Best Vaznev-9k loadout for Warzone 2 Season 3 Reloaded

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Warzone 2’s Vaznev-9k SMG is a great option for engaging enemies in close-range gunfights, and here’s the best loadout for the Vaznev-9k in Warzone 2 Season 3 Reloaded.

Warzone 2 features a variety of weapon classes that suit different combat situations, and picking a powerful SMG can help you come out on top when battling multiple enemies up close.

The Vaznev-9k continues to be an effective SMG option with impressive mobility even after it was nerfed in Season 3 Reloaded. You can take full advantage of its capabilities with the right selection of attachments, Perks, and Equipment.

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Here’s our best loadout for the Vaznev-9k in Warzone 2 Season 3 Reloaded.

Best Warzone 2 Vaznev-9k loadout attachments

  • Barrel: SA Response III
  • Muzzle: Lacerta Compensator
  • Stock: Otrezat Stock
  • Rear Grip: True-Tac Grip
  • Magazine: 45 Round Mag

We start off the best Warzone 2 Vaznev-9k loadout by buffing the weapon’s damage range, bullet velocity, and recoil control with the help of the SA Response III barrel. Then, you can bring the weapon’s recoil under control with the Lacerta Compensator muzzle.

Next, we equipped the Otrezat Stock and the True-Tac Grip to buff the sprint, aim walking, sprint to fire, and ADS speeds. Finally, we went with the 45 Round Mag so that you can take down multiple enemies before having to reload.

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The Vaznev-9k is part of the Kastovia weapon platform in Warzone 2.

Best Warzone 2 Vaznev-9k loadout Perks & Equipment

  • Base Perk 1: Overkill
  • Base Perk 2: Double Time
  • Bonus Perk: Fast Hands
  • Ultimate Perk: High Alert
  • Tactical Equipment: Smoke Grenade
  • Lethal Equipment: Drill Charge

For your first Base Perk, we recommend using Overkill to pair the Vaznev-9k with a long-range weapon such as the ISO Hemlock. Having Double Time as your second Base Perk will allow you to move around the map quickly.

You can use Fast Hands to swap weapons and use Equipment quicker, while High Alert will keep enemies from taking you by surprise. For Equipment, Smoke Grenades can be used for extra cover, and the Drill Charge can dish out explosive damage.

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How to unlock Vaznev-9k in Warzone 2

The Vaznev-9k is a favorite amongst pro players.

In order to unlock the Vaznev-9k in Warzone 2, you must reach Level 15 with the Kastov-74u. Before you can do that, you’ll also need to unlock and level up a few weapons in the Kastovia Weapon Platform.

Follow these steps to unlock the Vaznev in Warzone 2:

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

This is quite a few steps to unlock the weapon, so for those trying to level up quickly, check out our guide to ranking up fast in Warzone 2.

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Best Alternatives to the Vaznev-9k in Warzone 2

Other great close-range SMGs in Warzone include the PDSW 528, which can take out enemies fast, and the Lachmann Sub MP5 is another powerful alternative for close-range combat encounters.

For more on Warzone 2, check out these other guides:

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