Best Warzone loadouts: Meta weapons and classes for Urzikstan, Ashika Island, & Vondel

Alex Garton
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With the integration of Modern Warfare 3 into Warzone, a slew of new weapons has entered the fray, offering diverse strategies for player dominance. Explore the best Warzone loadouts featuring these meta-defining weapons.

Since its release on November 10, 2023 and the subsequent Season 1 launch, Warzone has seen a significant update, including a new map and over 40 new weapons.

With so many new guns added, the meta was inevitably going to change. Following such a sweeping set of changes, it’s difficult to keep on top of what’s still worth using. Fortunately, we’ve got you covered.

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Here are the best Warzone meta loadouts to dominate Urzikstan, Ashika Island, and Vondel.


Best Warzone meta loadouts and weapons, ranked

5. SVA 545

SVA 545 previewed in Call of Duty: Warzone.Activision
The SVA 545 brings a good initial two-shot burst and good recoil control as it becomes full-auto.


  • Muzzle: VT-7 Spiritfire Suppressor
  • Barrel: STV Precision Barrel
  • Optic: Corio Eagleseye 2.5x
  • Underbarrel: Bruen Heavy Support Grip
  • Magazine: 60 Round Mag

The SVA 545 has ascended to one of the top games picked in Warzone thanks to how it effortlessly transitions from a strong two-round burst initially into a fully-automatic firing rate. Its initial high time-to-kill can be offset with the right attachments.

The loadout given here is designed to improve upon the already-impressive initial damage that it does, while also giving it more recoil control. This gives the SVA 545 more range and makes it functional in more situations.

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4. AMR9

AMR9 previewed in Call of Duty: Warzone.Activision
High mobility, impressive damage, and effective close-range combat make the AMR9 a top-tier choice.


  • Muzzle: Colossus Suppressor S
  • Barrel: AMR9 Enforcer Long Barrel
  • Optic: Aim OP-V4
  • Stock: Wolfhound Carbine Stock
  • Magazine: 100 Round Drum

The AMR9 is one of the best SMG’s in Warzone, allowing you to engage in close-range combat while also standing its ground solidly in long-range, thanks to this loadout listed here. It’s an all-around good option to have to claim victory.

This loadout is largely designed to amplify the AMR9’s incredible power when in a close-range fight, and the inclusion of the 100 Round Drum makes reloading less of a necessity. Even with it not being great from a distance, its power up close more than makes up for it.

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3. HRM-9

HRM-9 SMG previewed in Warzone.Activision
The HRM-9 boasts a good balance of capabilities for every situation.


  • Muzzle: Shadowstrike Suppressor
  • Underbarrel: DR-6 Handstop
  • Reargrip: PCS-90 Asault Grip
  • Stock: Folding Stock
  • Magazine: 50 Round Drum

The HRM-9 can handle itself at both close and medium range. Sure, long-range isn’t its strong suit, but gunfights at longer ranges are avoidable as long as you can find a way to close the distance on your enemy.

This loadout elevates it to be one of the best weapons in the game, with the Shadowstrike Suppressor giving it an improved stealth capability. The DR-6 Handstop gives it more movement speed and the 50 Round Drum makes reloading a lesser issue.

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2. DG-58 LSW

DG-58 LSW previewed in Call of Duty: Warzone.Activision
The mix of range and good damage output makes the DG-58 LSW a fantastic option.


  • Muzzle: VT-7 Spiritfire Suppressor
  • Underbarrel: Bruen Tactical Vertical Grip
  • Optic: Corio Eagleseye 2.5x
  • Stock: Recoil Reduction Buttplate
  • Comb: 5GN Tac-Comb

The DG-58 LSW is one of the best weapons in the game for a couple of reasons: it has great control when firing and can do some good damage. It can be used effectively at any range, as long as you remain aware of your surroundings and how to handle the weapon.

This loadout helps to keep that recoil control steady, so that you can keep firing without having to worry about compensating for movement too much. It also improves the accuracy to keep your shots hitting where you need them to.

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1. RAM-9

RAM-9 previewed in Call of Duty: Warzone and MW3 multiplayer.Activision
The best close-quarters weapon in Warzone.


  • Muzzle: Shadowstrike Suppressor S
  • Comb: Recon Comb
  • Magazine: 50 Round Mag
  • Underbarrel: DR-6 Handstop
  • Rear Grip: Haste XV Grip Tape

The RAM-9 is a gun that you will find in just about every single match of Warzone, and for good reason. It is the top-picked gun because it gives you such an incredible ease of mobility. It is the best gun in close-quarters action, and that is the kind of showdown that you are going to be engaged in when the circle reaches its end.

This loadout pretty much eliminates any recoil and allows for a solid line of fire that will hit its mark. But the best thing is that it gives even more mobility so that you can keep maneuvering around your enemy, and they won’t know where you’re going next.

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What is the best gun in Warzone?

Currently, the RAM-9 is the best gun you can run in Warzone. It perfectly fits the fast-paced, high mobility meta that’s currently dominating the game. This gun doesn’t pack the biggest punch, but it’s minimal recoil and high mobility make it a beast of a weapon in the hands of a player who can fully take advantage of what it does best.

Moving is really the name of the game right now in Warzone, where if you can’t outmaneuver your opponent, you will lose any encounter. The RAM-9 fits into that mold and gives players the most speed to win.

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All guns in Call of Duty: Warzone

Warzone 2 weapon listActivision
There are countless weapons for players to choose from in Warzone but only a handful of them are meta.

Now we’ve outlined the best Warzone meta weapons and loadouts, let’s check out all the other options available for players across both MW2 and MW3’s vast arsenal.

Warzone Assault Rifles

Weapon (MW2)GuideWeapon (MW3)Guide
M4Loadout/ClassSVA 545Loadout/Class
Kastov 762Loadout/ClassHolger 556Loadout/Class
STB 556Loadout/ClassDG-56Loadout/Class
M16Loadout/ClassFR 5.56Loadout/Class
Kastov 545Loadout/ClassBP50Loadout/Class
ISO HemlockLoadout/Class
Tempus RazorbackLoadout/Class
FR AvancerLoadout/Class
TR-76 GeistLoadout/Class

Warzone SMGs

Weapon (MW2)GuideWeapon (MW3)Guide
VEL 46Loadout/ClassStrikerLoadout/Class
MX9Loadout/ClassWSP SwarmLoadout/Class
Lachmann SubLoadout/ClassAMR9Loadout/Class
FSS HurricaneLoadout/ClassRival-9Loadout/Class
MinibakLoadout/ClassStriker 9Loadout/Class
PDSW 528Loadout/ClassRAM-9Loadout/Class
Fennec 45Loadout/Class
ISO 45Loadout/Class
Lachmann ShroudLoadout/Class
ISO 9mmLoadout/Class

Warzone Battle Rifles

Weapon (MW2)GuideWeapon (MW3)Guide
Lachmann 762Loadout/ClassBAS-BLoadout/Class
SO-14Loadout/ClassSidewinderComing Soon
FTAC ReconLoadout/ClassSOA SubverterLoadout/Class
Cronen SquallLoadout/Class

Warzone LMGs

Weapon (MW2)GuideWeapon (MW3)Guide
Sakin MG38Loadout/ClassPulemyot 762Loadout/Class
HCR 56Loadout/ClassDG-58 LSWLoadout/Class
556 IcarusLoadout/ClassBruen Mk9Loadout/Class
Raal MGLoadout/ClassHolger 26Loadout/Class
RPKLoadout/ClassTAQ EradicatorLoadout/Class
Rapp HLoadout/Class

Warzone Snipers

Weapon (MW2)GuideWeapon (MW3)Guide
Signal 50Loadout/ClassLongbowLoadout/Class
LA-B 330Loadout/ClassKV InhibitorLoadout/Class
SP-X 80Loadout/ClassXRK StalkerComing Soon
Victus XMRLoadout/Class
FJX ImperiumLoadout/Class
Carrack .300Loadout/Class

Warzone Shotguns

Weapon (MW2)GuideWeapon (MW3)Guide
Lockwood 300Loadout/ClassLockwood 680Loadout/Class
Expedite 12Loadout/ClassHaymakerLoadout/Class
Bryson 800Loadout/ClassRiveterLoadout/Class
Bryson 890Loadout/Class
KV BroadsideLoadout/Class
MX GuardianLoadout/Class

Warzone Marksman Rifles

Weapon (MW2)GuideWeapon (MW3)Guide
EBR-14Loadout/ClassKVD EnforcerComing Soon
SP-R 208Loadout/ClassMCW 6.8Loadout/Class
Lockwood MK2Loadout/ClassDM56Loadout/Class
LM-SLoadout/ClassMTZ InterceptorLoadout/Class
SA-B 50Loadout/Class
Tempus TorrentLoadout/Class

Warzone Handguns

Weapon (MW2)GuideWeapon (MW3)Guide
X13 AutoLoadout/ClassCOR-45Loadout/Class
Basilisk AkimboLoadout/ClassRenettiLoadout/Class
FTAC SiegeLoadout/ClassTYRLoadout/Class
9mm DaemonLoadout/ClassWSP StingerComing Soon

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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.