The Automaton is a really easy-to-use AR, and even after all the nerfs, it's still a solid option. It might not deal as much damage, but it's super easy to use.
The Automaton was the absolute meta when Vanguard integrated into Warzone, but as is with every op gun, it eventually got nerfed. It has since fallen out of favor, especially since the NZ-41 has much lower recoil and a better TTK. The blue Automaton is still a solid option when it comes to ground loot, but apart from that, no one really wants to use this gun in their loadout. But if you're sick of the NZ, and want a bit of a throwback, the Automaton isn't unusable.
Note: This build is for Warzone, if you're looking for the right attachments to use in multiplayer, then you're looking for this guide.
The Best Automaton Setup
|Barrel||ZAC 600MM BFA|
|Optic||SVT-40 PU Scope 3-6x|
|Magazine||Sakura 75 Round Drums|
|Rear Grip||Polymer Grip|
As is with every Warzone long range, we want to maximize recoil control and bullet velocity. And exactly that is what all of these attachments do. The recoil is very manageable and basically a straight line, so just slightly push your right stick down while shooting, and this thing will beam like in season 1. The damage might not be as high, but generally that doesn't matter in long range engagements.
The Best Secondary, Grenades & Perks for an Automaton Loadout
The Best Secondary Weapon for the Automaton
This choice shouldn't surprise anyone that has been playing Warzone the past weeks. After the Blixen nerfs, the Marco 5 is now the top dog in the SMG category. If you want to go full mobility, then just exchange the underbarrel for the Mark IV Skeletal. Other than that, these seem to be the best attachments for this gun. The Marco 5 has insane mobility, so you'll be whizzing around the map like a mad man. Combined with one of the best TTK's, you have yourself a more than solid SMG.
The Best Equipment for the Automaton
These two choices aren't set in stone, and you can basically use whatever you want, but this is my preference when it comes to equipment. Throwing knife to finish downed enemies more quickly, and the Stim for flexibility, given the situation. Either to push an enemy or run away.
The Best Perks for the Automaton
Can it get more Standard than this set up? I don't think so, and by now everyone should know why we chose what. Overkill so we can run two primaries. Cold Blooded to counter Combat Scout and Combat Scout, so we can ping and track our enemies.
That was your complete rundown of the current Automaton meta in Warzone, now get out there and get some dubs.