Using the best Call of Duty: Warzone weapons is key to picking up victories in the popular battle royale. We’ve put together a list of the most powerful guns in Warzone Pacific Season 3 Reloaded and ranked the weapons from best to worst.
In Call of Duty: Warzone Pacific Season 3 Reloaded, there are well over 150 weapons to choose from. Guns, knives, and explosives from Modern Warfare, Black Ops Cold War, and Vanguard are available to take into Caldera and Rebirth Island, offering a ton of choice.
Warzone Pacific Season 3 Reloaded brought a new weapon, the H4 Blixen A.K.A. the Carl Gustaf M/45, so there’s even more choice across Caldera and Rebirth Island. Plus, the meta changed considerably following all of the buffs and nerfs.
While you want to optimize your graphics settings and controller settings in Warzone, everyone wants to know the best weapon to use. We’ve ranked all 127 primary weapons in the game and counted down the top 10.
Best guns in Call of Duty: Warzone Pacific ranked list
Before we count down the top 10 weapons in Warzone, we’re ranking every single primary weapon available in the game. Some weapons clearly shine above the rest and some should be avoided at all costs.
Here’s every primary weapon in Warzone Pacific Season 3 Reloaded ranked from best to worst.
- Owen Gun
- H4 Blixen
- Armaguerra 43
- Vargo 52
- Type 100
- FARA 83
- Cooper Carbine
- 3-Line Rifle
- ZRG 20mm
- AK-47 (Cold War)
- Grau 5.56
- Milano 821
- Pelington 703
- PP19 Bizon
- PPSh-41 (Cold War)
- OTs 9
- CR-56 AMAX
- Kar98k (Modern Warfare)
- Swiss K31
- FFAR 1
- PPSh-41 (Vanguard)
- MP5 (MW)
- MP5 (Cold War)
- Bruen Mk9
- Krig 6
- Nikita AVT
- KG M40
- M1928 Thompson
- Kar98k (Vanguard)
- MG 82
- ITRA Burst
- AS VAL
- Stoner 63
- AUG (MW)
- Gallo SA12
- Type 11
- Kilo 141
- Type 99
- RAAL MG
- Nail Gun
- DMR 14
- LW3 – Tundra
- Einhorn Revolving
- Combat Shotgun
- Gracey Auto
- Origin 12
- Riot Shield
- M1 Garand
- FN SCAR 17
- AUG (Cold War)
- FiNN LMG
- Combat Shield
- Double Barrel
- VLK Rogue
- Hauer 77
- Striker 45
- 410 Ironhide
- Type 63
- FR 5.56
- Rytec AMR
- KSP 45
- Gorenko Anti-Tank Rifle
- MK2 Carbine
- R1 Shadowhunter
- AK-47 (MW)
- Model 680
Best guns in Warzone Pacific Season 3 Reloaded
The forgotten NZ-41 was on the receiving end of some significant buffs thanks to a June 2 update. It’s always been a difficult weapon to control but the buffs have decreased its recoil deviation and intensity.
It always packed a punch but with the added control, the NZ-41 is currently part of Warzone’s long-range meta. While it only places in the tenth spot for the time being, don’t be surprised to see it rise up the ranks before Season 4.
9. Type 100
Much like the NZ-41, the Type 100 is expected to blow past every other SMG during this season as more players discover its potential. Warzone experts are tipping the Type 100 to surpass the Owen Gun in Season 3 Reloaded and this is a testament to how quickly the SMG kills.
If you’ve felt like the Owen Gun is too difficult a weapon to manage, then the Type 100 is the perfect close-range option for you, as it boasts a friendly recoil pattern.
8. Vargo 52
The Vargo is almost exactly the same as the XM4, but loses out thanks to the XM4 having a slightly faster TTK. However, it’s still one of the top Assault Rifles in the game, and you might actually prefer it since its recoil pattern was adjusted in the Season 3 update.
7. Armaguerra 43
Despite the abundance of top SMG options, it’s hard to go wrong with the Armaguerra 43 in Warzone Season 3 Reloaded. As of June 3, it currently boasts the second-best K/D ratio and Win ratio of any Warzone weapon.
Of all the high-quality Vanguard SMGs available in Warzone, the Armaguerra is likely the least popular. Nonetheless, it’s well worth unlocking and leveling up as one of the best close-range weapons in the game.
6. HDR – Best Sniper Rifle in Warzone
The HDR has always been the go-to Sniper Rifle for players looking to snipe players from extremely long-range, and it’s returned to the meta following the Season 3 update.
Warzone Pacific Season 3 nerfed some of the more lightweight Sniper Rifles such as the Kar98k and Swiss K31, removing their ability to one-shot headshot enemies at any range. Now, it’s only the heavy rifles such as the HDR that have this ability.
Although you won’t be quickscoping players with the HDR, you’ll be unstoppable over range.
The XM4 dominated Verdansk back during Cold War seasons, and it has barely lost any of that power since, dominating both Caldera and Rebirth Island Reinforced.
Black Ops Cold War’s Assault Rifles have remained consistently powerful choices thanks to their range, mobility, and low recoil. The XM4 is almost a perfect example of this, where it can be fitted to be both a long-range beamer and a versatile sniper support weapon.
The XM4’s damage got nerfed slightly in Season 3, but it’s a barely noticeable change.
The STG44 has always been an extremely easy Vanguard Assault Rifle to use in Warzone, and it became top-tier with Season 3. The STG44 was devastating Warzone lobbies in Season 3 Reloaded and this led to players calling for major nerfs to the weapon.
On June 2, players got what they asked for as one of the most broken weapons in the game received significant nerfs. Despite the nerfs, the weapon is still viable across Caldera and Rebirth Island. It’s not as incredible over great distances as it once was, but it still shoots very straight.
3. BAR – Best Warzone Assault Rifle
The BAR is notorious for its slow fire rate but if you land your shots, there are very few long-range weapons that can kill as fast. Players who are extremely accurate will love what the BAR has to offer in Season 3 Reloaded.
2. H4 Blixen | Carl Gustaf M/45
The H4 Blixen is Season 3 Reloaded’s new weapon, and it hasn’t taken long to have an impact on the Warzone meta. If it weren’t for the small sample size, the H4 Blixen would be the clear choice for the top spot.
The weapon currently has the best K/D ratio and Win ratio of any Warzone weapon, and it’s not even a close race. If you’ve put other Vanguard SMGs to great use in Warzone, then you’ll love how powerful the H4 Blixen is in Season 3 Reloaded.
1. Owen Gun – Best Warzone gun right now
Previously underrated, almost every player now knows about the Owen Gun‘s exceptional power in Warzone Pacific Season 3 Reloaded. Although it received several nerfs with the Season 3 Reloaded update, it is still an incredible weapon.
However, this could all change if the Owen Gun receives just one more nerf. That is an indication of how little there is to separate guns five through one of this list.
Those are the top 10 weapons you should be using in Warzone Pacific. Expect this list to keep on changing as weapons are buffed and nerfed. If classic multiplayer is more your cup of tea, you can check out the top 10 Vanguard weapons.
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