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The Top 5 Best SMGs in Warzone 2 Season 2 Reloaded, Ranked

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The Top 5 Best SMGs in Warzone 2 Season 2 Reloaded, Ranked

SMGs can be a key to victory.

Warzone 2 follows the trend of the first entry, letting players bring in custom weapons to conquer the battlefield. The mid-season update shook up the meta significantly though, meaning there are some fresh entries on this list of the best SMGs in Warzone 2 Season Two Reloaded. For each, we’ll break down the best attachments and overall build to dominate Al Mazrah or Ashika Island.

As you’ve probably realized, there are nine SMGs in Warzone 2 right now, but only five make this list. Currently, the Fennec 45, Minibak, FSS Hurricane and PDSW 528 miss out. Where the Fennec dominated Season One, back to back nerfs have seen it usurped by options that received hefty buffs with Season Two Reloaded.

5) VEL 46

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The VEL 46 struggled to retain a real viability prior to its Season Two Reloaded buff. Its damage was simply too low to compete with the Fennec, Lachmann Sub and Vaznev. However, it saw its close-range damage strengthened significantly in the mid-season patch, making it one of the strongest options at close-ranges. Its damage drop off still inhibits it from competing at mid-range but, up close, it’s pretty much unmatched.

  • Barrel: Lachmann Dart 165mm
  • Laser: VLK LZR 7MW
  • Rear Grip: ZLR Combat Grip
  • Magazine: 50 Round Mag
  • Underbarrel: FTAC Ripper 56

4) MX9

MX9 in Warzone 2 and Modern Warfare 2 Gunsmith
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The MX9’s major strength has always been its lack of recoil, but a welcome buff to its damage in Season Two Reloaded makes it the fourth best SMG in Warzone 2 right now. Its fire-rate isn’t ground-breaking, but its ease of use and strong handling mean it’s stronger at medium ranges than some other SMGs.

As a result, our recommended loadout revolves around handling and range, with no real need to improve its recoil further:

  • Muzzle: SA Schalldämpfer 99
  • Laser: VLK LZR 7MW
  • Magazine: 32 Round Mag
  • Rear Grip: Bruen Q900 Grip
  • Comb: FTAC C11 Riser

3) BAS-P

BAS-P SMG in MW2 and Warzone 2 Gunsmith
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The BAS-P has long been a middling SMG in Warzone 2 but, like the aforementioned VEL 46 and MX9, was buffed heavily in the Season Two Reloaded patch. Specifically, it saw its damage ranges improved across the board making it far potent in every engagement. You’ll want to minimize recoil and aid handling to get yourself ready for those close-to-mid-range gunfights where it flourishes:

  • Stock: Bruen Flash V4 Stock
  • Rear Grip: Bruen Flash Grip
  • Magazine: 50 Round Drum
  • Underbarrel: FSS Sharkfin 90
  • Barrel: 12″ Bruen SZ-36

2) Vaznev-9K

Vaznev-9K in MW2 and Warzone 2 Gunsmith
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Another SMG that received a slight nerf with Season Two, the Vaznev wasn’t hit quite as hard as the aforementioned Fennec. It bounces a little bit too much but still drops enemies rapidly if you can get on top of its kick, thanks mainly to its crazy damage for a SMG. You’ll want to improve its recoil and handling to try and compensate for it mediocre fire-rate as much as is possible:

  • Muzzle: XTEN RR-40
  • Rear Grip: True-Tac Grip
  • Magazine: 45 Round Mag
  • Laser: SZ 1MW PEQ
  • Stock: FT Tac-Elite Stock

1) Lachmann Sub

Lachmann Sub in Warzone 2 and MW2 Gunsmith
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Following the launch of Warzone 2 Season 2, the Lachmann Sub has become the meta SMG. It was already fairly strong before but nerfs to its closest rivals have seen it become the fastest-killing of all the SMGs.

There’s still a little bit of recoil to compete with – worsened slightly in Season Two Reloaded – but in terms of fire-rate, handling and damage, there’s currently no better SMG in the entire battle royale. Equip these attachments and you’ll be well on your way to securing Warzone victories:

  • Muzzle: XTEN RR-40
  • Magazine: 40 Round Mags
  • Laser: VLK LZR 7MW
  • Underbarrel: Lockgrip Precision-40
  • Rear Grip: Lachmann TCG-10

That’s all you need to know about the best SMGs in Warzone 2 Season 2. Check out our related content below to find out more tips and tricks, such as the best ARs and best sniper rifles in Warzone 2.0.

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