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Best Warzone loadouts and top class setups

The very best Warzone loadouts revealed

One of the biggest keys to success in Verdansk is getting the best Warzone loadout for your favourite gun. Well then, you've come to the right place! Our Warzone loadout guide has all the top-tier picks for the best and fanciest weapons in Warzone. Whether you're an Assault Rifle demon or a Sniper assassin, your loadout is vital for gaining victory in the Warzone. So then, here's all the best loadouts, attachment combinations, and best weapons for Warzone

This guide was written by Ollie Toms and James Law.


How to get your own Warzone loadout

After building your loadout in the Create-A-Class menu, all you need to do now is grab it while in battle! This, it turns out, is pretty simple. Every couple circle closings, loadout drops will fall from the sky near your location. Keep an eye on how they look as they fall - if multiple boxes fall alongside your drop that means there's a bunch of teams nearby ready to scrap.

Honestly, 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. If you're in a squad, it shouldn't take too long to get the $10,000 required, so just pop to your local buy station and get on it.

Just make sure you customise your loadouts how you want them between matches, or you'll be stuck choosing between the frankly dreadful default loadouts. Attachments for a weapon must be unlocked by earning kills with that weapon across any game mode in Warzone, Cold War, or Modern Warfare - and this includes the warm-up time before matches in Warzone, so get killing! Zombies and Multiplayer all play a part - it's easy peasy.

Best Warzone loadouts

From this hub page, you can find links to our growing list of individual best Warzone loadout pages. In each guide, you'll also find detailed, up-to-date and accurate stats on every weapon. Take a look at our list of guides below!

  • M4A1
  • Groza
  • DMR 14
  • Kilo 141
  • SP-R 208
  • HDR
  • JAK-12
  • FiNN
  • MP5
  • GRAU 5.56
  • AS VAL
  • ISO
  • AN-94

M4A1 Warzone loadout drop

Warzone's M4A1

The M4 has been the most popular Assault Rifle in Modern Warfare and Warzone since the game's release. Reliable, powerful, and highly customisable, the M4A1 is capable of winning fights both at fairly close ranges and verging on sniper distances. There are lots of different M4 class guides and setups out there, but we believe we've found the best so far for.

  • Muzzle: Monolithic Suppressor
  • Barrel: Corvus Custom Marksman
  • Optic: VLK 3.0x Optic
  • Underbarrel: Commando Foregrip
  • Ammunition: 60 Round Mags

Perks and equipment:

  • Perk 1: EOD
  • Perk 2: Overkill/Ghost
  • Perk 3: Amped
  • Lethal: C4
  • Tactical: Stun Grenade

Check out our guide to the best M4 Warzone loadout for a full walkthrough of our favourite M4A1 class.


Groza Warzone loadout drop

The Groza assault rifle on a black background.

The Groza is an absolute treat from the get go, acting somewhat similarly to the Grau 5.56. You’ll be able to kit the Groza out with some really spicy specs that’ll help you massively deal damage at longer ranges, so it’s well worth giving it a shot if you want something familiar but new. If you choose Overkill, add a MAC-10, MP5, or other SMG. Going for Ghost? Just chuck a Diamatti on there.

  • Muzzle: GRU Suppressor
  • Barrel: 16.7” VDV Reinforced
  • Optic: Axial Arms 3x
  • Rear Grip: Airborne Elastic Wrap
  • Ammunition: VDV 60 Rnd Fast Mag

Perks and equipment:

  • Perk 1: EOD
  • Perk 2: Overkill/Ghost
  • Perk 3: Amped
  • Lethal: C4
  • Tactical: Stun Grenade

Check out our guide to the best Warzone Groza loadout for a full lowdown of our favourite Groza class.


DMR 14 Warzone loadout drop

The DMR 14 tactical rifle on a black background.

Post-nerfs, the DMR is no longer the ridiculously dominant beast it’s been in the past. However, that doesn’t mean it can’t hold its own on the level of most other meta weapons if you kit it out well and hit those shots. Level this thing up and it’s great fun to use, able to completely destroy entire squads thanks to its large magazine capacity and high damage when you have a decent trigger finger.

  • Muzzle: Agency Silencer
  • Barrel: 20.8” Task Force
  • Optic: Royal & Kross 4x
  • Ammunition: Salvo 40 Rnd Fast Mag
  • Rear Grip: Airborne Elastic Wrap

Perks and equipment:

  • Perk 1: EOD
  • Perk 2: Overkill
  • Perk 3: Amped
  • Lethal: Proximity Mine
  • Tactical: Heartbeat Sensor

To find out the very best attachments to place on your DMR, look no further than our guide to building the best DMR Warzone loadout.


Kilo 141 Warzone loadout drop

Warzone's Kilo 141

The Kilo 141 bears many similarities to the M4A1 and the Grau, and so it makes sense that all three weapons are constantly vying for the top spot in the Warzone assault rifles tier list. The Kilo lacks the rate of fire of the M4, but makes up for it with better range stats and extremely low recoil, along with some truly amazing magazine attachments. 100 round drums, anyone?

  • Muzzle: Monolithic Suppressor
  • Barrel: Singuard Arms 19.8” Prowler
  • Optic: VLK 3.0x Optic
  • Underbarrel: Commando Foregrip
  • Ammunition: 100 Round Drums

Perks and equipment:

  • Perk 1: EOD
  • Perk 2: Ghost
  • Perk 3: Amped
  • Lethal: C4
  • Tactical: Heartbeat Sensor

Head straight to our guide on the best Warzone Kilo loadout to see how we've put together the deadliest possible Kilo 141 class.


SP-R 208 Warzone loadout drop

Warzone's SP-R 208

The SP-R 208 turned a lot of heads at the start of Season 6. Much like the FiNN, it arrived on the scene and quickly took the wind out of the sails of the previous favourite gun in its class, with almost all of the SP-R 208's stats beating out those of the Kar98k. With low bullet drop and great damage and handling stats, you've got the great base from which to create a truly terrifying DMR loadout. If you’re going Overkill, try bringing out a closer-range gun like the MP5 or Fennec.

  • Muzzle: Monolithic Suppressor
  • Barrel: SP-R 26&
  • Optic: VLK 3.0x Optic
  • Ammunition: .337 Lapua Mag 5-R Mags
  • Bolt Assembly: Sloan KR-600 Feather

Perks and equipment:

  • Perk 1: EOD
  • Perk 2: Overkill
  • Perk 3: Amped
  • Lethal: C4
  • Tactical: Flash Grenade

For more information on the best possible setups for this killer marksman, be sure to check out our full guide to building the best SPR 208 Warzone loadout.


HDR Warzone loadout drop

Warzone's HDR

The HDR has always been the dominant sniper rifle in Warzone thanks to its extremely high potential bullet velocity, which makes each shot more or less hitscan. While a little more sluggish than its main rival, the AX-50, the powerful HDR has seen us to victory many times before, and it's thanks in no small part to the below loadout.

  • Muzzle: Monolithic Suppressor
  • Barrel: 26.9” HDR Pro
  • Laser: Tac Laser
  • Perk: Focus
  • Stock: FTAC Stalker-Scout

Perks and equipment:

  • Perk 1: EOD
  • Perk 2: Overkill
  • Perk 3: Amped
  • Lethal: Proximity Mine
  • Tactical: Heartbeat Sensor

Looking to build the perfect killer HDR drop? Look no further than to our guide on building the best HDR loadout Warzone has to offer.


JAK-12 Warzone loadout drop

Warzone's JAK-12

The JAK-12 is the latest shotgun to be added into Modern Warfare and Warzone's shared roster of weapons, and it has the potential to wipe out squads in the blink of an eye if you get close enough. Key to this automatic shotgun, as with all shotguns in Warzone, is to maximise both its effective range and its magazine capacity, to help deal with the larger health pools of armoured Warzone players.

  • Muzzle: FORGE TAC Marauder
  • Barrel: ZLR J3600 Torrent
  • Laser: 1mW Laser
  • Ammo: 20 Round Mags
  • Rear Grip: Stippled Grip Tap

Perks and equipment:

  • Perk 1: EOD
  • Perk 2: Overkill
  • Perk 3: Amped
  • Lethal: C4
  • Tactical: Stun Grenade

Jake has put together a guide to the best JAK-12 Warzone loadout that we've found so far, so be sure to check that out. You’ll want to use Overkill with an Assault Rifle for this loadout, otherwise things will be real rough at range.


FiNN Warzone loadout drop

Warzone's FiNN

The powerful FiNN LMG is ludicrously powerful, and with our loadout you can bump it all the way into overpowered. Key to our setup is the LongShot Adverse barrel, which gives you the extreme fire rate of the Adverse but without sacrificing any range - particularly when combined with the ever-popular Monolithic Suppressor. The Commando Foregrip gives us even greater control for nailing those long-range shots, while the Tac Laser and Sleight of Hand perk speed up the gun's low points into acceptable territory.

  • Muzzle: Monolithic Suppressor
  • Barrel: XRK LongShot Adverse
  • Laser: Tac Laser
  • Optic: VLK 3.0x Optic
  • Underbarrel: Commando Foregrip

Perks and equipment:

  • Perk 1: EOD
  • Perk 2: Ghost
  • Perk 3: Amped
  • Lethal: C4
  • Tactical: Stun Grenade

For more information on this particular loadout and the full weapon stats of the FiNN, look no further than our guide to building the best FiNN Warzone loadout.


MP5 Warzone loadout drop

Warzone's MP5

The MP5 absolutely melts enemies at close range. It's quick, powerful, and reliable, as long as you can handle its decidedly bouncy recoil. It's the most popular SMG in Warzone right now, even at the top-tier skill levels. And our top loadout turns it into a world-class weapon with the Monolithic Suppressor, greater control and handling, and a high enough magazine capacity to wipe out whole groups of enemies. The Grau or M4A1 are also great Overkill partners to the MP5.

  • Muzzle: Monolithic Suppressor
  • Underbarrel: Commando Foregrip
  • Ammunition: 45 Round Mags
  • Laser: Tac Laser
  • Perk: Sleight of Hand

Perks and equipment:

  • Perk 1: Double Time
  • Perk 2: Overkill
  • Perk 3: Amped
  • Lethal: C4
  • Tactical: Heartbeat Sensor

To make sure you are making the most of this killer SMG, be sure to check out our full guide for building the best MP5 Warzone loadout.


Grau 5.56 Warzone loadout drop

Warzone's Grau

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. The Archangel Barrel in particular is a godsend with the Grau thanks to its clean ironsights and the excellent range and bullet velocity bonuses included.

  • Muzzle: Monolithic Suppressor
  • Barrel: Tempus 26.4” Archangel
  • Laser: Tac Laser
  • Underbarrel: Commando Foregrip
  • Ammunition: 60 Round Mags

Perks and equipment:

  • Perk 1: EOD
  • Perk 2: Ghost
  • Perk 3: Amped
  • Lethal: C4
  • Tactical: Stun Grenade

We've got a surprise or two in store for you with this Grau loadout, which you can take a look at in full over on our guide to building the best Grau loadout.


AS VAL Warzone loadout drop

Warzone's AS VAL

The AS VAL was added alongside the SP-R 208 with the start of Season 6, and it's a curious beast. Depending on how you kit it out, the AS VAL can be a powerful rival to either the M13 or the FAL; but the obvious downside is its very limited magazine size. So our top AS VAL loadout boost our magazine capacity, along with our ability to deal high damage across long ranges.

  • Barrel: VLK 200mm Osa
  • Optic: VLK 3.0x Optic
  • Stock: VLK Strelok
  • Ammunition: 30 Round Mags
  • Perk: Sleight of Hand

Perks and equipment:

  • Perk 1: Double Time
  • Perk 2: Ghost
  • Perk 3: Amped
  • Lethal: C4
  • Tactical: Stun Grenade

Take a look at our guide to building the best AS VAL Warzone loadout for full details on this drop and its associated weapon stats.


ISO Warzone loadout drop

Warzone's ISO

The ISO looks to be a hybrid of sorts between the MP5 and the MP7 or Fennec. Even by the standards of SMGs in Warzone, the ISO is very close-quarters - which means you can either attempt to mitigate its range deficits as much as possible, or just lean into the extreme close quarters aspect and use a much more versatile secondary weapon to make up for it. Also, make sure you get an AR or LMG out as your Overkill secondary - the ISO struggles at any sort of range!

  • Barrel: FSS Nightshade
  • Underbarrel: Merc Foregrip
  • Ammunition: 50 Round Drums
  • Laser: Tac Laser
  • Perk: Sleight of Hand

Perks and equipment:

  • Perk 1: Double Time
  • Perk 2: Overkill
  • Perk 3: Amped
  • Lethal: C4
  • Tactical: Stun Grenade

For more information on this particular loadout and the stats, benefits, and drawbacks of the ISO, look no further than our guide to building the best ISO Warzone loadout!


AN-94 Warzone loadout drop

Warzone's AN-94

From what we've seen so far, the AN-94 doesn't quite have the capability to compete with the top Assault Rifles in Warzone right now. But you can certainly still deal all manner of death if you kit it out correctly. As with almost every single weapon in Warzone, I prefer to maximise range and bullet velocity, along with extended magazine capacity to help you wipe out squads and third parties.

  • Optic: Monocle or APX5
  • Muzzle: Monolithic Suppressor
  • Barrel: AN-94 Factory X-438mm
  • Ammunition: 45 Round Mags
  • Laser: Tac Laser

Perks and equipment:

  • Perk 1: EOD
  • Perk 2: Ghost
  • Perk 3: Amped
  • Lethal: C4
  • Tactical: Heartbeat Sensor

For much more information on the AN-94 and its stats, be sure to check out our in-depth guide to building the best AN94 Warzone loadout!


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 the best Warzone guns is particularly useful - if I do say so myself.

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