Best UGM-8 loadout for Warzone Pacific Season 5 Reloaded

Nathan Warby
Best UGM-8 loadout in Warzone

The UGM-8 LMG is still a great choice in Warzone Pacific Season 5 Reloaded, so we’ll go over how to unlock its full potential by building the best UGM-8 loadout with the perfect attachments, Perks, and Equipment.

Each new major update brings a host of new content into Warzone Pacific, and the Season 5 Reloaded update added numerous buffs as well as nerfs that have completely changed the meta.

While the UGM-8 was nerfed in the update, experts like JGOD consider it the best long-range weapon in the game. We’ve put together the best UGM-8 loadout for Season 5 Reloaded, complete with the optimal attachments, Perks, and Equipment.

Best Warzone UGM-8 loadout attachments

player firing ugm-8 lmg in warzone and vanguard
  • Muzzle: MX Silencer
  • Barrel: Bernard XL214 736mm
  • Optic: 1229/Slate 3.25x Custom
  • Stock: Mercier WT Ancre
  • Underbarrel: M1930 Strife Angled
  • Magazine: 6.5mm Sakura 125 Round Box
  • Ammo Type: Lengthened
  • Rear Grip: Polymer Grip
  • Perk: Tight Grip
  • Perk 2: On-Hand

Combing the MX Silencer, Bernard XL214 736mm Barrel, Mercier WT Ancre Stock, Polymer Grip, and M1930 Strife Angled drastically increases the best Warzone UGM-8 loadout’s recoil control and accuracy. This lets you utilize the LMG’s blistering fire rate with more precision, turning it into a laser with a rapid TTK.

The 6.5mm Sakura 125 Round Box also helps in the accuracy department and makes the UGM more forgiving thanks to the extra ammunition. We load them with Lengthened rounds for extra bullet velocity which is essential in long-range fights.

The optic is largely down to personal preference, but we’ve gone for the 1229/Slate 3.25x Custom for the additional recoil control it provides. Finally, in terms of Perks, we’ve got Tight Grip for one final buff to recoil control, and On-Hand lets you pull the gun back out faster after using a Lethal or Tactical.

All in all, by applying these attachments, your UGM-8 LMG will be beaming enough enemies from across the map to rival Warzone’s best Assault Rifles.

Best Perks and Equipment to use with Warzone UGM-8 class

UGM-8 on poker table in Warzone
  • Perk 1: E.O.D
  • Perk 2: Overkill
  • Perk 3: Amped
  • Lethal Equipment: Semtex
  • Tactical Equipment: Stim

Explosives tend to fly across Caldera, so we recommend using E.O.D for some much-needed resistance to enemy projectiles. Overkill lets you pair the UGM-8 with a close-range option like an SMG or Shotgun. Lastly, Amped allows you to switch between the two guns faster.

When it comes to Equipment, it’s hard to go wrong with Semtex for an easy-to-use lethal, and Stims can offer a welcome health and movement boost perfect for escaping a tough situation.

How to unlock the UGM-8 in Warzone

vanguard player using ugm-8

While the UGM-8 was previously unlocked in the Season 4 Battle Pass, you’ll now need to get 15 bullet penetration kills if you want to get your hands on the LMG during Season 5 Reloaded.

This is extremely easy to complete in Vanguard but Caldera’s walls are paper-thin, so equipping Combat Scout and FMJ should net you the kills if you play for long enough.

Most recent Warzone UGM-8 buffs and nerfs

The Season 5 Reloaded update featured a plethora of buffs and nerfs to many of Warzone Pacific’s existing weapons. The UGM-8 ended up receiving damage and attachment nerfs as well.

Here are all the most recent UGM-8 changes:

UGM-8 (VG)

  • Min Damage decreased to 22, down from 23
  • Headshot Damage multiplier decreased to 1.5, down from 1.6
  • Neck Damage multiplier decreased to 1.1, down from 1.3
  • Recoil Intensity increased
  • Bernard XL214 736mm 
    • Muzzle Velocity bonus decreased to 30%, down from 35% 
  • Romuald 560mm
    • Muzzle Velocity bonus increased to 15%, up from 10% 
  • 6.5mm Sakura 125 Round Box
    • Box Capacity decreased to 100, down from 125
    • Recoil Control decreased to 12.5% down from 15% 

Best UGM-8 alternatives

If the UGM-8 isn’t cutting it for you, you might want to switch to one of the best Assault Rifles such as the STG44 or Cooper Carbine.

For more on Warzone, check out the most frustrating weapon that has Season 5 Reloaded’s highest win rate as well as the crossover players want the most in Warzone 2 and Modern Warfare 2.

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About The Author

Nathan is a Senior Writer at CharlieIntel. He’s an expert in EA Sports FC, Call of Duty, and Overwatch, as well as superhero games, including Marvel’s Spider-Man. With a master's degree in Magazine Journalism from Nottingham Trent University, he worked as a Trainee Reporter for Derbyshire Live before moving into games media, with bylines at Dexerto, Cultured Vultures, and more. You can contact Nathan by email at [email protected].