Best KV Broadside Warzone 2 loadout: Class setup, attachments & perks

Alex Garton
KV Broadside preview without UI with Warzone 2 logo in top left corner.

Shotguns have seen more use in Season 4 after they received a class-wide buff. One shotgun to benefit from these changes was the KV Broadside, which remains one of the strongest close-range weapons. This is the best KV Broadside loadout to use in Warzone 2.

The Season 4 update saw the KV Broadside receive a buff after the way in which shotgun damage is calculated was changed. As long as you land at least four pellets shotguns are now much more consistent making it possible to secure two or three shot kills every time.

The KV Broadside didn’t receive buffs elsewhere but it was already the strongest shotgun in Warzone 2. An extra bump to its consistency only further solidifies that status making this a truly dominant close-range weapon.

To push this weapon to the limits you’ll need a KV Broadside loadout for Warzone 2, and luckily we’ve got you covered.


Best KV Broadside Warzone 2 loadout


  • Muzzle: Bryson Choke (+0.07, +0.10)
  • Laser: 7mW Canted Laser (-0.29, -14.81)
  • Ammunition: 12 Gauge Slug (+0.56, -3.19)
  • Magazine: 12 Shell Mag
  • Bolt: Dashbolt 60

Even by the standards of Warzone 2 shotguns, this is an unusual build. Even so, assuming you can get to grips with how it handles this is the most effective way to run the KV Broadside as it provides it with great consistency and fantastic range.

The 12 Gauge Slug is the key attachment here converting the Broadside’s Buckshot to Slugs. This drastically increases its range at the cost of only being effective when aimed in. With Slug rounds, the KV Broadside can hold its own even at mid-range although it obviously excels up close.

Another surprise attachment is the 7mW Canted Laser. This is preferred over the regular lasers due to the Broadside’s exorbitant visual recoil. The Canted Laser makes dealing with that recoil much easier allowing for spam fire and the best TTK possible.

The 12 Shell Mag offers a nice balance of magazine capacity and weapon handling while the Dashbolt 60 is a given on any semi-auto shotgun as it increases fire rate. Finally, the Bryson Choke makes slugs more accurate helping them remain effective from further away.

The best KV Broadside loadout to use in Warzone 2 Season 4.
The KV Broadside excels in Warzone 2 when used with slugs and a Canted Laser.

Best KV Broadside Warzone 2 class: Perks & equipment

  • Base Perk 1: Overkill
  • Base Perk 2: Double Time
  • Bonus Perk: Spotter
  • Ultimate Perk: High Alert
  • Lethal: Semtex
  • Tactical Equipment: Stun Grenade

In terms of perks, we suggest running Overkill in the first slot as having access to an AR or LMG will help cover the Broadside’s obvious weaknesses. This pairs well with Double Time which lets you run around faster and get up close and personal with enemies.

Since you’ll be running around so much it makes sense to use Spotter. This highlights enemy equipment to make sure you don’t end up accidentally sprinting into a well-placed Proximity Mine or Claymore.

For Ultimate Perk, High Alert is the best choice as usual as it provides intel when moving around as enemies that aim at you will be given away. It’s always worth using on any weapon that benefits from playing aggressively.

Finally, round off the setup with a Semtex for flushing enemies out of cover and a Stun Grenade to surprise opponents before a push.

How to unlock the KV Broadside in Warzone 2

The KV Broadside can be unlocked by completing the following challenge: Get 50 one-shot kills with Shotguns. This can be done in multiplayer, DMZ, or Warzone 2 using any shotgun.

Previously, the shotgun was unlocked by completing Sector B4 of the Season 2 Battle Pass, but this was changed once the season ended.

Best KV Broadside alternatives in Warzone 2

If the KV Broadside doesn’t fit your playstyle, consider checking out the Lockwood 300 which is also able to secure two-shot kills at a good range.

Kitted out with solid damage output and strong mobility, it’s perfect for players who love diving into the action with no second thoughts.

That’s all for our KV Broadside loadout! For more of our Warzone 2 coverage, check out these guides below:

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About The Author

Alex Garton is a former writer for Dexerto. He has a BA in English Literature and has been a Games Writer for over four years. He has previously written for Gfinity and TOP10Esports. Specializing in Call of Duty and Apex Legends, he also enjoys diving into new releases to create informative guides.