Best Warzone 2 loadouts: Meta weapons and classes for Al Mazrah & Ashika Island

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Warzone 2 Season 3 Reloaded has arrived introducing a range of balance changes with it. If you want to score some victories in Season 3 Reloaded we can help with these best loadouts and current meta guns in Warzone 2.

Season 3 Reloaded has changed up the Warzone 2 meta considerably with previous fan favorite weapons falling out of favor altogether.

As with any other update, Warzone 2 players are forced to react to the meta to create a new loadout that can dominate across both Al Mazrah and Ashika Island.

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With so many weapons available to choose from it can be hard to pinpoint which guns to use. To help you out we’ve together this handy list of the top 5 Warzone 2 loadouts and the best loadout for every gun.


Best Warzone 2 meta loadouts and weapons, ranked

5. MCPR-300

best mcpr-300 loadout for one shot kills in warzone 2 season 3 reloaded.


  • Muzzle: Nilsound 90
  • Barrel: 22″ DMX-456
  • Laser: Corio LAZ-44 V3
  • Optic: Forge Tac Delta 4
  • Ammunition: .308 Mag Explosive

Sniping in Warzone 2 has grown in popularity since one shot snipers returned with the Season 3 update. As the community has gotten more familiar with sniping the consensus is that the MCPR-300 reigns king and is fantastic when used right.

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The days of cross map sniping are gone with snipers in Warzone 2 instead excelling within 100 meters or so. Within that range, they are extremely powerful being capable of securing one shot kills with relatively little bullet drop.

To secure one shot kills the .308 Mag Explosive rounds are required which greatly reduce bullet velocity. To offset this it’s best to use the Nilsound 90 muzzle and 22″ DMX-456 barrel. The other attachments are personal preference with our loadout aiding more aggressive play.

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4. Lachmann Sub

best lachmann sub loadout for warzone 2 season 3


  • Barrel: L38 Falcon 226mm
  • Laser: VLK LZR 7MW
  • Underbarrel: Lockgrip Precision-40
  • Magazine: 50 Round Drum
  • Rear Grip: Lachmann TCG-10

The Lachmann Sub was the best close range weapon in Season 2 but has slipped slightly to fourth as players continue to figure out the meta. It’s still an excellent weapon though and depending on your playstyle you may prefer this to the alternatives.

A key change from Season 2 is that the 50 Round Drum’s ADS penalty has been greatly reduced making it viable to use now. This gives the Lachmann Sub more consistent damage during longer gunfights.

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Otherwise, this is a standard well rounded loadout that enables aggressive play and will outgun most players in close range gunfights. Just be aware that this SMG doesn’t perform well at mid-range due to its sporadic recoil.

3. Cronen Squall

best cronen squall loadout in warzone 2 season 3


  • Muzzle: Tempus GH50
  • Barrel: HR6.8 Barrel
  • Optic: SZ Recharge-DX
  • Underbarrel: Lockgrip Precision-40
  • Magazine: 50 Round Drum

As has become Warzone 2 tradition, the gun added in the newest season is incredibly strong to the point of having the potential to be the best gun. The Cronen Squall is gifted with an immense TTK that no other full auto weapon can compete with.

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It does have the most difficult recoil pattern to control on this list. To mitigate its recoil we focus most attachments on reducing both vertical and horizontal kick.

In the right hands, this is probably the best gun in Warzone 2 but it isn’t easy to use. Even with this build it still recoils more than any other gun on this list which prevents it from being the best gun for most players.

2. Vaznev-9k

best vaznev-9k loadout for warzone 2 season 3


  • Muzzle: Bruen Cubic Comp
  • Laser: FSS OLE-V laser
  • Stock: Markeev R7
  • Magazine: 45 Round Mag
  • Rear Grip: True-TAC Grip

The Vaznev-9k comes in at number two after cementing itself as both the best SMG and the best close range weapon in Warzone 2 Season 3 Reloaded.

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Call of Duty’s rendition of the real-world PP19 is an excellent jack of all trades submachine gun that offers great mobility whilst still being easy to control even at mid-range. Even after its damage range nerf this is still the best SMG in the game.

Its low recoil means that you can focus solely on improving its mobility and handling which helps it feel snappy and fun to use. As an added bonus, its spectacular mobility is perfect for aggressive play and pushing other squads.

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1. ISO Hemlock

best iso hemlock loadout for no recoil in warzone 2 season 3 reloaded.


  • Muzzle: FTAC Castle Comp
  • Barrel: Fielder-T50
  • Optic: SZ Recharge-DX
  • Ammunition: 5.56 High Velocity
  • Magazine: 45 Round Mag

The Season 3 update saw the ISO Hemlock get nerfed and fall out of favor. In Season 3 Reloaded, it was nerfed again, but that hasn’t stopped it from becoming popular. In fact, even after consecutive nerfs the ISO Hemlock is still the most used gun in Warzone 2, and for good reason.

This well rounded assault rifle offers some of the easiest recoil to control making it incredibly consistent at just about any range. For both controller and MnK players alike, the ISO Hemlock’s laser accurate fire is ideal in Warzone where gunfights often take place over long distances.

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The ISO Hemlock is especially strong in Season 3 Reloaded due to the arrival of Ranked Play. Ranked Play encourages slower fights where an overly aggressive playstyle will be punished. If it’s a consistent and easy to use gun suited to a wide range of playstyles you need there is no better choice than the Hemlock.

What is the best gun in Warzone 2?

Picking out the best gun in Warzone 2 is extremely difficult as every weapon has its strengths in different situations. Also, your personal playstyle plays a big factor in what gun is best for you.

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A lot of the time, preference and comfortability are more important than the meta, but nonetheless, there are a set of weapons in the current Warzone 2 meta that are strong in a wider range of situations than the alternatives.

As showcased above, currently the ISO Hemlock stands alone as the best gun in Warzone 2. It’s an incredibly accurate assault rifle with a good fire rate and low recoil making it more consistent than any other weapon.

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All guns in Call of Duty: Warzone 2

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There are countless weapons for players to choose from in Warzone 2.

Now we’ve outlined the best Warzone 2 meta weapons and loadouts, let’s check out all the other options available for players.

Warzone 2 Assault Rifles

Warzone 2 SMGs

VEL 46Loadout/Class
Lachmann SubLoadout/Class
FSS HurricaneLoadout/Class
PDSW 528Loadout/Class
Fennec 45Loadout/Class

Warzone 2 Battle Rifles

Lachmann 762Loadout/Class
FTAC ReconLoadout/Class
Cronen SquallLoadout/Class

Warzone 2 LMGs

Sakin MG38Loadout/Class
HCR 56Loadout/Class
556 IcarusLoadout/Class
Raal MGLoadout/Class
Rapp HLoadout/Class

Warzone 2 Snipers

Signal 50Loadout/Class
LA-B 330Loadout/Class
SP-X 80Loadout/Class
Victus XMRLoadout/Class
FJX ImperiumLoadout/Class

Warzone 2 Shotguns

Lockwood 300Loadout/Class
Expedite 12Loadout/Class
Bryson 800Loadout/Class
Bryson 890Loadout/Class
Expedite 12Loadout/Class
KV BroadsideLoadout/Class

Warzone 2 Marksmen Rifles

SP-R 208Loadout/Class
Lockwood MK2Loadout/Class
SA-B 50Loadout/Class
Tempus TorrentLoadout/Class

So, there you have it, those are the best Warzone 2 meta loadouts to dominate your enemies on Al Mazrah and Ashika Island.

For more on Warzone 2, be sure to check out some of our other guides:

Do Warzone skins carry over to Warzone 2? | What are Strongholds in Warzone 2? | All Warzone 2 vehicles and Gas Stations | Does Warzone 2 have SBMM? | How do Warzone 2 circles work?

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