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The best Long Range Warzone Loadouts

A consolidated Long Range meta ranking for Warzone and loadouts for all the guns! Including all Assault Rifles and LMG built for long range fights. 

The new long range meta after August 3rd nerf and buffs! Stats, analysis and loadouts.

On August 3rd, we all were surprised by a new weapon balancing that impacted the Warzone meta. They decided to nerf again the NZ41, Marco, Blixen and more. Full details on the nerf here. The goal of this article is to go through the stats of the main meta contenders and to understand what is the true absolute meta for long range.

Let’s focus on the long range meta, and review the most important stats for it: Time To Kill, Average Down per mag and Muzzle Velocity. I will not include in this article recoil patterns, but i will definitely factor that in my final ranking.

For Long Range, i will compare the following guns: KG M40, Cooper Carbine, UGM-8, Kilo 141, M13, Bruen Mk9, Automaton and the Vargo 52. There are others that cool be included, but as we are looking for the absolute meta, we don’t need to focus on the other top tier viable weapons that will in the end not make the cut. Full long range meta available here.

Average Time To Kill

Let’s first focus on the average time to kill of the main meta contenders. The lower the time to kill at range is, the better! We need to focus on +40 meters ttk and the different damage drop offs.

As mentioned, we are looking at the time to kill for long range, so anything under 30 meters is really not interesting for this analysis. And if we look at Time To Kill only, we have few guns that stands out of the pack:

  • Bruen Mk9 has the best time to kill, with a 793ms at range. This is a killing machine and the Bruen MK9 is a little bit disgusting right now!
  • M13 and Kilo 141 also kill insanely fast, but only until 45-47m. This is making those two guns excellent choices for small maps like Fortunes Keep or Rebirth Island.
  • Vargo 52 and Cooper Carbine have almost the same time to kill at range: 851ms for the Cooper and 854ms for the Vargo 52.
  • UGM-8 does not have an damage drop with a steady 913ms time to kill, no matter the range.. just saying.

KG M40 is surprisingly the worst of all those guns, when we look only at time to kill. We’ll see that the KG M40 will stand out in the other criteria that are crucial for long range meta. Time to kill is important, but not the only factor to take into consideration.

Average Downs Per Mag

If you are not playing solos, then another extremely important statistic is the average number of enemies that you can down with one single mag.

And would you look at the UGM-8 with this crazy 10.42 average down per magazine. Of course the UGM-8 is an LMG so this is as expected, but the comfort of not having to reload ever is great.

Then let’s look the other guns, where two groups are emerging behind the UGM-8.

  • Bruen, Automaton and KG M40 are leading the pack with 5.5, 5.36 and 5.07 respectively. This means that even on quads, you’ll still have 1 down of buffer in case you miss some shots or want to finish a down.
  • Kilo, M13, Vargo and Cooper are a little bit behind with 4.33 average downs for the best of them. With all those guns, you’ll feel that you are running through ammo too quickly and might be not consistent enough for quads!

Other stats: Muzzle Velocity and Reload time

This category, and especially the muzzle velocity is crucial for Caldera. The bullet velocity will increase tremendously your accuracy and ability to hit all your shots a long ranges, same idea as the recoil.

  • KG M40, Kilo, M13 and Vargo 52 are the winners of this category. You can beam people out of the sky thanks to this insane bullet velocity! Automaton and Bruen are also great.
  • Two main losers in the category: the Cooper and the UGM. This is the reason why the Cooper might feel weak and a “pea shooter”! And thankfully, the UGM-8 has a downside, otherwise it would be a truly broken gun.

Final Thoughts on the Long Range meta

The long range meta is now more balanced than ever. You have a good number of weapons that are excellent choices depending if you are playing solo, trio/quads, Caldera, Fortunes Keep etc.

Long range Meta Caldera

One very important criteria to consider for Caldera, is related to the optic. Vanguard guns have a huge advantage when it comes to the x3 x6 optic. This is probably the main element that is holding back all Modern Warfare and Cold War guns to truly compete!

If i had to choose one gun above the other and determine the absolute meta for Caldera, it would be the KG M40. Indeed, even with the higher TTK, the KG is the best in class when it comes to Average Damage per mag, Bullet Velocity and very important the easy recoil.

Then, not far behind we have the Bruen MK9 (but lacking the x6 optic) and the Automaton. Yes, Automaton is finally truly back into the top meta: downs per mag, muzzle velocity, low recoil!

UGM-8 is also a great choice, but be careful of the bullet velocity and reload time!

Long Range meta Fortunes Keep and Rebirth Island

Criteria for resurgence is different than for Caldera: you don’t really care about bullet velocity or high zoom optics and you will be looking more into the overall mobility and mid range time to kill.

And here it’s impossible to identify one absolute meta above the rest. All i can say is that you will have a lot of fun and be competitive with the Kilo, M13 or Cooper Carbine!

The KG m40, Bruen and UGM-8 are great options on paper, but mobility is not their strong asset so i don’t think they are really worth using against the others.

Also, let’s not forget about the Volk, Nikita and AS44 that are also incredible choice for Rebirth Island with insane TTK but a little bit more recoil. Read the full article about the best mid range Assault Rifle!

Long Range Meta and loadouts

Just click on the row you need and you’ll get the loadout for each of those guns. Note that those loadouts are thought to be good for both Caldera and Resurgence. If you want resurgence specific loadouts, have a look at this page.

Warzone Season 4 reloaded Long Range Meta: Best loadouts and weapons to use!

After each mid season update, we usually see a big shift in the meta, and season 4 reloaded is not an exception. With several nerfs and buffs, the meta is now very different than what it used to be!

As mentioned before, it’s a very open meta right now and a lot of very strong choices depending on the map and play styles. Hope you enjoy the loadouts, feel free to comment your favorite long range gun!

Best Long Range loadouts for Caldera

KG M40 Loadouts

The KG M40 does not have the best time to kill yes, but the recoil is super easy to control. And low recoil is king for Caldera!

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UGM-8 Loadouts

Burst

Full Auto

Muzzle
MX Silencer
Barrel
Romuald 560mm DA
Optic
SVT-40 PU Scope 3-6X
Stock
Romuald TAC YR
Underbarrel
m1930 Strife Angled
Magazine
6.5mm Sakura 125 Round Box
RearGrip
Stippled Grip
Proficiency
Surveil
AmmoType
Lengthened
Kit
On-Hand
Muzzle
MX Silencer
Barrel
Bernard XL214 736MM
Optic
SVT-40 PU Scope 3-6X
Stock
Romuald TAC YR
Underbarrel
m1930 Strife Angled
Magazine
6.5mm Sakura 125 Round Box
RearGrip
Hatched Grip
Proficiency
Tight Grip
AmmoType
Lengthened
Kit
On-Hand

BRUEN MK9 Loadouts

Long Range

Muzzle
Monolithic Suppressor
Barrel
XRK Summit 26.8"
Laser
Tac Laser
Optic
VLK 3.0x Optic
Magazine
60 Round Mags

Best Long Range loadouts for all maps

Cooper Carbine Loadouts

Long Range

Sniper Support

Muzzle
MX Silencer
Barrel
22" Cooper Custom
Optic
SVT-40 PU Scope 3-6x
Stock
Cooper Custom Padded
Underbarrel
Carver Foregrip
Magazine
9mm 60 Round Drums
RearGrip
Polymer Grip
Proficiency
Tight Grip
AmmoType
Lengthened
Kit
Fully Loaded
Muzzle
Mercury Silencer
Barrel
14" Gracey Rapid
Optic
Slate Reflector
Stock
Ragdoll G45 Skeletal
Underbarrel
Carver Foregrip
Magazine
9mm 60 Round Drums
RearGrip
Taped grip
Proficiency
Tight Grip
AmmoType
Compressed Rounds
Kit
On-Hand

Automaton Loadouts

Long Range

Sniper Support

Muzzle
MX Silencer
Barrel
ZAC 600mm BFA
Optic
SVT-40 PU Scope 3-6X
Stock
Anastasia Padded
Underbarrel
Carver Foregrip
Magazine
Sakura 75 Round Drum
RearGrip
Polymer Grip
Proficiency
Tight Grip
AmmoType
Lengthened
Kit
Fully Loaded
Muzzle
Mercury Silencer
Barrel
ZAC 600mm BFA
Optic
Slate Reflector
Stock
ZAC Skeletal
Underbarrel
M1941 Hand Stop
Magazine
6.5mm Sakura 45 Round Mags
RearGrip
Taped grip
Proficiency
Tight Grip
AmmoType
Lengthened
Kit
On-Hand

Kilo 141 Loadouts

Long Range

Sniper Support

Muzzle
Monolithic Suppressor
Barrel
Singuard Arms 19.8" Prowler
Optic
VLK 3.0x Optic
Underbarrel
Commando Foregrip
Magazine
60 Round Mags
Muzzle
Monolithic Suppressor
Barrel
Singuard Arms 19.8" Prowler
Stock
No Stock
Underbarrel
Commando Foregrip
Magazine
60 Round Mags

M13 Loadouts

Long Range

Sniper Support

Muzzle
Monolithic Suppressor
Barrel
Tempus Marksman
Optic
VLK 3.0x Optic
Underbarrel
Commando Foregrip
Magazine
60 Round Mags
Muzzle
Monolithic Suppressor
Barrel
Tempus Marksman
Stock
No Stock
Underbarrel
Commando Foregrip
Magazine
60 Round Mags

Vargo 52 Loadouts

Long Range

Sniper Support

Muzzle
GRU Suppressor
Barrel
18.6" Task Force
Optic
Axial Arms 3x
Underbarrel
Spetsnaz Grip
Magazine
Spetsnaz 60 Rnd Drum
Muzzle
GRU Suppressor
Barrel
19.8" Liberator
Optic
Microflex LED
Magazine
45 Rnd
RearGrip
Serpent Wrap

Best Long Range loadouts for fortunes keep or rebirth

Volk Loadouts

Sniper Support

Aggressive

Long Range

Muzzle
Recoil Booster
Barrel
Krausnick 428mm 05V
Optic
Slate Reflector
Stock
Reisdorf 22V Adjustable
Underbarrel
m1930 Strife Angled
Magazine
7.62 Gorenko 45 Round Mags
RearGrip
Grooved Grip
Proficiency
Perfectionist
AmmoType
Subsonic
Kit
On-Hand
Muzzle
Recoil Booster
Barrel
Krausnick 428mm 05V
Optic
Slate Reflector
Stock
Reisdorf 22V Adjustable
Underbarrel
Mark VI Skeletal
Magazine
7.62 Gorenko 45 Round Mags
RearGrip
Taped grip
Proficiency
Perfectionist
AmmoType
Subsonic
Kit
On-Hand
Muzzle
MX Silencer
Barrel
Krausnick 428mm 05V
Optic
G16 2.5X
Stock
Krausnick S12V PS
Underbarrel
M1941 Hand Stop
Magazine
7.62 Gorenko 45 Round Mags
RearGrip
Grooved Grip
Proficiency
Perfectionist
AmmoType
Lengthened
Kit
Fully Loaded

Nikita AVT Loadouts

Sniper Support

Long Range

Muzzle
Mercury Silencer
Barrel
Kovalevskaya 546mm Sniper
Optic
Slate Reflector
Stock
ZAC Padded
Underbarrel
m1930 Strife Angled
Magazine
6.5mm Sakura 60 Round Drums
RearGrip
Taped grip
Proficiency
Perfectionist
AmmoType
Subsonic
Kit
On-Hand
Muzzle
MX Silencer
Barrel
Empress 613mm BFA
Optic
G16 2.5X
Stock
Empress Notch
Underbarrel
m1930 Strife Angled
Magazine
6.5mm Sakura 60 Round Drums
RearGrip
Polymer Grip
Proficiency
Perfectionist
AmmoType
Lengthened
Kit
Fully Loaded

AS44 Loadouts

Sniper Support

Close Range

Long Range

Muzzle
Recoil Booster
Barrel
Kovalevskaya 615mm
Optic
Slate Reflector
Stock
ZAC 12A
Underbarrel
M1941 Hand Stop
Magazine
7.62 Gorenko 50 Round Mags
RearGrip
Taped grip
Proficiency
Gung-Ho
AmmoType
Subsonic
Kit
On-Hand
Muzzle
Recoil Booster
Barrel
Empress Falchion A
Optic
Slate Reflector
Stock
Kovalevskaya Custom
Underbarrel
Carver Foregrip
Magazine
7.62 Gorenko 50 Round Mags
RearGrip
Taped grip
Proficiency
Sleight of Hand
AmmoType
Subsonic
Kit
On-Hand
Muzzle
MX Silencer
Barrel
Kovalevskaya 615mm
Optic
G16 2.5X
Stock
ZAC 12A
Underbarrel
M1941 Hand Stop
Magazine
7.62 Gorenko 50 Round Mags
RearGrip
Hatched Grip
Proficiency
Sleight of Hand
AmmoType
Lengthened
Kit
Fully Loaded
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