Best Modern Warfare 2 SMG (Season 3 Reloaded)

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May 24, 2023: Season 3 Reloaded is in its final stages. To reflect the current meta, we've updated our SMG tier list so you know which is best to use in multiplayer.

What is the best Modern Warfare 2 SMG? That's one question on the minds of Modern Warfare 2 fans as they drop into Season 3 Reloaded. The mid-season update contains plenty of new content that will capture your attention.

The mid-season update arrived with a wealth of weapon buffs and nerfs that have influenced the meta, meaning the SMG you used in Season 2 may not have the same firepower.

But, before we take a closer look at the best Modern Warfare 2 SMG, check out our other guides showcasing the best assault rifle and all there is to know about the next double XP event.

What is the best Modern Warfare 2 SMG?

The Lachmann Sub and Vaznev 9K continue to lead the charge at the top of the SMG category thanks to their incredible firepower and mobility.

Packed with incredible damage output and high mobility, these SMGs are perfect for those that love to run and gun the opposition over the course of a match.

Modern Warfare 2 SMG tier list

S Tier Lachmann Sub Vaznev 9k VEL 46
A Tier FSS Hurricane PDSW 528 Fennec 45 BAS-P
B TierMX9 Minibak

With Season 3 Reloaded in full swing, the meta continues to evolve and despite numerous buffs and nerfs, the Lachmann Sub currently leads the way along with the VEL 46 and the Vaznev 9k.

In A tier is the FSS Hurricane. Thanks to the Gunsmith, many are building this SMG into an SMG/AR hybrid. While it improves versatility and mid-range performance, its close-range performance is nowhere near as good as the Lachmann Sub or the Vaznev 9K.

While we continue monitoring the performance of the SMG category, make sure to check out our Modern Warfare 2 page for all the latest news, leaks, and guides so you can dominate multiplayer with ease in Season 3 Reloaded.

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How many SMGs are in Modern Warfare 2?

As of Season 3 Reloaded, there are ten to use in Modern Warfare 2 multiplayer. Each of them has a range of characteristics to suit your style of play perfectly.

There's every chance Infinity Ward add new SMGs as the cycle progresses and as soon as they do, we'll update the guide so you know how it compares against the rest of the category.


Modern Warfare 2 Season 4 start date

Season 4 of Modern Warfare 2 is expected to launch on June 14 thanks to the in-game timer but there's always a chance the date will change. If there are any changes, we'll update the guide so you know when you can play the latest seasonal update.

There you have it, that's all there is to know about the best Modern Warfare 2 SMG in Season 3 Reloaded. While we wait for new additions, check out our guides showcasing all the latest intel on the best Modern Warfare 2 controller settings and how to unlock the Kevin Durant Operator.

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