Which Optic is the Best in Warzone 2 – Answered

Does the VLK 4.0x still reign supreme?

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Warzone 2 is still in its first season and what players consider the best optic has already changed multiple times. In the original Warzone, most players flocked to the VLK 4.0x or iron sights, so it was much easier to make a decision. But now, the way optics work has become more confusing due to recoil systems introduced through Modern Warfare 2.

Not only has the recoil made optics tougher to use, but there are also tons of options in general that can make choosing one meta option much more difficult. The good news is the player base has figured out which version of the optics works best, and in this guide, we’ll go over which ones may be the best for you in Warzone 2.

Warzone 2 Season 1 – Which Optic is the Best?

When Al Mazrah dropped, the VLK 4.0x was the most popular scope for any battle rifle, assault rifle, or light machine gun in the game. Submachine guns and snipers aren’t included because they always run the same optics regardless of the game or the meta changes. The importance of optics really sticks out when we’re building a loadout for one of the three main ranged options.

At this point in the meta, the best optic to use is the Aim OP-V4 which is earned by leveling up the latest submachine gun, the BAS-P. It appears like a smaller scope on the surface, but it’s really a reflex sight with a longer lens and a super clear reticle. But it’s not just for the reticle that we use the Aim OP-V4.

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Visual recoil has become one of the more difficult aspects of weapons in Warzone 2 and reflex sights happen to be one of the easiest optics to deal with. That means you can essentially use any optic you prefer, including the Cronen Mini Pro with the blue dot. With that in mind, the Aim OP-V4 and the Cronen Mini Pro have become the best options for nearly every gun in Warzone 2 aside from snipers.

The Schlager 3.4x optic has been a contender to the reflex sights due to the zoom it provides, but the dynamic of Al Mazrah has ensured that ranged fights aren’t as prevalent in Warzone 2. As long as you can control recoil at medium range and see your target, your optic is good to go.

And that’s all. For more on the latest Call of Duty title, head over to our dedicated Warzone 2 section full of guides, news, updates, and more.

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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.