The R9-0 shotgun is a quick-firing shotgun and is a strong weapon when adding Dragon’s Breath rounds as an attachment. When selected as part of a Warzone loadout, the rounds drastically increase the damage, igniting the target dealing further damage for a small duration.
With Season 4 Reloaded underway, there's every chance that the Dragon's Breath rounds could make a return to Verdansk and Rebirth Island, depending on the weapon balancing changes made by Raven Software.
Here's the best R9-0 Shotgun Dragon's Breath loadout for Warzone.
How To Unlock Dragon's Breath Rounds
There are two ways to get your hands on the Dragon’s Breath rounds. The first option is to buy an R9-0 blueprint from the in-game store and the second option is to score a total of ten kills while sliding.
All ten kills can be earned in a single match so there’s no need to leave the lobby after every kill you score.
The easiest way to unlock the ammunition is to jump into the Shoot the Ship playlist, sliding around Shipment at breakneck speeds.
For those that don’t own multiplayer, jump into the Plunder playlists and attempt to score as many kills while sliding as possible. This can be difficult given the sheer number of open areas in Verdansk, so opt for dropping at Superstore to score the kills.
R9-0 Shotgun Warzone Best Attachments
Once you’ve scored those sliding kills, you’re going to want a loadout that packs a punch when dropping into Verdansk. The Krakatoa blueprint is the perfect close-quarters weapon to dominate the opposition.
- Choke (Muzzle)
- FORGE TAC Sentry (Barrel)
- 5mW Laser (Laser)
- Merc Foregrip (Underbarrel)
- Dragon’s Breath Rounds (Ammunition)
The choke and merc foregrip provides plenty of recoil control while the addition of the laser drastically improves accuracy when firing from the hip. All this combined with the dragon’s breath rounds makes for a lethal combination.
Is It Broken?
Having played a few games of Plunder, the R9-0 is certainly one of the best close-quarters weapon to be using on Warzone. In terms of the Dragon’s Breath Rounds being a game-breaker, I wouldn’t go that far.
The likes of the MP5 and Uzi are still very strong weapons to use at close range, and with the addition of the R9-0 rounds, it adds further depth to the Warzone metagame.
The nerfs have impacted its performance along with its popularity but the shotgun is still capable of shredding through any opponents in close proximity.