Warzone meta guns and weapons - which are best to use?

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November 2, 2023: Season 6 is well underway and we've tweaked our guide to showcase the current Warzone meta dominating the game.

What is the Warzone meta? That's a question constantly on the minds of Warzone players looking for the advantage before dropping into the action. The weapon arsenal contains a wealth of different guns, but some always stand out from the crowd and with Season 6 in full swing, it's no different.

Following recent weapon buffs and nerfs, the meta has undergone a slight change, which is great news if you're after some kind of variety when building a loadout.

Before we take a closer look at the current Warzone meta, check out our other guides showcasing the best SMG and the latest intel on when the next double XP event takes place.

What is the Warzone Season 6 meta?

As players continue to drop into Al Mazrah and Vondel, these are the guns standing out from the rest of the arsenal thanks to their incredible damage in close-quarters, mid-range, and long-distance combat.

In addition to the best Warzone 2 AR, we also expect a variety of SMGs, shotguns, and sniper rifles to appear. As we head towards the next dose of weapon balancing, we'll keep an eye on any potential changes.

Best Warzone meta loadout

The chances of a weapon from the Warzone 2 arsenal standing out from the crowd are high. Whether it's an AR or a more powerful LMG, players always manage to find one gun that's far superior to the others.

Kastov 762

  • Muzzle: TY-LR8
  • Barrel: KAS-10 584mm Barrel
  • Optic: Aim OP-V4
  • Underbarrel: FTAC Ripper 56
  • Magazine: 40 Round Mag
Warzone 2 players aiming down sights
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Warzone meta perks

Alongside choosing a gun that's part of the Warzone meta, selecting a combination of perks is just as important. You now can customise your perk package and after plenty of testing, this combination of four suits any loadout perfectly:

  • Base Perk: Double Time
  • Base Perk: Bomb Squad
  • Bonus Perk: Fast Hands
  • Ultimate Perk: High Alert

Warzone meta SMGs

Ideal for dominating close-quarters combat, selecting an SMG is crucial when building a meta loadout.

Currently, the ISO 9mm is the strongest option thanks to its lethal rate of fire and ability to shred through the armour of your opponents in a matter of seconds.

Warzone Season 7 release date

With Season 6 in full swing, some are wondering whether Warzone will get a Season 7 update. This is unlikely, meaning the next seasonal update will be Season 1 to begin the Modern Warfare 3 cycle.

Based on the latest intel, we expect Warzone Season 1 will begin on December 5, 2023.

That's all there is to know about the Warzone meta so far. Ahead of the launch, don't forget to check out our other guides highlighting the best sniper rifle and all the intel on the best LMG.

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