CoD Warzone Ultimate Weapon Tier List with Meta Loadouts: Season 4 Mercenaries of Fortune Update

Call of Duty: Warzone offers players a vast weapon pool to slay their enemies on the battlefield. Here’s a detailed tier list featuring all the weapons in Warzone Season 4 Mercenaries of Fortune.

Call of Duty: Warzone features weapons from Modern Warfare (2019), Black Ops Cold War (2020), and Vanguard (2021), with a total of 174 weapons in the game right now. These weapons were integrated into Warzone with the release of each game consecutively.

The weapons from each game represent different eras, with guns from Modern Warfare representing the modern era, guns from Black Ops Cold War representing the cold war era, and the guns from Vanguard representing the WW2 era. With new seasonal updates, newer weapons are being added to the game on a regular basis.

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All the Weapons in Call of Duty: Warzone Season 4 Mercenaries of Fortune

There are a total of 174 weapons which are divided into distinct categories. There are nine different weapon types: Assault Rifles (AR), Sub-Machine Guns (SMG), Shotguns, Light-Machine Guns (LMG), Sniper Rifles, Marksman Rifles, Launchers, Handguns, and melee weapons.

Assault Rifles (AR)

Nikita AVT (Credit: ravensoftware.com)

Modern Warfare

  1. Grau 5.56
  2. M4A1   
  3. Kilo 141
  4. M13
  5. CR-56 AMAX     
  6. RAM-7
  7. AN-94
  8. AK-47
  9. AS VAL
  10. FAL     
  11. FN Scar 17         
  12. Oden

Black Ops Cold War

  1. AK-47
  2. XM4
  3. FARA 83
  4. Vargo 52
  5. Krig 6
  6. C58
  7. FFAR 1
  8. EM2
  9. QBZ-83
  10. Grav
  11. Groza

Vanguard

  1. Cooper Carbine
  2. Automaton
  3. STG44
  4. BAR
  5. KG M40
  6.  AS44
  7. Volkssturmgewehr
  8. NZ-41
  9. ITRA Burst
  10. Nikita AVT

Sub-Machine Guns (SMG)

MP5 (Credit: callofdutymaps.com)

Modern Warfare

  1.  MP5
  2. MP7
  3. AUG
  4. P90
  5. Fennec
  6. CX-9
  7. Uzi
  8. PP19 Bizon
  9. ISO
  10. Striker 45

Black Ops Cold War

  1. MAC-10
  2. Milano 821
  3. OTs 9
  4. Bullfrog
  5. MP5
  6. PPSh-41
  7. LC10
  8. LAPA
  9. AK-74u
  10. TEC-9
  11. KSP 45
  12. Nail Gun

Vanguard

  1. MP-40
  2. Welgun
  3. PPSh-41
  4. Owen Gun
  5. Type 100
  6. M1912
  7. Sten
  8. H4 Blixen
  9. Marco 5

Shotguns

Double Barrel (Credit: ravensoftware.com)

Modern Warfare

  1. JAK-12
  2. Model 680
  3. Origin 12 Shotgun
  4. 725
  5. R9-0 Shotgun
  6. VLK Rogue

Black Ops Cold War

  1. Gallo SA12
  2. Streetsweeper
  3. Hauer 77

Vanguard

  1. Combat Shotgun
  2. Double Barrel
  3. Einhorn Revolving
  4. Gracey Auto

Light-Machine Guns (LMG)

Whitley (Credit: ravensoftware.com)

Modern Warfare

  1. PKM
  2. Bruen Mk9
  3. FiNN LMG
  4. Holger-26
  5. M91
  6. MG34
  7. RAAL MG
  8. SA87     

Black Ops Cold War

  1. RPD
  2. Stoner 63
  3. MG 82
  4. M60

Vanguard

  1. Bren
  2. DP27
  3. MG42
  4. Whitley
  5. Type 11
  6. UMG-8

Sniper Rifles

Type 99 (Credit: ravensoftware.com)

Modern Warfare

  1. HDR
  2. AX-50
  3. Dragunov
  4. Rytec AMR

Black Ops Cold War

  1. Swiss K31
  2. LW3 – Tundra
  3. Pelington 703
  4. M82
  5. ZRG 20mm

Vanguard

  1. Kar98k
  2. 3-Line Rifle
  3. Type 99
  4. Gorenko Anti-Tank Rifle

Marksman Rifles / Rifles

M1916 (Credit: ravensoftware.com)

Modern Warfare

  1.  Kar98k
  2. SP-R 208
  3. Crossbow
  4. SKS
  5. MK2 Carbine
  6. EBR-14
  7. M1916

Black Ops Cold War

  1. M16
  2. DMR 14
  3. AUG
  4. Type 63
  5. CARV.2
  6. R1 Shadowhunter

Vanguard

  1. M1 Garand
  2. SVT-40
  3. G-43

Melee Weapons

Sai (Credit: callofdutymaps.com)

Modern Warfare

  1. Combat Knife
  2. Kali Sticks 
  3. Dual Kodachis

Black Ops Cold War

  1. Sai
  2. Knife
  3. Machete
  4. Hammer and Sickle
  5. Ballistic Knife
  6. Wakizashi
  7. Cane
  8. Sledgehammer
  9. E-Tool
  10. Mace
  11. Baseball Bat
  12. Battle Axe

Vanguard

  1. FS Fighting Knife
  2. Sawtooth
  3. Katana
  4. Jet Hammer

Handguns

Diamatti (Credit: callofdutymaps.com)

Modern Warfare

  1. 1911
  2. Skyov
  3. Renetti
  4. X16
  5. M19
  6. 50 GS
  7. 357

Black Ops Cold War

  1. Diamatti
  2. AMP63
  3. 1911
  4. Magnum
  5. Marshal

Vanguard

  1. 1911
  2. Top Break
  3. Machine Pistol
  4. Ratt
  5. Klauser

Launcher

Cigma 2 (Credit: callofdutymaps.com)

Modern Warfare

  1. RPG-7
  2. PILA
  3. Strela-P
  4. JOKR

Black Ops Cold War

  1. RPG-7
  2. Cigma 2
  3. M79

Vanguard

  1. Panzerfaust
  2. M1 Bazooka
  3. Panzerschreck
  4. MK11 Launcher

Warzone Weapon Tier List Season 4 Mercenaries of Fortune

As usual, this weapon tier list will start with the S-Tier Weapons with the highest pick rate and popularity within the community as well as dominance in the current Season 3 Classified Arms meta. These weapons will help dominate Warzone with ease.

The next one in line is the is A-Tier weapons with the most popularity and decent pick rates, although they slightly fall behind their S-Tier counterparts. However, they can be swapped with the S-Tier weapons only if a player really likes something particular about that weapon. Even though they are not that dominant in the meta, they still exist due to their past exposure in the limelight.

The weapons in B-Tier are usable but would not offer the same magnitude of firepower that is available in S-Tier and A-Tier weapons. Consequently, these weapons have a pick rate below one and are generally not seen that much in Warzone lobbies.

Then comes the C-Tier weapons, which offer no additional benefit. As such, they have a zero pick rate. These weapons are not up to par with their S-Tier and A-Tier counterparts. These weapons are better left avoided if you want to dominate Warzone lobbies with the new season 3 update.

As with any other tier list, this one is extremely subjective and based entirely on our own game experiences. Also, the tier list contains direct links to our optimal weapon loadout guide for these individual weapons updated for the new seasonal update.

Top 5 Best Meta Weapons in Warzone

5. H4 Blixen (Call of Duty: Vanguard)

The H4 Blixen is similar to Welgun. However, it has a slower fire rate. It has the fastest time to kill out of all S.M.G.s from Vanguard’s weapon pool. The S.M.G. has been a meta weapon since the launch of the Classified Arms Reloaded update.

Due to its effectiveness in most combat scenarios, the weapon has been in a good position in the meta. With the Rebirth Island and Caldera rework, the S.M.G. helped players dominate mid-range and close-range gunfights with excellent efficiency. Consequently, the gun might receive a nerf in the latter portion of season 3 Reloaded. The damage output might reduce to keep it up to par with other S.M.G.s in the current weapon pool.

Check out the Best H4 Blixen Loadout here

  • Muzzle: Recoil Booster
  • Barrel: 120mm Gawain Short
  • Optic: Slate Reflector
  • Stock: SA 43 Folding
  • Underbarrel: M1941 Handstop
  • Magazine: 7.62 Gorenko 40 Round Mags
  • Ammo Type: Lengthened
  • Rear Grip: Stippled Grip
  • Perk 1: Acrobatic
  • Perk 2: Quick
Image via Almxnd_on Twitter

4. Owen Gun (Call of Duty: Vanguard)

Assault rifles are strong and more or less dominant in a gunfight. However, S.M.G.s are more robust in many aspects. Assault Rifles can not always dominate close-range and mid-range gunfights. S.M.G.s, on the other hand, can be trusted at close to medium-range encounters. Owen Gun is a versatile S.M.G. with a high fire rate and a reasonable damage range.

The Owen Gun is a light gun with a top-loading magazine, and it is extremely easy to use while moving. The weapon is potent in close-range gunfights, especially in the new Rebirth Island map. To many players, Owen Gun is the ugliest-looking gun in the current weapon pool. But looks are deceiving when it comes to this gun. Clearing corners in Rebirth Island will be a breeze using the proper loadout.

Check out the Best Owen Gun Loadout here

  • Muzzle: Recoil Booster
  • Barrel: Gawain 188mm Shrouded
  • Optic: M38/Slate 2.5x Custom
  • Stock: Gawain H4 Folding
  • Underbarrel: Carver Foregrip
  • Magazine: 8mm Kurz 60 Round Drum Mag
  • Ammo Type: Lengthened
  • Rear Grip: Polymer Grip
  • Perk 1: Acrobatic
  • Perk 2: Quick
Owen Gun
Owen Gun (Call of Duty: Vanguard)

3. MP40 (Call of Duty: Vanguard)

The MP40 is part of Call of Duty: Vanguard’s post-launch weapon pool. It received notoriety in the beta of Vanguard as the best S.M.G. in the game. While this WW2-era gun might not have a higher rate of fire like other weapons in the current meta, it still has one of the best bullet velocity and damage capabilities in long-range encounters in the game with manageable recoil.

S.M.G.s have the upper hand in close-range gunfights. MP40, due to its bullet velocity, is very much viable in close-range gunfights, especially on a map like Rebirth Island, where close-range gunfights await players in every corner.

Check out the Best MP40 Loadout here

  • Muzzle: Recoil Booster
  • Barrel: Krausnick 317MM 04B
  • Optic: Krausnick ISO 2M
  • Stock: Krausnick 33M Folding
  • Underbarrel: M1941 Hand Stop
  • Magazine: 7.62 Gorenko 45 Round Mags
  • Ammo Type: Lengthened
  • Rear Grip: Polymer Grip
  • Perk 1: Brace
  • Perk 2: Quick
Mp40
MP40 (Vanguard)

2. Cooper Carbine (Call of Duty: Vanguard)

Francis Lanakila’s first choice, the Cooper Carbine, was added to the game as a part of the season one content for Warzone Pacific. Raven Software has taken the mantle of overseeing the game, and they regularly change weapons alongside the game modes to keep things fresh.

Cooper Carbine can be considered a hybrid of Assault Rifles (AR) and Sub-Machine guns (SMG), best suited for close-quarter fights. Rebirth Island rewards players using SMGs heavily as the map gets a lot of close-quarter engagements. With the new build that reduces the weapon’s recoil and increases bullet velocity, the gun will be ideal for the meta of season 3.

Check out the Best Cooper Carbine Loadout here

  • Muzzle: MX Silencer
  • Barrel: 22″ Cooper Custom
  • Optic: SVT-40 PU Scope 3-6x 
  • Stock: Cooper 45RS
  • Underbarrel: M1941 Hand Stop
  • Magazine: 9mm 60 Round Drums
  • Ammunition: Lengthened
  • Rear Grip: Polymer Grip
  • Perk 1: Tight Grip
  • Perk 2: Fully Loaded
Cooper Carbine
Cooper Carbine (Vanguard)

1. STG44 (Call of Duty: Vanguard)

The STG44 is operator Ronald’s favorite weapon. It is a popular choice for players in the Vanguard multiplayer, especially in the Search and Destroys game mode. It is an excellent option for players looking to break into the Warzone meta.

STG44 has an excellent damage output and accuracy. It can be the primary assault rifle or sniper support in a loadout. Moreover, the STG44 checks every requirement of an immaculate assault rifle that is viable at all distances in a gunfight. The STG44 is Vanguard’s strongest Assault Rifle and is unrivaled for its overall stats.

Check out the Best STG44 Loadout Here

  • Muzzle: MX Silencer
  • Barrel: VDD 760mm 05B
  • Optic: G16 2.5x
  • Stock: VDD 34S Weighted
  • Underbarrel: Carver Foregrip
  • Magazine: 8mm Kurz 60 Round Drum
  • Ammunition: Lengthened
  • Rear Grip: Polymer Grip
  • Perk 1: Nerves of Steel
  • Perk 2: Fully Loaded
STG44 (Call of Duty: Vanguard)

With the release of the Warzone Season 4 Mercenaries of Fortune update, the meta will shift from long-range weapon builds to mid-range builds. However, with the new Fortune’s Keep map, long-range meta will still thrive as the map has vast open spaces, and long-range gunfights are bound to happen. Players might find the Sniper Rifles to be less rewarding because of the nerfs. However, in long-range gunfights, Sniper Rifles will always remain superior compared to Assault Rifles.

In Rebirth Island and Fortune Island, mid-range and close-range weapon loadouts will outshine long-range weapon loadouts as the map enforces close-quarters combat. For an overall rewarding Warzone experience, we recommend players to use long-range and mid-range builds for Assault Rifles and close-range builds for S.M.G.s to dominate the current meta.

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