Warzone competitive player and content creator Swagg has claimed an all-time favorite AR is “meta” again in Season 4 Reloaded, following the shock nerf to the Kilo 141.
Only Warzone’s true OGs will remember the Grau 5.56 at its peak. The Modern Warfare assault rifle found itself as the game’s best weapon by some margin during the BR’s first year or so, boosted by its lack of recoil, impressive range and solid handling.
Since then, it has always remained solid if unspectacular, with players preferring more meta weapons which, recently, have almost always come from Call of Duty: Vanguard.
However, while Season 4 Reloaded saw the Kilo 141 buffed, a patch just a few days later has countered that with significant nerfs to almost all ARs. The resultant fallout means players are searching for a new go-to AR and, according to content creator Swagg, it could be the Grau’s time to shine yet again.
Swagg outlines ‘meta’ Grau 5.56 in Season 4 Reloaded
In a August 6 YouTube video, he outlined how the Kilo’s surprise buff pushed him to return to the Grau – a weapon the devs haven’t tweaked in a very long time.
“I don’t know who is testing weapons over at Raven Software,” he said. “The whole community’s been excited for this. They nerfed the Kilo, they nerfed the minimum damage range… it doesn’t make any sense. Why nerf that gun, you just buffed it?”
The response was to pull out the Grau 5.56 which, despite not being as strong as it once was, still boasts solid range, damage and easy-to-manage recoil.
With the Kilo’s popularity now falling, it could be a ready-made replacement for its Modern Warfare counterpart. His loadout is a slight variant of the Gumball blueprint, outlined below:
- Muzzle: Monolithic Suppressor
- Barrel: Tempus 26.4″ Archangel
- Rear Grip: Cronen Sniper Elite
- Optic: VLK 3.0X Optic
- Underbarrel: Commando Foregrip
If you fancy adding a magazine attachment we don’t blame you and your best bet is probably in place of any optic you choose.
Only time will tell how much the Kilo falls out of the meta but, for the time being, the Grau looks ready to step into its vacant spot.