The Best Warzone RA 225 Loadout | Difficult To Use But Certainly Meta

One of the new Warzone SMGs is the RA 225. It's not the easiest to use, not by a long-stretch, but in the right hands it's a beast. Here's the best loadout for the RA 225.

RA 225 PNG
RA 225 loadout | © EarlyGame

We still have a couple of seasons of Caldera left before Warzone 2. But come on guys, Vanguard still has some fun to offer us, and a perfect example is this new SMG, the RA 225.

The RA is not an easy weapon, and it kicks like a mule, but by god does it have a nice TTK, and that's not to mention the great mobility. So long story short, if you're cracked out you should try this weapon, but it's not an easy SMG to use. Here's the best loadout for the RA 225, including a good secondary suggestion.

The Best RA 225 Attachment Setup

The best RA 225 setup. | © EarlyGame/Activision
MuzzleRecoil Booster
BarrelUrban THM 12.5"
OpticSlate Reflector
StockUrban TAC

Mark VI Skeletal

Magazine9mm 55 Round Drums
Rear GripTaped Grip
PerkTight Grip
Perk 2Quick

This is a hard weapon with lots of recoil, but a fantastic rate of fire and good mobility, so we're going to lean in to that. We won't put our attachments into negating recoil because we'll slow the weapon down too much, so instead we'll keep pumping up the fire rate, and we'll go with the best attachments for speed. The only exception is the magazine, but without this upgrade it just doesn't put out enough damage per mag.

Finally, a weapon that looks like it belongs in Vanguard, although Vanguard itself is unfortunately low in our tier ranking of all CoDs.

The Best Secondary, Grenades & Perks For A RA 225 Loadout

The Best Secondary Weapon For The RA 225

KG M40
The 3-6x was nerfed, but its still a great optic. | © Activision

The KG M40 was nerfed in this patch, but it remains a fantastic low-recoil AR. It doesn't have the best TTK, but when you're landing every shot, that really doesn't matter so much.

For a full rundown, check out this loadout guide to the KG M40.

The Best Equipment For The RA 225

LethalThrowing Knives

Why fix what isn't broken? Throwing Knives can finish off the players you've downed and Stims can be used to make gas plays, reset mid-fight, and give yourself a speed boost. Perfect!

Tired of the same old equipment? We bet you can't wait for Warzone 2, check out the new gameplay features it's launching with:

The Best Perks For The RA 225

Perk 1Serpentine
Perk 2Overkill / Tempered

Perk 3


We're going with effectively the perk meta here, although we've taken Tracker over Amped or Combat Scout. This is because with a super short range weapon like this we imagine a lot of you will want to stay in close-quarters environments, and will therefore get a lot of good use out of the Tracker perk when trying to finesse an opponent in and around a building. Of course, Amped and Combat Scout are never bad choices if you want to stick with the current meta.

If you don't like how much recoil this SMG has, but you still want good mobility, try the Marco.

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