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Best Bruen Mk9 loadouts for Warzone and Modern Warfare

Published: 2/Jul/2020 10:38 Updated: 2/Jul/2020 10:40

by Joe Craven


Modern Warfare and Warzone are two very different experiences, so you’ll need different weapon attachments depending on which you’re playing. Here, we break down your best options when using the Bruen Mk9 LMG. 

CoD tradition states that LMGs are only used by campers and to complete camo challenges. A lot of veteran CoD players will remember Black Ops II’s target finder/MK48 combination. This tradition has rung true in Modern Warfare, with the majority of LMGs struggling to impact the meta in any notable way.

However, the Bruen Mk9, added in Season 3, is confortably the strongest overall LMG in the game, translating to its viability in Warzone. Here are the best classes to use in Verdansk and in general MW multiplayer.

Best Bruen Mk9 Warzone loadout

  • Monolithic Suppressor
  • XRK Summit 26.8″ 
  • Thermal Hybrid
  • Commando Foregrip 
  • 60 round mags

The Bruen Mk9 is one of the most underrated weapons in the current build of Warzone, able to dominate nearly any AR at medium and longer ranges. To reflect this, our recommended Warzone loadout is more geared towards recoil control and maintaining damage range.

Bruen Mk9 in Modern Warfare Gunsmith

The Monolithic Suppressor and XRK Summit 26.8″ will significantly boost players’ damage range, meaning they can rip through enemy armor even at longer distances. Secondly, the Commando Foregrip will stabilize shots, without further slowing the gun’s handling and mobility.

60 round mags are, arguably, the most important attachment to use on the Bruen Mk9. We’d normally advise you to maximize your magazine capacity, but the Bruen actually benefits from reducing your capacity.

The 60 round mag is still sufficient to take down multiple enemies with one clip, but significantly reduces ADS and reload time. It’s possibly the only time we’ll tell you to reduce your magazine size in Warzone, but the Bruen’s handling and reload are improved so significantly by running this attachment.

Finally, you’ll want an optic. Realistically, the Bruen’s iron sights become obstructive at longer ranges. We’ve gone for the Thermal Hybrid, but you can swap this out for one of your choice.

Forpantheon’s Bruen Mk9 loadout for Warzone

One streamer who has been ahead of the curve is Forpantheon, a Turkish streamer who has set kill records using a Bruen Mk9 and MP5 set up. His Bruen Mk9 loadout is similar to the one above, with a few minor changes.

He uses the VLK 3.0x Optic, rather than the Thermal Hybrid. Furthermore, he has been known to mess around with foregrips, but has recently settled on the Commando. If you’re struggling to control the recoil, swap this out for the Operator or Merc.

Best Bruen Mk9 loadout for Modern Warfare

  • Stippled Grip Tape
  • XRK Horizon 23.0″ 
  • Skeleton Stock
  • Commando Foregrip 
  • 60 round mags

Bruen Mk9 in Modern Warfare Gunsmith

Like the Warzone class, we’re recommending the Commando Foregrip and 60 round mags. Handling is even more important in Modern Warfare’s multiplayer, where your engagements are likely to be closer and more frequent.

On this note, the Stippled Grip Tape and Skeleton Stock will reduce ADS time, with the latter also boosting your strafing speed.

Finally, the XRK Horizon 23.0″ barrel will boost your damage range and help stabilize shots, without incurring the mobility penalties the XRK Summit 28.8″ barrel does. This Bruen class aims to maximize handling and mobility, without hindering the gun’s base damage.


That rounds off our best Bruen Mk9 classes to use in Warzone and Modern Warfare! Tweet us @DexertoIntel to let us know your setups. If you haven’t already tried the Bruen, we promise you won’t regret it.

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New Warzone update removes helicopters & adds Juggourdnaut Royale

Published: 23/Oct/2020 19:56

by Tanner Pierce


Infinity Ward has pushed out a new playlist update for both Call of Duty: Modern Warfare and Warzone and while it adds some modes to the game like Juggourdnaut Royale, it also removes helicopters from the night-version of its battle royale.

New playlist updates for Modern Warfare and Warzone, generally speaking, only change out the gamemodes in the game, but today’s is a bit special. According to some notes released by Infinity Ward, the new hotfix removes two major aspects of the title.

The first is the removal of helicopters from the night version of Verdansk, which is pretty major to say the least. Currently, it’s unclear exactly why Infinity Ward made this change, as they didn’t specify in their tweet. It could be due to a bug, low visibility, or something else entirely.

Pumpkin heads have also been removed from Modern Warfare and Warzone.

In addition, the developer also removed the pumpkin heads due to a bug occurring, although exactly what that bug is was also not made clear. It’s also undetermined if this removal also affects the pumpkin heads on the juggernaut suit, which automatically has the head attached when you put it on.

Beyond these removals however, the update also adds a new mode, Juggourdnaut Royale. Despite the name being a bit different, this is the exact same mode as Juggernaut Royale, which was added to the game during Season 4. Players have to fight over juggernaut suits located around the map in order to survive.

On top of that, Infinity Ward also added BR Solo Survivor and Plunder: Candy Collector to the rotation, both of which appear to be renamed versions of the standard modes.

It’ll be interesting to see how long it takes the developers to re-add the helicopter and pumpkin heads to the game. While the former has obviously been in the game from the start, the latter is a nice seasonal treat that will only be around for a couple more weeks.