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Best Meta Guns in Warzone After the Bren & Akimbo Shotgun Nerf – Mid Season 1 Update

These are the best meta guns you can use in Warzone following the mid-season 1 update which nerfed the Bren and Akimbo Double Barrel shotgun.

Warzone players are always searching for the best guns to use. After all, they want any advantage they can get when fighting to become the last squad standing.

Even if it’s a struggle to keep up with the Warzone meta, most players gravitated towards the totally overpowered Bren and Akimbo Double Barrel shotgun.

Luckily, both of these have now been nerfed and it has opened up space for some new meta guns to emerge.

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Best Meta Weapons in Warzone After Mid-Season 1 Update

Long-Range Guns

The Bren has dominated long-range Warzone gunfights since Caldera launched, but its reign of terror is finally over. It’s still a good gun, but we think these 3 weapons are more powerful after the mid-season 1 update.

Unfortunately, Vanguard snipers are still useless in Warzone so these 3 long-range options are assault rifles and LMGs.

Type 11

A like-for-like replacement for the Bren, the Type 11 is another LMG that has a barrel that removes all damage falloff at long ranges.

What’s more, there’s currently a game-breaking bug that lets you reload the Type 11 instantly! You may as well check it out before Raven fixes this bug.

Meta Type 11 Loadout for Caldera – Warzone Pacific

Best Type 11 Vanguard Loadout


Next, the BAR was already very powerful in Caldera. However, the mid-season 1 update actually gave it a buff.

Now that the hard-hitting assault rifle has less visual recoil, it is a meta long-range gun in Warzone again.

Best Hard-Hitting BAR Loadout for Caldera – Warzone Pacific

BAR Loadout Warzone


Finally, the STG44 is still a very good all-around option for Warzone after the mid-season 1 update.

It has controllable recoil, good damage, and is also very versatile for an assault rifle. There’s nothing not to like!

Best Versatile STG44 Loadout for Caldera – Warzone Pacific

vanguard stg44 warzone pacific

Short-Range Guns

Even though the Akimbo Double Barrel shotgun got a nerf recently, the mid-season update has hit the gun hard again. This has left a huge hole in the close-range meta which players want to fill.

Luckily, we’ve got two meta Warzone guns that will help you win all of your close-range gunfights.


First, the latest gun to arrive in Caldera is also now the best close-range option. Its insane damage and mobility make it the new best option

Make sure to find out how to unlock and level up the Welgun fast if you haven’t already. Then you’ll be all set to shred through your opponents with ease.

Best High-Damage Welgun Loadout for Caldera – Warzone Pacific

Warzone & Vanguard New Welgun


Alternatively, the MP40 remains an extremely solid second place option for close-range weapons in Warzone.

Good damage output and reliable recoil mean that this SMG is still just as good as it ever was.

Best Meta MP40 Loadout for Caldera – Warzone Pacific

MP40 Warzone Pacific

These are all of the best Warzone guns you should be using after the mid-season 1 update. Which ones will you be giving a try next time you drop into Caldera?

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