Best Warzone loadout: best guns, perks, and equipment for Season 5

Feast your eyes on some of the best Warzone loadouts to take into Verdansk for Warzone Season 5

A Warzone operator in a red mask aims a C58 assault rifle while a battle ensues behind him. One player is firing a rocket launcher, and another is parachuting through the air

What do we all grind towards in the first few minutes of any Call of Duty: Warzone match? Cash for your best Warzone loadout drop, of course. There’s nothing better than being able to ditch that dusty old shotgun you found on the ground and take your favourite weapons, perks, and equipment into battle instead.

But what exactly is the best Warzone loadout right now? As updates come and go, new weapons are added and old ones are tweaked, so the answer to that question changes often. We’re currently in Season 5, and the Warzone meta is more open than ever. Even with several viable weapons, there are a few loadout combinations that really standout from the rest.

In this guide, we’ll take you through some of our favourites. Here on The Loadout we’ve got plenty of individual loadout guides for each weapon in the game, so this is a collection of some of the best, as well as a few spicy extras from some of the biggest streamers, YouTubers, and top pro players in Warzone right now.

Try these loadouts out in Verdansk, and the wins will be sure to come flooding in – you might even break a Warzone kill record

The contenders for the best Warzone loadout in Season 5 are:

  • Krig 6 + MAC-10
  • C58 + Cold War MP5
  • Kar98k + Milano
  • Swiss K31 + Cold War AK-47

These four are, in our view, the best Warzone loadouts in Season 5. They all include some of the best Warzone guns and give you coverage for any kind of gunfight. Let’s dive into each one specifically and go over the weapon builds.

A Warzone character shooting a MAC-10 into a building

Krig 6 + MAC-10 Warzone loadout

Thanks to a surprise buff in the Season 4 Reloaded update, the Krig 6 is now the most-used assault rifle in Warzone. Not only does it boast great damage numbers, but it is extremely easy to use thanks to its low recoil.

Here are the best attachments for the Krig:

  • Agency Suppressor
  • 19.7″ Ranger
  • Axial Arms 3x
  • Foregrip
  • STANAG 60 Rnd Mag

This is the exact same build that is listed in our Krig Warzone loadout guide, and it’s an absolute laser beam. With a perfectly-sized mag for a long-range AR, low recoil, and decent bullet velocity, this is a top-tier weapon that any player, regardless of skill, can use to good effect.

However, if you’re in a tight spot or in the final stages of a match, you’ll need something a bit more suited to close-range encounters. Enter, the MAC-10.

Here are the best attachments for the MAC-10:

  • Agency Suppressor
  • 5.9” Task Force
  • Tiger Team Spotlight
  • Raider Stock
  • STANAG 53 Rnd Drum Mag

This is a spicy little MAC-10 build is perfect for close-range engagements, and boasts some of the best movement stats you can get from a primary weapon in Warzone right now.

For this loadout’s perks, we recommend Double Time, Overkill, and Amped.

A Heartbeat Sensor is essential for your tactical equipment, while something like a Thermite Grenade would be useful for helping clear out rooms or stop enemies rushing you when you’ve taken a few hits.

C58 + Cold War MP5 Warzone loadout

A very similar loadout to the previous one, but that will suit slightly higher-skilled players. The C58, on paper, outguns the Krig as a main AR, but is a lot harder to use due to its high recoil. While you could definitely run the MAC-10 with it, we’ll showcase a build for another very popular SMG, the Cold War MP5, and let you decide which will suit you better.

Here are the best attachments for the C58:

  • Agency Suppressor
  • 18.5″ Task Force
  • Axial Arms 3x
  • Field Agent Grip
  • 45 Rnd Drum

As you can see, a very similar build to the Krig above. With this being a high-skill loadout , we’ve opted for the 45-round magazine here instead of the more cumbersome 55-round one. While the latter does give you more bullets, it hampers your ADS speed significantly. Be sure to hit every shot if you’re running the 45 Rnd Drum mag.

And here are the best attachments for the MP5:

  • Agency Suppressor
  • Tiger Team Spotlight
  • Raider Stock
  • Bruiser Grip
  • STANAG 50 Rnd Drum

Again, a disclaimer: this is a high-skill Warzone loadout, and as such, this will not be easy to use for a lot of players. With very little help in the recoil department, you’ve got to be a good shot to get the most out of this MP5.

The emphasis here is on movement speed and being hyper-aggressive up close. With 55 in the mag, it can also be handy for laying some suppressing fire for teammates if your smaller clip in the C58 has run dry.

For perks, take the standard trio of Double Time, Overkill, and Amped. A Heartbeat Sensor and Semtex would be a good equipment combo, or you could take a Throwing Knife to get quick eliminations on downed players.

This is a top-tier loadout in Warzone Season 5, but requires a lot of practice and skill to master.

A sniper on a rooftop looks out over the battlefield in Call of Duty: Warzone

Kar98k + Milano Warzone loadout

We couldn’t write a best Warzone loadout guide without providing something for the sniping enthusiasts. Any Kar98k Warzone loadout is still the strongest option for aggressive sniper players in Warzone. It’s mobility and quick ADS times, paired with decent damage numbers, make it the number one choice.

Here are the best attachments for the Kar98k:

  • Monolithic Suppressor
  • Singuard Custom 27.6”
  • Tac Laser
  • Sniper Scope
  • FTAC Sport Comb

It’s worth noting that this Kar98k build is for fast-paced sniping, and may not be the best choice for you ‘sit in the hills and pick people off from 300 metres’ kind of folk.

If you’re playing fast, you’ll likely run into some teams where you least expect them. For those scenarios, the Milano offers surprisingly good coverage at anything up to mid-range.

Here are the best attachments for the Milano:

  • Agency Suppressor
  • 10.6″ Task Force
  • Microflex LED
  • Field Agent Foregrip
  • STANAG 55 Rnd Drum

While this looks a little more like an AR build, its needed to ensure the Milano can perform at all ranges. If you want to go a bit more aggressive, and feel confident using the standard iron sights, you could swap out the Microflex LED for a Tiger Team Spotlight.

For perks, E.O.D., Overkill, and Amped will serve you well for this loadout. For tactical equipment, Stun Grenades can often be helpful for sniper classes, but a Heartbeat Sensor could also work. For lethal equipment, Semtex or Thermite Grenades are your best options.

A sniper in Warzone, with Nakatomi Plaza in the background

Swiss K31 + Cold War AK-47 Warzone loadout

Warzone Season 4 finally saw a worthy challenger give the Kar98k a run for its money as the most popular sniper: the Swiss K31. This Cold War version of the Kar98k finally became viable after some buffs and changes to its optics, and is now on a par as the top sniper in the battle royale in Season 5

Here are the attachments for the Swiss:

  • GRU Suppressor
  • 24.9″ Combat Recon
  • SWAT 5mw Laser Sight
  • Bruiser Grip
  • Serpent Wrap

This Swiss K31 loadout is all about fast ADS times, which should hopefully mean you land your lethal snipe before your opponent guns you down.

As with the Kar98k class above, you’ll still need a decent all-rounder as a second weapon. Here, we go for a close-range build of the Cold War AK-47

Here are the attachments for the AK-47:

  • GRU Suppressor
  • Microflex LED
  • KGB Skeletal Stock
  • 45 Rnd Mag
  • GRU Elastic Wrap

While this is not quite as easy to use as the Milano in the previous loadout, the Cold War K-47 makes for a great sniper support option that is very adaptable.

We think this is the perfect, balanced build, but you could easily swap a few attachments out for a barrel or foregrip attachment if you wanted it to feel more like a traditional AR.

For perks, go for the trio of E.O.D., Overkill, and Amped. For equipment, you’ve again got the choice between a Heartbeat Sensor or Stun Grenades in your tactical slot, and Semtex or Thermite Grenades in your lethal slot.

So there we have it, four of the best Warzone loadouts for Season 5. As new guns are added, and buffs and nerfs arrive with future updates, we’ll be sure to add in any new OP loadouts.

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