Best Warzone 2 akimbo pistol loadout

Warzone 2 player holding akimbo pistols
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Warzone 2 player holding akimbo pistols
Credit: Screengrab via Activision

The best Warzone 2 akimbo pistol loadout is a hot topic of conversation within the community as players attempt to find the best combination to use as part of their loadout. With several sidearms to select and a multitude of attachments available, it's tricky to find a combination that allows you to gain the upper hand in Al Mazrah.

With Season One Reloaded in full swing and despite Infinity Ward nerfing the akimbo attachments within the Season One Reloaded patch notes, finding a pair of pistols that excels in close-quarters combat is harder than ever. Thankfully, there's a build that's still making an impact.

Before we share all the intel on the best Warzone 2 akimbo pistol loadout, check out our other guides highlighting the best Warzone 2 landing spots and all there is to know about the best Warzone 2 sniper rifle.

What is the best Warzone 2 akimbo pistol loadout?

FT Steel Fire
XRX Sidewinder-6 Slide
1mw Pistol Laser
Trigger Action
XRK Lighting Fire
Rear Grip
Akimbo X12

This particular build is for the X12 pistol and despite it featuring less firepower than some of its counterparts, it's capable of eliminating an opponent with two well-placed bullets.

Aside from their incredible damage, the main selling point of akimbo pistols is that there's no need to use Overkill as a base perk. This means there are more perk packages available.

Best Warzone 2 akimbo pistol attachments

After testing numerous attachment combinations and failing to rekindle the incredible pre-patch firepower, Warzone content creator tcTekk has found five that they describe as "one of the best secondaries in all of Warzone 2." Here's the full attachment list:

  • Muzzle: FT Steel Fire
  • Barrel: XRX Sidewinder-6 Slide
  • Laser: 1mW Pistol Laser
  • Trigger Action: XRK Lighting Fire
  • Rear Grip: Akimbo X12

The only attachment that enhances damage is the FT Steel Fire muzzle while the 1mW Pistol Laser provides huge increases in hip-fire accuracy. For a boost in fire rate, the XRK Lighting Fire trigger action reduces the time to kill significantly which comes in handy in those hectic close-quarters battles.

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Best Warzone 2 akimbo pistol perks and equipment

Once the best akimbo pistol attachments are ready for battle, turning your attention to selecting a perk package, primary weapon, and equipment combination that suits your style of play is the next step. Here are our recommendations.

Primary weapon

  • RPK

The RPK LMG continues to dominate as one of the very best Warzone 2 guns thanks to its lack of recoil and mid-range firepower. Although akimbo X12s are great in close quarters, the RPK provides some much-needed versatility. For the best Warzone 2 RPK loadout, take a look at our detailed guide.

Perk package


  • Double Time (Base)
  • Tracker (Base)
  • Spotter (Bonus)
  • Ghost (Ultimate)

Without the need for Overkill, the Specter perk package is a solid option to use alongside akimbo pistols. Double Time doubles the length of Tactical Sprint while Ghost conceals your location from any enemy UAVs patrolling the skies.


  • Semtex (Lethal)
  • Flash Grenade (Tactical)

Are akimbo pistols good in Warzone 2?

It's safe to say that akimbo pistols are the strongest secondary weapons to use as part of a Warzone 2 loadout. Despite the nerf, they're still able to down opponents with a couple of bullets and if you decide to fire them while advancing on a target, there's little room for error.

There you have it, that's all there is to know about the best Warzone 2 akimbo pistol loadout. For more, check out our guides showcasing the current Warzone 2 meta and the latest intel on the next Warzone 2 double XP event.

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