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Best Warzone loadout drop: the top class setups for Season 5

Forget looting in Warzone, the best way to win is to create a specific Warzone loadout beforehand

Best Warzone loadout for Call of Duty

Looking for the best Warzone loadout to secure the win in Call of Duty’s battle royale? Warzone has been out for a while, and it’s clear that the best way to secure a win is to create a custom Warzone loadout drop and grab it in-match via the Warzone Buy Stations and regular drops.

In case you’re new to Call of Duty: Warzone and are just getting to grips with some of its curious additions – like the Gulag respawn mechanic – then loadout drops are a way of using your create-a-class setups from multiplayer in Warzone. Purchasing one of these will let you drop in your very own custom loadout almost instantaneously, meaning you can go from having a couple of common rarity weapons and some tactical gear to boasting two custom primary weapons of your choice, your favourite equipement, and even perks.

However, weapon balancing is very different in Warzone than it is in multiplayer, and your choice of perks, gadgets, and primaries will not translate perfectly to Warzone’s demands. We’ve earned plenty of wins and are pretty confident that we have the best Warzone loadout drop to help you secure your first W, no matter how you prefer to play.

Best Warzone loadout

Here are the best Warzone loadout drops from the best Warzone guns and attachments, to equipment and perks:

  • Kilo 141 & Origin 12
  • Bruen & MP5
  • Grau 5.56 & MP5
  • CR-56 AMAX & Fennec
  • AX-50 & MP7
  • M4A1 & HDR
  • M13 & Kar98k
  • Oden & Kar98k
  • SKS & Renetti
  • M4A1 & RPG-7

Best Warzone loadout - Kilo 141 and Origin 12

Kilo 141 and Origin 12 Warzone loadout

Kilo 141

There’s nothing exceptional about our Warzone Kilo 141 loadout, but its ability to get the job done in practically any situation makes it one of the most reliable weapons in the game. Good damage, rate of fire, range, mobility, and recoil, but not world-beating in any one circumstance. Our build is pretty typical for a Warzone assault rifle, and boosts the range, magazine size, and accuracy to ensure you can use this in plenty of long-distance battles.

  • Monolithic Suppressor
  • Singuard Arms 19.8″ Prowler
  • VLK 3.0x Optic
  • 50 Round Mags
  • Commando Foregrip

Origin 12

This shotgun has recently entered the close-quarters meta in a big way and is now the strongest option for clearing rooms, especially in trio or squad games. Our best Warzone Origin 12 loadout straps on plenty of ranged damage and accuracy, not to mention better hipfire, so you can march in spamming LMB and march out victorious.

  • Choke
  • Forge Tac Impaler
  • 5mW Laser
  • 12 Round Mags
  • No Stock

To round the build out you’ll need C4 and a Heartbeat Sensor, which is still the unbeatable equipment combination for Warzone. As for perks, we believe Tracker, Overkill (which you’ll swap out for Ghost when you grab your second loadout), and Cold-Blooded should be your picks. Tracker compliments the Origin 12 wonderfully now, while Cold-Blooded no longer triggers High Alert making life out in the open a little safer.

Warzone Bruen MK9 class

Bruen and MP5 Warzone loadout

Bruen MK9

This was once the best Warzone LMG, but is no longer among the top five armaments you can pick following a string of nerfs. With that caveat out of the way, there is still plenty to love about the Bruen, such as its great DPS and its effectiveness at extremely long ranges. With the right attachments it even behaves more like an assault rifle, so no arduous aim down sight times or reload animations.

  • Monolithic Suppressor
  • Tac Laser
  • 60 Round Mags
  • XRK Horizon 23.0″
  • VLK 3.0x Optic

MP5

You’ll see this loadout mentioned again and again, but that’s because this MP5 is still arguably the best close-quarters option in the game, capable of taking down any threat in a blink of an eye. A recent nerf to ‘no stock’ attachments means we’re now opting for faster aim down sight speeds via the rear grip option.

  • Monolithic Integral Suppressor
  • Tac Laser
  • 45 Round Mags
  • Merc Foregrip
  • Stippled Grip Tape

Perks

  • EOD
  • Overkill
  • Amped

Equipment

  • C4
  • Heartbeat Sensor

This is pretty much our default equipment and perk setup, but it’s always worth mentioning that you should have a Ghost class ready to change to as soon as you can grab your second loadout. We have Amped selected here instead of Tracker as swapping to and from an LMG can take a long time and this can genuinely save you in tense situations.

There are some optional attachments for both weapon builds. The Bruen is pretty super with any attachment, and while we find the VLK 3.0x Optic covers mid-range, we also recommend a closer range optic like a holo. As for the MP5, reload speed can be an issue, especially if you’ve only got 45 rounds in a mag, so it’s sometimes worth swapping out the Stippled Grip Tape or Tac Laser for Sleight of Hand.

Warzone loadout MP5 setup

Grau Warzone loadout

Grau 5.56

The Grau 5.56 may not be one of the best assault rifles for Warzone in terms of raw time to kill stats, but the Grau is still very popular for its excellent iron sights, accuracy over long range, and decent damage. Our best Warzone loadout draws from our Grau Warzone class setup, but pairs it with a close range weapon so you’re equipped to deal with any situation.

  • Monolithic Suppressor
  • Tempus 26.4″ Archangel
  • Commando Foregrip
  • 60 Round Mags
  • Tac Laser

MP5

As for the secondary weapon, you really can’t do better than this MP5 Warzone setup. The attachments should make this feel extra mobile for when you’re sprinting around Downtown or Hospital hunting down kills, while the SMG’s raw DPS means you’ll win any fight so long as you can land your hits.

  • Subsonic Integral Suppressor
  • Merc Foregrip
  • FTAC Collapsible
  • 45 Round Mags
  • 5mW Laser

Perks

  • EOD
  • Overkill
  • Tracker

Equipment

  • C4
  • Heartbeat Sensor

 

For your first perk we suggest is EOD, which will stop you being one-shot by an RPG and generally help you sustain explosive damage. There’s nothing worse in Warzone than running into a random mine or someone firing an RPG through your window and going down instantly.

For the second perk, we always advise making your first Warzone loadout an Overkill class with two primary weapons, then picking up a Ghost class afterwards and switching your weapons back.

The third perk is generally up to you, but we love Tracker as it’s very powerful for hunting down stragglers after a squad fight. If you generally play aggressively then this makes achieving a team wipe much faster.

As for equipment, your lethal should be C4 as it’s great for throwing through windows to deal lots of damage to campers. Your tactical should generally be the Heartbeat Sensor as it can provide life-saving intel and stop your squad losing a member to campers – just remember it doesn’t show players using Ghost.

Season 4 Warzone loadout

Season 4 Warzone loadout drop

CR-56 AMAX

The CR-56 AMAX is like a blend of the AK-47 and Grau 5.56. That is to say, it’s not as good as the Grau, but it is much, much better than the dreadful AK-47. This new Season 4 assault rifle can become highly effective at long range, where its high damage per shot can sink targets quickly. The combination high damage and moderate rate of fire also make the CR-56 AMAX powerful in mid-range engagements and up close in a pinch. Recoil can be tricky, but it’s still manageable with the attachments listed below:

  • Monolithic Suppressor
  • XRK CR-56 Stippled Grip Tape
  • XRK Zodiac S440
  • Commando Foregrip
  • 45 Round Mags

Fennec

This rapid-firing SMG is unstoppable in extremely close-quarters and is easily the best new addition to Warzone since the Grau 5.56. It may lack in bullet velocity, damage range, and mag size, but if you need to clear a building then the Fennec is the best option.

  • ZLR 18″ Deadfall
  • G.I. Mini Reflex
  • Commando Foregrip
  • Stippled Grip Tape
  • 40 Round Drum Mags

Perks

  • EOD
  • Overkill
  • Tracker

Equipment

  • C4
  • Heartbeat Sensor

This class is more about getting some use out of the newest weapons, rather than crafting a specialist build. One thing to note is that the Fennec will fall apart between close and mid-range, so make sure you’re only using it to deal with cramped areas. The CR-56 AMAX is tricky at very long distances, but it should serve you well in medium distance battles.

Best Warzone loadout - ax-50

Sniper and SMG Warzone loadout drop

AX-50

In terms of attachments, you really want to gear this towards fast aim down sights times as this is the main reason to choose the AX-50 over the HDR. We’ve also included the weapon perk Fully Loaded as sniper ammo can be hard to come by if you’re stalking through woodlands.

So why not the HDR? The HDR is best for long-range engagements as it’s bullet velocity is much faster, meaning you need to lead targets less and your shot will connect faster. If you do want a best HDR Warzone setup then check out our. However, the AX-50 has a much, much faster cycle rate and improved ADS times, making it the better option for prolonged sniper battles and aggressive players. You can swap Fully Loaded for a Monolithic Suppressor if you want to stay off enemy radars, but the plan for this setup is to play as aggressively as possible.

  • 32.0″ Factory Barrel
  • Tac Laser
  • Singuard Arms Assassin
  • Stippled Grip Tape
  • Fully Loaded

MP7

A fast-firing, laser-precise SMG for close-quarters fighting and cleaning up squads. The MP7 can also take 60 Round Mags, allowing you to just keep shooting between kills.

  • Monolithic Suppressor
  • Tac Laser
  • Merc Foregrip
  • 60 Round Mags
  • FSS Recon

Perks

  • Cold-Blooded
  • Overkill
  • Tracker

Equipment

  • C4
  • Heartbeat Sensor

The basic idea behind this class is to use the AX-50 for to down a player or two, then to rush in with the MP7 and clean up any stragglers. With a sniper built for shooting as quickly as possible, you’ll want to stick to mid and close-range fighting where you’ll have an advantage over most snipers. The mobility and magazine size of the MP7 makes it great for securing any gains, and perks like Tracker will ensure no enemies escape the fray.

We’ve changed this best Warzone loadout to over time so that it’s tuned perfectly for aggressive players. The combination of Heartbeat Sensor, Tracker, and C4 means you’ll have an easy time locating enemies and hunting them down without necessarily exposing yourself. We realise Ghost is an essential perk in Warzone, so make sure you grab that off a second loadout drop. It’s also worth considering having an identical loadout setup with Fully Loaded on both weapons in case you drop in late and want to be stocked up on ammo.

Check out either our other best MP7 Warzone build or our guide to the best SMG in Warzone for a different feel.

Best Warzone loadout - m4a1

AR and Sniper Warzone loadout drop

M4A1

Nifty for mid to far ranges as the Stock M16 Grenadier adds both range and damage making this a great weapon at all ranges. And with no sight, a light suppressor, and Stippled Grip Tape you’ll have some very competitive aim down sight speeds for up close encounters. We’ve got an alternative build that works very well, too, so see how you get on with our M4A1 Warzone loadout if you’re struggling with this build.

  • Tactical Suppressor
  • Stock M16 grenadier
  • Commando Foregrip
  • 60 round mags
  • Stippled Grip Tape

HDR

Once you have this one up and running, you’ll have a powerful sniper that excels in extremely long ranges.

  • Monolithic Suppressor
  • 26.9″ HDR Pro
  • Tac Laser
  • FTAC Stalker-Scout
  • Fully Loaded

PERKS

  • Cold-Blooded
  • Overkill
  • Tracker

EQUIPMENT

  • C4
  • Heartbeat Sensor

These three perks are quite a nifty trio to roll with as they suit most situations. Cold-Blooded makes it easier to sneak around as you’ll be undetectable by AI targeting systems and thermal optics. Overkill lets you carry two primary weapons, and Tracker allows you to follow enemy footsteps, which is great for battling in buildings. C4 is unmatched for dealing lead-off damage while rushing an enemy, and can be lobbed through windows or over walls.

You’ll want another Warzone loadout with Ghost as the second perk, so you can grab that near the endgame and avoid those UAVs, if only to swap back to these weapons. The HDR is definitely better for landing long range shots than the AX-50, and this build leans into that with the 26.9″ HDR Pro barrel, which effectively turns this into a hitscan weapon.

Yes, you may struggle a little bit in close-range fights, but the M4A1 is no joke when it comes to time-to-kill stats, so the only difficulty to overcome is mobility.

Kar98k loadout for Warzone

M13 and KAR98K WARZONE LOADOUT DROP

M13

Not only does the M13 dominate at medium range thanks to its minimal recoil and high rate of fire, but it’s also very capable of winning fights in close-quarters battles.

We really dislike the M13’s iron sights, so suggest using a basic optic like the G.I. Mini Reflex so you have a clearer view of your target.

  • Tempus Cyclone
  • G.I. Mini Reflex
  • M13 Skeleton Stock
  • Merc Foregrip
  • 60 Round Mags

KAR98K

While this marksman rifle was initially only favoured for flashy plays, it’s now being used much more in Warzone thanks to its very fast aim down sight speed. A new buff has increased the bullet velocity, too, making it much easier to land shots over long distances.

  • Sniper Scope
  • Tac Laser
  • Singuard Custom 27.6″
  • FTAC Sport Comb
  • Stippled Grip Tape

Perks

  • EOD
  • Overkill
  • Amped

Equipment

  • C4
  • Heartbeat Sensor

We suggest bringing EOD, Overkill, and Amped as your perks. The first two are very meta, but Amped is important for a class where you’re likely to be swapping between your primary weapons a lot.

Equipment, as ever, should include the C4 and Heartbeat Sensor as this combination is great for intel and aggressively pushing enemies who are holding a strong position. We also have an alternative choice for the best M13 Warzone setup in our dedicated guide.

Best Warzone loadout - oden

Shroud’s Oden & Kar98k loadout

Oden

The Oden is hard to hit with and it takes some time getting used to its sluggish rate of fire, but it hits like a Mike Tyson right uppercut. There’s a nice mix of mobility and ranged effectiveness here, but with only 20 rounds in the mag you’ll need to make every shot count.

  • Oden Factory 810mm
  • GI Mini Reflex
  • Colossal Suppressor
  • Stippled Grip Tape
  • Commando Foregrip

Kar98k

The quickest bolt-action sniper rifle that’s not technically a sniper rifle. The Kar98k won’t hit quite as hard as its pals, the HDR and ARX-50, but if you can hit your headshots it’s one of the most deadly mid to long-range weapons in Warzone.

  • Singuard Custom 21.2″
  • 4.0x Flip Hybrid
  • Hollow Stock Mod
  • Rubberized Grip Tape
  • Sleight of Hand

Perks

  • Cold Blooded
  • Overkill
  • Amped

Equipment

  • Molotov Cocktail
  • Stun Grenade

If you’re going to emulate any gamer’s Warzone class then there are few better to copy than Shroud. His loadout drop differs substantially, but certainly appears to get the job done.

We’ve opted for a suitably aggressive third perk – Amped lets you swap weapons faster, which is great for aggro players. Likewise, the Molotov is great for finishing downed enemies and blocking off escape routes. Finally, if you push a lot, the stun is essential.

Best Warzone loadout - renetti

SKS and Renetti loadout

SKS

The SKS is phenomenal at breaking armour from long-range, but is just as capable at downing enemies at mid-range. It’s easy to use, has plenty of rounds in the mag, and does a lot of damage for a semi-auto rifle. Alternatively, check out our best FAL Warzone setup for a different semi-auto option.

  • Lightweight Suppressor
  • FTAC Landmark
  • VLK 3.0x Optic
  • 30 Round Mags
  • Commando Foregrip

Renetti

Pistols don’t tend to do well in Warzone because of the very long distances, they also lack the DPS output to serve as decent close-quarters guns. However, the new Renetti is arguably the most lethal close-range weapon in the game right now thanks to Akimbo and burst-fire.

  • Akimbo
  • Lightweight Trigger
  • 5mW Laser
  • 27 Round Mags
  • Mk3 Burst Mod

PERKS

  • Cold Blooded
  • Ghost
  • Amped

EQUIPMENT

  • Molotov Cocktail
  • Stun Grenade

Season 3’s additions all rolled into one very powerful Warzone loadout. This setup will be best used by players who are highly mobile and want to keep pushing enemies no matter the situation. The clutch potential of the Akimbo Renetti Warzone build mixed with SKS’ versatility is a beautiful and distinct combo.

Best Warzone loadout - nickmercs

Nickmercs Warzone loadout

M4A1

This is accurate and has a high enough rate of fire to make its practical DPS almost unbeatable. The M4A1 used in the Nickmercs Warzone loadout has the following attachments.

  • Monolithic Suppressor
  • Stock M16 Grenadier
  • No Stock
  • 60 Round Mags
  • Ranger Foregrip

RPG-7

The RPG-7 is increasingly meta in Warzone right now as it’s a low effort armour-smasher. Point it near your enemy, pull the trigger, then rush them as they’re repairing their armour. It’s capable of downing a whole group if their weak or too close, and if you use it on any jeep it will net you and instant team wipe.

Perks

  • Cold-Blooded
  • Ghost
  • Amped

Equipment

  • Heartbeat Sensor
  • C4

You’ll definitely need Amped for this loadout as it increases you weapon swap and ready time, making the RPG-7 much easier to use. C4 is also key for this build as it’s very helpful for getting targets behind walls or cover in close-quarters battles.

And there you have it, the best Warzone loadout drops. We’re always tinkering with more builds, so we’ll be sure to update this if we come across any more set-ups that are worth your while. In the meantime, go get some!

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