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
|Barrel||20.3" Task Force|
|Optic||Axial Arms 3x|
|Rear Grip||Serpent 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
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
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
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.