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The Best Weapons and Loadouts for Call of Duty: Warzone Season 4

With frequent content updates every season, the best weapons and loadouts in Call of Duty: Warzone are always changing. If you’re looking for the best loadouts to currently use in Warzone, look no further. We’ve got you covered with the best weapons, perks and equipment to add to your custom loadout. Let’s dive right in!

Published on: 15-07-2022

The best weapons for your loadout in Warzone Pacific Season 4 "Mercenaries of Fortune"

Thanks to the full integration of all weapons from CoD: Modern Warfare, CoD: Black Ops Cold War and CoD: Vanguard, you can choose from a wide variety of weapons on the Warzone Pacific map “Caldera” and the brand new "Fortune's Keep" map. We’ll go over the best assault rifles, the best submachine guns (SMGs) and the best sniper rifles that you can currently equip in Warzone.

The best assault rifle loadouts in Warzone

Assault rifles are the go-to weapons for many Warzone players as they’re a viable option from nearly every range. Assault rifles excel in medium to long range gunfights so we recommend combining an assault rifle with either an SMG for close-quarters combat or a sniper rifle to extend your lethal range even further. The following assault rifles are currently your best options in Warzone.

NZ-41 (Vanguard)

NZ-41 weapon model

The NZ-41 is our top pick for assault rifles in Season 4 of Warzone. This Vanguard weapon sports a relatively low rate of fire which it makes it very easy to control at any range. On top of that, its high damage output enables you to down opposing players with just a few well-placed shots. You simply can't go wrong with the NZ-41.

This is the best NZ-41 loadout for Warzone Pacific Season 4:

  • Muzzle: MX Silencer
  • Barrel: Orbweaver 360mm BC
  • Optic: SVT-40 PU Scope 3-6x
  • Stock: Orbweaver E Pack
  • Underbarre: M1930 Strife Angled
  • Magazine: 6.5mm Sakura 50 Round Mags
  • Ammo Type: Lengthened
  • Rear Grip: Hatched Grip
  • Perk 1: Brace
  • Perk 2: Fully Loaded

STG44 (Vanguard)

STG44 weapon model

The STG44 has been a staple in the Warzone meta for quite a while now, and it's still one of the best assault rifles to equip in your loadout. Compared to the NZ-41, the STG44 sports a slightly higher rate of fire combined with slightly lower damage. Overall though, both Vanguard assault rifles handle similarly and the NZ-41 only has a small edge over the STG44 thanks to its better damage output. The STG44 remains a solid choice if you prefer rate of fire over raw damage.

This is the best STG44 loadout for Warzone Pacific Season 4:

  • Muzzle: MX Silencer
  • Barrel: VDD 760mm 05B
  • Optic: SVT-40 PU Scope 3-6x
  • Stock: VDD 34S Weighted
  • Underbarrel: M1941 Hand Stop
  • Magazine: 7.62 Gorenko 50 Round Mags
  • Ammo Type: Lengthened
  • Rear Grip: Polymer Grip
  • Perk 1: Sleight of Hand
  • Perk 2: Fully Loaded

Automaton (Vanguard)

Automaton weapon model

The Automaton is another highly accurate assault rifle with a high rate of fire. Similar to the previously mentioned assault rifles, the Automaton is relatively easy to control, which makes it a very lethal weapon in anyone’s hands. The Automaton also has a 75 round drum magazine which is even bigger than the 50 round magazines on the NZ-41 and the STG44. This can be very useful if you often play Trios or Quads, where you'll run into more players more often.

This is the best Automaton loadout for Warzone Pacific Season 4:

  • Muzzle: MX Silencer
  • Barrel: ZAC 600MM BFA
  • Optic: G16 2.5x
  • Stock: ZAC Skeletal
  • Underbarrel: Carver Foregrip
  • Magazine: 6.5mm Sakura 75 Round Drum
  • Ammo Type: Lengthened
  • Rear Grip: Polymer Grip
  • Perk 1: Tight Grip
  • Perk 2: Fully Loaded

The best SMG loadouts in Warzone

If you find yourself in a gunfight up close and personal, an SMG is your best friend. SMGs have always been a staple in Warzone with infamous meta weapons such as the MAC-10 and the OTs 9, and an SMG remains a very good choice for your loadout. We currently recommend the following SMGs in Warzone.

H4 Blixen (Vanguard)

H4 Blixen weapon model

The H4 Blixen has been the dominant SMG in Warzone ever since its introduction in Season 3 Reloaded. This Vanguard weapon is currently the fastest killing SMG which makes it an absolute must-have for any close quarters engagements.

This is the best H4 Blixen loadout for Warzone Pacific Season 4:

  • Muzzle: Recoil Booster
  • Barrel: Bergström 17" F3
  • Optic: Slate Reflector
  • Stock: Removed Stock
  • Underbarrel: SG98 Compact
  • Magazine: 7.62 Gorenko 54 Round Mags
  • Ammo Type: Hollow Point
  • Rear Grip: Taped Grip
  • Perk 1: Fleet
  • Perk 2: Quick

Marco 5 (Vanguard)

Marco 5 weapon model

The Marco 5 is the newest addition to the SMG category in Season 4, and it's another great option for your loadout. The main advantage that the Marco 5 has over the H4 Blixen is its high mobility. With the Marco 5, you can maximize your movement speed, dodging bullets left and right. Unfortunately, the mobility of the Marco 5 comes at the cost of a slightly lower damage stat, which means you'll often find yourself losing gunfights to players that are running the Blixen. Nonetheless, the Marco 5 is a great SMG pick if you can master its incredible mobility.

This is the best Marco 5 loadout for Warzone Pacific Season 4:

  • Muzzle: Recoil Booster
  • Barrel: Botti 240mm VL
  • Optic: Slate Reflector
  • Stock: Imerito FR
  • Underbarrel: M1941 Hand Stop
  • Magazine: 8mm Nambu 64 Round Drums
  • Ammo Type: Lengthened
  • Rear Grip: Taped Grip
  • Perk 1: Frenzy
  • Perk 2: Quick

MP40 (Vanguard)

MP40 weapon model

The MP40 may not be as fresh as the Blixen or the Marco 5, but this classic Vanguard weapon is still a force to be reckoned with in Season 4 of Warzone. The MP40 is a great all-rounder that fits well into any loadout. If you haven't unlocked the Blixen or the Marco 5 yet, the MP40 is a very solid replacement.

This is the best MP40 loadout for Warzone Pacific Season 4:

  • Muzzle: Recoil Booster
  • Barrel: Krausnick 317mm 04B
  • Optic: Slate Reflector
  • Stock: Krausnick 33m Folding
  • Underbarrel: Carver Foregrip
  • Magazine: 7.62 Gorenko 45 Round Mags
  • Ammo Type: Hollow Point
  • Rear Grip: Stippled Grip
  • Perk 1: Brace
  • Perk 2: Quick

The best sniper rifles in Warzone

Last but not least, we have the sniper rifle category. Sniper rifles are unique in Warzone because they are lethal at nearly any range and can drop players within the blink of an eye. If you want to contest other players outside of the regular assault rifle range, a sniper is a must-have. Combine one of the following snipers with an SMG or an assault rifle and you’ll be equipped with a very well-rounded Warzone loadout.

3-Line Rifle (Vanguard)

3-Line Rifle weapon model

Our current number one pick in the snipe rifle category is the 3-Line Rifle. This Vanguard sniper rifle sports incredible bullet velocity and a great Aim Down Sights (ADS) time, which means you can easily connect your shots at any range. If you want to use versatile sniper rifle in your loadout, the 3-Line Rifle is your best option.

This is the best 3-Line Rifle loadout for Warzone Pacific Season 4:

  • Muzzle: Mercury Silencer
  • Barrel: Empress 514mm F01
  • Optic: SVT-40 PU Scope 3-6x
  • Stock: ZAC Custom MZ
  • Underbarrel: Mark VI Skeletal
  • Magazine: .30-06 20 Round Mags
  • Ammo Type: Lengthened
  • Rear Grip: Leather Grip
  • Perk 1: Silent Focus
  • Perk 2: On-Hand

ZRG 20mm (Cold War)

ZRG 20mm weapon model

The second snipe rifle on our list is the Cold War ZRG 20mm. The ZRG scopes in slightly slower than the previously mentioned 3-Line Rifle, but it makes up for this with its incredible range. This means you can always down other players with just one shot, which makes the ZRG a great alternative to the slightly faster the 3-Line Rifle.

This is the best ZRG 20mm loadout for Warzone Pacific Season 4:

  • Muzzle: Wrapped Suppressor
  • Barrel: 43.9" Combat Recon
  • Laser: SWAT 5mw Laser Sight
  • Magazine: 5 Rnd
  • Rear Grip: Aiborne Elastic Wrap

The best loadout perks for Warzone Pacific

Once you’ve picked your preferred weapons it’s time to add perks to your loadout. You’ve got lots of options here so we’ll quickly go over the best perks for each slot.

Perk 1 slot

These are the best perks in the Perk 1 slot:

  • E.O.D.
    E.O.D. is our first recommendation for the Perk 1 slot. This perk reduces the damage you take from explosives and fire. With the popularity of strong explosive equipment such as Semtex grenades, Thermites and C4, E.O.D. is always a good option for your loadout.
  • Double Time
    If you prefer a fast-paced playstyle, Double Time should be your go-to Perk 1. Double Time doubles the duration of your Tactical Sprint which means you’ll get around the map much faster. Perfect if you’re chasing a damaged opponent or trying to avoid the closing circle of gas.
  • Cold-Blooded
    Last but not least, we recommend Cold-Blooded. This perk makes you undetectable by AI targeting systems and thermal optics, but most importantly, it negates the effect of High Alert and Combat Scout. High Alert and Combat Scout are common perks in the third perk slot, so if you prefer to stay completely stealthy, Cold-Blooded is a must-have.

Perk 2 slot

The second perk slot is a lot more competitive, these are the best perks in the Perk 2 slot:

  • Overkill
    Overkill is one of the most popular perks in this category and that’s because it allows you to equip two primary weapons. With Overkill, you can easily create a well-rounded loadout by combining an SMG with an assault rifle or an SMG with a sniper rifle. Overkill is always a viable option for your loadout.
  • Ghost
    If you want to prioritize stealth over firepower, Ghost is your Perk 2 pick. Ghost makes you undetectable by UAVs, Radar Drones, and Heartbeat Sensors, which means it's a vital perk if you don’t want to give away your location. UAVs and Heartbeat Sensors are fairly common in Warzone so Ghost can definitely come in handy quite often, but do keep in mind that even with Ghost equipped, you’re still detectable by Advanced UAVs.
  • Tempered
    Tempered is one of the newer perks in Warzone and it allows you to refill your armor with only two plates instead of three. This means you’ll be able to plate up quicker while using less plates overall, which is a huge benefit in many gunfights so don’t overlook this perk.
  • High Alert
    Our last recommended perk for the second slot is High Alert. With High Alert equipped, your vision pulses when enemies outside of your view see you. The use of High Alert is quite situational but when it’s active, High Alert can definitely be a life-saver, especially in solo games.

Tip for Perk 2 slot: you can get your hands on both Overkill and another Perk 2 if you find or buy two loadouts in the same game. Simply pick a loadout with Overkill at your first loadout drop, this will equip you with two primary weapons. Then, once you’ve found or bought a second loadout drop, pick a loadout with a different Perk 2 such as Ghost. This will drop your Overkill weapons on the ground and equip you with a brand new loadout, after which you can simply pick your Overkill weapons back up. This way you can have the best of both worlds!

Perk 3 slot

These are the best Perk 3 perks for your loadout:

  • Combat Scout
    Combat Scout should probably be your go-to for most loadouts. This perk allows you to briefly highlight and mark enemy players that you’ve damaged. Knowing where a player is moving once you’ve damaged them is crucial and will definitely help you close out your gunfights, so this one’s a no-brainer.
  • Amped
    Although Combat Scout is an incredible Perk 3 option, Amped may be a better choice in certain scenarios. If you like running Overkill with a sniper rifle or an LMG, you’ll find that swapping weapons takes quite a lot of time. Amped gives you faster weapon swaps, which is key for many Overkill players. For those players, we recommend Amped over Combat Scout.

The best tactical & lethal equipment for your Warzone loadout

With your weapons and perks all set, it’s time to finish off your loadout with a piece of lethal and tactical equipment.

Tactical equipment

These are the best tactical equipment options:

  • Stim
    Stims will give you a temporary speed boost and immediately start your health regeneration, making it one of the best tacticals for players with an aggressive playstyle.
  • Heartbeat Sensor
    If you prefer a tactical playstyle, the Heartbeat Sensor is your best friend. This piece of equipment displays the rough location of nearby enemies on a small display, allowing you to pinpoint enemies before engaging.
  • Stun Grenade
    If you want to win more one-on-one gunfights, we recommend the Stun Grenade. Hitting an enemy with a Stun Grenade slows their movement and aiming, setting you up for an easy kill against even the best players in your lobby.

Lethal equipment

These are the best lethals for your Warzone loadout:

  • Throwing Knife
    Throwing knives allow you to quickly finish off downed players, stopping any possible Revives or Self-Revives and immediately giving you access to their loot.
  • Semtex
    The Semtex is a timed sticky grenade that’s useful in many different scenarios such as clearing a building or securing the kill on a damaged enemy. You can’t go wrong with the Semtex in any loadout.
  • Thermite
    Thermites are great tools for controlling spaces. You can stick them to all surfaces and they will burn fiercely for a short duration, allowing you to burn out players in a room or lock off certain pathways.
  • C4
    This large explosive sticks to surfaces and can be detonated remotely, making it the perfect counter to many vehicles in Warzone.

Create your ultimate Warzone loadout

Now that we’ve gone over all the best weapons, perks and equipment in Warzone, it’s time to create your ultimate loadout for Caldera. Choose a combination of weapons and perks that fits your playstyle and secure that Warzone Victory!

Don’t have any attachments unlocked on the weapons we mentioned in this article? Get yourself a head start and pick up some Call of Duty Points to obtain Weapon Blueprints that come fully equipped with attachments. Oh and remember that even the best loadout can’t save you in the Gulag, so good luck out there!

 


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