Looking to create a new Warzone loadout for your favourite gun? You’ve come to the right place. Our Warzone loadout guide features top-tier loadout choices for 10 of the most popular weapons in Modern Warfare’s Battle Royale, from the Grau and M13 to the ever-popular HDR – and even one or two surprise weapons you might never have expected to be top-tier. We’ll go through all the attachments you’ll need for each loadout, and why these particular combinations make these weapons some of the very best weapons Warzone has yet seen.
Below are the very best Warzone loadouts for Season 4, covering 10 different top-tier weapons:
Check out our in-depth Warzone weapon stats guide for detailed stats on each of the below guns.
- Grau 5.56 Attachments:
- Monolithic Suppressor (Unlock Level: 56)
- Tempus 26.4” Archangel (Unlock Level: 36)
- Commando Foregrip (Unlock Level: 4)
- 50 Round Mags (Unlock Level: 24)
- Frangible – Disabling (Unlock Level: 55)
- Ideal Pairings: HDR or MP7 depending on the role you want the Grau to fulfil.
Even with its recent nerf, the Grau is not going to be dropping off the top tier of Warzone weapons anytime soon. This rifle is still a veritable laser, capable of defeating even entrenched snipers over a hundred metres or more – and you really don’t need to do much with it in order to make it this way.
I’ve spent many, many hours racking up kills with the Grau, and this is absolutely my strongest Grau loadout so far. I’ve opted for the Archangel Barrel over the others simply because its ironsights are wonderful, and save you having to attach an Optic. You may also (rightfully) question the use of the off-meta Frangible Disabling perk, but this is one of the very few weapons where it is not only viable but astonishingly powerful. A single shot to the legs (and because this is an Assault Rifle, a legshot deals as much damage as a bodyshot) will almost completely lock down the enemy. And with the incredibly accurate Grau, a moving target is going to be the main reason you miss your shots. Take that disadvantage away, and they’re as good as dead.
- M13 Attachments:
- APX5 Holographic Sight (Unlock Level: 23)
- Monolithic Suppressor (Unlock Level: 60)
- Tempus Marksman (Unlock Level: 56)
- Commando Foregrip (Unlock Level: 18)
- 50 Round Mags (Unlock Level: 24)
- Ideal Pairings: The MP7 is essentially the M13, but outfitted for close-quarters combat. Having both will give you an astonishing rate of fire for any range.
The M13 is another naturally accurate and low-recoil Assault Rifle, and one of the most popular choices for Warzone loadouts. Its low damage – especially at range – is made worthwhile by its blistering rate of fire.
With this M13 loadout, we’re doing as much as possible to increase the mid-to-long-range prowess of this weapon with the Monolithic/Marksman double-whammy. 50 Round Mags is no-brainer due to the speed with which you can run out of ammo with the M13, and the Commando Foregrip is there to help control that graudal horizontal recoil during extended sprays. Unfortunately there are no decent ironsights with the M13, so we’ve sacrificed our fifth slot on the Optics altar. The APX5 is a solid favourite, offering a clean 2x scope without slowing down your ADS speed.
- M4A1 Attachments:
- APX5 Holographic Sight (Unlock Level: 23)
- Monolithic Suppressor (Unlock Level: 58)
- Corvus Custom Marksman (Unlock Level: 59)
- Merc Foregrip (Unlock Level: 20)
- 50 Round Mags (Unlock Level: 24)
- Ideal Pairings: Match this M4 with an HDR for extreme distances, and you’ll have one of the most versatile loadouts in Warzone.
The old favourite M4A1 has seen better days, with up-and-comers like the Grau and the M13 stealing much of its former thunder. But the M4 is still clinging to the top of the meta, striking a powerful and reliable balance between damage and handling.
I feel like I’ve tried every possible permutation of M4A1 attachment combos before settling on this one. Here I’ve unusually opted for the second-longest barrel (the Marksman) rather than the longest, because the weightier M16 Grenadier just doesn’t give enough of a benefit over its little brother to make the added bulk worthwhile. I’ve also gone for the Merc Foregrip rather than the Operator Foregrip, not just for the improved hipfire accuracy but also because the Merc Foregrip, it turns out, has a startlingly positive effect on vertical recoil control. Try out this M4A1 class; you won’t be disappointed.
- Oden Attachments:
- APX5 Holographic Sight (Unlock Level: 17)
- Colossus Suppressor (Unlock Level: 22)
- Oden Factory 810mm (Unlock Level: 23)
- 30 Round Mags (Unlock Level: 59)
- Stippled Grip Tape (Unlock Level: 15)
- Ideal Pairings: Considering the Oden’s slow cycle rate and power over great distances, you may want to pick a good close-range option like the MP7 or MP5 – but honestly, I love to pair this Oden with an HDR and just dominate the long-range game.
The Oden is probably always going to be my favourite weapon in Warzone. The hardest-hitting full-auto gun in the game, this beast can punish enemies with just a couple of shots – and, strangely, it’s pretty viable at closer ranges too.
I like to embrace the Oden’s weight and sluggish handling, kitting it out with the heaviest attachments in order to give it the greatest range possible. One benefit of this particular setup is that you can get it really early on in terms of unlock levels (minus the 30 Round Mags – but then the next best thing, the 25 Round Mags, can be picked up at Level 13). So you don’t even have to play much with the Oden in order to give it the best possible attachments, and start decimating enemy teams at incredible ranges.
- Kilo 141 Attachments:
- Monocle Reflex Sight (Unlock Level: 51)
- Monolithic Suppressor (Unlock Level: 68)
- Singuard Arms 19.8” Prowler (Unlock Level: 38)
- Commando Foregrip (Unlock Level: 12)
- 100 Round Drums (Unlock Level: 58)
- Ideal Pairings: HDR or MP7 depending on the role you want the Kilo to fulfil.
I’ve always loved the Kilo, but the Grau is – in most ways – just a little bit better. Thank goodness, then, that the Kilo has one very clear advantage: it gets 100 Round Drums.
In my opinion this is how the Kilo should be used: combining the handling and reliability of an Assault Rifle with the mag size and spraying power of an LMG. I like to use the Monocle Sight with this setup, because I want to minimise the amount of visual clutter so I don’t lose sight of enemies during the 100-mag spray-down. Add the usual Monolithic Suppressor and longest barrel to maximise the gun’s range, and a Commando Foregrip for a little extra controllability – and this strangely phallic loadout is suddenly one of the strongest mid-range monsters in Warzone.
- MP7 Attachments:
- G.I. Mini Reflex (Unlock Level: 25)
- Monolithic Suppressor (Unlock Level: 50)
- 50 Round Mags (Unlock Level: 22)
- Stippled Grip Tape (Unlock Level: 26)
- Tac Laser (Unlock Level: 51)
- Ideal Pairings: The Bruen, Grau, and Oden all provide excellent counterparts to the MP7; alternatively, you can sacrifice a bit of mid-range viability for the ever-useful HDR.
The MP7 has long since been my favourite SMG. Gone are the days of the MP5 and the AUG (though those are still wonderful close-quarters beasts). The MP7 takes the cake not only for its amazing rate of fire and ammo capacity options, but also its surprisingly controllable recoil.
Thanks to Drift0r I know that the MP7 has a cap on its maximum damage range, which means it’s near-pointless to do our usual trick of double-whammying the range with a Monolithic and a long barrel. So we’re just going with the Monolithic Suppressor this time (remember, suppression is absolutely critical in Warzone for staying off the radar), and after expanding the magazine capacity and giving it my favourite optic for close-quarters weapons, I’ve put everything into ADS speed and Sprint To Fire speed with the Stippled Grip Tape and Tac Laser. I know, I know. The laser’s visible to enemies. Bleh. But at the ranges we’re talking about, it really doesn’t matter that much. And oh my gawd, the handling of this thing is divine.
- MP5 Attachments:
- Monolithic Suppressor (Unlock Level: 20)
- Commando Foregrip (Unlock Level: 9)
- 45 Round Mags (Unlock Level: 13)
- Tac Laser (Unlock Level: 57)
- Sleight of Hand (Unlock Level: 37)
- Ideal Pairings: The MP5 should purely be used in close-quarters combat, so you’ll need a reliable secondary to cover mid and long range. Oden or Grau would be my pick.
The MP5 absolutely melts enemies at close range. It’s quick, powerful, and reliable, as long as you can handle its decidedly bouncy recoil. But on the whole, we can treat it much like we treated the above MP7 in order to turn it into a world-class weapon.
No barrel again; just the Monolithic Suppressor to keep us off the map and give us a little range boost. The Commando Foregrip is necessary here to reduce the horizontal kick of the MP5. And, as always, we’re going to improve the magazine capacity, because 30 rounds just isn’t enough in Warzone. As for the final two slots, you can take the gun in multiple directions; but I like to improve its general handling and ease of use with the Tac Laser (just like the MP7, the visible laser isn’t so bad with super-close-range weapons) and the Sleight of Hand perk, which speeds up the MP5’s irritatingly lengthy reload time.
- HDR Attachments:
- VLK 3.0x Optic (Unlock Level: 18)
- Monolithic Suppressor (Unlock Level: 33)
- 26.9” HDR Pro (Unlock Level: 9)
- FTAC Champion (Unlock Level: 35)
- Focus (Unlock Level: 20)
- Ideal Pairings: Pair this HDR up with pretty much anything you like. My personal favourites are the Oden and the Grau.
Everyone has a stance on the HDR vs AX-50 debate, but I always fall firmly on the side of the bulkier HDR. And that’s for one simple reason: the 26.9” HDR Pro Barrel turns the HDR into the closest thing you can get to a hitscan weapon in Warzone.
This is by far the best HDR loadout I’ve found so far. The first steps are easy: remove that awful optic glint (which, incidentally, is true of even the stock HDR optic) with the crisp and clean VLK 3.0x; and add a Monolithic for added suppression and range. After that, it’s a toss-up between Focus and Presence of Mind, but after the recent nerf to the penalties of holding your breath for too long, I’m not too fussed about increasing the duration. And I’ve been screwed too many times by aim-punch not to have Focus on my side. And finally, the FTAC Champion Stock, to give me some subtle but very welcome aiming stability and steadiness.
- AX-50 Attachments:
- VLK 3.0x Optic (Unlock Level: 11)
- Monolithic Suppressor (Unlock Level: 15)
- Singuard Arms Pro (Unlock Level: 7)
- 9 Round Mags (Unlock Level: 29)
- Focus (Unlock Level: 22)
- Ideal Pairings: Much like the HDR, pair the AX-50 up however you like. Grau, Oden, MP7… The possibilities are endless!
I may prefer the HDR to the AX-50, but that doesn’t mean I’ll never use it. In fact, I’ve got a dedicated loadout slot for the AX-50 on the days where I feel like having a slightly more responsive sniper rifle in my hands.
Again we’ve removed the optic glint by adding the nippy VLK 3.0x Optic, and we’ve extended the range with the old favourite Monolithic Suppressor. But this time we’ve also opted for the largest possible magazine size. My thinking is that one of the Ax-50’s benefits over the HDR is its recoil control; you don’t lose sight of your target as easily as you might with the HDR. So, why not celebrate this with the ability to fire as many shots as possible in quick succession?
- Bruen Mk9 Attachments:
- APX5 Holographic Sight (Unlock Level: 17)
- Monolithic Suppressor (Unlock Level: 53)
- XRK Summit 26.8” (Unlock Level: 38)
- 60 Round Mags (Unlock Level: 48)
- Skeleton Stock (Unlock Level: 56)
- Ideal Pairings: With the 60 Round Mags, the Bruen is nippy enough that you can justify also using an HDR; alternatively, you could make up for its close-range weaknesses with an MP5 or MP7.
I know, right? The Bruen?! What a strange choice! As it turns out, when kit out correctly the Bruen is one of the strongest guns in Warzone, full stop. Extremely accurate, very high DPS, unbelievably quick reload times for an LMG… The list goes on.
The secret to the Bruen’s success is the 60 Round Mags, which drastically increases ADS speed, movement speed, and reload speed – allowing us to justify the use of the Monolithic Suppressor and 26.8” barrel, to extend the gun’s effective range into sniper territory. The ace in my pocket always used to be the PKM – the gun that no one seemed to realise was absolutely incredible when kitted out correctly. Now, the Bruen has superceded it in almost every way. Give it a try; you may be very pleasantly surprised.
- Fennec Attachments:
- ZLR Sabre (Unlock Level: 38)
- ZLR 16” Apex (Unlock Level: 32)
- 40 Round Drum Mags (Unlock Level: 20)
- Stippled Grip Tape (Unlock Level: 29)
- Sleight Of Hand (Unlock Level: 39)
- Ideal Pairings: The Oden would definitely be my pick, providing the medium and long-range strength that you are so sorely lacking with just the super-short-range Fennec.
The Fennec (or Vector, if you like) was added at the beginning of Season 4, and it’s essentially an MP7 pushed to the extreme. Its claim to fame is that it has the fastest fire rate of any gun in Warzone – but to counteract this, it has a low mag size, high recoil and side-to-side bounce; and its bullet velocity and damage dropoff stats make it an extremely close quarters weapon only.
You absolutely need the 40 Round Mags for the Fennec, because you burn through ammo so quickly with this gun. Your other priority should be increasing your bullet velocity as much as possible, so we’ve gone for the Sabre and 16” barrel together (which also significantly increases damage range, and suppresses your shots for good measure). And finally we’ll maximise your time spent spraying with the Stippled Grip and Sleight Of Hand perk.
- CR-56 AMAX Attachments:
- Monolithic Suppressor (Unlock Level: 66)
- XRK Zodiac S440 (Unlock Level: 44)
- Merc Foregrip (Unlock Level: 9)
- 45 Round Mags (Unlock Level: 31)
- XRK CR-56 Stippled Wrap (Unlock Level: 34)
- Ideal Pairings: You can’t go wrong with an HDR!
The CR-56 AMAX beats the AK at its own game with a great damage profile and comparatively high rate of fire, at the cost of a startlingly slow reload speed. But regardless of this downside, there’s a lot to love about this AR – which is good, because it’ll take time to unlock the gun’s full potential.
There’s nothing strange going on with our AMAX loadout. As usual we’ve opted for maximum range and bullet velocity with our long barrel and Monolithic Suppressor. As usual we’ve increased the magazine size to help when fighting multiple enemies at once. And then we’ve given it some added mobility and control with the Stippled Wrap and Merc Foregrip. Sometimes the simplest solution is the best.
You’ll notice I didn’t include Perks in the above loadouts, and that’s because I tend to use almost exactly the same set of Perks for each of my loadouts. I won’t spend much time with this, but here are my rankings for the best Perks in Warzone, divided by slot and ranging from best to worst:
|Slot 1||Cold-Blooded||Double Time||E.O.D.||Scavenger||Quick Fix||Kill Chain|
|Slot 2||High Alert||Ghost||Overkill||Restock||Pointman||Hardline|
|Slot 3||Amped||Tune Up||Shrapnel||Battle Hardened||Tracker||Spotter|
Overall, High Alert (and therefore Cold-Blooded) dominate a majority of loadouts because it’s just so useful to have (and bypass) that early warning system of enemies. However, I always have one Overkill loadout ready, in case I’m respawning and just need a well-rounded kit so I can start fighting as soon as possible. And Ghost is a fantastic pick for staying off the radar of enemies, particularly for Solos, so you may want to consider this over High Alert in some cases.
I’ll similarly spend little time on equipment for your Warzone loadouts, because it’s mostly down to playstyle and preference. Personally I swear by the plain old Frag Grenade, but you can also find great success with C4 – particularly if you’re about to be run over by a cargo truck. And Molotovs are excellent for zoning particular areas, which is something you’re not really able to do with any other lethal equipment.
As for tactical equipment, I flip-flop between Flashes, Stuns, Stims, and the Heartbeat Sensor. The first two are fairly interchangeable and equally powerful; the Stim has saved my life many times during frantic moments of danger; and the Heartbeat Sensor is miles better than people think it is. It’s like a shorter-ranged UAV, but for free and forever.
It’s actually very easy to obtain your own preset loadout in a Warzone match. All you need to do is find (or buy) a Supply Drop. Supply Drops will spawn periodically throughout a match, and you’ll be notified on-screen when one is landing nearby.
But your best bet is usually to accrue enough money to buy a Supply Drop from one of the Call Of Duty: Warzone Buy Stations scattered across the map. Cash really isn’t difficult to come by, and it’s well worth buying multiple supply drops over the course of a match so you can mix and match top-tier primary weapons without the need for the Overkill Perk.
Just make sure you customise your loadouts how you want them between matches, or you’ll be stuck choosing between the (extremely underwhelming) default loadouts. Attachments for a weapon must be unlocked by earning kills with that weapon across any game mode in Warzone or Modern Warfare – and this includes the warm-up time before matches in Warzone, so get killing!
And with that, we’ll wrap up this Call Of Duty: Warzone loadout guide. Hopefully you’ve got a few things to think about, and perhaps to try the next time you’re dropping in Verdansk. Why not also check out one of our other Warzone guides in the interim? The weapons guide is particularly useful – if I do say so myself.
Call Of Duty: Warzone guide series [Season 3]
- Warzone Bunker locations - Keycards, Bunker 11, and the Nuke event explained.
- Best Warzone loadouts - the very best loadouts and perks in Warzone.
- Warzone weapon stats - the definitive Warzone weapon stats guide.
- Best guns in Warzone - learn about the guns dominating the Warzone meta.
- Best AR in Warzone - a guide to Assault Rifles in Warzone.
- Best SMG in Warzone - a guide to SMGs in Warzone.
- Best LMG in Warzone - a guide to LMGs in Warzone.
- Best Sniper in Warzone - a guide to Sniper Rifles in Warzone.
- Best Marksman Rifle in Warzone - a guide to Marksman Rifles in Warzone.
- Best Shotgun in Warzone - a guide to Shotguns in Warzone.
- Warzone Akimbo - Warzone's Akimbo perk explained.
- How to play Call Of Duty: Warzone - a primer on the main features of Warzone.
- Call Of Duty Warzone tips - top tips for winning in Warzone.
- Warzone map locations - a guide to the enormous Verdansk map.
- Call Of Duty: Warzone landing - the best method for landing quickly in Warzone.
- Call Of Duty: Warzone Buy Stations - how to use Buy Stations.
- Call Of Duty: Warzone Gulag - a guide to the Gulag in Warzone.
- Call Of Duty: Warzone Solos tips - tips for surviving without any teammates.