Do you hate reloading? Just want to keep firing until the barrel glows? Then LMGs could be just the weapon class for you. But since there are only a few options that can keep up with the overwhelming meta of assault rifles and snipers, we've boiled it down to a top 5 ranking of the best LMGs in Warzone.
The meta in Warzone has always been dominated by assault rifles and snipers. The submachine guns come into play as a good secondary weapon for close combat, but that's pretty much it… right? Almost. From time to time, a shotgun or an LMG suddenly appears in the meta. One would think that LMGs with their large magazines and enormous damage would be the perfect weapons for huge maps in Warzone, but since they are usually so slow, there are very few that have ever really caught on.
Nevertheless, with every integration of a new CoD game into Warzone there was at least one LMG that was completely broken and abnormally strong. Although they were quickly nerfed, of course, these few machine guns can at least keep up with the current meta to this day. In Vanguard Royale, the game is currently dominated by an LMG, in fact. So let's take a look at the best LMGs in Warzone, the 5 which are still viable and able to compete with the current top-tier weapons.
5. Bren (VG)
Introduced in Warzone with Vanguard, the Bren was once the strongest weapon in the game. Of course, you needed the right attachments, but then the Bren became a demon, with little recoil and an incredibly fast TTK. But then it took a series of quite damaging nerfs, and now it's just good. Not bad by any means, but definitely not broken anymore.
So if anyone who's bored with the same long-range AR builds over and over again should definitely check out the Bren. But remember to bring a good SMG for close combat. Here is our best Warzone Bren loadout.
4. MG 82 (BOCW)
The MG 82 was completely broken when it was introduced in Black Ops Cold War Season 4, and while it's been nerfed a few times, it's still strong. The MG 82's ridiculous rate of fire makes it difficult to control, but if you can handle it, then you'll chop up. Sure, it takes a few attachments and a lot of practice to get the MG 82 in a good place, but then you have a real shredder. Even after multiple nerfs, this weapon can still do tremendous damage in the right hands. This is the current meta attachment setup.
3. Bruen MK9 (MW)
Do you remember the Bruen? This puppy came into play with Modern Warfare Season 3 and was completely broken at the time. With the right attachments, it played like an assault rifle, but had the damage and range of an LMG.
Of course, the Bruen was nerfed pretty soon after, but it's still a very good choice for players looking to try a slightly beefier assault rifle. Just pack the 60-round magazine, which is more than enough, and you can aim and reload almost as quickly as with an assault rifle. Mobility isn't noticeably worse, either. Here is our best Bruen MK9 setup for Warzone.
2. Whitley (VG)
The Whitley was incredibly disappointing when it launched in Vanguard and Warzone Season 2, but then they buffed the recoil and made it actually controllable. Nowadays, the Whitley is controllable enough to be a great weapon in most players hands, but it's still not the easiest weapon in the world. To gauge whether you can handle the Whitley, why not trey it from ground loot first? They've put a ton of them in the crates with Season 4. And if you like this LMG enough to build your own, check out our complete loadout guide for the Whitley.
1. UGM-8 (VG)
The UGM-8 was one of those weapons that we could tell would be a problem within hours of its release. A lot of players are still unlocking and levelling it, so it hasn't become noticeably dominant on the servers, but it will be. The UGM-8 combines a controllable recoil pattern with fantastic damage over range and decent mobility for an LMG. And that's pretty much a blueprint for making broken LMGs. Here's the current meta attachment setup for UGM-8.
How Should You Play With An LMG In Warzone?
Passively. Sure, everyone can play how they want, but if you specifically choose an LMG for your loadout, you should generally play a little more passively. As a rule of thumb, you always want the enemy to run to you. Even if many LMGs can definitely be improved with attachments for better mobility, their strengths lie in range and damage. LMGs are therefore best suited for covering objectives or supporting your squadmates during a push. Find a good power position and use the range and large magazine of your light machine gun.
But always remember to have a good secondary weapon with you for close combat, in case you're being pushed or need to make a quick rotation. The top ten SMG in Warzone can be found here.
Do you like LMGs or do you prefer to be mobile and rely on speed? If you want to be fast, then maybe you should take a look at the best assault rifles in Warzone instead.