Four best DMR alternatives for Warzone Season 1

Despite the long-awaited nerf of the DMR-14 in Warzone, players feel that it’s still overpowered and is far too easy to use. If you want a viable alternative to make Warzone Season 1 interesting again, here are four of the best guns for you to try out.

Warzone’s META was well and truly demolished by the introduction of the DMR-14 as its pinpoint accuracy, abundance of firepower, and minimal recoil made it unstoppable.

In response to the weapon’s overpowered nature, Activision Blizzard promised a nerf, and they delivered a nerf. But that nerf hasn’t proved to be as substantial as first thought and players are still unhappy with the DMR.

If you fancy something a bit different and want a greater challenge, then take a look at these DMR alternatives.

4 best DMR Warzone alternatives

Kilo 141

Until the DMR decided to steal the spotlight, the Kilo 141 was arguably THE weapon of choice for most players. It’s just an extremely reliable Assault Rifle with a whole host of benefits.

Its high damage output can be matched by attachments that increase its accuracy and reduce its recoil. It has few weaknesses and has been vouched for by many popular CoD influencers.

Here is the best Kilo 141 loadout to use in Warzone.

  • Monolothic Suppressor
  • Singuard Arms 19.8″ Prowler Barrel
  • VLK 3.0x Optic
  • Commando Foregrip
  • 60 Round Mags


One of the most recent additions to Warzone, the XM4 arrives via the Black Ops Cold War integration and maintains its all-around versatility.

Similar to the Kilo 141, the XM4 suffers a bit at range, and given that Warzone’s map is gigantic and requires some long-distance engagements, a few attachments should sort its range out.

Here is the best XM4 loadout for CoD: Warzone Season 1.

The XM4 is a Black Ops Cold War Assault Rifle added to Warzone with the Season 1 update and is especially effective at close-medium range.

Updated 12/30/20 following META-changing updates .

Black Ops Cold War’s weapons have now been added to Warzone and can be equipped alongside your favorite Modern Warfare loadouts. The XM4 Assault Rifle, modeled after the original Black Ops’ Commando, is a strong choice in Cold War’s multiplayer and, if built correctly, Warzone.

Unfortunately, in Warzone, Cold War’s weapons suffer without the Monolithic Suppressor attachment. The new game’s mechanics have also carried over onto these weapons such as sprinting canceling a reload.

You’ll need to adjust your playstyle somewhat, but the new weapons can still be extremely effective in Warzone. Here are the best attachments to maximize the XM4’s potential in Verdansk and Rebirth Island.

Best XM4 Warzone loadout

  • Muzzle: Agency Suppressor
  • Barrel: 13.5″ Reinforced Heavy
  • Optic: Microflex LED
  • Underbarrel: Field Agent Grip
  • Ammunition: 45 Rnd Mag

Grau 5.56

The Kilo 141 is one of the more recent success stories in Warzone, but the Grau was one of the originators of Warzone metabreaking.

Its nerf marginally reduced its damage output, but this can be amended thanks to the right attachments anyway. Perhaps give it a go and see if it still holds up enough to make a comeback.

grau 5.56 in cod warzone

  • Muzzle: Monolithic Suppressor
  • Barrel: Tempus 26.4″ Archangel
  • Laser: Tac Laser
  • Underbarrel: Commando Foregrip
  • Ammunition: 60 Round Mags


It’s not quite an Assault Rifle, but it still has lots of those punishing qualities that make the Kar98k a game-winner.

Its potential to one-shot enemies is a must-have quality and the skill required to use it is higher than that of the DMR. If you fancy a change and want to test your ability, then give the Kar98k a whirl.

Here is one of the best Kar98k loadouts for Warzone.

The Kar98k is the most versatile Marksman Rifle in Modern Warfare, capable of both long-range sniping and close-range quick-scoping.

Modern Warfare has separated Sniper Rifles and Marksman Rifles into different categories. Sniper Rifles, such as the AX-50 and Rytec AMR are heavier and designed for range in Warzone and Ground War. The Marksman Rifles are lighter and more versatile but don’t pack as much punch.

The Kar98k is favored by many content creators and streamers for sniping. Here are the best builds to maximize its potential across Warzone and multiplayer.

Best Warzone Kar98k Loadout

  • Monolithic Suppressor
  • Singuard Custom 27.6″ Barrel
  • Tac Laser
  • Sniper Scope (Crossthread Reticle)
  • FTAC Sport Comb

This list has hopefully opened your eyes and made you realize that there’s a whole world outside of the DMR-14.

The nerf’s reception obviously isn’t as great as I’m sure Activison Blizzard were looking for, so it’s not beyond the realms of possibility that it recieves another update sometime soon.

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The KAR-98 is a beast. People of culture use that weapon.