Best MP-40 Loadout in Call of Duty: Vanguard and Warzone Pacific

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The MP-40 is perhaps one of the most iconic and recognizable sub-machine guns in Call of Duty: Vanguard and Warzone Pacific. The weapon has already made its mark in the games, dominating public lobbies and demanding a spot in aggressive players’ hands. Additionally, you get the gun as soon as you hit level 4, making it an easy choice for players that want to level up a weapon as soon as possible.

Best MP-40 loadout in Call of Duty: Vanguard

While the MP-40 seems dominant, it tends to struggle in ammo capacity and quickness, both things that can be addressed with the right attachments. Here’s the best loadout for the MP-40 in Call of Duty: Vanguard.

With the refreshed attachment system comes a slew of options for you to pick, but if your goal is to use the MP-40 as an aggressive SMG, then we recommend the following:

  • Muzzle: M1929 Silencer
  • Barrel: Krausnick 221MM 01B
  • Underbarrel: Carver Foregrip
  • Magazine: 9MM 64 Round Drums
  • Ammo Type: Frangible
  • Optic: Slate Reflector
  • Rear Grip: Fabric Grip
  • Stock: Krausnick 33M Folding
  • Proficiency: Momentum or Slight of Hand
  • Kit: Quick or Fully Loaded

The combination of the M1929 Silencer and Krausnick 221MM 01B barrel work hand in hand. These will allow you to quickly push and aggressively flank players without knowing where they are shot. Due to the Krausnick barrel’s boost to ADS time, you should have a much better chance of winning most close-quarters gunfights. Try using the Momentum proficiency to get a boost to movement speed after every kill, further reinforcing a fast playstyle.

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To address the MP-40s ammo issues, use the 9MM 64 Round Drums and the Fully Loaded kit to run around with more ammo for longer engagements. While these drum mags do slow you down, the other attachments made for speed on your weapon should make up for it. Sights are largely a subjective choice, but the Slate Reflector optic is a clean option that unlocks relatively quickly in weapon levels.

The last couple of attachments focus on keeping the MP-40 as stable as possible. Call of Duty: Vanguard does feature a noticeable amount of recoil for its guns, so using the Carver Foregrip and Krausnick 33M Folding stock will help you keep targets in your sights without slowing you down. The Fabric rear grip will also help you on the draw, allowing you to ADS much faster.

For the rest of the loadout, you might consider using the Top Break revolver for a little extra range in tight situations. Also, use the Stun Grenade to concuss enemies as you push around corners and choke points. You’ll want your perks will focus on speed and knowledge, so we recommend using Ghost, Radar, and Lightweight to find your enemies, put them down, and quickly retreat to cover.

Best MP-40 loadout in Call of Duty: Warzone Pacific

Despite there being a massive collection of SMGs to use in the battle royale, the MP-40 has come onto the scene as one of the best. Albeit, the weapon must first be constructed with a certain set of attachments that balances its wild recoil and lackluster base damage. Here are the best attachments you’ll need for the MP-40 in Warzone Pacific.

  • Muzzle: Recoil Booster
  • Barrel: Krausnick 317mm 04B
  • Underbarrel: m1941 Hand Stop
  • Magazine: 8mm Kurz 40 Round
  • Ammunition: Incendiary
  • Optic: G16 2.5x
  • Stock: VDD 35m Wire Grip
  • Rear Grip: Polymer Grip
  • Weapon perk 1: Brace
  • Weapon perk 2: Quick
  • Perks: Double Time, Ghost, and Tracker

This class will mostly revolve around the power of the 8mm Kurz 40 Round magazine and ensuring that other attachments make up for its setbacks. This magazine, along with the Incendiary ammo, supplies enough damage to end fully-shielded opponents in just about five to six body shots. It should also be paired with the Brace weapon perk to guarantee your first few shots land with ease.

Of course, applying the 8mm Kurz magazine greatly decreases the SMG’s fire rate, ADS speed, and recoil control. So, in turn, players will have to resolve these deficiencies by adding the Recoil Booster, m1941 Hand Stop, and Polymer Grip. Once these three are applied, the MP-40 becomes debatably the most well-round SMG in Warzone.

It may go without saying, but like most SMGs, players will need to mainly stick to close-range combat and focus on aggressively chasing after targets. To ensure you spot enemies first, class perks like Double Time, Ghost, and Tracker are perfect for this sort of stealthy play.