All Warzone 2.0 perk packages, ranked

Perks make or break a loadout

Perks return in Call of Duty Warzone 2.0 as a means of enhancing your loadout. They can make or break a match, if you have the right perks that match your style. That said, there are some Warzone 2.0 perk packages that are leaps and bounds better than the rest.

Best Warzone 2.0 perk packages, ranked

When it comes to the best Warzone 2.0 perk packages, there are eight in total. These are the preset perks you can select in the game, and they all include two base perks that are available at the start of the match.

There is also a bonus perk that becomes available shortly into the match and a final ultimate perk that is drastically more powerful than the rest. However, unlocking it takes surviving until well into the match.

If you carefully pick your perk package correctly to match your playstyle, you can do significantly better in fights. But figuring out which works for you is sometimes a bit of trial-and-error. Fortunately, you can find all eight perk packages ranked below to help you out.

8. Commando

The Commando perk package contains the following perks:

  • Base perks: Scavenger, Strong Arm
  • Bonus perk: Fast Hands
  • Ultimate perk: High Alert

The main issue with the Commando perk package is that there are several loadouts further below that do what it does but better. Sure, this is a decent class that can quickly switch weapons and know when an enemy is looking at them, but the two base perks are among the weakest in their categories.

Being able to pick up ammo and extra shield plates from enemies is alright, but you don’t necessarily need this given the plethora of ammo in the game. Plus, Strong Arm is easily the worst perk in the battle royale game as the indicator is useless once you get some grenade-throwing practice in.

7. Sentinel

  • Base perks: Battle Hardened, Bomb Squad
  • Bonus perk: Cold-Blooded
  • Ultimate perk: Quickfix

Sentinel is by no means a bad perk package, but rather a niche one. Only a small group of players would do best with this package, so it’s worth checking out, at the very least. In general, Sentinel is for the fastest and most aggressive players around. Battle Hardened and Bomb Squad will protect you from most grenades, letting you blast around the battlefield at lightning speeds.

On the other hand, Cold-Blooded will keep you safe from other equipment. Quickfix is the worst ultimate perk but the other three carry it. If you are someone who likes to run and gun nonstop, going for the most kills, this is the package for you. If that’s not you, though, you should certainly look elsewhere.

6. Warden

  • Base perks: Double Time, Strong Arm
  • Bonus perk: Fast Hands
  • Ultimate perk: Quickfix

Double Time is among the best base perks, while Fast Hands is a tremendous bonus perk. Put the two together, along with the other two perks, and you have a somewhat less aggressive version of Sentinel. But it is also a safer one, letting you switch weapons on short notice and react instantly. This is a solid starting perk package class, too.

5. Vanguard

  • Base perks: Double Time, Bomb Squad
  • Bonus perk: Resupply
  • Ultimate perk: High Alert

Vanguard is the best balance of aggressive but in a smart way. You have Double Time and Bomb Squad to let you run at enemies, but in a slightly protected way. But then you can still get more equipment over time, which most other classes can’t do, and you still have the benefit of knowing when someone is about to fire at you.

Vanguard is among the three classes that I try to run, but it’s not necessarily my first pick as you’ll see below.

4. Scout

  • Base perks: Scavenger, Strong Arm
  • Bonus perk: Focus
  • Ultimate perk: Ghost

To be clear from the start, Scout has a knock against it for the poor Scavenger and Strong Arm combo. That said, Focus and Ghost more than make up for this problem. This is one of the two quintessential sniping perk packages. While it isn’t the best of the two, it is worth considering for the powerful Ghost ultimate perk, which is the best of its category.

3. Specter

  • Base perks: Double Time, Tracker
  • Bonus perk: Spotter
  • Ultimate perk: Ghost

Specter is the class you’ll see me running the most in solo matches. It is a cut above the previous packages mentioned on this list. Double Time and Tracker are two of the best base perks on their own. But then you have Spotter, which is so useful for marking targets for your teammates and yourself.

But the real star here is Ghost, which ties everything together. Specter is the quintessential lone wolf package. You can use this well in solo matches or as a proper scout who runs ahead of the rest of the team to gain information.

2. Recon

  • Base perks: Double Time, Tracker
  • Bonus perk: Focus
  • Ultimate perk: Birdseye

If you are a sniper in Warzone 2.0, Recon is likely the perk package for you. Focus is already a requirement for snipers but then you have the once again wonderful duo of Double Time and Tracker. What truly sets this apart, though, is the wonderful Birdseye that is almost broken since you’ll see enemies nearly every time someone uses a UAV.

It is for this reason alone that even non-snipers can benefit from this package. There should be one Recon on every team.

1. Weapon Specialist

  • Base perks: Overkill, Strong Arm
  • Bonus perk: Spotter
  • Ultimate perk: Survivor

At the end of the day, the best overall perk package is none other than Weapon Specialist. This is the best starting class and the most balanced on this list. Spotter is solid for seeing opponents, while Survivor will ensure you get revived more easily.

But the real star here is Overkill. Being able to carry two primary weapons that you’ve fully customized is essential for success. Unless you’re a sniper, there is no better perk package to use.

Can you customize your perk package in Warzone 2.0?

Why perk packages are so important is the fact that you aren’t allowed to fully customize your perk packages in Warzone 2.0. Despite having this option in Modern Warfare 2, you are stuck with the preset options. So, if you don’t like any of them, you’re sore out of luck.

What you can do, though, is at least customize the equipment and weapons you have. Just make sure to match the rest of your loadout to the right perk package, like running Recon if you have a sniper rifle.

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