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Best Warzone 2 loadouts: Season 1 meta

Whether it's SMGs, Snipers, or shotguns, we've got you sorted with our best Warzone 2 loadouts page!

Warzone 2 has launched, which means you can now jump into Al Mazrah and take on the world with the your MW2 Loadouts.

However, some weapons are obviously better than others, and knowlege of the Warzone 2 meta is important. To ensure you're jumping into Warzone 2 with the best odds, you'll need the best Warzone 2 loadouts ready.

Below, we’ve broken down each of the best Warzone 2 loadouts with a brief breakdown so you can quickly see what weapons are worth taking with you into the battle royale.

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Warzone 2 best loadouts

The Lachman Sub in Modern Warfare 2
the Lachman sub is among the top tier guns making waves right now.

We've got all the details you need for the best loadouts in Warzone 2. Head to the specific section your after by clicking on the links below.

Best M4 Loadout

Right now, there’s a lot of love out there for the M4. Not only is it a weapon you unlock right away at level 1, you also can slap on some really powerful attachments that make it a staggeringly good primary weapon at mid ranges.

Here are the attachments we recommend for our best M4 loadout:

  • Muzzle: FTAC Castle Comp
  • Barrel: Hightower 20” Barrel
  • Optic: Cronen Mini Red Dot
  • Stock: Demo Precision Elite Factor
  • Rear Grip: Sakin ZX Grip

With these attachments, you’ll have a devastating mid-range rifle that has easy to handle vertical recoil and hardly any horizontal recoil at all. With great damage, and a decently sized magazine, you’ll have no issue wiping out teams of other players in Multiplayer matches.

Best Lachmann Sub loadout

If you’re looking for something a bit more close range focused? The Lachman Sub is arguably the best SMG in the game right now. We’re building it as a borderline melee distance weapon, for quickly blitzing through other players when you’re up in their face.

Here are the attachments we recommend for our best Lachman Sub loadout:

  • Muzzle: XTEN Razor Comp
  • Barrel: Lachman Pulsar
  • Underbarrel: VX Pineapple
  • Stock: LM Stockless Mod
  • Rear Grip: Lachman TCG-10

With these five attachments, you’ll have both manageable recoil and brilliant hip-fire burst potential. You’re not going to want to aim down sights and take fights at medium or long ranges with this. With this Lachman loadout, you'll be a monster in building interiors.

Best Signal 50 loadout

Finally, the Signal 50 is the ultimate long range sniper rifle, able to devastate players at max range like few other guns can, this is a massive cannon that you can bring along to practically any game mode with success.

Here are the attachments we recommend for ourbest Signal 50 loadout:

  • Muzzle: Nilsound 90 Silencer
  • Barrell: 9" TV Kilo-502
  • Optic: Sightmax Clear Shot
  • Rear Grip: Stalwart Grip
  • Stock: FSS Echo Stock

With these attachments combined, the effective range of the Signal 50 is improved, plus it has also been made far easier to handle. As such, your already great long range weapon has become an absolute demon across the board, able to take control of any situation whether in Search and Destroy or Ground War.

Best Warzone 2.0 Loadout for beginners: M4 and Lachman Sub

M4 assault rifle in Modern Warfare 2 (2022)
The M4 is no joke in Warzone 2.0

If you’re looking for a great build to get started, there are two brilliant weapons that you can start using from minute one of booting up MW2 multiplayer. These are the M4 and Lachman Sub, and paired together they’ll keep you dangerous in all close and mid range fights.

Here’s the breakdown of our best Warzone 2.0 Beginner loadout:

Primary: M4

  • Muzzle: FTAC Castle Comp
  • Barrel: Hightower 20” Barrel
  • Optic: Cronen Mini Red Dot
  • Stock: Demo Precision Elite Factor
  • Rear Grip: Sakin ZX Grip

Secondary: Lachman Sub

  • Muzzle: XTEN Razor Comp
  • Barrel: Lachman Pulsar
  • Underbarrel: VX Pineapple
  • Stock: LM Stockless Mod
  • Rear Grip: Lachman TCG-10
  • Tactical: Stim
  • Lethal: Frag Grenade
  • Perk 1: Overkill
  • Perk 2: Scavenger
  • Perk 3: Fast Hands
  • Perk 4: Ghost
  • Field Upgrade: Dead Silence / Battle Rage

Best Warzone 2.0 Battle rifle Loadout: FTAC Recon and Minibak

The FTAC in Modern Warfare 2
The FTAC is a sleeper hit right now in these early weeks.

For those who want to mix it up a bit, we’ve got the best Battle Rifle in Warzone 2.0 paired with another great SMG in order to cover both mid and close range fights. It takes a bit more work and accuracy on your part than some of the AR loadouts, but it remains a devastating combo for those who can hit their shots consistently.

Primary: FTAC Recon

  • Underbarrel: FTAC Ripper 56
  • Barrel: Bull Rider 16.5”
  • Optic: SZ SRO-7
  • Stock: Demo Precision Elite Factory
  • Rear Grip: Sakin ZA Grip

Secondary: Minibak

  • Muzzle: Xten RR-40
  • Barrel: BAK-9 279mm Barrel
  • Laser: Schlanger PEQ Box IV
  • Stock: VLk Stockless
  • Rear Grip: True-Tac
  • Tactical: Stim
  • Lethal: Frag Grenade
  • Perk 1: Overkill
  • Perk 2: Scavenger
  • Perk 3: Fast Hands
  • Perk 4: Ghost
  • Field Upgrade: Dead Silence / Battle Rage

Best Warzone 2.0 Shotgun Loadout:Bryson 800 and SP-R 208

The Bryson 800 in Modern Warfare 2
Don't underestimate the shotguns!

Maybe you like shotguns? Look no further than the Bryson 800, a close range monster able to blow holes through anyone within a surprisingly large range. Pair it with a marksman rifle, and you’ve got a powerful loadout able to take out any player who dares get within your line of sight.

Primary: Bryson 800

  • Muzzell: XTEN Modified Choke
  • Barrel: 8” XRK CQB Barrel
  • Guard: Demo X50 Tactical Pump
  • Stock: Sawed-off Mod
  • Underbarrel: VX Pineapple

Secondary:SP-R 208

  • Muzzlel: Polarfire-S
  • Barrel: 22.5” Elevate-11
  • Optic: Cronon Mini Red Dot
  • Stock: ZRL T70 Pad Extension
  • Bolt: FSS ST87 Bolt
  • Tactical: Stim
  • Lethal: Frag Grenade
  • Perk 1: Overkill
  • Perk 2: Scavenger
  • Perk 3: Fast Hands
  • Perk 4: Ghost
  • Field Upgrade: Dead Silence / Battle Rage

Best Warzone 2.0 LMG Loadout: 556 Icarus and PDSW 528

The 556 Icarus in Modern Warfare 2
he Iccarus 556 is no joke!

LMGs are actually really good in Warzone 2.0, thanks to the quick TTK. As long as you don’t mind playing a bit slower than you would with an assault rifle or SMG, the right LMG with the perfect attachments can take you far! Pair it with the PDSW 528 SMG for when’ve gotta run somewhere quickly, and you’re ready for the races.

Primary: 556 Icarus

  • Barrel: FTAC Coldforge 16” barrel
  • Muzzle: FTAC Castle Comp
  • Optic: Cronen Mini Red Dot
  • Stock: Corio Precio Factory
  • Rear Grip: Sakin ZX Grip

Secondary:PDSW 528

  • Muzzle: XTEN RR-40
  • Barrel: FTAC Series IX 14.5″
  • Laser: STOVL Tac Laser
  • Optic: Cronen Mini Red Dot
  • Comb: TV TacComb
  • Tactical: Stim
  • Lethal: Frag Grenade
  • Perk 1: Overkill
  • Perk 2: Scavenger
  • Perk 3: Fast Hands
  • Perk 4: Ghost
  • Field Upgrade: Dead Silence / Battle Rage

Best Warzone 2.0 Sniper Loadout: Signal 50 and Vel 46

The Signal 50 in Modern Warfare 2
A serious powerhouse

Look, the Signal 50 is amazingly good. Making it the star of the show in your loadout is a great idea, especially when you pop on a number of brilliant attachments to make it an unparalleled long-range weapon. However, paired with an SMG like the Vel 46 and the right perks, you’ll have no issues when someone pulls up behind you to take you out!

Primary:Signal 50

  • Muzzle: Nilsound 90 Silencer
  • Barrell: 9" TV Kilo-502
  • Optic: Sightmax Clear Shot
  • Rear Grip: Stalwart Grip
  • Stock: FSS Echo Stock

Secondary: Vel 46

  • Muzzle: XTEN RR-40
  • Barrel: LM Series-7
  • Laser: Schlager ULO-66 Laser
  • Grip:: Schlager Soldier
  • stock: VEL A-568 Collapsed
  • Tactical: Stim
  • Lethal: Frag Grenade
  • Perk 1: Overkill
  • Perk 2: Scavenger
  • Perk 3: Focus
  • Perk 4: Ghost
  • Field Upgrade: Trophy System / Portable Radar
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Connor is a Video Game Reporter with roots in multiplayer titles across a wide variety of genres. Connor can be found scrounging Reddit and Discord for the interesting stories, or diving deep into the latest fighting game.

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