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Warzone expert claims forgotten Cold War AR is just as dominant as Modern Warfare weapons

Thanks to a buff from the Season 4 Reloaded update, a Warzone expert claims a forgotten Cold War AR is a viable long-range option once again.

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While Modern Warfare weapons have earned the bulk of the attention following Warzone’s Season 4 Reloaded update, one expert believes that buffs have made a forgotten Cold War Assault Rifle worthy of recognition as well.

For months, Warzone players have called for weapon balancing changes that would put an end to the focus on Vanguard weapons. Players had come to resent Vanguard weapons as they felt they were being forced into the Warzone meta.

Luckily, Season 4 Reloaded delivered significant buffs to Modern Warfare and Cold War weapons. This has resulted in an extremely diverse weapon meta for the first time in a few seasons.

Players were pleased with the changes to Modern Warfare weapons that made fan-favorite guns like the Kilo viable again. However, a Warzone expert believes that a well-liked Cold War AR can join Modern Warfare weapons as a top-tier option.

Warzone players have fond memories of Cold War’s Krig 6 as a long-range Assault Rifle. The Krig is a steady option that’s easy to wield, but it hasn’t been involved in the Warzone meta for some time now.

Fortunately, Modern Warfare weapons weren’t the only ones to receive a buff in the Season 4 Reloaded update as the Krig 6 was also shown some love.

The forgotten Assault Rifle had its mid damage increased to 26, up from 25 and its headshot locational damage multiplier increased to 1.55, up from 1.5. Although these buffs may not seem like much, Warzone expert WhosImmortal explained that the weapon was already on the brink of being meta before the update.

WhosImmortal best Warzone Krig 6 loadout

  • Muzzle: Agency Suppressor
  • Barrel: 15″ CMV Mil-Spec
  • Optic: Axial Arms 3x
  • Underbarrel: Field Agent Grip
  • Magazine: STANAG 60 Rnd

WhosImmortal claims that the Krig is one of the easiest weapons to use and it still packs a punch: “Its low recoil and solid damage over range, I think brings it back to being one of the top rifles in the game.”

The 15″ CMV Mil-Spec attachment in particular will make the Assault Rifle an absolute laser beam that can compete with other buffed weapons like the Kilo, Amax, and M13.

What’s more, since the Krig used to be a popular weapon, most players will already have the best attachments unlocked. As the content creator explains the class setup is standard for Cold War weapons, further simplifying the loadout building process.


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