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Top 5 Best Pistols in Warzone 2, Ranked

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Top 5 Best Pistols in Warzone 2, Ranked

Deadly pistols to eliminate your Warzone 2 enemies in a pinch.

The pistol collection of Warzone 2 showcases a versatile set of weapons with smooth handling and excellent mobility. Each handgun allows you to quickly move around the Al Mazrah map instead of the standard weapons that can sometimes slow you down. So, if you are looking for a good gun to use in these matches, we’ll show you the best pistols in Warzone 2.

5) X12 Akimbo

An X12 akimbo build makes for one of the best pistols in Warzone 2
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The X12 is perhaps the least capable pistol in Warzone 2, but the akimbo builds are generally very strong, and turning your X12 into one is the secret to making it meta. The build below dials up damage and range since we’re obviously not worried about the usual penalties that would incur for accurate ADS shooting. While we’d probably recommend going for a different pistol than the X12 if faced a choice, going akimbo with this build still puts it amongst the best pistols in Warzone 2 overall.

  • Muzzle: FT Steel Fire
  • Barrel: XRK Sidewinder-6 Slide
  • Laser: XTEN Sidearm-L400
  • Trigger Action: XRK Lighting Fire
  • Rear Grip: Akimbo X12

While you start with the X12 in Warzone 2, do keep in mind that unlocking dual-wielding akimbo attachments requires its own branch of leveling. For the X12, that means taking the gun to weapon Level 19.

4) .50 GS

.50 GS Pistol, best pistols Warzone 2
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The .50 GS has one of the best damage rates compared to other pistols in Warzone 2. On top of this feature, it has outstanding recoil control, making it easier to handle while firing. Furthermore, those who level up in the game’s Season 1 Battle Pass can use the Articulate Response blueprint of this pistol. This exclusive weapon provides players with a balanced version of the .50 GS, including enhancements like recoil smoothness, aiming stability, and a larger ammo capacity.

Nonetheless, players can still equip the following modifications to boost the performance of the .50 GS and make it one the best pistols in Warzone 2:

  • Muzzle: EXF Fifty GS
  • Barrel: SA Tyrant Fifty
  • Laser: FJX DIOD-70
  • Trigger Action: SA Competition Trigger
  • Magazine: 10 Round Mag

An alternative build to this would be to go akimbo with the .50GS, which makes for an exceptionally powerful close-range pistol setup. Remember, while unlocking the .50GS simply requires you to reach Level 13, an akimbo build means hitting Level 17.

3) X13 Auto

X13 Auto Pistol, best pistols Warzone 2
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The X13 Auto has the highest fire rate out of all the pistols of Warzone 2, which in combination with excellent recoil control, mobility, and handling makes it the perfect sidearm for taking out groups of enemies quickly when your primary isn’t available.

Those attributes alone put the X13 on our list of best pistols in Warzone 2, but there’s always room for improvement. Once you’ve acquired the X13 Auto, place these attachments for a meta build:

  • Barrel: XRK Sidewinder-6 Slide
  • Laser: XTEN Sidearm-L400
  • Muzzle: FT Steel Fire
  • Rear Grip: Akimbo X13
  • Magazine: 24 Round Mag

The X13 belongs to the same weapon class as its similarly-named predecessor, so you’ll need to reach Level 10 with the X12 to unlock it.

2) Basilisk

The Basilisk Pistol, best pistols Warzone 2
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The Basilisk is one of the best pistols in Warzone 2 due to its superior recoil control, mobility, and all-out firepower. Although it has a small number of rounds, it’s a handgun that can take down enemies with one bullet, which is obviously super handy — so long as you can aim! For a meta build, boost the strength of the Basilisk with these recommended attachments, which increase its range speed:

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

1) Akimbo P890

P890 Pistol, best pistols Warzone 2
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The P890 is a lethal pistol that can kill enemies in close-quarters combat. With this handgun, players can accurately target foes and swiftly move around to evade attacks. If you want to increase the stats of the P890, here are five attachments for its loadout and create what we consider to be the best pistol in Warzone 2:

  • Barrel: XRK Tacops Barrel
  • Muzzle: Forge DX90-F
  • Ammunition: .45 Auto Armor Piercing
  • Trigger Action: Bruen Express
  • Rear Grip: Akimbo P890

Unlocking the P890 is incredibly simple as you only need to get to Level 5.

That does it for our picks on the best pistols of Warzone 2. For more recommendations, you can check out the best SMGs, rifles, and snipers. Be sure to also explore the relevant links below for additional content about the game.

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