Warzone meta weapons – what’s on top going into Season 4

In this battle royale, there's always a new weapon on top - so, here's everything you need to know about the Call of Duty Warzone meta going into Season 4

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

As you may already be aware, Call of Duty Warzone is updated regularly and there’s always another weapon balancing sweep to look forward to. The Warzone meta is always changing and you can never be certain that your favourite assault rifle is going to be on-top forever. So, that’s why it’s important to know what the best Warzone guns are and which weapons to stick into your own best Warzone loadouts. Thankfully, we have you covered.

We know we’d all like to think that the days of having a handful of broken weapons dominating the battle royale are over, but that’s not exactly the case. The Warzone Meta does change a lot, but there are always a handful of guns you can rely on being ‘up there’, so to speak.

Believe it or not, Warzone is in quite a healthy place right now. In the past, we’ve seen Warzone become a battle royale dominated by literally one weapon. Now, though, you have some options to choose from. So, without further ado, here are your options.


Warzone meta – which weapons are on top?

Throughout Warzone Season 3, we have seen quite a few buffs and nerfs introduced. There was a weapon balancing sweep just after the season’s release and… Yeah, there have been quite a few more since.

But, which weapons have survived up until the Warzone Season 4 release date? Well, WZ Ranked has some answers for us.

The most popular Warzone weapons right now are the NZ-41, the STG44, the MP-40, the H4 Blixen, and the Cooper Carbine. You can check out our NZ-41 Warzone loadout right here, if you want to use the most popular weapon out there right now.

Interestingly, if you’re looking at kill-death ratios, you’ll find a different selection of weapons. Well, almost. The H4 Blixen (1.76), the NZ-41 (1.29), and the Armaguerra 43 (1.21) all boast high K/D ratios. The Welgun, Type 100, STG44, ZRG 20mm, and UGR all offer up a K/D above 1.1 too. It looks like the age of the STG44, though, is finally coming to an end.

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

Warzone meta perks

Unlike the weapons, Warzone’s meta perks usually stay the same. To be fair, there aren’t many that actually get added – although a couple have – so, when one becomes popular, it stays that way.

For Perk 1, Double Time and Cold Blooded maintain the top spot with 29% and 27% respectively. New addition Serpentine has taken the third spot, though, with a pick rate of 22%.

For Perk 2, Overkill is a dominant choice – as you might expect – with just over two thirds of players having Overkill in their loadouts. However, there are other options. Ghost is used in roughly 20% of loadouts, and Restock and Tempered are both being used by a lot of high-skill players – that is, players that win.

And, for Perk 3, Combat Scout is definitely the most popular choice with a 40% pick rate. Amped is also viable with a 30% pick rate.

Warzone Pacific meta equipment

There’s plenty of equipment to choose from in Warzone, especially in the standard Battle Royale playlist, but some tacticals and lethals are considerably more popular than others.

The most recent usage stats suggest the most popular equipment combo is Semtex and Heartbeat Sensor. Semtex are the most popular lethal with a 30% usage rate, closely followed by Throwing Knives (23%). Heartbeat Sensors (40%) lead the way for tactical equipment, but Stims (23%), following their nerf, have dropped somewhat from over 30% earlier in the season.

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

Warzone Pacific meta loadouts

Of course, it goes without saying that the perfect Warzone loadout is going to play to an individual’s playstyle and preferences. However, there are quite a few weapons that you need to be using.

Casual meta class

  • NZ-41
  • Welgun
  • Double Time, Overkill, Combat Scout
  • Stims
  • Semtex

Balanced Class

  • STG44
  • MP-40
  • Double Time, Overkill, Combat Scout
  • Heartbeat Sensor
  • Throwing Knives

Sniper class

  • MW Kar98k
  • H4 Blixen
  • Double Time, Overkill, Combat Scout
  • Stun Grenades
  • Semtex

LMG Class

  • Bren
  • Type 100
  • Double Time, Overkill, Amped
  • Heartbeat Sensor
  • Throwing Knife

High-Skill meta class

  • H4 Blixen
  • Diamatti
  • Double Time, Ghost, 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 as we head into Warzone Season 4. As soon as the dust settles on the new season – and the next massive balancing update drops – we’ll see just how much the meta will shift.