Warzone 2: Best Bryson 890 Loadout & Class Setup

The Bryson 890 is a magazine-fed pump-action shotgun with devastating close-range power. Here are the best loadouts to use with it!

The Bryson 890 is a powerful pump-action shotgun in Call of Duty: Warzone 2.0. However, players can tune it to further meet their playstyle with the right attachments, perks, and equipment. So, in this Call of Duty (COD) Warzone 2.0 guide, players can find the best class setup and loadout build for their Bryson 890 shotgun!


The Rundown 

  • The Bryson 890 is a magazine-fed pump-action shotgun that excels in close-quarter combat.
  • The weapon is unlocked by leveling up the Bryson 800 to level 16 and can be customized with attachments to suit your specific playstyle.
  • For a versatile playstyle, we recommend the 21.5” Bryson Tacfire, the XTEN Modified Choke, the Stockless Pistol Grip, the VX Pineapple, and the Point-G3P 04 along with the X13 Auto, Stun and Frag grenades, and the Vanguard perk package.
  • For an aggressive playstyle, we recommend the 18” Demo Firewall, the VLK LZR 7MW, the XTEN Ripcord Stock, the TV Wrecker Grip, and the Demo Dropzone Pump along with the Kastov 762, Smoke and Frag grenades, and the Weapon Specialist perk package.

Bryson 890 Versatile Loadout 

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The Bryson 890 Shotgun [Image by eXputer]
Our first loadout of choice for the Bryson 890 focuses on versatility. This will allow players to engage at different ranges with their shotgun without having to compromise too much.

Attachments

The Bryson 890 provides players with the option of equipping up to five modifications. These include attachments such as muzzles, laser sights, optics, rear grips, and more. For our setup, we have chosen these as the best attachment combination:

  • Barrel: 21.5″ Bryson Tacfire
  • Muzzle: XTEN Modified Choke
  • Stock: Stockless Pistol Grip
  • Underbarrel: VX Pineapple
  • Laser: Point-G3P 04

This loadout focuses on improving the ranged capabilities of the Bryson 890 through greater damage at range, higher bullet velocity, and a tighter pellet spread. This means that at modest distances, the Bryson should be able to take players down within two to three well-aimed shots. This makes it a solid contender even for SMG-wielding enemies.

What’s more, the setup doubles down on the close-ranged potency and the run-and-gun style typical of a shotgun like the Bryson 890. It does this by improving on stats such as the accuracy and recoil control for hip fire while also increasing the sprint-to-fire speed. This, coupled with the slight increase in movement speed, makes the Bryson an absolute beast for getting the drop on enemies in close quarters.

Below is a summary of the pros and cons that this loadout brings.

PROSCONS
Hip Recoil Control +3Aim Down Sight Speed -2
Damage Range +2Hip Walking Speed -1
Tighten Pellet Spread +2Recoil Steadiness -1
Hip Fire Accuracy +2Aiming Recoil Control -1
Sprint to Fire Speed +2Aiming Stability -1
Gun Kick Control +1Flinch Resistance -1
Bullet Velocity +1 
Aim Walking Steadiness +1 
Movement Speed +1 

Barrel: 21.5″ Bryson Tacfire

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21.5” Bryson Tacfire [Screenshot credits: eXputer]
Our first attachment, the 21.5″ Bryson Tacfire, is an excellent barrel that hones the weapon for engagements at greater distances. Firstly, the barrel improves the damage range of the Bryson. This means that the damage drops off less severely as the distance to the target increases.

This is combined with a tighter pellet spread. For a shotgun, this means that the fired pellets spread less as they travel. As a result, more pellets land on ranged targets. Both these characteristics combine to deliver greater damage when engaging at a distance.

Finally, the increase in bullet velocity means that bullets travel quicker in-game, which has little effect other than making the weapon feel a little snappier when taking shots from farther away.

Muzzle: XTEN Modified Choke

XTEN Modified Choke
XTEN Modified Choke [Screenshot captured by eXputer]
For the muzzle, we decided to go with the XTEN Modified Choke. Similar to the previous attachment, this muzzle also tightens the pellet spread while increasing the damage range. Again, this means that more pellets land on distant targets while also doing damage similar to how they would at closer ranges.

The reductions in aim-down sights speed and recoil steadiness should not be too noticeable in the desired playstyle and will be offset by other attachments, which we will use later on.

Stock: Stockless Pistol Grip

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Stockless Pistol Grip [Image by eXputer]
The Stockless Pistol Grip is an excellent choice for players looking to run and gun. The movement speed buff lets players dart around quickly and close the gap with their opponents. Moreover, the increase in sprint-to-fire speed means that you should be able to get your first shot in quickly after sprinting. Combined, this makes any Bryson 890-wielder a nuisance to deal with.

The attachment also improves aim-down sight speeds, which lets the weapon lock onto enemies quicker. Furthermore, for those hectic situations where aiming is not an option, the attachment bolsters the shotgun’s close-range capabilities by improving hip recoil control. This means players should have an easier time firing successive shots from the hip and mowing down enemies.

Underbarrel: VX Pineapple

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VX Pineapple [Screenshot taken by eXputer]
Next up, we have the VX Pineapple, which is a heavy grooved grip that fits into the underbarrel slot. It again helps improve how the Bryson 890 performs when firing from the hip. With this, the weapon has better hip fire accuracy and recoil control, making it perform exceptionally well up close.

What’s more, this underbarrel makes it easier to keep your aim steady when walking, which lets players stay mobile while also holding critical angles. And, of course, the added kick control makes it easier to keep shots on target during rapid fire.

Laser: Point-G3P 04

Point-G3P 04
Point-G3P 04 [Image credits: eXputer]
Our choice of laser, the Point-G3P 04, performs a similar function to the underbarrel. That is, it bolsters the hip fire chops of the Bryson by improving the hip fire accuracy and recoil control. This means that not only are more shots likely to land on target when hip firing, but the weapon should also be easier to control.

In addition to this, the increased sprint-to-fire speed is again essential for the fast-paced playstyle at this shotgun excels at. Therefore, in situations where both you and your foe happen upon each other while sprinting, you will be able to get the first shot off quicker, giving you a noticeable advantage in the engagement.

All in all, where the previous attachments helped make the shotgun usable at modest distances, the last two further improve the weapon’s core strength: close-ranged firefights.

Perk Package

Unlike the perk system of Modern Warfare 2, Warzone 2.0 does not allow custom perk setups at the time of writing. Instead, the game uses preset Perk Packages, each of which focuses on a specific playstyle.

For our best Bryson 890 shotgun loadout build and class setup in Call of Duty (COD): Warzone 2.0, we decided to go with Vanguard. It has the following perks:

  • Base Perk 1: Double Time
  • Base Perk 2: Bomb Squad
  • Bonus Perk: Resupply
  • Ultimate Perk: High Alert
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Vanguard perk package [Screenshot captured by eXputer]
Our first Base Perk is Double Time. This perk emphasizes mobility by increasing players’ Tactical Sprint duration and crouch movement speed. As such, players can dart around and easily remove themselves from tough situations when required. Moreover, the crouch speed will also allow them to stealth in places and sneak up on their enemies.

The second base Perk is Bomb Squad. It makes players more resistant to non-Killstreak explosives such as Frag Grenades and C4s. This lets players hold angles more without having to be flushed out as easily and is also useful against launchers. What’s more, the perk also resets the fuse of picked grenades, letting them be thrown back easily. Therefore, it can grant you a vital second life when the going gets tough.

For the Bonus Perk, our recommendation is Resupply. With this, players spawn with an additional Lethal, and their equipment recharges after every 30 seconds. This means that players always have some extra firepower behind their backs, even if they do not manage to find much loot on the drop.

Lastly, our Ultimate Perk is High Alert. This gives players a heads-up whenever an enemy is looking at them from outside their field of vision. This should prove very useful in the sprawling maps of Warzone 2.0, where enemy squads could be tracking your movement, and snipers could be lining up their shots from across the map.

Equipment

The equipment players use alongside their Bryson 890 should complement their playstyle and let them adapt to different situations should the need arise. Here are our selections for the best class setup to go with when it comes to your equipment.

  • Secondary: X13 Auto
  • Tactical: Stun Grenade
  • Lethal: Frag Grenade

Secondary: X13 Auto

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X13 Auto [Image taken by eXputer]
The X13 Auto is an automatic pistol based on the real-life Glock-18. The sidearm holds 17 rounds in a single magazine and fires them at a rapid 20 rounds per second. It can serve as a useful secondary with the Bryson 890 since it gives players a rapid-fire option and a backup to rely on if their primary runs out. Furthermore, our attachment picks for this sidearm will strengthen its performance in this regard.

For the muzzle, we recommend going with the DZS Open Comp. This counters both horizontal and vertical recoil, making the weapon easier to manage and allowing players to land more bullets on targets further away.

Next, players should equip the FJX Diod-70 laser. This increases handling stats by letting players aim in quicker and fire quicker after a sprint. Aside from these close-range improvements, the increased aiming stability helps hold angles at longer distances.

Additionally, the XRK Sidewinder-6 Slide serves as a good barrel. It increases the ranged potency of the pistol by reducing the weapon kick and increasing bullet velocity, making shots land instantly on enemies.

For the rear grip, players should equip the Cronen Lima-6. This is another mobility-focused attachment that improves aim-down sights speeds and sprint-to-fire speeds, much like the laser sight. As such, players should have little trouble running around with the X13 Auto.

The last modification players will appreciate is the 33-Round Mag. The rapid fire rate of the X13 means that players will burn through the default magazine in less than a second. Therefore, it helps to have some extra bullets in case not all of them land on target.

Tactical: Stun Grenade

Stun Grenade
Stun Grenade [Screenshot credits: eXputer]
The Stun Grenade is a useful Tactical for slowing down charging squads and even going on the offensive yourself. When the grenade goes off, it stuns enemies in its vicinity, which blurs their vision and makes it difficult for them to look around.

When used correctly, the Stun Grenade can provide players with useful windows of opportunity to push rooms and can make all the difference in gunfights. This also makes it a useful tool for crowd control or as a last resort that can help a retreat.

This choice of Tactical is also helped by the ‘Resupply’ perk that we chose before, ensuring that players always have a Stun when they need it. Therefore, the Stun grenade fits right into our best loadout build and class setup for the Bryson 890 shotgun in Call of Duty (COD): Warzone 2.0.

Lethal: Frag Grenade

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Frag Grenade [Image by eXputer]
Our choice for the Lethal is the classic Frag Grenade. The grenade explodes with a cookable timed fuse and can take out multiple foes at once with a well-placed throw.

The usefulness of the Frag lies in its versatility and explosive power. It can be used to flush out enemies hunkered down in buildings and behind cover. Alternatively, it can also serve as a good deterrent to any enemies in pursuit. What’s more, if cooked right, there is very little enemies can do to counter your Frag grenade.

Bryson 890 Aggressive Loadout 

The second loadout we have for the Bryson 890 builds on the shotgun’s preexisting strengths of close-ranged dominance. It allows players to get up close and personal with their opponents before ripping them to shreds with devastating shots.

Attachments

For our best Aggressive Playstyle loadout build and class setup for the Bryson 890 shotgun in Call of Duty (COD): Warzone 2.0, these are the attachments we recommend:

  • Guard: Demo Dropzone Pump
  • Barrel: 18” Demo Firewall
  • Laser: VLK LZR 7MW
  • Stock: XTEN Ripcord Stock
  • Underbarrel: TV Wrecker Grip

The standout feature of this loadout is the massive improvement to aim down sights speed. This means that players will be able to aim in and lock onto targets rapidly. Doing so not only makes targets easier to track but also provides players with the benefits that aiming down sights brings, such as improved accuracy and reduced recoil. This will prove useful when pushing in and engaging multiple opponents in quick succession.

The loadout setup also makes it easier to close the gap so that the shotgun can be used to its strengths. As such, the attachments provide buffs to sprint speed and overall movement speed. This improves mobility and lets players move from engagement to engagement quicker, often getting the drop on enemies.

Furthermore, close-range engagements benefit from improvements to hip fire and a wider pellet spread, which means players can afford to be less precise when spraying down enemies and still manage to get enough pellets on target.

Below is a summary of the pros and cons that this loadout brings.

PROSCONS
Aim Down Sight Speed +3Recoil Control -2
Sprint Speed +2Recoil Steadiness -1
Movement Speed +1Bullet Velocity -1
Aim Walking Speed +1Damage Range -1
Aim Walking Steadiness +1Flinch Resistance -1
Wider Pellet Spread +1Laser Visible in ADS
Sprint to Fire Speed +1 
Hip Fire Accuracy +1 
Hip Walking Speed +1 

Guard: Demo Dropzone Pump

Demo Dropzone Pump
Demo Dropzone Pump [Picture credits: eXputer]
Firstly, we decided to go with the Demo Dropzone Pump as our choice of guard. This is another attachment focusing heavily on player mobility and speed.

The sprint speed greatly helps in not only making aggressive advances onto the enemy but also when everything hits the fan and you need to retreat to a safer location. All in all, it gives your character a very responsive feel while playing.

Moreover, the guard also improves hip walking speed. This refers to the speed the character walks with when holding the weapon at the hip. This usually helps in clearing out rooms and checking corners where aiming in would restrict your field of vision and movement speed. Therefore, it lets players continually push and clear through points of interest.

Barrel: 18” Demo Firewall

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18” Demo Firewall [Picture captured by eXputer]
For the barrel, we went with the 18” Demo Firewall. This a great choice for more dynamic players who prefer to stay mobile and close the gap. For one, the increase in movement speed aids in covering ground quickly. This can also be useful when you need to outrun the gas cloud while also having your primary equipped.

Once players do close the gap, the wider pellet spread this barrel offer makes close-up engagements more forgiving in terms of aim. Even if players do not center their shots, they should still be able to get enough of their pellets on target to get the job done.

And, of course, the aim down sight speed improvement lets players lock onto targets quicker. This makes it very well-suited in our best aggressive loadout build and class setup for the Bryson 890 shotgun in Call of Duty (COD): Warzone 2.0.

Laser: VLK LZR 7MW

VLK LZR 7MW
VLK LZR 7MW [Screenshot by eXputer]
Like the previous attachment, our laser sight, the VLK LZR 7MW, also boosts aim-down sights speeds for players. As such, players get a clearer view of their target while enjoying the benefits of increased accuracy and hence, increased damage.

Another bonus players get here is the increased sprint-to-fire speed. This plays well into the aggressive playstyle of this loadout. This is because it lets players sprint across the map and around buildings while knowing that when they spot an enemy, they will be able to get that first shot in on time.

The last upside of this laser is the increased aiming stability, which will reduce weapon sway when aimed in and make it easier for players to track enemies across the room.

Stock: XTEN Ripcord Stock

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XTEN Ripcord Stock [Image taken by eXputer]
Next up, we decided to go with the XTEN Ripcord Stock. It has major benefits for player mobility. Firstly, a boost to the sprint speed means that players can get between points of interest more quickly. It also makes it easier to retreat from tough situations and makes the players a harder target to hit if they scramble around enough.

Secondly, players will see an increase in their aim walking speed. This means that players can walk quicker while aiming down sights. As a result, players can move in on enemies while holding critical angles, such as a specific corner that an enemy is hiding around.

Lastly, the attachment continues the trend of improving aim-down sight speeds. As a result, this specific statistic sees a massive boost which will aid players looking to get as accurate as they can with their shots.

Underbarrel: TV Wrecker Grip

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TV Wrecker Grip [Image credits: eXputer]
This loadout also brings in the TV Wrecker Grip as the underbarrel. This benefits the Bryson when both are aiming in and when hip firing.

For the former, the grip provides better aim walking steadiness. This means that when aimed down sights and walking in any direction, player sights will sway less from side to side. This, again, makes it easier to maintain angles while remaining mobile, such as when shifting between covers.

For the latter, the attachment improves accuracy when firing the weapon from the hip. As a result, more of your shots are likely to land on target, thus improving your chances of success in any close-range engagement.

Perk Package

We went with the Weapon Specialist Perk Package for this loadout since it is better suited to using multiple weapons and gives good advantages in terms of information gathering and equipment usage.

  • Base Perk 1: Overkill
  • Base Perk 2: Strong Arm
  • Bonus Perk: Spotter
  • Ultimate Perk: Survivor
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Weapon Specialist perk package [Image credits: eXputer]
The first Base Perk, Overkill, is a necessity for this Bryson 890 loadout as it allows players to carry two primary weapons. Since the shotgun in this setup becomes limited to close-range engagements, a second primary weapon is essential to allow players to engage at medium to long ranges.

Our second Base Perk is Strong Arm. This is useful for throwing equipment such as Frags and Stuns. Not only can the equipment be thrown farther, but a preview of the trajectory is also shown. This makes it easier to use grenades at farther distances while also making them more accurate to throw. So, chucking a Frag into that tiny window will no longer be a problem.

The Bonus Perk in this package is Spotter. This perk focuses on intel gathering by letting players spot enemy equipment, Field Upgrades, and Killstreaks through walls. Moreover, by aiming down sights, these are also highlighted for the team. In case that was not enough, the perk also neutralizes enemy Claymores, Proximity Mines, C4, and Trophy Systems. With this, players will always know what they are walking into when treading new territories.

Finally, our Ultimate Perk is Survivor. This makes it so that any enemy that downs you gets automatically pinged for your team, making it easier for them to counter and take the enemy down. Moreover, teammates can revive you quicker as well, letting you jump straight back into the action.

Equipment

Similar to our equipment selection for the previous loadout, the equipment we have chosen for our Aggressive Playstyle loadout also complements the playstyle by giving players options to engage at a distance as well while also giving them utility to close the gap when required. This is what makes it one of the best Bryson 890 shotgun loadouts builds and class setups in Call of Duty (COD): Warzone 2.0.

  • Secondary: Kastov 762
  • Tactical: Smoke Grenade
  • Lethal: Frag Grenade

Secondary: Kastov 762

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Kastov 762 [Image captured by eXputer]
The Kastov 762 is among the best assault rifles in Warzone 2.0 due to its high damage output and excellent performance at range. This makes it a great choice for a secondary weapon, along with the Bryson 890. Where the shotgun can decimate opponents in close quarters, players can switch to the Kastov when they need to engage at greater distances. Moreover, the choice of attachments with the Kastov 762 further bolsters its ranged capabilities by making the recoil easier to control and improving damage at range.

For the sight, we recommend the Schlager 3.4X. This is a simple and unobtrusive optic that provides clear sight of the enemy. The magnification will also aid players in picking out enemies farther out.

Our choice of muzzle is the Kastovia DX90, a suppressor that improves ranged potency by increasing the bullet velocity of the weapon while reducing its recoil.

For the underbarrel attachment, players should go with the FTAC Ripper 56. This helps with recoil control and aiming stability, which makes it easier to maintain longer sightlines and land shots on distant targets.

Next, players should equip their Kastov 762 with the KSTV-RPK Factory stock. Like the previous attachment, this stock also helps improve aiming stability and recoil control. As mentioned before, these attributes are essential for ranged engagements.

Finally, we decided to go with the FSS OLE-V Laser. This provides a noticeable buff to aim down sight speed and sprint to fire speed. This increases weapon mobility by letting players fire and aim more quicker.

Tactical: Smoke Grenade

Smoke Grenade
Smoke Grenade [Screenshot captured by eXputer]
With this loadout setup, we recommend going with the Smoke Grenade as your Tactical. A few seconds after being thrown, the grenade covers a small area with a cloud of smoke that blocks vision and automated targeting devices.

These grenades, therefore, can let players block distant sightlines and close the gap with their opponents to take full advantage of their Bryson 890. Moreover, they can also help players in sticky situations such as when they are being shot at out in the open with no cover to hide behind.

As such, when used correctly, the Smoke Grenade can create great windows of opportunity or even act as a life-saving piece of utility.

Lethal: Frag Grenade

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Frag Grenade [Image by eXputer]
For the Lethal, we again recommend the Frag Grenade. The explosive power and versatility of this classic grenade is simply too good to match, especially in a game like Warzone 2.0, where every building and piece of cover could be hiding an enemy team. In these situations, the Frag Grenade shines by forcing the enemy to leave their spot and relocate.

An alternative like the Semtex is also useful since it can stick to surfaces, but the Frag Grenade can be cooked before throwing, making it more difficult for enemies to react.

Unlocking Bryson 890 Customizations

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Bryson 890 custom attachments [Screenshot credits: eXputer]
To unlock custom loadouts on the Bryson 890, players will first have to unlock the weapon itself. Since the Bryson 890 is a progression unlock on the Bryson platform, players will have to use the Bryson 800 first. Once this variant is leveled up to level 16, the Bryson 890 will become available.

Afterwards, players can customize their Bryson with custom attachments from the Gunsmith menu shown above the weapon once it is equipped in a loadout.

Furthermore, players can unlock new attachments and attachment slots by playing with the weapon and leveling it up. However, some attachments will require players to level up other weapons as well.

More About The Bryson 890

The Bryson 890 is a modification of the Bryson 800 shotgun. It uses a different receiver that makes the weapon magazine-fed instead of relying on loading individual shells. As such, the weapon gains a significant boost in reload speed with slight tradeoffs in recoil and accuracy.

At close ranges, the shotgun is deadly. It has the potential to down enemies with a single well-placed shot within a few meters. As the range increases, however, the shotgun loses some of its potency and cannot keep up with the likes of the Lockwood 300. Regardless, the ranged damage is still better than the default Expedite 12 shotgun.

Like the Bryson 800, the 890 can also house 8 shells at a time. However, the pump-action nature of the shotgun does mean there is a considerable delay between shots. This means that players will be rewarded for good marksmanship and can wreak havoc on more crowded parts of the map.

And, of course, with the choice of best loadouts and class setups we have presented in this guide, the Bryson 890 shotgun becomes a beast in Call of Duty (COD): Warzone 2.0.

Alternatives

The Bryson 890, like some of the other best shotguns in Warzone 2.0, excels in close-range combat. However, due to its slower fire rate, it does require players to make each shot count. If, conversely, you are looking for close-quarters weapon options that require less finesse and are more forgiving, we recommend looking at some of the best SMGs in the game.

Weapons like the FSS Hurricane, the Lachmann Sub, and the PDSW 528 are very respected SMGs due to their high fire rate and admirable damage output.

If, on the other hand, you are looking for weapons that can tackle extended ranges as well, Warzone 2.0 features some amazing assault rifles (ARs).

These include the M4, the first weapon players unlock in the game, accompanied by unlockable weapons such as the TAQ-56, the M13B, and the Lachmann-556. These guns do not fire as rapidly as most SMGs, but they more than make up for this in terms of raw damage numbers and more manageable recoil.

Summary

That wraps up our guide on the best Bryson 890 shotgun class loadout and setup build in Call of Duty (COD): Warzone 2.0. With our recommended loadouts, you should be able to make the most of the weapon and tailor it to your specific playstyle. Combine this with the best controller settings and audio settings, and you will become a force to be reckoned with! Let us know how the setup played out for you and if there are any changes you would make!


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Sulaymaan Ahmad


A prospective engineer with a long-standing love for competitive multiplayer shooters and narrative-driven experiences. When not sharing his meme-filled thoughts on Facebook, he can be found rocking Buck or Smoke in Rainbow Six Siege.

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