Warzone Season 5 Reloaded New Meta Weapons After Nerfs and Buffs

The meta has been changed yet again!

By Kyle Knight

September 9, 2021

Season 5 Reloaded has officially arrived in both Warzone and Black Ops Cold War and as expected, plenty of adjustments were made to Warzone’s weapons. So, with all of these changes now live, is there a new weapon meta in Warzone Season 5 Reloaded?

Fans will be eager to know which weapon they should be using when they drop into Verdansk following the new update, so to get you up to speed, here’s everything you need to know.

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Warzone Season 5 Reloaded New Weapon Metas

Plenty of changes were made to various Assault Rifles, SMGs, LMGs, and more in today’s update. Players can find the full list of buffs and nerfs further down this article.

One of the most significant changes comes to the Krig 6, which has had its maximum and minimum damage decreased.

Thankfully though, Call of Duty expert JGOD has done some testing and revealed that the Stoner, Fara, and QBZ are the top contenders for the current weapon meta in Warzone Season 5 Reloaded.

Check out all of JGOD’s class recommendations for each one below.

QBZ Ranger

  • Agency Suppressor (Muzzle)
  • 16.5″ Ranger (Barrel)
  • Axial Arms 3x (Optic)
  • Field Agent Grip (Underbarrel)
  • STANAG 60 Rnd Drum (Magazine)

Stoner 63

  • Agency Suppressor (Muzzle)
  • 21.8″ Task Force (Barrel)
  • Axial Arms 3x (Optic)
  • Field Agent Grip (Underbarrel)
  • 120 Rnd (Magazine)


  • GRU Suppressor (Muzzle)
  • 18.5″ Liberator (Barrel)
  • Axial Arms 3x (Optic)
  • Spetsnaz 60 Rnd (Magazine)
  • Spetsnaz Field Grip (Rear Grip)
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All Nerfs and Buffs In Season 5 Reloaded

Below you will find a list of all of the nerfs and buffs included in the Warzone Season 5 Reloaded update on September 9th. This information was taken directly from the official patch notes.

Assault Rifles

  • C58 (BOCW)
    • Recoil adjusted
  • EM2 (BOCW)
    • Base Optic eye position retracted
  • Assault Rifle Bravo (MW)
    • Upper Torso Multiplier decreased from 1.1 to 1
  • Groza (BOCW)
    • Sprint to Fire Speed increased by 15%
  • Krig 6 (BOCW)
    • Maximum Damage decreased from 30 to 29
    • Mid Damage now 25
    • Minimum Damage decreased from 25 to 23
    • Weapon Kick adjusted

Light Machine Guns

  • Light Machine Gun Alpha (BOCW)
    • Recoil increased slightly

Tactical Rifles

  • Tactical Rifle Charlie (BOCW)
    • Recoil decreased
  • DMR 14 (BOCW)
    • Recoil adjusted
  • M16 (BOCW)
    • Weapon Kick decreased
  • Type 63 (BOCW)
    • Headshot Multiplier decreased from 2.1 to 1.58
    • Neck Multiplier increased from 1.2 to 1.58
    • Upper Torso Multiplier decreased from 1.2 to 1
    • Lower Torso Multiplier decreased from 1.1 to 1
    • Weapon Kick decreased

Submachine Guns

  • Submachine Gun Charlie (MW) with 10mm Auto 30-Round Mags
    • Maximum Damage decreased from 34 to 31
  • OTs 9 (BOCW)
    • Maximum Damage Range decreased by 6.2%
  • PPSh-41 (BOCW)
    • Weapon Kick adjusted
    • ADS Sway adjusted

Sniper Rifles

  • Swiss K31 (BOCW)
    • Recoil adjusted
  • ZRG 20mm (BOCW)
    • Recoil adjusted
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Kyle Knight

Kyle is a Film and TV graduate from Coventry. He's a PC enthusiast with a not so enthusiastic PC and is all about triple-A titles!

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