Best BAR Warzone loadout: Class setup, Attachments, Perks

BAR in Warzone CalderaActivision/Sledgehammer Games

The best BAR loadout is capable of dishing out huge amounts of damage across Warzone’s Caldera map, making it one of the best ARs in the current meta. Find out which attachments you should equip to make the strongest BAR build.

Vanguard’s BAR features high amounts of damage, great accuracy, and plenty of attachments that make it incredibly versatile in Warzone. While both the STG44 and Automaton have already proven popular, many streamers have been using the BAR to help them net game-winning kills. 

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Not only is this loadout capable of increasing your kill count across Caldera, but it’s also incredibly easy to use.

Whether you’re looking to replace your current Cold War and Modern Warfare loadouts or just wish to try out one of the strongest ARs in the game, then our best BAR Warzone loadout will set you on the path to victory. 


Best BAR Warzone loadout

BAR preview screen in VanguardActivision
The BAR is one of the strongest Vanguard AR picks in Warzone.


  • Muzzle: MX Silencer
  • Barrel: CGC 30” XL 
  • Optic: SVT-40 PU Scope 3-6x
  • Stock: CGC Wire
  • Underbarrel: M1941 Hand Stop 
  • Magazine: 8mm Klauser 40 Round Mag 
  • Ammo Type: Lengthened
  • Rear Grip: Polymer Grip 
  • Proficiency: Hard Scope
  • Kit: Fully Loaded

The best BAR loadout in Warzone is tailored around boosting the gun’s firepower, accuracy, and ammo. First up is the MX Silencer muzzle and CGC 30” XL barrel. Both these attachments greatly increase the BAR’s accuracy, while also adding damage and aiding recoil control. 

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Next up is the CGC Wire, M1941 Hand Stop, and Polymer Grip. These attachments provide the BAR with aiming stability and improved levels of control. All of that pairs well with the SVT-40 PU Scope 3-6X, which offers a similar precision optic to that of Modern Warfare’s VLK 3.0x. 

With these accuracy-enhancing attachments, you’ll be able to eliminate opponents across close to mid-range engagements without constantly having to adjust your aim. 

Hardscope will make that tracking even easier in the long run. Fully Loaded will ensure you have the maximum starting ammo so that you’re not stuck having to run around, which isn’t the ideal playstyle for this build. 

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Having a gun that you can rely on across all engagement ranges, particularly on maps with long sightlines, is incredibly important. Fortunately, this particular BAR loadout can take down enemies across all engagement ranges.

Best BAR setup (Perks & equipment)

Top Break preview screen WarzoneActivision/Sledgehammer Games
The akimbo Top Break revolvers really pack a punch.

Perks & Equipment

  • Perk 1: E.O.D.
  • Perk 2: Ghost
  • Perk 3: Amped
  • Secondary: Top Break
  • Lethal: Semtex
  • Tactical: Stim

Our BAR class utilizes all the standard meta Warzone perks. Both EOD and Amped keep you safe from any explosive blasts, while also giving increased speed when swapping to your secondary weapon. Ghost also helps keep you hidden from enemy squads. 

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Despite the BAR’s high damage at close to mid-range engagements, you’ll want to switch to the Top Break. These akimbo pistols can instantly drop a fully armored foe with just a few well-placed rounds, which makes them incredibly powerful in close-quarter firefights.

Lastly, both the Semtex and Stim will give you the tools needed to flush out pesky campers and survive any incoming fire. 

How to unlock the BAR in Warzone

In order to unlock the BAR in CoD Vanguard, you’ll need to reach account level 25. This shouldn’t take too long if you make use of double XP tokens or play with the Assault and Blitz Combat Pacing. 

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Once you’ve got your hands on the BAR, you’ll be able to start grinding out the best attachments in Warzone or Vaguard’s multiplayer. 

Alternative to the BAR loadout

Call of Duty Vanguard AutomatonActivision / Sledgehammer Games
The Automaton is a great alternative to the BAR.

If the BAR doesn’t fit your playstyle, then consider using the Automaton as an alternative Assault Rifle. Not only does this deadly rifle boast impressive damage, but it also has great accuracy across all engagement ranges. 

This makes it an extremely versatile pick in Caldera, where mid to long-range firefights are more common. Just make sure you’re running an SMG or the Top Break revolvers alongside it to help shutdown close-quarter rushes. 

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