Call of Duty Warzone’s New UGM-8 LMG: How it Works, Release Date, & More

Tahmid Shihab Murshed
By Tahmid Shihab Murshed
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A completely new Light-machine Gun called UGM-8 will be added to the Call of Duty multiplayer mode with the season 4 Mercenaries of Fortune update.

Raven Software has been dominating with its content drop scattered across multiple live service titles such as Vanguard and Warzone. With each new update, the devs try to spice things up by releasing new maps, weapons, map P.O.I. updates, balancing changes, and more to keep the player base engaged.

The Call of Duty community is always excited about the prospect of new weapon releases. And it turns out the dev team is working hard to release new weapons in future updates. According to the official Call of Duty blog, a new UGM-8 LMG will arrive on both Warzone and Vanguard’s battle pass with the Season 4 Mercenaries of Fortune update.

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UGM-8 LMG is accurate and vicious, has a best-in-class damage output, and it beams in long-range gunfights. The gun will be available for players in Warzone and Vanguard’s multiplayer. It will be interesting to see how different players develop different weapon builds for this upcoming Light-machine Gun.


UGM-8 is an L.M.G. with a high fire rate and mobility that will excel at pushing the enemy. This gun can accommodate rush playstyles due to its excellent mobility stats. With the fast fire rate and high damage output, the weapon will be a favorable option for mid-range and long-range combat accompanied by a Sniper Rifle or an S.M.G.

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How to unlock UGM-8 LMG

The new UGM-8 LMG will be available for free in Vanguard and Warzone Season 4 Battle Pass Tier 15. Because this is a free weapon, there is no need for players to purchase the Season 4 Battle Pass. Furthermore, players can play Modern Warfare, Cold War, Vanguard, or Warzone to garner enough XP to unlock new weapons and free rewards.

UGM-8 LMG Release Date

According to Raven Software, UGM-8 LMG will be arriving in both Warzone and Vanguard shortly after the Season 4 update, which will start on June 22, 2022, at 9 AM PT / 12:00 PM ET / 5:00 PM BST. The official release date was revealed on June 15 alongside the brand new map Fortune’s Keep.

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Tahmid Shihab Murshed is an FPS writer at GameRiv. Born with a knack for gaming, he has played all types of games out there. He has a heartfelt love for Call of Duty, and other shooter titles out there.