Best Cronen Squall Warzone 2 loadout: Attachments, class & perks

Best Cronen Squall Warzone 2 loadout: Attachments, class & perks
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Written by 

Alex Garton


22nd Sep 2023 17:22


CoD fans can rejoice as Warzone 2 Season 5 Reloaded is well underway; though the Cronen Squall may not be topping the charts in terms of pick rates anymore, it's still a deadly option even with the heavy nerfs. We've got the best loadout complete with the attachments, class, and perks you'll need to succeed.

Equipped with devastating damage output and plenty of firepower, the Cronen Squall can wipe out squads on Al Mazrah with ease.

Of course, to maximise its potential out on the game's battlefield, you'll need a meta WZ2 Cronen Squall loadout that bolsters the gun's recoil while maintaining its phenomenal TTK.

Luckily, we've got you covered with the best Warzone 2 build for the Cronen Squall in the current meta so you can hit the ground running when using this battle rifle.

Best Cronen Squall Warzone 2 loadout

Cronen Squall Warzone 2
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  • Barrel: HR6.8 Barrel
  • Muzzle: SA Leveler 55
  • Underbarrel: FTAC Ripper 56
  • Magazine: 50-Round Drum
  • Optic: AIM OP-V4

For starters, make sure to use the SA Leveler 55 Muzzle and the HR6.8 Barrel as part of your best Cronen Squall Warzone 2 loadout; these not only provide bullet velocity, but damage range and bonus recoil control as well - which is essential for this battle rifle.

While the Cronen Squall's TTK is undeniably strong, its kickback means the FTAC Ripper 56 is a must-use attachment to give this gun the stability it needs to land shots at mid to long-range.

Following this, utilise the AIM OP-V4 so you can lock onto your targets from a distance, but remember your choice of scope all comes down to preference. Finally round off the loadout with the 50 Round Drum to ensure you never run out of bullets and can wipe out a whole squad without having to reload.

Best Cronen Squall Warzone 2 class: Equipment & perks


  • Perk 1: Overkill
  • Perk 2: Bomb Squad
  • Bonus Perk: Fast Hands
  • Ultimate Perk: Ghost


  • Lethal: Grenade
  • Tactical: Stun Grenade

As we've built out the Cronen Squall for long-range engagements, Overkill is a must-use perk so you can gain access to a second primary. We recommend running a meta SMG like the Lachmann Sub or even the ISO 45, that way you'll be prepared for close-quarter skirmishes.

Next, run Bomb Squad to give you more protection from killstreaks and Fast Hands so you can quickly switch to your SMG when an enemy aggressively pushes your position. In terms of your Ultimate perk, Ghost is always a strong choice as it keeps you off opponents' UAVs so you can always remain undercover if necessary.

Finally, finish off the class with a Stun Grenade for clearing out buildings and a Grenade for forcing enemies out of cover.

How to unlock in Cronen Squall Warzone 2

In order to unlock the Cronen Squall in Warzone 2, you'll need to get 30 headshot Operator kills with Battle Rifles. This isn't too difficult to do once focus on it, so make sure to start grinding so that you can enjoy the meta power that the Cronen Squall brings to Warzone 2.

Best Cronen Squall alternative in Warzone 2

TAQ-V Warzone 2 loadout
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If the Cronen Squall doesn't fit your style of play, then consider checking out the TAQ-V battle rifle as an alternative for your next match in Warzone 2.

Similar to the Cronen, this is a hard-hitting weapon that melts enemies at medium to long range but does suffer from a lot of recoil, so it will take some practice to master.

The overlooked weapon maintains a rather low 0.3% pick rate in Warzone 2 according to WZRanked, making it somewhat of a hidden gem if you can master its kickback.

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So, there you have it, that's the best Cronen Squall loadout in Warzone 2's current meta, with all of the top attachments and perks you'll need to succeed.

Additionally, be sure to check out all Faction Showdown Weapon Camo Challenges & rewards in MW2 & Warzone. Alternatively, see our Warzone 2 homepage for all of the latest news and guides.

Alex is a Senior Writer at GGRecon. With a BA (Hons) in English, he has previously written for Dexerto & Gfinity. Specialising in Call of Duty & Apex Legends, he loves (attempting) to improve his aim in competitive shooters and will always make time for a single-player RPG.

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