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10 most popular weapons in Warzone 2 Season 1 Reloaded

Official stats have revealed the most used guns in Warzone 2, so here are the top 10 most popular weapons in Season 1 Reloaded.

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Warzone 2 has over 50 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 1 Reloaded.

Call of Duty battle royale fans went from having over 200 weapons to choose from to nearly 50 following the Warzone 2 Season 1 Reloaded update. While the weapon pool is admittedly smaller during the game’s inaugural season, it didn’t take long for early favorites to rise to the top of the most picked list.

The most popular weapons in Warzone 2 are often incredibly powerful and easy to use. Thanks to WZRanked, we’ve counted down the ten most popular weapons in Warzone 2 Season 1 Reloaded as of January 9.

10. X13 Auto – 2.7% – Most popular Handgun in Warzone 2

X13 Auto Warzone 2

Akimbo Handguns took Warzone 2 by storm from the get-go and the X13 Auto in particular continues to be one of the most popular options in the game with a 2.7% pick rate. For those who choose not to use Overkill, the X13 Auto has been the most popular Secondary weapon in the game thanks to its Handgun classification.

With the Akimbo X13 Rear Grip, this Handgun absolutely shreds through players in close quarters and it’ll likely remain a popular option heading into Season 2.

9. M4 – 2.8%

M4 Assault Rifle in Warzone 2

Assault Rifles are extremely popular in Warzone 2 and the M4 is one of the most picked weapons in Season 1 Reloaded with a 2.8% pick rate.

The M4’s versatility is not to be underestimated and players can opt for a variety of builds that take advantage of its mobility, damage range, and accuracy. The M4 is available to Warzone 2 players straight away which certainly aids its popularity.

8. Vaznev-9K – 3.7%

warzone 2 vaznev-9k

The Vaznev-9K has taken the Modern Warfare 2 CDL Moshpit playlist by storm it’s 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 3.7% pick rate.

7. Lachmann Sub – 4.1%

warzone 2 lachmann sub

Only three SMGs have managed to crack the top ten most popular list in Season 1 Reloaded of Warzone 2. It’s no surprise to see the Lachmann Sub as one of the three, as the fan-favorite MP5 returned under a new name.

The MP5 has always been an easy weapon to use in Call of Duty games and the Lachmann Sub continues this trend with its minimal recoil kick. If its accuracy isn’t enough of a reason to try the weapon, then the iconic feel and sound of the MP5 should convince players.

6. TAQ-56 – 5.3%

TAQ-56 assault rifle in warzone 2

The theme of classic weapons maintaining their popularity in Warzone 2 continues as the TAQ-56 or Scar-L occupies the number six spot. We’ve ranked the TAQ-56 as the best Assault Rifle in Warzone 2 and its popularity amongst players isn’t far behind with a 5.3% pick rate.

What makes the TAQ-56 great is the option to utilize its unique iron sight for a medium-range build, or equip an Optic to hit those long-range shots thanks to its minimal recoil.

5. Signal 50 – 5.7% – Most popular Sniper Rifle in Warzone 2

Signal 50 Warzone 2 Sniper Rifle

The Signal 50 had a slow start to Warzone 2 in terms of popularity, but its 5.7% pick rate as the most popular Sniper Rifle in the game is a testament to its stability and longevity as a reliable weapon.

Even with the addition of the Victus XMR, the Signal 50 has remained a fan-favorite Sniper Rifle. It’s certainly on the heavy side, but its range and damage output are unmatched at the moment.

4. TAQ-V – 7.2%

TAQ-V battle rifle in warzone 2

At the start of Warzone 2, the TAQ-V hid in the shadow of the TAQ-56 as the weapons share a Platform. However, as players got to grips with the battle royale, they realized that the TAQ-V was better suited to handle Al Mazrah.

Damage is the name of the game when it comes to the TAQ-V. With a clean iron sight and some attachments to limit its recoil kick, the Battle Rifle justifies its 7.2% pick rate.

3. Kastov 762 – 9.7% – Most popular Assault Rifle in Warzone 2

Kastov 762 assault rifle in warzone 2

The Kastov 762 looks and feels like the classic AK-47 in Warzone 2. Weapons that invoke players’ nostalgia are unsurprisingly popular in Season 1 Reloaded. However, nostalgia is only one side of the coin as the Kastov 762 has the power and efficiency to back up its 9.7% pick rate at number three.

While the Kastov 762 is not the easiest weapon to control, it’s certainly one of the most powerful ARs available.

2. Fennec 45 – 13.1% – Most popular SMG in Warzone 2

fennec 50 smg in warzone 2

Another classic weapon in the Fennec 45 returns to claim the second spot and the title of most popular SMG in Warzone 2. There’s no denying that its recoil kick is substantial. However, its recoil is a side effect of its absurd rate of fire.

There are very few fights that players will lose with a Fennec up close and personal. So far in Season 1 Reloaded, the Fennec is the top SMG choice to pair alongside a long-range weapon in Warzone 2.

1. RPK – 20.9% – Most popular weapon in Warzone 2

rpk in cod warzone 2

Many players view the RPK as the best LMG in Season 1 Reloaded of Warzone 2. Therefore it’s really no surprise to find it as high as number one on our list of most popular weapons with an absurd rate of 20.9%. If you don’t mind using a heavy weapon, then the RPK is an ideal alternative to the game’s best ARs.

Large magazines and above-average damage range are vital for finding success in Al Mazrah. Luckily, the RPK has both of these sought-after qualities and with the best attachments, its recoil can be reduced to a non-factor.


For now, the RPK reigns supreme as the uncontested most popular weapon in Warzone 2. With buffs and nerfs set to arrive with the Season 2 update, as well as several new weapons, we’ll see how long it can remain the gun to beat.

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