Best Warzone 2.0 meta classes and loadouts, explained

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Choosing your loadout is easier said than done

The flexibility of Call of Duty Warzone 2.0 means that players are sometimes overwhelmed with choice. Even with the removal of all previous Warzone weapons, there are almost too many to handle. This makes selecting the best Warzone 2.0 meta classes tricky, especially when you have several weapons with almost the same name.

Best Warzone 2.0 weapons

Before diving into the best attachments for your loadouts, you first need to know the best weapons in Warzone 2.0. These are the guns that dominate their categories, offering the best damage, range, and headshot multiplier.

Below, you’ll find the weapons you should always consider when creating your class, which isn’t immediately available to you in matches:

  • M4: The default assault rifle in Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 2 is one of the finest for Warzone 2.0.
  • RPK: By far, the best light machine gun you’ll find in battle royale.
  • Kastov-74u: This all-around AR is solid at close to mid-range.
  • Kastov 762: While challenging to control, it is the most dominant long-range AR in the right hands.
  • TAQ-V: This marksman rifle is better than some snipers at long-range engagements.
  • Signal 50: Speedy and strong, this is the best sniper you’ll find right now.
  • Fennec 45: The Fennec 45 is swift and deadly at close-range, with unmatched firepower.
  • Lachmann Sub: Decently fast at close-range, the Lachmann Sub has utility in solid mid-range power, too.

Once you have the weapon in mind you want to use, then it is time to build out your loadout. This is where it gets problematic since each gun can only have up to five attachments. Each attachment weighs heavily on the gun with both pros and cons you need to consider, so you have to choose wisely.

Best Warzone 2.0 loadouts for assault rifle and LMG fans

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The assault rifles and light machine guns are the bread-and-butter of Warzone 2.0. They dominate at mid-range, making them suitable for most engagements. Anyone just starting out in battle royale should begin here with these best assault rifle and LMG Warzone 2.0 classes. These are the five attachments you should use for these guns.

M4 Warzone 2.0 class

  • Barrel: Hightower 20” Barrel
  • Underbarrel: FTAC Ripper 56
  • Optic: All optics are preference-based. Aim OP-V4 or Cronen Mini Pro are recommended.
  • Muzzle: FSS Covert V
  • Magazine: 45 Round Mag

RPK class

  • Rear Grip: Demo-X2 Grip
  • Underbarrel: FTAC Ripper 56
  • Optic: VLK 4.0 or Aim OP-V4
  • Muzzle: ZLR Talon 5
  • Ammo: 7.62 High Velocity

Kastov 762 class

  • Barrel: KAS-10 584MM
  • Underbarrel: FTAC Ripper 56
  • Optic: Cronen Mini Pro or trade for 7.62 High Velocity ammo.
  • Muzzle: Polarfire-S
  • Magazine: 40 Round Mag

Kastov 74-u class

  • Barrel: BR209 Barrel
  • Rear Grip: Demo X-2 Grip
  • Underbarrel: FSS Sharkfin 90
  • Magazine: 45 Round Mag
  • Ammo: 5.45 High Velocity

Best sniper loadout

Snipers are for the fans of setting up on a perch, and one-hit killing enemies from afar. Here are two vastly different classes for snipers that are the best for those long-range players. If you want a smoother battle rifle with a nice mix between an AR and a sniper, go with the TAQ-V.

On the other hand, if you prefer a more traditional sniping experience, the Signal 50 is the way to go. It is a swift sniper that can pop shots in quick succession, letting you finish off foes rather easily, even if you miss the first shot.

TAQ-V class

  • Barrel: 18” Precision 6 Barrel
  • Underbarrel: FTAC Ripper 56
  • Optic: Aim OP-V4 or SZ-Recharge DX
  • Muzzle: ZLR Talon 5
  • Magazine: 50 Round Drum

Signal 50 class

  • Laser: FSS OLE-V
  • Rear Grip: SA Finesse Grip
  • Stock: SO Inline Stock
  • Muzzle: Bruen L40 Kobra
  • Ammo: .50 Cal High Velocity Ammunition

Best SMG loadout

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Submachine guns are the fastest-firing close-range weapons you’ll find in battle royale. The Fennec is my choice for my secondary weapon in matches, due to its unmatched fire rate. However, the Lachmann Sub is a solid all-around SMG with the ability to deal solid damage in both interior and exterior locations.

Fennec 45 class

  • Underbarrel: FSS Sharkfin 90
  • Stock: FTAC Locktight
  • Muzzle: XTEN Razor Comp
  • Magazine: Fennec Mag 45
  • Ammo: .45 Auto Frangible

Lachmann Sub class

  • Barrel: FTAC M-Sub 12”
  • Underbarrel: Phase-3 Grip
  • Rear Grip: Lachmann TCG-10
  • Muzzle: XTEN RR-40
  • Magazine: 9mm 40 Round Mag

When I hop into Warzone 2.0, I run an AR for mid-range fights and a sub for close-up battles. I run the above Kastov-74u build since I prefer its versatility in nearly all scenarios. When in a pinch, it is dominant in mid-range or close up, almost keeping toe-to-toe with SMGs. I use the Fennec 45 for my secondary weapon, often found in weapon lockers, as it is the quickest eliminator in buildings.

Cody Perez