Some of the Best Gun Loadouts for Warzone from Cold War...Right Now

We all know that things change and they will in Warzone, but here are some of the best options now.

##The Best Mac-10 Loadout in Warzone

Ammunition – 43 Rnd Drum

Given that the Mac-10 is an SMG and perhaps lacks a tiny bit of the power that an Assault Rifle would offer, you might need a tiny bit more out of it.

A bigger Mac-10 allows for a longer burst of fire if needed, and given that the Warzone can have a few players converge on the same spot, the drum will justify itself in these situations.

Barrel – 6.1″ Reinforced Heavy

There are a few here that you can go for, but this one is the best option in our eyes. At the minor cost of some mobility, you can greatly increase the weapon’s range and damage. This makes it effective at both close-range and at a distance.

Laser – Steady Aim Laser

A standard attachment to include here as the Mac-10 is the kind of weapon that flourishes in those heat-of-the-moment scraps. Steady Aim Laser increases the weapon’s accuracy when hip-firing, and that is a vital advantage in close-quarters firefights.

Muzzle – Muzzle Brake 9

Increased accuracy and control at the expense of nothing. All you’re doing is making your Mac-10 a laser beam that will not leave its target, pounding it with bullets until it falls.

The weapon’s fire rate is insanely high, so by controlling this, it becomes unmatched in a straight 1v1.

Underbarrel – Field Agent Foregrip

The Field Agent Foregrip offers the best of both worlds with a strong reduction in both Vertical and Horizontal recoil. SMGs are always a bit more erratic with their lighter weight and a higher fire rate, so this underbarrel is an absolute necessity to control its bite.

Another variation is NickMercs Mac-10

Muzzle - Muzzle Break 9

Additional vertical recoil control for up close engagements.

Barrel - 5.3″ Extended

Added bullet velocity for additional range.

Stock - Wire Stock

Decreased sprint to fire time so you’re ready for any gunfight in an instant. Especially helpful when fighting other SMG players.

Underbarrel - Patrol Grip

Extra sprinting move speed. Juke out and strafe opponents.

Ammunition - STANAG 53 Round Drum

53 round magazine so even if you miss a few shots, you’ll have plenty more. Turns the Mac 10 into a bullet hose

Best M16 Warzone loadout in Warzone

Barrel - 20.5″ Task Force Barrel

Underbarrel - Field Agent Foregrip

Black Ops Cold War’s suppressors reduce the weapons damage range by a lot, so we’re just going with the 20.5″ Task Force Barrel to increase the M16’s effective damage range and bullet velocity. This barrel increases the M16’s recoil, so the Field Agent Foregrip compensates for that.

Optics - Axial Arms 3x

The Axial Arms 3x scope is perfect for the M16. This unobtrusive sight provides great magnification for hitting far away targets and isn’t so zoomed that you’ll lose targets at closer ranges.

Grip - Airborne Elastic Wrap

Treyarch made changes to the mobility in Black Ops Cold War. Unless having the right attachment equipped, you can no longer ADS while going prone, and this has carried over with the weapons into Warzone. The Airborne Elastic Wrap allows you to dropshot while aiming, provides flinch resistance, and also increases ADS time.

Ammunition - STANAG 60 Rnd

And finally, we’re adding the STANAG 60 Round Mag so that you can put as many bursts downrange as possible without having to reload.

This weapon is best used at range for its potential to down a fully armored opponent in only a couple of bursts. Pair this weapon with an SMG such as the MAC-10, and you’ll find yourself a force to be reckoned with in Verdansk and Rebirth Island.

Best AK-74u loadout in Warzone

This AK-74u’s main strengths are its accuracy, rate of fire and range. This loadout will focus on further improving these characteristics, while increasing ADS speed, movement and recoil control.

Equip the weapon with the following attachments:

Muzzle - Spetsnaz Compensator

We’ll add the Spetsnaz Compensator to increase vertical recoil control. Alternatively, you can always go for the GRU Suppressor or remove the muzzle entirely. This is because these suppressors don’t offer the bullet velocity boost that you’d get from Modern Warfare’s Monolithic Suppressor.

Barrel - 9.3” Extended

Stock - Tactical Stock

Handle - Quickdraw Handle

You’ll be running and gunning a lot when playing with an SMG, so you need to be fast to react. The Tactical Stock and Quickdraw handle will give you a boost to your movement speed while aiming and make improve your ADS speed.

Alternatively, you could make the Spetsnaz Field Grip your Handle to improve your ADS and flinch resistance at the cost of the sprint to fire time. This way, you can immediately take out any foe who jumps out of the corner.

Ammunition - 40 Rnd Drum

We’ll cap this loadout off with the ammunition. The AK-74u’s high fire rate makes it absolutely lethal, so the 40 Rnd Drum ammo will go along nicely with that.

Best AUG Warzone loadout

The AUG has more recoil in Warzone than it does in Black Ops Cold War, but after giving it some practice, you’ll land be landing every burst. We wouldn’t recommend spam-firing this weapon, you would be better off concentrating on hitting accurate shots that take advantage of this gun’s damage potential.

Barrel - 19.8″ Task Force

Unfortunately, there’s no Monolithic Suppressor, a vital attachment in Warzone, to use on Cold War’s weapons. So, we’re leaving out a muzzle attachment and going for the 19.8″ Task Force Barrel. This increases the AUGs damage, effective damage range, and bullet velocity.

Optics - Axial Arms 3x

For optics, the most effective scope is the Axial Arms 3x. It’s not quite as good as the VLK 3.0x Optic from Modern Warfare, but it’s the best choice for Cold War weapons. It’s relatively unobtrusive and provides decent magnification for hitting targets at medium-long range.

Underbarrel - Field Agent Foregrip

The barrel does increase recoil, so we’re adding a Field Agent Foregrip, which helps to keep both horizontal and vertical recoil under control.

Grip - Airborne Elastic Wrap

Treyarch changed mobility for Black Ops Cold War, so you can no longer dropshot while aiming down sights. This carried over with Cold War’s weapons, so you can’t drop shot while using them, giving Modern Warfare’s guns a mobility advantage. The Airborne Elastic Wrap allows you to dropshot, while also giving flinch resistance and a buff to ADS speed.

Ammunition - 45 Rnd Drum

And finally, the 45 Round Drum mag is a solid choice. The only penalty it gives is a slower reload time, but 45 rounds will be enough to take out multiple enemies.

Although Black Ops Cold War weapons haven’t shaken up Warzone’s META as much as players expected, the AUG is still a solid choice for Verdansk and Rebirth Island.

Best Groza Loadout for Warzone

Assault rifles tend to dominate Warzone, as most players engage each other in long-range combat. The Groza isn’t ideal for that, but it can absolutely annihilate enemies at medium range. If you equip the right attachments, then carrying this weapon will make you an unstoppable force.

This Groza’s main strength is the damage it can deal. The attachments in this loadout will focus on giving that a further boost, while also improving the weapon’s effective damage range, and recoil control.

Equip the weapon with the following attachments:

Optic - Microflex LED

We’ll start by adding the Microflex LED, which will grant the gun 1.25x magnification. This, coupled with the VDV 60 RND Fast Mag, will make you incredibly deadly at close to medium-range. You’ll have improved reload speeds so that you’re left vulnerable for too long.

Ammunition - VDV 60 RND Fast Mag

Muzzle - GRU Suppressor

Next, we need to improve the weapon’s recoil so that you can lock onto your target. The GRU Suppressor will provide muzzle flash concealment so that your enemies can’t spot you, and you can combine it with the Spetsnaz Grip to control combat recoil.

Under barrel - Spetsnaz Grip

Barrel - 16.7 VDV Reinforced

We’ll cap off this loadout with the 16.7 VDV Reinforced barrel. This will significantly increase your effective damage range and bullet velocity. Now you’ll be able to hold your own for much longer in prolonged combat situations.

Best Pelington 703 Warzone loadout

An advantage the Pelington 703 has over Modern Warfare’s weapons is that it already comes with a scope, so there’s more room for other attachments. We’re building this Pelington for range and mobility.

Muzzle - Stabilizer .308

The main disadvantage to this Cold War sniper is the suppressor attachments will significantly reduce the Pelington’s range potential. Having a high bullet velocity is extremely important for a sniper rifle, so we won’t be using a silencer on this build. Instead, we’ll be using the Stabilizer .308 to reduce idol sway.

Barrel - 26.5″ Tiger Team

The most important attachment is the 26.5″ Tiger Team barrel. This increases the weapons reload quickness, damage, fire rate and bullet velocity, almost making the Pelington a whole new weapon.

Grip - Airborne Elastic Wrap

The Airborne Elastic Wrap increases your ADS speed while also allowing you to go prone while aiming and provides some flinch resistance. The Wrap does slow down your sprint-to-fire time, so it’s worth adding the Marathon Stock to get your mobility back up.

Underbarrle - Marathon Stock

Ammunition - 7 Rnd

And finally, we’ve added the seven-round mags. This will allow you to pick off multiple targets without reloading, with only a slight reduction to reload speed.

Best Krig Loadout for Warzone

The Krig 6 has decent strafe speed, fast traveling bullets, and offers an expandable magazine – up to 60 rounds, making it perfect for team fights in the Warzone.

Unfortunately, due to the absence of a monolithic suppressor, you’ll appear on the enemy radar when firing, so make sure you get the first shots in.

Barrel - 18.7″ Ranger

Additional bullet velocity turns targets into dust at medium ranges. You’ll always connect to your target.

Optic - Microflex LED

Clear vision of targets at medium/close range. Medium is optimal for the KRIG, but just in case the target closes in, you’ll have the bonus.

Stock - Tactical Stock or Raider Stock

A bit extra aim movement speed. Ideally, you’ll want to use the Raider Stock when unlocked. But when you start leveling this up, the Tactical Stock/No Stock are all great options, depending on playstyle.

Underbarrel - Field Agent Grip

Additional Vertical and Horizontal Recoil control for better precision while firing.

Ammunition - STAGNAG 60 Round

Huge 60 round magazine so you’ll never run out of ammo while in combat. You’re going to need as much as you can get, especially on rebirth island.

Best XM4 Warzone loadout

This XM4 is built to dominate at close-medium range. Pair it with a sniper such as the Pelington .703 or the Kar98k and you’ll have a loadout that’s devastating at all ranges. We wouldn’t recommend challenging players in extremely close quarters, however, as the MAC-10 will shred your armor in the blink of an eye.

Muzzle - Muzzle Break 5.56

The XM4 has high recoil in Warzone, so we’re adding the Muzzle Break 5.56 and Field Agent Grip to combat this. With these attachments, the XM4 will be as accurate as it needs to be at close-medium ranges. You’ll find yourself struggling at distance, but having a sniper with high mobility will make up for that.

Grip - Field Agent Grip

Barrel - 13.5″ Reinforced Heavy

The 13.5″ Reinforced Heavy barrel increases the XM4’s bullet velocity and damage range without affecting its recoil. This barrel makes it an all-around more effective weapon but will be especially useful when hitting moving targets that are a bit further away.

Optics - Microflex LED

The iron sights are don’t give great clarity so for optics, the Microflex LED is a great choice. This resembles the M16’s red dot sight from CoD 4 and provides a clear, accurate picture of enemies.

Ammunition - 45 Rnd Mag

And finally, we’re going with the 45 round mags as their only downside is a slower reload time. 60 Round mags have long been the Warzone META, but because this AR is built for mobility, a reduction in ADS time isn’t worth the extra 15 rounds.

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There is a pickup of the mac-10 with drum mag. That thing in CQB is pretty nasty.

But how do these weapons stack up against the MW meta? I’m assuming that is still king.

I’m assuming MW guns may be king, but I think these may be the best alternatives or counter weapons.

With the new attachments added and some tweaks to the existing stuff, here are some of the NEW best loadouts.

Many new SMG’s and Tactical Rifles from Black Ops Cold War have seen a surge in use, out damaging Modern Warfare’s weapons.

DMR 14

The DMR 14 is terrorizing players in Verdansk. It offers superior damage and range vs other weapons. On top of all these amazing stats, it also can house up to a 40 round magazine for long gunfights. All it takes is 3-4 well placed shots on an enemy to bring them down. Here’s our loadout pick.

  • Muzzle – Agency Silencer
  • Underbarrel – Field Agent Foregrip
  • Ammunition – 30 round magazine
  • Optic – Axial Arms 3x
  • Barrel – 16.3″ Titanium

MAC -10

The MAC-10 is deadly, fast firing, and decently accurate for a weapon of its power. Takedown enemies before they can react with an MP5 or any comparable SMG. The MAC 10 is king for close-range team fights, or just taking on a 1v1.

  • Muzzle: Agency Suppressor
  • Barrel: 5.9″ Task Force
  • Ammunition: Salvo 53 Round Fast Mag
  • Rear Grip: Airborne Elastic Wrap
  • Stock: Wire Stock

Diamatti Pistols

The Diamatti Pistols are by far the most powerful up close weapon in the game. While the MAC-10 is useful for teamfights enemies a few meters in front of you, the Akimbo Diamatti’s are better than shotguns. One single burst from these weapons will down a player directly in front of you, not even giving them a chance to react.

Here’s all the attachments :

  • Muzzle : Agency Suppressor
  • Barrel : 7.2″ Task Force
  • Laser : SWAT 5mw Laser Sight
  • Ammunition : Salvo 30 Rnd Fast Mag
  • Stock : Dual Wield


The AUG from Black Ops Cold War is insane in Warzone, one bursting enemies up close and two bursting enemies at range. Aim high for maximum damage, and get an instant down.

You can see the weapon in use by going to the 4:45 timestamp of YouTuber Westie’s video above. The loadout is as follows.

  • Barrel – 18.2″ Strike Team Barrel
  • Optic – Axial Arms 3x
  • Underbarrel – Field Agent Foregrip
  • Ammunition – 45 Round Speed Mag
  • Muzzle – Suppressor


Similar to the AUG, the M16 is also a hard hitting burst rifle. It has a bit more reliability at range than the AUG, and also a bit more stability. The choice between the M16 and AUG comes down to individual player tastes. Many marksmen will gravitate to the M16, where aggressive players may prefer the AUG.

You can watch the weapon being used in the video above from KARNAGE Clan. Here’s the loadout breakdown.

  • Ammunition – 45 Round Magazine
  • Underbarrel – Field Agent Fieldgrip
  • Barrel – 20.5″ Match Grade
  • Muzzle – Agency Silencer
  • Optic – Hawksmoor (for CQC, recommended 3x Axial Arms for marksmen)


That MAC 10 build has to be for battles right on top of enemies. I’m so not a fan of that gun with anyone past 10 feet of me. Just pulls straight up. I’ll have to see what the Warzone perks are for those attachments (as the gun and attachment stats are different from CW to Warzone), maybe there is some vertical control built in??

Here’s another loadout that is getting some steam now, for the Type 63. Some people say it kills faster tham the DMR.

  • Muzzle: GRU Silencer
  • Barrel: 16.4 Rapid Fire
  • Underbarrel: Spetsnaz Ergonomic Grip
  • Ammunition: 38 Rnd Speed Mag
  • Optic: Axial Arms 3x

The 63 is supposed to be just as good as the DMR but with a little bit extra recoil. Probably will be the go to if they nerf the DMR.

The LW3 – Tundra has the highest bullet velocity of any of the Black Ops Cold War snipers, making it a rival to the popular HDR and Kar98k. However, the LW3 – Tundra is an underrated gem. It has an insanely high bullet velocity, as well as fast ADS and reload time. Here’s the best loadout to maximize it’s potential in CoD: Warzone Season 1.

Cold War's LW3 - Tundra in Warzone's Gunsmith

  • Muzzle: Wrapped Suppressor - The Wrapped Suppressor works much the same as Modern Warfare’s Monolithic Suppressor. Equip this silencer to hide your shots from the minimap, as well as improve the weapon’s damage range.
  • Barrel: 29.1″ Combat Recon - To further increase its range potential, we’ve gone with the 29.1″ Combat Recon barrel to provide high bullet velocity.
  • Optic: Ultrazoom Custom - The choice for optic comes courtesy of YouTuber JGOD, who revealed that Cold War weapons’ long-range sniper scopes have no glint. If you use the Ultrazoom Custom scope, you can adjust the magnification from 2x all the way up to 20x, meaning no matter the range, enemies aren’t safe. The added bonus that there’s no glint makes this already strong sniper incredible.
  • Ammunition: Fast Mag - For a magazine, the Fast Mag is a solid choice. You’ll reload much faster than any of the Modern Warfare snipers without having to use the Sleight of Hand perk. If you find you need a couple of extra shots and don’t mind a longer reload, you can go for the 7 Rnd Mag.
  • Rear Grip: Airborne Elastic Wrap - And finally, we’ve added the Airborne Elastic Wrap, which increases your ADS speed and flinch resistance. You’ll be able to snap onto enemies quicker, and you can continue to line up your shot even if you’re being hit by bullets.

This LW3 – Tundra is built for long-range sniping, prioritizing taking down targets at distance with incredible accuracy.

Take this LW3 – Tundra into Verdansk and Rebirth Island, and you’ll find yourself with one of Warzone’s best long-range sniper rifles.

This is crazy. It’s going to make snipers just a little too OP.

Yeah, not sure how long it will atay that way.

Here you go @Lala_Calamari

Best Cold War AK-74u Warzone loadout

  • Muzzle: GRU Suppressor - First, we’ve added the GRU Suppressor. This works the same as Modern Warfare’s Monolithic Suppressor, boosting the SMG’s damage at range while keeping you off the minimap.
  • Barrel: 10.3″ Liberator - To make the weapon even more effective against the MAC-10 and Diamatti’s over distance, we’ve added the 10.3″ Liberator barrel to increase bullet velocity.
  • Underbarrel: Spetsnaz Grip - To make you as accurate as possible, the Spetsnaz Grip is your best bet. This gives a significant reduction to both vertical and horizontal recoil, allowing for precise shots even at medium range.
  • Ammunition: 40 Rnd Drum - For ammunition, we’ve gone with the 40 Rnd Mag. With an SMG, you want to be as mobile as possible and some of the mags reduce your ADS speed. The standard 40 round doesn’t impact your mobility, only reducing your reload speed, which is a worthwhile tradeoff.
  • Rear Grip: Speed Tape - To further increase your ADS speed, you should add the Speed Tape rear grip attachment. This allows you to aim down sights quicker without affecting your sprint-to-fire time.

This AK-74u is built to dominate up close, while also being useful in medium-range situations. You’ll be surprised at how fast this weapon can rip off plates and down enemies.

However, this weapon will fall short of the akimbo Diamattis or MAC-10 in extremely close range, so keep a little distance and you’ll find yourself having the upper hand. Pair this with the Kar98k or LW3 – Tundra sniper rifles and your loadout will be effective no matter how far away your target is.

Best Perks to use with Warzone AK-74u

A weapon loadout is only as good as its Perks, so here are the best player upgrades to use with the AK-74u.

Perk 1: E.O.D

With many players using Semtex and C4 to get the upper hand in a fight, E.O.D will allow you to tank an onslaught of explosive damage.

Perk 2: Overkill (and then Ghost)

The Ak-74u will lose a lot of power over distance, so use Overkill to equip it with a long-range weapon such as a sniper or Assault Rifle.

Keep the ’74u with these attachments in a loadout with Ghost too, so if you collect a second loadout, you can have both weapons and be hidden from UAVs and Heartbeat Sensors.

Perk 3: Amped

If you’re swapping from your primary weapon to secondary, you want this swap to be as fast as possible. The Amped Perk increases weapon switch speed, stopping you from being defenseless while changing guns.

Use the AK-74u and these Perks at close-medium range, and you’ll find yourself using an excellent accompaniment to sniper rifles in Verdansk and Rebirth Island.