The Best Warzone 2 Cronen Squall Loadout | Jumpy But Powerful

The Cronen Squall is a Battle Rifle in Warzone 2 and MW2. It's not going to be to everyone's liking, because it kicks quite a bit, but it does a ton of damage. Here's how to unlock the Cronen Squall, as well as the best attachment setup for the weapon.

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Cronen Squall loadout | © EarlyGame

If you can get past the awful name, you might have a bit of fun with the Cronen Squall. This is a battle rifle that was released in Season 3 of MW2 and Warzone 2, and it plays similar to the TAQ-V. So, if you like a heavy-hitting machine gun (and you can deal with the recoil) try the Cronen Squall.

You can find a complete guide on how to unlock the Cronen Squall in Modern Warfare 2 and Warzone 2 below, as well as a complete loadout guide. And if you want to find a good weapon to pair with the Cronen Squall, check out this tier-ranking of every weapon in Warzone 2.

  • Levelling up this weapon for new attachments with be much quicker in Modern Warfare 2 than Warzone 2.

How To Unlock The Cronen Squall

To unlock the Cronen Squall in Modern Warfare 2 and Warzone 2, you need to get 30 headshot kills with a Battle Rifle. However, you can also just extract the gun from DMZ which will be much easier, especially if you have a friend who can drop it for you.

The Best Attachment Setup For The Cronen Squall In Warzone 2

Cronen Squall Loadout
Cronen Squall meta build. | © Activision Blizzard

MuzzleTempus GH50Recoil Stabilization (+ 0.80 oz) / Recoil Control (+0.35 in)
BarrelHR6.8Recoil Steadiness (+ 0.50 lb) / Damage Range (+0.40 in)
OpticAim OP-V4Default
Magazine50 Round DrumDefault
UnderbarrelFTAC RipperRecoil Stabilization (+ 0.80 oz) / Aiming Idle Stability (+0.40 in)

All of our attachments are geared towards enhancing recoil control, damage range and aiming stability, with the most efficient tradeoffs in mind. The optic is personal preference, you could even consider a 3x for Al Mazrah.

This specific muzzle break is very effective at mitigating vertical recoil, and we found it to be the most comfortable in testing. If you feel you're struggling too much with Horizontal Recoil then consider swapping out this attachment for a similar muzzle device.

The Best Loadout For The Cronen Squall: Secondary, Perks & Equipment

Secondary: Chimera (Honeybadger)

This is a great little sniper-support. | © Activision

With a long range option like the Cronen Squall, you will of course need something for close-range. Rather than a bog-standard SMG, we would actually suggest a sniper-support like the Chimera. This is basically a hybrid AR/SMG.

Perks (Base, Bonus & Ultimate)

Thank god we can pick perks again:

Base Perk

Bomb Squad, Overkill

Bonus PerkFast Hands
Ultimate Perk

High Alert

Bomb Squad allows us to eat a few more nades. Overkill is necessary to take the Cronen Squall and the Chimera in one loadout, and we do need to do that. Fast Hands will allow us to swap between the two weapons more quickly. And in the Ultimate Perk slot, we really like High Alert right now (especially with footstep audio in its current state).

Equipment (Lethal & Tactical)

For our equipment choice we're going a little less aggressive:





Semtex are great grenades, whether you're fighting infantry or vehicles, and smokes are an absolute life-saver for surviving on the open plains of Al Mazrah.

If you try the Cronen Squall and it isn't for you, check out the other battle rifles.

We're hoping they keep the Battle Rifle class around for next year's CoD:

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