Best Warzone 2 pistol (Season 3 Reloaded)

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Screenshot of Warzone 2 player firing pistol as Ghost with helicopter taking off in the background
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The best Warzone 2 pistol is always worth knowing in Season 3 Reloaded. Having a powerful secondary weapon stowed away to fall back on in the heat of battle is a surefire way to deal some additional damage when your primary weapon is running low on ammunition over the course of a Warzone 2 match.

On numerous occasions, pistols have slotted into the ever-changing meta but thanks to the May 16 patch notes, several handguns received a hefty nerf in a bid to balance close-quarters combat on Al Mazrah and Ashika Island.

Before we take a closer look at the best Warzone 2 pistol, check out our guides showcasing the best ranked play loadouts and everything there is to know about the next double XP event.

What is the best Warzone 2 pistol?

As Season 3 Reloaded progresses, the best pistol to use in Warzone 2 is the FTAC Siege. Its incredible rate of fire makes it feel like you're using an SMG and the ability to use it underwater means it's perfect for any late-game engagements.

As Season 3 Reloaded progresses, we'll update the best pistol to reflect any weapon balancing changes that arrive.

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Warzone 2 pistol tier list

Following the recent additions of the GS Magna and the FTAC Siege, we've ranked all of the available Warzone 2 pistols from best to worst in our definitive tier list to reflect the current popularity. Scroll down for a closer look:

S Tier FTAC Siege GS Magna P890
A TierX12 .50 GS X13 Auto Basilisk

Leading the charge are the GS Magna, FTAC Siege, and the P890. Whether it's the fully automatic firing mechanism or the ability to equip two thanks to the Akimbo attachment, these are the best pistols to use by some distance.

Closely following in A Tier are the X12, X13 Auto, Basilisk, and the .50 GS. All are relatively strong sidearms but compared to the top three, they're lacking the versatility to make them truly great secondary weapons in Season 3 Reloaded.

As the Warzone 2 cycle progresses, we'll update the tier list to reflect any major buffs and nerfs that take place.

Warzone 2 Season 4 release time


Although Season 3 Reloaded is well underway, attention is already turning to Season 4 and the potential of more pistols joining the arsenal. Activision hasn't revealed the start time for the next seasonal update but thanks to the battle pass timer, we know Warzone 2 Season 4 will begin on June 14.

There you have it, that's all there is to know about the best Warzone 2 pistol. For more, check out our guides showcasing all of the ranked play rewards and the best sniper rifle for long-distance duels.

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