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.
- Owen Pistol
- H4 Blixen
- Armaguerra 43
- Vargo 52
- Type 100
- FARA 83
- Cooper rifle
- 3 line rifle
- ZRG 20mm
- AK-47 (cold war)
- Gray 5.56
- Milan 821
- Pelington 703
- PP19 Bizon
- PPSh-41 (Cold War)
- TO 9
- CR-56 AMAX
- Kar98k (modern warfare)
- Switzerland K31
- FFAR 1
- PPSh-41 (vanguard)
- MP5 (MW)
- MP5 (Cold War)
- Bruen Mk9
- Krig 6
- Nikita AVT
- KG M40
- M1928 Thompson
- Kar98k (Vanguard)
- ITRA Burst
- AS VAL
- Ripper 63
- AUGUST (MW)
- Gallo SA12
- Type 11
- Kilogram 141
- Type 99
- RAAL MG
- DMR 14
- LW3 – Tundra
- Einhorn bend
- battle rifle
- Gracey Auto
- Origin 12
- Riot Shield
- M1 Garand
- FN SCAR 17
- AUG (cold war)
- FiNN LMG
- battle shield
- Double barrel
- VLK Rogue
- Hauer 77
- Striker 45
- 410 Ironskin
- Type 63
- EN 5.56
- Rytec AMR
- KSP 45
- Gorenko anti-tank rifle
- carbine mk2
- R1 Shadowhunter
- AK-47 (MW)
- Model 680
The best weapons in Warzone Pacific Season 3 Reloaded
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
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
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
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
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.
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.
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
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
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
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.
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