Best MX Guardian loadout for Warzone 2 Season 5

Joseph Pascoulis
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Looking for the best Warzone 2 MX Guardian loadout? Here are our recommended attachments, Perks, and Equipment for the Season 5 Shotgun.

During Season 4, the Warzone 2 meta was dominated by two powerful Shotugns in the MX Guardian and KV Broadside. Although the MX Guardian was nerfed with Season 5’s August 16 update, it still remains a favored choice for some players to cover short-range engagements.

Shotguns prove to be formidable companions for close-quarters combat, particularly within the confined spaces of various Warzone maps like Vondel, Al Mazrah, and Ashika Island. If you’re seeking a dependable ally for close encounters, here’s the best MX Guardian loadout for Warzone 2 Season 5.

Best Warzone 2 MX Guardian loadout attachments

  • Barrel: MX-G Mobile
  • Magazine: MX Pro Mag
  • Laser: Schlager ULO-66 Laser
  • Stock: MX DCP-0
  • Rear Grip: XRK Rush

To kick off our best Warzone 2 MX Guardian loadout, we opted for the MX-G Mobile barrel which will increase your movement speed, damage range, and hip fire accuracy, which are all vital stats for a close-range Shotgun build.

The MX Pro magazine will improve the weapon’s aim-down sight speed and sprint-to-fire speed, allowing you to get your shot off quicker, especially while pushing and being aggressive.

As for the laser, the Schlager ULO-66 laser will boost your hip fire accuracy and hip fire recoil control, which is essential for a close-range Shotgun, as most of the time you will be firing from the hip.

The MX DCP-0 stock is a great choice as it improves your sprint speed, aim walking speed, crouch movement speed, and aim down sight speed, allowing you to be faster in those close-range fights.

Lastly, for the rear grip, the XRK Rush rear grip provides even more mobility with an improvement in sprint-to-fire and aim down sight speeds.

MX Guardian in Warzone 2.
The MX Guardian is an absolute close-range monster in Warzone 2 with the right attachments.

Best Warzone 2 MX Guardian loadout Perks & Equipment

  • Base Perk 1: Overkill
  • Base Perk 2: Double Time
  • Bonus Perk: Fast Hands
  • Ultimate Perk: Ghost
  • Tactical Equipment: Drill Charge
  • Lethal Equipment: Flash Grenade

When it comes to Perks, Overkill is essential, as the MX Guardian is a strictly close-range weapon, so having something like the Lachmann-556 or RAAL MG in your back pocket is a must for those long-range fights.

Double Time is another great pick for the loadout as this will allow you to get to the MX Guardian’s ideal range a lot quicker, while Fast Hands will allow you to switch to the MX Guardian faster. Lastly, Ghost will keep you off the radar, which is a great bonus.

As for Equipment, you really can’t go wrong with a Drill Charge and Flash Grenade, as both work as great breaching tools with the MX Guardian.

How to unlock the MX Guardian in Warzone 2

The MX Guardian Shotgun can be unlocked in Warzone 2 by completing an unlock challenge that requires players to get 30 point-blank Operator kills with a Shotgun.

Best alternatives to the MX Guardian in Warzone 2

Of course, alternatives to the MX Guardian include other powerful Shotguns in the game, like the KV Broadside. However, if you’re looking for something more versatile that can even perform out of the MX Guardian’s range, the ISO 45 and Lachmann Sub SMGs are great picks.

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About The Author

Joseph is a Senior Writer at CharlieIntel, specializing in shooters such as Call of Duty, Apex Legends, Fortnite, and Overwatch. He also enjoys Souls-likes, the Resident Evil franchise, and Tekken. After writing for KeenGamer, he joined CharlieIntel in 2021. If Joseph isn't writing about games, he's most likely playing them. You can contact him at [email protected].