Submachine Guns are powerful tools in any Call of Duty: Warzone player’s arsenal. With that being said, we’ve ranked every SMG and put together the top five for Warzone Pacific Season 3 Reloaded’s best close-range guns.
Following the Warzone Pacific Season 3 Reloaded update, Warzone’s meta changed dramatically. While the long-range meta has shifted completely, the game’s close-range meta hasn’t changed too drastically, with Vanguard weapons continuing to dominate.
Having said that, there are some very strong and underrated SMGs that have climbed the ranks since the Season 3 Reloaded update, boasting incredible TTKs and versatility.
Best Warzone SMGs ranked list
SMGs have always played an important role in Warzone’s meta. Alongside long-range options like Assault Rifles and Sniper Rifles, players need something for fighting up close, and that’s where SMGs come in.
Before we take a detailed look at the game’s top five SMGs, we’re first going to rank every SMG in Warzone Pacific Season 3 Reloaded so you can see how each weapon compares to the rest.
Here’s our official ranked list for the SMGs in Warzone Pacific Season 3 Reloaded:
- Owen Gun
- Type 100
- H4 Blixen
- Armaguerra 43
- PPSH-41 (Vanguard)
- MP5 (CW)
- OTs 9
- PPSH-41 (Cold War)
- MP5 (MW)
- PP19 Bizon
- AUG (MW)
- Nail Gun
- KSP 45
Top 5 SMGs in Warzone Pacific Season 3
The Welgun is the king of low recoil SMG loadouts and it is one of the easiest weapons to use. For this reason, it is also one of the most popular SMGs currently available in Warzone Pacific Season 3 Reloaded.
Although it doesn’t have the same incredible damage-per-mag as the Owen Gun, it has everything you’d want from an SMG — solid time to kill, low recoil, and high mobility. Truthfully, there is very little to separate the top Vanguard SMGs in Warzone and if any of the weapons below receive nerfs, then the Welgun will surely rise up this list.
4. Armaguerra 43
Although Warzone’s Armaguerra 43 doesn’t get as much love as some of the other SMGs on this list, it’s well-deserving of a top-five spot.
The Armaguerra was quickly nerfed after its arrival in Season 2 Reloaded, but it can still hang with the best SMGs in the game. Boasting an incredibly fast fire rate and low recoil, it’s an excellent, yet underrated, choice in Season 3 Reloaded.
3. H4 Blixen
For the first time since the launch of Warzone Pacific, Vanguard’s MP40 is not on this list. Due to the powerful SMGs that have been released as seasonal content like the Welgun, Armaguerra 43, and H4 Blixen, there’s simply no room for the popular MP40.
Nonetheless, the H4 Blixen is certainly deserving of its spot on this list. As of June 6, the H4 Blixen has the best K/D ratio in Warzone at 1.75 and it’s blowing the competition out of the water.
2. Type 100
The Type 100 is a Vanguard SMG that players are beginning to take notice of. What makes the Type 100 so effective in Warzone Pacific Season 3 Reloaded is that it’s the fastest-killing SMG in the game.
Although the Type 100 is a tad unwieldy, you’ll find that you’ll win almost every close-range gunfight when it’s in your hands. Its main issues are that it has a relatively small magazine size and struggles at range, but it deserves its top five spot because of its incredible damage output.
1. Owen Gun – Best SMG in Warzone
The Owen Gun absolutely dominated Warzone Pacific Season 2 and even though it was nerfed for Season 3, it doesn’t seem to have lost any of its power in Season 3 Reloaded.
While the Owen Gun has everything that makes an SMG great, what really makes it shine is its damage-per-mag — especially with Caldera and Rebirth Island’s 300HP. You’ll be able to take down a full squad in seconds, and players have insisted it’s still “broken” and want it nerfed again.
Although these SMGs are the top five you should run in Warzone, the meta is constantly evolving and who knows what will happen when the Warzone Pacific Season 4 update shakes up the hierarchy.
For more Warzone, be sure to check out how the Warzone devs finally nerfed the STG44 in a June 2 update.
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