Best SMGs in Warzone 2: Every Season 5 Reloaded Submachine Gun ranked

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With the multiple powerful Submachine Guns in Warzone 2, finding the best one can result in a difficult task. 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 5 Reloaded.

Navigating your weapon choices in Warzone 2, especially when landing in Al Mazrah, Ashika Island, or Vondel, can be a bit overwhelming. SMGs have consistently excelled in close-range encounters, and this principle remains true in Warzone 2.

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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.

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 5 Reloaded.

Best Warzone 2 SMGs ranked list

There are a total of 11 SMGs in Warzone 2 Season 5 Reloaded, so here’s every SMG ranked from best to worst:

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

Best meta Warzone 2 SMGs

5. Lachmann Shroud

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The Lachmann Shroud is the newest addition to the SMG category introduced in Season 5 Reloaded.

Despite being recently introduced, the Lachmann Shroud has stood out in the SMG meta carving out a spot in the top five. Similar to its base weapon, the Lachmann Sub, this gun is easy to handle and has a great TTK when it comes to close range.

If you’re looking for movement speed, controllable recoil, and a competitive TTK, the Lachmann Shroud has you covered in Warzone 2 Season 5 Reloaded.

4. VEL 46

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The VEL 46 resembles the classic MP7 in Warzone 2.

The VEL 46 is a fantastic close and medium-range weapon that has cemented itself as a fan favorite in Warzone 2. While the TTK changes in the previous season have stripped away some of its dominance, a recent buff improved its performance compared to its competitors.

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The VEL 46 has all the mobility you need and has virtually no recoil, giving it a true TTK that can rival almost any other gun in the game. It has gained significant popularity remaining a dominant force in Warzone 2 Season 5 Reloaded.

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3. BAS-P

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The BAS-P is accurate and easy to use in Warzone 2.

The BAS-P has become a great option for short distances after receiving several buffs, improving all torso and several other extremities multipliers. Without any doubt, it has what it takes to be extremely competitive in Warzone 2 Season 5 Reloaded.

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With great mobility, controllable recoil, and a quick medium-range TTK, the BAS-P is very easy to use. If you’re looking to use movement to your advantage, you won’t find too many better weapons to run.

2. Lachmann Sub

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The Lachmann Sub is still one of the best weapons in Warzone 2 Season 5 Reloaded.

The Lachmann Sub MP5 claims the second spot, 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.

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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.

1. ISO 45 – Best SMG in Warzone 2

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The ISO 45 has made an instant impact in Warzone 2.

After arriving in the Season 4 update, the ISO 45 has established itself as the best SMG in Warzone 2. Boasting a rapid-fire rate and top-tier mobility, this new addition has everything an SMG needs to be a success.

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While slower-firing SMGs may struggle to cope with the additional health, the ISO 45 rips through opponents with ease, making the perfect Sniper support weapon.

It wouldn’t be a surprise to see it nerfed in a future update, but for now, at least, the ISO 45 is already dominating the close-range meta in Season 5 Reloaded.

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