Warzone 2: Best Pistols With Loadouts

With a solid 120 hours of gameplay in Warzone 2, these are my Pistols recommendations.

Call of Duty Warzone 2 improves upon the first game in terms of offering a wide range of arsenal, the best loadouts, and pistols. Usually, the meta is dominated by some of the best assault rifles, snipers, and SMGs, but having the best pistol will also turn the tide in your favor.

COD Warzone 2.0 Best Pistols

Here are all the Pistols, along with their preferred loadouts in Warzone 2.0:

Best Pistols PRIMARY ATTACHMENTS
P890- Muzzle: Forge DX90-F
- Barrel: XRK Tacops Barrel
- Rear Grip: Bruen Express
- Magazine: 10-Round Mag
- Trigger Action: Bruen Express
.50 GS- Muzzle: SA Peak 77
- Barrel: SA Tyrant Fifty
- Optic: Any
- Ammunition: .50 Pistol Overpressured +P
- Trigger Action: SA Competition Trigger
X12- Muzzle: Forge DX90-F
- Laser: 1MW Pistol Laser
- Rear Grip: Akimbo X12
- Magazine: 24-Round Mag
- Trigger Action: XRK Lightning Fire
Basilisk- Barrel: 10.5″ FTAC Arrow
- Laser: REVO-LSO 7MW
- Ammunition: .500 Snake Shot
- Trigger Action: Bryston Match Grade
- Rear Grip: Akimbo Basilisk
X13 Auto- Muzzle: FT Steel Fire
- Barrel: Impact Point
- Laser: FJX DIOD-70
- Rear Grip: Akimbo X13
- Magazine: 33 Round Mag

P890

The best semi-auto Pistol.
The P890 in Call of Duty Warzone 2.0
The P890 – [Image provider: eXputer]

Muzzle

Barrel

Rear Grip

Magazine 

Trigger Action 

Forge DX90-F

XRK Tacops Barrel

Bruen Express

10-Round Mag

Bruen Express

  • Why I chose this: It has a semi-auto mode, which makes the reaction timing quick and fast.

One of the guns featured in Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 2 (2022) and also available in the first season of Warzone 2, is the P890. The P890 is a semi-automatic pistol with high accuracy and hard-hitting .45 rounds. The gun is highly reliable in most scenarios and can help you get some easy kills. It’s used best when eliminating downed opponents when your primary is out of ammo.

Best Attachments

The best attachments for the P890 are as follows:

  • Muzzle: Forge DX90-F
  • Barrel: XRK Tacops Barrel
  • Rear Grip: Bruen Express
  • Magazine: 10-Round Mag
  • Trigger Action:  Bruen Express

The Bruen Express trigger action further improves your ADS speed and provides more recoil stability. This is extremely useful in a 1v1 gunfight. With the additional bit of fire accuracy provided, you’ll be able to hit your opponents from further away and with more ease.

Alternative Attachments

If my main loadout isn’t quite your style, try this on for size:

  • Barrel: Xten Harbinger 
  • Magazine: 12-Round Mag
  • Rear Grip: Bruen Anchor Grip
  • Optic: SZ Sigma-IV Optic
  • Muzzle: Slab-10 Comp

This loadout is extremely different from my main loadout. It provides more control and a larger magazine size. However, it isn’t as quick for maneuvering and fighting a close-quarters gunfight.

  • Fast TTK
  • Low hip-fire spread
  • Recoil control
  • Effective at close range
  • Limited ammo capacity

.50 GS

The best high power Pistol.
The .50 GS in Call of Duty Warzone 2.0
The .50 GS – [Image provider: eXputer]

Muzzle

Barrel

Optic

Ammunition 

Trigger Action 

SA Peak 77

SA Tyrant Fifty

Any

.50 Pistol Overpressured +P

SA Competition Trigger

  • Why I chose this: Each round deals high damage that can single-shot enemies.

The .50 GS is an extremely high-power, low-fire-rate handgun. Initially, it has the highest recoil of all the pistols but also packs the heaviest punch. The gun can be used

Best Attachments

This loadout primarily focuses on range and power. I’ll essentially be turning out .50 GS into a pocket sniper.

  • Muzzle: SA Peak 77
  • Barrel: SA Tyrant Fifty
  • Optic: Any
  • Ammunition: .50 Pistol Overpressured +P
  • Trigger Action: SA Competition Trigger

Alternative Attachments

If you want to use the .50 GS in close quarters, try out this akimbo loadout:

  • Muzzle: EXF Fifty GS
  • Trigger Action: SA Hare Trigger
  • Magazine: 13 Round Mag
  • Rear Grip: Akimbo .50 GS

With this loadout, you can use the .50 GS as a close-range demolisher. Dual wielding the .50 GS paired with a larger magazine allows you to deliver an insane amount of damage at close range without any need for aiming down sights.

  • High DPS
  • Impressive TTK
  • Very effective at close range
  • High recoil
  • Single target-focused

X12

The best well-balanced Pistol.
The X12 in Call of Duty Warzone 2.0
The X12 – [Image provider: eXputer]

Muzzle

Barrel

Optic

Ammunition 

Trigger Action 

SA Peak 77

SA Tyrant Fifty

Any

.50 Pistol Overpressured +P

SA Competition Trigger

  • Why I chose this: It is a versatile and lightweight pistol, that is a great assist in close-quarter combats.

The X12 is an extremely balanced pistol. It is lightweight, accurate, and a reliable option. It boasts many customization attachments that make it more versatile; however, due to its low damage output, it isn’t as effective as the rest of the guns on this list.

Best Attachments

In this loadout, I’ll be dual wielding the X12 and turning it into a fast-firing beast.

  • Muzzle: Forge DX90-F
  • Laser: 1MW Pistol Laser
  • Rear Grip: Akimbo X12
  • Magazine: 24-Round Mag
  • Trigger Action: XRK Lightning Fire

Alternative Attachments

If you prefer a more accurate and less spray-and-pray playstyle, this is the loadout for you.

  • Barrel: XRK LUC-9
  • Laser: 1MW Pistol Laser
  • Trigger Action: XRK Lighting Fire
  • Rear Grip: Cronen Lima-6

This loadout makes an accurate weapon with low sprint-to-fire time and a high fire rate. This will surely be right up your alley.

  • High mobility
  • Large ammo capacity
  • High fire rate
  • Limited range
  • Ony good in Akimbo

Basilisk

The highest damage dealing Pistol.
The Basilisk in Call of Duty Warzone 2.0
The Basilisk – [Image provider: eXputer]

Barrel

Laser

Rear Grip

Ammunition 

Trigger Action 

10.5″ FTAC Arrow

REVO-LSO 7MW

Akimbo Basilisk

.500 Snake Shot

Bryston Match Grade

  • Why I chose this: A classic pistol with high-damage rounds that can single-shot enemies.

The Basilisk is a 5-Round pistol with a decent fire rate and high damage output. However, it has high damage falloff at a distance, which you can overcome with the right attachments.

Best Attachments

I have created an absolute powerhouse of a gun with high mobility and even higher firepower by using Akimbo Basilisks.

  • Barrel: 10.5″ FTAC Arrow
  • Laser: REVO-LSO 7MW
  • Ammunition: .500 Snake Shot
  • Trigger Action: Bryston Match Grade.
  • Rear Grip: Akimbo Basilisk

The Akimbo Basilisk rear grip allows you to dual-wield the Basilisk and double your firepower. However, it also removes your ability to ADS.

All these attachments joined together, make the Basilisk the best pistol in COD Warzone 2.0.

  • Powerful shots
  • Impressive TTK
  • Single-shot kill abilities
  • High recoil
  • Limited ammo

X13 Auto

The best automatic Pistol.
The X13 Auto in Call of Duty Warzone 2.0
The X13 Auto – [Image provider: eXputer]

Muzzle

Barrel

Rear Grip

Magazine 

Laser 

FT Steel Fire

Impact Point

Akimbo X13

33 Round Mag

FJX DIOD-70

  • Why I chose this: It is a fully automatic pistol and provides great assistance in intense situations.

Lastly, I have the X13 Auto, which may not be the most popular pistol but it can hold its own. Mainly due to its generous clip size which can carry 17 loaded rounds. Let’s now check out the best attachments for the X13.

Best Attachments

For this, I have a dual-wield X13 Auto loadout:

  • Muzzle: FT Steel Fire
  • Barrel: Impact Point
  • Laser: FJX DIOD-70
  • Rear Grip: Akimbo X13
  • Magazine: 33 Round Mag
  • Auto firing mode 
  • Versatile
  • Great backup in 1v1 interactions
  • Hip-fire bullet spread

My Take On Best Pistols

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I am a player who prefers to take out my secondary at the last go instead of reloading my main firearm when I run out of bullets. Switching to a Pistol is much faster than reloading your big weapon. If you’re a player who always wants to keep a backup intact, make sure to try my recommended options and see which one works the best for you.

That’s about it from the COD Warzone 2.0 Best Pistols guide. You can test out these top-tier pistols and see which one suits your style. Despite their low damage, Pistols are usually overlooked in games like COD.

However, because of their fast mobility, these guns can be game-changers if used properly! To gain valuable insights into Warzone 2, I highly recommend reading Asad Ahmed’s review and absorbing his detailed 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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