With an extensive arsenal of weapons, variety is the spice of life in Call of Duty: Warzone. There are dozens of viable options for storming Verdansk ’84 and Rebirth Island, but only a handful can be labelled as one of the best Warzone guns.
From SMGs that shred at close range, to laser beam assault rifles, and head-popping sniper rifles, the battle royale is dominated by a handful of weapons. If you’re not using one of these guns in your loadout, then you’re seriously hampering your chances of a glorious victory.
Warzone Season 6 – which is the last of the Black Ops Cold War era – looks to level the playing field, with a few powerful but high-skill weapons, such as the EM2, receiving nerfs. The reign of dominance we saw from the Krig 6 in Season 5 is also over, and we head into Season 6 with a relatively balanced Warzone meta. That doesn’t mean, however, that some guns are still a cut above the rest.
But what is the best Warzone gun right now? Read on to find out which ones you should be using right now.
These are the best Warzone guns in Season 6:
- Cold War AK-47
- Krig 6
- Swiss K31
- OTs 9
- Stoner 63
Cold War Ak-47
With the Krig decreasing in popularity and similar ARs receiving nerfs, the Cold War AK-47 has quickly become the most popular assault rifle at the start of Warzone Season 6. The newly added Grav may soon challenge it, but it’s king for now.
Similarly to the AK-47, the XM4 has benefitted greatly from nerfs to those around it. The XM4 is also very adaptable and can be built out into a long-range beamer, a balanced sniper support option, or even a close-range SMG rival.
For some builds for all of these situations, check out our XM4 Warzone loadout guide.
Throughout Season 5, the Krig was the top dog. Due to its effectiveness in the hands of any player, regardless of skill level, the Krig was at one point being used by a fifth of the entire player base.
It’s no longer as broken as it once was, but it’s still a popular and effective pick as a main AR in Warzone Season 6.
For the best build, consult our Krig Warzone loadout guide.
Kar98k + Swiss K31
If you love sniping in Warzone, there was always only one weapon you could turn to – the Kar98k. With the ability to be built out as a traditional long-range sniper, but also a quick-scoping beast with fast ADS times and fire rate, it was the most popular, and best, sniper in the game. Fact.
However, updates and sniper scope changes have made the Swiss K31 the Black Ops Cold War equivalent to the Kar98k, and both of these snipers are very similar to play with. Both are absolute beasts.
The MAC-10 is widely regarded as one of the best Warzone guns for a simple reason: this fast-firing SMG is a complete monster and is shredding people at close range faster than pretty much anything else in the game.
The MAC-10’s line-up of attachments also means it can be customised to be the ultimate close-range, hip fire, spray and pray gun for clearing out rooms, or can be built to be surprisingly accurate for a rapid-fire SMG. You can find a great MAC-10 Warzone loadout here.
Season 6’s most popular SMG is the Bullfrog. As it is easy to use, thanks to its large magazine and manageable recoil, it’s one of the best guns in Warzone right now for players of all skill levels.
These days it’s rare to go an entire match without running into someone running a Bullfrog Warzone loadout.
One of the latest additions to the SMG family, the OTs 9 is already one of Warzone’s best guns. While its small magazine size does hold it back for Trios or Quads game modes, if you enjoy playing Solos or Duos this is arguably the best SMG for you to use – if you’re skilled enough to handle its recoil.
With great damage output and fire rate, and decent range to go with it, you’ll want to start running an OTs 9 Warzone loadout ASAP.
If you like the chunky magazine size and high damage of an LMG, then there is no better pick than the Stoner 63 in Warzone Season 6.
It has received a couple of nerfs recently, but it’s still the most popular and well-rounded LMG out there right now. Try the great build in out Stoner Warzone loadout guide.
That’s it for our rundown of the best Warzone guns that are dominating the Warzone meta right now. 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.