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Best Shotguns in Warzone 2: Season 1 ranked list

The best Shotguns in Warzone 2 are some of the most powerful close-range weapons in the game, so here’s a Season 1 ranked list.

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The best Shotguns in Warzone 2 will help you eviscerate your opponents if you can manage to close the distance between you and your target. Here is every Shotgun in Warzone 2 ranked to help make your choice easier.

Warzone 2 delivered plenty of weapons when it launched alongside Season 1, giving players a selection issue. While SMGs and the P890 Handgun are currently dominating the close-range meta, buffs and nerfs are expected to arrive with the Season 1 Reloaded update.

It’s best to be prepared for all scenarios and Shotguns will forever remain a solid option when it comes to close-quarters combat. If you haven’t dabbled with any of the Warzone 2 Shotguns yet, we’ve put together a ranked list that could make your selection process a simple one.

Best Warzone 2 Shotguns ranked list

Call of Duty: Warzone 2 has 4 Shotguns in total, each bringing something unique to the table. However, as with any weapon category, some are better than others.

We’ve placed every Shotgun from Modern Warfare 2 into a ranked Warzone 2 list from best to worst.

  1. Bryson 800
  2. Lockwood 300
  3. Expedite 12
  4. Bryson 890

Best Warzone 2 Shotguns

4. Bryson 890

Bryson 890 Warzone 2

The Bryson 890 is by no means terrible in Warzone 2, but it’s certainly the worst of the four Shotguns in Warzone 2. Up close, the Bryson 890 will feel like a powerful Shotgun, but it lacks the damage range that the other three Shotguns have.

The Bryson 890’s biggest assets are its wide hip-fire spread and mobility. With these two tools, you can still make the weapon viable in tight spaces.

3. Expedite 12

Expedite 12 in Warzone 2

With only four Shotguns in Warzone 2, there’s little that separates one rank from the next. The Expedite 12 finds itself in third place, but it still has the qualities to dominate in Warzone 2 Season 1.

With the notorious Dragon’s Breath Ammunition, the Expedite 12’s damage skyrockets. It consistently two-shots players with full armor and the Expedite 12 is one of the easiest Shotguns to control in Warzone 2 thanks to its excellent accuracy and recoil control stats.

2. Lockwood 300

Lockwood 300 in Warzone 2

The Lockwood 300 was on the brink of claiming the top spot, but its one major flaw holds it back from being the best Shotgun in Warzone 2.

There’s no denying the Lockwood 300’s destructive power, but the weapon can only hold 2 rounds, which makes it difficult to take on more than one player at a time in Warzone 2.

It can easily rip through armor and secure kills up close with a lightning-quick ADS speed and top-tier mobility. If the top Shotgun receives a nerf with the Season 1 Reloaded update, the Lockwood 300 will aim to take the crown.

1. Bryson 800 – Best Shotgun in Warzone 2

bryson 800 in warzone 2

The Bryson 800 is the established best Shotgun in Warzone 2 during Season 1. Contrary to the Lockwood 300, the Bryson 800 is more of a hip-fire Shotgun weapon. It will allow you to clear buildings with ease in Warzone 2 and straight-up dominates in close quarters.

With the ideal attachments, the Bryson 800 is the most efficient Shotgun in Warzone 2 when it comes to securing one-shot kills. It’s reminiscent of the Gallo SA12 from the original Warzone and its destructive power should not be taken lightly.


For more, check out the best Marksman Rifles and best Sniper support weapon in Warzone 2.

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