Best KV Broadside Loadout to Use in Warzone 2.0 Season 1

Tahmid Shihab Murshed
By Tahmid Shihab Murshed
5 Min Read

Are you curious about the best KV Broadside loadout for Warzone 2.0? Then rest assured, as we show you the best loadout with the optimal setup for dominating Ashika Island.

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, 7 of them are Shotguns. Warzone 2.0’s largest map in CoD history makes it a ballpark for Sniper Rifles, ARs, and LMGs. However, Shotguns reign supreme for close-range engagements. From the Shotgun class, the KV Broadside has managed to steal the spotlight with its unmatched damage output and versatility.

The KV Broadside is a fast-firing, semi-auto shotgun that functions with 12 gauge ammunition with the power of the Kastovia Platform. As the quickest shotgun in the Shotgun class, it decimates opponents at close-range without mercy.

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How to unlock KV Broadside in Warzone 2.0

The KV Broadside is available by completing- Get 50 One Shot Kills with Shotguns challenge in Warzone 2.0 or Modern Warfare 2. But that doesn’t ensure everything connected to the weapon is unlocked. To unlock some of the better attachments for the gun, players must level up their rank with the KV Broadside as players would with any other weapon in Call of Duty games.

To rank up KV Broadside, keep playing Warzone 2.0 when it is equipped. While the KV Broadside will always gain a constant flow of XP while equipped, players can speed up the process by slaying enemies, taking down killstreaks, and completing contracts. And they will gain even more weapon XP for the KV Broadside if they activate a weapon-oriented XP token before a Warzone 2 match begins. 

Best KV Broadside Loadout

Best KV Broadside Loadout
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  • Laser: Point-G3P 04
  • Barrel: Range Twelve
  • Underbarrel: VX Pineapple
  • Bolt: Dashbolt 60
  • Stock: VLK Stockless

Best Equipment & Perks for KV Broadside 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
Weapon Specialist Package
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The weapon specialist package is excellent for calm and calculated players. The base perks are Overkill and Strong Arm. Strong Arm grants players more projectile-throwing power with a preview of the trajectory, while Overkill allows them to carry two primary weapons.

Furthermore, players can use Spotter for the bonus perk, 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.

All the Latest KV Broadside Buffs and Nerfs

The KV Broadside was heavily nerfed with the Season 2 Reloaded update, before the update the Shotgun was the most powerful weapon in Warzone 2.0’s meta for Ashika Island.

Weapon Adjustment

  • KV Broadside
    • Reduced lower torso damage
    • 12 Gauge Ammo
      • Reduced damage ranges
      • Reduced close range damage
    • Dragon’s Breath Ammo
      • Reduced damage ranges
      • Reduced close range damage
      • Global reduction to 12 gauge Dragon’s Breath maximum residual damage
  • Bryson 800 and Bryson 890
    • Increased headshot damage on all slugtype ammo
    • Added minimum damage against armor

Other Alternatives to the KV Broadside in the Current Meta

Other alternatives to the KV Broadside are Cronen Squall (Battle Rifle), M13B (AR), and Lockwood MK2 (Marksman Rifle). The M13B is one of the most powerful guns in Warzone 2’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.