Shotguns are an underrated weapon type in Warzone – the best shotguns can kill faster than SMGs and have faster movement speeds too!

The top 3 best shotguns to use in Warzone are:

  1. Haymaker
  2. Lockwood 680
  3. Riveter

Each of these shotguns is a solid choice for your loadout in Warzone, however, they all suit a slightly different play style. The Lockwood 680 suits accurate players, the Riveter is best for aggressive pushes, and the Haymaker is the balanced option.

Below, we have included the meta builds for each of these shotguns so you can jump straight into a game and try them out!

MW3 Operator With a Shotgun

3. Haymaker

The Haymaker is one of the best shotguns in Warzone. It is a reliable shotgun with a good fire rate and the ability to equip Dragon’s Breath rounds, making it a solid choice for close-range combat.

  • Muzzle: Crown Breaker Choke
  • Barrel: Imperator Long Barrel
  • Stock: No Stock Mod
  • Ammunition: 12 Gauge Dragon’s Breath
  • Magazine: 12 Round Mag
Best Haymaker Loadout in Warzone

2. Lockwood 680

The Lockwood 680 is the best shotgun to use for accurate players. While it doesn’t use Incendiary or Dragon’s Breath rounds like the other meta shotguns, it does much more damage per shot.

This means that if you’re accurate, you can down enemies with just 2 shots from the Lockwood 680!

  • Muzzle: Crown Breaker Choke
  • Barrel: Lockwood Defender Heavy Long Barrel
  • Stock: Sawed Off Mod
  • Bolt: Express Light Bolt
  • Underbarrel: Bruen Bastion Angled Grip
Best Lockwood 680 Loadout Warzone

1. Riveter

Despite a recent nerf, the Riveter is still our favourite shotgun in Warzone, thanks to its full-auto firing.

It handles and fires quickly, has a large magazine, and using Incendiary ammunition makes it very hard for your opponents to keep track of you through clouds of smoke and bursts of flames!

  • Muzzle: Crown Breaker Choke
  • Barrel: SA Draven-20 Long Barrel
  • Stock: Demo D50 Buffer Tube
  • Ammunition: .410 Gauge Incendiary Ammunition
  • Magazine: 30 Round Mag
Best Riveter Loadout in Warzone
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Django grew up with a PlayStation controller in his hands and loves all kinds of games, from Football Manager to Yakuza.
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