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CoD pros reveal best Warzone loadouts: Scump, Attach, Apathy

Published: 16/Apr/2020 17:11

by Jacob Hale

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Professional Call of Duty players have all been playing battle royale game Warzone in their free time to wind down, and they’ve given fans a little help by revealing some of their favorite or most overpowered Warzone loadouts to try and get more wins.

As most of them have been playing at the top level for almost (or even over) a decade now, they’re pretty familiar with what works and what doesn’t and often have an idea of the best things to use in-game.

With many players still trying to optimize their Warzone loadouts to perfection, we’ve got a selection here straight from the pros themselves.

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Warzone lets players use their Modern Warfare loadouts in battle royale.

Scump’s Warzone loadouts

As with most players, Scump’s preferred loadout includes an M4A1 assault rifle, partnered with an RPG to deal serious damage and to get enemies out of vehicles. His loadout is:

M4A1

  • Monolithic Suppressor
  • Stock M16 Grenadier
  • Stippled Grip Tape
  • 60 Round Mags
  • Ranger Foregrip

RPG

For his perks, he uses E.O.D., Ghost and Amped, keeping him safer from explosive damage and enemy UAVs, and keeps a Semtex and Flash Grenade as his utility.

He also has a second class, with Overkill as Perk 2 meaning he can carry a HDR sniper rifle as a second weapon, though he says he very rarely, if ever, uses it.

Attach’s Warzone loadouts

While Attach uses an M4/RPG loadout very similar to Scump’s he also has a couple of others, including this one, which he describes as his favorite for playing aggressive and getting high-kill games.

MP7 submachine gun

  • Monolithic Suppressor
  • FFS Recon
  • Rubberized Grip Tape
  • 60 Round Mags
  • Merc Foregrip

RPG

For his perks, Attach picks Double Time, Restock and Amped, allowing him to move quicker as well as recharge equipment quicker.

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He also goes against the grain with an M13 class, which he says is the best long-range assault rifle in Warzone, even more so than the M4A1. He uses Double Time, Ghost and Amped for perks, as well as an RPG as his secondary, and his attachments are:

  • Monolithic Suppressor
  • Tempus Marksman
  • Solozero Optics Mini Reflex sight
  • 60 Round Mags
  • Merc Foregrip

Apathy’s Warzone loadouts

Seattle Surge’s Apathy has given fans something different to use in Warzone, making for one of the most unique but deadly loadouts in the game.

He uses a PKM light machine gun, with the MP5 Ducat variant to boot as a secondary weapon. Obviously that means he uses Overkill in Perk 2, as well as Double Time and Amped. He also carries a C4 and Flash grenade.

His PKM attachments are:

  • Monolithic Suppressor
  • 26.9” Extended Barrel
  • Tac Laser
  • VLK 3.0x Optic
  • Snatch Grip

Apathy describes this loadout as “deadly at every range,” which definitely sounds exciting.

On the MP5 he uses the Suppressor, 45 Round Mags, Stippled Grip Tape, Merc Foregrip and FTAC Collapsible, which is a fairly common MP5 class setup.

So there’s a decent mixture of Warzone loadouts to get you one step ahead of your opponent, whether you prefer long-range engagements or getting up close and personal.

Give them a whirl and see if you can rule over Verdansk – they could be the difference between a huge win or an early Gulag exit.

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Warzone players claim Nuketown Gulag gives unfair advantage to one side

Published: 24/Jan/2021 11:15

by Connor Bennett

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A handful of Call of Duty Warzone players have hit out at the new Nuketown-themed Gulag, claiming it favors one side a bit too much. 

With the release of Call of Duty Black Ops Cold War, Warzone has now combined the weapons of both the new game as well as the previous Modern Warfare title.

Even though there’s plenty of new content, including weapons and the Rebirth Island map, but it hasn’t gone down well with every player. There are still complaints about weapons being too overpowered, attachments not working, as well as other general bugs that come from combining the two games. 

Additionally, there’s also a new Gulag – with the showers of the Verdansk prison being done away with, and being replaced by a smaller version of Nuketown. However, players have got complaints about that too. 

Nuketown Gulag in Warzone
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Players believe that Gulag fights have never been this tricky to win.

With the Modern Warfare showers, players had the same angles on each side, but that’s now changed with Nuketown. It’s now asymmetrical, with more angles to look out for, and Warzone players believe it favors the side where you can shoot through what would be the Welcome to Nuketown sign. 

“40% of my gulag deaths are from my enemy camping behind the car ruins,” posted Redditor SamirDando, complaining about the head glitch the car gives players who spawn that side. “That’s not what the gulag was originally designed to do. This needs a change.”

Others agreed, adding: “Yeah can’t stand it. The damn car head glitch” and offering up possible changes. “Remove the car, change the plywood to concrete so it can’t be shot through and it’d be alright,” said another. 

The new Nuketown gulags asymmetrical layout gives 1 player a major advantage over the other from CODWarzone

Yet, one player pointed out that it’s not just the head glitch that’s the problem, but how much room you have to work with. 

“In my opinion, the problem with car spawn isn’t just the head glitch, but also the fact that you can see two lanes from spawn,” noted Reddit user ReADropOfGoldenSun, “I think this could all be fixed if they moved the cardboard just a bit over so you can’t see the middle right off spawn.”

Other players, however, didn’t agree at all, claiming that are easy ways to get around the campers – either by simply hopping up on the balconies on the houses or using grenades.

It seems unlikely that the devs would make major changes to the gulag, unless their data shows that it’s completely broken and ruining the game. That might happen at a later date, but we’ll just have to wait and see.