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Best AS44 loadout for Warzone Pacific Caldera

Here are the attachments and perks you need to equip to make the best AS44 loadout for Warzone Pacific Caldera.

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The AS44’s fire rate and damage output make it an excellent choice for Warzone Pacific players who manage to assemble the best AS44 loadout. 

With players now capable of equipping a stunning ten attachments to Vanguard weapons, Warzone’s weapon variety has significantly increased. This drastic change has shaken things up in the best way possible. 

However, with an abundance of options to choose from it could be difficult to discern the best loadout. Thankfully, this loadout guide will highlight the attachments you won’t want to miss. 

Here are the ten attachments, Perks, and equipment you’ll need to make the AS44 a top-tier Assault Rifle

Best AS44 attachments for Warzone Pacific

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  • Muzzle: F8 Stabilizer
  • Barrel: Kovalevskaya 615mm
  • Optic: Slate Reflector
  • Stock: Zac Skeletal
  • Underbarrel: Carver Foregrip
  • Magazine: 7.62 Gorenko 50 Round Mags
  • Ammo Type: Hollow Point
  • Rear Grip: Fabric Grip 
  • Perk: Gung-ho
  • Perk 2: Fully Loaded

The AS44 is truly one of the most versatile weapons in Warzone Pacific. This particular loadout is set to highlight its excellent close-range quality. For this reason, it is best used as Sniper support or as a complement to a long-range Assault Rifle. 

The goal is to balance attachments that provide speed, with attachments that provide accuracy. The Kovalevskaya 615mmF8 Stabilizer, and Carver Foregrip will limit the weapon’s initial kick. It must be noted that the AS44 has a ton of natural recoil. 

Now that improved accuracy is covered, it’s time to maximize movement and ADS speed. The Fabric GripZac Skeletal, and Hollow Point make the AS44 a monster in tight spaces. The added limb damage from Hollow Point ammo is going to shred enemies. 

Although this weapon is viable without an optic, it’s best to equip a Slate Reflector to be able to take down targets at greater distances. 7.26 Gorenko 50 Round Mags and Fully Loaded will provide ample ammunition. This magazine will boost fire rate, recoil control, and movement speed, making it the ideal choice. 

Lastly, Gung-ho permits players to fire while sprinting which is a valuable option considering this loadout is made to replicate a Submachine Gun. 

Best AS44 Perks and equipment 

Warzone perks
  • Perk 1: Double Time
  • Perk 2: Overkill
  • Perk 3: Combat Scout 
  • Primary (Overkill): Kar98k
  • Lethal: Throwing Knife
  • Tactical: Stun

The increased duration of your sprint thanks to Double Time will allow you to get from one power position to the next as quickly as possible.

Meanwhile, Combat Scout highlights enemies you’ve damaged for your entire squad. This is a valuable asset considering you’ll be on the front lines with the AS44. Overkill is a necessity seeing as this AS44 loadout is not built for long-range engagements. The Kar98k or a long-range Assault Rifle is your best bet.

The Throwing Knife will let you easily finish downed enemies you’ve rushed with the AS44 while the Stun will make that rush down a simpler task.

How to unlock the AS44 in Vanguard and Warzone Pacific

AS44 Vanguard AR

Vanguard players can unlock the AS44 at Rank 33. New players will have to work at it a little but it’s certainly worth the grind.

Most of the attachments used to create this loadout are unlocked at later levels. Without some key attachments, you’ll certainly notice this weapon’s obnoxious recoil. Rest assured, with the right attachments the AS44 is a menace. 

Warzone Pacific alternatives to the AS44

If the AS44 simply has too much recoil for you then the Cooper Carbine is a great alternative. The new weapon has little to no recoil with the correct attachments and it is extremely powerful as a Sniper support weapon.

Not every player is looking to turn their Assault Rifle into a close-range weapon. In that case, the BAR is looking like the number one long-range option across Warzone Pacific at the moment. 

For more on Warzone Pacific, check out our similar loadout guides for the Bren, MG42, and Type 100.

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Warzone Pacific’s 10 most popular weapon loadouts

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

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Call of Duty: Warzone Pacific’s most popular weapons and their attachments have been revealed, so we’re counting down the top ten loadouts as of January 21, 2022.

As is standard for Warzone, the meta is constantly changing. The Warzone Pacific update brought in almost 40 new weapons from Call of Duty: Vanguard, and also made some changes to weapons from Modern Warfare and Cold War.

This has caused a major change in certain weapon’s popularity, and thanks to WZRanked.com, we can see Warzone Pacific Season 1’s most popular weapons. So, we’re counting down the top ten, along with the most popular attachments.

Most popular guns & loadouts in Warzone

10. M13 – 2.07%

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It’s surprising to see the M13 back in Warzone’s 10 most popular weapons, but it’s beaten out some of the best guns in the game such as Cold War’s AK-47 and the M4A1.

What makes the M13 such a popular pick is its extremely low recoil, where it takes no effort at all to keep it firing straight. Low-recoil builds are always a popular choice, and the M13 certainly fills that role.

Most popular M13 Warzone loadout

  • Muzzle: Monolithic Suppressor
  • Barrel: Tempus Marksman
  • Optic: VLK 3.0x Optic
  • Underbarrel: Commando Foregrip
  • Ammunition: 60 Round Mags

9. Grau 5.56 – 2.16%

Warzone Grau 5.56

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 Warzone Pacific Season 1, it has avoided the nerfs that have hit other ARs and remained a popular choice.

Many Grau users use it as their ‘Fully Loaded’ weapon, which they can take to get full ammo when grabbing a loadout after returning from the Gulag. However, all Vanguard guns have this capability, so the VLK 3.0x Optic is back in demand.

Most popular Grau 5.56 Warzone loadout

  • Muzzle: Monolithic Suppressor
  • Barrel: Tempus 26.4″ Archangel
  • Optic: VLK 3.0x Optic
  • Underbarrel: Commando Foregrip
  • Ammunition: 60 Round Mags

8. Kilo 141 – 2.35%

best warzone kilo loadout

Very similar to the M13, the Kilo 141 is an excellent weapon for players looking for a low-recoil gun to beam enemies at range.

The Kilo isn’t the most powerful Assault Rifle in the game, but it kills slightly faster than the M13 – even with a slower fire rate. You won’t burn through your ammo immediately, making it a great choice to carry around both Caldera and Rebirth Island.

Most popular Kilo 141 Warzone loadout

  • Muzzle: Monolithic Suppressor
  • Barrel: Singuard Arms 19.8″ Prowler
  • Optic: VLK 3.0x Optic
  • Underbarrel: Commando Foregrip
  • Ammunition: 60 Round Mags

7. Vanguard PPSH-41 – 2.43%

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Vanguard weapons have dominated the meta since their arrival, and the PPSH-41 is the perfect SMG.

With incredible hip-fire accuracy and surprisingly effective range for an SMG, it’s hard to go wrong with the PPSH-41 – especially in the Vanguard Royale. We expect its popularity to keep rising if it doesn’t get nerfed in a future update.

Most popular Vanguard PPSH-41 loadout:

  • Muzzle: Recoil Booster
  • Barrel: Kovalevskaya 230mm B03P
  • Optic: Slate Reflector
  • Stock: Removed Stock
  • Underbarrel: Carver Foregrip
  • Magazine: 8mm Nambu 71 Round Mags
  • Ammunition: Incendiary 
  • Rear Grip: Pine Tar Grip
  • Perk 1: Tight Grip
  • Perk 2: Quick

6. Swiss K31 – 6.20%

Best Warzone Swiss K31 loadout

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. Raven did decrease its flinch resistance on December 9 but then buffed it again on December 15.

Its direct counterpart is Modern Warfare’s 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

5. STG44 – 7.09%

STG44 Assault Rifle in Warzone

The STG44 acts similarly to Modern Warfare’s M4A1, being an excellent all-rounder for Caldera.

With the bloom mechanic being removed now, the STG is even more powerful. It might not be the most powerful Assault Rifle in the game but is extremely easy to control, making it effective for players of all skill levels.

Its popularity has dropped slightly since the start of the season, but it’s likely to remain a powerful choice as we go into Season 2.

Most popular STG44 Warzone loadout

  • Muzzle: MX Silencer
  • Barrel: CDD 760mm 05B
  • Optic: G16 2.5x
  • Stock: VDD 34S Weighted
  • Underbarrel: m1941 Hand Stop
  • Magazine: 8mm Kurz 60 Round Drums
  • Ammunition: Lengthened 
  • Rear Grip: Stippled Grip
  • Perk 1: Vital
  • Perk 2: Fully Loaded

4. Modern Warfare Kar98k – 7.29%

Warzone Kar98k loadout

If you’re looking for a fast Sniper Rifle that’s easy to use, Modern Warfare’s 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 YouTuber TrueGameData discovered that it has more aim assist than the Swiss. It’s no longer the most popular weapon but is still one of the best there is.

Most popular Kar98k Warzone loadout

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

3. Cooper Carbine – 7.71%

Best Warzone Pacific cooper carbine loadout

Some low-recoil builds have made their way onto this list, but the Cooper Carbine beats them out in the damage department.

The Cooper Carbine arrived at the start of Warzone Pacific Season 1 and quickly became many players’ go-to. Again, it’s not the most powerful weapon in the game but its almost non-existent recoil and decent damage have made it the third most popular choice.

Most popular Cooper Carbine Warzone loadout

  • Muzzle: MX Silencer
  • Barrel: ZAC 760mm 05B
  • Optic: G16 2.5x
  • Stock: VDD 34S Weighted
  • Underbarrel: m1941 Hand Stop
  • Magazine: 7.62 Gorenko 50 Round Mags
  • Ammunition: Lengthened 
  • Rear Grip: Polymer Grip
  • Perk 1: Vital
  • Perk 2: Fully Loaded

2. Bren – 11.35%

Bren LMG in Warzone Pacific

The Bren dominated the game over the holidays, and even though it saw nerfs, it’s held onto its spot as the second most popular gun in the game.

We’ve mentioned several low-recoil builds in this list, but the Bren had zero recoil over the holidays. This allowed it to beam enemies across the map with players not even needing to move the thumbstick to keep it shooting straight.

The weapon was nerfed in the January 7 update, but it’s still the best long-range option in Warzone Pacific.

The most popular Bren Warzone loadout

  • Muzzle: Mercury Silencer
  • Barrel: Queen’s 705mm Royal
  • Optic: SVT-40 PU Scope 3-6x
  • Stock: Queen’s Model 11HB
  • Underbarrel: m1941 Hand Stop
  • Magazine: 6.5 Sakura 40 Round Mags
  • Ammunition: Lengthened 
  • Rear Grip: Polymer Grip
  • Perk 1: Tight Grip
  • Perk 2: Fully Loaded

1. MP40 – 15.19%

MP40 Warzone Pacific loadout

If you’re looking for a Vanguard SMG to use in either regular battle royale or Vanguard Royale, the MP40 is an excellent choice.

An incredibly popular Vanguard weapon, the MP40 has already been making waves in Warzone. Its minimal recoil and solid damage make it a standout choice for close-range fights, so you won’t ever feel at a disadvantage while using it.

It’s no wonder that the MP40 is the most popular weapon in the game, as it complements any possible loadout.

Most popular MP40 Warzone loadout

  • Muzzle: Recoil Booster
  • Barrel: Krausnick 317mm 04B
  • Optic: Slate Reflector
  • Stock: Krausnick 33M Folding
  • Underbarrel: Carver Foregrip
  • Magazine: 7.62 Gorenko 45 Round Mags
  • Ammunition: Incendiary
  • Rear Grip: Polymer Grip
  • Perk 1: Brace
  • Perk 2: Quick

If you’re yet to use any of these weapons in Caldera and Rebirth Island, give them a try with these attachment combinations.

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Best Automaton loadout for Warzone Pacific Caldera

Here are the attachments and perks you need to equip to make the best Automaton loadout for Warzone Pacific Caldera.

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The Automaton is one of the most popular Assault Rifle choices in Vanguard Multiplayer. Luckily, its stellar qualities can also shine in Warzone Pacific if you craft the best Automaton loadout possible. 

Warzone players will have to get used to a number of changes while playing Call of Duty’s Battle Royale. The meta is constantly shifting as new updates bring buffs and nerfs to weapons.

While the Automaton was regarded as the best AR when the integration first landed, a nerf to its recoil saw it bomb out of the meta. Having said that, the recent January 12 update gave the weapon a buff, and players are starting to realize how strong the weapon is once again.

Here’s the best Automaton loadout you can use for Warzone Pacific success.

Best Automaton attachments for Warzone Pacific

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  • Muzzle: MX Silencer
  • Barrel: Empress 620mm Precision
  • Optic: G16 2.5x
  • Stock: ZAC Skeletal
  • Underbarrel: m1941 Hand Stop
  • Magazine: 6.5mm Sakura 75 Round Drum
  • Ammunition: Lengthened
  • Rear Grip: Polymer Grip
  • Perk: Tight Grip
  • Perk 2: Fully Loaded

Although the Automaton doesn’t boast the fastest TTK amongst Assault Rifles, it is certainly one of the easiest to control. The Empress 620mm Precision, ZAC Skeletal stock, m1941 Hand Stop, Tight Grip Perk, and Polymer Grip all work toward improving accuracy by steadying the weapon. 

As with most Warzone loadouts, increased magazine size is highly-recommended. The 6.5mm Sakura 75 Round Drum will allow you to knock and wipe several players. Fully Loaded will put you in the best position to win by starting you with maximum ammo. Lengthened will increase bullet velocity, making the Automaton a lethal choice. 

Lastly, although Optics are generally down to preference, we love the G16 2.5x, as it provides the weapon with a clean reticle and zoom.

Best Automaton Perks and equipment

Warzone Pacific perks automaton
  • Perk 1: E.O.D.
  • Perk 2: Ghost
  • Perk 3: Amped
  • Secondary: Top Break
  • Lethal: Semtex
  • Tactical: Stun

Although big changes have made their way to Warzone, some things have maintained the status quo. E.O.D, Ghost, and Amped should remain an extremely popular trio of Perks.

Along the same lines, the Semtex Lethal equipment, and Stun Tactical equipment will continue to be useful options. Of course, many of these choices will not be available in the Vanguard Royale mode.

The Top Break has made waves as a powerful Secondary weapon option. Seeing as the Automaton specializes in long-range gunfights, the Top Break handgun will have your back in close quarters.

How to unlock the Automaton in Vanguard and Warzone Pacific

Automaton Warzone Pacific

In order to unlock the Automaton in Warzone, players must reach Rank 8, making it very easy to obtain.

Many players have already sufficiently leveled up the weapon through Vanguard Multiplayer, making it the ideal choice for early Warzone success. 

Warzone Pacific alternatives to Automaton

Long-range Assault Rifles are a popular choice across Caldera. With a ton of open space on the map, these weapons will certainly excel. If the Automaton isn’t your first choice then you may want to consider the STG44. It offers less mobility but more firepower. 

If you prefer to use the Sniper Rifle and Submachine Gun combo then the Kar98k and PPSH-41 are the perfect pair.


With Warzone Pacific Season 1 coming to an end, you may be wondering when Warzone Season 2 will be underway with the recent news of the delay.

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Best Diamatti loadout for CoD: Warzone Pacific Season 1

Here are the attachments and perks you can equip to make the best Warzone Pacific Diamatti loadout in Season 1 for close-quarter battles.

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The Diamatti is a reliable handgun ideal for close combat and it remains a viable option during Warzone Pacific Season 1. Here’s the best Warzone Diamatti loadout that will allow you to mow down enemies in close-quarters combat.

The close-range meta for Call of Duty: Warzone Pacific has a good deal of variety right now in Season 1, with the Diamatti Pistol from Black Ops Cold War being an excellent choice for players when it comes to their secondary weapon, especially if you are running a Ghost class.

If you’re looking to make this handgun your trusty side-arm during close encounters, then you will want to make sure you have the best Warzone Pacific Diamatti loadout built for your class.

Here are the attachments and perks you will need to use to have the best Warzone Pacific Diamatti loadout ready for battle.

Best Warzone Pacific Diamatti loadout attachments

Diamatti loadout Warzone Pacific
  • Muzzle: Agency Supressor
  • Barrel: 7.2″ Task Force
  • Laser: SWAT 5mw Laser Sight
  • Ammunition: STANAG 30 Rnd
  • Rear Grip: Serpent Wrap

The Diamatti was once considered overpowered when it first dropped in Warzone, but it has since received a few buffs and nerfs in recent seasons. Although it isn’t considered OP anymore, it still absolutely shreds on Rebirth Island. Players who prefer the Rebirth Island map should give this Diamatti loadout a try.

We’ll start with the Agency Suppressor Muzzle attachment, which will give you a big boost in vertical recoil control all while keeping your shots off of the minimap.

Next, we’ll use the 7.2″ Task Force Barrel to improve the Diamatti’s damage range and bullet velocity significantly. This will make the weapon ideal for close-quarters and medium-range encounters so that you don’t get overwhelmed by foes.

While the handgun has precise accuracy, you’ll be firing from the hip in certain close-range combat situations, so we recommend equipping the SWAT 5mw Laser Sight to increase hip-fire accuracy.

Finally, we’ll cap off the best Warzone Diamatti loadout with the STANAG 30 Round Mag to make sure you do not run out of bullets in the middle of a fight and the Serpent Wrap Rear Grip attachment to boost your aim down sight speed.

Best Perks to use with Warzone Diamatti class

best warzone diamatti perks
  • Perk 1: E.O.D
  • Perk 2: Ghost
  • Perk 3: Battle Hardened

Many battles on Caldera or Rebirth Island will have enemies throwing explosives at you. Using E.O.D. will allow you to take less damage from enemy explosives and help you stay in the fight longer.

Using the Best Warzone Diamatti loadout means you do not have to worry about using Overkill and can focus on utilizing the power of Ghost, which will keep you from appearing on enemy UAVs and Heartbeat Sensors.

Another bonus of using this Black Ops Cold War pistol as your main secondary weapon is that you do not need to use Amped to increase your weapon swap speed, as it is already fast enough for Pistols.

This will allow you to use Battle Hardened to reduce the effectiveness of enemy stun and flash grenades, which can be the difference between winning and losing a fight.

Most recent Diamatti buffs and nerfs

Raven Software haven’t made any major changes to the Diamatti Pistol in some time, but we will update this section with any new buffs or nerfs if they are applied in the future.

How to unlock the Diamatti in Warzone Pacific

Diamatti Pistol on display in Warzone Gunsmith

Players will first need to unlock this Pistol if they want to create the best Warzone Diamatti loadout. Interested individuals can unlock this weapon by reaching Level 49 in either Warzone or Black Ops Cold War.

Consider using a Double XP token and this Rebirth Island strategy to fully level weapons up in 30 minutes.

Best Diamatti alternatives for Warzone Pacific

There are very few weapons in the Pistol category that are dominating Warzone Pacific at the moment. If you want to stick to a Pistol and still be able to use Ghost with your first loadout then Vanguard’s 1911 Pistol and Top Break Pistol are fine candidates.


For more on Warzone Pacific Season 1, check out all the tiers and rewards up for grabs in this season’s Battle Pass.

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