COD Warzone 2.0 Best LMGs & Loadouts

Having delved into Warzone 2 for over 120 hours, I've curated a list of best LMGs for you.

Few weapons in Warzone 2 are more effective at destroying an entire opponent squad while yet allowing you to survive than an LMG. The best LMGs, however, possess more than simply raw power & suppression. To beam foes across the wide open spaces of Al Mazrah in COD Warzone 2, you’ll need a weapon that is precise and simple to handle.

Key Takeaways
  • In Call of Duty: Warzone 2, devastating weapons like LMGs are known for their squad-wiping potential, but they come with recoil and slow speed.
  • However, with the right attachments, LMGs can become laser beams.
  • Using the right attachments with loadouts can turn these LMGs into formidable weapons capable of delivering precise and devastating long-range shots in Call of Duty: Warzone 2.
  • The only drawback of using LMG is the slow reloading speed and slow rate of fire.

Why Trust Us: With a solid 120+ hours invested in Warzone 2, Huzaifa Malik’s insights carry weight, making him a highly reliable source.

COD Warzone 2.0 Best LMGs

Below, I will list down the summarized stats for best LMG loadouts: 

LMGsFire RateCaliberAmmo CountMuzzle Velocity Magazine SprintTactical Sprint
Raal MG556 rpm.338 Norma Mag75.0730 m/s100 rounds5.45 m/s6.7 m/s
556 Icarus779 rpm5.56 NATO75.0700 m/s75 rounds5.59 m/s6.93 m/s
Sakin MG38652 rpm7.62 NATO100.0700 m/s100 rounds
(125 and 150 with magazine attachments)
5.51 m/s6.78 m/s
HCR 56741 rpm7.62 Soviet
7.62 M67
60.0700 m/s30 rounds
(10 and 45 with ammunition attachments)
5.61 m/s6.86 m/s
RPK600 rpm7.62x39 rounds75.0590 m/sStandard: 40 rounds
Drum Mag: 75 (SP), 80 (MP)
Zombies: 100 rounds (125
Pack-a-Punched)
5.51 m/s6.86 m/s

5. Raal MG

The LMG with good base Damage.
Raal MG COD Warzone 2.0
Raal MG in COD Warzone 2.0 (Image Credit: eXputer)
Fire Rate Ammo Count  Tactical Sprint  Sprint Sprint to fire Tactical Sprint to fire 
556 rpm 75 rpm 6.7 m/s 5.45 m/s 270 ms 390 ms
  • Why I chose this: It gives decent recoil control with impressive damage.

I like the Raal MG a lot since it has the finest damage profile of any LMG. It just only two headshots to dispatch an unarmed foe. The Time-To-Kill for chest shots is a hellishly rapid 107ms, which in itself is more than enough time to take down an opponent before they can respond instantly.

With precise accuracy, it helps me snap targets and achieve quick kills without sacrificing bullet accuracy or control. Although its fire rate falls, you shouldn’t anticipate the Raal MG to feel as rapid as other LMGs.

The Best Raal MG LMG loadout for Call Of Duty Warzone 2.0 is as follows:

  • Muzzle: Cronen DM338
  • Underbarrel: SA Side Grip
  • Ammunition: .338 Mag High Velocity
  • Magazine: 50 Round Belt Mag
  • Optic: SZ Holotherm
  • Comparatively low recoil
  • High bullet velocity
  • Reliable accuracy in close-mid range
  • Poor mobility
  • Long reloading time

4. 556 Icarus

The best well-balanced LMG.
556 Icarus COD Warzone 2.0
556 Icarus in COD Warzone 2.0 (Image Credit: eXputer)
Fire Rate Ammo Count  Tactical Sprint  Sprint Sprint to fire Tactical Sprint to fire 
779 rpm 75 6.93 m/s 5.59 m/s 250 ms 370 ms
  • Why I chose this: It is a versatile weapon in LMG category and fits in multiple build types.

You can always count on the 556 Icarus as a reliable weapon. The recoil is a little more obvious because of its lighter body plus fast firing rate, although this is easily fixed with accessories. The 556 Icarus offers everything you would want from an LMG after minor adjustments.

Powerful and ideal for annihilating opposition troops. Although it isn’t the finest, it is adaptable and robust enough to stand on its own. It is almost identical to HCR 56. However, it outperforms it in a few crucial areas. One is that it is a good close-range option since it has the narrowest hipfire bullet dispersion of any LMG.

For Icarus, I recommend the following attachments:

  • Muzzle: Echoless-80
  • Laser: FSS Ole-V Laser
  • Underbarrel: Phase-3 Grip
  • Rear grip: XTEN Grip
  • Stock: Demo Fade Pro Stock
  • Good TTK
  • High ammunition capacity
  • Reliable fire rate
  • Less mobility
  • Slightly high recoil

3. Sakin MG38

The LMG with high ammo capacity.
Sakin MG38
Sakin MG38 in COD Warzone 2.0 (Image Credit: eXputer)
Fire Rate Ammo Count  Tactical Sprint  Sprint Sprint to fire Tactical Sprint to fire 
652 rpm 100 6.78 m/s 5.51 m/s 250 ms 375 ms
  • Why I chose this: It has a very high-capacity magazine that allows me to fire never-ending shots.

Since the Sakin MG38 possesses the largest standard magazine of all LMGs, it can easily take down a 4-person squad with a barrage of bullets. However, it seems sluggish due to being among the slowest Time-To-Kill, ADS, and reload speeds in its class.

Another minor issue, yet one that you can easily fix, is accuracy. Thankfully, the large magazine leaves a slot open that you can utilize to increase Sakin’s damage, control, and accuracy to enhance its competitiveness in the current Warzone 2.0 meta.

For Sakin, I use the following attachments:

  • Muzzle: Lockshot KT85
  • Barrel: 20″ Bruen Silver Series Barrel
  • Optic: VLK 4x Optic
  • Underbarrel: FSS Sharkfin 90
  • Rear Grip: Bruen Q900 Grip Wrap
  • High damage and power
  • High muzzle velocity
  • Impressive magazine capacity
  • Long reload time
  • Increased recoil on continuous spray

2. HCR 56

The best LMG in close-range.
COD Warzone 2.0 HCR
HCR 56 in COD Warzone 2.0 (Image Credit: eXputer)
Fire Rate Ammo Count  Tactical Sprint  Sprint Sprint to fire Tactical Sprint to fire 
741 rpm 60 6.86 m/s 5.61 m/s 250 ms 375 ms
  • Why I chose this: Impressive rate of fire, which makes it reliable in close range as well.

With a significant decline in Time-To-Kill at a distance, the HCR 56 performs best up close. It seems ready to explode off while battling in close quarters as one of the lightest LMGs, with a sharp ADS speed, and it has the fastest reload speed of the bunch.

In COD Warzone 2.0, ADS speed is the main factor in choosing the best attachments for the HCR. When compared to weapons of its kind, the LMG’s damage range is quite small. To compensate for that, it would be beneficial if you could improve this weapon’s ADS quicker and better.

The following are the optimal attachments in the Best Call Of Duty Warzone 2.0 HCR 56 LMG Loadout:

  • Barrel: 24.4“ Bruen S-620
  • Muzzle: Sakin Tread-40
  • Underbarrel: Phase 3 Grip or FTAC Ripper
  • Rear Grip: Bruen 0900 Grip
  • Comb: FTAC C11 Riser
  • Fast TTK
  • Relatively good mobility
  • Extra attachment slots
  • Poor handling

1. RPK

The overall best firearm in LMG category.
RPK COD
RPK in COD Warzone 2.0 (Image Credit: eXputer)
Fire Rate Ammo Count  Tactical Sprint  Sprint Sprint to fire Tactical Sprint to fire 
741 rpm 60 6.86 m/s 5.61 m/s 250 ms 375 ms
  • Why I chose this: Impressive overall stats that makes it a versatile weapon. 

The RPK will be the ideal LMG for a precise player who can score those close-range headshots. Barely defeating the heavily striking, sluggish RAAL MG. It’s interesting to note that it has the lowest Time-To-Kill for the upper torso yet the quickest Time-To-Kill for close-up photos of limbs.

It performs with an average Time-To-Kill for both mid- and long-range. Due to its limited firing rate, it will also be crucial to land every shot. Of all LMGs, it does feature the second-fastest reload speed. Undoubtedly a wise decision in the majority of cases.

With RPK, I use the following attachments:

  • Muzzle: ZLR Talon 5
  • Barrel: TAC 597 Barrel
  • Underbarrel: FTAC Ripper 56
  • Stock: Heavy Support Stock
  • Optic: VLK 4.0 Optic
  • High damage and Firepower
  • Fast TTK
  • Relatively good mobility
  • Large ammo capacity
  • Relatively faster reloading time
  • More heavy to carry

My Verdict On Best LMG

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LMGs are killing machines in Warzone 2. However, they require a bit of skill and game sense to master them. Personally, I love to use LMGs against squads as I can rush fearlessly while firing with non-stop action. If you’re an LMG lover as well, you can try out the options from my picks and see which one works out the best for you. 

For a comprehensive understanding of Warzone 2, I suggest delving into Asad Ahmed’s review and exploring his in-depth analysis

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Huzaifa Malik is a Guides Writer on eXputer who’s been playing FPS games like Call of Duty for as long as he can recall. He is one of the most seasoned COD players on eXputer. He has several years of experience writing for games. By following his passion for games, he chose eXputer as his hub to deliver information-rich articles. Feel free to get more familiar with Huzaifa on his gaming profiles on Steam.

Experience: 3+ years || Education: Bachelor in Architectural Engineering.

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