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Warzone Season 4 Meta: What to Expect

With the latest weapon balancing patch of Season 4, it's time for players to get with the times and adapt once again to the new meta.
With the latest weapon balancing patch of Season 4, it's time for players to get with the times and adapt once again to the new meta. / Photo courtesy of Activision

The Warzone Season 4 meta has dropped fresh out of the helicopter and we're here to break down exactly what changes players should expect, and probably implement in their game plans moving forward.

Considering that Raven Software's latest patch not only added in new guns, but also rebalanced 15 existing options, adjusted loot pools and more, there's a lot to dive into. Here's what to expect in the Season 4 meta of Call of Duty: Warzone.

Warzone Season 4 Meta: What to Expect

First and foremost, we need to get this out of the way—the brand new MG82 is indeed that go-to gun now. Picking up right where the Grau 5.56, Bruen MK9 and MAC-10 left off in terms of having an insane rate of fire, practically no recoil and superb damage, the MG82 will 100% be at the forefront of the new meta.

For players who don't want to deal with the slower movement tradeoff that comes with hauling an LMG around Verdansk, your best bet for medium-to-long-range is probably to stick with the CR-56 AMAX, FARA 86 or Krig 6. Especially in the case of the two latter aforementioned rifles, the Black Ops Cold War barrels received another major rework, allowing more ARs to have reduced recoil and improved damage ranges competitive to the CR-56 AMAX.

The new Dirt Bike is now the fastest vehicle in Verdansk. While it does have the same health as the ATV, keep in mind that the Dirt Bike is truly a two-passenger-only operation as players cannot "stack" on top of it. Also, to place a Trophy System on a Dirt Bike, players must stand atop the bike to fit one on the saddle or on the front/rear fenders.

Other miscellaneous changes players will want to take note of is that the Self-Revive chest loot spawn rate has been reduced, the 1911 starter handgun now requires three melee hits to down an enemy at 200hp, and Snapshot Grenades now reveal hit enemies to your squad.

For more on Warzone Season 4, feel free to check out our latest weapon class tier lists for assault rifles, sniper rifles and shotguns.