Swagg picks classic Modern Warfare AR as best Warzone gun after NZ-41 nerf

Joe Craven
Swagg next to Modern Warfare character running
Activision / YT: Swagg

Warzone expert and content creator Swagg has unveiled a classic Modern Warfare 2019 AR as his pick for Season 4’s best weapon following significant nerfs to Vanguard’s NZ-41. 

The fourth season of Warzone’s third yearly cycle began on June 22, bringing a host of changes to shake up the game’s weapon pool and its established meta.

Among the changes, rather surprisingly, were buffs to NZ-41 weapon attachments. Many players were shocked as one of Season 3’s strongest weapons became even stronger. It seems Raven quickly realized their mistake too, with the June 30 patch brining a considerable nerf to the NZ-41 and the similarly strong H4 Blixen.

Following that patch, players have been eager to find the next best weapon. According to Swagg, it’s a gun that’s been hiding in plain sight since the very start of the CoD BR.

Warzone NZ-41 with Caldera in background
Activision
The NZ-41 has been nerfed heavily in Warzone.

In his 1 July YouTube video, Swagg claimed that the Modern Warfare M4A1 is one of Warzone’s best weapons following the NZ-41 nerf.

The AR, a classic of the CoD series, has been in Warzone since its launch but has fallen away as Black Ops Cold War and Vanguard guns joined the weapon pool.

Calling it the “good old faithful”, Swagg said that the major nerfs to Vanguard weapons like the NZ-41 and UGM-8 have pushed it back to the meta’s summit. He pinpointed its bullet velocity as a particular strength, meaning bullets will hit a target incredibly quickly.

He also outlined his go-to loadout for Warzone Season 4, which is detailed fully below:

  • Muzzle: Monolithic Suppressor
  • Barrel: Stock M16 Grenadier
  • Optic: VLK 3.0x Optic
  • Underbarrel: Commando Foregrip
  • Magazine: 60 Round Mags

Because of the M4A1’s fast fire-rate and decent handling, we’d probably recommend running a sniper rifle as your secondary, but a SMG will also work if you prefer to run-and-gun. For that, check out our go-to MP40 build for Season 4.

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