Warzone Season 5 Reloaded meta guns and weapons

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Latest Update: September 28, 2022

The Season 5 Reloaded update is here! As we get to grips with the most recent dose of weapon balancing, check out the best Warzone guns to use.

Season 5 of Warzone has reached the halfway stage, much to the excitement of players looking forward to the final season of the Pacific era. Thanks to regular doses of weapon balancing from Raven Software, the Warzone Season 5 meta continues to evolve.

Deciding which weapon to use is a tricky task and often depends on personal preference and whether you're dropping onto Caldera, Fortune's Keep, or Rebirth Island.

If you're looking for more intel on Season 5, check out our guides showcasing the best Warzone assault rifle to use along with a full list of the best Warzone guns to use as part of a loadout.

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What is the Warzone Season 5 meta?

After taking a look at the Season 5 patch notes, there are plenty of options when it comes to the best weapons to use. The recent buff to the GRAU 5.56 sees it return as one of the best ARs to use alongside weapons from Black Ops Cold War due to the nerf to Vanguard scopes.

Take a look below for the best guns in each category.

Best Warzone Season 5 assault rifle

This selection of weapons is a good place to start in Season 5. Although the majority of Vanguard assault rifles received a nerf, they're still solid options alongside the Kilo 141 and the buffed GRAU 5.56

Image showing STG 44 assault rifle with gold camouflage attached
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Best Warzone Season 5 sniper rifle/marksman rifle

Thanks to a widespread sniper buff during Season 4, the sniper rifle meta is more diverse than ever before. With numerous options to use in long-distance duels, here are the very best ones to use:

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Best Warzone Season 5 SMG

With the arrival of the RA 225, there's a chance a new contender can knock the Armaguerra 43 from the top spot in the SMG category. With the aforementioned SMG receiving a nerf, here's what we recommend:

Image showing the Armaguerra 43 SMG on black background
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Best Warzone Season 4 LMG

Due to the immense power assault rifles possess in Warzone, using an LMG is relatively pointless. However, there are some strong options capable of contending with the more popular ARs.

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It's very easy to customise this selection of LMGs to suit your style of play. Thanks to the Gunsmith, the mobility of all three guns can be improved alongside its damage output, enabling you to contend with anyone in mid-range and long-distance gunfights.

That's all there is to know about the Warzone Season 5 meta. For more on the battle royale, check out the best Warzone SMG to use along with intel on the next Warzone double xp event.