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Best EM2 loadout and class setup in Call of Duty: Warzone

How to build Season 5's Battle Pass Assault Rifle

The EM2 rifle in Warzone
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Looking for the best EM2 loadout in Warzone Pacific? The EM2 Assault Rifle dropped into Warzone alongside Cold War Season 5, and it is beastly. This is a slower firing rifle, but it hits really, really hard. Stay on target, and you can melt enemies. To do that, you’ll need our guide to the best EM2 loadout in Warzone!

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Best long-range EM2 loadout in Warzone

The EM2 is looking great for long-range fights, so we’ve put together a build optimized for that.

  • Muzzle: Agency Suppressor
  • Barrel: Task Force
  • Optic: Axial Arms 3x
  • Underbarrel: Field Agent Grip
  • Ammunition: 50 Round

The Agency Suppressor is standard on most Cold War weapons these days. It keeps you off radar and provides recoil control, bullet velocity, and damage range. It’s just such a complete package, especially on a long-range build. Combine it with a Task Force Barrel for the best possible damage range and bullet velocity on your EM2. Then, throw on a Field Agent Grip to minimize recoil, and you will have all the recoil control you need. It’s nice to have a zoomed optic for long-range too. The Axial Arms 3x is the most common choice on Cold War guns, but a Royal and Kross 4x works well too. Finally, you should go with the largest magazine available; in this case, the 50 Round Magazine.

If you have the recoil comfortably under control, you can drop that Field Agent Grip for an Airborne Elastic Warp to speed up your ADS. You can also try swapping the Task Force Barrel for a Ranger Barrel. You will take a bit of a range hit, but suffer fewer mobility and handling penalties. Finally, you can use the built-in optic to free up an attachment slot, but it has noticeably worse ADS speed than the Axial. Generally, we recommend you avoid the default scope.

Secondary weapon

Long-range Assault Rifle builds go best with a close-range SMG. Both MP5s are great right now. The OTs 9 and CX-9 are both looking nasty as well. For other options, head on down to our guide to the best SMGs in Warzone Season 5!

Best sniper support EM2 loadout in Warzone

If you’d like to run the EM2 alongside a Sniper Rifle, we’ve got a more close-range oriented build for you:

  • Muzzle: Agency Suppressor
  • Optic: Milstop Reflex
  • Stock: Raider Stock
  • Laser: Tiger Team Spotlight
  • Ammunition: 50 Round Magazine

You still want an Agency Suppressor on this close-range build. As we said before, it just does too much to give up in most cases. Add in a Tiger Team Spotlight and Raider Stock to get your mobility closer to SMG levels. In close-range fights, movement speed is key. These two attachments boost your speed, both in general and while aimed-down-sights and firing. Then, pop on a Milstop Reflex or other close-range sight. This will massively speed up your ADS time compared to the built-in optic. Finally, stick with the 50 Round Magazine to help you take on multiple enemies without a reload.

If you want better handling on this build, you can swap that Agency Suppressor for a regular Suppressor. You will lose a bit of bullet velocity, range, and recoil control, but you will have much better ADS speed. You can also try a smaller magazine better ADS speed. We generally prefer the largets available, but on slower-firing weapons like the EM2 it's easier to get away with a smaller one.

Secondary weapon

As for the Sniper Rifle you pair your EM2 with, we recommend a Swiss K31 or Kar98k. These are the two most flexible snipers right now and will work great on the move in the ever-unpredictable Battle Royale landscape. If you prefer posting up over extreme distance, try a ZRG instead. For other ideas, visit our guide to the best Sniper Rifles in Warzone!

How to unlock the EM2 in Warzone

Now that Season 5 is over, you'll have to complete a challenge to unlock your EM2. Thankfully, it's fairly straightforward; just rapidly kill two or more players with Assault Rifles in 15 different completed matches. If you own Cold War, you can knock this out easily. If not, jump into either Plunder or a Rebirth Island playlist where fights are easier to come by. Put together a solid loadout and you'll have no trouble at all.

That’s all for the EM2! Now you’re ready to take Warzone’s newest Assault Rifle into Verdansk and crush your opponents. We’ve got a guide for the Tec-9 SMG as well to complete your full Season 5 loadout. If you haven’tunlocked the EM2 yet, visit our Warzone weapons tier list for some interim ideas!

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Charlie Biggerstaff is a freelance contributor to Rock Paper Shotgun, with other bylines on Upcomer. He has a great deal of experience with shooters of all kinds, including Escape From Tarkov, Warzone, Apex Legends, and more. He's also been known to get stuck into an Action RPG or two in his time.