EX1 is an energy Assault Rifle with a high fire rate and damage range. Here’s an in-depth guide to creating the best EX1 loadout in the Warzone Season 5 Last Stand Reloaded update.
In the current Warzone meta, ARs are strong and more dominant in gunfights as they can always be trusted in long to medium-range encounters. EX1 is the most recent addition to Vanguard’s weapon pool as it was released with the Season 5 Last Stand update. Like most other weapons in its class, the EX1 is a versatile AR with a high fire rate and a reasonable damage range.
The EX1 is an energy rifle that is capable of firing ray beams at any range. Furthermore, the weapon has deadly damage output for long-range gunfights. The gun was first seen in Call of Duty: Advance Warfare. Although Vanguard has a WW2 setting, the gun was added into the game as a part of the last season.
Due to its effectiveness in most combat scenarios, the weapon might find a good position in the meta. With the Fortune’s Keep and Caldera rework, the AR will surely help players dominate long-range gunfights with its excellent damage output. If it turns out to be overpowered, EX1 might receive a nerf in the forthcoming portion of season 5.
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How to unlock the EX1 in CoD Warzone
The EX1 is a part of Call of Duty: Vanguard’s weapon pool. It is an Assault Rifle, available after reaching tier 15 of the current Battle Pass. It is part of the Season 5 Last Stand weapon line available to all players from day one of the update. It can be unlocked through purchasing skin bundles or completing challenges after the completion of Season 5.
The best tip for leveling up a battle pass in Call of Duty: Warzone is to spend more time in-game. The experience (XP) system in Warzone is pretty straightforward. The more time you spend in-game, the more XP you will gain. Additionally, completing daily and weekly challenges will provide extra XP, which will be helpful to level it up faster. After unlocking and leveling it up quickly, players can choose from various attachments.
Best EX1 Loadout
- Muzzle: Coil Amp
- Barrel: SD Instant Grat
- Optic: G16 2.5x
- Stock: AC-Steady MAS
- Underbarrel: ION Hand Stop
- Magazine: PWN Quick Current Battery
- Rear Grip: Polymer Grip
- Perk 1: Acrobatic
- Perk 2: Quick
Coil Amp and SD Instant Grat combined can reduce the recoil and sway of the EX1 with increased damage range. The sG16 2.5x is an optic sight that will allow the EX1 to be effective in long-range gunfights while providing 2.5x magnification. In addition, Polymer Grip will provide better-aiming stability and movement stats.
ION Hand Stop is a must for low recoil and long-range builds. It helps in controlling the recoil with ease. On top of that, Acrobatic increases fire speed while sprinting with better hip-fire accuracy.
As for the magazine, the PWN Quick Current Battery will do wonders with this gun increasing the initial ammo capacity and firing speed. With the fire rate, the weapon runs out of charge faster while using the standard magazine that comes with the weapon. This loadout makes it an aggressive AR that complements rush and sniper playstyles.
Best Equipment & Perks for EX1 Loadout
- Secondary: H4 Blixen (Vanguard) or 3-Line Rifle (Vanguard)
- Tactical: Stim (Modern Warfare), or Heartbeat Sensor (Modern Warfare)
- Lethal: Throwing knives (Modern Warfare), or Proximity Mine (Modern Warfare)
- Perk – 1: Quick Fix, or E.O.D
- Perk – 2: Overkill
- Perk – 3: Amped, or Combat Scout
Quick Fix is the ideal perk for players constantly engaging in gunfights, enabling health regeneration when an enemy is killed. Opting for EOD can also take less damage from non-killstreak explosives and fire.
Overkill as the second perk is a must. Our H4 Blixen loadout focuses on a close-range SMG build. As players can carry an extra primary weapon in the secondary slot, pairing H4 Blixen or 3-Line Rifle with this AR will make the loadout more potent, and the secondary will help handle both long to mid-range gunfights with ease.
To swap between the weapons faster, Amped is the go-to. Faster switching between weapons will help in getting an edge over other players. Combat scout briefly highlights the whole team when an enemy player is shot.
As for tactical, stim gives an instant health regeneration upon use. The Heartbeat sensor can help track other players roaming nearby, and it will help players plan their next move more effectively. Throwing knives as lethal can be a lifesaver in a close gunfight.
Proximity mine can be opted out for throwing knives to watch flank when stationary. It has a one-shot potential on players with a minimal level of armor. Moreover, immediately throwing a knife will eliminate the player regardless of the range it’s thrown from after downing a player.
All the latest EX1 Buffs & Nerfs
The EX1 did not receive any buffs or nerfs, as it has been recently added to the game. The current state of the weapon is balanced, according to many players within the CoD community. If the situation arises, the gun might get more tweaks in future updates to make it more balanced.
All the ARs from Call of Duty: Warzone are different. They all excel in their fields depending on the build. The exact placement of the weapon in the current meta can be determined in the coming weeks as more players get their hands on the weapon.
Other Alternatives to the EX1 in the Current Meta
In the current meta, other alternatives to EX1 are Cooper Carbine (Vanguard) and PPSh-41 (Vanguard). Cooper Carbine is an AR that is a long-range beamer and, in the same way, also performs as a mid-range support weapon. PPSh-41 is also a solid choice with a high fire rate, and it has a very low time to kill in close-range gunfights. Check out our Cooper Carbine and PPSh-41 loadout guide to create the perfect loadout for Warzone Season 5 Last Stand.
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