Season 6 of Warzone is finally underway, much to the delight of the community that's hoping the final season of the Black Ops Cold War era can surpass the success of Season 5. The latest season of post-launch content will be the last one to take place in Verdansk before the battle royale heads to the Pacific shortly after the release of Call of Duty: Vanguard.
As always, the start of a brand-new season brings in a huge amount of new content for players to get stuck into, including a new Battle Pass, huge changes to Verdansk, and the addition of new weapons in a bid to spice up the existing metagame. One of the new arrivals is the .410 Ironhide, a lever-action shotgun capable of dealing devastating damage in close-quarters scenarios. Find the best .410 Ironhide Warzone loadout and the best attachments to equip in this guide!
How To Unlock The .410 Ironhide
Just like the Grav assault rifle, the .410 Ironhide can be unlocked by working your way through the Battle Pass. Simply reach Tier 31 to get your hands on the base version of the shotgun. To unlock it as fast as possible, spend some COD Points on Tier Skips as the process of levelling up the Battle Pass can take a while without Double XP active.
.410 Ironhide Shotgun Warzone
The Ironhide's unique lever-action chamber loading mechanism makes this particular shotgun an interesting selection in Warzone. Armed with insane damage output and a surprisingly fast rate of fire, the Ironhide can deal with opposition with one well-placed shot to the head as well as shredding through armour in the blink of an eye. With several shotguns such as the JAK-12 skyrocketing in popularity as the best close-range Warzone weapon, there is a definite possibility of the Ironhide appearing in the loadouts of players.
As with all weapons in Warzone, there is a wide variety of attachments to select that can greatly improve the performance of the Ironhide on the streets of Verdansk and Rebirth Island. With that said, what exactly are the best .410 Ironhide attachments to choose from?
.410 Ironhide Warzone Best Attachments
Having spent a bit of time experimenting with a variety of combinations, we eventually settled on this set of five that may seem familiar to the loadouts of other shotguns in the game.
- Muzzle: Agency Choke
- Barrel: 22.3" Reinforced Heavy
- Laser: SWAT 5mw Laser Sight
- Stock: No Stock
- Ammunition: 7 Rnd Tube
This set of attachments provides a significant increase in damage range which is ideal if the opponent is a few metres away. Alongside providing some much-needed sound suppression, the Agency Choke also provides a boost to damage range along with the Reinforced Heavy Barrel, arguably the strongest barrel to choose.
More often than not, there is no time to aim-down sights when using a shotgun in those intense close-quarters skirmishes which is why we've gone with the 5mw Laser Sight to ensure maximum accuracy levels are maintained when firing from the hip. For a slight increase in sprint-to-fire time, the No Stock attachment improves reaction times which is ideal if a crafty camper attempts to catch you off-guard.
Best .410 Ironhide Warzone Loadout
Once the best .410 Ironhide Warzone attachments have been equipped, it's important to build the best loadout in order to ensure that you can make the biggest impact over the course of a match.
- AK-47 (Black Ops Cold War)
With the likes of the C58 and EM2 receiving nerfs in the Season 6 update, many players are beginning to gravitate towards the AK-47 from Black Ops Cold War thanks to its steady rate of fire and lethal damage output. For a full breakdown including the best attachments to use, check out our complete Cold War AK-47 guide!
- Lethal: Semtex
- Tactical: Stun Grenade
It's not just the weapon meta that's been changing in Warzone. Players are beginning to utilise different pieces of equipment to their advantage and this particular combination is proving popular.
The Semtex is the ideal tool to deal some additional damage to an opponent or to disable an oncoming vehicle while the Stun Grenade significantly slows the movement of an enemy, making them easy pickings for the .410 Ironhide.
The Perk meta in Warzone continues to change but despite the addition of Combat Scout and Tempered, players have been quick to find a solid combination of Perks capable of providing several benefits to keep you in the action for longer. These are the best Perks to use with the .410 Ironhide:
- Perk 1: Double Time
- Perk 2: Overkill
- Perk 3: Amped
Double Time doubles the duration of Tactical Sprint, ideal to traverse the map as fast as possible while Overkill greatly improves the versatility of the best .410 Ironhide loadout by allowing you to equip a second primary weapon.
The third and Final Perk we selected is Amped and while it may have fallen out of favour, the increase in weapon swap speed is perfect for switching back and forth to the Ironhide depending on the situation.
Is The .410 Ironhide Good In Warzone?
With some stiff competition from other shotguns, I think that the Ironhide slots nicely into the meta as a viable close-range option. The ability to break armour and score a kill with a handful of shots is incredibly useful and while it looks like the lever-action mechanism slows the shotgun down, it's hardly noticeable when going up against an SMG at close range. If you're after a new shotgun to use, I recommend giving the Ironhide a chance.