Best Warzone 2 Chimera loadout

The best Warzone 2 Chimera loadout can now be built after the gun was added in Season 1 Reloaded, but the assault rifle isn’t easy to unlock.

Best Warzone 2 Chimera loadout: a Chimera assault rifle sits in a cushioned gun case

The best Warzone 2 Chimera loadout makes the most of the assault rifle’s fire rate and built-in suppression. Having been released to the game late as part of Season 1 Reloaded, the gun is a powerful weapon to help casual players close the gap. More advanced players, meanwhile, got something new to work with with the introduction of the Chimera, so getting new weapons introduced with new seasons is a win-win. Whichever camp you fall into, set your assault rifle up with the best Warzone 2 Chimera loadout:

The best Warzone 2 Chimera loadout is:

  • Underbarrel: FTAC Ripper
  • Rear Grip: D37 Grip
  • Stock: Ravage-8
  • Mag: 45-Round Mag
  • Laser: VLK LZR 7MW

The Chimera is up there with the best Warzone 2 assault rifle thanks to its excellent fire rate and damage range. As such, the loadout above takes advantage of these stats, only seeking to improve upon its recoil control and handling, to make every single one of those painful, non-stop bullets count.

It’s also crucial to note that the unique Chimera comes with its own integrated mechanics, and we have left a muzzle and barrel off this loadout, as adding these would cancel out the Chimera’s built-in suppression. Don’t change the ammunition either, because the Chimera comes with .300 BLK Subsonic Ammo as standard, which doesn’t leave a trace on the map when you kill an enemy.

With that out the way, as we’ve done with a lot of the best Warzone 2 guns, we’ve started with the popular FTAC Ripper underbarrel, which increases stability and accuracy. Then, the D37 Grip further boosts recoil control, with just a slight hit to stability.

The Ravage-8 stock then slightly hurts that recoil control, but it’s worth it for its effect on mobility and handling, with recoil control still improved overall. With the Chimera’s fast fire rate, we’ve added the 45-Round Mag, adding 15 bullets to the chamber, but the added weight has a negative impact on handling. So, finally, pop on the VLK LZR 7MW Laser to bring that back up, and further boost accuracy.

How to unlock the Chimera in Warzone 2

Unlocking the Chimera in Warzone 2 might sound easy, but it’s more difficult than you’d think. On the surface, the guidance for unlocking the weapon is simply: “Extract from a DMZ match after finding the Chimera in Building 21.”

We now know this to refer to a two-part challenge, which first involves collecting a Building 21 key card from Al Mazrah within DMZ mode. However, Building 21 itself isn’t located within Al Mazrah, and you need to successful extract with the key card. Once you do, you’ll be able to “choose location” from the DMZ menu, selecting Building 21, which will then drop you into a new challenge with even more enemy teams and AI opponents to outlive.

If this sounds too much like hard work – and you play Modern Warfare 2 as well – then you can unlock the Chimera across both games by simply getting two assault rifle kills in 15 different multiplayer matches in MW2. Unfortunately, if you only play Call of Duty’s free PC games, then you’ll have to go about it the hard way.

As soon as you do get your hands on the assault rifle, be sure to set it up as we have above with the best Warzone 2 Chimera loadout. Since you’re going to be dropping into DMZ mode to unlock the Chimera, make sure you’re familiar with the Warzone 2 DMZ faction missions and rewards, and get stuck into one of the best battle royale games there is.