Top 9 COD Warzone Best SMGs

SMGs dominate in Warzone 2.0 gameplay. Hence, in this article, we take a look at the best SMG in Warzone 2 along with the right loadouts.

The best SMGs in Warzone 2.0 ranked.
Here are the best SMGs in Warzone 2.0

Warzone 2.0 has brought back several of our favorite SMGs as well as added some new ones. Of the 9 SMGs available, there is no doubt that the FSS Hurricane is the best SMG in Warzone 2. It has the highest versatility out of any weapon in the game and can even be used as an assault rifle.

But what about the others? How do the other SMGs such as the Fennec 45 and the Lachmann Sub fare against the FSS Hurricane? In this guide, we take a look at the best SMG in Warzone 2 and what loadouts you should equip.

Key Takeaways

  • The best SMG in Warzone 2 is the FSS Hurricane due to its versatility and accuracy.
  • Closely following that is the Fennec 45 and Lachmann Sub, both exceptional mid-range weapons.
  • The worst SMG in Warzone 2 is MX9 with the Vel 46 and Minibak closely following.
  • We also look at the best loadout for each SMG.

Best SMGs In Warzone 2

Warzone 2.0 has a wide selection of SMGs to choose from. Here are the 9 SMGs ranked from best to worst.

FSS Hurricane

FSS Hurricane in Warzone 2.0.
The FSS Hurricane is highly revered for its accuracy and precision.
Full Reload3.68s
Tac Reload3.27s
Move Speed88%
Mag Size50

The best SMG in Warzone 2 is arguably the FSS Hurricane. It’s a highly versatile weapon with extraordinary accuracy and the best recoil. Additionally, the Hurricane has a range that rivals that of larger and more powerful guns.

And that’s not even the best part. What is arguably the best feature of the FSS Hurricane is its raw power. It deals colossal amounts of damage, which is pretty impressive considering it’s only an SMG. Yes, raw power isn’t everything in the game. But in the right scenario, it gives you the upper hand in the game.

However, there are several areas that the FSS Hurricane tends to lag in. Specifically, it has a slower ADS speed than most of the other SMGs on this list. On the surface, this seems like a downside. But given the exceptional accuracy and range of this weapon, you won’t even notice a difference.

But what tends to throw people off when using this gun is the slower Time-to-Kill (TTK). This is a measure of how long the gun takes to kill an enemy player. The TTK is very slow on the FSS Hurricane, which may not make it the best for rapidly shooting down opponents.

However, for close-to-mid-range combat, there is no doubt that the FSS Hurricane is the best SMG on this list.

Best FSS Hurricane Loadout

  • Scope: Cronen Mini Pro
  • Muzzle: AVR-T90 Comp
  • Stock: Assault-60 Stock Factory
  • Barrel: FSS Cannonade 16″
  • Underbarrel: FTAC Ripper 56

There are several loadout options for the FSS Hurricane, which makes it an ideally versatile weapon. However, the loadout mentioned above is one of the best in terms of speed, recoil, and range.

It features a Cronen Mini Pro optic with an AVR-T90 Comp muzzle. This dampens the horizontal recoil and makes the gun more stable. Additionally, there’s the FTAC Ripper 56 underbarrel, which adds an extra layer of stability and recoil control.

Moreover, there’s the FSS Cannonade 16″ barrel which greatly increases the range of the gun. It also reduces your hip fire speed when paired with the underbarrel, meaning even more stability.

Finally, there’s the Assault-60 Stock Factory stock. It further improves your aiming ability and ensures that every shot is as accurate as the previous one.

Fennec 45

Fennec 45 in Warzone 2.0.
The Fennec 45 is one of the fastest guns in Warzone 2.
Full Reload2.93s
Tac Reload2.8s
Move Speed99%
Mag Size30

If you need a faster SMG, then there could be no better option than the Fennec 45. With the fastest fire rate among other SMGs in Warzone 2, Fennec 45 is great for rapidly shooting down enemies.

This SMG is best-used in close combat situations. It has a lower TTK, meaning you can take down enemies within just seconds. It has power that rivals that of larger assault rifles and can land fatal blows within the blink of an eye.

However, the Fennec 45 isn’t completely devoid of flaws. It has a very small magazine that, given its high speed, is a severe let-down. The magazine will run out before you can land more shots. And with the frequency of reloading, you won’t be able to use the gun at its full potential.

Additionally, the Fennec 45 has a lot of recoil that will hinder your ability to fire in rapid succession. Hence, you’ll need a strong stock and barrel to maintain the stability of the gun. However, it’s still a viable option when you control for the hindering factors.

Best Fennec 45 Loadout

  • Scope: Cronen Mini Pro
  • Muzzle: FTAC Castle Comp
  • Laser: VLK LZR 7MW
  • Barrel: ZLR 16.5″ Ignition Barrel
  • Magazine: Fennec Mag 45

This is one of the best loadouts for the Fennec 45 which improves its recoil and stability when in battle. The loadout features a ZLR 16.5″ Ignition Barrel, perfect for keeping the Fennec 45 in a stable position when firing.

Then there’s the FTAC Castle Comp which, when combined with the barrel, improves the gun’s recoil. Additionally, these two attachments improve the hip fire accuracy of the Fennec 45.

Moreover, there is the VLK LZR 7MW laser paired with the Cronen Mini Pro. These two help you improve your accuracy as well as your ADS speed. They let you hit your enemies without any hesitation right before they move out of the way.

Lastly, there’s the Fennec Mag 45. The magazine is quite capacious and will make up for the smaller default magazine. Still, you’ll be needing to reload quite frequently, which can be frustrating considering this is supposed to be the fastest SMG in the game.

Lachmann Sub (MP5)

Lachmann Sub in Warzone 2.0.
The MP5 is an exceptional gun with decent stability and range.
Full Reload3.3s
Tac Reload3.12s
Move Speed90%
Mag Size30

A classic weapon that’s been borrowed from other COD games, the Lachmann Sub is a fan favorite. And the reasons are all too clear. For one thing, the Lachmann Sub is a great all-rounder. It has excellent accuracy when in battle. And with long-range and decent stability, it’s easily the best for beginners and more seasoned players alike.

The Lachmann Sub can be equipped as either a primary weapon or as a secondary one. This weapon is best for close-to-mid-range combat. For longer ranges, however, we would recommend snipers and assault rifles.

There are a few things to keep in mind, though. Firstly, even though the Lachmann Sub is a great all-rounder, it could still benefit from some good barrels and muzzles. The recoil is fairly low but enough to make it a bit harder for absolute newbies to master. Additionally, the recoil will become even more noticeable in mid-range.

But you can’t really enjoy melting enemies with this gun without the proper graphics settings. Head on over to our Warzone 2 best graphics settings guide to find out more about the right settings for your game.

Best Lachmann Sub (MP5) Loadout

  • Scope: SZ Mini
  • Muzzle: SA Schalldampfer 99
  • Laser: VLK LZR 7MW
  • Barrel: FTAC M-Sub 12″
  • Rear Grip: Lachmann TCG-10

This is one of the best loadouts for the Lachmann Sub. The loadout includes an SZ Mini optic for a crystal-clear vision of your enemy. This, paired with the VLK LZR 7MW laser, makes it extremely accurate. The laser helps to give you a “snappy” feeling when aiming at enemies.

Additionally, there is the SA Schalldampfer 99 muzzle that controls the recoil when shooting the Lachmann. Moreover, the muzzle suppresses noise when firing the gun, meaning you can sneakily take shots at enemies.

There’s also the FTAC M-Sub 12″ barrel that, along with the Lachmann TCG-10 grip, ensures your aim is stable. It significantly reduces recoil and makes the Lachmann Sub that much better for beginners.


BAS-P in Warzone 2.0.
The BAS-P is highly regarded for its accuracy.
Full Reload2.73s
Tac Reload2.48s
Move Speed92%
Mag Size30

When you use the BAS-P, you’ll notice how easy it is to handle. This weapon has excellent accuracy that closely parallels that of the PDSW 528 (more on that gun later).

For starters, the BAS-P features high accuracy that ensures that all your shots hit right. It’s extremely easy to control with minimal recoil. Hence, it’s the best SMG for shooting down enemies at close and medium range. However, for longer ranges, you should look towards another weapon.

When compared with the PDSW 528, you’ll realize that this gun is quite similar to it in many respects. In particular, much like the PDSW 528, the BAS-P also features a very slow firing rate. This makes it the best for only close combat or 1v1s. For team fights, you’ll need to be very careful with the BAS-P.

Additionally, the damage output is very low. So essentially, you’re getting a highly accurate gun that’s slow and weak. It’s best for beginners. But more seasoned players could still use it with the right loadout.

Best BAS-P Loadout

  • Barrel: 10.5″ Bruen Typhon
  • Laser: VLK LZR 7MW
  • Rear Grip: D37 Grip
  • Magazine: 50-Round Drum
  • Underbarrel: FSS Sharkfin 90

If you want to increase the damage output and bullet velocity of the BAS-P, then this loadout is the best. It features the 10.5″ Bruen Typhon barrel. This barrel significantly increases the velocity of the bullets as well as the damage output. Hence, it turns this weak yet accurate gun into a highly powerful beast.

Additionally, the loadout features the VLK LZR 7MW laser for added stability. It lets you snap your aim onto your enemies, which greatly increases your accuracy. You can also use the D37 Grip to further reduce recoil and make your aim as stable as possible.

On the topic of stability, the loadout also includes the FSS Sharkfin 9. This underbarrel, when paired with the barrel and the laser, adds an extra layer of stability to your gun. The Sharkfin 9 keeps your aim stable so you can take down enemies quickly.

Finally, there’s the 50 Round Drum for enhancing the capacity of this gun. It’s enough for a relatively slow gun like this one.

VEL 46

Vel 46 in Warzone 2.0.
Use the Vel 46 for close to mid-range combat.
Full Reload1.95s
Tac Reload1.95s
Move Speed90%
Mag Size40

The Vel 46 is an exceptional SMG for medium-range combat. However, for close-range fighting, you’re better off with another SMG. The Vel 46 features high mobility, a feature not commonly seen among other weapons. This allows more flexibility during a fight.

And that’s not all. The Vel 46 also has a great firing rate. It’s one of the faster SMGs on the battlefield.

However, it pales in comparison to other SMGs when we talk about the magazine’s capacity. The capacity is very low by default and will need to be increased via the right loadout.

Best VEL 46 Loadout

  • Stock: Vel A-568 Collapsed
  • Muzzle: Singuard MKV
  • Underbarrel: VX Pineapple
  • Barrel: Lach-DX 203mm
  • Magazine: 50-Round Mag

This is the best loadout for the Vel 46. It features excellent recoil control that complements the gun’s high firing rate. The first thing on this loadout is the stock. This stock is perfect for reducing recoil and keeping your gun steady.

Additionally, there’s the Singuard MKV muzzle along with the Lach-DX 203mm barrel. The muzzle and barrel both work to keep your gun as stable as possible when aiming. And the muzzle also keeps each shot completely silent. The silence, paired with the mobility, enhances your in-game flexibility.

Moreover, there’s the 50-round mag that increases the Vel 46’s firing capacity. When combined with the high firing rate, you can see why this is the best attachment choice for this gun.

Vaznev-9k in Warzone 2.0.
The Vaznev-9k is powerful but with lots of recoil.


Full Reload3.38s
Tac Reload2.77s
Move Speed88%
Mag Size30

A perfect example of damage versus recoil, the Vaznev-9k is an extremely conditional and hard-to-master gun. For starters, the Vaznev-9k is the most powerful SMG out of all others on this list. This makes it extremely strong even in the early game.

However, with great power comes great recoil. Without the right loadout, you’ll be lucky to even get a shot with this gun. It’s best for close to mid-range combat as the recoil will render it useless for longer-range attacks. However, even for close combat, you’ll be needing a good recoil-reducing loadout.

Preferably, you should use this gun like an assault rifle, just like with the FSS Hurricane. You want to focus on accuracy and recoil reduction when designing a loadout for this gun.

Best Vaznev-9k Loadout

  • Laser: FSS OLE-V Laser
  • Muzzle: FTAC Castle Comp
  • Stock: OTRERZAT Stock
  • Rear Grip: DEMO-X2 Grip
  • Underbarrel: VX Pineapple

For the best in-game experience with the Vaznev-9k, try out this loadout. The loadout includes an FSS OLE-V laser, perfect for locking right onto enemies. The laser ensures that you get a stable aim and also improves your vision in the game.

Additionally, there’s the FTAC Castle Comp that gets rid of horizontal recoil. Considering the sheer power of this gun, the muzzle choice is perfect. There’s also the DEMO-X2 grip that reduces recoil to almost zero. The pairing of these two devices will ensure that you always hit where you aim.

Moreover, you can also use the VX Pineapple as your underbarrel for additional recoil control. It reduces the bounce and keeps your hand stable.

Lastly, you should use the OTREZAT Stock. This improves your speed and lets you get multiple shots in just one hit.

PDSW 528

PDSW 528 in Warzone 2.0.
The PDSW 528 has poor TTK but great bullet velocity.
Full Reload3.17s
Tac Reload2.78s
Move Speed89%
Mag Size50

The PDSW 528 is an exceptionally powerful piece of equipment that you can use in Warzone 2.0. However, you should only use it with the right loadout. And it’s not the best for newbies.

To begin, PDSW 528 has poor TTK. In case you don’t know, better TTK means that you can kill enemies faster after holding down the fire button. Additionally, there’s a low ADS speed. On the battlefield, speed can be a game-changer. Hence, a slower speed puts you at a disadvantage.

And that’s not all. On the battleground, the PDSW 528 has low mobility. This means that the weight of the gun will slow you down. And when you add on the weight of other attachments, the PDSW 528 certainly doesn’t make you a fast player.

The only saving grace for the PDSW 528 is its bullet velocity. When you manage to shoot a shot from this gun, it tends to travel extremely fast. This leaves little reaction time for your opponents.

Moreover, the PDSW 528 has a large 50-round magazine, which is perfect for a gun like this. It doesn’t require frequent reloading and will increase your speed somewhat in the battleground.

Best PDSW 528 Loadout

  • Scope: Cronen Mini Red Dot
  • Muzzle: XTEN RR-40
  • Comb: TV TacComb
  • Barrel: FTAC Series IX 14.5″
  • Laser: STOVL Tac Laser

This loadout for the PDSW 528 adds an extra layer of range, damage, and speed to your gun. It includes the Cronen Mini Red Dot scope, which enhances your vision on the battlefield.

There’s also the STOVL Tac Laser. This laser is perfect for locking onto enemies and getting accurate hits. The laser also improves your mobility by giving you better aim and eliminating the need to move much to aim.

But that’s not all. You should also include the TV TacComb and the FTAC Series IX 14.5″ barrel. The barrel and comb significantly reduce the recoil that naturally comes with such a powerful loadout.

The XTEN muzzle also works to reduce recoil and silences your shots as a bonus.


Minibak in Warzone 2.0.
The Minibak is only good with certain loadouts.
Full Reload2.45s
Tac Reload2.05s
Move Speed89%
Mag Size64

The Minibak is an extremely slow gun that will not be your first pick during battle. It has a very slow TTK, the slowest to be exact. This means that you’ll need to hold down the aim button longer to to kill an enemy than other SMGs.

But what it lacks in speed it makes up in precision. It has excellent accuracy at even a medium range, making it the perfect choice for most team fights. And to make firing seamless, it has a capacious 64-round magazine. This is the largest default magazine out of any SMG in Warzone 2. And it reduces the need to reload.

Best Minibak Loadout

  • Scope: Cronen Mini Red Dot
  • Muzzle: XTEN Razor Comp
  • Laser: Schlager PEQ Box IV
  • Stock: VLK Stockless

If you want a good loadout to pair with your Minibak, then this is the one. It includes a Cronen Mini Red Dot optic for your gun to give you a better vision of your enemies. Additionally, it further improves the already impressive accuracy of the gun.

Following that, there are the Schlager PEQ Box IV lasers and the VLK Stockless stocks. These come together to improve precision by reducing recoil and keeping your hand steady. Additionally, they increase the firing rate of the gun.

Lastly, there’s the XTEN Razor Comp muzzle which also improves firing rate and accuracy. It also silences your shots, lending you better mobility in the paying field.


MX9 in Warzone 2.0.
The MX9 is a very conditional SMG in Warzone 2.
Full Reload2.45s
Tac Reload2.28s
Move Speed95%
Mag Size25

The MX9 is not a very powerful gun in the game. And that’s why it takes last place on this list. The MX9 has a very low range, bullet velocity, and recoil control. The only thing that makes this a good gun is the higher damage output.

Damage is crucial when dealing damage on the battlefield. However, a gun’s speed, recoil control, and range are just as essential as the damage. Hence, this is a gun that will only concern newbies who are also up against players who focus on damage.

More advanced players can also make use of this gun by equipping the right loadout. However, considering just how poorly this gun tends to perform in the game, it may be used only as a secondary weapon. And there’s a heavy emphasis on the “may”.

Best MX9 Loadout

  • Laser: VLK LZR 7MW
  • Muzzle: SA Schalldampfer 99
  • Comb: FTAC C11 Riser
  • Barrel: 16.5″ STB Factory
  • Magazine: 32 Round Mag

If you do plan on using the MX9, you should opt for this loadout. First things first, it features the VLK LZR 7MW laser, a classic for perfecting your aim and getting more accurate shots.

Additionally, there’s the SA Schalldampfer 99 muzzle, which improves recoil control. It’s followed by the 16.5″ STB Factory barrel, which also reduces recoil and lends you a steady aim.

Moreover, you can add the FTAC C11 Riser comb that changes the pace of the game. Lastly, there’s the 32-round mag. It will benefit the MX9 considering its default magazine only has 25 rounds.


Warzone 2.0 has come with yet another set of powerful SMGs, some old and some new. As the stats of the guns change with each update, it’s crucial to stay up to date on the best SMG in warzone 2.

We listed down 9 of the best SMGs you can use in Warzone 2. Of these, the FSS Hurricane has got to be the best for its versatility and ease of use. It’s followed by the Fennec 45 and the Lachmann Sub (MP5).

Now that you know all about SMGs in the Warzone 2.0, it’s about time you downloaded the game and played it. Check out the Call of Duty Warzone 2.0 website to download it on your preferred platform.

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