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Best Warzone 2 loadout drops for Season 2

Best Warzone 2 RPK loadout: side view of the LMG with no attachments in the Gunsmith menu


The best Warzone 2 loadout drops have been officially confirmed, giving players access to their custom setups built in Modern Warfare 2. When the devs first revealed Warzone 2 back in September, players weren’t able to acquire entire loadouts from ‘The Shop’, Warzone’s new buy stations. Instead, the shop featured the option to purchase custom weapons for a flat fee, but this decision has been reverted and loadout drops are back once more.

Warzone 2 loadout drops contain both primary and secondary weapons, tactical and lethal equipment, as well as a Warzone 2 perks package. Using the create-a-class system in Warzone 2, you can utilise your favourite loadouts on Al Mazrah. Once you call in a loadout drop in the free PC game, you need to keep an eye out for any flankers who may be on the lookout to take your hard-earned reward.

Best Warzone 2 loadout

Here are the best Warzone 2 loadout drops featuring meta weapons, equipment, and perks:

  • RPK & Fennec 45
  • SP-R 208 & Kastov 74u
  • Lachmann 556 & FSS Hurricane
  • RAAL MG & Vaznev 9K
  • TAQ-56 & Lachmann Sub
  • STB-556 & Lockwood 300
  • M4 & MP5 Lachmann Sub
  • Signal 50 & Kastov-74u

RPK and Fennec 45 Warzone 2 loadout

The RPK’s destructive power is lethal up close, but did you know you can extend the weapon’s damage range to long range with the right set of attachments? This makes the RPK extremely dangerous on Al Mazrah as you can delete enemies from across the map without having to worry about recoil. Alternatively, check out our best Warzone 2 RPK loadout if you find the build below to be too heavy in combat. Despite Warzone Season 2 bringing in a lot of balance changes, the RPK is the undisputed top dog right now.

  • Muzzle: ZLR Talon 5
  • Laser: FSS Ole-V Laser
  • Optic: AIM OP-V4
  • Stock: FT TAC-Elite Stock
  • Ammunition: 7.62 High Velocity

Best Warzone 2 SMGs: a Fennec 45 SMG stands on display

Due to the RPK’s weight, you’re going to want to use a lightweight SMG as your secondary weapon to deal with any close-range enemies. The Fennec 45 is the perfect sidearm as it can easily wipe out two soldiers in a single clip while providing you with a burst of pace if you need it. Opt for our best Warzone 2 Fennec 45 loadout if you want to improve your recoil control as much as you possibly can.

  • Muzzle: Lockshot KT85
  • Underbarrel: XTEN Drop Grip
  • Magazine: Fennec Mag 45
  • Laser: VLK LZR 7mW
  • Rear Grip: Rubber Grip

There’s an argument to be made that this is the best combination of weapons in Warzone 2, and honestly, it might just be. This build has no real weakness to it which is why these weapons have dominated the meta since season one began.

  • Tactical: Stun Grenade
  • Lethal: Semtex

Warzone 2 SP-R 208 loadout: side view of the marksman rifle without any attachments

SP-R 208 and Kastov 74u Warzone 2 loadout

Returning Warzone players are going to be thrilled to try out the SP-R 208, our Kar98k replacement. This bolt-action marksman rifle ticks all of the boxes needed to succeed in Warzone 2: one-shot kill potential, lightning-fast ADS speed, and clean iron sights to make picking off enemies so simple. The damage range on the best SP-R 208 loadout could be better, but as long as you try to keep enemies away at medium to long range, you should have no problems dominating with this rifle. If you’re partial to this weapon class, check out the best Warzone 2 marksman rifle.

  • Optic: SP-X 80 6.6X
  • Stock: ZRL T70 Pad Extension
  • Barrel: 12.5″ Carbon Barrel
  • Bolt: FSS ST87 Bolt
  • Comb: Aim-Assist 406

If you haven’t had the chance to use the Kastov 74u, you need to unlock this powerful assault rifle right away. Though it’s listed as an assault rifle, this weapon behaves like an SMG in every way. The best Kastov 74u loadout excels at close-range encounters, capable of eliminating multiple enemies in an instant.

  • Muzzle: Echoline GS-X Suppressor
  • Underbarrel: Lockgrip Precision-40
  • Laser: 4MW Laser Box
  • Optic: Cronen Mini Red Dot

This loadout is perfect for players who want the flexibility of playing as a mobile sniper while having the option to fight at close range if necessary. The Heartbeat Sensor should be highly effective on Al Mazrah due to the nature of the battle royale mode, surviving players are more likely to stay in safe zones rather than push aggressively. Use this to your advantage by hunting down unsuspecting enemies who are trying their best to avoid the circle collapse. Finally, you can’t go wrong with a Semtex grenade as your lethal equipment.

  • Tactical: Heartbeat Sensor
  • Lethal: Semtex

Best Warzone 2 Lachmann 556 loadout: the Lachmann 556 in the in-game gunsmithGunsmith

Lachmann 556 and FSS Hurricane Warzone 2 loadout

The Lachmann 556 is up there with the best Warzone 2 AR thanks to its flexibility to be customised for long-range battles. You won’t need to account for any recoil with our best Lachmann 556 loadout, and if you can land shots toward the enemy’s upper torso, you should have no problem taking down foes with stacked armour plates.

  • Muzzle: Forge-TAC Castle Compensator
  • Barrel: Lachmann Nova Barrel
  • Underbarrel: Forge-TAC Ripper 56
  • Optic: SZ Lonewolf Optic
  • Stock: LM-S Factory G79 Stock

We’re going to be running the FSS Hurricane alongside the Lachmann 556 to ensure we have a strong close-range weapon in our arsenal. Unlike the Lachmann 556, the FSS Hurricane gives you that extra bit of mobility to surprise any lurking enemies who are hunting for stragglers. Utilise our best FSS Hurricane loadout to eviscerate any opponents who try to get the jump on you.

  • Muzzle: XTEN Razor Comp
  • Underbarrel: Forge-TAC Ripper 56
  • Rear Grip: Sakin ZX Grip
  • Stock: Demo Quicksilver Collapsed
  • Optic: SZ Mini

We highly recommend using this loadout if you’re brand new to Warzone and you don’t want to faff around with learning recoil patterns. Pair this with a stun grenade to clear any rooms and a semtex grenade to blow up enemies lurking in the shadows.

  • Tactical: Stun Grenade
  • Lethal: Semtex

Best Warzone 2 RAAL MG loadout: a RAAL MG sits in display

RAAL MG and Vaznev 9K Warzone 2 loadout

Though the best Warzone 2 LMG isn’t the most popular weapon in the multiplayer game, LMGs can be extremely powerful in the right hands. When set up correctly, the best RAAL MG loadout combines its high rate of fire with bullet velocity and recoil control centric attachments to create a monster of a weapon. Don’t just take our word for it, this YouTuber also predicts the RAAL MG is going to create an LMG meta.

  • Underbarrel: Demo Narrow Grip
  • Muzzle: Cronen DM338
  • Barrel: EXG GULF-16 Barrel
  • Laser: FSS 0LE-V Laser
  • Stock: FSS Riot Stock

If the Vaznev-9K is half the weapon it is in Modern Warfare 2’s multiplayer modes, this gun is going to be a real threat in Warzone 2. The Vaznev-9K has the best mobility we’ve seen in an SMG so far – this makes it the perfect companion to the RAAL MG as you have a lightweight option available any time you enter a cramped building. Use our best Vaznev-9K loadout to get your hands on what may be considered the best Warzone 2 SMG.

  • Muzzle: Lockshot KT85
  • Rear Grip: True-Tac Grip
  • Stock: Otrezat Stock
  • Laser: Schlager PEQ Box IV
  • Ammunition: 9mm Hollow Point

The RAAL-MG is going to be troublesome in Warzone 2 as players haven’t seen what this weapon is capable of on a map as expansive as Al Mazrah. This loadouts is even better when playing in a duo or in a squad where you can provide suppression fire while your teammates focus on attacking from different angles. Finish off the loadout with a stun grenade and a molotov cocktail to flush people out from buildings.

  • Tactical: Stun Grenade
  • Lethal: Molotov Cocktail

Best Warzone 2 TAQ-56 loadout: a TAQ-56 assault rifle floats in mid air on display

TAQ-56 and Lachmann Sub Warzone 2 loadout

Check out the TAQ-56, otherwise known as the SCAR-L, to get your hands on a deadly assault rifle featuring a quick time-to-kill speed. The TAQ-56 can kill in just four shots, but you need to land all of your bullets in the upper torso area, otherwise things can get awkward. Use our best TAQ-56 loadout to try out a version of this assault rifle featuring additional recoil control and an improved damage range.

  • Muzzle: VLK Koloss Flash Hider
  • Barrel: 14.5” Tundra Pro Barrel
  • Laser: Schlager PEQ Box IV
  • Rear Grip: Demo Cleanshot Grip
  • Underbarrel: Edge-47 Grip

We had to pair the TAQ-56 with one of the best SMGs in Warzone, the Lachmann Sub, also known as the MP5. This weapon is so destructive up close thanks to its rapid fire rate, and you can customise it using the best MP5 loadout to reduce most of the recoil.

  • Muzzle: XTEN Razor Comp
  • Barrel: L38 Falcon 226mm Barrel
  • Underbarrel: VX Pineapple Vert Grip
  • Stock: No Stock
  • Optic: Cronen Mini Red Dot

Another excellent assault rifle and SMG combo, though returning Warzone players may prefer this setup as it rewards well aimed shots. Finish off the build with a stun grenade and semtex to give you everything you need to storm through buildings.

  • Tactical: Stun Grenade
  • Lethal: Semtex

The best Warzone 2 STB 556 loadout

STB-556 and Lockwood 300 Warzone 2 loadout

Do you enjoy running at full speed with an SMG in hand? You’ve got to try out our best STB-556 loadout to discover how much of a difference attachments can make. The STB-556 excels when you focus on improving the SMGs natural mobility and ADS stats. Once you’ve upgraded the STB-556, you can jump into battles and immediately start firing at your enemies without missing a step.

  • Barrel: 508mm Rear Guard
  • Underbarrel: Operator Foregrip
  • Muzzle: FTAC Castle Comp
  • Rear Grip: STIP-40 Grip
  • Optic: Cronen Mini Pro

There are plenty of locations on Al Mazrah where rival squads won’t want to be face-to-face with a shotgun. Shotguns are far from the most popular weapon Warzone 2 loadout type in Warzone, but the best Lockwood 300 loadout can be highly effective when used in the right scenarios. Try to stay in buildings to ensure fights occur at close range only.

  • Laser: Stovl Tac Laser
  • Stock: Heist Stock Mod
  • Barrel: 711mm Matuzek D50
  • Muzzle: Sakin DB107
  • Underbarrel: VX Pineapple

The Lockwood 300 is the perfect companion to the highly mobile STB-556 as this loadout combines mobility with pure strength. As long as you try to stay indoors to focus on close-range combat, you should have no problems taking out anyone who gets within a few meters of you. Equip yourself with flash grenades and molotov cocktails to stop your enemies in their tracks.

  • Tactical: Flash Grenade
  • Lethal: Molotov Cocktail

Call of Duty Modern Warfare best M4 loadout: the stock M4 in MW2's Gunsmith menu

M4 and MP5 Lachmann Sub Warzone 2 loadout

Long-time Warzone players should recognise this iconic loadout as it used to be a staple go-to setup in Verdansk years ago. The M4 assault rifle is one of the best all-rounder weapons in Warzone, featuring excellent stats across the board without needing to use any attachments. When you set this gun up with the best Warzone 2 M4 loadout, you can drastically improve the recoil control and damage range to help you take down enemies from a distance.

  • Barrel: Hightower 20” Barrel
  • Rear Grip: Sakin ZX Grip
  • Underbarrel: Demo Firm Grip
  • Muzzle: Echoless-80
  • Optic: VLK 4.0 Optic

Despite receiving a nerf early on, the MP5 Lachmann Sub is still worth using if you need a reliable close-range weapon. There are going to be moments when rival squads catch you off guard – while you could use your M4 to take them down, switching to the MP5 gives you a much better chance to eliminate close-range targets. The best Warzone 2 MP5 loadout has a faster rate of fire and is easier to control when pressured by multiple enemies.

  • Muzzle: SA Schalldampfer 99
  • Barrel: FTac M-Sub 12”
  • Laser: VLK LZR 7MW
  • Optic: SZ Mini
  • Rear Grip: Lachmann TCG-10

Give this loadout a try if you want to focus on the fundamentals of Warzone. Equipped with two powerful weapons to handle enemies at close and medium range, you should have no problems picking off any enemies that stand in your way. We’ve gone for a flash grenade as your tactical to clear any buildings before entering them, and a semtex which can be handy when fighting against players in vehicles.

  • Tactical: Flash Grenade
  • Lethal: Semtex

Best Warzone 2 Signal 50 loadout: side view of the base Signal 50 in the Gunsmith

Signal 50 and Kastov-74u Warzone 2 loadout

The Signal 50 is the perfect sniper rifle for Caldera, especially when equipped with the Luca Bandera scope which gives you the option of picking from up close and from a distance. Unlike our best Warzone 2 Signal 50 loadout, this loadout focuses on being able to pick enemies off from practically any distance as opposed to being a long-range option only. With seven bullets in each magazine clip, you have more than enough to take down a rival squad.

  • Muzzle: Bruen L40 Kobra
  • Laser: Corio Laz-44 V3
  • Optic: Luca Bandera Scope
  • Ammunition: .50 Cal High Velocity
  • Magazine: 7 Round Magazine

Sniper support weapons can be tricky to pick as the best gun usually comes down to your preference. In the case of the Kastov-74u, it’s so easy to recommend this weapon as it feels so smooth to use when equipped with the right set of attachments. While you can’t go wrong with our best Warzone 2 Kastov 74u loadout, our loadout listed below changes this AR into a mobile, yet accurate from far away.

  • Muzzle: FSS Covert V
  • Underbarrel: Phase-3 Grip
  • Ammunition: 5.45 High Velocity
  • Magazine:45 Round Mag
  • Optic:  Slimline Spot

If you’re the type of player who prefers to fight from distance, this loadout is perfect for snipers in need of a great support weapon.

  • Tactical: Heartbeat Sensor
  • Lethal: Semtex

Are Warzone 2 loadout?

As confirmed by the Call of Duty blog, custom loadouts are officially returning in Warzone 2, giving players access to their multiplayer class setups from Modern Warfare 2.

How to get a Warzone 2 nuke: three soldiers look on at a huge explosion

How to get Warzone 2 loadout drop?

There are three methods to acquire loadout drops in Warzone 2. You can capture Strongholds and Black Sites that are dotted around Al Mazrah to earn your loadout. You also have the option to track down the random loadout drops that fall from the sky during loadout drop public events, which occur at any point between the second and sixth circle collapses in a match. Lastly, the latest update to Warzone 2 has added loadout drop markers, purchasable from one of the many shops dotted around the map. The price of a loadout drop marker varies, depending on which game mode you’re playing, and are as follows:

  • Solos: $8,000
  • Duos: $16,000
  • Trios: $24,000
  • Quads: $32,000

Those Warzone 2 loadout drops should be enough to see you earn a few wins as you get to grips with the new map. Ultimately, loadouts give you the opportunity to acquire the best guns in Warzone 2 and are liable to keep you out of the Warzone 2 gulag altogether. Don’t forget to check out the brand new Warzone 2 DMZ mode if you’re partial to exfil formats in other FPS games. We also have a guide on the Warzone 2 map if you want to take a closer look at all of Al Mazrah’s points of interest.