Best Welgun Warzone loadout: Class setup, Attachments, Perks

Brad Norton
Warzone Welgun loadout

Warzone’s best Welgun loadout continues to be a monster and favorite in Season 3 Reloaded and we’ve got the best set of attachments and perks to complement the ultimate class setup in CoD.

CoD Vanguard’s Welgun is a fast-firing SMG that arrived in the Season 1 Reloaded update. It’s safe to say the gun is extremely powerful in the right hands and even with nerfs is still a more than viable asset in the field.

Choosing the correct perks and attachments are vital to improving movement speed and hipfire accuracy, the two keys behind this build.

Here’s a full breakdown on everything needed to build the very best Welgun Warzone loadout in Season 3 Reloaded.


Best Welgun Warzone loadout

Warzone Welgun gunsmith options
The Welgun can certainly hold its own in Warzone Season 3 with the right attachments.


  • Muzzle: Recoil Booster
  • Barrel: 120mm Gawain Short Barrel
  • Optic: Slate Reflector
  • Stock: Gawain Skeletal
  • Underbarrel: m1941 Hand Stop
  • Magazine:9mm 64 Round Magazine
  • Ammo Type: Hollow Point
  • Rear Grip: Fabric Grip
  • Perk 1: Acrobatic
  • Perk 2: Quick 

When crafting the optimal Welgun loadout in Warzone, your main goal must be to increase mobility. From movement speed and ADS speed down to fire rate itself, leaning into the right stats can have you rushing through squads in the blink of an eye.

Starting things off we have the Recoil Booster Muzzle and 120mm Gawain Short Barrel to boost the gun’s rate of fire. When combined, these attachments provide a lightning-quick fire rate that’s among the fastest of any SMG today.

Next comes the Gawain Skeletal Stock to improve movement speed while using the Welgun. Unlike most picks in this category, the Gawain Skeletal has no major downsides, making it the obvious choice.

Similarly, the m1941 Hand Stop Underbarrel gives the build an extra level of stability, bolstering the Welgun’s recoil. This makes it easy to land all your bullets and maximize the gun’s lethal TTK.

Warzone welgun barrel
Boosting fire rate is key to rapidly increasing TTK with the Welgun.

The 9mm 64 Round Magazine is another crucial pick to help elevate the Welgun SMG in Warzone. Although it applies a slight nerf to movement speed, bigger mags and a faster reload are worth the tradeoff. This pick allows you to keep on firing without having to worry between gunfights.

For Ammo Type we’ve settled on Hollow Point for a little extra damage. If you land any shots to your opponent’s arms or legs, they’ll be falling down as quickly as if you were landing headshots.

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Applying this many movement speed buffs will have sprinting circles around enemies.

Further improving mobility in a number of ways is the Fabric Grip Rear Grip, another must-have for this Welgun loadout. ADS speed, sprint speed, and hipfire accuracy are all improved by this lone attachment.

Rounding things out, there’s no looking past Acrobatic and Quick for the two Weapon Perks. We’ve already buffed agility a great deal and now, these two Perks push your movement to another level. There’s no faster loadout in Warzone today than when these Perks combine.

Best Welgun Warzone setup (Perks & Equipment)

Warzone Welgun custom loadout screen
This Welgun loadout wouldn’t be nearly as powerful without the right perks and equipment.
  • Perk 1: E.O.D.
  • Perk 2: Overkill
  • Perk 3: Amped
  • Secondary: STG44
  • Lethal: Frag Grenade
  • Tactical: Stim

When choosing the best Perks for your Welgun loadout, you want to prioritize speed and versatility. 

E.O.D means you can bounce around and tank some explosives to keep your enemies guessing, Overkill gives us instant access to a longer-range weapon to complement the Welgun, and Amped allows quick switching between them.

Given the fast fire rate of the Welgun, you need a strong Secondary weapon to swap to. You’ll be flipping back and forth in almost every fight, hence why we recommend bringing the STG44 into the match.

Warzone welgun loadout perks
Overkill and Amped are essential to keep you in the fight.

Meanwhile, when it comes to Lethal and Tactical equipment, there’s no looking past the meta Frag Grenade and Stims combo.

Frags have always been versatile in Warzone and Stims have jumped right to the top of the list in Warzone Season 3 due to their new movement buff potential.

How to unlock the Welgun in Warzone

CoD Warzone vanguard screen for welgun
Unlocking the Welgun requires you to play CoD Vanguard’s multiplayer or Zombies modes.

To unlock the Welgun in Warzone, you have a few different options. First is the Vanguard Zombies method which requires you to get five rapid headshot kills in 50 different portal objectives.

This is a time-consuming challenge so we recommend the Vanguard multiplayer method instead. This option requires you to get 10 SMG kills while aiming down sights in a single match 15 times. It’s worth noting, you have to play each match to completion as leaving early will not track any progress.

While these are early methods to unlock the SMG, a unique Warzone challenge is sure to arrive in a matter of weeks as well if you don’t happen to own CoD Vanguard.

Alternatives to the Welgun Warzone loadout

cod warzone stg44
The STG44 is a strong option if you’d rather time your shots from afar.

If this rapid SMG loadout isn’t doing the job for you, it’s worth trying out a more precise AR build instead. We recommend the ultimate STG44 loadout as a strong alternative if you’d rather time your shots and pick your battles.

Rather than blitzing through the map and constantly pushing the pace, the STG44 can be used for a more tactical approach. 

That’s everything you need to know about the very best Welgun Warzone loadout today. 

Rest assured, we’ll keep this loadout guide updated to reflect any adjustments in the latest Warzone patches. In the meantime, check out some other crucial loadout guides below:

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