The Best Warzone Welgun Loadout | Still part of the SMG Meta!

The Welgun was added in Season 1 and quickly became a fan favourite SMG. But after some nerfs how does it hold up in the meta? This build will definitely keep up with the Owen Gun
Welgun
Best Welgun Setup | © Activision Blizzard

When the Welgun was first added to Warzone, it quickly became one of the best SMGs. Better loved the Welgun, for its mobility and low-recoil. After the Welgun got hit with some recoil nerfs, people just moved on to other guns - probably the Owen Gun. I mean, who can blame them? But after the recent nerfs to the other SMGs and the barrel change in the meta, the Welgun has made a resurgence in the game. We're gonna give you the updated Welgun build, that will bring some variety back into the game. We've all had enough of the MP40 and Owen Gun.

Note: This setup is optimized for Warzone. The best Welgun setup for Vanguard multiplayer can be found here.

The Best Welgun Setup

Welgun Setup
Speed. Speed is the name of the game. | © Activision Blizzard
MuzzleRecoil Booster
Barrel120mm Gwain Short
OpticSlate Reflector
StockNo Stock
UnderbarrelM1941 Handstop
Magazine7.62 Gorenko 40 Round Mag
Ammo TypeLengthened
Rear GripFabric Grip
Perk 1Acrobatic
Perk 2Quick

Ever wondered what it's like to be Speedy Gonzales? Well, this Loadout might give you some insight. The perks, barrel, stock and magazine all boost your movement speed and help you whizz around the map. This gun has insane mobility and is built purely for close-up gunfights, which makes it perfect for Rebirth Island. Up-close the recoil is manageable, but as soon as you stretch it out a bit, it will be hard to control, so keep your engagement within 10-15 meters. To compensate for the short range, we're gonna pair this gun with a solid long-range option.

The Best Secondary, Equipment & Perks for a Welgun Loadout

The Best Secondary Weapon for the Welgun

XM4 setup
XM4 ist still the top dog when it come to long range Ars | © Activision Blizzard

To compensate for the Welguns short range, we need a lethal and solid long range AR. And the obvious choice has to be the XM4. Even after the recent nerfs, this gun still is considered a top 3 AR for long range. It has great damage output and very controllable recoil. If you want a better ADS time, you can switch out the 60 Round Mag for the 45 Round.

The Best Equipment for the Welgun

LethalThrowing Knife
TacticalStimshot

Throwing knives help you thirst enemies, so you don't have to waste any bullets. The stimshots just offer the most flexibility when it comes to tactical equipments. If you pop a stim with the Welgun in your hands, your movement speed is going to be off the charts. A jump to Hyperspace, anyone?

The Best Perks for the Welgun

Perk 1Cold-Blooded
Perk 2Overkill
Perk 3Combat Scout

Here we have the absolute standard picks again. We need Overkill to run 2 primary Weapons. Cold-Blooded and Combat Scout just go hand in hand. Cold-Blooded to counter other Combat Scout users and Combat Scout to ping enemies and help track them in gunfights. You can't go wrong with these three perks.

And there you have it, a Welgun Loadout that will make the heads of your enemies spin around. If the Welgun isn't your, you might want to try out the Type 100