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Warzone FAL loadout makes it the best SMG in the game

Published: 21/Jul/2020 13:17

by Calum Patterson


The FAL has been growing in popularity in Warzone throughout Season 4, after it was made ground loot. But, while many players are setting it up as a long-range AR, some expert players have discovered how to make it a dominant close-range weapon.

The FAL is characterized by semi-auto fire, with controllable recoil and high time-to-kill — as long as you don’t miss. But, miss a couple of your shots and a fully-automatic weapon will punish you, making it a weapon reserved typically for the better aimers.

However, thanks to Modern Warfare’s extensive weapon customization, it’s possible to transform the FAL from a long-range, semi-auto weapon, into potentially the most deadly close-range gun.

FAL in Modern Warfare
A classic Call of Duty weapon, the FAL has had a resurgence in Warzone.

As detailed by Call of Duty YouTuber, Swagg, in his July 21 video, the FAL will need a few attachment tweaks to make it viable at close-range. But, once you have these attachments unlocked, you might be surprised at how capable it is.

Dubbing it the SMG killer, Swagg explains that the time-to-kill on the FAL at close-range with these attachments is “actually disgusting.”

Close-range FAL Warzone attachments

  • Muzzle: Monolithic Suppressor.
  • Barrell: 13.0″ OSW Para.
  • Stock: No Stock.
  • Underbarrell: Commando Foregrip.
  • Perk: Burst.
Warzone FAL Loadout
YouTube: Swagg
You can swap out the burst perk for Sleight of Hand, if you prefer.

Swagg does clarify that the Burst perk is really just a matter of preference, and that he actually opts for Sleight of Hand instead, to keep his reloads snappy when fighting up close.

This wouldn’t be recommended as a Primary Weapon, particularly because you’ll lack the magazine capacity to take on lots of enemies without reloading, but rather as a backup for pushing into buildings, where you expect a battle.

You can see Swagg putting the weapon to expert use in his video, pushing into contested areas like Superstore and coming out on top.

One slight downside to using the FAL as an SMG, rather than just using an SMG, is that you’ll be splitting Assault Rifle ammo between both your Primary and Secondary Weapon. That means you might find yourself running low on ammo for both your weapons more quickly.

If you’re looking to get the perfect loadouts for other weapons, check out all our Warzone loadout guides here.

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Warzone FOV setting on PC can reduce visual recoil on weapons

Published: 25/Oct/2020 16:01

by Daniel Cleary


Call of Duty players have uncovered an unusual field-of-view setting in Warzone, claiming that weapons such as the CR-AMAX seem to have less visual recoil when it is toggled.

The weapon meta is continuing to shift in Warzone as more changes are released in Season 6, giving players plenty of unique weapons and playstyle to try in the battle royale.

Popular YouTuber Swagg was one of the latest to reveal a Season 6 loadout for Warzone but claimed there was also a “secret” setting that was helping him to rack up more kills in-game.

Modern Warfare settings screen
Infinity Ward
CoD players like Swagg have claimed that Warzone’s FOV settings can affect recoil in-game.

While the CR-56 AMAX, which was featured as the Galil in past CoD titles, has been a solid weapon since its release, there are, apparently, some field-of-view settings that Warzone players can change to make the gun easier to use.

In his October 24 upload, Swagg revealed that having the “Affected FOV” setting enabled makes it seem as if the AMAX has little to no recoil. This is opposed to the default Independent FOV setting.

“Affected FOV on PC makes guns feel like they don’t have recoil,” Swagg revealed, in his Warzone gameplay, “[it’s the] reason why I use Amax now.”

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The AMAX does not usually stand out above other Assault Rifles in its class, but it still has one of the highest base stats when it comes to damage per second (DPS), meaning that less recoil would make this quite a strong choice in the current meta.

While the weapon, with these affected FOV settings, appears to move less compared to CR-56 AMAX gameplay for console players, it is unclear whether or not it actually has a major effect on the gun.

However, it seemed to be working quite well for Swagg, as he highlighted just how strong it could be, managing to pick up plenty of kills in his Warzone match with fellow content creator booya.

Another CoD YouTuber Webzy has previously highlighted the difference in recoil between the Affected and Independent settings, echoing the sentiment of the FaZe member and claiming it was actually easier to hit shots with it enabled.

Infinity Ward is regularly coming out with fixes for any bugs found in-game but it appears as if this FOV setting was intended to be a feature, making it unclear whether or not this will be patched.