SMGs in Call of Duty Warzone exist for one thing: pumping as many bullets out as fast as possible.
The best Warzone SMGs maximize their high rate of fire with good range, speed, and power, though they’re still a picky bunch to work with. You’ll need to find the right attachments to get the most out of your SMGs, and lucky for you, our best Warzone SMG list does all the work.
Best Warzone SMG: Bullfrog
Bullfrog reigns as the best Warzone SMG if only because it’s so versatile. Bullfrog’s high damage count and hefty magazine help clear out surrounding enemies before needing to reload, and it has a built-in sight tool at the back. That frees an extra slot in your loadout to customize its magazine and accuracy even further.
How to unlock Bullfrog in Warzone
Bullfrog unlocks automatically once you reach level 43, so you won’t be using it for a while.
Best Bullfrog Attachments
Our Bullfrog setup expands its already impressive magazine so you don’t have to worry about reloading anytime soon and can take on multiple hostiles at once.
|Best Bullfrog Attachments|
|Barrel||7.4″ Task Force|
|Stock||KGB Skeletal Stock|
|Rear Grip||Serpent Grip|
Best Warzone SMG for accuracy: Mac-10
Customize your Mac-10 right, and you can make this even more lethal than the Bullfrog. Mac-10 has a rate of fire that belies its tiny size plus high hip-fire accuracy and good recoil control. You can forego ADS speed and stick to high magazines and attachments to improve its already-strong accuracy, then pair it with a sniper rifle to cover long-range attacks. Alternatively, the right barrel and suppressor can turn Mac-10 into a capable mid-range weapon as well.
How to unlock Mac-10 in Warzone
You’ll need to get two SMG kills in 15 matches to unlock Mac-10.
Best Mac-10 Attachments
Our Mac-10 build is a middle-of-the-road loadout that improves the gun’s range, accuracy, and ammo.
|Warzone best Mac-10 Attachments|
|Ammo||Salvo 53 Rnd Fast Mag|
|Barrel||5.9″ Task Force|
|Rear Grip||Airborne Elastic Wrap|
Best Warzone SMG for speed: Cold War MP5
The Cold War MP5 gets a handy buff compared to its Modern Warfare forebear, with higher damage and faster ADS speeds. Buffing it with an expanded magazine and a good barrel is essential, since the MP5 has a distressingly low base ammo count and is designed for close range. However, it makes up for those shortcomings with impressive recoil control.
How to unlock Cold War MP5 in Warzone
This is one of the first SMGs you’ll obtain in Warzone, since it unlocks at level 4. This makes it a great weapon for beginners, since it’s a powerful and competitive choice you can level up quickly.
Best Cold War MP5 Attachments
Our MP5 build modifies its weaknesses and makes it a powerful tool at close range.
|Warzone best MP5 loadout|
|Ammo||STANAG 55 Rnd Drum|
|Rear Grip||Stippled Grip Tape|
Best Warzone SMG for range: PPSh-41
Unlike other SMGs on our list, the PPSh-41 excels at longer range combat, though you’ll need to compensate for high recoil to make it work. The right barrel increases the PPSh’s already high bullet velocity, and while we recommend playing PPSh at mid-range, you can drastically improve its ADS speed and close-range accuracy by opting for grips over other attachments.
How to unlock PPSh-41 in Warzone
With the Warzone Season 3 Battle Pass having expired, you’ll need to complete a Season 4 challenge to unlock PPSh-41 in Warzone. It requires you to get three kills immediately after sprinting in 15 different matches.
Best PPSh-41 Attachments
Our setup improves the SMG’s shaky recoil and boosts its firepower.
|Warzone best PPSh Attachments||Warzone best PPSh loadout|
|Ammo||55 Rnd Drum|
|Rear Grip||Serpent Wrap|
|Barrel||15.7” Task Force|
Best Warzone SMG for velocity: LC10
The LC10 is a different kind of SMG and works best at mid- to long-range thanks to recent LC10 buffs in Season 3. It deals less damage overall than most SMGs, but it also has low recoil, high bullet velocity, and a good rate of fire. That said, the lower damage output means you’ll want to consider making this a secondary weapon. It probably won’t save you in a pinch.
How to unlock LC10 in Warzone
You’ll need to get three SMG kills without dying in 15 different matches to unlock the LC10.
Best LC10 Attachments
Our LC10 build increases its damage, control, speed, and capacity so you can deal more damage before having to reload. The Salvo 52 Rnd Fast Mag beats out the STANAG thanks to faster reload times.
|Best LC10 Attachments|
|Barrel||13.9″ Task Force|
|Underbarrel||Field Agent Grip|
|Ammo||Salvo 52 Rnd Fast Mag|
If you’re looking for the best Warzone loadouts, we’ve got the list for you. Meanwhile, check out our other Warzone coverage, including:
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- Best sniper rifles in Warzone
- Best Assault Rifles in Warzone
- Best Pistols and Sidearms in Warzone
- Best LMGs in Warzone
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