Marco 5 is a versatile Sub Machine Gun with a high fire rate and damage range. Here’s an in-depth guide to creating the best Marco 5 loadout in the Warzone Season 5 Last Stand Reloaded update.
In the current Warzone meta, S.M.G.s are strong and more dominant in a gunfight as they can always be trusted in close to medium-range encounters. Like most other weapons in its class, the Marco 5 is a versatile S.M.G. with a high fire rate and a reasonable damage range. Marco 5 is the most recent addition to Vanguard’s weapon pool as it was released with the Season 4 Mercenaries of Fortune update.
The Marco 5 is a small barrel gun that is straightforward to use while moving. The weapon is potent in close-range gunfights, especially on the new Fortune’s Keep map. Moreover, clearing corners in Rebirth Island and dominating long-range gunfights in the terrains of Caldera will be a breeze using the proper loadout on this weapon.
Due to its effectiveness in most combat scenarios, the weapon has been in a good position in the meta. With the Rebirth Island and Caldera rework, the S.M.G. will surely help players dominate close-range gunfights with its excellent damage output. If it turns out to be too effective, Marco 5 might receive a nerf in the forthcoming portion of season 4. The damage range might get reduced to keep it up to par with other SMGs in the current weapon pool.
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How to unlock the Marco 5 in CoD Warzone
The Marco 5 is a part of Call of Duty: Vanguard’s weapon pool. It is a Submachine Gun (S.M.G.), an unlockable weapon available after reaching tier 15 of the current battle pass. It is part of the Season 4 Mercenaries of Fortune weapon line available to all players from day one of the update. It can be unlocked through purchasing skin bundles or completing challenges after the completion of Season 4.
The best tip for leveling up a 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 Marco 5 Loadout
- Muzzle: Recoil Booster
- Barrel: Imerito 342mm 04P
- Optic: Slate Reflector
- Stock: Imerito FR
- Underbarrel: M1930 Strife Angled
- Magazine: 9mm 48 Round Drums
- Ammo Type: Lengthened
- Rear Grip: Fabric Grip
- Perk 1: Acrobatic
- Perk 2: Quick
Recoil booster and Imerito 342mm 04P combine to reduce the recoil and sway of the Marco 5 with increased damage range. The slate reflector is an optic sight that will allow the Marco 5 to be effective in mid-range gunfights while providing 1.5x magnification. In addition, Fabric Grip will provide better-aiming stability and movement stats.
M1930 Strife Angled is a must for low recoil, and hip-fire builds. It helps in controlling the recoil with ease. Lengthened ammo type provides increased bullet velocity while Quick perk increases mobility, making the player light on their feet when wielding the weapon. On top of that, Acrobatic increases fire speed while sprinting with better hip-fire accuracy.
As for the magazine, the 9mm 48 Round Drums will do wonders with this gun increasing the initial ammo capacity. With the fire rate, the weapon runs out of ammo faster while using the standard magazine that comes with the weapon. This loadout makes it an aggressive S.M.G. that complements rush and sniper playstyles. Marco 5 will be viable in mid-range and close-range gunfights.
Best Equipment & Perks for Marco 5 Loadout
- Secondary: MP40 (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 MP40 or Kar98k with this S.M.G. will make the loadout more potent, and the secondary will help handle both long to mid-range gunfights with ease. Our MP40 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 it will help players plan their next move more effectively. Throwing knives as lethal can be a lifesaver 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 opted out for throwing knives to watch flank when stationary.
All the latest Marco 5 Buffs & Nerfs
The Marco 5 did not receive any buffs or nerfs as it has been recently added to the game. The current state of the weapon is balanced, according to many players within the CoD community. If the situation arises, the gun might get more tweaks in future updates to make it more balanced. All the S.M.G.s from Call of Duty: Warzone are different. They all excel in their fields depending on the build. The exact placement of the weapon in the current meta can be determined in the coming weeks as more players get their hands on the weapon.
Other Alternatives to the Marco 5 in the Current Meta
In the current meta, other alternatives to Marco 5 are Cooper Carbine (Vanguard) and PPSh-41 (Vanguard). Cooper Carbine is an A.R. It is a long-range beamer and, in the same way, also performs as a mid-range support weapon. PPSh-41 is also a solid choice with a high fire rate, and it has a very low time to kill in close-range gunfights. Check out our Cooper Carbine and PPSh-41 loadout guide to create the perfect loadout for Warzone Season 5 Last Stand.
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