This VEL 46 loadout in MW2 is designed to take this recoil-heavy SMG and turn it into an accurate powerhouse perfect for quick eliminations.

While the VEL 46 has a pretty quick TTK, its recoil is too great to be accurate at mid to long distances. Fortunately, this build completely overrides that and turns it into a functional SMG.

Best VEL 46 SMG Loadout Build in MW2

The 5 best attachments for the VEL 46 loadout are:

  • Laser: Point-G3P 04 – Unlocked at Expedite 12 Level 11
  • Barrel: LM Series-7 – Unlocked at VEL 46 Level 11
  • Underbarrel: Merc Foregrip – Unlocked at TAQ-V Level 6
  • Rear Grip: Schlager Soldier Grip – Unlocked at VEL Level 25
  • Stock: Demo RXT Stock – Unlocked at VEL 46 Level 8

You’ll need to get the VEL 46 up to a decent level before you can begin using these attachments. To do so easily, use our guide on how to level up your weapons quickly in MW2.

the Vel 46 loadout in MW2 Gunsmith

The Point-G3P 04 laser will reduce your hip firing recoil while improving your accuracy. As the VEL 46 is best at close range, this will help you tremendously, especially with reacting to surprise attacks.

With the LM Series-7 barrel, you’ll improve not only your recoil control but also your ADS speed. Being able to snap to aim down sights as quickly as possible is crucial to utilizing the VEL 46 effectively.

While the Merc Foregrip’s buffs seem negligible, they really bring down the recoil on the VEL 46. It is all about making the VEL 46 as efficient and accurate as possible and making sure you never miss a shot.

The Schlager Soldier Grip is really good for increasing your VEL 46’s handling just that little bit more. While it reduces your recoil control slightly, it improves your sprint-to-fire and ADS speeds.

Finally, the Demo RXT Stock helps to boost your ADS speed and sprint speed. This will vastly improve your overall mobility and make the VEL 46 the speed demon it truly deserves to be.

How to Unlock the VEL 46

Fortunately for you, the VEL 46 is unlocked from the moment you start MW2. You won’t have to grind any guns to unlock it, simply head to your loadout and select the VEL 46 from the SMG section.

You may need to know how to unlock custom loadouts in MW2 first, as that will allow you to choose your attachments and switch out the secondary weapon.

Best Secondary to Use With VEL 46

The best secondary weapon to use alongside the VEL 46 is the Basilisk revolver. Its decent range and high damage output essentially guarantee you can take out any enemy with two hits.

While your kitted-out VEL 46 will essentially act as your close to mid-range weapon, the Basilisk is more versatile. It can be just as effective at close range as it is at long.

While it’s limited to only 5 rounds – with 20 reserve bullets – it can take out any enemy in just two shots. It makes for the perfect backup weapon, especially if you find your VEL 46 suddenly out of ammo.

the Basilisk Revolver in MW2

Best Perks to Use With VEL 46

The best perks to use with the VEL 46 SMG are:

  • Double Time
  • Bomb Squad
  • Fast Hands
  • Quick Fix

This custom perk package is perfect for the VEL 46. It leans into the gun’s mobility by improving your reload times and overall speed while ensuring you don’t get blown up when running around.

If you’re the kind of player that loves to run and gun, then this is the perk package for you. It’s built around allowing you to take out as many enemies as possible in a short period of time.

Of course, there are plenty of perks to choose from, so it’s worth first checking out every perk and perk package in MW2.

Best VEL 46 Base Perks

  • Double Time
  • Bomb Squad

With Double Time equipped, you’ll increase the duration of your Tactical Sprint. This will allows for a far greater level of mobility, which is paramount with the VEL 46.

Bomb Squad is necessary when using Double Time, as it reduces the effectiveness of the enemy’s non-killstreak explosives. Essentially, it’ll stop you from dying by accidentally running into an explosive.

Best VEL 46 Bonus Perks

  • Fast Hands

The VEL 46 burns through ammunition quickly thanks to its rapid-fire rate. Unfortunately, this means you’ll need to either reload or switch weapons on the fly.

With the Fast Hands perk, you’ll be able to do this with greater ease as it considerably improves your reload, equipment, and weapon swap speed.

Best VEL 46 Ultimate Perk

  • Quick Fix

With the Quick Fix ultimate perk, you’ll be able to increase your health regeneration simply by killing enemies. As the VEL 46 is impressively fast at killing your opponents, this perk is hugely helpful.

It essentially rewards you for defeating enemies at a rapid rate and ensures you stay alive during tough firefights.

Best Equipment to Use With VEL 46

The best equipment to use with this VEL 46 loadout is:

  • Tactical – Flash Grenade
  • Lethal – Semtex

By using a Flash Grenade, you can clear a room with surprising ease as it temporarily blinds opponents that are affected by it.

This will give you the opportunity to rush in and shoot anyone caught in the blast. It is particularly useful in modes like Hardpoint and Domination.

Similarly, the Semtex is great for clearing out groups of enemies. It’ll stick to surfaces and detonate after a few seconds, so timing your throw is paramount to using it effectively.

Best Field Upgrade to Use With VEL 46

The best Field Upgrade to use with this VEL 46 loadout is the Munitions Box.

The base VEL 46 doesn’t have a huge ammunition size, so you’ll likely burn through ammo fast. The Munitions Box essentially counters this by letting you restock your ammo once you’ve dropped it.

Alternatively, you can use Battle Rage, which improves health regeneration, resistance to tactical equipment, and constantly refreshes your Tactical Sprint, allowing you to run endlessly.

Of course, if neither of these suits your needs, plenty of other Field Upgrades are available. Just take a look at all of the Field Upgrades in MW2 to get an idea.

the Vel 46 SMG in MW2 being shown off

Best Alternatives to VEL 46

While this VEL 46 build will see you take down enemies at rapid speed accurately, you’ll deal more damage with something like this Lachmann Sub loadout.

If you want something that can match the speed of the VEL 46, then you should check out this Vaznev-9K loadout, as it’ll offer you one of the highest TTKs in MW2.

Or, if neither of these works for you, then this FSS Hurricane loadout is the next best thing. It comes with a high base ammo count and deals an impressive amount of damage out of the gate.

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