Best Warzone weapons: Ultimate tier list with meta loadouts

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 5 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.

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. MAC-10

MAC-10 Warzone
Activision / Treyarch

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

Attachments

  • Muzzle: Agency Suppressor
  • Laser: Tiger Team Spotlight
  • Barrel: 5.9″ Task Force
  • Ammunition: STANAG 53 Rnd Drum
  • Stock: Raider Stock

Perks

Equipment

  • Tactical: Heartbeat Sensor
  • Lethal: Grenade

Despite the MAC-10’s dominance over Season One of Warzone, the SMG remains a staple pick for the majority of players in Season 5. While it’s definitely not the must-use gun it used to be, it’s still incredibly dominant in close-quarter gunfights and a great choice in any Warzone match.

The loadout above focuses on allowing the MAC-10 to thrive in close-quarter engagements and make the most of the mobility the weapon provides.

With the 5.9″ Task Force and the Agency Suppressor equipped you’ll maximize the gun’s damage output and eliminate enemies instantly.

If you’re looking for an alternative loadout for the MAC-10 that takes the weapon in a different direction, check out our dedicated guide for the SMG.

4. 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

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.

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

3. Bullfrog

Best Bullfrog loadout Cold War
Activision / Treyarch

The Bullfrog is a fairly popular weapon in Cold War, and Warzone too now.

Attachments

  • Muzzle: GRU Suppressor
  • Barrel: 7.4″ Task Force
  • Underbarrel: Bruiser Grip
  • Ammunition: 65 Rnd
  • Stock: KGB Skeletal Stock

Perks

Equipment

  • Tactical: Heartbeat Sensor
  • Lethal: Grenade

Adding to the Bullfrog’s strengths, this loadout maximizes the weapon’s damage and makes it absolutely lethal at close range.

This makes it the perfect secondary in Verdansk alongside a sniper or long-range AR, giving you the option to take out any enemies that decide to push your position.

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

2. 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

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.

1. Krig 6

Krig 6 loadout
Activision

You can’t go wrong with the Krig 6 as your primary weapon in Warzone Season 5.

Attachments

  • Muzzle: Agency Suppressor
  • Barrel: 19.7″ Ranger
  • Optic: Axial Arms 3x Optic
  • Ammunition: STANAG 60 Round Mag
  • Underbarrel: Field Agent Foregrip

Perks

Equipment

  • Tactical: Heartbeat Sensor
  • Lethal: Grenade

When it comes to laser beaming enemies down at long range, there are very few weapons that can do it better than the Krig. This Cold War assault rifle has minimal recoil, making it easy to lock onto targets and take them down.

Despite receiving a heavy nerf in the Season 5 Reloaded update, it still remains the most popular weapon in the game.

The combination of the Agency Suppressor and 19.7″ Ranger barrel give this gun lethal damage at long range. Although you’ll be lacking mobility with this setup, it’s perfect for holding a position and taking opponents down from a distance.

If you’re looking for an alternative Krig 6 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.  –
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.

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