The latest assault rifle in Warzone, the C58, is a unique weapon. It’s got a pretty slow fire rate, but retains a very respectable time-to-kill if you manage to hit your shots well. It’s not the most forgiving weapon, but get the hang of the C58 and it’ll serve you very nicely. Below we'll walk you through the best loadout for the C58 assault rifle in Warzone.
On this page:
- Best long-range C58 loadout
- Best sniper support C58 loadout
- Best C58 Perks and Equipment
- How to unlock the C58
Best long-range C58 loadout in Warzone
The C58’s two biggest pros are excellent range and a monster headshot multiplier. If you only hit bodyshots it’s pretty average, but if you have the precision to land one or more headshots the C58 shreds at long distances. To help you out with that, we’ve put together this build:
- Muzzle: Agency Suppressor
- Barrel: Task Force
- Optic: Axial Arms 3x
- Underbarrel: Field Agent Grip
- Ammunition: STANAG 55 Rnd
Our long-range build opts for maximum range and recoil reduction to help you manage the considerable kick of the C58. Your standard Agency Suppressor and Task Force Barrel will up your damage range and bullet velocity to help you hit those headshots. They also reduce your recoil and combine with the Field Agent Grip to give you the lowest recoil build possible. The Royal and Kross 4x has been a very popular choice on the C58 due to a bug that made it massively reduce recoil, but that bug is now fixed. You can still use the Royal and Kross if you like the sight picture, but I prefer the Axial Arms 3x. Finally, go with the largest magazine available, in this case, the 55 Round Magazine.
If the ADS speed is killing you, try swapping the Task Force Barrel for a Ranger Barrel. This is going to add some recoil and pull your damage dropoff a little closer, but that will only affect your time-to-kill at mid-range. You could keep the range by trading the Field Agent Grip for an Airborne Elastic Wrap too. Both options work, but sacrificing recoil control on the C58 is a bigger ask than on most Assault Rifles. Still, it’s worth a shot if you like to prioritize handling.
Best sniper support C58 loadout in Warzone
Close-range isn’t exactly the C58’s forte. Even with headshots, its damage can’t keep up with the Cold War AK-47, which also has much snappier ADS speed. It’s still pretty powerful though, so if you like the feel of the C58 and want to try it as a sniper support, we’ve put together this build just for you:
- Muzzle: Agency Suppressor
- Barrel: Ranger
- Stock: Raider Stock
- Laser: Tiger Team Spotlight
- Ammunition: 40 Round Magazine
You still want the standard Agency Suppressor on this build. Stick with a Ranger Barrel over the Task Force though to help out your ADS and movement speed for close-range engagements. The Tiger Team Spotlight and Raider Stock are the go-to combination for high mobility, an essential component of a sniper support build. With a lower fire rate, the C58 can also get away with a 40 Round Magazine at sniper support distances. You can absolutely still use the 55 Round option if you prefer it though, it’s just a matter of preference.
There isn’t much else on this build that we recommend tinkering with. You can go back to a Task Force Barrel or try to sneak on a Field Agent Grip to try and bring the recoil down, but virtually anything you do will come at the cost of mobility. That isn’t an area you want to sacrifice on a sniper support weapon.
Of course, a sniper support is no sniper support without a Sniper Rifle. The ever-popular Kar98k and newer Swiss K31 are both excellent choices. If you prefer extreme distances though, go with a ZRG. Check out our guide to the best Sniper Rifles in Warzone to catch up on the meta.
Best C58 loadout with Perks and Equipment
Sort out your C58 Perks and Equipment and you’ll be a lot more successful with it:
- Perk 1: EOD
- Perk 2: Ghost/Overkill
- Perk 3: Amped
- Lethal: Semtex
- Tactical: Heartbeat Sensor
EOD is a lifesaver. It does what it says on the tin: reduces explosive damage. In a world where RPGs are in the loot pool this cannot be overstated in its importance. We also have Overkill to get both of your guns early on, but grab Ghost with your second loadout crate. We like Amped on pretty much every loadout these days. It’s just so convenient in most situations - reducing weapon swap time is an absolute treat when you get hit by a brutal flank or enemy assault.
Finally, we have the Semtex and Heartbeat Sensor, two pieces of equipment that can work absolute wonders if used properly. Make sure you communicate with your team if you’re wielding a Heartbeat Sensor, and also remember that Semtex can now one-shot down anyone (even foes with EOD) if you stick an enemy with it.
How to unlock the C58 in Warzone
The C58 will take a little bit of grinding to unlock. You need to reach rank 31 on the Season 4 Battle Pass, which doesn’t require any special effort but does mean you’ll need to play the game a fair bit before getting access to this weapon. If you haven't done this yet get on it; Season 4 ends on August 9! After that, you'll have to complete a not yet announced challenge to earn the C58.
There you have it: the best C58 classes in Warzone! If you’re unsure where to turn from here, you could always take a look at the best Warzone Assault Rifles in the entire category. Alternatively, we have a big overview of the meta in our Warzone weapons tier list page to really help you decide which direction to go in.