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The best AUG loadouts for Warzone

best AUG Warzone loadouts
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Hunting for the best AUG Warzone loadouts? Season 2 introduced several changes, including a noticeable buff to the AUG. By selecting a combination of its top attachments, you'll find that it performs even better than the M16 now, making it the most potent burst-fire weapon in the game.

The AUG has been a popular choice since it joined Warzone's arsenal, but it's finally managed to solidify its spot in the meta this season. Offering high damage in exchange for slower movements speeds, this Tactical Rifle can shred through an enemy squad in seconds. Here are the best AUG loadouts for in Warzone, and the attachments you need to unlock for each build.

The best AUG Warzone loadout for all situations

Season 2 AUG & MP5 loadout

Attachments

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  • Muzzle: Infantry Compensator
  • Barrel: 18.2” Strike Team barrel 
  • Optic: Axial Arms 3x
  • Underbarrel: Field Agency Foregrip
  • Ammunition: 45 Rnd Drum

Secondary

  • MP5 (Cold War)

Perks

  • E.O.D.
  • Overkill
  • Amped

Throwables

  • Lethal: C4
  • Tactical: Heartbeat Sensor

This happens to be TimTheTatman's favourite build, and while you'll need to invest some time unlocking these attachments, it's certainly worth it. This setup ditches the Agency Silencer that frequently appears in popular setups, and swaps it for an Infantry Compensator to provide additional vertical recoil control. To steady recoil even further, equip the Field Agent Foregrip for the best results.

The real showstopper here is the 18.2” Strike Team barrel, which boosts both the gun's damage and fire rate. It's also important to round off the build with an extended magazine so that you can down opponents swiftly. The 45 Rnd Drum is the best pick, but the 45 Rnd Speed Mag is a suitable alternative. 

AUG & Diamatti loadout

Attachments

  • Muzzle: Agency Silencer
  • Barrel: 17" Titanium  
  • Underbarrel: Field Agent Foregrip
  • Optic: Visiontech 2x/Axial Arms 3x 
  • Ammunition: 45 Rnd Speed Mag

Secondary

  • Diamatti: Unlocked at level 49.

Perks

  • Cold-Blooded
  • Ghost 
  • Amped

Throwables

  • Lethal: Molotov Cocktail
  • Tactical: Heartbeat Sensor

When equipping a suppressor, there's nothing better than the Agency Silencer. It's extended damage range is well worth the reduction you'll take to your ADS speed. The AUG is best used while standing still, so it's unlikely that you'll feel the negative impact this muzzle has on your aim while walking. Add the 17" Titanium barrel to increase your fire rate, and equip the Field Agent Foregrip to improve the AUG's horizontal and vertical recoil control.

Some of the best Warzone loadouts currently use the Salvo extended magazine, but the 45 Rnd Speed Mag is the preferred option here. Similar to the Agency Silencer, this item reduces the speed in which you can aim-down-sights, but increasing your ammo capacity, and having the option to reload quickly is far more valuable in this setup. You'll also need a reliable optic to help you take down enemies, and the Visiontech 2x and Axial Arms 3x are common choices.

The Heartbeat Sensor is a popular Tactical, while the Molotov Cocktail is perfect for finishing off damaged opponents. With regards to perks, Cold-Blooded is essential for hiding from enemy thermal optics. As this build uses the Diamatti handgun as its secondary, you can afford to select Ghost in your second slot to avoid appearing on Heartbeat Sensors. If you're unsure how to kit out this pistol, take a look at my best Diamatti Warzone loadouts. Finally, choose Amped to switch between your weapons quickly.

AUG & Kar98k loadout

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Attachments

  • Muzzle: SOCOM Eliminator 
  • Barrel: 18.2" Strike Team
  • Optic: Millstop Reflex
  • Underbarrel: Field Agent Foregrip
  • Ammunition: Jungle-Style Mag

Secondary

  • Kar98k

Perks

  • E.O.D.
  • Overkill 
  • Tune Up

Throwables

  • Lethal: Semtex
  • Tactical: Heartbeat Sensor

If a stealthy build just isn't your style, consider the SOCOM Eliminator muzzle instead. It offers significantly more control than the base AUG by steadying your vertical recoil control. This comes at the cost of horizontal recoil control, but it's a powerful alternative to the Agency Silencer.

Once again, the Field Agent Foregrip is the best underbarrel for the AUG, but you may prefer the 18.2" Strike Team barrel over the widely-used 17" Titanium variant. This boosts your damage and fire rate, while minimising the AUG's range. Attach the Jungle-Style Mag for quick reloads with no downsides. Burst fire weapons don't tend to perform well at long ranges, so choose something simple like the Millstop Reflex or Quickdot LED to round off your build.

As this setup includes the Kar98k as your secondary, you need to pick the Overkill perk. Tune Up is a useful perk when you're playing with some friends, and E.O.D. completes your selection by reducing the damage you take from fire and explosives. I prefer using a Semtex as my Lethal, and the Heartbeat Sensor as my Tactical, but you can change these depending on your playstyle.

AUG blueprints

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If you don't have time to unlock the AUG attachments just yet, you can get a head start and buy one of the bundles in the store. The Target Practice bundle is 1000 COD Points, including a charm, sticker, and the Black Oak blueprint:

  • Barrel: 19.8" Task Force
  • Laser: Ember Sighting Point
  • Optic: Axial Arms 3
  • Stock: SAS Combat Stock
  • Underbarrel: Front Grip

The Midnight Express bundle is slightly cheaper at 800 COD points. It includes a sticker and emblem alongside the Midnight Express blueprint, which has the following attachments:

  • Muzzle: Silencer
  • Barrel: 18.2" Strike Team
  • Optic: Axial Arms 3x
  • Stock: Tactical Stock

While the Black Oak features an additional attachment, I recommend using the Midnight Express blueprint. The 18.2" Strike Team and Axial Arms 3x scope are potent enough to earn their place in our best AUG loadouts above, and while the Silencer isn't as good as the Agency Silencer, it's worth equipping until you reach level 46. The Tactical Stock boosts your mobility, and thankfully doesn't have any negative effects on the overall setup.

Emma Matthews

As PC Gamer's guides writer, Emma is usually juggling several games at once. She loves competitive first-person shooters like CS:GO and Call of Duty, but she always has time for a few rounds of Hearthstone. She's happiest when she's rescuing pugs in Spelunky 2.