Best Warzone loadout drops: the best class setups for Call of Duty Warzone

Best Warzone loadout for Call of Duty

Looking for the best Warzone loadout to secure the win in the new Call of Duty battle royale? Warzone has only been out for a short while but already it’s clear that the best way to secure a win is to create a custom loadout and grab it in-match via the Warzone Buy Stations and loadout drop option.

In case you’re new to Warzone and are just getting to grips with some of its curious additions – like the Gulag respawn mechanic – then loadout drops are a way of using your create-a-class setups from multiplayer in Warzone. Purchasing one of these will let you drop in your very own custom loadout almost instantaneously, meaning you can go from having a couple of common rarity weapons and some tactical gear to boasting two custom primary weapons of your choice, your favourite equipement, and even perks.

However, weapon balancing is very different in Warzone than it is in multiplayer, and your choice of perks, gadgets, and primaries will not translate perfectly to Warzone’s demands. We’ve earned a few wins already and are pretty confident that we have a well-balanced best Warzone loadout drop to help you secure your first W.

Best Warzone loadout

Here are the best Warzone loadout drops from the best Warzone guns and attachments, to equipment and perks:

Grau 5.56 and Akimbo .357

Grau 5.56

The Grau 5.56 may not be one of the best assault rifles for Warzone in terms of raw time to kill stats, but it’s incredible accuracy between mid and long range makes it a superb primary for your loadout.

Monolithic Suppressor
FFS 20.8″ Nexus
Commando Foregrip
60 Round Mags
F-TAC R-89 Rubber

.357

This pistol wouldn’t normally make the cut, however the addition of Akimbo to pistols has really brought them into the meta. In the case of the .357, Akimbo mixed with the Snake Shot mod turns this sidearm into a devastatingly powerful close-range shotgun.

.357 Long
Lightweight Trigger
Snake Shot
Akimbo
5mW Laser

Perks

Tracker
Ghost
Amped

Equipment

Molotov Cocktail
Heartbeat Sensor

This Warzone loadout means you’re extremely effective at all but extremely long distances. The .357 build we’ve detailed above will take some grinding to fully unlock but it’s one of the fastest time to kill weapons in Warzone, with four shots to down, which works out as two shots with Akimbo. The laser sight means you barely have to aim either, making this a superb weapon choice for rushing enemies in close-quarters.

The Grau 5.56 seems to be increasing in popularity despite it lacking the damage of other assault rifles. If you can track a target and can’t be fussed with recoil then the Grau 5.56 is basically a laser beam. This class will suit fast and aggressive players who don’t want to give their opponents any breathing space.

Sniper and SMG loadout drop

ARX-50

In terms of attachments, you really want to gear this towards fast aim down sights times and higher muzzle velocity to help combat bullet travel time. The thermal scope is great for identifying targets you wouldn’t normally spot and is especially handy for scouting out remote locations.

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So why not the HDR? The HDR is best for long-range engagements as it’s bullet velocity is much faster, meaning you need to lead targets less and your shot will connect faster. However, the ARX-50 has a much, much faster cycle rate, making it the better option for prolonged sniper battles.

Singuard Arms Pro
Tac Laser
Singuard Arms Assassin
Stippled Grip Tape
Thermal Sniper Scope

MP5

Great for close-range, but only capable of taking down a single fully-armoured enemy with each clip.

Subsonic Integral
Tac Laser
Forge Tsc Ultralight
Stippled Grip Tape
10mm Auto 30-Round

Perks

Quick Fix
Overkill
Battle Hardened

Equipment

Molotov Cocktail
Heartbeat Sensor

The basic idea behind this class is to ensure you’re effective at all ranges with the best SMG and sniper rifle in the game. The Proximity Mine is ridiculously effective at locking down corridors, staircases, and doorways in buildings – plus, nobody ever looks for them in Warzone. Finally, the Gas Grenade is really handy for stunning and slowing enemies so you can make an aggressive play.

One thing to note, the MP5 is fantastic at shredding enemies in 1v1 fights, but you won’t be able to take down more than a single armoured enemy before having to reload. That’s why we equip the Molotov Cocktail, so you can throw it down after securing the initial frag and buy yourself enough time to reload, re-armour, and go for the second or third kill.

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AR and Sniper loadout drop

M4A1

Nifty for mid to far ranges as the Monolithic Suppressor adds both range and damage

Monolithic Suppressor
Stock M16 grenadier
Forge FTAC CQS
60 round mags
Stippled Grip Tape

HDR

Once you have this one up and running, you’ll have a powerful sniper that excels in extremely long ranges

Tactical Suppressor
26.9″ HDR Pro barrel
Thermal Sniper Scope
FTAC Champion
7 Round Mags

PERKS

Cold-Blooded
Overkill
Tracker

EQUIPMENT

Molotov Cocktail
Smoke Grenade

These three perks are quite a nifty trio to roll with as they suit most situations. Cold-Blooded makes it easier to sneak around as you’ll be undetectable by AI targeting systems and thermal optics. Overkill lets you carry two primary weapons, and Tracker allows you to follow enemy footsteps, which is great for battling in buildings. Your grenades offer versatility, too, allowing you to damage or escape – whatever the situation calls for.

You’ll want another loadout with Ghost as the second perk, so you can grab that near the endgame, if only to swap back to these weapons. The HDR is definitely better for landing long range shots than the ARX-50, and this build leans into that with the 26.9″ HDR Pro barrel, which effectively turns this into a hitscan weapon.

AUG and sniper Loadout Drop

AUG

Not only does this one shred at short ranges, but using 5.56 NATO 60-Round means you’ve got enough high-damage rounds to wipe more than one armoured enemy without having to reload.

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The NATO rounds don’t actually change your ammo type to AR either, so if you need to switch your secondary gun out to an AR then you’ve still got a nice, diverse loot pool.

Monolithic Suppressor
407mm extended
FORGE TAC CQB Comb
5.56 NATO 60-Round
Stippled Grip Tape

HDR

Much like before, this is a handy sniper to have at your side due to its proficiency at range. Paired with the Thermal Sniper Scope, it makes scouting out foes that much easier, especially if you want to check you’re not wandering into a busy area.

Monolithic Suppressor
26.9″ HDR Pro barrel
Thermal Sniper Scope
FTAC Champion
7 Round Mags

PERKS

Cold-Blooded
Overkill
Tracker

EQUIPMENT

Semtex
Stun Grenade

This set-up works a lot like the one before it, the key difference being that you have a weapon that’ll allow you to play more aggressively. Having two builds like this in your back pocket can be quite handy, as it means you can swap between them depending on how you’re feeling in-game. The stuns are particularly important if you plan on pushing you’re enemies.

best warzone class

Shroud’s Oden & Kar98k loadout

Oden

The Oden is hard to hit with and it takes some time getting used to its sluggish rate of fire, but it hits like a Mike Tyson right uppercut.

Oden Factory 810mm
GI Mini Reflex
Sleight of Hand
Stippled Grip Tape
Commando Foregrip

Kar98k

The quickest bolt-action sniper rifle that’s not technically a sniper rifle. The Kar98k won’t hit quite as hard as its pals, the HDR and ARX-50, but if you can hit your headshots it’s one of the most deadly mid to long-range weapons in Warzone.

Singuard Custom 21.2″
4.0x Flip Hybrid
Hollow Stock Mod
Rubberized Grip Tape
Sleight of Hand

Perks

Cold Blooded
Overkill
Amped

Equipment

Molotov Cocktail
Stun Grenade

If you’re going to emulate any gamer’s Warzone class then there are few better to copy than Shroud. His loadout drop differs substantially, but certainly appears to get the job done.

We’ve opted for a suitably aggressive third perk – Amped lets you swap weapons faster, which is great for aggro players. Likewise, the Molotov is great for finishing downed enemies and blocking off escape routes. Finally, if you push a lot, the stun is essential.

SKS in Warzone

SKS and Renetti loadout

SKS

The SKS is phenomenal at breaking armour from long-range, but is just as capable at downing enemies at mid-range. It’s easy to use, has plenty of rounds in the mag, and does a lot of damage for a semi-auto rifle.

Lightweight Suppressor
FTAC Landmark
VLK 3.0x Optic
30 Round Mags
Commando Foregrip

Renetti

Pistols don’t tend to do well in Warzone becasue of the very long distances, they also lack the DPS output to serve as decent close-quarters guns. However, the new Renetti is arguably the most lethal close-range weapon in the game right now thanks to Akimbo and burst-fire.

Akimbo
XRK Speed Grip
5mW Laser
27 Round Mags
Mk3 Burst Mod

PERKS

Cold Blooded
Ghost
Amped

EQUIPMENT

Molotov Cocktail
Stun Grenade

Season 3’s additions all rolled into one very powerful Warzone loadout. This setup will be best used by players who are highly mobile and want to keep pushing enemies no matter the situation. The clutch potential of the Akimbo Renetti build mixed with SKS’ versatility is a beautiful and distinct combo.

And there you have it, the best Warzone loadout drops. We’re always tinkering with more builds, so we’ll be sure to update this if we come across any more set-ups that are worth your while. In the meantime, go get some!