Best Warzone Vaznev 9K loadout

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Warzone 2 Vaznev 9K
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September 22, 2023: Season 6 is on the horizon and we've adjusted the best Warzone Vaznev 9K loadout and the best attachments for battle royale action.

The best Warzone Vaznev 9K loadout remains one of the stronger SMGs available in the Warzone arsenal as attention turns towards the launch of Season 6.

Call of Duty's battle royale often applies weapon buffs and nerfs, but the Vaznev 9K continues to dodge them resulting in it excelling in close-range and mid-range combat.

Before we share all the intel on the best Warzone Vaznev 9K loadout, take a look at our other guides showcasing the best sniper rifle and the latest intel on when the next double XP event takes place.

What is the best Warzone Vaznev 9K loadout?

  • Barrel: KAS-1 381mm
  • Laser: Schlager PEQ Box IV
  • Stock: Otrezat Stock
  • Magazine: 45 Round Mag
  • Rear Grip: True-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 Vaznev 9K attachments

  • Barrel: KAS-1 381mm
  • Laser: Schlager PEQ Box IV
  • Stock: Otrezat Stock
  • Magazine: 45 Round Mag
  • Rear Grip: True-TAC Grip

This set of attachments hinders mobility and handling ever-so-slightly but the enhancements to accuracy, range, and damage make all the difference. The KAS-1 381mm improves damage range and bullet velocity while the True-TAC Grip guarantees minimal recoil so your shots always land where you want them to.

How to unlock Vaznev 9K in Warzone

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 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

  • Base Perk: Double Time
  • Base Perk: Bomb Squad
  • Bonus Perk: Fast Hands
  • Ultimate Perk: High Alert

The star of the show in the best Vaznev 9K loadout in Season 5 is High Alert. When an opponent has clocked your location, your vision will pulse, giving you increased awareness and a chance to move to a safe location.


  • Semtex (Lethal)
  • Stun Grenade (Tactical)

Is the Vaznev 9K good in Warzone?

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 hold its place in the ever-changing meta for the remainder of Season 5.

That's everything there is to know about the best Warzone 2 Vaznev 9K loadout. For more, check out our guides showcasing the best LMG and all there is to know about the ranked play rewards on offer.

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