The Best Warzone Milano 821 Loadout | Most Underrated SMG?

The Milano 821 started out it's life as a terrible weapon, then it became fantastic, but most players still to this day haven't given it another chance. If that sounds like you, it's time to give this thing a go. Here's the best Milano 821 setup for Warzone.

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Milano 821 loadout. | © EarlyGame

The Milano 821 was completely neglected until it received a buff during Season 4 of BOCW, in the late summer of 2021, and since then, it's been far stronger than it has any right to be. This is the first SMG you unlock in BOCW, it's the rubbish level 1 weapon you get while you're just starting to grind. No one expects this kind of weapon to be good. But after the buffs, which gave it great damage over range, the Milano can compete with the best Sniper Supports in the game, and is maybe the single best SMG in this role. Here's the current meta attachment setup for the Milano 821, and a complete loadout guide.

What's The Best Milano 821 Setup?

The best Milano 821 setup. | © Activision/EarlyGame
MuzzleAgency Suppressor
Barrel10.6" Task Force
OpticMicroflex LED
UnderbarrelBruiser Grip
MagazineStanag 55 Round Drum

With this build, we get surprisingly good range for an SMG. Some players have even played with an Axial Arms sight with triple magnification on the Milano.... A large magazine is mandatory as always, and the Bruiser Grip is also standard on most SMG builds.

The Best Secondary, Grenades & Perks For A Milano 821 Loadout

The Best Secondary Weapon For A Milano 821

The ZRG is the best sniper rigth now. | © Activision

For the Milano, we're pushing it into the Sniper Support role, so obviously the best secondary weapon is a Sniper. And we've chosen our current favorite: the ZRG 20mm. But you could use a long-range AR like the STG or the BAR with the Milano, if you don't like sniping. This ZRG setup has been pretty standard for a couple of weeks now, and is the currently strongest sniper in the game.

The Best Equipment For A Milano 821


Throwing Knives


Stims are now a great offensive option in Warzone Pacific because of the great speed boost that they offer, so we'll take them for the pushes. And Throwing Knives allow us to eliminate downed players quickly while we're in close combat, so also great for aggressive pushes.

The Best Perks For A Milano 821

Perk 1E.O.D.
Perk 2Overkill

Perk 3


If we're sniping, then Amped is great because it allows us to switch to the Milano as quickly as possible if detect a threat getting close. E.O.D. is just a great passive defense buff that comes in handy in most games, and Overkill is obviously required in a Sniper/Sniper Support loadout.

What do you think of the Milano? Up there with the best SMGs in Warzone?