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

Liam Mackay
Best SMGs in call of duty warzone

Submachine Guns are powerful tools in any Warzone player’s arsenal. With that being said, we’ve ranked every SMG and put together the top five for CoD Warzone Pacific Season 5 Reloaded’s best close-range guns.

The Warzone Pacific Season 5 update changed Warzone’s long-range meta with the KG M40 out of the picture. Buffs and nerfs and the new RA 225 didn’t change the game’s close-range meta too drastically, even in Season 5 Reloaded, but you’ll find much more variety in the available choices.

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Whether you’re playing on Rebirth Island, Caldera, or Fortune’s Keep, we have all the SMGs in Warzone Pacific Season 5 Reloaded ranked and the top five that you should definitely be using.

Best Warzone SMGs ranked list

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SMGs have always played an important role in Warzone’s meta. Alongside long-range options like Assault Rifles and Sniper Rifles, players need something for fighting up close, and that’s where SMGs come in.

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Before we take a detailed look at the game’s top five SMGs, we’re first going to rank every SMG in Warzone Pacific Season 5 Reloaded so you can see how each weapon compares to the rest.

Here’s our ranked list for the SMGs in Warzone Pacific Season 5 Reloaded:

  1. PPSh-41 (Vanguard)
  2. Armaguerra 43
  3. H4 Blixen
  4. Marco 5
  5. Type 100
  6. MP40
  7. LAPA
  8. RA 225
  9. Welgun
  10. Owen Gun
  11. MP5 (CW)
  12. UGR
  13. Sten
  14. OTs 9
  15. Milano
  16. MAC-10
  17. PPSh-41 (Cold War)
  18. Bullfrog
  19. M1912
  20. MP5 (MW)
  21. MP7
  22. Fennec
  23. PP19 Bizon
  24. Uzi
  25. AUG (MW)
  26. CX-9
  27. TEC-9
  28. AK-74u
  29. P90
  30. Nail Gun
  31. Striker
  32. ISO
  33. LC10
  34. KSP 45

Top 5 SMGs in Warzone Pacific Season 5

5. Type 100

warzone type 100

The Type 100 is a Vanguard SMG that Warzone players simply cannot ignore. During Warzone Pacific Season 3 it became the fastest-killing SMG in the game, and its dominance has continued into Season 5 Reloaded.

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Although the Type 100 is a tad unwieldy, you’ll win almost every close-range gunfight when it’s in your hands. Its main issues are that it has a relatively small magazine size and struggles at range, but it deserves its top-five spot because of its incredible damage output at shorter distances.

4. Marco 5

Marco 5 SMG in Warzone

The Marco 5 became available via the Season 4 Battle Pass and immediately made its way into Warzone’s meta.

If you’re the kind of player that likes to dart around the map as fast as possible, then the Marco 5 is the perfect SMG. Although its damage took a hit going into Season 5, you’ll be able to push up on enemies and finesse them with ease thanks to its fast movement speed.

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3. H4 Blixen

Best Warzone H4 Blixen loadout

The H4 Blixen is yet another one of the powerful SMGs that have been released as seasonal content like the Welgun, Armaguerra 43, and Marco 5. The SMG competition continues to be fierce and the Blixen claimed the top spot for a long time.

Unfortunately, back-to-back nerfs have seen the H4 Blixen’s stock fall slightly, but it’s still one of the fastest-killing SMGs in the game. It’s a little bit harder to use than the Armaguerra but if you’re a confident player then the Blixen might just be the weapon for you.

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2. Armaguerra 43

Armaguerra 43 SMG in Warzone

The Armaguerra 43 quickly became the best SMG in Season 4 Reloaded and it’s still a fantastic choice in Season 5 – possibly even the best in some people’s eyes.

The Armaguerra boasts an incredibly fast fire rate and low recoil, which make it perfect for all three of Warzone’s maps.

Plus, the Armaguerra was used by Fifakill to win the $100k NA Solo Yolos match in the World Series of Warzone which is a testament to its power.

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1. Vanguard PPSh-41 – Best SMG in Warzone

Vanguard PPSh-41 in Warzone

With a rapid fire rate and incredible hip-fire accuracy, it’s almost impossible to go wrong with Vanguard’s PPSh-41 in Warzone Season 5 Reloaded.

The PPSh-41 received some game-changing buffs in the Season 5 Reloaded update and it’ll absolutely rip through enemies’ armor. Plus, you don’t even have to aim thanks to its hip-fire accuracy.

While Fifakill used the Armaguerra, the PPSh-41 had a higher pick rate during the WSOW and was even used by EU Trios and Solo Yolo winner BBlade.

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Although these SMGs are the top five you should run in Warzone, the meta is always changing and who knows what will happen before Warzone 2 releases. Also, check out rumors that Roze is set to return in Warzone 2 with another potentially troublesome skin.

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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].