Best Warzone Cooper Carbine loadout to help you conquer Caldera

Warzone Cooper Carbine loadout
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The best Warzone Cooper Carbine loadout takes a decent assault rifle and makes it into something far more formidable, building on its best aspects as you take into the Pacific Caldera map in Call of Duty Warzone. Introduced in Vanguard, the Cooper Carbine is an effective AR that can do a lot of damage in the right hands, but definitely requires a proper build to make the most out of it. That's why we put together this page on the best Warzone Cooper Carbine loadout for you to take into the Pacific map, as well as how you can get this gun in the first place.

Best Cooper Carbine loadout for Warzone Pacific

Warzone Cooper Carbine loadout

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The best Warzone Carbine Cooper loadout is one that focuses on the all-rounder versatility that's often the great advantage of assault rifles, taking it and bringing it up a notch overall with selective enhancements and upgrades. The Cooper is a little shorter range than most ARs, but by building on damage, range, accuracy and recoil control, you can help add to that and make it into something more universally helpful. 

There's also short-range builds that turn it into a kind of SMG, building on the recoil control and rate of fire, and while they are good, we figure that if you're going to go SMG - well, get an SMG, like in our Call of Duty Vanguard MP40 best loadout, which includes builds for Warzone Pacific too.

  • Muzzle: F8 Stabilizer
  • Underbarrel: M1941 Hand Stop
  • Barrel: 22" Cooper Custom
  • Magazine: .30 Carbine 45 Round Mags
  • Ammo Type: Lengthened
  • Optic: Slate Reflector
  • Rear Grip: Fabric Grip
  • Stock: Cooper 45RS
  • Perk: Vital
  • Perk 2: Fully Loaded

The basis here is to bolster the basic attributes - damage, range and accuracy - at the cost of mobility and speed. Rather than a hip-firing spray machine, set yourself down behind cover and start picking off targets with ruthless efficiency. You can even put a longer-range scope on there so as to give that greater distance, but remember - this is, at its core, a build for short-to-mid-range conflict.

Beyond that, you want a build that covers the long-range effectively, while also generally enhancing your versatility and danger in the field. We've laid out options for perks, equipment and more just below.

  • Secondary Weapon: Kar98k (or any of the Warzone best sniper options)
  • Perk 1: Double Time
  • Perk 2: Overkill
  • Perk 3: Amped
  • Lethal Equipment: Semtex
  • Tactical Equipment: Stun Grenade

This is a pretty simple build - the Kar should keep you covered at the kind of distances that the Cooper can't cover, while the perks and equipment are generally all-purpose options. In combat, seek cover quickly and draw either the Cooper or sniper, depending on how far away the threat is. In close-quarters, use the explosives to clear rooms ahead of you, or swap out the Stun Grenade for a Heartbeat Sensor to get the edge.

How to unlock the Cooper Carbine

Warzone Cooper Carbine loadout

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If you don't have the Cooper Carbine assault rifle, it's pretty easy to unlock - simply get to tier 15 of the current Warzone Pacific Season 1 and it'll be given to you. You can do this by playing either Vanguard or Warzone multiplayer or zombies - either way, eventually you'll rack up enough experience to unlock the Cooper and bring it into either mode on either game.

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Joel Franey
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Joel Franey is a writer, journalist, podcaster and raconteur with a Masters from Sussex University, none of which has actually equipped him for anything in real life. As a result he chooses to spend most of his time playing video games, reading old books and ingesting chemically-risky levels of caffeine. He is a firm believer that the vast majority of games would be improved by adding a grappling hook, and if they already have one, they should probably add another just to be safe. You can find old work of his at USgamer, Gfinity, Eurogamer and more besides.