Best Warzone guns: the weapons you need to use in Season 2

These guns are defining the meta in Verdansk and Rebirth Island

Naga looking down the sight of the FARA 83 AR

The world of Call of Duty: Warzone just got a whole lot bigger. With its recent integration into Black Ops Cold War and the start of Season 2, the battle royale has got a new map in Rebirth Island, and an extended arsenal with the addition of the game’s weapon pool.

This means that there are well over 60 primary weapons for you to choose from in the battle royale mode, and even more when you bring secondaries like launchers, pistols, and melee weapons into consideration. With so much choice now on offer, how will Warzone’s meta be affected and which Modern Warfare-era weapons have been outdone by their Cold War counterparts?

We’ve got the full list of all the Season 1 Cold War Warzone weapons  and Season 2 Cold War weapons here, but in this guide we’re just talking about the best of the bunch. Expect to see top streamers like Nick ‘NICKMERCS’ Kolcheff or Kristopher ‘Swagg’ Lamberson adding these new Cold War guns to their loadouts for those big-money tournaments.

So here we go then, here are the best Call of Duty: Warzone guns for Season 2 of the Black Ops Cold War era.

What are the best Warzone guns?

These are the best Warzone guns:

  • R9-0 Shotgun
  • Kilo
  • M16
  • CR-56 AMAX
  • FFAR
  • MP5 (Cold War)
  • MP5 (Modern Warfare)
  • MAC-10
  • LC10
  • Sykov

R9-0 Shotgun

The R9-0 has been a top tier gun in Warzone for quite some time and despite a recent influx of weapons, the pump shotgun has managed to retain its spot on our list. It can be kitted out a number of different ways, but with Dragon’s Breath rounds, you can still leave your enemies for dead up close.


The Kilo is one of the best all-round assault rifles in Warzone. With pinpoint accuracy and beefy magazine capacity, it’s hard to find another assault rifle that can rival the Kilo at mid to long range. Here’s our best Kilo Warzone loadout.


The M16 has been floating in and out of the meta for some time now, but in Season 2 this tactical rifle has become an absolute beast. If you take time to spec out the gun using our best M16 Warzone loadout as a guide, you’ll be able to down a fully armoured enemies in a couple of bursts.


Some of the biggest streamers have been using the CR-56 AMAX in recent weeks and for good reason too. The gun is a hard-hitting assault rifle that absolutely tears through enemies. The downside? It has a pretty big kick, so you’ll want to master its recoil if you’re planning to run this as your primary. Check out our best CR-56 AMAX Warzone loadout for inspiration.



Floating somewhere between an assault rifle and an SMG is the FFAR. While technically listed as an AR, it’s dominance at mid and close-range has made it a rival for the top SMGs in the game. Our best FFAR Warzone loadout is hands down one of the most overpowered weapons in Warzone right now.


Both the Modern Warfare and the Cold War versions of the MP5 are seen as meta weapons in their respective multiplayers – something that carriers over to Warzone. While each variant has different pros and cons, the MP5 is a fast-firing SMG that can be adapted for each and every player. You can find out best MP5 Warzone loadouts here.


What can we say about the MAC-10? Well, this fast-firing SMG is a complete monster and is shredding people at close range faster than the MP5. The MAC-10’s lineup of attachments also mean 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 precise for a rapid-fire SMG. You can find the best MAC-10 Warzone loadout here.

NAGA firing a LC10 SMG equipped with a laser


The LC10 is new to Call of Duty: Warzone, but it’s already been billed to be one of the best SMGs Warzone has to offer. As a long-range SMG, the best LC10 Warzone loadout is one of the most versatile guns you can use in the battle royale arena since it performs like an AR but has the mobility of an SMG.


A pistol? In our list of the best Warzone guns? Yep, you’re reading that right. The newly-added Sykov pistol is an absolute beast because of the crazy array of attachments you can bolt onto it.

The pistol can be made fully automatic, have 80 bullets in the magazine, and become akimbo. That deadly combination is showcased in our best Sykov Warzone loadout.

That’s it for our best Warzone guns list. If your favourite gun’s not on the list, don’t worry – the meta is constantly evolving. We’ll keep this guide updated so that you can head into Verdansk with the best possible loadout.

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