Best Vargo 52 Loadout for Call of Duty: Warzone Season 4 Mercenaries of Fortune Reloaded

Call of Duty: Black Ops Cold War (2020) is one of the three games integrated with Call of Duty: Warzone. It recently got fresh content, including maps, skins, and new weapons. 

Treyarch’s first content drop of 2022 for CoD: Black Ops Cold War has brought a remaster of a fan-favorite multiplayer map and an all-new assault rifle, Vargo 52.

Vargo 52 is a full-auto assault rifle packing a punch with a fast fire rate and good damage at mid-range. It is one mean weapon that is effective where versatile equipment reigns. Unsurprisingly, it is a total powerhouse for Warzone and Call of Duty: Zombies.

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Vargo 52 has an improved muzzle velocity and reliable handling for steady control while firing. The recoil pattern is upward and is controllable with a slight downward press, making it a strong choice for mid-range to long-range encounters. The rifle’s effective range can be enhanced further with a proper selection of attachments.

How to unlock the Vargo 52 in CoD Warzone

The Vargo 52 is a part of Call of Duty: Black Ops Cold War’s (BOCW) weapon pool and can be unlocked by completing a simple challenge.

In Multiplayer (BOCW):

Using Assault Rifles, deal 1000 damage in 15 different completed matches.

In Warzone:

Using Assault Rifles, deal 1000 damage in 15 different completed matches.

In Zombies:

Eliminate 750 enemies while using an Assault Rifle that has been Pack-a-Punched three times.

The challenge is comparatively easy to complete. A helpful tip to unlock it faster is to play the Plunder game mode in Warzone and leave after getting 12 kills. Plunder is an easier way to unlock this weapon because it has active respawn enabled. Using assault rifles from Black Ops Cold War would be safer if other assault rifles did not count towards the challenge.

Best Vargo 52 Loadout

Muzzle: GRU Suppressor
Pros: +100% muzzle flash concealment and +10% vertical recoil control.
Cons: -27% effective damage range, and -15% bullet velocity.

Barrel: 17.1″ VDV Reinforced
Pros: +100% effective damage range, and +40% bullet velocity.
Cons: -4% sprinting move speed, and -20% aim walking movement speed.

Optic: Axial Arms 3x
Pros: Increased accuracy and 3.0x magnification.
Cons: Decreased Aim Down Sight speed.

Underbarrel: Spetsnaz Grip
Pros: +5% vertical recoil control, and +15% horizontal recoil control.
Cons: -26% shooting move speed.

Magazine: Spetsnaz 60 Rnd

Vargo 52 Loadout Warzone
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Best Equipment & Perks for Vargo 52 Loadout

Secondary weapons to equip with Vargo 52 are Welgun, OTs 9, and Swiss K31. In a rush Warzone strat, the best secondary weapon would be a melee weapon such as kali sticks, katana, or any knife melee.

The ideal equipment to run alongside Vargo 52 is stim and throwing knives. These two pieces of equipment complement a fast-paced playing style or hold/camp playstyle.

The best perks for a Vargo 52 loadout are Cold Blooded, Overkill/High Alert, and Combat Scout. Cold Blooded is a must for Warzone load-outs, and it helps in staying undetected from heartbeat sensors or thermal scopes.

All the latest Vargo 52 Buffs & Nerfs

Vargo 52 was partially nerfed in a patch last season. However, Raven Software has decided to roll back the changes and return the weapon to its intended state. Here’s the list of changes to the weapon:

Vargo 52 (BOCW)

  • Muzzle Velocity increased by 3.7%
  • Raise Time decreased to 765ms, down from 833ms
  • 17.1 VDV Reinforced 
    • Recoil Control increased to 3.5%, up from 2.5%
  • 18.6″ Task Force 
    • Recoil Control increased to 7%, up from 5%

Other Alternatives to the Vargo 52 in the Current Meta

Other alternatives to the Vargo 52 are Cooper Carbine (Hybrid AR), Automaton (AR), and PPSH-41 (SMG). Cooper Carbine is one of the most robust guns in Warzone Season 4 Mercenaries of Fortune in the current meta. Check out our Cooper Carbine loadout guide for more information.

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