Warzone star and FaZe Clan member Swagg has highlighted what he believes is the fastest killing weapon in season 3, but it has some drawbacks.
After a very long time, Raven Software released the Warzone Pacific Season 3 update on April 27, bringing a host of map changes to the Caldera along with some much-needed weapon balancing.
Battle Royale has experienced an immediate shake-up in the wake of the update, with players experimenting with various snipers to find a replacement for Modern Warfare Kar98 and Cold Wars Swiss K31.
In addition to the existing weapons having been modified, two new cannons have also been introduced in the form of the Nikita AVT Combat Rifle and the M1916 Marksman Rifle. The former, who is unlocked at level 31 in the match pass, has already received high praise from players, including Swagg.
The FaZe Clan star highlighted the new addition to the Warzone arsenal in his video on April 29, where he suggested that it is Battle Royale’s new king when it comes to eliminating enemies quickly.
Swagg noted that the Nikita AVT follows the pattern set by other Vanguard assault rifles, where it kills quickly and has “no recoil”, but also struggles to have true “AR range” as some of the alternatives.
However, he adds that it “kills really fast up close” thanks to its fire rate, and it may be one that we see turned into an SMG-like pick later on.
The new combat rifle has already become a popular choice in Warzone, and after a few days, a meta-build has already taken over involving the popular MX muffler, Hand Stop lower tube and extended ammunition.
However, if the weapon gets too big a headache, Raven can move to nerd it. So far, it’s worth unlocking and using in the game if you want to keep up with the meta.