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Best Warzone Pacific SMG Loadouts in Season 3

Best Warzone Pacific SMG Loadouts in Season 3
Image: Activision

Written by 

Aaron Bayne

Posted 

29th Apr 2022 14:53

The best Warzone Pacific SMGs are instrumental to the battle royale experience. Even though Warzone is made up of its enormous map, Caldera, the SMG game is strong when things start to get a little too close for comfort. With buildings, caves, and factories, there are plenty of opportunities to bring out a weapon that is quick, easy to use, and incredibly powerful. And that's why we've conjured up our top picks of the best Warzone Pacific SMGs. Let's get into it.

5 - Best Warzone SMG: MAC-10

Well, fifth place in this category is more of a 'best of the worst' award, with only four candidates being worth your time. However, there's an honourable mention for the MAC-10 that can still benefit players through familiarity. Despite now being the best Warzone Pacific SMG, if you're comfy on the movement speed of the MAC-10, you can still collect some decent kills with this loadout.

  • Muzzle - Agency Suppressor
  • Barrel - 5.9" Task Force
  • Stock - Raider Stock
  • Underbarrel - Bruiser Grip
  • Magazine - STANAG 50 Round
  • Optic - None
  • Laser - None

The Warzone MAC-10 loadouts can be swapped up though, and more variety can be found in our guide.

4 - Best Warzone SMG: LAPA

The LAPA is used by just 0.4% of players according to WZRanked, with the Black Ops Cold War SMG being completely slept on - maybe as the SMG was introduced after Cold War's reign was ended by Vanguard. However, the gun is brutal, and those who fancy getting to grips with it could definitely be meddlesome on the map. Using this combination of attachments will unlock the best Warzone Pacific SMG loadout for the LAPA, which may well give you an element of surprise over your opponents.

  • Muzzle - Agency Suppressor
  • Barrel - 7.9" Rifled
  • Optic - Microflex LED
  • Laser - Tiger Team Spotlight
  • Magazine - STANAG 50 Round
  • Stock - None
  • Underbarrel - None

We have a much more in-depth look at the Warzone LAPA Loadouts here if you're still unsure.

 

3 - Best Warzone SMG: Welgun

The Welgun has become quite a staple of Rebirth Island gameplay but has since grown on players in Caldera too, especially towards the ends of games when everything gets too close for comfort. It remains one of the most prolific weapons and can be transformed from a very basic base gun to an absolute shredding machine. Up-close, as in the same building, the Welgun is fantastic, albeit with anything more than spitting distance away you might as well be firing peas. Here's how to make the Welgun the best Warzone Pacific SMG for up-close combat:

  • Muzzle - Recoil Booster
  • Barrel - 320mm SA Shrouded
  • Optic - Slate Reflector
  • Stock - Removed Stock
  • Underbarrel - M1941 Hand Stop
  • Magazine - 7.62 Gorenko 40 Round Mags
  • Ammunition - Lengthened
  • Rear Grip - Fabric Grip
  • Perk - Acrobatic
  • Perk 2 - Quick

Fancy a little bit more range to suit a Caldera build? Why don't you try some of these Warzone Welgun loadouts?

2 - Best Warzone SMG: MP-40

Now, the MP-40's inclusion this high up the list may not be to everyone's taste, having been seen other guns get buffed in Season 3. However, if it's not broken, don't fix it. That's quite often the recipe for success in Warzone, and after being hugely popular in Season 2 there seems no reason to change a winning formula. Some tweaks do need to be made though, to keep up to speed somewhat, including the removal of your useless Slate Reflector. Here's how you should be setting up your best Warzone Pacific SMG loadout for the MP-40. 

  • Muzzle - Recoil Booster
  • Barrel - VDD 189mm Short
  • Optic - Krausnick ISO1M
  • Stock - Krausnick 33M Folding
  • Underbarrel - M1941 Hand Stop 
  • Magazine - 7.62 Gorenko 45 Round Mag
  • Ammunition - Lengthened
  • Rear Grip - Stippled Grip
  • Perk 1 - Brace
  • Perk 2 - Quick

If you do prefer a red-dot, use this Warzone MP-40 loadout guide to compliment a more accurate build.

1 - Best Warzone SMG: Owen Gun

Despite the MP-40 being quite the popular kid on the playground, the Owen Gun is coming as a bully on Caldera. Blessed with a precise recoil pattern and little damage range fall off, the Owen Gun has quickly become the best Warzone Pacific SMG. Topping both the K/D and win-rate charts since Season 3 kicked off, the Owen Gun is the weapon choice of the sweats - if you can get past the unorthodox sights. However, with this Warzone Pacific Owen Gun loadout, you won't have many obstructions and can get to ripping opponents off head-glitches for fun.

  • Muzzle - Recoil Booster
  • Barrel - Hockenson 142mm Rapid
  • Optic - Nydar Model 47
  • Stock - Removed Stock
  • Underbarrel - M1941 Hand Stop
  • Magazine - 9mm 72 Round Mags
  • Ammunition - Lengthened
  • Rear Grip - Stippled Grip
  • Perk - Fleet
  • Perk 2 - Quick

Need some more stability and less movement speed for better accuracy? You can find a more suitable Warzone Owen Gun loadout in our guide.

It's essential you master your SMG game to be successful in Warzone Pacific in the current day, especially now that Season 3 saw huge nerfs to the sniping meta. Getting up close and personal is the name, and these best Warzone Pacific SMG loadouts are the game. 

 

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