What is the best Warzone 2 shotgun? If you like close-quarters combat and making other players’ lives a misery, you should definitely use one of our shotgun picks in your loadout drop.
Warzone players are no strangers to overpowered shotguns, and it’s no different in Warzone 2. From ranged slug shotties, to double-barrelled blasters, there’s a decent range on offer, and some interesting attachments for some of them too (yes, we’re talking about Dragon Breath rounds). Here we’ll discuss which ones are our favourites, and why they can go toe to toe with some of the best Warzone 2 guns in most scenarios.
Best shotgun in Warzone 2
The best Warzone 2 shotgun is the Bryson 800 pump-action shotgun. It’s the easiest to use in its class while still being deadly in close-range situations, but the Lockwood 300 also offers a strong alternative.
The Warzone 2 arsenal has a lot of pump-action shotguns, and while all are viable and similar in performance, the Bryson 800 is the best. With an eight-round magazine, a medium rate of fire, and high damage, it’s just the perfect choice for any aspiring shotgun slayer. Check out our Warzone 2 Bryson 800 loadout for our recommended class setup.
While not necessarily the absolute best shotgun for Warzone 2, the Lockwood 300 is immensely powerful and can be a formidable force in certain scenarios, offering up a different experience to the other shotguns in its category.
The Lockwood is a double-barrelled shotgun, that sends out two high-damage blasts before a lengthy reload is needed. This makes it ideal for Solo playlists, as you can quickly delete one player without the reload making you vulnerable to their teammates. In other modes though, we’d probably take the Bryson. Nevertheless, if you want to go full wild west, here’s our favourite Warzone 2 Lockwood 300 loadout.
There you have it, our picks for the best shotguns to use in Warzone 2. While the Warzone 2 meta will largely revolve around other weapon types, you should never disregard a kitted-out shotty. Happy blasting!