Best Warzone 2 Vaznev 9K loadout

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Warzone 2 Vaznev 9K
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November 18, 2022: Warzone 2 is available now and we've found a deadly loadout and attachment combination for the Vaznev 9K SMG.

The best Warzone 2 Vaznev 9K loadout has a strong possibility of dominating the early meta as land into Call of Duty's latest battle royale offering. The sequel to the first Warzone contains a new weapon arsenal to master alongside a new battlefield with plenty of areas to explore.


Armed with an impressive rate of fire and lethal damage output, the Vaznev 9K has all the ingredients needed for players to make an impact in close-quarters and mid-range combat. Thanks to the gunsmith, there are several ways to modify this particular SMG but after some testing, we've found a combination that's impossible to beat.

Before we take a closer look at the best Warzone 2 Vaznev 9K loadout, check out our guides sharing our early predictions on the best Warzone 2 guns and all there is to know about the Warzone 2 map.

What is the best Warzone 2 Vaznev 9K loadout?

Attachment Name
MuzzleSinguard MKV
BarrelSA Response III
OpticCronen Mini Pro
Stock Otrezat Stock
Rear GripTrue-Tac Grip

This build excels in close and mid-range engagements thanks to enhancements to damage and aim-down sight speed.

It's still tricky to land your shots but the lack of damage drop-off guarantees a fast time to kill in any scenario you find yourself in.


Best Warzone 2 Vaznev 9K attachments

  • Muzzle: Singuard MKV
  • Barrel: SA Response III
  • Optic: Cronen Mini Pro
  • Stock: Otrezat Stock
  • Rear Grip: True-Tac Grip

This set of attachments hinders mobility and handling but the enhancements to accuracy, range, and damage makes all the difference. The combination of Singuard MKV and SA Response III improves damage range and bullet velocity while the True-Tac grip guarantees fast aim-down sight and sprint-to-fire time.

Warzone 2 Vaznev 9K in gunsmith
Credit: Screengrab via Activision

How to unlock Vaznev 9K in Warzone 2

The Vaznev features as part of the Kastovia weapon platform which means you need to use another gun to obtain it. To unlock, level up the Kastov 74u assault rifle to level 15.

This is a rather time-consuming task but there are a few ways to speed up the process. Either drop into a DMZ match to earn some easy weapon XP or pop a double weapon XP to work through the ranks as fast as possible.


Best Warzone 2 Vaznev 9K perk package and equipment

Once the best Vaznev 9K attachments are good to go, finding a perk package and equipment combination capable of providing further benefits is the next step. Here are our recommendations.

Perk package


  • Tracker (Base)
  • Double Time (Base)
  • Spotter (Bonus)
  • Ghost (Ultimate)


  • Semtex (Lethal)
  • Stun Grenade (Tactical)

Is the Vaznev 9K good in Warzone 2?

The SMG category contains some of the strongest guns in the Warzone 2 arsenal and it's fair to say that the Vaznev 9K is one of them. Packed with incredible power and mobility, the SMG is highly likely to feature in the meta at some stage.

That's everything there is to know about the best Warzone 2 Vaznev 9K loadout. For more, check out our guides showcasing the best Warzone 2 sniper rifle and all there is to know about the first Warzone 2 double XP event.