Best MP40 Warzone loadout: Class setup, Attachments, Perks

. 5 days ago
mp40 Warzone gun on its side

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?

Warzone Season 4 has arrived and it introduced a variety of new content to the game including the powerful Marco 5 SMG.

Although this will give the community more choice, it’s hard to know which guns are worth adding to your loadout list. Well, while the STG44, Cooper Carbine, and NZ-41 have stood out as the strongest ARs in the meta, it’s the MP40 that’s risen up as one of the best Vanguard SMGs.

The gun not only has a lethal TTK, but it also provides the user with plenty of mobility which is essential in Warzone when attempting to reposition and flank opponents.

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

MP40 Warzone loadout
The MP40 is the most picked Vanguard SMG.


  • Muzzle: Recoil Booster
  • Barrel: VDD 189mm Short
  • Optic: Slate Reflector
  • Stock: Krausnick 33M Folding
  • Underbarrel: m1941 Hand Stop
  • Magazine: 7.62 Gorenko 45 Round Mags
  • Ammo Type: Lengthened
  • Rear Grip: Stippled Grip
  • Proficiency: Steady
  • Kit: Quick

First of all, you’ll want to equip the Recoil Booster muzzle and the VDD 189mm Short barrel to significantly increase the gun’s TTK and decrease its damage fall off at range. 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 Stippled Grip to boost your overall mobility and decrease the gun’s recoil even further. Combined with the Slate Reflector 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 Lengthened 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

MP40 setup Warzone
The MP40 thrives in close-quarter gunfights.

Perks & Equipment

  • Perk 1: E.O.D.
  • Perk 2: Overkill
  • Perk 3: Amped
  • Lethal: Semtex
  • Tactical: Stim

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 to either switch to another fully loaded weapon or top up your primary beast.

We recommend taking Overkill instead of Ghost with the MP40 as the weapon doesn’t perform well at long-range, so having a Sniper like the HDR or an STG44 AR is essential.

Finally, finish off the class with a Semtex to force enemies out of cover, or even stick one for an instant down, and a Stim to give you a boost of health in the middle of a feisty 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 Rank 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

OTs 9 Warzone loadout
The OTs 9 is the most popular SMG IN Warzone.

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.

So, if the MP40 isn’t the right weapon for you, consider checking our dedicated OTs-9 loadout guide.

If you want to keep updated with all the latest Warzone and Vanguard news and updates, then be sure to check out our Call of Duty page.

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