Best Warzone Zombie loadouts for Zombie Royale & Vondead

Best Warzone Zombie loadouts for Zombie Royale & Vondead
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Written by 

Coleman Hamstead


24th Oct 2023 16:14


The Haunting is in full swing, meaning Zombie Royale and Vondead are at the front and centre of Warzone and you'll need the best loadouts if you want to survive.

These limited-time offerings feature night-time variants of Al Mazrah and Vondel and zombified Operators that make the experience entirely different from a regular match of Warzone.

If you're struggling to stay alive against the undead onslaught, this primer details a couple of the best zombie loadouts in the game for Zombie Royale and Vondead.

Best close-range Warzone Zombie loadouts

An Operator fending off a zombie attack with a shotgun in Warzone
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The Lockwood 300 is the perfect tool for slaying the fast-moving zombies that you'll find surrounding you in the eerie darkness of Zombie Royale and Vondead.

This loadout is designed to thrive in close-range engagements, which happen frequently as zombified Operators use their abilities to close the distance and try to send you to the afterlife. And since visibility is low on the night-time variants of Al Mazrah and Vondel, by the time you see an enemy Operator, they're probably within range of your shotty!

  • Barrel: Matuzek 812
  • Laser: Point-G3P 04
  • Stock: Heist Stock Mod
  • Muzzle: Bryson Series XII Choke
  • Trigger Action: Maelstrom Dual Trigger

Equip your Lockwood 300 with the attachments listed above, and you should have no issues killing zombies and living Operators with a single shot. If you're missing any of these attachments, the Maelstrom Dual Trigger especially, you can use the Super Shotgun from the DOOM Bundle for similar results.

Best medium/long-range Warzone Zombie loadouts

The Tempus Razorback in Call of Duty
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If shotguns aren't your style, or you simply want a weapon that's serviceable outside of point-blank range, the Tempus Razorback gets the job done.

With a 60-Round Mag, the Tempus Razorback packs plenty of ammunition for mowing down zombies in Zombie Royale and Vondead. However, it's hard to kill what you can't see, which is why the SZ Holotherm Optic is a necessity.

  • Muzzle: XTen Ported 290
  • Barrel: 18" Tack-2L 
  • Optic: SZ Holotherm
  • Underbarrel: DM Proto-Grip 
  • Magazine: 60 Round Mag

These attachments transform the Tempus Razorback into a precision assault rifle that excels in medium to long-range engagements and sports minimal recoil. The holo-thermal sight, in particular, ensures that you'll catch all the zombies and enemy Operators lurking in the shadows!

Best Warzone Zombie equipment & perks

A zombie leaping on an Operator in Warzone
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  • Tactical: Stun Grenade
  • Lethal: Proximity Mine
  • Base Perks: Overkill and Double Time
  • Bonus Perk: Fast Hands
  • Ultimate Perk: Ghost

Stun Grenades and Proximity Mines are amazing anti-zombie gadgets. Zombies are scarier than ever when they're leaping around and speeding toward you, but a well-placed Stun Grenade will stop them dead in their tracks and make them an easy target. And if you tend to camp in buildings, Proximity Mines will prevent zombies from sneaking up behind you and turning you into one of their kind.

As for Perks, Overkill is a must-have because it allows you to combine both of the zombie-killing loadouts outlined at the top of this primer. You'll need to stay light on your feet to escape the tireless undead, making Double Time another essential Perk. Finally, running out of ammunition with a zombie in your face is a death sentence, so equip Fast Hands to speed up reloading!

If you hope to survive the zombie outbreak and be the last Operator standing in Zombie Royale and Vondead, you need a loadout designed specifically for the task. The loadouts listed in this guide are crafted to help you withstand hordes of the undead and see clearly in the dimly-lit environments of Al Mazrah and Vondel during Warzone's The Haunting.

While you're here, check out our Warzone homepage for the latest news and guides!

Coleman Hamstead
About the author
Coleman Hamstead
Coleman is a freelance journalist at GGRecon. While gaming has always been his passion, it wasn’t until he worked as a Sports Journalist at the Community College of Baltimore County that he found his enthusiasm for writing. In the time since Coleman has had his work featured in publications such as The Washington Post/Launcher and ESTNN. Coleman is a graduate of Towson University with a degree in Sport Management and Business Administration.
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