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5 meta-defining weapons expected in Call of Duty Warzone Season 5

5 meta-defining weapons expected in Call of Duty Warzone Season 5
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5 meta-defining weapons expected in Call of Duty Warzone Season 5

Call of Duty Warzone and Vanguard are about to witness the rise of villains with the arrival of Season 5 on August 24, 2022. The fifth season, titled Last Stand, will bring back the iconic antagonists of the Call of Duty universe in an epic community driven game. confrontation between the forces of good and evil in the final season of Vanguard.

With the release of each new season and mid-season update, Activision aims to change the weapon meta and bring a refreshing change to Warzone’s huge gallery of customizable weapons. Season 5 will see the arrival of five new weapons to Vanguard and Warzone in hopes of claiming their place in the meta.


Top 5 Most Anticipated Meta Weapons in Call of Duty Warzone Season 5

While the current Warzone meta did face significant changes after the nerf to NZ-41, which dominated the long-range meta for months, the overall meta remains fairly consistent.

Weapons like the H4 Blixen and Marco 5 remain at the top of the short-range meta, with more recent updates featuring improvements to the sniper and shotgun classes, as well as weapons from previous Call of Duty titles, Modern Warfare (2019). and Black Ops Cold. war, returning to the meta.

With that said, here are five weapons that are expected to be part of the new meta with the arrival of Call of Duty Season 5.

Note: This article is subjective and reflects the opinions of the writer only.


frame 5

Blueprints of Frame 5 available in-game (Image via Activision)
Blueprints of Frame 5 available in-game (Image via Activision)

Although the Frame 5 is already in the meta with its release in Call of Duty Warzone Season 4, the possible reason for this weapon’s increase would be the H4 Blixen nerfs in the next update. The Marco 5 and H4 Blixen are currently neck-and-neck in the close-range meta, with both SMGs performing similarly and the deciding factor being mostly player preference.

With the H4 Blixen in the meta for nearly three months since its arrival in the Season 3 Reloaded update, Call of Duty will most likely slightly nerf this weapon to increase the pick rate of the newer SMG, Mark 5.


Kar98k (Vanguard)

Blueprints available for the Kar98k in-game (Image via Activision)
Blueprints available for the Kar98k in-game (Image via Activision)

The Kar8k has been popular since the early days of Warzone in 2019, which featured Verdansk. Since Vanguard has a Kar98k variant of its own, the newer version is clearly superior, thanks to the additional customization with its ten accessory slots.

With maps like Rebirth Island and Fortune’s Keep providing firefight flexibility, this lightweight and highly mobile sniper rifle allows players to quickly take down opponents and reposition them, and is the preferred choice for sniper lovers and those with hands. skillful.


RA 225 (Vanguard Submachine Gun Season 5)

Official look at the RA 255 in-game (Image via Activision)
Official look at the RA 255 in-game (Image via Activision)

Call of Duty Vanguard and Warzone Season 5 will see the addition of a new SMG called the RA 225. The official description of the weapon from Activision reads:

“This SMG has a high rate of fire and a very mobile compact frame.”

The RA 225 is expected to be an SMG with an incredibly high rate of fire, coupled with significant recoil and a small payload capacity. Seemingly compact like the Uzi, the RA 225 could have a similar feel to Modern Warfare’s Fennec, a fast-firing weapon known for quickly taking out opponents.

Fortunately, the RA 225 will be highly customizable, as Activision claims, allowing players to design and balance the weapon to their requirements. This will help players who want to reduce its recoil, improve hipfire accuracy, or increase the magazine size of this short-range SMG.


KG M40

Some KG M40 weapon blueprints available in-game (Image via Activision)
Some KG M40 weapon blueprints available in-game (Image via Activision)

As mentioned above, the NZ-41 nerf opened the doors for new contenders to take its place as the new meta long-range weapon. With the return of Modern Warfare weapons like the Kilo 141 and M13, Vanguard’s KG M40 takes the crown.

With 10 accessory slots, the KG M40 outclasses Modern Warfare assault rifles with its diverse customization. The rise of the KG M40 within the metagame is not surprising, as the weapon functions similarly to the pre-nerfed NZ-41 with its minimal recoil, high rate of fire, decent damage per mag, and high bullet speed, making it makes it a must-choice. all skill levels.


EX1 (Prototype Energy Rifle from Season 5)

Official look at the EX1 in action (Image via Activision)
Official look at the EX1 in action (Image via Activision)

Season 5 could turn out to be the most meta-changing season of Call of Duty yet with the arrival of an entirely new weapon that is unlike any weapon class. Called EX1, Warzone is set to feature a prototype energy rifle that provides dynamic bullet output. The official description from Activision states the following:

“A highly customizable, long-range efficient energy rifle prototype.”

The EX1 is expected to use non-traditional bullets and will instead switch to a “battery system” that needs a cool down after use, moving away from the usual need to reload. The weapon is also rumored to feature a Burst Cannon and a ‘Charge Sniper’ Cannon, allowing players to change the firing modes of this innovative weapon.

Based on the information, the EX1 seems to be inspired by the Havoc energy rifle from Apex Legends, and if it works similarly, it could be exceptional in the hands of experienced players. Having energy blasts instead of bullets will potentially eliminate bullet drop and damage, as well as high bullet velocity, making this weapon very accurate.


Call of Duty Warzone and Vanguard Season 5 Last Stand will be available on August 24, 2022 for PC, PlayStation 4, PlayStation 5, Xbox Series X, and Xbox Series S.


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