The metagame in Warzone constantly evolves thanks to Raven Software's regular doses of weapon balancing ensuring some kind of stability within the battle royale. Season 3 brings plenty of new weaponry into the arsenal alongside plenty of buffs and nerfs affecting a range of weapons including sniper rifles.
With the new season underway, the Season 3 meta is already looking different from Season 2 as players begin to test a range of different guns in order to gain the upper hand over the opposition on Caldera and Rebirth Island.
Having analysed the patch notes and spending plenty of time testing various combinations of guns and attachments, there are a few guns that could slot into the meta. With that said, find the best guns to use in the early stages of Warzone Season 3 and the guns that are part of the meta in this guide.
What Is The Warzone Season 3 Meta?
With Season 3 in its early stages, the likes of the AX-50 and ZRG 20mm are popular options for long-distance action while the STG 44 and Automaton assault rifles are still dominating mid-range engagements.
Best Warzone Season 3 Assault Rifle
These ARs dominated the Season 2 meta and are continuing to do so in the early stages of Season 3. The Automaton is proving extremely popular in addition to the trusty Kilo 141 that manages to remain one of the easiest guns to use in all of Warzone.
As the season progresses, be sure to check back regularly to see how the meta evolves.
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Best Warzone Season 3 SMG
The MP40 has ruled the SMG metagame since appearing at the start of the Pacific era remains the strongest SMG to use. Depending on how weapon balancing impacts others, these guns are surefire ways to achieve success in close-range engagements.
Best Warzone Season 3 LMG
For those looking for some more firepower, the LMG category is the place to look. Despite plenty of nerfs, the Bren is still a viable option alongside the Bruen MK9 from Modern Warfare.
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Best Warzone Season 3 Sniper Rifle
With Raven Software introducing widespread nerfs to several sniper rifles, the long-range meta looks significantly different in Season 3. For a good place to start, these three snipers will pack a lethal punch in those long-distance battles.
There you have it, these are some of the guns likely to appear in the Warzone Season 3 meta. For more intel, check out our page for the latest news, leaks, and loadout guides.