Light Machine Guns (LMGs) are essentially heavier and more sluggish Assault Rifles. With similar fire rates, range effectiveness, and bullet velocity, LMGs are a great alternative to Assault Rifles, and a lot of fun to use in Warzone. They offer larger magazine capacities and often better accuracy but have very slow ADS and movement speeds. Depending on your playstyle, but for more defensive and conservative play, LMGs can be a great option for Warzone.

1) Stoner 63

Stoner 63 w/ Attachments

The Stoner 63 is a really accurate, powerful, and fun weapon to use in Warzone. The Stoner 63 has excellent damage range and a fairly strong fire-rate but is largely ineffective at close- to short-ranges.

How to Unlock

You must reach Level 4 in Warzone – easy.

Best Attachments

  1. Muzzle - Agency Suppressor - This will help with controlling and reducing the horizontal and vertical recoil that the Stoner 63 provides. This will make the weapon more effective at range, damaging your opponents more, keeping you off of enemy radars, and providing sound suppression.

  2. Barrel - 21.8“ Task Force - This increases bullet velocity but increases recoil, this is controlled by the other attachments, however. The damage range and accuracy that this barrel provides is certainly worth it at the cost of some recoil increase.

  3. Optic - Axial Arms 3x - This optic will allow you to track and take down your enemies at range, dealing significant damage upon them. The optic will let you down in close-range encounters but is excellent for other ranges.

  1. Underbarrel - Field Agent Grip - This underbarrel will help you with recoil control, allowing your long-range shots to be more accurate. The attachment does reduce ADS and movement speeds when shooting, but this is not a significant issue as LMGs are immobile anyway.

  2. Ammunition - Spetsnaz 150 Rnd - This will allow you to take on several opponents at one time. Although the reload speed is slow compared to other weapons, it is worth using the 150 Rnd magazine in order to give you an advantage over other players.

2) Bruen MK9

Bruen MK9 w/ Attachments

The Bruen MK9 is typically a standard heavy and slow LMG. This loadout, however, imitates an Assault Rifle but still gives you the excellent damage-range and accuracy of an LMG. A really fun and different weapon to use in Warzone.

How to Unlock

You need to get 3 kills in 15 different matches using LMGs, within the radius of a smoke grenade. This is easier in Multiplayer than Warzone but is certainly worth the slog to complete.

Best Attachments

  1. Muzzle – Monolithic Suppressor - This increases the range of the Bruen MK9, allowing you to be more accurate at long-ranges. It also provides sound suppression and keeps you off of enemy radars when firing.

  2. Barrel - XRK Summit 26.8“ - This increases bullet velocity, recoil control, and damage range. This is an essential attachment for the Bruen MK9, as without this, the weapon will be inferior to other weapons at all ranges.

  3. Laser - Tac Laser - This laser will increase your ADS speed, aim walking steadiness, and aim stability, allowing you to move more quickly with the Bruen MK9. This loadout essentially makes the weapon an Assault Rifle, so increasing ADS and movement speed is crucial.

  4. Optic - Corp Combat Holo Sight - This sight is useful for all ranges, but particularly close- to mid-ranges. The optic will allow you to be effective in many different gunfights. However, if it is not for you, try the trusty VLK 3.0 Optic.

  5. Ammunition - 60 Round Mags - The Bruen MK9 has the option to use 60 round mags that enable you to use the weapon in a far more active way. The much quicker reload speed is essential to using this weapon as a pseudo-Assault Rifle.

3) PKM

PKM w/ Attachments

The PKM is a great LMG that is powerful and really fun to use. Whilst the weapon is a bit clunky and slow, like a standard LMG, the PKM can be adjusted to maximise its power and accuracy.

How to Unlock

Luckily, the PKM is available by default with Warzone, so you can use it straight away!

Best Attachments

  1. Muzzle – Monolithic Suppressor – Increasing the range and accuracy of the weapon, this muzzle also provides sound suppression and keeps you off enemy radars when you are firing the weapon.

  2. Barrel - 26.9“ Extended Barrel - The longest barrel for the PKM, this will increase the damage range and accuracy of the weapon. The PKM is great at distances, so maximising this is essential.

  3. Laser - Tac Laser - Increasing aim walking steadiness, aim stability, and ADS speed, this will make the PKM feel less sluggish across Verdansk and Rebirth Island. The Tac Laser will also help with your aim.

  4. Optic - VLK 3.0x Optic - A great sight to use for all ranges, this optic will allow you to fight effectively and accurately. ADS speed is not drastically affected, making the VLK 3.0x Optic the best sight for the PKM.

  5. Underbarrel - Snatch Grip - This increases the ADS of the weapon, as well as assisting with recoil control. This will help you to fight at distances and remain accurate when doing so.

4) SA87

SA87 w/ Attachments

The SA87 is an incredibly powerful, good range weapon that has quick reload speeds. The weapon has good range but is most dominant at mid- to long-ranges.

How to Unlock

The SA87 will be unlocked when you reach Level 24.

Best Attachments

  1. Muzzle - Monolithic Suppressor - Range and accuracy is increased with the Monolithic Suppressor, allowing you to be a force in Warzone. The sound suppression the muzzle offers and taking you off of enemy radars is a great plus too.

  2. Laser - Tac Laser - Increasing aim stability, ADS speed, and aim walking steadiness, the Tac Laser will help the SA87 feel like an Assault Rifle.

  3. Optic - VLK 3.0x Optic - This optic suits the weapons best damage ranges and effectiveness. The SA87 is great at mid- to long-ranges, and this sight will help you to maximise this.

  4. Underbarrel - Merc Foregrip - Controlling the recoil of the SA87 is perhaps the biggest challenge with this weapon, and so this underbarrel will help to increase hip fire accuracy and overall accuracy with your shots.

  5. Ammunition - 60 Round Mags - A great magazine size to be quick but powerful in Warzone and Rebirth Island, imitating an Assault Rifle.

5) M91

M91 w/ Attachments

A very accurate and stable LMG, the M91 is a very reliable weapon to use if you can control the recoil. The M91 has great damage-range and accuracy, as well as a high fire-rate, making it a great option in Warzone.

How to Unlock

You must reach Level 25 to unlock the M91.

Best Attachments

  1. Barrel – M91 Heavy - This barrel gives the M91 extra damage-range and recoil control. This increases accuracy as well, allowing the M91 to be used effectively at range.

  2. Optic - Reflex - This provides very accurate precision on your targets, using the M91 to its maximum effectiveness at mid-ranges. The ADS speed is quick with the Reflex optic meaning you are not hindered as you usually might be with a more typical LMG.

  3. Stock - XRK Striker - This increases ADS speed and helps with control for the weapon. Controlling the erratic recoil is difficult with the M91, but this stock significantly helps this.

  4. Underbarrel - Commando Foregrip - This also helps with recoil control, as well as aiming stabilisation, allowing the M91 to be a great option at ranges.

  5. Rear Grip - Stippled Grip Tape - This helps the weapon to be more mobile as the ADS speed and sprint to fire speed is increased. Removing the sluggish weight of the weapon allows the M91 to be a powerful but mobile weapon in Warzone.


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    PC, PS4, PS5, XB One, XB X|S
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    Battle Royal, FPS
  • Guide Release
    8 July 2021
  • Last Updated
    31 August 2021
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This guide for Call of Duty: Warzone includes:

  • A Beginner’s Guide - Includes everything you need to know to acquire your first victory!
  • A Weapons Guide - Includes information on the best weapons in the game.
  • A Map Guide - Includes information and tips on every zone in Verdank.

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