The STEN has flown under the radar compared to some of the other Vanguard weapons in Warzone, but with the right loadout, perks, and attachments, this enhanced mobility SMG build can be an absolute game-changer.
Vanguard’s STEN is a bit of a sleeper pick in the current state of things. On its own, the gun does fall short of the MP40, but with a big nerf incoming for the current king of the hill, this ‘little brother’ option is primed to steal the spotlight.
From the most useful perks to the optimal attachments, here’s everything you need to take over Caldera with the best version of the STEN in Warzone Pacific.
- Best STEN Warzone loadout
- Best STEN Warzone class
- How to unlock the STEN in Warzone
- Alternative to the STEN Warzone loadout
- Muzzle: Recoil Booster
- Barrel: Hockenson 174mm B11S
- Optic: Hockenson IS22S
- Stock: Gawain Para
- Underbarrel: Carver Foregrip
- Magazine: 7.62 Gorenko 32 Round Mags
- Ammo Type: Lengthened
- Rear Grip: Fabric Grip
- Proficiency: Acrobatic
- Kit: Quick
First of all, you’ll want to equip the Recoil Booster muzzle, the Carver Foregrip, and the Hockenson 174mm barrel to keep the gun’s natural recoil in check. Together these attachments work to keep the kick levels down and make it a more user-friendly experience.
After that, the Gawain Para and Fabric Rear Grip will boost your mobility and make shooting on the run a little bit easier with buffs to movement speed and some increased hipfire accuracy.
As for bullets, the STEN doesn’t fare so well at long range, so Lengthened helps shore up that weakness. The 7.62 Gorenko 32 Round Mags also bring a little bit of all the earlier buffs along with an increased fire rate, making them the perfect complement.
Finally, round off the loadout with the Acrobatic perk to increase your natural movement and sprinting speed. Follow that up with Quick for an extra burst that will make you next-to-impossible to hit while on the run.
- Perk 1: E.O.D.
- Perk 2: Overkill
- Perk 3: Amped
- Lethal: Throwing Knife
- Tactical: Stim
Sticking with the game’s perk META is still the way to go with STEN. This means running EOD for a little bit of extra protection from incoming explosives as well as taking Overkill instead of Ghost so that you have a long-range alternative when the time comes. Whether that’s an AR or a sniper is up to you and whatever you’re comfortable playing with.
For your Lethal and Tactical slots respectively, a Throwing Knife and a Stim are the quickest ways to finish off opponents and get back into the fight as fast as possible.
Unlocking the STEN in Warzone and Vanguard is a really simple task, as it only requires players to reach level 10.
It’s faster to unlock the gun by playing a few public matches in Vanguard, but a few Rebirth Island matches could also do the trick if the traditional Call of Duty experience isn’t your thing.
If the STEN is coming up short for you but you’re still looking for another SMG to try, the PPSH-41 is another excellent option.
Featuring the best hipfire spread in the game, this lightning-fast sub will also keep you on the move while controlling fights strictly through your ability to shoot faster than the opponent.
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