Best Vaznev-9K loadout for Modern Warfare 2

Luca Di Marzo
Vaznev-9K SMG in Modern Warfare 2Activision

Modern Warfare 2’s Vaznev-9K SMG is one of the most popular weapons in the game. Here’s the best Vaznev-9K loadout to dominate your enemies in MW2, including attachments, Perks, and Equipment.

Modern Warfare 2 features an impressive arsenal of weapons and the SMG category is full of some incredible choices. While the Lachmann Sub may feel familiar to players, the Vaznev-9K should not be ignored.

Modern Warfare 2’s Vaznev-9K will take some grinding to unlock, but once you do, you’ll have one of the game’s best weapons in your hands. Here’s a list of attachments, Equipment, and Perks to help you build the best Vaznev-9K loadout in Modern Warfare 2.

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Best Modern Warfare 2 Vaznev-9K loadout attachments

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The Vaznev-9k is one of Modern Warfare 2’s deadliest weapons.
  • Laser: FSS OLE-V Laser
  • Muzzle: Bruen Pendulum
  • Underbarrel: Commando Foregrip
  • Stock: Otrezat Stock
  • Rear Grip: True-TAC Grip

With these attachments, we’re looking to tame the best Vaznev-9K loadout’s recoil, all while keeping the reduction to ADS and movement speed to a minimum. For starters, the Bruen Pendulum and Commando Foregrip will boost recoil control and aiming stability.

Next, we have the FSS OLE-V Laser. This attachment will help you boost aiming stability and speed, as well as sprint-to-fire speed making your Vaznev lethal in short to medium-range battles.

To round out the loadout, the True-Tac Grip and Otrezat Stock will provide a valuable increase to ADS speed and movement speed, which is imperative for SMG wielders.

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Best Modern Warfare 2 Vaznev-9K loadout Perks & Equipment

  • Base Perk 1: Bomb Squad
  • Base Perk 2: Double Time
  • Bonus Perk: Fast Hands
  • Ultimate Perk: Quick Fix
  • Lethal Equipment: Drill Charge
  • Tactical Equipment: Flash Grenade
  • Field Upgrade: Dead Silence

Bomb Squad and Double Time are the perfect tandem of Base Perks that will limit the effects of most Lethal equipment and allow you to maximize your speed in Modern Warfare 2. We did not opt for a Magazine attachment, therefore Fast Hands will come in handy to help you reload faster.

While Ghost is an excellent Ultimate Perk, we feel like Quick Fix matches the aggressive style of the Vaznev-9k perfectly. As you take on gunfights, this Perk will help you heal faster and slightly counter the incredibly quick TTK in Modern Warfare 2.

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The Drill Charge remains one of the best new additions to CoD in years and paired with the overpowered Flash Grenade, you’ll have no trouble clearing objectives. Dead Silence will allow you to take sneaky flanks and get the drop on your enemies.

How to unlock Vaznev-9K in Modern Warfare 2

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The Vaznev-9k belongs to the Kastovia weapon platform in Modern Warfare 2.

Unlocking the Vaznev-9K in Modern Warfare 2 is no simple task, as you’ll have to get the Kastov-74u to Level 15. Here’s how to unlock the weapon in the Kastovia Platform in simple steps:

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  1. Unlock Kastov 762 at level 23
  2. Reach Kastov 762 Level 13 to unlock the Kastov 545
  3. Reach Kastov 545 Level 13 to unlock the Kastov-74u
  4. Reach Kastov-74u Level 15 to unlock the Vaznev-9K

This path will present players with quite the grind as you’ll have to work your way through three weapons before reaching the Vaznev-9K.

Best alternatives to Vaznev-9K in Modern Warfare 2

The Kastov-74u is a great alternative to the Vaznev-9K. The Assault Rifle is an excellent close-range option from the same weapon Platform so it’ll feel slightly similar.

Otherwise, you can try out the VEL 46, which is an SMG that is easy to wield and still packs a punch.

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For more Modern Warfare 2, check out some of our other guides:

Best Modern Warfare 2 PC settings | Best Assault Rifles in Modern Warfare 2 |  Modern Warfare 2 Ranked Play rewards | Best Modern Warfare 2 controller settings | Best mouse & keyboard settings for Modern Warfare 2 | Modern Warfare 2 Ranked Play Skill Rating, Divisions, Ranks & SBMM explained

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About The Author

Luca is a Senior Writer at CharlieIntel. An accomplished, writer with interests in sports and gaming alike, Luca is focused on Call of Duty and FIFA as a content creator. After earning his BA in English Literature at Concordia University, he began writing for Gamelevate, OddsShark, and H4X. Luca joined CharlieIntel in 2021. You can reach Luca at [email protected], or via his Twitter @TheLucaDiMarzo.