Best Vaznev-9k loadout for Warzone 2 Season 5

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Warzone 2’s Vaznev-9k SMG is a fantastic option for engaging enemies in close-range gunfights, and we’ll go over how to put together the best Vaznev-9k loadout for Warzone 2 Season 5.

Warzone 2 players have no shortage of powerful weapons at their disposal, and each one suits a different combat situation. Picking a powerful SMG can help you come out on top if you prefer battling multiple enemies up close.

The Vaznev-9k continues to be an effective SMG option with impressive mobility, and if you want to take full advantage of its capabilities, then it’s worth equipping the best attachments, Perks, and Equipment for the weapon.

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Here’s our best Vaznev-9k loadout for Warzone 2 Season 5.

Best Warzone 2 Vaznev-9k loadout attachments

  • Barrel: KAS-1 381mm
  • Laser: FSS OLE-V Laser
  • Stock: Otrezat Stock
  • Rear Grip: True-Tac Grip
  • Magazine: 45 Round Mag

We’ll start off the best Warzone 2 Vaznev-9k loadout by buffing the weapon’s damage range and bullet velocity with the help of the KAS-1 381mm barrel. Then, you can increase the weapon’s mobility with the FSS OLE-V Laser, allowing you to finesse nearby enemies.

The Otrezat Stock and the True-Tac Grip will also improve your mobility by buffing the sprint, aim walking, sprint to fire, and ADS speeds. Finally, we went with the 45 Round Mag, so 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 Cronen Squall. 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

There are 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 SMGs in Warzone 2 include the Lachmann Sub MP5, which is another powerful alternative for close-range combat encounters. The ISO 45 is also proving to be a meta contender, so it’s worth trying out.

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

Best guns in Warzone 2 | Best Warzone 2 controller settings | Best Warzone 2 PC settings | How to ping enemies in Warzone 2 | How to use Proximity Chat in Warzone 2 | How to get a nuke in Warzone 2 | Best Assault Rifles in Warzone 2 | Does Warzone 2 have crossplay?

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