NICKMERCS explains why the FAL is now the “strongest” gun in Warzone - Dexerto
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NICKMERCS explains why the FAL is now the “strongest” gun in Warzone

Published: 26/Jul/2020 11:02

by Andy Williams

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FaZe Clan’s Nick ‘NICKMERCS’ Kolcheff has delved into the reasons why he believes the FAL is the best weapon in Warzone, claiming that the AR is more devastating than an SMG up close.

With Infinity Ward working round-the-clock to tweak weapons in a bid to make the game more balanced, alongside the constant rotation of floor loot in Verdansk, players are always trying to keep tabs on meta changes.

Most recently, following a nerf to the Grau 5.56 and the MP5, the meta has shifted to the Bruen MK9 — with the LMGs devastating damage being one of its major selling points.

But now, NICKMERCS believes that the FAL is in the same boat as the Bruen, with the semi-automatic AR becoming one of his go-to weapons of choice.

FAL in Modern Warfare.
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The FAL has grown in popularity after being thrown into the loot pool for Season 4.

FAL is Warzone’s best weapon?

Ever since the FAL was added to Warzone’s floor loot rotation in Season 4, the weapon has been growing in popularity. But now, Nick believes that the trusty AR deserves a class of its very own, as he detailed his class for what he dubs to be the best weapon in the game.

“I strongly encourage you to watch this video, put on this class, and get to work… This is the strongest gun in the video game, by far!”

  • Barrel: 18.0” Ultralight.
  • Laser: Tac Laser.
  • Stock: No Stock.
  • Underbarrel: Commando Foregrip.
  • Perk: Sleight of Hand.

Nick then went on to explain how the FAL has the highest damage per shot than any other AR in Warzone right now. Although, ironically the Twitch streamer went on to clarify how the weapon should be used like a submachine gun.

“This is what you carry in your pocket, because you know you’re going to have a Bruen as your main,” Kolcheff explained. If you want to get Nick’s Bruen loadout to complete the class, check it out here.

Of course, without equipping the Burst Perk, the FAL’s fire rate will be entirely dependent on your trigger finger. So if you plan on using Nick’s newfound favorite weapon, it might be worth hopping into a multiplayer game to get some practice in first.

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New Warzone update removes helicopters & adds Juggourdnaut Royale

Published: 23/Oct/2020 19:56

by Tanner Pierce

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Infinity Ward has pushed out a new playlist update for both Call of Duty: Modern Warfare and Warzone and while it adds some modes to the game like Juggourdnaut Royale, it also removes helicopters from the night-version of its battle royale.

New playlist updates for Modern Warfare and Warzone, generally speaking, only change out the gamemodes in the game, but today’s is a bit special. According to some notes released by Infinity Ward, the new hotfix removes two major aspects of the title.

The first is the removal of helicopters from the night version of Verdansk, which is pretty major to say the least. Currently, it’s unclear exactly why Infinity Ward made this change, as they didn’t specify in their tweet. It could be due to a bug, low visibility, or something else entirely.

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Pumpkin heads have also been removed from Modern Warfare and Warzone.

In addition, the developer also removed the pumpkin heads due to a bug occurring, although exactly what that bug is was also not made clear. It’s also undetermined if this removal also affects the pumpkin heads on the juggernaut suit, which automatically has the head attached when you put it on.

Beyond these removals however, the update also adds a new mode, Juggourdnaut Royale. Despite the name being a bit different, this is the exact same mode as Juggernaut Royale, which was added to the game during Season 4. Players have to fight over juggernaut suits located around the map in order to survive.

On top of that, Infinity Ward also added BR Solo Survivor and Plunder: Candy Collector to the rotation, both of which appear to be renamed versions of the standard modes.

It’ll be interesting to see how long it takes the developers to re-add the helicopter and pumpkin heads to the game. While the former has obviously been in the game from the start, the latter is a nice seasonal treat that will only be around for a couple more weeks.