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Previously, the DMR 14 tactical rifle was the best weapon in Call of Duty: Warzone. For a brief period, it dominated the battle royale. Of course, developer Raven Software took notice and nerfed the weapon after its short reign at the top. However, with Season 5 Reloaded, it appears Raven is trying to revive the DMR 14. The Cold War rifle received a small buff that goes a long way in reviving the DMR 14’s ideal loadout in Warzone.

The DMR is a semi-automatic tactical rifle that features solid damage range and bullet velocity. However, its biggest drawback has been the recoil it carries. This was the main focus of its initial nerf in Warzone and rendered it almost unusable. This aspect of the DMR was buffed with Season 5 Reloaded, though, even if other aspects of the weapon have since been nerfed.

Best DMR 14 loadout in Warzone

The DMR 14 buff that remains in Season 5 Reloaded is as follows:

  • DMR 14 (BOCW)
    • Recoil adjusted

That sounds vague at first but Raven Software actually adjusted the recoil quite a bit. Players can now accurately fire the DMR without it kicking wildly. This means players can take advantage of its solid damage range by using this new loadout in Season 5 Reloaded.

  • Muzzle: Agency Silencer
  • Barrel: 16.3″ Titanium
  • Underbarrel: Field Agent Grip
  • Optic: Axial Arms 3x
  • Ammunition: 30 Rnd Mag

The key to the loadout is the 16.3″ Titanium barrel, which increases the DMR’s fire rate by 26% but reduces the damage range by 25%. However, the DMR has some room to drop its damage range. What it needs is extra recoil control to pair with the Season 5 Reloaded buff. This comes in the form of the Agency Silencer and the Field Agent Grip, both of which reduce recoil.

The final attachments for the DMR 14 Warzone loadout are the Axial Arms 3x scope and the 30 Rnd Mag. The scope is the best mid-range option and the 30 Rnd Mag is all players need with the DMR, as a 40 bullet mag is a bit excessive for a semi-auto rifle. This DMR 14 loadout should be competitive in the current Warzone meta.


Joey Carr is a full-time writer for multiple esports and gaming websites. He has 6+ years of experience covering esports and traditional sporting events, including DreamHack Atlanta, Call of Duty Championships 2017, and Super Bowl 53.


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