Best guns in Warzone 2: Every Season 5 Reloaded weapon ranked

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Warzone 2 has a vast collection of powerful weapons to choose from in the CoD battle royale, but which ones should to run to gain the upper hand? We’ve ranked every weapon in Warzone 2 Season 5 Reloaded and counted down the top 10 best guns you can use.

Warzone 2 Season 5 Reloaded is underway and has brought a ton of content, including new weapons like the Lachmann Shroud and 9mm Daemon, the Armored Royale game mode, and even new celebrity Operators.

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Warzone 2 features 74 of Modern Warfare 2’s weapons and Season 5 Reloaded brought a host of buffs and nerfs to many guns, shaking up the meta once again.

If you’re wondering what the best weapons are in Warzone 2 Season 5 Reloaded, we’ve counted down the top 10 guns you can take to Al Mazrah, Ashika Island, and Vondel, ranking every weapon from best to worst.

Best Warzone 2 guns: 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:

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  1. Lachmann Sub
  2. Cronen Squall
  3. ISO 45
  4. Signal 50
  5. Kastov 762
  6. FR Avancer
  7. TAQ-V
  8. Tempus Razorback
  9. Chimera
  10. ISO Hemlock
  11. VEL 46
  12. Lachmann-556
  13. STB 556
  14. MX Guardian
  15. RPK
  16. Vaznev-9K
  17. KV Broadside
  18. PDSW 528
  19. BAS-P
  20. FSS Hurricane
  21. Lachmann-762
  22. HCR 56
  23. FJX Imperium
  24. Fennec 45
  25. SO-14
  26. 556 Icarus
  27. M13C
  28. X13 Auto
  29. MCPR-300
  30. M4
  31. Carrack .300
  32. M13B
  33. FTAC Siege
  34. TAQ-56
  35. 9mm Daemon
  36. Victus XMR
  37. Tempus Torrent
  38. Lachmann Shroud
  39. Kastov-74U
  40. Sakin MG38
  41. Kastov 545
  42. Rapp H
  43. EBR-14
  44. RAAL MG
  45. GS Magna
  46. TAQ-M
  47. FTAC Recon
  48. MX9
  49. LM-S
  50. Strela-P
  51. Riot Shield
  52. RPG-7
  53. SP-X 80
  54. Bryson 800
  55. SA-B 50
  56. P890
  57. M16
  58. SP-R 208
  59. Expedite 12
  60. Bryson 890
  61. LA-B 330
  62. Minibak
  63. Lockwood 300
  64. JOKR
  65. Basilisk
  66. X12 Handgun
  67. .50 GS
  68. Crossbow
  69. Lockwood MK2
  70. Pickaxe
  71. Dual Kodachis
  72. Tonfa
  73. PILA
  74. Combat Knife

Best meta guns in Warzone 2

10. ISO Hemlock

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The ISO Hemlock arrived in Warzone 2 Season 2.

In Warzone 2 low-recoil and easy-to-use Assault Rifles are consistently favored, and the ISO Hemlock stands out as an excellent, top-tier option in Season 5 Reloaded.

If you’re looking for a reliable and versatile option that excels in precision and ease of use, this should be your choice. Its competitive edge remains intact in Season 5 Reloaded, making it a top Assault Rifle pick for both close and long-range engagements.

9. Chimera

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The Chimera offers players a nice balance between an Assault Rifle and SMG.

The Chimera has been in and out of fashion in Warzone 2 since it arrived back in Season 1, but substantial buffs in Season 5 Reloaded have made the Assault Rifle a heavy-hitter again. It received improvements across the board, including a boost to its torso damage multiplier.

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This gun combines the best of an Assault Rifle and SMG, boasting a deadly fire rate and an impressive range. With this in mind, it’s arguably one of the most balanced Sniper support weapons in the game.

8. Tempus Razorback

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The Tempus Razorback has consistently maintained its top 10 position in the ranks.

Since its introduction with Warzone 2 Season 4, the Tempus Razorback has become a solid choice for players. The gun is great at both long and medium ranges with a nice fire rate and damage profile, as well as fairly easy-to-control recoil.

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If you’re on the lookout for an adaptable choice that shines in accuracy and user-friendliness, this should be your go-to.

7. TAQ-V

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The TAQ-V is the most accurate Battle Rifle in Warzone 2.

While the TAQ-V is as powerful as the Cronen Squall, nerfs have seen it slide down the pecking order. However, this weapon still has great damage and range that allows players to swiftly deal with enemies at medium-long ranges.

Additionally, its minimal recoil translates to higher accuracy, allowing players to hit the majority of their shots, resulting in an impressive TTK that outperforms nearly every other firearm in the game.

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6. FR Avancer

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Fans will instantly recognize the FR Avancer.

The FR Avancer is a brand-new Assault Rifle in Warzone 2 Season 5. The August 16 update boosted the weapon’s damage multiplier, before the mid-season patch improved its damage at close range. These buffs, paired with the gun’s fire rate make it deadly at close to mid-range and the ideal Sniper support weapon.

Many players like this weapon because it is the closest option to Warzone’s original FFAR, bringing back very good memories.

5. Kastov 762 – Best Assault Rifle in Warzone 2

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The Kastov 762 is the most versatile Assault Rifle.

The Kastov 762, secretly posing as the legendary AK-47, stands out due to its versatile effectiveness across various situations, essentially offering an improved version of the classic M4. While it doesn’t dominate in any specific category, it holds significant power in nearly every circumstance.

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This weapon is remarkably user-friendly, boasting swift kill rates, and showcasing an impressive headshot multiplier for those who exhibit accuracy.

4. Signal 50 – Best Sniper in Warzone 2

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The Signal 50’s excellent fire rate makes it hard to ignore.

The Signal 50 stands out as an excellent choice for a heavy Sniper. Renowned for its impressive fire rate, this weapon can make all the difference in a shoot-out, potentially determining whether you survive or meet your demise.

Aside from its impressive damage and range, the right attachments can amplify its performance even more. Surprisingly, despite being labeled as a heavy sniper, the weapon’s handling and mobility are not as compromised as you might expect.

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3. ISO 45

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The ISO 45 is a powerful SMG in Warzone 2.

Since arriving in Warzone 2’s Season 4, the ISO 45 has made quite an impact in the SMG meta, being very lethal when it comes to close-range engagements.

This is hardly surprising, as its rapid-fire rate, great TTK, and top-tier mobility make it almost unbeatable if you’re landing all your shots. When it comes to close-range fights, the ISO 45 has become a top-tier option.

2. Cronen Squall – Best Battle Rifle in Warzone 2

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The Cronen Squall continues to be one of the most popular and powerful Battle Rifles in the game.

The Cronen Squall has taken over the Warzone 2 meta since its arrival, and while yet another nerf in Season 5 Reloaded has taken away some of its strength, nothing comes close to the Battle Rifle over long distances.

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This weapon performs extremely well in a variety of ranges, but it can melt an enemy’s armor at long range making it an excellent primary weapon of choice. It has high damage, easy-to-control recoil, and can easily be built to your preference.

1. Lachmann Sub – Best gun in Warzone 2

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The Lachmann Sub is the classic MP5.

The Lachmann Sub, otherwise known as the infamous MP5, claims the best gun in Warzone 2. Since Warzone 2’s launch, the Lachmann Sub has been an incredibly viable weapon, and its absolute dominance has continued into Season 5 Reloaded.

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You’ll notice that this phenomenal SMG is extremely reliable in mid-range combat, allowing players more flexibility when it comes to creating their loadouts. Even if you pair the weapon with an AR, you may prefer the Lachmann Sub in certain mid-range scenarios.

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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