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Best UGM-8 loadout for Warzone Season 4

The UGM-8 is a brand-new LMG in Warzone Season 4, so we’ve put together the best loadout to make it a top weapon on Caldera.



Best UGM-8 loadout in Warzone

The UGM-8 is a brand-new mobile LMG introduced as part of Warzone Season 4. Here’s how to unlock its full potential with the best attachments, Perks, and equipment.

Each new major update brings a host of new content into the CoD battle royale, and Warzone Season 4 is no different. On top of a shiny Battle Pass crammed full of rewards to unlock, there are also plenty of new weapons to get to grips with.

Available on day one is the UGM-8, a fast-firing LMG with an emphasis on mobility rather than sheer brute force. The devs mentioned that the gun “excels at creating suppressing fire and pushing enemy positions.”

But before heading out into the new-look Cladera with the UGM-8 in hand, you’re going to need to know how to set it up. We’ve put together the best UGM-8 loadout for Warzone Season 4, complete with the optimal attachments, Perks, and equipment.

Best Warzone UGM-8 loadout attachments

player firing ugm-8 lmg in warzone and vanguard
  • Muzzle: MX Silencer
  • Barrel: Bernard XL214 736mm
  • Optic: Slate Reflector
  • Stock: Mercier WT Ancre
  • Underbarrel: M1941 Hand Stop
  • Magazine: .303 British 75 Round Box
  • Ammo Type: Lengthened
  • Rear Grip: Polymer Grip
  • Perk: Tight Grip
  • Perk 2: On-Hand

The UGM-8 already has great mobility for a gun in its class, but it can be a bit unwieldy when firing at targets at a distance. With this in mind, our build is geared around buffing the range and accuracy to make it more effective in the open spaces of Caldera.

Combing the MX Silencer, Bernard XL214 736mm Barrel, Mercier WT Ancre Stock, Polymer Grip, and M1941 Hand Stop drastically increases the LMG’s recoil control land accuracy. This lets you utilize the UGM-8’s blistering fire rate with more precision, turning it into a laser with a rapid TTK.

The 303 British 75 Round Box also helps in the accuracy department, but it also boosts movement speed and hipfire to allow you to rush into fights when the time comes. We load them with Lengthened rounds for extra bullet velocity – essential in long-range fights.

Optics is largely down to personal preference, we’ve gone for the Slate Reflector as it’s the cleanest and easiest to use, but choose whichever sight you’re most comfortable with. Finally, in terms of Perks, we’ve got Tight Grip for one final buff to recoil control, and On-Hand to help the notorious slow ADS speed that all LMGs suffer from.

All in all, by applying these attachments, your UGM-8 LMG will be beaming enough enemies from across the map to rival Warzone’s best Assault Rifles.

Best Perks to use with Warzone UGM-8 class

UGM-8 on poker table in Warzone
  • Perk 1: E.O.D
  • Perk 2: Overkill
  • Perk 3: Amped
  • Lethal Equipment: Semtex
  • Tactical Equipment: Stim

Explosives tend to fly across Caldera, threating to send you straight to the Gulag. So, we recommend E.O.D for some much-needed resistance to enemy projectiles.

Then you should go for Overkill, to pair the UGM-8 with a close-range option like an SMG or Shotgun. Lastly, Amped allows you to switch between the two faster so you’re never caught with the wrong weapon out for too long.

When it comes to equipment, it’s hard to go wrong with Semtex for an easy-to-use lethal, and Stims can offer a welcome health and movement boost perfect for escaping a tough situation.

How to unlock the UGM-8 in Warzone

vanguard player using ugm-8

Unlocking the UGM-8 is pretty straightforward, all you have to do is reach Tier 31 of the Warzone Season 4 Battle Pass.

Don’t worry, though, this is one of the free tiers, so you won’t have to pay for the entire Battle Pass to unlock the weapon. Simply earn enough XP and it’s all yours.

Best UGM-8 alternatives

If the UGM-8 isn’t cutting it for you, you might want to switch to a slower-firing LMG like the Bren, which makes up for its fire rate by dealing huge damage per shot.

If you’re looking to move away from LMGs altogether, then a rapid SMG like H4 Blixen might do the trick.

For more on Warzone Season 4, check out the new Fortune’s Keep map, as well as all of the buffs and nerfs to the game’s weapons.

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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.



Nikto with PKM LMG in Warzone

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.

player firing ugm-8 lmg in warzone and vanguard

Although a couple of LMGs such as the Bruen Mk9, MG82, and Bren have made their way into Warzone’s meta, the class as a whole has never come close to the popularity or efficiency of Assault Rifles.

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.

They hope that LMGs will have much more of an identity in Modern Warfare 2 and Warzone 2, where Assault Rifles should “struggle against LMGs in long-range to ultra long range engagements.”

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 operator in front of Fortune's Keep

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.

Other weapons like the H4 BlixenMarco 5, and UGM-8 were also changed in the update. Warzone players will be encouraged to alter their usual loadouts as the best attachments have also been nerfed.

NZ-41 assault rifle in Warzone

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.

Warzone operators firing weapons

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-LineKar98k, and Type 99 all received an increase in bullet velocity.

For more Warzone content, check out how to unlock the “new Roze” Night Terror Florence skin as well as this genius trick to instantly get Loadout Drops.

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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.



Warzone player with loadout drop in Fortune's Keep

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.

Grotto POI in Warzone Fortune's Keep map

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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