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Call of Duty: Vanguard and Warzone Season 2 Weapons Unveiled

"Operators will get their hands on several classic armaments to bolster their Loadouts across Multiplayer, Zombies, and Warzone."
"Operators will get their hands on several classic armaments to bolster their Loadouts across Multiplayer, Zombies, and Warzone." / Image courtesy of Activision

As announced in the newly released Call of Duty: Vanguard and Warzone Season 2 roadmap, four new weapons will be incorporated into the mix starting next week.

For those looking to see what Sledgehammer Games and co. have been cooking up for their next batch of classic armaments, here's a breakdown of the new weapons making their debuts with the launch of Call of Duty: Vanguard and Warzone Season 2.

Call of Duty: Vanguard and Warzone Season 2 Weapons Unveiled

KG M40 Assault Rifle (Launch)

KG M40
KG M40 / Image courtesy of Activision

Described as a "workhorse assault rifle" that is "naturally steady and accurate," the KG M40 will be available on day one of Season Two through the new battle pass. Adopted across several Scandinavian armies during the war, and also the preferred weapon of Anna Drake, the KG M40 is a high-caliber fully automatic weapon that rivals the first three Assault Rifles unlocked in Vanguard. Boasting the second-highest damage per shot in its category, a similar effective range to the NZ-41 and a fire rate above 600 RPM, this weapon can be a strong contender in mid-to-long distance engagements. Its strengths can be fully unlocked when an Operator can control its recoil, a mix of horizontal and vertical kicks like the Cooper Carbine, but with slightly better-centering speed.

Whitley LMG (Launch)

Whitley
Whitley / Image courtesy of Activision

Also available at the launch of Season Two through the new battle pass is the Whitley, a "heavy long-range machine gun" that is "cumbersome but consistent." The Whitley represents one of the first machine guns ever used in warfare, rivaling its battle pass brother for a strong mid-to-long range tool across all three game modes. Despite its age, this LMG is highly customizable, and even in its base form provides a niche role with the best damage per shot compared to its four Vanguard competitors. This weapon may have great potential across Vanguard and Warzone, but if you have skills like Thomas Bolt, the Whitley may soon become your favored weapon.

Ice Axe (In-Season)

Ice Axe
Ice Axe / Image courtesy of Activision

A "handy climbing implement that has combat use as both a melee or thrown weapon," the promising Ice Axe will added a bit later in Season 2. In the Alps, an Ice Axe is sharp enough to stick through rocky mountainsides or a hard target. This strong melee tool is fit for snowy conditions, although it is deadly enough to be a one-hit kill no matter where in the world it is swung.

Armaguerra 43 SMG (In-Season)

Armaguerra 43
Armaguerra 43 / Image courtesy of Activision

Lastly, the Armaguerra 43 SMG will be able to be unlocked mid-season as well through an SMG-based challenge and via a store bundle. Heralded as a "very high rate-of-fire SMG" that's effective in short-to-medium range engagements, this advanced submachine gun gave insight into how modern CQB armaments could function, even though its design was never built upon in the decades to follow. Due to its prototypical nature, more research is needed on its available attachments and effectiveness in live-fire scenarios.

Season 2 of Call of Duty: Vanguard and Warzone is set to launch on Monday, Feb. 14, 2022. Updates for the new season will be available for players to download across both titles at 12 p.m. ET on Feb. 10 for Vanguard and at 12 p.m. ET on Feb. 14 for Warzone,