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NICKMERCS shows off FiNN Warzone loadout as his new main weapon

Published: 30/Aug/2020 13:22

by Andy Williams

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Warzone aficionado, Nick ‘NICKMERCS’ Kolcheff, has previously been vocal about his love for the Mk9 Bruen, but it looks like there’s a new king in town, as the FaZe streamer has made the switch over to Season 5’s FiNN LMG. 

The Bruen absolutely dominated the Season 4 meta in Warzone. But after receiving a series of nerfs, the agile LMG has been taken down a peg or two and no longer holds the same prowess in Verdansk.

While the usual suspects like the Grau 5.56, Kilo 141 and the M4A1 will all give the Bruen a run for its money, it looks like there’s a new contender — the FiNN LMG.

After arriving during August 25’s Season 5: Reloaded update, the FiNN is much more accessible than the Bruen, in the sense that the challenge to acquire the heavy-hitting gun is much easier.

Season 5: Reloaded roadmap.
Activision
The FiNN LMG was introduced on August 25 with the Season 5 Reloaded update.

Best FiNN LMG loadout in Warzone

NICKMERCS — who was at the forefront of the Bruen meta before it was mainstream — is now dubbing the FiNN as his go-to weapon. During his August 29 Twitch stream, Kolcheff claimed the LMG to be a “crazy-ass weapon” while hinting towards it being his new ‘main’ weapon of choice.

This isn’t the first time Nick has proclaimed his love for the weapon, after vouching for it during his August 25 YouTube upload — in which he dubbed the LMG to be “overpowered,” as he racked up an impressive 23 kills.

So how does NICKMERCS get the most out of the FiNN? Well, as with most LMGs, the focus should be on controlling the kick from the weapon’s recoil. To do that, Nick throws on the XRK Longshot Advantage and Tac Laser, to really get the most out of the weapon fire rate. Below is Nick’s full rig:

  • Muzzle: Monolithic Suppressor.
  • Barrel: XRK Longshot Advantage.
  • Laser: Tac Laser.
  • Optic: VLK 3.0x Optic.
  • Underbarrel: Commando Foregrip.

With the above loadout, the majority of the weapon’s baseline stats are significantly improved, with both Accuracy and Range receiving the biggest boost, while Mobility takes a hit.

It’s no surprise then that Kolcheff might be making the switch over to the FiNN as his main weapon, especially considering that the weapon is designed to bridge the gap between Assault Rifles and LMGs.

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

Published: 23/Oct/2020 15:51

by James Busby

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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.