Best MP40 Loadout & Attachments for Warzone Pacific

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The MP40 SMG has been a staple of the Vanguard metagame since the release of the game back in November and with the start of Season 1 for Warzone Pacific on the horizon, it's more than likely to feature in the loadouts of players dropping into Caldera.

Armed with a steady rate of fire and high levels of mobility, this particular SMG excels in close-quarters and mid-range engagements thanks to its minimal damage drop-off. With several attachments to equip in the Gunsmith, it can be tricky to determine which are the best MP40 Warzone attachments. With that said, find the best attachments to use along with the best MP40 Warzone loadout in this guide!

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How to Unlock MP40 in Warzone


Unlocking the Warzone MP40 is a very straightforward process. The SMG is available as soon as you reach Rank 4. While this is very quick to achieve, reaching the maximum Weapon Level will take much longer, so we recommend using a Double Weapon XP Token to get your hands on all of the attachments as quickly as possible.

Best MP40 Warzone Pacific Loadout
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Best MP40 Attachments for Warzone Pacific

A little bit of testing has gone into finding the best attachments for this weapon. With this particular combination, the SMG will certainly be in amongst the best weapons to use when roaming Caldera.

  • Muzzle: Recoil Booster 
  • Barrel: VDD 189mm Short
  • Optic: Krausnick ISO 1M
  • Stock: Krausnick 33M Folding
  • Underbarrel: SMLE Pistol Grip
  • Magazine: 9mm 64 Round Drum
  • Ammo Type: Lengthened
  • Rear Grip: Fabric Grip 
  • Perk: Brace
  • Perk 2: Quick

The 9mm 64 Round Drum is one of the key elements to this build. It gives you additional bullets in the magazine, that makes it easier to mow down through groups of enemies. The Krausnick 33M Folding stock, Fabric Grip, and VDD 189mm Short barrel increases the damage output of this weapon. along with the rate of fire. Coupled with the Lengthened Ammo Type that increases the bullet velocity, the weapon can quite literally melt through enemies even at longer distances.

The rest of the build revolves around controlling the weapon. That is where the Brace perk comes in. This controls the initial recoil of the MP40. And the Quick perk makes sure that you move quickly through battles thanks to the increased movement speed.

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Best Vanguard MP40 Loadout in Warzone Pacific

Once the attachments have been equipped, selecting the best Perks for the job is just as important, giving you even more versatility during a match.


  • Perk 1: Double Time
  • Perk 2: Overkill
  • Perk 3: Amped

Kicking things off is Double Time which doubles the length of Tactical Sprint, enabling you to navigate Caldera at a much faster speed. Next up is Overkill which gives you the ability to select two primary weapons in a loadout. In this case, we recommend the Automaton for some long-range firepower.

Last but not least is Amped. This lets you swap between your weapons quickly. This entire build is all about moving quickly and getting the jump on your enemies. So be ready for quick and intense gunfights.


  • Lethal: Semtex
  • Tactical: Stun

With the Semtex and Stun as your equipment, you will have an added benefit in the gunfights you walk into, provided you know how to use them correctly.

Is The Vanguard MP40 Good in Warzone?

The MP40, as mentioned before is one of the most sought after weapons in Warzone Pacific. It's got an amazing rate of fire and can be pretty deadly at short to medium range. So use it well.

And that wraps up our guide for the Vanguard MP40.

For more loadout guides, find the best Automaton loadout to use along with the best attachments to equip onto the PPSH.