Best Chimera 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 Chimera 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, 13 of them are Assault Rifles. Warzone 2.0’s largest map in CoD history makes it a perfect playing ground for ARs. From the AR class, the Chimera has cemented itself as the most versatile AR for all-around firepower.

The Chimera is the newest AR of Warzone 2.0. Hailing from the Bruen family, the AR is the rendition of Honey Badger from CoD: Ghosts. Although an AR, the weapon is considerably weak at long-range gunfights. However, the sublime fire rate of the gun makes it the perfect sniper support option for Al Mazrah.

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How to unlock the Chimera in Warzone 2.0

There are 3 ways how you can unlock Chimera Assault Rifle in Modern Warfare 2 and Warzone 2.0:

  1. Purchase through Store Bundle
  2. Extract it from Building 21 in DMZ
  3. Get 2 Operator Kills with ARs in 15 separate matches

To unlock some of the better attachments for the gun, players will have to level up their rank with the Chimera as players would with any other gun in Call of Duty games.

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

Best Chimera Loadout

  • Optic: Cronen Mini Pro
  • Stock: Ravage-8
  • Laser: VLK LZR 7MW
  • Magazine: 45-Round Mag
  • Rear Grip: D37 Grip
Best Chimera Loadout
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Best Equipment & Perks for Chimera 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 Chimera Buffs and Nerfs

The Chimera did not receive any buffs or nerfs, as it has been recently added to the game. The current state of the weapon is balanced, according to many players within the CoD community. However, after getting community feedback, the gun might get more tweaks in future updates to make it more balanced.

All the ARs from Call of Duty: Warzone 2.0 are different. They all excel in their fields depending on the build. Furthermore, the exact placement of the weapon in the current meta can be determined in the coming weeks as more players get their hands on the gun.

Other Alternatives to the Chimera in the Current Meta

Other alternatives to the Chimera are M4 (AR), Kastov-74u (AR), and TAQ 56 (AR). TAQ 56 is one of the most powerful guns 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.