Best Whitley LMG Loadout for Call of Duty: Warzone Season 5 Last Stand Reloaded

Whitley LMG is the most customizable L.M.G. from Call of Duty: Vanguard’s weapon pool. Here’s a step-by-step tutorial to create the best loadout for Whitley LMG in Warzone Season 5 Last Stand Reloaded.

The Whitley, better known as Potato Digger, is the most popular L.M.G. in Warzone’s current meta, and it’s an excellent pick for anyone looking for a long-range beamer. It is devastating at nearly any range and has a massive magazine, drawing parallels to the Bren.

The weapon is easy to use with manageable recoil. It is a heavy-firing powerhouse capable of melting enemies in mid-range to long-range engagements. The gun is of American origin and super viable in long-range gunfights.

In the Season 4 Mercenaries of Fortune update of Warzone, the weapon received a significant buff. It pushed the weapon’s position up in the meta. The maximum damage range was increased along with the headshot damage multiplier. Furthermore, the current stats of the gun shows how well the weapon functions in long-range gunfights.

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How to unlock the Whitley LMG in CoD Warzone

The Whitley LMG is a part of Call of Duty: Vanguard’s weapon pool and can be unlocked by completing a simple challenge.

In Multiplayer (Vanguard):

Destroy three killstreaks with an L.M.G. in a single match 15 times.

In Warzone:

Destroy three killstreaks with an L.M.G. in a single match 15 times.

The best tip for this challenge would be to destroy UAVs in Warzone and Vanguard. It would be better to use L.M.G.s from Vanguard’s weapon pool if using other weapons doesn’t count towards the challenge.

Best Whitley LMG Loadout

  • Muzzle: MX Silencer
  • Barrel: 20″ Ragdoll RE2
  • Optic: M38/Slate 2.5x Custom
  • Stock: CGC R2 Padded
  • Underbarrel: M1941 Hand Stop
  • Magazine: .50 BMG 150 Round Boxes
  • Ammo Type: Lengthened
  • Rear Grip: Polymer Grip
  • Perk 1: Tight Grip
  • Perk 2: Fully Loaded
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The 20″ Ragdoll RE2 increases Whitley’s bullet velocity, overall range, and accuracy. Most players are not going to shoot without aiming down the sights, so the decrease in hip fire accuracy is not a big problem. By equipping the Slate 2.5x Custom, players can acquire more precision and recoil control at the expense of aim down sight speed.

Another feature that players might want to improve with the weapon is the number of bullets they can shoot before reloading. That’s where the .50 BMG 150 Round Boxes enter the picture. However, players’ aim-down sights, movement, 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 .50 BMG 150 Round Boxes. The second perk must be 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 CGC R2 Padded is helpful if players strafe while aiming, and it also provides a significant boost to recoil control during the first few rounds. 

Like every other Light Machine Gun, the rear grip for Whitley should be the Polymer Grip. It provides flinch resistance, recoil stability, and accuracy during a sustained fire with no additional debuffs. Paired with the CGC R2 Padded, this L.M.G. will become more manageable in the recoil department. Players can also use the M1941 Hand Stop for extra recoil control, and there are no noticeable downsides because they are not using this weapon for its hip-fire accuracy.

Best Equipment and Perks for Whitley LMG Loadout

  • Secondary: Owen Gun (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
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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 L.M.G. will make the loadout more potent, and the secondary will help in handling both mid to close-range gunfights with ease. Our Owen Gun loadout focuses on a close-range S.M.G. build.

Kar98k (Credit: u/callme-snow)

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 help plan the next gunfight effectively. 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. Claymore can be used instead of throwing knives to watch flank when stationary.

Claymore (Modern Warfare)

All the latest Whitley LMG Buffs and Nerfs

The Season 4 update was released on June 22, 2022. It brought significant changes to Whitley. Its minimum and maximum damage range were increased. Whitley’s maximum damage range and headshot damage multiplier make it a fantastic choice.

Whitley (VG)

  • Max Damage range increased to 40.2 meters, up from 38.1 meters
  • Max Damage increased to 39, up from 38
  • Min Damage increased to 33, up from 32
  • Muzzle Velocity increased by 10%
  • 28” Gracey Mk. 9 
    • Damage Range now increased by 15% 
  • Min Damage increased to 32, up from 31
  • Max Damage Range increased to 38.1 meters, up from 33 meters
  • Headshot Damage Multiplier increased to 1.7, up from 1.5
  • Neck Damage Multiplier increased to 1.3, up from 1.24

Other Alternatives to the Whitley LMG in the Current Meta

Other alternatives to the Whitley LMG are Cooper Carbine (Hybrid A.R.), 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. It has the highest damage output in the A.R. category. Check out our Cooper Carbine and Armaguerra 43 loadout guide for more information.

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