Warzone Meta: What Are The Best Weapons, Loadouts And Strategies To Use Right Now?

Bye bye DMR, hello new meta!

Season One for Call of Duty: Warzone is well underway.

After widespread backlash surrounding the overpowered nature of the DMR 14 tactical rifle, Raven Software nerfed the rifle on January 6th, much to the delight of the Warzone players across the world.

With the DMR, Type 63, MAC-10, and dual pistols all receiving a nerf, the Warzone metagame is set for another change.

There are a variety of weapons and loadouts to select alongside opting for the best strategy to conquer Verdansk or Rebirth Island.

In this guide, we will show you the best weapons to use, the strongest loadouts, and the best strategies to score a Warzone win!

The Best Weapons

Warzone Best Weapons

Now the DMR has been nerfed, there are several weapons that could take its place as the best weapon to use in Warzone.

Since the Black Ops Cold War arsenal was integrated, players have a huge choice in which weapons to use.

Here are some of our picks below.

Krig 6

Armed with a high damage output and minimal recoil, the Krig 6 is extremely easy to use in long-distance engagements.

With the right attachment combination, it’s up there as one of the best assault rifles to use.

Milano 821

While it may not be at the top of everyone’s list, the Milano 821 SMG is one of the strongest weapons that can be found in supply crates.

With no recoil and a consistent rate of fire, it’s the ideal close-quarters weapon to use if you don’t have access to your loadout.

M16

Although the DMR and Type 63 have been nerfed, there is still one tactical rifle that is very effective in Warzone.

The M16 comes with incredible damage statistics, enabling you to break the armour of an opponent with the first burst and send them to the gulag with the second.

The Best Loadouts

Warzone best loadouts

Selecting the perfect loadout in Warzone can often be the difference between making it to the latter stages of the game or an early trip back to the main menu.

With seemingly limitless combinations of attachments, perks, and equipment to choose from, it can be tricky to determine which loadouts are the best to use.

Here are the loadouts we recommend

Grau 5.56

In previous seasons, the Grau 5.56 has been one of the strongest assault rifles to use in all manner of scenarios.

Best Attachments

  • Monolithic Suppressor (Muzzle)
  • Tempus 26.4” Archangel (Barrel)
  • Tac Laser (Laser)
  • 60 Round Mags (Ammunition)
  • Commando Foregrip (Underbarrel)

With this attachment combination, the DMR domination will feel like a lifetime ago as players return to what was arguably the best assault rifle to use in Warzone.

Kilo 141

Prior to the DMR being introduced, the Kilo 141 assault rifle was a popular weapon to select before dropping into battle.

Best Attachments

  • Monolithic Suppressor (Muzzle)
  • Singuard Arms 19.8” Prowler (Barrel)
  • VLK 3.0x Optic (Optic)
  • 50 Round Mags (Ammunition)
  • Commando Foregrip (Underbarrel)

With this set of attachments equipped, it’s extremely easy to score plenty of kills during a match.

MP5 (Modern Warfare)

The MP5 has been the standout performer when it comes to close-quarters action in Warzone. 

  • Monolithic Suppressor (Muzzle)
  • FTAC Collapsible (Stock)
  • 45 Round Mag (Ammunition
  • Ranger Foregrip (Underbarrel)
  • Tac Laser (Laser)

This set of attachments provides unmatched accuracy when firing from the hip along with minimal recoil, making it lethal when up close and personal with an opponent.

The Best Strategies

All-Out Aggression

Best Warzone Strategies

For those wanting to score plenty of kills on their way to the victory helicopter, speed and ruthless aggression is a popular strategy.

Drop into a hotly contested location such as Superstore to grab a gun quickly and some early kills to build up some cash for a Loadout Drop.

Call it in as soon as possible to score your own loadout and continue your rampage. Make sure to utilise bounties to track down your next target with ease.

Slow And Steady

Best Warzone Tactics

This may not appeal to some but it can prove to be a very effective way to making a deep run in a Warzone match.

Rather than landing in a busy area, head towards the Farmland where you can loot at your own pace without being bombarded by gunfire from all angles.

Just be aware of any players that have landed around you and could be camping in one of the many buildings in the area.

Vehicular Warfare

There are several vehicles that can be found across the Warzone maps, and all of them can be used to your advantage.

As soon as you drop in, check the map and look for a helicopter. Head straight towards it and use it to eliminate anyone that has landed in the area. Even without a weapon, a well-piloted chopper is a sure-fire way of scoring a handful of kills quickly.

Once the area is clear, hop out of the helicopter and begin looting up. Be aware of the ominous lock-on noise when patrolling the skies!

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