Milano 821 is a compact Sub-Machine Gun with great damage output potential at close-range encounters. Here’s a step-by-step tutorial on creating the optimal loadout for the Milano 821 in Warzone Season 5 Last Stand Reloaded.
The Milano 821 is a unique weapon since it can be used in combination with the finest Assault Rifles and Sniper Rifles in Warzone. Whether players require a Milano for mid or long-range confrontations, this weapon is adaptable to every use case imaginable.
The Milano can be built in two separate ways. While it is capable of being converted into a lethal long-range weapon, it can also shine as a medium-range weapon like other S.M.G.s. We believe that the medium-range build is the superior option.
The Call of Duty community ignored the Milano 821 until late summer 2021. After receiving a buff in Season 4 of BOCW, it has been considered more powerful than it should be. With the buffs, the Milano can compete with the finest support weapons in the game, and is possibly the single most effective S.M.G. in this position.
How to Unlock the Milano 821 in CoD Warzone
The Milano 821 is part of Call of Duty: Black Ops Cold War’s weapon pool. It is a Sub-Machine gun (S.M.G.), an unlockable weapon available after reaching level 13. It is part of the post-launch weapon line available to all players from day one.
The best tip for leveling up in Call of Duty: Warzone is to spend more time in-game. The experience (XP) system in Warzone is pretty straightforward. The more time players spend in-game, the more XP they 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 Milano 821 Loadout
- Muzzle: Agency Suppressor
- Barrel: 10.6” Task Force
- Laser: Tiger Team Spotlight
- Stock: Raider Stock
- Magazine: STANAG 55 Rnd Drum
Equipping the 10.6″ Task Force increases effective damage range, bullet velocity, and strafe speed at the cost of decreased recoil control. The Agency Suppressor can assist in offsetting some of these disadvantages by absorbing part of the decreased recoil control while also keeping players invisible and improving bullet velocity and effective damage range.
The Raider Stock is designed to improve speed while aiming or aim walking, and also sprint to fire speed, which is extremely useful for medium-range engagements. To further increase overall movement speed and aim walking speed, the Tiger Team Spotlight is an excellent option provided players can adjust to the decreased aiming stability and a visible flashlight while the weapon is equipped.
Lastly, the STANAG 55-rnd drum increases magazine capacity, maximum starting ammo, and ammo capacity by 67%, which means players will spend less time reloading. While it does impact aim down sight time as well as reload speed by 10%, these are readily compensated by other attachments.
Best Equipment & Perks for Milano 821 Loadout
- Secondary: Cooper Carbine (Vanguard) or Kar98k (Modern Warfare)
- Tactical: Stim (Modern Warfare), or Heartbeat Sensor (Modern Warfare)
- Lethal: Throwing knives (Modern Warfare), or Claymore (Modern Warfare)
- Perk – 1: Quick Fix, or E.O.D
- Perk – 2: Overkill
- Perk – 3: Amped, or Combat Scout
Quick Fix is an excellent perk for players who are continuously engaged in gunfights, as it enables rapid health recovery when an enemy is killed. Choosing E.O.D. to take less damage from non-killstreak explosives and fire is also feasible.
Overkill as the second perk is a must; players can carry an extra primary weapon in the secondary slot. Pairing Cooper Carbine or Kar98k with this S.M.G. will make the loadout more potent, and the secondary will help in handling both long to mid-distance gunfights with ease. Our Cooper Carbine loadout focuses on a close-range S.M.G. build.
Amped is the best way to switch between guns quickly. Faster switching between weapons will give players an advantage over other players. The perk combat scout briefly highlights the entire team when an opposing player is shot.
As for tactical, stim gives an instant health regeneration upon use. The Heartbeat Sensor can assist in tracking down other players in the area and planning the next fighting tactic. 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. Furthermore, instantly throwing a knife after downing a player will eliminate the player regardless of the range. Instead, proximity can be used instead of throwing knives to watch flank when stationary.
All the Latest Milano 821 Buffs & Nerfs
Milano 821 got a buff with the Season 4 update back in June 2021. The buff increased its maximum damage range, torso damage multiplier, and extremities damage multiplier. These massive changes increased the total damage input of the weapon, and it found a stable position in the meta.
- Maximum Damage increased from 34 to 36
- Minimum Damage increased from 25 to 30
- Maximum Damage range increased by 23%
- Upper Torso Damage Multiplier increased from 1 to 1.2
- Lower Torso Damage Multiplier increased from 1 to 1.1
- Extremities Damage Multipliers increased from .9 to 1
Other Alternatives to the Milano 821 in the Current Meta
Other alternatives to the Milano 821 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.