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Origin 12 shotgun and C4 finally nerfed in Warzone Season 6 update

Published: 29/Sep/2020 5:08

by Brad Norton


Warzone’s Season 6 update is finally upon us and while new content is in the spotlight, Infinity Ward has taken the opportunity to scale back two of the most powerful weapons: the Origin 12 shotgun and C4.

A handful of weapons have dominated the Call of Duty Battle royale for a number of months now. While a few Assault Rifles top the pack and niche picks can still be viable, there’s no denying that the Origin 12 shotgun was among the most powerful guns in the game for a good while.


In any close-quarters fight, you could expect to see multiple Origins running rampant and knocking teams down in the blink of an eye. It was without a doubt the frontrunner when it came to Shotguns. Similarly, C4 was the go-to piece of lethal equipment for practically every loadout in Warzone. However, this might all be changing as a result of the Season 6 update.

Both the Origin 12 and C4 have been hit with nerfs in the latest patch notes. Here’s everything you need to know about the changes.

Warzone Season 6
Infinity Ward
Warzone Season 6 introduces a ton of new content, but these nerfs may be the most important changes.

Origin 12 shotgun nerfed in Warzone Season 6

Very few weapons were adjusted in the Season 6 patch notes on September 28. However, the Origin 12 is one that actually made the cut. Infinity Ward addressed the controversial weapon by reducing its damage from a “very close” range.

Unfortunately, no exact numbers were provided. We have no way of telling what defines ‘very close’ and no way of determining just how severe the reduction in damage truly is. Though after weeks of being the most dominant shotgun in the game, any nerf is sure to be welcomed by the community.

On top of this change, other shotguns were buffed slightly. Slugs now have increased damage, meaning shotguns like the R9-0 could soon move into the spotlight.


C4 nerfed in Warzone Season 6

Warzone C4
Infinity Ward
C4 was scaled back a notch thanks to the Season 6 update.

It may have taken a few months for C4 to be addressed in any way, but the Season 6 nerfs finally scaled back the explosive power. Rather than just outright reducing damage, C4 has been tweaked in a number of unique ways.

There is now a “slight delay when performing a quick detonation” with the lethal equipment. No longer will players be able to spam them out and instantly blow up opposing players or vehicles. On top of this, your enemies will also have a small window to react now thanks to a new beeping audio cue that plays when C4 is about to go off.

Last but not least, you’ll need to be closer than ever to your targets. C4 could be launched a great distance in previous seasons though that’s not the case moving forward. Initial throw velocity has dropped by 30% in the Season 6 update.

Warzone vehicle gameplay
Infinity Ward
C4 should be far less of an issue when riding around Verdansk in a grounded vehicle.

Those are two of the biggest changes in the latest Warzone update, though there’s plenty more to take in. Be sure to catch up on the full Season 6 patch notes before dropping into your first game.

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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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