Best .50 GS loadout to Use in Warzone 2.0 Season 1

Tahmid Shihab Murshed
By Tahmid Shihab Murshed
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Are you looking for the best .50 GS loadout for Warzone 2? Then rest assured, as we’ll show you the perfect loadout with the optimal setup for dominating the terrains of Al Mazrah.

Call of Duty Warzone 2.0 has been a massive success worldwide. The direct sequel to Warzone Caldera, Warzone 2.0 features guns, equipment, and game mechanics from MW2. There are 73 weapons in MW2, which are also present in its BR counterpart.

Among the 73 weapons, 8 of them are Handguns. Warzone 2.0’s largest map in CoD history makes it a perfect playing ground for Sniper Rifles and Assault Rifles. However, for close-range engagements, SMGs and Hangunds reign supreme. From the Handguns, the .50 GS is an excellent choice for its versatility and efficiency in close-range gunfights.

The .50 GS, or the Deagle, is one of the most versatile handguns in the game. The high-caliber hand cannon is capable of landing blows like a Sniper Rifle. However, for Warzone 2.0, the .50 GS comes in clutch with the Akimbo attachment, as dual wielding delivers an extra punch at close range, making it the optimal option for close-range engagements.

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How to unlock the .50 GS in Warzone 2.0

The .50 GS is available when players reach level 13 in CoD: Warzone 2 for the first time, but that doesn’t ensure everything connected to the weapon will also be unlocked. To unlock some of the better attachments for the gun, players will have to level up their rank with the .50 GS as players would with any other weapon in Call of Duty games.

To rank up .50 GS, keep playing Warzone 2.0 when the gun is equipped. While the .50 GS will always gain a constant flow of XP while equipped, players can speed up the process by using it to slay enemies, take down killstreaks, and complete contracts. And they will gain even more weapon XP for the .50 GS if they activate a weapon-oriented XP token before a Warzone 2.0 match begins. 

Best .50 GS Loadout

  • Barrel: SA Longshot-50
  • Trigger Action: SA Hare Trigger
  • Laser: 1MW Pistol Laser
  • Magazine: 10-Round Mag
  • Rear Grip: Akimbo .50 GS
.50 GS Loadout
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Best Equipment & Perks for .50 GS Loadout


  • Tactical: Stim
  • Lethal: Semtex

Stim is a widely used tactical capable of providing instant heals, which can be life-saving in clutch situations. On the other hand, semtex is an excellent lethal that can serve as a breaching impact and flush out other players from cover.

Perk Package – Weapon Specialist

  • Base Perk -1: Overkill
  • Base Perk -2: Strong Arm
  • Bonus Perk: Spotter
  • Ultimate Perk: Survivor

The weapon specialist package is excellent for calm and calculated players. The base perks are Overkill and Strong Arm. Strong Arm grants players a stronger projectile-throwing power with a preview of the trajectory, while Overkill allows them to carry two primary weapons.

Furthermore, for the bonus perk, players can use Spotter, which spots enemy equipment, field upgrades, and killstreaks through walls. Lastly, the ultimate perk is Survivor, which acts as a self-revive but in the form of a perk.

Weapon Specialist Package
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All the latest .50 GS Buffs and Nerfs

The .50 GS received a massive buff with the season 1 Reloaded update. The update featured an adjustment to its damage multipliers and bullet velocity. Furthermore, the SA Longshot barrel was also buffed.

.50 GS Adjustments:

  • Reduced hip spread
  • Increased 1-hit headshot range
  • Increased damage range
  • Increased neck and upper shoulder location damage multipliers
  • Increased bullet velocity
  • Increased damage range on SA LONGSHOT – 50 and SA TYRANT FIFTY barrel

Other Alternatives to the .50 GS in the Current Meta

Other alternatives to the .50 GS are the X12 (Handgun), X13 Auto (Handgun), and Basilisk(Handgun). Basilisk is one of the most powerful handguns in Warzone 2.0’s current meta. As time progresses, more weapons will gain a stronger position in the meta.

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Tahmid Shihab Murshed is an FPS writer at GameRiv. Born with a knack for gaming, he has played all types of games out there. He has a heartfelt love for Call of Duty, and other shooter titles out there.