Best Warzone guns and weapons in Season 6

Image showing Ghost carrying Warzone 2 assault rifle
Credit: Activision

Image showing Ghost carrying Warzone 2 assault rifle
Credit: Activision
March 20, 2024: Season 6 is in full swing so we've adjusted our guide to highlight the latest Warzone meta guns and weapons to use.

Finding Warzone meta makes all the difference in Call of Duty's battle royale as Season 6 continues to progress. The latest seasonal update for Warzone will include another dose of weapon balancing likely to spice up the meta.

The recent additions of the ISO 9mm and the TR-76 Geist are proving popular following another round of buffs and nerfs affecting some of the best guns in the arsenal.

Before we take a closer look at the best Warzone 2 guns and weapons, take a look at our other guides showcasing the best ranked play loadouts and all there is to know about the next double XP event.

What are the best Warzone 2 guns?

After the most recent wave of weapon balancing, these are the very best Warzone 2 guns and weapons to use in battle royale and Resurgence matches:

There are plenty of new arrivals to the top tier of the Warzone arsenal in Season 6. As for assault rifles, the Chimera is an excellent all-rounder while the PDSW 528 remains a strong option for close-range action alongside the ISO 45.

As Season 6 progresses, we'll continue to adjust our list so you know which guns will dominate in close-quarters, mid-range, and long-distance duels.

Warzone gun tier list

Warzone gun tier list


WSP Swarm
Kastov 762
SOA Subverter
TAQ Evolvere
SVA 545
Bruen Mk9
XRK Stalker


KV Inhibitor
TAQ 56
Holger 26
ISO Hemlock
ISO 45
Signal 50
Sakin MG38
Pulemyot 762
MTZ Interceptor
TAQ Eradicator
Lachmann Sub
X13 Auto
Holger 556


Lockwood 680
FR 5.56
SWP Stinger
KVD Enforcer
Cronen Squall
STB 556
PDSW 528
KV Broadside
Tempus Razorback
SP-X 80
Victus XMR
Kastov 545
Fennec 45
MCW 6.8
VEL 46
556 Icarus
FJX Imperium
TAQ Evolvere


MX Guardian
TR-76 Geist
ISO 9mm
FSS Hurricane
FR Avancer
FTAC Siege
Carrack .300
Lockwood 300
HCR 56
Bryson 800
Lachmann Shroud
Riot Shield


Tempus Torrent
Lockwood MK2
FTAC Recon
SP-R 208
X12 Handgun
Gutter Knife
GS Magna
.50 GS
Combat Knife
Expedite 12
LA-B 330
Dual Kodachis
Dual Kamas
SA-B 50
Bryson 890
9mm Daemon

This particular Warzone tier list is based on the most recent dose of weapon buffs and nerfs. There's plenty of choice in the top tiers meaning you can get away with using most weapons in order to make an impact.

With Season 6 in full swing, there's an extensive list of weaponry topping the table. The most notable change sees the appearance of the ISO 9mm SMG, which is shredding through opponents with ease thanks to its fast time to kill and high damage output

Warzone 2 Season 6 gun list

The Warzone 2 gun list is exactly the same as the Modern Warfare 2 gun list. There's an extensive choice of assault rifles, snipers, SMGs and more to choose from.

Here are just a few to keep a lookout for:

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A Call of Duty staple returns in Warzone 2. Armed with a high rate of fire and impressive mobility, the M4 has all the key ingredients to become the best Warzone 2 guns to use in a loadout.

If you're looking for the perfect all-rounder, the M4 is a great place to start.

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Lachmann Sub

For those wanting some close-quarters firepower, the Lachmann Sub is the early frontrunner. Heavily resembling the MP5, the SMG comes with a lethal rate of fire and mobility that's very hard to beat when up close and personal with an opponent.

Thanks to the gunsmith, there are limitless ways to customise the Lachmann Sub to suit any style of play, making it the best Warzone 2 SMG.

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Signal 50

So far, the Signal 50 remains the strongest sniper to use. Despite its semi-automatic firing mechanism, it packs a deadly one-shot punch and thanks to its fast fire rate, players can follow up with a second shot if the first doesn't hit the target.

Kastov 74u

Although it resembles the AK-74u submachine gun, the Kastov 74u slots into the assault rifle category in Warzone 2. Armed with 7.62 rounds, this compact rifle comes with incredible damage output and mobility that competes with some SMGs. Expect it to feature amongst the best guns in Season 6.

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FTAC Recon

The FTAC Recon is the first battle rifle to appear on our guns list. It has higher damage than other ARs but with lower mobility. At mid-range engagements, the rifle is capable of dominating if high accuracy is maintained but with a slow sprint-to-fire time, it's easy for a fast-moving opponent to send you to the gulag.

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FSS Hurricane

Although it looks like an AR, the FSS Hurricane slots into the SMG category and is one of the most versatile weapons in the Warzone 2 arsenal. With a 50-round magazine as standard, it's easy to modify the FSS Hurricane to suit any style of play.

We recommend increases in damage output while maintaining its non-existent recoil.

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Lachmann 556

Despite its slower rate of fire than the M4, the Lachmann 556 is another strong assault rifle thanks to its longer damage range. The slower rate of fire does mean there's less visual recoil than other ARs which comes in handy when keeping track of the target. It's not the best rifle but it's certainly not the worst.

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556 Icarus

The first LMG to appear on the guns list is the 556 Icarus. Like most LMGs, it comes with a huge magazine alongside a high damage output. However, the high damage output results in plenty of recoil that's difficult to control.

A strong attachment can rectify some of the flaws but it's unlikely to make the 556 Icarus a popular choice.

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Another Call of Duty staple appearing in Warzone 2 is the M16. Armed with a three-round burst, the rifle is nowhere near the top of the assault rifle pile due to its unpredictable recoil pattern.

With stronger options available, it's hard to see why you'd pick the M16 as part of a loadout in the battle royale.

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Fennec 45

Known for its blisteringly fast rate of fire, the Fennec 45 excels in extremely close-quarters combat. Other than that, the huge damage drop-off gives it no chance of making an impact at longer distances.

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It'll make a strong secondary weapon so make sure Overkill is equipped alongside an assault rifle.

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Lachmann 762

The Lachmann 762 packs a lethal punch thanks to its damage output but its lack of mobility and slow aim-down sight means there are better alternatives to use in a loadout.

Attachments can improve its performance but it's more effective to use a fast-firing assault rifle.


Compared to other LMGs, the RAPP H has a slower rate of fire that's easy to control in mid-range engagements. Although it's a powerful alternative to other weapons in the arsenal, the RAPP H will fall by the wayside as more popular ARs dominate the meta.

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Expedite 12

Just like the Fennec 45, the Expedite 12 shotgun is a one-trick pony. It dominates close-quarters combat but when attempting to make an impact at longer ranges, it's impossible to do so.

If you are looking to use the Expedite 12, use it as a secondary weapon alongside a primary weapon that's capable of dealing damage at longer ranges.

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Lockwood MK2

The first of two marksman rifles on the list is the Lockwood MK2. It features impressive mobility and the ability to eliminate an opponent with a single bullet but its inconsistent damage output means the chances of scoring a hitmarker are high.

For a more consistent option, take a look at the Signal 50 sniper.


Next on the list is the LM-S marksman rifle. Its damage output is slightly better than the Lockwood MK2 but the inferior mobility means you're often vulnerable to players using better weaponry.

A strong attachment combination can improve performance but it makes more sense to opt for an assault rifle or the Lockwood MK2.

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Sakin MG38

Last on our list is the Sakin MG38. Although it comes with plenty of power, recoil and mobility cause huge problems over the course of a match. Unless Infinity Ward decides to issue a wealth of buffs, there's a chance it becomes a viable option but if not, it's worth avoiding this particular LMG.

Warzone 2 Season 6 Reloaded release date

Although there's no official confirmation yet, the battle pass timer reveals Warzone 2 Season 6 Reloaded will begin on October 17 which isn't very far away. Expect another dose of content including some new guns that could slot into the top of our tier list.

That's all there is to know about the best Warzone 2 guns. In the meantime, check out our Warzone 2 page for the latest news, leaks, and guides on the new era for Call of Duty's battle royale.

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