Warzone 2: Best SMGs & Their Loadouts

Having immersed myself in Warzone 2 for over 120 hours, here are the SMG options I highly recommend

Call of Duty Warzone 2.0 has a huge arsenal of all kinds of Weapons. And when you head toward the SMGs, it becomes confusing to know which one you should use. They all are good on their own, but in COD Warzone 2.0 only one of these could be the Best SMG. So, I’ll rank all of the best SMGs with their loadouts to show which one is the best for you in Call of Duty Warzone 2.0.

Key Takeaways
  • The Best SMGs listed here can help you out in a variety of situations as they are primarily focused on close to mid-range combat.
  • In my opinion, the best SMGs to use are the Lachmann Sub and FSS Hurricane because they are both just so good in their loadouts and stats.
  • The advantage of using SMGs is their powerful rate of fire, which can easily help you get kills in tight situations in Warzone 2.

Why Trust Us: With over 120 hours invested in Warzone 2, Huzaifa Malik’s extensive experience makes him a highly trustworthy source

COD Warzone 2.0 Best SMGs

SMGMax levelhow to unlock Fire RateAmmo CountTactical Sprint to fireMuzzle Velocity
Vaznev 9K14.0Unlocked by leveling the Kastov-74u to Level 13779 rpm 30.0210 ms540 m/s
Fennec 4527.0Unlocked at Level 38.1019 rpm30.0210 ms300 m/s
FSS Hurricane 75.0Unlocked by leveling the FTac Recon to Level 16.698 rpm50.0210 ms680 m/s
Lachmann Sub19.0Unlocked by leveling the Lachmann-556 to Level 12.800 rpm30.0210 ms540 m/s

4. Vaznev 9K

The best well-balanced SMG
Fire Rate Ammo Count ADS time  Tactical Sprint  Sprint to fire Strafe
779 rpm 30 210 ms 7.62 m/s 110 ms 3.47 m/s

As for the Vaznev 9K, it can be considered the best SMG when it comes to dealing damage in close range. As it is a Modern version of the AK platform, you can expect it to deal the high damage that it has. But, it doesn’t take away the mobility that you’d expect it does with other AK guns. It keeps its high mobility with the superb damage that it has.

Vaznev 9K Warzone 2.0.
The Vaznev-9K. {Image Captured by eXputer]
  • Why I chose this: Versatile and easy to carry.

It, like other SMGs in COD Warzone 2.0, falls short in range. Although slightly better than other SMGs, it becomes less effective beyond 50m, reducing bullet impact. Despite its power, the SMG’s accuracy and handling are notably low. If you choose to use it, pair it with longer-range guns for distant skirmishes.

Vaznev 9K loadout

  • Muzzle: Lockshot KT85
  • Stock: Ortezat Stock
  • Laser: Schlager Peq Box IV
  • Optic: Cronen Mini Red Dot
  • Rear Grip: True-Tac Grip

The Lockshot KT85 Muzzle boosts both horizontal and vertical recoil control, enabling continuous firing while tracking enemies. The Ortezat Stock enhances Sprint Speed, allowing seamless pursuit of running opponents. The Schlager Peq Box IV improves Aim Down Sight speed, ensuring you fire first.

Opt for the Cronen Mini Red Dot for a clear view of opponents seeking cover, facilitating precise headshots. The True-Tac Grip increases Minibak’s Sprint to Fire speed, albeit with a slight reduction in Aim Down Sight duration.

  • Impressive TTK at close range
  • Great mobility
  • Beginner friendly
  • Only effective at close-mid range

3. Fennec 45

The best Hip Fire SMG.
Fire Rate Ammo Count ADS time  Tactical Sprint  Sprint to fire Strafe
1019 rpm 30 200 ms 7.65 m/s 110 ms 3.47 m/s

The Best SMG in close-range combat has to be Fennec 45. It has the highest Fire Rate of all SMGs. In my tests of the gun, the Run Rate was so high that I ended up finishing the Mag before I knew it. And with further testing in COD Warzone 2.0, I have concluded that it is one of the best SMGs when you want to kill your enemies without ‘playing’ with them.

Fennec 45 ranked in game.
The Fennec 45. [Image by eXputer]
  • Why I chose this: Good iron sight; can be used without scope.

But that’s all that it is good at. When the gap between you and the enemy operator increases, Fennec 45 becomes somewhat useless. And if you want an SMG that is good with range, the next two are the best options for you. Fennec 45 has relatively lower Recoil Control and a much lower Accuracy. Using it even more than 30m is questionable.

Fennec 45 Loadout

  • Muzzle: XTEN RR-40
  • Barrel: ZLR 16.5” Ignition Barrel
  • Laser: 1MW Quick Fire Laser
  • Stock: Agile Assault-7 Stock
  • Magazine: Fennec Mag 45

The XTEN RR-40 enhances Fennec 45’s range and bullet velocity, making it compatible with Snipers or Marksman Rifles. The ZLR 16.5” Ignition Barrel improves Hip Fire Accuracy, Recoil control, Damage Range, and Bullet Velocity. The 1MW Quick Fire Laser boosts the SMG’s Aim Down Sight for constant readiness in battle.

The Agile Assault-7 Stock increases overall speed, including Sprint, Aim Walking, Crouch, and Aim Down Sight Speed. Ensure sustained ammo with the Fennec Mag 45 while eliminating multiple enemy operators.

  • Secondary Weapon: STB 556
  • Tactical: Medical Syringe
  • Lethal: Semtex
  • 1st Perk: Overkill
  • 2nd Perk: Battle Hardened
  • Bonus Perk: Hardline
  • Ultimate Perk: Quick Fix
  • High fire rate
  • Excellent mobility
  • Good DPS
  • Relatively high recoil
  • Lower ammo capacity

2. FSS Hurricane

The SMG with high base Damage.
Fire Rate Ammo Count ADS time  Tactical Sprint  Sprint to fire Strafe
698 rpm 50 240 ms 7.6 m/s 110 m/s 3.37 m/s

Picking up the best out of my Top 2 Best SMG Rifles with Loadout in Call of Duty Warzone 2.0 is a tough choice. Both of these SMGs are superb on their own. They have everything you’d expect from a solid SMG. The ability to fight at close to Mid-range has a relatively higher Fire Rate.

FSS Hurricane in the game.
The FSS Hurricane. {Image Captured by eXputer]
  • Why I chose this: Impressive base damage and firepower.

The FFS Hurricane, as we’ve already mentioned, has everything. It has one of the highest ranges of SMGs in the game. If you put on a few attachments, you won’t even need to use an Assault Rifle. Not only that, its large magazine makes it perfect for pushing at enemies long enough for them to give up.

FSS Hurricane Loadout

  • Underbarrel: FTAC Ripper 56
  • Barrel: FSS Cannonade 16”
  • Muzzle: AVR-790 Comp
  • Stock: Assault-60 Stock Factory
  • Optic: Cronen Mini Pro

The Underbarrel for the loadout, the FTAC Ripper 56, stabilizes the SMG and increases its recoil control. You can now use the gun with the hip fire mode with great accuracy. That means you won’t always have to wait to get the gun in ADS mode. As for the FSS Cannonade 16”, it is the longest barrel that you can fit into the FSS Hurricane.

  • High bullet velocity
  • Versatile
  • Impressive firing rate
  • Limited range

1. Lachmann Sub

The overall best SMG.
Fire Rate Ammo Count ADS time  Tactical Sprint  Sprint to fire Strafe
800 rpm 30 200 ms 7.68 m/s 110 ms 3.5 m/s

The Lachmann Sub is better than the FSS Hurricane in a lot of ways. It has better Mobility, Recoil control, Damage, and Fire Rate.

Lachmann Sub the Best SMG in Warzone 2.0.
The Lachmann Sub is worthy to be called the Best SMG. [Image by eXputer]
  • Why I chose this: Impressive overall base stats.

It has a similar usage to that of FSS Hurricane. You can use it with almost every other mid-to-long-range gun, and it will work great. Preferably, we’d suggest using it with a Sniper, as the Lachmann Sub can hold on its own. You won’t need another mid-to-long-range weapon for yourself if you’re using the Lachmann.

Lachmann Sub Loadout

With the loadout of the Best SMG in Call of Duty Warzone 2.0, I’ll be pairing it with a Sniper Rifle. For that, I use these attachments.

  • Muzzle: SA Schalldampfer 99
  • Barrel: FTAC M-SUB 12”
  • Magazine: 50-Round Drum
  • RearGrip: LM Cronus Grip
  • Underbarrel: FSS Sharkfin 90

For the Secondary weapon, I go with the Signal 50. It is the Best Sniper in Warzone 2.0. That makes it the perfect combo to have. With the combo, you’ll be the monster in mid-range combat and in long-range combat. If you miss the shot, then the high Fire Rate of the gun will ensure that you can fire another bullet before the enemy can react.

  • Incredible TTK at close range
  • Great mobility
  • Impressive fire rate
  • High muzzle velocity
  • Effective at close range

My Take On Best SMGs 

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When it comes to choosing an SMG, Warzone features plenty of options. Personally, I would like to put Lachmann Sub or FSS Hurricane on top of the line due to their impressive abilities at close range. Bot weapons feature reliable damage, firing rate, and handling capabilities which makes them a trustable option.

I suggest that you consider multiple options from my ranking of the Best SMG with their Loadouts in Call of Duty Warzone 2.0 and see which one works the best for you. That sums up the guide on COD Warzone 2.0 best SMGs. For a comprehensive understanding of Warzone 2, I suggest delving into Asad Ahmed’s review and exploring his in-depth analysis.

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Huzaifa Malik is a Guides Writer on eXputer who’s been playing FPS games like Call of Duty for as long as he can recall. He is one of the most seasoned COD players on eXputer. He has several years of experience writing for games. By following his passion for games, he chose eXputer as his hub to deliver information-rich articles. Feel free to get more familiar with Huzaifa on his gaming profiles on Steam.

Experience: 3+ years || Education: Bachelor in Architectural Engineering.

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