The Warzone 2 meta is tighter than ever in August 2023, making picking guns for your loadouts especially difficult. However, one gun from each of the most-used weapon categories reigns supreme. They are:

All of these guns are part of the Warzone 2 meta in August 2023, but which ones you choose to pick up from Loadout Drops or purchase at Buy Stations should depend on your play style.

We’ve included the best builds for each of these guns below so you can make sure your custom weapons are as powerful as possible.

MW2 & Warzone 2 Operator

Meta Secondary Weapon – Akimbo FTAC Siege

The FTAC Siege with the Akimbo attachment destroys enemies up close, making it the perfect secondary weapon for loadouts without the Overkill perk.

Attachment Tuning How to Unlock
XRK Sandstorm (Muzzle)+0.80 ↑
+0.35 →
Fennec 45 Level 10
1MW Pistol Laser (Laser)+0.18 ↑
+42.14 →
P890 Level 5
9mm Frangible (Ammunition)-0.70 ↓
-9.00 ←
Minibak Level 8
72 Round Drum (Magazine)N/A FTAC Siege Level 8
Akimbo FTAC Siege (Rear Grip)N/AGet 25 Hipfire Kills with the FTAC Siege
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Meta LMG – HCR 56

The HCR 56 has an insanely fast time to kill and much better handling than the other LMGs in Warzone 2. Use this build to increase your accuracy, and you’ve got the best LMG in the game:

Attachment Tuning How to Unlock
FTAC Castle Comp (Muzzle)+0.52 ↑
+0.24 →
556 Icarus Level 10
FTAC Hornet 20″ Barrel (Barrel)+0.18 ↑
-0.16 ←
Kastov 545 Level 5
VLK LZR 7MW (Laser)-0.10 ↓
-30.04 ←
STB 556 Level 5
Aim OP-V4 (Optic)-1.58 ↓
-1.65 →
BAS-P Level 5
5.56 High Velocity (Ammunition)-0.25 ↓
-2.40 ←
STB 556 Level 7
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Meta Sniper Rifle – MCPR-300

The MCPR-300 is the best one-shot sniper rifle in Warzone 2. In addition to being able to down enemies in one shot, this build also has a pretty fast ADS time.

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
.300 Mag Explosive (Ammunition)Maximum ↑
Maximum →
MCPR-300 Level 29
Cronen Smooth BoltN/AMCPR-300 Level 6
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Meta SMG – ISO 45

The best SMG to use in August 2023 is the ISO 45, and for good reason. It kills way faster than any of the other SMGs in the game, without sacrificing any accuracy or mobility!

Attachment Tuning How to Unlock
FTAC Castle Comp (Muzzle)+0.36 ↑
+0.22 →
556 Icarus Level 10
VLK LZR 7MW (Laser)-0.22 ↓
-22.48 ←
STB 556 to Level 5
Cronen Mini Pro (Optic)-1.58 ↓
-2.25 →
Expedite 12 Level 7
45 Round Drum (Magazine)N/A ISO 45 Level 14
A30 Stout (Rear Grip)-0.35 ↓
-0.10 ←
ISO 45 Level 4
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Meta Assault Rifle – Tempus Razorback

The Tempus Razorback has risen to the top of the Warzone 2 assault rifle meta in August 2023, thanks to its fast time-to-kill and versatility.

Attachment Tuning How to Unlock
FTAC Castle Comp (Muzzle)+0.36 ↑
+0.15 →
556 Icarus Level 10
Aim OP-V4 (Optic)-1.58 ↓
-1.50 →
BAS-P Level 5
FTAC Ripper (Underbarrel)+0.40 ↑
+0.15 →
Lachmann-762 Level 6
5.56 High Velocity (Ammunition)-0.70 ↓
-9.00 ←
STB 556 Level 7
60 Round Mag (Magazine)N/A Tempus Razorback Level 21
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