Best SMGs in Warzone 2: Every Season 3 Reloaded Submachine Gun ranked

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There are many powerful Submachine Guns in Warzone 2, so to help you decide which to use, here’s every SMG in Warzone 2 ranked, including a countdown of the top SMGs to use in Season 3 Reloaded.

Warzone 2 can be overwhelming when it comes to which weapons to use when dropping into Al Mazrah or Ashika Island and getting your loadout. SMGs have always been known for dominating close-rage engagements, and in Warzone 2, the same rules apply.

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Whether you want a weapon that kills as fast as possible or something with more mobility, there is quite a lot of choice when it comes to the SMG weapon category and the gap has been narrowed by the buffs and nerfs in the Season 3 Reloaded update.

To make your decision easier we’ve ranked every Submachine Gun from best to worst and counted down the top five meta SMGs in Warzone 2 Season 3 Reloaded.

Best Warzone 2 SMGs ranked list

There are a total of 9 SMGs in Warzone 2 Season 3 Reloaded, so here’s every SMG ranked from best to worst:

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  1. Vaznev-9k
  2. PDSW 528
  3. Lachmann Sub
  4. VEL 46
  5. BAS-P
  6. Fennec 45
  7. MX9
  8. FSS Hurricane
  9. Minibak

Best meta Warzone 2 SMGs

5. BAS-P

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The BAS-P was handed a huge buff in Season 3 Reloaded.

The BAS-P was one of the big winners in the Warzone 2 Season 3 Reloaded update, receiving a huge buff that takes it straight into the meta conversation. Major increases to the SMG’s range and damage allow it to stand toe-to-toe with the big players in its category.

When you consider that the BAS-P was already a fairly low recoil option, it’s no surprise that it’s quickly become one of the best close-range weapons in Warzone 2.

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4. VEL 46

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The VEL 46 was considered one of the best SMGs in Warzone 2, but a headshot damage nerf has seen it slip down the rankings slightly in Season 3 and Season 3 Reloaded. That being said, it still has what it takes to be extremely competitive.

With a rapid ADS speed, mobility, and a quick close-range TTK, the fan-favorite MP7 is very easy to use. If you’re looking to take advantage of the movement changes in the update, you won’t find too many better weapons to run.

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3. Lachmann Sub

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The Lachmann Sub is still one of the best weapons in Warzone 2 Season 3 Reloaded.

The Lachmann Sub MP5 claims the bronze medal in Warzone 2 Season 3 Reloaded, retaining its place as one of the deadliest SMGs in the game. This fan-favorite weapon is always a popular choice in any CoD title, and it’s no surprise to see it dominating lobbies again.

The MP5 excels at close-range using its large magazine, fast TTK, and ability to go head-to-head with any other weapon on this list, with its low recoil making it effective at longer ranges. While it doesn’t have the same mobility it once did, its easy-to-use nature, TTK, and magazine make it a top-tier option.

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2. PDSW 528

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The PDSW 528 combines fast mobility with a large magazine.

Warzone 2’s PDSW 528 is one of the few SMGs not to be hit with a nerf in recent updates, and it’s arguably more powerful now than it has been since launch. The fact that the P90 kept all of its headshot damage, paired with its huge magazine, makes it a force to be reckoned with at close range.

But the P90’s mag isn’t the only positive, it also has great mobility and low recoil, allowing it to perform at those longer ranges when called upon. This probably feels like the closest SMG to the Fennec 45 in its prime available in Warzone 2 right now.

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1. Vaznev-9k – Best SMG in Warzone 2

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The Vaznev-9k is a favorite among the pro players.

Used by SMG players in the Call of Duty League, the Vaznev-9k is a fantastic close and medium-ranged weapon which has cemented itself as the best SMG in Warzone 2. No matter what you’re looking for, it ticks all the right boxes for this category.

The Vaznev-9k has all the mobility you need and has virtually no recoil, giving it a true TTK that can rival any other gun in the game. It’s taken over Modern Warfare 2 Ranked Play and it’s set to do the same in Warzone 2 Season 3 Reloaded.

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