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Best Warzone weapons: Ultimate tier list with meta loadouts

Published: 26/Oct/2021 12:53

by Alex Garton

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With so many weapons to choose from in Warzone, it can be difficult to figure out which guns are the best to dominate your matches. So, let’s run through the best meta weapons in-game at the moment.

Warzone’s Season 6 is well underway and players are still experimenting with every single one of the weapons in-game.

Of course, this means it can be difficult to figure out which gun you should be using in your matches. Luckily, we’ve compiled five of the best Warzone guns based on their popularity in the meta using WZ Ranked, so you’ll always know which weapons to take into Verdansk.

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We’ve even included a meta loadout alongside all of them so you can make the most out of each of the guns. Without further ado, let’s check out the five best guns in Call of Duty: Warzone.


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Best meta Warzone weapons, ranked

5. Grau 5.56

Grau Warzone
Activision
The Grau is a solid choice in Season 6.

Attachments

  • Muzzle: Monolithic Suppressor
  • Underbarrel: Commando Foregrip
  • Barrel: Tempus 26.4″ Archangel
  • Ammunition: 50 Round Mags
  • Stock: No Stock

Perks

  • E.O.D
  • Overkill
  • Amped

Equipment

  • Tactical: Heartbeat Sensor
  • Lethal: Semtex

Since its release all the way back in the days of Modern Warfare, the Grau has been a solid pick in Warzone that deals consistent damage at medium range.

Now, in Season 6, the gun has finally broken into the top five most popular guns and is currently the second most used AR in the game.

Rather than the standard Grau setup, the loadout above focuses on pushing the weapon’s mobility to the max and making it lethal at close range.

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If you’re looking for the classic Grau class, consider checking out our dedicated guide for the deadly AR.

4. Cold War AK47

Cold War AK47 Warzone
Treyarch/Activision
The Cold War AK47 is a strong sniper support weapon.

Attachments

  • Muzzle: GRU Suppressor
  • Barrel: 20″ Spetsnaz RPK Barrel
  • Underbarrel: Spetsnaz Grip
  • Ammunition: 45 Round Mag
  • Optic: Axial Arms 3x

Perks

  • E.O.D
  • Overkill
  • Amped

Equipment

  • Tactical: Heartbeat Sensor
  • Lethal: Grenade

Only recently breaking into the top five most popular weapons, the Cold War AK47 is a hard-hitting AR that can absolutely melt enemies at medium to long-range.

Although the loadout above focuses on taking out opponents from a distance, YouTuber JGOD has claimed the AK47 is the best sniper support in the current meta.

This means it can be built for closer ranges if you’re running it alongside a Kar98k or a Swiss K31. If you’re looking for an alternative AK47 loadout, consider checking out our dedicated guide for the weapon.

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3. Swiss K31

Swiss K31 Warzone loadout
Treyarch/Activision
The Swiss K31 is one of the most popular snipers in Warzone, behind the Kar98k.

Attachments

  • Muzzle: GRU Suppressor
  • Barrel: 24.9″ Combat Recon
  • Laser: SWAT 5mw Laser Sight
  • Rear Grip: Serpent Grip
  • Stock: SAS Combat Stock

Perks

  • E.O.D
  • Overkill
  • Amped

Equipment

  • Tactical: Heartbeat Sensor
  • Lethal: Grenade

While the Kar98k still holds the top sot for the most popular sniper in Warzone, the Swiss K31 has broken into the top five with a lot of players loving the precision of the Cold War weapon.

The build above maximizes the Swiss’s bullet velocity and makes it lethal at medium to long-range. Although the gun is incredibly powerful, it’s recommended you run the Overkill perk so you can equip a close-range weapon as your secondary.

Keep in mind, the reticle on Swiss’s Roman Standard blueprint is currently broken, so don’t forget to use the default version when customizing your loadout.

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If you’re looking for an alternative Swiss K31 loadout, consider checking out our dedicated guide for the weapon.

2. OTs 9

OTs 9 Warzone loadout
Activision
The OTs 9 is one of the best SMGs in all of Warzone.

Attachments

  • Muzzle: GRU Suppressor
  • Barrel: “8.1 Task Force
  • Stock: KGB Skeletal Stock
  • Ammunition: VDV 40 Rnd Fast Mag
  • Rear Grip: Serpent Wrap

Perks

  • E.O.D
  • Overkill
  • Amped

Equipment

Tactical: Heartbeat Sensor
Lethal: Throwing Knife

Taking the place of the fan-favorite MAC-10, the OTs 9 has become the most popular SMG in the game. With a lethal TTK and impressive mobility, it’s perfect for aggressive players who prefer to push an enemy’s position.

The loadout above focuses on boosting the weapon’s ADS time while maximizing damage output, making it a top-tier loadout in close-quarter engagements.

If you’re looking for an alternative OTs 9 loadout, consider checking out our dedicated guide for the weapon.

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1. Kar98k

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

Attachments

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

Perks

  • E.O.D
  • Overkill
  • Amped

Equipment

  • Tactical: Heartbeat Sensor
  • Lethal: C4

When it comes to picking a sniper in Warzone, you can’t beat the damage and the consistency of the Kar98k. The weapon has insane bullet velocity and provides players with a quick ADS time to take out enemies in an instant.

The Kar98k is definitely for players who prefer to play aggressively with a sniper, instead of holding a stationary position. The meta loadout above is perfect for the gun and improves on all of the weapon’s strengths. Make sure you’re running your favorite AR alongside the Kar98k in case an opposing squad attempts to push you aggressively.

If you’re looking for an alternative Kar98k loadout, consider checking out our dedicated guide for the weapon.


All guns in Call of Duty: Warzone

Now we’ve counted down the top five best Warzone weapons in the current meta, let’s check the other available options for players in-game.

Warzone Assault Rifles

Warzone Assault rifles
Treyarch/Activision
There are a wide range of assault rifles to choose from in Warzone.
Weapon Description Guide
FAL Semi-automatic assault rifle capable of taking out enemies effectively at medium range. Loadout/Class
Kilo 141 Fully automatic assault rifle with a steady rate of fire and a manageable recoil pattern. Loadout/Class
M4A1 Fully automatic battle rifle, most effective at medium to long-range with the correct attachments. Loadout/Class
FR 5.56 A three-round burst assault rifle that’s most effective in medium-range gunfights. Loadout/Class
Oden Fully automatic hard-hitting battle rifle with a slow rate of fire. Loadout/Class
M13 Fully automatic assault rifle with a high rate of fire and a low recoil pattern. Loadout/Class
FN Scar 17 Large caliber automatic assault rifle that’s effective in long-range gunfights. Loadout/Class
AK-47 (Modern Warfare) High damage automatic assault rifle with a heavy recoil pattern. Loadout/Class
RAM-7 Fully automatic bullpup assault rifle that’s effective in close-quarter gunfights. Loadout/Class
Grau 5.56 Fully automatic lightweight assault rifle that allows players to stay constantly on the move. Loadout/Class
CR-56 AMAX Compact fully automatic assault rifle built for mid-range gunfights. Loadout/Class
FARA 83 Automatic assault rifle with a high rate of fire that’s effective at medium to long-range. Loadout/Class
FFAR 1 High fire rate assault rifle with fast reload speeds and deadly damage at medium range. Loadout/Class
AK-47 (Cold War) Fully automatic high damage assault rifle with a slower rate of fire that’s effective in short to medium range gunfights. Loadout/Class
Groza Automatic assault rifle with a fast fire rate that deals consistent damage at range. Loadout/Class
Krig 6 Fully automatic assault rifle with incredible accuracy and a fast reload speed. Loadout/Class
XM4 Automatic rifle with reliable damage and manageable recoil control when firing. Loadout/Class
AN-94 High damage assault rifle with a unique hyperburst feature that gives the user the upper hand in gunfights. Loadout/Class
AS VAl Integrally suppressed fully automatic assault rifle built for stealth and close quarter combat. Loadout/Class
QBZ-83 Fully automatic assault rifle with fast handling speed and increased mobility. Loadout/Class
C58 Full-auto assault rifle with high damage at close range with a slower fire rate. Loadout/Class
EM2 Well-rounded British rifle with good firing control. Loadout/Class

Warzone SMGs

Warzone SMGs
Activision
There are 17 SMG’s total in Warzone.
Weapon Description Guide
AK74u Fully automatic SMG that offers consistent damage and reliable weapon control. Loadout/Class
KSP 45 3 round burst SMG that provides high damage at moderate range and was released with Black Ops Cold War.  –
LAPA Full-auto lightweight submachine gun prototype with reliable damage and good firing control Loadout/Class
Striker 45 Hard-hitting SMG that is capable of shredding enemies at long distances with great aim. Loadout/Class
MP5 (Cold War) Fully automatic SMG with a fast fire rate and low recoil. Loadout/Class
Milano 821 Fully automatic SMG with a slow rate of fire that offers a manageable recoil pattern. Loadout/Class
P90 Automatic SMG with an incredibly high rate of fire that thrives at close quarters. Loadout/Class
Uzi Fully automatic open bolt SMG that’s both lightweight and mobile. Loadout/Class
MP7 Compact fully automatic SMG with a high rate of fire and minimal recoil. Loadout/Class
LC10 Well-rounded fully automatic SMG with great accuracy and impressive muzzle velocity. Loadout/Class
Bizon Fully automatic SMG with reliable damage and a large ammo pool. Loadout/Class
AUG (Modern Warfare) Modular fully automatic SMG designed for mobility and control. Loadout/Class
MP5 (Modern Warfare) A balanced fully automatic SMG with consistent damage and manageable recoil. Loadout/Class
Bullfrog Fully automatic SMG with improved range and a less accurate hip-fire spread. Loadout/Class
Fennec Fully automatic SMG with an insanely high fire rate and a smooth recoil pattern. Loadout/Class
MAC-10 High damage fully automatic SMG with a fast fire rate and heavy vertical recoil. Loadout/Class
ISO Precise SMG with a fast rate of fire that thrives in close-quarter engagements. Loadout/Class
PPSh-41 Full auto SMG with a fast rate of fire and a large bullet spread. Loadout/Class
CX-9 High fire rate SMG with excellent maneuverability. Loadout/Class
TEC-9 Semi-automatic SMG with high accuracy and minimal recoil. Loadout/Class

Warzone Sniper Rifles

Warzone Sniper
Treyarch/Activision
Running a sniper rifle in a loadout is a perfect way to pick off enemies at a distance.
Weapon Description Guide
ZRG 20MM Newly released bolt action sniper rifle with deadly damage at long-range. Loadout/Class
Rytec AMR High damage semi-automatic sniper rifle that’s dominant at long range. Loadout/Class
Dragunov Semi-automatic sniper rifle that thrives at medium to long-range and has featured in countless Call of Duty titles.  –
HDR Anti-material bolt action sniper rifle that’s devastating at long-range. Loadout/Class
AX-50 Hard-hitting bolt action sniper rifle that requires a precise aim at long distances. Loadout/Class
Pelington 703 Bolt action sniper rifle that offers mobility and a fast re-chamber speed. Loadout/Class
LW3 Tundra Bolt Action sniper rifle with high damage output and moderate sway. Loadout/Class
M82 Harding hitting Sniper Rifle with heavy recoil and slow handling. Loadout/Class
Swiss K31 Straight pull bolt action sniper rifle that does high damage at long-range. Loadout/Class

Warzone Marksmen Rifles

Marksmen rifle Warzone
Treyarch/Activision
Marksmen rifles can be fitted with scopes and utilized from a distance.
Weapon Description Guide
EBR-14 Semi-automatic long-range battle rifle that’s lethal if the user can land multiple shots on their opponent.  –
R1 Shadowhunter Black Ops Cold War Crossbow that launches lethal bolt projectiles that rewards a player with great aim.  –
Kar98k High damage bolt action rifle that remains one of the most popular weapons in Warzone. Loadout/Class
MK2 Carbine Accurate lever-action rifle that’s capable of taking out an enemy with a well-aimed shot.  –
Crossbow Silent and deadly crossbow capable of one-shotting enemies if players have a good enough aim.  –
SKS Lightweight semi-automatic Carbine rifle that focuses on utility over accuracy.  –
SP-R 208 Hard-hitting bolt action rifle that’s precise and deadly at long-range with a scope. Loadout/Class

Warzone Shotguns

Warzone shotgun list
Raven Software
For close-quarter gunfights, there’s no better choice than a shotgun.
Weapon Description Guide
Jak-12 Fully automatic open bolt shotgun that’s incredibly effective in close engagements. Loadout/Class
Gallo SA12 Semi-automatic shotgun with reliable damage and pellet spread. Loadout/Class
Streetsweeper Burst fire high damage tactical rifle with a built-in optic that provides 1.5x magnification. Loadout/Class
Origin 12 Semi-automatic shotgun with large ammo capacity for nonstop fire. Loadout/Class
R9-0 Double barrel shotgun that fires two rapid shots before each re-chamber Loadout/Class
VLK Rogue Agile 12-gauge shotgun with incredible mobility and range capabilities. Loadout/Class
725 Break action shotgun with a two-round capacity that’s lethal at extended ranges.  –
Model 680 Pump-action shotgun that’s reliable and effective in close-quarter gunfights.  –
Hauer 77 High damage pump-action shotgun that’s capable of one-shotting enemies at close range.  –

Warzone LMGs

Warzone LMG's
Raven Software
Warzone’s LMGs may come at the cost of some mobility, but they certainly pack a punch.
Weapon Description Guide
PKM Fully automatic high-power LMG that’s effective at medium to long-range. Loadout/Class
SA87 Fully automatic bullpup light machine gun with a lower rate of fire that keeps the recoil low. Loadout/Class
M91 Heavy LMG that’s stable and effective in long-range engagements but lacks mobility. Loadout/Class
MG34 Fully automatic LMG with a high rate of fire and a heavy recoil pattern.  –
Holger-26 Versatile LMG that’s designed for a broad range of engagements and effective at all ranges.  –
Bruen Open bolt fully automatic LMG that provides a fast rate of fire and great stability. Loadout/Class
FiNN Ultra-light automatic LMG with a low fire rate and advanced recoil control. Loadout/Class
Stoner 63 Fully automatic LMG with a solid fire rate and a large ammo capacity. Loadout/Class
RPD High-damage LMG with great handling speed and a heavy recoil pattern that’s featured in countless Call of Duty titles.  –
M60 Fully automatic LMG with solid ammo capacity and a slower rate of fire for excellent stability.  –
MG 82 Fully automatic LMG with a manageable recoil pattern and high damage at medium range. Loadout/Class
RAAL MG The Reconnaissance Auxiliary Assault Lightweight Machine Gun uses a low fire rate and a reciprocating barrel. Loadout/Class

Warzone Tactical Rifles

WZ Tactical rifle
Raven Software
Warzone’s Tactical Rifles are perfect for taking out enemies from range.
Weapon Description Guide
M16 Burst fire tactical rifle and deadly accurate while a player is aiming down sight. Loadout/Class
DMR-14 Semi-automatic tactical rifle with a high fire rate and low recoil. Loadout/Class
AUG (Cold War) Burst fire high damage tactical rifle with a built-in optic that provides 1.5x magnification. Loadout/Class
Type 63 Semi-automatic tactical rifle with a low rate of fire and improved stability at long-range Loadout/Class

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Hopefully, this list should help you find a weapon in Warzone that suits your playstyle and allows you to dominate your opponents.

Although choosing meta weapons is key if you’re looking for every possible advantage, your primary focus should be finding a gun you enjoy using.

Don’t forget to try a bunch of the loadouts above and see which ones help you pick up the most kills. If you’re looking to stay on top of all the latest Warzone news and leaks, check out our dedicated Call of Duty home page.