JGOD reveals Warzone’s best long-range weapons after Season 4 Reloaded update

Luca Di Marzo
Warzone Operator with KG M40 JGOD

Stats expert JGOD has analyzed the changes from the Season 4 Reloaded update and revealed the best long-range weapons to use in Warzone.

Thanks to significant buffs and nerfs impacting several long-range weapons following the Season 4 Reloaded update, Warzone’s meta is quite diverse at the moment. For several seasons, one or two guns would dominate the battle royale, but this is no longer the case.

Given there are now several top options to sift through, the opinion of a Warzone expert such as JGOD is a welcome sight as the content creator breaks down which weapons are viable in Season 4 Reloaded.

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KG M40 in Warzone Pacific

Straight away, JGOD explains how “we’re in one of the best spots we’ve ever been in,” when discussing the state of Warzone’s meta weapons. No one weapon is proving to be overly dominant, which has increased the number of viable long-range options.

According to JGOD there are about 20 different long-range options that won’t hinder your chances of securing a Warzone victory. While he breaks down a ton of long-range weapons, he also explains that your selection will likely depend on which of Warzone’s three maps you’re playing on.

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JGOD’s best long-range Warzone weapons

Fans of Modern Warfare and Cold War weapons will be pleased to see that the Kilo, M13, Vargo 52, and CW AK-47 all made JGOD’s list of the best long-range Warzone weapons. Of course, several Modern Warfare weapons were on the receiving end of major buffs, which explains their increased viability.

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Nonetheless, Vanguard weapons also continue to dominate following the update. Interestingly enough, JGOD believes that both the Volk and UGM-8 are now excellent long-range weapons. Given their low pick rates of 0.76 and 0.52 respectively, they may just be Season 4 Reloaded’s best-kept secrets.

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There are fewer surprises when it comes to the absolute best long-range weapons to use as JGOD picks out the KG M40 and NZ-41 for special praise: “this is really the meta at the end of the day, the number one weapon that people will use is going to be the KG M40 and then maybe the NZ is there.”

JGOD reveals that while the NZ-41 definitely received a hefty nerf, it’s less noticeable on Fortune’s Keep and Rebirth Island: “if you’re playing on a smaller map it doesn’t feel quite as much like it got nerfed.”

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Here’s a list of the best long-range Warzone weapons that JGOD urges players to utilize:

It seems as though Warzone’s meta has finally achieved a balanced state in Season 4 Reloaded. Warzone players can now choose from several viable long-range weapons and hopefully this remains the case in Season 5.


For more, check out how a Modern Warfare Shotgun has become the top K/D weapon in Warzone.

Image Credit: Activision / JGOD

About The Author

Luca is a Senior Writer 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 his Twitter @TheLucaDiMarzo.