The Best Warzone Marco 5 Loadout | Another Broken SMG

The Marco 5 was an SMG introduced into Warzone & Vanguard at the start of Season 4. It's highly mobile, it has a decent damage output, and it's fairly controllable. Here's the loadout the best Warzone attachment setup for the Marco 5.
Marco 5 loadout
This puppy can fry. | © Activision

The Marco 5 continues the Warzone tradition of all new SMGs being broken. It will get nerfed eventually, but right now? The Marco spanks on Rebirth and Fortune's Keep. Now, you've probably already heard of this weapon having access to Akimbo, but the most effective way to use it is without this attachment. You'll see for yourself. Here's the best build and loadout for the Marco 5.

The Best Marco 5 Attachment Setup

Marco 5 movement
This is the movement focused build. | © Activision
MuzzleRecoil Booster
BarrelPerfetto Lesto 355mm
OpticSlate Reflector
StockImerito FR

Mark VI Skeletal

Magazine9mm 48 Round Drums
AmmunitionHollow Point
Rear GripTaped Grip
Perk 2Quick

Our aim with these attachments is to boost mobility, keep the hip-fire accurate, and make a few concessions for recoil control. The magazine might surprise some of you; why didn't we pick the largest capacity mag? And the answer is simple: this weapon has good damage per shot, so the magazine we've chosen provides more than enough firepower, even in quads. The only change you might want to make is swapping out Momentum if you don't feel confident using it.

The Best Secondary, Grenades & Perks For A Marco 5 Loadout

The Best Secondary Weapon For The Marco 5

NZ Set up Season 4
A slight change from the old burst-fire barrel meta. | © Activision

The NZ-41 wasn't nerfed in the Season 4 patch. Let's just clarify that again because most of you simply won't believe us: the NZ-41 was not nerfed. Instead, they buffed it. They actually did that. Which is probably the most bizarre and inexplicable balance change we've seen since they nerfed the Draganov. So yeah, there really is no other option for long-range if you play the meta.

For a full rundown on this weapon, check out our complete NZ-41 guide.

The Best Equipment For The Marco 5

LethalThrowing Knives
TacticalSnapshot Grenades

This is a very fast SMG, and you're probably going to be using it on Rebirth or the new Fortune's Keep map, so we suggest going super aggressive on the equipment. Throwing Knives can finish off downed players, and Snapshot Grenades (despite the recent nerf) are worth taking in these dense urban areas.

The Best Perks For The Marco 5

Perk 1Double Time
Perk 2Overkill / into Restock

Perk 3


With our perk choices, we're focusing on making the most out of our SMG. So, we'll take Tracker and Double Time to help finesse other squads in CQC. Overkill is simple a requirement to take the long-range AR, but we'll eventually take Restock, so we can make sure we've always got Snapshots ready to go.

That was your guide to the new Marco 5 SMG, we hope you found it useful. If something about this SMG just isn't working for you, perhaps try the similarly strong H4 Blixen? There's a fantastic Blixen in the Battle Pass this season if you don't have it unlocked.