The Best Warzone Pacific Bren Loadout | Solid Long-Range

If you're looking for one of the highest TTKs in the game, then you've found it. It comes at a cost, though. How do you build a Bren Loadout and what are the best attachments for a Bren in Warzone Pacific? Here's the current meta.
Bren Main
It's remained one of the best long-range options. | © Activision Blizzard

The Bren was a weapon which dominated Caldera once after the Automaton was nerfed into the ground (exactly one week post launch), and it continued to thrive right up until the Season 3 balance patch on April 27, 2022. The Bren post-Season 3 patch is nowhere near as controllable as it once was, and it will now struggle to compete against the absolute top-tier of weapons. But, it's not unusable, especially if you have good gunskill. Here's exactly what happened to the Bren, and the new meta attachment setup.


What Happened To The Bren In The Season 3 Balance Patch?

Bren Buffs Nerfs Post Season 3 Balance Patch
It's not a pretty picture. | © Activision Blizzard

You can see all the buffs and nerfs that affected the meta attachment build beneath:

Negative effects on the meta Bren build:

  • Max Damage slightly decreased.
  • Min Damage slightly decreased.
  • Horizontal Recoil Control significantly decreased.
  • Vertical Recoil Control significantly decreased.
  • Recoil Control significantly decreased.

Summary
The Bren build we had before has been hit hard. So we're going to need to go back to the drawing board and think about what we want to do with this weapon. It will no longer reliably take long-range shots for you, so you'll need to consider playing it more like either a mid-range LMG or AR.

Attachment Changes

  • Despite the Queen’s 775 mm Scepter's nerf, it's still your best option, so it can stay.
  • Swap the 40 round magazine out for a .303 British 100 round drum, which wasn't nerfed and will lend the Bren usefulness as a support weapon.
  • Now that the gun won't be capable out to it's previously impressive range, drop any optic with greater than 3 times magnification strength, and go with the G16 instead.
  • Instead of Tight Grip, take Sleight of Hand.

What's The Best Bren Setup Now?

Bren Attachment Setup
It's not as strong as it was but it's still viable. | © Activision Blizzard
ComponentAttachment
MuzzleMercury Silencer
BarrelQueen's 775mm Sceptre
OpticG16 2.5x
StockOak & Shielf 12B
UnderbarrelM1941 Hand Stop
Magazine.303 British 100 Round Drum
Ammo TypeLengthened
Rear GripLeather Grip
ProficiencySleight Of Hand
Kit

Fully Loaded

Everything on the build is trying to achieve a balance between high firepower in mid-range and good recoil control for follow-up shots. You might prefer this weapon with the Slate Reflector to experience even less visual recoil, but both it and the G16 are fantastic optics, so it really comes down to personal choice.

The Best Secondary, Grenades & Perks for a Bren Loadout

The Best Secondary Weapon for the Bren

MP40 Warzone Atahcments
A great little subby, that plays like a hybrid AR/SMG | © Activision Blizzard

We've been loving the MP40, maybe even more so than the PPSh. The MP40 has half-decent range to it, too, so we could even consider pulling for it when we run out of ammo on the Bren. But unlike the PPSh, we won't be quite as dominant in CQC.

The build above is our catch-all setup, but if you use hip-fire more, then consider replacing the M1941 with the Carver Foregrip.

The Best Equipment for the Bren

LethalFrag
TacticalFlash

Flash grenades have fast overtaken Stuns as the go-to secondary when Heartbeat Sensors aren't on the cards, and Frags have been buffed, so you might get some luck with these. But without Clays, there's no “perfect” lethal grenade for this loadout.

The Best Perks for the Bren

Perk 1Double TIme
Perk 2Overkill

Perk 3

Amped

As with most LMG builds, these perks are and will remain the meta. The thing is, your LMG is going to be slow, no matter how you build it. And you'll always need a secondary, faster weapon. The second weapon is your get out of jail free card if you get aggressively pushed.

Amped allows us to quickly switch to the second weapon in that situation, Double Time allows us to rotate out of immediate danger, and Overkill allows us to bring something half-decent in that secondary slot to fight back with.

LMGs are difficult, we get that, and if this isn't the loadout for you, then maybe you just want the easiest weapon to use in the current meta, which is of course the STG44. Either way, good luck with the dubs!