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Top 5 Warzone Loadouts to Improve Your KD

Here are the top-five weapon loadouts to use to improve your KD in Call of Duty: Warzone Season 5 Reloaded.
Here are the top-five weapon loadouts to use to improve your KD in Call of Duty: Warzone Season 5 Reloaded. / Activision, Metaphor, screenshot by DBLTAP

Looking for the best weapon loadouts to improve your average kill-death ratio (KD) in Call of Duty: Warzone? We've got you covered.

In a competitive climate in which the terms "skill-based matchmaking (SBMM)" and "bot lobbies" generate genuine animosity among players, it is perhaps no surprise that many take their KD ratios very seriously. After all, it is perhaps the clearest point of comparison that players can use to compare their in-game skill to others.

With the launch of Warzone Season 5 Reloaded right around the corner, it remains to be as important as ever to keep up with the current weapon meta in order to stay competitive. Here are the top-five weapon loadouts to use to improve your KD in Call of Duty: Warzone Season 5 Reloaded.

Top 5 Warzone Loadouts to Improve Your KD

5. Armaguerra 43

Armaguerra 43
Armaguerra 43 / Image courtesy of Ralston Dacanay, Activision

Kicking off the list is the Armaguerra 43, which has remained to be an exceptional performer on all three of the maps in Warzone — especially Caldera (H/T WZ Ranked) — thanks to its insane movement potential.

  • Muzzle: Recoil Booster
  • Barrel: Botti 570mm Precisione
  • Underbarrel: Mark VI Skeletal
  • Magazine: 8mm Kurz 72 Round Mags
  • Ammunition: Subsonic
  • Optic: Slate Reflector
  • Rear Grip: Taped Grip
  • Stock: Imerito SA Folding
  • Perk 1: Hardscope
  • Perk 2: Quick

4. Automaton

Automaton
Automaton / Image courtesy of Ralston Dacanay, Activision

The Automaton still remains to be the best assault rifle for long-range fights in Season 5 of Warzone. Until further notice, the Automaton checks all of the boxes for what an AR is supposed to do at the highest level.

  • Muzzle: MX Silencer
  • Barrel: ZAC 600mm BFA
  • Underbarrel: Carver Foregrip
  • Magazine: 6.5mm Sakura 75 Round Drums
  • Ammunition: Lengthened
  • Optic: SVT-40 PU Scope 3-6X
  • Rear Grip: Polymer Grip
  • Stock: Anastasia Padded
  • Perk 1: Tight Grip
  • Perk 2: Fully Loaded

3. PPSh-41 (VG)

PPSh-41 (VG)
PPSh-41 (VG) / Image courtesy of Ralston Dacanay, Activision

Remaining to be not only the most popular SMG, but also the best performer in its weapon class, the Vanguard PPSh-41 continues to dominate the close-range meta in Warzone Season 5.

  • Muzzle: Recoil Booster
  • Barrel: Kovalevskaya 230mm B03P
  • Underbarrel: Carver Foregrip
  • Magazine: 8mm Nambu 71 Round Mags
  • Ammunition: Subsonic
  • Optic: Slate Reflector
  • Rear Grip: Fabric Grip
  • Stock: Removed Stock
  • Perk 1: Tight Grip
  • Perk 2: Quick

2. Gorenko Anti-Tank Rifle

Gorenko Anti-Tank Rifle
Gorenko Anti-Tank Rifle / Image courtesy of Ralston Dacanay, Activision

A sniper that has been praised throughout Season 5 by those such as TimTheTatman, the Gorenko Anti-Tank Rifle's blend of stopping power and exceptional ammo efficiency makes it a no-brainer choice for those who prefer to pick off enemies from a distance.

  • Muzzle: MX Silencer
  • Barrel: 420mm Empress
  • Underbarrel: Bipod
  • Magazine: 13mm AM 10 Round Mags
  • Ammunition: FMJ Rounds
  • Optic: SVT-40 PU Scope 3-6x
  • Rear Grip: Stippled Grip
  • Stock: Reinforced Stock
  • Perk 1: Discard
  • Perk 2: On-Hand

1. UGM-8

UGM-8
UGM-8 / Image courtesy of Activision/Screenshot: Ralston Dacanay

Last but not least is the UGM-8, which has simply been on a tear across all maps and modes in Warzone Season 5. This LMG simply hits astonishingly hard with virtually no recoil.

  • Muzzle: MX Silencer
  • Barrel: Bernard XL214 736MM
  • Underbarrel: M1930 Strife Angled
  • Magazine: 6.5mm Sakura 125 Round Box
  • Ammunition: Lengthened
  • Optic: SVT-40 PU Scope 3-6X
  • Rear Grip: Polymer Grip
  • Stock: Mercier WT Ancre
  • Perk 1: Tight Grip
  • Perk 2: On-Hand

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