Forgotten Warzone SMG has faster TTK than the most popular guns

Liam Mackay
Kingsley using Sten SMG in Warzone

Warzone players are fed up with Season 4’s most popular weapons, but there’s an off-meta Vanguard SMG that has a faster TTK than the SMGs that dominate Caldera, Rebirth, and Fortune’s Keep.

Although many Warzone players felt the meta was in a great place before Vanguard’s weapons were added, they’ve been begging for change since before Season 4 started. The NZ-41 Assault Rifle, Marco 5, and H4 Blixen have been dominating the meta even after receiving three nerfs.

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If you want to try out something different, Warzone YouTuber and stats expert WhosImmortal has detailed the Vanguard SMG with a TTK that puts it “up there with the top SMGS in the game.”

Kinglsey with Sten in Vanguard and Warzone

WhosImmortal called Warzone’s Sten “a top pick for what it’s able to do in-game,” which is tearing through enemies’ armor and health incredibly fast.

Comparing the stats on TrueGameData, the YouTuber showed that the Sten’s TTK is only beaten out by the Type 100. However, achieving the Sten’s fastest TTK is much easier because of the Type 100’s erratic recoil pattern.

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Even with these powerful stats, the Sten still has an incredibly low pick rate of only 0.44 according to WZRanked’s data. However, it still has a respectable 1.0 K/D ratio and a 2.54 win rate, which beats out top weapons such as the MP-40 and Cooper Carbine.

WhosImmortal best TTK Warzone Sten loadout

  • Muzzle: Recoil Booster
  • Barrel: SA 65mm Rapid
  • Optic: Slate Reflector
  • Stock: Gawain Para
  • Underbarrel: M1915 Steady
  • Magazine: 9mm 50 Round Drums
  • Ammo Type: Subsonic
  • Rear Grip: Taped Grip
  • Proficiency: Acrobatic
  • Kit: Quick

WhosImmortal said that this Sten loadout is a “very fast, very strong SMG setup that a ton of players are sleeping on.” All you need to achieve the fast TTK is the Recoil Booster, SA 65mm Rapid barrel, and the 9mm 50 Round Drums.

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All of the other attachments are used to increase the Sten’s movement speed and recoil control, but if you feel that it’s too difficult to control, you can use attachments such as the Hatched or Polymer Grip.


For more Call of Duty, be sure to check out the Warzone Mobile job listing that suggests the game will have ‘lucky draw’ loot boxes, similar to CoD Mobile.

Image Credit: Activision

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].