UPDATED – 10/19/2021
A new Warzone Season has shown its face, and with it, a host of new ground loot. The players of today are reminiscing on the likes of season 4 as a ton of new meta-defining options make their way into the ground loot selections, and the blueprint variants of these weapons can get pretty powerful.
There’s a lot to look at and a lot to learn, so let’s not waste any more time and get straight into it. Here’s the top 10 best blueprint weapons in Call of Duty Warzone.
10. Glacier – FARA 83
Although not the S-tier weapon it used to be in comparison to other assault rifles, FARA 83’s Glacier blueprint is a ground loot weapon that can be found with an agency suppressor, a Spetsnaz RPK Barrel, 3x scope, and a Serpent Wrap.
Despite the linearity of a weapon’s almost strictly mid-range and a bit difficult to control in the vertical, this blueprint variant of the FARA 83 proves a valuable find for the beginning of a Warzone match simply because it offers a ‘jack of all trades’ vibe that can be quite deadly in the right hands.
Even though it suffers from a fairly wild spray pattern, which most players would see as just barely reasonable in today’s meta, it can delete enemies with a strong fire rate to damage ratio, assuming the player controlling the weapon is accurate enough.
9. Purple Tint – AK-74u
While giving your position away with a Tiger Team Spotlight attachment isn’t exactly considered a pro move, the extra movement speed that it provides is a perfect fit for the AK-74u, which offers itself to be one of the best run and gun weapons that can be found on the ground in its Purple Tint variant.
Complete with a Sound Suppressor, 10.3” Task Force Barrel, a 40 round drum mag (meh), and Serpent Wrap for the speedy corner turning and lasering down enemies from close distance. Finding this weapon on the ground in the first 30 seconds of a game doesn’t guarantee you kills against better opponents, but it does increase your odds of victory against your peers, especially when the matches turn into fast rotations in close quarters combat.
8. Gold FFAR 1
The FFAR 1 is one of the more consistent weapons you can pick up across all variants in Verdansk this season. Despite not having an incredible spray pattern, the FFAR boasts a 50 round magazine and a strong rate of fire.
The Gold variant of the weapon includes a suppressor, 20.3” takedown barrel, and a Serpent Wrap for extra dueling potential. As a baseline, this weapon can be considered decent due to its base clip and fire rate, but thanks to the addition of its attachments, the gold variant is actually quite strong this season, and can be looked at as one of the all-rounders with more potential.
7. Loch Ness Monster – MG82
While mobility is probably a necessary attribute to retain at high levels of play, the MG82’s Loch Ness Monster variant presents itself as a valuable secondary for players who need to hold choke points in hectic parts of the match.
The 100 round magazine is combined very well with the Axial Arms 3x scope to create a mid-ranged weapon that can be used pre or post rotation to laser down enemies moving into valuable areas.
Beyond medium range, the Loch Ness Monster probably isn’t going to show very well due to its fairly wild vertical spray pattern, but is a valuable asset to have if you can find it all the same.
6. Keelhaul - PPsH
Speaking of mobility, the PPsH is in the ground loot this season. In its most valuable form, the Keelhaul, this SMG is one of the greatest supportive secondaries in the game. It boasts a GRU suppressor, a Tiger Team Spotlight for extra fast rotations, and the illustrious Spetsnaz 71 Rnd Drum Mag.
That magazine, in particular, makes this weapon an absolute nightmare for enemies to deal with due to the forgiving nature of the PPsH in skirmishes. Of course, the incredible fire rate means that lasering down foes will come naturally within close distances. For a secondary, this piece is best paired with a marksman / sniper rifle.
5. Blood Arrow – Swiss K31
While not the S-tier long-range monster a decked out custom Swiss happens to be, Blood Arrow is still a strong mid to long range option that players can find on the ground this season. Complete with a Serpent Wrap, Sound Moderator, and Laser Sight, Blood Arrow is functional at long ranges, but can also be used to tag enemies at close distances thanks to its fluid ADS speed.
Clearly, you’ll want to use this weapon at medium ranges with a nice supportive SMG as your secondary, if at all possible. Either way, the efficacy of this weapon is extraordinarily binary: either you can hit your shots or you can’t. In essence, it’s a cannon that rewards skill and punishes poor positioning.
4. Gold EM-2
With a 3x Axial arms optic, 40 Rnd mag, and 25.8” Task Force Barrel, the Gold EM-2 is one of the best weapons at poking enemies down from distance reliably. Even after its alterations to the vertical recoil pattern, which made it slightly harder to control in sustained fire, it’s a fairly tame weapon and can poke enemies out rather quickly.
Despite its strengths it does suffer from close range due to its optic and only decent fire rate. Headshot accuracy is a must if you plan on using this in tight corners.
3. Icicle – MAC-10
If you haven’t noticed, the best SMGs in Warzone’s meta happen to include a Tiger Team Spotlight, and the Icicle variant for the MAC-10 is no different. Since you’re not looking to get a surprise drop on your enemies with this weapon, speed is just about everything.
Icicle features a Sound Suppressor, 5.9” Task Force Barrel, 53 Rnd Drum Mag, and a Serpent Wrap along with its Spotlight so that the speed with which you melt enemies matches the speed at which you move. If it’s the beginning of the match and you happen to find this weapon amongst a skirmish with multiple foes, you’re absolutely the most dangerous player in the game.
2. Code Breaker – CW MP5
Tiger Team Spotlight, 50 Rnd Drum Mag, Agency Suppressor? Check, check, check.
Code Breaker looks about as threatening as it is powerful. That is to say, very. You won’t be 100% enemies at medium range very often with this thing thanks to its punishing recoil pattern, courtesy of the task force barrel, but you will be crushing those armor plates in record times at close range.
If you can hit all of your shots accurately enough with this, enemies that have the first say in skirmishes might not even be able to win a 1v1 thanks to sheer power of Code Breaker’s DPS
1. Natural Wonder - QBZ-83
Natural Wonder is such a powerful variant of the QBZ-83, it might as well be a loadout option. The 60 Rnd Drum Mag and Axial Arms 3x scope complement its medium to long distance effectiveness perfectly, and an Agency Suppressor and Field agent grip help keep the vertical recoil to the bare minimum, which is already pretty easy to handle by default.
Even at the cost of mobility, this makes Natural Wonder a viable weapon at close to long ranges and one of the best weapons at medium ranges. Even when compared to loadout options, this ground loot straight up goes toe to toe with the best of them.
The ground loot in Season 6 consists of what’s arguably the most powerful lineup in Warzone’s history. As difficult as it may be to adjust to the changes, what this means is that the early game will consist of quicker kills and a higher reward for those who are efficient with their looting to skirmishes transitions. Ultimately, the faster gameplay is yet another step Raven is taking to make the game more rewarding for the skilled population.
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