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Which secondary weapons from Modern Warfare are still strong in Warzone?

Warzone: Best Handgun & Launcher in Modern Warfare

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Returning Fire in Call of Duty: Modern Warfare
Returning Fire in Call of Duty: Modern Warfare. (Credit: Activision)

Call of Duty: Black Ops Cold War brought a vast selection of weapons to Warzone, but for those still working on unlocking them, here are some secondary weapon choices from Modern Warfare that remain competitive. 

Handgun: .357 

If you want to avoid the Overkill perk and fill the slot with Ghost or Hardline instead, then you need to take a secondary weapon, and for an emergency backup - you cannot beat the .357. This is a powerful six-round revolver, and while it has suffered 'rebalancing' since Warzone's launch, it remains one of the best choices for a handgun. 

Despite the name, you're going to want to take the Snake Shot ammunition attachment that effectively rechambers the .357 to fire shotgun shells, giving you the closest thing Call of Duty: Warzone has to a pocket shotgun. In this configuration, a pair of .357s should provide you with more than enough firepower to take on any enemy that jumps you in close range. 


  • Ammunition: Snake Shot
  • Barrel: .357 Long
  • Laser: 5mW Laser 
  • Trigger Action: Lightweight 
  • Trigger Perk: Akimbo
Call of Duty: Modern Warfare .357 Setup
For the Cowboy in you - .357 setup (Credit: Activision)

Launcher: Strela-P 

If someone had asked about the most powerful secondary weapon a year ago, the answer would easily have been the RPG-7, but reductions in its blast radius have hugely impacted the effectiveness of the rocket. Now, a new launcher has emerged as the playerbase's favorite, and for a good reason; the Strela-P is a sniper disguised as a rocket - and it is broken. 

In the right hands, the Strela-P is more devastating than any other launcher offered in either Call of Duty: Modern Warfare, or Call of Duty: Black Ops Cold War. While the explosive damage is at the lower-end for launchers, the Strela-P fires projectiles at an unmatched velocity, making it quick enough to be used against vehicles and players alike. The weapon is also impressively accurate out to a substantial range, and once players adjust to the bullet drop-off, they can use it to down enemies with direct hits from hundreds of meters away.


Call of Duty: Modern Warfare's Strela-P
The Strela-P (Credit: Activision)

That's our roundup of the best secondary weapon options from Modern Warfare - for more tips and tricks keep up to speed with EarlyGame - and tell us what you think. Have we missed a better choice? Is the Overkill perk too good not to take? Let us know on Facebook and Twitter

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