Forgotten Vanguard LMG dominates Warzone KD charts after UGM nerf

Warzone Whitley LMGTreyarch/Activision

An underused Vanguard LMG is going under the radar in Warzone and currently has the highest KD ratio and second-best win rate in the entire game.

Season 5 Reloaded has arrived in Warzone and it marks the end of an era as Raven’s final major update for their massively popular battle royale.

While the update did introduce a set of significant balance changes, the top meta guns have remained the same, with the Cooper Carbine, Armaguerra 43, and Grau 5.56 dominating when it comes to pick rate.

However, a nerf to the deadly UGM-8 has allowed some underused weapons to rise up the rankings, one of which being the Whitley LMG.

Article continues after ad

While its pick rate remains extremely low, it’s topping the KD and win rate charts and may be an off-meta weapon worth testing in Season 5 Reloaded.

Whitley LMG WarzoneTreyarch/Activision
The Whitley LMG has an extremely low 0.29% pick rate.

Vanguard’s Whitley LMG is being overlooked in Warzone

While LMGs aren’t known for their impressive mobility, they are deadly when it comes to TTK and eliminating enemies from long distances.

Well, that’s exactly where the underrated Whitley thrives and while very few Warzone players are using this weapon, those who do use it are seeing a lot of success.

According to WZRanked, the weapon has the highest KD in Season 5 Reloaded at an impressive 1.55 and it even holds second place for win rate at 5.51%.

Article continues after ad

When it comes to identifying off-meta picks that are getting overlooked, it’s key to track a gun’s stats and the Whitley checks all the boxes.

Whitley LMG Warzone Season 5 ReloadedTreyarch/Activision
Season 5 Reloaded was Warzone’s final major update.

So, if you’re looking for an underrated weapon that can contend with the popular meta options, the Whitley is an ideal choice.

Of course, it’s key you run Overkill alongside the weapon so you’re prepared for any close-quarter skirmishes.

We recommend utilizing the MP40, H4 Blixen, or Armaguerra 43 as your secondary, as all of these options delete foes face-to-face.

For even more content, we have more guides for you below:

Article continues after ad

Best warzone settings to increase FPS on PCMost popular Warzone weapons Best Sniper Rifles | All Warzone bunker codes | MAC-10 loadout | Best Warzone loadouts Top 20 highest-earning players