Our most effective weapons in Warzone 2 cover a variety of categories, such as assault rifles, submachine guns, light machine guns, and more . Among the most prominent weapons are the M4, Fennec 45 and RPK. Although the meta of the game changes over time, there is a basic set of weapons that are always a good choice.
Generally, the meta favors weapons with effective range and fast kill times, although it can be difficult to achieve both at the same time. The choice of weapon also depends on your playstyle: for example, the Fennec 45 is very lethal, but works best at close range, so there's no point in using it in mid- to long-range combat in Warzone 2 (even if you're determined to fight with an SMG in this range, the FSS Hurricane is a good option).
In Warzone 2, the best weapon will largely depend on your playstyle, so it's important that you think carefully about how you play Modern Warfare 2 to determine which is the best option for you. To help you in this task, we present a selection of good options in general and the best weapon in each category. If you want to plan your game strategy, we also have some ideas for putting together the best Warzone 2 loadouts in Modern Warfare 2.
Warzone 2 best weapons list
Currently, these are the weapons we consider the best in Warzone 2 and Modern Warfare 2:
- rkg (LMG)
- FSS Hurricane (SMG)
- M4 (assault rifle)
- Fennec 45 (SMG)
- TAQ-56 (assault rifle)
- Quimera (assault rifle)
- Vaznev-9K (SMG)
- SP-R 208 (sniper rifle)
- SIGNAL 50 (sniper rifle)
Best assault rifles
Here is a list of the best assault rifles in Warzone 2 and Modern Warfare 2 right now:
- M4 (You can check out our best loadouts for M4 in Warzone 2 and Modern Warfare 2)
- TAQ-56 (unlockable at level 20 and you can check out our best TAQ-56 loadout in Warzone 2 and Modern Warfare 2 once you get it)
- Chimera (You can check out our best Warzone 2 loadouts for the Chimera for more on this weapon)
- lachmann-556 (Unlock by raising Lachmann-762 to level 13)
- STB556 (Unlocks at level 41)
- M16 (Unlock by raising 556 Icarus to level 13)
- Kastov-74U (Unlock by raising Kastov 545 to level 13)
- Kastov 545 (Unlock by raising Kastov 762 to level 10)
In Warzone 2, assault rifles are usually more effective at mid-range, although options like the M4 and M16 can reach longer distances with good control . However, the Chimera is an exception in that with the right accessories it can deliver SMG-like performance at short ranges.
Here is a list of the best LMG weapons in Warzone 2 and Modern Warfare 2:
- RPK (Unlocked by leveling Kastov 762 to level 16. You can check out our best RPK loadout in Warzone 2 to get the most out of it)
- RAAL MG (can be unlocked at level 25)
- Sakin MG38
- HCR 56 (Unlock by raising STB 556 to level 20)
- RAPP H. (Unlock by raising Lachmann-556 to level 16)
- 556 Icarus (Unlock by upgrading M4 to level 13)
LMGs are usually more effective at longer ranges , especially if fired with good recoil control. The main focus is usually distance and damage, and the RPK's ability to control recoil makes it a good choice for this playground.
These are some of the best options for SMGs in Warzone 2 and Modern Warfare 2:
- FSS Hurricane (Unlocks by raising the M4 to level 13. Although it takes a while to unlock, check out our best FSS Hurricane loadouts in Modern Warfare 2 and Warzone 2 for more on its use)
- Fennec 45 (unlocks on MR 38, check out the best Fennec 45 loadouts in Warzone 2 in Modern Warfare 2 to get the most out of it)
- Vaznev-9K (Unlock by leveling Kastov-74U to level 15)
- Lachmann sub (Unlock by raising Lachmann-556 to level 12)
- MX9 (Unlock by raising STB 556 to level 13)
- minibak (Unlock by leveling Vaznev-9K to level 14)
- PDSW 528 (unlocked at MR 5)
When it comes to SMGs, it's important to remember that their specialty is close range combat and rapid drops. So you only need to pick one if your strategy is to rush positions.
El Fennec 45, Vaznev-9K and PDSW 528 are ideal for getting close to the enemy and taking them down before he has a chance to attack. I personally like the Hurricane as it is a combination AR/SMG and has good accuracy at medium distances with controlled bursts.
best battle rifles
Combat rifles are designed to deal increased damage and have a slower semi-automatic rate of fire. If you have the precision to hit accurate and fast shots, you can absolutely dominate mid and long distances. If you manage to hold the trigger and get the necessary hits, this type of weapon can be very devastating.
- SO-14 (Unlocked by raising EBR-14 to level 12)
- V-TAC (Unlock by raising TAQ-56 to level 11)
- FTAC Recon (Unlocked by raising M4 to level 13)
The battle rifles allow for slower semi-auto fire rates and increased damage , making them excellent options for medium to long range combat. The accuracy and ability to fire fast and accurate shots is essential to dominate with these weapons. With the right skill, they can be very effective in finishing off your opponents.
Best sniper rifles
Marksman rifles are perfect for eliminating targets at long range. Here are some options:
- SA-B50 (Unlocked by leveling the SP-R 208 to level 13. Check out our best SA-B 50 builds in Modern Warfare 2 and Warzone 2)
- SP-R 208 (unlocked in MR 7)
- Lockwood MK2 (unlocks in MR 28)
- LM-S (unlocked by raising Lachmann-762 to level 17)
- TAQ-M (unlocked by raising TAQ-56 to level 20)
Best sniper rifles
The sniper rifles in Warzone 2 and Modern Warfare 2 focus on precision. Although they are slow to fire, they deal massive damage, so if you want to play from a distance and can make every shot count, this is the class to choose.
- LW3 Tundra
- HDR (unlocked at MR 12)
- M82 (Unlock by leveling Pelington 703 to level 16)
- ZRG 20mm (Unlocked in Season 2)
The best shotguns
Shotguns in Warzone 2 and Modern Warfare 2 are all about close combat. They are ideal for closing the distance and killing in tight spaces , but unlike SMGs, these have slow fire rates and high damage, so choose wisely when you want to clear a room.
- Bryson 800 Expedite 12 (unlocked when you reach MR 9)
- Lockwood 300 (unlocked when you reach MR 36)
- Bryson 890 (Unlock by raising Bryson 800 to level 16)
The best guns
Although usually used as a secondary weapon , pistols in Warzone 2 and Modern Warfare 2 have great utility at close range , as they can have high rates of fire and deal significant damage. The P890 is a good starter option, and Akimbo loaders are still a popular choice. In addition to the P890, here are some other pistols you might want to consider:
- 50 GS (unlocked at MR 13)
- X16 (unlocked at MR 21)
- Renetti (unlocked at MR 27)
- M19 (unlocked at MR 40)
- X13 car (unlocked by leveling X12 to lvl 10)
The best rocket launchers
The rocket launcher is useful in the multiplayer mode of Modern Warfare, especially in big games like Ground War and Invasion. They usually have large groups of enemies and vehicles. However, they are less important in Warzone.
- STRELA-P BATTERY (unlocked at MR 14)
- JOKER (unlocked at MR 24)
- RPG-7 (unlocked at MR 32)
Best melee weapon
- ballistic shield (unlocked as a primary weapon in MR 37)
- Tactical Knife (unlocked as a secondary weapon in MR 17)
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