This five best weapons in Warzone’s history list is here to break down, reflect and chronicle some of the most overpowered guns to ever drop in Verdansk.
With the days counting down until Activision’s new anti-cheat system debuts—along with a Verdansk ’84 map replacement—to signal the beginning of full integration between Call of Duty: Vanguard and Warzone, here are the Top 5 best weapons in the title’s 11-season history.
Kicking off the list, the R9-0 Shotgun with Dragon’s Breath rounds back in Season 6 was simply game over when you ran into one unexpectedly.
For a period of a time, the AS VAL’s SPP 10-R Mags attachment was so broken, it allowed players to wall bang foes through any surface on Verdansk. When coupled with Snapshot Grenades, the combination was simply unfair.
A gun that somehow lasted about a week without getting a nerf after the launch of Season 4, the MG 82 was as close as players got to using a Wonder Weapon in Verdansk. With at least 90 rounds in its magazine, the MG 82 had the best TTK in the game at the time along with zero recoil, regardless of players had it equipped in their custom loadouts or simply found them as ground loot.
Back in August 2020 during the original Season 5, the Warzone devs made a brief buff to the 5.56 in the form of its effective damage range. While that sounded like a harmless change in theory, what actually ended up happening was players using the FR 5.56’s shotgun underbarrel attachment were able to have the equivalent of the Golden Gun from GoldenEye 007.
The DMR 14 tactical rifle was so overpowered for so long during Season 1 that players in the community started calling the game DMRzone. Even with full plates, the DMR 14 was a two-shot kill to the head, and with stopping power rounds, a one-shot kill the head. If you weren’t using a DMR 14 or a Type 63, you stood no chance in Verdansk at the time.