The best Warzone 2 M4 loadout isn’t only an excellent beginner’s choice, but one that repays expertise with excellent stopping power, and best-in-class recoil control. We’ve paid special attention to reigning in the M4’s recoil and extending its range even further to ensure that you’re effective no matter the combat scenario.
If you’re looking to dive into the new battle royale game with arguably the best Warzone 2 AR, not to mention one of the most iconic assault rifles from the series, our best Warzone 2 M4 loadout is the one for you, making it one of the best Warzone 2 guns overall.
Here is the best Warzone 2 M4 loadout:
- Barrel: Hightower 20” Barrel
- Rear Grip: Sakin ZX Grip
- Underbarrel: Demo Firm Grip
- Muzzle: Echoless-80
- Optic: VLK 4.0 Optic
The Hightower 20” Barrel offers additional damage range and bullet velocity to contend with the open spaces in the Warzone 2 map. It also provides recoil control and hip fire accuracy, so you can be sure your aim remains steady even when combat becomes too frenetic to aim down sights. That said, just be aware that your ADS and overall movement speed take a hit while using this barrel, as does your recoil control while firing from the hip.
As reliable as the M4 is, managing its recoil is still a priority. With that in mind, we’ve opted for the Sakin ZX Grip, which trades aiming stability for recoil control. Furthermore, the Demo Firm Grip underbarrel offers some much-needed recoil stabilisation and aiming idle stability. There’s also some additional hip fire accuracy to top it off, though all this does come at a cost to your ADS speed, as well as your walking speed.
For the muzzle, the Echoless-80’s bonus damage range and bullet velocity are huge draws for the M4. As per its name, the Echoless-80 also includes some sound suppression, though it’s important not to rely on it to help you go undetected – the M4 is an assault rifle, after all.
You’ll see a hit to your ADS and aiming stability while using this M4 loadout, so we’ve utilised the VLK 4.0 Optic in order to mitigate it. The 4.0 magnification is excellent for taking advantage of the M4’s damage range, but be aware that the VLK 4.0 Optic does apply a very small sniper glint to your weapon, so don’t take too long to line up your shots.
That’s all the attachments you need for the best M4 build in Warzone 2. When you’re looking for the best Warzone 2 loadout, you’ll do well to loot Warzone 2 Strongholds and Black Sites, though be prepared to rack up some Warzone 2 AQ soldier kills in order to reach them. Veterans of Warzone Caldera may be interested in our primers for the new Warzone 2 DMZ exfil mode and the Warzone 2 Gulag. And if you ever need a rest from playing yourself, watch your favourite streamers duke it out in the free PC game, as there are some great Twitch drops you can pick up in doing so.