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Best Warzone SMG loadouts for Season 5 Reloaded: Ranked list

An SMG is a vital tool in any Warzone loadout, so we’ve put together the top five and their best attachments in Season 5 Reloaded.

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Submachine Guns are powerful tools in any Call of Duty: Warzone player’s arsenal, so we’ve ranked every SMG and put together the top five and their best attachments for Season 5 Reloaded’s best close-range loadouts.

Since Warzone’s launch in March 2020, the consistent meta is to run a long-range weapon like an Assault Rifle alongside something for up-close. SMGs are an excellent choice for these engagements as they’re much more versatile than Shotguns, being effective at medium range with the right attachments.

Cold War’s SMGs burst on the scene in Season 1, but as the seasons have gone on, many Modern Warfare submachine guns have remained viable.

We’ve ranked every SMG from Modern Warfare and Black Ops Cold War and counted down the top five SMG loadouts you should be running in Warzone Season 5.

Best Warzone SMGs ranked list

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Raven Software has spent a lot of time balancing SMGs in the last few updates, but now a clear meta has emerged.

Before we take a look at each of the game’s best SMG loadouts, we’re first going to rank every sub in Warzone Season 5 so you can see how each weapon compares to the rest.

Here’s our official ranked list for the SMGs in Warzone Season 5:

  1. MAC-10
  2. Bullfrog
  3. OTs 9
  4. MP7
  5. PPSH-41
  6. TEC-9
  7. Modern Warfare MP5
  8. Milano
  9. Cold War MP5
  10. Fennec
  11. CX-9
  12. AK-74u
  13. Nail Gun
  14. Bizon
  15. P90
  16. AUG (MW)
  17. ISO
  18. Uzi
  19. Striker
  20. LC10
  21. KSP 45

Best Warzone SMG loadouts for Season 5 meta

Here are the top five SMGs you should be running in Verdansk ’84 and Rebirth Island in Warzone Season 5.

SMGs are extremely balanced in Season 5, and the five on this list cover various playstyles and engagement ranges.

5. Best PPSH-41 Warzone loadout

PPSH SMG in Cod Warzone

The PPSH-41 appears to have come and gone from players’ favor, but other SMGs receiving nerfs over the course of Season 5 have placed it in a great spot.

It has great mobility and a large drum mag, which are excellent for finessing and taking on full squads at once. Its range is also commendable, so you could pair it with a Sniper Rifle if you’re looking for an aggressive sniper loadout.

  • Muzzle: GRU Suppressor
  • Barrel: 15.7″ Task Force
  • Laser: Tiger Team Spotlight
  • Stock: Raider Stock
  • Ammunition: 55 Rnd Drum

4. Best MP7 Warzone loadout

MP7 SMG in Call of Duty Warzone

Before Black Ops Cold War’s integration in December 2020, the MP7 and Modern Warfare MP5 fought it out for the top spot. Now that some of Cold War’s SMGs have been nerfed, the MP7 has returned to the meta.

Our favorite features of the MP7 are the easy-to-control recoil pattern and 60 Round Mag. These elevate it above many of the close-range options, allowing you to strike a great middle-ground between SMGs and Assault Rifles, adding more versatility to your loadout.

  • Muzzle: Monolithic Suppressor
  • Barrel: FFS Recon
  • Laser: Tac Laser
  • Underbarrel: Commando Foregrip
  • Ammunition: 60 Round Mag

3. Best OTs 9 Warzone loadout

OTs 9 SMG in Warzone Season 5

The Season 4 Reloaded update added a new SMG to the world of Warzone in the form of the OTs 9. This new SMG quickly made a name for itself as one of the best close-quarters weapons players can use in their battles. YouTuber JGOD even said it was up there with Shotguns for close-range.

The agile mobility and powerful punch the OTs 9 provides made it a favorite amongst the best players in the world. It did receive a small nerf in the September 15 update which has slightly knocked its effectiveness, but it’s still extremely powerful up-close.

  • Muzzle: GRU Suppressor
  • Barrel: 8.1″ Task Force
  • Laser: Tiger Team Spotlight
  • Ammunition: Spetsnaz 40 Rnd
  • Stock: KGB Skeletal Stock

2. Best Bullfrog Warzone loadout

Warzone Bullfrog SMG

The Bullfrog has long been a powerful choice in Warzone, but it’s climbed to popularity in Season 5. Its large magazine size, decent range, and impressive headshot multiplier make it an SMG worthy of any loadout.

The best Bullfrog build increases the weapon’s mobility, making sure that you can aggressively push opponents without any hindrance to your speed. Luckily, its magazine size is already large enough that you can add extra mobility attachments.

This large magazine is also very useful for the new, and very well-received, Iron Trials mode. With this mode’s much higher TTK, the extra bullets at your disposal are extremely important when building a loadout.

  • Muzzle: GRU Suppressor
  • Barrel: 7.4″ Task Force
  • Laser: Tiger Team Spotlight
  • Stock: Spetsnaz PKM Stock
  • Underbarrel: Bruiser Grip

1. Best MAC-10 Warzone loadout

Warzone MAC-10 loadout

Since it arrived in Warzone, the MAC-10 has been the undisputed go-to SMG. With a fast-fire rate, minimal recoil, and extremely fast time-to-kill, it’s almost impossible to go wrong with the MAC-10. Whether using it alongside a Sniper Rifle or a long-range Assault Rifle, it’s the perfect accompaniment.

The MAC-10 somehow survived the latest round of balance updates, allowing it to remain the best of the bunch. If you don’t have the MAC-10 in your loadout already, we seriously recommend giving it a try.

  • Muzzle: Monolithic Suppressor
  • Barrel: 5.9″ Task Force
  • Laser: Tiger Team Spotlight
  • Stock: Raider Stock
  • Ammunition: STANAG 53 Rnd Drum

Although these SMGs are the top five loadouts you should run, the meta is extremely open in Season 5 and you’ll likely find success with almost any weapon.

If you’re looking for more great weapons, then you can check out some of this season’s best Warzone loadouts below:


C58 | Groza | M4A1 | Milano | AK-47 

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How to get Warzone Plot Twist blueprint

The Haunting event has brought the new Warzone Plot Twist blueprint to the Call of Duty battle royale game, and here is how you can get it.

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The Haunting event has brought a great deal of exciting new content for Call of Duty: Warzone players to enjoy with one of the most popular being the Warzone Plot Twist blueprint, and here is how you can get your hands on the Warzone Plot Twist weapon blueprint.

Season 6 has been a very exciting time in the world of Warzone, as it has brought back the fan-favorite The Haunting event that had injected some spooky content for players to enjoy such as the Ghostface skin and the Ghosts of Verdansk game mode.

While the Operator skin of the high-profile SCREAM movie character is the main attraction of the Ghostface bundle, the Warzone Plot Twist weapon blueprint has become a very sought-after item.

Here is everything you need to know to add the Warzone Plot Twist blueprint to your inventory and dominate your enemies.

Warzone Plot Twist blueprint

How to get Warzone Plot Twist blueprint

Players will find that they can get the Warzone Plot Twist blueprint by going to the Call of Duty store in either Call of Duty: Warzone or Call of Duty: Black Ops Cold War and purchase the SCREAM Operator Bundle for a total of 2,400 COD points.

Once you have purchased the SCREAM Operator Bundle, the Plot Twist blueprint will become available for you to equip and use in all of their future battles.

It comes equipped with some powerful attachments, so players who do not want to mess up the cosmetic look of this Plot Twist blueprint will find that they can without having to sacrifice looks for better attachments.

Warzone Plot Twist attachments

There is no doubt that players will see many others using the Plot Twist blueprint heading into the future of the Call of Duty battle royale game. A menacing force like Ghostface wouldn’t use a blueprint that couldn’t take down all of his enemies, so it should no doubt dominate all of your future opponents.

For more Call of Duty: Warzone, check out when the next Double XP Weekend is taking place for the popular first-person shooter, and stay tuned for future news and guides.

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When is the next Cold War & Warzone Double XP event?

We have the dates and times for the next CoD: Cold War and Warzone Season 6 Double XP event to help you rank up weapons and Battle Passes.

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With so many Prestige levels, different weapon levels, and Battle Pass levels in Cold War and Warzone in Season 6, it’s only natural to want more XP. Here’s when the next CoD Double XP event is going to be.

XP has been a vital component of Call of Duty’s multiplayer for many years. It’s the quintessential upgrade mechanic that allows you to increase your in-game level and provide you access to better gear and attachments.

Black Ops Cold War and Warzone Season 6 has already offered Double XP since it started, allowing players to level up the various aspects of the game faster.

It’s now time for another one where players will be able to level up all of the new content at a much faster pace.

How to get Double XP in CoD: Cold War & Warzone Season 6

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It’s been announced that Call of Duty’s next Double XP promotional event will be for Warzone and Black Ops Cold War and will officially start on October 22 and end on October 15 with a second Double XP Weekend taking place between October 29 and November 1.

This event will help players earn plenty of extra XP to level up during Warzone Season 6 and Black Ops Cold War Season 6.

What time does CoD: Cold War & Warzone Double XP start?

Here’s a full list of the Double XP event’s start time & dates in some of the key timezones:

  • EST – 1:00 PM
  • CST – 12:00 PM
  • PST – 10:00 AM
  • GMT – 5:00 PM

These special Double XP Events usually occur during a weekend, as it naturally gives players the most free time as it’s away from school hours and generally when people are off work.

This will be a great way to level up the new Season 6 Battle Pass to earn the new Grav Assault Rifle and .410 Ironhide Shotgun weapons and get them ready to use in all of your future Cold War and Warzone battles.

Also, check out all the details on Call of Duty: Vanguard, including its release date, gameplay, and more.

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Best OTs 9 loadout for CoD: Warzone Season 6

The OTs 9 SMG is a powerful weapon in Warzone’s, so here are the attachments and Perks to make the best Warzone OTs 9 loadout in Season 6.

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The OTs 9 SMG is another meta pick in Warzone’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 6.

The OTs 9 from Call of Duty: Warzone Season 4 remains a great choice to consider when it comes to a powerful close-quarters weapon in the battle royale game.

This Black Ops Cold War SMG boasts a highly competitive time to kill, so you can use it to dominate your opponents in close-range combat. However, its small magazine size holds it back somewhat.

Luckily, we can fix that with the attachments and Perks to run to make the best Warzone OTs 9 loadout.

Best Warzone OTs 9 loadout

Best Warzone OTs 9 loadout

Best Warzone OTs 9 loadout attachments

  • Muzzle: GRU Suppressor
  • Barrel: 8.1″ Task Force
  • Underbarrel: Spetsnaz Grip
  • Rear Grip: Serpent Wrap
  • Ammunition: Spetsnaz 40 Rnd

The best Warzone OTs 9 loadout is built to dominate at close range but will be better suited for Warzone Solos and Duo matches because of its small 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.

You’ll need to bring the weapon’s vertical and horizontal recoil under control, so it’s worth equipping the Spetsnaz Grip underbarrel. However, this will cost you in terms of both regular and ADS firing move speeds.

We’ll compensate for that with the Serpent Wrap rear grip. This will provide the best Warzone OTs 9 loadout with some extra ADS time at the cost of a slight reduction in your sprint to fire time. Lastly, to get the largest magazine size possible, you should use the Spetsnaz 40 Rnd mag.

Best Perks to use with OTs 9 class

Warzone E.O.D, overkill, and amped perks
  • Perk 1: E.O.D
  • Perk 2: Overkill then Ghost
  • Perk 3: Combat Scout

For Perks, the meta has been given a reshuffle thanks to Season 6, and it has seen some new Perks shift this slightly. The classic perks are still powerful, especially for the OTs 9, hence our choice.

To start, you want to use E.O.D to survive any explosive damage, which is necessary when using an SMG up-close. Then, you want to use Overkill to pair the OTs 9 with a FARA 83 or Swiss K31. Afterward, you want to take Ghost from your next loadout to hide from Heartbeat Sensors and UAVs.

We would be foolish not to pick Amped for our final Perk, as this perk 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.

Most recent OTs 9 buffs and nerfs in Warzone

Raven Software realizes that the best Warzone OTs 9 loadout is a popular wrecking machine in Warzone Season 5 and has recently taken action to rein it back slightly.

The September 15 update increased the weapon’s recoil while reducing the headshot, neck multipliers, and damage range.

Here are all the recent changes to the OTs 9

  • Recoil increased slightly.
  • Maximum damage decreased 34 ⇒ 31.
  • Minimum damage increased 20 ⇒ 21.
  • Headshot multiplier increased 1.35 ⇒ 1.52.
  • Neck multiplier decreased 1.35 ⇒ 1.

How to unlock the OTs 9

Best Warzone OTs 9 loadout

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

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.

The Bullfrog’s large magazine size makes it a competitive choice in any squad mode, and you can’t go wrong with Modern Warfare’s MP5.

If you’re looking for more great weapons, then you can check out some of this season’s best Warzone loadouts below:


C58 | Groza | M4A1 | Milano | AK-47 

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