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Best Warzone loadouts: Top class setups for all playstyles

Published: 20/Sep/2021 20:42

by James Busby


Custom loadouts are a very important aspect of Call of Duty: Warzone if you’re looking to pick up the victory. So, we’ve put together a list of the 10 best classes to build that suit every playstyle.

Warzone Season 5 is well underway and there’s plenty of exciting additions for players to check out. From the new TEC-9 SMG to the EM2 assault rifle, there’s certainly been a huge shake-up to the game’s current meta. 

Whether you’re a newcomer or a veteran to the game, one thing should be abundantly clear – loadouts are vital. No matter your playstyle, grabbing a powerful loadout can change the course of any match.


To help you settle on the best picks in Season 5, we’ve put together a list of optimal loadouts for every playstyle.


Infinity WardCustom loadouts are a fan-favorite aspect of Call of Duty: Warzone.

That begs the question – what makes a good custom class? Each one has a primary weapon, secondary, lethal, tactical, and three perks, so there are plenty of combinations you can choose from.

Below, we’ve listed 10 loadouts we feel can provide everything you need in Warzone. Keep in mind, some of the guns and attachments could still be locked for you. If that’s the case, substitute them with similar ones until you’ve played enough to unlock the rest.


Best Assault Rifle in Warzone: Krig 6

Krig 6 Warzone loadout season 3
Activision / Treyarch
The Krig-6 is undeniably one of the most powerful weapons in Warzone Season 5.


  • Muzzle: Agency Suppressor
  • Barrel: 19.7” Ranger
  • Optic: VLK 3.0x Optic
  • Underbarrel: Field Agent Grip
  • Magazine: STANAG 60 Rnd

The Krig 6 is currently the most popular AR in Warzone Season 5 thanks to its high damage and extremely forgiving recoil pattern, which makes it perfect for mid to long-range firefights.

This build focuses on making the Krig absolutely lethal at medium range, allowing you to hit every single bullet and track your enemies with ease.

Make sure you run Kar98k alongside the AR to give yourself some lethality at long range.

Best SMG in Warzone: Mac-10

Activision / Treyarch
The MAC-10 was released alongside the integration of Cold War and Warzone.


  • Muzzle: Agency Suppressor
  • Barrel: 5.9” Task Force
  • Stock: Raider Stock
  • Body: Tiger Team Spotlight
  • Ammunition: STAGNAG 53 Rnd Drum

When it comes to SMG gameplay, you should always try to push the pace. With this ideal MAC-10 loadout, you’ll be in the best position to do just that. 


It’s been the most popular SMG pick for quite some time, though usually it’s bundled in with other long-range tools. If you’re just after a strict SMG loadout, however, this is the pick for you. 

Best Shotgun in Warzone: Gallo SA12

Gallo SA12 Black Ops Cold War
Activision / Treyarch
The Gallo SA12’s high rate of fire makes it a great pick in Warzone.


  • Muzzle: Agency Choke
  • Barrel: 21.4 Reinforced Heavy
  • Laser: Ember Sighting Point
  • Ammo: STANAG 12-round tube
  • Stock: No Stock

Shotguns have certainly had their time in the spotlight, and while they might not be the most optimal pick, for now, certain loadouts are still viable. Leading the pack is none other than the Black Ops Cold War  Gallo SA12 Shotgun. 

Alongside the Krig 6, this is a perfect setup for players who love to push aggressively and take on enemies at close range. This loadout focuses on making the Gallo SA12 as fast as possible, so you’re guaranteed to wipe out your opponents in no time.


Best Sniper in Warzone: Swiss K31

Swiss K31 setup
Activision / Treyarch
Make sure you pair the Swiss K31 with a meta AR to cover all scenarios.


  • Muzzle: Sound Moderator
  • Barrel: 24.9” Combat Recon
  • Laser: SWAT 5mw Laser Sight
  • Underbarrel: Bruiser Grip
  • Rear Grip: Serpent Wrap

This class is for those who like to quickly take down foes at range, while also having the fast scope in speed to catch closer targets. Our Swiss K31 loadout has been outfitted to maximize range, accuracy, and speed, making it a great choice no matter the scenario. 

While the Kar98k remains the slightly more popular sniper option for players, the Swiss K31 certainly holds its own and can be lethal in the right player’s hands.

Best Marksman Rifle in Warzone: Kar98k

Kar98k WZ
Unlocking the Kar98k is a must for those that wish to increase their KDA.


  • Muzzle: Monolithic Suppressor
  • Barrel: Singuard Custom 27.6”
  • Laser: Tac Laser
  • Optic: Sniper Scope
  • Stock: FTAC Sport Comb

If you want to use a Sniper Rifle but plan on doing a little moving around, this class offers more of a balanced approach. Compared to the Swiss K31, the Kar98k has a faster ADS time making it the perfect choice for players who prefer to maintain mobility.


On top of this, the Kar98k is deadly at close range, meaning you’re prepared for all scenarios and can take out opponents at all distances.

Best close-range AR in Warzone: FARA 83

FARA 83 Warzone loadout
The FARA 83 is deadly at medium-range on Verdansk.


  • Muzzle: Gru Suppressor
  • Barrel: 18.7″ Spetsnaz RPK Barrel
  • Optic: Axial Arms 3x
  • Underbarrel: Spetsnaz Grip
  • Ammunition: Spetsnaz 60 Rnd

Since the Season 4 update, the FARA 83 has been a dominant assault rifle on Verdansk. However, in Season 5, the Krig remains the most popular weapon in the game, but that doesn’t mean there’s no space for the FARA.

Paired up with the infamous MAC-10, this combo is guaranteed to melt your opponents in both medium and short-range gunfights.

The FARA 83 has been outfitted with attachments make it particularly potent in close to mid-range firefights, while the 3x scope does enable you to snag kills at longer ranges. 

Best LMG in Warzone: Stoner 63

Stoner 63 Black Ops Cold War
Activision / Treyarch
The Stoner 63 certainly packs a mean punch in Warzone.


  • Muzzle: Agency Suppressor
  • Barrel: 21.8″ Task Force
  • Optic: Royal & Kross 4x
  • Underbarrel: Field Agent Grip
  • Ammunition: Salvo 150 Rnd Fast Mag

Despite receiving a nerf to its damage in the Season 4 Reloaded update, the Stoner 63 is still the best LMG option in Warzone Season 5. This beefy weapon shreds opponents in close to mid-range engagements and can be relatively easy to control with the right attachments.

As with most LMG’s, the Stoner 63 does can be a little sluggish, so running a MAC-10 will ensure you’re never caught off-guard.

Best Mid-range Warzone loadout: C58

C58 Warzone loadout
Activision / Treyarch
The C58 is incredibly precise across all ranges.


  • Muzzle: Agency Suppressor
  • Barrel: 18.5” Task Force
  • Optic: Axial Arms 3x
  • Ammunition: STANAG 55 Rnd
  • Underbarrel: Field Agent Grip

This loadout focuses on allowing you to make the most of the C58 insane damage at close to mid-range distances. The weapon’s damage is through the roof, provided you can control the gun’s vertical recoil pattern, which is incredibly easy to do. 

Consider pairing this loadout with either the Kar98k or MAC-10 to give you the best options in every firefight. 

There you have it, our top picks of the best loadouts and attachment combos to use in Warzone Season 5.

Looking for more of the best Warzone loadouts? Check out our list of guides below:
Grau 5.56 | Kilo 141 | Krig 6 | CR-56 AMAX M4A1 FFAR 1 | Mac 10 | MP5 | Kar98k | HDR