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Best weapons in Warzone Season 4: The strongest and most broken guns

Knowing what the best weapons are is vital to your success in Verdansk. We take a temperature check of each weapon class at the outset of Warzone Season 4.

Warzone Season 4 has finally arrived bringing with it new weapons, a new battle pass, events and much more. 

New seasons are also the point in which the developers do the biggest changes to the game's arsenal of weaponry, with buffs and nerfs to guns as well as changes to the way attachments operate, a regular occurrence.

Season 4 has seen a number of balance changes, with the goal to make as many weapons as possible viable.

However, some weapons are still undeniably better than others and each class will always have one all-powerful gun that stands out from others and earns the tag of "broken" - a gun so good, it breaks the game.

If your aim is to dominate every time you jump into Verdansk, then these are the guns you want to be running with and we have poured over the stats and considered the best loadouts to produce a list of the best gun, in each class, at the start of Warzone Season 4.

Let's get into it.

 

The best weapon in every class for Warzone Season 4

It's debatable how many weapon classes are actually in Warzone, a fact that is muddied even more when the Black Ops Cold War arsenal was added to the battle royale.

For the sake of common sense, we have folded the marksman rifles into the sniper rifles, and we are also not ranked the likes of the RPG etc.

Best assault rifle: XM4

best assault rifle warzone season 4 XM4(Picture: Activision Blizzard)

The CR-56 AMAX remained dominant in Warzone even after countless nerfs in Season 3. With the CR-56 AMAX receiving yet another nerf, it is no longer the best Assault Rifle in now that WarzoneSeason 4 is underway. This honour now goes to the XM4, which we consider to be the best weapon in the game right now.

The XM4 shines with the best loadout, with very high damage output, great control, high accuracy and a fast fire rate to get the job done.

Best SMG: MAC-10

warzone best smg in season 4(Picture: Activision Blizzard)

Similarly to the CR-56 AMAX, the MAC-10 remains a powerhouse in its class despite being heavily nerfed several times.

It's a perfect weapon for storming buildings and making sure that every corner is being cleared of potential threats, while also doing reasonably well in mid-range combat due to its fire rate.

Simply put, it is an all-around good and reliable weapon with very few downsides, with the latter being easily fixed with some carefully selected attachments.

Best light-machine gun: MG 82

Best LMG in Warzone Season 4(Picture: Activision Blizzard)

This might be a controversial choice, but we think that the new LMG is a clear winner in Warzone Season 4.

The MG 82 offers unorthodox advantages for the class at the cost of having the lowest damage per bullet in its class.

This might seem like an issue for a weapon class with which you usually want to pulverize your adversary into a fine powder, however, this weapon's ridiculous fire rate -- on par with some SMGs -- and huge standard magazine makes it an absolute monster.

Best Sniper/Marksman rifle: SP-R 208

Best weapons in Warzone Season 4  sniper SP-R 208(Picture: Activision Blizzard)

In Season 3, our choice for the best Sniper/Marksman rifle was the Kar98k, but in Season 4 the SP-R 208 is taking the number one spot as the strongest MR in Warzone.

This bolt-action marksman rifle provides both precision and speed, capable of eliminating enemies from unimaginable distances.

It is by far the most reliable long-ranged weapon in the game, while also being reasonably mobile compared to some deadlier, but also heavier snipers in the game, like the HDR.

If you are even semi-decent with snipers, you will be dropping bodies left and right with the SP-R 208.

Best shotgun: Gallo SA12

Best weapons in Warzone Season 4 Gallo SA12(Picture: Activision Blizzard)

The legendary Streetsweeper has received several nerfs in the Warzone Season 4 update, making room for the Gallo SA12 to take its place as the best shotgun this season.

Due to the weapon's high fire rate and incredible damage output, the Gallo SA12 is now the undisputed king of shotguns.

Just make sure to eliminate any threat swiftly, because if they ain't down by the time you need to reload, it will be you instead.

Best pistol: .50 GS Desert Eagle

Best weapons in Warzone Season 4  Desert Eagle(Picture: Activision Blizzard)

From its early days in the original Counter-Strike to modern-day games like Valorant and Warzone, there was always something special about the Desert Eagle.

No other weapon in the history of video games provides such a satisfying one-shot headshot kill like the good old Deagle.

This is definitely not a weapon we'd recommend to everyone, as it has a strong upward kick when fired, but for players that know how to handle this beast, this is the go-to secondary weapon for almost any situation.

After all, it's not just about getting a kill, you gotta send a message as well, and the one sent by the Desert Eagle will never be forgotten.

And there you have it, these are the best weapons in Warzone Season 4 for all classes!

Have fun annihilating your enemies! 

If you want to learn more about Season 4 including all the latest loadouts, tier lists and POIs, check out our dedicated Warzone section.