Before you jump into action and fight the gory battles with the zombies, you will be asked to select the weapon and equipment you will be using at the start. I won’t say that there are plenty of options to choose from but if you know the difference between each loadout, you will be able to use them tactically in different situations.
Among the 7 provided weapon sets (loadouts), you need to choose one which will include your primary weapon, secondary weapon and an item like grenades, etc.
Following are the default loadouts you can choose at the start of the match:
I love to take out zombies with a shotgun. For its effective use, you will have to be brave to stay close to the zombies. Some players in confusion fire it from distance which to be honest is useless. If you like to get up close and personal with zombies, this is a recommended loadout for you. And yes, you can use flare to distract zombies or to gather them at one place.
Another shotgun based loadout well suited for short-range combat. If you don’t feel comfortable with Double-Barrel (mostly due to accuracy issues), you can choose this loadout. It comes with a grenade which can be useful to take out a group clumping together.
Apart from short-range effectiveness of the primary weapon, you get to use of the hunting crossbow. I personally am not a big fan of it, but if you like to be a hunter, you can give this loadout a try. The Molotov in this loadout can be quite helpful as fire can help you keep zombies at bay.
Don’t like the shotguns and still want efficiency in short to medium-range combat? The MP5 SMG can be a feasible option. This weapon is cool for those who want to rush and stay mobile.
It does more damage at a short range so try to take out the undead first who are not too far otherwise; you will end up consuming all your ammo. This loadout comes with a grenade which you can use in the difficult situations, especially when surrounded by the zombies.
No shotguns? no SMGs? It’s not the end of the world as you have assault rifles at your disposal. The classic AK-47 has been included in the list of weapons, and you will not regret using it on a go. In a team, if you are playing support, this is a great weapon for you. You also get P226 pistol as the secondary and Grenade as the item of choice.
The second Assault rifle you get to choose is the SA80a2. It may not do damage as much as AK-47 but its better accuracy can compensate for the former. You also get the Molotov as the loadout specific item.