How to unlock RA 225 in Warzone and Vanguard

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Image showing Warzone player firing RA 225 SMG
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When finding a strong submachine gun (SMG) in Warzone and Vanguard, there are plenty of options to select. The vast majority of weapons in the category excel in close-range combat with some even managing to make an impact in mid-range engagements. With Season 5 fast approaching, another one is set to join the arsenal.

Known as the RA 225, this particular SMG features a high fire rate and high mobility levels that are perfect for fast and furious gameplay. However, a fast rate of fire often means recoil that's difficult to control.

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Before we share how to unlock the RA 225, don't forget to check out our other guide highlighting the best Warzone guns to use. With that said, here's how to get your hands on the brand-new SMG!

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Warzone Season 5 start date

The final season of the Pacific era commences on August 24, 2022, 24 hours after Season 5 of Vanguard gets underway. As one of the longest seasons of post-launch content, there's plenty of time to unlock the RA 225.

How to unlock RA 225

As one of two weapons available to unlock by working through the Season 5 battle pass, the process of unlocking the RA 225 is incredibly straightforward.

The new SMG will appear at tier 31 of the Season 5 battle pass. Purchasing the premium battle pass bundle will speed up the grind thanks to the 25 tier skips but if you want to get your hands on the SMG as fast as possible, you'll need to spend COD Points on six additional skips to unlock it instantly.

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Is the RA 225 good in Warzone and Vanguard?

With some strong SMGs already in the Warzone and Vanguard arsenals, the RA 225 has some stiff competition if it's to break into the best SMGs to use in multiplayer and the battle royale.

Once we've had a chance to test and compare the SMG, we will reveal if it's worth spending time ranking up and unlocking all of its attachments.

That's all there is to know about unlocking the RA 225 in Warzone and Vanguard. For more, check out our guide revealing the best Warzone sniper rifle to dominate long-distance duels.