Call of Duty Warzone: Akimbo Shotguns Apparently Receive Major Buff After Season 2 Update

Call of Duty: Warzone Pacific Season 2 Reloaded.
Call of Duty: Warzone Pacific Season 2 Reloaded. / Image courtesy of Activision

The meta in Call of Duty: Warzone has mostly consisted of assault rifle and sniper loadouts over the past few months, with very little able to stop this lethal combination. However, after a recent meta buff, a new meta may be on the horizon: one that will bring shotguns back into the overall Warzone picture.

As players have experimented with non-meta weapons in Season 2 to find new, fun alternatives, a new discovery has been made, with Warzone content creator Timthetatman pointing out that all Vanguard shotguns have apparently been buffed.

Now, the Akimbo shotgun meta of old seems to have made a comeback, with the Akimbo Double Barrel Shotgun seeming very overpowered in today's Warzone. The popular streamer highlighted the powerful side-arms in his March 27 video, showing that the Akimbo duo can still knock enemies to the ground with just two shots – but you don’t need some of the other meta attachments.

Timthetatman Two-shot Akimbo Shotgun Loadout for Warzone

  • Muzzle: M97 Choke
  • Barrel: Sawed-Off
  • Optic: SVT-40 PU Scope 3-6x
  • Underbarrel: Blocked by Akimbo perk
  • Stock: Removed Stock
  • Magazine: None
  • Ammunition: Buck and Slug
  • Rear Grip: Pine Tar Grip
  • Perk 1: Akimbo
  • Perk 2: Quick

While the shotguns are not likely to take over the meta completely, seeing as they no longer one-shot enemies like before, they are still pretty solid. Try out this new loadout today and let us know what you think: are the shotguns back in Warzone?