10 most popular weapons in Warzone 2 Season 3

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Warzone 2 has over 60 weapons to choose from and the most popular have been revealed. We’ve counted down the top ten most popular weapons in Warzone 2 Season 3.

Call of Duty battle royale fans received some new weapons with the Warzone 2 Season 3, bringing even more variety to the game’s arsenal. The update brought the classic MW2 Intervention Sniper as well as the Cronen Squall Battle Rifle, which has been making waves in the meta.

The most popular weapons in Warzone 2 are often incredibly powerful, with predictable recoil that makes them easy to use. Thanks to WZRanked, we’ve counted down the ten most popular weapons in Warzone 2 Season 3 as of May 3, 2023.

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10. M4 – 2.6%

m4 assault rifle in warzone 2Call of Duty royalty, the M4 arrives in the tenth spot.

In tenth with 2.6% is Call of Duty royalty in the M4, an absolutely classic weapon that’s had many iterations over the years. In Warzone 2, the M4 acts as a solid, all-around great Assault Rifle, that can perform at long, medium, and even close ranges with the correct build.

9. STB 556 – 2.8%

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Warzone 2’s STB 556 is a respectable Assualt Rifle option.

The STB 556 has seen a rise in popularity for Warzone 2 Season 3, coming in the number nine spot with a 2.8% pick rate.

This Assault Rifle is a strong medium ranged weapon, with the potential for long-range damage. The STB 556 is reminiscent of the AUG from previous Call of Duty titles, as it’s a hard-hitting Assault Rifle with moderate recoil.

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8. VEL 46 – 3.4%

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The classic MP7 remains a top SMG pick in Warzone 2 Season 3.

The VEL 46, also known as the MP7, remains one of the most popular SMG picks in the game with a 3.4% pick rate.

This SMG has a great fire rate and is one of the most mobile SMGs in the game, allowing players to stay light on their feet and still get shots off first with a fast sprint to fire and aim down sight speed. The only downside is its versatility, as it’s mainly a close-quarters weapon.

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7. MCPR-300 – 3.9%

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The MCPR-300 has seen a rise in pick rate for Warzone 2 Season 3.

Thanks to the one-shot change to Snipers in Warzone 2 Season 3, the MCPR-300 has seen a massive rise in its use as it’s not a dominant long-range force with the ability to down an enemy with one well-placed headshot.

It’s this change that has seen its rise in pick rate to a solid 3.9%, being one of the more heavy Snipers in the game that can deal with long-ranged engagements thanks to high bullet velocity and damage.

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6. Lachmann Sub – 5.5%

lachmann sub in warzone 2The Lachmann Sub arrives in the number six spot.

With a 5.5% pick rate, the iconic MP5 SMG, now known as the Lachmann Sub, takes the number six spot thanks to its reliable damage and close-range performance.

The Lachmann Sub is a solid pick when it comes to close-range options in Warzone 2, as it’s extremely reliable and can put enemies down in a heartbeat with a fast fire rate, easy-to-control recoil, and great mobility.

5. ISO Hemlock – 7.6%

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The ISO Hemlock remains a top-five pick in Warzone 2 Season 3.

The ISO Hemlock managed to impress when it was released in Season 2, and it remains one of the game’s most popular weapons in Season 3 with a strong 7.6% pick rate.

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On top of its superb damage output, where the Hemlock really shines is in how easy it is to use. Its recoil is extremely predictable, meaning players of all skills can pick it up and start landing head and chest shots in no time.

4. Cronen Squall – 10.2% – Most popular Battle Rifle in Warzone 2

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Warzone 2 Season 3 weapon the Cronen Squall comes in strong, securing the fourth spot.

Introduced in the Season 3 update, the Cronen Squall is the most popular Battle Rifle in the game, boasting an impressive pick rate of 10.2%.

Many are enjoying this weapon due to its high damage are fairly easy-to-control recoil. It’s also extremely versatile, as whether you decide to use the gun in single fire or the fully automatic mode, the Cronen Squall puts down enemies in fast fashion.

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3. Vaznev-9K – 11.9% – Most popular SMG in Warzone 2

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The Vaznev takes a place on the podium with an impressive pick rate.

The Vaznev-9K has been a popular pick since Season 2, and as well as performing in Modern Warfare 2’s Ranked Play mode, it’s also one of the hardest-hitting SMGs in the battle royale. It has the mobility characteristics of an SMG, with the damage potential of an Assault Rifle.

While hitting long shots may not be in its wheelhouse, the Vaznev-9K is an excellent Sniper support weapon for Warzone 2‘s Al Mazrah, which explains its 11.9% pick rate.

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2. FJX Imperium – 12.4% – Most popular Sniper Rifle in Warzone 2

The Intervention Sniper Rifle in Warzone 2 and Modern Warfare 2.The classic Intervention takes the number two spot in Warzone 2 Season 3.

Pulling on the heartstrings of veteran players, Warzone 2 Season 3 introduced the FJX Imperium Sniper Rifle, which is essentially the reincarnation of the classic Intervention from the original MW2.

This Sniper is fast and powerful, with the ability to one-shot enemies with a headshot, provided you are using explosive ammunition, hence its 12.4% pick rate. As Snipers have had a resurgence in Warzone 2 thanks to the one-shot change, it’s no surprise to see the FJX Imperium taking the number two spot.

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1. Kastov 762 – 18.9% – Most popular AR in Warzone 2

kastov 762 in warzone 2The reliable and powerful Kastov 762 takes the number one spot in Warzone 2 Season 3.

Stealing the title of the most popular gun in Warzone 2 is the Kastov 762, a classic AK-47 that packs a punch.

With an 18.9% pick rate, you’re more than likely to run into players using this weapon, as not only does it have great damage output at range, but it can also be extremely versatile and used in close quarters as well.

This also makes the Kastov 762 a great Sniper support weapon, and with the return of one-shot Snipers, that versatility is what players are looking for.

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While the Kastov 762 stands as Warzone 2’s most popular weapon, we expect things to shift once Season 3 Reloaded drops, so stay tuned for updates.

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