Warzone Caldera is now in place of WZ Pacific and for those still playing the original CoD battle royale, we’ve got the updated list of the 10 most-picked weapons as of November 25.
We do have a hub for the most popular guns in Warzone 2.0 if that’s what you’re looking for but, if you’re still enjoying Caldera and its sun-soaked environment, we’ll still be updating this list for the foreseeable thanks to WZRanked’s weapon tracker.
Warzone weapon tier list: top 10
10. Gorenko Anti-Tank Rifle
The Gorenko Anti-Tank Rifle is a sniper that emerged from the weapon class’ ambiguity. It doesn’t hit nearly as hard as the HDR but, in terms of kick, handling and speed, it outperforms the MW sniper in every category.
The HDR has been steadily popular ever since Season 3 massively nerfed the sniper rifle category. It was one of the few weapons to retain a one-hit-knock ability and, despite its cumbersome handling and recoil, its power and damage continue to keep it in this list.
The MP-40 established dominance very few weapons have when Vanguard’s content first came to Warzone, at one point sitting at a pick-rate near 20%.
It has been nerfed multiple times since then and, in Warzone Season 5, actually fell off this list altogether. It is back now and, thanks to some major nerfs to SMGs like the H4 Blixen, looks set to stick around.
7. Kilo 141
The Kilo 141 has long been one of the most trusted and reliable ARs in Warzone. It’s far from the most powerful but its strong range and lack of recoil mean it’s a weapon that players of all skill levels can rely on.
While buffs and nerfs have come and gone, it’s been hanging around this list for months and months – with good reason.
6. Grau 5.56
The Grau is still a great AR pick in Warzone.
The Grau was one of the earliest meta weapons in Warzone, dominating the Modern Warfare life-cycle of the battle royale.
Easy-to-use iron sights combine with negligible recoil and decent range to make a medium range monester. Its damage and handling aren’t the best, hence why it’s stuck around the middle of this list.
5. Marco 5
The Marco 5 exploded into popularity during Season 4, temporarily becoming the most popular gun in the entire game. However, a series of nerfs knocked its viability considerably but it’s hanging around into Caldera.
It can still be dual-wielded and its power up-close remains, even if its medium range capabilities and recoil are still short of where they once were.
4. 3-Line Rifle
Warzone players have been scratching around for a go-to sniper rifle following the major nerfs that accompanied Season 3. Some have settled on the HDR but a much faster and more forgiving option is the 3-Line Rifle.
It doesn’t hit quite as hard as some of its slower alternatives, but it represents a middle ground that many players are clearly keen one.
The XM4 dominated the meta during Black Ops Cold War thanks to its strong damage and high fire rate. That has translated to Warzone, even if it’s not quite as powerful as it was in the annual installment.
Buffs and nerfs elsewhere, though, mean it makes a return to this list and continues to rise as the Warzone 2.0 era is ushered in.
2. Cooper Carbine
The Cooper Carbine is still a powerful pick in Warzone.
The Cooper Carbine has been a decent choice for most of Warzone’s Vanguard-era, but Season 2 was certainly its peak. A set of nerfs limited the fast-firing AR more severely than most of its competition, but it remains eminently usable.
Its real strength lies in its fire rate, dispensing with bullets at a jaw-dropping rate. Even a recoil-based nerf in the original Season 4 update couldn’t hold it back from cracking the top three, and remaining there some time later.
1. Armaguerra 43
The Armaguerra 43 has taken some time to make its debut on this list, but has done now following Season 4 Reloaded’s balancing changes.
Nerfs to the H4 Blixen and Marco 5, for a long-time the most popular close-range weapons in the game, mean the door has opened for this Vanguard pocket-rocket. It remains the most picked weapon in Caldera, even if the Cooper Carbine is hot on its heels.
Most popular Warzone loadout guns (%)
- Armaguerra 43 (11.84%)
- Cooper Carbine (11.18%)
- XM4 (4.63%)
- 3-Line Rifle (4.15%)
- Marco 5 (3.78%)
- Grau 5.56 (3.71%)
- Kilo 141 (3.70%)
- MP-40 (VG) (3.60%)
- HDR (3.40%)
- Gorenko Anti-Tank Rifle (3.13%)
If you want to try out some different weapons in Warzone or even Multiplayer, check out our full list of every best Warzone loadout.