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6 most underrated weapons in Call of Duty: Warzone

Published: 11/Jun/2020 16:09

by Joe Craven

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Loadout drops offer players unprecedented battle royale weapon customization, but what are the most underrated weapons in Call of Duty: Warzone? Here, we break down the best weapons in the game, that most players won’t be running. 

As with any battle royale, a few weapons have quickly risen to the top of most Warzone players’ lists. The M4A1 and Grau are dominating assault rifle picks, while the MP7 and MP5  rule the SMG class at the moment.

However, away from the conventional choices, some weapons are criminally underrated and can get players out of sticky situations. Here, we pick the six most underrated weapons in Call of Duty: Warzone.

Kar98k

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The Kar98k is a viable sniper in Warzone.

When it comes to sniper rifles in Warzone, two rule Verdansk – the AX-50 and HDR. The Kar98k, however, is a viable alternative thanks to its much faster handling and ADS. While not as powerful as either of the aforementioned weapons, it can be used much more as a marksman rifle, rather than to eliminate players across the map.

The viability of this weapon depends on how it’s used. If you charge opponents with it, expect to die swiftly. If you keep your distance and play sensibly, it can rip through enemies’ armor at medium to long ranges.

Kilo 141

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The Kilo 141 is an incredibly viable AR in Warzone.

The Kilo 141 can compete with a Grau or M4A1 in the right hands. While not as recoil-free as the Grau or down-right powerful as the M4, attachments can make a big difference to this weapon.

Throw a Monolithic Suppressor and a heavy barrel on the Kilo, and its recoil becomes instantly more manageable. Pair this with the gun’s high fire rate, and you should find yourself able to hold your own at medium range against any other AR.

PP-19 Bizon

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The PP-19 Bizon is the first SMG on our list.

The biggest strength of the PP-19 Bizon is its incredibly large magazine. In Warzone, particularly in team-based modes, the 64-round magazine will enable you to stay in the action for much longer, without the need for reloading.

It does not have the damage of the MP5, but its manageable recoil and magazine capacity make it a seriously underrated SMG in Warzone, perfect for close range engagements in squad-based modes.

P90

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The P90 is one of the most underrated weapons in the game.

Modern Warfare’s P90 is potentially the most underrated weapon on this list. The FORGE Tac Retribution barrel, paired with the Monolithic Suppressor and the gun’s natural 50-round magazines, makes this a challenger for best SMG in Warzone.

While the MP5 and MP7 currently rule the close-range meta, many players are quickly discovering how lethal a P90 can be up close. It will struggle at anything over medium-range, but if you haven’t given this a go yet, be sure to try it out next time you drop into Verdansk.

Bruen MK9

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The Bruen MK9 is the only LMG on our list.

LMGs in Warzone can be hit or miss depending on the situation. If players are pre-aiming an unsuspecting enemy, they can be top-tier. However, their handling and mobility is often detrimental to their viability in Warzone.

One LMG that manages to surpass this is the Bruen MK9. While not as fast as an assault rifle, its damage and lack of recoil make it an incredible weapon at longer ranges. Pair this with large magazines and a surprisingly fast reload time, and the Bruen is one LMG you’ll want to try out.

RAM-7

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We’re rounding off our list with the RAM-7.

The RAM-7’s versatility is perhaps its strongest trait. It can outclass an SMG at longer range and ARs at close range. This versatility means you can easily run a sniper rifle as your second weapon, because you’ve already got something of an SMG/AR hybrid.

We’d recommend attachments that buff its range and some optics, to keep you in the fight at all ranges. It might not be a game-changer, but it can certainly hold its own against most weapons in Warzone.


What weapon have we missed from our list? What is the most underrated weapon in Call of Duty: Warzone? Be sure to tweet us @DexertoIntel to let us know your thoughts!

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Best Black Ops Cold War weapons to use in Warzone

Published: 26/Nov/2020 14:42

by James Busby

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While Warzone currently shares its loadouts with Modern Warfare, it won’t be long until Black Ops Cold War’s guns are integrated into the game. Here are seven guns that you should be leveling up ahead of the cross-progression update. 

Black Ops Cold War features plenty of deadly weapons that will drastically shake up the Warzone meta, giving players even more choice when it comes to crafting the perfect loadout. Warzone will also share weapon progression with both Black Ops Cold War and Modern Warfare, so you’ll be able to level up your guns in either game. This integration will likely have a huge impact on Warzone’s current meta, especially when Treyarch adds new weapons to Black Ops Cold War.

While Modern Warfare’s ever-popular Kilo 141 and MP5 loadouts will still likely remain popular picks among players, there are a number of new and returning guns that could dethrone the current kings. As a result, we’ve put together a list of the seven best Black Ops Cold War guns you’ll want to use in Warzone. 

AK-47

AK-47 Black Ops Cold War
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Black Ops Cold War’s AK-47 will be a force to be reckoned with when it drops into Verdansk.

Best AK-47 loadout

While this Russian rifle struggled to compete in Modern Warfare’s, it has come back with a vengeance in Treyarch’s latest title. In fact, the AK-47 is the best gun in the entire game thanks to its high-damage and incredible versatility. Whether you prefer to run and gun your way to victory, or methodically pick off targets from afar, there is a loadout that caters to every kind of playstyle. 

This reliable rifle has proven so lethal that it has dominated the pro and casual CoD scene since launch. One of the most potent AK-47 builds literally has no recoil, so this could rival the new Kilo 141 when it drops. The difference between both Modern Warfare’s AK-47 and the current Black Ops Variant is night and day.

Krig 6

Krig 6
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The Krig 6 is one of the most accurate AR’s in the game.

Best Krig 6 loadout

The Krig 6 has been making a name for itself thanks to its low recoil and methodical fire rate. While it doesn’t deal as much damage as the AK-47, it makes up for this with its fantastic precision. Warzone is dominated by assault rifles like the Kilo 141, Grau 5.56, and M13 as these weapons enable the user to beam opponents without the need to wrestle with any finicky recoil patterns.

After all, being able to effortlessly hit players from across all ranges is a huge bonus to any Warzone player looking to increase their kill count. The Krig 6 also boasts excellent weapon control and quick reloads, making it a great pick for those that prefer to seek out those all-important headshots. 

M16

M16 Black Ops Cold War
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Only time will tell whether this classic assault rifle has what it takes to wreak havoc across Verdansk.

Best M16 loadout

Modern Warfare’s FAMAS demonstrated just how bad burst rifles could be in Warzone, but the M16 could change this notion completely. Unlike the FAMAS, Black Ops Cold War’s M16 can dish out highly accurate rounds in a matter of seconds. In fact, the iconic burst rifle was recently nerfed as it was overperforming.

Despite Treyarch toning down its damage range and slightly increasing its delay between bursts, this AR still absolutely melts opponents. Any gun that can accurately drop an enemy in a couple of bursts is always going to pique the interest of Warzone players. As proven by gameplay in Fireteam: Dirty Bomb, the M16 can quickly down even the most well-armored of enemies. 

MP5

MP5 Black Ops Cold War
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The MP5 still continues to dominate the SMG competition.

Best MP5 loadout

A lot of Call of Duty fans were left disappointed when they found that the MP5 still remained at the top of the SMG rankings. Multiplayer lobbies were dominated by this lightning-fast SMG during Black Ops Cold War’s launch week, and it’s not hard to see why. Despite the recent nerf, the MP5 still boasts high rates of fire, great mobility, and decent close-quarters damage.

Whether this variant will prove as lethal as the Warzone’s current MP5 remains to be seen, but we expect the new attachments will certainly allow it to rival its predecessor. 

Type 63

Type 63 Black Ops Cold War
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The Type 63 is one Tactical Rifle that is worth adding to your arsenal.

Best Type 63 loadout

While the Type 63 shares a few similarities to Modern Warfare’s EBR-14, it is better in every single way. Not only does it have a significantly lower recoil pattern, it can also unleash some incredibly fast two shot kills. Equipping the 18.3” Strike Team barrel will not only speed up this semi-auto rifle’s fire rate, but it will also increase its damage. 

While most semi-auto rifles are often plagued by sluggish fire rates, high recoil, and lackluster magazine sizes, the Type 63 doesn’t fall victim to these negatives. Just like Warzone’s Marksman Rifles, the Type 63 offers sniper-like precision and damage with the added bonus of mobility. 

AUG

AUG Black Ops Cold War
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The AUG’s highly accurate burst fire makes it lethal across all ranges.

Best AUG loadout

Unlike Modern Warfare’s full-auto AUG SMG, Black Ops Cold War’s variant offers greater accuracy and range. This burst-fire tactical rifle is capable of dealing even more damage than the M16, especially when it’s equipped with the 19.6” Match Grade Barrel. This increases its effective damage range by 100%, making it hit even harder across mid to long-range distances. 

Burst fire weapons have obviously been lacking in Warzone, but Black Ops’ AUG could quickly change that. 

Stoner 63

Stoner 63 Black Ops Cold War
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The Stoner 63 could rival the popular Bruen and PKM loadouts.

LMGs have been somewhat lacking in Black Ops Cold War due to their overall bulk and slower ADS times. However, this isn’t the case in Warzone. After all, the Bruen, PKM, and the FiNN are prime examples of how LMGs can dominate the competition. 

The Stoner 63 is arguably the best suited LMG for Warzone. This is partly down to a combination of speed and accuracy. While both the RPD and M60 offer better damage, their poor accuracy makes them difficult to recommend. Simply attach the SALVO 125 RND Fast Mag and the Airborne Elastic Wrap to begin getting those game-winning squad wipes. 


So there you have it, seven of the best Black Ops Cold War guns you should be using in Warzone. If you want to keep updated with all the latest Call of Duty news and updates, then follow us over on @DexertoIntel.