Best ZRG 20mm Warzone loadout: Class setup, Attachments, Perks

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The ZRG 20mm Sniper Rifle is among the most powerful in Warzone following the Season 3 buffs and nerfs. Here’s how you can set up an optimal loadout to take full advantage of the devastating ZRG in CoD Warzone.

The ZRG sniper arrived in Season 2 of the Black Ops Cold War and Warzone integration, with many top players quickly flocking to the weapon. However, it quickly fell off, became lost in the shuffle, and succumbed to regular favorites such as the Kar98k and Swiss.

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A wave of buffs and nerfs in Warzone Pacific Season 3 completely changed the game though, leaving meta Sniper Rifles redundant and essentially reintroducing several others into the fold — the ZRG 20mm being a proponent of this turn of events.

To ensure you’re making the ZRG 20mm the best it can be, here’s our best CoD Warzone loadout for it.


Best ZRG 20mm Warzone loadout: Attachments

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  • Muzzle: Agency Moderator
  • Barrel: 43.9” Combat Recon
  • Laser: SWAT 5mw Laser Sight
  • Ammunition: 5 Rnd
  • Rear Grip: Airborne Elastic Wrap

The ZRG 20mm was a solid sniper at first, though a handful of changes were implemented as part of the Season 3 Reloaded patch. Some were positive upgrades while others nerfed various stats like ADS speed and Bullet Velocity.

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For starters, Bullet Velocity needs the Agency Moderator Muzzle and the 43.9″ Combat Recon Barrel. Unfortunately, this comes with a rather hefty downside to your already slower ADS speed. Therefore, two key attachments are needed to counter these effects.

Equipping the SWAT 5mw Laser Sight along with the Airborne Elastic Wrap Rear Grip will drastically improve your ADS speed. Combined, you’ll be scoping in faster than ever before, despite nerfs to stop you from doing just that.

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Additionally, we like the 5 Rnd for its magazine as we want enough bullets in the cartridge without sacrificing other key stats.

Best ZRG 20mm Warzone class: Perks & Equipment

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The ZRG 20mm sniper just became one of the game’s best weapons.
  • Perk 1: E.O.D.
  • Perk 2: Overkill
  • Perk 3: Amped
  • Secondary: MAC-10
  • Lethal: Thermite
  • Tactical: Heartbeat Sensor

As for the rest of the loadout, you can’t go wrong with the typical setup. Rocking a beastly SMG like the MAC-10 will keep you ready for close-range fights when someone gets a bit too close.

Meanwhile, for Perks, we like E.O.D to help you tank any incoming Grenades or similar weapons and Overkill to get you rocking the aforementioned MAC-10 from the get-go. Furthermore, Amped will get that MAC-10 in your hands faster than normal if you’re in the middle of a fight.

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For Equipment, we like Thermite as it’s a multi-purpose tool that can inflict damage and even kill if thrown correctly. To go with it, it’s hard to argue with the Heartbeat Sensor to sniff out nearby threats.

How to unlock the ZRG 20mm in Warzone

Acquiring the ZRG 20mm is relatively easy as you just need to hit two longshots in 10 different matches with snipers in either Cold War or Warzone.

The Cold War community is still very much alive with Treyarch continuing to support the game post-launch. Otherwise, Rebirth or Plunder will be a perfect way to achieve this challenge.

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Alternative to the ZRG 20mm Warzone loadout

If you’ve given the ZRG 20mm a go and feel it’s not working out between you, then another Sniper Rifle like the HDR might be a solid option.

A tried and tested favorite that has been around since Warzone’s inception. Thanks to the Season 3 buffs and nerfs, the HDR is now very much in the conversation for being the game’s best Sniper Rifle.

That does it for our best ZRG 20mm setup in Warzone. If you want more Warzone content and guides, then we have even more below:

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