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Call of Duty: Black Ops Cold War weapons received lots of love in the Season 3 update of Warzone. Not only were they added to the ground loot in place of Modern Warfare guns but several weapons received major buffs. This includes the Krig 6, LC10 and the QBZ-83, among others.

In regard to the last weapon, the QBZ, Raven Software decided to bump up the mobility and damage of the assault rifle. Players can now move much faster with the weapon and also deal more damage, depending on where they shoot an enemy. With all of these changes, players are curious to know what they should be running on the QBZ-83 in Season 3.

Best QBZ-83 loadout in Warzone

The exact patch notes for the QBZ-83’s buff in Season 3 are as follows:

  • Move speed increased
  • Aim down sight move speed increased
  • Neck damage multiplier changed from 1 to 1.2
  • Upper torso damage multiplier changed from 1 to 1.1

When moving, the gun now acts more like a submachine gun. It sprints faster and players can bring it up much quicker. However, the highlight of the buff is the slight increase to the upper body damage multiplier. Players should be able to take down enemies even faster than before with the QBZ-83 in hand.

From these changes, a loadout can be created that utilizes the weapon’s newfound strengths.

  • Muzzle: Agency Suppressor
  • Barrel: 15.5” Takedown
  • Optic: Microflex LED
  • Underbarrel: Field Agent Grip
  • Ammunition: STANAG 60 Rnd Drum

The key to this loadout is the 15.5″ Takedown barrel. In previous seasons, this attachment’s 5% reduction to sprinting move speed was a big deal on the QBZ-83. However, with the new increase to base move speed, this reduction offsets, leaving players with an extra 150% damage range at no charge.

The rest of this QBZ-83 loadout is as standard as can be, with the Agency Suppressor and Field Agent Grip being staples of rifle set-ups. If players want a higher zoom optic, though, they can run the Axial Arms 3x scope with great success.


Joey Carr is a full-time writer for multiple esports and gaming websites. He has 6+ years of experience covering esports and traditional sporting events, including DreamHack Atlanta, Call of Duty Championships 2017, and Super Bowl 53.


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