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How to level up guns fast in Warzone: Quickest Weapon XP strategies

Here are the fastest ways to level up MW, Cold War, and Vanguard weapons in Warzone to help you dominate your enemies.

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Warzone operator firing Nikita AVT

Warzone features plenty of amazing weapons to use, and they all perform better after leveling them up. Here are the quickest ways to level up Modern Warfare, Cold War, and Vanguard weapons in Warzone Pacific. 

Warzone Pacific Season 3 went live on April 27, introducing new guns like the M1916 and the Nikita AVT while also bringing a plethora of weapon buffs and nerfs that have altered the game’s meta.

Following all of these changes, players are wondering what is the quickest way to level up weapons in Warzone. We’ll go over everything that you need to know about getting your guns to max level.

Fastest ways to level up weapons in Warzone

Complete Warzone Contracts

Warzone players picking up Most Wanted contract

After dropping into Caldera or Rebirth Island, Warzone Pacific players can find in-game Contracts that they can complete to earn bonus rewards like additional XP, high-tier loot, and extra cash.

Warzone features the following contracts to complete:

  • Bounty
  • Big Game Bounty
  • Most Wanted
  • Recon
  • Scavenger
  • Supply Drop
  • Supply Run
  • Sabotage Contract

As long as you have your weapon equipped, then completing these objectives will give you additional XP that contributes towards your weapon of choice.

Play Rebirth Island, Plunder, and Clash – NOT Battle Royale

Warzone Pacific Rebirth Island building

If you want to use your completed weapons to rack up some serious Call of Duty: Warzone wins then fair enough. But if you’re still in the process of building the best Warzone loadouts, then we advise against playing battle royale.

Warzone’s April 19 update patch update brought a major change to loadout drops that causes them to appear so early that enemy players can get their hands on them before you have a chance to do so.

For that reason, we recommend dropping into Rebirth Island instead. You won’t have to worry about enemies spawning directly into the loadout drop locations, and the close-quarters layout of the map ensures faster action, letting you rack up more kills extremely fast.

You can also drop into the Plunder and Clash as they are respawn modes where you get to keep your weapon. You’ll be able to play with your preferred loadout from the beginning and level that weapon up.

Get kills in the pre-game lobby

Warzone players firing weapons in Pacific Caldera

While it won’t give a ton of progress, getting kills in the pre-game lobby will give you a nice XP boost to start the match. 

Whilst the timer ticks down, you’ll typically see many players freefall to the ground, or float down to the ground in a straight line.

This is a sure sign that the player is AFK, and is probably preoccupied on their phone as they wait for the match to begin. But this is an opportunity for you to earn some cheeky XP, as kills in the pre-match lobby still reward you with XP.

Take advantage of Double XP weekends & Tokens

vanguard and warzone logos with 2xp symbol

Call of Duty devs usually offers Double XP weekends around big updates, where players can earn Double Weapon, Battle Pass, Operator, and regular XP. 

We recommend making sure you’re equipping the weapons you want to level up during these weekends as you’ll get a massive boost without having to use any of your Double XP Tokens. 

And of course, you can use these Double XP Tokens when there’s no Double XP weekend active.

Use the Surplus Perk on Vanguard guns 

Surplus Perk on Vanguard's MP40 in Warzone

Vanguard weapons come with the Surplus Perk, which boosts your XP earned by around 1.5x. 

Make sure you’re running Surplus on any weapon you want to level up, and you’ll find yourself earning much more XP. Plus, this actually stacks with Double XP weekends, so you can earn roughly 3x the regular XP. 


For more Warzone, you can check out the most popular weapons to see what guns other players are using and leveling up as well as the best HDR loadout for Warzone Pacific Season 3.

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Best AS44 loadout for Warzone Pacific Season 4

Here are the attachments, Perks, and Equipment you need to make the best AS44 loadout for Warzone Pacific Season 4.

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AS44 in Warzone

The AS44 Assault Rifle is an excellent option for long-range combat, so here are the attachments, Perks, and Equipment that you need to assemble the best AS44 loadout in Warzone Pacific Season 4. 

Warzone Pacific features a wide selection of Assault Rifles that you can use for either medium or long-range combat situations, including the AS44 which received a significant buff in the Season 4 update.

You can use this Assault Rifle to cause some serious pain to your opponents, and we’ve got the right attachments, Perks, and Equipment that you’ll need to make the best AS44 loadout in Warzone Pacific Season 4.

Best Warzone AS44 loadout attachments

AS44 assault rifle warzone pacific
  • Muzzle: MX Silencer
  • Barrel: Kovalevskaya 615mm
  • Optic: SVT-40 PU Scope 3-6x
  • Stock: Kovalevskaya Custom
  • Underbarrel: Carver Foregrip
  • Magazine: 7.62 Gorenko 50 Round Mags
  • Ammo Type: Lengthened
  • Rear Grip: Hatched Grip 
  • Perk: Disable
  • Perk 2: Fully Loaded

We’ll start off this Warzone Pacific loadout by equipping the MX Silencer and Kovalevskaya 615mm to bring the weapon’s recoil under control while boosting its accuracy and effective damage range.

The Hatched Grip and the Kovalevskaya Custom will boost the weapon’s flinch resistance and recoil control, allowing you to beam enemies with the AS44. You can take advantage of the improved accuracy by equipping the SVT-40 PU Scope 3-6x optic to pick off distant foes.

We picked the 7.62 Gorenko 50 Round Mags to ensure that the AS44 has enough ammo to bring down multiple targets as well as increase recoil control and accuracy further. The Lengthened ammo type will provide the AR’s bullet velocity with a boost.

Coming to our choice of perks, we went with Disable to make enemies less capable of escaping after your bullets slow their movement speed, and with Fully Loaded, you’ll start off with the maximum amount of ammo.

Best AS44 Perks and Equipment 

Warzone E.O.D, Ghost, and Amped Perks
  • Perk 1: E.O.D
  • Perk 2: Overkill
  • Perk 3: Amped
  • Lethal: Throwing Knife
  • Tactical: Stun

We recommend equipping the E.O.D Perk to make you more resistant to explosive damage from grenades and thermites that enemies throw at you. Overkill will allow you to pair the AS44 with a close-range weapon like the H4 Blixen.

You should select Amped as your final Perk so that you can instantly switch between your two weapons. The Throwing Knife will let you easily finish downed enemies that you’ve rushed, while the Stun will make that rush down a simpler task.

How to unlock the AS44 in Vanguard and Warzone Pacific

AS44 in Warzone

You can unlock the AS44 after reaching Rank 33, and using a Warzone Double XP event is a great opportunity to level up in the game much quicker.

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 you want a great alternative to the AS44 then we recommend trying out the KG M40 which is also garnering attention in Season 4 as a fantastic long-range Assault Rifle. Of course, even after the June 30 nerf, the NZ-41 is still a devastating option in Season 4.


For more on Warzone, check out how this surprise Warzone AR is Season 4’s easiest weapon to use as well as everything we know about Warzone Pacific Season 4 Reloaded.

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Surprise Warzone AR is Season 4’s easiest weapon to use

A surprising Warzone AR is set to challenge the NZ-41 as the top long-range Warzone weapon in Season 4 thanks to its extremely low recoil.

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Warzone KG M40 Assault Rifle

After the NZ-41 received a significant nerf in Season 4, Warzone experts are in agreement that an easy-to-use Vanguard AR could take over as a dominant long-range weapon in Warzone.

Warzone’s long-range meta is constantly shifting as weapons receive buffs and nerfs with each new update. Previously, the STG44 was a dominant force before the NZ-41 took its spot as the top option. However, since the June 30 update nerfed the NZ-41, a new weapon could take over.

It seems several Warzone experts are suggesting that the same Vanguard Assault Rifle is destined to rise to the top in Season 4. The weapon is a surprising pick, but thanks to its friendly recoil pattern, it’s becoming difficult to ignore.

KG M40 Warzone Assault Rifle

The KG M40 made its way to Warzone Pacific during Season 2 as a free Battle Pass weapon. Unfortunately, it immediately failed to make an impression given how competitive the Assault Rifle meta was at the time.

However, it seems like the underrated AR could finally get its time to shine in Season 4 as Warzone expert Isaac ‘IceManIsaac‘ Hamilton claims that recent buffs have made the weapon a top-tier option.

IceManIsaac claims that this weapon will not fly under the radar for much longer as it rivals the NZ-41, “The key thing about this build when compared to the NZ is less recoil, better bullet velocity, and a comparable time to kill.”

IceManIsaac Warzone KG M40 loadout

  • Muzzle: MX Silencer
  • Barrel: Reisdorf 720mm Shrouded
  • Optic: SVT-40 PU Scope 3-6x
  • Stock: VDD 22G Padded
  • Underbarrel: M1930 Strife Angled
  • Magazine: 8mm Klauser 60 Round Drums
  • Ammo Type: Lengthened
  • Rear Grip: Grooved Grip
  • Perk: Tight Grip
  • Perk 2: Fully Loaded

The KG M40 also caught the eye of JGOD as the stats specialist agrees with IceManIsaac’s assessment that the weapon’s recoil makes it one of the easiest to use for long-range gunfights.

In Season 4, the KG M40 had its minimum damage increased from 24 to 26, its recoil intensity adjusted to account for less reliance on Tight Grip, and many of its attachments got buffed.

Given the type of engagements you’ll be taking with the KG M40, attachments like Tight Grip, M1930 Strife Angled, and VDD 22G Padded focus on boosting control and accuracy.

IceManIsaac explains that the ability to equip a precision scope like the SVT-40 PU Scope 3-6x makes it superior to stable Modern Warfare ARs like the M13 that “doesn’t have a long-reaching optic where you can zoom across the map.”


For more Warzone news, check out the best SMGs in Warzone with a ranking of every Season 4 Submachine Gun.

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Best M13 loadout for Warzone Pacific Season 4

Here are the attachments, Perks, and equipment that you can use to create the best M13 Assault rifle in Warzone Pacific Season 4.

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M13 in Warzone

The M13 is a fast-firing Assault Rifle that excels at medium-to-long range in Call of Duty: Warzone, so here is the best loadout class for it in Season 4.

Warzone Pacific Season 4 brought significant buffs and nerfs to many existing weapons, and this has had a major impact on the game’s meta, causing players to search for the best weapon to use.

The M13 Assault Rifle is an extremely effective gun that’s able to challenge popular weapons like the NZ-41, and you can make it into a powerhouse with the right attachments, Perks, and equipment.

Here is the best Warzone Pacific Season 4 M13 loadout.

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Best Warzone M13 loadout attachments

best warzone m13 loadout attachments
  • Muzzle: Monolithic Suppressor
  • Barrel: Tempus Marksman
  • Optic: VLK 3.0x Optic
  • Underbarrel: Commando Foregrip
  • Ammunition: 60 Round Mags

We’ll start off this Warzone M13 loadout by improving the weapon’s effective damage range and bullet velocity with the help of the Monolithic Suppressor muzzle and Tempus Marksman barrel.

Next, we’ll equip the Commando Foregrip to remove almost all horizontal and vertical recoil. You can then use the  VLK 3.0x Optic as this is an unobtrusive scope that will allow you to pick off foes from a distance.

With the M13 having a high rate of fire for an Assault Rifle, you’ll need the 60 Round Mags to constantly reduce the need to reload. It will still burn through this magazine fast, so make sure cover is never far away to give yourself a safe place to reload.

Best Perks & Equipment to use with Warzone M13 class

Overkill in Warzone
  • Perk 1: E.O.D
  • Perk 2: Overkill
  • Perk 3: Amped
  • Lethal Equipment: Semtex
  • Tactical Equipment: Stim

Players often use lethal equipment to get the upper hand in Warzone, and the E.O.D Perk will drastically reduce incoming explosive damage. You can use Overkill to pair the weapon up with a close-range SMG like the Marco 5.

The Amped Perk lets to instantly swap between your weapons. For our choice of Equipment, we went with the Semtex to dish out additional damage to multiple foes, and the Stim will grant you a health boost.

How to Unlock the M13

warzone m13

Players who would like to use the best Warzone M13 loadout will first need to unlock the Assault Rifle, which can be achieved by reaching Level 39 in either Call of Duty: Warzone or Modern Warfare.

Best M13 alternatives in Warzone

If you’re looking for a great alternative to this weapon loadout, then we recommend trying out the M4A1 which has become meta in Season 4. The XM4 is also an extremely popular pick in Warzone that you can use to dish out some serious pain.


For more Warzone, check out JGOD’s buffed AUG loadout as well as our ranking of the best SMGs in Season 4.

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