Best Vaznev-9K loadout for Modern Warfare 2 Season 3 Reloaded

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The Vaznev-9K has remained one of the best SMGs in Modern Warfare 2 Season 3 Reloaded, so here are the attachments and Perks to utilize to create the best Vaznev-9K loadout.

Modern Warfare 2 Season 3 Reloaded has delivered two powerful new sidearms but the Vaznev-9K remains a top choice. SMG players sure have some excellent options to choose from, and you won’t want to ignore the Vaznev-9k as it’s one of the top weapons in MW2’s Ranked Play mode.

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As part of the Kastovia Platform, 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 is our list of attachments and Perks to help you build the best Vaznev-9K loadout in Modern Warfare 2.

Best Modern Warfare 2 Vaznev-9K loadout attachments

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The Vaznev-9k is one of Modern Warfare 2’s deadliest weapons.
  • Barrel: KAS-1 381mm
  • Muzzle: Bruen Pendulum
  • Underbarrel: FSS Sharkfin 90
  • 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 FSS Sharkfin 90 will boost recoil control.

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Next, we have the KAS-1 381mm barrel that will allow you to utilize the Vaznev-9K from medium range. This long barrel will improve precision outside of its close-range sweet spot and is a great attachment to use after the Season 3 Reloaded update nerfed the weapon’s range again.

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, thus 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, Quick Fix will help you heal faster and slightly counter the incredibly quick TTK in Modern Warfare 2.

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In Season 3 Reloaded, 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

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 Lachmann Sub or the VEL 46, which are two SMGs that are easy to wield and still pack a punch.

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