Top 10 Best Blueprint Weapons in Call of Duty Warzone (Cold War Season 3)

UPDATED – 5/6/2021

By Justin Joy

With each new season of Call of Duty Warzone, a new batch of exciting and deadly blueprints gets introduced. This brings a new batch of great weapons to an already excellent arsenal. Getting your hands on these blueprints is key to staying at the top of your game. At the very least you will want to keep an eye on this new batch of blueprints to stay up to date with the ever-evolving meta. After all, when it comes to being competitive you will want to drop your enemies as quickly as possible and keep moving. But just as Rome wasn’t built in a day you most likely won’t be able to get your hands on all these blueprints right out the gate so in the meantime you will want to use the best weapons to unlock them quickly. Another good way to shorten the time to get them you can check out the top streamers for tips, guides, and good gameplay.

10. Zealous Acolyte – Pelington 703

Top 10 Best Blueprint Weapons in Call of Duty Warzone (Cold War Season 3) Zealous Acolyte – Pelington 703
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The Zealous Acolyte is a beautiful sniper rifle based off the Pelington 703. This legendary blueprint boasts incredible speed, ammo, and accuracy as well as a fair amount of attachments. For muzzle attachments the Zealous Acolyte has the Stabilizer .308 which helps with accuracy especially idle sway control. The steady aim laser will increase hip fire accuracy which is crucial for 360 no scopes. Next is the infiltrator grip underbarrel attachment which increases movement speed, shooting move speed, aim walking speed. For increased ammo the Zealous Acolyte comes equipped with the 7 Rnd magazine. Last but not least is the tactical stock which increases aim walking speed. All of this can be acquired as a part of the Gilded Age II bundle in Call of Duty Warzone Cold War season 2.

9. Swindler – MAC-10

Top 10 Best Blueprint Weapons in Call of Duty Warzone (Cold War Season 3) - The Swindler MAC-10
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If you weren’t expecting the MAC-10 to make an appearance on this list then you definitely came to the wrong place. It claims its spot here with the legendary blueprint Swindler which is a part of the Nightshade bundle in Call of Duty Warzone Cold War season 3. No blueprint is complete without its attachments and this bad boy is no different. For starters it comes equipped with the Sound Suppressor which improves muzzle flash concealment so you can stay hidden. Next is the 6.1’ Reinforced Heavy Barrel which increases bullet velocity and effective damage range. Combine that with the Patrol Grip’s increased movement speed and you’ll be able to outrun foes and chase down targets with ease. To further complement the run and gun style the Fast Mag will increase reload speed. Lasty the Tactical Stock will increase aim walking movement speed.

8. Flash Point – Gallo SA-12

Top 10 Best Blueprint Weapons in Call of Duty Warzone (Cold War Season 3) - Flash Point Gallo SA-12
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Prepare to lock and load with this legendary blueprint for the Gallo SA12. All you need to do is grab the SHRP: Special Hazard Response Protocol bundle to get your hands on this baby. For attachments we’ll start with the Socom Blast Mitigator which will increase muzzle flash concealment. The 24.6’ Ranger will help you take foes down from afar by increasing effective damage range. The Stanag 12 Rnd Tube is extremely important as it will increase magazine ammo capacity, max starting ammo as well as ammo capacity. The Serpent Wrap will increase aim down sight time. Finally, the SAS Combat Stock will improve shooting move speed and aim walking movement speed.

7. XM4 – Vex Lord

Top 10 Best Blueprint Weapons in Call of Duty Warzone (Cold War Season 3) - Vex Lord XM4
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You’ll have to dress in your Sunday best if you want to look as stylish as the legendary Vex Lord blueprint. This beauty is unlocked at tier 21 in the Season 3 battle pass and modifies the XM4 assault rifle. It comes packed with the Flashguard 5.56 muzzle which increases muzzle flash concealment. Next is the 13.7’ Takedown barrel which increases effective damage range. The SOF Target Designator will increase reveal distance and let you spot enemies at greater range. To maximize your efficiency the Vex Lord comes equipped with the 40 Rnd Magazine which increases magazine ammo capacity, max starting ammo, and ammo capacity. To round out this blueprint it also has the Tactical Stock which increases aim walking movement speed.

6. Fast Leak – FFAR 1

Top 10 Best Blueprint Weapons in Call of Duty Warzone (Cold War Season 3) - Fast Leak – FFAR 1
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The Fast Leak is a legendary blueprint based on the FFAR 1 assault rifle and it is a thing of wonder. Through its attachments it offers increased firepower, ammo capacity and accuracy. For starters the SOCOM Eliminator increases vertical recoil control as well as muzzle flash concealment. The 20.3’ Takedown barrel greatly increases effective damage range for long distance kills. Next the SOF Target Designator increases reveal distance allowing you to spot enemies at range and get the drop on them. Finally, the Airborne Elastic Wrap increases flinch resistance and aim down sight time. The Fast Leak blueprint can be unlocked by achieving tier 85 of the season 3 battle pass.

5. Thrasher - LC-10

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The Thrasher is the self-proclaimed “Greatest of All Time” aka a legendary blueprint based on the LC-10 SMG. It certainly makes a case for that title as this thing can easily shred the competition. The Infantry Compressor provides increased vertical recoil control to keep the shooty end pointed at the enemy. The 11.4’ Calvary Lancer barrel increases damage to vehicles which will help chew through their armor. To help out with your horizontal recoil control the Thrasher is equipped with the Foregrip. Next is the 45 Rnd Magazine because you never have too much ammo and with its increased magazine ammo capacity and max starting ammo you will soon appreciate that. Lastly the Wire Stock increases sprint to fire time which is always important when you are on the move. To get your hands on the Thrasher all you need is to grab the Mortal Wounds bundle.

4. Glow Catalyst - Bullfrog

Top 10 Best Blueprint Weapons in Call of Duty Warzone (Cold War Season 3) - Glow Catalyst - Bullfrog
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The Glow Catalyst is a legendary blueprint based on the Bullfrog SMG and can be obtained by reaching tier 65 of the season 3 battle pass. With this bad boy in your hands your enemies will croak in no time. The KGB Eliminator will increase vertical recoil control as well as muzzle concealment. The 7.1’ Extended Barrel increases effective damage range to make your shots more dangerous at greater distances. The Mounted Flashlight increases reveal distance to help spot targets at far range. To increase magazine ammo capacity, reload quickness, and max starting ammo the Glow Catalyst comes equipped with the 65 Rnd Speed Mag. And to round out the whole package the Duster Stock increases slide speed for dramatic entrances and escapes.

3. Counter Offer – FARA 83

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The Counter Offer is a legendary blueprint based on the FARA 83 fully-automatic assault rifle and is a part of the Gilded Age IV bundle. Like the Glow Catalyst the Counter Offer comes equipped with the KGB Eliminator muzzle for increased vertical recoil control and muzzle flash. Following that is the 18.1’ Takedown Barrel which increases effective damage range. Next is the Spetsnaz Grip which further increases vertical recoil control as well as horizontal recoil control. The 45 Rnd Magazine is a nice little touch as it increases max ammo capacity as well as ammo capacity. And lastly, we finish off the Counter Offer with the Raider Stock for increased sprint to fire time and aim walking movement speed.

2. Brutalizer - Street Sweeper

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Next is a legendary shotgun blueprint for the Streetsweeper that certainly lives up to its name. The Brutalizer is a legendary blueprint available as part of the Hellscream Mastercraft bundle and it certainly is stylish. To start things off it comes with the Quickdot LED optic which is a nice little compact mini reflex sight. The 14.6’ Ranger Barrel increases effective damage range which is always nice on a shotgun. To maximize this the Brutalizer comes equipped with the Tiger Team Spotlight for increased reveal distance. The STANAG 18 Rnd Drum increases max starting ammo as well as max ammo capacity for the most amount of kills. Finally, the Serpent Wrap increases aim down sight time for lining up shots quicker.

1. Forsaken Treaty – Stoner 63

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No list is ever truly complete without an excellent LMG on it and the Forsaken Treaty is nothing to scoff at. This legendary blueprint for the Stoner 63 is unlocked at tier 42 of the season 3 battle pass and you definitely want to unlock it. The Hawksmoor Optic will make it easier to line up shots and drop enemies. The Agency Suppressor brings some needed vertical recoil control as well as muzzle flash concealment. The 20.7’ Match Grade barrel greatly increases effective damage range to maximize damage at a distance. For even greater increased vertical and horizontal recoil control the Forsaken Treaty comes equipped with the Field Agent Grip. Lastly the Forsaken Treaty stands on its own so it comes with No Stock to maximize sprint to fire time so you can stay on the move.

Conclusion

While these blueprints will certainly give you an edge on the competition there are many aspects to Warzone so you will want to make sure you maintain your skill in other areas as well. It’s never a bad idea to stop at supply stations and make sure you have a well-rounded loadout. And while looks aren’t everything, you will find some operator skins come with their advantages such as blending in to the environment and just plain looking cool. And lastly Warzone is a multiplayer game and as such comes with a community that is more than happy to help any aspiring COD star. With some simple searching you can easily find some tips and tricks to maximize your efficiency and teach you things you may have never considered.