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Best Warzone guns: Every Season 6 weapon ranked

Call of Duty: Warzone has over 100 weapons to choose from, so we’ve ranked every primary gun and counted down Season 6’s top ten.



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Using the best Call of Duty: Warzone weapons is key to picking up victories in the popular battle royale, and we’ve put together a list of the most powerful guns following the Season 6 Reloaded update and ranked the weapons from best to worst.

In Call of Duty: Warzone Season 6, there are well over a hundred weapons to choose from. Guns, knives, and explosives from both Modern Warfare and Black Ops Cold War are available to take into Verdansk ’84 and Rebirth Island.

Warzone Season 6 took down the popular Stoner 63, making room for a much more open meta and bringing weapons such as the XM4 back into the limelight.

While you want to optimize your graphics settings and controller settings in Warzone, everyone wants to know the best weapon to use. With help from stats provided by TrueGameData, we’ve ranked all 88 primary weapons in the game and counted down the top 10.

Best guns in Call of Duty: Warzone ranked list

Before we count down the top 10 weapons in Warzone, we’re ranking every single primary weapon available in the game. Some weapons clearly shine above the rest and some should be avoided at all costs.

Here’s every primary weapon in Warzone Season 6 ranked from best to worst.

  1. Kar98k
  2. AK-47 (Cold War)
  3. XM4
  4. Swiss K31
  5. PPSH-41
  6. Bullfrog
  7. Grau 5.56
  8. MG 82
  9. MAC-10
  10. FARA 83
  11. OTs 9
  12. MP5 (Cold War)
  13. EM2
  14. QBZ-83
  15. MP5 (MW)
  16. Stoner 63
  17. Gallo SA12
  18. FiNN LMG
  19. AS VAL
  20. M4A1
  21. C58
  22. Grav
  23. PKM
  24. Bruen Mk9
  25. Krig 6
  26. CR-56 AMAX
  27. MP7
  28. Milano
  29. HDR
  30. ZRG 20mm
  31. JAK-12
  32. FFAR 1
  33. SPR-208
  34. RAM-7
  35. Kilo 141
  36. RAAL MG
  37. TEC-9
  38. Nail Gun
  39. CX-9
  40. M13
  41. DMR 14
  42. LW3 – Tundra
  43. M16
  44. AK-74u
  45. Pelington 703
  46. Oden
  47. Origin 12
  48. Groza
  49. Streetsweeper
  50. Riot Shield
  51. SA87
  52. LC10
  53. Fennec
  54. FN SCAR 17
  55. AX-50
  56. M82
  57. AUG (Cold War)
  58. Uzi
  59. P90
  60. RPD
  61. Holger-26
  62. AN-94
  63. CARV.2
  64. R-90
  65. AUG (MW)
  66. Crossbow
  67. PP19 Bizon
  68. Marshal
  69. M60
  70. MG34
  71. Hauer 77
  72. ISO
  73. Striker 45
  74. FAL
  75. 410 Ironhide
  76. M91
  77. Type 63
  78. FR 5.56
  79. Dragunov
  80. Rytec AMR
  81. EBR-14
  82. KSP 45
  83. SKS
  84. MK2 Carbine
  85. R1 Shadowhunter 
  86. AK-47 (MW)
  87. Model 680
  88. 725

Best guns in Warzone Season 6

10. FARA 83

Weapon Stats

ADS Time: 296 msFire Rate: 790 rpmReload Time: 3.17 s
Sprint to Fire Time: 263 msBullet Velocity: 600 m/sADS Movement: 2.31 m/s
Headshot Damage (0 – 27m): 39 Headshot Damage (27m +): 35

The FARA 83 has come and gone from the meta, and it’s currently in a place where players of all skill levels can find success with it. While it doesn’t hit as hard as some of the other weapons on this list, its manageable recoil makes it a solid pick.

If you’re looking for a weapon to fight in all engagements, you simply can’t go wrong with the FARA 83.

9. MAC-10

Weapon Stats

ADS Time: 167 msFire Rate: 1118 rpmReload Time: 2 s
Sprint to Fire Time: 163 msBullet Velocity: 356 m/sADS Movement: 3.36 m/s
Headshot Damage (0 – 15.5m): 28 Headshot Damage (15.5m +): 22

The MAC-10 dominated after Warzone’s integration and has now become one of the strongest SMGs in Warzone again in Season 6.

While it isn’t particularly powerful, what it does have is a great rate of fire, spitting out over 1000 rounds every minute. Coupled with a low sprint-to-fire time and high ADS movement, the MAC-10 is every rusher’s dream.

8. MG 82 – Best LMG in Warzone Season 6

Weapon Stats

ADS Time: 346 msFire Rate: 930 rpmReload Time: 6.77 s
Sprint to Fire Time: 325 msBullet Velocity: 605 m/sADS Movement: 1.98 m/s
Headshot Damage (0 – 22m): 35 Headshot Damage (22m +): 32

Although slow, the MG 82 is an incredibly powerful weapon when used in the right circumstances. You won’t be able to dart around finessing your opponents, but if you get a full squad in your sights and manage to mount, it’s game over for them.

The only issue is that the MG 82 received a nerf in Season 6, but it has remained the best LMG in the game. You’ll need to work harder to control the recoil, but your target won’t know what hit them when the shots land.

7. Grau 5.56

Weapon Stats

ADS Time: 221msFire Rate: 730 rpmReload Time: 2.15s
Sprint to Fire Time: 263msBullet Velocity: 720 m/sADS Movement: 2.61 m/s
Headshot Damage (0 – 31m): 42 Headshot Damage (31m +): 36

Long-time Warzone players will know the Grau 5.56 very well, with the weapon dominating the meta for months during 2020. While it has received a pretty substantial nerf since then, the Grau is still a dominant force on Verdansk and is becoming increasingly popular into Season 6.

The main reason people flock to this gun is its accuracy. In terms of Assault Rifles, there are few that are as easy to handle as this one, and with an easy-to-learn recoil pattern, you can beam enemies across the map if you’re using the best Grau 5.56 Warzone loadout.

Another thing that makes the Grau 5.56 great is that it’s a perfect ‘Fully Loaded’ weapon, so you can add the Fully Loaded Perk to it, and then get full ammo from your loadouts.

6. Bullfrog

Weapon Stats

ADS Time: 238 msFire Rate: 751 rpmReload Time: 2.34 s
Sprint to Fire Time: 100 msBullet Velocity: 350 m/sADS Movement: 2.81 m/s
Headshot Damage (0 – 13m): 46Headshot Damage (13m +): 37

The Bullfrog quickly rose to popularity in Season 5 and has remained in the top ten in Season 6. It’s a weapon that has everything going for it – a large magazine, good mobility, and a solid TTK.

It doesn’t really excel in any category but makes for an excellent all-rounder. What makes it especially great is the large magazine size, where you can afford to miss a few shots or thirst a downed opponent. If you don’t have a set playstyle or want to try something new, you can’t go wrong with the Bullfrog in Season 6.

5. PPSH-41 – Best SMG in Warzone Season 6

Weapon Stats

ADS Time: 172 msFire Rate: 904 rpmReload Time: 1.98 s
Sprint to Fire Time: 117 msBullet Velocity: 350 m/sADS Movement: 3.33 m/s
Headshot Damage (0 – 17m): 33 Headshot Damage (17m +): 31

Warzone’s best SMG has long been up for debate, with the OTs 9, MAC-10, Bullfrog, and PPSH all fighting for supremacy. In Season 6, we believe the PPSH-41 to be the best SMG.

Similar to the Bullfrog, it’s strong in every category that matters. But, the PPSH edges the Bullfrog out with its faster ADS time, fire rate, and mobility. This was also the reason why TrueGameData believes it’s better than the MAC-10.

Although extremely strong at close range, it’s also useful at medium range, so feel free to pair it with some of the best Sniper Rifles.

4. Swiss K31

Weapon Stats

ADS Time: 454msFire Rate: 42 rpmReload Time: 2.95s
Sprint to Fire Time: 263msBullet Velocity: 543 m/sADS Movement: 1.33 m/s
Headshot Damage (0 – 50m): 250 Headshot Damage (50m +): 250

The Swiss K31 wasn’t a particularly strong Sniper Rifle when it was first released, but some powerful buffs to Cold War snipers have made it a very strong option for those who favor picking off enemies.

This Sniper Rifle has one of the best ADS times in its class, making it a perfect option for quickscopers who like to get into their opponents’ faces.

We’ve ranked it below the Kar98k simply because it has less aim assist, but if you’re a mouse and keyboard player, the Swiss K31 could be the weapon for you.

3. XM4

Weapon Stats

ADS Time: 238 msFire Rate: 721 rpmReload Time: 2.36 s
Sprint to Fire Time: 263 msBullet Velocity: 615 m/sADS Movement: 2.52 m/s
Headshot Damage (0 – 22m): 45Headshot Damage (22m +): 40

The XM4 has long been a powerful choice in Warzone, and in the open meta of Season 6, it’s among the best.

There will always be a place for a low-recoil Assault Rifle in Warzone’s meta, and the XM4 takes that spot in Season 6. Whether using it at medium or long-range, you won’t have any trouble landing shots and staying on target.

While it doesn’t hit as hard as the AK-47, you may find its lower recoil and mobility worth the sacrifice.

2. AK-47 (Cold War) – Best Assault Rifle in Warzone Season 6

Weapon Stats

ADS Time: 267 msFire Rate: 600 rpmReload Time: 2.24 s
Sprint to Fire Time: 263 msBullet Velocity: 617 m/sADS Movement: 2.3 m/s
Headshot Damage (0 – 26m): 54 Headshot Damage (26m +): 48

Cold War’s AK-47 has always been a powerful choice in Warzone, especially when used as a medium-range Sniper Support weapon. But, when built for long-range, there are few weapons that can outgun it.

Nerfs to the Krig 6 and EM2 have brought it to the number one Assault Rifle spot in Season 6, where the role of a strong Sniper Support weapon has become all the more important. Its slower fire rate makes it not as easy to use as the FARA 83, for example, but will absolutely rip through enemies.

The AK-47 is especially useful if you’re a fan of Iron Trials, where it has one of the best TTKs while hitting body shots.

1. Kar98k – Best Warzone Sniper/Marksman Rifle in Season 6

Weapon Stats

ADS Time: 292msFire Rate: 44 rpmReload Time: 3.58s
Sprint to Fire Time: 263msBullet Velocity: 642 m/sADS Movement: 1.95 m/s
Headshot Damage (0 – 62m): 250 Headshot Damage (62m+): 250

If you want a Sniper Rifle that’s both quick and accurate, the Kar98k is the strongest choice available. Although being a Marksman Rifle, equipping the Kar with a Sniper Scope will make it the most aggressive sniper build in Warzone.

Being only slightly slower than the Swiss, it’s fast enough that you’ll be able to quickscope enemies up close. Starting a fight with a couple of easy headshots will put your team at a distinct advantage. And with its one-shot headshot and minimal bullet drop, you can effectively snipe at long-range too.

Sniper Rifles are dominating the most popular weapons of Season 6, so you’ll want to make sure that someone in your squad is running one – and we fully recommend the Kar98k.

Those are the top 10 weapons you should be using in Warzone Season 6. The next Warzone Season will be Vanguard Season 1, where all of the WW2 weapons will arrive with a brand-new map. Expect this list to change drastically when that happens.

And if classic multiplayer is more your cup of tea, you can check out the top 10 Black Ops Cold War weapons.

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Warzone player comes up with genius HUD change to improve teamwork

One player’s simple alteration to the Warzone HUD could make the world of difference in Duos, Trios, and Quads.



Raven Software might consider taking onboard one Warzone player’s suggestion regarding a visual improvement that could make team games like Duo, Trios, and Quads easier to communicate.

During a team game of Warzone, a lot is going on and there is a lot of information to keep up with. This is why a simple idea could dramatically improve teamwork and cohesion during multi-man matches such as Duos, Trios, and Quads.

Misinformation can be the downfall of a team as they approach endgame conditions, as someone thinks one of their teammates has more armor than they do, etc. To remedy this, one Warzone player believes they have come up with a simple solution to fix the game’s HUD.

“Have you got any plates?” is a sentence that has probably been uttered countless times since Call of Duty: Warzone’s launch.

If you’re unsure of what this means, plates are Armor Plates, the game’s method of applying shields to protect your main health bar from taking damage. The question is regularly posed, along with questions about other aspects of a teammates inventory, and Reddit user BurterSpeed has revealed their idea to amend this issue.

“A small quality of life improvement,” was the name of the title, and it was accompanied by a photoshopped graphic of a traditional multi-man Warzone HUD. As well as the usual details such as the player’s name, money total, and self-revive status, they’ve added even more information.

The improved version now shows how many plates each user has, the condition of any equipped Gas Masks, their ammo count, Killstreaks, and Field Upgrades.

One user said that this incarnation of the idea is “Wayy too busy. I like the plates one. But the AR one is pointless, thats not the only ammo type.” However, the general consensus is that the armor plates aspect is very useful and “is a really good idea.”

AlkkyTheBest suggested that if there’s too much information present then “make a settings option to turn on/off each piece of info. Best of both worlds.”

Regardless of which side of the fence you reside on, there definitely feels like an idea or two here that could be used to enhance the Warzone teammate experience, especially for those without headsets.

Also, check out Warzone Season 6’s 10 most popular weapon loadouts.

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Aydan shows off “overpowered” Warzone Gulag jump spot

Warzone pro Aydan has found a useful jump spot in the Season 6 Gulag that you can use to get the drop on your enemies.



Call of Duty superstar Aydan ‘Aydan’ Conrad likes to make use of different strategies, and he has shown off an “overpowered” Warzone Gulag spot that players can take advantage of for better shots.

Warzone Season 6 introduced plenty of new content and brought back the OG Gulag to Verdansk. Players often struggle in the Gulag because it’s challenging, so they have to strategize.

Warzone star Aydan made use of a specific jump spot in the Showers Gulag that grants players a tactical advantage over their opponents and lets them take the enemy by surprise.

Aydan was battling his opponent in the Gulag for the chance to jump back into Verdansk. In his stream, he was able to secure victory by employing a brilliant tactic that’s become possible in the new Warzone season.

Players can now climb on top of a Shower and nobody in the Gulag will expect you to be up there. This seems to be a new addition in Season 6, and the verticality gave Aydan a huge advantage.

He was able to shoot his opponent through the bars after heading to the jump spot on top of the Showers and come out of the Gulag victorious.

Since this is a fairly new change, many players are probably not aware that it’s possible to try out this tactic. However, Aydan has a fairly huge following, so we expect this to change soon.

In fact, a few other players have already started sharing their own experiences with this trick among the rest of the community. One player posted a similar clip to Aydan’s in the Warzone subreddit.

After jumping on the showers, they were able to shoot down their enemy from above and win the Gulag. Many of the commenters were shocked to see this new change but welcomed it.

You can easily try out this trick to take your enemies by surprise the next time you’re in the Gulag. There are also some other top tips that you can remember to win Season 6 Gulag every time.

For more Warzone, check out how to fix Packet Loss & Packet Burst in Warzone Season 6, and stay tuned to Charlie INTEL.

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Warzone Season 6’s 10 most popular weapon loadouts

The most popular Warzone weapon loadouts in Season 6 have been revealed, so here’s the top 10, and their most popular attachments.



Call of Duty: Warzone Season 6’s most popular weapons and their attachments have been revealed, so we’re counting down the top ten loadouts as of October 18, 2021.

As is standard for Warzone, the meta is constantly changing. Updates in Season 6 hit some of the most powerful and popular weapons hard, so a new, open meta has formed.

Warzone’s devs have explained how they’re trying to lower time to kill across the board to increase the skill gap and did so by decreasing the damage of some of the most powerful weapons.

This has caused a major change in certain weapon’s popularity, and thanks to, we can see Warzone Season 6’s most popular weapons: so we’re counting down the top ten, along with the most popular attachments.

Warzone’s most popular guns & loadouts

10. FARA 83 – 4.04%

The FARA 83 has come and gone from the meta as the seasons go on, but its place in the meta is currently up in the air. It climbed to popularity after the Krig was nerfed in Season 5 Reloaded, but also took a hit in the September 15 update.

Even though it’s not the absolute laserbeam it once was, it’s still one of the best Assault Rifles in Season 6. It’s an excellent combination of accuracy and damage, being a great middle-ground between the AK-47 and XM4.

Most popular FARA 83 Warzone loadout

  • Muzzle: GRU Suppressor
  • Barrel: 18.7″ Spetsnaz RPK Barrel
  • Optic: Axial Arms 3x
  • Underbarrel: Spetsnaz Grip
  • Ammunition: Spetsnaz 60 Rnd

9. Cold War MP5 – 4.05%

Black Ops Cold War’s MP5 has never really cemented its place in the meta, with a plethora of buffs and nerfs allowing other weapons to take its place.

However, the OTs 9 and Bullfrog have undergone slight nerfs, opening up the meta. Cold War’s MP5 still hasn’t replaced these two SMGs but has re-entered the top ten most popular thanks to its close-range slaying potential and manageable recoil.

Most popular Cold War MP5 Warzone loadout

  • Muzzle: Agency Suppressor
  • Laser: Tiger Team Spotlight
  • Stock: Raider Stock
  • Underbarrel: Bruiser Grip
  • Ammunition: STANAG 50 Rnd Drum

8. Bullfrog – 4.40%

The Bullfrog was previously the most popular SMG but after Raven Software nerfed its mobility, its fallen down the pecking order slightly.

Still, with a large magazine size and high headshot damage multiplier, the Bullfrog suits a wide range of skill levels and playstyles. If you’re an aggressive sniper, the Bullfrog is an excellent option for Sniper Support.

Most popular Bullfrog Warzone loadout

  • Muzzle: GRU Suppressor
  • Barrel: 7.4″ Task Force
  • Laser: Tiger Team Spotlight
  • Stock: KGB Skeletal Stock
  • Underbarrel: Bruiser Grip

7. Grau 5.56 – 4.76%

When Warzone was first released in March 2020, the Grau 5.56 was king. With almost no recoil and the cleanest Iron Sight the game had to offer, almost every player ran the Grau. Now in Season 6, it has avoided the nerfs that have hit other ARs, so has remained a popular choice.

The majority of players now use the Grau as their ‘Fully Loaded’ weapon, which they can take to get full ammo when grabbing a loadout after returning from the Gulag.

Most popular Bullfrog Warzone loadout

  • Muzzle: Monolithic Suppressor
  • Barrel: Tempus 26.4″ Archangel
  • Underbarrel: Commando Foregrip
  • Ammunition: 60 Round Mags
  • Perk: Fully Loaded

6. XM4 – 5.10%

After some of the most popular weapons such as the Stoner 63 and EM2 were brought down, the XM4 has climbed back into the meta.

The XM4 has always been a solid choice thanks to its decent TTK and low recoil. It’s much easier to use than the AK-47, so maybe a better choice for the majority of players. And with only a few attachment changes, the XM4 can become a great close-range weapon too.

  • Muzzle: Agency Supressor
  • Barrel: 13.5″ Task Force
  • Optic: Axial Arms 3x
  • Underbarrel: Field Agent Grip
  • Ammunition: STANAG 60 Rnd

5. MAC-10 – 5.12%

Boasting an incredibly fast fire rate, rapid TTK, and next to no recoil, the MAC-10 is the obvious choice for a secondary weapon in Warzone Season 6.

When paired with a long-range Assault Rifle such as the AK-47, or a Sniper like the Kar98k, the MAC-10 is the perfect pocket weapon. Even though the MAC-10 was nerfed months ago via Season 4’s Reloaded update, it has barely dropped in popularity.

Most popular MAC-10 Warzone loadout

  • Muzzle: Agency Suppressor
  • Barrel: 5.9″ Task Force
  • Laser: Tiger Team Spotlight
  • Stock: Raider Stock
  • Ammunition: STANAG 53 Rnd Drum

4. OTs 9 – 6.03%

Although previously underrated, many players have now learned of the OTs 9’s power. Both JGOD and NICKMERCS have sung its praises in the past, and Raven has nerfed it several times.

The OTs 9’s kill-to-death ratio is a testament to its power, with the most popular loadout boasting almost a 2 K/D. The nerfs don’t appear to have tamed the beast, and the OTs 9 is Warzone Season 6’s most popular SMG.

Most popular OTs 9 Warzone loadout

  • Muzzle: GRU Suppressor
  • Barrel: 8.1″ Task Force
  • Laser: Tiger Team Spotlight
  • Stock: KGB Skeletal Stock
  • Ammunition: VDV 40 Rnd Fast Mag

3. Cold War AK-47 – 8.32%

With all of the weapons that got nerfed in the most recent update, Cold War’s AK-47 has returned to the meta. It has always been a powerful choice but the damage profile and recoil control of some of the other Assault Rifles pushed it back from the top spot.

Now, however, the AK-47 is one of the best weapons in the game. With controllable recoil and solid damage, it’s well worth giving the AK another chance. Plus, it’s especially effective in the Iron Trials 84 mode, where players have even more health.

Most popular Cold War AK-47 Warzone loadout

  • Muzzle: GRU Suppressor
  • Barrel: 20″ Spetsnaz RPK Barrel
  • Optic: Axial Arms 3x
  • Underbarrel: Spetsnaz Grip
  • Ammunition: 45 Rnd

2. Swiss K31 – 8.79%

Raven Software has been hard at work fine-tuning Cold War’s Sniper Rifles in Warzone and now, they seem to have got the Swiss K31 into a great spot.

Its direct counterpart is the Kar98k, as they’re both quick and highly versatile snipers. Not much sets the two apart now, and some even prefer the Swiss. Its high bullet velocity means that you hardly need to lead shots, and its magazine gives it a solid reload time compared to the Kar98k.

Most popular Swiss K31 Warzone loadout

  • Muzzle: GRU Suppressor
  • Barrel: 24.9″ Combat Recon
  • Laser: SWAT 5mw Laser Sight
  • Underbarrel: Bruiser Grip
  • Rear Grip: Serpent Grip

1. Kar98k – 9.41%

If you’re looking for a fast Sniper Rifle that’s easy to use, the Kar98k is the weapon for you. Although technically a Marksman Rifle, this bolt-action WW2 rifle is arguably Warzone’s best sniper.

The Kar98k has a solid ADS speed, and with its high bullet velocity, you’ll find it much easier to use than most other Sniper Rifles. You can effectively quickscope in close-range situations, and by leading your targets, hit some nasty longshots.

The Kar98k is the better choice for controller players, as TrueGameData discovered that it has more aim assist than the Swiss.

Most popular Kar98k Warzone loadout

  • Muzzle: Monolithic Suppressor
  • Barrel: Singuard Custom 27.6″ Barrel
  • Laser: Tac Laser
  • Optic: Sniper Scope
  • Stock: FTAC Sport Comb

If you’re yet to use any of these weapons in Verdansk ’84 and Rebirth Island, give them a try with these attachments.

To see the best primary weapon loadouts overall in Warzone Season 6, check out all of the best loadouts and Perks.

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