Best Shotguns in Warzone: Season 2 ranked list

Luca Di Marzo
Warzone Operator holding ShotgunActivision

To master close-range combat in Warzone, Shotguns have proven to be the best choice. So, we’ve ranked every Shotgun in Warzone Season 2 to help you find the best one for your playstyle.

Warzone Season 2 has delivered a ton of new content to the game for players to enjoy. This includes two new weapons, the RAM-9 SMG and BP50 AR, the return of the Fortune’s Keep, as well as several buffs and nerfs that shifted the meta.

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While Shotguns usually fly over the radar, they will forever remain a favored option to take on close-range combat. If you’re looking for the best one to use, we’ve put together a ranked list that could make your selection process a simple one.

Here are the best Warzone Shotguns to use in Season 2, including a countdown of the top three picks.

Best Warzone Shotguns ranked list

Before we break down every Warzone Shotgun, we’ve ranked every Shotgun from best to worst in Season 2.

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  1. Haymaker
  2. Lockwood 680
  3. Riveter
  4. KV Broadside
  5. Lockwood 300
  6. MX Guardian
  7. Expedite 12
  8. Bryson 800
  9. Bryson 890

Best Shotguns in Warzone

3. Riveter

Riveter WarzoneActivision
The Riveter is Warzone’s best automatic Shotgun.

There isn’t a huge gap from the top two spots that places Warzone’s Riveter in third place, and in many ways, it’s just as reliable a close-range automatic weapon in Warzone.

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This Shotgun melts enemies when equipped with the right attachments. It has great damage and very low recoil, which makes it easy to use. In addition, it has fantastic mobility so you can make your way across any Resurgence map with ease.

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2. Lockwood 680

Lockwood 680 loadout WarzoneActivision
The Lockwood 680 remains a popular Shotgun within Warzone Season 2.

Previously the best Shotgun in Warzone, the Lockwood 680 remains a popular pick within the category due to its excellent mobility and damage output. Contrary to its counterparts, the Lockwood 680 is more of a hip-fire Shotgun weapon. It will allow you to clear buildings with ease and straight-up dominate in close quarters.

1. Haymaker – Best Shotgun in Warzone

Haymaker Shotgun Warzone logoActivision
The Haymaker Shotgun has become the best Shogtun following the February 21 update.

Following the introduction of the Season 2 JAK Maglift Kit Aftermarket Part, the Haymaker has become the best Shotgun in Warzone. Similar to MW 2019’s Origin 12, players who love Shotguns are still relying on the Haymaker given its extensive magazine, high damage values, and rapid fire rate.

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Those were the best Shotguns to use in Warzone Season 2.

For more on the game, be sure to check out our other guides:

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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.