MP40 is the most popular Sub-Machine Gun in Warzone Season 5 Last Stand Reloaded. Here is an in-depth guide on how to create the perfect loadout for MP40.
The MP40 is part of Call of Duty: Vanguard’s post-launch weapon pool. It received notoriety in the beta of Vanguard as the best S.M.G. in the game. While this WW2-era gun might not have a higher rate of fire like other weapons in the current meta, it still has one of the best bullet velocity and damage capabilities in long-range encounters in the game with manageable recoil.
MP40 received nerfs with the launch of season 2 of Warzone Reloaded. The nerf basically decreased it’s maximum and mid-range damage output. Since the update also targeted many weapons in the same category, the nerf did not reduce MP40’s popularity in any way.
S.M.G.s have the upper hand in close-range gunfights. MP40, due to its bullet velocity, is very much viable in close-range gunfights, especially on a map like Rebirth Island, where close-range gunfights await players in every corner.
How to unlock the MP40 in CoD Warzone
The MP40 is part of Call of Duty: Vanguard’s weapon pool. It is a sub-machine gun (S.M.G.), an unlockable weapon available after reaching level 16. It is part of the post-launch weapon line available to all players from day one.
The best tip to leveling up in Call of Duty: Warzone is to spend more time in-game. 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 MP40 Loadout
- Muzzle: Recoil Booster
- Barrel: Krausnick 317MM 04B
- Optic: Krausnick ISO 2M
- Stock: Krausnick 33M Folding
- Underbarrel: M1941 Hand Stop
- Magazine: 7.62 Gorenko 45 Round Mags
- Ammo Type: Lengthened
- Rear Grip: Polymer Grip
- Perk 1: Brace
- Perk 2: Quick
Recoil buster and Krausnick 317MM 04B combine to reduce the recoil and sway of the MP40 with increased damage range. Krausnick ISO 2M is an iron sight mod that will allow the MP40 to be effective in close-range gunfights. Polymer grip provides better-aiming stability.
M1941 Hand Stop is a must for low recoil builds. It helps in controlling the recoil with ease. Lengthened ammo type provides increased bullet velocity. Quick perk increases mobility, making the player light on their feet when wielding the weapon. Moreover, Brace improves the initial accuracy while firing the first few shots.
This loadout makes it an aggressive S.M.G. that complements rush and sniper playstyles. MP40 is viable in close range and very good at mid-range fights.
Best Equipment & Perks for MP40 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 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 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 long-range assault rifle 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. 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, after downing a player, immediately throwing a knife will eliminate the player regardless of the range it’s thrown from. Claymore can be opted out for throwing knives to watch flank when stationary.
All the latest MP40 Buffs & Nerfs
MP40 is the best S.M.G. in Warzone at the moment, with a pick rate closer to the Cooper Carbine and Kar98k. MP40 can easily blend in with both weapons depending on the playstyle or game plan. To watch how strong this loadout is, check out Klubo on YouTube. He demonstrates how the MP40 adjusts itself to the meta and Rebirth Island.
The MP40 has not been nerfed or buffed significantly yet. With the start of season 2 of Warzone Pacific, MP40 was nerfed as a part of gun balancing in-game. All Vanguard weapons were adjusted to match their ballistics with the Modern Warfare and Black Ops Cold War weapons.
- Maximum Damage Range decreased to 422, down from 473
- Mid Damage Range decreased to 600, down from 612
Other Alternatives to the MP40 in the Current Meta
Other alternatives to MP40 in the current meta are Welgun (Vanguard) and PPSh-41 (Vanguard). Welgun is an AR/SMG hybrid; it is a hip-fire monster and, in the same way, also performs as a long-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.