Call of Duty: Warzone best loadouts and attachments for all playstyles, from close-range to snipers

From the MP5 to long-range hitters such as HDR and AX-50.

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 for a variety of playstyles.

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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If you're looking for individual weapon choices, our Modern Warfare best guns page can help.

Call of Duty 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.

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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 $10,000 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.

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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.

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With that out of the way, here's our range of best loadout recommendations for Call of Duty Warzone:

Call of Duty Warzone best general loadout: M4A1 loadout, attachments and perks recommendations

  • Primary Weapon: M4A1
  • M4A1 attachments: Stock M16 Grenadier (Barrel), Thermal Hybrid (Optic), M-16 Stock (Stock), 50 Round Mags (Ammunition), Rubberized Grip Tape (Rear Grip)
  • Secondary Weapon: 725
  • 725 attachments: Tempus Smooth Bore (Barrel), Aim-Op Reflex Sight (Optic), Chronen Pro Light (Stock), Merc Foregrip (Underbarrel), FMJ (Perk)
  • 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 in the game (and that applies to Modern Warfare's multiplayer too - as discussed in our best guns page).

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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.

Call of Duty Warzone best sniper loadout: AX-50 loadout, attachments and perks recommendations

  • Primary Weapon: AX-50
  • AX-50 attachments: Compensator (Muzzle), 32.0 Factory Barrel (Barrel), Thermal Dual Power Scope (Optic), Singuard Arms Assassin (Stock), Presence of Mind (Perk)
  • Secondary Weapon: 725
  • 725 attachments: Tempus Smooth Bore (Barrel), Aim-Op Reflex Sight (Optic), Chronen Pro Light (Stock), Merc Foregrip (Underbarrel), FMJ (Perk)
  • 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.

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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.

Call of Duty Warzone best extreme-range loadout: HDR loadout, attachments and perk recommendations

  • Primary Weapon: HDR
  • HDR attachments: Compensator (Muzzle) 26.9 HDR Pro (Barrel), Thermal Dual Power Scope (Optic), FTAC Champion (Stock), Presence of Mind (Perk)
  • Secondary Weapon: Renetti
  • Renetti attachments: Mk3 Burst (Barrel), 5mW Laser(Laser), Lightweight Trigger (Trigger Action), XRK Speed Grip (Rear Grip), Akimbo (Perk)
  • Perks: Double Time, Ghost, Tracker
  • Lethal: Claymore
  • Tactical: Decoy Grenade

Maybe the AX-50 isn't for you but you still want to fight at range. Well, how about going down the HDR route? With an impressive stopping power, you'll have no issues taking out targets at range with this loadout.

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Plus, the addition of Ghost means you'll be that little bit harder to spot too, which is good since this build really isn't about mobility.

If somebody does get close, then you can rest assured that Renetti with the 3-round burst fire is astounding, but it's even better when you're holding two at the same time. It's unstable but very powerful in close-quarters.

Call of Duty Warzone best close-range loadout 1: MP5 loadout attachments and perks recommendations

  • Primary Weapon: MP5
  • MP5 attachments: FFS Mini (Barrel), FFS Close Quarters Stock (Stock), Tactical Foregrip (Underbarrel), Rubberized Grip Tape (Rear Grip), Sleight of Hand (Perk)
  • Secondary Weapon: M4A1
  • M4A1 attachments: Stock M16 Grenadier (Barrel), Thermal Hybrid (Optic), M-16 Stock (Stock), 50 Round Mags (Ammunition), Rubberized Grip Tape (Rear Grip)
  • Perks: Double Time, High Alert, 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.

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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.


The latest development in Call of Duty: Modern Warfare's battle royale mode, Warzone, is the ability to explore Bunkers. Get started with our early list of 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.


Call of Duty Warzone best close-range loadout 2: MP7 loadout, attachments and perks recommendations

  • Primary Weapon: MP7
  • MP7 attachments: FSS RECON (Barrel), 5mW Laser (Laser), FFS Close Quarter Stock (Stock), Rubberized Grip Tape (Rear Grip), Sleight of Hand (Perk)
  • Secondary Weapon: RPG-7
  • Perks: Double Time, High Alert, Battle Hardened
  • Lethal: Molotov Cocktail
  • Tactical: Heartbeat Sensor

Another close-range option is this loadout all around then MP7. Keep in mind that the MP7 is a little less versatile than the MP5, so this build is all about fighting when you're so close you'll be worried about the enemy smelling you.

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The aim is the same as above, but just a little more aggressive. As such, you need to be slightly more aware of what's going on, which is why you've now got High Alert. Rather than using a pistol as your secondary, we've opted to give you an explosive payoff instead, which should help rack up a couple of kills from far away.

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