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Infinity Ward tease new Warzone modes and loot changes for Season 3

Published: 7/Apr/2020 22:22 Updated: 7/Apr/2020 22:24

by Alan Bernal


Call of Duty developers Infinity Ward have hinted at more changes coming to Warzone battle royale in Modern Warfare Season 3, including an overhaul to ground loot as well as some new modes

On April 7, Infinity Ward rolled out new details on what’s to come in Season 3 for the battle royale component to Modern Warfare’s ecosystem, including both new content and changes.

Several new modes and playlists will be introduced throughout the new season, but that’s not all – the developers plan on making some major adjustments to the default loot that can be found on the Verdansk map.

Warzone is getting new modes and playlists in Season 3.

New modes and playlists

IW revealed that they plan on mixing up Warzone’s formula with more playlists for players to choose from, in addition to Solos, Trios, the brand new Quads, Plunder, and Blood Money that are all in the game already.

These new modes, which fans can expect to be sprinkled throughout the weeks to come, will be themed around specific kinds of guns, so players will have to conform to the limited variety in order to survive.

“During the season, expect to see more modes and playlists that change the loot pool to specific weapon types, and high action modes such as ‘Scopes and Scatter Guns’ (only sniper rifles & shotguns), in addition to other surprises,” the developers wrote.

Warzone is going to have constant “meta updates” throughout the new season.

Ground loot overhaul

Default items and weapons found on the floor and in chests are an integral part of Warzone, even with the fact that a lot of players opt to buy their own Loadout Drops once they have the requisite $8,500 in hand.

In order to freshen things up, Infinity Ward will be tweaking what kind of gear will be available in Season 3, including the addition of silenced and non-silenced gun variants, and the introduction of “new weapons and blueprints in Supply Boxes and ground loot.”

The idea is to inject variety into this aspect of the game and allow players to adopt various play-styles depending on what they come across while looting, including “that final ‘guns blazing’ shootout at the end” of matches.

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The changes to Warzone will let players experiment with different playstyles.

This update is expected to launch on Wednesday, April 8, at 11 PM PT (April 7) / 2 AM ET / 7 AM BST.

For more information about everything else that’s included, make sure to check out our Modern Warfare Season 3 early patch notes.

Written with contributions from Albert Petrosyan.

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Best Fennec loadouts for Warzone and Modern Warfare

Published: 27/Oct/2020 16:15 Updated: 27/Oct/2020 16:31

by James Busby


The Fennec has now been out for a few months, but you’ll still need to equip the right attachments if you truly wish to master this lightening fast SMG. Here, we break down two of the strongest Fennec loadouts you can use.

The Vector, now known as the Fennec, has been a popular SMG ever since it first graced our screens back in Modern Warfare 2. Packed with a buttery smooth recoil pattern, excellent hip-fire, lightweight, and insanely fast rate of fire –  the Fennec is an absolute beast of a gun. In fact, this deadly machine gun is so lethal that it can tear through multiple enemies in just a blink of an eye. 

This zippy SMG hasn’t taken the crown away from the MP5, but the Fennec is still a popular choice. For many, this weapon is still a go-to, particularly in close-quarters where hyper-aggressive play is rewarded. In order to help you get the most out of the Fennec, we’ve put together two loadouts that you can use to dominate the competition in both Modern Warfare and Warzone. 

Best Fennec loadout for Warzone

Infinity Ward/DexertoBoost the Fennec’s damage range with this deadly loadout.
  • ZLR18” Deadfall 
  • Merc Foregrip
  • Stippled Grip Tape
  • Sleight of Hand
  • 40 Round Drum Mags

While Warzone’s large scale map may favor long to medium range engagements, you’ll still want to equip a weapon that can give you the edge in those close-quarter firefights. This loadout increases the Fennec’s hip fire, while also giving it a little extra range for when you need that added distance. 

First up is the ZLR18” Deadfall. This attachment not only drastically increases your effective damage range, it also ups your recoil control and bullet velocity, helping with the precision it needs when going for those all-important body shots and headshots. While this attachment increases your ADS speed, we think this loss is worth it, especially when you consider how woeful the Fennec’s mid-range damage is. 

The next two attachments are the Merc Foregrip and Stippled Grip Tape, along with the Sleight of Hand perk. Not only will these additions keep the Fennec stable while aiming and hip firing, they will also increase the ADS & sprint to fire speed, improving your reload speed and giving you even greater control when you need to react quickly.

Taking down fully armored players in Warzone can often prove frustrating, but the 40 Round Drum Mags will give you more than enough bullets to shred through many an armored enemy. This attachment is a must for those that want to secure those game-winning squad wipes.

Best Fennec loadout for Modern Warfare multiplayer

Infinity Ward/DexertoThis loadout absolutely obliterates players in close-quarter firefights.
  • ZLR 18″ Deadfall
  • Tac Laser
  • No Stock
  • Merc Foregrip
  • 40 Round Drum Mags

This build is all about melting your opponents in close-quarters combat. The Tac Laser drastically lowers the Fennec’s ADS speed and increases overall stability, while also allowing you to maintain a steady walk while aiming. 

Being able to quickly take care of enemy threats without needing to ADS is a godsend, particularly on smaller maps like Shipment and Rust, where you’ll constantly find yourself running into enemy players. 

Lastly, the Merc Foregrip will also increase your recoil control and hip-fire accuracy, allowing you to quickly fire off the Fennec’s blisteringly fast rounds with deadly precision. Foregoing the stock for this build will give you a slight boost in movement speed for quicker reaction to get away from players, while The ZLR 18” Deadfall and 40 Round Drum Mags should always be a top priority for any Fennec players looking to increase their kill potential, so always try to build your loadout around these core attachments. 

If you want to try out some different weapons in Warzone or even Multiplayer, check out our full list of best loadouts for every gun.