The Best CX-9 Warzone Loadout

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Season 6 of Warzone is in full swing and since the release of the CX-9 submachine gun, a weapon that many thought would never appear, it's become a popular choice for those looking for a weapon to dominate in close-quarters scenarios.

Armed with an incredibly fast rate of fire and minimal levels of recoil, the brand-new SMG has all the features that will enable players to dominate in close-quarters scenarios against other submachine gunners. With so many attachments to choose from within the Gunsmith, it can be tricky to determine which are the best CX-9 attachments to equip in order to build the best CX-9 Warzone loadout. But what exactly are the best attachments to select? Find out in this guide!

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How To Unlock CX-9

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CX-9 Best Warzone Loadout

There are two ways to unlock the CX-9. The first involves completing a straightforward in-game challenge that can be done in Modern Warfare multiplayer or Warzone. Score two Longshot kills while using an SMG in 5 different matches and the base version will be available.

The second method involves spending some COD Points in the store. As part of the Soap Operator Bundle, players can access a Legendary CX-9 blueprint. Simply buy the bundle and the weapon is all yours!

CX-9 Weapon Overview

After testing the CX-9, there are very few flaws with the SMG, which is certainly a positive for those looking for an alternative to the two MP5variations. Despite the fast rate of fire, the recoil remains low which is certainly unusual for an immensely powerful submachine gun.

With any weapon that has a rapid rate of fire, players will find themselves shredding through their supply of ammunition incredibly quickly, meaning attachment selection and the choice of Perks becomes increasingly important before dropping into Verdansk and Rebirth Island.

CX-9 Warzone Best Attachments

Having levelled up the CX-9, there are a number of different attachment combinations that are viable options that will have a significant impact in close-range combat. With that said, we've found the best set of attachments to equip:

  • Barrel: CX-38S
  • Laser: 5mW Laser
  • Ammunition: 50 Round Drums
  • Underbarrel: Merc Foregrip
  • Stock: CX-FA

This particular combination of attachments does differ from the usual set of five that regularly features on a Modern Warfare SMG. The CX-38S barrel features an integral suppressor alongside improvements to bullet velocity and damage range, eliminating the need for a Monolithic Suppressor to be selected. To capitalise further on the CX-9's deadly hip-fire accuracy the 5mW Laser enables players to down and eliminate players with ease without having to spend additional time aiming down the sights.

The combination of Merc Foregrip, Drum Magazine, and CX-FA stock works wonders to maintain low levels of recoil as well as providing an increase in mobility levels. When one wrong move in the heat of battle could make the difference between scoring a kill or being sent to the Gulag, every increase in mobility is essential.

Best CX-9 Warzone Loadout

With the best CX-9 attachments equipped and ready to go, it's equally as important to ensure that the rest of the loadout is up to standard. Here's the best CX-9 Warzone loadout to use.

Secondary Weapon

  • C58

Since its arrival in Season 5, the C58 assault rifle has become one of the most popular assault rifles to use thanks to its non-existent levels of recoil and immensely high damage output. Check out our guide for the best attachments to equip and the best loadout!


  • Semtex (Lethal)
  • Heartbeat Sensor (Tactical)

This combination of equipment has withstood the test of time. The Semtex is the ideal piece of lethal equipment to deal any additional damage and thanks to its sticky nature, it can be used to disable and destroy vehicles that get too close for comfort.

The Heartbeat Sensor is just as useful. Utilise it to improve your awareness of any opponents in the nearby area or to make sure a building is clear of any enemies before breaching through the door.



Thanks to the fast fire rate of the CX-9, it may cause you to rethink your Perk combination. Here are the three best Perks we recommend using alongside this powerful SMG:

  • Perk 1: EOD
  • Perk 2: Overkill
  • Perk 3: Amped

With the Drum Magazine selected, there's no need to switch from the standard combination of Perks that has proven to be extremely effective for several seasons. EOD increases resistance to explosives while Overkill grants you the ability to equip two primary weapons in the same loadout, allowing you to create the best Warzone loadout available.

Lastly and by no means least is Amped. The Perk provides an increase in weapon swap speed, enabling you to react to any situation that you may come across during a match.

Is The CX-9 Good In Warzone?

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For those looking for a strong SMG to use in close-quarters as well as mid-range engagements, I highly recommend giving the CX-9 a shot. The rate of fire shreds through armour with ease, just as fast as the MP5, meaning this SMG has plenty of potential to change the existing metagame.

In my opinion, it's certainly up there as one of the best Warzone SMGs to use and if you haven't unlocked it, I would do so before it takes over the loadouts of many players.

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