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Best Warzone loadout and class setups for Season 6

What is the best class for your Warzone Loadout Drops?

Looking for the best Warzone loadouts in Season 6? Winning in Verdansk requires the most powerful Warzone loadout you can get your hands on. One of Warzone’s defining features as a Battle Royale is the user-created custom class, which you can access via Loadout Drops purchased at Buy Stations around the map.

There's nearly two years' worth of weapons now, so there's a lot to learn. Thankfully, we’re here to help by guiding you through several contenders for the best loadout in Warzone Season 6.

The best Warzone loadout

Here are the very best Warzone loadout and class setups in Season 6 of Call Of Duty: Warzone:

  • EM2 and OTs 9
  • Grav and Tec-9
  • QBZ and MP5
  • Kar98k and AK-47
  • Stoner 63 and MAC-10
  • Swiss K31 and AK74u
  • Bruen and PPSh
  • M4A1 and Kar98k
  • PKM and Bullfrog
  • ZRG and FARA 83
  • Grau and MP7
  • C58 and Tec-9
  • LW3 Tundra and XM4

Below we'll walk you through each of these loadouts, including details on which attachments to use for each gun, and why each of these Warzone class setups is so powerful in the Season 5 meta.


The EM2 rifle in Warzone

EM2 and OTs 9 loadout

The EM2 is finally gaining popularity equal to its power. This high-damage rifle is one of if not the best long-range Assault Rifles in Warzone. It packs a real wallop, has controllable albeit high recoil, and comes with a built in optic if you want to free up an attachment slot. This weapon is top tier in long-range fights with the build below, but the sniper support build still works too. Check out our full EM2 guide for more on that build.

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

Meanwhile, the OTs 9 remains one of the best close-range SMGs in Season 6 of Warzone. This compact SMG has few competitors in close quarters. It has unreal damage, excellent mobility, and top-tier handling. Its only weakness is a 40 round magazine, but with DPS like this, it hardly matters. Pair it with an EM2 for one of the best overall loadouts in Warzone Season 6.

  • Muzzle: GRU Suppressor
  • Barrel: Task Force
  • Ammunition: 40 Round Mags
  • Laser: Tiger Team Spotlight
  • Stock: KGB Skeletal Stock

The Grav assault rifle in Warzone

Grav and Tec-9 loadout

The Grav launched with some recoil problems at the start of Season 6, but a quick buff gave it a noticeable boost. The Grav is still bouncier than the average weapon, but its damage is phenomenal. With the right build and a little practice, the Grav will shred. Its damage is great at all ranges too, so you can pair it with a sniper if you prefer. For long range though, this is the best Grav build.

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

The Tec-9 is as powerful as it is unusual. By default, it fires in semi-automatic, which is odd for an SMG. However, it has muzzle attachments that make it fire in three-round-burst and full-auto. Turns out, the semi-automatic and full-auto configurations are both pretty darn good, at least on paper. Full-auto is the way to go in most cases, including the build below.

  • Muzzle: Full Auto Repeater
  • Underbarrel: Bruiser Grip
  • Ammunition: 48 Round Mag
  • Laser: Tiger Team Spotlight
  • Stock: Raider Stock

A QBZ Warzone loadout

QBZ and Cold War MP5 loadout

The QBZ is a lot like the Krig, but with a slightly better damage profile, especially after a string of Krig nerfs. It has a somewhat inconsistent damage profile but will melt if you can hit chest shots. Many players looking for a zero-recoil AR still haven't abandoned their Krig, but we definitely recommend you give the QBZ a shot in Season 6. It's the better gun by pretty much every metric.

  • Muzzle: Agency Suppressor
  • Barrel: Task Force
  • Optic: Axial Arms 3x
  • Underbarrel: Field Agent Foregrip
  • Ammunition: 60 Round Magazine

The Cold War MP5 has some killer mobility and damage on par with the OTs 9. If you want a few more shots to work with, it’s an excellent choice. You can opt for a Modern Warfare MP5 too, but it lacks the excellent mobility of Cold War SMGs. The younger sibling's speed will give you an edge over most players.

  • Muzzle: Agency Suppressor
  • Underbarrel: Bruiser Grip
  • Ammunition: 50 Round Mags
  • Laser: Tiger Team
  • Stock: Raider Stock

A Kar98k loadout in Warzone

Kar98k and Cold War AK-47 loadout

Our first Sniper Rifle loadout (okay, fine, Marksman Rifle loadout) features an old favorite; the Kar98k. This gun has been part of the Warzone meta since day one. It has incredible ADS speed, solid mobility, and the power to one-shot headshot enemies at any range. If you like sniping on the move, this is the gun for you.

  • Muzzle: Monolithic
  • Barrel: Singuard Custom 27.6
  • Stock: FTAC Sport Comb
  • Laser: Tac Laser
  • Optic: Sniper Scope

The AK47 on the other hand has a spottier history in Warzone. The Modern Warfare version has always been awful, but the Cold War AK-47 is a standout star. This AR hits like an absolute truck up close. It can compete with most SMGs at the closest ranges, and will destroy them at mid-range. The CW AK is, and likely will always be, one of the best sniper supports in Warzone. In Season 6 it's even a top-tier long-range rifle, but we've gone with the traditional close-range build below.

  • Muzzle: GRU Suppressor
  • Barrel: Liberator
  • Laser: Tiger Team
  • Stock: KGB Skeletal Stock
  • Ammunition: 45 Round Magazine

A Stoner 63 Loadout in Warzone

Stoner 63 and MAC-10

The Stoner 63 is a really excellent LMG that has remained popular in spite of a few nerfs. It still has killer damage, great range, and, the usual perk of an LMG, a huge magazine. This Stoner 63 class makes for a great long-range Warzone loadout.

  • Muzzle: Agency Suppressor
  • Barrel: Task Force
  • Optic: Axial Arms 3x
  • Ammunition: 120 Round Magazine
  • Underbarrel: Field Agent Grip

It’s nice to have a more mobile option on an LMG Warzone class, and the MAC-10 has mobility in spades. This is just a phenomenal run-and-gun SMG, even after a few nerfs. The MAC-10 has very low recoil too. You’ll have no trouble shredding enemies with it.

  • Muzzle: Agency Suppressor
  • Barrel: Task Force
  • Laser: Tiger Team Spotlight
  • Stock: Raider Stock
  • Ammunition: 53 Round Magazine

The Swiss K31 Sniper Rifle in Call of Duty: Warzone

Swiss K31 and AK74u loadout

The Swiss K31 in Warzone is like the Kar98k’s distant cousin. They fill a similar role as the best mobile Sniper Rifle in Warzone. While the Kar98k is faster, the Swiss K31 hits harder to the body. If you want something that’s a bit more forgiving when your aim is low, look no further.

  • Muzzle: GRU Suppressor
  • Barrel: Combat Recon
  • Optic: Royal and Kross 4x
  • Grip: Serpent Wrap
  • Ammunition: 7 Round

Now that the Milano has been banished back to the lower-tier depths after an unlisted nerf, the AK74u is primed to be a top sniper support SMG. The compact Kalashnikov has a huge headshot multiplier and very reasonable recoil when built properly. If you can keep your sights on the top half of your target, you can melt enemies even at mid-range with this AK74u loadout.

  • Muzzle: GRU Suppressor
  • Barrel: Task Force
  • Underbarrel: Field Agent Grip
  • Grip: GRU Elastic Wrap
  • Ammunition: 40 Round Mag

The Bruen Mk9 LMG in Call of Duty: Warzone

Bruen and PPSh loadout

The Bruen is back on the menu. In the ancient days of Modern Warfare, this off-beat LMG dominated with its signature 60 round magazine attachment, functioning essentially as an Assault Rifle. Now in Cold War/Warzone Season 6, it’s top tier as a more traditionally built LMG.

  • Muzzle: Monolithic Suppressor
  • Barrel: XRX Summit
  • Laser: Tac Laser
  • Optic: VLK 3.0x
  • Underbarrel: Commando Foregrip

The PPSh has been an underrated SMG in Warzone for a while now. It has great mobility, great range, and a huge, 71-round magazine. This old-school weapon works great as a flexible SMG backup for long-range guns that struggle in mid to close-range; namely, the Bruen. Here’s the best PPSh Warzone loadout for that purpose.

  • Muzzle: GRU Suppressor
  • Barrel: Task Force
  • Laser: Tiger Team Spotlight
  • Stock: Raider Stock
  • Ammunition: 71 Round Magazine

A M4A1 and Kar98k Warzone loadout

M4A1 and Kar98k loadout

Speaking of back on the menu, the M4A1 has really come around in recent seasons. This classic AR was never really bad, but nerfs to some Cold War competition have made it really solid again. It makes a really great sniper support even with limited attachments, which makes the M4A1 the best choice for a Fully Loaded sniper class in Warzone to help you restock ASAP.

  • Muzzle: Monolithic Suppressor
  • Barrel: Corvus Custom Marksman
  • Laser: Tac Laser
  • Perk: Fully Loaded
  • Ammunition: 50 Round

If you do want a Fully Loaded sniper loadout, the Kar98k is your best bet. The base ADS speed is so good that you can get away with trading in the FTAC Sport Comb stock for the Fully Loaded perk.

  • Muzzle: Monolithic Suppressor
  • Barrel: Singuard Custom 27.6
  • Laser: Tac Laser
  • Optic: Sniper Scope
  • Perk: Fully Loaded

A PKM Warzone Loadout

PKM and Bullfrog loadout

The PKM isn’t the most popular LMG in Warzone, but it has always been top one or two in power. It has very low recoil, great range, and better time-to-kill than the Stoner up close. Seriously, this thing should be used way more than it is. Give this PKM loadout a shot, you won’t be disappointed.

  • Mussle: Monolithic Suppressor
  • Laser: Tac Laser
  • Barrel: 26.9 Extended Barrel
  • Underbarrel: Commando Foregrip
  • Optic: VLK 3.0x

We’re rounding out this PKM Warzone loadout with a similarly smooth SMG. The Bullfrog has much more linear recoil than the MP5s and OTs 9, but slightly lower damage. However, it has a massive headshot multiplier and an enormous magazine to help close the gap. If you want a pair of mag-dump friendly, low-recoil guns, this loadout is for you.

  • Muzzle: GRU Suppressor
  • Barrel: Task Force
  • Laser: Tiger Team Spotlight
  • Underbarrel: Bruiser Grip
  • Ammunition: 85 Round Mags

A Warzone ZRG loadout

ZRG and FARA 83 Loadout

The ZRG is the absolute monarch of extreme-range sniping in Warzone Season 5. Not even the HDR can touch the ZRG’s bullet velocity. With the right ZRG Warzone class, you’ll hardly have to lead shots or compensate for drop at most practical ranges.

  • Muzzle: Agency Moderator
  • Barrel: Combat Recon
  • Grip: Airborne Elastic Wrap
  • Underbarrel: Bruiser Grip
  • Ammunition: 5 Round Magazine

The FARA 83 has somehow become underrated. This fast-firing rifle is still really, really strong in Warzone Season 6. It works very nicely as a sniper support and provides a flexible backup for your ZRG that excels at both close and mid-range. It is great for long-range too. Check out our full FARA 83 Warzone loadout guide for more on that.

  • Muzzle: GRU Suppressor
  • Barrel: Liberator
  • Stock: Raider Stock
  • Laser: Tiger Team Spotight
  • Ammunition: 45 Round Magazine

A Warzone Grau loadout

Grau and MP7 Loadout

This is another Fully Loaded Warzone class, although both of these guns are great for other purposes too. The Grau in particular though just needs so little to get going. All of its base stats are so solid that you can very easily forgo an attachment for Fully Loaded. Here’s the Grau loadout we prefer.

  • Muzzle: Monolithic Suppressor
  • Barrel: Tempus 26.4" Archangel
  • Laser: Tac Laser
  • Ammunition: 60 Round Magazine
  • Perk: Fully Loaded

The MP7 has similarly excellent base stats. You could look at any number of MP7 builds and pretty easily find something to sacrifice for a Fully Loaded Warzone class. It makes a very nice sniper support, but this MP7 Warzone loadout is geared towards close range to compliment the Grau build above.

  • Muzzle: Monolithic Suppressor
  • Barrel: FSS Strike
  • Laser: Tac Laser
  • Ammunition: 60 Round Magazine
  • Perk: Fully Loaded

A Warzone C58 loadout

C58 and Tec-9

The C58 has fallen off the mountain after a couple of nerfs, but it’s still very good. Its damage can't quite match the mighty EM2, but the C58 has much better handling. This gun has respectable range, great damage per shot, and a huge headshot multiplier. It only takes a single headshot to make it one of the fastest killing ARs in the game, and that’s very doable with the below C58 Warzone loadout.

  • Muzzle: Agency Suppressor
  • Barrel: Task Force
  • Optic: Axial Arms 3x
  • Ammunition: 55 Round Drum
  • Underbarrel: Field Agent Grip

The full-auto Tec-9 is a great compliment to the C58. It handles close-range fights extremely well with its blistering rate of fire. The Tec-9 has excellent mobility too. You really can’t go wrong with this Tec-9 loadout.

  • Muzzle: Full Auto Repeater
  • Underbarrel: Bruiser Grip
  • Laser: Tiger Team Spotlight
  • Ammunition: 48 Round Magazine
  • Stock: Raider Stock

The LW3 Tundra Sniper Rifle in Warzone

LW3 Tundra and XM4 loadout

The LW3 Tundra is a beast at range and a great alternative to the ZRG. The ZRG might have better peak bullet velocity, but the LW3 Tundra has comfier handling and doesn’t need an extended magazine. Get a smoother ride for long-range sniping with this LW3 Tundra loadout.

  • Muzzle: Wrapped Suppressor
  • Barrel: Combat Recon
  • Optic: Royal and Kross 4x
  • Stock: SAS Combat Stock
  • Grip: Airborne Elastic Wrap

The XM4 remains a popular pickup, and it really shines as a sniper support in Warzone Season 6. We particularly like it with the LW3 Tundra because the XM4 holds up better at mid-range than the Cold War AK-47. You won’t want to be dueling a Swiss K31 with your LW3 Tundra inside of 100 meters, and the XM4 will serve you nicely in that range.

  • Muzzle: Agency Suppressor
  • Barrel: Ranger
  • Stock: Raider Stock
  • Ammunition: 45 Round Magazine
  • Laser: Tiger Team Spotlight

An MG82 in Call of Duty

MG82 and OTs 9 loadout

The MG82’s popularity is starting to climb after recent nerfs to long-range Assault Rifles. LMGs are looking very strong right now, and this is perhaps the best LMG in Warzone Season 6. It will actually drop enemies quicker than the other LMGs on this list at most ranges, it just has a lot more recoil. If you can get a handle on it though, the MG82 is a fantastic pickup.

  • Muzzle: Agency Suppressor
  • Barrel: Task Force
  • Underbarrel: Field Agent Grip
  • Opitc: Axial Arms 3x
  • Grip:Airborne Elastic Wrap

We’re going with the OTs 9 again on this Warzone loadout, but with a slightly altered build. Because the MG82’s damage at close-range is good, we’re giving up some range to get even more mobility on this OTs 9. If you want that extra range and recoil reduction though, stick with the earlier build.

  • Muzzle: GRU Suppressor
  • Underbarrel: Bruiser Grip
  • Ammunition: 40 Round Mags
  • Laser: Tiger Team Spotlight
  • Stock: KGB Skeletal Stock

Best Equipment in Warzone Season 6

Equipment choices in Warzone are about as standard as Perks. Your equipment isn’t quite as important so feel free to play around a bit, but if you’re looking to stack up wins these are your best bets.

Lethal: Semtex

Semtex is the best general-purpose lethal equipment. You get a lot of the same utility as a frag grenade, with the added bonus of potential one-shots. Anyone you stick with a Semtex is going down, even if they have EOD.

Lethal: Thermite Grenades

Thermite Grenades are great for two things; area control, and destroying vehicles. These are great to cut off an angle or trap enemies in a corner. They’ll drop them fairly quickly with a direct hit too. Big-time vehicle damage is the icing on the cake.

Lethal: Proximity Mines

Proximity Mines are the more passive alternative to Thermite. These are great for covering your back, especially in solos. They’re also your best bet when you’re staring down a charging truck. Wait until you see the whites of their eyes, drop a Proximity Mine, and run.

Lethal: Throwing Knife

The Throwing Knife is an evergreen style points pick in the Call of Duty franchise, but it has some niche utility in Warzone. You can use a Throwing Knife to instantly finish a downed player. That sounds like a small thing in a game where you can, you know, shoot that downed player with a gun, but you'll be surprised by how often the Throwing Knife option saves you. The Throwing Knife saves your ammo, and avoiding a mid-fight reload will keep you alive and in the game.

Tactical: Heartbeat Sensor

The Heartbeat Sensor does get countered by Ghost, but it is very nice for tracking enemies during the early game. Information is power in Battle Royale games, and the Heartbeat Sensor is the best information tool short of a UAV.

Tactical: Stun Grenades

Stun Grenades offer a more direct approach to taking on foes. The stun effect they impose almost always spells death for their victims. If you know where the enemy is, toss a stun around the corner and collect your free kill.


And with that, we'll wrap up this 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? Our guide to th.e best Warzone guns is particularly useful, and we've got guides to more off-meta weapons like the Fennec and Groza too!

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