Best Vaznev-9k Modern Warfare 2 loadout: Class setup, attachments & Perks

Nathan Warby
Best Vaznev-9k loadout in Modern Warfare 2

Modern Warfare 2’s Vasnev-9k is one of the best SMGs in the game, it’s also one of the most adaptable guns as it can transform into a mid-range rifle with the right loadout. This is our best meta Vaznev-9K loadout for MW2 Season 3 Reloaded including attachments, setup, and perks.

The Vaznev-9k received the slightest of nerfs in the Season 3 Reloaded update, but it definitely was not enough to dethrone it as one of the best guns in the game.

Modern Warfare 2 is filled with strong Snipers, LMGs, Assault Rifles and so much more. One of the most popular weapons is the Vaznev-9k, which has a shorter range but is still a high-powered SMG.

However, that high power can only be achieved with the best Vaznev-9k loadout in Modern Warfare 2. So, we’ve put together all the best perks, equipment, and attachments for the Vaznev-9k to get you back to the top of the leaderboard.

Alternatively, if you’re looking for a powerful Warzone 2 Vaznev-9k loadout instead, we’ve got a perfect choice.


Best Vaznev-9k Modern Warfare 2 loadout

  • Muzzle: Bruen Pendulum
  • Laser: Schlager Peq Box IV
  • Optic: Cronen Mini Red Dot
  • Stock: Otrezat Stock
  • Rear Grip: True-Tac Grip

We start our best Vaznev-9k loadout with the Bruen Pendulum which offers a substantial boost to both horizontal and vertical recoil control, helping you keep your shots on target. Then we’ve gone for the Schlager Peq Box IV Laser, buffing ADS speed to ensure you always get the first shot in.

Mobility is vital when using an SMG in MW2, so the Otrezat Stock is a great option to increase sprint speed and how fast you move while aiming. This pairs nicely with the True-Tac Grip, which reduces the ADS and sprint-to-fire speed.

Last up is the Cronen Mini Red Dot, a clean Optic that makes the Vaznev-9k far more accurate without cluttering up the screen.

Vaznev-9k in MW2

Best Vaznev-9k Modern Warfare 2 class: Perks & equipment

  • Base Perk 1: Scavenger
  • Base Perk 2: Bomb Squad
  • Bonus Perk: Hardline
  • Ultimate Perk: High Alert
  • Lethal: Semtex
  • Tactical: Stim

Since you’ll be running around the map with the Vaznev-9k, Scavenger is an ideal Perk as it allows you to restock ammo on the fly. Then we recommend Bomb Squad to soak up damage from any explosives that come your way.

For the Bonus Perk you can’t go wrong with Hardline, reducing the cost of Killstreaks which can be vital towards the end of a match. You’ll also want to remain hidden while moving around the map, so Ghost will keep you off the enemy UAV.

When it comes to equipment, Semtex is straightforward Lethal that’s perfect for clearing an objective quickly, while Stims can offer a health boost when times are tough.

How to unlock the Vaznev-9k in Modern Warfare 2

The Vaznev-9k is unlocked in Modern Warfare 2 via the Kastov Platform by getting the Kastov-74u to level 15.

Doing this will automatically unlock the Vaznev-9k Receiver, so you can begin leveling up the SMG and building the ideal loadout.

Best Vaznev-9k alternatives in Modern Warfare 2

There are plenty of other SMGs that are strong in Modern Warfare 2, such as the PDSW 528 (P90) or VEL 46 (MP7).

But if you want something a bit more versatile, then you could for an Assault Rifle like the STB 556 or Lachmann-556.

For more on Modern Warfare 2, be sure to check out our other guides:

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About The Author

Nathan is a Games Writer at Dexerto and Charlie INTEL, primarily covering FIFA and Call of Duty, as well as general gaming news and guides. After leaving university with a degree in Sports Studies and a master's degree in Magazine Journalism, he took on a role as a local news reporter before moving into games media. You can contact Nathan by email at