After the 3/25 update, 4 new weapons can now be found in the loot of Warzone: 725, MK2 Carbine, .50 GS, and EBR-14. These weapons may be all you've got when you start out in Battle Royale, or make a fine swap option in Plunder.
Comes In Common Or Uncommon Rarity
The 4 new guns can be found in both Common and Uncommon rarity, meaning that there will come with different attachments. However, not all attachments may suit your playstyle, so choose your weapons based on practicality, not solely rarity.
Details of these looted weapons can be found below.
MP7 is fairly abundant as loot in Warzone and has good handling, fast firing rate and a decent magazine size of 40. Its great versatility and fast speed makes it a powerful tool for most players to fight to their first loadout.
Mk2 Carbine is a fine weapon to keep when looted in the field due to to its good damage, ease of control and decent performance at all ranges. That's why we even recommend it as a S tier weapon for Warzone.
725 shotgun, while potent up close, is gimped by its 2-round magazine size that can be fatal in the team-fighting environment in Warzone. Even in solo modes, its inability to make fast follow up shots greatly increase the risk. Keep it for a while before swapping it out.
A powerful long-range handgun, .50 GS's heavy recoil and slower firing speed is not optimal as a main weapon to keep around. While a decent upgrade to the starting X16, players should swap it out for a rifle ASAP or ignore it if one cannot handle its recoil.
A semi-auto Marksman Rifle, EBR-14 can be a good ranged weapon to have but it's hard-kicking recoil means that its not a weapon for everyone. Without decent attachments, it's hard first-shot recoil can make follow-up shots difficult.
The M4A1 is still one of the most versatile and easy to use weapons, despite numerous balancing and changes. It is unlocked early & can handle all types of combat situations without losing out by a large margin.
AUG is available from Enlisted rank 5 while having a very fast time-to-kill time and good mobility. Its 5.56 upgrade gives it more range and damage and is worth it for the longer Warzone combat. AUG's fast time to kill and mobility makes it a good choice.
The PKM unlocks early, has a large default magazine size, good accuracy, and high fire rate. It can sustain accurate fire over long distance using mounting mechanics, while being effective enough up close. Can deal moderate damage to vehicles.
MP5 packs early unlock, fast Time To Kill, and very manageable recoil into 1 solid package. Its attachments are highly competitive, extending damage range while silencing the weapon, which goes very well with the needs of Battle Royale.
MK2 Carbine's good range, high damage (one-shot-kill to head and torso) & fast fire rate makes it effective in dealing with even body-armor reinforced enemies up to decent range. It has good utility value and can support the team well.
FR 5.56 features a 3 shot burst mechanics that when controlled can be very potent and accurate even to targets that are far away. A easy to shoot weapon suitable for players that hasn't mastered the recoil control mechanics, FR 5.56's main drawback is that when up close, it doesn't kill as fast as the faster firing guns so place your shots toward target's head
RPG-7 has a wide explosion radius and can clear out bunkers quickly. Its essential team function however is to combat vehicles as 1 vehicle in Battle Royale can wipe a whole team by ramming them if not dealt with.
A fast firing & accurate assault rifle, RAM-7 has more recoil than M4A1 thus requires more skills to be effective. It also takes at least 25 rounds of gameplay to unlock if you didn't do so in the last season, so some grinding is needed.
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AK-47 recoil became more controllable over the course of multiple patches while retaining its hard hitting damage, though still require some practice to master. It can be modified into a all-range hard hitting machine that can down opponents in relatively less shots.
HDR deals heavy damage with minimal bullet drop, suitable for the many open areas of Verdansk. It can often one-shot enemies making it a good way to exploit opportunities & enemy carelessness, but take skills to use effectively.
Oden has one of the highest single shot assault rifle damage in the game, though kept in check by a slower fire rate. It can pick people off at range while being able to dominate up close with its pure damage potential. Its slow fire rate is not for everyone though, so only gets an A.
While not strictly a weapon, Riot Shield's ability to block incoming rounds makes it a great tool for your team providing many tactical use. For example, one can block sniper fire while another team member revive a downed ally.
A unique 2-shot firing shotgun, R9-0's strength lies in its large magazine size and great burst damage that can clear rooms fast despite shooting at fully body-armored targets. Its a close range only weapon, so takes a experienced players to know when to bring & deploy this weapon. Aiming before shooting tightens pellet spread.
The above weapons were selected based on the following criteria:
The best weapons for Warzone should be able to let the player adapt to different situations, whether it be in long-range shootout, or tooth & nail CQB brawls. Weapon range is a major concern in the wide open Verdansk.
With the new Body Armor mechanic, damage either by bullet damage or TTK (time to kill) is more crucial than ever. Weapons with high base damage or faster rate of fire will be considered a priority.
Accurate Or Low Recoil
Due to great distance of the Warzone maps, engagements range can vary greatly. Being able to hit targets consistently, especially armored targets are just as important as damage. So, guns with a high accuracy, or low recoil are considered.
How soon a weapon becomes available for Warzone players to use will be considered in the ranking. If a weapon takes too long of a grind to unlock, than it might take out the fun from Warzone.