The MAC-10 and akimbo Diamattis are used by almost every player in Warzone Season 1, but if you fancy using something different, here are the best alternatives.
Although the MAC-10 and akimbo Diamattis were nerfed on January 6, many players felt the changes weren’t enough. The weapons are still used in almost every loadout, so the loot pool has remained stale.
If you’re looking to try something else in Warzone, you might be looking to swap out your secondaries too.
So here are the best secondary weapons you can use instead of the MAC-10 or akimbo Diamattis in Warzone Season
Cold War AK-74u
You can get your CoD 4 nostalgia on by using the fan-favorite AK-74u. Although you could convert an AK-47 into a ’74u in the Gunsmith, it wasn’t the real deal.
The AK-74u is an incredibly strong Black Ops Cold War weapon in Warzone Season 1, so here are the best attachments to maximize its potential.
Although you could create an AK-74u through Modern Warfare’s Gunsmith, it had high recoil and lackluster damage. However, Black Ops Cold War has allowed players to wield this fan-favorite SMG as it’s meant to be. Following integration between the games in Season 1, you can now take it into Warzone.
Here’s the best AK-74u loadout and Perks to bring into Verdansk and Rebirth Island.
Best AK-74u Warzone loadout
- Muzzle: GRU Suppressor
- Barrel: 10.3″ Liberator
- Underbarrel: Spetsnaz Grip
- Ammunition: 40 Rnd Drum
- Rear Grip: Speed Tape
Now, you can bring this fan-favorite weapon into Warzone. It’s one of the best weapons in Black Ops Cold War’s multiplayer and it’s also a highly effective secondary in Verdansk and Rebirth Island.
It was the range potential to outgun either the MAC-10 or Diamattis so try to stay away from CQB situations and you’ll have a great time using the AK-74u.
Cold War MP5
Before the R9-0 became the Warzone meta, Modern Warfare’s MP5 was one of the most used secondary weapons in the game. With incredible accuracy and decent range potential, the MP5 was the go-to weapon for players of all skill levels. Black Ops Cold War has its own version of the MP5 which was added to Warzone with the integration in December.
The new MP5 has a faster TTK compared to its MW counterpart, so it’s well worth using. Either MP5 is viable, but we’ve been using Modern Warfare’s MP5 for over a year now, so why not try something different? Use attachments that buff the MP5s mobility and recoil control, and you’ll be onto a winner.
Modern Warfare R9-0
In a meta-changing patch, the MAC-10 and akimbo Diamattis were added to Warzone, and the R9-0 was removed from its throne. It received a small nerf which lowered its damage at range and made it so you have to land more pellets to get the kill.
If you’re in extremely close quarters and you hit your shots, the R9-0 is still an incredibly powerful shotgun. The one-shot kill range was only lowered by about a meter, so as long as you’re accurate, you’ll find the R9-0 dominant in CQB.
- Choke (Muzzle)
- Forge Tac Sentry (Barrel)
- Dragons Breath Rounds (Ammunition) –
- Stippled Grip Tape (Rear grip)
- 5mW Laser
Modern Warfare AS-VAL
Although the AS-VAL is an Assault Rifle, it has one of the highest time-to-kills in Warzone. With the Diamattis receiving a nerf on January 6, the VAL has become even better.
Pair it with a long-range weapon like a sniper or a Tactical Rifle, and you’ll have an excellent close-range weapon.
- VLK 200mm Osa
- VLK 3.0x Optic
- Merc Foregrip
- 30 Round Mags
- Rubberized Grip Tape
So if you’re tired of Warzone Season 1’s meta, here are the weapons you should try out and you might just find your new favorite.