Call of Duty: Warzone 2
Surprise Warzone AR is Season 4’s easiest weapon to use
A surprising Warzone AR is set to challenge the NZ-41 as the top long-range Warzone weapon in Season 4 thanks to its extremely low recoil.
After the NZ-41 received a significant nerf in Season 4, Warzone experts are in agreement that an easy-to-use Vanguard AR could take over as a dominant long-range weapon in Warzone.
Warzone’s long-range meta is constantly shifting as weapons receive buffs and nerfs with each new update. Previously, the STG44 was a dominant force before the NZ-41 took its spot as the top option. However, since the June 30 update nerfed the NZ-41, a new weapon could take over.
It seems several Warzone experts are suggesting that the same Vanguard Assault Rifle is destined to rise to the top in Season 4. The weapon is a surprising pick, but thanks to its friendly recoil pattern, it’s becoming difficult to ignore.
The KG M40 made its way to Warzone Pacific during Season 2 as a free Battle Pass weapon. Unfortunately, it immediately failed to make an impression given how competitive the Assault Rifle meta was at the time.
However, it seems like the underrated AR could finally get its time to shine in Season 4 as Warzone expert Isaac ‘IceManIsaac‘ Hamilton claims that recent buffs have made the weapon a top-tier option.
IceManIsaac claims that this weapon will not fly under the radar for much longer as it rivals the NZ-41, “The key thing about this build when compared to the NZ is less recoil, better bullet velocity, and a comparable time to kill.”
IceManIsaac Warzone KG M40 loadout
- Muzzle: MX Silencer
- Barrel: Reisdorf 720mm Shrouded
- Optic: SVT-40 PU Scope 3-6x
- Stock: VDD 22G Padded
- Underbarrel: M1930 Strife Angled
- Magazine: 8mm Klauser 60 Round Drums
- Ammo Type: Lengthened
- Rear Grip: Grooved Grip
- Perk: Tight Grip
- Perk 2: Fully Loaded
The KG M40 also caught the eye of JGOD as the stats specialist agrees with IceManIsaac’s assessment that the weapon’s recoil makes it one of the easiest to use for long-range gunfights.
In Season 4, the KG M40 had its minimum damage increased from 24 to 26, its recoil intensity adjusted to account for less reliance on Tight Grip, and many of its attachments got buffed.
Given the type of engagements you’ll be taking with the KG M40, attachments like Tight Grip, M1930 Strife Angled, and VDD 22G Padded focus on boosting control and accuracy.
IceManIsaac explains that the ability to equip a precision scope like the SVT-40 PU Scope 3-6x makes it superior to stable Modern Warfare ARs like the M13 that “doesn’t have a long-reaching optic where you can zoom across the map.”
For more Warzone news, check out the best SMGs in Warzone with a ranking of every Season 4 Submachine Gun.
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