The New Warzone weapons in Season 5 have something for almost everyone, and best of all, they’re easy to get — for the most part.
The new season brings four new weapons with it, including a deadly pistol and a classy club for dealing with close-range problem. Two of them are free, though you’ll have to put your skills to the test for the other two.
Warzone new weapons | Warzone Season 5 EM2
The EM2 is a new assault rifle available as soon as the patch goes live. It’s also one of the season’s completely free weapons.
How to unlock EM2
Getting the EM2 just requires raising your Season 5 Battle Pass tier to 15. These weapons usually have a blueprint bundle in the in-game store as well, though Raven hasn’t mentioned whether EM2 blueprints will make an appearance.
It’s a bit early to give a full overview of the best EM2 attachments, but Raven shared some information we can use for a general build. The EM2 has good range and stability, but low rate of fire. Building it to work effectively at longer ranges and to deal more damage would compensate for its slow firing speed. You could also look at reducing its recoil further to turn the EM2 into a decent long-range beamer.
With that said, if you’re not careful your ADS speed will be so slow that the EM2 becomes unwieldy. So consider using the regular suppressor if you want to use the attachments that lower your recoil but nerf your ADS.
The EM2 is also the only rifle in the game to have a built-in low-zoom optic, but you’ll want to add a better optic if you go for long-range combat with this one. But, if you’re happy with the stock scope then you could add a wrap to the rear grip to further help with the ADS speed.
Warzone new weapons | Warzone Season 5 TEC-9
TEC-9 joins the SMG ranks and brings with it the potential for good range and high control, if you’re willing to put up with its rate of fire.
How to unlock TEC-9
TEC-9 is another free weapon. This one unlocks at Season 5 Battle Pass Tier 31. Like the EM2, it’s not yet certain if we’ll see TEC-9 blueprints show up.
Raven said the TEC-9 has high accuracy at long range and good damage output from moderate ranges. A good TEC-9 build would boost that damage output by enhancing velocity, which, as with the EM2, makes up for the SMG’s less than stellar rate of fire.
The main thing about the TEC-9 though is that it’s semi-auto when used stock. However good your trigger finger is, you probably won’t want to use it that way, so your first port of call will be a new muzzle: namely the burst fire or full auto repeater.
Despite its surprising range, an SMG is always going to be a short-range weapon, so you can prioritise ADS and bullet velocity at the expense of recoil without too much pain.
As with most fast weapons, you’ll probably want to buff your movement speed with a laser as well.
Warzone new weapons | Warzone Season 5 Cane
The cane is Season 5’s new melee weapon, and Raven promises it’s a doozy. One smack with the cane is reportedly enough to knock a foe unconscious. That makes the cane a handy secondary weapon at close range, assuming you aren’t surrounded.
How to unlock Cane in Warzone and Cold War
The Cane is also free, though it’s locked behind a challenge. What that challenge is remains a mystery for now — we’ll update once it becomes available — but there will also be a Cane blueprint set.
Warzone new weapons | Warzone Season 5 Marshal
Marshal is a new pistol inspired by Black Ops Cold War 3’s pistol of the same name. It has limited attachments, Raven said, but can “clear the room” and defeat enemies with just one shot.
How to unlock Marshal in Warzone and Cold War
Marshal also hides behind an as-yet unannounced challenge and will have a blueprint in the in-game store.
If none of these new Warzone weapons strike your fancy, there’s no harm in sticking with older guns. We’ve rounded up the best existing weapons of each type, including:
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