Best PKM Warzone Loadout

When it comes to selecting the very best light machine gun (LMG) to use in Warzone, there are very few weapons in the category that can match the immense power of the PKM. Armed with a huge magazine as standard alongside minimal levels of recoil, the LMG has recently skyrocketed in popularity as Season 3 of the Pacific era continues.

It's often confusing to determine the best set of attachments thanks to the Gunsmith, but after some experimenting, we managed to find the ultimate combo that will dominate the opposition with ease.

With that said, find the best PKM Warzone loadout and the best attachments to select in our definitive loadout guide.

What Is The Best PKM Warzone Loadout?

Monolithic Suppressor
26.9" Extended
Tac Laser
VLK 3.0x
Snatch Grip

This build maximises the PKM's immense power in addition to improving its sluggish aim-down sight speed. Mobility isn't a priority so we focus on dominating mid-range engagements.

Best PKM Warzone Loadout
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Best PKM Warzone Attachments

  • Monolithic Suppressor (Muzzle)
  • 26.9" Extended Barrel (Barrel)
  • Tac Laser (Laser)
  • VLK 3.0x Optic (Optic)
  • Snatch Grip (Underbarrel)

In order to maximise damage, the monolithic suppressor and extended barrel make an appearance on this particular PKM build. With increases in damage range, it's very easy to take down any opponents in mid-range gunfights.

With 100 rounds in the standard magazine, there's no need to equip an alternative magazine, which is why we selected the Tac Laser to provide a much-needed increase in aim-down sight speed.

Best PKM Warzone Perks and Equipment

With a lethal combination of attachments ready to go, choosing a set of Perks and Equipment for further benefits is a key ingredient in order to build the very best Warzone loadout. Here is the best combination to use alongside the LMG.


  • EOD (Perk 1)
  • Overkill (Perk 2)
  • Amped (Perk 3)

This particular combination appears in nearly every single Warzone loadout because it is so effective.

EOD increases explosive resistance, Overkill enables you to equip two primary weapons in the same loadout, and Amped increases weapon swap speed, giving you the ability to switch between your primary and secondary weapons as fast as possible. Due to the low mobility of the PKM, we recommend using the Owen Gun alongside the LMG for those hectic close-quarters battles.

Is The PKM Good In Warzone?

After a few matches, the PKM has grown on me a lot. For those mid-range duels against a fully-equipped AR, the PKM can easily contend with them and with a high output of damage, destroying armour and downing opponents is no problem whatsoever.

If you want an alternative to the usual assault rifles floating around the meta, I would recommend giving the PKM a try!

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