With assault rifles, tactical rifles, and snipers featuring as the long-range option in a lot of the best Warzone loadouts, LMGs have fallen out of favour with a lot of the battle royale’s players. While they aren’t quite as overpowered as they once were, there are still a handful of LMGs that get slept on and can carry you through a game of Warzone.
One of those is the PKM, which offers up everything that you’d want and expect from a light machine gun: loads of ammo, decent stability, and lots of damage. Lovely.
While something like the PKM will offer you much worse movement speed and agility than your average assault rifle, they genuinely offer a super strong alternative for mid-range and long-range gunfights. With the right attachments, the PKM can be turned into what is essentially a mobile turret, gunning down enemies at will without you ever having to even think about reloading.
We’ve picked out what we think is the best combination of attachments, secondary weapon, perks, and equipment to make the ultimate Warzone loadout featuring the PKM.
Best PKM Warzone loadout
- Monolithic Suppressor
- 26.9” Extended Barrel
- VLK 3.0” Optic
- FORGE TAC Stalker Stock
- Snatch Grip
This PKM build, courtesy of one of Twitch’s biggest streamers in Nick ‘NICKMERCS’ Kolcheff, is an absolute monster in Verdansk. With mobility being its weakness, NICKMERCS has opted to sacrifice it even further, but in return getting much accuracy and range.
While he partners it with a slightly leftfield choice of an AS VAL as his close-range SMG, we think the build in our best LC10 Warzone loadout guide might be the play here.
For perks, you’ll want Double Time to help you move around the map with that big ol’ LMG in your hands, Overkill to run two primary weapons, and Amped for quick weapon switching between the PKM and LC10.
For tactical equipment, a Heartbeat Sensor is a must. For the lethal slot, we think either Semtex or Thermite Grenades would work well here.
The PKM has been around for a long time in Warzone, but it’s still a really viable option in the current meta. Give it a try, and see if it’s good enough to tempt you away from the comfort of your assault rifle.