Best Sakin MG38 Warzone 2 loadout: Class setup, attachments, Perks

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LMGs are unbelievably strong in Warzone 2, and the Sakin MG38 can be one of the very best with the right setup in Season 2 Reloaded. Here’s the best Sakin MG38 loadout in Warzone 2, including the top attachments, Perks, and equipment.

Warzone 2 comes with dozens of weapons to experiment with across its different categories, all tailormade for a specific way of fighting. The usual array of Assault Rifles and SMGs have dominated the meta so far, but there are still plenty of other strong options.

LMGs have proven to be particularly effective in Warzone 2. One of the best is the Sakin MG38 which can be incredibly powerful with the right setup.

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It’s even managed to maintain an impressive 7% pick rate in Season 2 Reloaded, making it one of the most used weapons in the game.

Here’s the best Sakin MG38 loadout in Warzone, including the ideal attachments and perks to use.


Best Sakin MG38 Warzone 2 loadout attachments

  • Muzzle: ZLR Talon 5
  • Barrel: 20″ Bruen Silver Series
  • Optic: Aim-OP V4
  • Rear Grip: STIP-40 Grip
  • Underbarrel: Cronen WL55

The Sakin MG38 packs a real punch, but it needs a lot of extra recoil control to make it a meta option in Warzone 2. That’s why we kick off the best Sakin MG38 loadout with the ZLR Talon 5 and 20″ Bruen Silver Series Barrel, which make the LMG’s recoil smoother while buffing the damage range and bullet velocity.

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Optics are mostly down to personal preference, but we think the Aim-OP V4 is ideal for picking off enemies accurately at a distance. The STIP-40 Grip will also boost recoil control and the gun on target.

Last up is the Cronen WL55, offering one last dose of recoil reduction. All in all, this loadout will make the Sakin MG38 a monster at long-range, capable of sending players to the Gulag in an instant.

Sakin MG38 in Warzone 2 menus

Best Sakin MG38 Warzone 2 class: Perks & equipment

Perk Package: Weapon Specialist

  • Base Perk 1: Overkill
  • Base Perk 2: Strong Arm
  • Bonus Perk: Spotter
  • Ultimate Perk: Survivor
  • Lethal: Semtex
  • Tactical Equipment: Flash Grenade

Although the Sakin MG38 is deadly at long range, it lacks the speed and mobility to deal with close-quarters fights. For this reason, we recommend running the Weapon Specialist Perk Package to add another primary weapon to your arsenal.

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It comes with the Overkill Perk, which allows you to bring an SMG like the Fennec 45 along, so you’re prepared for every situation. Strong Arm is also included, which makes your equipment more deadly by increasing how far they can be thrown.

Spotter is on hand to ensure you’re never caught out by enemy equipment and Killstreaks, as they will be marked on-screen. Then, Survivor pings any enemies you knock down so that a teammate can finish the job.

We also recommend choosing Semtex to score quick kills when players are hiding in buildings, and Flash Grenades to disorientate your foes.

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How to unlock the Sakin MG38 in Warzone 2

The good news is, the Sakin MG38 is unlocked from the start in Warzone 2, so there’s no need to grind through the Levels to get hold of it.

However, players will have to reach Level 4 to unlock the Gunsmith feature so they can begin swapping out attachments.

Best Sakin MG38 alternatives in Warzone 2

If you want to stick to the LMG class, both the RPK and Raal MG are among Warzone 2’s best weapons right now.

But if you’re looking for a long-range option that’s more instant, a Sniper Rifle like the Signal 50 is the best bet.

For more of our Warzone 2 coverage, check out these guides below:

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