10 most popular guns in Warzone 2.0: Weapon tier list

Warzone 2.0 Most Popular WeaponsActivision / Dexerto

Warzone 2.0 has finally launched and players all over the world are working out the best and most meta weapons to take with them into Al-Mazrah. Here are the 10 most used guns in WZ2, as of February 2 and courtesy of WZRanked.

Warzone 2.0 Season 2 is rapidly approaching, promising plenty of meta changes and a new Ashika Island Resurgence map.

For now though, players are still subject to the changes Season 1 Reloaded brought, with the weapon pool remaining very small. It’s still only Modern Warfare 2 weapons that players can drop into Al-Mazrah with, but which weapons are opponents using?

Naturally, the best weapons become the most meta and the most used, so be sure to regularly consult this list in order to stay ahead of the curve and give yourself the best chances of securing those all important wins. Using data from WZRanked, here are the 10 most popular guns in Warzone 2.0.

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Warzone 2.0 top 10 best & most-used guns (pick-rate%)

10. M4 (2.8%)

M4 in Modern Warafre 2Activision
The M4 in MW2.

The M4 dominated Al Mazrah to begin with, mainly because of a high fire-rate, decent damage and controllable recoil. It fell off this list as players identified stronger options, but it returns thanks to its consistency and versatility.

9. TAQ-56 (3.0%)

TAQ-56 Modern Warfare 2

The TAQ-56 is the Scar-H assault rifle and possesses the strengths and weaknesses the rifle has had in past Call of Duty games. Strong damage and range are balanced out by poor handling and mobility. The right attachments and a sensible play-style make it eminently more powerful.

8. X13 Auto (3.3%)

X13 in MW2 GunsmithActivision
The X13 is the only handgun on this list.

Players of Warzone 2 and Modern Warfare 2 will have undoubtedly come across enemies using X13 in its akimbo state. Naturally, it doesn’t have the range or magazine size to be anything other than a gimmick but, right now, it’s an incredibly fast-killing one at close range.

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7. Vaznev-9K (3.5%)

The Vaznev 9K in Modern Warfare 2 gunsmithActivision
The Vaznev 9K isn’t quite as good as it is in MW2, but it still packs a punch.

Since MW2 launched, the Vaznev 9K has been the pros’ SMG of choice. It’s not quite as strong in Warzone 2 but its damage, handling and controllable recoil certainly translate. A better rate-of-fire would see it close in on the top five.

6. Lachmann Sub (4.5%)

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The Lachmann Sub in MW2.

Better known as the MP5, the Lachmann Sub is the final weapon players unlock in its weapon platform. It’s versatile, quick and strong enough to keep players in mid-range gunfights. There’s just a hint too much recoil for it to be any higher.

5. Kastov 762 (9.3%)

The Kastov 762 in MW2.Activision
The Kastov 762 in MW2.

The Kastov 762 is the AK-47 of old in everything but name. Its high damage and excellent range are balanced by volatile recoil. Taking some time with the gun and learning its kick is a shortcut to Warzone 2 wins, provided you play sensibly.

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4. Signal 50 (10.2%)

The Signal 50 in MW2 gunsmithActivision
The Signal 50 is the Barrett 50. Cal of older CoDs.

The Signal 50 leave a lot to be desired in Modern Warfare 2 but, in Warzone 2, its semi-automatic fire-rate and high damage make it an incredibly strong sniper. It still handles very slowly but, so long as snipers can’t one-hit, there’ll be clamor for the Signal 50 and its unmatched fire-rate.

3. Fennec 45 (10.4%)

Fennec in Modern Warfare 2Activision
The Fennec 45 in MW2.

The Fennec 45’s major strength is its fire rate, firing incredibly quickly and taking out enemies correspondingly.

It does mean you’ll run out of ammo pretty rapidly, so make sure you bring extended mags and a secondary to cover you at longer ranges. It remains the best SMG in Warzone 2 by some margin.

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2. TAQ-V (10.8%)

The TAQ-V in MW2 gunsmithActivision
The TAQ-V hits very hard.

The TAQ-V hits incredibly hard. Its sluggish fire rate and volatile recoil are balanced out by high damage and excellent range. You’ll have to pick your gunfights carefully but, in medium to long term engagements, you can have confidence in your weapon.

1. RPK (16.8%)

RPK MW2 Warzone 2.0Activision
The RPK returns to the CoD franchise in MW2.

The RPK has flown up the rankings and into first place. It’s a strong all-round LMG with all the weaknesses the weapon class typically brings.

Slower handling and mobility mean run-and-gun players will have to temper their aggression but, if you’re posted up or engaging at longer-range, there’s simply no better weapon in the entire game. That’s reflected in players opting to use the RPK in just under 1/5 scenarios.

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There you have it! The 10 most used weapons in Warzone 2.0. We’ll be sure to update this list every week to keep you informed of the best and most viable guns in the CoD battle royale.