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Best weapons for Warzone Season 3 Reloaded ft. XM4, K31 Swiss and more

Season 3 Reloaded has shifted the Warzone meta once again and what constitutes the game's best gun has changed. We give you the lowdown so you ain't left wanting in Verdansk.
Things are changing in Verdansk and it's not just the POIs with the last few updates introducing drastic changes to both many of the game's weapons and also the attachments.

It's left many wondering what happened to their favourite weapon, as it now seemingly lacks the punch it once did much of that comes down to the way certain attachments work but in the case of the guns such as the AK-74u and M82 key stats were nerfed that means that a new loadout is necessary to get the most out of them.

And if you are one to not care about the details of particular attachments or willing to keep the pace with the "Warzone meta" it can all get a bit confusing and detract from what you want to do, that being slaying out in Verdansk. If that describes you then don't worry as help is at hand, below we detail what is currently the best weapons in Warzone Season 3 Reloaded, taking into account all factors and playstyles - we have something for everyone from an in-your-face SMG that simply melts to a one-shot-one kill sniper. 

The best weapons in Warzone Season 3 Reload

Below we list a weapon for each of the game's (six) categories, we also offer up a loadout that puts the weapon firmly in the S+ tier.

Assault Rifle - XM4

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The XM4 is that 'jack of all trades' assault rifle that also just happens to be the master of many of them too. Perfectly capable at short, medium and long-range this assault rifle will never leave you wanting and with the right attachments, you simply can't go wrong.

Suggested loadout:

  • Optic: Sillix Holoscout
  • Barrel: 13.5'' Reinforced Heavy
  • Underbarrel: Foregrip
  • Magazine: STANAG 60 Rnd
  • Rear Grip: SASR Jungle Grip

SMG - Mac-10

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While both the AK-74u and Ppsh-41 were the subject of some buffs that increased their overall power when it comes to SMGs one still remains the king of Verdansk and that is - of course - the Mac-10.

This fast-firing bullet guzzling sub-machine absolutely melts opponents and isn't just the best SMG in the game, it also has a pretty decent case for being the best gun in the game entire.

Suggested loadout:

  • Muzzle: Agency Suppressor
  • Barrel: 5.9″ Task Force
  • Underbarrel: Field Agent Grip
  • Magazine: Salvo 53 RND Fast Mag
  • Stock: Raider Stock 

Light-machine gun - PKM

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(Picture: Activision Blizzard)

At one point there was no looking past the MK9 Breun but those days are gone, it's still a good LMG no doubt but - for the moment at least - it's all about the PKM.

A true light-machine gun in every sense of the word this big boi makes a lot of noise and does even more damage and with the right loadout, you can absolutely dominate Verdansk.

  • Suppressor: Monolithic Suppressor
  • Barrel: 26.9" Extended Barrel
  • Laser: Tac Laser
  • Optic: Corp Combat Holo Sight (Blue Dot)
  • Underbarrel: Snatch Grip

Marksmen Rifle / Sniper Rifle - K31 Swiss

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(Picture: Activision Blizzard)

The latest sniper rifle and now it's the best. There have been many snipers that could claim to be throughout the life of Warzone with the SP-R 208, Kar98k and EBR-14 but the - admittedly Kar-like - K31 Swiss is the rifle for those sniper gods.

Boasting incredible accuracy and one-shot kill potential, the K31 Swiss is the most trusty of long-range rifles.

Suggested loadout:

  • Laser: SOF Target Designator
  • Muzzle: Sound Moderator
  • Barrel: 24.9" Combat Recon
  • Ammo: 7 Rnd
  • Rear Grip: Raider Stock

Shotgun - R9-0

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(Picture: Activision Blizzard)

For those in the know, there is no surprise here. At one point this shotgun was near enough the best weapon in the game, add the  Dragon’s Breath rounds to it and you have something closer to a flamethrower than a shotgun.

And while it has been nerfed it is still top of the tree in its category. If you like to pack a punch, the R9-0 is where it's at.

Suggested loadout:

  • Muzzle: Choke
  • Barrel: FORGE TAC Sentry
  • Laser: 5mW Laser
  • Underbarrel: Merc Foregrip
  • Ammunition: Dragon's Breath Rounds

Pistol - AMP63 

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Another new entry and one that with the right loadout and in akimbo aka dual wield, the AMP63 can basically match SMGs like the Mac-10.

With a high RPM, decent damage output and light enough to keep you bobbing and weaving in CQB there are few better options.

Suggested loadout:

  • Muzzle: Sound Suppressor
  • Barrel: 7.2" Task Force
  • Ammunition: STANAG 25 Rnd
  • Laser: SWAT 5mw Laser Sight
  • Stock: Dual Wield

 

If you want to learn more about the best weapons in Warzone Season 3 Reloaded why not check out our assault rifle tier list?