The top five best weapons to use in your Warzone 2 Ranked Play loadouts in May 2023 are:

  1. Cronen Squall
  2. MCPR-300
  3. ISO Hemlock
  4. TAQ-56
  5. Vaznev-9K

All of these weapons are part of the current Warzone meta and are the most effective guns to choose to climb the skill divisions in ranked play.

We have included the meta loadouts for each of these weapons below, with the best attachments and tunings specifically for highly-skilled, Ranked Play lobbies. These builds balance accuracy with mobility, allowing you to outplay anyone!

But before you find out the best loadouts, make sure you’re familiar with the Warzone 2 Ranked Play format and rules.

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5. Cronen Squall

The Cronen Squall is the best sniper support gun in Warzone 2. This is thanks to its great damage output at all distances and surprisingly fast mobility.

Attachment Tuning How to Unlock
Sakin Tread-40 (Muzzle)+0.44 ↑
+0.26 →
STB 556 Level 4
HR6.8 Barrel (Barrel)+0.38 ↑
+0.12 →
Cronen Squall Level 2
FSS OLE-V Laser (Laser)-0.23 ↓
-32.90 ←
EBR-14 Level 10
Cronen Mini Pro (Optic)-1.58 ↓
-2.25 →
Expedite 12 Level 7
50 Round Drum (Magazine)N/A Cronen Squall Level 23
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If you find the recoil of the Cronen Squall to be a bit too much, this meta STB 556 sniper support loadout is another great option for Warzone 2 Ranked Play.

Best Warzone 2 Ranked Play Cronen Squall Loadout

4. MCPR-300

If you want to sniper in Warzone 2 Ranked Play, there’s no better option than the MCPR-300. This MCPR-300 build can kill with just one headshot, and has a very fast ADS speed for a sniper rifle.

Attachment Tuning How to Unlock
Nilsound 90 (Muzzle)-1.20 ↓
+0.76 →
SP-X 80 Level 8
22″ OMX-456 (Barrel)+0.31 ↑
-0.32 ←
MCPR-300 Level 11
FSS OLE-V Laser (Laser)+0.24 ↑
-26.80 ←
EBR-14 Level 10
Cronen Zero-P Optic (Optic)-2.32 ↓
+0.75 ←
TAQ-56 Level 4
.300 Mag Explosive (Ammunition)+0.54 ↑
+9.00 →
MCPR-300 Level 29
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While the MCPR-300 is the best choice out of the meta one-shot sniper loadouts for Warzone 2, the FJX Imperium is another great option.

Best Warzone 2 Ranked Play MCPR 300 Loadout

3. ISO Hemlock

Depsite a damage nerf in the Warzone 2 Season 3 reloaded update, the ISO Hemlock is still a good option for Ranked Play. It has unparalleled accuracy as well as good handling, making it a highly reliable and versatile gun.

Attachment TuningHow to Unlock
XTEN Havoc 90 (Muzzle)+0.46 ↑
+0.24 →
Kastov 545 Level 8
Fielder-T50 (Barrel)+0.16 ↑
+0.16 →
ISO Hemlock Level 13
Schlager 3.4x (Optic)-1.58 ↓
-1.50 →
RAPP H Level 12
5.56 High Velocity (Ammunition)-0.54 ↓
-4.35 ←
STB 556 Level 7
45 Round Mag (Magazine)N/A ISO Hemlock Level 18
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Best ISO Hemlock Loadout in Warzone 2 Season 2

2. TAQ-56

The TAQ-56 is a very reliable assault rifle that is great across the board, from damage to accuracy. If you’re looking to get long-range kills in Al Mazrah, assault rifles don’t come any better than the TAQ-56!

Attachment Tuning How to Unlock
XTEN Ported 290 (Muzzle)+0.59 ↑
+0.28 →
HCR 56 Level 16
FSS OLE-V Laser (Laser)-0.32 ↓
-31.80 ←
EBR-14 Level 10
Schlager 3.4x (Optic)-1.58 ↓
-1.50 →
RAPP H Level 12
5.56 High Velocity (Ammunition)-0.52 ↓
-2.90 ←
STB 556 Level 7
60 Round Mag (Magazine)N/A TAQ-56 Level 17
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Best Warzone 2 Ranked Play TAQ-56 Loadout

1. Vaznev-9K

The Vaznev-9K is the best SMG in Warzone 2 right now, thanks to its fast TTK, ADS time, and movement speed.

Attachment Tuning How to Unlock
Spiral V3.5 Flash Hider (Muzzle)-0.46 ↓
+0.30 →
PDSW 528 Level 7
FSS OLE-V Laser (Laser)-0.12 ↓
-18.50 ←
EBR-14 Level 10
Cronen Mini Pro (Optic)-1.58 ↓
-2.25 →
Expedite 12 Level 7
45 Round Mag (Magazine)N/A Vaznev-9K Level 11
Demo-X2 Grip (Rear Grip)+0.70 ↑
-0.19 ←
RPK level 18
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Instead of the Vaznev-9K, you may prefer to use this close-range dominating Lachmann Sub loadout. It isn’t quite as consistent, but can kill faster up close!

Best Warzone 2 Ranked Play Vaznev-9K Loadout

Now that you know the best weapon loadout to use in Warzone 2 Ranked Play, you’ll want to make sure your gameplay is as smooth as possible. Use this simple trick to massively boost your FPS in Warzone 2!

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