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Combat Shotgun Warzone loadout best attachments and class setup

Here’s the best Combat Shotgun loadout to help you dominate opponents in close-range gunfights.

Combat Shotgun Warzone loadout: A shotgun with a large drum magazine, painted in light and dark brown camo, set against a black background

 You can no longer use the Combat Shotgun in Warzone because the original version of the game was shut down. However, this guide will be updated and will come in handy if the Combat Shotgun ever returns.

The Combat Shotgun was a very deadly weapon from Call of Duty Warzone, and during the Caldera era it had one of the best ranges of any shotgun.

It packed some serious punch and with the correct attachments it ranked among the best Warzone guns for close-range combat. However, you had to think very carefully about how you would set up the rest of your loadout. While it was extremely powerful up close, ensuring you had the right secondary and gear to deal with other situations was vital.

Sadly, the original version of Warzone is no more, and that means the Combat Shotgun has been retired from duty. But here you can see which build was the best back in the day and reminisce. To see what’s top of the charts right now in the latest version of the game, consult our Warzone meta and best Warzone guns guides.

Combat Shotgun Warzone loadout

According to COD YouTuber ‘WhosImmortal’, this was 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 landed your shot perfectly. But, you still 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

When it comes to perks, 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.

So that’s our pick for the best Combat Shotgun Warzone loadout. Have fun blasting your way to victory!