The Best Warzone XM4 Loadout | A Solid Long-Range AR

The XM4 is still a very easy to use weapon to play in Warzone and can really have an impact, especially at longer ranges. Today, we present to you the best XM4 Warzone Loadout!
Warzone Best XM4 Loadout Season 3
The XM4 is a strong Long-Range AR. | © Activision Blizzard

The XM4 was introduced in Warzone with Black Ops Cold War and is more or less the M4A1 or the STG44 of BOCW. The weapon is available from the start, doesn't need to be unlocked, and is an excellent all-rounder. Even after numerous balance patches, the XM4 has pretty much always stayed under the radar, avoiding major nerfs. For this very reason, the weapon is still a really solid long-range assault rifle to this day and could even be played as sniper support in the past. In the latter role, however, other weapons are much better now. If you are looking for a reliable assault rifle that is very easy to control and still accurate at long ranges, you can't go wrong with the XM4.

What Changed in the Season 3 Balance Patch?

There were only minimal changes for the XM4 that don't have much impact on how strong the weapon is. Here you can see the only buffs and nerfs:

  • Headshot Damage Multiplier increased to 1.54, up from 1.5
  • Maximum Damage decreased to 29, down from 30

Although the damage has been reduced by one point, the difference is hardly noticeable, which is why we don't have to change anything in our loadout for the time being.

The Best XM4 Setup

XM4 setup
With this setup, you get the best out of the XM4. | © Activision
MuzzleAgency Suppressor
Barrel13.5" Task Force
OpticAxial Arms 3x
UnderbarrelField Agent Grip
MagazineSTANAG 60 Rnd

The best attachments for the XM4 in Warzone are the Agency Silencer, 13.5" Task Force Barrel, Field Agent Grip, Axial Arms Sight, and Stanag 60-round magazine. Basically, this is the typical long-range build for any assault rifle. Barrel and silencer for range, bullet velocity and to not show up on the tac map, grip for more recoil control and accuracy and the largest magazine to be able to take out many enemies at a time. So that we can really fight effectively at long distances, we then add the Axial Arms, probably the best BOCW sight.

With this loadout, you can take advantage of the weapon's fantastic handling and low recoil to get a very reliable, not-too-slow long-range assault rifle. Even though the XM4 can hold its own in close combat, our setup is designed for longer ranges, so a good secondary weapon for close combat is mandatory.


The Best Secondary, Equipment & Perks for a XM4 Loadout

The Best Secondary Weapon for the XM4

Welgun S2 Meta
A really good SMG. | © Activision Blizzard

The Welgun has now secured its place as the new best SMG in Warzone. With its incredibly large magazine, good rate of fire, and almost non-existent recoil, the Welgun can take down anything in its path at short to medium range. Give the new wonder weapon a try. Here is our detailed Welgun setup.

The Best Equipment for the XM4

LethalThrowing Knive
TacticalStun

Throwing knives are still perfect for quickly taking out downed enemies in Warzone, and stuns are perfect for pushing enemies in buildings or behind cover. Since you are quite mobile with the combo of XM4 and Welgun, you can put a lot of pressure on your opponents with this equipment and not give them a moment's peace.

The Best Perks for the XM4

Perk 1Cold-Blooded
Perk 2Overkill
Perk 3Combat Scout

Here we have the absolute standard picks again. We need Overkill to be able to carry the XM4 and the Welgun at the same time. Combat Scout is just incredibly helpful, because it marks enemies red after you hit or suppressed them even through cover – very helpful, especially on Caldera with all the bushes. However, since just about everyone is running around with this perk, we also need Cold Blooded to counter our opponents' Combat Scout perk.

All in all, this gives us a perfect long-range AR setup that you can definitely work with in Warzone. If the XM4 is not your cup of tea, you should try the AK-47.