Best Owen Gun Warzone loadout: Class setup, Attachments, Perks

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The best Owen Gun SMG loadout in Warzone Season 3 Reloaded is more than capable of holding its own across Caldera and Rebirth Island. To get the most out of the Vanguard SMG, here are the strongest attachments and perks you need.

CoD Vanguard’s Owen Gun has risen up as a top-tier SMG in Warzone Season 3 Reloaded and players are even desperate for it to be nerfed it’s that dominant in Caldera and Rebirth right now.

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With the optimal attachments, you can be tearing through opposing squads in no time. Whether you’re a Rebirth sweat or a more tactical Caldera player, it’s a versatile loadout that suits a range of playstyles.

Below is a full overview of everything required to equip the best Owen Gun Warzone loadout in Season 3.


Best Owen Gun Warzone loadout

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The Owen Gun certainly doesn’t lack in strength.


  • Muzzle: Recoil Booster
  • Barrel: Hockenson 142mm Rapid
  • Optic: Slate Reflector
  • Stock: Removed Stock
  • Underbarrel: M1941 Hand Stop
  • Magazine: 9mm 72 Round Mags
  • Ammo Type: Lengthened
  • Rear Grip: Fabric Grip
  • Perk 1: Acrobatic
  • Perk 2: Quick

When building the best Owen Gun loadout, the goal is to improve hipfire accuracy above all else. As a result, almost every attachment in our setup focuses on just that.

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Starting out with the Recoil Booster Muzzle and the Hockenson 142mm Rapid Barrel; both picks elevate the SMG above the competition. With huge buffs to fire rate and hipfire accuracy, these attachments are essential for the Owen Gun to keep it speedy and steady.

Next, we have the Removed Stock along with the M1941 Hand Stop to hit the same notes once again. Both options improve mobility and bolster the SMG’s recoil pattern.

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Rate of fire buffs are some of the most important in Warzone’s gunsmith.

Rounding things out we’ve settled on the Lengthened Ammo Type and the Fabric Rear Grip to further boost those vital stats. The former increases bullet velocity, allowing your shots to connect that much quicker, while the latter doubles down with even more hipfire improvements.

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Last but not least, there’s no looking past Acrobatic and Quick as the two weapon perks for the Owen Gun. With these effects combined, you’ll be sprinting much faster than anyone else on the map, getting you to your next gunfight in the blink of an eye.

Best Owen Gun Warzone setup (Perks & Equipment)

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The right perks and equipment go a long way in bolstering this Owen Gun loadout.
  • Perk 1: E.O.D.
  • Perk 2: Overkill
  • Perk 3: Amped
  • Secondary: MP40
  • Lethal: Frag Grenade
  • Tactical: Stim

When selecting the right Perks for the Owen Gun loadout, you always want to be efficient. That’s why there’s nothing better than the standard E.O.D., Overkill, and Amped options to help you out.

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As an SMG, you’re constantly going to swap over to a secondary weapon mid-fight. That’s where the Cooper Carbine comes into play, keeping you firing thanks to Overkill and Amped.

Rounding things out, there’s simply nothing better in Warzone today than the Frag Grenade and Stim combo for Lethal and Tactical equipment.

With a huge movement speed buff back in Warzone Season 1, Stims have become must-pick equipment in Season 3 to reposition and survive the gas at the end of the game.

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How to unlock the Owen Gun in Warzone

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Unlocking the Owen Gun is as simple as leveling up in Warzone or Vanguard.

To unlock the Owen Gun in Warzone, you just have to reach Level 29. This can be done playing in the free battle royale or by grinding multiplayer in CoD Vanguard.

We recommend dropping into Plunder, using double XP codes, and seeking out contracts to make the process as quick as possible.

Best Owen Gun loadout Warzone tips

The Owen Gun is a highly underrated SMG in Warzone. Its damage output, coupled with a respectable fire rate, makes it quite effective in-game. It may not be the most popular weapon in Warzone, but with the right knowledge, it can be deadly.

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Here are some tips to help you dominate with the Owen Gun in Warzone:

  • Due to this weapon being an SMG, it loses its effectiveness at medium-to-long ranges. Therefore, if you wish to take advantage of this weapon’s strengths, using this weapon at close ranges will be most ideal.
  • To make up for the lack of range on this weapon, equipping an Assault Rifle like the STG44 or BAR will allow you to be effective across the board.
  •  The Stim tactical gives you a noticeable speed boost in game. This will allow you to close the gap between you and your enemy on a frequent basis. Then, finishing them off with the Owen Gun should be no problem.

Alternatives to the Owen Gun Warzone loadout

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The STG44 is no slouch if you’d rather drop in with a more tactical AR.

If this fast-firing SMG loadout doesn’t tick every box for you, it’s worth testing a slower AR build instead. We recommend the ultimate STG44 loadout as a decent alternative if you prefer a more tactical Warzone session.

Staying at a distance and picking your shots is the name of the game here as the STG44 offers a more tactical approach.

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So that’s all there is to know about the very best Owen Gun Warzone loadout today. While it’s the best build, for now, we’re sure to see plenty of balance updates over the coming weeks.

Rest assured, we’ll keep this loadout guide up to date following any major Warzone patches. For now, be sure to brush up on some other crucial loadout guides below:

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