Loadouts play an integral part of the Call of Duty: Warzone experience, especially in comparison to the many other battle royales now out here in the wild.
You'll need a few tips if you want to rise to the top of the leaderboards. To help you out, we've put together some of the best Call of Duty Warzone loadouts for you to play with. They say a bad workman blames his tools, so it's probably best to use the right ones in the first place.
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Warzone loadouts explained: what are loadouts and how do they work?
Loadouts are something that many veteran Call of Duty players will be used to. In normal multiplayer, they determine your equipment, and you can have multiple custom loadouts to allow you to choose whatever suits the level. In Warzone though, they're a little different.
With it being a battle royale mode, you don't get to start off with these loadouts though. Instead, you need to hunt around for cash first, once you've got a cool $6,000 on you, head to a Buy Station. After you've purchased the Loadout Drop Marker, you just have to find a quiet place to put it. Once it lands, you'll be able to choose which of your loadouts you want.
Just remember to set them up beforehand in the multiplayer menus for the best results, otherwise you'll only be able to choose from the default presets.
The Best Call of Duty Warzone Loadouts
We've put together a list of our picks for the best Call of Duty Warzone loadouts for you just below. Naturally, it follows a lot of the same logic as our best Call of Duty Modern Warfare weapons guide, which means a generous sprinkling of the Overkill perk and the M4A1. Set each of these up before you jump into Warzone and you'll be ready for anything.
The best general loadout for Call of Duty: Warzone
- Primary Weapon: M4A1
- Secondary Weapon: 725
- Perks: EOD, Overkill, Tracker
- Lethal: Frag Grenade
- Tactical: Flash Grenade
This is the best shout if you want to be ready for anything. Your main weapon is the M4A1, otherwise known as the most reliable gun in the game. This will allow you to have the upper hand in nearly any combat situation, but to make sure you're still at your best at close-range as well, you're going to be using the 725 Shotgun as your back up. On top of this, you've got reduced damage from explosives and fire from EOD, and the ability to follow enemies with Tracker. If all else fails, you can always use your Flash Grenade to stun the enemy, then your Frag Grenade to finish them off.
The best long-range loadout for Call of Duty: Warzone
- Primary Weapon: AX-50
- Secondary Weapon: 725
- Perks: Double Time, Overkill, Tracker
- Lethal: Claymore
- Tactical: Decoy Grenade
If you prefer not to see the whites of your enemy's eyes, then the long-range loadout should be perfect for you. You'll be running around with the AX-50 as your main weapon this time, and while you do have the 725 as back up again, your main aim is to never have to use it. Your perks allow for better running and crouch walking thanks to Double Time, and you can use the Decoy Grenade if you hear that someone is a little too close for comfort, or just use a Claymore to protect your rear. Keep in mind that you'll probably need to swap the AX-50 out if you reach the final circle to stand a good chance, but you'll get superb bragging rights if you can kill with it in close-quarters.
Call of Duty's battle royale mode, Warzone, is here. Get started with our early list of 19 Call of Duty: Warzone tips and tricks, or get to grips with the play area itself in our guide to the Warzone map. Or, familiarise yourself with the best Warzone loadouts, the best Warzone perks, how the Warzone Gulag works and how to get money in Plunder, too.
The best close-range loadout for Call of Duty: Warzone
- Primary Weapon: MP5
- Secondary Weapon: M4A1
- Perks: Double Time, Overkill, Battle Hardened
- Lethal: Molotov Cocktail
- Tactical: Heartbeat Sensor
Speaking of close-quarters fighting, this is the one for you if you like to chase your prey around and fight at arm's length. The MP5 allows for an excellent time to kill as well as being a good way of laying down covering fire in a pinch, and you've always got the trust M4A1 in your pocket for when you have to shoot someone over a longer distance. On top of that, the Battle Hardened perk allows you to resist stunning effects too. Plus, the Heartbeat Sensor will help you keep eyes on your targets, and you can close off potential escape roots using the Molotov Cocktail too. There is no greater flex than letting someone know there's nowhere to run.