Best EX1 Loadout in COD: Warzone Season 5

Literally laser your opponents.

EX1 Assault Rifle
Image via Activision.

One of the two new weapons for Warzone Season 5 is the EX1 assault rifle. Unlike the new submachine gun though, this rifle doesn’t use any bullets at all. Instead, you’ll be firing energy lasers at your opponents with some impressive capacity.

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The addition of an entire energy rifle in Vanguard or Warzone definitely looks out of place when compared to the rest of the weapon roster. But the EX1 rifle is a recreation of the EM1 from Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare. Warzone Season 5 is all about celebrating chaos across different COD eras, and our guide is going to help you make the most of that crossover.

Warzone Season 5 – Best EX1 Loadout

Most assault rifles in Warzone are built around long-range builds or as sniper support. The EX1 is already odd enough as it is, but it has some unique ways to build it. In this case, we’re going to focus on building the energy rifle to reflect a high-capacity assault rifle rather than a marksman rifle or submachine gun.

  • Muzzle: TLL Disk Trim
  • Barrel: SD Instant Grat
  • Underbarrel: ION Hand Stop
  • Rear Grip: Hatched Grip
  • Stock: AC-Titanium Anchor
  • Optic: SVT-40 PU Scope 3-6x
  • Magazine: DIM X-Circuit Battery
  • Perk 1: Steady
  • Perk 2: On-Hand

Many of the attachments for the EX1 are unique, but some will save the same purpose on a normal assault rifle. The first attachment is the TLL Disk Trim in the muzzle slot. Just like an MX Silencer, we want this for the extra damage range it has and the added control it provides. More accuracy for the energy beams isn’t a bad idea either.

Choosing a barrel for this loadout can be tough, but we want to focus on the SD Instant Grat. As the name suggests, this barrel is used for the lack of a charge-up time in the weapon. That alone would be fantastic, but you can also expect more flinch resistance, more control, and reduced sway.

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Nearly every other attachment is reserved for control and accuracy. This includes the ION Hand Stop, the Hatched Grip, and the AC-Titanium Anchor. Each one has more control, additional accuracy, or increased stability. Both the grip slots are fairly easy picks but the titanium stock will slow you down.

The last major attachment this loadout needs is the DIM X-Circuit Battery. This is used for more damage range and some ADS speed to compensate for other attachments. If you feel you need it later on in Warzone Season 5, you can choose a Cell Reserve Battery, but you’ll lose some important stats.

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Daniel Wenerowicz

Dan has been writing gaming guides, news, and features for three years after graduating with a BA in writing . You can find him covering Call of Duty for eternity, action-adventure games, and nearly any other major release.