Call of Duty: Warzone is the free-to-play battle royale component of 2019’s Call of Duty: Modern Warfare. Warzone released on March 10, 2020, for the Xbox One, PlayStation 4, and PC. The game is a part of the 2019 title Call of Duty: Modern Warfare, but does not require purchase of it.
I have been playing Warzone since it launched and with over 50 games under my belt, and 10% of those games being wins (in a duo) whilst maintaining an almost 2.0 K/D. I wanted to share what I have found to be the best weapon loadouts.
First of all, this is what my standard Warzone class looks like. I run the perk Overkill in order to take two primary weapons into the battlefield. For my go-to class, I run the AUG submachine gun and the HDR sniper rifle. The AUG has the best-in-class TTK time and is especially deadly when taken into the Warzone. The HDR I choose for its exceptional range and damage without the issue of bullet drop coming into effect as soon as it does with other sniper rifles.
Those new to Call of Duty: Warzone might be unfamiliar with the Gunsmith feature. The Gunsmith system gives you 60 plus different attachments to choose from for each gun, albeit less for pistols which features around 30 to choose from. You can pick any five attachments to take into the Warzone on your gun. Each of these weapon attachments allow you to tweak and fine tune details such as damage, range, accuracy and other important stats.
Here, you can see I’m running the Monolithic Suppressor in the Muzzle slot. I like to run this attachment as not only does it do the obvious of suppressing the sound of the gun, it also gives the damage range a boost. As will be a feature of these loadouts, range is very important in the Warzone as you’ll often be engaging enemies at longer ranges than you usually do in the Modern Warfare multiplayer.
Next, I use the 407mm Extended Barrel due to its increase to damage range, bullet velocity, and recoil control. Again, this is to make the AUG better equipped to engage in gunfights at mid-long ranges. Personally, I find the iron sights a bit clunky so I like to use the Cronin LP945 mini reflex to give me a clear, precise ADS image. However, this is completely subjective and down to your preference.
Lastly, in the Underbarrel slot I run with the Commando Foregrip which provides a boost to recoil stabilisation and aiming stability. Once again, this is to help me stay on target when I engage enemies at those mid-long ranges. Lastly, and perhaps the most important attachment, is in the Ammunition slot and it is the 5.56 NATO 60-round drums. A large magazine size is desirable as you’ll often be engaging multiple enemies and reloading too often can be your downfall. These drums also provide a boost to the gun’s damage and range which is beneficial for the aforementioned reasons.
Thanks to the Overkill perk, I can also run a sniper rifle which I highly recommend to do as you’ll often find yourself in situations where you need to be able to engage at long distances if snipers are peppering your team. In Warzone, I use the HDR sniper rifle with the following attachments:
To begin with, I use the flash guard in the Muzzle slot as sniper rifles without it have a very distinct flash that can often give away your position without you even shooting. Next, I run with the 26.9 HDR Pro Barrel which increases damage range, bullet velocity and recoil control. When it comes to Optics I like to use a thermal scope. It makes it very easy to pick up heat signatures when you scan the map and reveals enemies in a very distinct manner. I use the FTAC Champion stock for increased aiming stability and aim walking steadiness to ensure I hit the target. Lastly, I run with the Fully Loaded perk to start with max starting ammo as ammunition can often be scarce in the Warzone.
I’ll quickly touch on perks as these have unique effects in the Warzone. My recommended perk set-up is to go with Cold Blooded, Overkill, and Tune Up. Overkill we already explained above so I’ll focus on why I pick the other two. Cold Blooded makes you undetectable by AI targeting systems and thermal optics and is important for making you harder for enemies to spot. Tune Up gives you a 25% speed boost when reviving which is important as you’ll often have to do this, sometimes even multiple times in a game.
Whilst that is my standard go-to class for the Warzone and the class I have found most success with, I do sometimes use other weapon loadouts which I will share below:
Whatever class you end up picking, I wish you the best of luck out there in the Warzone TGG readers.