Warzone meta: what is the meta for Warzone Pacific Season 1?

Looking to get the upper hand in Caldera? Here are the guns, perks, equipment, and loadouts that define the current meta in Warzone Pacific Season 1

Warzone meta: A soldier crouches behind a palm tree in Warzone Pacific Caldera, with an assault rifle drawn

The Call of Duty Warzone meta is always changing. As buffs and nerfs come and go, players are always discovering new attachments, weapon combinations, or strategies that can topple pretty much anything else they come up against.

While the days of having one or two completely broken weapons dominating the battle royale are now (hopefully) behind us, there are still some individual guns or entire loadouts that one would certainly describe as being part of the Warzone meta right now. Things are pretty up in the air right now, as dozens of guns were recently added as part of Vanguard’s integration in Warzone for Pacific Season 1.

Because of this, predicting the Warzone meta is pretty tricky, but we’re going to give it a shot. Here at The Loadout, we already have a list dedicated to the best Warzone guns, but here will look at not only individual weapons but also perks, equipment, and even full loadout combinations.

We’ll also take a look at the latest usage stats to see which are the most popular guns in the current meta.

Here’s what the Warzone meta for Warzone Pacific Season 1 is looking like.

Warzone Pacific meta

In Season 1 of Warzone Pacific, the meta has finally began to settle, and it’s the newly added Vanguard guns that are taking centre stage.

The most popular weapons based on pick rate over the last week or so are the MP40, the Bren, the STG44, the Modern Warfare Kar98k, the Swiss K31, and the Cooper Carbine according to WZ Ranked.

If you look at each weapon by the average K/D they achieve in Warzone, then the best performing guns from the last week or so are the Welgun (1.68) the Bren (1.35), the C58 (1.31), and the MP40 (1.22).

Warzone meta: three operators with their weapons drawn emerge from a cloud of smoke and sparks

Warzone Pacific meta perks

Warzone Pacific will continue with the same lineup of perks we had before, so in that regard the meta will not change too much.

For Perk 1, the best and most popular perk is Double Time, which is used in roughly 40% of Warzone loadouts. Also used frequently are Cold-Blooded, which can be a useful perk as it counters the effects of Combat Scout, and E.O.D., which minimises explosive damage.

For Perk 2, you will need Overkill if you are running two primary weapons or Ghost if you are happy using a secondary weapon in your loadout. These are the most used Perk 2 perks in the current meta by a considerable margin.

For Perk 3, Amped – which gives you faster weapon swapping – has been dethroned as the most popular perk in this slot. Combat Scout, which lets you track enemy positions when you deal damage to them, is now the top dog in terms of usage rate, appearing in 40% of players’ loadouts. Amped is used by around 35% of players.

Warzone Pacific meta equipment

A number of buffs and nerfs to both tactical and lethal equipment were rolled out for Warzone Pacific Season 1, shaking up the equipment meta considerably.

The most recent usage stats suggest the most popular equipment combo is Throwing Knives and Stun Grenades. Throwing Knives are the most popular lethal with a 24% usage rate, closely followed by Semtex (20%). Stuns (38%) lead the way for tactical equipment, but a Heartbeat Sensor (34%) or Stims (16%) are also viable.

Warzone meta: An operator on top of a roof shoots her gun at enemies below

Warzone Pacific meta loadouts

Obviously the perfect loadout revolves a lot around a player’s preferences and skill level, but based on what we’ve highlighted in this guide so far, here’s a handful of loadouts that certainly top the Warzone meta right now, including some loadouts specifically for Vanguard Royale.

Casual meta class

  • STG44
  • MP40
  • Double Time, Overkill, Amped
  • Heartbeat Sensor
  • Semtex

Balanced Class

  • Cooper Carbine
  • MP40
  • Double Time, Overkill, Amped
  • Heartbeat Sensor
  • Semtex

Sniper class

  • MW Kar98k/ Swiss K31
  • MP40
  • Double Time, Overkill, Combat Scout
  • Stun Grenades
  • Semtex

LMG Class

  • Bren
  • Welgun
  • Double Time, Overkill, Amped
  • Heartbeat Sensor
  • Throwing Knife

High-Skill meta class

  • NZ-41
  • OTs 9
  • Double Time, Overkill, Amped
  • Stun Grenades
  • Throwing Knife

Check out our individual loadout guides to find the very best attachments for these weapons:

So that’s a pretty comprehensive look at the current meta in Warzone Pacific Season 1. As soon as the dust settles on the integration with Vanguard, we should be able to give you a better picture of where the WW2 guns fit in.

With more weapon balancing to come throughout Warzone Pacific, expect regular updates to this Warzone meta guide.

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