The race to find the new best SMG in Warzone is finally underway. The Sten hasn’t been the most popular pick but it definitely deserves consideration when equipped with the correct attachments that produce the best Sten loadout in Warzone Pacific Season 1.
Excellent short-range options for Warzone Pacific are few and far between which makes the search for the MP-40’s successor quite challenging. The Sten is starting to gain some traction as an underrated pick due to its excellent fire rate. You’ll need the best Sten loadout to get the most out of the weapon and we’ve got you covered.
- Best Warzone Sten loadout attachments
- Best Warzone Sten Perks & Equipment
- How to unlock Sten in Warzone Pacific
- Best alternatives to Warzone Sten
Best Warzone Sten loadout attachments
- Muzzle: Recoil Booster
- Barrel: SA 65mm Rapid
- Optic: SA 32S
- Stock: Hockenson S33S Padded
- Underbarrel: Carver Foregrip
- Magazine: 9mm 50 Round Drums
- Ammo Type: Incendiary
- Rear Grip: Polymer Grip
- Proficiency: Sleight of Hand
- Kit: Quick
Upon first use, the Sten may seem difficult to control but once you get the hang of its recoil pattern, you’ll enjoy the benefits of its excellent fire rate. For starters, we’ll max out the fire rate by adding the SA 65mm Rapid barrel.
This weapon is definitely going to need some attachments that contribute to recoil control and accuracy. The Carver Foregrip, Polymer Grip, and Hockenson S33S Padded stock will make this weapon much easier to control.
Incendiary ammo and the Recoil Booster muzzle will make this a deadly weapon in close quarters as it’ll shred through enemies. We can’t forget about ADS speed when it comes to SMGs and the SA 32S optic offers a nice boost in that regard.
The 9mm 50 Round Drums may seem excessive but they’re highly useful in Warzone when aiming to take down multiple enemies. The Sleight of Hand proficiency will make reloading the large magazine faster while Quick will improve your sprint speed.
Best Warzone Sten Perks & Equipment
- Perk 1: Cold Blooded
- Perk 2: Overkill (Ghost second loadout)
- Perk 3: Combat Scout
- Lethal: Throwing Knife
- Tactical: Stim
With Combat Scout running rampant across Caldera’s thick foliage, Cold Blooded will prevent enemies from using the third perk to track your movement. Of course, you’ll want to equip Combat Scout yourself and hope your enemies don’t use the same Cold Blooded strategy.
Before you switch to Ghost you’ll want to run Overkill as the Sten needs to be paired with a long-range weapon. Despite receiving a nerf, the Bren remains the top long-range option.
A Throwing Knife will help you quickly confirm kills on downed enemies that you’ve rushed with your Sten. Due to the Stim’s new “Super Slide” mechanic, it has become the top choice in terms of Tactical equipment.
How to unlock the Sten in Warzone Pacific
Luckily unlocking the Sten in Warzone and Vanguard is a supremely easy task that doesn’t require a significant amount of time. Players will need to hit Level 10 to unlock the Sten SMG.
If you’ve played any form of Vanguard or Warzone Pacific in the past few weeks, chances are the Sten is already accessible. Leveling up the weapon is a different story and may take some time. Luckily, players can take advantage of the upcoming Double XP event.
Best alternatives to Warzone Sten
The PPSH has been rising up the SMG ranks as of late due to a groundbreaking hip fire class that absolutely destroys close-range enemies in Caldera and Rebirth Island. The PPSH is the frontrunner to take over the new SMG meta in Warzone.
Alternatively, the Cooper Carbine remains one of the most versatile weapons in the game for those who are looking for a do-it-all weapon.
Also, be sure to check out our ranking of every weapon in Warzone, as well as this bizarre Warzone glitch that is killing players who win their Gulag.
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Best OTs 9 loadout for CoD: Warzone Pacific Season 1
Here are the best attachments, Perks and Equipment to use with the powerful OTs 9 SMG in Warzone Pacific Season 1.
The OTs 9 SMG is another meta pick in Warzone Pacific’s huge arsenal of weaponry, so here are the best attachments and Perks to make the best Warzone OTs 9 loadout and maximize its potential in Season 1.
Black Ops Cold War’s OTs 9 remains a great choice to consider when it comes to a powerful close-quarters weapon in Warzone Pacific Season 1.
This fast-firing SMG boasts a highly competitive time to kill, so you can use it to dominate your opponents in close-range combat – especially on the confines of Rebirth Island
We have all of the attachments and Perks you should run to make the best Warzone Pacific OTs 9 loadout.
- Best Warzone OTs 9 loadout attachments
- Best Perks & Equipment to use with OTs 9 class
- Most recent OTs 9 buffs and nerfs in Warzone
- How to unlock the OTs 9 in Warzone
- Best Alternatives
Best Warzone OTs 9 loadout attachments
- Muzzle: GRU Suppressor
- Barrel: 8.1″ Task Force
- Laser: Tiger Team Spotlight
- Stock: KGB Skeletal Stock
- Ammunition: VDV 40 Rnd Fast Mag
The best Warzone OTs 9 loadout is built to dominate at close range but will be better suited for Solos and Duo matches because of its smaller magazine size.
To start the best Warzone OTs 9 loadout, we’ve opted for the GRU Suppressor. This is the standard for most SMG builds because of its massive increase in bullet velocity, range, and recoil control while keeping you off the minimap when firing.
Next, the 8.1″ Task Force barrel further increases this range while boosting strafe speed. Its only downside is that it will make the OTs kick more, but it’s perfect for a close-range build.
As this is a close-range build, speed and mobility are key. Combining the Tiger Team Spotlight and the KGB Skeletal Stock will vastly improve your sprint to fire and aim walk moving speed, making you a tough target.
Finally, to get the largest magazine size possible, you should use the VDV 40 Rnd Fast Mag which also gives a much faster reload.
Best Perks & Equipment to use with OTs 9 class
- Perk 1: E.O.D
- Perk 2: Overkill then Ghost
- Perk 3: Amped
- Lethal: Throwing Knife
- Tactical: Stun Grenades
To start, you want to use E.O.D to survive any explosive damage, which is necessary when using an SMG up-close.
Amped is a great choice for Amped for our final Perk, as it allows you to switch weapons much faster and makes sure you do not get caught switching weapons when an enemy begins to fire at you.
For Equipment, we recommend combining the Throwing Knife and Stun Grenades. The Throwing Knife is perfect to quickly finish off downed enemies, and the Stuns will almost render your opponent powerless.
Most recent OTs 9 buffs and nerfs in Warzone
Raven Software realized that the OTs 9 was extremely powerful, so gave it a fairly significant nerf in one of Warzone Pacific’s first updates.
Here are all the recent changes to the OTs 9:
- OTs 9 (BOCW)
- Maximum Damage decreased to 30, down from 31
- Headshot Damage Multiplier decreased to 1.33, down from 1.52
How to unlock the OTs 9 in Warzone
Unlocking the OTs 9 is relatively simple but time-consuming, requiring you to complete at least 15 different matches.
This is the challenge you will need to complete:
- Using SMGs, kill 2 or more players rapidly in 15 different completed matches.
We recommend jumping into either Plunder or Rebirth Island, where you’ll have many more opportunities to get two SMG kills in quick succession.
Best alternatives to Warzone’s OTs 9
If you haven’t unlocked the OTs 9 yet or are looking for something with more ammo for squad matches, there are plenty of viable choices besides the best Warzone OTs 9 loadout.
Also, make sure to check out our full ranking of every weapon in Warzone Pacific Season 1.
Image Credit: Activision / Raven Software
Best Warzone Pacific guns: Every weapon ranked
Call of Duty: Warzone Pacific has over 100 weapons to choose from, so we’ve ranked every primary gun and counted down the top ten.
Using the best Call of Duty: Warzone weapons is key to picking up victories in the popular battle royale, and we’ve put together a list of the most powerful guns in Warzone Pacific and ranked the weapons from best to worst.
In Call of Duty: Warzone Pacific Season 1, there are well over 100 weapons to choose from. Guns, knives, and explosives from Modern Warfare, Black Ops Cold War, and Vanguard are available to take into Caldera and Rebirth Island.
The Pacific update brought across all of the weapons from Vanguard, creating an entirely new meta.
While you want to optimize your graphics settings and controller settings in Warzone, everyone wants to know the best weapon to use. We’ve ranked all 119 primary weapons in the game and counted down the top 10.
Best guns in Call of Duty: Warzone Pacific ranked list
Before we count down the top 10 weapons in Warzone, we’re ranking every single primary weapon available in the game. Some weapons clearly shine above the rest and some should be avoided at all costs.
Here’s every primary weapon in Warzone Pacific Season 1 ranked from best to worst.
- Kar98k (Modern Warfare)
- Swiss K31
- AK-47 (Cold War)
- Cooper Carbine
- OTs 9
- PPSh-41 (Cold War)
- Grau 5.56
- Type 100
- M1928 Thompson
- MP5 (MW)
- FARA 83
- Kar98k (Vanguard)
- 3-Line Rifle
- Double Barrel
- MG 82
- MP5 (Cold War)
- ITRA Burst
- Owen Gun
- AS VAL
- Stoner 63
- AUG (MW)
- Gallo SA12
- FiNN LMG
- Bruen Mk9
- Krig 6
- CR-56 AMAX
- Milano 821
- Type 11
- ZRG 20mm
- FFAR 1
- Kilo 141
- Type 99
- RAAL MG
- M1 Garand
- Nail Gun
- DMR 14
- LW3 – Tundra
- Einhorn Revolving
- Combat Shotgun
- Gracey Auto
- Pelington 703
- Origin 12
- Riot Shield
- FN SCAR 17
- AUG (Cold War)
- Combat Shield
- PP19 Bizon
- VLK Rogue
- Hauer 77
- Striker 45
- 410 Ironhide
- Type 63
- FR 5.56
- Rytec AMR
- KSP 45
- MK2 Carbine
- R1 Shadowhunter
- AK-47 (MW)
- Model 680
Best guns in Warzone Pacific Season 1
10. OTs 9
Warzone players love a low TTK SMG, and the OTs 9 fits that category perfectly. It has minimal recoil and can kill extremely quickly, which makes it a powerful choice whether you’re pairing it with an Assault Rifle or Sniper Rifle.
You’ll likely still see a ton of OTs 9s in Caldera thanks to its accuracy and power.
The BAR isn’t the easiest weapon to use in Warzone Pacific, but there are very few Assault Rifles that can outgun it.
Although its slow fire rate makes tracking moving targets quite tough, each bullet hits like a truck. Once you get used to that slow fire rate, you’ll likely have great success with the BAR, especially when fighting players face-to-face.
It’s not the best at close-range though, so make sure you stick to the outdoors.
Similar to the STG, the MP40 is incredibly effective because it’s so easy to use and will tear through enemies extremely quickly.
Although it’s the first SMG you unlock, the MP40 has almost no recoil and great mobility. If you’re unsure which SMG to level up and use in Caldera, we can’t recommend the MP40 enough. Plus, there are plenty of great versions of it as ground loot, too.
The STG44 is an extremely popular choice because it’s the first Assault Rifle you unlock in Vanguard and is extremely easy to use.
It’s almost the M4A1 of WW2, being a great jack of all trades. It’s neither the most powerful nor the most accurate, but players of all skill levels can take advantage of it. Plus, the Gunsmith system allows the STG to be built for almost any situation, but we recommend using it at medium to long-range.
6. Welgun – Best SMG in Warzone Pacific
The Welgun arrived in Warzone Pacific Season 1’s mid-season update and quickly became the go-to SMG for many players.
Boasting a faster TTK than the MP40 and minimal recoil, the Welgun has been labeled “overpowered” by many content creators and is the obvious choice alongside your favorite Assault Rifle or LMG.
The only problem with the Welgun is that a glitch is stopping players from unlocking it in Warzone, but Raven Software are aware of the issue.
5. Cooper Carbine
The Cooper Carbine was new to both Warzone and Vanguard with the launch of Season 1, and quickly became one of the best weapons in the game.
It was originally best suited for close-range but even after Raven Software nerfed it, it’s still remained top of the pack. Its fast fire rate and extremely low recoil make it incredibly easy to use at range, even if the TTK isn’t the best on this list.
4. Cold War AK-47 – Best Assault Rifle in Warzone Pacific
It took some time for Cold War’s AK-47 to join Warzone’s meta but once it did, it secured its place.
With extremely fast TTK, Cold War’s AK-47 is the perfect choice for either a long-range or sniper support build. You may have some trouble getting used to the high recoil, but there are few guns capable of taking it down.
No matter your playstyle, the AK-47 is a great choice across both Caldera and Rebirth Island.
3. Swiss K31
The Swiss K31 wasn’t a particularly strong Sniper Rifle when it was first released, but some powerful buffs to Cold War snipers have made it a very strong option for those who favor picking off enemies from a distance.
This Sniper Rifle has one of the best ADS times in its class, making it a perfect option for quickscopers who like to get into their opponents’ faces.
We’ve ranked it below the Kar98k simply because it has less aim assist, but if you’re a mouse and keyboard player, the Swiss K31 could be the weapon for you.
2. Bren – Best LMG in Warzone Pacific
Although quite slow, the Bren has remained an incredibly powerful weapon even after nerfs. You won’t be able to dart around finessing your opponents, but it has almost zero recoil allowing you to beam any opponent that crosses your path.
The Bren has extremely low recoil for an LMG, which makes it a fantastic choice whether you’ve built your own loadout or are using it as ground loot. We expect it to get nerfed again ahead of Season 2.
1. Kar98k – Best Sniper/Marksman Rifle in Warzone Pacific
If you want a Sniper Rifle that’s both quick and accurate, Modern Warfare’s Kar98k is the strongest choice available. Although being a Marksman Rifle, equipping the Kar with a Sniper Scope will make it the most aggressive sniper build in Warzone.
Being only slightly slower than the Swiss, it’s fast enough that you’ll be able to quickscope enemies up close. Starting a fight with a couple of easy headshots will put your team at a distinct advantage. And with its one-shot headshot and minimal bullet drop, you can effectively snipe at long-range too.
Sniper Rifles still dominate after the Warzone Pacific update, so you’ll want to make sure that someone in your squad is running one – and we fully recommend the Kar98k.
Those are the top 10 weapons you should be using in Warzone Pacific Caldera. Expect this list to keep on changing as weapons are buffed and nerfed.
And if classic multiplayer is more your cup of tea, you can check out the top 10 Vanguard weapons.
Image Credits: Activision / Raven Software / Sledgehammer Games
FaZe Swagg shares Warzone “AIMBOT” STG44 loadout
FaZe Swagg has shared the perfect attachments to make an “aimbot” STG44 AR loadout in Warzone Pacific Season 1.
The STG44 has been a reliable option in Warzone Pacific since Vanguard’s integration and FaZe Swagg has just revealed his aimbot STG44 loadout that will have you shooting beams.
Warzone Pacific’s mid-Season 1 update introduced players to the Welgun but it also brought along buffs and nerfs to several established Vanguard weapons. The STG44 was an early favorite when Warzone Pacific launched but was quickly taken over by the Bren.
Not only did the STG44 receive a buff but the widely popular Bren received a much-needed nerf which allowed players to explore other long-range options.
It didn’t take long for players to revisit an old favorite but this time FaZe Swagg uses different attachments to make the weapon shoot as straight as possible.
FaZe Swagg paired this aimbot STG44 loadout with an MP40 to cover close-range gunfights and racked up 33 kills on his way to a commanding Duos victory.
Swagg explains the STG’s potential, “They buffed the STG a lot making it have no visual recoil and then you got on some of the attachments that I have it makes it an overall top AR meta”.
FaZe Swagg “AIMBOT” STG44 loadout
- Muzzle: Recoil Booster
- Barrel: VDD 760mm 05B
- Optic: G16 2.5x
- Stock: VDD 34S Weighted
- Underbarrel: m1941 Hand Stop
- Magazine: 7.62 Gorenko 50 Round Mags
- Ammo Type: Lengthened
- Rear Grip: Polymer Grip
- Perk 1: Focus
- Perk 2: Fully Loaded
Swagg makes this weapon as steady as can be from long-range with the VDD 760mm 05B, VDD 34S Weighted, and m1941 Hand Stop. Thanks to the recent buff Swagg can afford to swap the F8 Stabilizer for the Recoil Booster which increases the fire rate significantly.
The G16 2.5x optic is standard for Warzone Pacific as are the 7.62 Gorenko 50 Round Mags. Finally, Swagg makes an interesting choice to forgo the popular Vital Perk and instead opt for Focus which reduces the amount of flinch given while shot whilst aiming.
This means when enemy players are trying to take Swagg down, he can still get clean shots off and escape with his life.
Image Credit: Activision / Raven Software / Sledgehammer Games / FaZe Swagg
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