The most popular Warzone loadouts in September have been revealed, proving which weapons dominated the meta towards the end of Season 5.
The most popular weapons in Warzone have slowly changed over time, as Modern Warfare players have shifted away from the multiplayer weapons they’re most comfortable with such as the M4A1 assault rifle and figured out how to maximize their chances of winning in Verdansk.
Now, six months after release, players are discovering the very best strategies while also figuring out whether the regularly-added DLC weapons are viable in the game.
As a result, we see certain loadouts dominating in Warzone: but there’s also a decent amount of variation as players stick to what they’re most comfortable with.
Statistics website Lootshare compiles the most-used weapons in Warzone and regular multiplayer, and has now revealed which loadouts were most popular throughout September, right through to the launch of Season 6 on September 29.
Here’s the top five weapon classes in Warzone, but see the graphic below to find the top eight:
At the top of the list, you won’t be surprised to see the standard Kilo 141 loadout as the most popular weapon in September. Monolithic suppressor, 60 round mags, VLK 3.0x optic… You know the drill.
Elsewhere, the MP5 crops up twice in the top eight, with slight variations, while snipers are opting for the HDR or Kar98 to get them through Verdansk. Obviously, as became prominent throughout September, the Origin 12 shotgun was also the sixth-most popular weapon in the game.
It will be interesting to see how this list changes in October, with new weapons added and some balancing applied to existing guns. We might see some shifts in the meta as a result.
In light of the OpTic Gaming acquisition and speculation over 100 Thieves’ possible Call of Duty League team, Matthew ‘Nadeshot’ Haag has stymied hopes and updated fans on the “LA Thieves” progress.
Hector ‘H3CZ’ Rodriguez has made 2020 a little bit more palatable for Call of Duty fans by reportedly re-acquiring the OpTic Gaming IP and all of its underlying assets and resources. That puts him in and the CDL in an interesting position, as one owner cannot have a stake in two different teams, meaning that ownership of either the Chicago Huntsmen or OpTic Gaming Los Angeles will need to shift before the 2021 season.
As H3CZ is likely to maintain his Chicago squad, who placed third in the inaugural CDL Champs, the Los Angeles team spot formerly occupied by OGLA is presumably open for grabs — an exciting opportunity for interested organizations given the absence of league expansion this offseason.
One such organization is Nadeshot’s 100 Thieves, who have long been the subject of discussion as fans hope for Nadeshot to return to CoD, particularly in LA. Unfortunately, while the 100T founder likes the “LA Thieves” name and would want to rejoin the professional scene where his career started, he wants to dispel hopes that it will be happening anytime soon.
Nadeshot on LA Thieves CDL team: “We’re not really in a position to get back into Call of Duty … Maybe down the road.”#100T pic.twitter.com/yZVsycymYS
“LA Thieves has a nice ring to it. But, guys, we’re not really in a position to get back into Call of Duty. It’s really, really expensive, so we’ll see. Maybe down the road, in the future, I don’t know, but I don’t want you guys to get your hopes up.”
As he explains, buying a CDL spot is an incredibly hefty investment and he doesn’t believe that 100T is able to take that on just yet. While he does appreciate the LA Thieves branding possibilities and cites the potential for them to join the CDL “in the future,” he is reluctant to promise anything to fans in the short term.
Despite Nade curtailing hype, people remain convinced that his organization should be involved. With fans and professionals, like the Seattle Surge’s Daniel ‘Loony’ Loza, chiming in, it appears obvious that the LA Thieves dream won’t die, no matter how much it gets downplayed.
Considering his close relationship with H3CZ, the CoD community likely hopes that 100T can receive somewhat of a discount for the acquisition. In the meantime, perhaps the general hype surrounding the LA Thieves will be enough to persuade investors to help foot the bill.
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