Best Striker loadout for Warzone Season 1

Nikhil Bahuguna
Striker SMG preview with Warzone logo

Modern Warfare 3’s Striker SMG is one of the best SMG options in Warzone, capable of racking up kills in quick succession with the right attachments, Perks, and Equipment. If you wish to unlock its true potential, here’s the best Striker loadout in Warzone Season 1.

Warzone Season 1 started a new era in Call of Duty‘s battle royale, bringing a ton of fresh content like the new map Urzikstan, along with MW3 weapons. The new season also introduced three new weapons in both titles, like the RAM-7 AR and the XRK Stalker Sniper, and both of these guns are quickly emerging as some of the best guns in Warzone.

While long-range options like LMGs, Assault Rifles, and Snipers are the go-to primary choices for most players, SMGs are dominant in Resurgence maps, or as a secondary weapon, to finish off downed opponents.

The Striker is one of the best SMG picks, capable of dishing out a ton of damage up close, and can have a decent damage range if you’re running the optimal attachments. That said, here’s the best Striker loadout in Warzone Season 1.

Best Warzone Striker loadout attachments

  • Muzzle: Shadowstrike Suppressor S
  • Barrel: Striker Recon Long Barrel
  • Stock: No Stock
  • Underbarrel: XRK Edge BW-4 Handstop
  • Magazine: 48 Round Mag

To build the best Striker loadout in Warzone, we recommend using the Shadowstrike Suppressor S Muzzle to stay off the minimap without taking a hit to your other stats. Then, the Striker Recon Long Barrel to increase the bullet velocity and range.

Running the Striker with No Stock significantly boosts its mobility along with improved handling, which is ideal for an SMG, and the XRK Edge BW-4 Handstop will increase your aim walking movement and ADS speeds.

Finally, the 48 Round Mag will help you fire back without reloading too much during long gunfights. However, if you’re running out of ammo quickly and don’t mind lowering your mobility and reload speed, you can swap the mag for the 60 Round Drum.

Striker SMG preview in Warzone
Striker is one of the first guns available in the game.

Best Warzone Striker loadout Perks & Equipment

  • Perk 1: Double Time
  • Perk 2: Sleight of Hand
  • Perk 3: Tempered
  • Perk 4: Resolute
  • Lethal Equipment: Semtex
  • Tactical Equipment: Stim

For Perks and Equipment to run with the best Warzone Striker loadout, we start with Double Time, allowing you to move around the map quickly, and Sleight of Hand boosts your reload speed which will come in handy given the SMG’s fast firing rate.

Tempered enables you to quickly plate up with just two plates instead of three. Next, Resolute will significantly increase your movement speed once you take damage, stacking up with the mobility boost from the No Stock attachment.

Then, the Semtex is a reliable and powerful option for Lethal Equipment, and the Stim will increase your movement speed while healing you.

How to unlock Striker in Warzone

To unlock the Striker SMG in Warzone, you’ll have to reach Level 25 and then activate the Armory Unlock Challenge. Making your way to this level shouldn’t take long if you’re aware of the fastest ways to level up in Warzone.

Warzone Operators charging with their weapons
SMGs dominate close-range engagements in Warzone.

Best Striker alternatives in Warzone

If you wish to try an SMG other than the Striker in Warzone, then the WSP Swarm will be an excellent choice. However, if you want to ditch the SMGs and switch to a long-range option, then the Pulemyot 762 is proving to be a powerful pick in Season 1.

So there you have it! That’s all you need to know to start building the best Striker loadout in Warzone. For more content on Warzone, make sure to check out the following:

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About The Author

Nikhil is a games writer who focuses on FPS titles like Call of Duty, Valorant, Counter-Strike and more. In his free time, you can find Nikhil setting a red carpet in Valorant. You can contact Nikhil at [email protected]