Best Akimbo Pistol loadout for Warzone 2 Season 5 Reloaded

Nathan Warby
Warzone 2 player using gold Akimbo Pistols

Akimbo Pistols are one of the go-to secondary weapons in Warzone 2, capable of shredding through armor at close range. Here’s the best Akimbo Pistol loadout in Warzone 2 Season 5 Reloaded.

Warzone 2 players are always searching for the ideal loadout to help them secure victories. With Season 5 Reloaded introducing the Pickaxe Melee, Lachmann Shroud SMG, and 9mm Daemon Pistol, all of the season’s new weapons have made their way into the game.

While players are sticking to the most popular primary weapons in Season 5 Reloaded, Akimbo Pistols are still an overpowered close-range secondary for those who don’t want to waste a Perk slot using Overkill.

With this in mind, here’s the best Akimbo Pistols loadout to run in Warzone 2 Season 5 Reloaded.

Best Akimbo P890 loadout attachments in Warzone 2

  • Muzzle: FT Steel Fire
  • Laser: 1mW Pistol Laser
  • Magazine: 12 Round Mag
  • Trigger Action: Bruen Express
  • Rear Grip: Akimbo P890

While Akimbo X13s were nerfed in the Season 4 update, the P890 was left untouched, making it the meta Akimbo setup in the game right now. To make the most of them with the best loadout, you should start with the FT STeel Fire muzzle for improved range and bullet velocity.

Since this is an Akimbo class, the 1mW Pistol Laser will significantly improve your hip-fire accuracy to make sure you’re hitting shots even though you can’t ADS. Next up is the 12-Round Mag to give the P890s their maximum ammo capacity, allowing you to deal with multiple enemies before reloading.

Then, we recommend the Bruen Express trigger action, drastically improving the fire rate and bringing the overall TTK down. Finally, and most importantly, you’ll need the Akimbo P890 rear grip to rock a Pistol in each hand.

Akimbo Pistols in Warzone 2
The P890 is the best Akimbo Pistol after the nerf to the X13 Auto.

How to unlock Akimbo P890s in Warzone 2

In order to unlock the Akimbo P890s in Warzone 2, you have to use the P890 until it reaches level 26. Luckily, the Pistol itself is available right away, so you can begin leveling it up from the get-go.

To hit the required level as soon as possible, we recommend equipping the P890 as your secondary in Modern Warfare 2 multiplayer (if you have access) and then throwing on some Double XP Tokens to speed up the process.

If you’re wondering how to unlock the Akimbo attachments for any of Warzone 2’s other Pistols, you can check out our guide.

We’ll be sure to keep this page up to date with the best Akimbo Pistol loadout in Warzone 2 as the in-game meta changes.

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About The Author

Nathan is a Senior Writer at CharlieIntel. He’s an expert in EA Sports FC, Call of Duty, and Overwatch, as well as superhero games, including Marvel’s Spider-Man. With a master's degree in Magazine Journalism from Nottingham Trent University, he worked as a Trainee Reporter for Derbyshire Live before moving into games media, with bylines at Dexerto, Cultured Vultures, and more. You can contact Nathan by email at [email protected].