FaZe Booya proves underrated Vanguard SMG is meta in Warzone’s Rebirth Island

Luca Di Marzo
Warzone Rebirth Island Sten loadout Booya

Thanks to stellar Rebirth Island gameplay, Warzone expert Ean ‘FaZe Booya’ Chase proves that an overlooked Vanguard SMG is a meta option on the prison island.

It’s safe to say that several Vanguard SMGs have found ample success in Warzone Pacific. The MP40, Welgun, and Owen Gun continue to dominate the battle royale following the Season 2 Reloaded update.

The PPSH-41 and Type 100 are also viable Warzone options, which only adds to the list of powerful Vanguard SMGs. However, FaZe Booya believes that one weapon in particular is not receiving the attention it deserves and the Warzone expert set out to prove the doubters wrong.

Sten SMG Warzone

The Sten could seem a little tricky to control at first, but once you get the recoil pattern down you will devastate Rebirth Island players with a rapid rate of fire. This underrated SMG’s base ADS speed of 180ms is one of the fastest of any Vanguard SMG.

As of April 12, WZRanked has the Sten as the 50th most used weapon in Warzone. This proves that the SMG is being overlooked with a pick ratio of only 0.28%.

Booya is known for thinking outside of the box and you’ll notice some interesting attachment choices were made to maximize speed for Rebirth Island engagements.

FaZe Booya Sten Warzone loadout for Rebirth Island

  • Muzzle: Recoil Booster
  • Barrel: SA 65mm Rapid
  • Optic: SA 32S
  • Stock: Gawain Para
  • Underbarrel: M1941 Hand Stop
  • Magazine: 7.62 Gorenko 36 Round Mags
  • Ammo Type: Lengthened
  • Rear Grip: Stippled Grip
  • Proficiency: Sleight of Hand
  • Kit: Quick

The first thing that should catch your attention is the use of the 7.62 Gorenko 36 Round Mags. Most viable Warzone SMGs carry more than 36 bullets but Booya explains that the choice was made with Solos in mind. “In Solos you can use the 36,” he explained. “The 50 Round Drum is okay but honestly, the 36 is the best option to go with.”

The Warzone expert likely wants to avoid the decrease in movement speed that the larger magazine size provides. Meanwhile, the Recoil Booster and SA 65mm Rapid combine to drastically enhance the weapon’s fire rate.

Lastly, the two other interesting inclusions are the SA 32S optic and the Gawain Para stock. The SA 32S will increase ADS speed as Booya forgoes a traditional optic, while the Gawain Para acts as a traditional No Stock attachment.

If you’re looking to try out a new weapon while attempting to open Rebirth Island’s Golden Vaults, give the Sten a try and you won’t be disappointed.

For more of FaZe Booya’s Rebirth Island loadouts, check out this interesting Warzone Volk loadout or high-speed Milano loadout.

Image Credit: Activision

About The Author

Luca is an Associate Editor at CharlieIntel. An accomplished, writer with interests in sports and gaming alike, Luca is focused on Call of Duty and FIFA as a content creator. After earning his BA in English Literature at Concordia University, he began writing for Gamelevate, OddsShark, and H4X. Luca joined CharlieIntel in 2021. You can reach Luca at [email protected], or via X @TheLucaDiMarzo.