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Call of Duty: Warzone Pacific features over 170 weapons, and the most popular have been revealed, so we’re counting down the ten best of Season 3 Reloaded firearms as of June 1, 2022.

As is the norm for Warzone, the meta is constantly changing. The Warzone Pacific update brought over 40 new weapons from Call of Duty: Vanguard and the Season 3 Reloaded update included a ton of weapon buffs and nerfs, changing the meta completely.

With this major meta change, thanks to WZRanked.com, we can see the most popular weapons of Warzone Pacific Season 3 Reloaded. So we’re counting down the top ten weapons that players use in Season 3 Reloaded.

10. BAR – 2.67%

The BAR was on the receiving end of a major Season 3 Reloaded buff which saw their headshot multiplier increase. Although it fires slowly, with the right attachments, the weapon is a laser beam.

Experts like JGOD call the BAR the second best Assault Rifle in Warzone at the moment. It’s safe to expect this weapon to move up the roster ahead of the Season 4 update as players start to realize just how powerful it is on Caldera.

9. Type 100 – 2.81%

Vanguard Type 100 SMG

Several Vanguard SMGs prove their worth in Season 3 Reloaded. It’s good to see multiple SMGs vying for the top spot, but given that the Type 100 is one of the easiest to handle, it’s no surprise that it found number nine on this list.

Warzone experts even think the Type 100 might outperform the Owen Gun in Season 3 Reloaded. If that happens, the Type 100 is another weapon that could easily bump up this list.

8. AX-50 – 2.84%

AX-50 Warzone Sniper

Since the Sniper Rifle nerfs that arrived at the start of Warzone Season 3, the Kar98k is no longer a popular Warzone weapon. Instead, Modern Warfare snipers like the AX-50 are now used by Warzone players.

A strange glitch after the Season 3 Reloaded update turned the AX-50 into a devastating sweeping machine. The problem has since been corrected by the developers, and the AX-50 could therefore soon break out of the top ten.

7. Welgun – 2.89%

Best Warzone Welgun Loadout

Although the Welgun is often overshadowed by some of the other best SMGs in Warzone Season 3 Reloaded, it remains an extremely solid choice after receiving buffs in the May 4 update.

What makes the Welgun such a popular choice is its extremely low recoil and fast kill time. It’s once again become one of the go-to close-range weapons for many high-profile streamers, and we imagine it’ll retain its spot in the top 10 as Season 3 Reloaded rages on.

6. XM4 – 3.00%

Best XM4 loadout for Warzone Pacific

It was a strange time for XM4 fans. The weapon received consecutive nerfs from the developers and yet it remains one of the best assault rifles in Warzone Pacific Season 3 Reloaded.

Black Ops Cold War’s XM4 was always an extremely popular choice before Vanguard’s integration, and it also remained in the meta throughout Season 2 and Season 3. At this point, it looks like the nerfs had no impact on its viability or popularity.

5. Owen Pistol – 3.07%

Owen Gun SMG in Warzone Pacific

The Owen Gun lay dormant in Warzone for a long time, but it firmly entrenched itself in the Season 2 meta, and it carried over into Season 3 Reloaded.

With incredibly low recoil and high damage per magazine, the Owen Gun is arguably the best SMG in Warzone Season 3 Reloaded for players with constant recoil control. With health increased to 150 in Caldera and the Isle of Rebirth, the Owen Gun’s accuracy and damage make it a standout choice.

4. HDR – 3.16%

HDR Sniper Rifle in Warzone Pacific

Thanks to major Season 3 Sniper Rifle nerfs, the Kar98k and Swiss K31 are no longer the most popular and HDR has taken its place.

Still a powerful choice at long range, the HDR has retained its ability to headshot at any range, and combine that with its incredibly fast bullet speed, you have one of the best sniper rifles in the game.

3. Cooper Carbine – 5.21%

Best Warzone Pacific Cooper Rifle Loadout

Many low recoil builds have made their way onto this list, but the Cooper Carbine beats them in accuracy.

The Cooper Carbine arrived at the start of Warzone Pacific Season 1 and quickly became the go-to for many players. Again, it’s not the most powerful weapon in the game, but its almost non-existent recoil and decent damage has kept it in the top 10 most popular, even after all the changes in Season 3 Reloaded.

2. MP40 – 7.90%

Loading MP40 Warzone Pacific

If you’re looking for a Vanguard SMG to use on Rebirth Island or Caldera, the MP40 remained an excellent choice.

While it may not be the best on paper, the MP40 has claimed the title of most popular SMG. Its minimal recoil and high damage output make it a standout choice for close combat, so you’ll never feel disadvantaged when using it.

It’s no wonder the MP40 has always remained one of the most popular weapons in the game, as it complements any possible loadout.

1. STG44 – 16.95%

stg44 pacific war zone

The STG44 acts similarly to Modern Warfare’s M4A1, being a great all-rounder for Caldera.

After its main Season 3 buffs, the STG is even more powerful. With a solid TTK, fast ball speed, and minimal recoil, it’s an effective choice for players of all skill levels. It is enormous 16.95% pick rate is by far the highest in Warzone right now.

Her popularity remained consistently in the top 10 throughout Season 2 and Reloaded Season 2, and she took the top spot starting in Season 3. She retained that spot after the Season Update 3 reloaded, and it’s clearly one of the most powerful weapons in the game.


If you haven’t used any of these weapons yet in Warzone Pacific Season 3 Reloaded, they’re worth bringing to Caldera and Rebirth Island.

Image credit: Activision / Sledgehammer Games / Raven Software

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