Warzone Showdown for Season 6, with plenty of the top content creators and pros ready to battle it out for a share of the $200,000 prize pool. Here’s everything you’ll need to watch.

Warzone fans have had plenty of competitive action to watch since the release of the battle royale title, and many of the biggest stars in gaming have jumped to the new Call of Duty mode to entertain their fans.

With the Haunting of Verdansk event now underway and Black Ops Cold War fast approaching, Twitch Rivals revealed that they would be hosting their biggest Warzone showdown yet to close out the Modern Warfare season. Here’s what you need to know.

the haunting of verdansk teaser
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The Haunting of Verdansk event has taken over Warzone.

When does Twitch Rivals’ Warzone showdown start?

The Season 6 Twitch Rivals Showdown event is scheduled to kick off on Friday, October 23. The action is expected to get underway at 9AM PT/ 12PM ET / 5 PM BST / 6PM CEST.

The event itself will be split into two regional tournaments, one for Europe and one for North American players, with $100,000 up for grabs in each region.

How to watch the Warzone Season 6 Showdown

As always, the Warzone Showdown will be streamed with commentary on the official Twitch Rivals channel, which we have embedded down below.

Each of the players competing will also be able to stream the Twitch Rivals Showdown from their point-of-view, giving Call of Duty fans plenty of ways to tune in to the action.

With the recent Haunting of Verdansk in Warzone, players won’t have too long to adapt to all of the Halloween-themed changes in-game and it should make for some entertaining moments.

Official Twitch Rivals stream

Who is playing in the Warzone S6 Showdown

For this Twitch Rivals Warzone Showdown, the format will be Duos and the event is expected to be stacked with 45 duos competing in each region.

While the full list of players has not been announced by Twitch Rivals, they have given some hints as to who will be making their appearance on October 23.

Pros and streamers like NICKMERCS, Scump, Tommey, TimTheTatman, UnRationaL, and more have all been teased, but it is likely that more will be announced closer to the event.