Warzone Expert Reveals Sleepy Vanguard LMG Class That Outperforms Meta UGM-8

published: 2022-10-09T11:07:41

Updated: 2022-10-09T11:08:01

Warzone expert and content creator IceManIsaac has outlined Call of Duty: Vanguard’s Whitley LMG as the battle royale’s new “best primary weapon” following the nerfs for the UGM-8.

Despite the majority of the Call of Duty community now looking ahead to Modern Warfare 2 and Warzone 2.0, many players still want to know the best meta-weapons to take part in Caldera’s final weeks.

Raven may have been heavier with the tweaks than expected, with Season 5 Reloaded shaking up the weapon meta significantly, and subsequent nerfs to the Armaguerra 43 tweaking it again.

Despite the lack of clarity that follows such patches, Warzone YouTuber IceManIsaac has outlined a clear pick for the BR’s “best primary weapon,” claiming that a forgotten Vanguard LMG trumps even most meta-guns.

Best Whitley LMG Class for Warzone Season 5 Reloaded

In an Oct. 8 video, the BR guru revealed the Whitley LMG as the best medium-to-long-range weapon to use in Caldera’s final weeks, claiming it outperforms the UGM-8 in almost every way, despite that it lags far behind in terms of pick rate.

WZRanked reports that the UGM-8 currently has a pick rate of 4.22%, compared to the Whitley’s meager 0.43%. However, players should not read too much into the statistics.

According to Isaac, the Whitley LMG has emerged as an “incredible” choice. He said: “The headshot multiplier on the Whitley is disgusting. And it doesn’t move, it has the lowest recoil I’ve ever seen. It rips people off their head glitches.”

Not only that, but the Whitley is significantly faster to reload than the UGM-8 and has better handling. His full recommended equipment is described below:

  • End of a loop: MX damper
  • Walk: 28″ Gracey Mk. 9
  • Optics: G16 2.5x
  • Stock: CGC R4
  • benefit: hardscope
  • advantage 2: at hand
  • Rear handle: Shaded handle
  • Magazine: .303 British 45 round stomachs
  • Ammunition: extended
  • Underflow: M1930 Strife angled

One final benefit of the Whitley LMG is that it’s been used as ground loot in Warzone for quite some time, meaning players probably leveled it up quite a bit simply as a result of finding it on the ground in early game scenarios.

All players need is a close range weapon to ensure they don’t get caught by nearby enemies. After the Armaguerra nerfs, your best bet is probably the Vanguard MP-40, which continues to impress in Season 5 Reloaded.

With that and the Whitley, you’re sure to collect those all-important dubs.

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