The best Warzone 2 loadouts right now

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Warzone 2 is still in its early days with Season 1 in full swing, but that hasn't stopped players, pros, and the wider internet from sharing strong opinions on what the best Warzone 2 loadouts and guns are the most powerful so far. 

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If you're coming into Call of Duty: Warzone 2 after a long hiatus, you should know upfront that the sequel has brought significant changes to the arsenal at large, as well as the way that loadouts work in Warzone. Sniper rifles aren't the one-shot-kill lasers they used to be and a new premium on armor vests is speeding up the average time-to-kill. As such, players are currently favoring loadouts with high fire rates and lots of chances to break armor quickly. Essentially, we're starting to settle into a pattern we saw develop in the first Warzone: shoot fast, shoot first, and reload rarely.

The best Warzone 2 guns right now

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What is the Warzone 2 meta right now?

As players get acquainted with the ways Warzone 2's arsenal differs from the original game, a consensus is forming around a small handful of guns that are competitive in almost any scenario when paired together. If you played a lot of Warzone 1, it won't surprise you to learn that it's a good idea to have an assault rifle or LMG in your primary slot and a reliable SMG as a secondary.

The basic idea is to melt away an enemy's armor as quickly as possible, and at mid-to-long-range, nothing is currently more reliable for the job than an LMG or an assault rifle with an extended magazine. Sure, the extra heft slows some key stats like ADS time, but in Warzone, the last one to reload is usually the last one alive.

Here are the current favorites for gun loadouts based on what we've seen so far:

The best Warzone 2 guns as of January 2023

  • RPK
  • Fennec 45
  • TAQ-56
  • Kastov 762
  • Lachmann Sub
  • Signal 50

Best Warzone 2 loadouts so far


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Optic: SZ SRO-7
Muzzle: Husher-65 Silencer
Stock: FT Tac-Elite Stock
Barrel: TAC 597 Barrel
Ammunition: 7.62 High Velocity

Fennec 45

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  • Barrel: 5.5 Fennec Minitac
  • Muzzle: Shikra Silencer
  • Underbarrel: Agent Grip
  • Magazine: Fennec Mag 45
  • Rear grip: Fennec Rubber Grip

Signal 50

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  • Barrel: 29" TV Kilo-50
  • Muzzle: Talon Sixteen Silencer
  • Underbarrel: FTAC Ripper 56
  • Ammunition: .50 Cal High Velocity
  • Laser: Schlager PEQ Box IV


  • Optic: Schlager 3.4X
  • Magazine: 60 Round Mag
  • Muzzle: Echoline GS-X
  • Barrel: 17.5" Tundra Pro Barrel
  • Underbarrel: VX Pineapple

Lachmann Sub

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  • Magazine: 40 Round Mag
  • Muzzle: FTAC Castle Comp
  • Stock: LM Stockless MOD
  • Rear Grip: Lachmann TCG-10

Kastov 762

  • Muzzle: Kastovia DX90
  • Optic: Cronen Mini Red Dot
  • Rear Grip: Ivanov ST-70 Grip
  • Underbarrel: FTAC Ripper 56
  • Ammunition: 7.62 High Velocity
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