The Best LMGs In Warzone 2 | Complete Ranking

We have the best LMGs in Warzone 2.0 for you. Since Warzone 2 plays significantly slower, LMGs are actually the new meta, so go out there and level them up!

Warzone 2.0 Discover the best LMGs here. | © EarlyGame

Unlike Warzone 1, the meta in Warzone 2.0 is no longer exclusively dominated by assault rifles and sniper rifles. So far, SMGs have also been found in the meta and, most interestingly of all, finally LMGs again.

With Warzone 2.0 playing at a significantly slower pace, heavier weapons like LMGs finally have a chance, and one of those in particular right now is the absolute long-range meta.

In this article, we rank all currently available LMGs in Warzone 2.0 for you, from the worst to the best. If you are not interested in Warzone 2.0, you will find the best LMGs for Modern Warfare 2 multiplayer here.

The Best LMGs In Warzone 2.0

6. Sakin MG38 (M249)

While the Sakin MG38 has a huge magazine, it's also one of the slowest LMGs in the game. Accordingly, it is absolutely useless at shorter distances. Unfortunately, the recoil is also pretty bad, which is why it doesn't really work as a laser for really long distances.

Sakin MG38
Just too slow, and not enough to show for it. | © Activision

Overall it just doesn't offer a good TTK and is even slower to reload than the fat RAAL MG.

Here is the best loadout for the Sakin MG38.

5. RAPP H (HK21)

The RAPP H is the LMG version of the Lachmann platform. With the highest rate of fire in the class of LMGs, it's not too bad, especially in multiplayer. In Warzone 2.0, however, it is very difficult to control at a distance and not mobile enough to compete in medium or short distances against SMGs or assault rifles.

Here is the best loadout for the RAPP H.

More of a multiplayer weapon. | © Activision

Not unplayable, but there are simply better options.

4. 556 Icarus (MCR)

The Icarus is the LMG variant of the M4, and it's a fairly balanced LMG. It has quite good mobility, but with it comes higher recoil and the damage is more comparable to an assault rifle than an LMG. Unlike the other LMGs, however, it works well at much shorter ranges.

556 Icarus
Great in close-quarters, but weak at range. | © Activision

However, since we are not looking for an all-rounder in an LMG, but a powerful weapon for long distances, the Icarus is only 4th on our list.

Here is the best Warzone 2 loadout for the 556 Icarus.

3. HCR 56 (AUG HBAR)

The HCR 56 is even more mobile than the Icarus. So it plays a little more like an assault rifle. The high mobility comes at a price though, and that's a pretty steep drop in damage over distance and lower damage overall.

HCR 56
Very comfortable to use. | © Activision

If you're mainly fighting at medium ranges, the HCR is damn strong and outperforms many other LMGs, but at longer ranges you should choose one of the following.

Here is the best loadout for the HCR 56.


The RAAL packs a punch like nothing else. It's very slow, has a fairly slow rate of fire, but the incredible damage more than makes up for it. Believe it or not, with the RAAL it only takes two headshots on an unarmored enemy, and they're down. It also has a damn short TTK on the upper body and the precision isn't bad either.

Here is the best loadout for the RAAl MG.

Hits like a truck. | © Activision

You've probably died to many a RAAL in Warzone 2.

1. RPK

The RPK is the LMG version of the Kastov platform and is the absolute meta in Warzone 2.0. The damage and range are just great, and the reload time is also amazingly fast for an LMG. Of course, it's a bit slower than an assault rifle, but in principle, the RPK can be considered the new best long-range option.

Here is the best loadout for the RPK.

This is the way. | © Activision

How To Play An LMG In Warzone 2.0?

You need to play passive; lots of posting up and pre-aiming. Sure, everyone can play how they want, but if you specifically choose an LMG for your loadout, you need to play a little more cautiously and adapt to the sluggishness of the LMGs.

Compared to Warzone 1, however, this disadvantage is much smaller because the entire game is a bit slower. This is exactly why LMGs stand out from the crowd this time around and in many cases are the better long-range option compared to an assault rifle.

But always remember to have a good secondary weapon with you for close combat if you are pushed or have to go into close combat. Some SMGs come in handy here, but also mobile assault rifles like the Kastov-74u or the STB 556.

For the fastest way to level up any of these weapons you can buy Modern Warfare 2 here.

But if you don't want to buy Modern Warfare 2, then check out the new DMZ mode:

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