Using the best Call of Duty: Warzone weapons is key to picking up victories in the popular battle royale. We’ve put together a list of the most powerful guns in Warzone Pacific Season 5 Reloaded and ranked the primary weapons from best to worst.
As Call of Duty: Warzone wraps up before Warzone 2 arrives on November 16, there are almost 200 weapons to choose from. Guns, knives, and explosives from Modern Warfare, Black Ops Cold War, and Vanguard are available to take into Caldera, Rebirth Island, and Fortune’s Keep, offering a ton of choice.
While you want to optimize your graphics settings and controller settings in Warzone, everyone wants to know the best weapon to use. We’ve ranked all 135 primary weapons in the game and counted down the top 10.
Best guns in Call of Duty: Warzone ranked list
Before we count down the top 10 weapons in Warzone, we’re ranking every single primary weapon available in the game. Some weapons clearly shine above the rest and some should be avoided at all costs.
Here’s every primary weapon in Warzone Pacific Season 5 Reloaded ranked from best to worst.
- Cooper Carbine
- Armaguerra 43
- Grau 5.56
- Gorenko Anti-Tank Rifle
- Marco 5
- H4 Blixen
- Vargo 52
- Lienna 57
- PPSh-41 (Vanguard)
- 3-Line Rifle
- FARA 83
- KG M40
- Type 100
- RA 225
- FFAR 1
- ZRG 20mm
- AK-47 (Cold War)
- Kilo 141
- MP5 (Cold War)
- CR-56 AMAX
- Nikita AVT
- Owen Gun
- Kar98k (Modern Warfare)
- Swiss K31
- ITRA Burst
- Riot Shield
- MG 82
- VLK Rogue
- Bruen Mk9
- Milano 821
- Pelington 703
- PPSh-41 (Cold War)
- OTs 9
- PP19 Bizon
- Krig 6
- MP5 (MW)
- Rytec AMR
- M1 Garand
- AUG (MW)
- M1928 Thompson
- Kar98k (Vanguard)
- AS VAL
- Stoner 63
- Gallo SA12
- Type 11
- Type 99
- RAAL MG
- Nail Gun
- DMR 14
- LW3 – Tundra
- Einhorn Revolving
- Combat Shotgun
- Gracey Auto
- Origin 12
- FN SCAR 17
- AUG (Cold War)
- FiNN LMG
- Combat Shield
- Double Barrel
- Hauer 77
- Striker 45
- 410 Ironhide
- Type 63
- FR 5.56
- KSP 45
- MK2 Carbine
- R1 Shadowhunter
- AK-47 (MW)
- Model 680
Best guns in Warzone Pacific Season 5 Reloaded
10. Vargo 52
The Vargo 52 has stayed a consistently strong choice ever since it arrived, and has become a popular choice again in Season 5.
With great range and a high fire rate, the Vargo is a forgiving but powerful Cold War Assault Rifle that can suit almost any playstyle on any map. With excellent range, damage, and control, it has become an ideal weapon of choice for Warzone players. It just slightly suffers from not being able to use the 3-6x Optic.
9. H4 Blixen
You’ll get high mobility and a fast TTK, but it’s not as high on the list as some of the other SMGs because it’s that much harder to control during Season 5. Still, if you’re a skilled player who knows how to control recoil, you’ll have great success with the Blixen.
8. Marco 5
The Marco 5 maintains its spot on the top ten list since joining the weapon pool in Season 4. Although its unique Akimbo Perk allows players to dual-wield the weapon, it’s best to use one at a time and take advantage of its high movement speed.
It has a respectable TTK and damage-per-mag but it really shines in allowing players to get around Caldera at an incredibly fast pace. If you use something heavy like the UGM-8, then the Marco could be the perfect secondary.
The STG44 has come and gone from Warzone’s meta, remaining a consistent and reliable choice. With all of the nerfs over the past few weeks, it’s become one of the best Assault Rifles in the game.
Although it can statistically be beaten by other weapons on this list, its high bullet velocity and low recoil make it incredibly easy to use. It’s hard to go wrong with the STG44 in Warzone Pacific Season 5 Reloaded — just be wary of its comparatively slow TTK.
6. Gorenko Anti-Tank Rifle – Best Sniper Rifle in Warzone
The Warzone Season 3 update drastically changed how Snipers perform in the battle royale. Only a select few Snipers could still one-shot kill with a headshot at any distance. Luckily, the Gorenko Anti-Tank Rifle maintained that one-shot headshot and has flown up the rankings to be one of the best snipers Warzone has ever seen.
The Gorenko is semi-automatic with high bullet velocity and a one-shot headshot, making it extremely dominant at range. Even if you land a body shot, you’ll be able to follow up with another almost immediately which is, more often than not, enough to secure the kill.
The Gorenko is on Raven’s radar having been nerfed a couple of times, so be sure to give it a try while it’s still an incredibly powerful option.
5. Grau 5.56 – Best Modern Warfare gun in Warzone
The Grau isn’t the absolute meta due to Vanguard weapons’ benefits outweighing what a Cold War or Modern Warfare gun can bring to the table, but that doesn’t mean the Grau isn’t a great choice.
With low recoil, a respectable TTK, and the cleanest iron sights in the game, you should absolutely try the Grau again if you haven’t already.
4. XM4 – Best Cold War gun in Warzone
Even though Vanguard guns have dominated the meta, Cold War’s XM4 has always been able to hang with the best Vanguard guns.
The XM4 has everything you want in an Assault Rifle, having high mobility, low recoil, and solid range. While none of its stats are crazy, it’s an extremely solid choice that’ll win you a lot of gunfights regardless of the map size.
3. Armaguerra 43 – Best Warzone SMG
Despite the abundance of top SMG options, it’s hard to go wrong with the Armaguerra 43 in Warzone Pacific Season 5. Although it has received a good few nerfs now, it’s remained the most popular gun in Warzone, and for good reason.
The Armaguerra is a little bit more difficult to use since the start of Season 5 but it will still chew through enemies’ health and armor incredibly fast. While we’ve ranked the Armaguerra the highest, a ton of other SMGs are viable this season.
2. UGM-8 – Best Warzone LMG
The UGM-8 sits comfortably in Warzone’s top few weapons for a while now, and could even take the number one spot depending on your skill level.
Although a cumbersome LMG, the UGM-8’s damage over range is what sets it apart. If you get an enemy in your sights and land your shots, you’ll be able to take them down in the blink of an eye.
Raven Software are aware of its immense power and have dropped several nerfs over the past few weeks, but they’ve done little to tame its power. If you haven’t used the UGM-8 in Warzone Pacific Season 5 Reloaded yet, you might be sleeping on your new favorite.
1. Cooper Carbine – Best Warzone gun right now
The Cooper Carbine is an Assault Rifle known for its versatility since it entered the battle royale all the way back in Season 1. Players build it for various engagements including medium-range on Fortune’s Keep or long-range on Caldera.
This Assault Rifle doesn’t always pack the hardest punch, but it is extremely easy to control as a low-recoil weapon. Combining its low recoil with a fast TTK, the Cooper Carbine is a consistently reliable choice no matter what map you play.
While you may find it a better choice for Rebirth Island and Fortune’s Keep, you’ll find it a powerful choice in Caldera as well.
Those are the top 10 weapons you should be using in Warzone Pacific. Expect this list to keep on changing as weapons are buffed and nerfed. If classic multiplayer is more your cup of tea, you can check out the top 10 Vanguard weapons and what’s to come in Modern Warfare 2.
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