A CoD loadout is nothing without the right Perks, so here are the best Perks to give you a competitive edge in any Warzone game mode.
Call of Duty: Warzone requires skill to regularly pick up Warzone Victories, but having the best Warzone loadout and accompanying Perks has a huge say in how you perform. Season 5 has welcomed two new Perks and buffed several others.
We’ve picked out the absolute best ones for you to use to assist you in scoring some more big dubs.
Here are the best perks to use in Call of Duty: Warzone Season 5.
Best Warzone Season 5 selections for Perk 1
E.O.D reduces explosive damage taken, which makes it a vital Perk in Call of Duty: Warzone. If you’re stuck in a room with players outside, especially near the endgame, expect a barrage of Semtex and Frag Grenades coming at you. If you have any hope of surviving, you need to have E.O.D equipped.
Given the level of volatility of explosives in Warzone and how many there are to choose from, it’s almost certain you’ll encounter them in every game. E.O.D is vital for surviving this and saving yourself a trip to the Gulag.
Double Time allows you to Tactical Sprint for longer, as well as crouch-walk faster. Mobility is key for pushing enemies and avoiding the closing circle of gas. Not only that, but it could be the difference between life and death when trying to push to the next area of safety.
In Solos, you need to be the first person in the next zone, and Double Time will allow you to quickly move around the map without a vehicle revealing your location. The increased crouch walk speed also gives you high mobility while sneaking up on enemies.
Best Warzone Season 5 selections for Perk 2
With Verdansk having both long lines of sight and close-quarters combat, most players bring both a long-range and up-close weapon in their loadout. The Warzone meta sees many players opt to snipe in Warzone with a Kar98k, and pair it with something solid like the Krig 6 or C58.
Use Overkill to get both weapons in your first loadout for effectiveness at all ranges, then take either Ghost or Restock from your next loadout crate and you’ll have the best of both worlds.
Ghost is probably the most used perk in Warzone. With UAVs constantly being popped, and almost every player running a heartbeat sensor, keeping yourself off the radar is vital.
- Read more: Best Ghost loadout for CoD: Warzone Season 5
You can sneak up on teams and make a quick getaway if you’re in a tight spot. Or, if you’re a building camper (no judgments here), listen to your enemy’s rage in the death chatter as you take them by surprise.
One of the newest additions to Raven Software’s battle royale is the Tempered Perk, a thing of beauty when it comes to Armor Plates in Warzone.
Instead of three plates being required to get you to max armor, Tempered reduces the requirement to two. Whilst this may not seem groundbreaking, as JGOD explains, this could give you the edge in a battle. You can plate up 1.5 seconds faster, and that extra second can get you firing at your opponent first to kill them.
Best Warzone Season 5 selections for Perk 3
As Gaz said in Call of Duty 4, “switching to your pistol is always faster than reloading.” This remains true in Warzone over a decade later, and the Amped perk makes this all the more effective.
There’s nothing worse than running out of ammo and watching helplessly as you’re taken out while either switching weapons or reloading. Amped allows you to almost instantly swap weapons so you can keep shooting with minimal delay.
This perk is especially effective in solo matches, where you’ll usually only be focusing on a single player at a time. This perk allows you to see the enemy’s footsteps so you know if someone has been nearby recently. With how slow and tactical solo matches can be, you’ll be surprised how many times it will save your skin.
The second Perk added to Warzone is the Combat Scout Perk and it’s so incredibly powerful that players believe it to be “OP”. Shooting an enemy will ping their location for you and let you know their whereabouts for the next five seconds.
Even if they’re on the other side of a wall, if you’re playing with friends, you can keep people up-to-date with their position and end them quickly. Raven may end up nerfing the Perk in the near future, so take advantage of it whilst you can.
Best perks for Warzone solos
Warzone Solos is almost an entirely different game from Squads, where you must quickly rotate into new zones and know where enemy players are in order to survive. It can also be a lot more cagey too, changing the strategy required to win a game of Warzone.
Here are the best perks to get that Solo victory.
- Combat Recon
- Double Time
Best perks for Warzone Duos, Trios & Quads
In Warzone teams you’ll be fighting multiple enemies at once, so you need to accommodate different Perks to tackle multiple opponents and assist your playing partners.
- Overkill then Ghost
- Combat Recon
Run these perks along with the meta weapons, and you’ll be putting yourself at a significant advantage in both Verdansk and Rebirth Island.
Also, check out how to unlock the RAAL MG in Warzone & Modern Warfare.
Image Credits: Activision / Raven Software
Best OTs 9 loadout for CoD: Warzone Pacific Season 1
Here are the best attachments, Perks and Equipment to use with the powerful OTs 9 SMG in Warzone Pacific Season 1.
The OTs 9 SMG is another meta pick in Warzone Pacific’s huge arsenal of weaponry, so here are the best attachments and Perks to make the best Warzone OTs 9 loadout and maximize its potential in Season 1.
Black Ops Cold War’s OTs 9 remains a great choice to consider when it comes to a powerful close-quarters weapon in Warzone Pacific Season 1.
This fast-firing SMG boasts a highly competitive time to kill, so you can use it to dominate your opponents in close-range combat – especially on the confines of Rebirth Island
We have all of the attachments and Perks you should run to make the best Warzone Pacific OTs 9 loadout.
- Best Warzone OTs 9 loadout attachments
- Best Perks & Equipment to use with OTs 9 class
- Most recent OTs 9 buffs and nerfs in Warzone
- How to unlock the OTs 9 in Warzone
- Best Alternatives
Best Warzone OTs 9 loadout attachments
- Muzzle: GRU Suppressor
- Barrel: 8.1″ Task Force
- Laser: Tiger Team Spotlight
- Stock: KGB Skeletal Stock
- Ammunition: VDV 40 Rnd Fast Mag
The best Warzone OTs 9 loadout is built to dominate at close range but will be better suited for Solos and Duo matches because of its smaller magazine size.
To start the best Warzone OTs 9 loadout, we’ve opted for the GRU Suppressor. This is the standard for most SMG builds because of its massive increase in bullet velocity, range, and recoil control while keeping you off the minimap when firing.
Next, the 8.1″ Task Force barrel further increases this range while boosting strafe speed. Its only downside is that it will make the OTs kick more, but it’s perfect for a close-range build.
As this is a close-range build, speed and mobility are key. Combining the Tiger Team Spotlight and the KGB Skeletal Stock will vastly improve your sprint to fire and aim walk moving speed, making you a tough target.
Finally, to get the largest magazine size possible, you should use the VDV 40 Rnd Fast Mag which also gives a much faster reload.
Best Perks & Equipment to use with OTs 9 class
- Perk 1: E.O.D
- Perk 2: Overkill then Ghost
- Perk 3: Amped
- Lethal: Throwing Knife
- Tactical: Stun Grenades
To start, you want to use E.O.D to survive any explosive damage, which is necessary when using an SMG up-close.
Amped is a great choice for Amped for our final Perk, as it allows you to switch weapons much faster and makes sure you do not get caught switching weapons when an enemy begins to fire at you.
For Equipment, we recommend combining the Throwing Knife and Stun Grenades. The Throwing Knife is perfect to quickly finish off downed enemies, and the Stuns will almost render your opponent powerless.
Most recent OTs 9 buffs and nerfs in Warzone
Raven Software realized that the OTs 9 was extremely powerful, so gave it a fairly significant nerf in one of Warzone Pacific’s first updates.
Here are all the recent changes to the OTs 9:
- OTs 9 (BOCW)
- Maximum Damage decreased to 30, down from 31
- Headshot Damage Multiplier decreased to 1.33, down from 1.52
How to unlock the OTs 9 in Warzone
Unlocking the OTs 9 is relatively simple but time-consuming, requiring you to complete at least 15 different matches.
This is the challenge you will need to complete:
- Using SMGs, kill 2 or more players rapidly in 15 different completed matches.
We recommend jumping into either Plunder or Rebirth Island, where you’ll have many more opportunities to get two SMG kills in quick succession.
Best alternatives to Warzone’s OTs 9
If you haven’t unlocked the OTs 9 yet or are looking for something with more ammo for squad matches, there are plenty of viable choices besides the best Warzone OTs 9 loadout.
Also, make sure to check out our full ranking of every weapon in Warzone Pacific Season 1.
Image Credit: Activision / Raven Software
Best Warzone Pacific guns: Every weapon ranked
Call of Duty: Warzone Pacific has over 100 weapons to choose from, so we’ve ranked every primary gun and counted down the top ten.
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 in Warzone Pacific and ranked the weapons from best to worst.
In Call of Duty: Warzone Pacific Season 1, there are well over 100 weapons to choose from. Guns, knives, and explosives from Modern Warfare, Black Ops Cold War, and Vanguard are available to take into Caldera and Rebirth Island.
The Pacific update brought across all of the weapons from Vanguard, creating an entirely new meta.
While you want to optimize your graphics settings and controller settings in Warzone, everyone wants to know the best weapon to use. We’ve ranked all 119 primary weapons in the game and counted down the top 10.
Best guns in Call of Duty: Warzone Pacific 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 Pacific Season 1 ranked from best to worst.
- Kar98k (Modern Warfare)
- Swiss K31
- AK-47 (Cold War)
- Cooper Carbine
- OTs 9
- PPSh-41 (Cold War)
- Grau 5.56
- Type 100
- M1928 Thompson
- MP5 (MW)
- FARA 83
- Kar98k (Vanguard)
- 3-Line Rifle
- Double Barrel
- MG 82
- MP5 (Cold War)
- ITRA Burst
- Owen Gun
- AS VAL
- Stoner 63
- AUG (MW)
- Gallo SA12
- FiNN LMG
- Bruen Mk9
- Krig 6
- CR-56 AMAX
- Milano 821
- Type 11
- ZRG 20mm
- FFAR 1
- Kilo 141
- Type 99
- RAAL MG
- M1 Garand
- Nail Gun
- DMR 14
- LW3 – Tundra
- Einhorn Revolving
- Combat Shotgun
- Gracey Auto
- Pelington 703
- Origin 12
- Riot Shield
- FN SCAR 17
- AUG (Cold War)
- Combat Shield
- PP19 Bizon
- VLK Rogue
- Hauer 77
- Striker 45
- 410 Ironhide
- Type 63
- FR 5.56
- Rytec AMR
- KSP 45
- MK2 Carbine
- R1 Shadowhunter
- AK-47 (MW)
- Model 680
Best guns in Warzone Pacific Season 1
10. OTs 9
Warzone players love a low TTK SMG, and the OTs 9 fits that category perfectly. It has minimal recoil and can kill extremely quickly, which makes it a powerful choice whether you’re pairing it with an Assault Rifle or Sniper Rifle.
You’ll likely still see a ton of OTs 9s in Caldera thanks to its accuracy and power.
The BAR isn’t the easiest weapon to use in Warzone Pacific, but there are very few Assault Rifles that can outgun it.
Although its slow fire rate makes tracking moving targets quite tough, each bullet hits like a truck. Once you get used to that slow fire rate, you’ll likely have great success with the BAR, especially when fighting players face-to-face.
It’s not the best at close-range though, so make sure you stick to the outdoors.
Similar to the STG, the MP40 is incredibly effective because it’s so easy to use and will tear through enemies extremely quickly.
Although it’s the first SMG you unlock, the MP40 has almost no recoil and great mobility. If you’re unsure which SMG to level up and use in Caldera, we can’t recommend the MP40 enough. Plus, there are plenty of great versions of it as ground loot, too.
The STG44 is an extremely popular choice because it’s the first Assault Rifle you unlock in Vanguard and is extremely easy to use.
It’s almost the M4A1 of WW2, being a great jack of all trades. It’s neither the most powerful nor the most accurate, but players of all skill levels can take advantage of it. Plus, the Gunsmith system allows the STG to be built for almost any situation, but we recommend using it at medium to long-range.
6. Welgun – Best SMG in Warzone Pacific
The Welgun arrived in Warzone Pacific Season 1’s mid-season update and quickly became the go-to SMG for many players.
Boasting a faster TTK than the MP40 and minimal recoil, the Welgun has been labeled “overpowered” by many content creators and is the obvious choice alongside your favorite Assault Rifle or LMG.
The only problem with the Welgun is that a glitch is stopping players from unlocking it in Warzone, but Raven Software are aware of the issue.
5. Cooper Carbine
The Cooper Carbine was new to both Warzone and Vanguard with the launch of Season 1, and quickly became one of the best weapons in the game.
It was originally best suited for close-range but even after Raven Software nerfed it, it’s still remained top of the pack. Its fast fire rate and extremely low recoil make it incredibly easy to use at range, even if the TTK isn’t the best on this list.
4. Cold War AK-47 – Best Assault Rifle in Warzone Pacific
It took some time for Cold War’s AK-47 to join Warzone’s meta but once it did, it secured its place.
With extremely fast TTK, Cold War’s AK-47 is the perfect choice for either a long-range or sniper support build. You may have some trouble getting used to the high recoil, but there are few guns capable of taking it down.
No matter your playstyle, the AK-47 is a great choice across both Caldera and Rebirth Island.
3. Swiss K31
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 from a distance.
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.
2. Bren – Best LMG in Warzone Pacific
Although quite slow, the Bren has remained an incredibly powerful weapon even after nerfs. You won’t be able to dart around finessing your opponents, but it has almost zero recoil allowing you to beam any opponent that crosses your path.
The Bren has extremely low recoil for an LMG, which makes it a fantastic choice whether you’ve built your own loadout or are using it as ground loot. We expect it to get nerfed again ahead of Season 2.
1. Kar98k – Best Sniper/Marksman Rifle in Warzone Pacific
If you want a Sniper Rifle that’s both quick and accurate, Modern Warfare’s 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 still dominate after the Warzone Pacific update, 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 Pacific Caldera. Expect this list to keep on changing as weapons are buffed and nerfed.
And if classic multiplayer is more your cup of tea, you can check out the top 10 Vanguard weapons.
Image Credits: Activision / Raven Software / Sledgehammer Games
FaZe Swagg shares Warzone “AIMBOT” STG44 loadout
FaZe Swagg has shared the perfect attachments to make an “aimbot” STG44 AR loadout in Warzone Pacific Season 1.
The STG44 has been a reliable option in Warzone Pacific since Vanguard’s integration and FaZe Swagg has just revealed his aimbot STG44 loadout that will have you shooting beams.
Warzone Pacific’s mid-Season 1 update introduced players to the Welgun but it also brought along buffs and nerfs to several established Vanguard weapons. The STG44 was an early favorite when Warzone Pacific launched but was quickly taken over by the Bren.
Not only did the STG44 receive a buff but the widely popular Bren received a much-needed nerf which allowed players to explore other long-range options.
It didn’t take long for players to revisit an old favorite but this time FaZe Swagg uses different attachments to make the weapon shoot as straight as possible.
FaZe Swagg paired this aimbot STG44 loadout with an MP40 to cover close-range gunfights and racked up 33 kills on his way to a commanding Duos victory.
Swagg explains the STG’s potential, “They buffed the STG a lot making it have no visual recoil and then you got on some of the attachments that I have it makes it an overall top AR meta”.
FaZe Swagg “AIMBOT” STG44 loadout
- Muzzle: Recoil Booster
- Barrel: VDD 760mm 05B
- Optic: G16 2.5x
- Stock: VDD 34S Weighted
- Underbarrel: m1941 Hand Stop
- Magazine: 7.62 Gorenko 50 Round Mags
- Ammo Type: Lengthened
- Rear Grip: Polymer Grip
- Perk 1: Focus
- Perk 2: Fully Loaded
Swagg makes this weapon as steady as can be from long-range with the VDD 760mm 05B, VDD 34S Weighted, and m1941 Hand Stop. Thanks to the recent buff Swagg can afford to swap the F8 Stabilizer for the Recoil Booster which increases the fire rate significantly.
The G16 2.5x optic is standard for Warzone Pacific as are the 7.62 Gorenko 50 Round Mags. Finally, Swagg makes an interesting choice to forgo the popular Vital Perk and instead opt for Focus which reduces the amount of flinch given while shot whilst aiming.
This means when enemy players are trying to take Swagg down, he can still get clean shots off and escape with his life.
Image Credit: Activision / Raven Software / Sledgehammer Games / FaZe Swagg
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