Best Modern Warfare 2 SMG 2022

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Image showing Ghost holding Modern Warfare SMG
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Latest Update: September 28, 2022 -

With the beta ending, all eyes are on the Modern Warfare 2 release date.

Before dropping in, check out the Modern Warfare 2 guns list to see all the weapons appearing in the arsenal.

Submachine guns (SMG) often feature in the multiplayer meta thanks to their incredible rate of fire and high levels of mobility. Thanks to these simple characteristics, SMGs excel in close-range engagements and with a solid attachment combination, they're capable of dealing damage at longer distances.

With the launch of Modern Warfare 2 on the horizon, attention is turning toward the Call of Duty Next event where players will get their first look at what multiplayer has to offer.

Before we share the best Modern Warfare 2 SMG to use, don't forget to check out our guides showcasing the full Modern Warfare 2 guns list along with all the Modern Warfare 2 perks making their way to multiplayer.


What is the best Modern Warfare 2 SMG?

S Tier Lachmann Sub

With the Modern Warfare 2 beta well underway, the Lachmann Sub is currently leading the charge as the best Modern Warfare 2 SMG to use.


Packed with incredible damage output and high mobility, the SMG is perfect for those that love to run and gun in a match.

Modern Warfare 2 SMG tier list

S Tier Lachmann Sub
A Tier FSS Hurricane
B Tier
C Tier
Z Tier

With the beta well underway, we've had our first look at the selection of SMGs that will arrive in the full build of Modern Warfare 2. The Lachmann Sub currently leads the way thanks to its high mobility and fast sprint-to-fire time.


Close behind is the FSS Hurricane. Thanks to the new Gunsmith, many are building this SMG into an SMG/AR hybrid. While it improves versatility, its close-range performance is nowhere near as good as the Lachmann Sub.

While we see how Modern Warfare 2's SMGs fare against each other, make sure to check out our guides highlighting the best Modern Warfare 2 assault rifle to use in multiplayer.

Image showing Modern Warfare 2 players moving through dark room
Credit: Activision

Modern Warfare 2 beta start date


The beta commences on September 16, 2022 with an exclusive weekend of action for PlayStation users. From September 17, the beta opens to all who own a PS4 or a PS5.

Those that want to get their hands on the game and are on Xbox and PC have the chance to do so from September 22, 2022 during the crossplay beta.

That's everything we know about the best Modern Warfare 2 SMG. Once the beta begins and we've tested all of the available SMGs, be sure to check back to find out which are worth using and which ones to avoid. In the meantime, check out our guide showcasing all there is to know about the game, including intel on the Modern Warfare 2 release date.