The Best Warzone RPD Loadout | Surprisingly Competitive

Do you want to try something different? You like LMGs but don't feel like using the Bren, Whitley or Bruen? Well, the RPD is better than its reputation might suggest, and we have the perfect Warzone setup and loadout for you.
Warzone RPD
Unusual but not bad. | © Activision

LMGs have always been an unpopular choice, especially in the early days of Warzone. They were simply too inaccurate and too slow. Sure, there were exceptions here and there, like the Bruen MK9, but overall, light machine guns were rarely seen in Warzone during the Modern Warfare and Black Ops Cold War eras. But that changed with Vanguard, which brought LMGs like the Bren into the picture. Vanguard showed us that LMGs had a place, and now looking back, we can recognize that we might have overlooked the RPD.

The RPD dates back to Black Ops Cold War and was considered unplayable for a long time because the recoil was just so strong. But it received a few minor buffs here and there, and now the recoil is about average. And since the weapon comes with a fairly big magazine by default, you can use your attachments to counter a lot of its weak points. Overall, the RPD is a weapon for medium to long ranges that has been unjustly neglected so far.

The Best RPD Attachment Setup

RPD Warzone Setup
With this setup, the RPD is super easy to control. | © Activision
MuzzleGRU Suppressor
Barrel20.3" Task Force
OpticAxial Arms 3x
UnderbarrelSpetsnaz Grip
Rear GripSerpent Wrap

We're using a fairly typical build here for a long-range assault rifle. The silencer is mandatory because it prevents us from appearing on the minimap. The barrel boosts range and damage, and the Axial Arms is easily the best sight in BOCW when it comes to mid-to-long ranges. With the Spetsnaz grip, we reduce recoil and the snake wrap increases our aiming speed. All in all, we get a very solid LMG for medium to long distances.

Equipment & Perks For An RPD Loadout

The Best Secondary Weapon For The RPD

Welgun S2 Meta
The Welgun is probably the best choice as a secondary weapon right now. | © Activision

The RPD is a slow LMG that's only really playable at medium and long distances. So in this loadout, we need a weapon for short distances and possibly also for situations in which we want to be a bit more mobile. We opt for the extremely strong Welgun - probably the strongest SMG in Warzone.

With the silencer, we make sure that we are not immediately visible to everyone on the minimap even after changing weapons, and thanks to the good rate of fire and the large magazine, we are well-equipped for close combat. Because the Welgun's recoil is also very easy to control, we can still use it well at medium ranges when the RPD gets too unwieldy for us. Here we have a complete guide to the Welgun.

The Best Equipment For The RPD

TacticalSnapshot Grenade

When it comes to the equipment, there is nothing particularly unusual here either. We rely on Semtex because it's incredibly versatile and works wonders against both infantry and vehicles. It's also pretty damn satisfying when you can stick someone. And Snapshots are just a great all-rounder for a support player.

The Best Perks For The RPD

Perk 1Cold-blooded
Perk 2


Perk 3Amped

Again, a very typical setup. We need Overkill to be able to carry both weapons. Amped allows us to switch out the heavy RPD more quickly. And Cold-blooded not only protects us from thermal sights, but above all counters the Combat Scout perk. So they won't get free pings on us.

That was your complete guide to the RPD. If you're bored and don't want to keep chasing the meta, give it a try. Otherwise, the Bren is probably the next best choice.