This Vaznev-9K loadout in MW2 is built to eliminate players before they even realize you’re there.
It has a high TTK, minimal recoil, and allows you to keep your mobility high. It’s perfect for players who like to get in quickly, get a few eliminations, and move on to the next area.
But you must have the right loadout to make the most of it. This means attachments, perks, and even Field Upgrades.
Best Vaznev-9K SMG Loadout Build in MW2
The 5 best attachments for the Vaznev-9K build are:
- Laser: Luminate-44 – Unlocked at SAKIN MG38 Level 8
- Muzzle: Singuard MKV – Unlocked at Vel 46 Level 16
- Stock: Markeev R7 Stock – Unlocked at Minibak Level 9
- Magazine: 45-Round Mag – Unlocked at Kastov-74u Level 14
- Rear Grip: True-Tac Grip – Unlocked at Vaznev-9K Level 10
You can use our guide to level up your weapons quickly to unlock these attachments in no time.
The Singuard MKV helps boost your damage and lower your recoil. With this build, you can quickly enter fight or flight mode instantly. Perfect for racking up high kill counts in any game mode.
With the Luminate-44, players increase their Sprint to FIre Speed and overall handling of the Vaznev-9K. This means if you get surprised while sprinting, you’ll be able to aim more quickly.
The Mareev R7 Stock helps improve the overall mobility of your build. With an increase in ADS and Sprint Speed, it is essential if you want this loadout to be as mobile as possible.
Additionally, the True-Tac Grip also improves your overall mobility but with a bigger focus on handling. This is helpful when trying to aim in a pinch quickly.
Finally, the 45-Round Mag is necessary for any player looking to capture objectives or defend points. The added bullets will allow you to get multi-kills and clear out a room when necessary.
How to Unlock the Vaznev-9K (PP-19)
To unlock the Vaznev-9K (PP-19), you need to level up the Kastov-74u AR to Level 15. To do this, follow this upgrade path:
- Reach Rank 23 to unlock the Kastov 762 and the Kastovia Platform.
- Level up the Kastov 762 to Level 10 to unlock the Kastov 545.
- Reach Level 13 with the Kastov 545 to unlock the Kastov-74u.
- Now all you need to do is level the Kastov-74u up to Level 15 to unlock the Vaznev-9K.
You can see a complete list of every Weapon Platform and the unlock trees here.
Best Secondary to Use With Vaznev-9K
The best secondary weapon for the Vaznev-9K loadout in MW2 is the .50 GS due to its range and high damage output.
Since the Vaznev-9K is lethal at close and mid-range, your secondary weapon should be something that can pack a punch at a distance. The .50 GS is perfect for this.
It has 7 rounds and can eliminate players in 2-3 bullets, depending on the distance.
If a player manages to escape the range of your Vaznev-9K, then you can quickly switch to the .50 GS and finish them off with one or two shots.
Best Perks to Use With Vaznev-9K
The best perks to use with the Vaznev-9K SMG are:
- Double Time
This perk package aims to help you find your enemies before they find you. The Vaznev-9K is deadly at close range due to its high rate of fire and damage.
These perks will allow you to spot enemies quickly and hide your trail. It’s perfect for players who quickly eliminate enemies and move from area to area.
Perk Packages are a new mechanic in MW2. You can check out every perk and everything new here.
Best Vaznev-9K Base Perks
- Double Time
- Bomb Squad
Mobility is a significant factor in successful SMG builds. Being able to move at high speed constantly can be essential when trying to stay alive during a firefight. With Double Time you double the duration of your Tactical Sprint.
With this build, you move quickly through the map. Sometimes you’ll run into a lethal. With the Bomb Squad perk, you can minimize the damage any lethal equipment does to you.
Best Vaznev-9K Bonus Perk
If an enemy learns your location from a distance, it could help them get the upper hand in a gunfight. Using Cold-Blooded will ensure that you’re undetectable by AI targeting systems and thermal optics.
It also makes it so that you don’t trigger Tactical Cameras, Recon Drones, and Spotter Scopes.
Best Vaznev-9K Ultimate Perk
With this build, if you see an enemy first, then 99% of the time, you get an elimination. With the Birdseye Ultimate Perk, UAVs and Radars will show you the direction an enemy is moving.
This will allow you to flank them or surprise them before they see you quickly.
Best Equipment to Use With Vaznev-9K
The best equipment to use with this Vaznev-9K loadout is:
- Tactical – Stim
- Lethal – Semtex
The Stim is great for quickly getting a second wind in the middle of a gunfight or healing between encounters.
If you get shot, you should always try to hit your Stim to catch your enemy off guard. They’ll think that you’re low on health and rush towards you.
Using the Vaznev-9K, you can quickly take them down before they realize what happened.
The Semtex is great for clearing out a room or a window that keeps picking at you from a distance.
Best Field Upgrade to Use With Vaznev-9K
The best Field Upgrade to use with this Vaznev-9K MW2 Build is the Munitions Box.
This build pairs nicely with the Munitions Box because it’ll refill your ammo and equipment. This means if you happen to use your Stim during a fight, then you can quickly deploy a Munitions Box to refill yourself up.
It’ll help you stay alive and keep your ammo refilled for more eliminations.
If you’re not a fan of the Munitions Box, you can see the details on every Field Upgrade here.
Best Alternatives to Vaznev-9K
The Vaznev-9K is an SMG with one of the fastest TTK in MW2, but the likes of this Lachman Sub (MP5) loadout offer more variability in terms of damage range and recoil.
Fennec 45 – The Fennec 45 is one of the fastest-firing weapons in MW2. With the right attachments, it can easily clear a room full of enemies.
FSS Hurricane – Despite not having the most range, the FSS Hurricane has 50 rounds in its base magazine and offers one of the highest recoils out of all the SMGs. Perfect for a player that is used to 1 v 3s.