The RA 225 is the newest addition to Call of Duty: Warzone’s weapon pool. Here’s an in-depth guide on creating the best RA 225 loadout for Warzone Season 5 Last Stand Reloaded.
Call of Duty: Warzone’s recent meta rewards players who are quick with SMGs. With each season Raven Software introduces new weapons to both Vanguard and Warzone. Fortunately, with the start of the new season, SMG enthusiasts have gotten a new gun to decimate their opponents at close-range.
The new RA 225 SMG is top of its class with excellent fire rate and damage output for close-range encounters. It is a versatile SMG that boasts excellent mobility and control stats, making it the best choice for fast-paced gameplay in Fortune’s Keep and Caldera.
Due to its effectiveness in most combat scenarios, the weapon might find a good position in the meta. With the Fortune’s Keep and Caldera rework, the SMG will surely help players dominate close-range gunfights with its excellent damage output. If it turns out to be too effective, RA 225 might receive a nerf in the forthcoming portion of season 5.
How to unlock the RA 225 in CoD Warzone
The RA 225 is a part of Call of Duty: Vanguard’s weapon pool. It is a Submachine Gun, an unlockable weapon available after reaching tier 31 of the current battle pass. It is part of the Season 5 Last Stand 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 5.
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 RA 225 Loadout
- Muzzle: Recoil Booster
- Barrel: Moravec 18” Needle
- Optic: Slate Reflector
- Stock: Moravec MB
- Underbarrel: M1941 Hand Stop
- Magazine: 9mm 44 Round Drums
- Ammunition: Lengthened
- Rear Grip: Taped Grip
- Perk 1: Acrobatic
- Perk 2: Quick
Recoil booster and Moravec 18″ Needle combine to reduce the recoil and sway of the RA 225 with increased damage range. The slate reflector is an optic sight that will allow the RA 225 to be effective in mid-range gunfights while providing 1.5x magnification. In addition, Taped Grip will provide better-aiming stability, recoil control, and movement stats.
M1941 Hand Stop 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 44 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 SMG that complements rush and sniper playstyles. RA 225 will be viable in mid-range and close-range gunfights.
Best Equipment & Perks for RA 225 Loadout
- Secondary: KG M40 (Vanguard) or 3-Line Rifle (Vanguard)
- 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 KG M40 or 3-Line Rifle with this SMG will make the loadout more potent, and the secondary will help handle both long to mid-range gunfights with ease. Our KG M40 loadout focuses on a long-range AR 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 allow players to plan their next move more effectively. Throwing knives as lethal can be a lifesaver in a close gunfight.
Proximity mine can be opted out for throwing knives to watch flank when stationary. 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.
All the latest RA 225 Buffs & Nerfs
The RA 225 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 SMGs 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 RA 225 in the Current Meta
In the current meta, other alternatives to RA 225 are Cooper Carbine (Vanguard) and PPSh-41 (Vanguard). Cooper Carbine is an AR. 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.