Best Rival-9 loadout for Warzone Season 1

Liam Mackay
Rival-9 SMG in Warzone

SMGs are always excellent choices for close-range engagements in Warzone, especially in the smaller Resurgence maps. So, here’s the best Rival-9 loadout for Warzone Season 1, built with the meta attachments, Perks, and Equipment.

The new era in Warzone is in full swing with Season 1 bringing a new map Urzikstan to the Call of Duty battle royale. The new season also brought three new weapons to the game, and the RAM-7 is already starting to emerge as one of the best guns.

While long-range weapons like the Assault Rifles, Snipers, and LMGs have been popular in all the iterations of Warzone, SMGs are second to none when it comes to close-quarter combat. The Rival-9 is one such SMG, allowing you to outclass your enemies, largely due to its impressive rate of fire paired with the impressive movement speed.

So, if you’re looking to run the best Rival-9 loadout in Warzone Season 1, here are all the attachments, Perks, and Equipment you need to equip.

Best Rival-9 Warzone loadout attachments

Rival-9 SMG with attachments in Warzone
The Rival-9 is a lightweight SMG allowing you to be quick on your feet.
  • Muzzle: Purifier Muzzle Break
  • Barrel: Rival-C Clearshot Barrel
  • Underbarrel: DR-6 Handstop
  • Magazine: 40 Round Mag
  • Rear Grip: Rival Vice Assault Grip

The best Rival-9 Warzone loadout is built for mobility, letting you quickly get in close and then use its fast fire rate to melt enemies.

First, you want to keep the SMG under control so it’s not useless beyond point-blank range, and the Purifier Muzzle Break and Rival-C Clearshot Barrel are the perfect combination as they don’t hurt the Rival-9’s ADS speed.

The DR-6 Handstop boosts mobility at the cost of hip-fire accuracy, and the Rival Vice Assault Grip further helps with recoil control. Finally, the 40 Round Mag ensures you can take down a couple of enemies before reloading, but feel free to take the 50 Round Drum if you don’t mind being slower.

Best Rival-9 Warzone loadout Perks & Equipment

  • Perk 1: Double Time
  • Perk 2: Sleight of Hand
  • Perk 3: Quick Fix
  • Perk 4: Ghost
  • Lethal Equipment: Throwing Knife
  • Tactical Equipment: Stim

Double Time is the ideal Warzone Perk for a run-and-gun SMG loadout. Then, Sleight of Hand will allow you to reload faster and take on one enemy after another. Quick succession kills will be the key to surviving with the Rival-9 and Quick Fix will ensure that your health regeneration is a priority after a kill.

In Warzone, Ghost is only activated when players are on the move, which makes it the perfect fit for a mobile SMG loadout.

The Throwing Knife is a great piece of Lethal Equipment as you can quickly finish off a downed enemy. Then, the Stim has received buffs so it now boosts movement speed alongside quickly healing you.

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The Rival-9 dominates thanks to its high mobility and fast TTK.

How to unlock Rival-9 in Warzone

The Rival-9 in Warzone is unlocked through the Armory Unlock system at Level 25. Hit level 25 then complete three Daily Challenges and the SMG will be yours to level up and use.

Best Rival-9 alternatives in Warzone

If the Rival-9 isn’t suited to your playstyle in Warzone, you can try the WSP Swarm and Striker as both of these SMGs are dominating the Season 1 meta. However, if you’re looking to try a weapon with a longer range, the Pulemyot 762 LMG is proving its worth in the latest season.

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About The Author

Liam is CharlieIntel's Editor. After graduating in Journalism from Edinburgh Napier University, Liam made use of his passion for FPS games, including Call of Duty, by writing for sites such as The Nerd Stash, Red Bull Gaming, and GAMINGbible before joining CharlieIntel in November 2020. You can contact Liam at [email protected].