Best SMG in Warzone 2: Top Ranked in Season 1

On this page, you find the full list of the best SMGs in Warzone 2, ranked by their current overall performance.

The Submachine guns are our favorite choice for a secondary weapon in the Warzone battles, and choosing which gun to keep while looting in Warzone 2 is not an easy choice. Here you can find our Submachine guns ranking to give you suggestions on which weapons are worth keeping until the last circle of your Warzone game, which should be included in your Loadouts, and which ones you should throw away as soon as you have the possibility. 

So, what are the best smgs in Warzone 2 in December 2022? Which gun should you pick up while looting in Warzone 2 Season One? This ranking is updated to December 2022, featuring all the top performing Submachine Guns for PS5, Xbox Series X|S, and PC, along with their info on how to unlock them and their best attachments loadout.

Clicking on each weapon brings you to their detailed information, to see all their attachments, weapons platforms, blueprints, and everything there to know about the weapon in Warzone 2.

Best SMGs in Warzone 2 Ranked (Season 1):

Here is our tier list of the best SMGs in Warzone 2:

Warzone 2 Best SMG - Vaznev-9K

The Vaznev-9K is the best SMG available in Warzone 2 by overall performance.

An enhanced and modern version of the AK Platform, the 9mm Vaznev-9K boasts an aggressively high rate of fire and leads the way in short to mid-range engagements.

The design of the Vaznev-9K is based on the real-life gun PP-19 Vityaz.

To unlock the Vaznev-9K in Call of Duty Warzone 2 you need to Reach Level 15 with the Kastov-74u.

This is the Vaznev-9K loadout for Warzone 2 that we suggest you to build for your battles:

Muzzle Lockshot KT85

Barrel KAS-1 381mm

Stock OTREZAT Stock

Rear Grip True-TAC Grip

Magazine 45 Round Mag


Warzone 2 Best SMG - Lachmann Sub (MP5)

The second place for the best SMG in Warzone 2 goes to the Lachmann Sub (MP5).

The Lachmann Sub's compact, fully automatic 9mm receiver is a masterpiece of stability, mobility and lethality. The modular system is configurable for a variety of covert and close-quarters operations.

The design of the Lachmann Sub (MP5) is based on the real-life gun Heckler & Koch MP5.

To unlock the Lachmann Sub (MP5) in Call of Duty Warzone 2 you need to Reach Level 12 with the Lachmann-556.

This is the Lachmann Sub (MP5) loadout for Warzone 2 that we suggest you to build for your battles:

Stock LM Stockless Mod

Rear Grip LM Cronus Grip

Underbarrel Phase-3 Grip

Magazine 40 Round Mag


Warzone 2 Best SMG - Fennec 45

The Fennec 45 is ranked #3 in our list of best SMG in Warzone 2.

With a blinding fire rate, the Fennec 45 excels at room clearing and holding down the front line. Subsonic Ammo hides kill skulls from the enemy team.

The design of the Fennec 45 is based on the real-life gun KRISS Vector .45.

To unlock the Fennec 45 in Call of Duty Warzone 2 you need to Reach Level 38 in Military Ranks.

This is the Fennec 45 loadout for Warzone 2 that we suggest you to build for your battles:

Muzzle AVR-T90 Comp

Optic Slimline Pro

Underbarrel Phase-3 Grip

Magazine Fennec Mag 45


Warzone 2 Best SMG - MX9 (AUG)

The MX9 (AUG) is ranked #4 in our list of best SMG in Warzone 2.

A submachine gun conversion of the rifle receiver, the MX9 submachine gun performs well at close to mid-range. Subsonic ammo hides skulls from the enemy team.

The design of the MX9 (AUG) is based on the real-life gun Steyr AUG Para.

To unlock the MX9 (AUG) in Call of Duty Warzone 2 you need to Reach Level 13 with the STB 556.

This is the MX9 (AUG) loadout for Warzone 2 that we suggest you to build for your battles:

Muzzle AVR-T90 Comp

Barrel 508mm Rear Guard

Optic Slimline Pro


Warzone 2 Best SMG - Vel 46 (MP7)

The Vel 46 (MP7) is ranked #5 in our list of best SMG in Warzone 2.

Chambered in 4.6x30mm, the VEL 46 is a maneuverable submachine gun with moderate recoil.

The design of the Vel 46 (MP7) is based on the real-life gun Heckler & Koch MP7.

This is the Vel 46 (MP7) loadout for Warzone 2 that we suggest you to build for your battles:

Muzzle AVR-T90 Comp

Optic Slimline Pro

Underbarrel FTac Ripper 56

Magazine 50 Round Drum


Warzone 2 Best SMG - PDSW 528

The PDSW 528 is ranked #6 in our list of best SMG in Warzone 2.

Rapid-fire, a compact polymer frame, and high-velocity ammunition make the PDSW 528 a powerhouse for room clearing.

The design of the PDSW 528 is based on the real-life gun FN P90.

To unlock the PDSW 528 in Call of Duty Warzone 2 you need to Reach Level 5 in Military Ranks.

This is the PDSW 528 loadout for Warzone 2 that we suggest you to build for your battles:

Muzzle AVR-T90 Comp

Barrel FTac Defense 14.5"

Optic Slimline Pro

Underbarrel FTac Ripper 56


7. Minibak

Warzone 2 Best SMG - Minibak

The Minibak is ranked #7 in our list of best SMG in Warzone 2.

With a high rate of fire, a straight blowback system, and a unique high-capacity magazine, the Minibak shreds in close-quarters combat.

The design of the Minibak is based on the real-life gun PP-19 Bizon.

To unlock the Minibak in Call of Duty Warzone 2 you need to Reach Level 14 with the Vaznev-9K.

This is the Minibak loadout for Warzone 2 that we suggest you to build for your battles:

Muzzle AVR-T90 Comp

Optic Slimline Pro

Stock FT Tac-Elite Stock

Rear Grip Demo-X2 Grip


Warzone 2 Best SMG - FSS Hurricane

The FSS Hurricane is ranked #8 in our list of best SMG in Warzone 2.

The FSS Hurricane sacrifices range and stopping power for increased ammo capacity and enhanced stability.

The design of the FSS Hurricane is based on the real-life gun AR57.

To unlock the FSS Hurricane in Call of Duty Warzone 2 you need to Reach Level 17 with the FTac Recon.

This is the FSS Hurricane loadout for Warzone 2 that we suggest you to build for your battles:

Muzzle AVR-T90 Comp

Optic Slimline Pro

Rear Grip XTEN Grip

Underbarrel FTac Ripper 56


For more Warzone 2 weapons guides, check out our tier list of the best Assault Rifles, best Sniper Rifles, and best Shotguns available in the game.

To see the complete list of weapons available in Warzone 2 check out our Warzone 2 Weapons Database.

Call of Duty: Warzone 2.0 was released on November 16, 2022, along with Season One of Modern Warfare 2, for Xbox Series X|S, PlayStation 5, Xbox One, PlayStation 4, and Windows PC.

Which classic Warzone Weapon would you like to see returning to COD Warzone 2? Let us know in the comments below!

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