Best MP40 Warzone Loadout

In Warzone, there are many great weapons across all classes. With weapons from Modern Warfare, Cold War and Vanguard to choose from, it can be difficult to consistently find results. For this reason, we have decided to create specific top weapon loadouts. After hours of tweaking, we have identified fully effective loadouts, which include a weapon, attachments, perks, and a playstyle that can attain great results.

The weapon of choice for this loadout is the underappreciated MP40. This is arguably the best choice for an SMG at any range, with its Vanguard variant being the best version. The base MP40 may have one of the slowest rates of fire in class, but its damage at all range, accuracy and bullet velocity are attributes we cannot ignore. Here’s our guide on how to set up the best MP40 Warzone loadout.

Get Levelled Up

We already have a great guide for how to level up quickly in Warzone, which can also apply to the MP40. However, if you do not feel like running around for just contracts, we have a quick guide on how to specifically rank up the MP40. Firstly, enter Rebirth Island solo, as this will be the quickest way you can get into fights. Remember, this guide can also be used for other SMG’s.


Equip Perks Double Time, Restock and Amped as these will increase equipment usage speed, along with a boost in movement speed. This will allow you to collect contracts before others and close in on enemies quickly. Now drop into a game and head straight for contracts, primarily bounties and supply runs are the best choices, as they take less time and reward better XP.

Additionally, if you have weapon XP tokens enabled, you should receive a massive boost in XP which should see you go from level 1-70 in 2-3 hours. We would recommend Solo, but Quads or Duos can still offer good games for you to capitalise on.

Attachments and Perks

Muzzle:M1929 Suppressor
Barrel:VDD 189MM Short
Magazine:7.62 Gorenko 45 Round Mags
Underbarrel:Mark VI Skeletal
Optic: Slate Reflector
Stock:Krausnick 33M Folding
Rear GripStippled Grip
Perk 1:Brace
Perk 2:Quick
Class Perks:Double Time, Restock, Amped
Lethal:Throwing Knife

How each Attachment and Perk works together

With an SMG that packs a strong punch, our focus is on accuracy, mobility, and detection. Our Muzzle will allow you to go undetected, and in a time where the element of surprise is key, this puts you ahead of competition from the start. Our Barrel, Under Barrel and Stock increases your overall accuracy and with a little recoil adjustment, allows you to be more accurate over all distances. Additionally, your mobility will also increase, which allows for easy escapes and successful closing in attempts on enemies.

The Optic can be changed around to fit your preference, but the Ammunition and Magazine will give you extra velocity and bullets to stay in a prolonged fight. Both weapon perks will increase your time-to-shoot and grants more accurate initial bullets. Finally, Stippled Grip increases your hip to fire time, which gives you even more of an advantage in those close-range engagements.

Playstyle Recommendations

Now that we understand our MP40 is a close quarters demon, with medium to long range effectiveness, here is how to utilise all its attributes. Caldera can provide many close quarter spots that favour this build, but it is Rebirth Island that compliments the loadout more. Firstly, when you drop collect your loadout as soon as possible.

Next, try to avoid positions where enemies can flank with ease. For example, Harbor, Shore and Living Quarters all have increased activity, which can put you in more danger. Bioweapons or Security Area is a great starting point, which allows you to see incoming foes. These areas will also allow you to see where the circle is moving too.

With a close-range beast and perks to compliment it, be aggressive if you find enemies. With the best MP40 Warzone loadout, why not put others on the back foot? Be aware of wider open areas and make sure to check for lurkers, but you should be relatively safe.