The best Vargo S loadout in Warzone

The Warzone Season 4 mid-season update has introduced the Vargo S to the game, a highly accurate assault rifle built for long range combat

The Vargo S in Call of Duty Warzone's preview menu

Looking for the best Vargo S loadout in Warzone? This is the latest assault rifle to join the battle royale game in the Season 4 Reloaded update, alongside the T-800 (Arnold Schwarzenegger) and T-1000 (Robert Patrick) Terminator models. The store-exclusive bundles arrive alongside the Titanium Trials, a set of in-game challenges for the FPS game that rewards players with Terminator-themed prizes like the ‘Liquid Metal’ weapon camo.

We already know that the Warzone Vargo S loadout excels at medium to long-range engagements, according to the latest Call of Duty blog. It appears the Vargo S sacrifices firepower for accuracy and fire rate, making this a deadly option when paired alongside the best SMGs in Warzone.

The best Call of Duty Warzone Vargo S loadout is:

  • Muzzle: Mercury Silencer
  • Barrel: Mirzoyan 414mm Custom
  • Stock: Mirzoyan Custom SK2
  • Underbarrel: M1941 Hand Stop
  • Scope: G16 2.5x
  • Magazine: 6.5mm Sakura 45 Round Drums
  • Ammo Type: Lengthened
  • Rear Grip: Hatched Grip
  • Perk: Hardscope
  • Kit: Fully Loaded

For the muzzle, we’ve gone for the Mercury Silencer which improves the Vargo S’ horizontal recoil control, adds sound suppression to keep our shots off the minimap, and improves the weapon’s bullet velocity. Pair this with the Mirzoyan 414mm Custom which trades some of the assault rifle’s long-range capabilities for drastically improved mobility and recoil control.

We can go one step further by attaching the Mirzoyan Custom SK2 stock, upgrading our recoil control once again. Keep in mind that this stock hurts the weapon’s movement and sprint to fire speed. To ensure the Vargo S is as accurate as it can be at mid to long-range, pick the M1941 Hand Stop underbarrel to improve your vertical and horizontal recoil control. We do take a hit to our hip fire accuracy with this attachment, but you shouldn’t ever feel this defect in-game.

To make use of all of this newfound accuracy, the G16 2.5x scope is perfect for picking off enemies from a distance. The Vargo S doesn’t have a lot of useful options when it comes to magazines, but the 6.5mm Sakura 45 Round Drums suit our loadout surprisingly well. At the cost of movement speed, the Vargo S receives extra bullets and a faster aim down sight speed. Those extra bullets can be the difference between life and death, and it never hurts to be fast on the draw against your opponents.

The Lengthened ammo type is a no-brainer for most assault rifles as it boosts the bullet velocity stat without introducing any downsides, and the Vargo S is no exception. Likewise, the Hatched Grip only brings positives to the table, improving the horizontal and vertical recoil control and flinch resistance to the weapon.

Following our recoil-busting trend, the Hardscope perk appears to be our best perk option as it improves accuracy after aiming down sights for a short time. Finally, Fully Loaded works well for our loadout as it increases the max starting ammo on the Vargo S, giving us plenty of bullets to work with.

Call of Duty Warzone best Vargo-S loadout: A colourful Vargo S assault rifle laid on top of a map

How to unlock the Vargo S in Warzone or Vanguard

You can unlock the Vargo S by completing the following in-game challenge in Warzone or Call of Duty Vanguard: get 15 close-range kills. This challenge can be completed using any weapon – pick a small map like Shipment and you should be able to unlock the Vargo S in a single match.

If you have a copy of Vanguard, we highly recommend attempting the challenge in one of the multiplayer modes because while you can unlock new weapons in Warzone, the requirements tend to be harder which makes the process longer. Alternatively, the Vargo S is going to be made available as a store bundle later this season. This bundle isn’t available when the weapon launches, so you need to complete the in-game challenge if you want it right away.

That’s all you need to unlock the Vargo S in Warzone. If you’re wondering what’s next for Warzone, you should read our Call of Duty Warzone 2 release date guide to hear about the latest information. Don’t forget to keep up with the Warzone meta by checking out our best Warzone loadouts list to see which weapons are dominating right now.