Best Basilisk 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 Basilisk 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 70 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. The Basilisk is an excellent choice from the Handgun class for its versatility and efficiency in close-range gunfights.

The Basilisk is a repeating handgun that utilizes a rotary cylinder to store ammunition. Compared to magazine-fed pistols, revolvers generally have higher damage, but at the expense of smaller magazine sizes and higher recoil. The Basilisk excels due to its one-shot potential and high mobility stats.

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How to unlock the Basilisk in Warzone 2.0

The Basilisk is available when players reach level 39 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 Basilisk as players would with any other weapon in Call of Duty games.

To rank up Basilisk, keep playing Warzone 2.0 when the gun is equipped. While the Basilisk 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 Basilisk if they activate a weapon-oriented XP token before a Warzone 2.0 match begins. 

Best Basilisk Loadout

  • Barrel: 10.5″ FTAC Arrow
  • Laser: Revo-LSD 7mW
  • Trigger Action: Bryson Match Grade
  • Rear Grip: Akimbo Basilisk
  • Ammunition: .500 Snakeshot
Basilisk Loadout
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Best Equipment & Perks for Basilisk 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 Basilisk Buffs and Nerfs

The Basilisk received a few adjustments in the Season 1 Reloaded update. However, the weapon has not been nerfed or buffed yet. It is a perfectly balanced weapon that rewards players with precise aim and positioning.

  • Blocking Basilisk compensators and flash hider on the FTAC ARROW barrel
  • Adding muzzle attachment usage on the FTAC ARROW barrel: LOCKSHOT KT85, SA LEVELER 55, CRONEN DARK KX30

Other Alternatives to the Basilisk in the Current Meta

Other alternatives to the Basilisk are the X12 (Handgun), X13 Auto (Handgun), and .50 GS (Handgun). .50 GS 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.