Season 5 Reloaded for Warzone is well underway and as players drop into Verdansk and Rebirth Island ahead of The Numbers mid-season event, the metagame has remained somewhat stable despite the most recent dose of weapon tuning from Raven Software.
One of the new weapons that have arrived in Season 5 is the EM2, a British assault rifle armed with a moderate rate of fire and a built-in optic, meaning that there are a number of different builds that can be considered the best EM2 Warzone loadout. With a variety of attachments to select, there is every chance that the EM2 slots into the metagame thanks to its strong mid-range performance.
Find the best EM2 loadout to use as well as the best attachments to equip in this guide!
How To Unlock
The process of unlocking the EM2 in Warzone is extremely straightforward. Simply reach Tier 15 of the Season 5 Battle Pass to unlock the base version of this deadly assault rifle.
EM2 Assault Rifle Warzone
Despite having a slower rate of fire than other Warzone assault rifles in the category, the EM2 is extremely easy to control, making it one of the strongest weapons to use in mid-range and long-distance duels against other weapons that some may consider to be superior.
Once the optimum combination of attachments has been equipped, this particular rifle is more than capable of outperforming some of the more popular options such as the FARA 83and the C58. With that said, what are the best attachments to equip?
EM2 Warzone Best Attachments
After spending some time experimenting with a range of different attachment combinations, we've found the best EM2 attachments to equip in order to dominate on the streets of Verdansk and Rebirth Island.
- Muzzle: Agency Suppressor
- Underbarrel: Field Agent Grip
- Barrel: 25.8" Task Force
- Optic: Axial Arms 3x
- Ammunition: 40 Rnd
This combination of attachments provides improvements in every single area other than mobility which doesn't have too much of an impact on overall levels of movement speed. As usual, the combination of Agency Suppressor and Task Force barrel improves damage range and bullet velocity, making the EM2 even better in those long-distance battles.
Although the EM2 does feature a built-in optic, it's not the best to use when it comes to spotting a target from several hundred metres away which is why we've selected the trusty Axial Arms 3x optic. This scope provides an increase in zoom to provide a crystal-clear image of an opponent whether they're close by or far away.
Best EM2 Warzone Loadout
Once you've equipped the best combination of attachments listed above, it's time to take a look at which Perks and Secondary Weapon to use in order to be prepared for any situation that you may encounter over the course of a match.
Despite the addition of the TEC-9, the MAC-10 submachine gun is still the very best to use when getting up close and personal with the opposition thanks to its incredible rate of fire, fast time to kill, and high levels of mobility. For a full breakdown on the best attachments to use, check out our definitive MAC-10 loadout guide.
- Lethal: Semtex
- Tactical: Stun Grenade
After several seasons of the Heartbeat Sensor dominating loadouts, many players are opting to use a Stun Grenade in order to slow down an opponent in order to guarantee the kill.
The Semtex continues to be a popular choice when it comes to dealing additional damage. The ability to stick it to oncoming vehicles is a sure-fire way of disabling and destroying them, which can prove handy when dealing with any Cargo Trucks.
Season 5 has seen the addition of two brand-new Perks that give players even more variety when it comes to building the best Warzone loadout. After testing a number of combinations, here are the best Perks to select alongside the EM2:
- Perk 1: EOD
- Perk 2: Overkill
- Perk 3: Amped
The addition of Tempered and Combat Scout are certainly useful but their presence in Warzone doesn't come close to the trusty combinations that have been staples of the meta for several months.
EOD increases resistance to explosives which can often make the difference if a well-placed grenade lands close by. Overkill is the second Perk of choice, giving you the ability to equip two primary weapons in the same loadout, which is ideal when looking to build a loadout designed to deal with all scenarios.
Lastly is Amped, which increases weapon swap speed. While it may seem like a subtle difference, the faster switching speed can make all the difference when reacting to a specific situation where the EM2 could come in clutch.