The MP40 is making its debut in Call of Duty Warzone, and the WW2-era submachine gun certainly packs a punch on the battlefields of Caldera and Rebirth Island. While it might not boast a super-high fire rate like some of the best OTs9 Warzone loadouts, the MP40 instead prides itself on having excellent bullet velocity and damage range alongside very manageable recoil.
As a result, it makes both a great close-range SMG anf a great sniper support option. While you could kit your MP40 out with attachments that make you super speedy and give you incredible hip fire for those close range battles, we’ve found it’s not quite as effective as weapons like the PPSh-41 or the MAC-10 for that kind of work.
Instead, making your MP40 a versatile close-to-mid-range gun to accompany a sniper – or maybe a long-range tactical rifle or assault rifle – is the preferred way to incorporate the gun into a Warzone loadout. In this role, the MP40 is certainly one of the best Warzone guns for the job.
So, let’s dive into this MP40 loadout and show you which attachments, perks, and equipment you need to rack up the kills in Caldera.
MP40 Warzone loadout
Here is the best MP40 Warzone loadout for you to use in Warzone Pacific Season 1:
- Muzzle: Mercury Silencer
- Barrel: Krausnick 317MM 04B
- Optic: Slate Reflector/ G16 2.5x
- Stock: Krausnick 33M Folding
- Underbarrel: Carver Foregrip
- Magazine: 9mm 64 Round Drums
- Ammo Type: Lengthened
- Rear Grip: Fabric Grip
- Proficiency: Unmarked
- Kit: Quick
With 64 rounds in the mag and decent range and damage numbers, this MP40 is an ideal sniper support option, or it could suit slower-paced players in a traditional one-AR-one-SMG loadout.
Lengthened ammunition also hikes up your bullet velocity, while the Quick perk makes you extremely light on your feet and the Unmarked perk gives you silent footsteps after eliminating opponents.
The Slate Reflector is the best close-range optic in the game, but if you want to engage in some more long-range gunfights, you the G16 2.5x scope is perfect.
If it’s hyper-aggressive SMG play you’re after, this may not be the gun for you. But if you want a dependable, easy to use SMG that is effective at most ranges, then you should definitely add this MP40 build into your next loadout.
MP40 Warzone loadout secondary
As we mentioned, the MP40 can make a great support gun for a sniper class, so partner it up with your sniper of preference. You could also partner it with a long-range assault rifle, and our personal favourite is the NZ-41. Check out our NZ-41 Warzone loadout guide for a great build.
MP40 Warzone loadout perks and equipment
For perks, we recommend running Double Time, Overkill, and Amped – it’s a tried and tested trio that is still effective as we enter the Warzone Pacific era.
Equipment has had a shake up, but running a combination of Stun Grenades and Semtex (or Frags if you’re playing Vanguard Royale) is probably still your best option.
The MP40 has made a serious impact on the Warzone meta, thanks to both its popularity in Vanguard and its incredible versatility. It’s already the most popular gun in the battle royale, and we expect its reign to continue beyond Warzone Pacific Season 1.