What’s Call of Duty: Warzone without a ridiculously overpowered LMG, eh? You all remember the Bruen right? God that thing was terrifying in its prime…
Well, be prepared to hide behind your sofas once more because the LMG reign of terror may have returned with the Stoner 63 – one of more than 30 guns added to Warzone as part of its merger with Black Ops Cold War. The Stoner has been the go-to LMG in Cold War’s multiplayer modes and now that it’s landed in Verdansk and Rebirth Island, it’s on course to be just as popular here too.
With decent maneuverability, certain Stoner builds can turn it into a medium-range beast as a rival to ARs like the Kilo, or a close-range, hip fire monstrosity to rival some of the best MAC-10 loadouts around. It can even become a long-range walking turret with its impressive damage and controllable recoil.
The Stoner can be customised to suit any situation, so we’ve rustled up a few different builds to show off its diversity – and to prove it’s one of the best Warzone guns out there right now.
Stoner Warzone loadout for close range
- 18.6” Division Barrel
- SWAT 5mw Laser Sight
- Kobra Red Dot
- Wire Stock
- Speed Tape
With the right attachments, the Stoner can be made to feel more like a lightweight assault rifle or SMG, which will probably be handy for the close quarters combat of Rebirth Island.
With this build, there are significant buffs to hip fire accuracy and general mobility, making this great for sweeping rooms. With the standard mag of 75 rounds, you’ll have plenty of bullets to smash through at least a squad of three on your own.
If you think you’ll need more bullets though, you can always remove the optic (because who needs to ADS when you can hip fire, right?) and add on the Salvo 125 RND Fast Mag.
Stoner Warzone loadout for long range
- Agency Suppressor
- 20.7” Match Grade
- Axial Arms 3x Scope
- Field Agent Grip
- Salvo 125 RND Fast Mag
The Stoner can also become something of a mobile turret if given the right attachments, leaving those crossing open areas at the mercy of a hail of bullets.
By giving it the Field Agent Grip and the Match Grade barrel, the Stoner’s stability and damage range are boosted. The Axial Arms 3x scope means you can really hone in far away opponents, but any scope you like that’s high magnification will do the trick here.
With the Salvo rounds, there’s no need to worry that your reload time sucks – you have 125 bullets, you’ll be fine.
So there’s two builds for the Stoner that will make it do two completely different things expertly. This new addition to Warzone’s notoriously loathed family of LMGs is on course to be one of the most popular loadout picks, but with a lot of the good attachments being unlocked at high levels, you better get grinding.