Best Automaton loadout for Warzone Pacific Season 5

Luca Di Marzo
Best Automaton loadout warzone pacific

The Automaton Assault Rifle is an extremely viable pick in Warzone, and here are all the attachments and Perks needed to craft the best loadout for it in Warzone Pacific Season 5.

The Automaton is one of Vanguard’s most popular weapons and has received plenty of praise since its arrival in Warzone. Many players considered it to be the easiest weapon to use in the game, but its popularity eventually faded as the competition improved.

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Although the Automaton doesn’t boast the fastest TTK amongst Assault Rifles, it is certainly one of the easiest to control, and you can equip the right attachments and Perks to make it into a powerhouse. Following the Season 5 update, the Automaton currently has the highest K/D of any Assault Rifle in the game.

Here’s the best Automaton loadout you can use for Warzone Pacific Season 5.

Best Automaton attachments for Warzone Pacific

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  • Muzzle: MX Silencer
  • Barrel: ZAC 600 BFA
  • Optic: 1229/Slate 3.25x Custom
  • Underbarrel: Bipod
  • Stock: Anastasia Padded
  • Magazine: 6.5mm Sakura 75 Round Drums
  • Ammunition: Lengthened
  • Rear Grip: Hatched Grip
  • Perk 1: Tight Grip
  • Perk 2: Fully Loaded

We’ll start off this Warzone Pacific loadout with the MX Silencer muzzle to suppress shots and improve the weapon’s accuracy while the ZAC 600 BFA barrel provides horizontal recoil control.

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We picked the 1229/Slate 3.25x Custom optic to turn the Automaton into a laser beam when you’re hitting enemies with sustained fire, and the Anastasia Padded stock, Hatched Grip, and Bipod increase the weapon’s stability.

Increased magazine size is highly recommended for this loadout, so we went with the 6.5mm Sakura 75 Round Drum. Fully Loaded will put you in the best position to win by starting you with maximum ammo. 

Lengthened will increase bullet velocity, making the Automaton a lethal choice and the Tight Grip Perk will help with accuracy.

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Best Automaton Perks and equipment

combat scout perk in warzone
  • Perk 1: E.O.D.
  • Perk 2: Overkill
  • Perk 3: Battle Hardened
  • Lethal: Semtex
  • Tactical: Stim

For your first Perk, you should equip E.O.D as it will make you more resistant to explosive damage from grenades and other throwables that enemies might use to take you out.

The Overkill Perk will allow you to pair the Automaton with an SMG like the RA 225, and the buffed Battle Hardened should be a top choice once the devs fix the ongoing issue with the Perk.

We recommend equipping the Semtex Lethal equipment to dish out some explosive damage to your enemies, and the Stim will let you heal up faster in tricky situations.

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How to unlock the Automaton in Vanguard and Warzone Pacific

In order to unlock the Automaton in Warzone, you must reach Rank 8, making it very easy to obtain. You can get this done by hopping into a few games of Warzone Pacific and playing well.

Once you reach Rank 8, this weapon will be added to your inventory, and you can use it to cause some serious pain to your enemies.

Best alternatives to Warzone’s Automaton

If you’re looking for a great alternative to the Automaton in Warzone Pacific, then we strongly recommend trying out the Grau Assault Rifle. Much like the Automaton, the Grau is a long-range option that is experiencing a comeback in Season 5. Both weapons are quite easy to control. Otherwise, the UGM-8 is also a dominant long-range weapon in Warzone Season 5.

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Image Credits: Raven Software/ Sledgehammer Games/ Activision

About The Author

Luca is an Associate Editor at CharlieIntel. An accomplished, writer with interests in sports and gaming alike, Luca is focused on Call of Duty and FIFA as a content creator. After earning his BA in English Literature at Concordia University, he began writing for Gamelevate, OddsShark, and H4X. Luca joined CharlieIntel in 2021. You can reach Luca at [email protected], or via X @TheLucaDiMarzo.