Best Warzone 2 FTAC Recon loadout

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November 28, 2022: Warzone 2 is out right now. Scroll down for the best loadout and best attachments for the FTAC Recon battle rifle!

The best Warzone 2 FTAC Recon loadout is on the minds of players dropping into Call of Duty's latest battle royale. Alongside a brand-new map, Infinity Ward brings an all-new arsenal of weaponry that includes the new battle rifle category.


Acting as a hybrid between an assault rifle (AR) and a marksman rifle, battle rifles come with plenty of power but their mobility is far from ideal when it comes to moving quickly around the map.

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Before we share more on the best Warzone 2 FTAC Recon loadout, check out our guide showcasing the best Warzone 2 AR that will likely give this battle rifle a run for its money.

What is the best Warzone 2 FTAC Recon loadout?

Attachment Name
Barrel419mm EXF Barrel
OpticVLK 4.0x Optic
StockAssault-60 Stock Factory
UnderbarrelDemo IMP-44 Grip
Rear GripSakin ZX Grip

This build is excellent for dealing mid-range and long-distance damage to an opposition.

The semi-automatic firing mechanism lends itself to mid-range engagements so a build that improves fire rate and ensures high levels of accuracy will work well.


How to unlock FTAC Recon in Warzone 2

The FTAC Recon is part of the M4 weapon platform meaning you'll need to use another weapon in order to unlock it. To get your hands on it, reach level 14 with the M4 assault rifle.

Once unlocked, you can select the weapon receiver in the Gunsmith and equip any attachments that feature in the FTAC Recon's weapon family.

Best Warzone 2 FTAC Recon attachments

The Warzone 2 gunsmith is packed with a huge range of attachments. After testing various combinations, we've found a set of five that's perfect for the FTAC Recon and anyone that wants to make an impact with this particular battle rifle:

  • Barrel: 419mm EXF Barrel
  • Optic: VLK 4.0 Optic
  • Stock: Assault-60 Stock Factory
  • Underbarrel: Demo IMP-44 Grip
  • Rear Grip: Sakin ZX Grip

This set of attachments takes the edge off the FTAC Recon's handling but the improvements to damage, range, accuracy, and mobility compensate for it. The damage improvements come from the huge 419mm EXF barrel while enhancements to mobility appear thanks to the Assault-60 Stock Factory which includes a faster aim-down sight speed.

Overall, this build has all the key ingredients needed to contend against the more popular assault rifle category and as the meta develops, there's always a chance of the FTAC Recon flying in under the radar.

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Best Warzone 2 FTAC Recon perks and equipment

Once the best FTAC Recon attachments are ready for battle, finding a perk package and equipment combination that provides further improvements is the next step to building the strongest loadout. Here are our recommendations.

Perk package


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


  • Semtex (Lethal)
  • Flash Grenade (Tactical)

Is the FTAC Recon good in Warzone 2?

The FTAC Recon has all the requirements needed to excel in mid-range and long-distance engagements. While it won't feature in the meta, it's a great battle rifle to use if you want to

That's everything there is to know about the best Warzone 2 FTAC Recon loadout. For more, check out our guide containing everything there is to know about the Warzone 2 release date.