When it comes to choosing your primary weapon in the Call of Duty battle royale Warzone, you can do a lot worse than the M4. This assault rifle is a dependable firearm that can be balanced to suit close-quarters combat and mid-to-long range firefights. In fact, it’s been a stable weapon of choice since release, so it will serve you well with the best M4 build.
But what actually makes the Warzone M4 – which is one of the best Warzone assault rifle options – one of the best Warzone guns overall? The answer is the attachments and the class around it. Below you’ll find out everything you need to know about both, and how this classic gun will help you out in one of the best battle royale games around.
The best M4 loadout in Warzone consists of the Hightower 20″ Barrel, Harbinger D20 muzzle, FTAC Ripper 56 underbarrel, Aim OP-V4 optic, and 60 Round Mag. The meat of this updated build – courtesy of ‘EyeQew’ – isn’t too dissimilar to what we’ve traditionally run on the M4.
When you combine the FTAC Ripper 56, Harbinger D20 muzzle attachment, and the Hightower 20″ Barrel, you’re looking at a weapon with improved accuracy and recoil control, that also doubles down on the damage range it offers.
The two major points of contention are the Aim OP-V4 optic, which comes down to personal preference as we enjoy the M4’s iron sights, and the magazine of choice.
Should you forego the optic, then load up on 5.56 High Velocity ammo. We know an ammunition attachment is a bit of an unusual one, but this improves the M4’s bullet velocity and can be tuned to improve damage range too – so, it’s a win-win situation when it comes to this assault rifle.
Finally, on the magazine front, EyeQew favors the 60 Round Mag thanks largely to the added capacity for mowing down whole squads. Of course, if you’re only playing solos or duos, then the 45 Round Mag will serve you well without the extra stat penalties from its big brother.
And, that’s all there is to it when it comes to setting up your M4 build. With this selection of attachments, you’re going to be well on your way to having one of the best Warzone loadouts available – and we’ll fill you in on the rest of the details down below.
Best Warzone M4 class setup
Unlike a Call of Duty multiplayer experience, you should really be looking to take advantage of two primary weapons when it comes to a battle royale like Warzone. If you’re someone who prefers pushing into buildings and getting up-close-and-personal with your enemies, we recommend checking out the best Warzone Lachmann Sub loadout here.
However, if you’re someone who’s looking to keep yourself at a distance and pick your opponents off from afar, we recommend making the most of the best Warzone SP-X 80 loadout. This should offer you a little more mobility than other sniper rifles, but hit harder than the marksman rifles on offer at the moment.
When it comes to this class’ equipment choices, we still think Semtex and a Heartbeat Sensor is the way forward when it comes to a battle royale situation. We know the Heartbeat Sensor is on something of a battery life timer now, but it’s still a useful tool – you just need to use it sparingly.
This class’ perk package selection is pretty limited, given the fact we recommend using two primary weapons. So, you should equip the Weapons Specialist perk package with your M4. This will give you Overkill, Strong Arm, Spotter, and Survivor. You won’t avoid UAV radar pings, but you will have one of the best Warzone SMGs to hand when you get pushed. So, there are worse things.
Best Warzone M4 alternatives
As for the best Warzone M4 alternatives right now, we’d recommend the Warzone HCR 56 loadout. The HCR is one of the strongest weapons in the Warzone meta and is likely to hold that position for quite some time longer. It’s an incredibly strong contender at all ranges, making a perfect M4 alternative. Otherwise, the Warzone TAQ V loadout is a similarly strong assault rifle you could use instead.
And for a more close-range option, you really can’t go wrong with the Warzone ISO 45 loadout, though this is an SMG. While it won’t quite have the ranged damage potential of the M4 build, you’ll have a devastating close-range weapon that’s been on top of meta since it was made available.
And, that’s pretty much all there is to it when it comes to setting up a Warzone M4 loadout. If you’re looking for another assault rifle, you’ll find one that packs a little bit more of a punch with the best Warzone Kastov 762 loadout here. Or, if you’re looking for something a little lighter, check out the best Warzone Vaznev-9K loadout here. There’s an argument for both when it comes to this battle royale, but the M4 is a dependable choice for every situation.