Best Warzone Automaton loadout

Image showing Automaton assault rifle on dark background
Credit: Activision

Image showing Automaton assault rifle on dark background
Credit: Activision
November 11, 2022: The Automaton continues to prove popular in the final days of Season 5 Reloaded. Find the best attachments and more in this guide.

Finding a strong assault rifle (AR) to use in Warzone is a tricky task. With over 30 rifles to choose from along with limitless customisation options, uncovering a gun to suit your style of play can take time.

With Season 5 in full swing, the Automaton from Vanguard is undergoing a resurgence in popularity. Armed with a deadly rate of fire and low recoil, it's capable of shredding through any opposition in mid-range combat.

Before we unveil the best Automaton Warzone loadout to use, check out our guide showcasing the best Warzone guns to see where the AR compares with the rest of the arsenal.

What is the best Automaton Warzone loadout?

MX Silencer
ZAC 600mm BFA
SVT-40 PU Scope 3-6x
Anastasia Padded
M1941 Hand Stop
6.5mm Sakura 75 Round Drums
Rear Grip
Polymer Grip
Tight Grip
Perk 2
Fully Loaded

This particular build excels in mid-range and long-distance duels which is ideal when dropping into Caldera. The immense power and the variable zoom scope also makes it a strong option to use on the smaller maps of Fortune's Keep and Rebirth Island.

How to unlock Automaton in Warzone

In order to get your hands on the Automaton, you must reach Level 8 which is an incredibly straightforward process. Play a few matches and you should earn enough XP to use the rifle as part of a loadout.

To speed up the process, make sure to use a double XP token to unlock it as fast as possible.

Best Automaton Warzone Loadout
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Best Automaton Warzone attachments

The Automaton has the potential to be an unstoppable force. Check out the list below for the best attachments you should be using.

  • Muzzle: MX Silencer
  • Barrel: ZAC 600mm BFA
  • Optic: SVT-40 PU Scope 3-6x
  • Stock: Anastasia Padded
  • Underbarrel: M1941 Hand Stop
  • Magazine: 6.5mm Sakura 75 Round Drum
  • Ammunition: Lengthened
  • Rear Grip: Polymer Grip
  • Perk 1: Tight Grip
  • Perk 2: Fully Loaded

Even though the Automaton does not have the fastest time to kill (TTK) among Warzone's assault rifles, it is one of the most reliable and easy to control, making it great for new and experienced players. The ZAC 600mm BFA barrel, Anastasia Padded Stock, M1941 Hand Stop, and Polymer Grip all help to stabilise the weapon and improve accuracy.

In order to take down multiple opponents in quick succession, it is highly recommended to expand your magazine size. You can knock and wipe multiple players with the 6.5mm Sakura 75 Round Drum along with Lengthened Ammo Type that will enhance bullet velocity, making it a dangerous weapon in the hands of anyone.

Best Automaton Warzone perks and equipment

You need the perfect perk picks to maximise performance with the Automaton in hand. Check out the strongest perks and equipment to use below.


  • EOD (Perk 1)
  • Overkill (Perk 2)
  • Amped (Perk 3)

This particular combination of perks continues to prove popular. EOD increases resistance to any incoming explosives while Overkill allows you to use two primary weapons in the same loadout. In this case, we recommend the PPSH from Vanguard to excel in close-range situations.

Last and by no means least is Amped. The increase in weapon swap speed allows you to switch between the Automaton and PPSH as fast as possible, improving reaction time and guaranteeing you have the best weapon to deal with the intended target.


  • Lethal: Throwing Knife
  • Tactical: Stim

The Throwing Knife is the key to scoring quick eliminations. Throw it at a downed opponent to guarantee the kill as fast as possible. As for the Tactical, the Stim continues to prove popular thanks to instant health regeneration and a temporary speed boost.

Is the Automaton good in Warzone?

In Season 5, the Automaton is one of the stronger assault rifles to use. The fast rate of fire combined with minimal damage drop-off guarantees a fast time to kill while its solid mobility means you can still navigate the map quickly.

If you've not had a chance to use it yet, I recommend doing so before Raven Software applies any nerfs!

That's all there is to know about the best Automaton Warzone loadout. For more, check out the best Warzone SMG to use along with intel on when the next Warzone double XP event will take place.

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