Struggling to keep up with the changing meta's? Here's our recommendations for the best Warzone weapons to make you win!

16:00, 18 Mar 2020

In the fast-paced world of Call of Duty: Warzone, it can be difficult to find the guns you want on the vast battlefield that is Verdansk.

The varied fights you will face in the Battle Royale extend from short-range one-on-one duels to seemingly endless and arduous long-range scuffles.

The best Warzone weapons change with each update, so to stay at the top of your game, it's best to check in to see which weapons fit the current meta. Those with the know-how will have their perfect Warzone loadout on lock already, but for those struggling with COD's weapon system, we’re here to help with some Call of Duty tips.

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The Rarity System

The rarity system for weapons is one we’re all familiar with, with five glowing colours indicating the quality of the gun. There are no lootable attachments in Warzone, and rarity denotes how many attachments you will find on that specific gun.

The colour rarities are as follows;

  • White: Common (Zero attachments)
  • Green: Uncommon (One attachment)
  • Blue: Rare (Three attachments)
  • Purple: Epic (Four attachments)
  • Gold: Legendary (Five attachments).

These attachments range from larger ammo mags to thermal scopes, to better grips.

There is also a custom Warzone loadout colour; pink. The reddish-pink glow surrounding the gun denotes it is a player-customised gun, which can be picked off the corpse of an enemy or obtained from a loot drop purchased from a Buy Station in-game. The loadout itself can be edited in the game menu.

Be aware, the attachments for your guns must be earned in-game by levelling up the weapon, which is linked to your Modern Warfare multiplayer account. Not to worry, if you’re only a Warzone player, you can still level up your guns through playing the Battle Royale.

Best Warzone Weapon

Our top picks for every weapon category...

Assault Rifles

  • M4A1

This is our best Warzone weapon for all players, as it’s widely known as the most reliable gun in the game. Versatile and strong, with many setups being viable, this balanced assault rifle is also the top pick for pro COD players, which makes it our number one.

  • Grau 5.56

After it's recent nerfing, the Grau has slipped down the pecking order slightly, however, this is still a seriously dangerous AR. Favouring precision and fire rate, the recoil is non-existent, making it an impressive weapon at impossible ranges. If equipped with the right attachments, the Grau 5.56 may well still be the best gun on the game.

  • CR-56 AMAX

The CR-56 AMAX, or the Galil, was introduced in Season 4 and is slowly making its way into the meta. Able to be crafted into an SMG-styled gun with a better time-to-kill rate than the Mp5, or a long-ranged powerhouse, its versatility doesn't take away from its quality. The CR-56 AMAX is our third best assault rifle for Warzone.

Want to learn more about the Assault Rifles and what attachments to use? Head to our dedicated Warzone assault rifle guide here.


  • MP5

The pro pick, and good for new players, the MP5 has high accuracy and control, allowing you to maintain the shot on the enemy even when moving. Combined with the 10mm ammo rounds, this is the best Warzone weapon up-close.

  • Uzi

Having undergone a series of buffs, the uzi is now replacing the Mp5 on multiplayer as the best SMG. On Warzone, the Uzi has yet to stamp it's authority, as much of its power comes in a 32 round mag attachment which isn't perfect for Warzone but when combined with sleight of hand, the Uzi becomes the most powerful SMG. 

  • MP7

For its incredible accuracy at distance, and ability to shred up close if you're quick enough, the MP7 is our third choice. Perfect to use with an Overkill class, the MP7 is a great recommendation if you want an accurate SMG.


  • Bruen MK9

Surprisingly, the Bruen MK9 LMG has one of the best time-to-kill rates on the game, more powerful than both the Grau and the M4A1. Streamers such as Vikkstar123 and Nickmercs have adopted this weapon in recent times as it shreds opponents. The only downside, as for any LMG, is a lack of mobility. An outside contender for the best Warzone weapon overall.

  • PKM

LMG’s can be the best weapon option for players who love to spray ‘n’ pray. Fully automatic and with high damage, the PKM is our second pick.

  • SA87

Although the SA87 has not been a fan favourite in the past, its recent buff may make it a viable option. Also, fully automatic and stable, meaning it’s effective at long range.

Sniper Rifles

  • HDR

The HDR sniper rifle is consistent at long range and packs a punch. The most important thing about this sniper is the lack of bullet drop, which is necessary on a huge map like Verdansk.

  • Rytec AMR

The most recently added weapon to Warzone is the Rytec AMR, and although it may not be as versatile as the HDR, the Rytec is incredibly powerful. Furthermore, you can equip explosive sniper bullets, which sets this weapon apart from any other. Its lack of mobility is the only reason why it's not our number one pick for the best Warzone weapon in the sniper category.

Marksman Rifles

  • Kar98K

This bolt-action wartime relic is a monster in the hands of a keen marksman and is our first choice. It boasts obscene amounts of damage and precision but can still be used for no-scopes in a pinch.

  • MK2 Carbine 

Our second choice, the MK2 does incredible headshot damage, but can also down an opponent with a shot to the chest. Again, the accuracy and damage stats are high.

Want to learn more about the Marksman and Sniper Rifles and what attachments to use? Head to our dedicated Warzone sniper guide here.


  • VLK Rogue

For a long time, the .725 was the only shotgun that was viable, however, after a few patches, the VLK Rogue has now taken the crown. Shotguns aren't the best option for Warzone, but if you pick this up in early game situations, it makes for a powerful secondary, perfect for sweeping buildings.

Best Warzone Weapon

Does the perfect Warzone loadout change in Solo mode?

Yes and no.

Solo players will want to focus on perfecting a Sniper/SMG loadout, allowing players to switch comfortably between short and long-range engagements. Trios and Quads will need at least one Sniper on their team, while adding Assault Rifles and SMGs to that team setup, being prepared for any eventuality and ambush.

For more Warzone guides, stay tuned here at GGRecon

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