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The best EX1 loadout in Warzone

Warzone’s first energy rifle is here, so unlock the highly versatile EX1 to try out this unique rifle using the perfect set of attachments

Call of Duty best EX1 loadout: the energy rifle in Call of Duty Vanguard's preview menu

Want to try out the best Warzone EX1 loadout? The EX1 is a special weapon as it’s the first energy rifle from Call of Duty Advanced Warfare to be added to the battle royale game. Warzone is no stranger to crossovers, from Attack on Titan to Godzilla vs King Kong in Operation Monarch, but this Warzone assault rifle from the year 2061 might just be the most surprising addition yet.

You’re going to want to get your hands on the EX1 energy rifle as soon as you can. The EX1 is incredibly versatile due to its range of attachments; slap on the Burst Barrel or the Charge Sniper Barrel to completely transform this weapon into a different beast entirely.

Best EX1 loadout attachments

The best Call of Duty Warzone EX1 loadout is:

  • Muzzle: Coil Amp
  • Barrel: Charge Amp PV
  • Optic: SVT-40 PU Scope 3-6x
  • Stock: AC-Titanium Anchor
  • Underbarrel: Carver Foregrip
  • Magazine: Quantum High Voltage Battery:
  • Rear Grip: Rubber Grip
  • Perk 1: Fleet
  • Perk 2: On-Hand

The sniper rifle variant of the EX1 behaves similarly to a Kar98k, except it has more bullets and appears to be much more consistent. The Coil Amp muzzle widens each laser beam shot to deal more damage, though this does come at the expense of the weapon’s damage range. Don’t worry, we know how important damage range is to this build, which is why the next attachment addresses this issue.

The most important attachment in this loadout is the Charge Amp PV barrel, changing the EX1 into a sniper rifle. This barrel reduces the fire rate and recoil control, but it makes up for this by drastically improving the EX1’s damage, headshot damage, and damage range. Take advantage of the EX1’s long-range capabilities with the SVT-40 PU Scope 3-6x.

To fully commit to the sniper build, go for the AC-Titanium Anchor stock which weighs down the EX1, heavily reducing its movement speed and aim down sight speed. In return, the EX1 becomes virtually recoilless. As for the underbarrel, the Carver Foregrip improves the weapon’s recoil control and hip fire accuracy. Unfortunately, this does make the EX1 slower when aiming down sights, but it’s a necessary trade-off.

We can take down targets even faster by increasing the EX1’s fire rate using the Quantum High Voltage Battery magazine, however, this also reduces the ammo capacity of each clip. That being said, you still have 12 bullets per clip which is quite a lot for a sniper rifle.

Go for the Rubber Grip attachment to upgrade the recoil recovery and initial accuracy of the EX1. As for the perks, we’ve selected Spotter to improve the damage range on our energy sniper rifle. Finally, On-Hand is the best kit for this build as it causes less downtime after using any equipment.

How to unlock the EX1 in Warzone or Vanguard

Like most new weapons at the beginning of a season, the EX1 can be unlocked by reaching tier 15 on the free battle pass. As is often the case though, when the next season hits, there’ll be different unlock requirements, usually around a weapon-based challenge.

And that’s everything you need to unlock the Warzone EX1. The EX1 has the potential to become one of the best Warzone guns, so keep an eye out on our guide to see where it ends up. Don’t forget to check out our best Warzone loadouts list if you want to crush your enemies right away.