The Striker 45 sub-machine gun is a compact weapon capable of doing massive damage at medium to long-range.
While it's been overshadowed by some of the more popular long-range weapons such as the Kilo 141, the Striker 45's compact, yet deadly, qualities give it a certain charm.
Arriving back in Season 2 of Modern Warfare, the Striker struggled to make an impact in multiplayer but had a greater impact in Warzone.
The SMG chambers .45 ammunition that shreds at longer distances, which makes it a reliable sidekick for the rolling hills of Verdansk.
Here are the best short, medium, and long-distance loadouts for the Striker 45 in Warzone.
We kick off first with the optimum mid-range loadout before moving into the less effective loadouts.
Best Striker 45 loadout - Medium Range
After some time experimenting with a range of attachment combinations, this loadout is perfect to make the best use of the Striker 45's attributes.
This class resembles a similar loadout that was frequently used on the UMP45 back on Modern Warfare 2.
- Monolithic Suppressor (Muzzle)
- 400mm Stainless Steel (Barrel)
- G.I Mini Reflex (Optic)
- FTAC 60 Series Rubber (Rear Grip)
- Merc Foregrip (Underbarrel)
This attachment combination provides increases in overall damage range thanks to the additions of the monolithic suppressor and the stainless steel barrel.
The Merc Foregrip adds plenty of stability along with a significant reduction in recoil while the G.I. Mini Reflex gives you snap-to-sight accuracy and speed.
- Quick Fix (Perk 1)
- Restock (Perk 2)
- Tune Up (Perk 3)
Taking down players immediately starts the process of health regeneration, a quicker way of getting back to full strength and ready for the next fight. Restock enables your grenades to recharge every 25 seconds, meaning you will never run out of utilities, and Tune Up reduces revive time by 25%, allowing you to get your teammates back into the action as quickly as possible.
- Molotov Cocktail (Lethal)
- Stun Grenade (Tactical)
Slow your opponent down by throwing a stun grenade first and quickly follow it up with the Molotov to guarantee the kill.
- Trophy System
Block any incoming projectiles by deploying a trophy system in your vicinity. Protecting yourself from grenades can often be the difference between staying alive and being taken out by a pesky piece of C4.
Best Striker 45 Class - Short Range
The second class is focused on maximum mobility and agility in mind - perfect for those winding corridors in the Verdansk Hosptial or the Airport.
With that in mind, there is going to be a loss in stopping power at longer ranges due to the smaller barrel. Despite the lack of long-range performance, the attachment combination makes up for in close-quarters engagements.
- 150mm Stainless Steel (Barrel)
- Ranger Foregrip (Underbarrel)
- 45 Round Mags (Ammunition)
- FTAC G-5 EXO (Stock)
- Sleight of Hand (Perk)
This attachment combination offers the most mobility, fastest aim down sight (ADS) speed, and a handy increase in reload speed thanks to the addition of Sleight of Hand as a weapon Perk.
- Double Time (Perk 1)
- Ghost (Perk 2)
- Battle Hardened (Perk 3)
Double Time doubles the length of tactical sprint and also increases crouch movement speed by 30%, drastically improving movement speed regardless of stance.
Ghost makes you undetectable from any UAVs, Radar Drones, and Heartbeat Sensors, making it much easier to navigate the map without an enemy being aware of your location.
Battle Hardened increases your resistance to flash, stun, and gas grenades, allowing you to maintain focus on your intended target.
- Frag Grenade (Lethal)
- Smoke Grenade (Tactical)
A perfectly cooked frag grenade is very difficult to avoid when it lands at the feet of an opponent.
The smoke can be used in a variety of ways but for this class, the best way is to throw it in front of a crowd of enemies and rush straight through, catching them completely off-guard, resulting in a play of epic proportions!
- Dead Silence
Dead Silence is perfect for traversing the map totally undetected.
The silent footsteps allow you to get behind enemy lines easily, often behind multiple enemies, resulting in several kills being secured in quick succession.
Best Striker 45 Class - Long Range
This is fantastic for those who like to stay out of the congested areas of the map/
With a few tweaks, this loadout transforms the Striker into a decent long-range weapon, rivaling some of the more established rifles in the game.
- 300mm Poly Barrel (Barrel)
- Aim-Op Reflex Sight (Optic)
- FTAC Precision Fixed Stock (Stock)
- FTAC 60 Series Polymer (Rear Grip)
- Tactical Foregrip (Underbarrel)
- Cold Blooded (Perk 1)
- High Alert (Perk 2)
- Amped (Perk 3)
Cold Blooded keeps you hidden from any enemy AI killstreaks, High Alert is great for increasing and improving your overall awareness, and Amped increases weapon swap speed, ideal in those situations where you run out of ammo and need to pull out a secondary to finish off the kill.
- Semtex (Lethal)
- Heartbeat Sensor (Tactical)
Semtex is handy to use when throwing it in a crowded area of the map, fully utilising its ability to stick to enemies and surfaces. The Heartbeat Sensor is ideal for keeping tabs of any enemies converging on your position so use it wisely!
- Stopping Power Rounds
For passive players, dealing with an enemy at long range with an SMG can be difficult. Equip Stopping Power Rounds for some additional firepower, making those long-distance engagements much easier to negotiate.
The Striker 45 won't be the first-choice weapon for a lot of people, but with the right attachments, it's a handy piece of kit - especially at medium range.
Where the Striker does claw back some points is in its versatility - the ability to morph from one gun to another.
While some weapons perform in a similar matter with a variety of attachment combinations equipped, the Striker has multiple characters - giving the weapon a personality crisis of sorts
It never excels but can play a multitude of roles with relative success.