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Best Warzone loadouts: Top 10 class setups for all playstyles

Published: 20/May/2021 12:21 Updated: 26/May/2021 10:05

by Albert Petrosyan

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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 3 is well underway and there’s plenty of exciting additions for players to check out. From a set of brand-new weapons to the arrival of Verdansk ’84, the update certainly had a significant impact on the meta.

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

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To help you settle on the best picks in Season 3, 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.

The integration of Black Ops Cold War into Warzone back in December has only given players more choice when it comes to creating the perfect loadout. So, it can sometimes be difficult to come up with a powerful class without being overwhelmed.

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.

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Best all-around Warzone loadout: Krig 6

Krig 6 Warzone loadout season 3
Activision / Treyarch
The Krig-6 is undeniably one of the most powerful weapons in Warzone Season 3.
  • Krig 6: Agency Suppressor, 19.7 Ranger, SUSAT Multizoom, Field Agent Grip, STANAG 60 Rnd
  • Pelington: Wrapped Suppressor, 27.2″ Recon Barrell, Bipod, Royal & Kross 4x, SAS C
  • Perks: Cold Blooded, Overkill, Tracker
  • Lethal: Semtex
  • Tactical: Heartbeat Sensor

The spot for the top loadout is constantly evolving. For the time being, however, a well-rounded Krig 6 loadout leads the charge in Warzone Season 3. It’s fairly standard as far as AR loadouts go, but it provides the absolute best for just about every scenario.

From effective recoil control to high damage output and an impressive rate of fire, it’s a daunting weapon to come across in Verdansk ’84.

Best pure Assault Rifle Warzone loadout: CR-56 Amax

CR-56 AMAX
Activision
The Amax is still among the best ARs in Warzone Season 3.
  • CR-56 Amax: Monolithic Suppressor, XRK Zodiac S440, VLK 3.0x Optic, Ranger Foregrip, 45 Round Mags 
  • MAC-10: Agency Suppressor, 5.9 Task Force Barrel, Field Agent Grip, Salvo 53 Rnd Fast Mag, Airborne Elastic Wrap
  • Perks: Cold Blooded, Overkill, Tracker
  • Lethal: Semtex
  • Tactical: Heartbeat Sensor

If you’re looking for a pure, best-in-class loadout, this CR-56 setup gives you the deadliest AR available today. While it’s lacked in previous seasons, the Amax quickly shot to the top of the charts with the Season 3 update.

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It boasts a slower fire rate than most other ARs, but what it lacks in output, the Amax makes up for in precision. It’s undoubtedly the most precise option, allowing you to quickly knock down foes from all ranges.

Best close-range Warzone SMG loadout: Mac-10

MAC-10 WZ
Activision / Treyarch
The MAC-10 was released alongside the integration of Cold War and Warzone.
  • MAC-10: Agency Suppressor, 5.9″ Task Force, Serpent Wrap, No Stock, STANAG 53 Rnd Fast Mag
  • .50 GS: Monolithic Suppressor, FORGE Tac Enforcer, Lightweight Trigger, 13 Round Mags, Granulated Grip Tape
  • Perks: Cold Blooded, Ghost, Amped
  • Lethal: Semtex
  • Tactical: Heartbeat Sensor

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. 

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Best close-range Warzone Shotgun loadout: R90

best r9-0 warzone loadout
Activision
The R90 Shotgun still stands tall as the best in Warzone.
  • R90: Choke, FORGE TAC Sentry, 5mW Laser, Merc Foregrip, Dragon’s Breath Rounds
  • MAC-10: Agency Suppressor, 5.9 Task Force Barrel, Field Agent Grip, Salvo 53 Rnd Fast Mag, Airborne Elastic Wrap
  • Perks: Cold Blooded, Overkill, Tracker
  • Lethal: Semtex
  • Tactical: Heartbeat Sensor

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 once-controversial R90 Shotgun. 

With Dragon’s Breath Rounds, this loadout deals more damage per second than almost anything else in Warzone today. You’ll need to be up fairly close, but the payoff is extraordinary.

Best Long-range Overkill Warzone loadout: HDR

hdr best warzone loadout
Activision
The HDR is the clear standout sniper in Warzone.
  • M4A1 Assault Rifle: Monolithic Suppressor, Corvus Custom Marksman, Integral Hybrid, M-16 Stock, 60 Round Mags
  • HDR: Monolithic Suppressor, 26.9″ HDR Pro, Presence of Mind, FTAC Stalker Scout, Tac Laser
  • Perks: Cold Blooded, Overkill, Amped
  • Lethal: Semtex
  • Tactical: Smoke Grenade

This class is for those who like to play slow, positionally, and only engage at long range. Both weapons have been outfitted to maximize range and accuracy while taking a hit in terms of mobility.

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Smoke Grenade is probably more useful here than a Heartbeat Sensor since you won’t be moving around a whole lot.

Balanced Overkill Warzone Loadout: HDR & AUG

Warzone HDR
Activision
This loadout gives you powerful tools for both long and mid-range fights.
  • AUG: Monolithic Suppressor, FTAC Ultralight Hollow, Tactical Foregrip, 5.56 NATO 60-Round Drums, Stippled Grip Tape
  • HDR: Monolithic Suppressor, 26.9″ HDR Pro, Thermal Sniper Scope, FTAC Hunter Scout, 9 Round Mags
  • Perks: Cold Blooded, Overkill, Amped
  • Lethal: Semtex
  • Tactical: Heartbeat Sensor

If you want to use a sniper rifle but plan on doing a little moving around, this class offers more of a balanced approach. As mentioned above, the AUG is especially viable in Warzone, providing the power of an assault rifle (with the 5.56 rounds) and the handling of an SMG.

Since you’ll be going around more, the Heartbeat Sensor is a good Tactical to have in your back pocket.

Best AR/SMG combo for aggressive Warzone wins

Krig 6 loadout
Activision
You can’t go wrong with the Krig 6 as your primary weapon in Warzone Season 3.
  • Krig 6: Agency Suppressor, 19.7 Ranger, Axial Arms 3x, Field Agent Grip, STANAG 60 Rnd
  • MAC-10: Agency Suppressor, 5.9 Task Force Barrel, Field Agent Grip, Salvo 53 Rnd Fast Mag, Airborne Elastic Wrap
  • Perks: Cold Blooded, Overkill, Tracker
  • Lethal: Semtex
  • Tactical: Heartbeat Sensor

Despite the constant shake-ups in the game’s meta, the Krig 6 remains a great choice for any player looking for a solid assault rifle in Warzone. Paired up with the infamous MAC-10, this combo is guaranteed to melt your opponents in both medium and short-range gunfights.

The guns have been outfitted with attachments in order to balance each other out; the Krig 6 is more of a long-range build while the MAC-10 has been tailored to shred in close quarters.

Best stealth class in Warzone: Silenced HDR

Warzone sniper
Activision
Adding a silencer to the HDR will keep you hidden in Warzone.
  • HDR: Monolithic Suppressor, 26.9″ HDR Pro, Thermal Sniper Scope, FTAC Hunter Scout, 9 Round Mags
  • .50 GS: Monolithic Suppressor, FORGE Tac Enforcer, Lightweight Trigger, 13 Round Mags, Granulated Grip Tape
  • Perks: Cold Blooded, Ghost, Amped
  • Lethal: Semtex
  • Tactical: Smoke Grenade

For a stealthy loadout, we’ve ditched Overkill and instead gone with Ghost. With protection against UAVs, it can completely change the outcome of a match,  especially if you’re going to be sniping from stationary positions.

The idea behind this class is to drop the Deagle as soon as possible, picking up another primary from either an enemy’s body, floor loot, or another Loadout Drop. That way, you get the benefit of Overkill and Ghost at the same time.

The Smoke Grenade should help you out in case things get hairy and you still haven’t found a good second gun yet.

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Best ‘meta’ Warzone Season 3 loadout: AK-47 SMG

warzone ak-47 smg class
Activision
The AK-47 SMG can’t be overlooked in Warzone Season 3.
  • AK-47 SMG: 20” Spetsnaz RPK Barrel, Tiger Team Spotlight, KGB Skeletal Stock, 45 Rnd, Serpent Wrap
  • .50 GS: Monolithic Suppressor, FORGE Tac Enforcer, Lightweight Trigger, 13 Round Mags, Granulated Grip Tape
  • Perks: Cold Blooded, Ghost, Amped
  • Lethal: Semtex
  • Tactical: Heartbeat Sensor

While the Season 3 update is still relatively fresh, trendsetters have already highlighted the AK-47 SMG as one of the most “broken” weapons in the game today. With the loadout above, you’ll be downing enemies in the blink of an eye. In close to mid-range engagements, it’s just about unrivaled in terms of raw damage output.

It packs the power of an AR, but offers the rapid movement of any other SMG. Put simply, the AK-47 could be a dominant force for much of Season 3.

Best Mid-Range Warzone loadout: AUG

Best AUG setup
Activision
This AUG setup still shreds in Warzone Season 3.
  • AUG: 18.2″ Strike Team, Axial Arms 3x, Field Agent Foregrip, 45 Rnd Drum, Agency Silencer
  • .50 GS: Monolithic Suppressor, FORGE Tac Enforcer, Lightweight Trigger, 13 Round Mags, Granulated Grip Tape
  • Perks: Cold Blooded, Ghost, Tracker
  • Lethal: Semtex
  • Tactical: Heartbeat Sensor

This loadout focuses on allowing you to make the most of the Cold War AUG’s insane damage at mid-range. The weapon’s headshot burst damage is unmatched and if you can hit your shots, this is definitely a setup that’ll net you a bunch of victories.

We’ve also dropped Overkill in this loadout so you can stay off the radar and avoid being constantly pushed by enemies with UAV. This should allow you to take fights on your terms and come out on top.

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


There you have it – our picks of the best loadouts and attachment combos to use in Warzone battle royale.

Keep in mind that, while these classes are effective on paper, you may not be comfortable using a certain weapon or attachment, so feel free to modify them to be better tailored to your preferences.