Best Vaznev-9K Warzone 2 loadout: Class setup, attachments, Perks

Vaznev-9K SMG in Warzone 2Activision

The Vaznev-9K is a deadly SMG that’s incredibly powerful in close quarters or even at larger distances when outfitted with certain attachments. This is our best meta Vaznev-9K loadout for Warzone 2 Season 3 Reloaded including attachments, setup, and perks.

The Season 3 Reloaded update has seen the Vaznev-9K establish itself as one of the best SMGs in Warzone 2. It has become a fan favorite thanks to its incredible damage, fire rate, adaptability, and easy to control recoil.

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Regardless of if you’re playing aggressively and pushing another team or playing defensively and holding down a building, the Vaznev-9K is the best gun for the job. This is reflected by its incredible 14.3% pick rate which places it second in popularity only behind the Kastov 762.

Here’s the best Vaznev-9K loadout for Warzone 2 equipped with the right attachments and Perks to go ruthless and dominate the competition.


Best Vaznev-9K Warzone 2 loadout


  • Muzzle: Lockshot KT85
  • Barrel: KAS-1 381mm
  • Stock: Otrezat Stock
  • Magazine: 45 Round Mag
  • Rear Grip: True-TAC Grip

This Vaznev-9K Warzone 2 loadout focuses on making the SMG as accurate as possible without sacrificing too much handling. The Lockshot KT85 muzzle provides a big reduction to horizontal recoil whilst also noticeably improving vertical recoil.

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Combining that with the True-TAC Grip makes the Vaznev-9K extremely accurate and able to outgun enemy players even in mid-range gunfights. To improve its mid-range further, it’s also best to use the KAS-1 381mm barrel as this improves damage range and bullet velocity.

To avoid slowing down the Vaznev too much it’s worth equipping the Otrezat Stock. This stock attachment greatly improves aim walking speed and sprint speed keeping the Vaznev mobile and feeling like an SMG.

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Finally, the 45 Round Mag is a must as the Vaznev-9K’s default 30 round magazine isn’t ideal for Warzone. The extra rounds provided by this attachment make it much easier to down multiple enemies before having to reload.

best vaznev-9k loadout for warzone 2 season 3

Best Vaznev-9K Warzone 2 class: Perks & equipment

  • Base Perk 1: Double Time
  • Base Perk 2: Tracker
  • Bonus Perk: Spotter
  • Ultimate Perk: High Alert
  • Lethal: Throwing Knife
  • Tactical Equipment: Heartbeat Sensor

Double Time increases the duration of Tactical Sprint which can be crucial while trying to escape a gunfight or chasing down enemies. It gels well with the Vaznev-9K’s high mobility. Meanwhile, Tracker gives you the intel on where enemy teams have been recently making it easier to figure out where to go.

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Spotter is the ideal Bonus Perk as it helps you to spot enemy equipment, Field Upgrades, and Killstreaks through walls. The last thing you want whilst pushing a team is to be downed by a well-placed Proximity Mine or Claymore.

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And lastly, for the Ultimate Perk, High Alert is the best option as it gives you the opportunity to react when an enemy is aiming at you. This is fantastic for aggressive playstyles as it makes you less likely to be punished whilst running around in the open.

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For lethal equipment, a Throwing Knife is ideal for finishing off downed enemies without having to waste ammo. This works well with a Heartbeat Sensor which can track any players not using Ghost up to 50 meters.

How to unlock the Vaznev-9K in Warzone 2

You can unlock the Vaznev-9K by getting the Kastov-74u to Level 15 in Warzone 2, Modern Warfare 2, or DMZ.

Doing so will automatically unlock the Vaznev-9k Receiver. After that, you can start leveling up the Vaznev-9K for the loadout mentioned above.

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Best Vaznev-9K alternatives in Warzone 2

The Fennec 45 and the PDSW 528 are some of the best Vaznev-9K alternatives in Warzone 2.

The Fennec 45 gives you an edge over your enemies with its rate of fire and exceptional close-range damage. Meanwhile, the PDSW 528 sacrifices raw damage in favor of extraordinary mobility which is perfect for aggressive playstyles.

That’s all for our Vaznev-9K loadout! For more of our Warzone 2 coverage, check out these guides below:

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