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Best STG44 loadout for Warzone Pacific Caldera

Here are the attachments and Perks you need to equip to make the best STG44 loadout for Warzone Pacific Caldera.

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The STG44 has been one of the most popular Vanguard Multiplayer weapons since its launch. With the right attachments, the best STG44 loadout can also devastate your enemies in Warzone Pacific Caldera.

If you’ve been enjoying Vanguard Multiplayer, chances are you’ve taken to the STG44 quite nicely. During Vanguard’s preseason, it was established as a powerful Assault Rifle with excellent mobility.

With the launch of Season 1 and Warzone Pacific, many of the qualities that make the weapon great in multiplayer transfer over to the battle royale. Fortunately, most players have unlocked a significant number of attachments for the STG, making the recreation of this loadout a simple task.

Here are the ten attachments, Perks, and equipment you’ll need to make the best STG44 loadout.

Best STG44 attachments for Warzone Pacific

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  • Muzzle: F8 Stabilizer
  • Barrel: VDD 760mm 05B
  • Optic: G16 2.5x
  • Stock: VDD 34S Weighted
  • Underbarrel: m1941 Hand Stop 
  • Magazine: 8mm Kurz 45 Round Drums
  • Ammo Type: Lengthened
  • Rear Grip: Rubber Grip 
  • Perk: Vital
  • Perk 2: On-Hand

The STG44 naturally boasts excellent mobility. However, when it comes to Warzone we’ll be trading in some of that mobility for increased range and damage. The F8 Stabilizer, VDD 760mm 05B, m1941 Hand Stop, and VDD 34S Weighted stock all sacrifice movement speed for better accuracy, range, and recoil control.

The G16 2.5x optic is the standard choice for a primary Assault Rifle in Caldera. The 8mm Kurz 45 Round Drums will provide enough ammo to devastate squads. Meanwhile, Lengthed ammo and the Rubber Grip can combine to make distant targets a much easier kill.

The increased torso damage from Vital is going to increase your probability of eliminating enemy players. On-Hand will provide increased equipment dexterity. This means you’ll be able to rely on your equipment in tight gunfights.

Best STG44 Perks and equipment

E.O.D Perk in Call of Duty Warzone
  • Perk 1: E.O.D
  • Perk 2: Ghost
  • Perk 3: Amped
  • Secondary: Top Break
  • Lethal: Semtex
  • Tactical: Stun

The STG44 is best used as a long-range Assault Rifle and we recommend the currently overpowered Top Break handgun as a Secondary. Thanks to the Akimbo Perk these should cover the STG’s low mobility in close quarters combat.

E.O.D is useful for any playstyle, where you’ll be able to tank several explosives. This is especially useful when pushing up for close-range fights. Thanks to the Top Break, your Perk 2 slot will be free of Overkill. Instead, you can go straight to Ghost which should give you an upper hand throughout the early game.

And finally, Amped will allow you to switch between the two weapons almost instantly, preventing many frustrating deaths. A Semtex and a Stun are versatile enough to handle anything Caldera throws at you.

How to unlock the STG44 in Vanguard and Warzone Pacific

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Warzone Pacific players will be happy to hear that the STG44 is unlocked automatically. If you haven’t played Vanguard, earning the proper attachments may be a grind but at least the weapon is available from the start.

Vanguard players can also access the STG44 quite early. The weapon is available as soon as create-a-class unlocks at Rank 4.

Warzone Pacific Alternatives to STG44

If the STG44 simply lacks the range you’re looking for in a Primary Assault Rifle, then the Automaton may be your best bet. Although it isn’t as powerful as the STG44, its range and accuracy are superb.

Otherwise, you can opt for a Sniper Rifle such as the Kar98k as a long-range weapon. Pairing it with the PPSH-41 is a recipe for success.


As players continue to hit Caldera’s lush jungles, the weapon meta is certainly going to shift. Stay tuned to CharlieINTEL for all of the latest Warzone Pacific Season 1 news.

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FaZe Swagg reveals “overpowered” Warzone Pacific Welgun loadout

FaZe Swagg has revealed the perfect loadout attachments to make the brand-new Welgun SMG “overpowered” in Season 1.

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FaZe star Kris ‘Swagg’ Lamberson tested out Warzone’s brand-new Welgun SMG, calling it “top-tier” and building an “overpowered” loadout for it.

Warzone Pacific’s mid-Season 1 update brought a ton of buffs and nerfs to fan-favorite weapons, but it also brought the new Welgun SMG.

The Gunsmith system allows the Welgun to be built for a number of different playstyles, and top streamer FaZe Swagg has revealed how to make it “overpowered” with the right loadout attachments.

Best Warzone Welgun loadout

Warzone’s meta received a significant shake-up with Warzone Season 1’s midseason update, with the popular STG44 getting a healthy buff and the Bren getting taken down a peg.

But the one weapon standing out is the brand-new Welgun. In a YouTube video titled “The new Welgun SMG is overpowered in Warzone,” FaZe Swagg explains why.

Using the Welgun along with the STG, Swagg dropped 30 kills, helping his squad rack up over a hundred kills in Caldera. “This gun is top-tier, no question,” explained Swagg. “And overall, 100% you should unlock it.”

Swagg said the Welgun “melts with the right build,” so we’ve got his full class set up below.

FaZe Swagg “overpowered” Welgun loadout

Swagg’s YouTube video doesn’t reveal his full Welgun loadout, so here are the attachments he was running during his January 13 stream.

  • Muzzle: Recoil Booster
  • Barrel: 120mm Gawain Short
  • Optic: Slate Reflector
  • Stock: Removed Stock
  • Underbarrel: Carver Foregrip
  • Magazine: 7.62 Gorenko 48 Round Mags
  • Ammo Type: Hollow Point
  • Rear Grip: Polymer Grip
  • Perk 1: Unmarked
  • Perk 2: Fully Loaded

Swagg boosted the Welgun’s fire rate by combining the Recoil Booster and 120mm Gawain Short barrel, allowing it to kill enemies much faster. And he discovered that running iron sights gives you a reflex, so he opted for the Slate Reflector instead.

For magazine and ammo, Swagg ran the 7.62 Gorenko 48 Round Mags to hold extra bullets and the Hollow Point ammunition which increases the damage dealt to limbs, making it much more forgiving.

The rest of the attachments are to improve the Welgun’s mobility and accuracy, with the Unmarked Perk which helps to conceal your position on the mini map.


You can also check out Call of Duty’s devs responding to the issues affecting both Warzone and Vanguard.

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CoD devs respond to frustrations over performance in Warzone & Vanguard

The Warzone and Vanguard devs have officially responded to the abundance of issues with a statement to the community.

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Call of Duty issued a response to all the performance issues players are currently experiencing in both Warzone and Vanguard.

Along with the mid-season update for Warzone and Vanguard, which introduced loads of new content such as the Welgun and a variety of buffs and nerfs, the devs have now issued a detailed response to the community’s frustrations.

There have been a lot of issues in Warzone and Vanguard since the two games were linked, but it’s great to actually get some detailed communication from the devs in response to the issues that players have been experiencing.

Here’s what they had to say.

Vanguard and Warzone Pacific Season 1

In Call of Duty‘s latest tweet titled “A message to our community,” the developers conveyed just how hard the team is working at providing fixes to a variety of issues.

The post contained details of the latest implemented changes and known issues being worked on for both Warzone and Vanguard.

In the short message, the developers make it clear that the team is “hard at work addressing the issues that are being experienced across Vanguard, Warzone, and Modern Warfare. Updates are being deployed as quickly as possible.”

When it comes to Warzone some of the issues mentioned as ones that they are working on include:

  • Console performance
  • Invisible skins
  • Buy Stations

These issues, especially the Buy Station freezing problems and console performance have been at the center of recent player frustrations in the community.

Just this week players were clowning the number of issues on console, so it’s great to get confirmation that the devs are working on fixes.

As for Vanguard, there have been quite a few issues that players have been disappointed with, especially as recent updates haven’t exactly eased player frustrations with Incendiary Grenades.

The post mentioned an abundance of issues that the dev team is working on:

  • Weapons & Equipment
    • Shotgun nerfs and smoke reduction.
  • Killstreaks
    • Attack Dog fixes.
  • Perks
  • Modes
    • Accuracy of Quick Play filters and diversity of maps.
  • Matchmaking
    • Party-disconnect issue
  • Zombies

It’s clear that the Call of Duty developers are working on having better communication with the players. This is definitely a step towards that, but up next is for these updates to be complete.


We’ll be sure to update the community on when these fixes have been issued. For now, check out why players are praising Warzone’s latest playlist update.

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Warzone devs secretly changed a Perk and nobody noticed

The Warzone devs made a slight change to one of the Perks, which almost went completely unnoticed until players recently picked up on it.

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Players have picked up on a change to one of Warzone’s Perks that barely anyone noticed, which some are stating is due to the stale Perk meta.

With the mid-season update for Warzone Pacific Season 1, you’d think players would be focussing on the new content such as the Welgun SMG, playlist changes, and buffs and nerfs.

However, players have picked up on a change to one of Warzone’s Perks that went completely unnoticed since the Vanguard integration, which may not be a surprise to players when they find out what Perk it is.

warzone perk 3 spotter

Reddit user Cream-Shpee highlighted the Perk change over on the Warzone subreddit with the title: “The Perks meta is so stale nobody’s even noticed that Spotter got renamed.”

Spotter, now named Engineer, isn’t the most popular of Perks in Warzone, especially as the Perk 3 category is dominated by Amped and Combat Scout. This is most likely the reason players haven’t noticed the name change, or as the Redditor puts it, players didn’t notice because the “Perks meta is so stale.”

Although it isn’t a massive difference, it’s still pretty hilarious that not many players actually realized the name had been changed.

One player agrees with the Perk meta being stale, stating “I reckon you could remove 70% of the perks and no one would even notice.”

It’s a shame that some Perks hardly get picked, as most of them actually offer some interesting gameplay changes. However, it’s difficult to pick Perks that just aren’t as strong as the ones everybody else in the lobby is using.

Perhaps we will see some changes to Perks in Warzone Pacific’s future to spice up the meta.


For more on Warzone, check out when Season 2 will be releasing.

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