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CX-9 Warzone loadout - best attachments, perks, and equipment

Here's how to dominate with the CX-9 in Warzone Season 5

A CX-9 submachine gun in Warzone, painted in a white and blue camo, set against a black background

 You can no longer get the CX-9 in Warzone because this version of the game was shut down. However, this guide will be updated and will come in handy if the CX-9 ever returns.

After months of appearing, disappearing, and lurking in game files, the elusive CX-9 submachine gun was finally added to Call of Duty: Warzone back in the Black Ops Cold War Season 5 update. The CX-9 was a Modern Warfare gun that offered a high rate of fire with surprisingly decent accuracy, making it a great up-close shredder. With a small magazine and relatively poor damage range, you did need to be smart with the attachments you used, however.

As was often the case with new additions, the CX-9 made some waves in the Warzone meta when it was released back in August 2021. Unfortunately, after support for Black Ops Cold War was wrapped up, the game’s content was no longer integrated with Warzone. This means that you can’t get or use the CX-9 in the battle royale anymore. However, there’s always a chance the old favorite could return, as many other older weapons have. So, it’s still worth knowing the best Warzone CX-9 build.

CX-9 Warzone loadout

The best CX-9 loadout in Warzone was:

  • Monolithic Suppressor
  • CX-FR Stock
  • Merc Foregrip
  • 50 Round Drums
  • Sleight of Hand

This CX-9 Warzone build was the most balanced way to set up the SMG at the time, with the Monolithic Suppressor helping out with damage range and the 50-Round Drum boosting your magazine size.

Originally being a Modern Warfare weapon, you could also have a weapon perk as an attachment. Sleight of Hand was extremely useful here, as the CX-9’s rapid fire rate burned through bullets rather quickly, meaning a quick reload was very beneficial, especially with the larger, heavier magazine that reduced reload speed.

We recommended partnering the CX-9 with the Krig 6 – Warzone’s most popular and dependable assault rifle at the time. The Krig offered that long-range coverage that you needed with a CX-9 in your loadout. For the best Krig build, check out our Krig Warzone loadout guide.

CX-9 Warzone loadout perks

This was a pretty bread-and-butter Warzone loadout, so you didn’t need anything too radical in the perks department. Double Time, Overkill, and Amped all served you well – as they did just about any build at the time. After all, these were the meta options in the Black Ops Cold War era for a reason.

CX-9 Warzone loadout equipment

For this CX-9 Warzone class, we recommended a Heartbeat Sensor and Semtex as the best combination of equipment you could take into battle. It was perfect for flushing enemies out of position and giving you important intel.

So, that was the best CX-9 build in Warzone when Black Ops Cold War was at its peak. The CX-9 quickly became one of the best Warzone guns for those who loved SMGs.