Warzone: Rival 9 Best Loadout & Class Setup

Here is my take on the Rival 9 Loadout after spending many hours fine tuning it.

Rival 9 is one of those weapons that you whip out as soon as you see enemies trying to get close. The fast fire rate and great mobility on the Rival 9 are great, but to make it even better, you need the perfect Loadout for Warzone. That loadout should cover all the weaknesses that Rival 9 has, which are Recoil control and stability.

Key Takeaways
  • The Rival 9 is a fast fire rate SMG in Warzone.
  • When building the loadout, I suggest attachments that improve the Stability and Recoil.
  • The Rival 9 has short-range, so players can pair it with MCW with a long-range build. 
  • Using a Stim as Tactical allows players to heal themselves on the go.
  • The Perks allow players to refill their ammo while evading enemies.

Rival 9 Best Loadout

Here is an overview of the Best Rival 9 loadout that you can have in Warzone.

AttachmentsPerksEquipmentSecondary
- Muzzle: ShadowStrike Suppressor

- Barrel: Rival-38E Fire Starter Barrel

- Underbarrel: Kimura RYN-03 Vertical Grip

- Rear Grip: Rival Clutch Grip

- Stock: Bruen Flash V4 Stock
- Double Time

- Scavenger

- Tempered

- High Alert
- Frag Grenade

- Stim
- MCW

Best Attachments

To strengthen the gameplay with Rival 9, it is important for players to build it with effective loadout. I have managed to create a loadout setup that works best for quick and close-quarter combat.

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The Rival 9 is a powerful SMG. [Image by the Author]
Following are the best attachments to use with Rival 9:

  • Muzzle: ShadowStrike Suppressor
  • Barrel: Rival-38E Fire Starter Barrel
  • Underbarrel: Kimura RYN-03 Vertical Grip
  • Rear Grip: Rival Clutch Grip
  • Stock: Bruen Flash V4 Stock

Rival 9 already has a high fire rate, so there isn’t anything that you should do to improve it. But I’ll be looking at attachments that increase the overall mobility and recoil control. So, to begin with, you should choose Shadowstrike Suppressor. It will provide sound suppression and keep you off the radar.

  • Rival 9 is specialised for close combat so choosing Rival-38E Fire Starter Barrel is a great choice.
  • It will give you increased damage range and fire rate.
  • I would recommend the Kimura RYN-03 Vertical Grip as the option for Underbarrel.
  • It helps with the stability and control you require.
  • To dominate close-quarters fights in Warzone with your Rival 9, then equip the Bruen Flash V4 Stock.
  • It boosts aiming stability and makes you fire faster, so you can take down enemies in a flash.

Using a good grip for your best SMG can reduce the chance of such encounters. I would recommend Rival Clutch Grip for Rear Grip. It will provide you with a significant boost to ADS speed time and recoil control.

Best Class Setup

While having a good loadout for your weapon is effective, it is also necessary to have a better class, which includes perks, equipment, and weapons.

  • Secondary Weapon: MCW
  • Equipment: Frag Grenade and Stim                                                                        
  • Perks: Double Time, Scavenger, Tempered, High Alert

While it is good to consider a loadout and class setup designed for close-quarter combat, it can also be beneficial if you choose a longer-range weapon for situations like if you want to counter a longer-range target. In my opinion, MCW is a good option to use alongside Rival 9. MCW can help deal with medium-range targets as it gives high accuracy and damage for medium distances.

MCW warzone
MCW’s long-range makes it the perfect pair for Rival-9. [Image by the Author]

My Take on The Rival 9 in Warzone 

I believe Rival 9 is a unique weapon that offers a high fire rate and effective damage in close-quarters combat.

I have spent many hours in Warzone and tried many weapons for close-range combat, but Rival 9 is at the top of my priority list. Obviously, there are good alternatives to it, but Rival 9 works best for me. There are some disadvantages, but the loadout and class setup can give it enough handling and grip to dominate the missions.

With that, I conclude my take on the Rival 9 in Warzone. There are some of the best loadouts that you can read about. A few of those include Best M4 Loadout, Best KVD Enforcer Loadout, and Best BAS-B Loadout. While you’re at that, consider reading the Modern Warfare III Review by Huzaifah as he dives deep into the game and everything about it.

You can learn more about the loadouts by checking out the Best Warzone Guns guide. It covers most of the Meta weapons. If you’re not sure of the Meta, consider reading the Warzone Tier List.

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