Best SA87 loadout for CoD: Warzone Season 3

Liam Mackay
Best Warzone SA87 loadout

The SA87 has long been a powerful but underrated choice in Warzone, so here are the best attachments and perks to make the best Warzone SA87 loadout ahead of Season 4.

Similar to the once-popular Bruen Mk9, the SA87 is a lightweight LMG that bears similarities to the Assault Rifle class. Boasting a low TTK at a distance, the SA87 is an underrated choice, especially for those who are fans of the CR-56 AMAX.

You can counter its negative attributes through the Gunsmith system, such as weight and recoil control, making it an extremely effective choice in Season 3.

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Here’s the attachments and perks to make the best Warzone SA87 loadout that could become meta in Season 4.

Best Warzone SA87 loadout

best warzone sa87 loadout

Best Warzone SA87 loadout attachments

  • Muzzle: Monolithic Suppressor
  • Laser: Tac Laser
  • Optic: VLK 3.0x Optic
  • Underbarrel: Commando Foregrip
  • Ammunition: 60 Round Mags

This best Warzone SA87 loadout is based on YouTuber JGOD’s, who said that the SA87 had been one of the most underrated weapons of Season 3. We’ve built it for accuracy at range, making it a great choice for a primary weapon.

First, we’ve added the Monolithic Suppressor to not only hide you from the minimap but also increase the SA87’s range and bullet velocity. For extra accuracy to hit these shots at range, the VLK 3.0x Optic is the perfect choice for tracking enemies at a distance.

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Self-Revive is still extremely prominent in Warzone, so the 60 Round Mags are essential for finishing downed opponents. And for extra recoil control, we recommend the Commando Foregrip.

Finally, the Tac Laser counteracts all of these heavy attachments in the best Warzone SA87 loadout, increasing your mobility while carrying the LMG.

Best perks for SA87 Warzone class

best warzone sa87 class perks
  • Perk 1: E.O.D
  • Perk 2: Overkill then Ghost
  • Perk 3: Amped

As you push enemies in Warzone, you’ll be susceptible to their Lethal Equipment and explosives, so E.O.D is vital in almost any loadout.

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Then, to make sure you can get your SA87 and a powerful secondary such as the MAC-10, Overkill is an effective choice. After you’ve got your weapons, try to take Ghost from your next Loadout Drop to hide from UAVs and Heartbeat Sensors.

As the SA87 is an LMG, swapping between weapons will be quite slow. To counter this, Amped makes weapon swaps almost instant.

How to unlock the SA87

Best Warzone SA87 Loadout

Unlocking the SA87 is simple in Warzone. You need to hit Level 24 in either Modern Warfare, Warzone, or Black Ops Cold War. However, bear in mind that this is a Modern Warfare weapon, so it can’t be used in Cold War.

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Best alternatives to the SA87

If you’re looking for another heavy LMG that does great damage at range, the PKM has always been a solid choice in Warzone. Or, if you’re looking for something a little bit quicker and more accurate, the Kilo 141 has remained an extremely popular weapon going into Season 4.

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About The Author

Liam is CharlieIntel's Editor who focuses on Call of Duty but also plays lots of fantasy RPGs or anything else in his massive gaming backlog. After graduating in Journalism from Edinburgh Napier University, Liam freelanced in games journalism before joining CharlieIntel in November 2020. You can contact Liam at [email protected].