Best Warzone guns – the meta weapons for Season 5

If you're looking for the best Warzone guns going into Season 5 and this battle royale's Last Stand, you're in the right place - here's what you need to know

Warzone best guns Season 5: a man smoking a cigar sat in some ruins

It might sounds a like a bit of an understatement to say that Call of Duty Warzone has a lot of weapons for players to use, but it does – and, they can’t all be the best. Dropping into Caldera with the best Warzone loadouts is an important part of success, though – so you need to know what the best Warzone guns are before you can put together a loadout. We’re here to save you the trouble of trying every single one.

From hard-hitting LMGs that deal a lot of damage at a distance to fast-firing SMGs with high mobility, this is one of the best battle royale games out there because it offers up just so many options – but, only a handful of them are confidently in the Warzone meta right now. So, despite having dozens of death-dealing options at your disposal, only a handful of them can be classed as the best Warzone guns.

But, don’t worry about missing out on them. Why? Well, we have all the best ones listed below, of course! Check this list out before your next Caldera drop, and you’ll be laughing with a win before you know it.

Best Warzone guns

Without further ado, here are the best Warzone guns for Season 4:

  • Armaguerra 43
  • STG44
  • MP40
  • H4 Blixen
  • Cooper Carbine

We know this list is dominated by assault rifles and SMGs, but hear us out… They’re just very-much the meta right now.

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Armaguerra 43

The NZ-41 is dead. Long live, the Armaguerra 43!

Okay, the other weapon isn’t dead but the Armaguerra 43 has shot up to the top of the meta at the start of Season 5 and it’s clear to see why. It’s boasting a competent K/D of 1.29 on WZ Ranked – which also reveals that it’s got a high win-rate of about 3.5. With decent damage range, this weapon is a demon at close ranges and shouldn’t be ignored.

You can check out the best Armaguerra Warzone loadout out there right here.


STG44 Warzone loadout: a long-barrelled assault rifle painted in orange and black camo set against a black background


Ah, the STG44… Ol’ reliable (said no one ever) is an assault rifle that is consistently one of the most popular weapons in Warzone – and for good reason. It’s an all-rounder, really, with decent recoil control and damage output. You can find harder-hitting weapons, but this is great if you’re looking for a balanced gun for your loadout.

For the best STG44 Warzone loadout, hit up our guide here.

Warzone MP40 loadout: An MP40 SMG, painted in military green camo, set against a black background


Another Call of Duty classic, the MP40 is one of the GOATs for a reason. It’s a little slower than other SMGs, but it’s got decent recoil control and a fantastic damage output. Couple that with the natural mobility an SMG offers and you have something truly special.

For the best MP40 Warzone loadout, look no further than right here.

H4 Blixen Warzone unlock: An image of a Warzone operator with a horned mask on shooting a gun

H4 Blixen

This is one of the newer SMGs to be added to Warzone, so it might not stay in this list for long, but right now the H4 Blixen is a beast. It’s fast-firing and, quite simply, shreds. With the right attachments, you’ll be racking up kills in no-time.

So, with that in mind, check out the best H4 Blixen Warzone loadout here.

Cooper Carbine

Offering players a higher mobility than other assault rifles, the Cooper Carbine is a safe choice for those of you who prefer to run-and-gun your way around Caldera (and Warzone’s other maps, of course). Despite it’s SMG traits, this weapon hits like an assault rifle, so you won’t be skimping out on damage with it.

For the best Cooper Carbine Warzone loadout, check out what we’ve put together here.

Keep checking in with this list, as Raven Software is regularly pushing out weapon tuning updates that are nerfing popular guns and buffing long-forgotten ones.