The best Warzone loadouts and class setups best Warzone loadout


Want to find the best Warzone loadout? Season 5 didn't have quite as many sweeping changes as last time around, but you'll want to get your head around the new meta as quickly as possible. There are new guns, new loadouts, and some familiar faces to try in the current Warzone era.

There's a long list of the best Warzone guns to try so you're really spoilt for choice. With Season 5 Reloaded, there's a solid amount of change in the mix, so here are ten of the best Warzone loadouts, including attachments, perks, and throwables. 

Best Warzone loadout list: The best setups for Season 5

EM2 & OTs 9

EM2

  • Muzzle: Agency Suppressor
  • Barrel: 25.8″ Task Force
  • Optic: Axial Arms 3x
  • Underbarrel: Field Agent Grip
  • Ammunition: STANAG 50 Rnd

This long-range EM2 Warzone loadout has these attachments: agency suppressor, 25.8 inch task force, axial arms 3x, field agent grip, and STANAG 50 Round mags.

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The EM2, added to Warzone with Season 5, has cemented itself as a real contender early on, with strong damage and a fast time-to-kill you can hit your shots with that low fire rate. Check out the build above, or go a bit deeper in my fully-fledged best EM2 loadout guide.

OTs 9

  • Muzzle: GRU Suppressor
  • Barrel: 8.1” Task Force
  • Stock: KGB Skeletal Stock
  • Underbarrel: Spetsnaz Grip
  • Ammunition: Spetsnaz 40 Rnd

The OTs 9 rocked up into Verdansk for Season 4 Reloaded ready to rumble, and it still does a great job. It operates at a significantly different range to the EM2, but that’s why they compliment each other so damn well. This absolute monster of a weapon came in during a round of huge SMG nerfs and its ludicrous time-to-kill up close has made it a force to be reckoned with right off the bat. Check out my best OTs 9 loadouts page for a bit more information, as well as an extra-special setup which makes you move ridiculously fast.

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C58 & MAC-10

C58

  • Muzzle: Suppressor
  • Barrel: 18.5” Task Force
  • Optic: Axial Arms 3x
  • Ammunition: STANAG 55 Rnd
  • Rear Grip: Airborne Elastic Wrap

Season 4's C58 is still going strong. Check out our comprehensive Warzone C58 loadout guide for more on how to run this weapon, but what you really need to know is it’s a versatile weapon that’ll serve you extremely well when you're in the flow of a game.

MAC-10

  • Muzzle: Agency Suppressor
  • Barrel: 5.9″ Task Force
  • Laser: Tiger Team Spotlight 
  • Stock: Raider Stock 
  • Ammunition: STANAG 53 Rnd Drum

Is that the MAC-10? Dominating the meta once again? Well, it's not as broken as it used to be, but the MAC-10's fantastic time-to-kill value can still shred enemies at an absolutely bonkers rate. Of course, your recoil is a tad gnarly with this gun, but with our best MAC-10 loadout you'll be destroying your enemies in no time.

CR-56 AMAX & CX-9

CR-56 AMAX

  • Muzzle: Monolithic Suppressor
  • Barrel: XRK Zodiac S440
  • Optic: VLK 3.0x Optic
  • Underbarrel: Commando Foregrip
  • Ammunition: 45 Round Mags

The king is not dead. Don’t let anyone tell you the AMAX is unviable now: it’s just been pegged back to let other weapons into the meta. You can still shred enemies at range with this gun, though, and if you’ve got used to it throughout the previous metas, it’s going to help you out in Season 5 as well. You’ll need to get three gunbutt kills with an AR in ten different matches to unlock the AMAX, but the grind is still worth it.

CX-9

  • Barrel: CX-38S
  • Stock: CX-FR
  • Underbarrel: Merc Foregrip
  • Ammunition: 50 Round Drums
  • Perk: Sleight of Hand

The CX-9 is a really solid SMG, and it'll be easy peasy to unlock if you're a Modern Warfare 2019 owner. Take a look at our guide for the best CX-9 loadouts if you fancy learning a bit more about how to run this gun.

AK-47 (CW) & Kar98k

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AK-47 (Cold War)

  • Muzzle: GRU Suppressor
  • Barrel: 15.5” Ultralight
  • Stock: KGB Skeletal Stock
  • Underbarrel: Spetsnaz Speedgrip
  • Ammunition: Bakelite 60 Rnd

The AK-47 is effective at most ranges, but you'd be surprised how well it performs from close up. With this loadout, the Cold War AK has a surprisingly fast strafe and movement speed thanks to the Ultralight barrel and KGB Skeletal Stock, so give it a go alongside a speedy sniper like the Kar98k and you’ll have a brilliant time.

Also, have a look at the best AK-47 loadouts page to see more ways to set up your AK class.

 Kar98k 

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

Long-time Warzone players will be more than familiar with the best Kar98k loadout, as it's always been very reliable when you need to quickly pick off enemies in the distance. This particular setup increases your ADS speed, so if you spot an opponent, you can take them down instantly. It’s shockingly fast compared to other sniper rifles, but remember that you’ll need to account for bullet velocity much more than with heavier rifles like the HDR.

Krig 6 & Bullfrog

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Krig 6

  • Muzzle: Agency Suppressor
  • Barrel: 15″ CMV Mil-Spec
  • Optic: Axial Arms 3x
  • Underbarrel: Field Agent Grip
  • Ammunition: STANAG 60 Rnd

If you're on the hunt for an AR with high accuracy and low recoil the Krig 6 won't let you down. It's worth calling in your personal loadout drop to benefit from the range buffs in this setup, especially the Ranger barrel and Field Agent Grip. Remember though: this all comes at the cost of mobility, so be sure to find some cover before engaging with another squad. Fancy a bit more help? Have a look at our best Krig 6 loadouts page for more.

Bullfrog

  • Muzzle: GRU Suppressor
  • Barrel: 7.4″ Task Force
  • Optic: Millstop Reflex
  • Stock: KGB Skeletal Stock
  • Ammunition: 65 Rnd

The Bullfrog remains up there as a top SMG, and it pairs perfectly with the long-range Krig. With a big ol’ magazine capacity and great range for an SMG, this one is great to switch to while you run around indoors, or to follow up on shots if you run out of ammunition in your primary weapon at range. It's criminally underrated – have a look at our best Bullfrog loadouts page for more tips.

RAM-7 & MP5

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RAM-7

  • Muzzle: Monolithic Suppressor
  • Barrel: FSS Ranger
  • Optic: VLK 3.0x Optic
  • Underbarrel: Commando Foregrip
  • Ammunition: 50 Round Mags

The RAM-7 may be an assault rifle from Modern Warfare, but it has no trouble holding its own in Warzone Season 5 Reloaded. To this day it offers respectable range and accuracy compared to others in its class, making it the perfect companion for SMGs and other ARs. Have a look at the best RAM-7 loadouts for more!

MP5 (CW)

  • Muzzle: Agency Suppressor
  • Laser: Tiger Team Spotlight
  • Grip: Serpent Grip
  • Stock: Raider Stock
  • Ammunition: STANAG 50 Rnd Drum

The Cold War MP5 still packs a brutal punch indoors and at close ranges, with the likes of the Raider Stock, Serpent Grip, and Tiger Team Spotlight all doing wonders for the weapon’s mobility and your character’s movement speed. Get it out when your RAM-7 feels that little bit too cumbersome for close up, with my best MP5 loadouts.

Swiss K31 & QBZ-83

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Swiss K31

  • Muzzle: GRU Suppressor
  • Barrel: 24.9” Combat Recon
  • Laser: SWAT 5mw Laser Sight
  • Optic: Axial Arms 3x
  • Rear Grip: Serpent Grip

The Swiss K31 has taken a lot of time to become popular in the Warzone meta, but it sure is now. With an ADS speed rivalling even the best aggressive snipers like the Kar98k, the Swiss K31 is well on its way to the crown when it comes to quick-scoping. Of course, you’ll need to practice with it, especially if you aren’t quite used to the gun’s bullet velocity and such, but it’s well worth a try – especially with our best Swiss K31 loadouts.

QBZ-83

  • Muzzle: Agency Suppressor
  • Barrel: 15.5″ Task Force
  • Optic: Axial Arms 3x
  • Ammunition: STANAG 60 Rnd Drum
  • Rear Grip: Airborne Elastic Wrap

The QBZ used to be a pea shooter. Standing up to nobody and being shredded by everything it came up against. That's not necessarily the case anymore though. The QBZ still doesn't destroy your enemies like other ARs, but some fantastic recoil values and decent enough damage output make it a really solid weapon to support your sniper rifles. Have a gander at our best QBZ-83 loadouts if you want to know more.

Stoner 63 & PPSh-41

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Stoner 63

  • Muzzle: Agency Suppressor
  • Barrel: 21.8″ Task Force
  • Optic: Axial Arms 3x
  • Ammunition: 120 Rnd Speed Mag
  • Rear Grip: Airborne Elastic Wrap

Often slept on, the Stoner 63 undoubtedly has what it takes to steal the show in Warzone Season 5. It can down an entire squad without the need to reload, and the damage combined with your excellent accuracy can completely dominate at long range. Check out our guide for the best Stoner 63 loadouts for a bit more in-depth detail.

PPSh-41

  • Muzzle: Sound Suppressor
  • Laser: Tiger Team Spotlight
  • Stock: Raider Stock
  • Underbarrel: Bruiser Grip
  • Ammunition: 55 Rnd Drum

The PSSh-41 can take out enemies quickly, especially when they're right on top of you. It's also very easy to control, and you won't need to restrict your movement to yield good results. For more ideas on how to round off your build, check out our best PPSh-41 Warzone loadouts.

ZRG 20mm & FARA 83

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ZRG 20mm

  • Muzzle: Sound Moderator
  • Barrel: 43.9″ Combat Recon 
  • Optic: Royal & Kross 4x
  • Ammunition: 5 Rnd
  • Rear Grip: Airborne Elastic Wrap 

The HDR has been many Warzone players' favourite sniper rifle for a while now, but it's time to switch to the ZRG 20mm. It has the least bullet drop without having to compromise range, and last season’s buffs made it even better leading to an extremely speedy bullet velocity. If you need help choosing attachments for this gun, we have a page for the best ZRG 20mm Warzone loadouts.

FARA 83 

  • Muzzle: Suppressor
  • Laser: Tiger Team Spotlight
  • Underbarrel: Bruiser Grip
  • Ammunition: Spetsnaz 60 Rnd
  • Stock: KGB Skeletal Stock

The FARA 83 works exceptionally well as a sniper support. It's best used to get up close and personal with enemy squads, but it can be customised for medium-long ranges, which I cover in more detail in our best FARA 83 loadouts guide. You'll really feel the benefit of having the Spetsnaz 60 Rnd extended magazine when you're out on the field.

Grau 5.56 & Sykov

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Grau 5.56

  • Muzzle: Monolithic Suppressor
  • Barrel: Tempus 26.4″ Archangel 
  • Underbarrel: Commando Foregrip
  • Ammunition: 60 Round Mags
  • Perk: Fully Loaded

It's always good to have a Fully Loaded class ready to rumble with when possible. If you get sent to the Gulag, you'll want to have a loadout that'll fill your ammo reserves up immediately when you drop back in. Check out our best Grau 5.56 loadouts page if you fancy learning a bit more.

Sykov (Single)

  • Muzzle: Monolithic Suppressor
  • Barrel: Sorokin 140mm Auto
  • Laser: Tac Laser
  • Ammunition: 80 Round Drums
  • Rear Grip: VLK Prizrak

The Sykov pistol isn't quite as potent as it was when it was first released, but it's still worth saving a spot for it. Now that we're over dual-wielding it using the Akimbo perk, we can focus on its single build. It's an aggressive little firearm that deals impressive damage. You'll want to equip its whopping 80 Round Drums to take full advantage of its stellar fire rate. These are the best Sykov loadouts, if you want to explore alternative setups.

RAAL MG & AMP 63

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RAAL MG

  • Muzzle: Agency Silencer
  • Barrel: 20.8″ Strike Team
  • Optic: Axial Arms 3x
  • Underbarrel: Field Agent Foregrip
  • Ammunition: 45 Rnd Speed Mag

Want a nice, long-range LMG? You have a fair few choices, as shown by our list of the best Warzone LMGs, but the RAAL MG is a personal favourite. Unlocked by getting five kills in seven matches while using LMGs equipped with a Scout Optic, you might just fall in love with the RAAL if you haven't tried it yet. Have a look at our best RAAL MG loadouts if you want a bit more insight into how to deck it out.

AMP 63

  • Muzzle: Agency Suppressor
  • Barrel: 6.1″ Reinforced Heavy
  • Laser: Tiger Team Spotlight
  • Ammunition: STANAG 25 Rnd
  • Rear Grip: Serpent Wrap

Want a nice automatic pistol and not a fan of the Sykov? Cold War’s AMP63 is the one for you. We have more information on a best AMP63 loadouts page, but all you need to know is that this thing can go toe-to-toe with SMGs close up and allow you to run Ghost or Restock. What a treat.

Perks

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Want a full lowdown on Warzone's perks? Well, if this isn't enough information, check out my handy primer on the best Warzone perks.

If you just want an overview, read on.

E.O.D
E.O.D reduces the damage you take from non-killstreak explosives and fire, making it a popular choice for most loadouts. There are other options, but for the most part you’ll have your life saved by this perk more often than not. 

Overkill
If you want to run two primary weapons in your loadout, you need the Overkill perk. All other Tier-2 perks should come after this one, unless you've got very lucky with ground loot.

Ghost

If you're happy to head into Verdansk with a handgun or launcher, it's worth doing so for the Ghost perk. You'll find a Heartbeat Sensor in most players' Tactical slots, and this perk makes sure you're undetectable by Heartbeat Sensors, UAVs, and Radar Drones. 

Amped
Amped is useful in almost every single class in Warzone. If you're not using a pistol, that fast weapon swap speed is extremely important and can absolutely change gunfights in your favour. Getting that extra few frames to start shooting your secondary is often a life-and-death situation, and Amped has saved the skin of many a player.

Combat Scout

Only added in Season 5, Combat Scout is an absolutely amazing perk. It highlights enemies through walls when you shoot them, as well as briefly live-pinging them on your map for your teammates to see. No matter how good you are at communication, this is going to help you a ridiculous amount.

Lethal & Tactical

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Lethal: Thermite/C4/Semtex
Thermite is currently the meta choice, and it's easy to understand why. It's perfect for finishing off injured opponents quickly. If you're not a fan, C4 is a good alternative. This explosive can also be tossed on roofs to take out multiple squad members at once. That said, I prefer using a Semtex as it's easier to throw it at moving targets.

Tactical: Heartbeat Sensor/Stun Grenades
Verdansk is a large map, and even when you're skulking around indoors it can be very difficult to locate your enemies. Sniffing out the competition is much easier with the help of the Heartbeat Sensor, which also happens to be the best Tactical in Warzone. Just remember: Enemies with Ghost won’t show up, so keep an ear out for footsteps, too. Stun Grenades are a bit more of a tricksy choice, and are absolutely amazing for when you know someone's lurking in a room. Just chuck a stunner and the enemy won't be able to land a shot before you've downed them. Just remember – you only get a maximum of two of them, so make it count.

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