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Best Warzone weapons in Season 5 after Bruen nerfs

Published: 23/Aug/2020 11:57

by Daniel Cleary


Warzone Season 5 has brought changes to some to the best weapons in Call of Duty’s battle royale, with significant nerfs to the Bruen now affecting the meta. Here are the best Season 5 weapons to use following the latest changes.

The Season 5 updates have shaken up quite a lot in Warzone with major map changes, new operators, and significant weapon tuning all being added.

However, following the latest weapon balance patch on August 20, which saw a Famas shotgun fix and Bruen nerfs, plenty of Warzone players were left unsure just on what loadouts to run.

Best Warzone guns in Season 5

Popular Call of Duty YouTuber eColiEspresso released a video addressing this issue, highlighting each of the weapons that shine in the current meta. You can find a list of the top Season 5 weapons below.

Kilo 141

Call of Duty kilo weapon in inspect feature.

Check out our best Kilo loadouts here

With the top guns taking a hit in recent seasons, the Kilo has surprisingly come out as one of the most reliable weapons in Warzone.

Low recoil and high fire rate allows you to put out plenty of damage, particularly in medium to long-range gunfights across Verdansk. While the Kilo does not shred opponents as quickly as the pre-patch Bruen, it can be still more than enough to help you fight for that Warzone victory.

Grau 5.56

Grau assault rifle in modern warfare

Check out our best Grau loadouts here

Despite also receiving nerfs in Season 4, the Grau is still considered one of the best guns in coming into this current Warzone season.

As it was considered quite overpowered in past seasons, the changes it received only brought it in-line with other top-tier weapons, meaning that it has never really left the meta since it was introduced.


mp5 gun in modern warfare

Best Mp5 loadout for Warzone in Season 5

The Mp5 is one of the most consistent weapons in the SMG class and has seen quite a resurgence in Warzone Season 5. While many players had opted for the Mp7 in recent months, this classic SMG has managed to find its way back into the meta.

The Mp5 excels in all categories, giving players plenty of mobility, damage output, and it even has ridiculous range compared to other weapons in its class.


Bruen LMG in modern warfare

Check out the best Bruen loadouts here

Although it was the latest weapon to be hit with some nerfs, much like the Grau, the Bruen LMG is still an incredibly viable choice for taking down enemies at long range.

While it is not as devastating as it once was, the Bruen still stacks up well against other weapons and remains to be one of the strongest guns in the current meta.

eColiEspresso also shared some honorable mentions to weapons like the FAL and CR.56 AMAX, which are right outside of the top tier but can be a little bit more difficult to use.

Other weapons such as the M4a1 and Mp7 were also listed, although the YouTuber claimed that weapons such as the Grau and Mp5 had done enough to keep them outside of the current meta.

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Best way to use zombie abilities in Warzone’s Zombie Royale

Published: 23/Oct/2020 15:51

by James Busby


Surviving as one of  Warzone’s fleshy undead can be a little tricky in the new Zombie Royale mode, but these tips should have you ripping and tearing your way to victory in no time. 

Warzone’s Halloween festivities are well underway and players have been busy unleashing their inner beast when playing the terrifyingly good LTM, Zombie Royale. The frozen fields of Verdansk have been cloaked in darkness and squads will need to work together if they wish to survive the horrors that await them. In this mode, dead operators skip the Gulag and instead come back as nightmarish zombies. While in this new undead form, players drop all their current equipment and perks.

If you wish to ever see your human form again, you’ll need to use your unique abilities to kill any players that dare to walk amongst the undead. While Zombie Royale’s reanimated corpses may have access to some incredibly potent attacks, they can be killed incredibly easily if you’re not careful. In order to help you get to grips with your newfound zombie form, we’ve put together a handy survival guide that should help you secure more kills.

Zombie abilities

Warzone Zombie
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Warzone’s Zombies have access to some incredibly powerful abilities.

Passive abilities

Warzone’s zombies aren’t your standard shambling corpses – in fact, they have incredible agility. Their passive ability gives every undead player faster movement speed and stronger melee attacks, allowing you to quickly chase down your fleeing victims. Once you’ve tracked them down, swipe at them with your deadly strikes to snuff their life out for good. 

Zombies also have superior vision and can easily see nearby operators. Enemy players are highlighted and their footprints can be tracked, giving you plenty of opportunities to pounce on your newfound target. If that wasn’t enough, zombies are also immune to the gas circle and gas grenades. This allows you to set up some frightfully sneaky plays. 

Charged Jump

Arguably the most fun Zombie ability is the Charged Jump. This highly mobile move allows you to effortlessly leap onto rooftops, scale cliffs, evade enemy fire and initiate fights. You can adjust both the distance and height by holding down the Charged Jump button, so be sure to experiment with this before leaping towards your enemy. 

EMP Blast 

This ability works exactly the same as Modern Warefare’s EMP Drone in that it destroys enemy electronics, equipment, vehicles, and disables digital optics. Your enemy’s HUD will also be disabled if they get caught within the blast’s radius. 

Gas Grenade

Gas Grenades are incredibly potent in Warzone since they disorient your enemies and slow down their movements. Combine this with the high mobility from Zombie Royale’s undead and you have a lethal combination. 

Zombie ability tips

Warzone zombie fight
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You’ll need to learn how to use these zombie abilities if you wish to increase your survivability.

Before you go chasing the nearest player, it’s often best to scan your surroundings for any enemy players that are alone. Not only will this stop your fleshy body from being riddled with bullets, it will also increase your chances of securing a successful kill. While it can be tempting to rush into the fray with your Charged Jump, it does give away your position thanks to the ability’s glow effect. 

Instead, it’s often best to use the cover of darkness to sneak up on them. Once you’ve successfully got within a few meters, it’s time to unleash your EMP Blast. This will instantly destroy any Proximity Mines and Claymore’s, allowing you to safely enter even the most fortified defenses. To make matters even better, the initial blast also reduces visibility and will cause most players to panic — giving you the moment to strike.

Once you have disabled any equipment and digital optics, it’s time to throw in your Gas Grenade. When the grenade has filled the room with deadly toxins, instantly run in and begin clawing away at your hapless victim. The slowing effect and overall disorientation from both abilities should make any escape futile.

Even if your enemy does manage to make a break for it, simply activate your Charged Jump to catch up to them. Just be aware that doing this will make you highly visible to nearby squads, so only use this ability when you have to. 

If you use these tips, you’ll be able to secure more kills as a zombie in Warzone’s Zombie Royale mode.