The Warzone sniper rifle category has a new kid on the block. Much like the 80s boy band, the ZRG 20mm is desperately scrambling for relevance in a really competitive environment. The sniper rifle meta is split pretty heavily between the high bullet velocity immobile weapons, and the quick-scoping beasts preferred by aggressive players. Here’s how to build the ZRG 20mm into a competitive sniping machine.
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How to unlock the ZRG 20mm in Warzone
In order to unlock this gun, you have to get two headshot medals in ten different games. I’ve put together a page with the best loadout and instructions on how to unlock the ZRG 20mm in Warzone, if you fancy a few more pointers.
Best ZRG 20mm loadout in Warzone
I’ve picked out a single loadout for the ZRG 20mm which I feel works best for how it should be used. This long-range, high bullet velocity loadout is the one to go for with the ZRG 20mm, as otherwise its slow mobility and ADS speed will harm you far more than it’l help.
So then, here are the attachments for the best bullet velocity ZRG 20mm loadout:
- Muzzle: Agency Moderator (Level 46)
- Barrel: 43.9” Combat Recon (Level 30)
- Underbarrel: Bruiser Grip (Level 33)
- Ammunition: 5 Rnd (Level 8)
- Rear Grip: Airborne Elastic Wrap (Level 53)
Your Agency Moderator is the perfect starting point for a long-range loadout with the ZRG 20mm. You can only one-shot kill with headshots, so making sure you’re on the ball when it comes to maximising your bullet velocity is vital to not missing when you’re clicking on heads. Barrel-wise, we’re also maximising bullet velocity with the 43.9” Combat Recon. This barrel has the best effect on your bullet velocity and helps the most with making the gun as close to hitscan as possible.
The default magazine capacity is unfortunately only three bullets, so make sure you have the 5 Rnd ammunition attachment or you’ll find yourself reloading way too often.
I’ve chucked on the Bruiser Grip and Airborne Elastic Wrap to make this gun’s aim-down-sights time as fast as possible, as its final bullet velocity is slightly slower than the HDR’s. Many people will find it to be a nice middle ground though, as with this attachment combination it does end up being more mobile than the biggest, beefiest snipers in the game.
Some players aren’t as keen on the default sniper scope though, so if that’s something you’re concerned with, feel free to get rid of the Bruiser Grip and chuck on the Royal & Kross 4x optic to clean your sightlines up a little bit.
I really like running this weapon with a decent sniper support gun. A midrange FFAR 1 build or my (very good, if you ask me) Bullfrog loadout would work absolute wonders with the ZRG 20mm, so give them a try if you fancy.
Best ZRG 20mm loadout with Perks and Equipment
Here’s all the best Perks and Equipment you should be grabbing when it comes to your ZRG 20mm loadout:
- Perk 1: EOD
- Perk 2: Overkill
- Perk 3: Amped
- Lethal: Claymore
- Tactical: Stun Grenade
EOD is an obvious choice. It decreases the chances of you dying to enemy explosives, and with many people running Semtex or Thermite, you might just need that to survive and get your snipe off. Overkill is what I’ve gone for here in the second slot because it’s extremely important to have a secondary weapon when you run a sniper, but if you have the chance to get a second loadout, pick a Restock class. It’ll mean you get extra uses of your equipment, which helps massively when you’re trying to bunker down in a building and snipe, or when you’re looking to get those stuns off in the final zone. Finally, I’ve gone for Amped, as it allows you to take your other weapon out much quicker. When your position gets flanked, this will save your skin.
Equipment-wise, I’ve picked the Claymore, as it serves the double purpose of giving you an audio warning when enemies are attacking your position, whilst also dealing damage to make them easier to take out with your MP5 or M4A1. Stun Grenades are great too, since along with Restock you can chuck them around willy nilly and get free kills as you defend a position or push enemies.
That’s all you need to know about the ZRG 20mm sniper rifle! For more Warzone stuff from us, check out the Warzone Audio Bang podcast, where Ed and I talk all about our favourite off-meta picks in Verdansk, as well as advice on the overall meta with our Warzone best guns tier list.