Best SO-14 Loadout to Use in Warzone 2.0 Season 1

Tahmid Shihab Murshed
By Tahmid Shihab Murshed
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Are you curious about the best SO-14 loadout for Warzone 2.0? Then rest assured, as we show you the best loadout with the optimal setup for dominating 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 66 weapons in MW2, which are also present in its BR counterpart.

Among the 66 weapons, 6 of them are Battle Rifles. Warzone 2.0’s largest map in CoD history makes it a ballpark for Battle Rifles. From the Battle Rifle class, the SO-14 is making its space into the Warzone 2.0 Season 4 meta.

The SO-14 is a more upgraded version of the EBR. The DMR-like Battle Rifle has excellent damage output making it one of the best weapons for long-range engagements. This weapon can easily tear apart most players from any range with the optimal build.

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How to Unlock SO-14 in Warzone 2.0

The SO-14 is available when players level up the EBR-14 to level 12 in CoD: Warzone 2.0, 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 SO-14 as players would with any other weapon in Call of Duty games.

To rank up SO-14, keep playing Warzone 2.0 when it is equipped. While the SO-14 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 SO-14 if they activate a weapon-oriented XP token before a Warzone 2 match begins. 

Best SO-14 Loadout

  • Optic: Aim OP-V4
  • Barrel: 22″ Boremaster Barrel
  • Muzzle: ZLR Talon 5
  • Underbarrel: FTAC Ripper 56
  • Magazine: 50-Round Drum
SO-14 Loadout
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Best Equipment & Perks for SO-14 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

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 SO-14 Buffs and Nerfs

The SO-14 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. If the situation arises, the gun might get more tweaks in future updates to make it more balanced.

All the Battle Rifles 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 SO-14 in the Current Meta

Other alternatives to the SO-14 are MCPR-300 (Sniper Rifle), Crossbow (Marksman Rifle), and Lockwood MK2 (Marksman Rifle). The MCPR-300 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.