The Call of Duty: Warzone Season 5 Reloaded update is finally here! Raven Software has released its content roadmap, which includes the start of the enigmatic limited-time event called “The Numbers,” later this month. There are also several new additions, including new Warzone game modes: Iron Trials '84 and Clash, a new operator, a new melee weapon, a Judge Dredd skin, bug fixes and, of course, changes weapon balancing.
Raven Software also surprised players with an interesting update to DMR 14. The developers noted that rather than an outright reduction in weapon recoil, they instead decided to rework it. After being largely overlooked following several nasty nerfs since Season 1, DMR 14 is set to make a massive resurgence following this change. With that said, here is the most broken DMR 14 class setup for Warzone Season 5 Reloaded.
In case you didn't know, the DMR 14 is a semi-473matic tactical rifle featured in Call of Duty: Black Ops Cold War and Warzone. The weapon has a high rate of fire with minimal recoil and maintains respectable damage output even in long range engagements.
In previous seasons, the DMR 14 was considered one of the most broken weapons in the game, but was later "balanced out" by several major nerfs. Warzone players will be happy to know that following a recent weapon recoil control overhaul, we could see the DMR 14 make a massive return in Warzone Season 5 Reloaded.
The following loadout is based on the DMR Class 14 configuration by Hydro.
- Muzzle: Agency silencer
- Barrel: 16,3″ Titanium
- Sub-barrel: Field Agent's Front Handle
- Optical: 3x axial arms
- Ammunition: 30 Rnd Mag or STANAG 40 Rnd
The Agency suppressor muzzle is a built-in attachment to most weapons in Warzone and will provide flash and sound suppression in addition to improvements to vertical recoil control, bullet speed, and effective damage range.
The 16,3 " titanium barrel is arguably the most powerful part of this loadout and will provide a significant buff to the weapon's rate of fire. In previous seasons, players used the 17,1 " Strike Team Barrel due to the better recoil offered by the accessory. However, given the latest DMR 14 recoil control tweaks, the 16,3 inch titanium barrel has once again become a viable choice.
On top of that, the 16,3-inch titanium barrel has also been improved for the DMR 14, reducing the damage range deficit by 20%, down from 25%. slight tweak to what they considered "one of the most powerful attachment stats" for DMR 14.
Continuing the load, we went with the Agent de terrain Foregrip Underbarrel binding in order to gain as much recoil control as possible.
You can join the 30 Rnd Mag for extra ammo capacity or the STANAG 40 Rd, depending on your preference. The 30 Rnd Mag will reduce reload speed, while the STANAG 40 Rnd will reduce reload speed and ADS time. You'll have to decide if the extra 10 spins are worth the trade-off.
Finally, as usual, your choice of Optics is largely preferential. We went with the 3x axial arms, however, a valid alternative would be to equip the Royale & Kross 4x. Either attachment should work perfectly fine, although the Royal & Kross will provide better magnification for longer range engagements.
Watch the video embedded below for some insane gameplay footage that earned Hydro 31 kills with this loadout.
There you have it, the best DMR 14 loadout for Warzone Season 5 Reloaded. This loadout will greatly improve your chances of dominating in the new meta through Verdansk, Rebirth Island, or the upcoming new map, Pacific.
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