JGOD explains the best Warzone weapons ahead of CoD: Vanguard integration

Zackerie Fairfax
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The next entry in the CoD franchise is almost here which means a whole new batch of weapons will be added to Warzone. Here’s how JGOD ranks every weapon in Warzone pre-Vanguard integration.

When a new game integrates with Warzone, there’s always a huge shift in the meta. Some OP weapons become completely unviable, and the new weapons can wreak havoc.

With the arrival of Call of Duty: Vanguard looming on the horizon, players are anxious to see how the integration will affect the current weapons. Will Raven overcompensate the Vanguard weapons? Or will the new weapons fall to the bottom of every tier list?

Regardless, there’s still time before the integration takes place. And JGOD, an expert at weapon analysis, breaks down every weapon in Warzone before the Vanguard integration.

JGOD’s explain best meta weapons in Warzone

Vanguard releases on November 5th, but we don’t know when the WW2 weapons will be brought to Warzone. We only know that it will be sometime this year.

Until then, we can continue to play with the Cold War and Modern Warfare weapons we’ve come to know and love. And here is what JGOD has to say about the current meta weapons.

Best Rifles in Warzone

In one of his latest videos, JGOD goes through each weapon currently in Warzone and labels them from meta to unusable. Here are the Assault Rifles he thinks are meta.

1. CW AK-47

  • Optics: HoloSight: Holo/2x/3x/4x
  • Barrel: 20″ Spetsnaz RPK Barrel
  • Underbarrel: Spetznaz Grip
  • Muzzle: Gru Suppressor
  • Ammo: 45/60 Rnd Mag

2. XM4

  • Optics: Holo/2x/3x/4x
  • Barrel: 13.5″ Task Force
  • Underbarrel: Field Agent Grip
  • Muzzle: Agency Suppressor
  • Ammo: 45/60 Round Mag

3. EM2

  • Optics: Holo/2x/3x/4x
  • Barrel: 25.8″ Task Force
  • Underbarrel: Field Agent Grip
  • Muzzle: Agency Suppressor
  • Ammo: 40/50 Round Mag
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Best SMGs in Warzone

Here are the meta SMGs in Warzone according to JGOD.

1. OTs 9

  • Barrel: 8.1″ Task Force
  • Grip: Serpent Wrap
  • Muzzle: Gru Suppressor
  • Ammo: VDV 40 Round Fast Mag
  • Stock: KGB Skeletal Stock

2. MAC-10

  • Barrel: 5.9″ Task Force
  • Laser: Tiger Team Spotlight
  • Muzzle: Agency Suppressor
  • Ammo: 53 Round mag
  • Stock: Raider Stock

3. CW MP5

  • Muzzle: Agency Suppressor
  • Laser: Tiger Team Spotlight
  • Underbarrel: Bruiser Grip
  • Ammo: 50 Round Drum
  • Wrap: Serpent/Elastic Wrap


  • Barrel: 15.7″ Task Force
  • Laser: Tiger Team Spotlight
  • Muzzle: Gru Suppressor
  • Ammo: 55/71 Round Drum
  • Stock: Raider Stock

5. Jak-12

  • Barrel: ZLR J-3600 Torrent
  • Laser: 5mW Laser
  • Muzzle: Lightweight Supressor
  • Ammo: 20 Round Drum Mag
  • Grip: Stippled Grip
Best Warzone ots 9 loadout

Best Sniper Rifles in Warzone

1. Kar98k

  • Barrel: Singuard Custom 27.6″
  • Laser: Tac Laser
  • Optics: Sniper Scope
  • Muzzle: Monolithic Suppressor
  • Stock: Sport/Precision Comb

2. Swiss K31

  • Barrel: 24.9″ Combat Recon
  • Underbarrel: Bruiser Grip
  • Laser: 5mW Laser Sight
  • Muzzle: Gru Suppressor
  • Grip: Serpent/Elastic Wrap
Kar98k in Warzone

Best LMG in Warzone

For LMGs, JGOD ranked most of them viable for top-tier play, but only one was deemed meta.


  • Barrel: Task Force
  • Muzzle: Agency Suppressor
  • Optic: 3x/4x
  • Ammo: 125 Fast mag
  • Grip: Serpent Grip

Best Pistols in Warzone

Yes, JGOD even deemed some of the pistols as meta weapons. They may not be a go-to by any means, but a trusty sidearm is much better than nothing.

1. AMP63

  • Muzzle: Agency Suppressor
  • Barrel: Task Force
  • Laser: Tiger Team Spotlight
  • Ammo: 30 Rnd Mag
  • Grip: Serpent Wrap

2. Sykov

  • Muzzle: Monolithic Suppressor
  • Barrel 140mm Auto
  • Laser: Tac laser
  • Ammo: 80 Rnd Drum
  • Grip: Prizrak

3. Diamatti Akimbo

  • Muzzle: Agency Suppressor
  • Barrel: Task Force
  • Laser: Tiger Team Spotlight
  • Stock: Dual Wield
  • Ammo: 30 Rnd Mag

Best Melee and Launchers in Warzone

You may not choose these for your custom loadout, but they are in JGODs Warzone meta. Here are the best Melee weapons and launchers in Warzone.

You may have noticed that there weren’t any Shotgun or Tactical Rifles on JGOD’s list, and that’s because none of them are in the current meta. This could change when Warzone integrates with Vanguard, or when we move to the Pacific Map.

It’s also important to note that these weapons may not stay in the meta for long. The Warzone/Vanguard integration has the potential to obliterate this tier list. If that’s the case, keep your eyes on our Best Weapons in Warzone tier list.

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Image Credits: Activision / Raven Software / JGOD