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Best Streetsweeper alternatives in Warzone after shotgun nerf

Published: 23/Jun/2021 16:43

by Jacob Hale


The Streetsweeper was nerfed at the start of Warzone Season 4 as community resentment towards it continually grew and, while it’s still a solid option in Verdansk, it may be headed for another nerf.

Shotguns are incredibly powerful in Warzone, capable of taking down foes in just a few quick hits, wiping squads with relative ease if you’ve got any kind of aim.

Since it was nerfed in the Season 4 update, the Streetsweeper isn’t quite as powerful, but still really packs a punch if you set it up properly.

That said, another nerf for the gun seems almost inevitable: and that could spell disaster if you like rushing enemies with shotty in hand. Here are a few alternatives ahead of the inevitable nerf.


Best JAK-12 loadout in Warzone

JAK-12 loadout Warzone
The JAK-12 absolutely shreds opponents at close range
  • Muzzle: FORGE TAC Marauder
  • Barrel: ZLR J-3600 TORRENT
  • Laser: 5mW Laser
  • Ammunition: 20 Rnd Drum Mags
  • Rear Grip: Stippled Grip Tape

The JAK-12 is undeniably the best option here. It’s fully automatic and, while it’s not quite as powerful as the Streetsweeper, will be the easiest to transition to. You won’t be killing enemies quite as fast, but it’s the closest you’ll get to Streetsweeper dominance.

You could use the infamous Dragon’s Breath Rounds but, since they were nerfed, we actually think the 20 Round drum is a better option here.

Best Gallo SA12 loadout in Warzone

best warzone gallo loadout
Best Gallo loadout in Warzone.
  • Barrel: 21.4” Reinforced Heavy
  • Muzzle: Duckbill Choke
  • Body: SWAT 5MW Laser Sight
  • Magazine: STANAG 12 Round Tube
  • Stock: Wire Stock

The Gallo SA12 is Cold War’s only addition to the Warzone shotgun class that is really worth using in Verdansk. The Hauer has decent damage stats but the time between shots is pretty slow, so if you’re not downing players in two shots max, you’ve probably lost the fight.


The Gallo is easy to spam at your opponents, but the 12 Round Tube means you have to hit your shots. As long as you’re not shooting in circles, you could use this across most modes and be pretty comfortable.

Best R9-0 loadout in Warzone

best r9-0 warzone loadout
The R9-0 Shotgun can still do some damage.
  • Muzzle: Choke
  • Barrel: FORGE TAC Sentry
  • Laser: 5mW Laser
  • Underbarrel: Merc Foregrip
  • Ammunition: Dragon’s Breath Rounds

The R9-0 once wreaked havoc upon Verdansk and, while it’s not quite as potent now, it’s still pretty serious business. With the Dragon’s Breath Rounds in hand, this will definitely stun your enemies.

We would advise only using this in Solo and maybe Duo modes, though. It won’t have the same effect as the shotguns above when you’re going up against more opponents and has to be concentrated more on singular gunfights.


So, while it mostly comes down to personal preference, it’s well worth trying out these loadouts and seeing what works best for you. Some even argue that the JAK-12 is better than the Streetsweeper, but we can only hope not.