Warzone stats prove LAPA is Season 6’s most underrated SMG

Liam Mackay
LAPA SMG in Warzone The Haunting event

The LAPA SMG arrived with Warzone Season 6’s The Haunting event, and even though it’s far from the most popular weapon, stats from TrueGameData prove it to be an extremely underrated weapon.

Season 6 marks Black Ops Cold War’s final season and the last gun, the LAPA, joined the fray as part of The Haunting event. While perhaps not powerful enough in Cold War, new stats prove it to be the most underrated weapon in Season 6.

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YouTuber and Warzone statistician TrueGamaData compared the LAPA with two of the best SMGs, the OTs 9 and PPSH-41, and, even though it’s only the 23rd most popular weapon, he discovered that it’s a “top tier” Season 6 SMG.

Warzone LAPA TTK compared to OTs 9 & PPSH-41

TrueGameData LAPA TTK comparison

What makes the LAPA so interesting is that it has three barrels that change how it behaves. Each one has its benefits, and TrueGameData compared each of them to his favorite SMGs, the OTs 9 and PPSH-41.

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TrueGameData used the default site to compare the LAPA’s time to kill with the OTs and PPSH-41, and the LAPA’s BR Compact barrel came out on top.

However, when hitting a combination of different body parts, true to real players’ aim, the OTs 9 is best at close-range. The LAPA does have more range, with the Rifled barrel having the best long-range TTK of the three SMGs.

Because of these stats, its damage profile puts it in an extremely competitive spot.

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Warzone LAPA has fastest movement speed

LAPA SMG in Warzone

TrueGameData also compared the LAPA’s mobility with the OTs and PPSH and found that it has the fastest movement and ADS speed in the game. He said that these translate to the other mobility aspects, making it speedy across the board.

So if you’re looking for a speedy SMG, you can’t go wrong with the LAPA.

TrueGameData’s best LAPA loadout

  • Muzzle: Agency Suppressor
  • Barrel: 7.9″ BR Compact
  • Laser: Tiger Team Spotlight
  • Optic: Microflex LED
  • Magazine: STANAG 50 Rnd

TrueGameData’s LAPA loadout is built around the 7.9″ BR Compact barrel, which gives a solid TTK at close range. The other attachments are standard for a Cold War SMG build, with a minor change.

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He said that “the Iron Sights are terrible,” so you’ll want to use the Microflex LED instead. While this does leave out a mobility attachment, TrueGameData said that the gun is mobile enough that you can afford an Optic.


With the LAPA SMG boasting extremely competitive damage stats and the fastest mobility in the game, don’t be surprised if it starts climbing up the most popular weapons list as Season 6 marches on.

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Image Credit: TrueGameData / Activision

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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].