JGOD Reveals Best Warzone NZ-41 Loadout After Meta Buff Changes

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Using the best Call of Duty: Warzone weapons is key to achieving victories in the popular battle royale. We’ve put together a list of the most powerful weapons 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 over 150 weapons to choose from. Guns, knives, and explosives from Modern Warfare, Black Ops Cold War, and Vanguard are available for Caldera and Rebirth Island, providing a ton of choice.

Warzone Pacific Season 3 Reloaded has brought a new weapon, the H4 Blixen AKA the Carl Gustaf M/45, so there’s even more to choose from across Caldera and Rebirth Island. Also, the meta changed significantly after all 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 the 127 main weapons in the game and counted the top 10.

Ranking the best weapons in Call of Duty: Warzone Pacific

Before counting down the 10 best weapons of war zonewe rank every primary weapon available in the game. Some weapons clearly shine above the rest and some should be avoided at all costs.

Here are all the primary weapons in Warzone Pacific Season 3 Reloaded ranked from best to worst.

  1. Owen Pistol
  2. H4 Blixen
  3. BAR
  4. STG44
  5. XM4
  6. HDR
  7. Armaguerra 43
  8. Vargo 52
  9. Type 100
  10. NZ-41
  11. Welgun
  12. FARA 83
  13. MP40
  14. LAPA
  15. Cooper rifle
  16. 3 line rifle
  17. AX-50
  18. automaton
  19. ZRG 20mm
  20. AK-47 (cold war)
  21. Gray 5.56
  22. Whitley
  23. Milan 821
  24. Pelington 703
  25. EM2
  26. PP19 Bizon
  27. PPSh-41 (Cold War)
  28. MAC-10
  29. TO 9
  30. Bullfrog
  31. JAK-12
  32. RAM-7
  33. CR-56 AMAX
  34. Grav
  35. Bren
  36. Kar98k (modern warfare)
  37. Switzerland K31
  38. FFAR 1
  39. PPSh-41 (vanguard)
  40. MP5 (MW)
  41. M4A1
  42. M13
  43. MP7
  44. SPR-208
  45. MP5 (Cold War)
  46. Bruen Mk9
  47. Krig 6
  48. Nikita AVT
  49. MG42
  50. KG M40
  51. M1928 Thompson
  52. AS44
  53. Kar98k (Vanguard)
  54. CL10
  55. DP27
  56. MG82
  57. QBZ-83
  58. ITRA Burst
  59. Steen
  60. AS VAL
  61. Oden
  62. Ripper 63
  63. AUGUST (MW)
  64. Fennec
  65. Volkssturmgewehr
  66. Gallo SA12
  67. PKM
  68. Type 11
  69. Kilogram 141
  70. Type 99
  71. RAAL MG
  72. CET-9
  73. Nailer
  74. CX-9
  75. M1916
  76. DMR 14
  77. LW3 – Tundra
  78. Einhorn bend
  79. battle rifle
  80. M16
  81. AK-74u
  82. Gracey Auto
  83. Origin 12
  84. Groza
  85. Sweeper
  86. Riot Shield
  87. SA87
  88. M1 Garand
  89. SVT-40
  90. FN SCAR 17
  91. M82
  92. AUG (cold war)
  93. FiNN LMG
  94. G-43
  95. Uzi
  96. P90
  97. RPS
  98. Holger-26
  99. AN-94
  100. CARV.2
  101. R-90
  102. battle shield
  103. Crossbow
  104. Double barrel
  105. VLK Rogue
  106. Marshal
  107. M60
  108. MG34
  109. Hauer 77
  110. ISO
  111. Striker 45
  112. FAL
  113. 410 Ironskin
  114. M91
  115. Type 63
  116. EN 5.56
  117. Dragunov
  118. Rytec AMR
  119. EBR-14
  120. KSP 45
  121. SKS
  122. Gorenko anti-tank rifle
  123. carbine mk2
  124. R1 Shadowhunter
  125. AK-47 (MW)
  126. Model 680
  127. 725

The best weapons in Warzone Pacific Season 3 Reloaded

10.NZ-41

NZ-41 Warzone Assault Rifle

The Forgotten NZ-41 received significant improvements through a June 2 update. This has always been a difficult weapon to control, but buffs have decreased its deflection and knockback intensity.

It’s always packed a punch but with the added control, the NZ-41 is currently part of Warzone’s long range meta. Although he only ranks tenth at the moment, don’t be surprised to see him climb the ranks ahead of Season 4.

9. Type 100

Warzone Pacific Type 100 Gear

Much like the NZ-41, the Type 100 is expected to surpass all other SMGs this season as more players discover its potential. Warzone experts are tipping the Type 100 to outperform the Owen Pistol in Season 3 Reloaded and it’s a testament to how quickly the SMG kills.

If you feel like the Owen Gun is too much of a weapon to handle, then the Type 100 is the perfect close-range option for you, as it features a friendly recoil pattern.

8. Vargo 52

Vargo 52 in Warzone

The Vargo 52 was a surprise drop for Black Ops Cold War in 2022, and it immediately joined the meta.

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 best 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

Warzone Armaguerra 43

Despite the abundance of the best SMG options, it’s hard to go wrong with the Armaguerra 43 in Warzone Season 3 Reloaded. As of June 3, it currently has the second-best K/D ratio and Win ratio of all Warzone weapons.

Of all the high-quality Vanguard SMGs available in Warzone, the Armaguerra is probably the least popular. Still, it’s worth unlocking and becoming one of the best close-range weapons in the game.

6. HDR – Best sniper rifle in Warzone

hdr pacific war zone

The HDR has always been the go-to sniper rifle for players looking to shoot players at very long ranges, and it returned to the meta after the Season 3 update.

Warzone Pacific Season 3 nerfed some of the lighter sniper rifles such as the Kar98k and Swiss K31, removing their ability to headshot enemies at any range. Now only heavy rifles such as the HDR have this ability.

While you won’t be spotting players quickly with HDR, you’ll be unstoppable throughout the range.

5.XM4

Best XM4 loadout for Warzone Pacific

The XM4 dominated Verdansk during the Cold War seasons, and it’s barely lost any of that power since, dominating both Caldera and Rebirth Island Reinforced.

Assault Rifles in Black Ops Cold War have remained consistently powerful choices thanks to their range, mobility, and low recoil. The XM4 is a near-perfect example of this, where it can be outfitted as both a long-range searchlight and a versatile sniper support weapon.

XM4 damage got a slight nerf in Season 3, but it’s a barely noticeable change.

4.STG44

Warzone STG44

The STG44 has always been an extremely easy to use Vanguard Assault Rifle in Warzone, and it rose to prominence with Season 3. The STG44 was devastating Warzone lobbies in Season 3 Reloaded and this led players to ask 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 on Caldera and Rebirth Island. It’s not as amazing over long distances as it used to be, but it still shoots very straight.

3. BAR – Best Warzone Assault Rifle

Best BAR Warzone Pacific

With the STG44 receiving major nerfs on June 2, the BAR has now claimed the #1 Assault Rifle spot. JGOD previously called the STG and BAR the two best long-range weapons in the Warzone.

The BAR is known for its slow rate of fire, but if you shoot, there are very few long range weapons that can kill that fast. Extremely accurate players will love what the BAR has to offer in Season 3 Reloaded.

2. H4 Blixen | Carl Gustaf M/45

Best Warzone H4 Blixen Loadout

The H4 Blixen is the newest weapon in Season 3 Reloaded, and it didn’t take long to impact the Warzone meta. If it weren’t for the small sample size, the H4 Blixen would be the obvious choice for the top spot.

The weapon currently has the best K/D ratio and Win ratio of all Warzone weapons, and it’s not even a close race. If you’ve used other Vanguard SMGs in Warzone, you’ll love the power of the H4 Blixen in Season 3 Reloaded.

1. Owen Gun – Best Warzone gun right now

Owen Gun in Warzone Pacific

Previously underrated, almost every player now knows about the exceptional power of the Owen Gun in Warzone Pacific Season 3 Reloaded. Although it received several nerfs with the Season 3 Reloaded update, it’s still an amazing weapon.

What makes the Owen so powerful is his high damage per magazine, which is an extremely important stat to consider since Raven Software has given Warzone players an additional 50 HP.

However, all of that could change if the Owen Gun only gets one more nerf. That’s an indication of how little there is to separate the five-to-one weapons on this list.


These are the 10 best weapons you should be using in Warzone Pacific. Expect this list to keep changing as weapons are upgraded and nerfed. If classic multiplayer is more your cup of tea, you can check out the 10 best Vanguard weapons.

Image credits: Activision / Raven Software / Sledgehammer Games

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