The Owen Gun SMG is extremely effective in close-range combat, and here are all of the attachments, Perks, and equipment you need to create the best loadout for it in Warzone Pacific Season 3 Reloaded.
Warzone Pacific features a strong selection of powerful SMGs that you can use to cause some serious pain to your enemies in close-range combat, and the Owen Gun is an extremely reliable option.
In terms of damage output, it is right up there with the MP40 and Welgun but the Owen Gun’s range is what sets it apart from the competition. You can make it even deadlier with the right attachments, Perks, and equipment.
Here’s the best Owen Gun loadout in Warzone Pacific Season 3 Reloaded.
- Best Warzone Owen Gun loadout attachments
- Best Perks & equipment to use with Owen Gun in Warzone
- How to unlock Owen Gun in Warzone Pacific
- Best alternatives to Warzone Owen Gun
Best Warzone Owen Gun loadout attachments
- Muzzle: Recoil Booster
- Barrel: Hockenson 142mm Rapid
- Optic: Slate Reflector
- Stock: Removed Stock
- Underbarrel: m1941 Hand Stop
- Magazine: 7.62 Gorenko 72 Round Drums
- Ammo Type: Lengthened
- Rear Grip: Fabric Grip
- Perk: Brace
- Perk 2: Quick
We’ll start off this Warzone Pacific loadout by improving the Owen Gun’s fire rate and hip-fire accuracy with the help of the Recoil Booster muzzle and the Hockenson 142mm Rapid barrel.
Next, we’ll focus on bringing the recoil and weapon kick under control with the m1941 Hand Stop and Brace perk. You can then take advantage of the improved accuracy by using the precise sight of the Slate Reflector.
To maximize your speed in close-quarters combat, we recommend equipping the Quick Perk, Fabric Grip, and Removed Stock as they will boost movement speed, ADS speed, and sprint to fire speed.
The 7.62 Gorenko 72 Round Drums ensure that you have plenty of ammunition to bring down your targets, and we went with the Lengthened ammo to increase the bullet velocity.
Best Perks & equipment to use with Owen Gun in Warzone
- Perk 1: Double Time
- Perk 2: Overkill
- Perk 3: Amped
- Lethal: Throwing Knife
- Tactical: Stim
Double Time will make navigating Caldera and Rebirth Island much easier with its increased duration of Tactical Sprint. Overkill will allow you to pair this SMG with a long-range option, like the HDR.
For our final Perk, we went with Amped as it allows you to swap between your two weapons much quicker. This Owen Gun suits an aggressive playstyle, thus the Stim and Throwing Knife equipment combination is the ideal choice for scoring quick kills.
How to unlock the Owen Gun in Warzone Pacific
The Owen Gun shouldn’t be too difficult to unlock as it is available to players at Level 29. If you don’t have access to Vanguard, you may want to invest a Double XP token and take the weapon to the Rebirth Island Resurgence playlist for some easy kills.
In addition, there are always upcoming Double XP events announced for Warzone and Vanguard and you can check when the next Double XP event will be.
Best alternatives to Warzone Owen Gun
The Welgun is another excellent SMG option that is picking up steam and attempting to keep the Owen Gun at bay. Vanguard’s Armaguerra 43 is another great choice for its versatility, so be sure to try it out.
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Warzone players call for major LMG buffs as Assault Rifles dominate meta
Warzone players are sick of Assault Rifles dominating the meta so are calling for LMGs to receive major buffs.
Although supposed to be long-range powerhouses, with a few exceptions, LMGs have never broken into Warzone’s meta for long. Claiming that LMGs have no identity, players are calling for major buffs.
Although weapons come and go from Warzone’s meta, how the guns behave has almost always stayed the same. Players always stick with a long-range weapon with low recoil and a large mag size, and a lightweight SMG with a fast TTK.
The long-range weapon has almost always been an Assault Rifle or an LMG that’s been built to act like an Assault Rifle, and players are growing tired of it. With a couple more Warzone Pacific seasons left and Warzone 2 on the horizon, players are calling for major LMG buffs so they’ll have their own identity.
Reddit user IonlyPlayAOE3 explained why LMGS have a “sh*t identity” in Warzone, laying much of the blame on Vanguard weapons’ ten attachments. They explained that an Assault Rifle can do everything that an LMG can, especially by holding at least 60 rounds.
Many players agreed, wanting an Assault Rifle to become a middle ground between LMGs and SMGs. “They should lose to LMGs at range, and lose to SMGs up close, but be a decent middle ground,” explained Shielo34.
However, some worried that buffing LMGs would just make them replace Assault Rifles in the meta. Instead of giving LMGs straight buffs, some suggested lowering Assault Rifles’ magazine size.
Warzone players were starting to catch on to Season 4’s UGM-8 LMG and its burst-fire barrel, but the devs were quick to nip that in the bud with the June 30 update. With the NZ-41 now nerfed as well, we’ll need to wait and see how the post-nerf UGM fits into the Season 4 meta.
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Warzone’s best attachments received major nerfs in June 30 update
Warzone’s most popular weapon attachments received notable nerfs in the Season 4 June 30 update patch, and could shake up the meta.
Warzone Pacific Season 4 received a plethora of balancing adjustments in the June 30 patch, with some of the best attachments in the game getting significant nerfs.
The June 30 Warzone Pacific patch brought a ton of weapon balancing changes in Season 4, including a nerf to the popular NZ-41, which the developers felt had become too overpowered over the last season.
Warzone Pacific Season 4’s June 30 update patch included nerfs to the Lengthened ammo type, MX Silencer muzzle, and M1941 Handstop underbarrel. These attachments are popular choices on Assault Rifle loadouts.
The MX Silencer and Lengthened ammo type boost your weapon’s accuracy and bullet velocity respectively. The June 30 update gave both of these attachments received a 3% reduction in muzzle velocity.
Meanwhile, the M1941 Handstop underbarrel’s recoil control has been changed to 3.5% down from 4%. While this seems like a minor change, it can actually greatly affect your loadout’s effectiveness in combat.
Since the MX Silencer, M1941 Handstop, and Lengthened are all popular choices for multiple weapons, it’s extremely likely that these attachment nerfs are going to greatly impact Warzone players’ loadout builds.
While the update brought various nerfs to different weapons and attachments, it also featured buffs to Vanguard’s Warzone weapons, as the 3-Line, Kar98k, and Type 99 all received an increase in bullet velocity.
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Warzone expert reveals genius trick to instantly get Loadout Drop
Getting a Loadout Drop early is key to surviving Warzone’s early game but there’s a way to get your loadout in a matter of seconds.
Getting your loadout as soon as possible is vital to winning in Call of Duty: Warzone and pro player IceManIsaac has revealed a genius trick to getting your loadout in seconds.
Loadouts are what sets Warzone apart from all of the other battle royale games. Getting your own custom weapon gives a massive advantage over those with ground loot, so getting a Loadout Drop as soon as possible is key to winning.
It can be tough to get your Loadout Drop in the chaos of the early game, but a clever strategy from streamer IceManIsaac can get your team a Loadout Drop and free UAV in seconds.
To instantly get a Loadout Drop in Warzone, all players need to do is land on a Top Secret Contract in Fortune’s Keep. This will starts a random Contract such as Supply Run, Scavenger, or a Bounty, and you’ll get a whopping $8,000 as well as a UAV.
IceManIsaac explained that the Supply Run won’t task you with traveling across the map like in Caldera, it’ll actually be pretty near, so you’ll be able to land on it in a matter of seconds. A loadout only costs $7500 dollars so you can buy the loadout straight away and have a free UAV to see any approaching enemies.
While doable in Solos, this strategy works best in squads. If one player picks up the Contract and the rest float in the air to complete the task, the process will be even quicker. Even if it’s a Bounty, all of the players can land on top of the target and it won’t matter if they die in the process because of the Resurgence mechanic.
Fortune’s Keep is pure chaos in the early game, so securing yourself a loadout before anyone else will be sure to set you up for success.
For more Warzone, be sure to check out how players have abandoned Rebirth Island in favor of Fortune’s Keep.
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