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Best Warzone loadouts: Guns, attachments, perks, optics, more

Published: 26/Jun/2020 13:56 Updated: 12/Jul/2020 16:47

by Joe Craven


Players have quickly discovered that Call of Duty: Warzone is a very different game to Modern Warfare. Here, we break down the best guns, attachments, optics, and perks to use in Verdansk. 

Best guns to use in Warzone

With Warzone’s options for Loadout Drops, players can access any of their Create-a-Class weapons in-game. This brings with a lot of freedom, but also a lot of hard decisions. You’re probably best off taking two weapons, one for close range and one for long-range.

At close range, your best options are the MP7, MP5, or P90, with the latter being arguably the most underrated weapon in Warzone. At medium ranges you’ll probably looking at the M4A1, while longer ranges are dominated by the Grau 5.56 or a sniper rifle – the HDR or AX-50.

Grau being used in Modern Warfare
The Grau was added in Season 2, and is now set to be nerfed.

Thankfully, we’ve put together specific loadout advice for a host of Warzone weapons, meaning you can improve nearly any gun in the game. We’ll continue to provide loadout advice for new weapons as they are added, as well as filling in any gaps we may have missed so far.

Best loadouts in Warzone

As you can see, these loadouts are not exhaustive, but we will be adding more loadouts to the list as they are completed.

Best attachments to use in Warzone

If you’re not sure what attachments to run, there are a few that have become go-to additions for most Warzone players.

Top of this list is undoubtedly the Monolithic Suppressor, which features in nearly all of our recommended loadouts. Like most suppressors, this keeps you off enemy radars but, unlike most suppressors, it actually boosts your damage range, as opposed to hindering it.

Also, a foregrip or heavy barrel of some kind will be incredibly useful, reducing your recoil significantly, even in long-range gunfights players find so often in Warzone. While ADS will likely be slowed, it’s generally less important than recoil control.

Gun attachments in Modern Warfare
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The right barrel can help players significantly in Warzone.

Finally, a magazine capacity increase will probably be a good idea on most guns, to allow to spray down multiple enemies at once. Some guns, like the PP19 Bizon, don’t necessarily need this but others, like the MP5, certainly do.

Best optics to use in Warzone

Another attachment you should probably look to use in Warzone is an optic. This will increase your accuracy at longer ranges, particularly on weapons with less desirable iron sights.

The optic you choose should relate to the range at which you’re planning to use the weapon. For example, an SMG will probably need a variant of a Reflex Sight – or no optic at all. An AR, however, could benefit an optic with a greater zoom like the Integral Hybrid.

On snipers, you’re probably best off using the default sniper scopes or a thermal optics. The latter can highlight enemies across the map, provided they’re not using Cold Blooded.

warzone sniper in Airport Tower
Sniping can be seriously useful in Warzone.

Best perks to use in Warzone

Speaking of Cold Blooded, it’s also on our list of recommended perks to run in Warzone. It will hide you from enemy thermal scopes, and prevent enemies running High Alert from being pinged when they are in your sights.

The next one is Ghost, but this is a tricky one. Ghost is a perk 2, the same perk slot used by Overkill. Overkill gives players the ability to run two weapons in Warzone, so you’ll need to access two loadout drops if you want Ghost and two custom weapons.

This choice is ultimately yours, however. If you’d prefer to be hidden from enemy Heartbeat Sensors and UAVs, take Ghost. If you’re confident about being challenged by enemies who know your location, take two weapons and out-gun them.

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NICKMERCS rates the best Warzone players from to Scump to HusKerrs

Published: 24/Oct/2020 1:06

by Theo Salaun


Tasked with drafting a team for a Call of Duty: Warzone tournament, NICKMERCS went through some of the game’s biggest names, ranking them while determining who he would most want to duo with.

To start Davis ‘Hitch’ Edwards’ $10,000 “Cracked Creators” Warzone tournament, 16 creators were tasked with drafting their duo from 16 “cracked” streamers.

As one of the creators allowed to select their tandem, NICKMERCS sifted through 16 of the game’s best to determine who he would prefer to play with.

Ultimately, the FaZe streamer ended up putting his decision to a poll among his fans. But, before doing so, he originally went through all 16 and gave thoughts on how each of them ranks. And the options were varied, but all shared one thing in common: talent.

With professional Call of Duty League players like Matthew ‘FormaL’ Piper and Seth ‘Scump’ Abner available, as well as Warzone streamers like Aydan and HusKerrs, the candidates were excellent. Still, NICKMERCS sifted through and broke down who he truly believes ranks as the battle royale’s best.

Segment begins at 00:20:45.

NICKMERCS starts by going through the list and just expressing what an absolute struggle it will be to pick from such a talented crop of peers: “Oh, it’s going to be so hard to pick man … No matter what, everybody that I would pick from is cracked.” But, after going through and complimenting practically everybody, he starts the process of elimination.

Since Nick chooses second after DrDisrespect, he immediately eliminates Zlaner as Doc’s likely first pick. Then, he eliminates JoeWo with two simple reasons: “I’ve never played with him and every time I play against him, I beat that little ass.”

Then, BobbyPoff is gone: “BobbyPoff, I love the guy, but take him off the list.” And the “Scarf Lord” is followed quickly by the Chicago Huntsmen’s FormaL and Scump: “Love ‘em, love ‘em. But I feel like there’s better BR players.” After that, things start getting complicated.

Cracked Creators Warzone
The list of “cracked” players in Hitch’s Cracked Creators Warzone tournament.

Similar to Zlaner, Nick decides to sacrifice Merk so that he can play with his longtime duo, Maven. Then, recognizing that all of these remaining players are absolute menaces on Verdansk, he goes with two simple metrics to determine his personal preference. He immediately prioritizes controller players and the highest earners in Warzone tournaments.

That eliminates stars like HusKerrs and Symfuhny for their mouse and keyboard usage, while also eliminating Crowder and DougIsRaw for their low earnings. Finally, he eliminates Jukeyz because of his struggles understanding the UK maestro’s accent and decides to put the decision to a poll.


Ultimately, it’s between Aydan and Tommey, with Cloakzy popping on to let NICKMERCS know that Aydan’s been playing some Fortnite recently. That leaves the FaZe star choosing Tommey, noting that “he’s got great communication, phenomenal player, guaranteed to get some chopper kills off rip.”

Despite going through full rankings for his options and landing upon an excellent duo, the decision-making process proved to be futile. NICKMERCS and Tommey could only end in the Top 12 for the tournament, while the easily dismissed BobbyPoff actually came in first place.