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Best guns in Warzone 2: Every Season 1 Reloaded weapon ranked

Victory in Warzone 2’s Al Mazrah will be heavily influenced by you grabbing the meta guns, so here’s a guide to the best weapons.

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Warzone 2 has a wide array of powerful weapons to choose from in the CoD battle royale, so we’ve ranked every weapon in Season 1 Reloaded and counted down the top 10 best guns.

The next chapter in the Call of Duty battle royale saga is well underway, with Warzone 2‘s first season over halfway through.

Once you’ve locked in the best controller, PC, and FOV settings, you’ll need the best guns possible to dominate. Warzone 2 features over 50 of Modern Warfare 2’s weapons and with the Chimera arriving in Season 1 Reloaded, the meta has changed slightly.

Now that we’ve had plenty of time to figure out the meta, we’ve counted down the top 10 guns you can take to Al Mazrah and ranked every weapon from best to worst.

Best guns in Warzone 2: Ranked list

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Before we get into why you should use the top 10 weapons, we’ve ranked every Warzone 2 weapon from best to worst. You’ll see LMGs, Assault Rifles, and SMGs take the top spots but there are some incredible picks in other categories too.

  1. RPK
  2. TAQ-56
  3. Fennec 45
  4. RAAL MG
  5. Lachmann Sub
  6. Chimera
  7. Kastov 762
  8. Vaznev-9k
  9. Signal 50 
  10. X13
  11. Kastov-74u
  12. M4
  13. Sakin MG38
  14. MX9
  15. TAQ-V
  16. P890
  17. SP-X 80
  18. EBR-14
  19. X12
  20. M13B
  21. Victus XMR
  22. Lachmann-556
  23. STB 556
  24. FSS Hurricane 
  25. Kastov 545
  26. MCPR-300
  27. Minibak
  28. TAQ-M
  29. HCR 56
  30. VEL 46
  31. Rapp H
  32. SP-R 208
  33. Basilisk 
  34. BAS-P
  35. 556 Icarus
  36. LA-B 330
  37. LM-S 
  38. PDSW-528
  39. M16
  40. SA-B 50
  41. Riot Shield
  42. Lockwood MK2
  43. FTAC Recon
  44. Lachmann-762
  45. SO-14
  46. Bryson 800
  47. .50 GS
  48. Expedite 12
  49. Lockwood 300
  50. Bryson 890 
  51. Combat Knife
  52. RPG-7
  53. Strela-P
  54. Pila
  55. JOKR

Best guns in Warzone 2

10. X13 Auto- Best Handgun in Warzone 2

X13 auto pistol in warzone 2

Akimbo pistols dominated close-range fights in Verdansk, and Warzone 2’s X13 Auto pistol has brought back the meta.

Whether you’re grabbing your loadout from a Stronghold, Black Site, or event, you’ll need a powerful secondary. Luckily, the Akimbo X13 Auto Handguns weren’t touched in the Season 1 Reloaded update and make close-range fights a breeze as you’ll get an extremely fast time to kill (TTK) without needing to aim.

While you can swap out the pistols once you find a powerful SMG, you might not even need to as they’re just so dominant at close range.

9. Signal 50 – Best Sniper Rifle in Warzone 2

signal 50 sniper rifle in warzone 2

The Signal 50 is the best Sniper Rifle in Warzone 2 Season 1 Reloaded due to its incredibly fast fire rate.

Warzone 2 Sniper Rifles can’t one-shot headshot a player with a three-plate vest so you’ll need to hit another shot if you want to down them. The Signal 50 allows you to land those two shots in quick succession, downing the enemy player before they can get to cover and plate up.

8. Vaznev-9k

Vaznev-9 SMG in Warzone 2

The Vaznev-9k is the weapon of choice for Call of Duty League SMG players, and it’s a great choice in Warzone 2 as well.

What makes the Vaznev-9k such a great choice is that it’s a fantastic all-rounder, with its low recoil making it extremely consistent even at those medium ranges. Its naturally low recoil means you can prioritize mobility when building your loadout, making for a speedy and easy-to-use choice.

7. Kastov 762

Kastov 762 assault rifle in warzone 2

The Kastov 762 is secretly posing as the legendary AK-47, and it’s already become one of Warzone 2’s best weapons.

What makes the Kastov 762 so effective is that it’s a great all-rounder, being a better version of the classic M4. It doesn’t excel in any category but is powerful in almost any situation. It’s extremely easy to use, kills fast, and has an impressive headshot multiplier if you’re accurate enough.

6. Chimera

Chimera assault rifle in warzone 2

If you’re a fan of sniping in Warzone 2 or just want an extremely versatile Assault Rifle, then the new Chimera Assault Rifle is the weapon for you.

Acting as the perfect middle ground between an Assault Rifle and SMG, the Chimera is an excellent sniper support weapon in Warzone 2 because of its fast fire rate and high mobility. You won’t be using it to beam enemies across the map, but you’ll almost never feel at a disadvantage when using it in close-medium quarters fights.

5. Lachmann Sub

lachmann sub in warzone 2

The classic MP5 SMG returned in Warzone 2 in the form of the Lachmann Sub, and it’s retained all of its power.

While not quite the fastest-killing SMG in Warzone 2, it’s extremely versatile and only a few weapons are capable of outgunning it. What makes the MP5 so powerful is its combination of low recoil and fast TTK, meaning it can be used beyond the point-blank range where the Fennec and akimbo pistols dominate.

4. RAAL MG

raal mg in warzone 2

Warzone 2’s weapons are considerably harder to use at long range than Warzone Caldera’s, but the RAAL MG is the exception to the rule.

Despite being a heavy LMG, the RAAL has almost no recoil which allows you to beam enemies over distance with ease. Combine that low recoil with high damage and high bullet velocity, and you’ve got one of Warzone 2’s best weapons in your hands.

3. Fennec 45 – Best Submachine Gun in Warzone 2

fennec 45 smg in warzone 2

Because Warzone 2’s long-range builds are so slow, it’s always worth making sure you have the Fennec 45 in your second weapon slot.

Although it loses accuracy at longer ranges, the Fennec 45 uses its blisteringly high fire rate to melt through an enemy’s armor and health in a heartbeat. It’s also extremely mobile, allowing you to cover long distances and push into buildings quickly.

Just make sure to only use it at close range and you’ll be almost unstoppable in Al Mazrah.

2. TAQ-56 – Best Assault Rifle in Warzone 2

TAQ-56 assault rifle in warzone 2

If you’re looking for a weapon that’s versatile and easy to use, you can’t go wrong with the TAQ-56 Assault Rifle in Warzone 2.

Also known as the SCAR, the TAQ-56 is the best Assault Rifle in Warzone 2. Combining great long-range performance and extremely low recoil with reasonable mobility, this Assault Rifle should be the go-to for the majority of Warzone players. Although we’ve placed it second in the overall rankings, it could easily be considered the best gun in Warzone 2.

1. RPK – Best gun in Warzone 2 right now

rpk lmg in warzone 2

There’s almost no reason not to use the RPK LMG in Warzone 2 Season 1, as it’s by far the best weapon in the game.

With low recoil, high damage, and a huge magazine, the RPK simply dominates all long-range fights in Warzone 2. Remember that it’s a bit slower than Assault Rifles, but when fighting out in the open it’ll make fights a breeze.

The RPK has been used to break world records and dominate tournaments, so until the next round of weapon balance changes, we couldn’t recommend the RPK more.


That wraps up the top 10 weapons in Warzone 2, but feel free to experiment with some of the other guns on offer as you might just find your favorite.

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