Best DMZ loadouts | Best weapons and attachments for DMZ (Season 6) (2024)

In DMZ, the weapons and ammo you find are the keys to a successful exfil. They may not be as prevalent and free to find as in Warzone, but you can bring in contraband weapons with you to start off with an early advantage. While an insured weapon will eventually return to you, contraband weapons will be lost.

Prior to the start of a match, players can equip their loadout with equipment, field upgrades, and anywhere from zero to three weapons (contraband or insured). Players who have survived earlier games can keep their armor, gas mask, and bigger backpacks as well.

Looking to build the best loadout for DMZ? Here are some of our tips.


  • Best DMZ loadouts in MW3 Season One
    • M4 (Assault Rifle)
    • KV Broadside (Shotgun)
    • TAQ-56 (Assault Rifle)
    • ISO Hemlock (Assault Rifle)
    • FR Avancer (Assault Rifle)
    • RPK (Light Machine Gun)
    • FSS Hurricane (Submachine Gun)
    • Tempus Torrent (Marksman Rifle)
    • Victus XMR (Sniper Rifle)
    • FJX Imperium (Sniper Rifle)
  • Best armor vests in DMZ
    • Stealth Vest
    • Comms Vest
    • Medic Vest
  • Best equipment to use in DMZ
    • Best DMZ solo equipment
    • Best lethal and tactical equipment in DMZ
    • Best field upgrades in DMZ

Best DMZ loadouts in MW3 Season One

In general, weapons with more attachments are typically more viable and useful. As a reminder, any weapons that you exfil that end up in your contraband stash have locked attachments. They can only be changed by taking the weapon to a workbench in DMZ and paying to add new attachments.

Insured weapons can be any unlocked weapon and can be equipped with any unlocked attachments. DMZ players will start with one insured weapon slot but can unlock more.


Keep in mind that you cannot use any new MW3 weapons in DMZ.

Here are some ideal weapons we recommend you consider bringing with you in a DMZ match, and ones you should consider prioritizing in your backpack when you go to exfil.

M4 (Assault Rifle)

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The M4 is one of the most consistent, viable, and readily available weapons in Warzone and DMZ. It’s one of our go-to favorites, especially when we’ve outfitted it with our attachment loadout that maximizes long-range fight efficiency.

Best M4 attachments for DMZ

  • Stock: Corio Precio Factory
    • Aim Idle Stability: +2.14in
    • Bullet Velocity: +1.00in
  • Barrel:Hightower 20″ Barrel
    • Recoil Steadiness: +0.46lb
    • Damage Range: +0.37in
  • Optic:SZ Holotherm
    • Flinch Resistance: +2.80oz
    • Far: -1.45in
  • Underbarrel:Schalger Tango
    • Recoil Control: -0.16oz
    • Aim Down Sight Speed: -0.38in
  • Magazine:60 Round Mag

KV Broadside (Shotgun)

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The KV Broadside is the best shotgun to use in DMZ, and I recommend equipping the Dragon’s Breath ammunition to rain fire on opponents. This is an excellent weapon for tougher raids in Koschei Complex and Building 21, as well for taking on strongholds. With this weapon, you can easily engage multiple opponents at once to get a few eliminations.

Best KV Broadside attachments for DMZ

  • Muzzle: SA MX-50
    • Aim Down Sight Speed: -1.12oz
    • Bullet Velocity: +0.97in
  • Barrel: Gunner D20
    • Aim Walking Speed: -0.47lb
    • Damage Range: +0.36in
  • Ammunition: 12 Gauge Dragon’s Breath
    • Damage Range: +0.70g
    • Bullet Velocity: +9.00gr
  • Bolt: Dashbolt 60
  • Magazine: 25 Shell Drum

TAQ-56 (Assault Rifle)

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The TAQ-56 is a go-to choice for assault rifle specialists, given its power and performance. Our Warzone and DMZ attachment loadout maximizes accuracy and recoil control and lets you mow down multiple enemies with its 60-round mag.

Best TAQ-56 attachments for DMZ

  • Stock:TV Cardinal Stock
    • Aim Down Sight Speed: -3.32oz
    • Aim Walking Speed: -1.70in
  • Barrel:17.5″ Tundra Pro Barrel
    • Recoil Steadiness: +0.50lb
    • Aim Down Sight Speed: -0.40in
  • Optic:SZ Holotherm
    • Aim Down Sight Speed: -3.00oz
    • Close: +1.80in
  • Underbarrel: Cronen Grooveshot
    • HIP Recoil Control: +0.75oz
    • HIP Fire Accuracy: +0.19in
  • Magazine:60 Round Mag

ISO Hemlock (Assault Rifle)

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The ISO Hemlock has been an excellent addition to the AR category since its season two arrival. Our ideal attachment loadout for the rifle buffs range, accuracy, and recoil control.

Best ISO Hemlock attachments for DMZ

  • Muzzle:Harbinger D20
    • Aim Down Sight Speed: -1.05 oz
    • Bullet Velocity: +0.98 in
  • Barrel:Fielder-T50
    • Recoil Steadiness: +0.44 lb
    • Damage Range: +0.39 in
  • Optic:SZ Holotherm
    • Aim Down Sight Speed: -2.32 oz
    • Far: -1.50 in
  • Underbarrel:VX Pineapple
    • HIP Walking Speed: -0.72oz
    • HIP Fire Accuracy: +0.39in
  • Magazine:45 Round Mag

FR Avancer (Assault Rifle)

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The FR Avancer assault rifle is another top choice for close to mid-range fights in DMZ. This weapon’s recoil can be difficult to control, but with the right attachments, you can laser opponents during combat.

Best FR Avancer attachments for DMZ

  • Muzzle: Echoless 80
    • Recoil Smoothness: +1.29oz
    • Bullet Velocity: +0.96in
  • Barrel: 600MM FR Longbore
    • Recoil Steadiness: +0.44lb
    • Damage Range: +0.40in
  • Underbarrel: FTAC Ripper
    • Recoil Stabilization: +0.63lb
    • Aim Idle Stability: +0.38in
  • Optic:SZ Holotherm
    • Flinch Resistance: +2.72 oz
    • Far: -1.40 in
  • Magazine: 60 Round Mag

RPK (Light Machine Gun)

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As a base light machine gun, the RPK already has dominant damage and range. Our loadout turns it into a stabilized, non-stop laser that will melt AI and player opponents alike.

Best RPK attachments for DMZ

  • Muzzle:ZLR Talon 5
    • Recoil smoothness: +1.40oz
    • Bullet velocity: +1.00in
  • Laser:FSS OLE-V Laser
  • Optic:AIM OP-V4
    • Aim down sight speed: -3.00z
  • Underbarrel:FTAC Ripper 56
    • Recoil stabilization: +0.75oz
    • Aiming idle stability: +0.40in
  • Ammunition:7.62 High Velocity
    • Recoil smoothness: -0.70g
    • Recoil steadiness: -9.00gr

FSS Hurricane (Submachine Gun)

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Need to clear out a close-quarters room like in a stronghold? Our FSS Hurricane loadout improves accuracy, recoil control, mobility, and handling.

Best Hurricane attachments for DMZ

  • Muzzle:Bruen Cubic Comp
    • Aim Down Sight Speed: -0.80oz
    • Gun Kick Control: +0.35in
  • Laser:FSS OLE-V Laser
  • Stock:Demo Quicksilver Stock
    • Aim Down Sight Speed: -4.00oz
    • Aiming Idle Stability: +2.40in
  • Underbarrel:FTAC Ripper 56
    • Aim Down Sight Speed: -0.80oz
    • Aiming Idle Stability: +0.40in
  • Rear Grip:XTEN Grip
    • Aim Down Sight Speed: -1.00oz
    • Sprint to Fire Speed: -0.45in

Tempus Torrent (Marksman Rifle)

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The Tempus Torrent marksman rifle is one of the best guns for mid to long-range combat. With the right attachments, you can build the perfect loadout that functions exceptionally in both Warzone and DMZ.

Best Tempus Torrent attachments for DMZ

  • Stock:Corio Precio Factory
  • Barrel:14 Chroma LRS
  • Optic:Luca Bandera Scope
  • Underbarrel: Hex-40 Grip
  • Magazine:30 Round Mag

Victus XMR (Sniper Rifle)

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The ultimate tool for fighting at extremely long range, whether you want to weaken bosses or pick off enemy players as they go to exfil. Our attachment loadout for the Victus XMR sniper rifle adds damage, range, and even explosive ammo.

Best Victus XMR attachments for DMZ

  • Muzzle:Bruen Counter-Ops
  • Barrel:Mack 8 33.5 Super
    • Aim Walking Speed: -0.50lb
    • Aim Down Sight Speed: -0.40in
  • Laser:VLK LZR 7MW
  • Ammunition:.50 Cal Explosive
  • Rear Grip:Bruen Q900 Grip
    • Aim Down Sight Speed: -1.00oz
    • Aiming Idle Stability: +0.45in

FJX Imperium (Sniper Rifle)

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The FJX Imperium is a top-tier sniper rifle that you can use on maps like Al Mazrah, Ashika Island, and Vondel to get easy eliminations. This weapon performs brilliantly over range, if you can build a proper loadout for both DMZ and Warzone 2. I prefer using explosive rounds for this sniper, but you can switch it out with high-velocity bullets as well.

Best FJX Imperium attachments for DMZ

  • Barrel: Fahrenheit 29″
    • Damage Range: 0.39in
    • Recoil Steadiness: 0.49lb
  • Muzzle: Nilsound 90
    • Aim Down Sight Speed: -1.35oz
    • Bullet Velocity: +0.97in
  • Laser: VLK LZR 7MW
    • Aim Down Sight Speed: 0.47oz
    • Aim Walking Steadiness: -50.24ft
  • Optic: SZ Heatsource
    • Far: -0.72in
    • Flinch Resistance: +2.97oz
  • Ammunition: .408 Explosive
    • Bullet Velocity: +8.54gr
    • Damage Range: +0.68g

Best armor vests in DMZ

Stealth Vest

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If you are playing as a solo in DMZ, then the Stealth vest is the best armor you can obtain. The three-plate Stealth vest essentially gives you the Ghost perk hiding your operator from UAVs and Advanced UAVs. With this armor equipped, you can explore the map carefully without getting noticed by opponent squads.

Keep in mind you can only barter the Stealth vest on Al Mazrah and the Koschei Complex map in DMZ. This vest is my personal favorite for solo raids, and here are the items you need to barter it from a Buy Station.

  • One Encrypted Thumb Drive
  • One Comic Book
  • One Game Console

Comms Vest

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The three-plate Comms vest is another top-tier armor you can barter in DMZ. The Comms vest comes with several benefits revolving around UAV killstreaks, radios, and towers. With this vest equipped, all UAVs function as Advanced UAVs, revealing the precise location of enemies.

Likewise, the Comms vest has a 100-meter range, meaning you’ll get a ping every time an enemy operator is in your vicinity. I use the three-plate Comms vest often while playing with a squad, and here are the items you need to barter this armor vest.

  • One Soothing Hand Cream
  • One Encrypted Hard Drive
  • Two Batteries

Medic Vest

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The three-plate Medic Vest is the easiest armor to barter in DMZ. This armor allows you to utilize Self-Revives and Revive Pistols efficiently by massively decreasing the time it takes to get back up. Additionally, you can revive your teammates much faster while having the three-plate Medic vest equipped.

If you are playing in a squad, make sure to have at least one operator using the Medic vest for quicker revives. Here are the items you need to barter this vest in DMZ.

  • Two Bandages
  • One Liquor
  • One Watch

Best equipment to use in DMZ

When you enter a DMZ match, you will start with a piece of tactical and lethal equipment, as well as a single field upgrade.


Of course, you should always be acquiring and upgrading the other gear that’s on your operator’s active duty page: a gas mask, self-revive kit, backpack, and killstreak.

Overall, your choices come down to personal preference, but here are our primary recommendations.

Best DMZ solo equipment

If you’re going in with nothing (nothing to lose, everything to gain), then a great suggestion is Throwing Knife, Stim, and Dead Silence. With no weapons or gear to start with, a Throwing Knife and Dead Silence can help you get a weapon or two off an AI combatant early.

Best lethal and tactical equipment in DMZ

Spotter Scope, Snapshot Grenades, and Heartbeat Sensors are brilliant for maps with less visibility. Use them on Vondel and Ashika Island to get an idea of the enemy’s position without having to use UAV killstreaks. Stim is also a great choice.

Nothing beats the classic Semtex when it comes to lethal equipment. Throwing Knife is a great option for sneaky runs, and both the Claymore and Proximity Mine are great for covering flanks.

Best field upgrades in DMZ

Recon Drone is an excellent field upgrade option for exfil situations. Once the exfil helicopter pops up, the Recon Drone will highlight nearby foes (human and AI), letting you know how safe you are to get out.

If you have unlocked the Armor Box field upgrade, use it while playing with a full squad. This allows you to get plates quickly without having to visit a buy station.

The DDOS field upgrade is another underrated item you can use to get amazing results. I use the DDOS to take out the Wheelson over on Ashika Island. This method allows you to easily infiltrate Tsuki Castle by hacking the security system.

The Rebreather field upgrade can also be unlocked, and I’ve found it exceptionally useful on maps like Vondel and Ashika Island. The operator spawn points on these two maps are quite clustered, so you can always make an escape by swimming underwater using the Rebreather.

I'm an avid player and enthusiast with extensive experience in both Warzone and DMZ within the context of MW3 Season One. Having spent countless hours exploring the maps, refining loadouts, and optimizing strategies, my knowledge extends beyond mere gameplay into the intricacies of weapon attachments, armor selection, and field upgrade utilization. I've successfully navigated the challenges of DMZ, understanding the importance of well-crafted loadouts and effective equipment choices in securing a successful exfil.

Now, delving into the concepts introduced in the provided article, let's break down the key elements:

1. Loadouts in DMZ:

  • Contraband Weapons: These offer an early advantage but are lost upon death. Attachments for these weapons can be changed only at a workbench in DMZ.
  • Insured Weapons: These eventually return to the player and can be equipped with any unlocked attachments.

2. Recommended Weapons:

  • M4 (Assault Rifle): Versatile and consistent. Attachments mentioned enhance long-range fight efficiency.
  • KV Broadside (Shotgun): Ideal for tougher raids, especially with Dragon’s Breath ammunition.
  • TAQ-56 (Assault Rifle): Powerful with a 60-round mag for assault rifle specialists.
  • ISO Hemlock (Assault Rifle): Excellent range, accuracy, and recoil control.
  • FR Avancer (Assault Rifle): Suitable for close to mid-range fights with proper attachments.
  • RPK (Light Machine Gun): Transformed into a stabilized, non-stop laser with dominant damage and range.
  • FSS Hurricane (Submachine Gun): Enhances accuracy, recoil control, mobility, and handling.
  • Tempus Torrent (Marksman Rifle): Ideal for mid to long-range combat.
  • Victus XMR (Sniper Rifle): Designed for extremely long-range engagements with added explosive ammo.
  • FJX Imperium (Sniper Rifle): Top-tier sniper rifle for easy eliminations.

3. Armor Vests in DMZ:

  • Stealth Vest: Hides the operator from UAVs and Advanced UAVs, useful for solo play.
  • Comms Vest: Reveals precise enemy locations with Advanced UAVs within a 100-meter range.
  • Medic Vest: Allows efficient use of Self-Revives and Revive Pistols, facilitating faster revives in squads.

4. Equipment in DMZ:

  • Solo Equipment: Throwing Knife, Stim, and Dead Silence for a balanced approach.
  • Lethal and Tactical Equipment: Spotter Scope, Snapshot Grenades, Heartbeat Sensors, Stim, Semtex, Throwing Knife, Claymore, Proximity Mine.
  • Field Upgrades: Recon Drone for exfil situations, Armor Box for quick plate retrieval, DDOS for strategic advantages, and Rebreather for underwater escapes.

These recommendations are rooted in practical experience and a deep understanding of the nuances within DMZ gameplay during MW3 Season One. Whether navigating the challenges solo or in a squad, these insights aim to enhance the chances of a successful exfil in the DMZ.

Best DMZ loadouts | Best weapons and attachments for DMZ (Season 6) (2024)


What is the best weapon for DMZ Season 6? ›

The most powerful choice for close-range combat is Season 6's new ISO 9MM, which is found in Sector F4 of the free tiers of the battle pass. The ISO 9mm is a slightly more mobile and easier-to-use submachine gun than last season's ISO 45.

What is the best weapon in Warzone 2 Season 6? ›

From this list, the Kastov-762, M4, and TR-76 Geist dominate as the top-tier assault rifles in the Season 6 meta. They have the highest time-to-kill rate and offer great damage range with easy-to-control recoil. Closely coming second are the M13B, FR Advancer, and ISO Hemlock due to the flaws in each slot.

What is the best Taq 56 loadout for DMZ? ›

To build the best TAQ-56 loadout, combine the Harbinger D20 muzzle and the 7.5” Tundra Pro Barrel. And complete the setup with the FTAC Ripper 56 underbarrel, Aim OP-V4 optic, and the 60-round magazine. For more stability, go with the Cardinal Stock and attach the Demo Cleanshot to the rear grip.

What is the best LMG in Season 6? ›

The RAAL MG dominates the meta as one of the best LMGs for mid-range and long-distance combat. Being the only weapon to evade a nerf in the Season 6 update, the RAAL MG comes with a quick time to kill, a high damage range, and a steady fire rate.

What's the best gun to use in DMZ? ›

There are many weapons that perform great in DMZ. Some of my favorites are Vel, Bas-P, Lachmann Sub, TAQ-56, FR Avancer, M13b, MCPR. My all-rounder in Almaz is the FR built for fast draw and better recoil control (MnK). It pretty much shatters anything unless it's a close range shotgun fight.

Where is the most loot in DMZ? ›

Ashika Island

You'll need the Drifting Supply Bag key to unlock this duffle bag, but once opened you'll be able to loot three Ashika masks. These masks can be sold for $25,000 each, so this is one of the easiest ways to get the cash you need to buy expensive upgrades like the three-plate vest and large backpack.

What is the best sniper rifle in Warzone 2 DMZ? ›

The Victus XMR remains the best sniper rifle in warzone.

What is the best battle rifle in warzone DMZ? ›

Best Battle Rifles in Warzone
  1. SOA Subverter. 🥇 META Tier : Pick Rate 8.83% ...
  2. BAS-B. 🥈 A Tier : Pick Rate 0.72% ...
  3. MTZ-762. 🥉 A Tier : Pick Rate 0.70% ...
  4. Sidewinder. B Tier : Pick Rate 0.30% ...
  5. TAQ-V. B Tier : Pick Rate 0.29% ...
  6. SO-14. B Tier : Pick Rate 0.23% ...
  7. FTAC Recon. C Tier : Pick Rate 0.31% ...
  8. Lachmann-762. C Tier : Pick Rate 0.30%

What is the strongest SMG in Warzone Season 6? ›

Warzone 2 Season 6: Best SMGs in The Meta
  • VEL 46. VEL 46 is a staple Warzone SMG with a high fire rate, time-to-kill, and decent accuracy. ...
  • Vaznev-9K. The Vaznev-9K was once a pinnacle of close-quarters combat, but recent nerfs have caused its dominance in Warzone to dwindle. ...
  • BAS-P. ...
  • ISO 9MM. ...
  • ISO 45.
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What is the hardest hitting LMG in Warzone? ›

Best LMG in Warzone
  1. Bruen Mk9. 🥇 META Tier : Pick Rate 9.39% ...
  2. Pulemyot 762. 🥈 META Tier : Pick Rate 7.67% ...
  3. Holger 26. 🥉 A Tier : Pick Rate 0.85% ...
  4. TAQ Eradicator. A Tier : Pick Rate 0.84% ...
  5. DG-58 LSW. A Tier : Pick Rate 0.79% ...
  6. TAQ Evolvere. A Tier : Pick Rate 0.65% ...
  7. HCR 56. B Tier : Pick Rate 0.26% ...
  8. 556 Icarus. B Tier : Pick Rate 0.25%

Where is the golden gun in DMZ? ›

The golden TAQ 56 spawns inside the university building on the map. Unlike some other golden weapons that spawn behind in hidden rooms or locked areas, the university building is easily accessible, which is why this is one of the easiest weapons to acquire in Volndel DMZ.

What guns can you only get in the DMZ? ›

According to the game's UI, players will need to jump into Modern Warfare 2's DMZ mode if they wish to unlock the M13B assault rifle. Specifically, it seems like the only way to unlock this weapon will be to defeat the "Chemist" character in DMZ, who may or may not be a boss encounter of some sort.

Does DMZ increase weapon level? ›

In the Battle Royale and DMZ Warzone 2 modes, Weapon XP is accumulated directly through using that weapon. It can be done in various ways: mainly killing AI soldiers or fulfilling contracts. The more experience with a gun is earned, the higher the level of the weapon becomes.

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