Season 5 Reloaded of Warzone is in full swing and as Raven Software does its best to maintain some kind of balance across the entire weapon arsenal, the TEC-9 SMG is proving an extremely popular choice for those that want to get up close and personal with the opposition.
One of the three new weapons that arrived at the launch of the latest season is the TEC-9, a compact semi-automatic submachine gun capable of dominating the opposition in close-quarters combat. Despite its small size, it can shred through the armour of an opponent in a matter of seconds, meaning it could feature heavily in the Season 5 metagame.
Thanks to the Gunsmith, there are a wide variety of attachments to equip that will transform the TEC-9 into the best Warzone SMG. Find out the best TEC9 attachments to equip and the best loadout to build in this guide!
How To Unlock
The TEC-9 is one of two weapons that features as part of the Season 5 Battle Pass, meaning that the process of unlocking the SMG is incredibly straightforward. To get your hands on the new weapon, simply reach Tier 31 of the Battle Pass.
Armed with incredible levels of mobility and immense power in close-range scenarios, the TEC-9 is certainly in with a shot of becoming the next best Warzone SMG. Despite its impressive close-quarters performance, the damage drop-off is significant when attempting to use the weapon at longer distances but with the right combination of attachments equipped, it can be improved alongside the high recoil levels.
The SMG category is one of the most competitive in the entire battle royale, and the addition of the TEC-9 certainly makes it even more interesting. With two attachments to change the firing mechanism, there are attachment combinations that suit all styles of play. Here are the best TEC-9 Warzone attachments to equip.
TEC-9 Warzone Best Attachments
This particular combination of attachments provides much-needed improvements to the range and fire rate of the TEC-9 which drastically increases versatility. Some of the attachments in this build take time to unlock so be sure to use a Double Weapon XP token in order to level up the weapon as quickly as possible.
- Muzzle: Full Auto Repeater
- Barrel: 4.9" Task Force
- Laser: Tiger Team Spotlight
- Stock: SAS Combat Stock
- Ammunition: STANAG 48 Rnd
For those that are familiar with the Warzone SMG meta, this build doesn't stray far away from the MAC-10 meta build which continues to feature in the loadouts of several players. The Muzzle switches the firing mechanism from semi-automatic to fully automatic, increasing the rate of fire and time to kill an opponent.
The choice of Laser may seem like a strange one but the increase in movement speed makes it perfect to outmanoeuvre any opponents in the heat of battle. To capitalise further on mobility, the SAS Combat Stock is the ideal choice, increasing firing movement speed, aim walking movement speed, and ADS firing move speed. To round off the build, we equipped a huge magazine to minimise reloading on a regular basis.
Best TEC-9 Warzone Loadout
The rest of the loadout is just as important as selecting the best attachments for the TEC-9. With the attachments ready to go, it's time to take a look at Perks and Secondary Weapon.
The EM2 has quickly slotted into the ever-changing metagame as one of the best Warzone assault rifles to use on the streets of Verdansk and Rebirth Island thanks to its steady rate of fire and ease of control in long-distance gunfights. Find a full breakdown of the rifle in our EM2 loadout guide.
- Lethal: Thermite
- Tactical: Heartbeat Sensor
Thermite has slowly risen in popularity thanks to its ability to stick to any surface as well as dealing plenty of damage when it makes contact with an opponent. Combined with the Heartbeat Sensor to determine the location of nearby enemies, it's a lethal combination that struggles to be beaten.
Perk selection is often overlooked but with the best Perks equipped to a loadout, it can make taking on the rest of the lobby much easier. After a bit of time experimenting with different Perks, here's the best combination to use with the TEC-9:
- Perk 1: Cold Blooded
- Perk 2: Overkill
- Perk 3: Amped
This selection differs slightly from the combination that has featured heavily over the course of Season 4. Cold Blooded conceals your position from thermal optics as well as providing a counter to Combat Scout, which temporarily highlights your position when hit with incoming gunfire. Overkill grants you the capabilities to equip two primary weapons in the same loadout meaning you will be able to deal with any situation that comes your way.
Amped is the third and final Perk we selected. The increase in weapon swap speed may be slight but it makes all the difference when switching from the EM2 to the TEC-9 in a close-quarters battle.
Is The TEC-9 Good In Warzone?
After spending some time testing, I think that the TEC-9 is a solid SMG that gives players another option alongside the existing weapons in the category. With the right attachments equipped, it can certainly contend with the likes of the MP5 that has dominated the meta for several months.
If you're after an alternative to the current meta weapons, then I would certainly look at giving the TEC-9 a spin.