Warzone Shotgun Buff Sparks Change in Close-Range Meta

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The Warzone metagame changes on a regular basis thanks to Raven Software's regular doses of weapon balancing. The Season 2 Reloaded update ushered in a wealth of buffs and nerfs to the battle royale, impacting various weapon categories.

While the performance of some guns dropped off thanks to the changes, all Vanguard shotguns received a 10% increase in damage output, much to the delight of players looking for a new weapon to dominate close-quarters combat.

As a result, players are making the most of the Double Barrel Shotgun and its increased damage on Caldera and Rebirth Island.

Warzone Double Barrel Shotgun Buff
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Warzone Shotgun Buff

The early stages of the Pacific era saw the Double Barrel Shotgun and its Akimbo attachment dominate in close-range engagements, eventually leading to several nerfs to balance it. The 10% increase in damage output is causing many to equip the shotgun in order to shred through the opposition with ease.

Some members of the community believe the change was made due to the changes made to Rebirth Island. With more opportunities for close-quarters action, the shotgun buff provides players with more weapon variety rather than submachine guns appearing in the majority of loadouts.

What Is The Best Warzone Double Barrel Shotgun Loadout?

Having tested the improved damage of the Double Barrel Shotgun, we've settled on this combination of attachments to dominate any submachine gunner at close range. Check out the full list below:

  • Muzzle: M97 Choke
  • Barrel: Sawed-Off
  • Optic: SVT-40 PU Scope 3-6x
  • Underbarrel: Blocked by Akimbo perk
  • Stock: Removed Stock
  • Magazine: None
  • Ammunition: Buck and Slug
  • Rear Grip: Pine Tar Grip
  • Perk 1: Akimbo
  • Perk 2: Quick

This particular build enables you to take down an opponent in two shots. Be sure to make the most of its immense power before Raven Software applies yet another nerf in a future update.

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