Warzone Meta in Season 4: Reloaded

Wondering what the current Warzone Meta is? We show you the best Warzone Meta weapons at the moment.

Ranking All Weapons In Vanguard
Polina is keeping a keen eye on the patch notes for us. | © Activision

Warzone Pacific Season 4: Reloaded has introduced a whole new meta, naturally. So we've put together a guide on the best weapon to use for the following categories:

  • Long-Range
  • SMG
  • Sniper
  • Sniper Support

A lot has shifted since Season 3, and we'll get into that, but now you need to adapt your loadouts and make some changes if you want to stay on top.

The Warzone Pacific Season 4 Meta

The Season 4 Long-Range Meta: KG M40

  • What was the previous meta weapon for this role?
  • What happened in the Season 4: Reloaded balance patch?
    • The STG was significantly nerfed in the Season 4 balance patch, and then the NZ-41 took a big hit. That was long overdue, so no complaints.
  • Do you need to change your build for the current meta weapon?
    • The KG M40 may not have the best TTK, but its low recoil and good range and accuracy, make it the perfect long range AR. Here is our best KG M40 loadout:
KG M40
No recoil at all... | © Activision/EarlyGame

We expect this weapon to remain strong. Raven seem happy to allow the KG M40 to maintain its status as a great and easy AR, although other contenders will surely arise.

The Season 4 SMG Meta: Type 100

  • What was the previous meta weapon for this role?
  • What happened in the Season 4 balance patch?
    • The Blixen has received some big nerfs, like the Owen Gun before. The Marco 5 has also been somewhat nerfed, but is still usable. The Type 100 however has not been touched yet and has therefore moved to the top of the meta.
  • Do you need to change your build for the current meta weapon?
Type 100
The best TTK in Warzone. | © Activision/EarlyGame

This is a great build and the weapon still has an insane TTK. Let's hope that Raven Software continues to leave the Type 100 untouched....

The Season 4 Sniper Meta: ZRG 20mm

  • What was the previous meta weapon for this role?
  • What happened in the Season 4 balance patch?
    • The ZRG wasn't touched. In fact, it's rival the 3-Line-Rifle received a few buffs. But these buffs weren't enough to make it a more effective weapon than the ZRG. And given the war on snipers that the devs are waging, we don't expect the 3-Line to receive too many more buffs.
  • Do you need to change your build for the current meta weapon?
    • No. This build is still the best option for a sniper:
ZRG 20 MM
It's still the best Sniper. | © Activision

Raven have been nerfing older weapons and buffing Vanguard ones, for obvious reasons. The sniper department is no different. And while we don't expect them to make the 3-Line much better, they might nerf the ZRG enough to have it slip into second place. We'll keep an eye out for you.

The Season 4 Sniper Support Meta: Volk

  • What was the previous meta weapon for this role?
  • What happened in the Season 4 balance patch?
    • The AK was holding out as one of the last viable BOCW weapons in Warzone. It wasn't nerfed recently, but the Volk was buffed to the point of being the clear winner. The Volk now has substantially more recoil control.
  • Do you need to change your build for the current meta weapon?
    • No, this was the previous Volk sniper support build, and it's still the one:
Volk ss
Gung-ho is a fantastic perk. | © Activision

They have a lot of bundles out for the Volk, but it's never been popular, so we expect it to remain in the same state for a good long while. Well, unless we see it's pick rate spike.


One tip for the season to end on: make sure you're taking advantage of the Easter Eggs on the new Fortune's Keep map to get good equipment off the rip.