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NICKMERCS reveals best MP5 loadout for Warzone Season 5

Published: 22/Aug/2020 10:55 Updated: 22/Aug/2020 16:23

by Joe Craven


Despite the MP5’s popularity declining following a series of weapon tuning updates, streamer Nick ‘NICKMERCS’ Kolcheff has shared an MP5 class to get it back in favor; ideal for the ongoing Warzone Season 5.

The MP5 has come to dominate nearly all forms of Modern Warfare, remaining the pro players’ SMG of choice since the game’s launch back in November. However, while it dominated the early months of Warzone, it has seen its popularity fall to some extent as players try other weapons.


NICKMERCS, though, has remained faithful to the classic SMG and has now shared his favorite loadout for Season 5. It won’t surprise anyone that it’s best used alongside a longer-range weapon, with Kolcheff describing it as the perfect “pocket” weapon.

NICKMERCS’ Warzone Season 5 MP5 loadout

  • Monolithic Suppressor
  • FTAC Collapsible
  • Merc Foregrip
  • 45 Round Mags
  • Stippled Grip Tape

MIlkweed MP5 in Modern Warfare

First up is the Monolithic Suppressor. Surprisingly, this is fairly optional on the MP5 given the number of silenced barrels players can equip. However, Kolcheff has gone for the suppressor itself, which will buff damage range and keep you off enemy radars.


The FTAC Collapsible stock and Stippled Grip Tape will massively reduce ADS time, and boost strafing speed. The 45 round mags will keep you in the action for longer, while the Merc Foregrip will help to stabilize shots.

There is no need for an optic, as the MP5’s iron sights are perfectly adequate for the ranges it’s viable at.

Given this loadout’s suitability for close-range engagements, it’s best run with a longer-range weapon in your other slot. We’d recommend an AR like the Kilo 141, or a sniper rifle like the AX-50 or HDR. The call, however, is ultimately yours.


As NICKMERCS says, this is the perfect weapon to have in your pocket for close-range engagements.  We’ll see how the meta changes as more weapons are added but for now, this old-favorite remains as strong as ever.

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Weird Warzone glitch forces players into hearing never-ending rock music

Published: 13/Oct/2020 12:35

by James Busby


Warzone players have been rocking out to the game’s new vehicle music as they drive through the frozen fields of Verdansk. However, for some, these catchy tunes never end.

There’s no denying that Warzone Season 6 has had its fair share of problems. Aside from the train station teething problems and return of the ‘demon gun’ texture glitch, there have been some new additions to the seemingly ever-growing bugfix list.


So far, Activision has had to fix an overpowered bug that allowed the AS VAL to shoot through unlimited walls, a game-breaking unlimited Stim glitch, and now Modern Warfare fans are reporting a rock and roll related problem. 

While Warzone’s new music tracks certainly liven up your drive time commutes across Verdansk, they can also pose a risk to your game-winning plays. This is particularly true when the music in question doesn’t actually stop. The continuous blare of heavy rock certainly gets us pumped in games like DOOM, but it really doesn’t help in FPS titles like Warzone where you need to hear enemy footsteps. 


What is the Warzone music glitch? 

The addition of playable vehicle music certainly isn’t a new feature in Warzone – in fact, players have been able to equip certain CoD related tracks since Season 5. However, music fans can now listen to their favorite tracks from the likes of DMX, Skrillex, Jack Harlow, and iconic themes from across the Call of Duty series. 

Unfortunately, these tunes have caused a rather interesting and mildly infuriating glitch. The bug seems to happen when you or any of your squadmates have any of the game’s War Tracks equipped and enter a vehicle. While this bug may not be that bad when listening to the game’s quieter tracks, things can get incredibly frustrating when the heavy metal Juggernaut theme plays on a loop.

You may be tempted to blow up your vehicle or drive it off the nearest cliff edge, but even this won’t stop the never-ending audio. Some players have reported that they still hear vehicle music, even when they have the audio option turned off in the game’s settings. “The rock music won’t stop, even after getting out of the vehicle. To top it off, my teammate and I had already turned the audio off before the game,” says one frustrated player


“After it just wouldn’t stop and we couldn’t hear A THING, we even destroyed the vehicle in hopes it would quiet down. Ultimately, we just disconnected when we couldn’t take it anymore.” Some Warzone players have even reported that they managed to get to the final ring with the same heavy rock track blaring down their earphones. 

How to fix the Warzone vehicle music glitch

Modern Warfare Juggernaut
Activision / Infinity Ward
It seems the Juggernaut War Track is the most common offender.

Fortunately, some crafty players have discovered that you can fix this pesky audio issue by selecting the Black Ops music pack from the War Tracks menu. Meanwhile, if you encounter the problem mid-game, simply enter another vehicle in the hopes that it fixes the never-ending audio loop. 

There have even been reports that constantly getting in and out of the offending vehicle will eventually fix the issue. Of course, your experience may vary and some of these fixes may not work. Warzone Season 6 certainly seems to be off to a rocky start and it looks like we’ll just have to wait until Activision officially fixes this audio issue in a future patch. 


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