10 most popular guns in Warzone 2: Weapon tier list

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Season 5 has arrived and brought with it a brand new meta, so what are the best guns that players are flocking to at this moment? Here are the most popular weapons in Warzone as of September 4.

Season 5 Reloaded is here, and it introduced a range of buffs, nerfs, and gameplay changes. The update didn’t do much to overhaul Warzone’s short-range meta but made a few significant changes to the battle royale’s long-range weapon category.

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The Cronen Squall finally saw a nerf that knocked it down a few spots, and a buff to the M13B turned all eyes to the fast-firing AR. Naturally, there will still be fluctuations, as community members get more acclimated to the mid-season update changes, but a few new names are making waves.

Naturally, the best weapons become the most used, so be sure to regularly consult this list in order to stay ahead of the curve as the Season Five meta works itself out. Using data from WZRanked, here are the 10 most popular guns in Warzone 2.

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Warzone 2 best guns for Season 5

10. M4

M4 in Modern Warafre 2Activision
The M4 in MW2.

You can’t go wrong with the classic M4. The weapon is well-balanced and easy to use. Modern Warfare 2’s iteration doesn’t blow anyone away with its stats, but its fast fire rate, ADS speed, and consistent damage make it reliable for any player.

9. Kastov 762

The Kastov 762 in MW2.Activision

Season 5 briefly saw the Kastov 762 rise to the game’s top spot in popularity, but that run didn’t last long. It wasn’t buffed or nerfed, but with its high damage output, the hard-hitting AR is a fun option after the mid-season update.

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RAPP H in Warzone

Players will need to look past a slow reload speed and small magazine for an LMG, but the RAPP-H is a force to be reckoned with in Season 5 Reloaded. The RAPP-H has the fastest TTK after the mid-season update and wins most long-range engagements.

7. Signal 50

Signal 50 sniper rifle from warzone.Activision

With explosive round snipers banned in Ranked Play, Warzone players have gone back to using the ever-reliable Signal 50. It might not be able to secure one-shot kills but its consistent two-shot downs are still valuable, especially in a coordinated squad.

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6. ISO 45


Almost immediately upon arrival the ISO 45 became the best close-range SMG in Warzone. A nerf shortly after calmed the hype but it still remains one of the better guns in Warzone and continues to be a splendid choice for those who like its overall feel and exceptional TTK.

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5. Cronen Squall

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The Cronen Squall has been in and out of the Warzone meta more than any other gun. With Season 5 Reloaded once again knocking it back with another nerf.

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4. BAS-P

Warzone 2's BAS-P is an underrated gem with the right attachments.Activision

The BAS-P has been on the precipice of cracking Warzone’s short-range meta for a few months now, and Season 5 Reloaded finally pushed it over the hump. An increase in the neck, torso, and limb damage multipliers makes the underrated SMG a powerhouse.

3. RPK

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The RPK returns to the CoD franchise in MW2.

The RPK is back and better than ever in Season 5 Reloaded. The LMG completely dominated Warzone’s meta for the first season and a half, but a series of nerfs knocked it out of relevancy. Nerfs to other weapons, opened up a spot for the RPK to shine again.

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2. M13B

m13b assault rifle as seen in preview screen on warzone 2.Activision

The M13 was always a popular choice in the original Warzone, so it’s great to see its successor continue to cement its place in the Warzone 2 meta. A weak damage profile, always held the M13B back from really cementing its place, but Season 5 Reloaded altered that by increasing its damage multipliers to all areas.

1. Lachmann Sub

Lachmann Sub MW2 Warzone 2.0Activision

Better known as the MP5, the Lachmann Sub reclaimed its throne as Warzone’s most popular SMG and weapon. Season 5 Reloaded adjusted stats on FT Mobile Stock to increase mobility, and that change vaulted the Lachmann Sub over the ISO 45.

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Warzone 2 Best guns: Most popular weapons (by usage %)

The Warzone meta as of September 4, per WZRanked:

  1. Lachmann Sub (14.5%)
  2. M13B (13.9%)
  3. RPK (10.1%)
  4. BAS-P (7.9%)
  5. Cronen Squall (7.8%)
  6. ISO 45 (6.3%)
  7. Signal 50 (5.2%)
  8. RAPP-H (4.9%)
  9. Kastov 762 (3.6%)
  10. M4(2.4%)

That’s everything for the 10 best and most used weapons in Warzone 2. We’ll be sure to update this list regularly to keep you informed of the most viable guns in the meta. Consider checking out our other guides for more useful Warzone 2 tips:

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