COD Modern Warfare 2: Best Vel-46 Loadout [Hands-On Guide]

The Vel-46 is a rapid-firing submachine gun with manageable recoil. Learn to make the most it!

The Vel-46 is one of the best guns in COD Modern Warfare 2 under the SMG category that players will get their hands on. However, to make the most of it, players need to be using it with the right loadout. Therefore, this guide will take you through the best loadout build and class setup that you can use with the Vel-46 SMG in Modern Warfare 2 (MW2), including the best attachments, perks, and equipment.

Key Takeaways
  • The VEL 46 is a high-damage SMG with a fast fire rate, but it also has a lot of recoil.
  • The best attachments for the VEL 46 focus on reducing recoil and improving accuracy.
  • These attachments include:
    • VEL A-568 Collapsed stock 
    • Merc Foregrip Underbarrel
    • SA Schalldämpfer 99 muzzle
    • ZLR Combat Grip rear grip
    • Point-G3P 04 Laser.
  • The best perks for the VEL 46 include Double Time, Scavenger, Fast Hands, and Quick Fix. 
  • The best secondary weapon for the VEL 46 is a long-range weapon, such as the AX-50 or the HDR. This will give you a good option for taking out enemies at a distance.

The Vel-46 is a rapid-firing submachine gun with very manageable recoil. It is based on the MP7 featured in previous titles. Its low aim-down sights and sprint-to-fire time makes it well-suited to the typical run-and-gun style of Call of Duty games.

Moreover, it feels snappy to use and can shred through enemies fairly quickly at closer ranges. Therefore, for players who know how to close the gap, the Vel-46 is a great entry-level weapon to use in the game. If Vel-46 is not the right weapon for you, then maybe try having Lachmann-556 loadout in Modern Warfare 2.

With that said, let’s now quickly checkout the complete loadout setup for the Vel-46:

- Stock: VEL A-568 Collapsed
- Underbarrel: Merc Foregrip
- Muzzle: SA Schalldämpfer 99
- Rear Grip: ZLR Combat Grip
- Laser: Point-G3P 04
.50 GS- Base Perk 1: Double Time
- Base Perk 2: Scavenger
- Bonus Perk: Fast Hands
- Ultimate Perk: Quick Fix
- Tactical: Stun
- Lethal: Semtex
Dead Silence and Portable Radar

Best Vel-46 Loadout Attachments

Like any other weapon in the game, the Vel-46 has nine attachment or modification slots. However, only a maximum of five slots can be used at one time. Here is the loadout that we suggest when rocking your new SMG:

  • Stock: VEL A-568 Collapsed
  • Underbarrel: Merc Foregrip
  • Muzzle: SA Schalldämpfer 99
  • Rear Grip: ZLR Combat Grip
  • Laser: Point-G3P 04

This setup mainly relies on making the Vel-46 excel in close- and mid-range gunfights. The hip fire improvements, quick sprint-to-fire speed, and movement speed buff mean that players can easily take down enemies in close-quarter situations. Furthermore, the increased recoil control and quicker bullet velocity will make the weapon deadly even at extended distances.

Below is a summary of all the pros and cons that this setup will give you.

Hip Recoil Control +3Aiming Stability -2
Hip Fire Accuracy +2Aim Down Sight Speed -1
Sprint to Fire Speed +2Hip Walking Speed -1
Bullet Velocity +1Damage Range -1
Recoil Smoothness +1Aim Walking Speed -1
Recoil Control +2Laser Visible at Hip
Recoil Steadiness +1 
Aim Walking Steadiness +1 
Movement Speed +1 
Sound Suppression 

Stock: VEL A-568 Collapsed

Best Vel 46 SMG Class Setup Loadout Build
VEL A-568 Collapsed [Image credits: eXputer]
The VEL A-568 Collapsed, shown in the image above, is a compact stock targeted toward fast-paced gameplay at close ranges. The movement speed increase means you can get around a little faster while also being harder to hit.

What’s more, it improves aim-down sight speeds and sprint-to-fire speeds. This means that you will be able to start firing and aim in quicker than your opponent. And in a twitch shooter like Call of Duty, that can make all the difference.

Underbarrel: Merc Foregrip

Merc Foregrip
Merc Foregrip [Image credits: eXputer]
The Merc Foregrip, shown above, is our recommended underbarrel for the Vel-46. It makes weapon handling easier by improving recoil stats. It does this, especially for hip fire, which again helps in those intense close-quarter situations when there is no time to aim in.

The grip also makes players’ aim steadier when walking. This will make it easier to line up your shots or hold angles while remaining mobile.

Muzzle: SA Schalldämpfer 99

Best Vel 46 SMG Class Setup Loadout Build
SA Schalldämpfer 99 [Image credits: eXputer]
The SA Schalldämpfer 99 is an excellent suppressor, as shown in the picture. The noise suppression is the most obvious benefit, making it difficult for enemies to pinpoint your location and letting you make the most of your flanks.

Furthermore, it improves the Vel-46’s medium-range capabilities. For one, it dampens your weapon’s recoil, making it easier to control for longer ranges. Secondly, the added bullet velocity also makes the weapon feel snappier since your shots land instantly on distant targets.

Rear Grip: ZLR Combat Grip

Best Vel 46 SMG Class Setup Loadout Build
ZLR Combat Grip [Image credits: eXputer]
For an SMG, the recoil can be a daunting obstacle, especially when the targets are further away. Therefore, the ZLR Combat Grip, pictured above, aims to improve your gun’s recoil and make it easier to control.

The downside here is less aiming stability when standing, but since our Vel-46 class setup is based on consistent movement, players should not be affected by this much in Modern Warfare 2 (MW2).

Laser: Point-G3P 04

Point-G3P 04
Point-G3P 04 [Image credits: eXputer]
The last attachment in our best Vel-46 class loadout build for Modern Warfare (MW2) is the laser sight. Here, we recommend the Point-G3P 04, as shown in our screenshot above. It is an excellent laser that bolsters the weapon’s hip-fire capabilities. Players will have the benefit of increased accuracy while having to counter less recoil when hip firing.

The attachment also increases the sprint-to-fire speed. This means that if you and your opponent happen upon each other while sprinting, you will be able to start firing quicker, giving you a noticeable leg-up.

Best Vel-46 Loadout Perks

Best Vel 46 SMG Class Setup Loadout Build
Best Perks for Vel-46 [Image credits: eXputer]
Perks are a staple of the Call of Duty franchise, and Modern Warfare 2 features them again in all their glory. Our selected perks for the Vel-46 SMG setup in Modern Warfare 2 (MW2), shown in the image above, will complement the fast-paced playstyle we recommend with this weapon. Here are the best perks you can equip when using the Vel-46.

  • Base Perk 1: Double Time
  • Base Perk 2: Scavenger
  • Bonus Perk: Fast Hands
  • Ultimate Perk: Quick Fix

The first base perk is Double Time, which doubles your Tactical Sprint duration and increases crouch movement speed. This can be critical for tracking down enemies or for removing yourself from a high-pressure situation.

The second base perk is Scavenger, which lets you pick up ammo from players you have killed. Since the Vel-46 burns through its limited ammo reserves rapidly, players will find this perk especially useful if they want to stay alive longer and go for those killstreaks.

The bonus perk of Fast Hands boosts your reload speeds. Again, this is very useful for the Vel-46 since players will find themselves reloading after every other engagement. Having quicker reload speeds means you are less vulnerable and can return to the action instantly.

Finally, the Ultimate Perk is Quick Fix, which regenerates players’ health after every kill and when playing the objective. This will let players quickly move from one engagement to the next without being handicapped by reduced health. Moreover, it encourages team play and objective-oriented strategies, which will net in more points and faster leveling up.

Best Vel-46 Class Equipment

When building your Vel-46 SMG class loadout and setup in Modern Warfare 2 (MW2), it is also important to pair it with equipment that works well with the weapon’s intended playstyle. As such, here are our selections for the best equipment alongside your Vel-46:

  • Secondary: .50 GS
  • Tactical: Stun
  • Lethal: Semtex
  • Field Upgrade: Dead Silence
  • Field Upgrade 2: Portable Radar

Secondary: .50 GS

Best Vel 46 SMG Class Setup Loadout Build
.50 GS [Image credits: eXputer]
The .50 GS is the classic Desert Eagle with a seven-round magazine, as shown in the image. As expected, the weapon features high damage at extended ranges. This can serve as a useful alternative to the Vel-46, which is most effective and close and medium ranges.

Therefore, equipping this as your secondary means that you have a fallback weapon in case you do need to engage at greater distances. Alternatively, it can also be useful to put out that final shot if your Vel-46 magazine runs out.

Tactical: Stun

Stun Grenade
Stun Grenade [Image credits: eXputer]
The Stun, pictured above, the grenade is arguably the most useful tactical players can equip when looking to run and gun. If executed successfully, it greatly reduces the aiming and movement speed of your opponents. This makes them an easy target and prevents them from keeping track of you as long as you are not standing still.

As such, this makes the Stun a great entry tool before running into a room or building. You can then proceed to mow them down with your Vel-46.

Lethal: Semtex

Best Vel 46 SMG Class Setup Loadout Build
Semtex [Image credits: eXputer]
The Semtex, as visible in the image, is a useful grenade with a fuse that sticks to surfaces. The sticking ability makes it very easy to use since players do not need to watch out for it bouncing off of surfaces.

It can be especially useful for crowd control and choke points. Therefore, it can complement your Vel-46 with some much-needed area-of-effect damage.

Field Upgrade: Dead Silence

Best Vel 46 SMG Class Setup Loadout Build
Dead Silence [Image credits: eXputer]
The Dead Silence Field Upgrade, shown in our image above, silences your footsteps for a short duration, which is reset every time players make a kill. This makes it much easier to sneak up on enemies and pull off amazing flanks. Hence, this facilitates the fast-paced gameplay players should expect with their Vel-46.

Additionally, the quick recharge times mean you will have the upgrade on hand when you need it.

Field Upgrade 2: Portable Radar

Portable Radar
Portable Radar [Image credits: eXputer]
Players can unlock a second Field Upgrade slot upon reaching level 45.

For this, we recommend the Portable Radar, which can be seen in the image above. This periodically pulses the surroundings and marks any enemies on your mini-map. Therefore, it can serve you well in crowded junctions by giving you a heads-up to any hostile activity.

How To Unlock Vel-46 Custom Loadouts

Best Vel 46 SMG Class Setup Loadout Build
Vel-46 [Image credits: eXputer]
The Vel-46, pictured in the image above, is unlocked as soon as players begin Modern Warfare 2. However, to be able to customize the Vel-46 with attachments, players need to unlock the Gunsmith. To do this, they need to level up to level 4 in the game. At this point, players will be able to equip different attachments.

To unlock more modification slots and their respective attachments, players need to play with the Vel-46 and level it up. For example, the last modification slot unlocks at level 13.

However, some attachments require players to play with and level up other weapons. For example, the SA Schalldämpfer 99 muzzle on our list is unlocked by leveling up the Lachmann Sub to level 18.


That wraps up our guide on the best Vel-46 class loadout that players should use with their builds in Modern Warfare 2 (MW2). Let us know if the setup helped you make the most of your weapon. 

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