In Call of Duty: Warzone Season 6, the RPD light machine gun seemingly received a silent buff. This means that Raven Software didn’t include a note of the change in any patch notes. However, players and creators almost immediately noticed a difference in the weapon’s recoil after the Season 6 update. This has caused players to throw on the RPD and even design a new loadout for it in Warzone based on this stealth buff.
Previously, the RPD was similar to other weapons in Warzone, where its recoil would become straighter after some initial shots and not kick up halfway through firing a magazine. However, in Season 6, players noticed that the RPD kept going vertical, no matter how many shots players fired. This means that the RPD is now a bit easier to control. All players have to do is figure out its recoil pattern. This apparent buff has caused an uptick in usage for the RPD and its new loadout in Warzone.
Best RPD loadout in Warzone
Now that players don’t have to worry as much about the RPD’s recoil, more emphasis can be placed on other areas of its loadout. While most of the loadout looks the same, some aspects have changed from seasons past.
- Muzzle: GRU Suppressor
- Barrel: 20.3″ Task Force
- Optic: Axial Arms 3x
- Underbarrel: Spetsnaz Grip
- Rear Grip: Serpent Wrap
Kicking off the loadout are three standard attachments. The GRU Suppressor and 20.3″ Task Force barrel increase damage range and bullet velocity and help improve recoil control further. The former also keeps players off of the radar when firing. The Axial Arms 3x is also the best option for longer-range weapons in Warzone.
The last two attachments are where the loadout gets unique. The Spetsnaz Grip reduces both vertical and horizontal recoil on the RPD, which turns it into an absolute laser, assuming players can get its recoil pattern understood. This is complemented by the Serpent Wrap, which drastically improves ADS time. The RPD and its loadout are now huge threats in Season 6 of Warzone.
Joey Carr is a full-time writer for multiple esports and gaming websites. He has 6+ years of experience covering esports and traditional sporting events, including DreamHack Atlanta, Call of Duty Championships 2017, and Super Bowl 53.