The MP40 has quickly established itself as the strongest Vanguard SMG in Warzone, but which loadout and attachments should you use to get the most out of the weapon?
Although this has given the community more choice, it’s hard to know which of these WWII guns are worth adding to your loadout list. Well, while the STG44 and Automaton have stood out as the strongest ARs, it’s the MP40 that’s risen up as the meta Vanguard SMG.
However, to get the most out of the weapon you’ll need to run a meta loadout and luckily, we’ve got you covered.
- Best MP40 Warzone loadout
- Best MP40 Warzone class
- How to unlock the MP40 in Warzone
- Alternative to the MP40 Warzone loadout
Best MP40 Warzone loadout
- Muzzle: Recoil Booster
- Barrel: Krausnick 317mm 04B
- Optic: Krausnick ISO1M
- Stock: Krausnick 33M Folding
- Underbarrel: m1941 Hand Stop
- Magazine: 7.62 Gorenko 45 Round Mags
- Ammo Type: Incendiary
- Rear Grip: Fabric Grip
- Proficiency: Steady
- Kit: Quick
First of all, you’ll want to equip the Recoil Booster muzzle and the Krausnick 317mm 04B barrel to significantly increase the gun’s fire rate while also bolstering the recoil. These attachments balance each other out and ensure the MP40 melts through your opponents without too much kickback.
After that, utilize the Krausnick 33M Folding, m1941 Hand Stop, and Fabric Rear Grip to boost your overall mobility and decrease the gun’s recoil even further. Combined with the Krausnick ISO1M optic, the setup will allow you to lock onto a target and land every single shot.
When it comes to bullets, make sure you run Incendiary to maximize the gun’s TTK, as well as the 7.62 Gorenko 45 Round Mags so you can take multiple opponents without having to reload.
Finally, round off the loadout with the Steady proficiency to increase your movement speed while aiming down sight and of course, the Quick perk so you’re always running around at max speed. This makes flanking enemies easy and prevents you from being caught out in the open by snipers.
Best MP40 Warzone class
Perks & Equipment
When it comes to perks, our loadout runs the standard meta choices with EOD protecting you from explosive blasts, and Amped increasing your weapon swap speeds, giving you the chance to come out on top during intense gunfights.
We recommend taking Overkill instead of Ghost with the MP40 as the weapon doesn’t perform well at long-range, so having a sniper or AR as your secondary is essential.
Finally, finish off the class with a Throwing Knife to execute downed opponents and a Stim for a boost of health in the middle of a skirmish.
How to unlock the MP40 in Warzone
Unlocking the MP40 in Warzone and Vanguard is rather straightforward, as it only requires players to reach level 16 in the Pacific season.
While we recommend reaching that level in Vanguard multiplayer as it’s quicker, it can easily be done in Warzone but it will take slightly longer.
Alternative to the MP40 Warzone loadout
While the MP40 may be the king of the Vanguard SMGS, the OTs-9 remains the popular pick for fans of Cold War. This deadly weapon is absolutely lethal at close-range and is perfect for players who prefer to take aggressive gunfights rather than hold a single position.
Similar to the MP40, it’s key you run Overkill alongside the OTs-9 or you’ll struggle to deal with opponents at long range. We recommend taking either the Swiss K31 or the Kar98k as it gives you lethal damage at long range.
So, if the MP40 isn’t the right weapon for you, consider checking our dedicated OTs-9 loadout guide.
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