Best Warzone 2 SMG: Submachine gun tier list

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February 24, 2023: With Season Two Reloaded on the horizon, we've checked our intel so you know the best SMG to use in Warzone 2.

Submachine guns (SMG) are a staple of Call of Duty multiplayer, providing players with a range of weaponry capable of excelling in close-quarters combat. Often armed with a fast rate of fire and high levels of mobility, the best Warzone 2 SMGs regularly feature in the loadouts of players looking to gain the upper hand over the opposition.


Warzone 2 is available now and some members of the community are already searching for the best SMGs available in the extensive arsenal of weaponry.

Before we share more intel on the Warzone 2 SMGs, check out our other guides containing all there is to know about the best Warzone 2 guns and the Warzone 2 release date.

What is the best Warzone 2 SMG?

Determining the best Warzone 2 SMG is a tricky task. With nine to choose from and each one possessing a wide range of characteristics, there's one to suit all styles of play.

Currently leading the charge are the Lachmann Sub and the Vaznev 9K thanks to their impressive rate of fire, high mobility, and strong damage output capable of shredding through any opposition in close-range combat.


Call of Duty Warzone 2 SMG tier list

There's very little separating the Warzone 2 SMG selection. Below the top tier, there's plenty of choices when looking for an alternative. The likes of the MX9 and VEL 46 come with plenty of firepower but their lack of versatility lets you down in the heat of battle.

Closely following the A tier is the B tier containing even more variety. The PDSW 528 and Minibak come with huge magazines as standard and as the first season of the battle royale progresses, there's always a chance the list moves around.


Once players start establishing a meta, we'll update the guide showcasing which SMGs you should use and which ones you need to avoid in order to score plenty of kills during a match.

Warzone 2 season 2 reloaded start date

The mid-season update for Warzone 2 Season Two isn't too far away. The halfway point will see a small batch of new content heading its way to the battle royale. We expect the mid-season update to arrive in mid-March as there are only 55 days of Season Two.

That's everything there is to know about the best Warzone 2 SMG. We will update this guide regularly once the game is out and we've managed to determine which is the best to use as part of a loadout. In the meantime, check out the best Warzone 2 FOV settings to find the best view of the action.