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What’s the best secondary in Warzone Season 2? Every weapon ranked & tier list

These are the best secondary weapons you can use to complement your primary weapons in Call of Duty: Warzone Season 2.

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Players shouldn’t overlook the importance of a useful secondary weapon in CoD: Warzone. For Ghost users in the battle royale, here are the best secondary weapons in Warzone Season 2.

Anyone playing Warzone will generally run one of two different Perk 2 options – Ghost or Overkill. The latter is perfect if you want two strong guns to help you in different situations, but many prefer the comfort of Ghost and being kept invisible on the map.

If you prefer to run Ghost at all times, you need a secondary weapon that will be of use. Most pistols and melee weapons are pretty useless in Warzone, as most weapons will easily outgun them. However, some standout choices, such as the new Sykov, might even be better than carrying two primaries.

Here are the best secondary weapon options going into Warzone Season 3.

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CoD: Warzone Season 2: secondary tier list

We’re going to take a moment to assign each of Warzone’s secondary weapons a specific tier to judge their quality.

Here is our official tier list of all of Warzone’s secondary weapons:

  • S-Tier: Sykov, Strela-P, Diamatti, Kali Sticks
  • A-Tier: JOKR, M19, X16, Knife, RPG-7 (MW), RPG-7 (CW), Renetti
  • B-Tier: 1911 (CW), .357, Cigma 2, Dual Kodachis, M79, Wakizashi, X16
  • C-Tier: 1911 (MW), .50 GS, Magnum, PILA, Sledgehammer, E-Tool

Just to explain the system, our S-Tier weapons are the top-of-the-line powerhouses, the A-Tier are great, the B-Tier weapons are just missing something, and C-Tier ones are not worth your time.

5. JOKR

Warzone JOKR

The JOKR makes it into the top five not just because of its effectiveness, but because it’s fun to use.

It’s perfectly serviceable for taking out vehicles, although players will usually spot the warning and bail before impact. What it’s really good for is taking out rooftop campers. These pesky players who sit on rooftops are a nightmare to get past, but the JOKR can lock on to their position without them ever knowing.

Expect to hear screams of confusion in the death chatter when you drop a JOKR missile onto a campers head.

4. Kali Sticks – Best Melee in Warzone Season 2

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Many players don’t realize how powerful the Kali sticks can be. If you manage to get in an opponent’s face with these sticks, they’ll be helpless as you down and finish them in only a few swings.

What sets the Kali Sticks above the knife in Warzone is their swing speed and lunge distance. You’ll be able to batter your opponent into submission much faster than you would with the knife, and the lunge will stick to enemies as they try to run away.

3. Strela-P – Best Launcher in Warzone Season 2

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While its rockets don’t have much splash damage when hitting infantry, there’s no better choice for destroying vehicles.

What makes the Strela-P the best launcher in Warzone is the rocket’s velocity. Whether you’re hitting moving vehicles or taking helicopters out of the air, the rocket will almost instantly hit, meaning you don’t have to lead your shots at all.

2. Diamatti

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Even with its various nerfs the Diamatti is still head and shoulders above the rest. Although its Akimbo power was nerfed, a single Diamatti is still an incredibly strong and accurate weapon.

Its burst fire rate will melt enemies’ armor in only a couple of shots, and dual wield is still very viable. Until the Sykov’s arrival, the Diamatti had the top spot.

1. Sykov – Best Pistol in Warzone

Warzone Sykov Pistol

There’s no other choice for the top spot than the disgustingly overpowered Sykov pistol. The Sykov is even better than most primary weapons in the game.

This new pistol was added to Warzone and Modern Warfare in the final week of Season 2 and became the meta overnight. With the best attachments equipped, the Sykov is wielded akimbo, fired fully automatic, and has 80 rounds in its magazine. If you run these pistols, nothing can stop you at close range.

Check out our guide on how to unlock the Sykov, meta-changing sidearm, as well as how to dual wield this meta-changing sidearm.


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Warzone devs tease “immensely popular” Modern Warfare attachment coming to Cold War snipers

The Warzone developers have teased that a Black Ops Cold War version of a popular Modern Warfare sniper attachment could be arriving in the future.

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Raven Software teased in the latest set of patch notes for Warzone that an equivalent to a popular Modern Warfare sniper attachment could be coming to Black Ops Cold War snipers in the Call of Duty battle royale.

May 7, 2021, was an exciting day for Warzone, as Raven Software applied the latest update to the game that made a significant amount of changes.

The Warzone developers also took the time to tease some upcoming changes to Modern Warfare weapons and the mysterious arrival of a Black Ops Cold War version of a fan-favorite Modern Warfare sniper attachment.

Call of Duty: Black Ops Cold War Sniper

This tease of a Black Ops Cold War version of an “immensely popular” Modern Warfare sniper attachment came under the changes for Combat Recon barrels for Black Ops Cold War snipers in the May 7, 2021, Warzone patch notes.

“As we continue assess the place of Cold War snipers within Warzone, we realize there is much work to be done. In addition to improving the overall efficacy of these weapons and attachments, we will also be taking a close look at their optics,” said Raven Software.

“This includes addressing attachment pros where there are few, if any, use cases,” Raven Software continued. “In specific… we may see a Cold War equivalent to an immensely popular Modern Warfare sniper attachment very soon.”

It remains to be seen what Modern Warfare sniper attachment Raven Software is teasing could potentially come to Black Ops Cold War snipers.

Call of Duty: Modern Warfare Sniper

The developer made a specific reference to the optics of the Cold War snipers, so perhaps an equivalent of a Modern Warfare optic for the long-range weapons could be coming to the Black Ops ones.

Still, there is also a possibility that it could be a Cold War version of the popular Modern Warfare tac laser attachment.

We will update this article with any new information regarding what this possible mysterious Cold War version of a popular Modern Warfare sniper attachment could when new information is made available.

For more Warzone, check out how the best CARV.2 loadout for Warzone Season 3, and stay tuned to Charlie INTEL for more news and guides.

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Best M16 loadout for CoD: Warzone Season 3

The M16 Assault Rifle definitely packs a punch, and with these attachments and perks, you will have the best Warzone M16 loadout.

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The M16 Assault Rifle has become a popular pick in CoD: Warzone and these attachments and perks will make the best Warzone M16 loadout for Season 3.

The M16 has been used to great effect in Cold War multiplayer, and while Modern Warfare weapons like the Grau 5.56 or the Kilo 141 have dominated the meta in the past, the burst rifle has become a fan-favorite for players to wield.

With its ability to deal huge damage at far distances, the M16 is undeniably a viable weapon for medium and long-range battles.

Here are the attachments and perks to make the best Warzone M16 loadout.

Best Warzone M16 loadout

Best Warzone M16 Loadout

Best Warzone M16 loadout attachments

  • Muzzle: Agency Silencer
  • Barrel: 15.9″ Strike Team
  • Optic: Axial Arms 3x
  • Underbarrel: Field Agent Grip
  • Ammunition: 45 Rnd mag

This M16 is best used at long range for its potential to down a fully armored opponent in only a couple of bursts. Pair this weapon with a close-range choice such as Warzone’s MAC-10 or FFAR, and you’ll find yourself a force to be reckoned with in Verdansk ’84 and Rebirth Island.

For the muzzle, the Agency Silencer is the go-to for Cold War weapons, as it not only suppresses the sound of your bullets but actually increases the M16’s damage range.

When it comes to the barrel for the best Warzone M16 loadout, the 15.9″ Strike Team is the way to go as it increases the fire rate, meaning you can fire off bursts quicker while also increasing damage. Using this in conjunction with the Field Agent Grip will help you hit long-range shots easier, as it helps control the recoil in between bursts.

The Axial Arms 3x scope is perfect for the M16. This unobtrusive sight provides great magnification for hitting faraway targets and isn’t so zoomed that you’ll lose targets at closer range. Additionally, running the 45 Rnd mag will give you more bullets to use during fights.

Best perks for M16 Warzone loadout class

best perks Warzone M16 loadout class

Perk 1 – E.O.D.

E.O.D is the perfect accompaniment for Warzone’s M16, as you’ll be able to survive a barrage of explosive damage.

Perk 2 – Overkill/Ghost

For our second perk in the best Warzone M16 loadout class, we recommend starting a loadout with Overkill and then using a second Loadout Drop to switch to a loadout with Ghost equipped.

This will give you two of your favorite weapons, with the bonus of being hidden from UAVs and Heartbeat Sensors.

Perk 3 – Amped

And finally, Amped will allow you to switch weapons faster and reload launchers faster. This is great for quickly pushing enemies in close-range situations.

How to Unlock M16 in Warzone

How to unlock the M16

Unlocking the M16 is an easy task in Black Ops Cold War and Warzone, only requiring the player to hit Level 10.

Hop into a few games of either Warzone or Cold War, and you’ll soon unlock this beast of a weapon without any trouble.

Best alternatives

If you fancy using a weapon other than the M16, there are some solid choices you can take advantage of. Although the AUG has had its recoil nerfed, it’s still one of the best weapons in the game if you can control it. And if automatic weapons are more your style, you can’t go wrong with the Stoner 63.

It’s also worth trying out Warzone’s new ZRG 20mm Sniper Rifle for some significant long-range damage.

Try out the M16 with these attachments and perks, and you’ll be using the best Warzone M16 loadout to destroy all of the enemies you come across in the Call of Duty battle royale.

If you’re looking to refresh your loadouts for Warzone Season 3, you can check out our guides on some of the weapons dominating the meta so far.

Fara 83 | PPSH-41 | Swiss K31 | Cold War AK-47 | Krig 6 | CR-56 AMAX | Kar98k

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The Minigun makes an unexpected return in Warzone Season 3

Following the release of the most recent update for Warzone, the Minigun made an unexpected return in Season 3 of the Call of Duty battle royale.

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The May 7, 2021 update for Warzone made some major changes to the Call of Duty battle royale, but it looks as though an unintended change regarding the Minigun made its way through into Season 3.

The Minigun was once a rare weapon that players could acquire in Warzone and mow down multiple enemies thanks to its high fire and large ammo count rate. However, the Minigun was eventually removed from the game, and players could no longer acquire the powerful weapon.

The absence of the Minigun in Warzone was unexpectedly ended on May 7, 2021, when Raven Software applied the most recent update for the Call of Duty battle royale, as players began to report that they were getting the Minigun from loot boxes on Verdansk ’84 and Rebirth Island.

Following the application of the May 7 update for Warzone, members of the community began to discuss how they were now able to find the MInigun in supply boxes when playing. It was at first unclear if this was an intended decision by Raven Software or if it something unintended that resulted from the most recent Warzone update.

Raven Software soon updated their official Trello board for issues that they are investigating with the game and stated they were investigating the Minigun spawning from supply boxes on Verdansk ’84 and Rebirth Island.

This confirmed that the Minigun was not supposed to make a return in Season 3.

The Warzone developer went on to post an announcement on its Twitter account that it had applied a playlist update to the Call of Duty battle royale that should prevent the Minigun from spawning in supply boxes but asked players to let them know if the Minigun return issue was still persisting following the playlist update.

While the return of the Minigun in Warzone Season 3 was not supposed to happen, there are sure to be some players who took advantage and were able to have some fun with the powerful weapon before Raven Software pushed the playlist update to stop the Minigun from spawning.

Unfortunately for these players, it looks as though the unexpected return of the Minigun in Warzone Season 3 was a short-lived experience for the community.

For more Warzone, check out the promise that Raven Software recently made regarding “struggling” Modern Warfare weapons, and stay tuned to Charlie INTEL for more news.

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