Best Warzone loadout drop: top setups for Season 5 Reloaded

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

A soldier equipped with a assault rifle firing at parachuting soldiers

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 – 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 equipment, 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 loadout for Warzone to help you secure your first W, no matter how you prefer to play.

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We haven’t included any information about perks and equipment because most players tend to use the same setup: EOD, Overkill, and Amped along with C4 and a Heartbeat Sensor.

Best Warzone loadout

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

  • C58 & Mac-10
  • Stoner 63 & Tec-9
  • XM4 & LC10
  • QBZ-83 & PPSh-41
  • EM2 & Tec-9
  • Swiss K31 & MW MP5
  • CR-56 AMAX & PPSh-41
  • Kar98k & Milano
  • CW AK47 & Bullfrog
  • Pelington 706 & Bullfrog

The C58 assault rifle in Call of Duty Warzone's preview menu

C58 AND MAC-10 WARZONE LOADOUT DROP

The C58 was introduced in Warzone Season 4 and it has quickly become the go-to assault rifle due to its simplicity. The weapon features great overall stats, including manageable recoil, impressive damage output, and a great effective damage range. The only downside to this weapon is the slow fire rate, but that’s a relatively minor quirk that most players will get used to. Check out our best C58 loadout to see why we’ve gone for this specific build.

  • Agency Suppressor
  • 18.7” Ranger
  • Field Agent Grip
  • Royal & Kross 4x
  • STANAG 55 Rnd

Despite being on the receiving end of a number of nerfs, the Mac-10 continues to be a solid choice for anyone looking for a highly mobile weapon. With the best Mac-10 loadout, you can sprint past your opponents faster than they can shoot at you. Players that take advantage of this speed will typically dart around buildings, picking off unsuspecting players while they pick up nearby loot.

  • Agency Suppressor
  • 6.5” Cavalry Lancer
  • Field Agent Grip
  • STANAG 53 Rnd Drum
  • Raider Stock

We highly recommend using this loadout as a new player as the weapons are incredibly easy to use. These weapons have been setup perfectly to reduce as much recoil as possible while retaining their power.

The Stoner 63 LMG in Call of Duty Warzone

STONER AND TEC-9 WARZONE LOADOUT DROP

If you hate reloading your weapon, the Stoner LMG is the perfect gun for you. Sporting large magazines which stock 120 bullets per clip, the Stoner gives you more than enough firepower to crush entire squads. After the range nerf to the Krig 6 in Warzone Season 5 Reloaded, the Stoner remains the best long ranged LMG option. Typically a weapon like this has problems with recoil, however our Stoner loadout has been designed to minimise this.

  • Agency Suppressor
  • 21.8″ Task Force
  • 120 Rnd
  • Field Agent Grip
  • Axial Arms 3x

The Tec-9 pairs extremely well with the Stoner LMG, providing you with a highly mobile secondary weapon to run around Verdansk with. You don’t always have to aim down sights with this SMG, giving you the freedom to blast enemies as soon as you spot them.

  • Full Auto Repeater
  • Tiger Team Spotlight
  • Microflex LED
  • Field Agent Grip
  • Salvo 48 Rnd Fast Mag

The Stoner 63 is in a great place in the current meta, and this loadout makes the most out of this powerful LMG.

The stock XM4 assault rifle from Black Ops Cold War in Warzone

XM4 AND LC10 WARZONE LOADOUT DROP

If you’re looking to replace the Krig 6 since it was nerfed into the ground after the Warzone Season 5 Reloaded update, the XM4 is a great option. The best XM4 loadout focuses on long range shots in order to get the most out of the weapon’s low recoil stats.

  • Agency Suppressor
  • 13.7” Extended
  • Axial Arms 3x
  • Field Agent Grip
  • STANAG 60 Rnd

The LC10 also received a buff this season, improving the bullet velocity on this underutilised SMG. With the extra bullet velocity, the best LC10 loadout is transformed into one of the most accurate weapons in the game. When combined with 52 round magazines, you should have plenty of bullets to down several nearby enemies.

  • Agency Suppressor
  • 13.9” Task Force
  • Field Agent Grip
  • Salvo 52 Rnd Fast Mag
  • Raider Stock

We recommend this loadout to players who want the flexibility to attack enemies from great distances without having to resort to using a sniper rifle. The LC10 provides a bit of assurance if things start to get too close for comfort.

The QBZ-83 in Call of Duty Warzone's preview menu

QBZ-83 AND PPSH-41 WARZONE LOADOUT DROP

Players looking for an alternative option to the recently nerfed Krig 6 may find a lifeline in the QBZ-83. The QBZ rivals the Krig 6 in terms of its accuracy and lack of recoil, making it an obvious choice for players who want the closest thing to a laser beam in Warzone. This accuracy comes at the cost of power, especially at long range which seems to be a problem area for a lot of popular assault rifles at the moment. Our best QBZ loadout focuses on medium range to utilise the weapon’s incredible accuracy.

  • Agency Suppressor
  • 15.5″ Reinforced Heavy
  • Field Agent Grip
  • 45 Rnd Drum
  • Microflex LED

We’ve paired the QBZ with the PPSh-41 to blast enemies away in close quarters combat. There aren’t many SMGs that can match the power and precision of the best PPSh-41 loadout. Our loadout sports the Spetsnaz 71 Rnd Drum magazines, ensuring you always have plenty of bullets to take on groups of enemies.

  • GRU Suppressor
  • 15.7” Task Force
  • Serpent Wrap
  • Spetsnaz 71 Rnd Drum
  • Raider Stock

This loadout uses the mid range version of the QBZ-83, paired with the PPSh-41 to create a great close range build. As long as you try to avoid popular sniper hangout spots, you should have a great chance of winning the game.

The EM2 assault rifle displayed in Call of Duty Warzone's preview menu

EM2 AND TEC-9 LOADOUT DROP

Although the EM2 does have a slow aim down sight speed, attachments can vastly improve this weapon and bring it up to the same calibre as its impressive damage output. Fans of medium-long distance assault rifles will love the weight and accuracy of the EM2. It’s also complemented by Combat Recon, one of the new Warzone perks, to help you and your teammates detect enemies. For a thorough look at how to build the EM2, take a look at the best EM2 loadout in Warzone.

  • Agency Suppressor
  • 27.4” Ranger
  • Field Agent Grip
  • 40 Rnd
  • Axial Arms 3x

We’re pairing the EM2 with another new gun in Warzone Season 5, the Tec-9. This SMG is a close-range weapon, combating the EM2’s long distance range. It can take down swathes of enemies and can inflict a lot of damage in contained bursts, while being highly mobile. For a deeper dive into attachments, check out the best Tec-9 loadout in Warzone.

  • Full Auto Repeater
  • 4.9” Task Force
  • Steady Aim Laser
  • STANAG 48 Rnd
  • Duster Stock

We recommend getting in quick with these guns, before they receive their inevitable mid-season nerf. Players who like controlled long-range assault rifles and chaotic close-range combat should opt for this killer loadout.

The Swiss K31 sniper rifle in Call of Duty Warzone's preview menu

Swiss K31 and MP5 WARZONE WARZONE LOADOUT DROP

The Swiss K31 was one of the few weapons in the Season 4 Reloaded update to not receive a nerf. Unlike our best Swiss loadout which focuses on taking enemies out from long distances, this setup targets enemies at medium range. As long as you stay close to buildings, you won’t have to worry about anyone attacking you from far away.

  • Sound Moderator
  • 24.9” Combat Recon
  • SWAT 5mw Laser Sight
  • Fast Mag
  • Airborne Elastic Wrap

The QBZ-83 was also one of the weapons that received a slight buff, giving it the extra bit of firepower it needed to become viable. The best QBZ loadout is the perfect sniper support weapon as it is surprisingly mobile and can deal heavy damage when firing at close range.

  • Agency Suppressor
  • 15.5″ Reinforced Heavy
  • Field Agent Grip
  • 45 Rnd Drum
  • Microflex LED

There aren’t many sniper loadouts that can match the level of power this build has. The Swiss K31 is such a deadly weapon in the right hands, and the QBZ-83’s buffs have put the weapon in a great position as a sniper support gun.

The stock CR-56 AMAX assault rifle in Call of Duty: Warzone's preview menu

CR-56 AND PPSH-41 WARZONE LOADOUT DROP

When it comes to powerful assault rifles, it’s hard to argue the CR56 isn’t the best weapon in the game right now. Each shot deals blistering amounts of damage, and it’s more than capable of picking off entire squads from range. Equipped with the best CR56 loadout, you will have to deal with a fair amount of recoil, but the damage more than makes up for this small trade off.

  • Monolithic Suppressor
  • XRK Zodiac S440
  • VLK 3.0x Optic
  • Commando Foregrip
  • 45 Round Mags

The upgraded PPSh-41 from last season is a great close range option thanks to its impressive bullet velocity and effective damage range. Here’s the best PPSh loadout if you want to know exactly what each attachment brings to the table.

  • GRU Suppressor
  • 15.7” Task Force
  • Serpent Wrap
  • Spetsnaz 71 Rnd Drum
  • Raider Stock

You’ve got your powerful CR-56 assault rifle, capable of downing enemies with only a burst of shots, and a PPSh-41 which can delete enemies in seconds at close range. What’s not to love about this loadout?

Kar98k AND Milano WARZONE LOADOUT DROP

Arguably the best sniper rifle in Warzone, the best Kar98k loadout is a staple of the battle royale game thanks to its quick aim down sights time and high bullet velocity. If you consider yourself to be an expert sharpshooter, you won’t find a better weapon to show off your skills. It only takes one clean headshot to down an enemy, regardless of how many armour plates they have stocked up.

  • Sniper Scope
  • Monolithic Suppressor
  • Singuard Custom 27.6″
  • Tac Laser
  • FTAC Sport Comb

Of all the weapons in the Warzone meta, the Milano 821 is the last SMG many people thought would become dominant any time soon. The Milano 821 is very similar to the XM4 – it can be built numerous ways to make it a mainstay in any of your favourite loadouts. When coupled with the Kar98k, we’ve gone for the close range Milano loadout to destroy anyone who attempts to flank you.

  • Agency Suppressor
  • 10.6” Task Force
  • Tiger Team Spotlight
  • Raider Stock
  • STANAG 55 Rnd Drum

You’ll want to try this out if you fancy yourself as a mobile sniper –  you can remain agile without having to worry about nearby enemies. The Milano is far too good to ignore at the moment thanks to its incredible mobility, coupled with excellent accuracy and damage.

CW AK47 AND Bullfrog WARZONE LOADOUT DROP

The Cold War AK47 has been one of the most promising assault rifles to join Warzone since it was introduced in Season 1, but it’s very difficult to use for most people. The Season 3 update addressed this big problem by adjusting the recoil pattern, making it easier to control while firing. As a result, the best AK47 loadout can now be used to fire at enemies from a distance while maintaining its impressive damage output.

  • GRU Suppressor
  • 18.2” VDV Reinforced
  • Spetsnaz Grip
  • Bakelite 60 Rnd
  • Microflex LED

Ever wanted to try an SMG with extra large magazines? The best Bullfrog loadout takes this SMG and transforms it into a LMG. The Bullfrog is a lightweight SMG equipped with 85 round magazines, an impressive damage range, and fantastic mobility.

  • GRU Suppressor
  • 6.7” VDV Reinforced
  • Stanag 85 Rnd
  • No Stock
  • GRU 5mw Laser Sight

The Cold War AK47 pairs well with the Bullfrog as each weapon offers something completely different in the heat of battle. Sometimes you need an extra bit of accuracy that the AK47 can’t provide – this is where the Bullfrog comes in. Likewise, if your opponent has stocked up on armour plates, the AK47 will shred through them.

Warzone Pelington 703 loadout best

Pelington 706 and Bullfrog Warzone loadout

The Cold War sniper rifle has established itself as one of the best for aggressive players thanks to its quick aim down sights speed. The Pelington 706 is unlikely to receive a nerf any time soon as it’s a well balanced weapon – your time spent learning how to use this weapon won’t go to waste… until something better comes along. Here’s a peek at our best Warzone Pelington 706 loadout.

  • 26.5” Tiger Team
  • Raider Pad
  • Infiltrator Grip
  • Fast Loader
  • Airborne Elastic Wrap

The Bullfrog is surprisingly lethal thanks to its impressive magazine size which rivals some of the best LMGs in the game. We’ve paired the Bullfrog alongside the Pelington so you can cover enemies from a distance and up close.

  • GRU Suppressor
  • 6.7” VDV Reinforced
  • Stanag 85 Rnd
  • No Stock
  • GRU 5mw Laser Sight

Use this loadout if you want the freedom of using your sniper rifle anywhere on the map, while having the flexibility to comfortably take enemies down at close range.

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. Season 5 Reloaded also introduced a cool new easter egg the Warzone red doors – read our guide to find out what changed.

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