Best Shotguns in Warzone 2: Top Ranked in Season 1

On this page, you find the full list of the best Shotguns in Warzone 2, ranked by their current overall performance.

If you want to win a close-range battle in Warzone by destroying your opponents in the quickest way possible, shotguns are the best choice for you. These guns are perfect for fighting inside buildings of Al Mazrah and attacking enemies who are just a few meters away from you. Here you can find our Shotguns ranking to give you suggestions on which shotguns deal the most damage, and which ones you should throw away as soon as you can. 

So, what are the best Shotguns in Warzone 2 in December 2022? Which gun should you pick up while looting in Warzone 2 Season One? This ranking is updated to December 2022, featuring all the top-performing Shotguns for PS5, Xbox Series X|S, and PC, along with their info on how to unlock them and their best attachments loadout.

Clicking on each weapon brings you to their detailed information, to see all their attachments, weapons platforms, blueprints, and everything there to know about the weapon in Warzone 2.

For more Warzone 2 weapons guides, check out our tier list of the best Assault Rifles, best SMGs, and best Sniper Rifles available in the game.

Best Shotguns in Warzone 2 Ranked (Season 1):

Here is our tier list of the best Shotguns in Warzone 2:

Warzone 2 Best Shotgun - Lockwood 300

The Lockwood 300 is the best Shotguns available in Warzone 2 by overall performance.

This break-action shotgun sacrifices ammo capacity for extended range and a tight pallet spread.

The design of the Lockwood 300 is based on the real-life gun Browning Citori 725.

To unlock the Lockwood 300 in Call of Duty Warzone 2 you need to Reach Level 36 in Military Ranks.

This is the Lockwood 300 loadout for Warzone 2 that we suggest you to build for your battles:

Muzzle SAKIN DB107

Barrel 711mm Matuzek D50

Stock Heist Stock Mod

Underbarrel VX Pineapple


Warzone 2 Best Shotgun - Bryson 890

The second place for the best Shotguns in Warzone 2 goes to the Bryson 890.

This mag-fed pump-action shotgun takes room clearing seriously. Detachable magazine speeds up reloads.

The design of the Bryson 890 is based on the real-life gun Mossberg 590M.

To unlock the Bryson 890 in Call of Duty Warzone 2 you need to Reach Level 16 with the Bryson 800.

This is the Bryson 890 loadout for Warzone 2 that we suggest you to build for your battles:

Muzzle Bryson Improved Choke

Barrel 21.5" Bryson Shredder

Stock Sawed Off Mod

Underbarrel VX Pineapple


Warzone 2 Best Shotgun - Expedite 12

The Expedite 12 is ranked #3 in our list of best Shotguns in Warzone 2.

A practiced hand can control the Expedite 12's recoil to devastating effects. This semi-auto shotgun features a regulated gas system, ergonomic stock, and standard rail.

The design of the Expedite 12 is based on the real-life gun Benelli M4 Super 90.

To unlock the Expedite 12 in Call of Duty Warzone 2 you need to Reach Level 9 in Military Ranks.

This is the Expedite 12 loadout for Warzone 2 that we suggest you to build for your battles:

Muzzle Bryson Improved Choke

Stock FSS Frame Stock

Rear Grip Schlager Fang Grip

Underbarrel VX Pineapple


Warzone 2 Best Shotgun - Bryson 800

The Bryson 800 is ranked #4 in our list of best Shotguns in Warzone 2.

A reliable, highly customizable pump-action shotgun. Configurable for either close or medium range, the Bryson 800 is synonymous with versatility.

The design of the Bryson 800 is based on the real-life gun Mossberg 590.

This is the Bryson 800 loadout for Warzone 2 that we suggest you to build for your battles:

Muzzle Bryson Improved Choke

Barrel 21.5" Bryson Shredder

Stock Sawed Off Mod

Underbarrel VX Pineapple


To see the complete list of weapons available in Warzone 2 check out our Warzone 2 Weapons Database.

Call of Duty: Warzone 2.0 was released on November 16, 2022, along with Season One of Modern Warfare 2, for Xbox Series X|S, PlayStation 5, Xbox One, PlayStation 4, and Windows PC.

Which classic Warzone Weapon would you like to see returning to COD Warzone 2? Let us know in the comments below!

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