KG M40 is Call of Duty: Vanguard’s most versatile Assault Rifle. Here’s an in-depth guide on creating the best loadout for KG M40 in Warzone Season 5 Last Stand Reloaded.
Based on the Knorr-Bremse m/40, the KG M40 is the counterpart of the Bruen MKII from Call of Duty: Modern Warfare. It is a Swedish-made Automatic Rifle suitable for 7.92×57mm Mauser ammunition. This gas-operated chain-fed weapon has a vicious fire rate and damage output, making it easy to dominate long-range gunfights.
The weapon was added into the game with the launch of Call of Duty: Vanguard season 2. It was in tier 15 of the battle pass. It quickly became a meta AR for Warzone. The weapon soon took the place of Bruen with almost the same configuration as the gun was able to deal more damage at long ranges. The Cooper Carbine is its only rival in terms of stats as other ARs from Vanguard’s weapon pool are comparatively weaker.
The KG M40 was buffed and nerfed simultaneously with the Season 4 Mercenaries of Fortune Reloaded update. The weapon has excellent accuracy and control after the buff. At the same time, the weapon and its combination with the Tight Grip perk have been nerfed heavily.
How to unlock the KG M40 in CoD Warzone
The KG M40 is part of Call of Duty: Vanguard’s weapon pool. It is an Assault Rifle (A.R.), an unlockable weapon available after reaching tier 15 of the ongoing battle pass.
The best tip for leveling up the battle pass in Call of Duty: Warzone is to spend more time in-game. The experience (XP) system in Warzone is pretty straightforward. The more time you spend in-game, the more XP you will gain. Additionally, completing daily and weekly challenges will provide extra XP, which will be helpful to level it up faster. After unlocking and leveling it up quickly, players can choose from various attachments.
Best KG M40 Loadout
- Muzzle: MX Silencer
- Barrel: Reisdorf 720mm Shrouded
- Optic: SVT-40 PU Scope 3-6x
- Stock: VOD 22G Padded
- Underbarrel: M1941 Hand Stop
- Magazine: 8mm Klauser 60 Round Drum
- Ammunition: Lengthened
- Rear Grip: Hatched Grip
- Perk 1: Tight Grip
- Perk 2: Fully Loaded
The Reisdorf 720mm Shrouded increases KG M40’s bullet velocity, overall range, and accuracy. Most players will not shoot without aiming down the sights, so the decrease in hip fire accuracy is not a big problem. By equipping the SVT-40 PU Scope 3-6x, players can acquire more precision and recoil control at the expense of aim-down sight speed.
Another feature players might want to improve with the KG M40 is the number of bullets they can shoot before reloading. That’s where the 8mm Klauser 60 Round Drum enters the picture. However, players’ aim-down sights speed, movement speed, and reload speed will decrease in exchange for the extra bullets. They can also increase the velocity of every bullet by inserting Lengthened into the ammunition slot, and because there are no disadvantages, it’s a perfect combination.
Fully Loaded is a perfect fit here as it provides the most ammunition, especially when combined with the 8mm Klauser 60 Round Drum. The second perk must be a Tight Grip, which improves accuracy and recoil control while firing continuously.
After equipping the MX Silencer, players will gain sound suppression, additional accuracy buffs, and a faster aim-down sight speed. The VOD 22G Padded is helpful if players strafe while aiming and provides a significant boost to recoil control during the first few rounds.
Like every Assault Rifle, the rear grip for KG M40 should be the Hatched Grip. It provides flinch resistance, recoil stability, and accuracy during a sustained fire with no additional debuffs. Paired with the VOD 22G Padded, this Assualt Rifle will become more manageable in the recoil department. Players can also use the M1941 Hand Stop for extra recoil control buffs, and there are no noticeable downsides because they are not using this weapon for its hip-fire accuracy.
Best Equipment and Perks for KG M40 Loadout
- Secondary: Owen Gun (Vanguard) or Kar98k (Modern Warfare)
- Tactical: Stim (Modern Warfare), or Heartbeat Sensor (Modern Warfare)
- Lethal: Throwing knives (Modern Warfare), or Proximity Mine (Modern Warfare)
- Perk – 1: Quick Fix, or E.O.D
- Perk – 2: Overkill
- Perk – 3: Amped, or Combat Scout
Quick Fix is the ideal perk for players constantly engaging in gunfights, enabling health regeneration when an enemy is killed. Opting for E.O.D. is also feasible to take less damage from non-killstreak explosives and fire.
Overkill as the second perk is a must; players can carry an extra primary weapon in the secondary slot. Pairing Owen Gun or Kar98k with this A.R. will make the loadout more deadly, and the secondary will help handle both mid to close-range gunfights with ease. Our Owen Gun loadout focuses on a close-range S.M.G. build.
To swap between the weapons faster, Amped is the go-to. Faster switching between weapons will help in getting an edge over other players. Combat scout briefly highlights the whole team when an enemy player is shot.
As for tactical, stim gives an instant health regeneration upon use. The Heartbeat sensor can help track other players roaming nearby and plan the next gunfight strategy. Throwing knives as lethal can be a backup in a close gunfight. It has a one-shot potential on players with a minimal level of armor. Moreover, immediately throwing a knife will eliminate the player regardless of the range it’s thrown from after downing a player. Proximity mine can be used instead of throwing knives to watch flank when stationary.
All the latest KG M40 Buffs & Nerfs
The KG M40 received nerfs with the Season 4 Mercenaries of Fortune Reloaded update. The weapon’s head locational multiplier was decreased and on the other hand its neck locational damage multiplier was increased.
KG M40 (VG)
- Headshot Locational Damage multiplier decreased to 1.32, down from 1.46
- Neck Locational Damage multiplier increased to 1.32, up from 1.3
Other Alternatives to the KG M40 in the Current Meta
Other alternatives to the KG M40 are Cooper Carbine (Hybrid AR), Armaguerra 43 (S.M.G.), and PPSH-41 (S.M.G.). Cooper Carbine is one of the most robust guns in Warzone Season 5 Last Stand Reloaded’s current meta. Check out our Cooper Carbine and Armaguerra 43 loadout guide for more information.