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Best Warzone Season 5 loadouts: Guns, classes, attachments & perks

Warzone Season 5 has an extremely balanced meta, but these are the top 10 weapon loadouts, with perks & attachments, you should run.

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Running the best loadouts in Warzone Season 5 can be the difference between victory and defeat, so we’ve put together the best weapons and attachments to give you the edge in both Verdansk and Rebirth Island.

Call of Duty: Warzone’s meta changes often, with every new season bringing new weapons and balance updates to existing ones. Warzone Season 5’s update didn’t make many changes to individual weapons, but the brand-new EM2 is set to shake up the meta.

Still, Season 5 continues to have great weapon balance with many viable guns. However, some stand slightly above the rest, so we’re counting down the weapons you should be using this season.

Here are the top 10 weapons and their attachments, as well as the perks, you can run in Warzone Season 5.

10. Grau 5.56 – Best ‘Fully Loaded’ loadout in Season 5

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

Every Warzone player should have a ‘Fully Loaded’ class at the ready. After dropping in from the Gulag, you’ll be able to pick up a weapon with maximum ammo straight away so you’re instantly ready to go.

The Grau 5.56 doesn’t suffer from missing an attachment, making it the perfect choice for a Fully Loaded class. With the cleanest iron sights the game has to offer and minimal recoil, everyone should have a Fully Loaded Grau.

9. PKM – Best LMG in Warzone Season 5

  • Muzzle: Monolithic Suppressor
  • Barrel: 26.9″ Extended Barrel
  • Laser: Tac Laser
  • Optic: VLK 3.0x Optic
  • Underbarrel: Snatch Grip

If you want a weapon that can wipe a whole squad with ease, the PKM is the weapon for you. With minimal recoil and a huge magazine, you can’t go wrong with this LMG.

We’ve built it to maximize its range, while also adding some attachments to increase its speed, keeping it competitive with Warzone’s Assault Rifles. Its huge magazine size also means you’ll be able to take down a four-man team without reloading.

8. OTs 9

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

Because of the OTs 9’s tough unlock challenge, not many players have got to experience its power. But if you’re looking for a fast-firing SMG with a rapid time to kill (TTK), the OTs 9 is well worth the grind.

However, its low magazine size means we recommend only using it in Solos and Duos, which prevents it from being the best SMG the game has to offer.

7. QBZ-83

  • Muzzle: Agency Suppressor
  • Barrel: 15.5″ Task Force
  • Optic: Axial Arms 3x
  • Underbarrel: Field Agent Grip
  • Ammunition: STANAG 60 Rnd Drum

We called the QBZ-83 the most underrated weapon in Warzone Season 4, and this remains true in Season 5. In fact, a small nerf to the Krig 6 has only made the QBZ-83 better, so it’s well worth using in Season 5.

For a medium-range weapon, the QBZ-83 is perfect – especially in the confines of Rebirth Island. Fans of the FARA 83 in its prime will especially enjoy this rare, but powerful, Cold War Assault Rifle.

6. Swiss K31 – Best Sniper Rifle loadout in Season 5

  • Muzzle: GRU Suppressor
  • Barrel: 24.9″ Combat Recon
  • Laser: SWAT 5mW Laser Sight
  • Stock: Raider Stock
  • Rear Grip: Serpent Wrap

Raven Software has been working hard to bring Cold War’s Sniper Rifles in line with Modern Warfare’s, which has allowed the Swiss K31 to rise to the top. It’s just as powerful as any of the best Sniper or Marksman Rifles, offering great bullet velocity and a quick bolt speed.

The only thing that really separates the Swiss K31 and the Kar98k is player preference, but we feel the Kar just edges it out.

5. MAC-10 – Best SMG loadout in Season 5

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

The MAC-10 has long been a powerful SMG in Warzone, and it climbed back to the top of the pack ahead of Season 5.

This is the perfect SMG for an aggressive player, as with the right attachments it becomes extremely quick with an impressive TTK. We’ve built this MAC-10 to maximize its speed, while also having decent range for more versatility.

4. C58

  • Muzzle: Agency Suppressor
  • Barrel: 18.5″ Task Force
  • Optic: Axial Arms 3x
  • Underbarrel: Field Agent Grip
  • Ammunition: STANAG 55 Rnd

The C58 is utterly dominant in the hands of a skilled player, only just missing out on the top spots because of its low fire rate and higher recoil.

However, its damage profile more than makes up for its low rate of fire. Once you’ve locked onto an enemy with the C58, there’s very little they can do to survive.

We’ve built this C58 to maximize its accuracy and power, meaning with a little bit of practice, you’ll have no issue beaming enemies over long distances.

3. Kar98k – Best Marksman Rifle loadout in Season 5

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

The Kar98k has been a popular choice throughout the entirety of Warzone’s life because it can be used in any situation. Whether going for insane long-shots or quickscoping up-close, you can’t go wrong with this Marksman Rifle.

It has a near-instant aim down sight time, great range, and very little idle sway. No matter if you’re going for high kill games or tactical wins, the Kar98k is the perfect weapon.

2. EM2

  • Muzzle: Agency Suppressor
  • Barrel: 27.4″ Ranger
  • Optic: Axial Arms 3x
  • Underbarrel: Field Agent Grip
  • Ammunition: 40 Rnd

The EM2 arrived as part of the Warzone Season 5 update, offering players a brand-new Assault Rifle to use in the expanse of Verdansk.

We’ve built this EM2 to combine power and range with speed, so you’re never caught out by a slow ADS time. It acts very similarly to the C58, offering the same max bullet velocity but a much faster TTK. It has slightly more recoil than the C58, but with this loadout, you won’t have much trouble after you get some practice.

There’s very little reason not to use the EM2 in Warzone Season 5. Not only is it extremely powerful, but it’s also a nice change from Season 4’s meta. We highly recommend running the EM2 as your primary weapon in Season 5.

1. Krig 6 – Best Assault Rifle loadout in Season 5

  • Muzzle: Agency Suppressor
  • Barrel: 15″ CMV Mil-Spec
  • Optic: Axial Arms 3x
  • Underbarrel: Field Agent Grip
  • Ammunition: STANAG 60 Rnd

Although it received a small nerf in the Season 4 Reloaded update, the Krig 6 has kept almost all of its power going into Season 5.

With high damage and low recoil, this loadout makes the Krig is extremely easy to use. The Axial Arms 3x scope takes away any challenge you’ll have in hitting far-off targets and the STANAG 60 Rnd magazine is enough rounds to take out a whole team. Then the Agency Suppressor offers a boost to almost every aspect of the weapon and keeps you off the minimap.

For a powerful yet easy to control Assault Rifle, there’s still no better option than the Krig 6 in Season 5.

Best Perks for CoD: Warzone Season 5

  • Perk 1: E.O.D. / Cold Blooded
  • Perk 2: Overkil / Ghost / Restock
  • Perk 3: Amped / Combat Scout

Surviving explosives is a necessity, so E.O.D is usually the best for Perk 1. However, Cold Blooded has become more effective in Season 5 because it counters the new Combat Scout Perk.

To optimize your perks and weapons, we’re going to recommend the two-loadout strategy for any game. On the first loadout, your Perk 2 should be Overkill to grab your two preferred weapons, e.g the EM2 and OTs 9.

On the second loadout, you can either pick up a loadout with Ghost to hide from UAVs and Heartbeat Sensors or Tempered to make your armor plates more effective and last longer.

And for Perk 3, Amped will allow you to rapidly switch weapons, which stops you from feeling sluggish. But, Combat Scout is now another powerful choice, as it gives you temporary wallhacks and automatically pings enemies for your team.


Warzone Season 5 continues with the most balanced meta we’ve seen in a long time. While these are our top 10 weapons, there are plenty of other viable options you can have fun while using in Verdansk ’84.

If you’re also a fan of Black Ops Cold War’s multiplayer, you can check out our list of the 10 best weapons in Black Ops Cold War.

What’s your favorite weapon in Warzone Season 5? Be sure to let us know on our Charlie INTEL Facebook Page and Charlie INTEL Twitter Page!

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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 WZRanked.com, 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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