Best SO-14 Warzone 2 loadout: Attachments, class & perks

Best SO-14 Warzone 2 loadout: Attachments, class & perks
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Written by 

Alex Garton


27th Jun 2023 17:29


The SO-14 has risen up in Warzone 2 Season 4 and become one of the most popular weapons in the entire game.

After being slept on for countless seasons, the community have finally realised how powerful this Battle Rifle can be with a meta loadout.

Dishing out deadly damage and coming equipped with a blistering fire rate, the SO-14 is very similar to the OG DMR from Warzone 1.

Luckily, we've got you covered with the best Warzone 2 attachments for the SO-14 that transform it into a force on Al Mazrah and Vondel.

Best SO-14 Warzone 2 loadout

SO-14 Warzone 2
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  • Muzzle: Sakin Tread-40
  • Barrel: 22" Boremaster
  • Optic: AIM-OP V4
  • Underbarrel: FTAC Ripper 56
  • Magazine: 50-Round Drum

For starters, kick off the loadout with the Sakin Tread-40 muzzle and the 22" Boremaster barrel. These attachments will significantly boost your recoil control, bullet velocity, and of course, your damage range.

Next, utilise the FTAC Ripper 56 underbarrel for even more stability, which is essential on a semi-automatic Battle Rifle where you have to land every single bullet to maintain a deadly TTK.

Following this, make use of the AIM OP V4 optic which is a top-tier scope for decimating foes at long-range.

Finally, round off the loadout with a 50 Round Drum so you can make the most of the SO-14’s blistering fire rate without having to reload nonstop.

Best SO-14 Warzone 2 class: Equipment & perks


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


  • Lethal: Semtex
  • Tactical: Stun Grenade

The Overkill perk is a must-use option alongside the SO-14 as the Battle Rifle struggles to compete at close quarters. As a result, having access to a second primary is absolutely essential and we recommend a meta SMG like the ISO 45.

Bomb Squad is another solid choice as it will prevent you from being taken down by enemy killstreaks.

Following this, Fast Hands means switching to your ISO 45 will be instant, which makes you less likely to lose your 1v1 gunfights.

When it comes to your Ultimate, High Alert is top-tier as you’ll be holding down power positions with the SO-14. This means it’s easy to get picked off by a pesky enemy sniper and High Alert means you’ll know when you’re being watched.

Finally, round off the setup with a Semtex for finishing off opponents and a Stun Grenade for aggressive pushes with your SMG.

How to unlock SO-14 in Warzone 2

In order to unlock the SO-14 in Warzone 2, you’ll need to reach level 12 with the EBR-14. This will give you access to the Battle Rifle and allow you to start unlocking all the attachments.

Best SO-14 alternative in Warzone 2

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If the SO-14 Battle Rifle doesn’t quite fit your playstyle in Warzone 2 and you’re looking for something different, the TAQ-V may be a better choice.

With more firepower and a devastating TTK, the TAQ-V makes short work of any foes at long range if you’re willing to master the gun’s recoil.

This weapon is certainly not forgiving when it comes to kickback, but it can completely take over a match in the hands of a sharpshooter.

So, there you have it - that's the best SO-14 loadout in Warzone 2's current meta. Be sure to check out 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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