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Warzone: Best Classes for New SMG Meta in Season 3

Warzone Season 3 just got some major changes, and a new SMG meta is beginning in Season 3.

SMGs are finally meta in Warzone Season 3, after months of nothing but Assault Rifles being truly viable. Since the fastest ARs tend to beat out SMGs in every way, most of Warzone’s best meta loadouts were Assault Rifles.

This was especially the case before the patch when Black Ops Cold War weapons had an overpowered advantage over other guns. Now though, Warzone’s balance is the best it’s ever been – and a series of nerfs is paving the way for a new SMG meta.

Check out all the new changes to Warzone Season 3 after the May 7 update here!

Warzone Season 3
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Warzone Close Range Meta Weapons in Season 3

Right now, almost every weapon is viable in Warzone Season 3, but these close-range meta loadouts will help you stand the best chance of attaining victory in the battle royale.

In JGOD’s latest video, the Warzone analyst reveals careful comparisons of the best weapons in Season 3. Taking a look at both strafe speed and Time to Kill at different ranges, these are the YouTuber’s top picks for Warzone’s new SMG meta.

Run these guns alongside a strong primary like the new best CARV.2 loadout in Warzone Season 3 to cover all of your ranges. But when it comes to close-range combat, these meta weapons will help you dominate the battlefield.

Best Bullfrog Loadout in Warzone Season 3

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The Bullfrog has been a surprise contender for the best weapon in Warzone Season 3, and this build is unstoppable at close range.

Muzzle: GRU Suppressor
Barrel: 7.4″ Task Force
Ammunition: 65 Rnd
Stock: KGB Skeletal Stock
Rear Grip: Serpent Wrap

Best Cold War MP5 Loadout in Warzone Season 3

Black Ops Cold War MP5
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In the past, we’ve seen NICKMERCS create the ultimate MP5 loadout in Warzone Season 3. However, JGOD has his own ideas for Warzone’s new SMG meta.

Muzzle: Agency Suppressor
Laser: Tiger Team Spotlight
Ammunition: STANAG 50 Rnd Drum
Stock: Raider Stock
Underbarrel: Field Agent Grip

Best Modern Warfare MP5 Loadout in Warzone Season 3

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Although the Black Ops Cold War MP5 has been dominant over its Modern Warfare older brother lately, the new Cold War speed reduction is helping to even the odds.

Barrel: Monolithic Integral Suppressor
Laser: 5mW Laser
Ammunition: 45 Rounds Mags
Stock: FTAC Collapsible
Underbarrel: Merc Foregrip

Best LC10 Loadout in Warzone Season 3

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Again, we’ve got the best LC10 in Warzone Season 3 by NICKMERCS right here, but if you’re more of a JGOD fan, here’s his build:

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Muzzle: Agency Suppressor
Barrel: 13.9″ Task Force
Ammunition: STANAG 55 Rnd
Rear Grip: Serpent Wrap
Underbarrel: Field Agent Grip

Best Sykov Loadout in Warzone Season 3

Best Sykov Loadout Warzone
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You may remember the overpowered Sykov akimbo meta in Warzone with hatred but the secondary is still viable in Season 3.

Muzzle: Monolithic Suppressor
Laser: Tac Laser
Ammunition: 80 Round Drums
Barrel: Sorokin 140mm Auto
Rear Grip: VLK Prizrak

Best Akimbo M19 Loadout in Warzone Season 3

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It’s no fully-auto akimbo beast like the Sykov, but the M19 akimbo class is well worth your time as a Secondary in Warzone.

Trigger Action: Lightweight Trigger
Laser: 5mW Laser
Ammunition: 32 Round Mags
Barrel: XRK V Extended
Perk: Akimbo

If you’re more of a shotgun fan, don’t worry! JGOD confirms that shotguns are still viable in Warzone, within about 9 meters, and here are your best shotguns to use in Warzone Season 3!

Right now, Warzone players are demanding a nerf to this one annoying loadout must-have! And there’s a major fix coming to Warzone’s poor visibility and lighting issues.

Meanwhile, Soap MacTavish looks to finally be arriving in Warzone, with new looks leaking early. And not only that, but Rambo himself may be joining the Warzone Operators!

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