Best Automaton Warzone loadout: Class setup, Attachments, Perks

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Having absolutely slayed in the early days of Warzone Pacific, the Automaton Assault Rifle is still one of the game’s most potent weapons in Season 5, and our best loadout will increase its killing potential.

The Automaton is one of the most popular weapons in Call of Duty: Vanguard, and can be just as deadly and effective in Warzone too.

With a deadly TTK and a damage range that’s capable of eliminating foes with ease at long range, it’s definitely a gun that should be on your radar in the current meta.

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So if you’ve got your Automaton leveled up in Vanguard, you’ll want to jump into Caldera or Rebirth Island and give this loadout a try in Season 5.

Here’s our best Automaton loadout in Warzone Season 5.


Best Automaton Warzone loadout

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The Automaton has been a great weapon to use in Warzone Pacific.


  • Muzzle: MX Silencer
  • Barrel: ZAC 600mm BFA
  • Optic: G16 2.5x
  • Stock: Anastasia Padded
  • Underbarrel: Carver Foregrip
  • Magazine: 6.5mm Sakura 75 Round Drum
  • Ammunition: Lengthened
  • Rear Grip: Pine Tar Grip
  • Perk: Frenzy
  • Perk 2: Fully Loaded

The Mercury Silencer is an integral attachment for the Automaton, suppressing your gunfire on the minimap while also improving accuracy.

Further improving accuracy is the ZAC 600mm BFA barrel, Anastasia Padded stock, Carver foregrip, and Pine Tar Grip. Paired with a good optic, you should be able to succeed in gunfights in medium to long ranges.

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Ammunition is key, too, so the 6.5mm Sakura 75 Rnd Drum magazine is hugely beneficial, especially when paired with the Fully Loaded perk to start with max ammo. Add a Lengthened ammo type on for extra bullet velocity and you’ll be in good stead.

Finally, the Frenzy perk gives a boost in health regeneration after getting a kill, making those tight gunfights a little cleaner and allowing you to move onto the next opponent quicker.

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Best Automaton Warzone class

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Warzone shifts tides to the Pacific, with the launch of new map Caldera.

Perks & Equipment

  • Perk 1: E.O.D.
  • Perk 2: Overkill
  • Perk 3: Amped
  • Lethal: Throwing Knife
  • Tactical: Stim

E.O.D is a beloved Perk that offers serious protection against explosive blasts, and Overkill is preferable as starting Perk to Ghost to get yourself either a close-range gun or a Sniper Rifle. Amped is ideal for quick weapon swapping, giving you the chance to come out on top during intense gunfights.

Finally, finish off the class with a Throwing Knife to execute downed opponents and a Stim for a big, burst of health.

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How to unlock the Automaton in Warzone

To unlock the Automaton in Warzone, players much reach Level 8, so it won’t take too long.

While we recommend reaching that level in Vanguard multiplayer as it’s quicker, it can easily be done in Warzone.

Alternative to the Automaton Warzone loadout

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The STG44 is one of the most powerful ARs in Warzone.

If the slightly nerfed Automaton isn’t quite doing for you and you need something else, then there are some other great recommendations like the STG44.

The STG44 is a tried and tested AR with brute force, great accuracy, and amazing range. Maintaining a 2.7% pick rate in Season 5, it’s not the most popular weapon, but it’s a lethal option in the right players’ hands.

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For some more of the best Warzone loadouts, check these out below:

Grau 5.56 | Kilo 141 | Krig 6 | CR-56 AMAX M4A1 FFAR 1 | MAC 10 | MP5 | Kar98k | HDR | MP40 | Bren