The Combat Shotgun is a very deadly close-range weapon in Call of Duty Warzone and arguably boasts the best range of all the shotguns on offer. As we jump into Caldera with Warzone Pacific, the Combat Shotgun is a very welcome addition for Call of Duty fans everywhere as it moves over with the Vanguard integration.
You may be wondering, what is the best loadout for the Combat Shotgun in Warzone Pacific? And for that, we hope to provide you with an answer. This shotgun packs some serious punch but it’ll need some more play time before it makes it onto our list of the best Warzone guns in Pacific Season 1. That said, a shotgun is yet to make the list, and if there’s anyone in the standing, it’s the Combat Shotgun.
To get the best out of it, you’re going to want to have a serious think about how you kit the Combat Shotgun out with the best attachments and perks. It’s also very important to consider your secondary weapon, especially when running with something as close-range as a pump-action shotgun. Even if it does produce some competitive damage at range, it won’t be able to take on those mid-range guns.
For this Combat Shotgun Warzone loadout guide, we’re turning to content creator, ‘WhosImmortal’, for some great insight.
COMBAT SHOTGUN Warzone LOADOUT
According to WhosImmortal, this is the best Combat Shotgun Warzone loadout for battle across Caldera.
- Muzzle: A5 Smoothbore
- Barrel: Sawed-Off
- Optic: None
- Stock: CGC 3M Adjustable
- Underbarrel: Carver Foregrip
- Magazine: 12 Gauge 5 Round Tube
- Ammunition: Buck and Slug
- Rear Grip: Pine Tar Grip
- Perk 1: Vital
- Perk 2: Quick
As WhosImmortal rightly points out, this Combat Shotgun is more than capable of one-shot kills through full armour – if you’re in close quarters and you land your shot perfectly. But, you’ll want to make sure you’ve got the best attachments, perks, and secondary in your loadout.
In this build, the muzzle and barrel bolster the wider pellet spread which is key for close quarter battles. The Sawed-Off barrel also adds to your Combat Shotgun’s movement speed and damage, ideal for this pump-action shotgun. The Adjustable Stock, Pine Tar Grip, and Carver Foregrip all help that hip-fire accuracy.
The only tweak we’ve made is swapping out the Fully Loaded weapon perk with Quick, which will give you a massive boost to your movement speed which will help you in those close-range fights.
COMBAT SHOTGUN WARZONE LOADOUT SECONDARY
When running with a shotgun, you’ve clearly got your close-range covered, but all your fights won’t be at that range. So, you’ll need a nicely balanced mid-range weapon to help you out and for this, we’d recommend carrying an assault rifle such as the Automaton or the very popular STG44.
Check out builds for both weapons in our Automaton Warzone loadout and STG44 Warzone loadout guides.
COMBAT SHOTGUN WARZONE LOADOUT PERKS AND EQUIPMENT
Vanguard’s new perks aren’t in Warzone Pacific, so there’s not much change on the perks and equipment front to what you’re used to in Warzone. We’d recommend Double Time to improve your movement speeds, Overkill so you can carry a second primary weapon, and Amped for faster weapon swapping.
For equipment, we recommend Semtex and a Heartbeat Sensor for standard battle royale playlists. In Vanguard Royale, where these are restricted, opt for Stuns and Frag Grenades.
So that’s our pick for the best Combat Shotgun Warzone loadout to use in Warzone Pacific Season 1. Try this class out in Caldera and blast your way to victory!