Season 1 of Warzone Pacific is well underway and as players continue to drop into Caldera and work their way through the Battle pass, many are sleeping on the immense power of the Automaton which arrived as part of Vanguard's integration into the battle royale. With Season 1 Reloaded now underway, the AR could slot into the ever-changing metagame with ease.
The assault rifle dominates in Vanguard multiplayer but does fall short in Warzone, with players looking for more of an impact at longer distances. In mid-range engagements, the Automaton excels thanks to its high damage output and insane rate of fire. With that said, find the best Automaton Warzone attachments and the best Automaton Warzone loadout in this guide!
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.
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: Empress 620mm Precision
- Optic: G16 2.5x
- Stock: ZAC Skeletal
- Underbarrel: M1941 Hand Stop
- Magazine: 6.5mm Sakura 75 Round Drum
- Ammunition: Lengthened
- Rear Grip: Pine Tar 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 players and a force of destruction in the hands of skilled players. The Empress 620mm barrel, ZAC Skeletal Stock, M1941 Hand Stop, and Pine Tar Grip all help to stabilize 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 Loadout
You need the perfect Perk picks to further enable your rifle in Warzone. We have the best set up below:
- Perk 1: Ghost
- Perk 2: Radar
- Perk 3: Overkill
Ghost conceals your location from any enemy UAVs patrolling the skies and keeps you hidden from any Heartbeat Sensors being used to track your location. Radar will help you in locating the enemy team and keeping a track of their movements throughout the map. Overkill gives you the ability to carry two primary weapons in the same loadout—giving you an upper hand on the battlefield.
- Lethal: Thermite
- Tactical: Stim
Thermite can have a massive impact on enemies that are bunched together inside a building thanks to the lethal dose of fire that it produces. On the other hand, Stim gets you back in the action quickly by regenerating your health much faster.
Is The Automaton Good In Warzone Pacific?
While we're yet to determine how good the Automaton will perform in Caldera, it's highly likely that it will be a popular weapon of choice thanks to its fast fire rate and low recoil levels. With the mid-range meta expected to be even more competitive than the Verdansk era, it will be interesting to see how this particular assault rifle performs.
There you have it, this is the best loadout to use for Automaton in Warzone. For more intel, check out everything you need to know about Season 1 of Warzone Pacific and our definitive Warzone weapon tier list.