Best Warzone MP40 loadout

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November 1, 2022: The MP40 remains one of the best Warzone guns to use in Season 5 Reloaded despite changes to the meta.

Scroll down to find the best Warzone MP40 loadout along with the best attachments to equip.

Since arriving at the start of the Pacific era of Warzone, players are still looking for the best MP40 Warzone loadout to use as Season 5 nears the halfway stage.

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 guns to choose from, it can be tricky to determine which is the best Warzone SMG to use. With that said, find the best MP40 Warzone loadout along with the strongest combination of attachments in this handy guide.

What is the best MP40 Warzone loadout?

Recoil Booster
VDD 189mm Short
Slate Relfector
Krausnick 33M Folding
M1941 Hand Stop
7.62 Gorenko 45 Round Mags
Rear Grip
Taped Grip
Perk 2

Despite regular buffs and nerfs from Raven Software, this particular build continues to cement the MP40 as the very best Warzone SMG to use. Its sheer versatility means the SMG stands out from the rest of the arsenal and if the developer fails to intervene, it will continue to dominate the rest of the Pacific era with ease.

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 Warzone attachments

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: Slate Reflector
  • Stock: Krausnick 33M Folding
  • Underbarrel: M1941 Hand Stop
  • Magazine: 7.62 Gorenko 45 Round Mags
  • Ammo Type: Lengthened
  • Rear Grip: Taped Grip
  • Perk: Brace
  • Perk 2: Quick

The 45-round magazine is one of the key elements of this build. It gives you additional bullets in the magazine, which makes it easier to deal with groups of opposition with no need to reload after every kill.

The choice of stock, Taped Grip, and Short barrel provide increases in fire rate and damage output in addition to a reduction in recoil levels, making the MP40 extremely easy to control. Coupled with the Lengthened Ammo Type for an additional damage increase, the weapon can quite literally melt through enemies even at longer distances.

The rest of the build revolves around controlling the weapon. The Quick Perk makes sure that you move around the map as fast as possible thanks to further movement speed boosts.

Best Warzone MP40 Loadout
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Best MP40 Warzone perks and equipment

Once the best MP40 attachments have been equipped, selecting the best Perks for the job is just as important, giving you even more versatility during a match.


  • Double Time (Perk 1)
  • Overkill (Perk 2)
  • Amped (Perk 3)

This Perk combination continues to deal damage. Double Time, Overkill, and Amped all have their uses. With an increase in Tactical Sprint, the ability to carry another primary weapon, and a faster weapon swap, it's easy to achieve success with the MP40.


  • Secondary: NZ-41
  • 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.

Alongside this deadly selection of equipment, Vanguard's NZ-41 is the perfect weapon to pair the MP40 with thanks to its superb mid-range performance.

Is the MP40 good in Warzone?

The MP40, as mentioned before is one of the most sought-after weapons in Warzone. It's got an amazing rate of fire and is deadly in close-quarters and mid-range engagements.

And that wraps up our guide for the Vanguard MP40.

For more Warzone guides, check out the best Warzone guns to use in Season 4 Reloaded.

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