The Best Warzone Welgun Loadout | The New SMG Meta?

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The Season 1 Mid Season Update has brought a new SMG into the game – the Welgun. With our setup, the Welgun becomes the new SMG meta.
Welgun Warzone Setup Loadout
The Welgun is a mean SMG. | © Activision

The Welgun is the first new weapon that came into the game via the Vanguard Mid Season Update. It is a very powerful SMG and is sitting somewhere between the Sten and the Owen Gun. As usual for an SMG, it is particularly effective at short to medium ranges and feels incredibly powerful so far. First clips show how the Welgun just shreds through any enemy in just a few shots, so we've prepared the best setup and loadout for the Welgun in Warzone right here.

Note: While the following Welgun build was created specifically for Warzone, it does also work really well in Vanguard multiplayer.

The Best Welgun Setup

Welgun Warzone Setup
This Setup is extremely strong. | © Activision
MuzzleRecoil Booster
Barrel320mm SA Shrouded
OpticSlate Reflector
StockGawain Skeletal
UnderbarrelM1941 Hand Stop
Magazine.45 48 Round Magazine
Ammo TypeLengthened
Rear GripFabric Grip
Perk 1Frenzy
Perk 2On-Hand

In our Warzone setup, the muzzle and the barrel are the most important attachments. The muzzle increases our rate of fire, which is always good for an SMG, that is mainly used in close combat. The barrel, on the other hand, provides more precision, better control and, above all, increases the so-called One-Hit-Kill area. With the rest of the attachments, we try to further improve control and range as well as the ammunition capacity. The Frenzy perk starts our health regeneration after kills and On-Hand lets us use equipment way faster. This means we can throw grenades faster or take out downed enemies with the throwing knife in no time.

The Best Secondary, Equipment & Perks for a Welgun Loadout

The Best Secondary Weapon for the Welgun

STG44 Warzone Setup
The STG44 with these attachments is currently a very solid primary weapon. | © Activision

Since the Welgun as an SMG is of course not suitable for longer distances, we need a strong primary weapon. Basically, we can choose between the Kar98k as a sniper, the Bren as an extremely powerful LMG, or a more traditional long-range assault rifle like the STG44. Since the latter is probably the best option for most players, we'll go with the STG44. Should you need a more detailed guide here, we have of course already prepared everything for you:

The Best Equipment for the Welgun

LethalThrowing Knife

With the introduction of Vanguard Plunder, we have another mode besides Vanguard Royale in which we can only use Vanguard weapons and equipment. Accordingly, we have to adapt and therefore recommend throwing knives for quickly taking out downed enemies and flash grenades, which are likely to become the new meta after the stun grenade nerf.

The Best Perks for the Welgun

Perk 1Cold-Blooded
Perk 2Overkill
Perk 3Amped

Here we have the absolute standard picks again. We need Overkill to have the STG44 and the Welgun in our loadout at the same time. We also pick Amped so that we can switch between the two weapons as quickly as possible. After all, we want to be able to quickly switch from the long-range assault rifle to the close-range SMG in chaotic situations. Finally, with cold-blooded, we make sure to counter the combat scout perk, which is currently very popular with many players.

How To Unlock The Welgun?

As usual, the new weapon is unlocked by purchasing a bundle in the store or by completing a challenge. For the latter, you'll need to achieve 10 kills with an SMG in 15 different completed matches in Warzone or Vanguard while aiming down sight. Of course, as always, this is much easier to achieve in multiplayer, so head over to the Ship Haus playlist, and you should have the Welgun unlocked relatively quickly.

That's it for our best Warzone Welgun setup and loadout. Have you already unlocked and tried the weapon? Is the Welgun your new favorite SMG?